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THE DODGE CITY TIMES.
MTUM'KII-TIOV: $S.Olar lrar.la Jtdiaare. NICHOLAS II. KLAINK, - KniTon. A MAN'S LIFE. One Mirifif abo e all tons I si wr, Onuaoin- that breathe of Uneand spring- A man'e life Is a precious thing:, I know that we who Urn to-lay Art born to dream and die a tbey " fco-e lonnii hare wholly passed away: That we. who hearts are bol I and stout, A re weak dlcot erers tat about AmM the windy setsof djubt. The simple faith of other years Is muflled music to our ears A olceuf tanging- ihjked with tears: For we hai o lost the holy trace Of God. tbo unknowable one. whose face Is bidden in darkness fur a spjico; And rtianv men are prone to "wear That (J rd is but l he euul s de-pair, A being; as jrbostly as the air Tint out of passion and sweet breath rhftlleome whatever wldom saith, due t-kcrlastlng- nbrht of death. Alal 1 know that sorrow dwells Within the Hunt as sound In b'lls. That hearts are often nuinin; hells: I know tbat Mtter crime and lust Aro !art of our polluted dust Tbodunincdaro kindred to the just. I know ft all. and yet I sin As freel) usa bird In fcprJnir A man's lifo Is a precious thing-. 'or thounb life darken and death bo Beet There Is a Heaven for hearts that meet, A Heat en uf passion wildly swoct: And strong- men feel a heree delight In the bird brunt and toll of llirbt: The) conquer nobly where they biutlu. Tollvols to aspire, to heir Through harh, discordant cries tbo dear True wiiceof bopo forever neir; To rio lieyond lb earth, to find Klberlal belgbrs whereon the mind Ma sweep and circle Ilka a wind. And oh I It laonougb to be, lofeet. mid hear, and think, and see. To know tbat aces dwell In me. And there is rapture In th thought That 1 am sodltlucly wrought Time ciunut make luc wholly nnug-htl What though I faint an 1 perlh. I Hate that within me whl.n Is high As God and intluitc as the sky. 'jVorffe fM jar Monty tinny. Hate ttvs Front Teeth lu Their Up per Jans! A couple of Third Ward citizens met each oilier on the sidewalk last Monday morning as they jjyre. starting for their places of busiuoss, and one of lliem. who reside on Van Hurun street, asked the other, a Jackson street man, if cow s had any front teeth on their tipper jaw. The Jackson street man was a little astonished at the question, as there had been nothing said about cows, but re plied promptly: by, of course they have front teeth on their upper jaw; how could they bite ctl grass if they hadn't" The Van Ituren street man said it was not a question of logic, but a question of fact; and if the Jackson street man did uol Lnqwuhctltur, cow haii front k teeth on the upper jawoF not, hooughf ito sir o. "I ilia not asc vou tor tour ' opinion ho said; "I asked if jou knew." Tho Jatkson'Street man was'a little neltlcd'at this, a'ad replied with some warmth, lie said if he had a child three years old who would ask such a qui ition as that he should bc.afraid the child w as an idiot., "You would?" "I certainly should." Then," said the Van Bnrcn street man. "as it is such a simple question, of course vou can tell mo whether cows hmn got front teeth on their uppcrjaws or whither they hfoenot." " Why, of couroe they have." "U.hcy.hij( eh?' "Yos" "I'll bet yon ten dollars they haven't," saiil the Van Huron street cifi en, pulling ont a roll o bills, and peelingoffa- couple of tho and (.baking them ut his neighbor. " Put uporshut up." ' s "There Is somo infernal catch about this tliinz." said the other, suspicious ly; "I might lino known it, too, the mltiuto you asked mo sui.li an infernal iijiotiej'testion," "No catch at all about It," replied tlio other, ''.if con s have, pot front, tooth on their upper jaws .the ten dollars is youisi If they haven't the mimev is mine. Nothing con'd lie fairer than that, couldthero?" ' , , lint still tlio Jackson street man hesi tated. It was barely possible that cows did not hive any front teeth on. their upper jaws. He remembered, then. that coirs in biting off'grass alwajs threw tfaeir noses outward, w Idle horses nipped HxilT by jerking, thejr no-.c in ward. He wa3 astomsned at how near he had come to being Mcilmted, but he did not like to come donn. The two were then near the meat market, near the corner of Jackson and Michi gan streets, and the Jackson street man was sure that a butcher would know for certain whether or not cows had front teeth on their uppcrjaws; so he pushed open the door" and sa:d to the proprietor: "J.inehan, hare cows got front teeth on their upper jawsi" Linchan was running a skewer through a roast of beef, but he stopped, looking up in astonishment, and said: "Wnatr"' "Hare cowa got front teeth on their upper jaws?" "Cows?" "Yes." "Got front teeth on their upper jaws?" "Yes." "Upon my wonl I don't know." "You don't know?" "No. You see I buy my beef by tho quarter at the slaughter-house, and don't have anjthing to do with tho beads. Hut I can find out for you when I go orer." "I wish you would." So the Jackson street man closed tho door, aud rejoined his neighbor, and tbo two walked along without saying a wonl. A milk wagon was seen coming up tho street, and it "was resolrcd to hail tho drhcr and ask him the ques tion, as it is popularly supposed tint milkmen are more or less familiar with cows. The Van IJuren street citizen cleared his throit and yelled. Hello'." The milkman reined up, and said: Ooahead with our tests. If you find any water or chalk in that milk I'll five'jou the whole of it." Tho citizen told him to bo calm, as they had no intention of testing his milk, but only wanted to know if cows had front teeth on their upper jaws. 'I he milkman locked at them about a luinutu and then whipped un his horses and drore off, mentioning some kind of a fool that they were Upon Wiscon sin street thev saw another milkman, delivering milk, and overtaking him they explained the dispute. He smiled pityingly upon their ignorance, and saiil: "Of course cows hare front teeth on their upper jaws a dritclimr idiot ought to know- that ranch. A cow would be a handsome-looking object without any front teeth in hor upper jaw, wouldn't she?" "I've concluded to Jake that bet of jours," said the Jackson street man to the other. "Come, now, down with jour dust. Put up or shut up." "Win-didn't you do it, then, when Vou had a chance? I never claimed to know whether a cowhad any upper teeth on her front jaw pr not: I only thought I had, read so somewhere and n'ked to knowitjou knew about it for certain. Tlut now that the thing is settled, there Is nothing to bet on as I can seo." "O. of course, not," said the Jackson street mau sarcastically; "of course not." Just then Mr. Clark, of the Newhall House, happened along, and as thq milkman picked up his lines and. drove off, the Van Iiiiren-street man asked Mr. Clark if he knew anything about cows. Mr. Clark said he did, having formerly been a farmer and a cattle bujer. "Well," said the Van Huron strecter, "do jou know I got the queerest idea into my head this morning about cows that a man ever ad. Somehow ot other I got tlio idea that cows had no front teeth on their upper jaw; and I actually offered to bet ten dollars with this man that Mich was the cose, 1 don't see what possessed me." "Well, if jou hail bet. you would have won the'money," said Mr. Clark. "What!" exclaimed both the citizens together. "1 say if you had bet you would bave won the money, for coirs have no front teeth on their npner jaws." "Sweet spirit hear my prayer," said the Van iiuren-street citizen, as ho brought out lib roll and peeled off tho two tnes again and shook them at tho Jaeksnn-strcel man, who' turned a ay with a sickly smile and said he'coiild not alwavs be milling out his monar! Ignorance seems to bo stalkiug through the land like a Kansas grasshopper on stilts. licks bun. I k Representative Constituent ' He cave all the hac"kmen at the TJuion Depot a stand-off. brushed "the boot-blacks right and left, and shoul dered h'i Mxtyjiounils of j'aggage and started up Jefferson avennn in search i of a tavern. He was a right. up t and I down man, and he wanted to strike a tavern where they had an old-fashioned j boiled dinner. I "Just come in from Lansing," ha observed, as he fell in with a pedas- i trian. ' " Did eh?" Been out to the Legis- 1 lature?'' I "You bet I have. I'm not a mem- ' her, but I made things hum out th ere all the same." "Hare a bill?' "Not exactly. I come down from County to'take the kinks out of ourmembcr. He was sailing in with a high head, and if I'd waited ten dats longer he'd hare been bossing the whole State. What d'ye think?" "I dunno." " He would'nt speak to me when I first got there! Tnink of that! Up home there we rated him about No. 4, and sent him down to Lansing more because none of the rest of us could leave, and he wanted to cut me colder'n a wedge! .What do vou think?" Kather mean." " You bet! Hut I lowered his nose a . bit. We'd heard how he was prancing ' around and putting on airs and making ' out that he run our county, and a few er us got together and wrote him a let ter. it didn't seem to do any good, j and so we got together again and they i-ent me down to put on the curry-comb." ,"lAnd you did?" "Didn't I? He'd put in about a dozen bills aflccting our cdunty. and I mashed all but two. He had laid him self out for six or seven speeches, and I i masiieu an out one. a.nu iirsi uay x ! got there ho woiujiporting motions j and moving to amend and strike out, ' but I mighty snon let him understand that no such chaff parsed for oratory with us. He tried to bulldoze me at bfet, but w hen ho found that his con stituency had got after him he calmed 1 down. "He'd been fosling with the ' game law and had got mixed up with a dog-tax bill, and a saw-log law, and a bill about inland fishing, and I, don't ! know what else. I took him out be hind the State-House and says I: Now, boy; Jou squat! Your constituent de mand that jou calm right down. We don t want no Cicero in ours, and we won't have it. Wo sent j'ou dow n here to do a little quiet work, and not 'to prance around and imagine xou've got Patrick Henry's hat on. We are a humble jieople, taking kindly to log houses and johnny-cake, and we don", t go a cent on words and long nour ishes.' That's what J told him, and be calmed.". "Did, eh?" " You bet he did! and' if we hear anything more about his rising to ex plain his vote on the dog-tax, or mov ing to recommit tho .muskrat bill our county won't be no place, for him to re turn to. This is the place, eh? Well, I'll fodder up and then take the train for home." Detroit Fret Prcsi. Hears anil Hornets. Tho Hloomintr Grove (Fa.) corre spondent of the Philadelphia Unites writes: Hears nave uecn jar more plen tiful this j ear than for many seasons past. There are many extensive for ests of beech and oak m the counties Of Wainc, Piko and "Monroe, with vat outlying swamp land? of laurel, hem locKan.1 tamarack. Despite the fact that these forests are Minetrated bribe , Eno Railroad, the black bear makes in them his brecuinganutecumg haunts almost as freely as scores of j cars ag, before civilizatiou had made anj ad vance in this section. Along the bor-ler- of these creal swamps is a wide, strip of soft mud. These swamps aro almost inaccessible- to man, and the bears make them their places of refuge. When the bears are tdentv this Border l of mud is full of the animals' tracks. la many places me mint is tonna noi lowcd out in wide spots eight or ten feet long, three or four feet "wide, and tw o feet deep, fhonld large patches of scrub oaks be found beaten tlown to "the ground itis a sure simt that the . , bears harc.bcen " working" thoro 'and feeding on the acorns.' Th'cv 'rise' on their hannches anibng- thescrub oaks aha beat the bushes violently With their fore, paw f vj liears are very fond of 'bugsiand in sects of all kinds. They know just where to hnd them ctcry time, ana know that their favorite insects make i their homes under the stones during tho f winter months. The brutes conse quent select spots where the ground is covered with stones, and with their paws turn them up to get at the bugs, i Yellow-jackets and hornets are fai orite ( morsels with the black bear. If bruin sees a j cllowjacket or hornet in the ' woods lie is wild until he (inds the in ! sect's home. He tears madly through I the woods until his unerring scent leads , him to the spot. Then he settles down to business. When a bear finds a yel I low-jacket's nest it takes but a Yew I swoops of h'S fore-paws to turn it I wrong side out. A j-cllow-jacketg' nest is generallj- mult m tne grounu, msi under the surface. As soon as their rest is touched, the bees swarm about in clouds and cover the bear until he U as yellow as a sunflower. He pays no attention to their assaults, though an attack of yellowjackcts on any other animal would result in death. The bear merely shuts his eves and grins as he devours nest and all. He attacks honey-bees the same way, and seooas the honey out with his paws and licks them oil until tbo nest is despoiled completely. j Old Jerry Greening, the hunter, i says that on one occasion he shot a I bear and was going to drag the carcass home, when he discovered the bear had just been robbing a j-cllowjackets j nest and was still covered with the fiery insects. --"Flint b ar hed only been wounded Td a waltzed right in an' fixed "im." said Jerry, "but a couple o' them cussed little hot-tailed I critters came after me an' I skipped, nn' I didn't daro go after thet b'ar for ' two days." I Hornets build their nests highupjn i the branches of trees, or lastcn them'to the ro-ks. Hut as cute as these insects :tre the bear is more than their match. A bear dt-eovors a hornets' nest tar out on a limb bejoud hU reach. He climbs t the tree, bre.:!-s the longest branch he I can get, and, holding it in his fore paws, hits the nest Until it drops to tho ground. Sometimes he dances or stamps on the limb till the nest is shaken off. Should the nest be on a rock tho bear goes up tq the top of tho j ledge, abote it, where he gathers stones i and sticks and rolls them down the side of the rock till one hits the'nest and sends it tumbling to tho ground below. The hornets appear to know what has caused their ruin, and all remain in tlio fallen not till the bear appears, when they attack him. " A hornet sting," saj-s Jerry Green ing,' "is 'bout 's strong's a wback from i a sledge-hammer, air one hornet '11 knock a bull down; butucirbitc won t raise a lump bigget'n a buckshot on a b'ar, an' .the shaggj- critter thinks .its fun. He'll stan' on his Jiin' legs and square off wit'i his fore paws, jest as of he were a boxfn' with somebody, only lie's dnrn kcerful t' keep his ej'es shet. Then be'll lav down an' roll over 'em jest ez if he didn't keer a cent fer 'em. ' lnce i I seeu a she o ar Enoci a nor 'ncl's" nest biggcr'u A half-bushel basket I offn a roek, an' pick it 'up an' luck it I'lin.fa,. lis- nrtn nn i'nlt- n(T u'ltll it ffr cool e if 't were one o" her cubs." In!ereteJ in the Boy. Yesterday afternoon a negro boy 1 came very near being run over by the locnmotii c of the special train. Had it not. been that an old negro, at the risk of ids own life, seized the boy bj- the -collar and jerked hini backward just as , the cow-catcher reached him. he would undoubtedly hare been cntto pieces. A , gcntlepiail who witnessed the heroic act "said to the old negro: , 1 "I suppose j ou are the father of that boy?" ".No. sah; his fodder libs out' in do ! country, and sends de boy 'to'town to 1 get his edification. -De boy boards wid j me, sah."' i "Y'ob seem jo take a great deal of in terest inhiiu?"' I "Indeed I ilncs. sah. His fodder )owi'l,nie foah,two mnmfs board ob dat .boj-; so jou sec ms am t ie ngnt time Ifi.k klm f liu Vim JiKnp l,f- ifu Irnorj " Galrcs!onAVic3. '. ! .j i., -S-L. Twelve rlersbns'in the city of New York 'answer toi thai name of George Washington. .mUli K B,,q ,, v. 1 tr. i Til I T 1 1 1 1 llili,'jgfeqgsgBi!-, IMJUg