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A MAN AND HIS KNIFE.
AnccdotM Typical of a Rapidly Vanishing Phaie of American Life. As a hunter James Bowie did more than credit to Ilia blood and training. Off- Hand with a rifle he could bring down u wild goose flying high overhead and put his bullet in the nock five times out of •even. But marksmanship bordering on the marvelous was a common attribute thereabout. What gave the young sawyer distinction was another story, writes Mar tha McCulloch-WUllams In Harper's. Beveral sorts of another story, in fact. He could not merely shoot deer running, out lasso them in fair chase over the prairie. give them a fall. and. if it pleased him so to do. fetch them in alive and un harmed. He could likewise lasso a horse from the wild herds, mount him without inybody’s help and stay upon his back, no matter what was done, until the terrified beast had run himself tame. Byway of variety, sometimes the losso was cast over a big bull alligator waddling from swamp to swamp. When it hud been drawn taut, holding tall and jaws In !ensh, young Bowie mounted the scaly oack and rode there, laughing and shout ing, while tho ast.oiishcd saurian went bellowing with rage toward his sjvampy haunts. The opal production of Queensland Australia, is becoming very important. More than SIOO,OOO worth of rough stones were exported last year. In the western districts of the colony the opal deposits are very considerable. The Queensland opal is of brilliant quality, and experts pronounce it to be equal to the best Hun garian varieties. Low Kate* Via I'nlon Pacific. To Salt Lake and return, October 3rd and 4th $1S.I») To Omaha and return. Tuesdays and Fridays 19.00 To Chicago 21.75 To St. Louis 22.00 To Pittsburg anil return. October 7th .18.90 We have many others. Ask about them. Ticket office*. 941 Seventeenth street. “Does autumn make you sad?'' “Yes. I'm black and blue from falling over house plants in the hall." Wo-Vo-Bac for Fifty Cents. Guaranteed tobacco habit cure, makes weak mt". i frong. blood pure. 50c. Cl. All druggist* "Is Tlmpson such dreadfully poor pay?” "Poor pay? Even his lawyer can't get any money out of him.'' m *rn h urn i Sure r Cure for I Colds When the children jje, their feet wet and take cold give them a hot foot bath, a bowl of hot drink, a dose of Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral, and put them to bed. The chances are they will be all right in the morning. Con tinue the Cherry Pectoral « few days, until all cough has dis appeared. Old coughs are also cured; we mean me coughs of bron chitis, weak throats and irritable lungs. Even the hard coughs of consumption are always made easy and frequently cured by the continued use of : Cherry : pectoral Every doctor knows that wild cherry bark is the best remedy known to medical sconce for soothing and heating inflamed throats and lungs. Rut OHS Of Dr. Ayer’s Cherry Pectoral Plasters over your lungm Jtbm Heel Hodkta! Advrtmo From! We now have tome of the moet emi nent physicians In the United states. Unusual opportunities and long experi ence eminently lit them for giving you medical advice. Write freely an the ’“"“’"MUSI'Kb.C.ATgH. Lowell, Maas. SLICKER WILL KEEP YOU DRY. or rubber coat. It you want a coat that will keep you dry In the hard est storm buy the Fish Brandi Slicker. If not for sale in your town, write for catalogue tn W^mmm A^TOWERjfcston^las* AUTOMATIC 6RIP HECK YOKE SN ACCIDENT AND LIFE PRESERVER. Greatest Keck Yoke ever In rented, combining nr.nmyM - inrabtltty and safety. Hand •omely painted. Win aiiuw tongue to drop If traces become loose. Ko rattle. PRICKS. W Plain, unnlckeled 11.00 SL Nickel Loops and Acorn Heads i.no Nickel Centers i.as Nickel Tips and Centers.... 1.75 Centers, without Yoke M turn wagon Grip Ring 65 Mada la three.gbes. to lit polo tips IH to 1M- Band for ran lllaatraUd circular. Liberal Tons* to Agents. Address, AUTOMATIC GRIP NECK YOKE CO. •1 Hardlag Street, Indian* poll* tad. Steep your tea; don’t boil it Directions in every pack age of Schilling t But. m GENERAL WHEELER. A correspondent of the Washington Capital writes: General Wheeler is one of the few men who‘have come out of this war without anything but glory in their records. Ills life has been a somewhat curious mixture of the most dashing and picturesque ad venture anti the most uninteresting of drudgery. A West Point lieutenant Just entering upon his military caroe at the beginning of the civil war, he unhesitatingly devoted his heart ami bis hand to the fortunes of the Con federacy and became the most dating and successful cavalry leader of the South, possibly of the whole country. Wheeler’s exploits during those four years were told with glee by the Con federates and with a mlxtue of admi ration and gnashing of teeth by the Union officers whom lie circumvented. When Lee surrendered and Jefferson Davis was a prisoner, Wheeler, loyal as ever to the cause for which lie had fought for four long years, risked his life and freedom in an attempt to res- I cue Davis. It failed, and when the I turmoil of war had a little subsided j aud the knights of the Lost Causi | gathered themselves together lo fact the future, Wheeler, practical, plucky and uncomplaining as ever, was to Ik found grubbing a living out of his farm in Alabama. They wanted him to in professor of philosophy in the Louis Seminary, hut he declined that offer aud kept on practicing law and agriculture with equanimity uml success. The Forty-seventh Congress saw him in the House, and after that noth ing except a war would have dislodged him from his seat. Whenever .here has been any development which look ?d like war he lias always been tin first to tender his services to the gov *rument. For the last thirty years In ins had what one might call a stand ng determination to continue his mill ,ay career when lie had a chance, li is my belief that if we had an admin istration foolish and obstinate enough to refuse him a commission he would hnve shouldered a rifle and gone t« the frout ns a private, and he would have inevitably come out of the tlglii wearing shoulder straps. He ‘.a nol the kind of man to lie ignored. The stories which have clustered about Wheeler’s career in this wai would make an interesting l»ook all by themselves. He not only climbed a tree to reeonnoiter the enemy’s canq —and It wasn’t u cactus or a coconnui palm, as some of the enterprising art ists tried to make us believe—but it is reported Hint lie climbed the tree mi tier which the capitulation was signed .it Santiago, and sent a leaf thereof tc each of his constituents. lam inclin ed to doubt this yarn. O’f course it i> a picturesque thing to think of—the slender, active little general sitting in the crotch of a limb busily picking leaves enough to fill barrels, and leav ing the tree as bare n» a barber's pole, but it is my belief thnt if there really was a barrelful of leaves picked off that tree. Wheeler sent some small Cu ban boy up to do it. He never does an odd thing for the sake of being odd. It is certain, however, that hr did send a good many of his friends leaves from "that there tree." and that they prize them most highly. Wheeler's behavior at Santiago has furnished the subject for almost tin ouly real war poem which has appeal ed during the war. You have all read it. It is called "Wheeler at Santiago." and is by James Lindsay Gordon. 'I t. poem lias been copied all over the Uni ted States, and the story of that day lias been told everywhere, but I am going to tell it over again. Wheeler, not being any more acclimated than the rest of the army, was, like his men. attacked by the fever of the coun try, ami was not able to lift his head for several days. He was carried here and there and directed operations from ids cot. But when the time came to ai tack Santiago he was so ill that it was not thought liest to inform him just when the attack would take place. But he heard the roar of guns from afar and he was not to be let or hin dered. He told them to put him into an ambulance and take him to the front, and there is more power in the little major general’s say so, even when he is helpless with fever, than there is in tho blatant roaring of a big six-foot bully. They put him Into that ambulance and started for the front. On the way they met the litters with the wounded, aud the newspaper cor respondents bear witness as to the mis erable inadequacy with which these unfortunates were provided for. Wheeler was out of that ambulance and In the saddle in about a minute &nd a half, and though almost any man in bis army could have picked him up and carried him, nobody ventured to oppose his determination to go to the front. And then ne rode to the front, and the sight of him put new life into the whole army. Gordon tells it in words which thrill one like the sound of drum and fife. There is nothing in the whole his tory of warfare more dramatic than that Incident. It will live as long as there Is an American to be thrilled by the sight of the starry flag. It will bo a bond of union forever between Nort h and South—that day at Santiago. From Mach ias bay to Puget sound from Rangeley lake and the Adlron (lacks to Key West, and then again from Manila and Honolulu round the world to Porto Rico. Wherever Amor leans live and die under the flag, no body will refuse to cheer the name of Joseph Wheeler. . m«n I. llkMr to owk, mi ,. takts In public a* in private Mf*,” aa >.> the charitable man. “•»««<• S««or SMthtin, ' But there are some mistakes for which there is no excuse.” “For example?” "Well, about the worst da Tils ■ u» KMr wm haws Mads o*s^« COUNTRY versus CITY. A Cavalry nun at Denver Expresses e Stroup Preference. “Thank (iod, we are going back to Grant!” exclaimed Corporal Low when the order relieving him and Ids mate from recruiting duty arrived. "Den ver is the very devil to a man who ia used to a trooper's life. An unending row of dreary houses on one side, an unending row of si ill drearier houses oil the other! I look at them and try to look beyond lo see the rolliug prai ries. but can’t do it. Everywhere there is nothing but people ploddlug sluggishly along, carrying bundles or leading dull newspapers. “Why don’t men get out of towns and see something of life? Why do they want to stay emqied up within tin* four walls of a stuffy building for ever. and eat eh cold and drink whis ky aud quinine? Why do they want to read books when there are the vastly more interesting pages of na ture unfolding themselves every min ute before their eyes. If they would lint go to where nature is unham pered? "The life of a cavalryman may not bo all pleasure, but it is infinitely freer and inllnitely more wholesome than the lift* of the man of tin* city. 1 ask nothing better than my horse and the fresh air of Grant, however hot it may lie in summer or however cold in winter. Deliver me from the microbes i>f civilization! Deliver me from the musk and frills of society! Give me a cactus plain in preference. A man feels like a man when lie can stretch his arms without poking his fingers into a chandelier mid can fill Ids lungs without inhaling a housemaid’s dust. "What good is a hundred thousand dollars when you hnve got to spend the interest on it and eat into the principle to pay drug bills and buy hothouse bouquets? The perfume of a purple cactus blossom or one wliiff of a wild rose found after a ride of a dozen miles in the dawn bents all the odors of all tho potted plants tlint a sickly city sun ever nourished. "And if they only give me the good sorrel nag I had when I was a pri vate." concluded Corporal Low. who lias been promoted since liis stay in Denver, “then to tin* (logs with tho city, and limy I never see it again as long as I live.” THE RUSH FOR GOLD. From the Times, Bluffs, 111. The rush of gold seekers to the Klondike brings thrilling inoniories to the "forty niners" still alive, of the time when they girdled the continent or faced tho terror! of the great American desert on the journev to the land of gold. These pioneers tell so -e experiences which should be heeded by >ld seekers today. Constant exposure nil faulty diet killed large numbers, while nearly all the survivors were afflicted with disease, many of them witn rheums tism. Nuch a sufferer was Adam Van gundy, who now resides at Bluffs, 111., where he has been justice of the peace and was the first president of the board of ~ trustees. In a •recent inter view he said: 'y “I had been a sufferer of rheumatism “A Forty-niner." for a number of years and tha pain at times was very intenso. I tried all the proprie tary medicines I could think or near of. but received no relief. “I Anally placed my case with several physicians and doctored with them for some time, hut they failed to do me any good. Finally, with my hopes of relief nearly exhausted, I read an article regard ing Dr. Williams’ Pink Pills for Pele Peo ple. which induced me to try them. I was anxious to get rid of the terrible disease, and bought two boxes of the pills. I began using them about March, 1897. After I had taken two boxes I was completely cured, and tho pnin has never returned. I think it is the best medicine I have ever takon, and nm willing at any time to sign my name to any testimony setting forth its good merits." (Signed) Ai»am Vanqundt. Subscribed and sworn to before me, this 29th day of September, 1897. Franklin C. Frxx, Notary Public. Mr. Vangundv’s statement ought to be regarded as a criterion of the good merits of these pills, and what better proof could a person want than the above facte. These pills stand unrivalled as a tonic for the blood. MOVING A CITY. Japan Will Prevent I’estllence In a Forma sa Town. It Is probable thnt the action of the Japanese government In ordering the de struction of tlie City of Teckchatn, For mosa, and the removal of nil of its inhab itants to n new location, is probably with out u precedent in history. The city is situated on the northwest coast of the island, and has been frequently subject to pestilence, with the sacrlllce of thousands of lives. The phenomenon being called to the utentlon of the government, an inves tigation was ordered by sanitary experts, who reported that the city was built upon a swamp, und that at certain seasons of the year poisorons gases issued from the ground, whereupon an order was issued to Mr. Sakurai, the governor, to select a new location as convenient to the old one as possible, where the natural conditions were healthful. A now city was laid out by experts, and each property holder in the old one was assigned a site that cor responded In area with that he occupied nt Teekcham, and in* was given twelve months to remove his buildings and be longings. Sewers, roadways and sidewalks, public buildings, water works, and all other pub lic Improvements were laid out by the government In the new city without ex pense to the people, but they are required to pay the cost of the removal of their own property. This is not so expensive an undertaking as one might suppose, be cause most of the houses and other build ings in Teekcham. as well as In other cities, are built of the very lightest wood en material, and a Japanese house offers the advantage of being taken apart with out difficulty or injury. The undertaking Is a notable illustration of the enterprise and the wisdom of the Japanese government. Boulevards Id Cities. The great boulevards of the old world arc magnificent in comparison with the comparatively narrow avenues to which the name of boulevard has been given in America. It is rare that the name of boulevard is given to any avenue in the obi world that is less than 200 feet in width.—Meehans’ monthly. Don’t ftbseeo S#!t and Smoko Yow Uto Away. To quit tobacco easily and forever, be tnsg netlc, full of life, nerve and vigor, take No-To- Uac. the wonder-worker, that makes weak men strong. All druggist*. Mo. or Si. Cure guaraa teed. Booklet and sample free. Address Sterling Remedy Co.. Cbieago or New York. There are 2.100 church-bell lingers in the diocese of Oxford. This Is tne largest number in any diocese. Exeter comes rec or.d ar.d Devon third. U. I r-a Navy. Ainu si every day gozno now fact leaks "in show tin* utter wortliless ness of ihi Spanish war material. It has just heroine noised around Hint wiieu it was announced tlint Coninio doro Wats,in was mining with a fleet to harass the Spanish const tin* moni tor I’nigc, ida was supplied with am munition and ordered for gun practice. On the i "lifth round her two I”-centi nietur t-1.7”-iiiehi guns been me useless, one of (li, gunners being nearly killed by a flying screw. The Growth of £oc!alL«m. The growth of socialism is due to the standing armies of the world in which men are often made to enlist, mid thus become discontented. The growth , f a stronger race is due to Hostetler’s stomach Bitters, which is the best medicine for costiveness, dys pepsia. fever, ague and all nervous troubles. Try one bottle. M h it War Tcnclie*. The \ Iwnt.MTH who went to war and put up . , iho four months' cooking l>v a man \> 1... didn't know :< stewpan when he met c n thr road will hereafter have some id ~f the suffering of a man who marrb - ;rirl who can t cook and doesn't learn. Thoughts of having to put up with the! bind of cooking till death steps In should make the returning soldiers very cautious in selecting wives. The laws don't provide a mustoriog-out pro cess for a man who lias no other reason for complaint than that his wife's meals ilon t soil him. it is an enlistment for life.—Atchison Oh.be. Ilranty In 111 on <1 D««p. Clean blood means a clean skin. No b:autv without it. I 'u-carets, Candy Cathar tic cleans your b'nod and keens it cloan, by stirring up the lazy liver and driving all im purities f rum the body. Begin to-day to Danish pimple-, I oils, blotches, blackheads, and tbfttsieklv biliouscomploxion bv taking Cascarots. I,emit) for ten cent*. All drug viats. satisfaction guaranteed. ’0c.86c.600. ”J didn't think Scooter would run for Congress - i :!■ anti-war platform." "You don't kii"\v him. he'd run on any platform." “Is youi French , "-d< ~ success?” "Yes; .ve can't • • i <>f us t«■ 11 him when things lon'i suit us. Chat* With Mother* CURES GUARANTEED. Book mailed free upon ropiest. Mothers remedy, easy to take, safe ami pleasant. No home secure without it Croup. Coughs. Colds, Fevers. Quinsy, Catarrh, whether nose, throat or stomach. Uiptheria and Sore Throats, all overcome bv using Muco-Kolvent. Costs only *1 : i- worth its weight in diamonds. Write us. IVe need agents. Muco-Solveut Co., Chicago, 111. “Captain Mlzzcntop Is an active officer." ‘Active? lie w.is tin- tirst man on the lecture pin (form after the war closed.” Tlio Iton-mn Why The Union Pacific Is doing nearly all the business from Colorado to tin* Omaha Ex positlon Is because they have the kind of acf-mmodminns and the trains that the people want. Ticket office. 911 Seventeenth str* • t. "Why do poets wear long hair?” “They feel more picturesque than other people, and can't always prove it bv their po etry." I believe my prompt use of IMso’s Care prevented quick consumption.--Mrs. Lucy \Vtillnce, Marquette, Kims.. Dec. 12, 1893. "jibber 'healed we out of every dollar I put Into his business." "Can’t you do anything?" "No; he got out first with tha report that I had eheated him." Sdacnte Your Bowel* With Casraret*. Candy Cathartic, cure constipation forever. Uto. 16c IfC-CC- fall, druggists refund money. "Ha* William complained much since he came home from camp?" "Yes; he •ays our beds are too soft and lie has 'aught cold sleeping in the house." ‘TOE-GUM “ CURES CORNS Or money back. 35c nt all druggists. "What's the matter with Mrs. Stew makei "She's furious with the War Department, because her husband was seasick on the way hack from Cuba." Mr*. Winslow'*Noothlr.g Syrup For jhllUron teething,*nft<-ii» tlie gum*, red lire* Inflam mation,a ll.tjr* pain, cure* wind colic. 26 i-enta it huttla "Who is the best man at a wedding'.’" "The clergyman, of course; he gets paid.” Hall’* Catarrh Cure Is a constitutional cure. Price, 75c. I wonder what induced Miss Jubb to go on the stage?” "Her parents started it by naming her Philomela." To Cara Constipation forever. Take Caeca ret* Candy Cathartic. 10c or 26a If C. C- C. fall to cure, druggist* refund money. 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It is far in advance of all other laxatives, as it acta on tho kidneys, liver and , bowels without irritating or weaken- £ ing them, and it does not gripe nor I nauseate. In order to get its beneficial l effects, please remember the name of i the Company— CALIFORNIA FIG STROP CO. ! •AST PMAKCISCtf. Cal. tatailUl, Ky. NEW TOU.I.T. \ HliS. FINKHAM’S WARNING TO WOMEN. Noglect is tha Forerunner of Misery and Suffering- A Grateful Hus band Writes of Hia Wife’s Recovery. Nearly oil tlic ill health of women is traceable to some derangement of the feminine organs. These derangements do not cure themselves, and neglect of the sensations resulting from them is only putting Pathetic stories are constantly coming to Mrs. 'rT~i Pinkham of women whose neglect has resulted in serious heart trouble and a whole train of woes. Here is the story of a woman who was helped by Mrs. Pinkham after other treatment failed: Dear Mrs. Pinkham: It affords nx great ple:iMire to bo able to state that my wife owes her health to your medicine Ciias. . Mrs. Butcher, Fort Meyer, Va. The healing and strengthening power of Lydia E. Pinkham’s Vegetable Compound for all fe male ills is so well established thnt it needs no argument. For over twenty years it lias been used by women with results that tire truly wonderful. Mrs. Pinkham invites all women who are, puzzled about their health to write to her at Lynn, Mass., for advice. All such correspondence is seen by women only, and no charge is made. A Million Women Have Been Benefited by Mrs. PlnKliam’s Advkeand Medicine ITo the Rescue. A "Batt!§A% was in danger • PLUG there would be Z an army of men (who chew it) ready 5 to rescue it: —large enough to shovel • Spain off the map of Europe. 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