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The Pally Reporter.
HINTS ON TRAVELING.
Secrets of Comfortable Travelln< to Bo
Fouad la Light Luggage and Simple
A DAKOTA LAND-SHARK.
He Cheerfully Relate. How He Ha. Pros
pered Owing to the Misfortunes of
On an east-bound tram the other day,
writes a Watertown, Dakota, correspond
ent of the New York Sun, was a well-
It only takes one railroad trip to teach fed and comfortable-looking man, who
a woman that she can’t travel with announced that he had been attending
bundles and enjoy herself. Freight and to business very strictly for three or
postal rates are so cheap and amiability four years, and that he was then on his
so rare a charm that it is hard to under way to the seashore for the purpose of
stand why the gentle race will econo having a little recreation. His wife was
mize on baggage at such enormous ex a plump, fresh-looking young woman
penditure of temper. It does not pay several years his junior, who, besides
to make a pack-horse of one’s self for being fashionably dressed, had an air
the sake of a pot of fuschia or a cage of business about her which is met with
full of canary-feathers and bird seed. in the fair sex more frequently in this
The pets are only permissable when part of the country than elsewhere.
“Yes," the tourist said, after settling
there Is a maid or messenger boy to
back in his seat in the smokers'
look after them, and if the officers of
the Humane Society were as ubiquitous section. “I’ve been attendiug to busi
as they should be, the hundred odd ness mighty close. In fact, I’ve had to.
women who carry birds, owls, squirrels, I’m a banker. When I came out in this
dogs and kittens from one State to country I had just about $4,000 clean
another would be arraigned before a cash. Down where I came from every
justice of the peace on the charge of body said $4,000 wasn’t enough to put
in your eve. It might do to buy a
cruelty to auimals.
All any woman wants, unless she has home with or get a team, but as far as
a family of small children to care for. business was concerned it was only an
is a single hand-bag and possibly a aggravation. I had heard something
shawl-strap. The bag will only pro I about Dakota, and I made up my mind
vide for night-robes, handkerchiefs, that I would show some of the «mart
collars and cuffs, oue or two vials of men whether $4,000 capital was good
medicine in case of accident and such for anything or not. I went west along
toilet articles as are deemed indispens with the immigrants, set up a little
able. One vial should provide for a office, put out a sign ‘Money to Loan,’
cordial or stimulant of some sort, for at and sat down to await custom.
“I put my money out in small sums
no time is the system more likely to be
disturbed thau on the road. A second principally. A settler would come in
bottle, filled with rose-water and glycer and ask for $50 or $100. I would asx
ine, will be found invaluable by women him what he had. Well, he might
who have a care for their complexion, have an equity in his land, or he would
and what woman has not? Veils may have some household furniture, farm
be worn, but unless they are smother machinery, or horses and wagons. I
ing in thickness will not keep oil' the would let him have the money, and take
dust and soot. The water usually pro a mortgage on all that he had, deduct
vided bv railroad companies is either ing my interest, at 10, 12, or 14 per
too hard’ or too meager for general use, cent, in advance. Plenty of them would
and a wash of rose-water and glycerine, want a little money for a month or two
in the proportion of 3 to 1, will be found months, aud I’d always sock it to these
fellows. I’ve had $10 for the use of $50
soothing and refreshing.
Don't hope to be neat or look nice for thirty days many a time. A good
• without a duster of some sort, and never many of the settlers were Scandinavians,
be tempted to break in a new gown. and I could not talk to them in their
There are plenty of nice cotton goods, own language, nor could they speak to
such aS canvas, etame, and satteen, me in mine, but I got up a printed form
which make admirable traveling dresses, which they could understand, and in
though hardly as serviceable or satis that way we managed to do business
factory as a light cloth would be. Sum very satisfactorily.
“It requires a very clear head and
mer silks are a drug in the market and
incomparable for this purpose. Beside good judgment to do a banking busi
being cheap they are cool, light, and al ness out here. Particularly is this true
! in a new settlement in the winter time.
In this country it is hardly possible to I've changed my location three times
get a toothsome railroad lunch.
The since I’ve been in Dakota. After a
station meals are execrable and the township has been settled for awhile it
dining-car bills of fare do not begin to is not much good to men in my line.
be tempting. Usually there are buffet When I have moved I have always gone
lunches which cost little and however into a new country. The people get
simple have the charm of being palat along first-rate for a few months, but
able. The menu includes very good the first winter fetches them. They
tea, ales and light wines; cold meats have to have money, and a man who
such as game, tongue, beef, ham and stands by ready to help them is a sort
poultry, occasionally a salad; fruits in of public benefactor. I have had at
season; cheese ad lib, and an excellent one time and another mortgages on the
quality of bread and butter. It is a stuff belonging to several hundred
mistake to count on heavy meals be farmers, sometimes taking mortgages
cause there being no exercise the body for sums as small as $10 or $20. In
is not in a condition to digest readily fact, they are the ones that nay, as the
men who give them are usually on their
any great quantity of food.
The book was intentionally omitted last legs, and about all that you have to
from the satchel. Illustrated papers go do is to wait awhile and then gather in
unchallenged but no traveler who has their stuff.
“I have come into possession of some
a proper regard for his sight will abuse
it by trying to read on a flying car. It of the best farming land in Dakota in
is good to get acquainted with one's this way. A man might get hard up
self occasionally and there is no more and come to me for $1(X) for six months.
opportune time than on a journey by When the time was up he would be
worse off than he was before, and by
If you desire to make an impression I stretching the mortgage a little I would
for good sense, keep quiet; ask no ques give him another nundred, the whole
tions; don’t try to take in the whole thing to be paid in three months. Then
scenery from one window, and under i he might come around and make a ;>oor
no circumstances cultivate acquaint mouth, and ask for an extension, and
ances. The quiet traveler is usually the all that, but you see that wasn't what I
cosmopolitan. If you know where you was out there for. My capital wasn’t
want to go, ana have intelligence very large, and I had to keep it moving,
enough to comprehend a railroad map, and then, too, there is no sentiment in
questions are needless. As for making business. I’d have to take the farm.
acquaintances, don’t—because the peo In some such cases I have sold it back
ple who are anxious to meet you you to the man at 12 or 15 per cent interest,
may not care to know, and those you on condition that he would pay me
would be proud to meet are too well- monthly, but he usually gets tired of
bred to be presumptuous.
“Only the other day I was thinking
It will be a saving of physical strength
how much I had made out here,
not to travel by night, unless time is a
•ryuowwi qniv qwar-rpoaoja loq ¡pi no
*3*3pom v qoo; pax j»q o) jr
Never venture on a journey without
•Xeuom joj am o; amvo eqs o* pu* qjoq*
an umbrella and rubbers.
ikm ana inotnXwd « »xwni oj jan joj
That is the'kinffdf ffeaTS I like 16 make.
If you can get one of those girls for a
customer you are liable to have a farm
after a while dirt cheap.
“Well, when the note fell due she
couldn't pay it, and I gave her an ex
tension at 12 per oent 1 usually get 15
in such emergencies, but I took pity on
her. Then that came due, and she had
no money, and so I foreclosed on her.
That made her mad. She wanted to
make a compromise, and after a while I
patched up a bargain with her, but a* I
repented of it I told her the place aud
all the things would have to be sold.
A friend of mine bid them in for about
the sum of my claim, and the girl got
notice to leave, which she didn’t ao.
Not much. She just staid there, and
one day when I rode out to see if she
had gone she opened on me with a
ride, calling me an old shark and thief.
When I tried to get some help from the
people round about they intimated that
they would see me hanged first, and, by
thunder, the girl had me. She was in
possession, and there wasn't law enough
in that county then to get her out.
‘•So after awhile I came to the con
clusion that I would have to reason with
her. It was getting to be about time
for me to climb out of there, but I
couldn't bear the idea of losing the
farm. Then I got a man to negotiate
with her for an interview, and after a
while I called on her, making myself as
agreeable as possible. The upshot of
it was that I asked her to marry me,
and she consented. I’m pretty well
satisfied with the deal, for to tell you
the truth I would never have got that
farm if I hadn't taken her along
JOHN J. SAX.
Feed Chopping Mill
In Running Order,
Will chop Feed for $2 per ton
or one-tenth toll.
Farmers and others having grain to chop
oan oome to my mill, and attend to any
business in the oity to hotter advantage than
driving two mile9 oat of town to get their
JOHN J. SAX.
The tail Hotel,
Dining Station of the 0. G. R. R.
F. Multxier, Prop.
(Late of the St. Charles.)
This Hotel has just been refitted and new
ly refurnished throughout, and will be kept
m a first class style.
The table is supplied with all the market
affords, and guests can rely upon good olean
beds, and comfortable rooms.
Speoial accomodations for oommeroial
A Shying Horse.
To the inquiry, Why does a horse shyP
the National Live Stock Journal re
plies: Because ho sees something which
he does not understand, and is tilled
with a greater or less degree of fear,
something as the boy feels when be
shies at the burying ground, and goes
around.to keep clear of it.
It may be
some new or unusual object that the
horse sees, or it may be an imperfect
view of it Even a familiar object, if it
comes to view suddenly and unexpect
edly, will cause a horse to shy or jump,
just as an unexpected object or sound
causes a nervous person to start When
a person is so startled, how much would
it improve the matter to be scolded at
or given a cut with a whip?
much a* the same treatment would in
the case of the horse.
aggravates the matter.
The more the horse is scolded and
whipped, the more nervous he gets; and
every time he passes the placo where
the fright and whipping occurred, he
will recollect the unpleasant affair, and
he will begin to prick
pricx up his
bis ears and
fidget, ready for another jump.
him the lines, and he will go by in a
The proper way is never to
strike or scold a horse that is startled or
frightened. Speak to him coolly, calm
ly, and kindly; give him time to see
and collect his scattered senses, and
mako him feel that you are his friend
and protector. When he sees that all is
right, there is an end to all further
We have seen a horse retuse
to cross an unsafe-looking bridge; but
when the driver took him by the bits
and walked ahead, the horse cautiously
Next time he required no
coaxing or urging to cross the bridge.
He might have been whipped into it
at first, but was not the milder course,
although a little trouble, the better one?
The horse showed his confidence in the
driver ever afterward.
Garrison Opera House,
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday,
February 22d, 23d and 24th,
LIST OF PRIZES.
There will be prizes given on the following
1st and 2d prize for best and 2d best ex
hibit of Kensington painting.
1st and 2d prize, for beat and 2d beet ex
hibit of Kensington embroidery.
1st and 2d prize, for best and 2d beet ex
hibit of outline work by a child under 14
years of age.
1st and 2d best, for best and 2d beet ex
hibit of work of any kind by a boy under 14
years of age.
1st and 2d prize, for beat and 2d best ex
hibit of oravon work.
There will also be a prize given for the
heaviest, lightest and prettiest baby under 1
year of age.
Following is a list of prize* offered: For the
Erettiest baby, gold necklace; lightest and
eaviest baby under one year of age, eaoh a
?;old ring; outline work by a child under
ourteen years, first prize, ear rings, second
prize, scrap book; kensington embroidery,
first prize, napkin ring, second prize, box
writing paper; kensington painting, first
prize, inanioure set, second prize, bracket;
orayon work, first prize, paper holder, second
prize, pitcher; boys work, first prize, paper
holder, seoond prize, inkstand.
The lofty wooden spires of the
churches of Mattoon, Ill., have been
pieroed in hundreds of places by wood
pecker* looking for food or for place*
for nests. The holes in the Methodist
church steeple bocame so unsightly that
a man was employed to shoot the bird*.
Then bees took up their abode within, Parade of Firemen Tuesday af
and their honey drips from the hole*
and smears the steeple. The Congrega
tional church steeple is well filled with
houey and so are steeples in neighbor Door« will be open at 7 o’clock,
p. m. dally, during the
ing townB. Six swarms of bees were
seen to quit the spire of a Paxton ohorsh
in one day.
Now is the time to subscribe.
Admission 25 Cents.
By Order of
C ommhtee .