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ROPING A BUFFALO.
BY FRANKLIN CALKINS. JT WAS Zeb Ryerson who did it. Zeb is a genuine specimen of the exas cowboy—a complete specimen, 1 may say, of the reckless, rollicking, ready-f or-any thing rider—whom one meets with so frequently among the mesquite bush and upon the great roll ing prairies of the southwestern stock range. A fellow who has spent his life, al most from the cradle up, bestriding a huge, red-leather saddle, mounted upon a slim but mettlesome "range pony" of racing speed and. wonderful endurance. A dangerous-looking feUow this wild rider—judged by his reckless air and his accoutrements, yet withal a generous-hearted chap* who would share the last crumb with you in a "tight pinch," and at whose camp the lost, belated or hiungry traveler may al ways find a hearty welcome and a blan ket to spare. Such a one is Zeb Ryerson, who rides the Brazos Range—a trifle more dar ing, perhaps, but neither better nor worse than the average of his species. Like all the rest of them, Zeb has had his adventures—a host of them'—and can spin yarns by the hour, if you have a mind to listen. His crowning achievement—a feat, indeed, which has given him a wider reputation than falls to the lot of many •upon the range—was won early in his career, when, in fact, he was but a lad of 18 years. Zeb was at that time working with a party on the September "round up," and, as the cattle were well scattered and their circuit was a large one, they found themselves during the last of the month out upon the Clear Fork of the Brazos, at some diistance beyond what was usually the extreme edge of their range. They had camped on the bank of a small run or branch of the Clear Fork, and "that day Zeb had followed the run clear up to its source, demonstrating'to his satisfaction that there were then, and had been, no cattle along its banks that summer. He was returning at his leisure, and late in the afternoon had reached a point some four miles from camp, when, he suddenly espied the humps' and backs of a small herd of buffalo feeding among the mesquite bush at his right and almost in the direction he was trav eling. Now buffaloes Were' already getting extremely scarce in the Brazos, and though he had seen large numbers of them in his early yorutb, when they were plentiful as the cattle had become since, he had never killed one. Late years, when he had learned well the use of Winchester and revolver, his work had been, done on the eastern' range, where there was no game larger than the deer and turkey. .Now was the opportunity to redeem his record—for never to have killed a buffalo was little less than a disgrace among his fellows—and in the wink of an eye almost he had determined to slaughter the whole herd. The buffalo were only a little distance off. and did not see the young herds man. for their heads were down and their big jaws quietly cropping the rich mesquite grass which grew among the bushes. Edging his pony slowly around to the right, so us to get the feedingherd be tween himself and camp, Zeb drew hit Winchester from the "saddle scabbard" and chucked the partially-illled maga zine "jam full" of well-greased car tridges. By the time this was accomplishedone of the bulls in front had scented the danger, and with a hoarse snort, which startled all of his fellows, the great beast bou tided out from the bush, and lifting his shaggy front stood facing the would-be hunter with every appear ance of bold defiance. But when Zeb started his pony and bore down on them, the old fellow wheeled about and scampered away .with the others. Away they went, 15 or 20 of them rolling over the plain in that long, undulating gallop peculiar to the Amer ican bison, and away went the wild pursuer after them, his sleek, sure footed pony gaining at every leap. Soon the excited rider came up with a fat cow. puffing, as she lumbered along in the vain endeavor to keep up with her more fleet-footed mates. The Winchester spoke once, twice, thrice, and then the horseman sped on, leav ing the staggering, mortally wounded cow to her fate. A young bull was the next victim, droDDed in his tracks at the first shot, but the young hunter found but a tithe of the fun and excitement he had ex pected in this merciless, running ^layghter. If they had only shown fight, or put tits pony down to its best speed, he would have been better pleased. There was more fun in roping a steer than in this kind of sport, and suddenly Zeb became fired with a wild ambi tion. There was that big, shaggy, snorting bull just ahead, and a tremendous fel low, with a colossal hump and great, •harp-pointed horns if he could suc ceed in roping and t3*ing him, that would be a feat worth accomplishing, and would establish his renown as a skillful roper throughout the whole cattle range. Be was already acknowledged as the "best roper and tyer" of his gang. He could mount his horse, run down, rope and tie the wildest long-legged steer In lees time than any the nine camping But here was a chance for glory suck as is seldom attained by youth of hla age, if he could only succeed. He had heard of plenty of men who had roped and thrown a buffalo but of the tying of one head and foot he did not re member a single instance. Now, Zeb not only carried the com mon "throw rope" which is generally, used for catching cattle, but, slung to a ring in the saddle, he also had one of the best Mexican lariats of rawhide, such as are used for catching the mus tang and wild horses of the llanos. Fired with this sudden desire of cap turing the largest bull in. the herd, he unslung the lariat, chucked the Win chester back into its scabbard, gave a wild whoop, and whirling the long, running moose rapidly above his head, charged down upon the old bull. The pony understood his business thoroughly, and the moment that whirling rawhide began singing its sharp whirr-r-r above his head, he knew what was coming, and, once as sured of the object at which it was to be aimed, he needed neither rein nor spur to bring him quickly alongside the intended victim. •Then Zeb, leaning well forward in the saddle, and still spinnig the noose with a lightning-like movement above his head, poised himself for an instant, and then, darting the flying loop for ward with a quick swoop of his arm, sent the long, snaky thing whistling away in front of the lunging buffalo. Even before the noose fell the rider had taken several quick twists of the other end of the lariat about his saddle horn with his left hand, while, as it dropped directly under the animal's nose, he gave it a sudden twitch with his right. At the same instant the keen-witted pony shot out to one side and drew rapidly away and set back upon his haunches and stopped. The throw had been a sure one, and the big bull came floundering to the earth, giving horse and rider a shock that nearly upset them both. In a trice the lariat was made fast to the saddlehorn, and, "throw-rope" in hand,. Zeb dismounted, to try his luck at tying the fallen animal. The lariat had securely fastened upon one foreleg of the beast, and as. he shook his fierce head, after recovering from the first shock of surprise, and sprang to his feet with a snort of defiance, the knowing horse gave a backward lurch that again brought him tumbling to the eurth. "Good for you, Dandy!" shouted Zeb, in delight. "Was afraid you couldn't fetch him but you brought the ole feller down sure enough." Meantime, even as he spoke, the skill ful youth had flur -r his "throw-rope" over one pawing, !rm:' ':ng hindleg, and, running round on the opposite side, he pulled one way while the pony pulled the other. Then there was a sharp, hard strug gle which lasted some minutes—a fight in which at one instant the chances were in favor of the buffalo, and at an other that he would soon be conquered and compelled to yield to the superior tactics of his enemies. A score of times-the huge beast gath ered his limbs for a bound that would have brought him to his feet, nerved to withstand the dexterous jerks of the lariat, and ready for aheadlongcharge, when a sudden twist, given at just the right time tipon the leverage of his unstable legs, would roll him over again upon his back. If once he gained his feet and faced the horse, the pony's efforts at throwing him would be of no more effect than a like strain upon a solid ledge of rock, and in fleeing from the charge so cer tain to follow, the horee would lose all hold upon him, as a half-dozen jumps of the bull would suffice to throw off the slackened noose of the lariat, and then the rope thrower might as well try to hold back the wind. Thus, success depended upon the con stant and concerted action of both the roper and his horse—and well did both in this instance do their part. The horse kept the lariat drawn taut, lurching backward at every sharp com mand of bis master, while Zeb himself tugged and jerked and maneuvered un til the perspiration rolled off him like great raindrops. At last, though, he succeeded, by throwing a twisting half-hitch, in tang ling the other hindleg of the bull, and then drawing the old fellow's kicking hoofs together, he hung on till the buf falo greiw sulky and gave the fight up in despair. After that he could depend on the horse in case of another struggle, and he now boldly approached his huge victim, hauling in the rope as. he did so. In almost less time than it takes to tell it the sulky old bull was a hopeless urisoner. tied head and foot, and in tucb a manner that he could not even make the attempt to rise, much less get up and walk. Then Zeb went to camp and told the boys, but was compelled to wait until they bad followed him back to the spot before he could gain credit for his story. Even then they hunted the animal all over to find a bullet wound. When that foiled Zeb's fame was established.— Golden Days. Black Skirt with Fancy Waist. The question: "What is the fashion able black skirt to wear with the fancy waist?" Is perhaps more often asked than any other by the woman who makes one skirt answer for many oc casions. In reply it may be asserted that rich black satin is given the pref erence where only one skirt is found in the wardrobe of the questioner. But if you already have that, then plain black taffeta, often much trimmed from waist to hem, is the newest and most fashionable. But a word of warning. This not only iaan extravagant pur chase, bat after comparatively few wearing* will split, even where there 1s no real train.—Woman's Home Com* nawion. GRAPE CURE QAROEN& •aseessfally Established Fifty Tears A»® Near Bene. The happiest and most successful health seekers of our latter-day world are probably the summer guests of the Trauben Kuren, or graipe-cure gardens, that were established some fifty years, ago In the neighborhood of Berne, and can now be found all over Switzerland, France, the Rhineland countries and southern Austria, say® Chautauquan. Guests eat a very light breakfast. Weather permitting, they then scatter in quest of a sharp appetite. The seri ous work of the day begins at ten a. m., when the gates of the vineyard are opened for the forenoon lunch. Help ing yourself is the order of the day. Gossipers stroll up and. down the leafy avenues. culling tidbits here and there business men gather a good supply and retreat with a book to some shady nook to spice their lunch with a utilitarian by-purpose. If a glutton desires to eat his money's worth to the last penny the landlord gives him a fair chance nobody controls the proceedings of the lunch party, and the dinner bell does not ring before three p. m. In other words, the grape cullers get a five-hours' opportunity to eat their fill, and experts can get away with 15 pounds more easily and with infinitely less risk to their hygienic interests than a brewery employe with 15 schooners of alcohol ized barley swill. Grapes, it is true, are chiefly sweet water with a subtle flavoring from nature's own laboratory but in no other form can the human organism ab sorb so large a quantity of blood purifying liquids with such a minimum of distressing after effects. The ex plicative fluid reaches every part of the system, rinsing out morbid humors and ri?ltoring congested organs to a healthy state of functional activity, for reasons which, traced to their ultimate significance, mean that man, in spite of nature, is a frugivorous. not a car nivorous nor a herbivorous biped. AMOUNT OF MOISTURE IN SOIL. Scicntlfic AgrlculturlstH Discover a Way of Dcti'milnlng. Scientific a-ngricuhurisits have always had a difficulty in determining precise ly the amount of moisture in soils, says the Los Angeles Times. Rain does plants comparatively little good until it enters the soil, where it can. be ab sorbed by their roots. A record of the actual amount of water in the soil from daj- to da}' would, therefore, give the absolute value of the gnoisture condi tions under which plants are growing, and even without reference to rain fall data it would show, ithe character of the soil being understood, whether the conditions were favorable or otherwise for the crop. Hitherto there has been much uncertainty in reaching this rec ord. A plan now proposed is quite promising, and can be readily put in practice. It consisits in burying spe cially constructed electrodes in the soil, so that by measuring the resist ance to the passage of a current through the soil the amount of moisture in the soil can be ascertain.ed. The possibility of using the electrical resistance of soils for the determiniaition of moisture was suggested by the necessity of thor oughly grounding lightning rods, tele phone and telegraph lines. If these are not carried to a considerable depth, so that the terminals are constantly ini a moist soil, the lines do not work in dry seasons. COST OF GERMAN COLONIES. Too Hlah as Compared with Advaa taacM Secured. Germany can scarcely be considered as successful in her efforts to secure fame as a colonizing power, says the New York Tribune. The estimated cost of colonies for the coming year is fixed, according to tho imperial budget, at $2,000,000, in return for which She is able to point to 1,803 colonists, all told, of which number half are soldiers and officials. With regard to the trade, Germany's exports to her colonies do not amount to $1,500,000 per annum, so that from a business point of view the undertaking can scarcely bet on idered as a profitable one. It is tvi-lent that the fault lies with the German govern ment rather than with the German merchants. The latter thrive and pros per to a phenomenal degree in the United States, and in all those English colonies where initiative, enterprise and commerce are not submitted to all the vexatious and hampering restrictions that seem to be inherent to Germany's notions of colonial administration. The Glseb Pyramid. The great pyramid of Gizeh is the largest structure of any kind evererect ed by the hand of man. Its original di mensions at the base were 764 feet square, and its perpendicular height in the highest point is 4S8 feet it covers four acres, one rood and twenty-two perches of. ground, and has been esti mated by an eminent English archi tect to have cost not less than 30,000, 000, which in United States currency would be about $145,200,000. Internal evidences proved that the great pyra mid was begun about the year 2170 B. C\. about the time of the birth of Abra ham. It is estimated that about 5,000, 000 tons of hewn stone were used in its construction, and the evidence points to •he fact that these stones were brought distance of about 700 miles from quar ries in Arabia. Oldeat lloniie In Sew England. A tablet placed by the Society of Colonial DameB on the old Whitefleld house in Guilford, Conn., was unvetled lost week. This stone house was built In 1639, and is the oldest in New Eng land. It was used for years as a meeting house. CAC- 1'OXtxA, On he tla'.lt It ivnr THE NICARAGUA CANAL. 0R™N Work of Survey Soon to Begin by United States Commission. Three Employes Start Ahead for Part LIBIOB with Part ot the Oat« Ot to Make Preparatory Arrangement*. Three employes of the Nicaragua canal commission have left New York with a large quantity of provisions, ma terials and other outfit for the com mission's use, on the Atlas liner Adiron dack, for Port Limon. They start in advance of the commission, so as to have things ready by the time the members arrive. The commission, which was ap pointed by President McKinley last summer, consists of Hear Admiral John G. Wulker, representing the navy Col. Peter Haines, for the United States army, and Prof. Lewis M. Ilaupt, a civilian. They are to survey a route for the proposed Nicaragua canal. Hear Admiral Walker said that the commissioners would leave in the near future. lie said further: "We shall go on the gunboat Newport, which iB now at the Brooklyn navy yard. We require for our work any amountof Instruments, in short, a supply of every thing which foresight suggests that we ehall need. We expect to take about 40 men with us, but little or no freight, as the Newport i-s a small boat. The white labor we shall take with us, but at Nic aragua we. shall employ considerable native labor so as to bring our total numbers of laborers up to about 200. How long1 we shall be engaged a.t the work I cannot say. A thorough survey will be made from the eastern coast to the western. Of course other routes have been surveyed before, but we shall pro ceed independently of them, selecting that route for the canal as in our judg ment is best." RULES FOR PATENTS. Changes in the Proceeding Before tlie Department January 1. Acting Commissioner of Patents Gree lys has made a number of important amendments to the rules governing the practice of the patent oiiice, and the}' have been approved by Secretary Bliss. These rules will apply to all cases filed after Jan uary 1, all cases filed prior thereto being subject to the old rules. The new rules provide that no inven tion submitted is patentable if it has been described in printed publications two or more years before its filing. Heretofore, if a foreign patent has been taken out before an American patent, the term of the latter was limited to the expiration of the foreign patent, which often resulted in the practical loss of many valuable patents by giving them a very short life. The new rules do not make this limitation, but if the period between the two patents is over seven months no American patent will be granted. Heretofore preference in acting on applications was given to inventions deemed of special importance to the government, and especially to the army and navy. Now cases will be made spe cial only when the department inter ested is personally represented before the patent office and asks for such pref erence. One year is named astheperiod with in which failure to prosecute will be held to constitute an abandonment of the application for a patent. MAY COST COLOMBIA DEAR. American Retnrna and Telia of aa Ootrnge Suffered There. George W. Schiffer, who arrived at New York the other day on the Atlas line steamer Adirondack from Port Limon, tells a story of alleged outrage that may call for interference by the Washington authorities. Mr. Schiffer is an American citizen and a resident of Buffalo, N. Y. He was superintendent of the gold mine of the Puma Mining cofnpany at Honda, in the United States of Colombia. Mr. Schiffer says that through ig norance of the customs of the country he failed to turn in a certificate of the quamtity of native liquors sold at the mining- company's stores. For this of fense, he says, nine armed soldiers en tered his house in the middle of the night and attempted to drag him to jail. He resisted and kept them at bay till morning. Subsequently Mr. Schif fer says, he was dragged slowly in the fierce sun by the longest route to t'he courthouse at Victoria, 25 miles distant from Honda. A rope was tied around his neck and he was jeered at, insulted and otherwise ill-treated by the natives. Mr. Schiffer, after his release, instituted with the United States minister at Bo gota a suit for $25,000 damages against the Colombian government. Colored Preabyterlan Church. The southern Presbyterian general assembly in a recent session initiated a measure which has been contemplated in the church for several years for or ganizing a separate colored Presby terian church. The committee on col ored evaagelizationbrought in a recom mendation that the colored members be allowed to withdraw from the white churches and form independent churches, with independent presby teries, synods and general assembly. President Williams, of the colored sem inary of Abbeville, S. C., spoke strongly in behalf of a separate church for his people, informing the assembly that they did not want to be turned out, but to be given leave to withdraw and es tablish a church of their own, a request readily granted by the convocation be fore which at previous meetings the subject had received a full measure of discussion. Prosperity comes quickest to the man whose liver is in good condition. De Witt's Little Early Risers are famous lit1 le pills for constipation, biliousness, indigestiou and all stomach and liver troubles. Wonnenberg & Avis. ON THE GRIDIRON. Late Presidential Candidate Marts a Uaine of Football. William J. Bryan, late presidential candidate, appeured iu Columbia, Mo., the other day, in an altogether new role. Mr. Bryan participated in his first game of football. Clad in a striped old gold and black sweater, the erstwhile presidential candidate appeared on the athletic field of the Missouri univer sity and took part in the game, it was a practice game between the var sity and alumni teams, and Mr. Bryan had been per&uaded to go out to the field by the college boys. Once on the field, it was suggested that the dis tinguished guest take part in the game. At the solicitation of Capt. llill and Coach Young, Mr. Bryan consented to kick off for the alumni. Capt. llill of fered the Nebraskan his sweater, which was pulled on, and amid a deafening college yell Mr. Bryan strode on the field. The ball was placed in position and after a few rehearsals Mr. Bryan planted his No. 10 fairly and equally under the 'sphere and the ball went sailing down the field for 40 yards. Mr. Bryan retired to the side lines and watched the scrimmage, continuing to wear the sweater d:uring the game. lie was much impressed with the play, and said that, while it was rot played in his college days, he was certain that he would have been on a team had he been given a chance. Mr. Bryan was given another enter tainment at night in the way of an old time 'possum supper, at which 150 guests sat down. NO PAPER FROM PONTIUS PILATE Vatican Archives Do Not Contain a Cert»iii Document. A London news agency has revived the old report to the existence in the Vatican archives of a communication ad dressed by Pontius Pilate to Emperor Tiberius respecting the crucifixion of our Saviour. It sent out what pur ported to be a literal translation*. The papers promptly stamped it as an impudent forgery, which itundoubt edly is. Several French journals and one New York sheet had given wide cur rency to similar stories, and this pub licly led to inquiries at Home for trust worthy information. The facts are these: Not long ago the pope was informed from two sources that fragments of manuscripts concern ing the crucifixion of Jesus had been discovered, particularly a communica tion from Pilate to Tiberius, lie or dered a careful examination of them to be made. It was then found that they were not the originals but some papers referring to a documentary report which Pilate sent to Tiberius shortly after the commeiwement of the Chris tian era. The manuscripts containing the ref erence are believed to be of the date of 150 A. D.. but even this is not estab lished. There are other documents of the third and fifth centuries bearing on the same matter, but they contain noth ing worth quoting as evidenice concern iug a subject of such singular and sol emn interest. PENSION CLAIM REJECTED. Won 11 Have Given Claimant llack Pay Amounting to iJU.j.OOO. A pension claim which has been pend ing 27 years and which, it is admitted, would carry back pay of $25,000, was decided by Assistant. Secretary of the Interior Davis. It is the case of Got lieb Ellersick, of Missouri, whose claim for alleged total blindness, due to dis ease of the eyes contracted during the military service in 1864, is rejected. The case has.- attracted much interest and presented many perplexing fea tures, but it was found that no record of the existence of any disease of the eyes in the service existed, nor was there competent testimony to show the occurrence of an3* such disability in the service. The claimant was discharged from the army in 1865 and did not lose his slight till 1868. No effort to estab lish his claim, presented, in 1870, was made until 1890, 25 years after his dis charge, when most of those w*ho could have testified from personal knowledge were dead. 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