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CAI'TIKE OP TWO DESPERADOES
IN A LONELY KENTUCKY
MERCER THE HERO OF IT.
A THRHjLIHG TALE TOLD BY AN
IOWA POSTOFFICE INSPEC
SMALL P.OY AN ABLE ASSISTANT.
"Colorado Kid" untl Hlw Accomplice
Trapped *» r ltho_t the Sh oil dins'
ox' Any Blood.
Special to the Glnbe.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 4.— Postoffice
Inspector VV. G. D. Mercer, of lowa,
is one of the most interesting charac
ters in the secret service of the govern
ment, and can tell more hair raising
experiences than any ether inspector
who has been fortunate pnougn to
escape from so many tight places
alive. In 1594 the chief inspector wrote
to the head of the department at Chi- j
cago, asking for a report of three or
four of the most daring captures of
criminals for that district; ar.d to Mr.
Mercer's credit, let it be said, that the
chief inspector was favored with four
of his cases.
Mr. Mercer was here recently, and in
the midst of a lot 'of lowa friends he
told some of his personal reminis
cences. He said:
"Some years ago I was detailed to
effect the capture of two men who
were supposed to be engaged in han
dling spurious money, and who were
operating in Missouri and Southern Il
linois. The clue on which I had to
work was so meager that I had abso
lutely no description of the men, so
that I could identify them, and no in
formation whatever as to the past His
tory of one of them. I learn__ that me
' other man had killed two men, _ut had
escaped punishment each time; once by
a technicality, and the second time by
a plea of insanity. I struck th-; trail
* after much difficulty in the vicinity of
Akron, Col., and traced them to East
„t Louis, but found on my arrival
there that they had left for parts un
known. I learned, however, that one
of the men had a sweetheart in St.
Louis and I spent several days culti
vating her good graces.
"1 remained in St. Louis a while ana
was getting much disheartened at my
ill success, when one day I discovered
an envelope on the woman's writing |
' desk which was addressed in a man's
handwriting and bore the postmark of
a little country postoffice away down in
the swamp, of the Ohio river, near
Paducah, K>". I learned from this wo
man that she had a gentleman friend
living at this place, and surmised that
he and one of the men I was after were
one and the same person. According
ly I visited the little village incognito,
_nd remained in the vicinity of the
postoffice for several days. I was final
ly rewarded by the apeparance of a
man Who went into the office and ask
ed for mail, using the same name that
[ had learned was his assumed name
In that vicinity. He received a letter,
K-hich I 1: id previously posted as a de
:•,.>-, and started tot Hie swamp, known
m that region as the Big Bay swamp.
["flogged his footsteps for several miles
to a point where he entered the dark
recesses of the bog, and then retraced
my steps tn Taducah, and there learn
ed that the owner of the timber land
In and around the swamp lived there.
"I visited that gentleman, whom I
found to tie a typical Kentuekian, and
he inform* d me thai he had some forty
or fifty men engaged In logging, chop
ping, etc., in the swamp, and that he
regarded them as dangerous peopl--.
and had no doubt that many of them
were refugees from justice. When I
had disclosed my identity, and inform
ed him of my mission, he warned me
not to attempt to go into the swamp
after the men, unless I was accom
panied by a large posse, as he himseil '
would r.oi dare to go there except m
broad daylight, and then only when
armed \<> the tei th.
"I went to the local authorities cf
the county in which the swamp was lo
cated, and they politely declined to ac
company me, and suggested that J
might better secure the aid of some
United States officials. It would have
taken me quite a while to have done
as they suggested, and fearing that
the men wanted, might suspect my
mission and escape, 1 decided to effect
their capture with such assistance as i
could muster at Paducah or vicinity.
"Accordingly on the following morn
ing, which was Sunday, 1 hired a team
and started. There was a drizzlin.y
rain all day and about two or three
incht s of '.v I snow was cm the ground.
The reads being very rough and hilly,
it was late in tin- afternoon when I ar
rived in th vicinity of my destina
tion. T was getting thoroughly chilled
and somewhat disheartened until J
came to the foot of a long, steep
hill at the top of which I could s c
smoke circling above ihe trees. This
had th.- effect of reviving my benumb
ed faculties/ and J kne-v that I was
at least in the neighborhood of human
"On leaching the top of the hill, I
discovered a comfortable log house, in
front oi which was a boy about seven
teen years of age. chopping fire wood.
T stopped the now thoroughly tired
horse, and asked tree boy if he would
like to earn a dollar. He replied: 'Yas
par and be glad of it.' I told him to
get' his cap and accompany me. In a
few minutes we started off down the
road £#ld when we had gone a short
dislar.ee I asked him if he knew the
location of the swamp, and who and
what kind of people were located
"He replied that he had often beer,
down among the shanties. I gave him
as good a description of the men I
was after as I could, and he at once
paid that he was quite well acquainted
with both of them, and at once began
a recital of the fighting qualities of
th- man known as "Colorado Kid.
and among other things said that he
had seen the Kid put a carpet tack
in the trunk of a tree and walk oft
ten paces and hit the target seven
times out of ten.
"I stated to the boy that I wanted
him to pilot me to the shanty occupied
by the two men, and he at once signi
fied his willingness to do so, but he
paid that if that was where I was go
ing that we might as well stop and tie
the team, as we could not go any fur
ther, but would have to walk the re
mainder of the way.
"After some further questioning. I
found that we were about three miles
from the shanty. I then explained to
him that I was a United States officer,
and that I was going into the swamp
to arrest the two men. and warned
him that in the event that T was un
successful or lost my life, that It might
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be made very uncomfortable for him,
and the people would no doubt regard
him as a traitor, but that if he wa_
willing to take the risk, I would pro
vide him with a good revolver to de
fend himself and deputize him as my
"1 watched the lad's features for any
sign of cowardice, and I shall never
forget the glint of that boy's eyes as
I placed in his hands a trusty revolver
wtiich I had carried many times before
oi. similar occasions. I then spent some
time in explaining to the boy the use
ar.d handling of a pair of handcuffs,
which I finally turned over to him.
"We then started on foot for the
swamp, my young companion taking
the lead. We soon reached a ravine,
and following this for, perhaps two
miles, we finally struck the swamp. 1
shall never forget the feeling of utter
loneliness that came over me. We
were between the dark waters of the
swamp on the left, while on our right
rose the black bluffs for perhaps three
"We finally ascended a little emin
ence and the boy, who was still lead
ing the way, stopped suddenly, and
pointing his finger down the path said
in a whisper, 'there's the shanty.'
"I have always regarded it as provi
dential that there was some three or
four inches of wet snow on the ground,
which buried the dry twigs and leaves
so that they did not make a sound un
der our feet. Another providential
thing for us was that there was a
heavy cypress tree which had fallen
across our path, and lay between us
and the shanty, possibly thirty feet
from the house, which was so con
structed that the rear of the shanly
was on the edge of the swamp and the
door opened against the bluff side of
the ravine, while we were approaching
the gable end of the shanty and it had
"Among other things I also discover
ed some wearing apparel hanging out
on the limbs of the trees near the
shanty, and correctly surmised that
this was their wash day. We had not
thus far exposed our persons, except
sufficiently for our heads to appear
over the eminence; so that the best
plan for us to pursue was to lie down
in the wet snow and crawl to the
cypress three, which would serve as a
good hiding place. The distance was
about six hundred feet, and aft<*r
crawling on our hands and knees, we
finally reached the tree unobserved.
"I turned over on my side and
brushed the snow off of me as best 1
could, and looked at my young cora
i panion. I was d'-lighted to find no
trace of fear or cowardice, but on the
j contrary he seemed impatient for the
"Just a.t this juncture, a man, the
one supposed to be the least dangerous
ul" the two, came out of the cabin with
a wash tub turned over his head, and
a wash board under his arm. and start
ed off in the direction of the neighbor-
Vffll I N 'ft I C s^>^
.'ll teach him a lesson.
ing shanties. I thought it best not to
f. How him, so we waited until he was
out "i" sight and hearing, and then we
rose to our feet, brushed the snow from
our clothing, tip-toed around the fallen
tree, ar.d«my young friend keeping close
by my side, we made a dash for the
"Fortunate for us, the alleged mur
d< !• r was sitting on a rude stool vrith
his hack to the dcor, his feet perhaps
ten or twelve inches from the floor, his
aims resting on his knees while he was
reading some yellow-backed literature.
My revolver was within a few inches of
his temple before he could say 'Jack
Robinson.' I commanded him to throw
up his hands and he looked up at me
with a sullen, dangerous gaze, and
made a motion as if to draw his re
volver. I warned him that instant
death awaited such action, and told
him to hold up his hands quick. Then
he weakened and did as he was bidden.
"I have placed scores of men in irons
myself, and have seen others before put
men In irons, but to this day I have
never seen a man so quickly
and so dextrously placed in irons
as that boy accomplished the
feat on this occasion. I instruct
ed my assistant to search the
prisoner and he took from his person
two loaded revolvers and some $1,200 in
spurious money. I then placed the man
in the center of the room, and, giving
the boy the two revolvers that he had
fi u ml, informed him that I was going
• oit. and my return was very uncertain,
thai he had better keep a sharp look
out. I told him to keep close watch on
the prisoner and if he moved hand or
foot to fill his body full of lead, for we
were in too perilous a position to stand
"The boy smiled and said: 'Never
mm' boss, you go ahead. We'll both
be here when you come back.'
"1 went out and down the path taken
by the other desperado, and in a short
time effected his capture without any
tmuble. and brought him to the shanty
where the two fellows lived.
"With my young assistant standing
guard over them. 1 searched the shanty
and succeeded in finding various arti
cles necessary to cause their conviction,
and while thus engaged my young
friend warned me that a number of
persons were congregating about the
cabin. I stepped to the door and or
(1. red them on pain of death to dis
pel se to their places of abode, and we
then took up the line of march to where
our team was tied.
"We had progressed about fifty yards
when the man known as the 'Colorado
Kid.' stopped short, and said: "We do
not have to walk, you can't make us
walk and you must provide us with a
conveyance.' I replied that it was true
that I could not make them walk, but
that on yonder bluff three miles away
was tied a team of strong black horses.
They have been securely tied with a
strong rope halter, and with that halter
anund their necks I could drag them
out I said: 'Take your choice and be
muck about it. too.' He sullenly start
ed up the path, and in due time we
reached the conveyance and had our
prisoners lodged in jail.
"On the way up the path one of the
mer turned to me and said: 'Boss, do
v. v have any idea where you would
have been now had you broken a twig
when nearing the cabin?' I replied
that I did not care to talk about that,
and the man relapsed into silence.
"I have been in many places when
tbe danger of personal violence and
death stared me in the face, but among
th- number of men that I have been
associated with in work of this char
acter, I have never met nor heard of a
case of greater genuine personal cour
age and heroism than that displayed by
my faithful assistant on that occasion;
a boy not over seventeen years of age.
"The men were convicted and sen-,
fenced to the penitentiary. Since then
'Colorado Kid' has lost his reason and
is now a raving maniac in the United
States insane asylum."
THE SAI-VX PAUL GLOBE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1897.
BAH OF TflE GfIUHGH
WHAT IT MEANS TO BE THE SUB
JECT OF A PAPAL EXCO3I
THE ROYAL . DUELISTS.
UNTIL PENITENT THEY WILL BE
DEBARRED PROM THE
POWER DERIVED FROM BIBLE.
Many Sovereigns Have SniTered.
From the Displeasure of the
The formal excommunication by the
pope of th 3 Count of Turin and of
Prince Henri of Orleans because of
their participation in the recent duel,
which has challenged the attention of
the civilized world, renews interest in
one of the great powers claimed for the
papal see, says the New York Herald.
In its broadest sense excommuiiica.
I— Pony — Here's that mean blacksmi th that always burns my feet.
4— Hot stuff, ain't it? Good-bye.
tion is an ecclesiastical censure by
which a Christian is separated from
the communion of the church. Catho
lic authorities claim that it is a power
included in the power of the keys, or
of binding and loosening, by
Christ to Peter and the apostles. They
deduce it from our Savior's words, "He
that will not hear the church, let him
be to thee as the heathen and the pub
lican." (Matt, xviii., 17.) For to treat
a man as a heathen and a publican is
to repel him from the church and all
things sacred — that is, to excommuni
The same authorities hold that St.
Faul put into practice the power of ex
communication when he said of the in
cestuous Corinthian, "I have already
judged him that hath so done, in the
name of our Lord Jesus Christ, you be
ing gathered together, and my spirit,
with the power of our Lord Jesus, to
deliver such a one to Satan." (I. Cor
inthians, v.. 3.)
St. Augustine comments thus upon
this passage: "Because outside the
church is the devil, as within it is
Christ, and accordingly he who is sep
arated from the communion of the
church is, as it were, delivered to the
MAJOR AND MINOR.
There are two forms of excommuni
cation recognized by the church, the
major and the minor. The minor is an
ecclesiastical censure by which the
Christian is deprived of the right to
participate in the sacraments. This is
a religious discipline inflicted for rela
tively small faults.
In former times the victim of a ma
jor excommunication was a pariah, an
outcast, from whose presence the faith
ful fled shuddering. The sentence was
pronounced upon him with the most
solemn and awful accompaniments.
The church was clothed in black, the
priests donned their most sombre hab
its. The organ was silenced. All the
assistants held lighted candles in their
hands. The officiating clergyman sol
emnly read from a book the curses
which were to follow the offender,
sleeping, waking or dying. The assist
ants reversed their candles and crushed
the light out under foot, a terrible sym
bol of the fact that the spiritual light
had been extinguished in the soul of
the condemned one.
Hence the excommunication is still
popularly known as excommunication
by bell, book and candle.
If the victim were a. sovereign and
refused to make submission, the pope
released his subjects from their vows
of allegiance, but made them in so far
responsible for the acts of their ruler
that services of all sorts were suspend
ed throughout the whole country. No
priest could say mass, or celebrate a
marriage, or hear confessions, or grant
absolution, or give the sacraments
even to the new born or the dying.
If the sovereign finally repented, his
reception back into the fold was equal
ly solemn. The bishop, acoempanied
by twelve priests in surplices, met him
at the door of the church. There the
bishop questioned the penitent whether
he was truly contrite. Satisfied of this
he and the assistant priests recited the
seven penitential psalms, interrupting
themselves from time to time to flog
the victim with a whip or a staff.
Then the formula of absolution was
pronounced and more prayers were
said, at the end of which the penitent
was readmitted into the communion
of the faithful.
The excommunication of Robert IL,
king of France, is perhaps the most
famous instance of a wholesale excom
munication of this sort. It was pro
nounced by a Roman council on the
ground that his marriage to his fourth
cousin Bertha, was incestuous. Car
dinal Saint-Pierre Damien, his con-
REVENGE IS SWEET.
temporary, in a letter, written to the
Abbe dv Mont-Cassin, reports that
"the terror felt by the people at this
sacerdotal edict is so great that every
body has fled from the presence of the
king, and only two little slaves remain
in the palace to care for him. Even
these look upon the vessels from which
he drinks or eats as having been con
taminated by his touch and they
throw them at once into the fire." Ro
bert, a man of a gentle and pious char
acter, eventually yielded to the pope's
Many other sovereigns have suffered
from the papal interdict with less and
less inconvenience to themselves as the
centuries succeeded one another. Na
poleon I. was naturally singled out at
the time of his divorce and remarriage,
when- he not only denied papal author
ity, but imprisoned his holiness. THk
excommunication, however, did not
afreet him very grievously. He found
quite enough complaisant clergy of his
own creation not merely to perform
the marriage in defiance of the pope,
but. also to administer the sacraments
to himself and to his subjects. Napol
eon 111. was also excommunicated at
one time for having connived at the
invasion of the States of the Church.
Victor Emmanuel, as the active agent
in the final invasion, was of course un
der the ban of the church until his
very deathbed, and King Humbert has
succeeded to his father's ecclesiastical
condition. Hence the Count of Turin
is only enjoying a family privilege.
THE CHURCH AND DUELING.
The attitude of the church toward
dueling is an uncompromising one.
It is true that in early ages it was
the custom to permit accuser and ac
cused to settle their dispute by duel,
and this mode of decision was looked
upon by the civil law as an appeal to
the judgment of God. Even church
men sanctioned the belief by practice
and precept. Thus, in the year 1144 tho
monks of St. Germain de Pres demand
ed a duel to prove that Etienne de Maci
had been wrong in imprisoning one of
their serfs. Champions for each side
were appointed. They fought long and
bitterly in the court yard of the monas
tery. "At last," says the contemporary
chronicler, "by the aid. of. God, the
champion of the abbey gouged out the
eye of his adversary and obliged him
to confess that he was in' the wrong."
Nevertheless, despite the example of
individual churchmen, there had grad
ually been growing up in the church a
sentiment against this form of appeal
to the God of Battles. $o early as 65r»
the council of Valence absolutely pro
hibited duels, imposing, penance for
homicide on the man Who killed his
antagonist and depriving a man slain
in a duel of the church's prayers. As
the duel lost its judicial character and
came under the ban of the secular law
the church opposed it with still greater
unanimity and vehemerice. Julius 11.
published a bull strongly condemning
it in 1510, while the council of Trent
excommunicated all who engaged in
duels and those w-ho counciled or pro
moted them, besides depriving persons
who died in a duel of Christian burial.
In 1752 Benedict XIV. censured those
who taught that a man might accept
a duel to save his reputation for cour
age or to keep his post as an officer
of the army. Moreover, theologians
teach that such excuses do not save a
man from sin against the natural law
or form incurring ecclesiastical penal-
So long as the ban of excommunica
tion lasts neither the Italian count nor
the French prince may attend mass or
receive the sacraments. Among the
sacraments is included that of mar-
riage. No Catholic priest could unite
either in the bonds of matrimony, hear
their confessions or give them com
But prompt submission and public
acknowledgement or their error will
suffice to restore both to their birth
A BONDED SERVANT.
How a Nesro Boy Is Held by an Ar
There was considerable excitement
on Pine street this afternoon, and cries
coming from the lips of some human
being in distress attracted a crowd in
front of the store of A. Perdue & Co.
A Graphic reporter heard of the ex
citement and hurried to the scene. He
entered the store and found Mr. Per
due and his son John greatly excited,
while in the rear of the building,
mourning bitterly, was a half grown
negro boy seated on a barrel, with
heavy chains locked about his ankles.
The reporter learned that the boy,
Mancy Williams by name and aged
fifteen years, has been bound over to
Mr. Perdue for a term of five years by
his parents. The negro says that he
did not get enough to eat and was not
treated properly, so he ran away. Mr.
Perdue captured him today, and is
holding him in bondage by means of
chains. The boy is bemoaning his fate.
Mr. Perdue undoubtedly has the law
on his side, but all the labor that he
gets from the colored boy will have
to be forced from him by means of the
lash, and that looks somewhat cruel
3— How does that strike you, old fellow?
these enlightened days when slavery
is a thing of the past.
As a measure to stop the boy from
crying about his chains, Mr. Perdue
administered a thrashing with a board.
—Pine Bluff (Ark.) Graphic.
FINE ART A TRINITY.
Hand, Hend nnd Heart Mast Meet in
Fine art is that in which the hand,
the head and the heart go together.
Greatness of art consists, first, in ear
nest and intense seizing of natural
facts; then the ordering these facts by
strength of human intellect, so as to
make them, for all who look upon
them to the utmost servicable, memor
able 'and beautiful. And thus great
art is nothing else than the type of
strong and noble life, for, as the ig
noble person in the dealing with all
that occurs in the world about him,
«ees nothing clearly— looks nothing
'firmly in the face, and then allows
himself to be swept away by the tor
rent and inexorable force of the things
that he would not foresee and could
not understand; so the noble person,
looking the facts of the world full in
the face and fathoming them with deep
faculty, then deals with them, in un
alarmed intelligence and unhurried
strength and becomes, with his human
intellect and will, no unconscious nor
insignificant agent in communicating
their good and restraining their evil.
Homer sang what we saw; Phidias
carved what he saw; Raphael painted
the men and women in their own caps
and mantles; and every man who has
risen to eminence in modern times has
done so by working in their way and
doing the things he saw.
DIVORCES IS ENGLAND.
According to Statistics Man Is Gen
erally tlie A-Jcrifved Party.
Publication of the divorce court statistics
ot England reveals an a-nomally of interest to
those familiar with divorce proceedings in this
country The most surprising feature about
them— so surprising, indeed, that were not
the figures absolutely beyond reproach, the
advanced woman would probably loudly pro
test against their fidelity— is that the ag-
Tifived party in these matrimonial suits
proves on about three occasions out of five
to have been the husband. Only 220 wives
found occasion to petition the court for re
lease from the bonds of matrimony, the same
application having been made by 3~ hus
band' The occupations of those who passe
through the divorce court seem also worthy
of note. Clerks, curiously enough, head the
list of suitors In these cases, though builders
and carpenters bracketed as equal run a
very good second. There were thirty-eight
ol the clerks on the cause list during the year
In question, and thirty each of the two latter
callings. Painters and merchant seamen and
officers follow next with 21; soldiers and naval
seamen with 18; farmers with 16; coachmen,
cabmen and carters with 15, and commercial
travelers with 12. The professions, it Is
rather surprising to find, come far behind
the trades. There are only 10 physicians and
surgeons, 5 solicitors and — mirabile dictu— 2
journalists. The rear of the list Is brought
up with a solitary barrister.
HOW SHE GOT FIVE CENTS.
New Dodge Employed by Some of
tlie Cash Girls.
A woman who was shopping in the base
ment of a large department store tells this
amusing story of her experience in being held
up for a trifling amount of money.
"I was making some purchases at one of
the bargain counters when a small cash girl —
a mere child— went up to the other girl, who
was waiting on me and said:
'"Oh, Miss please give me enough
money to pay my car fare. I haven't a penny
to my name."
"I can't be bothered now," said the other
girl with a show of indignation, '"how much
do you want?"
"Five cents. I'm getting bigger and 3
cents won't go any more."
"Haven't got it," said the other girl, look
ing into an empty pocketbook. "I'm awfully
sorry, Em, but that's the truth."
Of course there was nothing for me to do
but to offer the desired nickel, which I did.
and it was gracefully accepted with profuse
thanks. At the same time I caught the re
cipient of my charity giving a wicked wink
to the girl with the empty pocketbook, and I
saw that I had been deliberately "worked"
for the 5 cents. I wondered how many other
women had suffered, but it won't da for them
to try it on me again— that's all!"
DRUGS DO NOT STRENGTHEN.
Temporarily Stimulate Man by
llrawins on His Reserve Forces.
There is no drug yet discovered, so far as
we know, unless it be alcohol, which dis
tinctly adds force to the body when it i 3
taken, says the Therapeutic Gazette. All ot
the so-called "strengthening remedies," which
enable a man to accomplish more work when
he is under their influence, d* so not by
adding units of force to his body, but by
utilizing those units of force which he has
already obtained and stored away as reserve
force by the digestion of his food. Kola,
coca, excessive quantities of coffee and tea
and similar substances, while they tempora
rily cause nervous work to seem light, do so
only by adding to the units of force which a
man ought to spend in his daily life those
units which he should most sacredly preserve
as his reserve fund. The condition of the
individual who, when tired and exhausted,
uses these remedies, with the object of ac
complishing more work than his fatigued sys
tem could otherwise endure, is similar to that
of a banker who, under the pressure of finan
cial difficulties, draws upon his capital and re
serve funds to supplement the use of those
moneys which he can properly employ in car
rying on his business. The result in both
instances is the same. In a greater or less
time the banker or the patient, as the case
may be, finds that his reserve fund has dis
appeared -and that lie is a pecuniary or
The Bible's Endurance.
And so, because the Bible is the careful ex
pression of the divine thought citd desire it
is the one book that can never become out of
date, so long as there are dates at all to hu
man history. It cannot ne relegated to the
library shelf to collect upon itself the dust of
oblivion along with other tomes regarded as
obsolete. Since it is Bible once it is Bible
always. Its position is unique in literature,
since God, and not man (except in a subor
dinate sense), put it into literature. The di
vine name that appears on the title page is
a guarantee that no revision of the contents
will ever be required. God cannot make mis
takes, and He has made no mistakes with IJjs
Scriptures. A second edition of the Bible will
never be issued. There might during the
coming years, by the literary reduplications of
inventive human genius, be introduced a
second or third Shakespeare or another Mil
ton, but we will never — because we cannot —
have a new Bible.
SAILED AND STEERED HIS COW.
Nevt* EiiKlund Sea Captain Got His
Bulky Hovine to the Fair.
When 1 was down on Cape Cod last summer
I heard an amusing story about an old sea
captain and his cow, says The Outlook. Capt.
Patterson, after sailing the sea for more than
forty years, finally retired to a little farm
near Barnstable, where he settled down, with
a horse, cow and two or three dozen hens.
His cow, though a lank and stubborn crea
ture, was said to come from very good stock,
and when the Barnstable people took it into
their heads to have a fair captain Patterson
determined to exhibit his cow. But when the
day came for driving her to the grounds the
cow showed that she had a mind of her own,
and would not budge a step beyond the farm
yard gate. In vain the old captain tugged at
the rope, pommeled her sides and pushed
her flanks. The cow wanted to go to pasture
and was bound she wouldn't go to the fair.
Capt. Patterson's patience was very ne"arly
gone, when suddenly an idea occurred to him.
Though he was not strong enough himself to
force the cow to go to the fair, his training
suggested something that was. Tying the
cow to the gatepost, he went up into the loft
of his barn and threw down an old sail
stepped to a dorymast. Then he put a horse
blanket belt through an iron rine. .strapped
the belt around the cow, inserted the end
of the mast in the ring, and bound the mast
to the side of the cow with some fifty feet
The wind blew "quartering," and when the
captain united the cow and raised the sail j
the canvas swelled out over the row's back ;
and away she went "sliding" down the road, j
mooing and lunging, and trying to srop her- j
self in vain. Capt! Patterson seized her tail,
and, using it as a rudder, guided her skill
fully in the right direction. With every fresh
puff of wind the obstinate cow would be
hurled alor.e faster, while the dust blew up in
clouds, and the sail flapped and tugged, as
Capt. Patterson held to the majnsheet w.th
one hand and the cow's tail with the o*h?r.
It was a hard voyage for both of them, tut
not a long one, and when they came in sight
of the fair ground everybody ran out to see
the remarkable sight of a cow bf-ing sailed
through the streets like a ship. Cheers end
laughter filled the air. and when the captain
finally whirled his cow around at the gate
of the fair grou.-id and brought her neatly
"up into the wind" the shout that arose
might have been heard two miles away. Un
fortunately. Capt. Patterson's ciw did no*,
take one of the prizes for blooded stork, but
the captain himself was given a special prize
by the fair commissioners for "the b?st de- j
vice for getting balky cattle to marker."
LOST AND FOt'Xn.
DOG LOST— From 583 St. Peter St. large j
light-colored male pug dog: eight mrnthg
old; black muzzle; liberal rewa:d for re
turn of sane.
BARGAIN'S extraordinary in hou-eho'd goods
at the auction mart this we.*-k: too nu
merous to mention, too large a stock to be
described: must be seen to be appreciated.
The Auction Mart, A. G. Johnson, Auction
eer and Manager, 419 and 421 Jackson st.,
near Seventh st.
FOR SALE OR RENT— A brick hotel, th s
city; new building; 28 rooms; good location";
easy terms; on account of sickness of own
er. Address Wm. Pfaender Jr., New Ulm,
WANTED TO BUY.
SAFE— Medium size; must be cheap. Apply
\ 115 Endicott Arcade.
May lie left at the following loca
tions for insertion in the Daily and
Sunday Globe, at tlie same rates as
are charged by the nuiiu office.
_ _. DAYTON'S BLUFF.
Sever Westby (579 East Third *»V
- ST. ANTHONY HILL.
Emil Bull Grand ay. and St. Aibani
oT' •/"••Fro" & Co.. ..Selby and Western ay.
Mra,ght Bros Rondo and Gro'to at*
A. A. Campbell 235 Rondo st
A. T. Guernsey 171 Dale at
Bracken's Victoria and Selby ay.
. . _ MERRIAM PARK.
A L. Woolsey .. ..St. Anthony and Prior ava
_ _ ARLINGTON HILLS.
C. R. Marellus ....Cor. Bedford and Dec3tui
A _ Q. A. Scbuaiacber 951 Payne ay.
William K. Collier Seventh an-1 Slblej
Joseph Arsay. .Corner Grove and Jackson sts.
M. D. Merrill 4_ Bro.-dwajr
_. . WEST SIDE.
The Ecllpso ...,S. Robert and Fairfield ay.
George Marti Wabasha and Fairfield ay.
Concord Prescription Stor*. .S:ate and Concord
AT. Hall Cor. South Wabasha and Isabel
WEST SEVENTH STREET.
A. „ G. A. Schumacher.. 493 West Seventh st.
J. J. Mullen Cor. James ami W***'. Seventh
-. A Monchow University and Prtor ays.
8. h. Reeves Moore Block. Seven Cornerj
C T. Heller St. Peter and Tenth st.
B. J. Wltte 29 East Seventh st
F. M. Crudden 49G Rke st
W. B. Lowe Robert and Twelfth sta.
R. T. Wincott & Co.Coi*. Rice and Iglehart st
NO ADV. LESS THAN -O CERTS.
Sitnations Wanted, Male and Fe
male Help, Business Chances, Horsea
and Carriages, Lost or Found, Real
Estate, For Itent, Etc.,
ONE CEST FER WORD
Personal, Clairvoyants, Palmist,
Massage, Medical, Etc.,
TWO CENTS FER WORD
NO ADV. LESS THAN _0 CENTS.
Office 141 East Ninth st Telephone IS3.
SEWING— PIain sewing wanted by a womai
who can do good, reliable work, either dj
hand or machine.
NURSES— We have several efficient won*ni
who would like to get nursing to do.
WASHING, HOUSECLEANING. ETC.—Wom
en for such work can be secured from thli
office on short notice. Also men to do wool
sawing and other odd jobs.
HELP *WANTED— MaIe.
HOTEL CLERK— Wanted, night clerk to tain
charge European hotel; $10 week; stead;
employment; must have $350 cash; mone'.
well secured: requires no experience. Ad
dress Harvard Hotel, 208 West Superior Bt. f
SALESMAN— Wanted, a dry goods salesman,
at once; one well up in dress goods ana
with some knowledge of trimming. Address
Box 403, Hastings, Minn.
WANTED— Two live men, not afraid of light
work, for good, clean business; investigate.
C. F. Adams Company, corner Fourth and
St. Peter sts.
WANTED — Honest, sober, handy young man
to work around yard, house, barn, etc. ;
don't apply unless you have good refer
ences as to character. Apply H. E. Thomp
son, 383 Wood-ward ay.
$7,800 GIVEN AWAY to persona making tha
greatest number of words out uf tbe phrase
"Patent Attorney Wedderburn." For full
particulars write the National Recorder,
Washington. D. C, for sample copy con
HELP WANTED— FemaIe.
HOUSEWORK— Wanted, a good, experienced
German girl for general housework at 158
West Sixth st.
HOUSEWORK— GirI wanted to help in gen
eral housework and take care of children:
no washing. 240 Arundel st., cor. Marshall
HOUSEKEEPER— Wanted, housekeeper and
girl for general housework; must be Ger
man. 96 South Wabasha st.
HOUSEWORK— GirI wanted for general
housework at 458 Holly ay.
A HIGH-GRADE DWELLING HOUSE}.
IT IS 54'j PORTLAND AY.
IT IS BUILT OF BROWN STONB.
IT HAS ELEVEN ROOMS.
IT HAS STEAM HEAT.
IT IS THOROUGHLY MQDERN.
IT IS IN PERFECT ORDER.
IT H.*<S BEEN NEWLY PAPERED.
APPLY TO SMITH & TAYLOR,
218 MANHATTA N BUILDING.
HOUSE for rent, corner of Martin and Arun
j. W. SHEPARD. 94 EAST FOURTH ST.,'
RENTS HOUSES. STORES. OFFICES.
STEAM-HEATED APARTMENTS; COL
LECT RENTS; ACTij AS OWNERS' APT.
THE HELPS Carpet Cleaning Works, Uni
versity ay. ; refitting and laying a special
ty; orders promptly attended to. Tele
FIFTH ST., 234 WEST— Second Floor— For
rent, nicely furnished room with all modern
conveniences; rent reasonable.
FORT ST., 454— Furnished front alcove room
fcr two or three gentlemen; convenient lo
cation; reasonable rent.
IGLEHART ST., SS-For rent, nicely furnished
THE MlNEß— Persons desiring a homelike
place for the winter will find excellent ac
commodations; location central to business.
162 College, corner Sixth.
FLATS— For rent, flats in t'nc Marlowe, cor
ner Maria ay. and East Fifth St.; steam
heat, bath, gas range and ail conveni. nc.-t
HORSES AND CARRIAGES.
FIFTY HEAD OF WESTERN HORSES will
be sold at your own price, at Barn-tt &.
Zimmerman's Auction and Commission
Stables. Minnesota Transfer, St. Paul, M inn.
HORSES—HORSES— 2OO head of farm mares,
drafters and logging horses constantly on
hand. Barrett & Zimmerman's Auction and
Commission Stables. Midway, Minnesota
Transfer, Si. Paul. Minn. Private s.iies
daily. Part lime given If desired.
FALL TERM OF THE J. D. HESS Business
College, Pioneer Press Building, now open;
send for catalogue.
INSTR UCTION— M— IS Hope's Music Studio
will or.en Sej>t. I,'th; special teacher* for vio
lin, mandolin, piano, voice, guitar, banjo,
sight reading, harmony class and orchestra
practice; application must be made at once
to secure desirable hours. Call or ad'lres.i
612 Chamber ot Commerce, opposite Ryan
BONDS ARE TUP: SAFEST INVESTMENT—
V. C. Oilman, 307 N. Y. Life Bidg.. handles
government, state, municipal bonds.
HO.'.iK MONEY 10 loan on good security at
moderate rates, without charge for commis
sion, at the State Savings Back. Gtrunania
Life Rdg.. 4th .tnd Minn *Us.
BATH PARLORS. select massage; Anna
Ma<k. from Chicago. 18 East Seventh Bt.
MRS. DR. De LAITTRE, scientific massagist,
medicated and vapor treatment, removed tc
•jri East Seventh st
*SE\V GOODS rtcbangeil fct second-hand.
Cardoza Furnimro & Ex eft inn* Co.. 233
X-»"-* P^vp-th rt.
_■_——— —————— — — — ■— ».^—^_— — I
BOARD— One large room, suiiabie for iwj,
with b;"ird: terms reasonable. 97 Smith
ay.. opposite Buclunghan'..
WIiKMLS-Laciies' and gents' wheels lot
_.<. ,_—^ cna Ta~Vj_m at.