y-feets In abstracts of title to real estate.
Roll call gave 03 yeas, 29 nays, and the
H. B. 125 was road the third time. It
defines the jurisdiction of county courts.
Roll call gave 88 yeas, 4 nays, and the
H.J. M. 113 was read the third time. It
asks congress to reimburse the state for
moneys paid out on account of tin Indian
Roll call gave S3 yeas, one nay,
and the memorial passed.
If. 15. 4'J was read this third time. It's
to abolish the ollice of state engineer of
irrigation. McKeel moved it's indefinite
ltrown, Teets, Winslow ami others
spoko in favor of the motion and against
O'Neill said the engineer was an orna
mental ollieial, and when the state needed
him in earnest lie could lie reinstated.
Covey, Cooper, Hickman and others fol
lowed In the same order, when roll call 011
McKecl'slinotion gave .'Hi yeas, ra nays,
and the motion failed. Roll call 011 tho
final passage of tho bill gave CO yeas, 11
nays, and the bill was lost
II. I!. 11-I was read the third time. This
hill Is to preserve and protect fish in our
natural waters. Christenson moved its
indefinite postponement, which prevailed.
O11lI.lt. Mfi the minority of the rail
roads committee liled a report recom
mending the bill no not pass.
Tho house took a recess until 2:30
It appears from the varied and much
multiplied statements made in interviews
with Senator Kyle and his denials here
and there, that tho people of the state arc
at a loss to know whether I10 is a demo
crat or an independent or whether ho is
a republican-independent or a democrat
ic-independent whether he is a pro
hibitionist or a lileli license or local op
tionist. Tho FRKK PUKSS was the first to
interview him after his election and tho
question was put to him direct as follows:
"Are you what is termed aYepublican-in
dependeritV" "Yes, I have always been a
republican, but have always favored low
tariff ideas and have advocated them in
my public addresses and that is why I
think the democrats came over to me this
morning." Whatever Mr. Kyle has or
has not said elsewhere we will make
solemn oath this is what he said to a
I'KIC.SS man immediately after his
election—and before he left hi# seat when
tho joint assembly dissolved.
Since tlieu tin.'senator lias been quoted
as saying lie was a democratie-indepen
dent, a democrat, a prohibitionist and a
high-license and a local-option man. The
Sioux Falls I'ress interview, which tame
in last night's mail, created
sensation, and we understand a telegram
has since been received from him stating
he had been misquoted in said inters iew.
and that he should vote, if present, against
It begins to look as though we should
have to have another joint assembly ses
sion where Mr. Kyle can square himself
against these diverse statements attrib
uted to him—or else move to reconsider
the vote whereby our United States sen
ator was elected!
to the "virgin party of reform." Some
how his compliments are not received
with the graco and good will that might
be expectcd. They seem to believe the
old Scotchman means to be sarcastic.
McCormack is a dandy presiding oflicer.
When an orator begins to wear out the
patience of his listeners, I10 gets up im
patiently and walks across the platform
once or twice and then throws himself
back in the chair and heaves a sigh like a
corn fed steer does when ho lies down.
The orator notices it and becomes nervous
and uneasy and pretty soon subsides.
McCormack is a good actor and can thus
upset a long-winded speaker without
resorting to the use of the gavel at the
same time ho is fair and gives everyone
an equal show.
Jones of Miner apologized for making a
speech yesterday, saying lie was "an un
couth old hayseed," and so 011. Such re
marks are uncalled for and are simply
cheap buncombe to create sentiment. A
man is a man, whether his hair is full of
hayseed or whether he is as bald as Teets.
Governor Kirk wood, of Iowa, was in his
palmy days highly esteemed by presidents
and national statesmen and appeared be
fore great assemblies—always with a
crumpled shirt front streaked yellow with
tobacco juice, and clothes on that would
fit a man twice his size, which were never
brushed except when caught by his fam
ily at home. Yet Kirkwood was a man
of men. Other public characters of sim
ilar stylo could be named—but they never
appealed to prejudice with such cheap
John talk on their personal traits. Wo
do not uphold Kirk .vood, Jones of Miner,
or other celebrities for ncgligence in dress
however. Where one can, ho should dross
neatly. He makes abetter impression on
strangers and pleases his friends.
We remember a citizen in Iowa once
ran for tho legislature. He thought to
create a favorable impression among the
farmers by putting on overalls, dressing
slovenly and rakisiiiy, and that very
scheme, more than any othor, knocked
him. The farmers as well as other peo
ple take pride in having their represent
ative look decent.
"What'll yer have?" "Take snthin 011
me!" "Set'em up again!" "Well, here's
ho!" "Give us another!" "Let's irri
gate!" "I never mix!" "I take it
straight!" "Let's have a snifter!"
"Zwei glass of beer!"
The suggestion made by Campbell, that
while the house take a recess for dinner
today the janitor be empowered to open
every window wide and ventilate the hall
was well received. The air at times gets
so thick that 0110 could cut it with a
knife, but the reporter doosn't mind the
smell so much as when it gets in his eyes.
Gardner and Seward must believe by
this time that the farmers are fernist tho
scheme of paying circuit judges more
When the big stack of liouso bills in
troduced and to bo read tho first tune,
were reached yesterday, tho speaker said
If no objactions were made, two clerks
would read at the'same time. No objec
tions being made, they went at it, which
called forth much merriment and calls of
"louder!" "louder!'' Stout arose and
wanted to know what was the use of do
ing business that way. The speaker re
minded him that the constitution provid
ed the bills must bo read tho lirst time
and It was necessary at this late hour to
got the bills in the hands of the commit
tee for strangulation. Tho clerks .shall
not be given away—they read every word
of the bills, skipped 110 paragraphs and
got through with about fifty hills in live
Teets introduced a bill for the manu
facture of "milk shake" yesterday, which
passed the house after certain "amend
ments" and went to tho senate.
Hickman should get after the janitor
with a resolution, requiring him when
sweeping out to touch more than just the
There is a great deal of crumbling about
the way some of the members dodged the
vote. 011 resubmission. Among the num
ber we have heard more or less criticised
on this point art! Itaniiister. Johnston of
Davison, and Storm. It. is claimed they
had agreed to vote for it—but the "pres
sure" of outside friends made them "ab
sent" at theciitical time. Most people
prefer to see their representative take a
manly stand on questions of such im
portance. and go on record for or against
the measure. A man who takes a stand,
oven if it be, against, tins wishes of some of
his constituency, is thought a great deal
more of than if he had crawled into a
hole and taken 110 stand.
The short-hand expert has to be born
yet who can take down bills as fast as
Clerks Coy and Ashley can read them.
Flower* of British Guiana.
All through the land round about are other
wonders. There aro avenues of table trees
whoso foliage seems exaggerated horizon
tally, alleys of mahogany trees, lanes of ori
nokes whose fronds corruscate with crimson
blossoming. Thero oro amazing shrubs—
orange colored things there aro plants with
glossy leaves speckled in four different col
ors, there are various plants that look lika
wigs of green hair, or masses of iiliform
green sen weed set on short sticks plants
with enormous, broad leaves, so diaphanous
as to seem mndo of greeu gloss plants that
do not look like real plants, but liko idealiza
tions of plants, like the fantasticalities of
wood carvers and stone cutters animated by
witchcraft. There are grasses that look liko
dwarf palms—tiny arborescent grasses with
I curving stems and plumed heads. Thero aro
flowers of extravagant forms and colors—
flowers that possess familair shapes, but liavo
absurd tints and unfamiliar pert limes, yellow
and indigo and green, orange and black and
I And in all tho ponds, covering all tho
I canals, float the green navies of tlio monster
lily, tho Victoria Ilegia. Close to shore tho
extraordinarily large but
they increase ill breadth as they float further
out, as if gaining bulk proportionately to the
depth of water. A few yards off, they ara
largo as soup plates further out. they ara
broad us dinner trays in the center of tho
pond or canal they havo surface largo as tea
tables. And all havo an upturned edge, a
perpendicular rim, liko a bulwark. Hero
and there you see the flower—a noa-sensical
flower large as a hat.
Then thero are fiddle wood trees in multi
tude, calabash trees, mangoes, breadfruits,
sago palms, fig trees and a hundred unfa
miliar shapes of which I cannot learn tho
names. Am there i3 tho snake nut tree,
bearing a most ghastly fruit. Fort his swart
nut—shaped almost liko a clam shell, ani
halving in tho same way along its sharp
edges—encloses something incredible. Ther»
is a pale envelope about tho kernel removo
it, and you find between your Angers a littlo
viper, triangular headed, coiled thrice upon
itself, perfect in every detail of form from
skull to taiL Was this marvelous mockery
evolved for a protective end? It is no eccen
tricity in a hundred nuts tho serpent kernel
lies coiled tho same. Lafeadio Uearn in
The King of the Rockies*
It is now possible to ascend Pike's Peak by
wagon. Who among those who from a dis
tance of 100 miles or more gazed in '49 upon
this snow topped crest supposed that in '88 a
decrepit team of mules and a wagon with tho
tire wired on would over desecrate tho noble
height I Of course tourists who have paused
at th# foot till now, will ride to the summit,
breathe tho thin, cold air, look upon the
panorama of beauty which spreads to tba
Uintah mountains of Alormondom westward,
and south to tho Bpanish peaks guarding the
New Mexico line. They will be sure to do
this. But the element of adventure is gona.
Tho accomplishment is no longer a tug, a
test of endurance or a triumph. The lame
and halt can climb as quickly as the robust.
The consumptive can expire in rarefied ec
stasy at an elevation of 14,147 feet.
Ones tourists walked pantingly the entire
distance or bestrode picturesque burros and
let the beasts do the panting. They went by
tho edge of -precipices. They had hair
breadth 'scapes, or at least an elegant chance
to say that they had them. All this is passed.
There is still tho never melting snow, still the
glowing beauty of sunset, kissing everything
in sight, still tho shadowy picture of tho
plains rubbing its edges against the distant
horizon, but old Pike's Peak has taken a tum
ble in public esteem. It has been pilfered of
its romantic charms. Pegasus was harnessed
to a plow and kicked. Pike's Peak, the
grandest hump on tho continental spine, is
tied to a road cart, and powerless. What
un affront to vastness! Tha winds will sigh
and sob in earnest as they blow through
Pike's piny whiskers.—Omaha Herald.
Epidemic Character of Verso.
In our own immediate times verse writing
aas become something more of the nature of
ft disease than of an honor. A species of
rliymophobia pervades the cultivated world.
Like tho bite of the bitten victim, fashion
able forms of construction extend. There is
contagion in them. The strain for effect has
become virulent. W0 feel, perforce, a sym
pathy with the half playful but wholly
earnest revolt of Dr. Holmes against tha
epidemic character of our debilitated vena
—Eliaaheth s- iy.rt.Pbelr' in The Cpntm-y,
A Gentle Blow.
People often push others in a crowd la
the street in a manner much ruder than
they would ever employ were not those
jostled into their way entire strangers.
A Boston gentleman was crossing a
crowded street one day, when a weB
dressed, ladylike looking woman gave him
a real blow on the shoulder while attempt
ing to push her eager way past him. He
lifted his hot.
"Madam I" he said courteously, "next
time yon assault ma in public, would 70a
mind striving a little higher up on ay
shoulder, as that place is lame!"
The lady rushed by him, her face
tng with roorUflca*ia«.—ExoUasga.
SADLY FOR SHERMAN.
01(1 Veterans and Others Have Me-
morial Services Over the He-
Tim Occasion Observed in a Manner
llefiltiiig the Ilecurd of One.
Supreme Court Opinion of Importance
—YoiU: Republicans Wide
FltOM THURSDAY'S TIAII.Y.
The Sherman memorial services held
this afternoon were very impressive.
At o'clock tin old veterans of the war
met at the U. A. It. hall of Sully post and
formed in line of march and proceeded to
the rink in tiie following order:
The l'ierre City band playing an
Tin! martini band, composed of
The Sons of Veterans, with arms
Sully post and other old comrades
the number of about 200.
As the solemn procession of tho
guard passed down the street behind
the colors at halt mast, many members of
both houses of the legislature were
noticed in lino.
The rink was packed to a density. The
stage was elaborately decorated with
Hags and bunting, and beautiful lloral de
signs, with stacks of guns at either end of
Col. Yarnell acted as master of cere
Tho platform was occupied by the gov
ernor, lieutenant governor, members of
the supreme bench, state ofliccrs, mem
bers of tho legislature, the choir, repre
sentatives of other G. A. R. posts and
The impressive O. A. 11. funeral cere
monies were performed, being led by
Chaplain Landis. The music by the
double quartette choir and band was very
beautiful and touching.
At the conclusion of the ritual services
theclioir sang a hymn and (Jul. Yarnell
introduced Governor A. C. Mellette who
stepped liv the. heavily draped "vacant
chair" and addressed the audience.
UN address was full of feeling and as
he spoke of the great national loss, and
recounted the brave acts of the old hero
of Atlanta: the march through Georgia
and the victorious career of "Uncle
Hilly," as the boys were wont to call him,
throughout the war and its effects on the
history of the nation and the world, his
hearers felt proud of the opportunity to
pav their respects to His memory 011 this
At tin! conclusion of the governor's
speech the choir sang another hymn, and
Judge A. G. Kellam, of the supreme
bench, was introduced.
The judge paid warm tribute to the
memory of his old commander—the hero
of heroes and tho captain of captains,
whose vary name was th« shibboleth to
victory wherever he and his command
went. His address to his old comrades
present was particularly touching. lie
reminded them that soon they, like their
old commander, would soon hear the
command "lights out!" and when the
iiual summons camo it was his wish that
their lives, like his, would go out in hon
or. in peace and in victory.
The choir sang another beautiful hymn,
and Hon. Wm.
Gardnerof Rapid City, was
introduced. Mr. Gardner said the audi
ence had listened to a representative of
the state department to a representative
of the judicial department and he took it
ho was selected to represent the legislative
department of our state. Mr. Gardner is
a young man but possesses rare ability as
an orator. His graphic account of hero
worship as it was found in the human
breast of all people of every clime, from
the earliest days to the present, was in
teresting. He spoke of the three great
military heroes of our country, Washing
ton, Grant and Sherman. Referring to
the latter he paid a glowing tribute to
the majesty of tho manhood which pos
sessed such eminent military genius and
yot when times of peace came on could
pass into quiet citizenship. He closed
with tho thrilling words: "Let us ever
honor the majestic character, the simple
humanity and eminent patriotism of this
Tho band then played that familiar
and pathetic old "Pleyels Hymn" in a
very exquisite manner.
Hon. Hugh J. Campbell was then in
troduced and made a very feeling talk to
iiis old comrades in a manner he is so well
fitted for doing.
After Gen. Campbell, the choir sang an
other selection and Dr. E. E. Clough, of
Yankton, delivered the closing address.
He addressed himself particularly to the
young men, and pointed to the eminent
traits of Gcueial Sherman, both as a sol
dier and a citizen which go to make up
true manhood, and urged them to emulate
the old hero in these traits, His short
talk was very impressive.
The band then played a selection and
the vast audience was dismissed, each
0110 feeling good that they had been there.
The following opinions were handed
down by tho supremo court yesterday at
In tho case of John A. Bowler, plaintiff
and appellant, vs Jerry Eisonhood, de
fendant and respondent, an appeal from
an order of the circuit court of ltrown
county, the supremo court reverses tho
decision below. Opinion by Corson, p. j.
dissenting opinion by Kellam. j.
The syllabus is as follows:
1. The term "canvass," as used In
soction 1489, compiled laws, which pro
vides that "any candidate or person
claiming tho right to hold an oflice con
tested, or any elector of tho proper coun
ty desiring to contest tho validity of an
election or the right of any porson de
cliured duly elected to an office In said
county, shall give notice thereof within
twenty days after tho canvass of the vote
for such election," construed to include
the decision of a tie vote by the clerk or
auditor, as provided by section 20, chap
ter 64. laws of 1800.
2. Where tho plaintiff and defendant
had an equal and the highest number of
votes for the oflice of sheriff, and the
county auditor publicly ducided by lot
that the defendant should be "declared
duly elected" sheriff, and made and deliv
ered to the defendant so "declared duly
elected" a certificate of his election, held,
that the time within which a notice of
contest by plaintiff could be served com
menced to run from the time such defend
ant was "declared duly elected," and that
a notice served within twenty days after
such declaration was served in time.
3. Held further, that au orde.r of the
circuit court setting aside such notice of
contest served within twenty days after
defendant, was declared duly elected sher
ICellani, j., dissents and expresses the
view that the decision by lot is 110 part of
the canvass, but is a separate and distinct
proceeding, in the nature of a substitute
for anew election that the county can
vass iscornplete when the precinct returns
are examined and abstracts made and filed
as provided in section 1, chapter SI, laws
of 1S!H). and that it N within twenty days
from such canvass that notice of contest
must be served.
A recess was taken until 11 o'clock next
Tlic Republican Meeting.
The young men's republican meeting at
the Locke last night was attended by as
many as could conveniently be accom
modated. Ringing speeches were made
by Col. Uullard, Senator Preston and
Representative Gardner. Republicans
left the meeting mentally vowing that
political ruin, so fur as their party
concerned, had gone far enough,
hereafter, by the shade of Lincoln,
would each make it their personal
itiess to see to it that the next republican
victory would be at the next election and
if the Lord will bless the country with a
big crop this year the rest of the work will
be easily effected. That is to say—tin
republican party, far more than the cli
mate. has been blamed for crop failure,
lack of money and about every other ill
that has visited our people.
A resolution was offered by 10. C. Pat
terson, of the Capital, to tile effect that
the club should work only for the good of
the whole party that it support only the
nominees of the state republican conven
tion: that the club shall never demand
that any persons be placed upon the slate
or national ticket: that the object of the
club is simply to support and work for
the success of the republican ticket as
nominated by the stateconvention. The
resolution was unanimously adopted.
Everything bespeaks a prosperous fu
ture for the club.
A Test of Grvatueos.
"I trust that he will make a handsome
portrait for me."
"He no doubt will. An artist ns great
as he is can do almost anything."—Life.
He Was Whipsawed.
"Can you drive?" asked a fair young
East End damsel as she stood by the side
of her adorer and gazed out of the window
at the snow.
"Oh, yes," replied the young man un
thinkingly. "Fm quite a good driver."
"And it looks like good sleighing," the
girl went on.
The young man relapsed into silence,
which was occupied chiefly in mental cal
culations as to how many sleigh rides at
current rates he could afford on his $10 a
"You said you could drive, didn't youf
tusked the girl, resuming the subject.
"Well—er—it's been a long time since 1
did much driving, and I'm afraid it would
hardly be safe for me to undertake it."
"Oh, I'm so sorry! I was just going to
ask papa to have the cutter hitched up so
we could take a ride."—Pittsburg Chroni
Settled at Lust.
Mr. Hayforke (reading The Weekly Wel
come)—ASecond Adventist out west proves
conclusively by the Bible that the world
will come to au end on the 23d of next
Mrs. Hayforke (dropping her knitting}-.
Land sakes! Then what's the use o' me
finishin' these stockings? Maybe it won't
even be cold by that time. Iky, look iu
The Farmer's Almanac an' see what the
weather is goin' to be.
Iky (after a moment)—It's goin' to be
moderate, mother moderate an' fair.
Mrs. Hayforke—Does the almanac stop
on the 23d?
Iky—No it goes right on to the end o'
Mrs. Hayforke—Don't it say anything
about th' world comin' to an end?
Iky—Not a word.
Mrs. Hayforke (resuming her knitting)—
Tho Bible ia wrong.—Good News.
Following a rreaenptloB.
Doctors have a great deal to oontend
with when they prescribe for incorrigible
wags. One of this latter fraternity, after
having been prescribed for, paid his physi
cian a visit.
"Well," said the doctor, "did y«a follow
"H'mf" exclaimed the fanny man, "1
should have been dead if I had."
"What do you msnn?"
"Why, I leff the prescription for a mo
ment on my bad room window ki the fourth
story, and my wifo, supposing it wasa mem
waste scran, put up tho sash and threw it
into the strost. ou'd have lost a patient
if I'd Jhllowad ifc."-YouiV»
THE MUSICAL TREAT.
Pierre's Music-Loving People Assem
bled to Listen to a Very Rare
An Entertainment Given That Was
the Iiest Since the Little
Full Account of an Event, That Will
He Long* Remembered in
A very unique and successful enter
tainment was tint at the Locke parlor
Chairs were brought from various parts
of the city and arranged iu the mammoth
parlor, and a platform was erected at one
end for those taking part in the exerci-t-s.
One pleasant feature of the affair was
Licit the room was ccuifflrtable. There
was no freezing of feet and catching cold,
as is the usual order of things at the rink
on a cold night. The big parlor lloor and
the balconies make an opera room amply
sunicient to accommodate a larce sized
audience—say of 400 people.
Owing to the storm blockading the
street-car lines, some of those having
parts on the program were delayed, and
the good natured audience was kept wait
ing until nearly the hour of 'J o'clock.
finally the program starteu with a
pretty instrumental selection by Mrs. D.
S. Williams and Miss Edna Carter.
The male quartette, Messrs. Lillibridge,
Walker, Nelson and Marlin followed with
a song that was well received.
Mrs. Royal !•'. King sang a "euckoo"
that was heartily encored, when she sang
"Home, Sweet Home,-' accompanied by
Representative Douglas, of I-'aulk county.
Mrs. Coe I. Crawford gave a recitation
in a very siood manner. It wasa pathetic
piece and her perfect articulation and ex
quisite expression was what would be ex
pected only from professional talent.
The instrumental selection by Mes
dames Williams. Patterson, and Miss
hdna Carter was splendid and was hear
1 In? violin solo by Capt. Douslas was
very fine and he was not permitted to re
tire until lie played another.
I he "Creed of the Hells." as sunir by the
Miller family, was pronounced by many
as the prettiest tli'nt of the evening. The
quartette is composed of Mr. and Mrs. S.
1!. Miller and two daughters, Mioses Lea
and Jessie. They possess splendid voic-s
and the two cirls have1 remarkably rich,
strong alto voices. Thev were enthus
Airs. Manford 10. Williams could not
appear, being detained by reason of sick
Mrs. J. M. Woods sang "Swauee River."
by special request, and it is not stretch
ing the truth to say that there is no sing
er in the northwest that can sing this
rood old song with the exquisite pathos
she is capable of doing.
She was greeted with applause as she
appeared, and after the song she was
made 10 sing one more.
The next was an instrumental number
by Mrs. Max liass. The fame and popu
larity of this lady is not local. Her piano
education was uot confined to this couu
trv. but was finished under some of the
noted musters of Europe. She has per
formed before select audiences in the
eastern cities, and lias delighted many
audiences iu the two Dakotas and Minne
sota. She was given an ovation as she
stepped to the piano and played one of
Liszt's famous compositions. She was
given a hearty encore.
Miss Edna Carter sang an Italian song
that was very pretty and pleased her
audience, if they could not understand
the vords. Her voice is finely cultivated
and sweet. Pierre's musical talent lias
been greatly added to by Miss Carter's
ability, both in vocal and instrumental
Mrs. Melville was next announced and
as this famous lady elocutionist stepped
to the ""platform she was roundly ap
Her recitations are so perfect and de
lightfully entertaining that a merciless
audience would keep her before them un
til she would drop from sheer physical ex
haustion—but Mr. Keves, the presiding
genius stepped forward after her second
appearance and interposed in her behalf.
The audience was iu such good humor
that his little speech was also applauded
while he stood—and grinned.
The program then concluded with a
song by the male quartette and the hap
py people departed home.
The following is a list of the letters re
maining uncalled for iu the Pierre post
office at the close
Feb. 21, lS'Jl:
of the week endinsr
Nation & Jtirk
wiljrocke. Coe A
Chapman. Walter S
Dnubnern, George li
Krasi' r, W O
Parties calling for the above will please
say "advertised." If not called for in two
weeks they will be forwarded to the dead
letter oflice. R. E. GKEGOKY, P. M.
Advice to iflotbera.
Mrs. Winslow's soothing syrup has been
used by millions of mothers for children
teething for over fifty years with perfect
success. It relieves the little sufferer at
once, produces natural, quiet sleep by
freeing the child from pain, and the little
cherub awakes as '"bright as a button."
It is very pleasant to taste, soothes tho
child, softens the gums, allays paiu, re
lievos wind, regulates the bowels, and is
tho best known remedy for diarrhoea,
whether arising from teething or other
causo. 25c a bottle.
HOW A SUBLET TRAVELS.
An Explanation fr Its Three and Some*
tlino Foiy different Motions.
Howard Carr, an authority on shooting
and a gentleman well informed on all mat
ters of detail pertaining to the bull's eye,
gave a reporter so-ne interesting informa
tion on the queer ietious of a bullet after
being discliargwt from the muz/.lo or a
A bullet, he dricUrcd, sighted for 1,OOC
yards has three Separ ite and distinct mo
tions, and in eases where the stubby nnd
blunt expre--i le.el is ttsed it h:^s four. The
first is its vi-io.^ity or straight motion of
journey the second is the rotary motion,
caused by the bore of the gun, which
makes it plow through tho uir, and tht
third is the trajectory motion, or drift, at
tributable to the attraction of gravity,
which forces the bullet sideways. When
the express bullet is used it follows a lint
similar to the edge of a corkscrew. Tht
latter is ascrib'ibie to the extra friction OE
the Ixiltom of the ball, which is uon-itantl
I h.-.d this illustrated by placing sheets
of paper forty yards apart
A ball has a large drop when traveling
any great, distance. For instance, take
1,CM0 yards. The bullet, if keeping the
course it. originally started out to follow,
would land a distance of over '."JJ feet
above the bull's eye. Hut it starts to drop
immediately after leaving the muzzle ol
the gun, and at between "JJ and 0 yards
the ball is only sixty l^eL above the lino ol
the bull's eye, and a considerable distance
below the line of sight. At U00 yards it
has decreased in proportion, and the aim
is only forty inches above the bull's eye,
but at 500 yards it is over sixteen feet.
It takes about three seconds for a ball to
travel 1,000 yards with au ordinary charge
of powder behind it. The first second it
travels 1,500 feet. In the next second it
travels only three-quarters of that distance,
and in the third second it travels only one
half as much a-s it did when leaving tht
I made the claim here a short time age
that a ball made more revolutions—that
is, its rotary motion increased in propor
tion to the distance it traveled—as it ap
proached the target, than it did in the 106
yards immediately after leaving the muz
zle, aud I will explain. The friction of the
atmosphere does not lessen the rotary mo
tion as fiLst iu propnri ion to the distance it
has traveled ,-LS it does its flight through
the atmosphere consequently, while iu
the last UK) yards the ball is only traveling
at a rate just one-half of i:s original speed,
the rotary motion is just as great, and
having more time makes more revolu
tions.—San Francisco Examiner.
A Ni-^l.-eti'il Childhood.
Paternal care had r.ot yet corne into fash
ion t!.i_- fashion was, indeed, the reverse
when I was a child. Thus my early years
were cheerlessly spent in au ..rit lyinl dis
trict of Paris. At the age of 4 I "was still
there when I accidentally fell from the top
of a cupboard and dUiocatcd my foot. The
woman to -.vhoecare I was intristcd onlj
informed my family of this several mouth's
afterward. 1 lie truth beeaiue known only
when my parents sent for metojio to Pen
go rd to visit .Mine, d-j Chalais, my ^rra:id
mother, who had expressed a wish to see
me. Although .Mme. de Chaiai.s was my
great-grandmother 1 always called hex
grandmother, very likely, I think, because
that name implied a closer relationship.
The dislocation of my foot had been neg
lected too long to be remedied even
other foot, having had to bear alone tht
whole WL-ight of my body, had grown weak
er, and thus I remained" lame for life.
That accident had a great influence ova
my after life. It indeed led my parents
to think I was unfit tor a military career,
or at least that in such I should labor un
der great disadvantages. They were thui
Induced to seek for me some other profes
sion, which in their eyes would be lies!
calculated to serve the interests of the fa
ilv, for in great families the family wa»
far more c-ari-d for than its members indi
a level, and
the course of the bullet could be seen by
collecting the papers and laying them one
over the other.
wiio were still unknown. These consiit
(.-rations are rather painful to my mind,
I will uot dwell furthet ou them—T IUHT
Memoirs in Century
The Kkniul l'itn«.-*».
A man Oswego !^d cf pneumonia
which came from sitting iu his wet clothes
after faliipg iato the lake. Atri curiously
enough he \.as the agent of a clothes
wringer, and I) .1 lis of them iu the room
where he sat drippiug wet.—Detroit. Free
She—Isn't that a new scarf pin you
have? 1 don't remember to have ever seen
He—No. .Mv brother has never called
upon you.—Clothier and Furnisher.
A CHaucu for llim.
Beggar—Can you help rae, sir? I've eat
en nothing for two days.
Simeral—Make your fast thirty-eight
days louger, ami you cau draw a big salary
£S a dime museum freak.—Judge.
Is an effective remedy, as numerous testimo
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An apothecary advised me to use Ayer's
Sarsaparilla. I did so, and was cured
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become a stranger to our household,
believe it to he the tiest medicine on earth."
1J. F. JlcNulty, Ilaekman, 29 Summer at.,
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of which restored me to health and strength.
I take every opportunity to recommend this
medicine in similar cases." C. Evfck, 14
Main St., Ohlllico|lie, Ohio.
And all disorders originating In impurity ot
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blotches, salt-rheum, scald-head, scrofulous
sores, and the like, take only
DR. J. Q. AYEE & CO., Lowell, Mass*
Price $1 six bottles, $G. Worth $5 a botlto.
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