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Pii'!ls!stni by Theodore Schoch.
Ticrms Two i ill ! a y-nr in advanrv and if not
pail b 'f"r- lli.i end of the year, two dollars and fiftv
rr:its will bo i-hirwit.
;i..- N i i:(T discontinued until all arrearages are
pai'l. e",;)i ai me "joum oi inn Minor.
it n .VltfTtN'MiiPnts of one simian of fright linos or
loss, one r tart'e insertions Si oO. l-.aoli additional in
fc ertioTi, " cents. Eon 'r ones in proportion.
OF ALL KINHS,
EK?cut.; l ia the bitflit't .styk of tlx Art, and on tho
most reasonable tonus.
NATHANIEL C. MILLER,
Physician and Surgeon.
OiTuo .ni l rcsiJsncc: Corner Main and Pocono Street,
Office hours from 7 to S a. ra., 1 to 2 and 7
to S f. ni.
Oct. -2 i87G-tf.
SI. SSI1 'L.3L,, 7.2. o.
S--vi t d nr VMiw Burnett House. Res id on re
?!id dw Ti:t (' !li.-kitr- 'junker linreli. Ol'ace
i: ' Jrs s . . i.j., 1 to li. in., t to ) p. in.
Z.jy j , i
JL I:iysicsa:j ami Surgeon,
for'M'T'y ocmpid by Tr. Sf;;i.
nid?nee with I
ii fr U low j -if roiii.in Olfice
1 2 to : :ii!.I r to
J.! .4 V" SI,
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i Ni.) ir i!a:ifc. .s a Ja.iiisU-i oi for ts i mli
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p--'-if i v fmrriiv n rrpr purr
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F: l 'Ivint.
r.inu'. n'any up
on Sarah m ret t.
Attorney at Law
One lor above the "SlroiiJsbnrg House,
0 !lii'tiou proaiptlv made.
Oct i'o-.-r 22, 1S71.
Estate and Insurance Agent and
T'.'.hi j? "trr.e f and ConvyvTiring in all its
bra. uits circatiy and pro'.attJij attended to.
,4-; 'I'y.rlf Pt'uenU taken for ether States.
ers Brick Dailding, noartbeIl.il.
E VST STIIOUDSUUIIG, TA.
WILLIAM S. RSES,
Sjirvayor, Conveyancer and
Baal Estate Agent.
Firnn, Timber Lands and Town Lots
O a m?.irlr rppn-it? American Hout-e
s r, i J 1 ,J.,.r l.i-S.ivr the Corner Store.
M ire':i 2 , 2 ST -lf.
D H. J. L A IT T Z,
S'JS3E0:j & MEGSANICAL DENTIST.
!'. s. W iiiAr.'.-. hri: k buii-Uupr. Hy 'jjvKiJ I'n-
i NVir ' il-.u". uiid !-' iloitrv biniM-If tlmt l.v ciOi-
l f .Mr i-"'j:i(Bi iirai-tic; and tho !! jirJU".t aid
r r t'.ii in I -u Oom to i.i unVH'r yrrlu'.u'in t Jis jto-r--:.n.
that ! is fnlir Mc to n -rform all M.'rat iu
i ; t ho il.-uitl Fine ia tbe must careful uwl kiilJ"u3 mz.u-
Sl'-ial ineutiB iren t surit' the Natural Tt'flh
t-'i? l th! ii-.i'rl: '!) Arti1ir':rl Tei-tlt on Rubb-r
" , Vlrer. or CoutinuoBs Cuius, and juvrfect Cif in all
i i-.sii red.
y. '! I- Ti-m, know tbe crfil folly and danvrr of eti
t - ! -; !: t r wort Lathe i lie J aiTR'ni-nri . or to t hose li v-
iu; at a di.M-jrift. April 1S74. if.
tn H. tt
Tbi n ,d'-ri'H-d lurr- bv umioyiires that he lias re-
! J u-tsiii-ss at i le oid stanJ, iv. xi door to Ruber's
' I i lii n ' s nr j. Main M-reei. iSirrtud.-!bi!p", Pa., and is
-fti!Jy j,rrj)ur..-il to uivoiiiuioiial -j all in aiit of
BOOTS and SHOES,
wall in th" latest id vie and of good liKttcrial. Repair-
jf ,' prjiiij.rlv a!l.t.'ijted lo. Givii ine cidl.
i'.-c.y, l;:.-iy.J C. LEWIS WATERS.
GLAZIER AND PAINTER,
Nearly opposite Kautz'e Dlacksmith Shop,
The undersigned would respectfully in
form tltc citizens of St rondsburg nnd vicinity
thut ho is now fully prepired to donll kinds
ot'Pappr Hanging, Glazing auJ Painting,
promotly nnd at tdiort notice, and that he
will kppp constantly on bund a fine stock of
Paper llnngins of all dcrscnipl ions and nt
low pricos. 'Pile patronage of the public
is earnestly soiiclod. May 16,
TOB PRINTING, of all kinds neatly ex
eeuted at tliis office
F-r salt at this Oflicf.
A SICKENING SCENE.
THE HORRIBLE MANNER IN "WHICH AUS
TRIAN CRIMINALS ARE EXECUTED.
THE HANGMAN'S EXPLANATION.
A terrible story of a bunglmg'exccution
comes from Gartz, in Austria, where Gio
vanni Francic!iiotti was hunpj on the -1th
of Doceiuher, 1S7G, having been convicted
of murdering; his wife and little daughter.
The report of the execution stated that the
culprit had expired within one minute af
ter tho executioner had pushed him from
the ladder. This, however, was deuiod
by l'rofi-ssor l'ankowitch, the eminent
physiologist of the University of Vientn,
who published the following startling card :
"I was present at the execution. It was
bnnglingly done and indescribably horrible.
When the culprit was driven to the gal
lows he shrieked and moaned incessantly.
Every now and then a convulsive shudder
ran through bis emaciated frame, which
produced an effect the more terrible, as his
bands were tied on bis back so tightly that
he snfi'ert'd visible pain therefrom. The
sight of the low gallows threw him into
SPASMS OF FRIGHT,
I beard the executioner 5ay to him, with
an oath, ;'IIu:-h up, or I will put- the gag
.i. in i x.-
I n:iu (.ur i!;niti!i ; r raneiscnsoiii con-
:km waiii:i'', whereupon tne executi Mier
opeticd the cmprit s mouth and put some
thing into it, which silenced his voice, but
seemed to give him considerable pain. His
eyes began to rull wildly, and there was in
his throat a gurgling .sound, as if he were
ch.ki:-g. At the same time bloody froth ap
j eared on his li s and he shivered as one
about to die. The executioner wiped the
culprit's mouth repeatedly with his red
fiapiicl sb-evts. When the cart in which
be and Fraiu-ischiotti were seated arrived
under the cross beam, the executioner's two
assistants lifted Vruncischiol ti out, and
; laced him en bis feet, but he was so weak
that he sank to the ground, uttering a
hoarse sort of cry, which brought more
bloody to bis lips. The executioner there
upon tcnk Francisehii.tti in his arms, and
carri- d him up the ladder. The adjust
ment of the uoose occupied at least four
miuu'.cs, during which time
THE CULntlT UTTERED GROANS,
bis breast heaving convulsively, and his
face beceiniiiir dreadfully contorted. Froth
and bleed were o zing i-nnstantiv from his
mouth, and he presented a spectacle which
I never want to bcholu u train. At last ail
was r ad v, and the executioner j u-hed him
oil. lie swung to and tro lor a minute,
when one of the executioner's assistants be
gan to turn him round slowly, evidently
fi r the purpose of choking him to death,
while the executioner himself, every few
seconds, put his foot on the shoulder of t lie
twinging wretch, in order to tighten the
rope. Another assistant wiped the froth '
and bloody lips of the victim, whose face
bad turned purple, and whose eyes threat
ened to burst from their sockets, with a
nr "t i a.
C- .. . A !-
ti.veu vii a siiv.v.
After the culprit
had been turned round at least twenty
WAS STILL ALIVE,
though suffering terribly. His face looked
black, his breast was beavinir
at a rapid
rate, and suddenly he succeeded in utter
ing a horrible shriek. One of his hands
got loose, and he lifted it to his neck. Uut
then the two assistants began whirling him
mund with great rapidity until his head
drooped forward, and he was dead. A more
sickening spectacle could not be imagined."
Professor Pankowitch's letter created a
great sensation in Vienna, and it elicited
from 31 r. Henry Frcndenbergcr. '"His
Iloyalaud imperial Majesty's Executioner,"
a long re ly, in which he not only denied
the Professors's allegations, but also gave
a detaid account of his ofiitial career as a
harigmji!, '-.Since lt'GJ," he says, l,I have
swung off forty-two criminals seven wo
men and thirty-five men. I have also flog
ged, between ISolI and 1SG7, nearly 1,0UU
prisoners, until that mode of punishment
was abolished. Ihe idea of
C1IOAKING A PRISONER,
to death without causing him any suffering
is absurd. hen I came to Austrila, hang
ing on the hook was the common way of
executing criminals. 1 suggested an mi
provement, by which I believe the crimi
nal becomes unconscious, as 1 have calcula
ted, in exactly fifty four seconds after los-
mg his foothold. Ihe attempt to break
the culprit's neck by pushing him violently
off the ladder is rarely successful. L know
of only two instances in my long experience
when I succeeded in dispatching them iu
that manner. One was a young woman
with a very long neck. She did not stir
after I pushed her off. The other was a
feeble old man. Iu many other cases I
only prolonged the sufferings of the cul
prits by giving them a violent push. In
consequence I resorted to the slower, but
more certain method of strangulation. 1
do not believe that the culprits experience
the slightest unpleasant sensation after their
wiud-pipe has been closed. As a matter
of course their faces win present
A GHASTLY AW'EARANCE
while they arc being turned round, but I
believe that they do not feel any pain what-
ever. I put my loot on ineir snouiuer to
let the knot of the rope work on the wind
pipe, and to prevent it from getting out of
place while the culprit- is whirled round by
uiv assistant. . :
'As regards Professor Paukowitch's
horrifying description of the bipod arid
froth oozing from Franctschiotti's mouth,
I have to say that this was owing to the
rupture of any bloe-d vessel in the prisoner's
breast, but simply the tiicct of the iron ,
H-iMfl. wnjJim aujM . j.-uixju.u ujauj jg
gag which I invariably use when the cul
prit is too demonstrative. Now, when a
person is hung, as they do in some coun
tries, what can be more sickening than to
see his swoolleu black tongue protruding
from his mouth ? I devised a contrivance
to prevent this. To that end I use a small
piece of iron whose front part is thick
enough to resist all efforts of the prisoner
to spit it out. In the thin back part of
this iron is a sort of thorn half an inch
long. As soon as the prisoner comes in
sight of the gallows, and gets so frightened
that he begins
TO CRY AND WAIL,
I make him open his mouth, double up his
tongue, ar.d quickly and firmly press the
oirn upon it. Then 1 shut "his mouth
quickly. He is gagged, and the thorn of the
iron keeps his tongue from protruding after
he is dangling in the air. The thorn makes
his tongue bleed, and froth and blood na
turally appear on his lips ; but it is always
wiped oli" with a sponge- saturated with
laudanum. The gag facilitates the cul
prit's suffocation, and the gurglii g noise in
his throat is unavoidable. Weak-nerved
humanitarians, like Professor Fankowitch,
had better keep away from executions.
Full-grown men and women, even if their
nerves are utterly unstrung by anguish and
the fear of a violent and disgraceful death,
possess, alter all, a truly, wonderful vital
ity, and to deprive them of life is not so
very easy a task."
The Independence of Women.
From flic Woman's ,7uirr,ial.
One hundred and ninety-two thousand
two hundred and fifty Massachusetts wo
men are maintaining themselves. These
have entered the battle of life ; are money
earners, not dependent on man for main
tenance. Ninety-four thousand eight hundred and
fifteen are earning a livelihood in what is
termed ' the domestic industries." They
are servants, washerwomen, watchers,
nurses, matrons, boarding and lod-dti"-house
The remaining ninety-seven thousand
four hundred and thirty-five are engaged
in what is generally considered men s Work.
J hree hundred and seventy-four are em
ployed by the government. Ten thousand
two hundred and ninety-five are in the pro
fessions. Three thousand five hundred
and twenty-two in trade and transportation.
y-ightv-three tuousaud and two hundred
j and seven in manufactories and mechanical
I muu.-tnes :
Trade and Transportation,
Manufactories aud Mechanical In
dustries, Agriculture and Fishery,
Bid he Propose?
"Did he propose ?"' said a Pidire stree
mother to her daughter the other night
The young man had fareweiled himself out
-liv i- i ii i i.i i ,
ana j-,i:icune nau joekeu the tloor r.nl was
untying her shoes when her mother came
down stairs with a bed quilt around her
and said : " anted to creep up stairs with
out me hearing you, eh ? Didn't think J
knew it was an hour after midnight di'.
you? ihe girl had no reply, and the
mother continued : '-Did he propose thh
time?" "Why mother!" exclaimed the
blushing duugnter. "You can 'why
mother ad you want to, hut don t L know
that he has been coming here f r the last
year? Don't 1 know that you've burnt
up at least four tons of coai courting arouru
here ?"' The girl got her shoes off, whik
the mother stood at the stair door am
asked : "Kmcline, have you got any grit ?'
"I guess so." "I guess you haven't.
just wish that a fellow with false teeth and
a mole on his chin would come snurkin
me. Do you know what would happen,
J-.meiine?" "No." "Well, 111 tell you.
He'd come to time in sixty days or he'd
get out of this mansion like a goat jumping
lor sunflower seeds I hmehne went to bed
to reflect over it. 'tfarquc'fc .Journal.
A distinguished author says: 'I re
solved, when I was a child, never to use ;
word I could not pronounce before my
mother without offending her.' lie kept
his resolution, aud became a pure-minded,
noble, honored gentleman. His rule aud
example are worthy of imitation.
J3oys readily Jearn a class of law, vulgar
words and expressions, which are never
heard iu respectable circles. The utmost
care cn the part of parents will scarcely
prevent, it. ux course we cannot think: ot
girls being so much exposed to the peril.
. V i i . -i
e cannot imagine a uecent girl usinir
words she would not give utterance to be
fore her father and mother.
Such vulgarity is thought by some boys
to be 'smart, the 'next thing to swearing,
yet mot so wicked. Uut it is a habit
which le-ds to profanity, and fills the mind
with evil thoughts. It vulagrizes and
degrades the soul, and prepares the way
tor many of the gross and fearful sins which
now corrupt society. Young reader ! keen
your mouth free from all impurity and your
'tongue lrom all evil, for, out of the
heart, the mouth speaketh.'
Josh Hillings sas: There iz but
phew things on the face of this earth more
worthless than a iKjodle, and yet I am
glad there is a poodle, for if there was not,
there iz some people .who wouldn't have
any object iu living, aud have nothing to
love.' , " ,
Better be upright with poverty than
unprincipled in plenty.
COUNTY, PA., MARCH
Why fcu Doesn't go jto Church.
From (Jtc Atlanta Constitution.
"ou don't come down to church no
mo', Drudder lleums. Dere's been a might
iut'restiu' meetm' gwine on lately."
"Hit's bin a long time Drudder Il istus,
senee I wuz down dar, aud hit'll be lon-er!
I done got my dose."
. " 'y, you ain't done gone an' uujined,
is you, llrudde:- Remus ?"
"Not in perticlar. Ldes took'n drawd
out. Do members wuz too mutuel fer ter
suit my doctrines"
. "How wuz dat?"
"Well, i tell you,
When I went terdat
'uinbil cz de nex' one.
thu'eh, I went cz
I went dar fer tor
smg, an .ray,an wushuy. I wuz allers
on ban', mos' gener'lly had a stray shin
plarster dat de clo'omau wanted sent ter
dem Pagins out dar. Hit went on dis way
ontd de fus' news I knowed dar wuz a row
got up in de amen corner, Drudder Dick
sod dere wuzn't nuff money ; an' Drudder
Sim sed if dere vruzn't he 'spected Pniddcr
Dick knowd wher it'd gone ter ; an' den
Drudder Dick 'lowed dat he wouldn't stan'
no 'pro-bu-ness, an' den he hauled off an'
took Drudder Sim under de jaw blip !
an" den dey clinched, an' fuut on de flo',
an' under de benches, an' 'mong de wim
mem Den dj preacher started do'iig fuia de
puipit.au' ezhe wuz skippin' on de platform
a hime book cotch him under de eye, an'
hit souudid like a bungshell had busted.
'Dout dis time Drudder Jeese riz up in his
seat sorter keorless-like, an' went down in
ter his lu-itches after his razor, an' den I
know'd dat de trouble had beum Sister
Ddsey seed it herse'f. an'let off' one cr dem
hallyiuyah hollers, an' den I disremember
what came to pass. I'm a gittin' kinder
ole, an' de dust an' de ha'r shet out de
panneramer. Fuddcrmo' my lim's got ter
akin', porticlor when I near Drudder Sim
and Drudder Dick a-snortin' an' a-scufHin'
under de benches, like cz of dey was makiu'
fer my pew ; so I sorter hump myse'f an'
scramble out, an' de fus' man I seed wuz a
pelecemen, an' he had a uigtrer 'rested, an'
i de name or dat niirer wuz Renins."
"He didn't res' you, did he, Drudder
"Hit's jest like I tell ycr, an' I had ter
git Mas' John, what wuz my young marster
in the wariniu' days, to go inter my Lou's
for me. Hit ain't no use fer ter sing out
chu'eh at me. I done bin an' got my dose.
When I goes to wa.di I wanter know what
Fm ifdwin", an' I don't wanter get hemmed
up mong winimen an' preachers. I wants
"Rut, Drotber Remus, you ain't
"I mout drap iu an' I moutn't. bu t
when ycr see me santor in de do' wid my
specs on. ycr km jes say ter de brudderm
sorter confidcnshil-like, 'Dar comes old man
Remus wid his boss pistol, an' ef dars
much uv a scuffle roun here dis evenin
ycr gwine ter hear fum'im.' So lonr
'Member me ter Sister Tempy."
A School-Eoy on Corns.
Corns are of two kinds vegetable and
animal. Vegetable corn grows in rows
animal corn grows on toes. There are
several kinds of corns : there is the unicorn
Capricorn, corn-dodgers, field corn, and the
corn, which is the com you feel most. It
is said, I believe, that gophers like corns ;
but persons having corns do not like to
"go fur," if they can help it. Corns have
kernels and some coronels have corns
Vegetable cerus grow on cars, but animal
corns grow on feet at the other end of the
body. Another kind of corn is the acorn
these kind grow on oaks, but there is no
hoax about tue corn. The acorn is a corn
witii an lnueiiiiite article indeed, dry it
and see. Many, a man when he lias a corn
wishes it was an acorn. Folks that have
corns sometimes send for a doctor, and if
the doctor himself is corned, he probably
won't do so well as if he isn't. The doctor
says corns are produced by tight boots and
shoes which is probably the reason who
when a man is tight they say he is corned
If a farmer manages well, he can get a
good deal 'of corn on an acre, but I know
of a farmer that has one corn that makes
the biggest acher on his farm. The biggest
crop of vegetable corn a man raises the
better be does not like it. Another kind
of corn is the corn dodger. The way it is
made is very simple, and is as follows
that is if you want to knowd : You go
along the streets and meet a man you know
has a corn, and a rough character ; then
you step on the toe that has a corn on it,
and see if you don t have occasion to dodge.
In that way you will find out what a coin
dodger is. llartjord Post.
Don't bo a Loafer.
Young man ! pay attention. Don't be a
loafer ; don't keep loafers' company ; don't
hang about loafing places, better work
than sit around day after day, or stand
about corners with your hands in your
pockets better for your own health and
prospects, bustle about, it you mean to
have anything to bustle about for. Main7
a poor physician has obtained a real patient
by riding after an imaginary one. A quire
of blank paper, tied with red tape, carried
under a lawyer s arm, may procure him Ins
first case, aud make his fortune. Such is
the world ; . "To him that hath shall be
given." Quite dreaming and complaining ;
keep busy and mind your chances.
"Thought I'd leave m' measure on
3'our floor," said a man who fell down in a
Kir-room.. "No necessity for that, said
the barkeeper. '.'We know exactly bow
much you hold."
Important Medical Discovery.
SCARLET FEVER, Di I'HTHERt A AND KIN
DRED DISEASES CAUSED BY LIVING OR-
G AN ISMS IN THE BLOOD SULPHO CAR
BOLATE O? SODA AN ABSOLUTE PRE
VENTIVE AND REMEDY.
Dr. G. D. Debee, a leading physician of
Chicago, of the homeopathic school, has
published a brief treatise on scarlet fever,
diphtheria, erysipelas and kindred diseases,
in which he advances and supports with
much ability some entirely new views in
regard to the nature and treatment of these
diseases. As tho result of a series of micro
scopic observations, confirmed by experi
mental treatment, he has satisfied himself
tint these diseases are caused by living or
ganisms in the blood, infinitesimal p iras4tcs
which arc generated and distributed ac
cording to fixed laws of nature. Having
found their way into the blood, these minute
organs cause a veritable blood poison. From
this starting point he inferred that the way
to cure the disease was to remove the cause,
and accordingly began the administration
of carbolic acid by the stomach to destroy
the poison germs. The writer says :
"In diptheria the result was both prompt
and gratifying, many cases recovering rap
idly under the administration of this anti
sepatic, when other measures offered but
little hope. Observing how seldom ery
sipelas appeared in surgical cases where I
used carbolic acid dressings, I was led to
regard this disease of septic origin ; and to
day the certainty with which a case of ery
sipelas is arrested by the internal adminis
tration of an efficient antiseptic is as com
plete a demonstration of the presence of
septic germs in the blood, or is, at least, as
convincing to my mind as though the germs
could be seen through the microscope."
The same line of treatment has satisfied
him that scarlet fever is as clearly of a sep
tic character as diptberia, and he says
that during the last two years he has treat
ed hundreds of scarlet fever and diphtheria
on tliis plan, administering the sulpho-car-bolate
of soda (a chemical combination of
carbolic acid with the sulphite of soda)
with unvarying success. He has satisfied
himself that by its administration the blood
and tissues of the human body may be
thoroughly disinfected without exciting any
toxic effects of the drug. Administered t )
children breathing an atmosphere loaded
with scarlet fever or diphtheritic contagion,
it acts as an absolute preventive, with ex
ceptions so rare and with smptoms so slight
when any appear, that one is forced to be
lieve that the fault was rather in an insuf
ficient docs than in the agent. Given when
cither of these diseases has developed an
attack, and within a few hours of the activ
ity of the disease has ceased and the re
maining symptoms speedily fade out into
The writer cites a number of towns and
neighborhoods where this remedy was used,
and iu every instance it operated either as
a preventive or a complete cure while the
disease was raging very fatally all around
In conclusion he savs :
"I earnestly commend it to the atten
tion of the boards of health m all our larg
er cities, and of the true phsician every
where. In bringing forward this mod of
treatment I gave it first to the profession
and afterward to the public, desiring that
my name should appear only in so far as it
might commend the treatment to those
who had confidence in me. My task is
ended when the sulpho-carbolate of soda
shall have won its way to public confidence,
as it has to my own. I cannot dismiss this
subject without a warning to those who
pretend to make use of this agent, but use
so small a quantity as to be utterly value
less. I do not know that this agent pos
sesses any mere therapeutic properties than
as an antisepic ; and to be useful as such,
it must be given in quantities sufficient to
disinfect the blood ; otherwise it will be as
useless in the face of these diseases as the
spray of an atomizer in extinguishing a
The remedy is so simple and available
that the discovery is one of great import
ance and deserving of the careful attention
of the medical profession everywhere.
How the Secret was Discovered.
Marslu.ll Jewel! is u typical Yankee,
"smart as chain lightning," and cute as
they make 'cm even iu Connecticut, Gov.
Jewell, according to report, came it over
the Russians while Minister to that coun
try. It is said as a matter of feet that
Gov. Jewell, while Minister in Russia,
found out the secret of the famous Russia
leather. The secret is the result of the
use of Lirch bark tar, with which the skins
are dressed in place of tallow and greese,
the latter being so largely used as food
among the lower classes. This tar, which
is carefully saved as it exudes from the wood
when burned, was first used as a substiute
for wheel grease iu Russia, as it is to this
day, aud then for the filling and dressing
of skins. By a system of careful inquiry,
and literally following his nose during
ns visits to some of the great Russian
tanneries and curriers' shops, Mr. Jewell
found this compound in a great ket
tle, ready for use, and thus the mstery
was solved. It is not expensive, costing
about 810 a barrel, and he immediately or
dered ten barrels and sent them to various
leading leather manufacturers in this coun
try with instructions; and the result is that
genuine Russi i leather goods are now made
iu America, and doubtless will soon be sold
at nearly fifty per cent, below former prices.
Somebody advertises in a Western news
paper, for "a boy to open oysters fifteen
jji iw je .9 .
The Trick on Robbins.
James Bobbins, of National avenue, has
been missing fur three days, but there is
no anxiety around his house to learn his
fate. His wife knowns what caused him
to disappear, and she is willing to let hint
get ready to come back. Robbins married
a lone widow about fr ur mouths ago, and
they had not been wedded two weeks when
he gave her a beating. She overlooked it
then, thinking he would soon tone down,
but in a week more be blacked her eyes.
In brief, Bobbins turned out to be a brute
of a husband, and the ex-widow had tho
sympathy of all the neighbors. She is said
to be meek and humble in spirit, and Rob
bins had no excuse for his brutality. Four
or five days ago he knocked her down and
started off up town, aud the wife crawled
over to a butcher's to see about having
Robbing arrested. The butcher, who
weighs one hundred and ninety pounds and
has a fist like a maul, knew a better way
than going to the police, and he unfolded a
When Robbins reached homo that even
ing the house was dark and the butcher,
dressed in woman's clothes and with his
jaws tied up, sat in the rocking chair.
"Why in blazes isn't supper ready?"
howled Robbins as he stood iu the door.
The butcher groaned.
"Grunting around again,
shouted Robbins. "What's
are you I"
The butcher groaned again.
"You feel too high toned to
tio you ! growled the wife beater. "Well,
we'll see about that. Just take this, will
He struck out, but the disguised butcher
caught his wrist, sprang up, and there was
fun in that cottage. He choked Robbins
almost to death, tied him up in hard knots
and untied him, drew him around by the
heels aud hair, and finally picked him up
and tossed him over the fl nee into the
mud. 1 he wife-beater had kept up a steady
yelling from the first attack, and as he rose
from the mud and sped down the street he
seemed to think that Sitting Bull's whole
fighting force were after him. At eleven
o'clock that night he entered a Michigan
avenue saloon and told a story about six
men robbing him, and half an hour later,
as he was prowling around a shed to find
a place to sleep a policemau heard him sav
"Nose smashed, eyes bunged up, sore
throat, bruised all over and awful sleepy !
What a deceiving person a widow woman
Mark Twain's Hotel.
Having lately opened a hashery, I send
you these, my rules and regulations :
This house will be considered strictly in
temperate. None but the brave deserve the fare.
Persons owing bills for board will be
bored for bills.
Boarders who do not wish to pay in ad
vance are requested to advance and pay.
Doarders arc expected to Wait on the
colored cook for meals.
Sheets will be nightly changed, once in
six months, or more if necessary.
Double boarders can have two beds with
a room in it, or a room with two beds in
it, as they choose.
Doarders are requested to pull off their
boots if they can conveniently do so.
Beds with or without bugs.
All moneys and other valuables arc to be
left in care of the proprietor. This is in
sisted upon, as he will be held responsible
for no other losses.
Inside matter will not be furnished to
editors under any consideration.
Bclatives coming to make a six months'
visit will be welcomed, but when they bring
half of their household furniture, virtue
will cease to be a forbearance.
Single men with their families will not
Dreams will be charged for by the dozen.
Nightmares hired out at reasonable rates.
Stone vaults will be furnished to snor
ing boarders, and the proprietor will in no
wise be responsible for the broken tin-pan-urns
of other days.
Farmore should have an eye to their
seed potatoes fot planting next spring.
The experience of thousands of farmers in
various sections of the country goes to show
that large potatoes for seed are no better
than medium sized ones, only that, in a dry
season, if planted whole, they sustain the
plants by the moisture in them better than
smaller potatoes. It is not advisable to
plant the small ones; they should be fed
out, but select those for seed that are rather
too small for marketing. But in a rich
soil, and in a sufficiently moist season, po
tatoes no larger than walnuts will produce
good crops. Some years ago I planted
some potatoes, a new and dear variety, no
larger than filberts, and the product was
as good as when I used large seed ; but the
ground was heavily manured, and tlu
cason was favorable. When one buys anv
of the new varieties in small quantities, and
desires to produce the largest possible crop
each potato may be cut into as many pieces
as it has eyes, and one eye may be' put in
a Till. Two to three hundred pounds of
potatoes may thus be grown from one
pound of seed.
An Irishman noticing a woman pass,
espied two strips depending from under tho
the lady's cloak. Not knowing that these
were style sashes, and in the right place,
he exclaimed, "Faith, ma'am, ytr galluses'