Bradford Republican. (Towanda, Pa.) 1875-1892, November 09, 1882, Image 1

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    1191,C9nd TRACY, Publisher%
Bradford bililjp
Is rithiished Every
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$1.50 Per .4lastim, to Advance
Adrertisisag Rates-81i cents a line for Ant
usertion,an i illre cents per line for all sub...e.
quint insertt DOS. Residing notice advertising
flu cents per line. Eght lines constitute a
square, anA twelve lines an inch. Auditor's
uotioes $2.56. Administrator's and Executor's
no tices $2. 00 . Yearly advertising $llO.OO per .
Tar: itcrcettcss is published in the
door° and :oblf..v Block, at the corner of Bain
and Pine streets. over .1. F. Corser's Boot and
shoe store. Its circulation is over 2000. As an
advertising medium it is unasoelled in its tm
mediate Add.
imanda Buziness
iILEVEL %SD & McGOV RN, (E. Cleve/and
,\J Wm. ..11cGoreral, Canton, Bradford County
Pa. All business entrusted to them care 10
Western lir tdlord will receive prompt attention.
•_o:iprr2.-1) : •
0111TH & Attorneys-at-Law • Oillo
mile Powell k. Co. ,
CLIFF, J. N.. Wilco in Wood's Block; sou th
First Sational Bank, up stairs. junsl2;lB
oVIBREE k.SoN IN C Elabree and L Marne.)
JLI °dice in Mercur Block. Park St. myna
PECK OVERTON (Bert] V Peek and D d Owr
tonl Office over Hill's Merkel • 49-'79
rIVERTON k SANDERSON (E Overton and Jcits
F Sand'r; e.j °Skein Adams Block•inlYs.76
W °act. over Dayton's Store
april 14,76
WILT, J. A .11tf,EW. Office in Mean's Block.
apr 14,76
w*L., IV H Carr o-Aan..L Wall.) Once in rear
el Ward liou.w. .I:ntranceini Poplar St. (Je12.75
71n'E1ta7 • OSEY 'A. 'Solicitor of Patents.
IY+ Perth-mar attention paid to business in
Orphan.' Court and to the settlement of estates.
office to Montanye'■ Block • 49.79
Tiff a PIIEI SOY & YOUNG. (1. McPherson and
LYE W. I. Young.) Mice south side of Idercur's
Block. feb 1,7 A
Trilliums:. E J Angle and E D Buffington).
Office west side of Main street, two doors north
of Argus office. All tnsiness entrusted to their
caro will receive prompt attention. oct 24,77
neys and Counsellors-at-Law. Otlice4rUhe
ilt!rcur Block, over C. T. Kirby's Drug SUore.
july3, 'BO tf.
IrEENEY, J. P. Attorne)4o-Law. Office in
Montanyc's Block, Hain Street:
Acpt. ,
rpnomp.ioN, W. U. and •E. A. Attorneys-at
Law, Towanda; Pa. Office in Mercur Block,
over C. I'. Kirby's Drug Ettore. entrance on Main
street. first stairway north. of Post-office. All
!mettle's promptly attended—to. , Special atten
tion given to claims against the United States
or retodol.‘, Bounties, Patents, etc, and to
ollections and settlement of decedent's estates.
April 21. ly
1. ' • TOWANDA, PA. •
Soliettur of Patents. Government claims at.
tended to. ['Glenn
TOUSSON. T. 8., M.D. Office over Dr. H.
LP Porters's Drug Store. feb 12,78
NEWTON, Drs. D. N. te F. G. : Office at Dwelling
ou River Street. corner Weston St. feb 1241
LADD. C.. K.. 31. D. Office let door above old
bank building. on Main street. Special at
tention given to diseases of the throat and
WOoDSURN. S. M., M.D. Office and , resi
dence. Main ■treat. north of M.E.Chnrch.
Medical Examiner for Pension Drrs rtment.
TYNE, E. D.. st .D. °Bice over .11 , mtanye's
Store. Office hours from 10 to 12 a. et. and
from 2 to 4 P. M. Special attention given to
Diseases of the Eye. and Diseases of the Ear.
oet 20.77
TOWNER, H. L., 51. D..
Reiblence and office Just north of Dr. Corbon'e
than 'treat. Athena. Pa.
plrENltir ROUSE. Main at., next corner south
of Bridge street. ' New house and new
furniture throughout. The proprietor i has
spared neither pains or expense in• making his
hotel first-class and respectfully solicits a share
Mf Public patronage. Meals at all hours. Terms
reasonable. Large Stable attached.
mar 8 17 WM. HENRY.
BURET soctsrzEs
WATKINS POST, NO. GS, G. A. 11. Meets
every SaturdaY evening. at Military Hall.
GEO. V. MYER. Commander.
I. R. KITTIIIDOZ, 44Adant. • - feb 7,79
CRYSTAL LODGE, NO. 57. Meets at of P.
Hall every Monday evening st 7:90. In
aurance $2,000. Benefits $3.00 per week. Aver
age annual cost, 5 year. experience, 111.
JESSE MYERS, Reporter.
E. Pirucr. Dictator. feb 22.78
BRADFORD LODGE. O. 167. 1. 0. 0. F. Meet
In Odd Fellow's Hall. every Monday evening
At 7 &clock. . WAsturs Kw.; Noble Grand.
June 12,75
POST. E. E. No. 32 Second street AU orders
,will receive prompt attention. June 12,75
°*- 1 The SPllEy'rElig will begin Monday,
April 3, 1882. F katslogue or other infer.
tuition, address o on' the Principal,
Towatiolfr, Ps
July 19,78
W/LLLW.S. EDWARD. Practical Plumber
and Gas Fitter. place of business in Mar.
cur Block next door to Journal Mike opposite
Public Square. Plimbing Gas Fitting ,
lag Pumps of aU kinds. a2 e all kinds of Gearing
rompuy attended to. wanting work in his
Ile should give him a call: July 27,77
RUSSELL, or 8, General Insurance Agency,
Towanda, Pa. Grace in Whitcomb's Book
Store.. • July 12.76
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Miscellaneous Ativergsements.
NEW .0000S . I. ,
Ed. Mouillesseaux,
(Formerly with Handelman.)
Jewelry Store
,on llte owN
With Swarth dc•porden'a
More, -
Main Street, Towanda, 1.
Where he keeps& FULL ABSOUTMENT or
Gold & Silver Watches
sir lilt Stock Is aU NEW and of , the FINEST
QUALITY.L Call and see for Yourself.
• '
We keep on hand constaatli fOibuilders.
1. Also -;>.
Fellows, Spokes, Ruble, Thins, Poles
Carriage Trimmings.
Also a full Bus ofl3helf and Heavy flardwure,und
' 'a (Minus of
Carriages, Platform and Lumbr Wagons,
Made by us with skilled workmen, and warranted
in every particular.
1 Hardware Dealers.
Tro7, April 2747 i
Alfred/ J.j"urvis,
All work in his line done well and promptly at
lowest price. A
, Parties having volumes incomplete will be fur
nished with any missing numbers at cost price.
All orders given to J. J. Scanlan. Agent for
Bradford County. will be promptly eiecuted as
to directions. . sepii-tt
Now occupies the Corner Store opposite Dr. B;
C. Porter's Drug Store, Main fitereot, •
with a large stock of
• •
Mr. ROSS has ANOTHER 34011 r. ox Bninor STRIZT
J. L. Schoonover is clerk. The two stores are
connected by Telephone. Mr. Ross can now feel
satisfied that he can give the
His experience enables him to select the'best
goods, which helm bound to sells& a LOW PRICE.
You can always get a bargain if you
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All goods delivered ;In the Borough FREE.
FARMERS will do well to call with their Produce
and get the CASE. " 20aprti2-Iy.
Is still to be fotiud at the OLD STAND
Next door to Dr. H C. Porter's Druflpore
V. prams,
Clocks. Watches 'lndiaWelry promptly repaired
by an experienced and competent workman.
I 1.: •. . • • DEALER Lv'
• k.-4P
of limy varlet"; and Spectacles. Nir Partied
Attention paid to repaieinS. 'Shop in Decker
Vonght's CiroCify Store, lisin Street, Towanda,
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PAPER RULER. &a. 1-4
Np. 131 Genessee street,
New Adverttsements.
B kl
' That's a c.oinmonexpres
sion a nd has a world' of
measu r ng. How muck,suf
feriae ts summed up in it.
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The/ singular thing about
it is, that pain in the. back
is ocensioned by so many
thing.. May be caused by
' kidnei disease, liveir com
plaint, consumption, cold;
worlc, - iervous debility
- ..., '.
4 ' • Whatever thecause,d n't
neglect it . Something is
Wrong I and needs, ',Rro pt
attention. No Medic= ,
yet been discovered , at
will ; so quickly and surely
'cute " such diseases las
BROWN'S . IRON BrrrEns, and
it does this by commen n tg -
- it the foundation, and -
ing the blood pure and rich.
°Logansport. Ind. Dee. t,1 6
For a lon g time I have been a
sufferer from stomach and kidney
disease. My appetite was very poor
and the very small amount . I did cat
disa g reed with me. I was annoyed ,
very much bunt non-retenthin of
' urine. I tried many remedies' with
no success, until I used Brown's •
Iron Bitters. Since I used that my
stomach does not bother me any.
My appetite is simply immense. My
kidney trouble Is no more. and my
heah fe el
b is such. that I
general it
t new non. After the useof
Brown's iron Bitters for one mont h .
. I have g ained twenty , pounds in
wei g ht. , 0. B. Sattratay.
LeSding physicians and
clergymen use and recom
TEES. , It has cured others
L suffering as you are,.and,it
.will cure you.,
Various Causes—
Advancing years, care, , sickness . (M
ickness„ ap
pointment, and hereditary predisposi-
tion—all operate to turn the hair gray,
and either of them inclines it to shed
prematurely. [AYER'S HAM VIGOR will
restore faded or gray, light or red hair
to a rich brown or deep black, as may
be desired. It softens and cleanses the
scalp, giving it a healthy action.' It
removes and,,Cures dandruff and humors.
By its use falling hair is checked, and
a_new growth will be produced in all
cases where the follicles are not de
stroyed or the glands d ecayed. Its
effects are beautiftlly shown on brashy,
weak, or sickly hair. ou which a few
applications will produpe. the LICK-% and
srIP y :t... iatzai
In its results, it is incomparable .as
a dressing, and is especially valued
for the soft lustre and richness of tone
it imparts.
AYER'S HAIR VIGOR is Colorless;
contains neither oil nor dye; and will
not soil or color white cambric; yet
it lasts long on the" hair, and izoeli
it fresh and •Igorotis, imparting,
agreeable' perfume. .
For sale by all druggists. ,
Hop /gaffers are the Purest and !Bets Bit.
' f totra Beer Made.
They are compounded from Hops, Malt,
Buchu, Mandrake and Dandelion,—the
est, best, and most 'valuable medicines in
the world and contain all the best and most
curative properties of all other remedies,
being the greatest Blood Purifier, Liver
Regulator, and Life and Health Rstoring
Agent on earth. No disease or ill health
can possibly long exist where these Bitters
are used, so varied and perfect are their
They give new life and vigor to the aged.,
and infirm. To all: whose employments
cause irregularity of the bowies or urinary.
organs, or who require an Apetizer; , Tonic
and,mild Stimulant, Hop Bitters are in
valuable, being highly curative, tonic and
stimulating, without intokiesting. .
No matter what your feelings or symp
toms are, what the direase or ailment is, use
Hop Bitters. Don't wait until you are sick,
but if you only feel bad or miserable, use
Hop Bitters at once. It may save your life.
gundreds have. been saved by so doing.
WO will be paid for a case they will not
cure or help.
Do not suffer or let your' friends-'suffer,
but use urge them to ,use Hop Bitters.
Remember, Hop Bitters is no vile, drugg
ed, drunken nostrum, but the Purest and
Best. Medicine over made; the , "Invalid's
Friend and Hope," and no person or family
should be without them. Try the Bitters
to-day. Oct26ly.
In the Whole History of
No preparation has ever performed Such
marvellous cures 7 or maintained so
wide a reputation, as AYER'S•CHERRY
ItcronAC,--which is recognized as the
world's remedy for all diseases of the
throat and lungs. , Its long-continued
series of wonderful cures in all cli
mates has made it universally known
as a safe and reliable agent to employ.
Against ordinary colds, which are the
forerunners of .more serious disorders,
it acts speedily and surely; always re
lieving sufferin.v,i and often saving life.
The protectioeit affords, by its timely
use in throat and chest disorders,
makes it an invaluable remedy to be
kept Always on hand iu • every 'home.
No person can afford to be wlthoutilt,
and those who have once used it never
From their knowledge of its
composition and operation, physicians
use the Cumin( Pv.c . extensively
in their practice, and clergymen recom
mend it. It 'is absolutely certain in
its healing effects, and will always
cure., where cures are possible. -
For sale by all druggists.
For GEN. DODGE'S.bran' new book, entitled
r Years Among
.4 true record ()fibs Anther's IrAirep-Tkreerears Plersosat
Experience almost oir ludiass. With sa ableintioductian
By Gen. Sherman.
This new wort was It ones subscribed for-by Pnendent
Aarnea rout emirs Cabinet, and by Ges. Marmon. Ges.
OratAGca. Sheridea. Gen. ilemeock, and tdosereds of Em
inent Men. Gan. Gam rays r—"/I is Cie ben boob on
51 ,
,me Liji seer terittra: Manor Wrist (Methodist)
1-....0 is a Woke iss . riieitte *Ghia" It is the only &when
account of our labels ever published, fully reveal
ing their "Ines Ws: aserf .doindir ano/Dith etc. U b
replete Ira thrilling exPerienees ot the Author . . and of in
nings Scouts. Treppers. Cciemboys. Minna. Morderautdans.
Mr-, vividly par nyiag MS la the GrestWest as It now b.
424 thourand daphnia Witilittsel away*" and superb .
Checeno-Lithograph Rates In no colors, from pholograplii
sods by the 11, S. Govenuthat =promotes, Atigreat work.
AGJENTSt ; Thli grand book , is now oebealliag ell
others 20 to 1. No itasapetitios. Agents wreagelfito Mb
orders e day. We vent 1000 mare natal at OEM Xi ,
ai 'PIN affilkeif 011 gt Special Tos, giros. Oar Inge ebea.
lan with fall-pattleelers seer fres.. A Sas epultoes Ms
nos Ilitadditisi tor 1$ tent damp. Address the idle pers.
A. D. VOILTUINGTOS it CO, Murciano, CosrF./ - .
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• - 9 ,
, I am content
To let the added rim ' I
Mixt come to me
' Roll back into the past so far
That memori
Can ontyLllnd along the shore
I Some perfect shells, abd nothing more.
• lam content
That seaweed, bits of wreck •
And pebbles gray,
Drift oat of sight into theses;
For them to stay ,
I Would be to cherish grief and pain ,
I would not; must not,,,:teel again. ,
I am content
• That none of life'
k Can ever be
Lived o'er with seli'Atame throb and thrill ; •
Ito more to me - • -;„
'WW former song, or - book, or tOys . •
Fill theinew measuro of my - joy. • ,
- .
am I content
To live an of today; • :
And when I dream
iet fancy revel in the light • I ,
. ; That hope bath seen
A Masa, itweetly-iiecit'hing Star.
I am content-- •
;For age upon the heart
Can never, creep;
And when, at last, In stillest night
I seem to sleep,
, A birthday comes to me In truth ;
The gift It brings—lmmortal youth.
" No, I shall- never marry. And don't
laugh so incredulously, Lottie dear,.; Ono
eedn't be a confirmed old maid in years,
mar ugly, nor decrepit, to have a buried ro.
mance whose ghost would rise M forbid
vows of loyalty 'lt any other shrine."
,'And, heaving d deep sigh, Nettie Clare
sadly shook her pretty bead, while the dark
blue eyes grew darker With the intensityl, of
the feeling which had prompted her Words.
'lt was small wonder that her frfind
should have greeted them with . a 'nary
laugh of incredulity, for Nettie was- passing
fair to look 'wpm, with a complexion rare
and 'colorless as marble, eyes of Irish blue,'
and hair black as the raven's wini. •
_ .
No wrinkles marred the 'owl bro w 'to
mark the twenty short years Which had
over her young head. No lines had
impressed themselves about the sweet,
sympathetic mouth to betray this secret sor
As yet the ghastly skeleton bad left no
outward: trace upon either face or form.
Nevertheless, Lottle Armetrong knew and
toted her too well not to know these words
just uttered were no jest. but very sorry
- " What are you talking about, Nettie?'
she exclaimed. "Do you mean, to tell me
that yont are a victim to unrequited love—
you, whose life has been one long exponent
Of Caesar's motto ? Nonsense; - ma Mere I
If. through those mischief.niaking eyes . of,
yours, you can by a, glance of indifference
work such havOc, what would it be if they
softened with areal feeling? Unless,' per.
chance, the man is ;blind, aid compassion
for his infirmity Lase won your heart; but
how, then, about the low, musical ' voice
erbetee'rwities,-2 fem.' 111fAirr:
"Don't jest, Lottie; The man is neither
blind nor, deaf to others ; both to me, for he
has never seen nor spoken to me since I was
five years old." •
"Never seen nor spoken to you:" echoed
her friend, is ihcredidous amaze. , "And
you have loved him since your babyhood!
Nettie, have you gone mad?" -
" No, dear, I aril very sane. Listen, and
I will tell you all about it. Our friendship
is too dose and warm 'to withhold from it
my confidence, and inasmuch as it is all I
shall have through the long, empty ears of
the future, it is due us both that yo should
understand all this secret romance `of my
"For it is a romance, Lottie, though
very sad and very real to n i ll. arg Y az tu have
heard me speak of my Aunt- t, who
monied my mother's ' brother. When she
married him she was a widow,* with one
son. Cousin Harry,' I was taught •to call
him, though, as ycsi see, he, was' in reality
no relation.
"The summer that I was flee years old I
was spending a month with "my aunt, and
()cousin Harry was home, on his vacation
from college. - He was then eighteen, and
made of me at once a pet and plaything.
• " Soon after , that, it seems some slight
family difficulty arose, and I never Went
:here again. But always Cousin , Ha&y
wrote to me. Wlfign he . left college the
joined 'the army ,and went out to India.
There he ' distinguished himself and was
promoted in some fight. , Two or three
times he bas sent me photograplu4 taken at
different places.
• ,
" Yon Inn% thought me very kind to ,Itrr.
ry Reed. He knew Cousin Harry, and' it is
of 'hint we have talked. He has told me
how bravo and handsome he was—how he
exercised over men and women alike a
charm which could not be resisted.
in 0118 letter he discussed this
nonsensical quarrel, and determined he at
least wniiid not be a party to it. But, two
years alp my Uncle Iteginald died. IHe
had alWays led Harry to suppose that he was
to be hiss heir. Instead, he left his wretched
money aU to me.
-IP This was bad, but he made it worse by
ini'dmiatink that the money might yet be
Hurry's, if he could win me for his wife.
All was arranged just then.that I was to pay;
his mother a visit, end he was coining home
from India on leave, to see the little =win
who had been his boyhood's pet
"Instead, he wrote his mother a letter eke
sent to me, without one softening word, but
with the bitter reproach that I had schemed
to On my uncle's wealth, and rob her boy
of his own ; but Harry's letter was no less
bitter, though more just.
" lam glad Nettie has the money,' he
said, ' for lam ii,man, and can make niy
own way in the wort; but certainly I will
build it upon no woman's wealth!. My lit..
tte cousin was very deer to me *IS a sister,
not as a wife ; but I swear that I will never
see or speak to her again nail shaTi or I are
married. I never will put m3sellin the po
sition of even the possibility of 'seeking a
woman's love for the sake other money. It
would have been better if; za* uncle bad
never led me to believe myself his heir; but
'except for this, and the almost insidtbag al.
ternative he leaves open to me, I do not '
'blame him.'
"This Was all, tattle—this and his moth
er's reproaches ; but Imu'achildnalceutir.,
I Was a woman, and I bum that - always in
my, childish and my ;woman's heart, there
had been one Blaine,. ane hero I He hmed
me, he said, as • little sister. r _l--trod help
sue I—lovedthim with the one passion of my
life. This was two years ago. I knew him
too well to try ta change i purpose; but I
have sometimes thought Oa piluipplir ,
haps if be bad seen me, if wellaft been
thrawntogether,' all might lave been differ.
ent. But you 'know now, Lott* *gib;
never missy."
chance for 31;m, Nettie I" cried Idian
Armstrong, a, week' after the contrumation
Net recorded had taken place.
' And, aillti4polui: ; itio*iiit:ii Liiitin
PAPiikilec blii!kiiik .=..• -,f-: .:''' ?--:,-;-..-.,
"Whit di - 04=mi rieht;iitiii.l
I{A chance faclon . -to • meet - OW 11104:
We midi; and hi he none the iiiiit.,-" et.
Igahzil hew *ea .. -,..x.i0en.0:144 4, : !, :-.
WANTED—A companion entyr4R
• • ividki lady in Kent= dam tad
refined. Address IL E., Teorbtuellodse, enS.
3L ThOee are your man hada* and
surely I 411,8 heard you mention - Thorburn
Houre Now I think you wilt 11ajl ;thaw
Tuditicatkins,' and nays . 04. deOFI , to
young lady aryoF Orme the salary. would
be a decidedobjeet.” .
But Nett did net echo the laukh Which
flubbed Ws:9mb. •,"1,72
'• it is Aunt abuseetl" she ISA MIMI
"and; though you are jesting; 'Logue, /
think I will= malts the led; "lily- *MC
Cousin Harti4l3; lad* i t 11 i; but illscias
hire to - go again WO? dear alkyls*. even
.n the Nositioil Mat Margaret
word!' never recognize me, ball 'Mad fl 7
eo bird to mike hor lore mei wriOf
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" Ah, blood will' tell, and Aunt lliarlpirid
shall love me !" '
' r
And so it happened that a fortnight
in pursuance of this resolve, kettle par e's
eyes were once more gladdened by a sight of
" -
the defr old place she had expected to see
never again.
The welcome she received was kind, but
it was `the welcome of the grind lady to -the
youbg woman paid to do her service, though
she saw the ahnott*perceptible start given
by the mistress of the home, when her leyea
rested on the slight graceful figure, whose
air of elegance and breeding could not be
disguised by the simple black dress the had
assumed in which to masquerade tker role.
" How came you to take such a position,
child ?" asked Mrs. Ellison, ono morning,
when Nettie had fulfilled her duties 'for more
than a month. -
She had asked her that day to read to
her; but, as she listened to the sweet
voice, she bad heard none of the meaning of
the words, but had bean instead intently'
studying the exquisite face which:bent over
the book.'
" How little I thoight, wictii I inserted
my advertisement s I should be* favored r
continued Mts. ,
' Yon are very kind; miidinnt, to be pleased
,with-me," Nettie answered; "but you must
not ask me of my past life. !shall be 'glad
if by fnitiful duty I can brighten votes ever
so littlit." • 4
• Theis was real feeling in the voice which
touched the listener's heart. Proud ladrits
she was, hipresence of this girl she almost
forgot the social gulf' between them. She
waa.ill and suffering, too, and she learned to
tong for the cool White hand which bathed
her brow so untiringly, and for the sound of
the quiet step which told her her maid was
near by. •
One morning a letter I r astuaided bee, and
Nettle saw her eyes glisten and team of joy
mop on the Page: _ I • -
"My. boy . is
-cominghome," she mur
mured. "He was to follow his letter
almost immediately, be writes. Next week
'be will be MEL Why, child, what ,is the
"Nothing, madam. I will go to my own
'room. I shall be bettelsoon."
But when she returned; though calm, she
still was white 'and grave. -
"I must leave 'you, *is. Ellison," she
said, sadly.. "I am not Buell, d find, and
must send some one to you to fill my
place." , s, .
"Leave me!" cried the invalid. "Nettie, ;
you must not think of such a thing. If you
are ill, you shall be nursed as though you
were my own daughter, but I must know
you are near me. Child, what makes you so
near and dear to me ?" •
But Nettie's only , , answer was a burst of
tears. And so when the young master cable
to his home, she still held there tho position
of his mother's maid.
." She is a lady, Hatch" said his mother.
" I am sure of her birth and breeding as of
my own, but can get her to disclose noth
ing," to all of which the young man listened
indifferently, Though he, too, bad started at'
sight Of the rare beauty, and found
himself listening delightedly to the tones of
the low, as, .et voice.
"I muiii go,". Nettie said to herself, when
this had gone on foi several days. "I am
only making my own misery the rater,
find signing the death -warrant to my own
But 'resolutions are not•always made to be
kept, and the next Morning all else 'was for..
gotten at Thorbnrn House but the' sudden
illness of its young master. -
Captain /tarry had been - - stricken down
with a low fever, and who could nurse him,
thought his mother, but her faithful maid?
His spared:` The fight was fierce .
tint short; and then followed the long,
tedious ciays' of convalescence, or days Which
began as long and tedious, but' Soon grew all
too short.
Captain Harry was , a proud 'mai, and it
was long ere he would acknowledge to him.
self that to this' poor,
.nameless girl, his
=times paid &Tel:dent, he had given his
her; 'but once acknowledging' it, be was
toil., honest and too manly to take refuge in
any but an opent and as heatorableio(nree.
"As my mother sald," he told Ithrntelf,
"She is a lady. Every act, every gesture,
betrays it; and better , far that I shoild
marry where my heart has led than stoop to
win a woman for her gold. , When' Nettie is
mine we will invite the _other Nettie to Thor
burn again. Will she come, I woruter?
and has she, too, had love's young dream
ere this?" .
. That very _evening, Nettie listened to the ,
few, frank words in which Caitairr Harry'
told his love—listened with'flushed' cheek
and 'downbeat head.
But when he would have drawn her to his
heart, she resisted the loving effort, and held
herself erect. '
" What is the love you would' Offer your
mother's maid ?I' she asked.
" The same that I bore to offer my
mother's daughter," he replied, "if, my
darling, you will be that daughter and my
wife." . •
" And what does she say P - Ask her!"
she persisted, .
"/Sho cams her son's prayer," . said a
voice from the open-doorway.
One swift gbince Nettie gave toward her;
then, going to meet her, drew her il2O an
easy-chair and fell on her knees at her !feet.
" Listen first to mfeonfeasion," ribeisaid,
brokenly, " and then tell me whether I mdit,
so or stay."
And then, in a quick,' loir voice,ishe told
the story through. •
" she said, when she bad finishe:l,
."yon know all: Must I go, or May I.
stay r -
Low and sweet wren angers whisper fell
the answer from her ant's lips : _
' "Stay, my derling,'as my daughter!"
And'then it merged in words lower and
sweeter still, as her lover lifted her to the
khelter of his heart,. and Murmured :
"Stay, My darling, as my wife !"- 4 4Tentry
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WI the Cattle Beelseee.
"I shall never handle cattlo any more,"
sidrinitrick Healy the other day"while talk.
ing with a Wyoming stock man. "I gOt
discouraged a good many years ago. r .
heard that cattle Would yield 'all the ay
from seventy-five to ninety per cent. Wilt,"
to I got SO head sad let nature take her
course. • The following spring I started to ,
brand my calves and count up my profi*l
My style of branding was laborious a4dr
Wioudisfactory. I . would catch a calf, throw
him down; build a sage brad' fire, heat my
branding iron, - brand him and then start
.after: another., This consumed "a half au
hour to the iinimal, 'tbe best I could do, and
it looked as though it would tithe till ahout
Christmas to brand my calve& Howevei,
the untiber didet hold out by one half, and
`se Tins just . *slag the . branding, -meat
_While cussing my lick in the stock basiness,
rone day nothwid, with my,
Atratiiiles - swam-the plains; a. cow-boy,;
, , ,
be alit& knollsusdwatoh "him.;'-Arirte:
get niatier. I dimOvena thitt he bad a little
charcoal stove Ottached to his saddle behind,
atul l also that he bad a branding iron secured
to a 200-foot lariat, which , he threw with
wonderful accuracy. The cow-boy was au,
employe of Mr. Tinnier,. a neighbor of mine
who bad a very la,rielier(h of cattle and
made the raising of cattle a very prosperous
"Instead of banding" sage sage brash fire
and going throngs the tedious process of
throwing down An animal to brand him,' he
just heated the branding iron in the little
Miner's stove as he rode along and wheU
within one hundred feet or so of a calf,l
just threw it with that deSilly aim of his
stunk. Vanier was ahead a SIL animaL
"4 decided right there that' I would not ,
raise any more cattle. • Science had the
bulge'-on nature. eliatural incre„ose is till
right where it does not have to compete with
silence. I •
I just went to Mr.. Tinnier and "said :
Look here, Mr. Tinnier, I want to sell you
my little bunch of cattle at a fair figures. I
want to see you have them because you de.
servo them. A man who can bring science
to his aid the way you can ought to have
this'herd, and I believe you will ultimately
have the outfit anyhow. Things seem to,
point that way - now and I want to facili.
tate matters by selling you the bunch before'
it is everlastingly too , late;
"My cows feel just. the same as I do
about it. They are willing to dO everything
they can that is honorable in order to 'for
ward the - cattle interests of the country, but
they can't compete with your statesmanship.
They feel hurt and very much depressed. by
it 4 and so do I. .I" just want to hasten the
result . by letting you have the cattle -.before
they get too mucli reduced.
‘.` He saw that I was feeling very unhappy
over my cattle deal, and he Badly took
them off my hands. I have pever owned
any cattle since that. tbave seen many of
my neighbors' Secumniate Marge herds and
big fortunes, but it had no temptations for
me. I know. that with nothing to, start with
but the wreck of a bull train and one .of
those self-registerin' g branding-irons, men
who didn't know the difference between a
come millio' naires, but that don't -*Sect me
any. I just squeeze along the best I an
and raise sheep at a profit of thirty-five to
forty per cent. It is not so rapid, of couple,
as the cattle business under 'careful man
agement, but a man feels better when he
meets the vigilance comniittee.—Detroit
Free Press.
The. process of preparing_ skins, is simple,
and when received by the manufacturerlhey
have generally been ' only stretched and
dried,' with a solution of alum er arsenic ap.
plied to tke tinder side. The dealers treat
them to camphor, and when they are to be
made up they are placed in barrels or tubs
of rancid butter and trampled. by the bare
feet of men, sprinkled with sawdust, scraped
over knives to takeoff the flesh, and after,
repeated changes they are ready for the fur- .
tier, i who cuts them hire shapes desired.
Unicruptdmis dealers often make up hand
some garments by carefully matching small ,
pieces of fur, and so
, skillfully is this done
that the customer rarely finds it out until
the garnumt r is, perhaps, made over, when
the fraud is ',' exposed. A great many • furs
are dyed, iiii:the muskrat, beaver, otters etc.,
mad the value of the seal-skin . entirely de
pends' upon the skill with which this is done,
the diffilty being to dye, the fur without
having e dye reach the pelt . }lt is said
that the,
best skins are dyed in Lotidon, and
that they can be dyed properly , nowhere
else ; bet American dealers think otherwise,
and to the American dyer is due . the discov
ery of the process by which the fur4eal fur
presents so rich a bruarn tint without hurtl
ing the fur, at the same time leaving the
pelt soft, pliable, and lasting. Certain of
the monkey tribe are used, and the fur of
some of the skvety white ones is extreme],
rich, bringing; a fair price for trimmings.
The monkeys from the west of Afrien, with
long, .floyvinOutir, are in great demand,
while other skins are rarely used. ..The
skins may be quoted at 40,000!yearly, or
from $611,000 to 1170,000 worth. Th3se,
with the skins of various animals that are
ingl‘ ur-bearing, would show an • enormous
interest, giving somewhat of an idea of the
dependence of man upon his fellowLanimals.
—O. F. G.
• About two yeas* ago a wealthy man
'named Paige, whose wife was still asleep in
the fourth story of a burning hotel at Osh
kOsk4 Wisconsin, offered any Tenon $5,000
if he would rescue her dead tlor alive. At
great peril of his life, the assistant engineer
of the Fire Department ; bronlght down' her
dead body. After the funeral was over,
however, Mr. Paige did not seem to appre
ciate her at the same value which he put
upon her during the panic and crisis of the
calamity. So he refused topay the reward
on the ground that tike fireman Was bound
to do his official duty, and canki ; not con
tract with a private party for a reward.
The loier 'court sustained this view, but
lovers of fair play and _haters of curmud
geoncy will be glad to lmow that the Su
preme Court reverses this judgment, and
orders the reward paid, because his official
duty did not compel him to risk his own life
in ord7 to rescue others. Firemen, unlike
soldiers; do not contract to risk their lives
in the service.
But although the decision Serves the
mean man right, the soundness of its reason
may be questioned. Firemen are not bound
like soldiem to expose their lives uselessly,
but it licher that if they never risked their
lives their usefulness would be less than it is
now. As a matter of fact they are willing
to do it, and do it every week. Otherwise
fires 'mild get beyond their' itontrol. The
court should have heeded the old judge's
'advice about s court's being generous with
opinions, but Stingy with itereasone, for the
decision may be sound, the reason quite
otherwis" e.—Defroit
surt,pnias m Hew YORK. .!
Forty in idle months for new
buildings. Gotham keeps growing right
along. The forty millions, though, cover
improvements in.l3rooklin as well as New
York' Broiddyn is getting to be " quite a
; 1 t as you possibly • may have learned
the census. Its relation to. New York
to chiefly that of a &cuffing-house, hut even
ft boarding-house may be progressive. :Aside
from that, however, Ihe puller of forty
millions on new buildings in bine months is
ledly remarkable. Many of tho buildings
are prodip,icins in size- and - enormously en.
pensive. - We don't build mere Lougee any
more—at least not many. Mansions and
pahicea take thO Oka - -of. obtfashioned
homes, and the new business buildings are
such enormous piles as were not tlicawht •of
twenty years ago. Tile Mills tinilding on
Broad street, for install* put up _at' a . cost ,
of $3,000,000 is a huge Mountain besiide any
building created in the seine, neighborhood
before the war. The new Produce
change at Bowling Green. Will: be anotber
s*.°Ai .4 4 4Aciatink*b#4 . 1:W.114 1 .***:
,Cyruslit :Field!" "Waskmgton •- • Indiana
on the other side of the histOrkt' little park
If a place that is never open may-be called a
Park will cost abo ut _ !1 1 009,900.' The
Same figure is named as :the probable, cost
; of the two - mansions whinh Kr. Vanderbilt
; is about to build near St. Thomas' Church
for his two daughters. That eminently
philanthropic monopolist will spend another
L s:Gaon on a hotel opposite the Grand
tral Depot. • ,
On the next block a hotel building that
will cost $1,150 t 000 is
-now giikrg np. The
total cost . of the Metropolitan Opera House
prably will not be less than $2,000,000
though the preientlsitimated fi gure is .$l,
800,000. That of the new Casino, hard by,
which was to have been finished a couple of
months ago,; but will not be for a month to
come, is set l down at $ l lOOO,OOO. The pro.
lector is already threatened with half a
dozen law suits for not having the building
ready for performances contracted ' for last
winter and spring. The rage for putting up
enormous flats shows no abatement. . A
score of buildings of this class, of fairly
stupendous proportions, are under way;
The largest, as well as the.mosl costly,i
be the NaVarro co-operative fiats at Seventh
avenue and Fifty-ninth street, facing Cen.
tral Park. ' The outlay 'on these will be
about $5,000,000. Another gigantic pfie - is
the enormous hotel fiat, nine stories high,
that Mr. Clarke, of the Singer Sewing Ma
chine Company, is putting up at the west
side of the park, near the Museum of Nat
ural History. , As to high buildings, though,•
the eleven.stury flat Called the Knickerbock
er, on Fifth avenue, not fir from Delman
ico's, capa.the dual. A family living on
the eleventh story :might be said to enjoy
high life, anyway. The cost of the Knelt
shocker is about; $1,000,000.—N. F. Cor.
Aaron Press.
A Steeple'•Cllmber Hangfu, in And.Alr Far
Above the Ground.
4 - •
"The longer you live the more you find
9" remarked 7511. Joe Weston,- the steeple
cb.Mber, to a couple of newspapermen late.
"I bad an accident recently_ which
" NOhatiras was simultaneous in-
Tan% ,
"It was a carious one. Yon see I was ins
top Of St. Paul's spire on Spring street. We
bad rigged : ropes to removothe planks of the
scaffolding. The way we do that is to fast: -
en a block to a post or tree on the other
side of the street and another to the steeple
and splice the ends of the rope together to
snake an endless rope of it. If you fasten
to it anything you watt to,send below the
weight of the load takes it down. I had tied
the last plank to the rope and it was going •
down. Diwore a handkerchief tied loosely.
aroundmy throat. The wind_ blew out an
end - of it and it caught •on the moving rope
and wrapped around it. I was immediately:
caught up,_first the handkerchief and then
my beard passing into the block. Now, if I
had an assistant in the street below.he would
ba•Ve noticed the plank stop when ,I was
caught that way; and as he . could not see
anything' wrong above he would have pulled
on the rope. Then 1 should have been
choked to death by My, handkerchief and
my beard and part of mr , face would have
been tornoff. -Persons in the street below
would have noticed, perhaps, that I was
very quiet, but they would not have pas.
pected that I 'was hanging by the neck. t
"'flint pull stretched me eighteen inches.
As soon as I realized the
. trouble I reached a
below and taking hold of rope pulled back
on it until my. bandkerchief came out the
sheave, and I dropped on to the hooks be
low,: I could barely -touch , them then with
,my feet." T .
"Do you mean to say that you had noth
ing but hooks to stand on V' 1:
"Yes, the hooks of the scaffold. --Ynn see,
ova had sent all the planks below. was
saved by the skin Of my te'eth."- 7 Cinila' magi
Between: four and five hundred menu
scripts are received each month by Thu Cen
tury, nearly three-fifths of which are in
verse. A little more than half as many are
sent to St. Nicholas, and the , proportion of
verse is lower, being abOut one-half.-, A
record is kept of the incoming and-Olitgo
ing of every manuscript, and since the niag
&Tines cannot print more than fifty out , of
the 700 or 800 received in a month; it is tip.
parent that the sifting process regain*
great care, and is ; the chief burden of the
editors. It is common for persons of little
experience in - writing for peblication to ask
the editor to Rive' "the eve. MIA manuscript"
s fair : reading, and Often it is Added that a
criticism of the proof:teflon would be received
is a special mark of ftvor. The editors in
dulge in • very -little criticism in returning
manuscripts, mainly for the reason that there
are only thirty-on days in ° the longest
months ;- but they , are always desirous Of
encouraging young writers who show fresh
ness and originality. Bid injunctions to,
read- manuscripts are not needed. The edi
tors would be fake to the first duty of their
trust if they Should allow a single, article to
leave the office without ambit examination.
By a first reading the wheat is separated
from'the chaff. The selected manuscripts
are then usultOly put to the test of two hod
even three readings by"different editors, who
aim to treat the authors of-indifferent mann
'scripts With the same courtesy tharri Atte' to
the old contributor or the experienced
Writer. Not all poorly-written articles are
rejected, nor all good ones accepted. While
the editors are continually suggesting t topies
to experienced writers and to persons hay
ing special knowledge, many of the best ar
ticles printed come unsolicited. Ins word,
an article must be fresh in idea, masterly in
treatment, or novel or important in informa
tion, to meet with acceptance when at
many active minds are seeking exPression in
The editors always have threo issues of
the magazines in hand, and must at the
same time keep in view their probable
needs for the ensuing twelve namtbs.—Ths
Century. •
Above 'the roofs and Chimney-tops.
And throbgh the slaw.. November rain,
A light from some tar attic pane.l
Shines twinkling through the watet*opP
, -
Some lonely watcher waits and weeps,
,Like me. the step that comes not yet; •
Her watch for weary [ hours Is set,
While far below the city sleeps.
The level lamp-rays lay the floors,-
And bridge the dark that lles below,
O'er which my fancies come and go,
And peep and listen at the doors.; -
And bring me word how sweet and plain
And quaint the lonely attic room,
Where she sits singing In the gloom,
Words sadder than the autumitrain: -
" A thousand times by sea and shore,
In my wild driNitas I see him lle,
With race upturned towards the sky, •
Murdered 'and stiffening in his gore,
Or drowned and floating with the tide.
Within some lonely midnight bay, .
Ills arms stretched toward me where he lay,
And blue eyes starineflxed and wide.
Oh, winds that rove (rainfall and sea!
Oh, waves that lap the yellow sandal
Oh, bide your istealthy,treachemus Wide,
And call no more his name to me in' •• •
—Kate Seymour Maclean
There are very few animals whose fur is
not used in some way--that of the muskrat
(and over 8,000,000 and, sometimes 5,000,-
000 are taken every year) is used in On
manufacture of bats. The New York musk
rats are worth seventy-five cents, whlle.Del.
aware and Maryland produce an itnbiud
worth twice as much. The innocent limusk-.
rat is often utilized by dealers as eft), and
when died so passed upon the public.
Many a lady who boasts okirere black
marten set, or exquisi4 of hirnlrten
trimmed coat, little cusp
,c . is that the rich
fur bas perhaps once mounted the hen-roost
of a conntry-cousirt, worn by the malodorous
skunk. ;This fur, which is extremely beau
tiful, is well on ibeinarket, and, it is un
necessary to state. `not sold to advantage
under its proper title, but passes Muster
under the above *allonym. They are
used for collars, muffk , etc.,- and somewhat
of an idea can be obtained of the popularity;
of the black marten from the fact that over
350,000 a year are used, and Atilt it is not
safe to crawl 'under d strange barn: Ohio
produces the most black martin* as well as
Presidents ; the former and the animals
raised on Orange County hens bringing
S 2 50 apiece..
Cheap grides of furs are made from the
Siberian squirrel, muskrats, rabbits, wild
cats, badger, coon, and even the common
domestic cat,' of which .1,000,000 and _oyez
are killed yearly ; yet the attentive observer
about New York is often reminded and
forced to observe that the supply exceeds
the demand. - Other animals used in. trim
ming, etc:, are lions, tigers, and ;bears.' Ok
She fOrmer 500 are consumed by the trade
tvory year; while 20,000 bears, 500 tigers,
100,000 buffalo, 100,000 chinchillas, and
6,000,000 squirrels have been and are used'
yearly in various breaches of trade. Beaveth
to the number of 20;000' are yearly sacri
*Ad and, used in imrious ways, and in fifty
years it ie safe to say that thn animals will
have become extinct.:, Fifty years ago they
were common in Maixte; New they 's re, if
not entirely gone, so rain that it does not
'bon foist iireenught'yetlity,' and It would
seem that they will follow the same fate. At
Triatin d'Adhuna the islanders (English)
kill eVery,seal or sea elephant that can be
found.., One vessel stopping 0i... , 1*8 12611 ,8ais
Island killed 1,500 seals in a few days, and
were chagrined upon returning the ensuing
year to find themgone.—N. P, Eventing
The common account of the man in the
moon, that he is the individual whom the
Israelites atoned for gathering sticks on the
Sabbath, is probably only a :remixed ver
sion of a much older story. The earliest
form of the many similar stories seems to be
that the moon as a Man, and a far-seeing
one, his a power over mankind which he
can exercise at will for their hart or punish
ment. In the Edda, the moon takes up two
children, who mitre doing nothing more than
carrying water-pots on their ehouldera. .In
Swabia, children who look out of windiiir
are still sometimes cautioned . against being:
carried off by the man in the moon, nor are
they allowed, in .n of the bAre in the
moon, to make them.e of a hare on the
Ms with their fingers. ; In the same dis
trict, the giant the mini:hi the moon was
simply that of working in his vineyard by
moonlight ; while, according to another vat
sion, a woman was taken up for spinning at
her window by moonlight, and her Sax and
hair may still be seen there. To thigi day
this primithe idea te i f sin against the moon
exists in Swab* wEere itis still thought sin:
ful to spin orsew in the moonlight, and it is
'a common thing to hear it mid, " LeaVe off
working or yon will go to the moon."
Stories therefore of the moon which coi
nect the !punishment Si a residence there
with offences against morality or Widen
ordTnanceS, may be supposed tob*ve lest
antiquity/ than themes which connect it with
no sin ate all or with sin against the - moon
itself. For instance, such stories as the Bo
hemian;'sue, that the moon, having warned
a thief gainst stealizi,g peas, took him up
when h persisted in doing Iso ; ortdrs Tyro
lese and German tales, that the moon carried
off a Tamil who bent about at night stick
ing sheep with s:` forks'? who held brambles
before the moon to conceal his - theft of a
horse, of cabbages, cherries, fish oecheese—
ieem to be the adaptation of a more prim':
tire belief to a changed and somewhat ad:
veined State of thought rather than the ex
pressioniof the earliest notions on thei =b
jest. further addition to these stories
u lls
that theif or profane Sabbath.breaker
bears load of cabbages or stick's for all
etersthy; as an:eternal warning to mankin' d,
seems an additional corroboration of this by
pothesii.,--Cornla Magdzine.
Not ooly is the new Northwest " a goodly
land to 114 in with and a pleasant land to
see " for t1:41 agricultrwisto but mechanics
and tradesmen, and skilled labor of any and
all descriptions, find employment at ?emu
nemtive conrsation without the slight
difficulty, w e the common laborer at em
ploynient requiring nothing ',beyond main
strength and stupidness is cheerfully paid at
the rate of $4O per month, including board.
Cooks particularly are in great demand and
receive from $6O to, s7s r Ver month. We
refer to - rneri cooks 'who can prepare the
meals by 'an open fire in camp, or more
properly bivouac. Cooks who work for
miners, loggers and surveying "outfits,"
and whale possess the requisite " profession
al" ability.lo boil diihwatei:vitliout scorch
ing it, are 'eagerly, sought after. - and not
always found. Chinamen who are willing
to engage as cooks at a rate of, pay consid
erably less than that mentioned above are
easily obtained; but - nearly ell classes of
" white men" frown- on "Chinese cheap
labor," and a Chinathaii fe'notengaged for
any sort of an outfit where camping-ant is
necessary, unless as a last resort.*Corres.
pondfnce Troy Time. ,
$1.50 a Year, In Adnnes.
laterestlim nos Cel:idpriamo Here well
—They have a new woid in lowa, "flan:
dayed;?'. meaning the tarrying over Sunday'.
—AI colored woman wee killed the other
day by ameteor which fell near Orange Clty,
—Housekeepers in Kama ~.eannot keep
servant girls, they are in such *mind tor,
—At a recent examination for clerkships
in the London Nat Office 1 SOO women pm.
Belated themselves. . .
—A: case anicenring the title to sem e lard
Was argued at Pittsburg the Other day width -
was began in 1796.
—When a Boston yonng lady willies
express that she his the "blues " shesimply
remarks, " I have azure distemper." _
—Some small insect got into the ear of a
woman at Sivunnah and stung her. : Her
heed began touwell and in i a few - heuze she
died. • "
—Girls in Kama hare banal
bun Gabe and announce - that they Ural pea
marry afl man who Roaches intoxicating
liquors. .
—A debating society is nerving its* up
to wrestle with tho question, ." When a no.
man and a Mme meet which is the matt '-
, —The Washington Postmastei has put a '
letter carrier on a tricycle, and if the trial is
ince*ful the whole force will be mounted
in the same way.
-A schoolgirl of Skowhegan, Me., who
was whipped for not telling what case - fol..
lowed a - transitive verb or prepreitioni
brought suit against her persecutor and was
awarded eBOO damages. • .
4—A case of domestic scandal under d 4.
cession a 'tea table :—" Well, let us think
the best of her we can," said an Wetly
-spinster. "Yes," said another, ' s and say
the worst—that's the fashion." "
—Old Chief Pocotello, now at. the' Fort
Hall agency, in answer-to an inquiry relative
to the tree Christian chaiacter of a formes
Indian agent at that place, gave in very
terse language the most acctuate deicription
of a hypocrite that was ever given to the
public. " Ugh i Too much God and no
—lf the Indian tea trade has an enemy, a
stone ready to his hand may be found in as
advertisement in - a paper published in the
Punjattb. "It begins in these words:—" To
tea planters in Dehrit• Doon and Kangra
Valley. yor sale—Soapstone, very useful
for 'coloring ;green teas ;" and proceeds to
give the terms per maund at which . this now
very useful article can be delivered at a cer
tain railway station. -
--Chicago has a considerable number of
professional "egg candlers," who. examine
,eggs in dark rooms before small" . lamps id
lien of rear candles.- The freshest eggs are
sorted out ttir the New York marliet,Aosa
tolerably good for general constirryfition,
those with certain defects for bakers'•
and so on. The candlers get ten centiLloy
examining, a case or thirty-six -dozen, and
make - $.3 a day or more.
, —The biggest blasticever undertaken 4:111
the Pacific cOw,St was exploded on the Oregon -
-the shock was so , tremeadolfs that' an adja.
.cent stream was thrown out - ll its bed for a
distance of half a :mile; -the' tlighway was
badly ininred and effectr,a.. Uy blockaded .for
the same distance, and damage was infli cted
in the wo l rkmen's camp 900 yards away.
—A min in Oregon has invented a way to
easily remove sand out of a river.. He re.
moved 22,000 cubic yards, at a coat of
$l,OOO, While-, by dredging,.the Cost would
have been at least $lO,OOO. The process is
to load a steamer by the stern,. anchor her _ •
head up stream, and then let her turn her
propeller. This loosens the sand,Whic. - k is
carried away by the current. A steamer in
that way deepened the channel of the Co
lumbia River eighteen feet by it width of
seventy-five feet in twenty minutes. _
—Mayor 'Harrison, of Chicago, voted the
=Evince shaking it a Crime for minors to
buy liquor, put through the council by saloon
influence to offset the State law against sell
ing to them, but has -. approved a now rega
'talon to the same purpose which leaves the
=fount of
- the fine entirely to the magis
trate. The theory is that under , this a sort
of parental supervision will be exercised sine, •
no fine at all imposed except in special cases,
but it is feared that saloon keepers will yet
find a way to shield their own pockets" - by
means of it.
—lndiana courts are asked to adjudicate
upon the validity of Indian marriages.
Three years ago a Wabash county red man
named Shapp took Nancy Votary as his info
in the usual fashion With- no regular cereo
Mony. Nancy had a faim worth $lO,OOO,
and now trouble comes because . she died
leaving a child born during the union, and
her sisters claim that the marriage was good
for nothing, ant - that therefore they are her
heirs. All Indian mraiages in the district
are alike, and the decision in this case_ may
open to diapite the title to great quantities
of land. ;1 _
Lest' a church deacon residing in
all interior town secured of all work
from-Detroit, and the place being an easy
one and the. pay godd, the man was well .
pleased, and took a great interest in his em.
ployer's welfare. Some weeks age the
church to which the 'deacon belongs had to .
send Alm delegates to' meet three fibm
another church to" arrange for a picnic.
Daniel beard the deaCon remark that he ,
would like to be one of the delegates and
that was eriough for him. There was to be
a meeting•of the congregation in the oven-
ing to select the three, and a score of people
had scarcely got togethei when Daniel
walked in, skunmid his hat down and re.
marked : i
" Gentlemen, thiki_canmas will' now come
to order, and by your leave I will act as
Chairman until a_bigger man is appointed:"
• The people were, of coarse, dtanfounded.
but Daniel felt as if he 'was once more on the
heath of the "old ighth Ward," and he
continued :
" Gentlemen, we have met ,to nomixate
three delegates,. and it.will be in :order for
somebody to mention the name of Deacon
Blank as theAlna t."
Nobody did,. and Daniel's dander began to
"Ah ! This is a cut and dried affair,;'
then, 'id it ?" he roared, as , he gave his hat
another slani, " However, I !_pronounce
the Deacon elected; and it anybedy-lni
Here one of the. members 'arose to make
an explanation, or to ask for one; but Daniel
declared him out of order, and cleared . the'
room and adjourned U 'the meeting:- At the
door, as heiwas going out, he met 'the Dea
con, and; giving his haul a irrin& he Cu.
thusiastically cried:
" I've curried the caucus for ye, - Deacon,
and the opposition have been smashed so flat
that a ,dozen elections won't wake? 'em up! ,
Rah !! Whoop ! It's meself that,can pun a
minaidate• through or die stryingq—Defroel
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