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THE OMAHA DAILY 1JEE: SAT U It DAY. .TAN IT Alt Y 3. 1003.
I EBRASKA FIFTY YEARS AGO Voaderful Progress- Made by Thia Great Buta line Then. UOR BUCHANAN PENS INTERESTING PAGE rath About Mate of rhr.ika that Reads Murk Like Fiction Oat of a Fair?' Story Book. In in interesting contribution to the last turn ber of The Twentieth Century Firmer, J. R. Buchanan, the well-known general passenger agent of the Elkhorn road, re view Nebraska's progress since territorial flays. Fifty years ago, he saya. Nebraska was In that nebulous condition which (recedes organlted being. It was a part of the Louisiana purchase. It had Dot attained to Individ uality Independent entity. It was simply incubating. Two years later It was born Into territorial existence and had only (00 .white Inhabitants. Why It should have In sisted on being "bom" so prcmsturely doesn't appear, unless there were not of Boea to meet the demands of seekers. At any rate, It was accouched Into territorial Individuality In 1854, with Its little brood oi ww. ine perspective or background was , composed of millions of buffalo that roamed the plains, or desert, feeding on the succulent grama grass: and also hordes of Indians who lived on the plains and fed on the buffalo and who turned a contempt uous eye on the little band of whites who timidly clung near to each other on the banka of the Missouri rrvch. The meager products then were Consumed by the "600," who had no communication v.itb the out side world except by the Missouri river to Bt. Louis or Cairo, thence up the Ohio, or by overland conveyance across the virgin plains or prairies of Iowa to the Mississippi river and of Illinois to extending but very rare railroads whose proprietor were "moving westward" with their slowly ex tending lines of Iron. Not a railway with in hundreds of miles. Not a market for any products, menaced by Indians and Isolation. Preatol What a Change. Presto! Here we are today a thrifty and splendid gateway city of 160.000 people. A converging center from all the east, north and south, with our gateway opened for the commerce of the world to pass through Into our great state and tht-ough it to the Mountain and Pacific Coast states and through them again over the trackless Pa cific ocean to the Orient and its boundless markets. Where forty-eight years ago were only unbroken prairies on the east and ap parently limitless desert plains to the westward, are now four great trunk lines of railway direct (one of them the Chicago ft Northwestern double track) from Omaha to Chicago, three trunk lines to the south, two trunk lines to the north, two trunk lines to the Black Hills, four trunk lines with their direct connections to the Pacific ocean, besides a number of other Indirect but available lines In all directions, all converging on and diverging from this gate way city. Markets In all directions and easily reached either for the absorption of our product or to supply our wants. Here Is now a great state with 1,250,000 Inhabit ants. The buffalo and the Indian have given way to the march of civlllxatlon and to a population of enterprising citlxens. Here we have created from our 49,177,600 acres within the area of Nebraska, 122,000 "farms" that is, local habitation for agri culture embracing about 10,000,000 acres the remainder of our area being devoted to stock Interests, grazing yujij, hay. , , : . ., I'rodncta from the Farms. From these "farms" and this stock range we ar producing In thia year of 1902, fairly estimated, 200,000,000 bushels of corn, 40,- 000.000 to 50,000,000 bushels of wheat, 40,- 000,000 bushels of oats, with proportionate crops of other grains, hay. vegetables, dairy, and poultry with their products The adaptation of our soil and climatic con ditions to the culture of sugar beets Is concedediy favorable ana as a result we have three beet sugar factories with an ag gregate capacity of about 1,600 tons per day. which mesne from 20,000,000 to 25,000, 000 pounds of beet sugar per year In the atate. The best and most successful of these factories Is located at Norfolk In the north part of the state, the Junction of a principal branch with the main line of tho Fremont, Elkhorn ft Missouri Valley rail road. This Industry, although succestul and prosperous In this state already. Is In ' the Infancy of Its possible development. There should bo at least fifty, or twice fifty, equally large factories In the state and even tbey could not supply the market demand. Another apeclalty has been partially de veloped In the growth of alfalfa. It seems the soil and other conditions are especially adapted to the propagation of this crop and there are now over 250,000 acres of alfalfa la Nebraska. The crop yields three and four cuttings and aggrega.es from five to six tons per acre per year. It Is moat accept able to and an excellent food for all stock Even hogs lire and thrive on It exclusively and bogs so grown have not thus far been known to suffer from so-called hog cholera, Now, reduced to values, the following is a fair estimate of the values of the prod acts of the slate for the year 1902: The corn cron will yield at least..! 7.nr0.0"0 The whest crop will yield at least. 27. (().' The oat crop will yield at least.... Other grains, seeds, etc Hay and forage Potatoes and other vegetables Fruits, flowers, seeds, nursery products, etc Estimated value of all stock In 17.6iO,0"0 1,&UO,000 1.000,000 the state. Including cattle, hogs, sheep, goats, horses, mules, alo fowls, bees, etc ln 1H00 the es timate was fl4a.349.&K7t, at least.. 150,000,000 A totals estimated value of our this years product from the' . lands alone and Including value of the stock which la changing up and down, shipping In and out. betnar raised and brouaht In for feeding 287,500.000 There estlmatea seem so enormous that they stagger us, but many are from tb best and moat reliable sources, government and state statistics, together with our best Information obtainable, a.id In fa-t are all graded down on account of their magnitude From the Information received and used in their compilation, I feel warranted my elf In saying my belief Is, the actual figures will reach the round sum of at least 1300,000.000. These estimates are limited entirely to the "land products." which Include, of course, stock which necessarily feeds on nd Is made by the land products. No at tempt la made to eat I mate the wealth created or produced by the mechanical or other arts or sciences, nor by tho com merclal, banking and other mercantile pur ulta. This Kasrnssi Production from Boll Think of It. One western state, only one half of which la devoted to agriculture nd the rest to stock culture and grazing producing In one year 1300.000.000 of value from Its soil. In addition. In measuring the Importance of our development. have promoted or aided la promoting, espe dally the development of the Black Hill which forty-eight years ago. or at the time of Nebraska's territorial accouchment, were a "myth." Altogether uukno-vn, ex cept remotely as an Indian "reserve." Now with Nebraska's two principal railroads piercing them to the center, they have de veloped Into two great and national Inter ests. One. a system of gold mining ramps wbJae output la at least tlS.OvO.OvO and probably near 115,000,000 per year; the other, a large group of thermal springs, which hare attracted the national govern ment, which has recognised and endorsed their healthful effect by establishing a "national sanitarium" there, a distinction not accorded any other plare In the Vnlted States for the same purpose. Here will be sent thousands of disabled sick soldiers of (he army, who will be treated and cured and returned to service. How These Transformations fame. These Immense transformations are largely due, of course, to the enterprise of the men who foresaw the possibilities. Very largely to the building of railroads to and Into and through Nebrarka. The hun dreds of miles of Iowa prairies attracted railroads to build into and across them, and the rich acres drew the sturdy farmer to their cultivation. Thence Into Ne braska the overflow tide came. Two great railroads had large land grants from tho national government as an Inducement and basis of wealth, and which served to pay for advertising their respective sections. The latest, the Fremont, Elkhorn ft Mis souri Valley railroad, had no land grant and so had to depend largely on the spe cial merits of Its section of country to at tract Inhabitants. Then land was worth less as to price. Now It is worth from $65 downward to 110 per acre. This Fremont, Elkhorn ft Missouri Valley railroad ex tended Its line through the agricultural section of the state Into and through the Btock range district, not only of Nebraska, bu, .. . ranres of Wromlnc and South Dakota, as well as to pioneering Into tho heart of the Black Hills. No Irrigation is needed along the lino of The Elkhorn railroad or In the section tributary to it In Nebraska. In the stock ranges Irrigation is not sought or required, as the stock Interest Is as Important In Its specialty as Is agriculture elsewhere, and the stock ranges In Nebraska are the best adapted of any section In the great west. Interspersed all through that section are hundreds of small or large haying valleys which are abundantly watered and on which Is cut ample hay for necessary feed ing purposes in winter to care for the stock which feed on the contiguous ranges In summer. Nebraska Is so rich and so prosperous and so necessary in her share f feeding the world that no other western state compares with It. Educational Advantages. Nebraska Is not only Justly famous as an agricultural and stock state, a money mak- g state, but is equally rich In Its educa tional advantages. Its State university tends the acknowledged peer of any state university. Its standard Is of the very Ighest. In addition there are a number of state normal schools whose record and andlng are enviable. The normal at Fro mont. Neb., has an attendance of from (50 to 800 and a record of excellence rarely at tained. The normal at Peru is also a su perior school, besides there are a number of colleges and high grade schools which have assisted the state to Ita enviable landing as having less Illiteracy then any ther, or at least nearly the highest In the United States, which meana In the world. Again, It stands at, or nearly at, the top for health. Its clear sky. Its persistent breezes and Its elevated plateaus Insures freedom from malarial or miasmatic pois ons, gives vigorous, stimulating health, which breeds Industry, self-reliance and success. Ita high standard In moral, chur-h nd law abiding tendency Is a warrant of good order aud useful contentment. Its cosmopolitan population, merging con stantly Into genuine American patriotism, Is expressed In Its responses to every de mand on it In support of national or local order. , Vnlqae Kxpoeltton Record. The state of Nebraska, when her . chief city of Omaha undertook to give an ex position, stood solidly behind the city and promoted and sustained the most successful great exposition ever given In the United Statea, excepting only the great World's Fair and Exposition of 1893 In Chicago. The local pride of this ftate was Involved and the whole people stamped approval by their attendance. Its reputation extended throughout the nation and drew crowds from nearly every state. Its management was on such broad, liberal methods that its succeas was unprecedented and ita history stands out unique in the history of great expositions in the world, having paid Its stockholders 90 cents on the dollar, within 10 per cent of par on all subscriptions In Its aid. No other exposition has ever paid over 12 per cent of such subscription! and yet the Transmlssissippl Exposition was concededly a "national affair." So ideally fine and complete was it that not only the prealdent of the United States and his cab inet, but many distinguished Americana and foreigners were Its patrons. Today the atate Is the abode of wealth, varied Industries, culture, education and refinements. Prosperity rewards Industry abundantly. Its history, though brief, hss recorded some very Interesting national events and Incidents. Its early history Is as sociated with the events which culminated In the greatest war known to the world. It was once the borne of the great Mormon leader, who was seeking to establish gov ernment within government, an inde pendency within an Independency In tho nation. A national character, whose genius tracked out a way over the deaert sands of Nebraska and through the mountains west to a eolltary valley and with his devotees created a government which ultimately re quired the United States government to send thousands of troops over his trail to control. The state has been the scene of many stirring events, now quieted into sober history. "Then," or fifty years ago, its lonesome 600 had scant and meager comforts. To day ber cities, towns and farma have abun dance and luxury. Omaha, Its largest city, has over 159,000 population, Lincoln. Its cap ital, has over 50,000, and many cities In the stste hive 10,000 to 15,000. and villages five to ten miles apart all over the eastern agricultural half of the state. ' (iKOKGE WASHIGTOVt QIKIE. It Hid a Lasarlaat gait af Straight aad Very Dark Hair. The Father of bla Country concealed luxuriant suit of hair beneath bis queue wig. Many now wish the old fashion wers In vogue, to conceal thinned hair or bald ness. Yet no one need have thin hair nor be bald. If he cure the dandruff that causes both. Dandruff can not be cured by scour ing tbe scalp, because It Is germ dis ease, and the germ has to be killed- New. bro's Herplcide kills the dandruff germ no other hair preparation will. "Destroy the cause, you remove the effect." There's no cure for dandruff but to kill the germ. A Matter ( Pasltloa. Baltimore American: Jaggsby Yes. my dear, yoa must be mistaken. The man you saw In ths saloon with his back toward the door, as you went by, may have resembled me closely, but you cannot be sure of a man under such clrcumstancea. Mrs. Jaggsby John Henry, I would know you standing mils away; I would know you sitting; 1 would know you yes, John Henry. 1 would even know you lying! Ylaa Slaaal af Ultrsa. Whites of eyes and skin yellow shew liver trouble and jaundice. Dr. King's New Ufa Pills cur or no pay. Only iie. For sals by Kuhn 4 Co. An Original . A 5hort Story By "A nasty night, Haskell." I stepped down from my seat In the cab of No. 27 and with some muttered reply to the greeting of the roundhouse foreman passed out Into the yard, thoroughly tired, hungry and Irritable after my 120-mile run In the cab of the limited express. It was one of those wild nights we some times,' but not often, get during the month of November a night of the blackest dark ness, filled with driving rain and froten sleet, night of washouts, double roadbeds, delays and loss of time, to be followed by a five-minute Interview with the division superintendent, a man of few words and much less consideration. I had Just brought In the limited express some twenty minutes late, owing to the Icy condition of the rails, and I knew what to expect. I hurried along through the wind and rain, eager to get to my boarding house, where a warm supper and dry clothes awaited me. I had Just reached the house when I heard the sounds of hurried steps coming down the street after me. I turned and glanced carelessly over my shoulders and saw by the flickering light on the oppcsl'.e corner that It was Nick, my fireman. "We're In for It this t'me, I guess." he exclaimed abruptly as he came up the steps after me. "Why, what's the trouble now?" I asked, although I had a pretty good Idea of what was coming. "The old man's down at the yard and he's cussing like a trooper because you went oft before he got a chance to see you." "We lost twenty minutes on that grade. I r.uppose that Is what it means," I an swered. "Well, never mind; I'll be right down as soon as I eat my supper and get Into some dry clothes. I'm drenched." "No, It ain't that," replWd Nick quickly. "The deuce Is to pay somewhere. We've got to pull out again and catch the 9:45 Into Hampton, and she's gone nearly ten minutes now. I've got 27 out and fired up. She ll be blowing by the time we get back. Come on." I will not atate that I did not say any thing out of the way. But aupper or no upper, together we hurried back down to the yard, where I found Henderson pacing up and down In the atorm and growling like a hungry dog. "Can you catch that 9:45 before she gets Into Hampton?" he asked, as soon as I came in sight. "It's doubtful," I answered hort!y. "She's been gone ten minutes already." "Oh, yea, you can," he Insisted persist ently. "There's nothing ahead of you you have got clear track until midnight." "Why don't you telegraph?" I asked wonderlngly. "That the trouble," he snarled. "The wires are all down; I can't." "Well. I'll try It. What are the orders?" I knew that. If we were to overtake the 9:45, there was no time to be lost in asking idle Questions. Besides. I was not In very good humor at the sudden change from a warm supper, dry clothes and shelter to a wild night ride over an uncertain road In the storm: and moreover, I nad no very sincere liking for Jacob Henderson, esq. I want you to catch the 9:45 before sne gets Into Hampton," he repeated Insist ently. "You can do It. it you open ner up and let her go. When you overtake ner give this not to Conductor Davis, and' If he glvea you anything to bring oacK, taxe no matter what It Is. 1 11 wan nere tor i . . . .- you. HOW quica can you I thought that there was someining ravner i unusual about all this, but it wss not for me to question orders. "In about two minutes." I said promptly; "Just as soon aa I can take in a nine water. The tank is almost empty. Never mind the water," cried the old man, impatiently. i waui 7" e started. You hare got enough to run down with. Tou can take some comiug back." Thia thoughtlessness on his part nettled me a little and I retorted rather sharply: I'm running this engine, Mr. Hender son. If you want me lo ovenase iub .su. It will take speed, and speed takes steam. and I cannot make steam without water. It you can, Just step up and take my place and do it." He made no reply, but turned away with aomethlng that sounded very much like an oath, and I felt that my hasty reply, had cost me my position, for Henderson waa a man that took no words from any man on tbe road, big or little. With some regret I backed No. 27 up be alde the tank, and Just as I stopped under the pipe I saw someone step quickly out of the shadow of ths tank and approach tbe side of the engine. Thinking It to be some belated passenger, I gave the matter no further thought, but turned my head rnd looked back to where Nick was busily en gaged with the water pipe. Suddenly I felt light touch on the arm. 1 whirled quickly about and saw standing beside me In tbe cab the figure of a woman. "What do you want?" I asked in sudden surprise. "Passengers as not allowed on the engine. It's strictly against orders, Madam." "I know It." She glanced nervoualy about. "But you must let me go this time." She stepped quickly back Into tbe shadow so that my fireman might not see her. To My that I waa startled by her sud den appearance and strange request would ce expressing It mildly, hut before I could reply she lifted the edge or ber veil and there, in the dim, uncertain light of the gasoline torch, I saw the bright eyea and pretty face of Grace Henderson. "Why. Miss Henderson!" I managed to gasp, "you surely cannot mean it Yet, to tell the truth, I sincerely hoped she did, for, deep down In my heart I had a secret admiration for the girl with her sweet face and gentle manners. Hitherto I had always been content with ths smile or cheery word she often gave me when ahe came to the depot with ber father. Now the prospect of having her so near me and talking with me seemed to lift me to tbe very top shelf of earthly bliss. I must really go, Mr. Haskell," she went on quickly. "I know tbat It must seem strange and unuaual to you, but when one is in danger atrange thlega sometimes must be djne to escape, you know." She smiled bewltchlngly up Into my face as she spoke. What in danger?" I cried. In surprise. Yea, in the greatest of dangers, and that is why I ask you to let me go with you to escape thia danger which threat ens me," ahe aaid aweetly. As she spoke she raised her great brown eyea to mine and gave me look that scat tered my prudence. I waa very happy. "I would give my life to protect you. If you need it," I ventured to aay. I could not see her face now, for she had turned It away. Frightened at what I had aald. I began to mutter a baaty apology. "Don't," ahe whispered. "If yoa mean what you aay, trove It to me now by letting me go with you. I dare not stsy here." What else could I do under ths circum stances f When Nick came clambering bark over the coal into tbe cab, I caught glimpse of the look of wonder and astonishment In bis fsce ss bs saw Grace, who was perched demurely upon my seat. I gave him a quick nod, then slowly opened tbe throttle. We started out on our wild night ride for what I did not know. Out over tbe switches, where the signal light gleamed feebly sod showed a dear Elopement W. H. ROYCE. tine ahead, across the bridge and Into the : country we plunged, gaining speed al each ; turn of our six-foot driving wheels, until It seemed as If we were almost flying j through the inky darkness. Accustomed as .' was to high speed on i the road, I was almost nervous myself as I we tore along, and I began to shut off the steam a little. I was thinking of Grace then, and life bad never seem half so sweet. As the speed began to slacken a trifle In response to my touch, I slowly opened the throttle another notch, and, like a race ho'se under spur, the engine leaded for ward. Past bouses, through the fields, over bridges and through towns and hamlets we flew. All the time I stood close to Grace, one hand upon the throttle, the other grasping the reversing lever. Nick, fully alive to the situation, sounded the wttstle and rang the bell loudly as we ap proached and parsed through a place of any kind aud at every crossing. I did not dare even to look at the girl perched upon my leather cushioned scat beside me, for all our lives her life de pended upon my vigilance. Sometimes I spoke fo her, only a word, and she would grasp the side cf the cab as she leaned forward to reply close to my ear, and sometimes her hand would grap me timidly by the arm as we flew over some rough stretch of the track, but a word from me now and then seemed to re- I assure her. At length In making the long curve this side of R I suddenly caught the gleam of the red light on the rear of tha passenger train. So abruptly had we come upon it that if I had not been fully on lac lookout there certainly would have been one less coach upon 'hat road and very likely several liven lost. Hut I was ex pecting It and was prepared. Nick grasped the whistle and began to toot loudly. It was heard and recognized, for there was no other whistle quite like It on that division. Then, no doubt wonder ing what could have sent No. 27 down after them, they began to slacken up, came to a dead stop and waited for us to come up cautiously. "Well, what's the matter?" ejaculated Davis as he came around the end of the last car when I leaped down from my cab. I made no reply, for I did not know, but handed him the note that Henderson ha'l given me to deliver to him. He took It, hastily tore It open and, stepping to where the full glare of my headlight fell upon the track, proceeded to read It. "I don't know anything about It." he ex claimed suddenly. "Here, Ned, see what you can make out of this. I don't know what he means. I haven't seen her." He handed the note to me. Holding It where the light fell upon It, I read: j Conductor Charles Davis, No. 37: My daughter. Grace Hend rsnn, has left hom- anil I have reason to think fhe la on your i train. If so, send her hack hy the hearer. I LMWMnn'sueruAnaent. ! t think that I muni have elven a mnr ! forcible exclamation than had Davis when I read the note, for now It was half plain to me. "There's something queer about this," I i said skwly, ss I passed back the note. "Ia she aboard your train now?" 'Is she aboard my train now?'' he re-, i r peated In surprise. "No; she Is not, and If she was I'd not make her go back to that oia sKinnim uniesE bob wnuieu io. oub ic noi a gin 10 icave uuraj wiluuui uiuj annA r a - mn t knnur I Kll I ' H t.Ln her - - - - aiong in wnere sun " s "" cvji my mouth shut. Thames -just about wnat I'd do." ' '' "All right, theni Chartle," I srtld slowly, for I had been thinking very fast. "I'll Just put her aboard your train now and send her along. She's up here n my cab." Davis looked at me a moment In surprise, then puckered, np his lips Into a prolonged whistle. I then told him. In as few words as possible, how she happened to be there, and without word he, opened Henderson's 7 'i win- st "I SUDDENLY CAUGHT THK GLEAM OF THE PASSENGER TRAIN." note again and wrote on the back: Between Hampton and Brooks Junction Jacob Henderson, esq. : No. 27 has overta ken me and your note delivered. Your daughter Is not aboard my train, nor has she been up to the present time. C. V. DAVIS, Conductor No. 37. "There N'd," he exclaimed, as he handed tbe note bck to me. "Take that back to tbe 'old man.' It does not say that she will not be aboard my train after tha present time. Now we must hustle." I explained the situation briefly to Grace, and not without a little regret on my part, tbe transfer was quickly made. I bads ber goodbye, and, after a little handshake, climbed up Into my cab and started to run back to the Junction. I suppose I must have been rather glum rn the way back. Nick did not say much and I said less, barely answering a tew necessary questions, for I was wondering what U all meant. It waa Just past midnight when we rolled back Into the roundhouse yard. Herderson was there, wailing for u. and he came rushing out as soon as he heard us cross ing the switches eutalde. "Where U shs?" bs cried, jumping up SPEC AL I Do Not Treat All Diseases but Cure All I Treat I want every man that Is suffering from any special dlsesse or condition to come and have a social chat with me, and I will explain to you a sys tem of treatment which I have orig inated and developed after my whole life's experience In the treating of diseases peculiar to men. It is a treatment that Is based on experience, science and knowledge. I have no free proposition, no trial or sample treat ment to offer you. My education, my experience, my conscience, my reputa tion, condemn all such quackery. If you will call and see me I will give you a thorough personal VARICOCELE 13 the enlargement of the veins of the scrotum and a rortlltlon that mankind suffers from more than all other condi tions combined, ami la the direct cause or nervous prostration and the early loss of mental, physical and vital pow ers, which In turn cause business fail ures and unhapplnem. My treatment for this condition Is perfectly pain less. I accomplish a permanent care without a cuttln; or tying operation or any detention from business. The best reference I can give as to my ability In curing this condition is the names of thousands who have given me the permtspinn of using their names after permanently curing them when others had failed. SPECIFIC BLOOD POISONING Is the most loathsome of all venereal (Ufohpos. and it Is one that inuy bo hereditary or acquired. The first symptrm Is an ulcer, then pales In bonen and Joints, ulceration of the mouth, throat and tongue, falling out of the hair and eyebrows and a copper colored rash coming out over the entire body. I care not who has treated you and fulled. I will cure you just as sure as you will come to me for treatment. 1 use no mercury or Iodide, thereby a-ssurlr.g you when cured that your bones and tissues are not destroyed. 1308 Farnam References Best banks and leading business men of the city. rainaaas siti71"rrn - In, tbe cab. aIm08t Mo the engine had 'lllll"u' I feignedvlgnorance, and passed him th? note In reply. Nick was oiling the eccen tric! and heard nothing. Ho would not l have known any more about ft than I did. Nick was one of the kind that knew wh9n It was best to know nothing. Some prodigious oaths escaped Nender- on's lips a he read the lines from ! nivls hut as ihev were not directed at me. j t nad noti,ng to say. I had done my work according to his orders. Then he walked eff without another word and left us there ulone. Thlj waa not the last cf It, however. The next morning I wae called Into Hen derson's private office and put through a series of questioning that would hive done J credit to a criminal lawyer; tut wnen i left his august presence Jacob Henderson was no wiser regarding the matter than when I came In. He aleo had Nick up before him and asked him a few questions, but the honest fellow knew no more about It than I pre tended to know, so, on the whole, Hendcr- OP THE F.ED LIGHTS ON THE REAR son got but very little Information from either of us. A few . days later street aud he came with me cordially, strangely. "Ned," he began, I met Davis on the up and shook bands he looked at me "perhaps you don't know It, but you have won that girl's ever lasting gratitude, if not to use expression, for what you did a stronger that night, It was a clone rub, though. She told me all about It before we got Into Hampton. "II seems that the 'old man' Is only her guardian, after all. Her parents died when Lhe was a child end she has lived with him ever since. He was determined that she should marry old Bailey, who owoa the biggest half of the road, but the objected, end as she bad not lived quite long enough to be her own mistress she was a few weeks short she couldn't do any better than to ruu away. "The danger Is over now and she can choose for herself. Better go up and sea her, Ned. She's stopping with a frlecd. Here's her adidress " It may be quite needless for me to state that I lock Charlie advice and found time State IB i-j nip" j. ii:t ". h v, ,. DISEASES No Incurable Cases Accepted RHEUMATISM and ail Its forms BY MY SYSTEM OF TKKATMKXT In permanently cured. Irrespective of how many treatments you have tried and failed. NOCTURNAL LOSSES that sap the very life from you and later lead to complete loss of all pow ers, stopped forever in from s to 10 Oaj s. DISCHARGES of an unnatural order stopped forever in 3 to & days. ural order stop BLADDER and kidney troubles, the symptoms of which are pain In back and loins, fre quent and scalding urination and thousands of other symptoms that you can appreciate better than I can tie scribe. BY MY SYSTEM OF TREAT MENT are permanently cured. RUPTURE of men, I care not how ljng stndlrr, cured In 10 to SO days without any cutting operation or pain or loss of time. STRICTURE is the partial or complete closure of the canal, and BY MY SYSTEM Or TREATMENT all obstrjctlons are permanently removed without cutting or dilating. Gctro-EVJedical Street, Between 13th and 14th Streets, CONSULTATION FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL to go and call upon Grace very soon after. There was something In her brown eyes when I left her that encounged me to call again and often. While Jacob Henderson was still turning the adjacent country upside down In search of her, I quietly married her. Tbe "old man" was angry and profane when at last he heard of It and the part I had played, but he passed over Grace's personal fortune without a protest. That was my last run on an engine, al though strange to say, neither Nick nor Charles Davis were discharged for the part they took In my little elopement. They never beard anything further regarding the matter, but I was Immediately notified that "my services were nd1' longer required." So now Grace has all the affection that I once felt for my engine, and all tbat other love besides, but it Is not half what sho deserves. BIRDS AMI THEIR TAILS. Orlala aad I'm of at Moat Important Member. Birds have not always had the graceful fan-like bunch of feathers which Is the typical form of tall of most living species, says the New York Post. Their ancestors, the llzard-ltke birds, . trailed long appen dages composed of many little bones or vertebrae, with a pair of perfectly de veloped feathers growing from each sep arate piece of the backbone. If we look at the skeleton of sparrow or dove, we will seo, at the tall end of the spinal column, a curious wedge-shaped bone, which is known as the ploughshare bone. This is all that Is left of the lizard tall, but the rest of the appendage. In the course' of ita evolution through the ages, has not dropped off, nor, like the tall of a polywog.'has it been absorbed. It has been telescoped or crowded' together, the bones nearer the body bulging out slightly on either side. So at the present day, tall feathers grow, not like the webs on the shaft of a feather, but fan-like from a composite mass of bone. Now that we have evolved our modern bird's tall, let us see to what uses It may be put. and a fine place to do this is In the New York Zoological park. Of course. Its " . use as an aid to night is the first thought which comes to our mind, and rightly. too. for the parts which It plays In this re- i spert In varloua birds, are many. The tall Is used ss a rudder, especlslly when It is long and powerful, enabling birds such ss tropic birds and magpies to make quick turns In the air. Tails sometimes nerform thm fimrtlnn nf brikpi. Whpn rrtat npll. t e.n .ettl... raduflllv toward th. .rfc. nf the water, the tail, widesnread and lowered. Is of great Importance in regulating the shock of alighting. The tall Is aided In this function cf brake by the great expanse of web between the toes, both feet being cnnlcally stretched out In front. Birds which have very short tails are un able to turn quickly, and their flight Is ver" direct, or even when there Is a long tall. If it Is principally for an ornament, and not well muscled. It is of little use In helping Its owner to chsnge tbe direction of flight. Among many other uses of tails we must mention props. Woodpeckers and creepers really sit on their tails, the feathers of ' which are stiffened, and with Just enough resistance at the tips to admit of their bending into and making use of every crev- lco In the bark. Aa we watcb a brown i creeper hop rapidly up a tree trunk, never 1 milling a foothold, no matter what smooth places It may encounter, we say to our- aclves, how Impossible this mode of pro- gresslon would be. without the all-Import- ant caudal appendage. But here, as every- where. Nature confronts us with surprises. Our natural Dhllosouhers tell us that the Uw of gravitation Is universal, and yet In j .lmogt rstrJ grove of trf,eg , wnter, we will find what are apparent exceptions. As- morning we louna mat the oang aoclated with the brown creepers, little ' " been busted to the tuue of 83,000. Who blus and white birds will often he seen !"" ' tne J0D " 00 nantI hf,n ll,e ,lr' nuthatches which run and hop merrily were put in and had noticed the cat. When over the trunka and branches, upside down, .they made the break they had puimy lu a wrong aide up. anyway, any place which I bag and before the police could get there promises an Insect tidbit. And most won- j bad amashed light of glass aud stood derful of all, it Is only by means of their ready to push her Into view as the officers eight little claws that they do this, the I arrived. The latter took it for granted rather short tall Is often bent fsr forward i that It was the cat, not having had any over the bark and in every case never touches the bark. Even the innate characteristics of birds are often portrayed In tbe manner of car rying the tall, quiet, soft-mannered birds carrying It low beneath the wing tips, while , active, nervous species carry it more or less raised. The peacock's real tail con- OF EN I Treat Men Only and Cure Them to Stay Cured examination, together with an honest and scientific opinion of the case. If after examining you I find your case Is Incurable, I will honestly tell you so and advise yoj as to the future csre of your condition without any extra ex pense. On the other hand. If I find your case Is curable, I will give you a legal guarantee assuring you of a perma nent cure. I will make you no f.ilse promises as to curing your rase in short time, knowing It will take longer, aa I promise nothing but what I can do, and always do as I promise. ULCERS I care t-ot of how long standing or of what nature, as MY SYSTEM OK TREATMENT dries them uy at once. HYDROCELE or any swelling, tenderness or Im pediments reduced to their normal aire without the nld of a knife. ECZEMA pimples, erysipelas or any eruptive dls eas of the skin BY MY SYSTEM K TREATMENT are permanently re moved, r.ever o return. IMPOTENCY Is a condition caused by excesses of early or late life. I care not how long you have been so, cr bow old vnu are, as MY SYSTEM OK TREATMENT Is especially adnnted for the permanent cure of nil such cases as yours. Thou snnds have hern cured of this condi tion, and a cure n waits you. Suffer no longer. " ORGANS that have shrunken or have been un developed, or tbat have wasted through disease. BY MY SYSTEM OK TREATMENT are permanently re stored to their normal alse. WRITE If vou cannot call. All correspondence strictly confidential, and all replies sent In plain envelopes. Inclose 2c stamp to Insure reply. institute Omaha, Neb, Office Hours 8 a. m. to 8 p. m. Sundays 10 a. m. to 1 p. m. sists of small brown feathers which serve aa a support to the magnificent Irwin feath ers growing from the lower back. The mot mots birds of Central and South America, not satisfied with having long decorative tall feathers, proceed to em bellish further and when full grown, pull off the barbs from a portion ofeach of these feathers, leaving rounded disk at the tip Even birds which have been reared from the nest, carry out this habit through In heritance. The males of cartaln weaver birds the widow finches have very ele gant tails much longer than their bodies. And most gracefully do they carry them, flying through thick foliage without In juring their long trains In tho least. In some birds, as In our meadow lark and vesper sparrow, the central feathers of the tall are protectively colored, and when tha bird Is at rest help to conceal It from ob servation. The minute these birds lake wing, the pure white outer feathers flash out conspicuously. It Is said that these are like the "cotton tall" of the rabbit a signal to Its young, or to other members of the flock, to follow nd escapo, the older nd more experienced birds being stronger and therefore usually In the lead. The tlnamous of South America has no tall at all. I'ISSY BROKE! THK UAK. Office l"et Innocently Aided tliq Darglara to Get the Cash. It was the Buffalo detective's turn to tell a story, relates the Rochester Post-Express. He had listened to tbe experiences of the Rochester deputy sheriffs us the men sat around the big table In the sheriff's office. "This little incident." he said, "happened when I waa stationed Just outside of Buffalo In . It's hustling town and when I waa on the trail there the citizens believed In having everything up to date. But there waa one Innovation that, although Intro duced, was afterward looked upon with con tempt, and all on account of a black cat. "The. Innovation waa the burglar alarm. The local bank waa the first Institution ta have one put In, and a large crowd gathered bout tbe workmen to watch tbe proceed ings. 'Guess no burglar can get awuy with I that combination,' would remark one of the . V. ....... Tt. mA n . .i tw l,1alr ! u'",,llur"- " ' Pu". stepped gingerly over the colls of wire ! n wlth disapproval the men as the t 're was 1U lUB " : lavorue jouug.ng ii,. u ' 'rked "h the bank the contractor i ,new lnr' WBU,U '" I P"vaie nouses, noren etc. 'After the last touches had been given lo t he antl-bank-breaklug device the foreman ' ad the doors cloeed and an experiment ! trled One of the workmen rpenud a win dow. Tlng-a-ling! And tb police . c fflce . 1 was Immediately notified by the ringing I ell that someone other than a depositor was entering the bank. Tbe foreman was notified by telephone that the police connections were perfect and the Job was declared com pleted. "I was in tbe chief's office that night aud ataed late over tbe cigars. At 1 o'clock In the morning, It was Sunday, tbe most In fernal ringing you ever heard commenced. 'I'll be smoked if tbe bank hasn't caught a burglar with Ita alarm on the very tirt night,' yelled the chief. We all hustled oi't and in no time were in front of the bank. There was no back entrance, but two men ! were stationed there to watch the windows. Get ready with your guns,' warned tha cnlel- na laeu oul lnroun HUB of '" that none had "otll "'" ' "Polie. '"'PPed tbe black cat. looking very Indignant. ! u tne blaraea tat, uuciarea one or lhe oncers In disgust. "'Anyway, It shows how It will work if ther re burglars,' commenied the chief, ud the window was boarded up. experience with burglar alarms. Of course, ths connections were all broken by tbe time ths cat made her debut, and after the po lice bad boarded up tbe wlpdow the cracks men coolly went to work and did tha Job. But It queered the town on burglar alarms. and now they dptad on night watchiotB al together." V