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FIRST FAIR DAY.
The James Valley Fair Gets
Under Headway—Many-.
Entries Made.
An Unexpected Display of
Stock and Agricultural
Implements.
Races and Base Ball Attract
Large Crowds to the
Grounds.
The first day of the James River Val­
ley Fair opened a little cool as to weath­
er, but with plenty of enthusiasm and
activity on the grounds. The people be
gan coming from distant points early,
the Valley train arriving at 9:00 a. m.
with a goodly number of passengers from
LaMoure, Grand Rapids, Edgely, and
other points. The trains on the James­
town and Northern, and Cooperstown
branches arrived about noon, loaded
with visitors.
The hotels all show the presence of an
unusual crowd, and cots are put up in
every available place. Preparations to
entertain friends are also being made at
mauy private houses.
At the grounds all departments showed
unusual signB of life and stir. The en­
tries were rapidly being put in place in
the Indies' departments, and were so far
in excess of expectations that more room
had to be made. Jamestown dealers are
making a creditable showing of tnachin
ery, vehicles, merchandise, etc. The
display of stock will be one of the largest
and finest ever given in the Btate, and
the only real exhibit ever witnessed in
in the Jim river valley. Representatives
of valuable herds from the Hellendale
stock farm of Col. Power, and from the
Lake Park farm of Mr. Canfield of
Minn., have arrived. There are numbers
of fine stock from adjoining counties,
and Stutsman county farmers are bring­
ing in their own blooded stock liberally.
Nearly every stall is already filled, and
a good deal more is to arrive. Some of
the trotting horses have arrived and the
promise of good sport in this direction is
bnght.'
The number of stock sheds,cattle pens,
stalls, etc., is larger than anticipated, and
the accommodations throughout are
upon a mo^i more extensive scale than
was expected. The building for agri­
cultural products, woman's department
and special displays, is 24x100 feet in
size, and the interior has been handsome­
ly decorated. Everybody comments upon
the completeness of the display of farm
products, in the department of which E.
M. Sanford is superintendent. There are
eleven varieties of potatoes—all splendid
specimens of the North Dakota
product half a dozen varieties
of tomatoes, beets two feet long,
rutabagas, turnips, pumpkins, three
varieties of squash, mellons, oucumbera,
cabbage, onionB, beans, peppers and other
vegetables. A huge gourd looms up on
one of the shelves. Then there are bags
and boxes of native vegetable seeds and
••ereals, embracing three varieties of har­
tley, two of millet, oats, corn, flax and
wheat. The display of corn in the ear
shows what the James River Valley is
capable of in that direction. The pump­
kins are of immeDBe size, and make an
observer think of the juioy pies "manu­
factured by mother in childhood days."
A show-case filled with various grains
and grasses tied into small bundles, com­
pletes the attractions in this department.
Most of the vegetables shown were
raised in Stutsman county, but other
Valley counties are represented, and the
entire display is the equal of any ever
made in the northwest. In fact, many
say it is superior to the exhibit made at
the Minnesota state fair this fall.
In the same building with the agricul
ural exhibit, is located the woman's de­
partment, in charge of Mrs. E. D. Strong
and a corps of excellent aBsistante. Here
all the wealth of woman's art and genins
abounds. Quilts, tidies and scarfs, wall
banners, mats, rugs, and all the thousand
and one household and decorative arti­
cles known to the feminine mind appear
in profusion. Elegant embroidery work,
cut flowers, and fancy articles o| every
kin make up a most complete and at­
tractive exhibit. Adjoining this depart­
ment is the floial display, in charge of
Mrs. S. L. Olasspell. It is not yet com­
plete, but enough plants and flowers are
shown to delight the eye and fill the
building with a pleasant aroma. The
products of the kitchen are next arranged
in attractive order, under the superin
tendency of Mrs. M. Conklin. It em­
braces not alone a full supply of cakes
and pustry prepared by the housewives
of
the valley, but induces a large oolleo
tion of preserves, jellies and other delica­
cies of the pantry. Fruit grown in North
Dakbta forms a part of the excellent
display in this department, and special
premium is to be awarded for preserves
made from, crabapples and plums grown
in this latitude. The remainder of the
main exposition hall is taken up by per­
sonal displays of merchandise. A. G.
Tellner has a nobby exhibit of jewelry
and musical instruments, Pearce &
Orlady have a fine display of dry goods,
A. M. Halstead has a furniture and
drapery department, Inline & Son exhibit
a line of Btoves, and other displays are
being arranged by various firms. Just
outside the building there area number
of buggies exhibited, and the patent
wire fence enclosing the race course
bears the advertisement of the manu­
facturers, M. C. Goodsill & Co. of
Jamestown.
Another building is provided for the
b&by show and refreshment booths. The
room set apart for the little ones is cosily
furnished with upholstered settees,
chairs, lounges and warm rugs, &nd afire
adds to the cheerfulness of the place.
The booths are managed by the ladies of
the Episcopal society and the ladies of
the Methodist Episcopal church, and
warm meals are furnished at a moderate
cost to the hundreds who wish to pro­
long their visit at the grounds.
Churchill & Webster have a refresh­
ment stand, managed by Stewart Wells.
A few rods distant is the tent where
Wells Bros', wild buffalo is being exhib­
ited by D. H. Fowler. M. J. Densmore
of Minnesota, has located a photograph
gallery on the grounds.
A small building is devotod to poultry
and pet stock, with C. T. Hills as super­
intendent. People who fancy fine fowls
and admire blooded dogs can find a
great deal to interest them. Half a
dozen geese hatched May 10th, last, are
exhibited by a Jamestown man. A cage
of doves, two pairs of ducks, turkeys, a
litter of Shepherd pups and a couple of
grey hounds are shown. In the line of
chickens there is lively competition for
prizes, Plymouth Rocks, Light Brahmas,
White Cochins, Black Spanish, Hou
dans, Wyandotts and other varieties
being exhibited. Names of exhibitors
are withheld until awards have been
made.
The stock sheds are crowded with fine
animals. W. M. Chamberlin of New
Rockford, Eddy, county, exhibits three
stallions, two brood mareB and a pony
colt. A. O. Elder of Melville, Foster
county, exhibits a Clydesdale stallion, a
3-year-old road horse, and a fine 6-year
old trotting mare. A. J. Harris, E. E.
Strong, M. I. Williams, and other Stuts­
man county farmers, exhibit stallions and
colts. Sixiy-two head of sheep were in
the pens at noon, and W. C. Heron of
Wells county, brought in twenty-one
Shropshires and Cotswolds this after­
noon. Twenty-five DUIIB are exhibited
by different parties and the number of
thoroughbred cattle is large. Colonel
Powers' Helendale herd from Richland
county, is a special feature.
FAIB NOTES.
One of the factors which will enter
into the races will be a bicycle sulky,
sflnilar to the one which Nancy Hanks
took with her in her record-breaking
tripe. The wheels are about the size of
a medium safety-wheel, with air-cushion
tires. From the fact of the driver being
seated so far above the axles, an unpleas­
ant horse motion is given to it when not
going at full speed, but it offers the least
resistance to the air of any sulky, mat
ingit a speedy addition.
E. E. Cole, the well-known Fargo horse­
man, arrived in the city with some
horseflesh of note. Mr. Cole is one of the
admirers of speedy horses and always has
a few on hand.
Instructions for Preparing Your
Ballot.
To vote a straight party ticket make a
cross, thus X, in the space at the left of
party name at the top of ballot, and no­
where else.
To vote split" ticket, or for candi­
dates of different parties, the elector
should make an mark in front of name
of each person for whom he desires to
vote, and nowhere else or the elector
may place an before the party name at
the head of the ballot, and use a "stick­
er containing the name of some other
nominee, across the name of the regular
nominee of his party or the voter may
erase the name of a candidate and write
the name of any other nominee for that
office in the blank space provided on tbe
ticket. In such case do not put an in
front of the name of the candidate.
Having prepared his ballot, the elector
shall fold it so that the faoe of the ballot
will be concealed, but so the indorsement
stamped thereon by the officials may be
seen. The ballot so folded shall be hand­
ed imnediately to the official before the
voter is permitted to leave the room.
A Business Transaction.
Wahpeton Globe: A good deal has
seen said about newspapers carrying
party tickets in their columns. Some of
ihose comments are of an amusing char­
acter. The Globe publishes the republi­
can tioket because it is paid by the re­
publican county committee to do so. The
Globe could not. afford to devote ten
inches of space each we»k to advertise
a political tioket without remuneration.
Any political party canhave its tioksts
published in the Globe at the usual ad­
vertising rates. It is a mere business
matter—and publishers shonld so treat it.
Banquet Given in Honor of
Candidates on the
State Ticket.
Speeches by Governor Burke,
Chairman Spalding,
and Others.
The Young Men's League at
Spiritwood to Enthuse
the Voters.
Owing to tbe rain lastThursday the pa
r&de and torchlight procession of the re­
publican club was very much curtailed)
and the hour late when speaking com­
menced in the Opera rink, as a prelimin­
ary to the Young Men's Republican
league banquet, given in honor of tbe
candidates on the state ticket. When
President John Knauf stepped to the
front of the stage to welcome the candi­
dates his eye glanced over a crowded
house, which showed the presence of a
number of ladies. After a short address
he introduced Chairman Spalding of
the State Republican committee, who
gave a thirty minute talk on the tariff
and coinage questions. In such a lim­
ited time, Mr. Spalding could not go
into a very elaborate discussion of the
questions, but confined himself to an
outline of the chief features of the disr
cussion.
JAMESTOWN WEEKLY ALERT.
VOL XVI JAMESTOWN. NORTH DAKOTA. THURSDAY OCTOBER 20 1892 NO 12
REPUBLICAN RALLIES.
While Hon. F. B. Fancher who spoke
next, was addressing tbe audience the
members of the league left the hall to
meet Governor Burke who was expected
on the 9:15 train.
Gov. Burke was the only candidate who
arrived on the train. Congressman
Johnson failed to appear, Senator Hans
brough did not come, as was expected,
and Col. W. E. Dodge also failed to ap­
pear. Both telegraphed their regrets.
Senator Casey was in the city, but was
too much indisposed to participate.
Gov. Burke made a few remarks at tbe
rink excusing his delayed arrival, and
asking consideration for a throat trouble
which prevented any extended remarks.
He did not claim to be an orator and
would leave the discussion of political
issues to others. He took occasion,
however, to defend his action in vetoing
the Dennett warehouse bill, saying he
did so as an honest man, and that he
bad previously called in three disinter­
ested parties to witness that he vetoed
the bills from proper motivos. The meet­
ing then adjourned.
The guests at the bauquet assembled
at the Gladstone. The candidates
present from abroad were Gov. Burke,
C. S. Walker of Valley City, candidate
for auditor, and candidates for railroad
commissioners, Messrs. Lockhart, Law­
rence and Wilbur.
After the sumptuous repast had been
discussed and cigars produced, President
Knauf introduced Ormsby McHarg,toast
master for the evening, who responded
with
uWhy
am I a Republican?" in which
a tribute was paid to Governor Burke.
The governor, amid applause, responded
to tbe toast, "Patriotism in North Da­
kota." F. B. Fancher paid a tribute to
tbe League, who responded with the yell,
"What's the matter with Fancher? He's
all right! Who's all right? F-A-N
C-H-B-B!"
Manager Dickey, upon a call from Gov.
Burke, gave a ten minutes' interesting
talk on the work being done in the state
preparation for the World's fair.
R. E. Wallace, Dr. Archibald, B. S.
Russell—who related bow "Teazel got
left"—S. E. Ellsworth, E. M. Sanford,
W. G. Lockhart. C. S. Walker, C. F.
Wilbur, Major Lovell, R. E. Cowley—
one of the sensations of the evening—O.
M. Boynton, H. A. Hogan. Chas. Hensel,
E. T. Kearney, C. T. Hills, E. Warner,
Mayor Fuller, Chairman Spaulding
and others were called upon and
contributed their share to the
speaking. One of the incidents of
the evening was the leply of Robert E.
Cowley, the oldest republican in the city,
to a call for a speech. Amid applause he
mounted a chair, in full view of all, and
became one of the sensations of the even­
ing, as, in his inimitable brogue, he told
of his conversion to republicanism upon
coming to this country, now many years
ago, winding up with a story.
It was moved by D. Baldwin, and sec­
onded by W. H. Kelley, that the distin­
guished visitors be enrolled as honorary
members of the Young Men's Republican
league.
The banquet broke up at a late hour.
BANQUET NOTES.
The dining room of the Gladstone
hotel was elegantly decorated with bunt­
ing flags, and the portraits of the heroes
of the war—Lincoln, Grant, Sherman,
Garfield, and others. The tables were
handsomely decorated with potted plants
and the windows banked with flowers.
The spread was a fine one and showed
the oareful work of the caterer, and the
enterprise of Manager Hatch and Mrs.
True, of the hotel.
Harry Hogue of the Carnngton Inde­
pendent, and Geo. W. Harrison of the
Fargo Argus, were present.
Tunstall's band furnished excellent
musio both at the rink and during the
banquet.
Covers were laid for one hundred and
thirty-five, but on account of unavoid­
able reasons a number of chairs were un­
occupied.
The following is the
MENU:
lilue Points.
Celery. Sliced Cucumbers. Olive*.
Stewed Oysters.
Fried Spring Chicken (Maryland Style),
llaked Sweet Potatoes.
Cold Turkey. Sugar-cured Ham. Pickled Tongue.
Salad ot Fowl. Lobster Salad.
Assorted Cake.
Pineapple Ice.
Fruits. Nuts. Candies.
Crackers. Cheese.
Tea. Coffee. Milk.
Back of the governor's table was a
large canvas bearing portraits of Harri­
son and Reid, between which stood tbe
goddess of liberty in coat of mail, sword
in hand, with shield bearing the word
'•Protection," standing guard over Ameri­
can industries. Around all were the names
of the candidates on tbe state tioket. At
the top of the canvass was a spread eagle
bearing the words "Welcome" and
"Victory". The design was the work of
Benson, the artist, at Halstead's
REPUBLICAN RALLY.
The School House at Spiritwood the
Scene ol' a Spirited Political Meet­
ing.
Saturday evening a special train was
run to Spiritwood, well loaded with en­
thusiastic Jamestown republicans to take
part in the republican rally which was
held there. The school honse was tilled
to repletion and standing room was at a
premium. The Y. M. 11.league attended
in full uniform and enlivened things
generally by the various "yells" of which
they gave a number. Geo. Orange
chairman of the meeting, in a short in­
troductory speech presented S. L.
Glaspell, candidate for states attorney,
who was received with a "yell." Mr.
Glaspell showed how the democrat party
has receded from the position which it
once occupied on the tariff question and
where it now stands—not for free trade
but for tariff reform. Sparks' regime was
thoroughly overhauled, and the wrongs
inflicted by him on the people of this
state distinctly brought before the minds
of all. Fusion in this state was touched
upon. The people's party are raking the
chestnuts out of the fire for the benefit
of the democratic party—they are deputy
democrats. His address closed with a
description of the Australian voting
system ami how to vote correctly.
O. A. Boynton legislative candidate,
opened his discussion of protection with
a few happy remarks—asking the con­
sideration of the audience as he had been
nard at work all day. If this were a
purely agricultural country, he said,
then without doubt free trade would be
advantageous—protection is the safe
guard of this country, without which
engineers would be running their engines
on the railroad for about 92 per day and
fireman and brakeman would receive less
than a section hand. By correspond­
ence with a St. Paul wholesale house it
was ascertained that every article of tin
lmmaginable used in household economy
was cheapened by republican legislation.
The opportunities for making a liveli­
hood were never better than they exist
today in the United States. His remarks
closed by saying that he had lived seven
continuous years on a quarter section of
North Dakota land, never been absent
from it for a longer time than two weeks
during that period—had also placed
$1,000 worth of improvements on it and
yet was unaale to get his patent from
Sparks until Benjamin Harrison came
into the presidential chair and Sparks
was a thing of tbe past. Geo. Wright
candidate for the assembly, spoke briefly,
saying be was no speaker, but a republi­
can to the backbone.
Hon. E. M- Sanford spoke in a happy
vein, paid a neat compliment to the ladies
and discussed politics in general.
Fredrns Baldwin, candidate for county
judge, said he was proud to be a republi­
can. A fine compliment paid to Gov­
ernor Burke and the silver question
thoroughly discussed. Tbe effects of the
McKinley bill were well illustrated. Mr.
Baldwin says he is and always has been
what is termed a high tariff man. Cleve­
land's vetoes in general and his pension
vetoes in particular were throughly
aired and well scored. Remarks closed
by a discussion, of the county ticket.
John Knauf wished to correct a mis­
take of one of the speakers, who said—
once a democrat always a democrat. He
was born and raised a democrat, but was
not one now. His father was a democrat
but not a "copperhead." The political
bosses, he said, had driven the demo­
cratic party in this state up to slaughter
es Phil Armour drove his hogs to the
slaughtering machine. County politics
were also discussed.
Father Cowley said he liked to see so
many ladies present and only wished
that they could vote. Stop a man from
voting if he is drunk is not a woman
more com patent to vote than a thick­
headed drunken lubber? I am 81 years
old because I never drank much of this
distilled damnation. I am glad with all
my soul that I am a republican. Three
cheers for the venerable gentleman were
given with a will.
E. J. Gleason, candidate for commis­
sioner, third district, spoke of the achieve­
ments of tbe present administiation, the
Chilian and New Orleans affairs, seal
fisheries, tariff, silver question and so on,
and declared it to be an American and
patriot one from first to last. Upon the
invitation of Mr. Gleason, all repared to
his comfortable residence, where a boun­
tiful collation was served. Miss Elliott
and Miss Sprrry assisted Mrs. Gleason in
waiting on the numerous wants of the
merry crowd, which filled the bouse to
overflowing.
Tbe sobool house was well decorated
with bunting, and pictures of the presi­
dential candidates.
Teachers' Examination.
At tbe court bouse, Friday, Nov. 4th,
1892. Applicants will come supplied with
necessary stationery, promptly at 9
o'clock. T. S. WADSWORTH.
THE BRIDGE FINISHED.
New Iron Bridge Across the
Pipestem River is Com­
pleted.
A Farmer Kills Horses He
ZFound Running at
Large.
Another Move Made in the
Case of Glaspell vs. the
Northern Pacific.
The new iron bridge across the Pipe
stem river, erected by the county, has
been finished and is the best bridge
structure in the county, and the only iron
bridge yet built. It is a 72-foot span,
with substantial approaches. The bridge
rests on four iron tubes 3 feet in diam­
eter. Three piles were driven close to­
gether, the iron cylinders placed over
them and filled with concrete. The piles
and iron tubes are driven five feet below
the surface of the river, and cannot be
affected by ice in any way. They make
a firm support and are said to be ps good
as stone abutments, or other piers, and are
built at a less cost. These iron piers are
being generally used in smaller bridge
work and give great satisfaction. The
Pratt truss is used in the span, and the
weight it is capable of sustaining is suffi­
cient to stand all tbe tests that can be
made. The contractors S. M. Hewett
& Co., Minneapolis, say the bridge ought
to last at least twenty-five years, with or­
dinary repairs and painting every three
years.
Tbe north end of the span rests on
small iron rollers, on the piers, which
allow for expansion and contraction of
heat and cold. The bridge is a neat and
substantial structure in appearance. Tbe
cost of the span and piers was §1,850.
The approaches were built by thecounCy,
using some of the old material, making
the cost of the entire bridge about 82,100.
The commissioners are satisfied with '.he
work and believe the bridge will prove
the cheapest investment the county
could make in the end.
The delay in completing it was caused
by strikes in tbe east, and tbe failure of
the contractors to get the wrought iron
casting when ordered.
Killed His Neighbor's Stock.
Quite a lively case was settled before
one of the city attorneys tbe other day,
without auy fuss or delay. It seems that
A. Fleutsch, a farmer, living two or three
miles north west of Spiritwood, turned his
horses loose or allowed them to run
about his place without restraint, and on
the morning of the lltb inst., about 2 a
m., tbey wandered over to F. Peterson's
place, a neighbor of A. Fleutsch's. Mr.
Peterson, who is very irascible, awakened
by tbe stock, took his gun and in five
shots killed, without attempting to drive
them away, three valuable horses. Civil
action was immediately brought against
him by Fleutsch, and last Saturday he
came in and settled the case, by paying
$300 cash, the cost of prosecution, which
amounted to some $20, and gave a mort­
gage for $300 more. Peterson owned up
to the deed and did not try to deny it in
anyway. It is-reported that his mind is
not wholly sound and he is not always
responsible far his actions.
Mandamused the Judge.
The supreme court of the state has
issued a mandamus order, requiring
Judge Rose to show cause why he should
not consider the defendant's motion
for anew trial in the case of Albert H.
Glaspell vs. the Northern Pacific Rail­
road. The proceedings are to be heard
in Fargo Saturday. Attorney Ball, of
the company, was in the city yesterday,
and succeeded in getting an injunction
against tbe sale of the company's lands
to satisfy the Glaspell judgment. This
sale had been postponed, and was
to have occurred today. The injunction
will hold until the mandamus proceed­
ings have been heard. The judge last
August declined to order anew trial on
the ground that he had no jurisdiction
in the matter.
Railroad Rumblings.
Mrs. C. V. Van Dusen and little daugh
ter, Ivy, have been in the city the past
three weeks, visiting her brother, H. J.
Warner, and other friends, and looking
after their farm, twelve miles southwest
of tbe city. She has also been repairing
their house on Fourth avenue, and mak­
ing it comfortable for their tenant. Mr.
and Mrs. Van Dusen are living in Chi­
cago, at Auburn park. Mr. Van Dusen
is on a passenger train on the Wisconsin
Central, running into Chicago. Like
most men who have spent he greater
portion of their life on the railway, he
could not be satisfied away from it.
After trying tbe real estate and mercan­
tile business for one year, he gave it up
and went back to the road. Last July
he was struck in the side of tbe back by
an engine baoking up, from the effects of
wbicb, and a cold contracted soon after,
be wts not able to resume work until
last April. He thinks now, however,
that be has fully recovered from the in­
jury. Mrs. Van Dusen and Ivy leave for
their home in Chicago, Monday, the 17th.
They will step in Fargo a short time, but
expect to reach Chicago in time for the
dedication of the World's fair.
AN IMO NUMBEFC AND AN ODD CASE.
And the Queitlon In, Had Thirteen Any­
thing to Do witli the Cue?
There was a commotion in the hotel
When the Denver stage came in, and the
men who were playing poker in the bar­
room, and the loafers who were waiting
for somebody to treat hurried to see what
was up.
"There's a sick traveling man. He's
fcwful bad and can't go any further. Fix
him up abed and send for a doctor,"
tome one in authority was saying.
There were plenty of volunteers to help
carry the sick man to a room, and soon
a temporary nurse was installed and a
doctor in charge of the case.
There was nothing unusual about it.
He wasn't the first sick man that had
stranded there, and would not be the
last. The only curious thing about him
was this: He heard the landlord say:
"Take liim into thirteen."
"No, no," he said feebly, "that is an
unlucky number to ine—don't put me
there."
"All right." said the landlord, "give
him eighteen, that's empty." And the
men bore him carefully upstairs.
But the landlord had winked to those
who had him in charge, and they had
responded by an answering wink, which
said in dumb show, "All right, we un­
derstand."
So they carried him into the room with
the unlucky number, and he, having
faith in the man .lie had appealed to,
asked no questions. Indeed he could
not, for as they carried him into the
room he swooned, and they had enough
to do, with the doctor's help, to revive
him.
Then he dozed, and started up in fe­
verish delirium, and called for people
who were far away, and raved and mut­
tered, and the landlord was laughing
down at the bar, telling of his good joke
in deceiving the sick man.
"He'll never know the difference," he
said. "I ain't no patience with such
superstitions, and what the eye don't
see the heart don't feel. Here's health
and long life to the stranger in No. 13."
They clinked glasses and drank.
The noise of their carousal penetrated
the room above, where death wrestled
with life in an unequal encounter.
"What time is it?"
The sick man had wakened suddenly,
and as he asked the question the clock
on the mantel began to strike the hour.
"One—two—three—four," he counted
the strokes aloud.
The nurse tried to dissuade him from
speaking by shaking her head in disap­
proval and laying a finger on her lips,
but he persisted and had his way.
"Five—six—seven—eight"
The doctor held his finger on the sick
man's pulse and felt an accelerated
thrill in its irregular beat. The sick
man's voice continued:
'Nine—ten—eleven—twelve"
"Midnight," said the doctor, giving
the nurse a warning look.
"Thirteen!"
"The clock struck one too many it is
out of order," grumbled the nurse.
"It-has stopped," said the doctor, tak­
ing his finger from the pulse, to which
he referred. "Strange! I did not think
the end was so near."
Neither did the landlord, who had just
wished the traveler long life.
But the clock that struck one too
many had been the strange instrument
of fate.—Detroit Free Press.
Some People Dislike Clocks.
I loathe clocks! They are like your
frank people who are always bawling un­
pleasant truths at you. As I look up
from mv work just now and catch the
eye of that brazen little monster on the
shelf it almost seems as though it was
gloating over the fact that time has the
best of me. "Ah, ha!" it seems to be
saying, "would like to keep your bloom
a little longer, would you? Don't like to
think how late in the day it's getting for
some folks, and how near the bedtime of
the grave! But mortals can't hold on to
youth, and* they can't forget the inn
where they are bound to sleep the night
of death away, while my brazen tongue
is wagging! You're on the lightning ex­
press that stops at no station, and I've
got hold of the throttle valve, my dear!''
Well, you little beast, go on with your
exulting beat of passing time! Swing
yourself loose and hurry us away to the
sea as a spiteful tug tackles an outward
bound ocean steamer! Some day we
will get it all back on you, when we
stand under the new heavens checked
off with no meridian of time! We shall
forget you and your paltry environ­
ments as completely as the summer for­
gets the winter or the sunshine forgets
the storm. Meantime I would like to
demolish vou with a meat as!—Chicago
Herald.
rather ana »oa.
A fine young fellow was disinherited
by his father, a well to do grazier and
cattle dealer, for marrying a domestic
servant in the village. The father not
only cut him out of his will, but turned
him out of the house and dismissed him
from his employment. The young man
took service in the county police, and
was shortly appointed to his own vil­
lage. But in a year or two he inherited
a snug fortune from a brother of his
father's, with whom the latter had a
deadly feud, and the old grazier was so
put out at his son's good fortune that he
cut his throat. Almost the last work
the son had to do before leaving the
police force to enjoy his legacy was to
attend the inquest of his father offi­
cially.—London Tit-Bits.

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