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Ye*, my darling! fairies ftlill .v
Hover rouml t.ho ojkju doov—
VftirieK Uotli of good it Mil ill
tinht 1h« tiiimc itf? Kiyfi of v«»ro.
Thrro'n frtify. Muuelimef* known
My theuatno of TUou^iitfulnoes
3«{ght her mid «ofi her tniio,
AJ her 7K\'.-b)\ ii inu'l'uhioh'.
IMindfui of l.fcf muhIh!.-* pan.
'JHIK^oo.l miry hor HV
To the »JIC OF iu* A\ bean, -v-: r.
She hAK Hu'eniiKv.mYls t(» suy.
Hand in Imml. •with Lovenbo
'ihrougii the realm uf Knii*l*in«],
Vi)d the Messing* ^hn brsunvs.
C-rown hor t]uodi of nil thd hninl.
another. that we on 11
,•••, Vatienee, when wo .see her 1n^
•-Foriio ituk. or :rojii or KinnlJ,
Mar* its Mveei itild ivA'udfiiat tfraee.
Hop« :«ml l'nflh wirli Pntieneo MNWIJ.
-,:,v Where the t«v.*eiing mountains ln« r*
Xom.-ht tlisrurbw the eljnrinori *. pell
U1 their pence htmnony. v!...
.- '1Aves bJfivv.t'tl one we know.
By the tmme of Chari tv
iStuiio ilmr. M't f? o:?r hearr-K ajjlmr.
A jut stirs i«» hutnun HViupuihy.
.Ii) her ioiidor eyes tln» moM
Far outweighs tlio \\*\v\ blew* drn^K
."•Somewhere iu the epirit's fold,
'j litre's :i ^uiu outv «.i{. hh the lo-
N*HH1 we wnne those s»i«l of i»ij-n—
Hate tint) Knvy and
.-Iti their oyoti the iirinin est seem1
Miovvs soiiH* thirl,eno.'i slain or ru.-.l.
3u the l.v.vifjhijV fairfort eome
tho niesMi^o I hat liiev bun"!
Kouiicl he loor of every hnjne.
I'uiriOH Htill arc hovering.
nv liii.iM
1 looked up from my VirM-tlc^. Tlie
night was warm.
A Jinked little black girl crossed Hie
dusty iniiin street of the village just ill
iiout ol my liut, C:HTVJHK in IKT hand
vvliat seemed to me in the gloaming the
Javpeest blossom lind ever observed
wuce my arrival ill Airieu. TJiat was a
blossom, it looked like an orchid, pale
cream e. 5or line, and very fantastic and
bizarre shape: bnt what specially at
l.rarted mv .attention at first sight was
its jieeuhar shimnp and glisteniDg ef
lect, lile luminons paint, which made
it glow in the ujray insk with a sort of
phosphorescent, light sneli as one ob
serves in tropical seas on calm summer
To a naturalist of course such a vision
as that was simply irresistible. "Hullo,
there, little girl!" cried out in Fantee,
which I had learned by that time to
xpeak fluently, "let. 1113 look at your
flower, will you AVhere ou earth did
yon get itV
The natives crowded round with dis
interested advice and eyed the torn and
draggled blossom curiously. "It's a
ilovver," they said in their owu
dialect. Very rare. Hani to get.
Conies from the deep shades iu the
great forest."
"How dul you come by it, my child?"
1 asked, coaxinglv. ol mv sobbing little
"My father brought it 111." the child
answered, with a burst. Pie gave it
me a week ago. He was out in the
country ol the dwarls doing trade. He
went for ivory ami lie brought this back
to me."
"Boys," J. cried to thr negroes who
crowded round looking
"do you
know where it lives 1 want to get
one. A good English rifle to auy mau
in Tulamba who guides me to the spot
"where 1 can pick a live moon flower?"
The men shook their heads and
shrugged their shoulders dubiously.
"Oh, no." they all answered, like
supers at the theater, with one accord.
""Too far! too dangerous!"
"Why dangerous?" I cried, laughing.
**Tlie moon-flower won't bite you. Who
says danger iu picking a flower?"
My head guide and hunter 3tood out
from the crowd, and looked across at
me awe struck. "Oh, excellency," he
»aid, in a hushed aud frightened yoice,
"the moon-flower is rare it is very
scarce it grows only iu the dark forest
of the inner land where the Ngina
dwells. No man dare pick it for fear of
the Ngina."
"Oho!" said I. "Is that so, my
friend? Then I'm iiot astonished." For
Ngina, as
doubt you're already aware,
in the native est African name for the
Tile moi el impmed of the natives
about the new pi.int. the more was my
curiosity piqued to possess one. J.
longed to bring a root tit the marvelous
bloom to Europe. For the natives all
spoke of it with a certain flushed awe
or superstitious respeist. "It is the
Ngina's flower," they said "it grows iu
the dark places -t,hc gardens of the
Ngina. If any man breaks one off that
is very bad luck the Xgina will surelv
overtake and destroy hiiu.
This superstitious awe only inflamed
vjmy desire to possess a root. The ne
groes' stoiics showeu the moon flower
to be a most unique species. I gath
ered from what they told me that the
blossom had a very long spin- or sae,
containing honey at its Iwe iu great
quantities that'it was fertilized and
ritled by a huge evening mrth, whose
proboscis was exaetiv adapted in length
to the spur and its nectary that it was
creamy white in order to attract the
insects eyes in the gray shades of dusk
and that, for the sell-same reason, its
petals were endowod with the .strange
quality ot phosphorescence, fill now
Huknown iu the vegetable kingdom
"while it exhaled by night a delicious
perfume, stiong enough to be perceived
at some twenty yards distance. So
great a pri/,e to a man ot my tastes was
simply iriesistiMe. I. made up mv
mind that, come what might, 1 must",
could and would possoss a tuber of the
moon flower.
One fortnight si!j?n-eil for me make
my final plans. llenvv bribes over
came the scruples of the iutgn e«. The
promise ol good rifle indu. ed the
finder of the Ji 1 1 specimen to take serv
ice with me as a guide. Fullv
equipped lor a weeK's march, and wefl
attended with followers all anned to
the teeth, I made my star at last for
the home of the moon flower.
To cut along storv short, we went
for three days into the irimcval shade
of the great equatorial Alriean forest.
Dense roofs ot ioliage shut out. the light
of day underfoot lha m-ound wa-i en
cumbered with tl.id:. tropical brush
wood. We cros.it alfvig" taifioasly,
hacking our way at times unong the
brake with our cutlasses and crawling
at others through the deep tangle of
underbrush ou all fours like monkeys.
During all those three days we never
caught sight of a single moon flower.
They were growing very rare nowa
guide explained in most vol­
uble Fantee. When he was a mere
boy his father found dozens of them,
but now, why you must go miles and
miles through the depths of the forest
and never so much as light on a speci
At. last, about noon on the fourth day
out, we came upon a torrent, rushing
with great velocity among huge bowl
ders and sending up (lie spray of its
boiling rapids into the trees of the
neighborhood. I sat down to rest,
meaning to mix the water from the coo],
fresh stream with a spoonful or two of
cognac from the flask in my pocket. As
I drauk it I tossed back
my head and looked up.
up. Something
one of the trees hard
by attracted my eyes strangely. A par
asite stood out. boldly from a fork of
the branches, bearing a long, lithe,
spray of huge, lumiuous flowers as big
as dessert plates. My heart gave a
bound. The prize was within sight. I
pointed my linger in silence to the
tree. .Ml the negroes with one voice
raised a shout- of triumph. Their
words rent the air: "The moon flower!
The moon flower."
I felt myself for a moment a perfect
Stanley or Dti Chaillu. I had discov
ered the most, marveious and beautiful
flower known to science.
in a moment I had tossed off my
brandy, laid down my rifle and mouut
iugon the back of one of my negro por
ters was swinging myself up to the
lowest branch of .the tree, where my
new treasure shone replendent in its
own dim phosphorescence. I couldn't
have trusted any hand but my own to
pick or egg out that glorious tuber. I
meant, to cut it out bodily from the bark
as it stood and bear it back in triumph
iu my own arms to Tulamba.
I had climbed the tree cautiously and
was .standing almost within grasp of the
prize, when a sudden shout among my
followers below startled aud discom
posed me. I looked down and hesi
tated. My brain reeled and sickened.
A strange sight met my eyes. My ne
groes, one aud all, had taken to their
feet down the bed of the stream at the
very top of their speed, and were mak
ing a most unanimous and inexplicable
stampede toward the direction of Tu
For a moment 1 couldn't, imagine
what had happened to disconcert them
then casting my glance casually toward
the spot where I had flung down my
rifle, I became aware at ouce of the
cause of this commotion. Their retreat
was well timed. By the moss-clad
bowlders which filled the bed of the
torrent somebody, with a big, black
face aud huge grinning teeth, was
standing erect, looking up at me and
laughing. I had never seen the some
body's awful features before, but I had
no need, for all that, to ask myself his
name. I paused face. to face with a
live male gorilla.
For a moment or two the creature
gazed up at me and grinned. Then he
raised^ my rifle in his arms held it
clumsily before him, and to my intense
surprise, taking a very bad aim, or
rather pointing it aimlessly in the air,
pulled both triggers with one hand
and discharged the two barrels at me
with one pull simultaneously. The bul
lets whizzed past me some ten yards off.
They knocked off the twigs beyond my
precious moon fiowev.
I don't deny that I was astonished. I
won't deny that I was frightened. To
tell the truth I was never in such a
hideous funk before in all my life. I
trembled like a jelly—my protopalsm
curdled. I don't suppose the creature
intended to lire or had the slightest
idea in his dim mind what firing meant.
No doubt he was only playing with the
unknown object out of pure monkey
curiosity. He must have been almost
as much terrified at the result as I was.
But no matter for that it was awk
ward to find one face to face with a
gorilla, alone and without one's rifle—
so awkward that for a minute or two I
just gave myself up for lost entirely.
The gorilla, however, after his first
flush of surprise was over, did not, as I
half hoped, fling down the noisy gun
and make headlong for the remotest
depths of the forest. On the cont rary,
he stood and looked at it for a few sec
onds iu blank dismay. He frowned
with his scrowling eyebrows he
gnashed his great teetli in rage he
roared like a waterfall. Then he
seized the rifle deliberately in his great
hairy hands, bent the bavrels almost
double, as readily as. a man would bend
a bit of common lead gaspipe, and
flung it away angrily among the moss
clad bowlders. After that he looked
up and grinned once more diabolically,
showing liis great canine teeth in the
most grewsome fashion.
Well, I don't deny, as I say, that I
was in a state of blue funk at the crea
ture's gigautic and almost supernatural
powers. But still, the moon flower was
at stake and I wouldn't desert it. I was
so horribly frightened that I don't be
lieve wife or child or fatherland or free
dom would have induced me to stay one
moment alone in such dire extremities.
But when it comes to orchids! Well, I
say 110 more than that I am above all
things a- scientific explorer each of 11s
has his weakness and mine is a flower.
That touches my heart. For that alone
can be wrought up to the utmost
pitch of daring conceivable or possinle
for me.
So I looked at the huge brute, aud I
looked at the moon flow er. Slowly and
I cautiously, gazing down all the time as
II went to watch the creature's face, I
crept along the bianch, took my knife
from my pocket, and began to looseu
I the bark all round the -.pot where the
glorious parasite was all a-growiug and
M-blowiug, The gorilla, from below,
stood watching me and roaring. His
roar seemed like an. invitation 10 come
down and fight.. J. never in my life
heard anything so awfully human in its
deep bast- xoll. It reminded me of the
lowest notes of the stage villain in the
Italiau operas, magnified, so to speak,
two hundred diameters.
Presently, as I went
cutting away
the bark, as if for dear life, and loosen
ing the precious tnber, my gorilla, who
still remained ttotionless by hi moss
clad boultfor, left off his roa jug and
appeared to grow interested in lie pro
cess of the operation. A clian 'e came
o'er the spirit of his dream. Hfe looked
up and wondered, with vague brute
curiosity, not unmixed with a certain
strange air of low cunning and
gence. It was as clear to me as mud
that he was saying to himself in
"Why doesn't the fellow cut and run
for his life? Does he think I don't
kuow how to c.imb a tree? Does he
imagine I couldn't be up there in a
jifly if I liked—to choke him or .-crag
him What the dickeus does he go on
hacking away at the bark so quietly
like that for, when he ought to be all
agog to save his own bacon
I despaired of explaining to so rude a
creature the imperative naturA of scien
tific need. So with one eye on the
orchid and one on the brute, at the risk
of contracting a permanent-squint for
life, I continued to egg out that magni
ficent moon flower, root and branch aud
The longer I went
the closer and
the more attentively did the goiilla
take stock of all my acts and move
"Well, .1 declare," I could see him
say to himself in the gorilla tongue,
opening wide his huge eyes and elevat
ing in surprise his shaggy brown eye
brows, "such an animal as this I never
yet did come across. He isn't one bit
afraid apparently of me, the redoutable
aud redoubted king of tlie great Gaboon
But I was, most, consnmedly, for all
that, though I pretended not to be.
Nothing but the presence before my
eyes of that magnificent plant would
have induced me for one moment to face
or confront the unspeakable brute
At last I had finished and held my
specimen in my hands entire. The uext
question now was what to do with it.
I walked slowly and cautiously along
the branch of the tree. The gorilla,
with his eves now fixed curiously on
the moon flower, put forth one hairy leg
in front of another, and grinning with
a sort of diabolical, brutish good humor,
walked step lor step on the ground just
as cautiously beneath me.
1 came to the end of the bough, and
reached the point where interlacing
branches enabled me to get on to an
other tree. I do so somewhat clumsily,
for I was handicapped by the moon
flower. The gorilla, still grinning,
looked up, and remarked, in his own
tongue, "I could do that lot, I can tell
you, a jolly sight better than you do."
As he smiled those words I had lost
my balance, and clinging still to my
moon flower in my last chance for life,
lowered myself slowly hand over head
to the ground in front of him.
With a frightful roar the creature
sprang upon me, and made a wild grab
at my precious moon flower. That was
more than scientific human nature could
stand. I turned aud fled, carrying my
specimen with me. But my pursuer
was too quick. He caught me in a
moment. His scrowling black face was
ghastly to behold his huge white teeth
gleamed fierce and hideous,'his brawny,
thick hauds could have crushed me to"a
jelly. I panted and paused. My heart
fluttered fast, then stood still within
we. There was a second's suspense.
At its end, to my infinite horror, he
seized—not me—oh, no not me—I
might have put up with .that—but the
priceless moon flower.
I was helpless to defend myself—
helpless to secure or safeguard my
treasure. He took it from me with a grin.
I could see through those sunken eyes
what was passing in the creature's dim
and brutal brain. He was saying to
himself, like men at his own low grade
of cunning "If that tuber was worth
so much pains to him to get it must be
worth just as much to me to keep. So
by your leave, my friend, if you'll ex
cuse me, I'll take it."
I stood appalled and 'gazed at him.
The brute snatched that unique speci
men of a dying or almost extinct genus
in his swarthy, hairy hands—those
clumsy great hands of his, raised it
bodily to his mouth, crushing and
tearing the beautiful petals in his
coarse grasp as he went—ate it slowly
through, tuber, stem, spray, blossom—
and Bwallowed it conscientiously, with
a hideous grimace, to the very last mor
sel. I had but one grain of consolation
or revenge. It was clear the tast? was
exceedingly nasty.
Then he looked in my face and burst
into a loud, discordant laugh. That
laugh was hideous.
"Aha!" it said, in effect. "So that's
all you've got, my fine fellow, after all,
for all your pains, and care, and
trouble 1"
I shut my eyes and waited. My turn
would come next. He would rend me
in his rage for the nastiness of the
taste. I stood still aud shnddered.
But, alas, he meant only to eat the
moon flower.
When I opened my eyes again the
brute had turned his back without one
word of apology, and was walking off at
a leisurely pace in contemptuous tri
umph, shrugging his shoulders as he
went, and chuckling low to himself in
his vulgar dog in the manger joy and
It was four days before I straggled
alone, half dead, into Tulamba. I
never came across another of those or
chids. And that is why at lvaw they
have, still
moon flower.
A Victim ut'Uvdrconlitfence.
"Mr. Billus," demanded his wife,
freezingly, "what is the meaning ot
that long brown hair on your coat col
"It means, madam," retorted Mr.
Billus. "that I'm a chuckle-headed jay
of the jayestsorfc. I'm -a chump from
©humpton. That's what it means,
"Explain yourself, sir!"
"One of the boys at the office put
that hair 011 mv collar not fifteen min
utes ago and sail I didn't dare to let it
stay there. 1 said I did dare to. I said
you were a woman of too much sense
to notice such a little thing. I told him
you wouldn't even see it. He offered
tobi.' me five dollars you would, and I
took him up, Maria!" snorted Mr. Bil
lus. "I took him up!"
THK tongue of the girafie is nearly a
foot and a half long.
[From the Raau'a Horn.J
THK only easy thing to do in this
world is to love.
INDECISION is the biggest robber on
Lhe face of the earth.
TUE first thing to do in the service of
God is to be happy,
NOBODY cares what, kind of a purse
the money comes out of.
THK party who won't forgive is the
party who is in the wrong.
To FIT.L the measure evou full is all
that God asks of anybody.
IF the siuner was never respectable
sin would not be so dangerous.
READY money is a good thing to have,
but a contented spirit is better.
THOSE who love can never be sepa
rated, bo they atoms, worlds or spirits.
A MAN is always wrong with his
brother when he is not right with God.
To HE jack of all trail* is oue of the
easiest ways in the world to be nothing.
ONE of the most terrible things about
sin is that it makes ua dissatisfied with
UNTIL a man has boon tried he will
always have reason to be afraid of him
THIC devil can't keep anything away
from God's 0kildre.11 that they really
TIIE mau who guesses at things in ro
ligion is exactly the kind of a fool the
devil wants him to bo.
WE can't do anything that will please
God more than to continually remind
those about us of His Son.
WHEN you want to see the person
most to blame for your misfortunes
gaze into the looking-glass.
IF you are not. making the world bel
ter, it will lio worse for your having
lived. No man can leave the world as
he found it.
THOSE who have the greatest knowl
edge of God. and enjoy most of His
love are these who have had tlie great
est need of Him.
To BE a sinner is to be what the devil
wants you to be. To be a Christian is
to be what Christ died to help you to
be. Which are you?
IT was "Paul, a servaut of .Testis
Christ," not- "Doctor Paul," nor "Judge
Paul," nor "Colonel Paul." To be con
sidered a servaut of Jesus Christ was
glory enough for Paul.
THE Bible cannot be tlie same book
to any two people, because they cannot
realize the same need for it. Before
the word of God can have a meaning in
the mind, a thirst for it must have been
previously created in the heart.
A I.ADY writer claims that where one
man kills himself for love of a woman a
hundred others go over the dam on ac
count of their debts. The young woman
speaks wisely.
THE gospel cannot become a blessing
to the sinner unless ho believes it.
America cannot give freedom to the
foreigner uutil lie lands on her shores.
Medicine cannot benefit a sick man
until he takes it. The compass can be
of no service to the sailor until lie will
steer by it. When the Bible becomes
the word of God to you, you will find
the power of God unto salvation from
your sins in it.
How Slit' tin? i)iu:ftc*H or Miirl
There i.s among the American people
in general an appreciation of the absurd
ity of the attempt to keep up in this
country the forms which belong to a
monarchical govern ment.
The lady who entertained the Dueli
ese of Marlborough during her recent
visit took the trouble before the arrival
of her guest to instruct the maid who
was to wait upon her that she must ad
dress her properly.
"When you show her to her room,"
the mistress said, ''you must be sure
remember to say 'yourgrace.'"
"Oh, I'd be sure to be that flustered,
ma'rm, that I never could do it."
"Nonsense," her mistress answered,
"there is nothing to be flustered about.
She is not so very different now from
what she was when she visited me be
fore she married the Duke, aud you
were not afraid her then."
"No, ma'rm, but I do be so unaccus
tomed to saying grace anyhow, and to
say it before a stranger will put me out
so that I'll be sure to forget it."
The lady might have expected from
this remark what was to come, but it
was only after the event that it was
clear to her. She merelv repeated the
directions and told the maid that it was
silly to think of being afraid, and the
servant in the end said that to oblige
her mistress she would do her best.
In due time the Duchess arrived, and
after the first greetings had been ex
changed the maid was summoned to
conduct her to her chamber. The girl
came forward blushing and evidently
much contused. When she was face to
face with the guest she suddenly
clasped her hands, bowed her head,
and, to the boundless amazement as
well as to the amusement of her mis
tress, she murmured in a choked voice:
"For what we are about to receive
may we be truly thankful. Amen."
She had said her grace.
Abuito of the Toothpick.
It is difficult to understand how people
who pretend to be well bred and cog
nizant of the uses of good society can
parade down a public room while en
gaged in the act of picking their teeth.
The act is laudable enough in itself, but
the best of acts are often out of place,
and certainly there cau be no more no
ticeable example. Then, too, have you
ever noticed how few people use a
napkin when obliged to pick their teeth
at a table? Not one person in ten
seems to realize what, a satisfaction the
snowy screen is to their companions.
If people choose to disregard these
things iu the privacy of their own
homes—although there is 110 excuse for
such ill breeding there—it is, of course,
their own business, but I do think that
in a public dining hall they should re
gard the feelings of others, even if they
have no respect for themselves or good
Do NOT count too much upon the
friendship of the man who takes ten
minutes to shake hands with you. If
ever you get iuto trouble and need help
he will shake you iu a great deal less
than ten minutes.
Wliy They Arc About Twice Dear as
Tht-y Are In Pari*.
fn a recent interesting article upon
oyster culture, the marquis of Lome
very cogent.lv asked why oysters cost 4
shillings or 5 shillings a dozen in London
while they can he purchased for about
half the price in Paris? The explana
tion. as Lord Lorne pointed out, is that
our Knglish
beds produce only a
fraction of the consumption, al
though our own shores, properiy pre
pared, could produce oysters in enor
mous quantities. Hitherto British en
terprise, has not been directed toward
this remunerative industry says St.
.Tames' Jlui/grt., but has left, it in the
hands of a few fishermen and ancient
corporations 011 the Kssex aud Kentish
eoasts, who lack both capital and scien
tific knowledge. How profitable oyster
breeding may become when well man
aged may be, imagined from the fact that
the only outlay consists iu preparing a
stretch of suitable foreshore with tiles,
bricks, shells, etc.. to provide a resting
place for the spat, or baby
oyster. It. is estimated that one
oyster produces from one to three
million young, so if only a very small
proportion bo secured the labor expended
is most bountifully repaid. The average
wholesale price of native oysters this
year has been l'J shillings per 100. Tak
ing the value of the product of one tile
at the lowest figure the result, would be
'J shillings, and. the tiles being laid one
on the oilier in semblance of an open
wall, .'iOO.OOO tiles per acre is not an ex
aggerated number. Jt would thus seem
that with capital and enterprise the na
tional production of oysters would
largely increase, while the price would
naturally fall.
Extra I-iablllly to Mularial Inflection.
Persons whose Wood in thin, digestion weak
ami liver sluggish, are uxtra-liniilo to tlio at
tacliH of ninlaiial
The most trifliDg
oxiiostiro may, undw such conditions, infect
a system v, bit.'h, if hcultlij-, would rcsi3t tlio
miasmatic taint. Tlio only way to secure im
munity from malaria in localities where it
is in'evalcm, is to tone and regulate the system
liy improving weakened digestion, enrich
ing the blood, and giving a vliolosomo impetus
to biliary secretion. These results nro accom
plished by lioihing so effectively as HosteUer's
Stomach Bitters, which long experience has
proved to be the most reliable safoi.aiard against
fever and ague and kindrod disorders, as well as
tlio best remedy for thein. The Bitters are.
moreover, an excellont iuvifiorant of the organs
of urination, and au activo doimreut, eliminat
ing from the blood those acid impurities which
originate rheumatic ailments,
Feels as If He Were a Criminal.
About a year ago by the error of a." tel
egraph operator at Aurora, Ind., two
passenger trains collided near that place
and fifteen people, were killed. The op
erator lied and has since wandered over
the country. On Wednesday he ap
peared at Brunswick, Ga.. and shipped
in a Norwegian bark for Hamburg. His
name is Ilarry Hull, and iu a conversa
tion just before he went aboard the ves
sel he remarked: don't mind going
away from friends and kindred if the
trip will take away the horrible recol
lection of one night in my life. I did
nothing criminal it. was simply a mis
take, and yet. 1 would give anything jl' I
could be punished in some way for what
I have done not that I think I'm guilty
of any crime, but the cries of those peo
ple will ring in my ears always and
make me feel as if I were a criminal."
Buow.v & WAIT make the finest photo
graphs iu Sioux City. Tliey are the official
photographers of the Corn Palace of JS'.IO,
having the exclusive right of photograph
ing inside the l'alace, and they being
awarded the contract for furnishing all
views sold inside the Palnce. 011 account of
the superior miii.iity of their work. They
have the linest gallery iu the city aud the
largest display of samples to select from.
Mr. Brown does all the operating in the gal
lery himself, and i.s one of the finest opera
tors west of Chicago. If yon are going to
have any pictures taken, be sure and call
Brown & Walt. They give a, guarantee
receipt for all money paid them, and if your
pictures don't suit you they will give you
your money back. They make all sizes and
styles of work. Their gallery is at 413
Fourth street, by the American Express of
Uce, Sioux City, la.
SOME workingmen digging 011 a road
in Jersey City Heights, N. J., Thursday,
found at a depth of fourteen feet a box
containing over ¥15,000 in old State Bank
currency. It. had probably been hidden
there years ago by some unknown miser
The notes have 110 value now.
California Kidney Tea Always Cures.
A prominent cit'xen of Ottumwa. Io., who
was conllucd to his bed with distressing
Kidney disease, says he owes his recovery
to the use of California Kidney Tea. It is
the best Kidney remedy known. 50 cents
buys a large package. Try it and you will
get relief. Buy it of your druggist. If he
does not keep it send to CAI.u'OI:N"IA KID
NEY Tea Co.. Fairfield. la.
IT was not until 1784 that tlie perma
nent settlement and occupancy of upper
Canada began. In that year about 10,
1)00 persons were placed along the north
ern shores of the river St. Lawrence,
Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
HAt.L'S CATALLRH CURE Is a liuutd and is
ta ten internally, aud acts-directly 011 the blood
iud mucous surfaces of the system. Write for
testimonials, free. Manufactured bv
.)• CHENKY & CO. Toledo, O.
A (JOI.OKED boy in Zanesvillc, O.. is
named Times Recorder Sammons, after
the daily paper published there.
TK the good all die earls*.
like the pupil of the eye
iate (di-latc).
E N S 10 N S Cv 'H
™ous ""d
why aro the had
Because they die
£0 Opium in Ptao's Cure Tor Consump
tion. Cures where other remedies fuit a5c.
A MOB at lronton. Mo., was suddenly im
])or.s«iu. A brass band was out seivuadinir iu
that vicinity .-—Pari* U*wvh.
'Aunly at iV1?^
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lA. V""1 *»1I^S1» AlTOBStKM.
A: A%fe„ ijiSmSsr "o?"YtoSKX
.. ABb-'t U, s. Atfy Geo
VVaKlutiRitoii, I). C.
•STfond tor circular.
Of Pure God Liver Oil
Of Lime and Sod»
Yfhtch inasqtieratlei as
they will nuiny
aodbaulM) their eortl|,S^
as on a
of tteKtlmulaUng quaUtiZ ior «'e
photphitcx, »«3cE7"^fc||
tcribe it in case* of
SCHOFUZA, Buosmrr.r
I CHRONIC COVQU or s"yil!l
•f" DniaatMg sett
(he genuine,
aa there are
'By a thorough knowk-ilw of tL
wli.eh govern the opemtl .iu of dV,
»ii, and by a careful application^
ties of wel.-s lected Cocoa, Mr. ?11
our breakfast tables with ideUca.rf„
erage wliioh may save us miiv hi.
Itt.oy theJudlcloUi use o"™|^8a7,:'«'
thatacouuituMou may be cr .luiiiS VUl?scl
strong enough to resist every ten
Hundreds of subtle maladlos ?&'
r.-aciy to attack wherever there f« 1 ji
We may escape many a fatal shaft hi
solve:) welt fortlfleil with pure l)l7.r(1«
nourished framo."—'"Civil Service t)nt»
Mads simply with bollla? water t",''
only Iu hair-iouud tin, ,v nroiviN i„I
The Standard of
the Le
Publishers, Magazines,
The Dictionary of tlie Scholar lor
ing. Pronunciation
and A
racy in Definition.
Send for lame Circular to the Pubiiehcrs.
*o«r WISH A
piirchaas one of the cele
brated SMITH ft WESSON
arm*. The finest rmall arms
ever manufactured and the
first choice of all experts.
Manufactured in calibre* 32,3flandM-!to. 8i
action, Safety Uammwlcn
arget models. Constructed entirely or be
Ity wrouukt utrcl, carefully inspects
manship and atocx, they are unrirtl«i for
durability nm"
cheap nalleib
are ofUin sold for the vemiin* article ud
onlv unreliable, fbut datigeroiu. The 6"
WESSON Revolvers are all itamwd lipon
rela with firm's name, address and dates
and are aerceteed perfect lnmyd
siititpon having the genuine article, Mil
Plication. SMITH & WESS
W~H«ntian thin raivr. H»»isi*
413 Fifth
Regular Graduate tn M:
years hospital and primte
IO in Chicago and A tic I
tabtifihecl in $in:.\ Ci
Voa rn—is stJ II treat inn all
Nervous, Chronic and
diseases, Sperm&to
Seminal weakness lnight low?:. Im
(taw of sexual power)* and all Female 1)
Irregularities, ctc. CnriM guarac
money refnnleI Charge* fair,
earth. Ago ami cxpericuop. :m» impotlnn
iurioutt medicines used—iVo time
a disttmce tmited
jfcd-ichws gtvt everywhere free from w-ft
me—State your case ami »enl for Ojitn
(*onaull4itton strictly conlUU'J'ti
oily or by letter—Dr. WOOD has the
Medical and Surgical Institute
and Kar Infirmary in the \Veat-i
patients at fair rates, facilities to mift,
ftoney—A Quiet Homo and heat- aire aw
Latliee during Pregnancy and
lK«tniw for lUuBtratfKl BOOK and
JOURNAL. (far-Mention tbisrantf.'
Gray hair or whisker* ctanHtJ
black by a single application
It Imparts a natural color,
ously and contains nothing i»j"rl°
hair. Sold by all dru^tej*, or «ent
press on receipt of price, sl.Ov.
41 Park Place, New lorlu
And School of Shorthand, Tjp
ing and Telegraphy
Specialties UookkeepingT.
Commercial Arithmetic, Comineivwl
iicss Practice. EnisliKh Uramhm. »li
Typewriting ana Telegraphy-
Every Graduate securedia pesi"
Jars and Trial Course by mail Fltr-t
for large illustrated cataloeiie and pwj
Polycltnlo I*t»ra«.r'
open* Scj»i. 18th.
Mention ttilfW"
For CaUlo*oe». nMw**
I, LEWIS HOWE, Reglstra
k. (M»it St. loobfltw.
[8entfortrial to J*
wll Interior
W Isit IIH »l.i
The Disability Bill la a law. So"'?!®
the war are entitled. Dependent wiao»
now dependent whose sons died irom'
erric, are Included. If you rtal^T°£r
ily and fnuoesafully pros- llHlrS
•cuted. address
Late Commissioner of Pensions, WW'"
WM. w.
(Mention PaP61^
of over 2S yeare".esperlenc-e. bucc. j|0
on a a so
relatives entitled.
SOfJtE* V'1 instruction free.
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