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A SUCCESSFUL DEVICE
[Original.] In the nutumn of 1876 I was travel ing In Europe with my family, my wife and two little daughters, and the 80th of November found us at n small Rus sian village at which the railroad ter minated. The distance to another rail road leading to St. Petersburg was about three leagues, and there was no way of getting over it except by means of a Russian tarantass. I hired the conveyance from the landlord of the inn at which we got a meal, paying the exorbitant price of 10 rubles. We were to have a driver who was to take the tarantass back to the starting point. We had not been long on the road when I noticed that the driver was looking about him timidly, pricking up his ears and now and again turning backward. lie and I both spoke a lit tle German, and in this langunge I learned that it would soon be time for the wolves to be out in force, and he was dreading them. “The landlord didn’t mention wolves," I said. “Certainly not. It would have inter fered with his furnishing you the tar antass.” Horrified at oven a remoto chance of encountering the hungry beasts, I was meditating turning back when there came a distant howl. The driver no sooner heard it than he gave the liorse a cut which, with the fright that had come upon the animal at a sound he knew only too well, made him spring forward at a mad gallop. “Why did you risk our lives, knowing tif this danger?” I asked. “The wolves rarely come In this re gion before the middle of December. This year there has been more snow than usual to the north of us, and it has driven them down here for food.” There was another howl, this time much nearer. My eyes met those of my wife, and both hers and mine said plainly, “This means death.” We then glanced at our children, unconscious of the terrible danger, snuggling to gether between us under tlio robes, and our distress was tenfold. In passing through the more unset tled parts of Europe I carried In my hip pocket a medium sized revolver. This was the only weapon at hand. I took it out and examined the six car tridges (I had no more) to make sure they were in order. I knew that every wolf killed would delay the pack lo devour the carcass, and if I could kill six wolves at intervals there was hope that we might got through to the rail road station in safety. I told the driver of my purpose, inquiring how far we had yet to go, and he replied that it was two leagues. He then began to lash the horse unceasingly, shouting to 1dm like a madman. It was but a few minutes now be fore the wolves left the wood, and one could see them in the road coming with lightning leaps. 1 told my wife to get down into the bottom of the turantass with the children ij.nd cover herself and them with the robes. I watched the beasts snarling and bit ing at one another, and when the lead er came within shot I aimed carefully between his gleaming eyes and bred, and he fell. In an instant, as I expect ed, he was being torn to pieces by the rest of the pack. By this means I suc ceeded in gaining half a league before they came upon us again. My next shot was delivered just as the taran tass bounded in the air over a rut and was not effective. I fired again and dropped another wolf, with the same result as before in delaying the pack. When we were about a league from the station, I tired my fourth ball, but as it was getting dark my aim was bad, and I missed. I fired again and missed. I had but one shot left. Wait ing till the foremost beast was within a few paces of me, knowing that there was but one shot left, I fired and dropped the wolf. Why this carcass so slightly delayed the pack I do not know. At any rate, we had gained but a quarter of a league when they were on us again. “I have no more cartridges!” I cried to the driver. “Make him do all you can.” “Give me a knife, quick! ne cried. I took out my pocketknlfe and, open ing the sharpest blade, handed It to him, not knowing what ho intended to do. lie leaned over, and a moment later I saw the horse leave the taran tass and, relieved from the load, shoot on like a rocket. The man had cut the traces. Horror stricken at Ills act, knowing that the wolves would be on us at once, I crouched down under the robes. I could feel the tarantass slid ing on till, striking some object, it sud denly stopped. Meanwhile I heard the pack go yelping past us. Then I heard a frightful shriek from the horse. Throwing off the cover, I looked ahead and saw the wolves clinging to the poor beast. “Come,” said the driver. “They will soon turn on us.” He pointed to a house so far away that I knew it would be Impossible to reach It in time. I was turning hither and thither to find some other straw to cling to when I heard shots ahead, and there was a large Russian wagon, drawn by three horses, from which sev eral men were firing at the wolves, which were galloping away toward the cover of a clump of trees. That was the end of the adventure. Without a word my wife and I Jumped into each other’s arms, then embraced the children. At the house I have men tioned we got conveyance to the sta tion, and I sent the driver back to his master with the message that, while I was sorry for his horse, I would re joice at his losing ail the property he possessed. . MARTIN B, OXtCLOTT. | GEMS IN VERSE £ The Song of Labor. It Indolence sings minor part And bids Discomfort to arise, The "Song of Labor" sings a heart That brings again a paradise! The strains are wafted on the air Of ev’ry land and ev'ry sea. And Waste and Rudeness flee before The transport of her melody. The echoes wake the sleepy hills; Their bosoms heave to meet her lay. Respondent to the magic trills Tho vales spring forth in new array. Yon woodland lends a willing ear And answers, “All of mine Is thine." The rhythmic flow runs broad and clear, And Flora quaffs the golden wine. A song of sympathy to all. The tuneful notes All Want’s abyss; To Wealth she gives a nobler soul And to the Home diviner bliss. Oh, may her mission be revered! Good will In better thoughts may blend, Humane humanity endeared, And man to man a truer friend. Sing on, sing on, O sweetest song! Sing soul to our prosperity, To Wealth and Might sing heart and right; Sing all to one Humanity. —Pittsburg Dispatch. The Verve of Peeslmiem. I ain’t a-BOln’ to kick about the way this world Is run; I ain’t a-goln’ to kick about the way I’m gettin’ done. I'm talkin’ 'bout the sunshine an' the butterflies an’ bees, An’ the singln’ of the brooklet, an' the murmurin’ of the breeze, Instid of tellln’ how the cow I bought two weeks ago Jes’ nachelly quit glvln’ milk, which sure ly goes to show That human nature In a trade ain’t what It ought to be; But then I ain't a-goln’ to kick about It, no, slree! The times that I’ve been swindled—well, they’d nearly fill a book, But you’ll never hear me hintin’ that my feller man's a crook; The only proper way to toll my senti ments would bo To find some language which was growed Inside of Mount Fee-leo An’ turn It loose like lava fur to burn the land near by An' send up streaks of llghtnin’ to Il luminate the sky. I ain’t ii-klckln’; I Jes’ let my difficulties slide; I know I couldn’t do the subject Justice If I tried. —Washington Star. Afoot. Long is the road 'twlxt town and town that runs. Traveled by many a lordly cavalcade. With trappings gay and rich caparisons, Jester und squire and laughing knight and maid; With gallant clash and stir they go their way; I trudge afoot through all the drouth of day. For me the misty meadows fresh with morn, The tramp through noontide heat to evening gray. The far seen smoke from the day’s goal upborne, The halt, the friendly greeting by the way, The distant hill behind far hill descried, The road by day, the rest at eventide. I know each wayside wood, each moor land brown, Each hidden byway and reposeful nook. Where I may linger when tho sun goes down, Dipping tired feet in some cool flowing brook; I know the free hill and the glooming glen And kindly fires and humble homes of men. —C. Fox Smith in Spectator. Hurrying Home. Hurrying homo as tho daylight dies Goes tho weary, toiling throng; Somewhere a joyous welcome lies, Children’s prattle and jocund song; Others who know but a lonely room, Cheerless hearth and a tasteless fare, Hurrying home In the deepening gloom. Some with their joy and some their care. Hurrying home ns the years roll by. Onward moves the world's great throng, Some to discover their resting nigh, Others the way both hard and long; Some by the beacon of Faith are led Trustingly over the path they roam; Some, in the gloom of a mystic dread, All of them, all of them, hurrying home. —Washington Times. Worli. Let me but do my work from day to day, In field or forest, at the desk or loom, In roaring market place or tranquil room; Let me but find it in my heart to say. When vagrant wishes beckon me astray; “This is my work, my blessing, not my doom; Of all who live I am the one by whom This work can best be done In the right way." Then shall I see It not too great nor small To suit my spirit and to prove my powers; Then shall I cheerful greet the laboring hours And cheerful turn when the long shad ows fall At eventide to play and love and rest, Because I know for me my work Is best. —Henry Van Dyke in Outlook. Lullaby. Ole Marse Sun done gone ter reB’, En shudders am a-creepln’; Bed fer li'le chillun’s bes’ W’en stars begin a-peepin’. Don’ yer hear dat owl a-cryln’T “Go ter bed” Is w’at he say, En de win’ so sof’ly sighin’ In a lullabyin’ way. Now de sperrlts am a-peerln Per de track uv li'le feet, En dey'll ketch yer, I’m a-fearln’, Ef yer soon don’ go ter sleep. Nlghttlm' ain't no tlm’ fer chillun; Daylight am de babies’ fren'. Ole Marse Darkness grabs en eats ’um W’en de day comes ter an en’. •-Robert H. Bogue in Washington Star. Knowledge. Three tasks Love set me ere he went away, And, though he should return nor soon nor late, Yet must I learn his lessons day by day. These three—to dream, to suffer and to wait! —Charlotte Becker In New Era. Good Will. Have good will to all that lives, letting unkindness die, And greed and wrath, so that your lives be made Bike soft airs passing by. —Buddha. JOIICTT Q>"tT■A.K/TEU/Xj'Sr STATEMENT Of the Auditor and Treasurer of Eureka County, Nevada, for the Quarter Ending March 31, A. D. 1903._ ___r SOURCE OF REVENUE. Balance on hand Jan. 1, 1903. DellnquentTaxes 1902. Refund account J. L Smith . . School Money from State. It fund accouut John Henning. Mining Tax, 4th Quarter. General License... Totals. Transfer General Fund to District Judge Salary and salary. Totals. Disbursements.... Balance on hand April 1, 1903. State overdraft. Current ®*J*J*f* Amount. SUte Cenerel Expen.e School Fire J““ge Fund. Fund. Fund. Fund Fund seieryrna 4If, 32~*94 t 12 00 $6,412 12 *676 88 $7,089 10 $277 01 . * ' 4 86 10 20 23 37 1 28 6 38 1 62 . o 00 . 26 00 . 3,438 36 . S>*38 36 . 7 65 .. 7 65 . 8 22 2 65 3 75 32 1 60 . 756 00 . 766 00 . .. . . $20,606 02 $ 24 81 7,228 89 $678 48 10,635 50 *278 63 . "2,cos oo .^wosjo $20/106*02 $ 24 81 *5.220 39 $678 48 10,635 fO *278 63 $408 50 8,996 30 271 99 2,445 82 603 05 8,683 76 107 00 408 50 $11 609 72 . $2,774 67 $176 43 $6,954 74 *171 63 . . $ 247 18 .I. Palisade aline raj jsuowawe PnreVa Road Hill Hoad General Salary RoadF’ud Fund. Hoad F’d. F u n d ■ Hoad. Fund. $226 16 $664 29 $13 45 $142 33 $710 74 $102 75 $22ali _$0G4M $13 45 $142 33 $710 74 $102~7C !!. $1,60600 S2-H! 15 $664 29 $13 45 $142 33 $710 74 $1,702 75 .. . 1.679 13 $226 15 $664 29 $13 45 $142 33 $710 74 $ 23 57 We hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and correct statement of the Finances of Eureka county, State of Nevada, for the Quarter end ing March 31, A. I). 1903. WILLIAM SriNNER, County Auditor. j H II0EGn, County Treasurer. Not Ambitions. d^ "Boo-hoo! Dls Is pretty tuff on er feller wot don’t want ter grow up ter be president nor nuffln.”—New York Journal. Ambiguou. The Poet—Yes,- my book of poems Is Billing like wild fire. Ilis Friend—Er—yes—er—who’s buy ing wild fire now?—New York Journal. Woman’* Way. ■ / u i .V Hilly—I’m writing to Dolly. Have you any message for her? Tilly—What! Writing to that horrid creature! Well, give her my love. Not Guilty. "Do you expect to go to heaven, John?” “Cert. I ain’t never done nothin’, hev I?" Miwunderatood. “I fear you have been tried by ad versity, my friend.” “That wasn’t bis name, but be gave I me six months.” A Plunder In Candy* - -» I “Oh, Henry, did youse ever love?” “I did onct, nn’ it cost me nearly 35 cents.”—New York Journal. A Snie Tiling;. It is said that nothing is sure except death and taxes, but that is not altogether t ne. Dr. King’s New Discovery for Con sumption is a sure cure for allluDg and throat troubles. Thousands can testify to that. Mrs. C. B. Van Metre of Shepherd town, W. Va., says “I had a Bevere case of Bronchitis and for a year tried everything I heard of, but got no relief. One bottle of Dr. King’s New Disoovery then cured me absolutely.” It’s infallible for Croup, Grip, Whooping Cough, Pneumonia and Consump tion, Try it. It’s guaranteed at the Schnei der Drug §tore. Trial bottles free. Reg. sizes 50c, 1.00 One Herrin, serving a term in State prison for arson committed in Reno, es caped May 15, but was captured a few hours later. Uncle Reuben’s Opinion. “They may say what they please, but listen —hear me; I’ve taken all kinds of laxatives, purgatives and cathartics but when it comes to one that is easy and pleasant to take, mild and gentle in its action, and that makes one want an extra slice of bacon for breakfast, just give me Chamberlain’s Stomach and Liver Tablets, and you may have all tli%lax ative syrups, dyspepsia medicines and pills, little or big, there is in this country. Them Tablets surely do make one feel joyful.” For sale by Mrs. H. M. Schneiders & Co. Water Notice. Not'ce is hereby given that those who may desire to do so may use water to irrigate gar dens, after first seeing the Superintendent of the Water Works and arranging therefor. Tiie said use of water for irrigation will be allowed from 7 o’clock a. m. to 8 o’clock a. m. and from 6 o’clock p. m. to 7 o’olock p. m. and during those times only; and an extia charge will be made for said use of water accoiding to the size of the garden irrigated. The said use of water for irrigation will be subject and secondary to domestic and other uses, and in case the water be needed for any other use or becomes scarce, the-right is re served to stop said irrigating at any time, and the water shall be taken subject to that right. Any one using water for irrigating without paying said extra charge, or using an unrea sonable amount when paying, or using it at any other time than those above specified, will be liable to have the water turned off without notice and an additional charge of $2 will be made for turning it on again. M. M. Fletcher, Superintendent of Eureka Water Works. Dated Eureka, Nevada, May 14, 1903. Notice to Creditors. Iu the Thlrtl Jmllelnl District Court of the Slate of Nevada, lu and for Kiireka County. In the Matter of the Estate of Cesare Rossetti, Deceased. Notice is derfby given that the un. derstgne 1 J. A. Itattazzi, waa on the 4th day of May, 1903. by the Third Judicial District Court of the State of Nurada, in and for Eureka county, duly appointed as administrator,with will annexed of the estate of Cesare Rossetti, late of Han Fran cisco, Cal., deceased, and having qualified as such Letters of Administration with will annexed there on have been issued to him, and a Summary Ad ministration of said estate has beon by eald Court ordered. All creditors having claims against (aid estate are required to file the same, with proper vouchers attached, with the Clerk of the Court, withirrforty days after the first publication of this notice. Dated Eureka, Nevada, May 11, 1903. J. A. RATTAZZI, Administrator of the Estate of Cesare ltossettl deceased. ’ Gao. S. Bartlett, Attorney for Administrator Date of first Publication, May 16, 1903. 6t. MINING TAX. Notice is hereby given that the taxes on the proceeds of the mines of Eureka county for the quarter ending March 31, 1603, are now due and payable to me at my office in Eureka; and the law in regard to the same will b strictly nforced. N. J. Hoopku, Assessor of Eureka county, Nevada. IS Your Property Insured? ■ If not, Do You Think You Can Afford to Carry the Eisk Yourself? I. C. C. WHITMORE Represents in Eureka Eleven of the | Largest, Oldest, and Soundest Fire Insurance Companies Doing Business in the United States, as follows: Commercial Union, of England, Fireman’s Fund, of California, Hartford, of Connecticut, II AM BURG-Bremen, of Germany, London & Lancashire, of England, Norwich Union, of England, Palatine, of England, Queen, of England, Scottish Union & National, of Eng. Western Assurance Co., of Canada, Liverpool, London & Globe, of England. Better Come in and See What a Policy Will Cost for a Year or Longer, Don’t Wait Until a Fire Sweeps Your Property Away. Then It Will Be Everlastingly Too Late. I. C. C. WHITMORE, ZEsT OTICE. In tl»e Third Judicial District Court of' the State of Nevndn, lu and for Eureka County. In the Matter of the Estate of Fedele Rolandi, Deceased. N’OTICE 18 HEREBY GIVEN THAI CLEMENTI Maggini has filed with the Clerk of said Court a petition praying that the will of said Fedele Rolandi deceased, be admitted to probate, and that Letters of Administration with the will annexed he Issued thereon to him, the said peti tioner, and that Saturday, the 16th day of May. 1903 at 9 o’clock a. m. or as soon thereafter as counsel can be heard, the same being a day of the regular session of said Court, at the Court House and iu the Court room thereof, In the town of Eureka, said county and State, has been set by the Clerk of said Court for the hearing of said petition, when and where any person interested may appear and show cause why said petition should not bo granted. IN WITNESS WHEREOF «* I have hereunto set my hand officially and af [hral.] fixed the Seal of said Court, this 1st day of May, 1903 J. H. HOEGH, County Clerk, Eureka county, Nevada, and Ex Officio Clerk of said Court. m2-3w- By J. H. Shoemaker, Deputy. | Our Monthly Publication I will keep you posted on our I work and methods. Mailed b ADVERTISING MAN fl ^of any responsible house. J| NOTICE OFJORFE1TFRE To R. Sadler and all others, their heirs or as .?“r “Mining any- portion of the tt «ttinUd M,mt?K 01ai,m- Vou ar* hereby notified t ,n‘l ,’,Ut;",‘:r81ti,ied iaa expended three hundred dollars in labor and improvements on the West End mine, situated In Prospect Mountain Mining District, Eureka county, Nevada. In doing the necessary assessment work since 1899, in conform lnty with the provisions of section 2324 Revised r„',Sn1te8i ^ ,ni!lt<!d States, being the amount required to hold the same. Your proportion of the Assessment ie one hundred and fifty dollars and ‘f within ninety days from the service of this notice by publication you tail or refuse to contrib ute your proportion ol such eipendtture as co owner, your interest In said mine will become the property of the subscriber under said section 2324. Eureka, Nevada, March 3,^903. TH°'nLh7-90d. THE NEW HOTEL AT Is now open for the accommodation of guests. The traveling public will now find A first-class place to stop While transferring to or from the Southern Pacific Company’s trains. ALFRED CHARTZ, ATNe°v“d^ltT AT lAw. «AKSUM. NOTICE fn the Third Jndlcial District Conrl of the Mtate of Nevada, in and for Eiirvka County. IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OFW.D, DIMICK, deceased, notice is hereby given that In persuance of an order of sale made ini entered by the District Court of the Htate of Ne vada, Third Judicial District, in and for the county of Eureka on the 18th day of May, 1892, in the mat ter of the estate of W. D. Dimick deceased, the undersigned, the administrator of said estate, will sell at Public Auction, subject to confirmation by said Court, the following described real property, to-wit: The Independence Mining Claim, The Unis Mining Claim, The Luse Mining Claim, The Little Joker Mining Claim, The Ma Alta Mining Claim, Also the water rights and ditches appendant ui appurtenant to said mining claims. Said sale will be made on Monday, Juno 1, 1903, at the hour of 12 o’clock M. at the Court Kook dcor, in said county and State for cash. II. KIND, Executor of the estate of W D. Dimick, deceased. Eureka, Nevada, May 1st, 1903. mWt Notice to Creditors, In the Third Judicial lilHtrlct Court of the Stale of Nevada, lu and In Eureka t'oiiuty. In the Matter of the Estate of J. I. ThompiM, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that the undersigned has been duly appointed^ qualified by the Third Judicial District Courto! the State of Nevada, in and for Eureka county.*1 administrator of the estate of ealdJ. L Thomf* son, deceased, late of said Eureka county, w having qualified as such, Letters of AdminiM1 tlon thereon have been issued to him ami s M®* mary administration of said estate has been oy said court ordered. All creditors having claims against said are required to file the same, with proper vouc-* ers attached, with the Olerk of the Court, foitj days of the first publication of tn« 1 tice. Dated Eureka, Nevada, April 30, 19G3. _ B. T. GRAY, Administrator of the estate of J. L. Thompson,^ ceased. J . . Otto T. Williams, Attorney for Administritw Date of first publication, May 2,1903. Notice to Creditors, In the Third Judicial DistrictCourlt«J the State of Nevada, lu au«l E“' rckn County. In the Matter of the Estate of ChitW Hacker, Deceased. Notice is hereby given that ™' undersigned, B. T. Gray, was on 30th day of April 1903, by the Third Judicial1" trlct Court of the State of Nevada, lu ( Eureka county, duly appointed as adnilMin?1 the estate of Charles Hack er, la>e of said r county, deceased, and havu'g qualified as Letters of Administration tnereou have » “ , sued to him, hud a Summary Admimsirflti said estate has been by said Court ordered. All creditors having claims against 9fl‘ veI» are required to file the same, with proper v , attached, with the Clerk of the Court, w tmm days of the first publication of’his notice. Dated Eureka, Nevada, Apiil 30.1003. B. T GKA}. kff( Administrator of the Estate of Charles Otto T. Williams, Attorney for Adinini9irlt0j, Date of first publication, May 2, 1003. Notice to Creditors. In the Third Jndlclwl IHsIrfot ‘“"'J of Ihe Stole «r Nevada, l« 1,1,11 Kureko County. In the Matter of the Estate of Gabriel Morg>o1 Deceased. Notice is hereby given thatr jjjjj undersigned has been appointed and 1 i;|y by the Third Judicial District Court of u> of Nevada, in and for Eureka comity, * V,,id trixof the estate of Gabriel Morgantinl i*1' county, deceased. fill'.' All creditors having claim* aKelD"* ® »nucbert are required to file the same, with prop* ^oriy attached, with the Clerk of the Court days of the first publication of this notice. Dated Eureka, Nevada, May 1, T90i*‘. vTt\i, MRS. LOUISA MORGANTINL J(. Executrix of the estate of Gabriel Morgan1 ceased. . Otto T. Williams, Attorney for Execute, 5, Date of First Publication, May 2,1903.