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AdmtltnMiU under this hand will bn charged
at the following rate*.:
Flv* lines or laaa. par year $6 00
Kaah additional line ••• 1 OO
• Office front room* over Golden Eagle
Clothing Store. want aide of aquara HeaUUtaots
on J£a*t HarrUon atreet oppoaaa U. P «-
• Physician and Surgeon.
Surgical operation* of the Eye a *poolalty.
OMoa at New Sharon, lowa. *»_
• Physician and Surgeon.
Otto* on want *l4* of public
If tea Anderson’* millinery *tore- Mght call*
promptly attended.
Office on nouth aide of Square over J. M. Jonea
Z N.trou. Oxide Ga. uned
for painfUl opemtlona. mr
Surgeon Dentist.
OMoa in Exchange block, on High street,
Oakaioosa. lowa, over J. W. Morgan's drug
•tore. **
Physician and Surgeon.
Ofßee on Market street, over Boyer A Barne*’
•tore. Residence two blocks *outb and two
blooka went of postoffice. IS
Magnetic Healer.
Ofßoa nt hta ranldence, three blocks dtrertly
south of po*tofßoe. Is prepared to treat nil dis
ease* except deefoee* with general *ntlsfno
tlon Term*. $lO for SO treatment*. Re will
always be found at home.| lHylpd
Physician and Surgeon,
Onkaiooea. lowa- Oflloe northeast corner of
square, middle room* up *tair* in new Masonic
building Re*idenoe on High sueet, 3 block*
east of square. Telephone connection nt oflloe
and residence with nil pari* of the city. 18^
Catarrh,Throat Lung Physician,
And Specialist for Chronic Disease* generally.
Consultation personally or by letter. Oflloe
and Dlspeosyar over " ay* Drug Store, West
High Street. Office hour* from otol4a. U„ and
fr<»n» lto M*. m. Consultation free. nlB
DA. Horn*an. M.D R.C.HorruA*. M.D.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. E.
ohuroll, near 8. R. corner of square. Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residence on Main atreet, three blocks
east of the public square. l*tf
J. L. CorriN. J* s. Hodo*
-'Homeopathic Physicians ASurgeons.
Will attend all cal la, day or night. Offlco in
the Frank el room* in Union block. Dr. coffin*
residence, corner of Ellen and Jefferson; Dr.
Hodge's, rasldenoe on North Market Street. IB
• ' Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Pnblic, Rose Hill, lowa. lßtf
W. B- Ken worth v. O. N. Downs.
A ttorney s-at-La w,
Front Room*, over Mitch Wilson’* Dry Good*
Oakaloosa, lowa. Office over Golden Eagle
• Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public. Front room, up stairs. In
Parkhurst'a new building. Oakaloosa, la. lßtf
Gleason a habkell,
Oflloe in Phceulx block, Oakaloosa, lowa. (
Buaines* promptly attended to. lßtl
and Notary Public. Office 1 block south of 8.
E. corner of Park. 19
y Attorney-at-Law.
Collections promptly attended to. Office on
north side, over Frankers bank. 19
Otksloosa, lowa. Office over Knapp & Spald
ing's hardware store. 19
Oskaloosa. lowa. Will practice in all the
courts. Office over the Oskalooea National
Bank. H>tf
* Attorney-at-Law,
Oskalooea, lOwa. Business attended to in both
Stale and Federal Courts. Office, rooms 1 and
a, over Weeks & Steward’s store.
O*o. w. Lamarr. G*o. C. Mosoak.
OSoe over Oskalooea National Bank, Oska
looea. lowa.
r Attorneys-at-Law,
an<l Notaries Public Office first door west of
Recorder’s office. National Bank building,
Oskaloosa, lowa. 19tl
Robert kibsick,
and Notary Public, Oskalooea, lowa. Office In
Centennial block, over Frankel’s clothing
store, north side square. Practice in all of the
courts of the State.
and government claim agent. Office in Boyer
A Barnes’ block, Oskalooea. lowa. Prompt at
tention given to 00l lections. Probate business
will receive careful attention. Business at
tended to in the O. 8. and State courts. l*tf
and CsUtsUM Agents. Attend to any legal
business in the State and Federal Courts en
trusted to ibem. Office over N. Oppeoheimer
A Co.* boot and shoe store, south side of ,
oskaloosa, lowa.
Jambs Carroll. Damirl Davis.
F. F. Evamb.
Oskaloosa, lows, will practice in all courts.
Collection* made a specisl feature. Office over
Frenkel A Co’s., Beak. Branch office st New
S heron. W
J. A- L. Croobham. J. O. Ckoorham.
Oskaloosa, lows. Office over Mahssks County
Bank, south west corner public square. Col
lection* made and remitted promptly. Convey
ancing done. 1*
Jmo hisbbl.. Jmo. H. Wakhbr,
Frsetdent- Cashier.
* L. C. Blab chard, Vice-President.
The Farmers’ & Traders’
Jao. Stebel, L. C. Blanchard.
T. J. Blaekstone, O. B. McFali,
M. W. MaNeUl, Matthew Pioken,
F. W. Phillip*. Peter Stamp#,
J. B. Wkltmore.
Fire! National Baak. Chicago.
Metropolitan National Bank. New York,
mr Valiev Nsttomal Bank, St. Lout*.
Tke Oldeet Bank in M&kaaka County.
Will receive deposits and transact a general
basking, exchange, and collection business, the
name as aa incorporated bank.
Eaahaage on all the principal cities of the
United Btales aad all cities of Europe bought
aad add at sums to suit the purcttaaars.
Passage ticket# to aod from all points in
- Europe for sale at the lowest rates.
Collections will receive prompt attention
We do a strictly legitimate banking business,
aad give the warns of customers special
Wa H. Saavans. D. W. Loaiwo.
Pres. W. A- LwntT, V«-Pres.
Gash tor.
Osialoosa National Ul,
Wn.lt SBirama, J. W.MollDixia.
j, h. Gag**, D. w. Loot no.
B. L. Hraacan. M. L. Lavi,
James MeCULLOca.
P rat National Bank, New Tort.
Oilman, Son A Co.. New Tort.
Pint NaUooal bUL Chicago.
Bide A Leather Nat 1 Bank. Chicago.
It Dsvaoport Nat'i Bank, Davenport.
/."a. L. cboouwam. “ H. «. Bowen,
Prsddaat. V.-Prea.
Joan H. Babb at. Cashier.
Org&aiud Oader the Btate Laws.
gtockheUers liable for double the amennt
el C salts I Atoak
Professional Cards.
Dasiel Davis.
VOL. 37, NUMBER 9.
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kind* negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 8, over Farmers
Trader*' liauk, Oskatooaa, lowa. IM
I bare on my books a large number of farms
and bouse*ln town; also many thousand acres
of wild land. If you have real estate to aall or
wish to buy. give ore a call. 1 pay taxes in any
part of the state. Conveyancing done. Oflloe
In Boyer A Barnes' block, Oskaloosa. lowa.
One hundred nice building lot* in Laoey’s addi
tion to Oakaloosa. lu
Land Agenoy.
Farms and Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paid, ami
Conveyancing Done.
Office over Oakaloosa National Bank.
lßtf Imirerty At Morgan.
deal Estate & Loan Agent.
in large or amall amounts, on long or short
time. SttU
»100.000 in SIOO,OOO
Money to Loan!
At Six Per Cent Annual
on 5 years’ time, in loans of SSOO and upwards;
with privilege of paying SIOO and aoove In an
nual payments, if desired.
Cowan & Hambleton’s
Loan & Abstract Office.
$200,000 to loan at 0 per oer.t interest on five
years time; borrower having the op
tion to pay part or ail of prin
cipal after first year.
We also have a complete set of Abstract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lots
In Mahaska County, lowa.
Oflloe in front room of new Masonic building,
north-east oorner of Public Square.
Residence and Garden
Small Fan Plots For stale.
1 am now prepared to sell in small or large
lots to suit purchasers, and at reasonable fig
ures, the whole of the farm known as the
lying between the lowa City and Burlington
roads, immediately contiguous to the city, and
now occupied as tenants by L. M. and J. C.
Jackson. _ „
The farm is divided by the C- R- I A P., and
lays convenient ‘or division into Plots for
bined. It is believed to be
Underlaid with Coal !
and has good drainage and water facilities.
A complete plan and survey of the property
may be seen at the office of Jno. O. Malcolm.
Part cf iho purchase money may be secured
on any plot bought, if desired.
(Mata Marble WaS
F. W. McCall,
Dealer In
Monument* Tombs, Head Stones, mooted ard
American Granite Monuments, Ae.
Oat Mill Company.
On and after this date the Oskaloosa
Oat Mill Company will be in the mar
ket to pay the highest price for all
Good Oats
that are offered
Oat Meal Offal,
the best of cow feed, will be for sale
in any quantity.
7m3 Oskaloosa Oat Mill Co.
H. Snyder & Sod,
Will sell as cheap as any other house in the
city. If yon want a sack of the
in the city, call on ns.
Everything Fresh.
!• H. Snyder Sc Son.
slwsyswesr out first on WaMHE
Boots are IMck
J for.' ecoiuimical Rubber
Boot lb iu» market.
lasU longer than any Ml
other boot aud tho
amine the fg
Bentley & Olmetead,
Wholesale Agents.
ns2eowm« Den Moinos, lowa. •
Notice la hereby gives to all persons interest -
ed. that on the 3d day of October. A. D., I*B,
the oßdemigned wss appointed by the Circuit
Court of Mahaska County. lowa. Adminis
trator of the estate of dm. Cromwell de
ceased. late of said Mahaska County, lowa
All persons indebted to said estate will aoaks
payment to the undersigned, and those having
claims against the Mam* will present them legal
ly aurtantecstod to selri Court fog aliosmoos.
m r -4
Horse shoeing.
Tolbert & Miller, Blacksmiths,
at their uld stand west of Postoffloe, wilt do
Shoeing as low as any other shop In Oakaloo
sa. »
O. F. meets on first and third Monday
evenings of each month, at Odd Fellows Hall.
Visiting Patriarchs oordlally invited to attend.
8. L. Hahv*y, C. P
B. 8. Harbour, Scribe. 46
\f Ail ASK A LODGE NO. 16, I. O. O. F..
11l meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
Fellows’ Hall, one block north of the Postoffice.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
Cbas. Wray, w. L. Howi.
Secretary. (51J N.G.
Civil Engineer.
Office and residence on High street. 3 blocks
east of Court House, Oakaloosa, lowa. 34tf
Mrs. E. C. Scott,
Teacher of Modern lAinguage and Art.
PAINTING and DKAWING; will be organized
in connection with l’rof. Howe’s itusi less Col
lege. Nothing but the language taught will be
spoken m the class room. n4tf
Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High St,
Oakaloosa. lowa. 19
ivikcWlTEß-PROOF, IL-Si
or rattle. 1» ttaoA *I BST IT IT K tor PLA ST Klt
at Half the Coat. Outlast, thr building. I'AIIPETS
and KI I.H uf.aoir. deublr the Wrar of oil cloth.. Catalogs.
Henry Walling*
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds,
and contractor of
Cisterns, Flues and Cellars
Built on short notice Also have good Brick
for sale at lowest market prioe.
nl9tf Oakaloosa lowa.
Fresh Family and Fancy
Queensware and Glassware,
Provisions of All Kinds
In their season, go to
l* Southeast Corner of Square.
L. Cook & Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Goods warranted to give satisfaction in all
cases. Come in and see us and
give us a trial.
38 tf L. Cook & Son.
Clenses the Wmm
Head. AUaysß^^ ,^ E S NEj jjJ
Restores theMf / yBF
Senses of Taste, HRM
Smell, Hearing.
A quick Kelicf.PßL
A positive Cure. HAY-FEVER
A particle is applied into each nostril and is
agreeable to use. Price 50 cents by mail or at
Druggists’. Send for circular. ELY BROTH
ERS, Drua gists, Owego, N. Y nl-ly
Eye and Ear Physician.
J. H. Sheak,
Will pay th* highest market pride in Cash
For all kinds ot Grain.
<>a the Central of lowa Kail way Track, West
High Street. Oskaioosa lowa. nl*
fr .£L..EAEX
Owns aad operates nearly S 000 miles of thor
oughly equipped road in Illinois, Wisconsin.
lowa, Minnesota and Dakota.
It Is the where Line and Rest Routs be
tween att principal points In the North
west and Par West.
For maps, time tables, rates of passage and
freight, etc., apply to the nearest station agent
of the Chicago. MiLWAUkga A Sr. Paul,
Railway or to any Railroad Agent anywhere
in the United State# or Csnads
General Manager. Geo’l Pegs. A Tkt. Agt-
Asst Ueu't Manager. AastGea’l PasaATkt Age.
Milwal'kkb. Wisconsin.
ETf or notloee in reference tg Special Rxcur
Hons, changes of time, and otter items of 10-
lerest in connection with the CaicAuo, Mil-
WADgaa A St. Paul Railway, please refer
to the local omussqs ot this paper. ndOM
DUholntion Notice.
Notice is hereby given that the partaecsMp
heretofore existing under the Arm name of Smith
k Me Bride 1# this day dissolved hg mutual eon-
Isa AO Mcßkibk.
January Ist. UNk far*
The Oskaloosa Herald.
)/D OSKALOOSA /?r /7/7
•>A Sebffil Tborvifbly (quipped for Qffte Training. ❖
Book-Kseping by Actual Business Practice.
This department of our school Is one of the beat in the
United State*, under the charge of Profemor Waco, on.
of the finest penmen (n the world. Send Scents tor beau
tiful specimens of his work direct from the pen.
All our department* *re superintended by practical
teachers of long experience. Address
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J. B. McCurdy & Co.,
. Corner of the
3 Public Square. d|
The Boss
W FirnitareDealers 50
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_ Invite eveiybody to call
plCj end see their | H jjJ
W New Stock.
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Nicest Goods
13 Graalasl Variety H
Ever brought to Oskaloo
i m for the money. nl9
Rockford Watches
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Arm unequalled in EXACTING SERVICE.*
comman dlnj^the
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for all uses la which close
207 West High Street.
gar Address Oakaioqs*. Residence 8 mlho
BOltt Wl USHOS Mid* SiHflpd
___ MEDICAL __
What a blessed thing it Is to be free from
pain, after protracted suffering I The first night of
sleep after the pain is over Is a* the visit of angels.
The first day of freedom from suffering set* the re
lieved man on foot In a new atmosphere of rejoicing.
Philosophers have said that pain Is a blessing.
But if so, it is one of the blearing* that we are all the
time wanting to be rid of. And when we are rid of
t, we hardly know how to express our delight
Some of the worst pains known to suffering
Auinanity are thoee of Rheumatism and Neuralgia
You know it, If yon have felt them.
Do you want to be rid of Rheumatism?
Do you want to be rid of Neuralgia?
will cure you. Athlophoros is a new rem
edy, but it has been so well tried that there is
no risk about it. It has cured old and chronic
cases which the doctors had failed to relieve.
Whether your Rheumatism and Neuralgia are
of recent date or of long standing, Athlophokoh
will cure them. You may doubt this because you have
tried a great many other things that have failed, but
your experiment will prove its truth.
If you cannot get Athlophoros of your druggist,
we will send it express i«id. on receipt of regular
price—one dollar per bottle. We prefer that you buy
it from your druggist, but if he hasn’t it, not be
persuaded to try something else, but order at once
from us as directed.
Used herbs indootoring the family.and
her simple remedies DID CURE in
most cases. Without the use of herbs,
medical science would be powerless;
and yet the tendency of the times is to
neglect the best of all remedies for those
powerful medicines that seriously in
jure the system.
is a oombination of valuable herbs, care
fully compounded from the formula of
a regular Physician, who used this pre
scription largely in his private practice
with great success. It is not a drink,but
a medicine used by many physicians.
It is invaluable for ItYSPEPSIA,
NESS, t.XDIGESTION, Ac.; and while
cui“ill not hurt the syrtem.
r*r. C. J. Rhodes, a well-known Iron
man of Safe Harbor, Pa., writes:
*‘My son was completely prostrated oy fever and
ague. Quinine and barks did bint uo good. 1
then sent for Mishler’s Herb Bitters and in a short
time the boy was quite well.”
”E. A. Bchellentrager, Druggist, 717
Bt. Clair Street, Cleveland, 0., writes:
’• Your Bitters. I can say. and do say. are pre
scribed by some of the oldest and most prominent
physicians in our city."
525 Commerce St., Philadelphia.
Parker’s Pleasant Worm Byrup Never Fails
Chills and Fever, Malaria, Intermit
tent and Bilions Fover, Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, Loss of Aopotito.Nervous
ness, Loss of Sleep, all Female Weak
nesses and all Summer Complaint s.
Sold Free or U .8. Liquor License by all Re
liable Druggists ano Dealers.
VIETTE A KANNE, * Sole Proprietor*,
Sick Headache and relieve mil the troubles inci
dent to a bilious state of the system, such as Diz
ziness, Nausea, Drowsiness, Distress after eating.
Pain in the Bide, Ac. While their most remark
able success has been shown in caring
Headache, yet Carter’s Little Liver Pills ire equally
valuable in Constipation, caring and preventing
this annoying complaint, while they also correct
all disorders of tke stomach, stimulate ths liver
and regulate the bowels. Even If they only cored
Ache they would be almost priceless to thosewho
suffer from this distressing complaint; but rortn
natslT their goodness don not end here, and those
who once try them w • d thesellttle pills valu
able in so many waj hey will not be willing
to do without mem. k 'ter all sick head
Is the bane of eo many lives that here it where we
make our great boast. Our pills cure It while
Others do not.
Carter's Little Liver Pills are very small an*
very easy to take. One or two pills make a dose.
They are strictly vegetable and do not gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please ail who
D 9 them. fortl. bold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by mail.
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
From One to Twelve Horse Power.
Machinists’ Supplies,
Inoluding Shaftings. Puneys, Leather and Bob
ber Retting, Bream Killings, etc . etc.,
furnished on short notice and at
very reasonable rates.
of ail kinds neatly and quiokly done. Call on
me before yon buy anything in my line.
Shops One Block North of Ex
change Block.
ni#tf W. E. VERNON-
Farm For Sale!
The undersigned will offiSr at public vendue,
onßaturdajr. December Ri f kk6, at 1 o’clock F.
M» a farm of too acres, situated one-fourth (Vi)
mile east of the towu of Buseey, Marlon coun
ty, Iowa; sale to take place on farm. Said farm
ta under state of good cultivation and well
adapted for forming and grazing purposes, be
ing at present alt down in grass; bas a good ap
ple orchard with 200 bearing trees; a good cher
ry orchard and other small fruit in abundance.
The buildings consist of a one-story’ brick
dwelling house, frame barn and other out buthi
lnga For farther particulars, address the un
dersigned at Miller, Hand toounty, Dakota, nr
Jesse Bussey, Buseey, low*. „ .
as alfekd jbmison.
& v gjfc 53 i &&
Kt x* ft•• av•.k-.-, -» ..v/,. -y-'* .
Mr. Editor:—lf I remember correctly
I whs riding on the rails near Starva
tion Park, in New Mexico, when last
I laid down my pen and whispered
good-night to your readers, and now I
take it up again to tell you further
concerning my trip to the west. I
want to remark right here that there
is no first-class agricultural country
between central Kansas and Pasadena.
Of course, there are belts and regions
in which a mighty measure of the
choicest fruits of earth are grown, but
when you enter western Kansas and
view the sand ridges and dry plains,
and visions of a land that is fairer for
produce dance before your vision you
can rest assured that you are facing
the east. Between some of the mount
ain ranges of Colorado and Arizona
there are pleasant valleys, or basins,
some of them 26 or 40 miles wide,
that are a paradise for cattle kings and
and their immense herds, but you
never see any corn or other grain ex
cepting in very small patches about
Indian or Mexican huts, whose inmates,
delight not in muscular exercise. They
toil not neither do they spin, and the
skunks of the valley are arrayed in
more cleanly garments than they. We
until the second day out from Kansas
City, but after passing Albuquerque,
near the union of the A. T. & S. F. and
the A. &P. Railroads, they are num
erous and lousy enough to make the
contemplative soul of the average
missionary or government agent re
joice in prospective fatness. The first
half of our second day in the mount
ains our train made such slow pro
gress that but for the fine surround
ings time would have dragged heavily.
It was a continuous heavy grade until
we reached the summit, and our two
heavy engines labored constantly.
About noon we reached and crossed
the great continental divide, six miles
east of Coolidge, whither we went at
the rate of nearly a mile a minute; had
a good dinner, dispensed with one of
our engines and continued our flight
down the iucline towards the sea. At
times we dashed along at such a tear
ful rate that some of the more timid
wished for slower time. Coolidge is
quite a small place. After the depot,
hotel and post office the most of the re
mainder are saloons. We mailed some
letters here and observed that the post
master had two revolvers and two
knives within reach to guard his person
and property. Those of the citizens who
cared to exert themselves sufficiently to
reach the depot carried the regular ar
mament of pistols and knives. A few
miles north of this place is the Navajo
Indian Reservation. They are less en
terprising than the Pueblos on the east
ern slope, who climbed upon our train
at every station, to sell grapes, peaches,
etc. of their own raising. The Navajos
are small, and paint their faces in such
a manner as to make them look like
demons, but they seem to give the gov
ernment little trouble. The Pueblos
are self sustaining, but these receive
regular annuities. They have thous
ands of sheep and goats, while the
Pueblos have fine herds of cattle and
bosses. Fort Wingate is in sight of the
road a few miles west of Coolidge and
the soldiers’ tents look quite neat and
clean. Fort Defiance is further north
and not within our range of vision.
All these mountain streams are broad
and shallow. I mean those which now
have water running in their beds.
is a mere waste of sand islands where
we crossed it near Albuqurque. Full
90 per cent of the stream beds we cross
are as dry as a powder house, but when
the windows of heav9u are opened and
the rains descend, are filled with tor
rents rapidly rushing to the sea. Near
Winslow we cross a branch of the Colo
rado river which much resembles the
Rio Grande, except that it is smaller.
Here we took supper and as we were
two hours ahead of time we received
orders to leave on time. This gave us
an opportunity to view the place, winch
is not unlike most other Arizona or
New Mexico towns. The saloon inter
est is the largest, and however small
and mean a man’s residence may be his
saloon building is generally among the
most likely looking places in town.
This is a division of the road, and while
we met only genteel and courteous rail
road men everywhere,
from Winslow to Williams were par
ticulary accommodating, at one place
stopping the train 20 minutes to give
all a chance to view a famous canyon
spanned by a bridge 600 feet in length,
and 280 feet high. It was a grand sight,
and to be greatly enjoyed and never
forgotten. These towering peaks, rag
ged cliff sand yawning chasms are awe
inspiring. This seems* to have been
nature’s play ground, and the old dame
must have held a full hand, and amused
the gods with a reckless extravagance
not often imitated. Between Winslow
and Williams there are some fine pine
forests, the only thing of value between
Trinidad, Colorado, and Mojave, Cali
have possession here, and are running
things to suit themselves. Many
portions of this mountainous country
plainly exhibit volcanic action in vast
piles of burned rock and lava belts, but
it is more noticeable between Williams
and Teach Springs. At one point there
exists a vast ridge of cinders. The
railroad is ballasted with it for scores
of miles, and without close examination
it would be taken for coal cinders. In
fact it is hardest rock reduced to this
condition by flies in the depths of the
earth, and deposited here by volcanic
force. J ust beyond thU place our road
makes a double horse shoe bend of sev
eral miles in extent, in order to make
a passable grade in climbing an ex
tensive mountain ridge just beyond us.
1 have often looked with admiration
upon the famous horse-shoe bend on
the Pennsylvania Central in the
mountains near Altoona, but this at
in range though the gorges and hills
are not more sublime in their beauty.
Not far from here we passed a cabiu
in the mountains and witnessed that
which made every heart feel glad—the
stars and stripes streaming in the
wind, a thing of beauty, a joy forever,
and both feared and respected the wide
world over. Though my eyes had
feasted for days upon the grand and
beautiful in nature, still I felt at be
holding the flag of my country in this
wild and desolate region, a heart throb
of inexpressible satisfaction. As we
whirled by it I was standing on the car
platform and involuntarily Iffted my
cap. The next moment we were leaving
it behind, but felt perfect confidence in
leaving it alone in its glory, among the
rocks and pines of that sky-land, for
well i know that millions of hearts
would bleed rather than that it should
was our last eating point east of the
California line, why it should bear the
name it does is a profound mystery to
me. Less than a dozen houses sur
rounded by oceans of sand, with noth
ing more inviting than sage brush and
scrub cedar may be well calculated to
make the weary and thirsty traveller
think of delicious springs, but they
will likely be located 2,000 miles from
this point. We took dinner here and
were soon on our way to The Needles
where we cross the Colorado river into
California. Though we bad been riding
for days through a country that was
barren of everything like luxuriant
vegetation, we were soon convinced
that the latter end of our journey was
to be likened unto the pilgrimage of a
Greenbacker, —“worse and woreer" the
farther he goes. Thouah it had been
very warm through all this desolate
region it now grew hotter until every
breath of air was stifling. As we
plunged forward througii measureless
fields of sand, and following the detour
of the big hills, the breath of a
came upon us with such melting
weight and force as to be almost un
bearable. One of our company, Mr.
Chandler, of Columbus, Ohio, was
prostrated with sunstroke, and Mrs.
Joseph Gessener. of DeGrafT, Ohio,
fainted from the intensity of the heat,
which we learned on arriving at The
Needles was 114 in the shade.
was no longer visible, but millions of
acres of sand seemed to produce noth
ing but cactus, of which there was
quite a variety, and some of such enor
mous proportions as to render it dif
ficult for those who read this letter to
believe the statement that many of
them stood higher than the telegraph
poles, and were as large as an ordinary
sized man’s body. Strange as this may
seem to those who have never wit
nessed what lam describing yet it is
strictly and positively true. Their
general height is
and they are thickly studded with
thorns about three or four inches in
length. Another variety grows in
bunches and stand up like scores of
clustering cat tails and reach a height
of about two feet. Still another vari
ety grows ten feet high, Is not more
than an inch thick, exists in bunches
and is ornamented with short leaves
along the stalk which has no branches.
One of the most interesting sights of
this afternoon’s ride was the sand
whirls that moved across the plain,
veritable cyclones in miniature. Some
times the sand columns readied
hundreds of feet into the air then
spreading out like a funnel would de
cend to the surface without the circle
of whirling waste. I have been disap
pointed in
along this long route. Not a prairie
chicken, wild goose or duck, not even
a partridge has put in an appearance
to cheer us. Prairie do?s, millions of
them, have lined the way from west
ern Kansas to the Mojave desert, and I
also saw a few jack rabbits and cayotes,
nothing more. All hands were de
lighted when at last we reached
In the sweet moonlight the sight of
water was a luxury indeed. At about
seven o’clock we crossed the bridge
which is 1,6U0 feet in length a wooden
draw structure. The river is navigable
to some distance above here, for light
craft, is as broad as the Mississippi,
but shallow- and abounds with treach
erous sand shoals. The Needles is the
name applied to several mountain
pe. ks that lift themselves high in air
along the eastern shore, and is also
the name of the town on the
west shore, a place of about 400
souls exclusive of Indians. Here
begins the Mojave desert aud it
stretches away to the Pacific coast
range of mountains. Many of these
Mojave Indians wear next to no cloth
ing, use an abundance of paint, and
look more repulsive than brutes. One
young couple attracted considerable
attention by their loving devotion to
each other. It was a case of bride and
groom enjoying the honey-moon season.
As they leaned against *post and look
ed longingly at the hotel tables spread
with an abundance of good things they
smacked their chops and looked hive
at each other like white folks. Evi
dently they knew that it was warm
weather and dressed accordingly, wear
ing only a slight covering
It was after nine in the evening when
w-e left The Needles, and the mercury
then stood at 98. YVe were unable to
sleep much, but managed to keep in our
quarters until davlight. It was then
that I saw what filled my idea of a des
ert—a dreary waste of sand, and noth
ing but sand; absolutely as devoid of
vegetation as is the roof of a barn, and
the wind howled like a hurricane.
About 11 o’clock we reached Mojave on
the Southern Pacific railroad, and were
compelled to wait until seven in the
evening before we could get a train for
Los Angeles. YVe appreciated the op
portunity to clean up, and soon went to
work in living earnest and before night
our crew again presented a respect
able appearance, and the lone barber
who charged “two bits”—a quarter for
a shave
to get gloriously drunk. This town is
very small, mostly saloons in point of
business interest, and is located od a
sand level over which the wind blew a
terrific gale. Finally we started for
Los Angeles and arrived there at four
o’clock in the morning, and it did not
take me long to get out and look upon
the only place in I.oOU miles that seemed
like a white man’s home. The air was
as balmy as in spring, and the birds
seemed as happy as in God’s country.
After breakfast we checked our bag
gage for Pasadena, eight miles north
east and before ten o’clock, arrived
there, hired a team to take us to the
mountain home where dwells that wife
of mine, but about that time she drove
up and relieved our driver of his “pre
cious charge,” and here I “pull down
the blinds” for a week, when I will tell
you something about California.
H. J. Vail.
If you have a Cough, go at once and
get a phial of Little Giant Cough Cure.
News Fkom A Nebraska Home
steader —Crops, People and
Editor Herald lt is said that
“distance lends enchantment to the
view,” and though sometimes 1 might
not have appreciated Mahaska at its
full value, out here in the Nebraska
hills, 1 only think of it as the dear old
home, and all its hills and valleys are
fair to look upon in retrospect; and
everything happening there, from a
political caucus to a neighborhood
quarrel is of interest, and really I think
it can compete with any other equal
area in the United States, for keeping
things lively in that respect. So the
Spirit moves me to write a few lines
to The Herald, for as one of the fixed
institutions of Mahaska, it seems an old
This part of Custer County is pro
p-essing with very reasonable rapidity,
is shown by the large area of sod
>roken up in the last twelve months,
ind the fair crops of corn, oats, wheat,
lax, millet, etc. The greatest trouble
s lack of sufficient market for pro
luc-ts, as the railroad has ndt reached
is yet; though the strong arm of the
Cleveland reform administration has.
Broken Bow has, a Democratic P: M.
Now I don’t know whether the former
ncumbent was guilty of “offensive
sartisanship” or not. Last year our
progress was evinced by the organ
zation of a Democratic party, end a
ihing unheard of here before. This
pear has brought us to the climax
where we can have a Greenback party,
ind ticket. You can see these west
arn tribes are fast becoming civilized.
I don’t know how it is about the
rain belt constantly moving westward,
is some say, but any way it reached us
this year, giving us almost an lowa
season, with rain and storms too fre
quent; but doing no great damage, ex
cept where accompained with hail.
Custer County Fair was held last
week, rather behind hand in time; but
it was a success taking all things in
consideration. The society has fenced
new grounds half a mile from town,
put up an art gallery of quite respect
able proportions, which was well tilled
with an exhibit that no new country
need be ashamed of. In fact even
Eroud Mahaska would have to work
ard to compete with Custer in
vegetable products. *
Fine arts was represented in all the
usual departments, showing that
woman’s hand does not forget its
canning, even when she lives in a sod
house; but for pity sake, don’t think
everybody lives in sod houses here.
Broken Bow puts on quite a
metropolitan appearance, and they are
actually building a brick Opera House.
In the valley here, us dwellers in mud
huts, climb the hill and look upon its
painted glories, with a pride almost as
great as if we could live in a painted
house ourselves.
The railroad is the “coming event”
we all look for with great anxiety.
The lowa people here are all well,
prospering ana happy as far as we
Know. As my time is limited as well
as your patience, I will close.
E. Covey.
Broken Bow, October S,
A little act of kindness, like present
ing a bottle of Athlophoros to a
friend, lifted him out of great agony
and restored him to his place in the
grand army of bread-winners. In writ
ing for more of the “Great Rheumatic
Remedy,” Mr. Wm. J. Mosher, 24 Eliza
beth St., Detroit, Mich., says: “Ob
tained a bottle of Athlophoros
through a friend. Tried it for my
Rheumatism and received great bene
A Sociable Lot of Furniture —The In
coming Steamer —Victory.
|New York Herald.]
The reporter slept like a top till about 6
o’clock. Then he woke up in a hurry.
Pilot Keardon was on deck and operating
the maritime vocabulary in a way to make
one 8 hair stand on end. Sails were shift
ing, pullevs were creaking, ropes were
dying and the boat was plunging. Could
it mean shipwreck? The reporter’s hrst
impulse was to boldly cuddle up in the
berth and be wafted to the New Jerusalem
in a recumbent posture. His second was
to make for the deck and perish gal
tantly among the crew, lie followed the
When he struck the floor the l>oat
lurched to leeward, and the reporter
sought another berth, somewhat impul
sively, and sat down. Then it lurched to
windward, and he was thrown into the
society of a locUer in that quarter. Then
it plunged forward, and he avoided a col
lision with the table by nearly telescop
ing the stove. He never met such a socia
ble lot of furniture in all his life. At last
he scrambled on deck. Every one was
having an essentially lively time up there,
i ilot Keardon was swinging the tiller and
pointing often to the fog to leeward,
i Hot Conley was standing in his stockings
and some other brief apparel, with the
glass at his eye. Pilot Crocker was busy
with an outfit. Pilots Martin and Shield's
were directing the crew.
“ There she is. A steamer, too, ” called
out Pilot Keardon. and as be spoke, away
off in the mist appeared the shadowy out
line of a vessel coming rapidly on.
“We’ll have to run for her, ” said Pilot
Conley, and he glanced to windward.
The reporter looked there, too. Away
off, but full in the course of the incoming
steamer, a pair of sails showed up, gradu
ally coming nearer, and on one of them a
number suddenly out lashed. The re
porter understood it then. It was another
pilot boat, and a race for the steamer was
in progress. The wind freshened. Out
swelled mainsail and foresail, <<ut bulged
forestaysail, jib and jib topsail. The
water sang about the bow and lashed the
sides with foam.
“ L'p with the colors!" called out Pilot
Conley, and in a twinkling a blue flag
floated aloft—the interrogative signal
if a pilot be wanted. The other pilot
boat showed her colors, too, and came
swiftly on. «
A cry from the cockpit, “he has a"*ack
flying!” aud sure enough a jack was Hy
ing from the steamer’s masthead —the an*
swering signal that a pilot was wanted. A
moment of excitement and then another
cry, “Hurrah, she is hauling out for us. *
It was true. The incoming steamer
gradually diverged from its course, then
swung around and bore dow-n upon us
head on. YVe had been first sightea The
other pilot boat did not give up the chase,
though. Bhe kept on, and presently a
bright, vivid flash of flame shot up from
her deck, reddening the canvas and pierc
ing the mist.
“bhe is burning torches.” cried Pilot
So she was. But it was in vain. The
steamer came on, came in full sight, and
a few minutes later the Y’alencia was
abreast of No. 5, while a yawl, with Pilot
Crocker in it, was plunging through the
sea to her, urged by a pair of stout oars
Man Target* for United States Soldiers.
[Boston Budget.]
A new industry has been started at the
Rock Island armory and arsenal. It is
the manufacture of man targets for use
in the regular army. These targets are
made of steel and as near the form of an
average-sized man as can be outlined with
steel. They are made in three positions
—upright, at a front, then in the position
of firing with arms raised as if holding a
musket. Col. Flagler himself invented
the machine that works the steel to the
proper shape The steel frame is covered
with cloth in such a manner that at a dis
tance the resemblance of a man is marked;
and, w-hat is important, it can be told in
iusi what pari, the “man” is hit —arm.
leg, breast, stomach, neck, shoulder or
head. Four hundred of these steel tar
gets are being made, requiring the use of
10b, 0 -0 pounds of steel.
In the target practice they will be
placed in squads, in platoons, in com
panies, and the various other forms in
which soldiers mo e in the opening of an
engagement The practice will commence
at a range of 250 to 300 yards, and then
be gradually increased to long distances.
The targets will be sent to military posts
at which such practice can be best carried
on The only drawback to the effective
ness of this practice is in the fact that the
steel man targets can not fire back; if
they could, the soldiers who are firing at
them might not be so expert.
A Ceylo i Co oauut Forest.
jC'or. Home Journal.)
The tree which gives character to the
landscape in the island of Ceylon is
the cocoanut palm, whose slender grayish
trunk soars up for sixty or eighty feet
and then bursts into a dense crown of
great feathered leaves, each from ten to
twelve feet in length. These palms grow
close together in vast groves, and to one
walking about under their shade their ap
pearance is very striking, and recalls the
comparison which has been so often made
between a forest and a cathedral: for there
is a rude but evident resemblance to ar
chitecture in the lofty aisles formed by
the shafts of the palms; and roofed in by
the arched and densely intermingled foli
age. The sunlight filtering through the
leafy canopy makes a golden-green twi
light, in which multitudes of gaudy but
terflies sport about and flit from cup to
cup of the pink campanulate flowers that
cover the ground.
A Substitute for Glue.
i i a o Heral 1.1
An American publisher is producing
an excellent substitute for glue for the
use of book-binders. It is called gum
gluten, and is free from smell, very ad
hesive and strong. by its use it is
claimed that a saving of 75 per cent can
be effected in a book-bindery in a twelve
month, 100 weight of gluten going as far
as 600 of glue.
K.ov>erj K oh in Sugar.
!Ar: ansa v Traveler. |
The Maluva tree of central India (bas
sia latifolia) bears flowers which are now
being exported to Europe for their sugar,
of which they contain more than half
their weight. The tree resembles the oak,
and a single specimen sometimes bears a
ton of flowers.
A Public-Spirited Men.
[The Patrol, i
A public-spirited man is one who stops
to loosen the halter of a horse which has
one foot caught over the tie strap; or
helps a little child who, with quivering
lips, asks direction in strange places.
New York Herald: In nine cases out
of ten candor is only another name for un|
opeakable meanness and smallness of soul,
and in ninety-nine cases out of 100 it
aught to be rigorously suppressed.
The “Old Leather** Tram*.
[Detroit Free Press.]
A familiar character in certain sections
of Connecticut and New York state is
known as “the old leather tramp. ” At
intervals of thirty-four days he has per
ambulated a wide district, with self built
huts or other self appointed stopping
f laces, for the last twenty-seven years,
le is generally punctual, if not to the
minute, yet to'the hour. One of his huts,
built of railway ties, is 100 rods up a
mountain, the material being transported
by his own physical strength He has
also caves in which he finds shelter. His
tour is 366 miles, of which there are 240
miles in Connecticut, traveled by him in
twenty-two days, and 120 miles in the
state of New York, to which he devotes
twelve da s.
He has a leather suit of clothes. It
was recently ascertained that he was a
French Catholic, 68 years of age, who be
lieves that he is doing penance in expia
tion of some great sin committed long
ago. lie carries with him a French
prayerbook of date of 1844. a tin pipe of
his |wn making, an ax in one pocket and
a handle, in another, a tin pail, a frying
pan, hatchet, jack-knife and awL lie
wenrs a crucifix ou his breast under his
clothes. Never does he solicit alms, nor
does he seem to care for money. In the
coldest nights he prefers one or his own
places of shelter to any civilized home.
Altogether he is a strange specimen of the
tramp specie*.
are and Georg* Eliot.
[The Current.)
Miss Hose Elizabeth Cleveland, in her
recently published work entitled “George
hliot’a Poetry and other Studies," makes
a carious distinction between the writings
of Shakespeare and of George Lliot
While discovering resemblances as well
as differences, she says that the reader
emerges from one of Shakespeare s plays
as from as ocean bath, “exhilarated by
the tossing of the billows," while he
comes from one of George Eliot's poems
“as from a Turkish bath of latest science
and refinement--appreciative of benefit,
but so bettered, beaten, mid disjointed as
to need repose before he can be conscious
of refreshment. * 1
Given u Reporter an Account of Hla Ex
perience While In Persia.
(New York Sun Interview ]
“How do the Persians treat Christians
and Europeans?”
“Not badly, if their fanaticism is not
aroused. Then they become dangerous.
A few years ago if a European consorted
with a Persian woman he was killed at
once, or obliged to turn Mohammedan
and marry her. Even now it would cre
ate the greatest trouble, so that Euro
peans confine their attentions to the Ar
menian women of the native ( hristian
population. When the shah s wives drive
through the streets men go ahead to
clear the streets and warn all persons to
conceal themselves. If a man has no
chance of getting away he turns his face
around and does not look, on pain of be
ing roughly handled or perhaps killed on
the spot. Europeans are compelled to do
the same thing.
In June of last year, owing to the in
tense heat, I was compelled to move my
family out of the city. On my way to
the country I met a force of soldiers
escorting the shah’s wives. If a Persian
bad chanced to glance at the royal ladies
in such circumstances he would have
fared hard, but the foreign legations have
rights and privileges of their own, so I
stood my ground. Some twenty of the
mounted guards violently attacked us and
beat my servants and their horses in the
effort to drive them back. I directed them
to stand their ground, and things were
looking serious, when one of the queens
who recognized the servants of my lega
tion by their badges, sent her chief eunuch
to call the soldiers away. \Y e were then
allowed to pass through without further
This attack was an insult to the dignity
of the legation too great to be overlooked
and I wrote a note to the minister of
foreign at! airs demanding satisfaction im
mediately. The reply to my note being
tardy and evasive, 1 felt it my duty to in
form the minister of foreign attairs that
unless my terms were granted in thirty
six hours 1 should haul down the flag and
demand my passport The result justified
my action. Without going into details. I
may say that not only was the most ample
satisfaction rendered us within thirty six
hours, but my course received the ap
proval of the entire diplomatic corps and
added to the high prestige awarded to
foreign legations at the court of Persia.
“On another occasion a servant of one
of my attaches nearly killed a Persian
This immediately created the greatest ex
citement, and a mob formed with the in
tention of attacking the legation. The
minister of foreign affairs notified us to
be prepared. I ordered our military
guard to load their arms, and stationed
them at the weak points where the mob
might enter, making preparations also to
send my family to a place of safety.
pily the earnest efforts of the authorities
were successful in quelling the riot.
“ Last spring the official paper. Shereef,
published an article that was disrespect
ful to President Cleveland. I immedi
ately demanded that a full correction
should be made and a new article printed,
in which he should be treated with the
greatest honor. After much persistency
this was dona Y isits were very cere
monious, and it was necessary to send no
tice beforehand, and servants*would come
out to meet us as a mark of honor. ”
RaaUurant Walter*’ Slang.
[Butte CSty Inter- Mountain.]
One morning recently a hungry pilgrim
went into Pat Conlon’s restaurant and
ordered some toast, boiled potatoes,
poached eggs, a rare steak, and some hot
cakes. The water, “ Professor, ” Harris,
went to the kitchen and roared out to the
Chinaman; “Gimme a graveyard stew,
potatoes in the dark, two men a horse
back, a moonlight on the lake and a flam
beau. ” When the pilgrim heard this re
markable order he incontinently fled
from the honse, forgetting to take his hat
and muttering that hc d “be gol darned if
he proposed to tackle that kind of a
breakfast, aud that if the people lived on
such thiugs in this country he proposed
to return to Missouri ”
A reporter for The Inter-Mountain,
who happened to be in the restaurant at
the time, approached the waiter and asked
for an explanation of the order, and the
professor gave the following version:
“You see, "he said, “we get tired of
commonplaces, and besides, we try to
teach the Chinamen the language A
graveyard stew means milk toast, potatoes
m the dark is boiled potatoes; eggs circus
style means scrambled eggs; rough and
ready means pork and means; a flambeau
is light, hot cakes, and moonlight on the
lake is rare beefsteak. The waiters ail
have pet names for these things, and we
throw potatoes at the < liiua cooks till
they know what we mean. ”
Another boarder came in and the pro
fessor roared out with the voice of a
stentor: “Gimme a saddle bags and a
springer,spuds on the side, tenpenny nails
and a shingle to come a runniu' ” Then
the reporter followed in the wake of the
Food and Sleep.
[The Argonaut.)
Dr. R M. Hodges once read a paper
before the Boston Society for
Medical Improvement, in which he
touched on this question upon
which doctors disagree, and said:
“It Is a common impression that to take
food immediately before going to bed and
to sleep is unwise Such a suggestion is
answered by a reminder that the instinct
of animals prompts them to sleep as soon
as they have eaten; and in summer an
after-dinner nap, especially when that
meal is taken at midday, is a luxury in
dulged iu by many. If the ordinary hour
of the evening meal is 6 or 7 o'clock, and
of the first morning meal 7 or 8 o’clock,
an interval of twelve hours, or more,
elapses without food, and for persons
whose nutrition is at fault this is alto
gether too long a period for fasting.
“That such an interval without food Is
permitted explains many a restless night,
and much of the head aud backache, and
the languid-half-rested condition on rising,
which is accompanied by no appetite for
breakfast. This meal itself often dissi
pates these sensations. It is, therefore,
desirable, if not essential, when nutriment
is to be crowded, that the last thing be
fore going to bed should be the taking of
food. Sleeplessness is often caused bv
starvation, and a tumbler of milk, if
drunk in the middle of the night, will
often put people to sleep when hypnotics
would fail of their purpose Food before
rising is an equally important expedient.
It supplies strength for bathing and dress
ing. laborious and wearisome tasks for
the underfed, and is a better morning
‘pick-me-up’ than any 'tonic. ’ ”
Gen. Putnam's “Molf” Care,
[Chicago Times.!
The cave out of which Israel Putnam
dragged the wolf is seldom visited be
cause it is in a stony, mountainous forest,
in a remote corner of Connecticut A
picnic party recently made the tedious
trip, wnich involved several miles of
rough walking: There are pictures in
primers of Putnam entering the cave
erect, with a blazing torch held above his
head. The hole is really so small that it
can only be explored on hands and kneea,
and an adult can not turn around in it
The length is 300 feet and tradition says
that the hero followed the beast to the
further end. shot him between the eyea
by their own glow, and then was drawn
oat with him by means of a rope.
Shakespeare's Cousin's Diary.
I Chicago Herald )
The immediate publication of the man
uscript diary of Shakes; eare s cousin, the
town clerk of Stratford-on-Avon, ( is an
nounced. The volume will consist of au
to type*-of the folio pages of the man us
cript and a transcript by experts of the
Britisthususeum. The diary extends from
1613 to 1616—the years of bhakeepeare’s
residence at Stratford previous to his
death on the sth of May (April 23 o. a)
of the latter year. From beginning to
end it is a record of the attempts made to
inclose, and of the resistance offered to
the iaclosure, of the common fields of
Stratford, in which Shakespeare was in
Started on Their Own Meek.
Faihbury, Ilia, Oct, Id—A short time
ago, owing to a disagreement between the
miners and the owner* of the shaft at the
west end over the weighing of coal, a lock
out occurred. The miner* lay around sev
eral days doing nothing, until it
wm suggested that they form
a co-operative amoeiation and develop
a mine of their own. Them wm an
old, abandoned shaft at the east end of
town. The men madg arrangements with
its owner to work it, perfected their or
ganisation and went to work with a vim.
They started Monday morning and have
worked day and night since They are
now down nearly 300 feet and have an a»-
surance of soon being able to market a
very superior grade of ooal in large
WUI Be CnnMiaUd for Boycott log.
Dcblm, Oct lft, —Tbs government hne
decided to pros* cut* tbs Middleton branch
of the national league, having its bead
quarter* at Middleton, County Cork, for
boycotting Daniel Humphreys, a landlord,
I end oompalling him to reinstate an evicted
Ik* VUlt* tb* FrwidMl ud Maki* a
New Tors, Oct. 16.—The Herald’a Wash
ington special says: Just before the presi
dent came down to hold his usual afternoon
reception in the east room of the White
House Wednesday it was noticed that Miss
Zobrinski, who claims to he the grand-nieoe
of Count Pulaski, was among those seated.
Miss Zobrinski has been regarded as a mild
kind of a nuisance and liable at any time to
create a sensation. She has been here a
number of years with some kind of claim
against the government, and is well known
to almost every one who has business
about the capitoL She talks English
io imperfectly that but few know
the exact nature of her claim.
So as to get her out of the room as quietly
as possible, Doorkeeper Dias more sent a
lady after her to invite her to examine some
flowers in the conservatory, his idea being
to keep her iD the conservatory until the
reception was over. The old lady suspected
all was not right and declined to go. Sergb
Dins more was forced, therefore, to lift her ten
derly out of the White House door. She came
back almost as quickly as she was put out,
but was not allowed to enter the east room.
She was very much incensed that a Pulaski
should be put out of the White House, and
threatened all -inda of proceedings against
the government The last time this lady
got into the east room she demanded that
her claim should be paid, and the presi
dent, who was unable to understand a word
she said, had some difficulty in gettiug rid
of bar.
Reported Estrangement Between Hu*.
band and Wife.
GiLS.NA. IIP., Oct 16.—The story of the
alleged estrangement between Nellie Grant
Sartoris and her husband, Algernon, ia be
lieved by friends of the family here; indeed,
there are one or two persons in Galena who
claim to have received intimation
from Mrs. Grant that her daughter’s
matrimonial lot was an unhappy
one. Mr. and Mrs. Sartoris have virtually
lived apart during the past live years, the
latter having passed most of the time very
quietly with her children in Germany and
Italy, while her husband has been roaming
about from place to place, with no settled
habitation. The reported escapade of
Sartoris, afe w years ago, when he came
over to this country to look after some
of his father's property at Green Bay,
Wis., and about which the papers bad a
great deal to say at the time, is known here
to have disgusted the general and bis wife
with their son-in-law, and made a breech
between Mr. and Mrs. Sartoris that nothing
can heaL It is thought, however, that Nel
lie ba< gone back to England with a determi
nation to faithfully perform her duties^, a
wife and mother, as she always has done,
and that she will make no effort to secure
the custody of her ohildren ‘with the view to
bringing them to the United States and
separating them permanently from their
The Dakota Oovaruorsblp.
Washington City, Oct IS.—The Da
kota Democrats ar* making a strong raid
upin Governor Gil Pierce, and the opinion
prevails that he will be superseded at an
early day. Dakota politicians think Mr.
Zitbach. of southern Dakota, will succeed
Governor Fierce, but others believe that the
governorship will be awarded to some prom
inent Democrat from the states, irrespective
at the plank in the platform of the Demo
cratic national convention pronouncing iu
favor of territorial home rule. This action,
it taken, will be construed as indicating the
speedy advance of Dakota as a state.
Ninety Per Cent. French Canadians.
Montreal, Oct 18.— Out of 280 deaths
from small-pox, last week, 263 were French-
Canadians. Judge Taschereau has decided
that the board of health is legally consti
tuted; that the city is rightfully in posses
hion of the Mt Royal hospital, and that
magistrates and justices of the peace can
convict for violations of the health laws.
This clear* away all the legal difficulties,
but the French are furious with rage at the
decisions, and it is feared that the exhibitiou
buildings will be mobbed again.
A Moral Question.
[The Argnnant.]
In the C rimean war a Russian frigate,
one night, was in danger of drifting on the
Cornish coast An English clergyman
caused the beacon-fire to be lit The ship
was saved; and at the dose of the war a
special message of thanks was sent by
Russia to the man who had saved from
destruction the man-of-war, which, it may
be supposed, very likely afterward des
troyed many English lives and much
property. iuv, -lergyman, of course,
acted ou instincts of numanity. Query;
Did he do right?
Regeneration of the Earthworm.
Miss Adele Field, in a communication
made to the Academy of Natural Sci
ence of Philadelphia, reports that the
common earthworm, after its head has
been cut off, has the power of regenerat
ing the whole of the dismembered por
tion. She recounts her with
such miuuteness of detail as seems to
show that error in her conclusions was
Sweating of the Feet.
(Scientific Exchange.)
A mieroscopist, Mr. Spencer Moore,
has shown that the bacteria which pro
duce or accompany “sweating of the
feet” are identical with those producing
chemical action in tho soiL In the latter
situation they reduce the sulphates to sul
phites and the phosphates to phosphites,
and in both situations are instrumental in
setting free ammonia.
Paper tli* t urning King.
Many manufacturers declare that paper
is the coming king that is destined in a
great measure to drive wood and iron to a
very great extent out of general use.
Buddhism in Vienna.
So large a colony of Japanese reside in
Vienna that a Buddhist temple is to be
erected there. The decorations and furn
iture will be sent from Japan.
Dry Kot.
A Russian experimenter has found that
thorough dryness maintained for twenty
four hours will destroy the parasite pro
ducing dry rot in wood
Effects of Cold.
[Scientific Journal.]
In the experiments of Coleman aud Mc-
Kendrick. as reported to the Glasgow
Philosophical society, a live rabbit sur
vived an hour's exposure to a temperature
of iOO degrees below zero. It was not
frozen, its body heat being reduced
only to 43 degree*. Liva frogs became
quite solid in half an hour at 20 to 30 de
grees below zero, and in two instances re
;overed from the freezing. Intense cold
for many hours failed to destroy micrO
jeoping organisms, whose vitality was
simply arrested by freezing, and was re
sumed when a suitable temperature wai
Don’t Barn Their Feet.
[National Stockman.] .
If yonr blacksmith insists upon burning i
four horses feet in order to make the«
shoes fit. hunt another farrier at once. SJ
The horseshoer that will do such a thing rj
is either an ignoramus or is too lazy to do ■
his work as it should be done
England's Rich Trio,
[lnter Ocean.!
The three men who pay taxes on the
highest assessed value of personal prop
srty in Great Britain are GUes Loder,
#15,000,000; Richard Thornton, #14,000,-
00, and Baron Lionel Rothchild, #13,-
Electricity on the Elevated.
Nxw York, Oct 16.— Trains propelled
entirely by electricity will begin running on
the Ninth Avenue Elevated road next Mon
day from Fourteenth to Fifty-fourth street,
two miles. It is expected that they will
make the distance in seven minute*. It is.
also expected that electric motors will re
place steam motors on all the elevated road*
within the coming year.
Six Thousand for His Byes.
Chicago, Oct. 16. Patrick Retdy recov
ered a judgment for $6,000 damages
Wednesday before Judge Anthony against
Marcus C. Stearns. Keidy lost both of his
eyes by the premature explosion of a blast
in a stone quarry owned by Stearns, where
he was employed.
I’rlo# of lee at Panama.
[Panama Star and Herald.]
We are advised by the ifoeton Ice com
pany that prices of ice have been reduced
from 10 cents per pound Ml round to 6
cents per pound wholesale, and 7 * cents
per pound retail. These prices are an
approximation to old rates, and are an ad
vantage which the public will appreciate.
(ten. Wa-hlngtoa’s Horse*.
Washington, it is said, was very proud
of his coach horses, and bad them carefully
groomed Before using them on special
occasions he had their teeth picked and
washed aud their hoofs polished and var
nished. The shoes were solid silver.
Tr*c!i«ra' Wage*.
The school teachers of the United State*
draw wages to the amount of $60,000,000
yearly—an average of S4OO each. They
are worth the money.
An Op—la* for Amort an* Enterprise.
Washington City, Oct lg—la a dis
patch to th* state department, dated Rapt
f T, the dragoman of th* United States lega
tion at Tabaran givas th* substance of a
conversation with th# Persia* minister
of foroign affairs in whioh bia #*-
asllanoy a-had wbathar Urn Americana
? would ongag* to business to Persia,
a* th* Pardon govamasaat was disposed to
offer a vary facility to its power to improvs
lrnstmnr relations between Panto and tba
United States. Any proposals by Americans
for oonosarion* of tramways, rail way a,
mines, or commercial projects ha said
would receive the mart serious and favor*,
bte coostdsntoio* from the Persian
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