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   Jewell Record (Newspaper) - November 17, 1886, Jewell, Iowa                                 A  V  THE  VOL. III.  -J E WELL JUNCTION, IOWA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 188(5.  NUMBER 7  f% lUft,  ■  -  SHOW HIM UP.  A PrlNon Ofllclnl Whose Career Ought to MCo Iiin'stlgatod,  JuclfRnn (Midi.) di.spati-h: Tlio board of stab; prison inspect ors Mi in evening hub* ponded Dr. \\\ If. Palmer, tho prison physician, until nn invis{.i»nlion of tin; charges pn-fcrrnd n«irin.<it liim in connection wilh hi* office. The action of (lie board crented tlio livi-licbt KHisitlion, nnd although tho inspocloi'K retimed to divulgo the nature of the elm ryes mailt; against. Palmer, they wore entdiy oht¡lined from a reliable koihtc and ndded to the excitement:. Anions the IhingH the doctor is accused of is usiiit; his position lo sccitro the release of convicts. During the last six months n number o! convicts have been pardoned out; on the Ktnlemenl that they had incurable di.soaHi} and would soon die. The number was ho large that il created comment, yet ail may be Hirniiihl eases. There have been also several singular eneajiCH from prison, ('on-vids it:r»e been found armed and provided with money, and one case has been unearthed where a convict, has succeeded in flooding the community with counterfeit coins made by himself, the bogus coin having betii conveyed .»»it of t lie prison by some means. A net. of dies and a, lot of metal v.-.-re found .secreted in his cell. These Hcan-/lain luivo ;t 11 ivh.'I ed HlaJe a 11 ent ion, n mi Dr. I'ahiiL'i's suHpciision to-day naturally causes his name to he conneetcii with them in current report, bust. Saturday Samuel I'ayloti, a convict, and gi'andnon of Commodore I Very. discharged on the expiration of iiis H'*nt '"lie e. I'ayt on Imd served as ralnn'i-'n clerk. J To went In-fore the board and charged I'ahnec with receiving coin pensa t ion for tag convicts into tin; hospital on tin.' m-ore ot sicklies«, where they did not have to work, and wen« provided with luxuries as invalids. Warden Jin I ch is censured by popular opinion for t he la xily said t o «-xist in 1 he prison man-a^euien!. J It? is the same warden who last, spring had a professional opera company perform li-^lit operas in the prison for the anius.-iin-nl of the convicts. Palmer has been re/used fid mission Lo the pi'iaou, bufc denies all.  A JIKKlTUI) VIOLENT DEATH.  LOVE STRONGER THAN DEATH.  Ms  Sa in 1'm-ple Lyn<-Ise<5 for the Wholesale ÌTEiirrier ol' SDIh l'"amlly.  St. Louis dispatch: I'urlher parllcuhir.s Ìrom Larnod, Kan., of the crime coin-milted by Samuel Purple ami his iuib-FOquent lynching, hIiowh tlmt Friday morning his wife arose as usual and pit'pared breakfast. She then went, to awaken her husband, which ho enraged i.'m as to incite him to the heinous crime v- li-eli followed. JFe sprang violently from 1 !-e bed nnd K-.'iz.ing his revolver shut his wife through the body, from which wound tihe died at once. The new born babe was next shot, and killed. His next shot killed another child. llis sisterinlaw was then shot, the ball passini; through the arm. lodging in the shoulder. lie then proceeded to load a idiot gnu in order lo complete the work, lie poured powder into one barrel and. by error, shot in the other. With these he endeavored to blow off the bead of a no t her chi .i], but as t here was nothing except- powder in tin* barrel the child's face was only .severely burned by the explosion. The murderer Ham mounted u lior.se and started towards Marino with the purpose of murdering his wife's fa titer and mot her. lì« fore he conM accomplish thin the young holy whom he had wounded made her way to the village nnd notified the inhabitants of what hud happened. Seeing that, his plan was frustrated, Purplo hastened to .let inoro and surrendered himself t.o t lie nut ho ri tics, where he was placed in jail, surrounded by a heavy guard, basi, night a mob of about. • a, hundred men went, direct, to the jail and demanded the prisoner, who was delivered up. lie was then taken back to the scene of his erimo and hanged ton tree. Only ono member of the house escaped serious injury, and that was the murderer's little ' boy, who hid under the bed when his father was coming.  QUAKER CITY«¿M&s  '•on. CORN AND COB, FEED & TABLE MEAL  A.W. STRAUB & CO.  Otltr Filbert St., l'hllailn.. I'll* 1 Hll IValprM., New York ( tty, N.Y. Welt ilocruL- stm-t, t'hlenBO, 111,  Automatic Sewing Machino Co.  72 West 23d St., New York, N.Y.  Wo invito pjiecirl .it" tomi'in t ;) 1 ">"  r.vixvr Ai'T<">M.\Tte 'i i.n-Mi)N .MaciUm:, xu.i!;i: jinvi-t'ly Uin f- ;i ni c utitch a a tho Will'---. (UMh, imil y i. ii not litvferroil to lh<- Wik-i.x  1  it (libit i AiUoamf !,• ::■ Pion Machine, ran retitnu it any liae- wii!-.-In ;Ju uti.I j:>oa> y refunded. But what 1h ^ioro remnrkaMo laill, v.- « ncvor know a woman wjliu»?: t<> do J' <>wn i.nuil / Bowing on a shuttle nraeuiuu alter tinvin^ tried «ai:-new Patent AUTOMATIC. Even Shoo Manufacture™ Hurt it l«rpt mild to  Hu-tr work—it« clustie noains nn> inoro »Inr.iMe. Truly —Autoniati<5 Kuwin;; MaeliiifB uro 1'aot i-njier luliiifT h 1 iu111 ■» jn.'icliiacH, :ni.I it is no i<>  deny it Truth i* niijihty nnd docs; jtuviuI. f ; huttlo Mm-binc-H h:ivoBeen tla-ir bi^lday»:.  ScmlfoL'drcular. Curreiipoiuh ncn «olicitod.  lif  ¿.....^  ^pfp^ül  t^'ll  s vì;t -  é .ih «fillòbi  SIMPLE SILENT .  STRONG /■•;.J- « .....Jy  K E vi rapi'.avED ..............,  r«£W UMVlVüXAL PUiiiC^'i-i-S and Rotary Mot'en:sn!o. toniatk: Direct r;..v-l F  Aotion.Oylimlortüuiltlo.bc.i--  scttinp,' Need lo. positivi; t; co:.!. No Sprint^. Few ; J arb., -mum V(/oÌ!?lit, No I ric.ion, !-.o Nolso, Nei Wear, r,o l-wnr';«. No " T.'tn'innnis. Unllmil-c-f!. Alwaycs «n Oi-U'ir. Riuhìy Gniai-,.e-.-:icci Niv--'v~ Jjliilcd ¡::id Oiv::o Pi.nccc Sittisf«cttoii.  .-'.¡I- c;:-. wi-.-.i  AVEKY MACMÌMB: OC?.  hv-iitn f: n I." r» V" - Mcv^' O-'kj  "ClioI»M*n," says Xienisscn. "Cyclopi'iiiii of Mrdical Practice,'' "is as old as Ihij liumaii riuv; in linTa." I'roin its birtin)lacc at the nionlh of the 'sanies and Urahmanulra it lias niateh-oil I'orlh \\h Ir^iant slj'i<los tn I lie four 'junrlers of lite, habitable ;;!oi>o, leaving iL'soiation ami sorrow in its track.  'i'he lirsl worhl-wide opiibnnic started In tJcsHom, India, in 1817. and luivin;;* jlain ovi.-r (iOO.unit virlitns in that country alone, it marched slowly thro-.i^h l.'hina, lVrsia :nid Arabia, llirou^h Kus>ia, I^Mi-ssia and (lernumy, praiMin-j; new JeiTilory <'.aeli year, until I- s -!l it :TO;<sed to Kn^land and overltv.ijiinp; tiie sea appeared .June. in Mon  treal and (.¿utibej!. liei'ore t]je en'.l of ihe summer il was cbiim'n^ its victims b.- hundreds iu all Ihe principal cities the. eastern ami middle states. During the. prevalence of the epid"in-\c. in Boston occurred tin» ineiiicnis I ¡ni about, lo relate, all of which are well known lo persons now living, the the only change bein^; in the names of I he principal actors, the cireumstanees heinii ])ersonally known to me. »lames Ainniiinuan was junior partner in a well-known Bos Ion dry-^oods lirm. lie was 28, with a wife 1ml no children. Kaeli of his partners had fatniliiis <»!' '.hree children, ami when, in the first few weeks of llns epidemic, all who possessed t he means lied l'rom the [>la<rne-strieken city, he felt, il was foul his duty lo ur^e his partners to leave wilh their families, while, he remained w week or two to a.Itend to Ihe; closing up of bUMUC-vS. | lie tried to induce his wifo lo accompany lliein, or <je to her home away iunonij; the New Hampshire, hills, buL the persistently refused to go.  "When you can go, flames, I am ready, 1 ' was her linn answer to all his persuasions, "but not- until then." So Ihey remained a week or more after U;eir friends had left.  The death-rate increased rapidly, and on the tenth day the cholera lla<i waved its dread signal from the house opposite James Arnmerman's.  "Pack everything necessary for our journey,'' he said to his wife the morn-i/i^after the JJa^r appeared. "I will •.•lose up business to-day, and to-morrow morning we will take the iirsl train lor New Hampshire."  All of Airs. Ammerman's servants incept her chamber iz'irl. had tied at the lirst approach of the. dread <li>ease, hut faithful KaJy Sullivan was bound le) her mistress by <tron^ ties of allot*-lion ami would only leave when, the family ditl.  "An' sure its meself.'' she said, "as will stay wilh ye until ye're out o' the city sure.''  Bv ni^lit everything; was packed, the upholstered furnitute covered and all iu readiness for the journey in tho carl}' mornino-.  I\lr. Atumerinaii rclurned at <» o'clock ^s usual, but the <juiek eye. of his wife, detected a change in his appearanet?. | "I have not been feel in u' well all da v.' 1  he ail mi tied, in answer to her uixious »jiiestionin<>\ '•Someway I feel weak and >!lipid an<l a little chilly. It's nothing" serious." he added reassuringly. ••I'll lie down for awhile, and I presume 1 shall soon feel butter."  Mrs. Animermau hastened him to bed, made hoi applications and administered warm stimulants, but the (dullness increased and soon sharp, a^oiiiz-in-r cramps seized him.  Katie was hastily dispatched for tho family physician, who was soon by the sick man's bedside.  He made his examination with a ii'rave face, but one that betrayed no ¿•motion of hope or fears to the anxious wife.  "Is it cholera;"' she asked al last, ; pronouncing the dread word with a • shudder and wait ing in an a.^ony of suspense for the doctor's reply.  "It mav be only cholerine,'' was the fii.-inh'd answer, as Hr. Tyler dealt out his medicine, "(live him this every half hour and I will call a^ain in an hour or two.' 1   "When he made his next vi. j it at ID ¿/clock there remained no longer a iloubt of the nature of the disease.  The wife needed only the evidence of her own senses lo convince her thai the. dreaded foe had entered her-housc-hold.  All through tho Ion«; -  hours of that ad ui<rht she watched beside her hus-oand, li^hliiiii the, advance of tho destroyer with every means at her command; Katie, in her faithful devotion, >tandin»; ready to .second her everv  1  wi-li.  But notwithstanding their united efforts ihe work of death Went on slowly. As Ihe morning he^an to dawn his nands j»tow icy cold, ihe pulse became weak, thready and hardly' perceptible  ;  at times, his breath short, confined and incomplete, the respirations increased : to over thirty a minute.  Occasionally, when she could raiso him for an instant from his semi-conscious condition, he answered her inquiries in a voice so weak and hoarse that, she hardly recognized it. ' The icy chill .spread gradually oyer lite face,body and limbs,and when Dr. Tyler came al V o'clock lie found h s patient lyitiji wilh collapsed features, hollow cheeks, deeply sunken and closed eyes, iX'ivinj; no evidence of consciousness  1  save a uroan irom time to time as tho J sharp spasms seized him. The doctor'«  dissolution and he gently broke tha dread intelligence to tho anxious wife.  "But J will never ^¡ve him up until death 1a really here," she said resolutely, 1 hough her heart grew heavy with the terrible fear thai all her cllerls would be useless.  With renewed energy she chatVed the ice-cold limbs, applied anew hot water hollies fo sides and feel, but all in vain; the limbs grew colder, the features, tlio whole body, more collapsed and the eyes more, sunken; Ihe weak pulse, crept, «lowly up (he arm to Ihe vitals; the heart heals grew fainter and fainter, the breath shorter and more labored, until at eleven o'clock it stopped, and the devoted wife was alono with her dead.  As the >ad truth was forced upon her she >ank upon her knees by the. bedside, her lead resting upon tho cold, lifeless hand of her husband which was clasped between her own. l-'or a few minutes she lost sight of everything save the sense of utter desolation which Idled her heart. At last through the open window wa^ borne to her ears the rumbling of a carl down the deserted street, anil the call of the dcad-bearoi's: ••Bring out your dead! 1 '  The sound roused all her dormant energies, -and a wild hope sprang up in her le-art I hat life might not be ipiite extinct in her hu-band. Springing lo her feet -he rang ihe bell for Katie, who responded to her summons.  "Do not let them in," she cried, excitedly. "Tell them he is not dead. I know he is still alive, and they shall not lake him. I can revive him if they will only give me ttin':."  Katie looked from the cold, rigid body of the husband lo the while, agonized face of Ihe wife, and ten red that grief had -driven her mistress insane, but she obeyed the request and Ihe death cart passed on its rounds.  Mrs. Animermau had by this limn become thoroughly possessed of the idea that life still lingered in the apparently dead body of her husband, and Ihe thought of having him taken away for burial was too terrible lo contemplate. If she could only gain time she felt sure she could revive him. 1 hough why she should so strongly hold to such a belief she could not have explained: foul hope she did, and proceeded to renew all her etVort.s which had previously proved in vain.  Wilh the energy of despair she worked on, anil again the dead bearers entered tin* room.  "We must lake the body now, Madam,'' the man said who appeared to be in aulhorily. "We (-an only hope to stav the epidemic by the prompt, removal of the dead and a thorough disinlection of  the houses,"  "But he is not dead,*' sir, she persisted, "See!" holding a hand mirror oyer his lips, "there is a little moisture."  The man looked closely ami shook his head.  •'Your hopes deceive you," he said, kindly: "he is surely dead and we must take his body."  With a wild cry of agony she fell on her knees, beseeching them with tears to give her just one half hour more.  The men gently put her aside, trying to rea.Min with her on the necessity of their own course, but she only pleaded thi! more earnestly. At last, titiding reasoning in vain, they attempted to J.'jy hands upon the body, bin thrusting them aside she threw herself down beside her husband, and clasping him iu Iter arms declared with an agonizing vehemence thai awed ihe men:  "If you take him you shall bury me with him. I will not let him go."  As the men stepped hack she renewed her pleadings.  "(live mi' only one half hour. If there are no signs of life then I Will ask no more,"  lieiuclantly the men yielded, and left her alone once more to her hopeless task.  This time -he saturated Ihuineis wilh hot mu-tard water, and enveloped both body and limb-; then commencing witli the purple nails .-he rubbed each tinti'er vigorously downward lo start the coiim a'cd blood. Kvcry few minutes she put a drop of brandy in his mouth, and raising his head applied strong hartshorn to his nostrils. Kivc ten —liilern ~twenty minutes passed. Only ten m nutes more of that precious half hour which meant life ur death to her. She redoubled her etVorts. Another live minutes passed still no change, the face seemed even more death-like, the icv limbs more rigid. She raised his head upon her arm and admim-,ler-vd more brandy, then applied the bottle of hart;-horn to hi- nostril.--. She glanc-d anxiously at the clock—only two minutes more, and far down the street eanie the rumble of the death-earl, and like a death knell rang out the solemn  ward hci husband. "I have eonouered death!" and fell unconsious across the bed."  The reaction in the sick mar.V. ca^o was complete; a speedy convalescence followed and a week later, with his devoted wife, lift was safe among the New Hampshire hills- saved by a love stronger than death.-—Jennit J'orUr Arnohl.  EXPLORING ALASKA.  your with pci-  Autumn Leaves and Ferns. Well, dear lady friends, shall you press any autumn leave«! J  You doubtless know of many ways wilh which to beautify your homes with them, but perhaps 1 can tell you of one thai you have not thought of.  Now. fair readers, you who are surrounded by indulgent husbands and fathers, nnd have everything to make' your homes cosy and delightful, who can gratify your love of the b< your heart's content, who have, pictures, and your bay window-their wealth of graceful vines am led plants - }>l-:</.u< don't stay to our confidential talk with your less-favored sisters. And you. whose very souls hunger for the beautiful, are your homes humble, your rooms -mail, and your ciiing; low? Do on look at your stinted windows with their stilV roiled shades, and wish they were large ami draped with something airy and irraee-l'ul;' Let me help you plan a little.  By some honest, strategy (if need be) secure a full set of nm.-lin, or even cheap lace cur tains —very beaut if ul patterns can bo bought for a few dollars,--any light white drapery around a window is so delightfully graceful, and the beauty of trees against the sky is heightened by being seen even through cheap lace. Then measure your window frames-~if the windows are very small, allow lwo or t hree inches more —and have some pieces ol board made like a shelf, with a back piece underneath to nail it: up by. This shelf should be from live to six inches deep in the centre, and gradualJv rounded oil' to the ends, as though it were clipped otV from the edge of a circle. Nail it to the lop of your casement, gather your curtains —two breadths. so they will part in the middle, ami be very full and lack Iheip around the edge of vour she)!'or ivbaicver you eall it. Have ready sonie still'pasted .strips made of paper and old cloth, two or three inches wide, and the length of the edge, of your shelf or cornice. Make a mark for the center, and have ready a >tout ■ needle and thread, and s-une paste to : winch some glue ha- 1jj.-i.mi added. ' Now. btvi'iu at the ends and work tip to > the. centre with your ferns, autunin leaves, etc. if you have pressed whole sprays, il will b.' sfdl more beautiful. These will have to be'tacUed on with needle ami thread, while the single leaves can foe put. on with paste—one little patch near the. .stem is sutlicieiit. Do not crowd them down in a stiff, straight line, but let them be arranged as daintily and as naturally as you would a boquet of llowers. Begin at the ends, and the tips will keep covering the stems »'hero they are fastened. Then put on your beautiful wreath for a heading to your curtains, -muggling the tack under the leaves at the ends. After tin; centre one is driven, take a  Lieut. Stoney'H TrnvolH TJirouiih nu IritcrcHtltiif rmmtry— ?salJve Customs nnd Ltumuuue.  A correspondent to The AVi/> York Herald with the northern Alaska exploring expedition. atOotialaska, Sept. •JO. ISSI», writes: We landed at Pipe Spit, Holham inlet, on July issò, and moved eighteen months' provisions three hundred miles up the Put nam river, making two trips wilh liiestcam-er Explorer. We left one year's provisions cached at the Spi!, established, winter quarters at Fort Cosmos, built a log hottse forty-seven by thirty-nine with a seven-loot wall underground; slabbed logs with a saw-mill, cui live thousand feet of lumber for the roof, chinked the h^gs with moss, and lined the house with canvas. It was very comfortable.  We moved in on Sept. '_'.">, Is-m. The river froze on Oct. 1 and broke on i •lune 10, lSsij, The mean thiekne-s of ! the ice was sj^ f..,.«. The lowest j temperature was -eventr decrees below zero, Kali re n licit, in .1 auuarv at i the fori. We made accurate meteorol- I ugieal and astronomical observations ■ of all phenomena recorded.  1   ICarly in December Lieut. Slonev and j V.mingn llovvardjeommeneed -ledging Ì northward and westward. They ; ero.-scd tiie; Norlnk river, and tìtiding i its head waters, sledded Lo the moun- ! tains beyond. They found numerous I lakes, and a river llowing into the Col-  :  ville. There are may natives in the mountains who never saw a while man before. During .January and February Pa>-ed A-sistant Kngìnecr Zane sledged , ti» St. Michael'-, and returned over one thousand miles of mo.-tly new country. He made a rough survey between tho Putnam and Yukon rivers, i During the. journey Lieui. ¡¿loney sledged over t be country between Fort Cosmos and Selewiek lake and river. This river is ipiite extensive. In March  rangeof mountains and within n radiih of live miles were the Head waters ol a branch of the Colville. the Nortok. the Putnam, and a larirc river ninnine  into the Yukon, On dmu; 11 we moved the party lo Hotham inlet, triangulating out the Putnam river, and sounded out Holham inlet, Seiewik lake and river, and made e\pedition- up 1 he Nortok. We vi-ited (Ireen-tone mountain and secured specimen-; of ! he stone from which the? native.- u-ed to make implement-, which they prize,  On Juh -J» the l.'ni!< d S'-iies {«-venue steamer Bear, l'api. M. A. Ib-aly. communicated with the party at Pipe Spit. 'They left on the iMth. picking up Knsigti Howard at Point Barrow. They embarked on the Bear Aug. -Ò and reached Oonalaska on Sep:. 1 Í. The Bear is detained to protcct >•■:'.[ tMi-eries until October. They expect to arr ¡ve on the iMlth in San Francisco. Ali are well.  If  '-pect, l'etici  A Meteoric Discovery.  When a man'-s sy.-tem is soaked full of science he isn't lit for much of anv-thing else. If his taste runs lo Wu ology he will neglect his t'.imily to associate with long h'ir:;ed gra->hopp"r-:, nnd squander valuable time cult i valium the aei|uaintanec of worm- wiio-e e ;i rlv education has been neglected, likes geology hi-, will pa-- his lip vain endeavor to lind lo what a belongs that was petrified la-t 1 don't know how Í came to be : tisi, but -omc of my friends, for ' intelligence 1 have the highe-t r  1  say il is because 1 haven't any ! sense. Be lhai as it may I have j into the habit of watching the is not a very bad habit, and if dulged in lo an excess, is not li hurt me. I have known men i out of jail by watching ihe policemen's coats.  While the renounced a-¡ ron on? er, Bill Xye, has been actively engaged in the comet business I have ¡urm-d mv  >1 ar-  ICnsign Head hedged part of the Put- ! attention to meteors and falling -tal  liate rivervallcyand found hot springs.  During march Lieut. Stone)' sledged northward and eastward, intending to cross the Arctic ocean. They sledged twenty-three days, reaching the limit of the mountains. Then the natives would go no further. They wereshorl yf food at limes and were obliged to ! depend upon the country. The natives  1  said that in the spring tlu-y would cro-s ' and take him with them, but could noi letnrn until tie- following winter. He made arrangement- for two white ue-n ■ to go with them, lb- reached Fort i l 'o.-tuos on April S,  I On April 1'J Ivi-igu Howard, , Price, the carpenter, and the mate, ; started wilh all the provisions that the • sleds could carry. They found tho natives, and accompanied them to tho coast. They reached Ihe latter sixty miles eastward of Point Barrow on June 'Jo. They were detained there by ice until duly 1^, but reached tho point on the 16th. when they found white men stationed there for trading and whaling. They were ninety-six days in crossing.  Kusign Howard found the head waters and sledged several days on the Colville river. 11»; found a new river, on which he lion ted to the Arctic  when I iirsl made the acquaintance ot the coy and uncertain roller .-kales. Since then J' have made them a study, and have spent as much as sevcra/ nights .scanning the starry heaven-, which is left out daor> every night fo that purposes.  A meteor is an unknown subsianc which ll cs through .-pace, like an over grown lightning bug. and rc-embU-s : blazing star that has concluded lo lev 1 lr.  otis limit is a barren plain, which il is only possible to cross in the spj-jjjgand fall when ihe game crosses. The party were on Indian food for two months, and sometimes short of that. There was very hea\y ice in the Arctic ocean this season.  showy mottled leaf, or a spray of scar- | ocean. Alaska north of the mountain let. .-umaeh, or fern, and stick it over the tack with paste. If the wreaths are long enough so that in putting up they arti a little loose, so as to hang in slight festoons, ali the belter. Then part your curtains and loop them back loosely in graceful festoons, with smaller bands made like the other. Now your windows appear greatly enlarged, and you need never tire of their beauty.  These leaves are also beautiful among bonnets of grasses and everlasting tlow-ers. And thus we can have a glimpse of "Indian summer' 1  through all the dreary winter da vs. — Sylc.'. \Yil<iiu<j in >/. /.eKi-j Mt'-:<i:iii<'.  .•hange of climate. \ have wat thc-e living- wiili great iu'o-re-i. hoped for \ he t\tvto cone- w\u could lay u\y baud on a ineieor of niv with i  ov ='u. and pat u on the back. \ \ lU vi longed lo have a meteor that would come up anil eat out of my band, and frolic around me all day long.  Lasl night just as 1 was about to retire, I looked out al the starry heavens to see if somebody's meteor hadn't broken its halter and made its escape by the light of the moon. What, was my surprise and joy to see a luminous object rise above the eastern horrizon and come almost directly toward me with terrible swiftness. It was a magnificent specimen, and so near the earth's surface that 1 knew it iiiu-"t soon fall. Here was my opportunity to study the habits and peculiarities of the frisky meteor.  It struck the ground within tifty yards of where I. stood, and forgetting my light and airy co>tuine made a wild rush for the coveted prize. When 1 reached the spot i could lind nothing hut tha battered remains of a lantern. | anil then 1 remembered that Smith, a  The whalers had reached Poinl P>ar- ! «cigli bori ni: farmer,  mules al'lcr dark.— Yn:/:u I'niou.  1 quiet;  ; delected the signs of speedy,  out  cry, "Bring rai-ed her p: an agoni/.ed "O, my 0< cannot give  The head roting o backward -the bottle trembling hand, and a hartshorn was spilled  I fac  niv 11 n up.'  uir dead." to I leaven  She wilh  >d!  -•ave him! I  her arm fell shook in her piantity of the on the deadly face; a portion of the liery liquid penetrated the no-trils. There was a sudden hharp, couvul-ive movement of Ilio dead man'- limbs, a cry of pain, and as the dead bearers entered the room he sprang to a silling posture, ga-ping (or breath.  The wife turned to thutu a òcetrans-tigured with joy. "See!' 1  she cried cx-stretehiug out her hand to-  Smith's Legs Out of Journalism.  My young friend,dohn Smith, who was graduated by a university a few weeks ago. and who rushed into "journali-ni." as he called il, came into niv room yesterday afternoon, fanned himself vigorously with bis hat and remarked:  "1 shall quit this business.!"  "You mean yon will leave the newspaper bus uess: 1 " I asked.  "Yes," he replied; "the truth is, newspapers pay more for legs than they do for brains.''  "Do you mean thai yuii have more brains than K'g;si' 1 ' I asked, with atlect-ed surprise.  "1 mean that I have walked four miles in the hot sun trv ing lo run down a rumor, and it won't pan out live lines."  So Smith is going to quit the newspaper business becau-e lie has brains to sell when the m-w.-papers want nothing but legs. Of course Smith's place will have, to be tilled. That is. a man will have lo be put on when Smith vacates*. The man who stays on will have legs, but he will have brains also, lie will know, first, what news is. That will require brains. Knowing what news is, Smith's successor will get that news, and he will gel it quickly. That will require not only legs, bni it will require a perseverance and persistence that, regard neither distance, difficulties nor circumstances. Journalism is one thing, but the newspaper business isallogeth-nr something eise. - .Vhniin Constitution.  Called back—Paw ned uvorcoaU.--nnrVny-ion .Free i'rtfùs  row on Aug- 11. the steamer Bear on the -Mth, Kiisign Howard found natives going down the Colville river to the ocean. Some of these go east to llersehel island and Capi' Bathurst, communicating there with the Hudson bay natives. Some natives went with him down this new river to the coast for the purpose of trading with the whalers, and some to Point Barrow. Others remain in the mountain summer.  These natives sledge to ihe eastward every year, going one season and re-turningthe nc\(. They arc two years on the round trip. 'There is thus regular native communication east and west and north and south. Some natives fear each other and will not communicate. There are no tribes and no  recognized chiefs.  'I'he native who owns the most skins and has ihe greatest number of trade articles is the head man of ihe village. They are superstitious to ihe e\lmne. The medicine man holds full sway, i Their village- number anywhere from one t<i twenty houses and each village has its name. Ail the Indians in one locality are identified by means of the river on or near which they dwell. Their language <1 i tiers on the coast from the interior, thai spoken on the Putnam from that on the Yukon river, in thcinlerior ihey live on fish ami deer. The coast natives live upon whale ami seal. ,  There is no timber north of the Norlok river. Spruce, cottonvvood. and birch are found as far as ll'n miles up ihe Nortok. North of that there is nothing but bni-o, and this ends wilh the mountains. The sledging expedition met wilh the usual Artie experience and -uìVered l'rom cold and hunger. Nothing s-rious oceured.  Many valuable discoveries were m.ide by tho diil'erenl trips. Alaska, from St. ÄliciiaePs to the Artie ocean, was crossed. It was found that in one.  al wa vs I/, if.  fed  117/nV,  hi  A Great Cattle Range. 'I'he great plateau between theUoeky Mountains and the Sierras, comprising the territory of I'tah and the state of Nevada, is apparently destined to become the greatest cat;le range in the country. Already immense iraet- of land, some embracing nearly two hun-•ill ' drcd and tifty thousand acre-, have : been purcha-ed, and owners of large herds in Tevis and other southwestern states arc looking for ranges in ihi-wide section of natural pa-ture land. The pressure of settler- who wi-ii lo engage in agriculture and found home-upon the lands iu the great fertile plains of the west and south ha- been to crowd out the cattle kings who have for years monopolized the large-: part of the slates which by nature are better fitted for the raising of crops than for the pasturage of herds. 'l'ini- then-has begun a hogjra of cattlemen jowanl  which bids fair to : 1 the developmen: our  the west i ally i  great sections of our couutr that have hitherto been ! «• n most exclusively in ihe hand-Indians and peripatetic u*'!-! i'iu Tins movement of -tockmea ;o Ihe west is a matter of .-:<n-idc importance to the people "i ¡If- «. for the region that will be appi by them is by nature tribuían-ifornia, which should b,- W-m-iii  establishment of gteat iu"ne\ ests in a locality from which i, time little benefit compare i extent of country kavc lu ca Tho cattlemen also are ihe p of the husbandman, who. wi. try has become to some i would readily seek in it p-tor agriculture: and it mav ' be expected luat then-many years are pas-t d. t> cultual land di.-eoverc I in (Tali and N ! vada than has been believed to cal-1 I there. —l-'r.->y■:>--o Hull-tin-  FACT AND FANCY.  Therr- are only twenty-six newsprv pcrs iu Idaho.  Crapes are selling in New York at i cents a pound.  Pet turtles are becoming the fashior in Xew 'fork city.  Wa'.erbury. Conn., is be-iegeii l»j millions of while millers.  Baby carriages are being exported tc Kurope in large numbers.  A ¡-carat diamond was recently discovered by u Chinaman near Helena, Montana.  A -ausage factory at. Hudson, N. Y.. cuts up iit'u-en hundred pounds of meat every hour.  The famous terrapin farm near Atlantic City. N. J., has been turned into z watermelon patch.  Mi-s Hester Clarke, of Marion, Ala., says if she lives to see Christmas -du will be l-o years old.  One merchant in New York city soh •1,7'>!i baskets of Jersey peaches during one day la-t week.  A s 1 oo,iioii bridge is 1 eing constructed over tlm Cumberland river in David--on county. Teiiiie--ee.  A. large whale fishery is being established on (he we-t end of Yaueouvet island. British I'olumbla.  A patent l.u-tle i.- g.ven away with every b.>t!l<- of an inebriate's cure sold by a Boche-ter (N. Y.) firm.  Three hundred and forty patient i  were admitted to the in-am- asylum at Napa. ('al.. during the pas' year.  A live rattlesnake, s.x feet long i-kept on exhibition in the showcase o. a grocery store al Abbeville, S. C.  A niediea! writer in Ihtri»:rx declares thai life is but a temporary victoi over the cau-es that produce death.  'Ihe Society of Yolupack, which had for its mission the establishment, of a new language, has become cxlinet.  Jo-eph Bosenhnrgh. aged 10- years, who fought under Blucher in the war with Napoleon, died Friday at New Orleans.  It is said I here is but one building in the city of Buffalo. X. Y., to-day that conforms exactly with the building n 'guiaf i< m<.  Philadelphia housekeepers, tired ol vain eili.irts to get good servants, are now experiment ing with colored help from the .-oul h.  Yi»ung man (driving with young girl', 1 say, farmer, how can I get 'hack Ic the village the «puckest way'.' Farmer— Well, you might run your horse.  ••\Y«-U. Thomas, you -ay you have z ¡eoinmeudV" "Waal, yes. sulr. \ rougUl my vada'lt 'long \o iveommen' net he's knowed me aU nty Vile,  "Why do you drink that v\\e stutW' 1  -aid a temperance man to a toper. "Because, my dear sir," was the crushing reply, "it isn't thick enough tc eat."  A wine merchant who had made s fortune and retired once remarked "They accuse me of having a thirst foi goid: on the contrary, I have the gold of thirst."  Boarding-house wit: Adolphus (take! the last piece)—This is very good bread, Mrs. Thompson. Mrs. Thompson. the landlady—Yes; and J think it's* better bred than some of my boarders.  A train was delayed for an hour ir Troy, N. Y., recently, and a drunnue: remarked to the conductor: "This is ? sort of t wclve ounces to the pound a Hair, ain't it'.'"' "How's that?' 1  "Troj wait, you know,"  Old Jew—Now Isaac, my leetle, dear boy, you breaks de glass an' runs away mighty cjuick. I>en I hollers ••(ila-:s pudding,'' an 1  gits a pig job. Young Jew—But vat vill 1 get!» Old Jew- You'.' Yy, you get dor exercise.  Literary man (laughing): "Yes, J took to literature naturally. I was vaccinated from a quill, you know." Friend igrimly): "Ha! 'Ihe world would have been the gainer if you had been vaccinated from a pick or shovel."  When a man suddenly takes to wearing a plug hat ami has an insane fondness tor .-baking bauds with people upon the street lie ought to be carefully watched. He is developing systems ol political ambition and is after some  ollice.  ••I don't believe I'll make a will, M  -aid the millionair eto his lawyer. The lawyer's face paled, and he replied. "My dear sir. do you waul to ruin my profession'.' For heaven's sake, make a will, so that I can make something out of the estate. 11   "John," -aid the proprietor of the beach restaurant, "you'll have to take a spade and go down to the beach and try and lind a clam. 'I'he one we made lite chowder- with is missing. Been eaten by some of the guests, I guess.  those citv folks want the  ot  a ril  - const, opnaled !o I'al-  >d by the cil inier-  -a a eoun-  ' e, ! i -ell led.  p.■riunii!« -  . 11111 i < I c ! f 11 V  i 1 .- ill, before more agri-  By Jiiii. «arti»."  ■■Chili teacher, a dog- lb  Iren." said a Dakota school-"from the noise outside I think ;hi is going on. You are all  excused, and may go and watch it. Don't get in a hurry there: it will look belter for your teacher to go Iirsl!" and he -hoi out of the door, followed by a wild rush of the scholars.  An Irishman who was one of the passengers on a IVnn inclined-chair ear in Spritigliehl. Mass., one night last week, ■• is relating a story to a friend. Ju-l at the critical moment the. conductor rang his bell for a fare. 'I'he Irish* man jumped from his seat, and posing iu a Sullivan attitude, glared al every pa-i-cnger as he said: "1 don't know who it was, but I ken lick the black-ouard that rang that chesmu hell on my iokc."   

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