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She Famous Hone Maud 8. Maleea a aille in 8:001-4. Loxlneion ( Ky. ) dispatch : The day was bright for November. At f bo track there was a largo gathering of the very best people In tbo blue grass region , among them hundreds of church-goers and several divines. A placard was conspicuously posted on the ffrandstand , "No bcttlngallowod. " The Judges and timers wore Major H. 0. McDowell , Col. B. West and W. H. Wilson. In the opposite stand was Mr. Donncr , General J. Z. Itobln- sou ; L. F. Broadband , Richard Anderson and Hamilton Dusby. The conditions were : Mnud 8. to beat her own record of 2:09J : for a cup offered by Woodburn farm , where she was prcd. Balr Jogged her around the track , went to the bead of the stretch , came down and nodded for the word. Not a single mistake was made , and It will bo difficult to imagine a I rnoro superb spectacle than the ono presented by the noble animal assho camointo fullviow I of the expectant throngs on the grand stand , I when the three-quarter polo was reached Mr. : Uowcrman Joined her with n runner hltchud to a sulky. The finish was magnificent , and , though the Judges stopped their watches at 2:09 : } $ , the majority of the visitors'watchwi made the time 2:09. Tbo scene whn the queen returned to the stand for Balr to weigh was Indescribable. Crowds filled th' quarter stretch and cheered themselves husky. U was the greatest performance of the kind ever witnessed In the world , and Kcntuckiiins fibautcd as only Kcntucklans can. Mr. Bon- nor was congratulated on every side. Whllo Grant , this colored groom , was cooling Maud S. on the lawn , scores of Indies gathered around and asked the privilege of touching her on the nose. Banner , quickly as possible , hurried to the telegraph onlco. where his first dispatch was as follows : "W. H. Vanderbllt The mare will now bo turned out for the winter. " S- ? The whole town to-ntght Is 'talking about the wonderful performance. Interest In the election hns been intense hero , but Is sub merged by the tldnl wave of excitement pro duced by Maud 8. Among the many dis patches received by Bonner Is the following from the owner of Jay-Eye-Seo : Allow mo to congratulate you on the won derful performance of your great mare. Maud S. ( Signed ) J. I. CASK. THE BOVINE TROUBLE. A Report on Contagious Diseases of Animals Dr. E. E. Salmon , chief of the bureau of animal industry , has * submitted to the com missioner of agriculture a report on con tagious diseases of animals. Considerable space Is Riven to a detailed history of the re cent outbreak among the cattle in Kansas , and to a description of Its symptoms. Ho con r cludes the disease was ergotism , duo to the eating of I'ungus. known as ergot. Upon treatment and prevention of the disorder ho says , "When the tirstsignsof disorders appear the most important point to bo attended to is to maUo a complete change of-food and to see that it bo of good quality , nutritious and free from ergot. It would also l > o proper to glvo a dose of physic , ono to two pounds of epsom salts , in order to remove as much as possible from the person that still contained in the digestive organs , and to follow this with soft food , as mushes and roots. In the most Box'ere cnscs. in which part of the limb Is already Hfelces , treatment will avail little. A greater number of cases , however , are not advanced to this stage , when lameness Js first noticed , and this will be greatly bene- flttcd by removing the cause and placing the animal under favorable conditions for resist ing poison. A very Important condition is wnrmth. Even when the animals are fed largo quantities of ergot they seldom suffer except in cold winter , and consequently completing the check of the advance of the disease. Ad vantage should be taKcn of this fact by put ting the cattle In warm sheds. Another con dition believed by Borne to have mu'ih intlu- enco on the development of ergotism Is the water supply. Wiih plenty of water always at hand , the animal can resist ergotism for a longer time than when there Is a deficiency of water. * Ergotism can probably be entirely prevent ed by outline hay before the seeds form. In Illinois and Missouri I saw the clearest exam ples of this. Hay composed of some kind of grass cut on the same land was free from ergot or largely Infected with It. according as It had been cut green or ripe. Hay cut green is more dlgoetlb'c ' and In every way more val uable than that which is allowed to become weedy and ripe , and the latter Is much moro liable to produce severe disease , such as indl- pestion and ergotism. This disease may there fore be avoided by proper and careful man agement. t'T PMOA" PACIFIC FINANCES. As Explained by Charles Francis Adams , ilie President. Charles Francis Adams , president of the Union Pacific railway , has sent the following communication , of which short notice was made heretofore , to Sidney Dillon , explaining the financial condition of the company : Dur ing three months , July and September inclu sive , we received Just $1,000,000 a month net from Omaha. By net I mean over and above Omaha drafts. During October we received $1,450,000 and paid about $150,000 on Omaha drafts , leaving us net $1.300.000 for the month. Between now and the 1st of January I expect to receive 82.000,000 § 60,000 of which will be necessary to provide for coupons and matur ing obligations , which must be paid off. But I am confident we will have in these two months $1,500,000 net to apply to the floating debt. I may over estimate in these figures but I do not think I do. The Pullman notes given for our hare in" the contract are re duced now to 5100,000. Ihe company owes us about $80,000. Meanwhile our accounts at Omaha are in better condition than they have been fora long time. There are no arrears or vouchers and the auditor reports everything well paid up. The reduction of gross earnings the past month was largely due to the fact of changed methods of keeping accounts. Last year we credited ourselves with about $170,000 freight paid on coal used for our own locomo tives. Of course we never received this money , and it went into subsequent expenses. This year the system of chartres is actual , and the apparent gross is decreased in so much. During September , therefore , we practically received about $60,000 more money than last year. I propose to come on to New i'orknext week and take hold of the floating debt. From this time forward the plan is to reduce it steadily and by every means in our power un til It is extinguished. Cleveland's Thanlagidng Proclamation. State of New York , Proclamation by Grover Cleveland , Governor : The people of the state of New York should permit neither their ordinary occupations and cares , nor any un usual cause of excitement , to divert their minds from a sober and bumble acknowledg ment of their dependence upon Almighty God for all that contribute to their happiness ' and contentment , and for all that' secures r greatness and prosperity to our proud com monwealth. In accordance with the long con tinued custom , I hereby appoint Thursday , the 27th day of November , 1884 , to be espe cially observed as a day of thanksgiving and praise. Let all the people of the state at that time forego their usual business and employ ments , and in their several places of worship give thanks to Almighty God for all that Ho Has done for them. Let the cheer of family reunions be hallowed by1 the tender remem brance of the love and watchful care of our Heavenly Father , and in social gatherings of friends and neighbors let the hearty good will and fellowship be chastened by a confession * : of the kindness and mercy of God. Done at the capitol in the city of Albany this eighth day of November , in the year of our Lord' ono thousand eight hundred and eightyfour.GROVER GROVER CI VZLAND , Governor. DAKTEX LAHONT , Private Secretary. A Veteran Toter. Hartford ( Conn. ; dispatch : Jeremiah Aus tin , of South Coventry , Conn. , is the oldest voter probably in the United States. He is 101 years of age , and cast his presidential vote for Cleveland on Tuesday. He voted for Thomas Jefferson for president in 1804 eighty years ago. His physical faculties are but slightly impaired considering his burden of years , and his memory is ( rood. The writer conveyed an old revolutionary soldier to the polls in the state of Maine nearly thirty years ago , and when he was closely verging on his hundredth year. The old gentleman could neither read nor write but requested to be supplied with the "same ticket that George "Washington would vote if ho were alive. " "Washington being a federalist , and no mem ber of that party being in nomination , the veteran preferred to cast a democratic ticket. - One Vote for Belva. Probably the only vote in Indiana for Belva Lockwood was cast at the sixth ward polls in Vinconncs by Mrs. Dr. Karen , a highly re spected lady of that city. She walked up to the p"ollfl and said she wanted to vote. Her appearance created great surprise , but through coortesy tbo crowd of politicians stepped back , lilted their bats , and allowed her to approach the window. Tbo inspector asked her what she wanted , and Mrs. Mason replied with a smile that she wanted to vote for Mrs. Lockwood. Mrs. Mason handed him a Httlo pleco of white paper on which was written : For President of the United States Mrs Bolva Lockwood. Mrs. Mnson then withdrew and the work o : electioneering proceeded as usual. Tbo ballot was counted. Civil Service Examiners in lotca and Jfc- braslta. WASHINGTON , November 11. A series of examinations aminations , for the examination of applicants for departmental service In Washington , have been arranged for December for the west and south , Including Monday , December 1 , at DCS Molnes , Wednesday , the 3d , at Omaha. These examinations will bo for the two grades , "lira ited" and "general. " The limited Is for copy ists at a salary of tTSO to $900 a year , and gen eral is for clerkships at a salary of f 1,000 and upward. Persons desiring to make applica tion and bo examined at these examinations can obtain application blanks and a copy o tbo civil service laws and rules and regula tions of the postmaster at either of the places named , or of the civil service commission a Washington , and as in most cases there wil not bo time to admit of application being : for warded to the commission and notice of ap plication returned to applicants , the applfca tion duly executed may bo brought to cxaini nation und delivered to the chief examiner. Shot Into the Procession. The democrats had a ratification at Wash ington the other evening. While the proces sion was passing through a part of the city in which a great many negroes reside , a colored man , standing in the crowd on the sidewalk , without any provocation , shot Into the mov ing column , the bullet striking a torch-bearer named Sullivan in the temple. He fell in tbo ranks and a number of the processionists charged on the crowd of colored men who sur rounded the man who did'the shooting. The latter ran and in the confusion escaped , but was afterwards captured by the police and looted up. Sullivan is not expected to live. Hie Cholera Feared. The governor of New York has transmitted to the state board of health a long communi cation from the national board of health on the subject of cholera. Immediately upon its receipt the state board of health apprized the local board of health officers of the rapid advance' cholera in Europe and which threatens the Invasion of this country , and asking the establishment and enforcement of quarantine. THE MARKETS. OMAHA. Wheat per liXllbs 225 © 275 FLOUK llye per 100 K > s 140 © 175 WHEAT No.2 57 © 58 % UAIIM5Y No. 2 48 © 49 UYE-NO. 8 as © avj CORN No. 2 mixed 27 ? ! © 28 OATS No. 2 25 © 25J4 BUTTER Fancy Creamery 20 @ " 30 BUTTER Choice dairy 20 © 25 Eaos Fresh 20 © 25 ONIONS Per bbl 140 © 175 CHICKENS Per do/ , live 225 © 275 APPLES Barrels 225 © 250 LEMONS Choice S 00 © (5 ( 5o POTATOES Per bushel 35 © 40 SEEDS Timothy 100 © 200 SEEDS Blue Grass 150 © 175 SEEDS Hungarian 115 © 125 HAY Bailed , per ton 800 © 903 NEW YOHK. WHEAT No. 8 Spring 81 © 8115 WHEAT Ungraded Ited t'4 © C9 CORN > 'o.2 52 © K5 ! OATS Mixed Western 32 @ 33 CHICAGO. FLOUR Winter 4 75 © 5 53 FLOUR Sprinir 3 75 © 4 50 WHEAT Perbuphel 72 © 725.5 CORN Per bushel 44 © 44JS OATS Perbushel CO © 20Ji PORK 1275 © 130J LARD 705 © 710 IlOfiS Pckg nnd shipp'g 4 a" @ 4 C5 CATTLE Exports 6 15 © 02. ) SHEEP Medium to good 2 CO © 375 ST. LOUIS. WHEAT No. 2 red 75 © 75 ? CORN Per bushel 41) © 41 OATS Perbushel 2fi ! * ® 2G5U CATTLE Exports C 30 © 675 SuEEP-Mediuin 2 00 © 375 HOGS Packers 4 35 © 4 50 KANSAS CITY. WHEAT Per bushel 50 © M'/s COR-X Per bushel 32 © OATS Per bushel 21 @ CATTLE Exports 6 00 © 835 Hoas Medium to good 410 © 4 & 5 SHEEP Fair to good 2 90 © 3 35 CHICAGO , November 13. The receipts here were 148,208 bushels , with shipments of only 18,610 bushels. The stock of wheat in store here to-day of all grades is 7,397,8(8 bushels , against 8,086,800 at the same lime last year , and 3,619,000 for 1882 , and 3,812,000 for the same time In 1881. This is a very large stock for dull times , when no country of the globe seems to want it , and to carry this at any time requires a large sum , and it is especially felt now , when such uncertainty exists regarding finances. Exports from the Atlantic ports for the week ending November 8th were 1,275,000 bushels of wheat and 130,000 barrels of flour , and Great Britain reports a decrease in the visible supply of 500,000 bushels. The local feeling is rather bullish on wheat , and prices rally easily to a moderate extent from all depressions , but no permanent advance can be expected until the large ac cumulations show signs of decreasing. The large amount of surplus funds held by the banks of the country , and the constant intlux of gold from abroad , must in time lead to in creased speculation ; with such a low range of va'ues ' in all commodities , the natural result must be better prices or an increase of busi ness. Corn receipts were 82,512 bushels ; ship ments , 196,303 bushels. The market opened steady at about yesterday's closing prces , and ruled tame for some time , but on small receipts and heavy shipments shorts began bidding against each other , running prices up 2 cents per bushel for November and J cent for December and the year , closing with some reaction , but with a strong feeling , and shorts getting nervous. We should not be sur- nriscd to see much higher prices on this year's options. Oats are a trifle stronger than yesterday and not much doing. Pork and lard are quiet , with a tendency upward. Deputy Marshal Menshon has just 're turned from the Indian territory , where he had a fatal encounter with Indians , who at tacked his party and rescued thirty United States prisoners whom he had under arrest from Fort Smith. Two of the attacking In dians were killed and several wounded. Two of the marshal's posse were seriously wound ed. Nineteen prisoners were brought In by he marshal and his deputies. How A MOSQUITO BITES. The bill of a mosquito is a complex institution. It is admirably calculated to torment. The bill has a blunt fork at the head , and is apparently grooved. Working through the groove , and projecting from the center of the angle of the fork , is a lance of perfect form , sharpened -with a Eine bevel. Beside it the most perfect lance looks like a handsaw. On either side of this lance two saws are arranged with the points sharp and the teeth well-defined and keen. The backs of these saws play against the lance. When the mosquito alights with its pe culiar hum , it thrusts -with its keen lance and then enlarges the aperture with the two saws , which play beside the lance until the forked bill with the capillary arrangement for pumping blood can be inserted. The sawing process is what grates upon 'the nerves of the victim and causes him to strike wildly at the sawer. The irritation of a mosquito bite is undoubtedly owing to these saws. Mrs. Spoopendyke Attempting the Histrlonte "My dear , " said Mrs. Spoopendyko contemplating herself in the glass as she removed her hat and gloves. "Mi dear , wasn't the theater just too swee for anything ! Do you know , I thjukl would like to go on the stage ? " "Like to drive , perhaps/ ' suggested Mr. Spoopendyke. "I mean act , " replied his wife. " 1 think I could do it as well as any DJ those women to-night. Do you know much about theaters ? Is it hard ? " "No , " grunted Mr. Spoopendyke , tugging at nis boots. "It would be very easy for jrou. All you have to do is to stand around and talk , and you won't wan't any rehearsals for that. ' ' "But I would have to practice twist ing around so as to , fall in that man's arms like she did , " musedMrs. Spoopen dyke , "I don't think I could do it as gracefully as she did without trying sev eral times. " "That's the part you want to play , is it ? " growled Mr. Spoopemlyke , with a shade of the green in his eye. "You let me see you full ou any man's should ers like that , and you'll find no trouble in getting twisted around a few times. What's your idea in going on the stage ? Have you got a stomach Full of devotion to art like the rest of the women of this generation ? Got a sort of notion that you can go on the boards aud show the old stagers how it's done , haven't ye ? Feel the fires of histironic genius climb ing up your spine , don't ye ? Well you don't ! It's nothing but your measly vanity. "Don't you think I would know how to act ? " she asked , pulling her crimps over her forehead , assuming a stern ex pression of visage , and stretching her arms down rigidly at her sides. "This is the way I would foil the villain. " "Is that what you call it ? " inquired Mr. Spoopendyky , nursing his knee and glowering upon her. "It looks more as if you were bidding against another woman for a second hand , hair cloth sofa at an auctionIf that sort of thing is calculated to foil the villian , he must be light in the waist ; . " "I don't know , " smiled Mrs. Spoop endyke , rubbing her chin. "In all the plays I have seen , they always drive the bad man ofl with a haughty look. Say , dear , isn't this the way to welcome a husband after a long absence ? " aud she parted her lips , gazed eagerly into space , and extended her arms. "That's the way to hail a street car ! " grunted Mr. Spoopendyke. "If you want to make the welcome to the hus band perfectly natural you ought to have a smell of onions in the hall and your back hair in your mouth. That's ' the kind of welcome I always get. " "No you donrt , either ! " protested Mrs. Spoopendyke. "I always run right up to you and kiss you ! " "Well , there's a smell of onions about it somewhere , " persisted Mr. Spoopen dyke. "What makes you stick your arms out like andirons ? " he demanded. "You look as if you were trying to keep off a dog. " "Anyhow , that's the way they do it , " argued Mrs. Spoopendyke , a trifle abashed. "Then , when they get the letters telling them that their uncle speculated away all their property , they do like this , " and Mrs. Spoopendyke threw her hand to her forehead , stag gered back , and caught hold of a chair. "Which does like that , the uncle or the property ? " asked Mr. Spoopendyke , eyeing the performance with high dis favor. "It looks something like the property at the tail end of the specula tion , but it resembles more accurately the uncle buying a lower berth for Can ada. " "I meant it for the orphan who had been despoiled , " murmured Mrs. Spoop endyke , straightening up and looking rather downcast. "It was intended for an attitude of despair. How would you do it , this way ? " and she sank into the chair , covered her face with her hands and sobbed violently. "If I wanted to give the impression of a tight boot and corn , I should do it just that way , " growled Mr. Spoopendyke. "Should I throw my arms forward listlessly and let my head fall so ? " she inquired , suiting the gesture to the ques tion. tion."That's more like it , " assented Mr. Spoopendyke with a grin. ' 'People who hadn't seen the play before might think you were counting the pieces for the washwoman , but the orchestra would understand it. " "I don't care , " remonstrated Mrs. Spoopendyke ; "I know I could act if I could get a chance. Now see me scorn my lover when I find out that he loves me not and has been paying his ad dresses * to the heiress , " and she threw lier head back , stretched out one arm , and covered her face with a pale cast of loathing. "That might do , " said Mr. Spoopen dyke slowly. "It looks to me like an attempt to'borrow § 2.50. Stick out the other hand and make it five. I don't enow though , " he continued , "both arms would look like 'bring me me che-ild ! ' I guess you'd better stick to the original amount. You'll be more apt to collect. "Perhaps you think I'd do better in comedy , " faltered Mrs. Spoopendyke , icr spirits dashed by adverse criticism. "Now , we will suppose that I am the cook who boiled the watermelon , and ron , as the master of the house , are en raged with me. How will this do for the cook's attitude of bewilderment and ) enitence ? " She struck a comical atti- ; ude and gazed at him aghast. "Don't ! don't ! " exclaimed Mr. spoopendyke , _ _ burying his face in his muds and. pretending to be overcome with emotion. "It is beautiful , but it reminds me so much of mother's death ! Please letjup ! I can't bear it ! " and Mr. Spoopendyke sobbed aloud. "I didn't intend it that way , dear , " sighed Mrs. Spoopendyke , embracing urn tenderly. "Forgive me , but I thought I was acting funny. " "That's all right , " snorted Mr. Jpoopendyke , recovering himself with a erk. "You talk about acting ! Look icre , now ; I'll just give you one passage , ind then let it be the end of the whole msiness. " Mr. Spoopendyke arose , thrust one land into the breast of his coat , set his teeth tight and growled. Then he rolled , his eyes around and roared , "Aha ! " Advancing one foot with the stamp of an elephant , he swung his arm around and crash ! The orna ments lay. in" a fonfused heap on the floor. "Oil , dear ! ' 'murmuredMrs. Spoopen dyke , trembling from head to foot. "Got enough ? " demanded Mr. Spoopendyko , surveying the wreck will distended eyes. "Want the rest of thib scene , or will you have the play with drawn on account of sickness in the family ? Want to act any more , do n ye ? " ho howled , his gorge rising. "Got some kind of a notion fastened to your head with hair pins that the whole dramatic business depends on you , and that you only want a wig and a curtain to bo a whole theatre with speculators out in front and a bar ncxl door ! Oh , go right on and act ! " he veiled , and then striking a high falsetto , he squeaked : "Henrico , me own Hcn- rico ah ! pardon these tears ! Oh , God ! how cau I tellhim ? Concealment is useless ! Henrico ! ah ! me own Henrico ! The carriage awaits ! " and Mr. Spoopendyke fell over backwards on the bed and fired his feet up in the air. "On with the dance ! " lie roared , springing to a perpendicular again. "Bring on the ballet ! " and spinning around like a top in the excitement of his wrath , he lost his balance , came down hard on the smashed china , aud then went speechless to his couch. "Idon'tcarc , " murmured Mrs. Spoop endyke , brushing away the debris so she could safely sit on the floor to take oft' her shoes. "I think I could act as well as most of them , though of course I couldn't play villain parts as well as lie can , and I don't think I could smash as many things. When he gives me an other lesson , I think I'll take him in the field where he can't break anything but his back. " And with this thrifty resolution Mrs. Spoopendyke fell upon a microscopic hole in the heel of her sock , and lost sight of the stage in the interest the abraison excited. A Western Drover's Story. Philadelphia News. My name is AnthonjHunt. . I am a drover and live miles and miles away upon the western praries. There wasn't a house in sight when I lirst moved there , 1113- wife and I , and now we have many neighbors , though those we have are good ones. One day , about ten years ago , I went away from home to sell some fifty head of cattle line creatures as I ever saw. I was to buy some groceries and. dry goods before I came back ; and above all a doll for our youngest , Dolly. She had never had a store doll of her'own only rag babies her mother had made her. Dolly could talk nothing else , and went down to the very gate to call after me to get a big one. Nobody but a parent can understand how full my mind was of that toy , and how , when the cattle were sold , the first thing I liurried oft' to buy was Dolly's doll. I found a large one with eyes that would open and sluit when you pulled a wire , and had it wrapped up in a paper and tucked it Under my arm while I had the parcels of calico and delaine and tea ind sugar put up. Then , late as it was , [ started for home. It might have been more prudent to stay until morning , but [ felt anxious to get back and eager to bear Dolly's praises about her doll. I was mounted ou a steady going old horse -and pretty well loaded. Night set in before I was a mile from town , and settled down as dark'as pitch while I was in the middle of the darkest bit of road 1 know of. I could have felt my way through , I remembered it so well ; and when the storm that had been brew ing broke , and pelted the rain in tor rents , I was five miles or maybe six miles from home. I rode as fast as I could , but all of a sudden I heard a little cry like a child's voice. I stopped short and listened. I ieard it again. I called and it answer ed me. I couldn't see a thing ; all was as dark as pitch. I got down and felt around in the grass called again , and again was answered. Then I began to wonder. I'm not timid , but I was mown to be a drover and to have mon ey about me. It might be a trap to catch me unawares and rob and murder me. I am not superstitious , not very , jut how could a real child be out on the jrairie in such a night , at such an hour ? [ t might be more than human. The bit of a coward that hides itself in most men showed itself to me then , but once more [ heard the cry , and said I : "If an } ' man's child is hereabouts Anthony Hunt is not the man to let it die. " I searched again. At last I bethought me of a hollow under the hill and groped - ) ed that way. Sure enough , I found a ittle dripping thing that moaned and sobbed as I took it in my arms. I call ed my horse , and the beast came to me and 1 mounted and tucked the little soaked thing \mder my coat as Avell as I could , promising to take it home to mamma. It seemed so tired , and pret- y soon cried itself to sleep on my ) osom. It had slept there over an hour when ' . saw my own windows. There were ights in them , and I supposed my wife iad lit them for my sake ; but when I jot into the doorway I saw something was the matter , and stood still with a dread fear of heart five minutes before I could lift the latch. At last I did it , and aw the room full of neighbors , and my wife amid them weeping. When she aw me she hid her face. "Oh , don't tell him , " she said , "it will kill him. " "U hat is it , neighbors ? " I cried. "Nothing now , I hope. What's that -ou have in your arms ? " "A poor lost child , " said I ; "I found t on the road. Take it , will you ? I've aimed faint. ' ' And I lifted th e sleeping hing and saw the face of my own child , my Dolly. It was my own darling , and none other , that I had picked up on the Irenched road. My little child had wandered out to meet papa and the doll , while the mother was at work , and they amenting her as one dead. I thanked icaven on my knees before them. It is not much of a story , neighbors , mt I think of it often in the nights and wonder how I could bear to live now if ' . had not stopped when I heard the cry ' of help upon the road , hardlyloude'r ; han a squirrel's chirp. That's Doily yonder with her mother n the meadow a girl worth saving I hink ( but , then , I m her father , and ) artial , maybe ) , the prettiest and sweet- hing this side of the Mississippi. CURIOSITIES. Weapons Which Are Manufactured Merely to Sell to ( A0 Whites. * St. Paul ( Minn. ) Day. A few leisure moments of a reprcsen tativo of the Day were improved this forenoon in looking over the array o Indian articles of warfare , toilet , luxury and general utility , exhibited for sale ij the snow windows of a popular busi ness house of St. Paul. There were war clubs , tomahawks , bows and arrows necklaces of Elk's teeth and bear'.1 claws , stone pipes aud moccasins o every description , so arranged as to at tract the attention of the renc hunter. "Where do you get these things ? " in quired the Day representative. "Well , " said the merchant , "we get them from Indians , trappers , post traders and sometimes from ifniateur travelers and adventurers who have started otn on small means an'd after reaching St. Paul ou their way home from the west find it necessary to. sell their relics in order , sometimes , to obtain a meal. It is astonishing how many people go west , thinking they will make a speculation in procuring Indian toys andsellingthem in St. Paul. These people usually find it hard to sell their specimens at any price. "Post traders and trappers often come to St. Paul with specimens , ex pecting to realize handsome profits , but they are generally disappointed. I re member a trapper who came to my store four or live years ago trying to sell me a rare specimen of Indian work manship He stated that it was made by ono of a distinct tribe , and the only relic left as a memento of the race. 1 learned afterward that he had tried to sell it to several dealers , both in St. Paul and Minneapolis , but had failed. He had started out asking the exorbi tant sum of § 500 for the specimen , but had knocked oft'at each succesive store until the price asked was only $10. 1 looked at the man a moment and lis tened to his story about the rarity of the specimen , etc. , and said to him : 'My friend , that's a very pretty story you're telling , but 3011 seel shan't be able to make any one swallow it , and the fact is I'll have work to get ten cents for the trinket. ' " 'Well , hang it , ' said lie , 'give me a drink of whisky and take the cussed thing. This is the only house in the nor'- west that I haven't tried to sell it to , and I'm broke and dry as a powder- horn. Take it along , stranger and gimme a drink and quick and call the ieal squar. ' I gave the man a good flask of whisk } ' and a. cigar , and he wandered off apparently happy. " "Well , how much did you get for the toy ? " "Oh , I happened to be in luck , " said lie , with a twinkle in his eye. "An Eng lish lord came along , and I told him the story I had learned from the trapper , and I think I got $150 for the speci men. " "Do you sell many of these goods ? " "Yes , a good many ; but nearly as many to Americans as I do to Euro peans. Of course , eastern people buy them ; but we have to be very moderate in our prices in order to sell to this class. We can get fancy prices for the goods from Europeans , and particularly from English and Scotch people. During the summer season our sales upon these goods to Europeans mount up to thou sands of dollars , while the Americans they scarcely reach into the hundreds. " "Are these goods genuine that is , made by Indians for their own use ? " "Well , no , not all of them. A large portion is made by the Indians express ly to sell to white"people. . Such goods would never answer the purposes of an Cndian. " Here the merchant showed the differ ence between a practical war club and a fancy one , a practical tomahawk and a joctical one. "The Indians , half- jreeds and some of the frontier whites , make many of the toys expressly to sell , " said the do.ctor. "But then , you see , it's not necessary to mention that .act ' to foreigners. The cheats bring about as big a price as the genuine arti cle. " The Sun's Light. The sun is , in round numbers , says the Edinburgh Review , 93,000,000 miles from the earth. But the vibrations of light pass across the vast chasm that lies between the sun and the earth in eight and one-fourth minutes erin in 495 seconds of time. In order , how ever , that they may accomplish the long journey in such a time , they must travel with a speed of nearly 188,000 miles in a second , or , in other words , with a ve locity 1,000,000 times greater than that with which the vibrations of sound are propagated through the air. The dis covery of the rate of the propagation of light was made in a very ingenious and remarkable way by the Danish astrono mer Boemer just two centuries ago. Ho was at that time residing at Paris and engaged in observing the move ments of the satellites of Jupiter , and , while doing so , he happened to notice that the return of the first satellite into the shadow of the planet took .place after a perceptibly-longer interval with each successive recurrence. After 100 returns , the satellite was fifteen minutes behind what should , to appearance , have been the proper instant for its plunge into the shadow. While re flecting upon the possible cause of this retardation and irregularity , it occurred to Boemer that , dur ing the entire period of this observed retardation , the planet itself had been jetting further and further away from the earth , as it swept on in its vast or bit , aud that , if the indication of its position and behavior had to be con veyed to the earth by an agent which required time for its progress , that agent would obviously need more time for the performance of its passage when the planet was far away than when it was near. Subsequent calcula tions of a more refined and exhaustive character established the fact that the eclipse of the satellite occurred 16 | minutes later when the earth was on ; he opposite side of the sun to the planet than when it was between the snn and the planet ; or , in other words , that the vibrations of light required 16 j minutes to make their way across the entire breadth of the earth's orbit , or 8J minutes to traverse the half of that breadth , which is the same thing as the distance of the sun from the earth. STOCK DIEEOTOKY DENNIS M'KILLIP. Bon h on Bed Willow , Thornburg , Hayes Coning , Neb. Cattle branded "J.M. " on leftside. Younjj cattle branded same u above , also ' J.'on left law. Under-slope right ear. Horsoa branded "E" on left boulder. HiBlevDSCatleBanclieCotlniDelL Stock brand circle on left shoulder ; also dewlap and a crop and under half crop on left ear , and a crop and under bit In the right. Ranch on the Republican. Post- office , Max , Dundy county , Nebraska. HENRY T. CHURCH. 0 ° born , Neb. Range : Bed "Willow creek , In southwest corner of Frontier county , cat tle branded ' 'O L O ' ' on ripht side. Also , an over crop on right oar and under crop on left. Horses branded " 8" on rlirht shoulder. SPRING CREEK CATTLE CO. Indianola , Neb. Bange : RepublicanVal- iey , east of Dry Creek , and near head of Spring Creek , in Chase county , , J. D. WELBOIW , Vice President and Superintendent. THE TURNIP BRAND. Ranch 2 miles north of McCook. Stock branded on left hip , and a fewdoublecross es oa left de. C.J > . RCA&BRACK. STOKES & TROTH. P. O. Address , Carrico , Hayes county , Nebraska. Range , Red Willow , above Car rico. Stock branded as above. Also run the lazv < r brand. GEORGE J. FREDERICK. Ranch 4 miles aouthwert of McCook , on the Driftwood. Stock branded "AJ" on the eft hip. P. 0. address , McCook , Neb. J. B. MESERVE. iianch , Spring Canyon on the Frenchmaa River , in Chase county , Neb. Stock branded as above ; also " 717" on left side ; " 7" on richt and "L. " hip on right shoulder ; < L."on left shoulder and * ' 3 . " on left aw. Half under-crop left ear , and square- Top right ear. DO YOU KNOW THAT LORILLARD'S CLIMAX PLUG TOBACCO with Bed Tin Tatr : Rose Leaf Fine Cat hewing ; Navy Clippings , and Black , rown and Yehow SNUFFS ae the best nd cheapest.quality considered ? ] JOSEPH ALLEN. Ranch on Red Willow Creek , half mile above 0 born . poetoffice. Cattla branded on right aide ana hip above. 3.4 FOR SALE Improved Deeded .Karm and Hay Land. Timber and water. Two inn houses , with. other improvements. Convenient to No. 1 school privileges. Sit uated on Republican river , ne.tr * iouth of Red Willow creek. Call on J. F. Black , n premises , or address him at Indianola. ' Nebraska.