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.farkMa' iM Min.
'Hie -"Coitsiai K"d '" Kl -
dorado cuuiay, Cad, a ait one tiiw a
prosperous claim that paid it owners
large monthly lividu.l and gave ever?
promise of a still more profitable fu
The ww-m had considerable trouble
with tlK-ir superintendent, a burly or
n:sh miner, whose love of alcoholic
timulenU aud predisi-mitioii t fight
werea source of constant annoyainf-.
Ad otteaa happen in ((old mines the
vein was "pockety," lieing very rich
iu twme spots and liar-en in ether.
It was while running throng on.- of
these barren streaks that "l:ig Jim,"
thesuperinteaidea.t, became involved iu
a dispute with the owners as to the
proper course t- i.e to lind the pay
i-hute again. .1 ery ujrly, and
the owner, as wasai a ays tlie cast- hni
a "horse" wa fciicountered, were them
selves far from amiable. The outcome
was that Jim received hisconge the day
following and a new "super was in de-
mand. I Irishman, and it was the Knvthshmaii
No one aliout the camp lieing avail j who told the ston alw.in the monk, and
able, 1, being one of the parties inter- j he wound up with: Andihishapitcned
ested, fet urT forSan Fraturisctt ju search in Ircluihlmd the monk vs an lin
oflbemanwe wanted. I found him j (flishman, and theonh tiint- an Irishman
KKiner than 1 expected, lie wa not a , is M-r a Iriend to an Knulishman is
practical miner, but had, he said and i when the Knulishiimn ha. the bottle."'
his letters of recommendation seemed J ' - Vh, said the liislmiau' beolfwid
to back up his statement a thorough: '' 'IhetirM time Irishmen ever siw
scleiUitic ktiowledgeof gold ores, was j wl'isKy was at the hat tie of llAjhmac
an assayer-in short, was ulmost ready h'Ugh. w here the nuoiis put up a bad
to state that he could make the mine i"1' on 'em. It was hut a short tlw.- at
profit able whether the (fold was in the '"" ""' days of m. I'atrick. and '
roi-k or not. Irishmen came down upon the l.i;..-!,
I forthwith engaged the scin.-e f and wouhl have ate 'em hut for Iheji
this man of science, and we were noou j irU- '1 he KukIisIi lilled the troche
at the mine, w here Mr. Jackson, my KU' buckets of whisky and the Irishmen
new acquisition, was duly ins1;.!l;-d 'h..nk it an' got lolightiiigamongihem-
Kuperiiitetiaent. 'i had pai1 !.i
liin" li a month, but ,1m) mi oul a
practical Biiiier and not n s, ir-i'M. o
we could not, in all ansru iirr, otter
Mr. Jaclthuri less than it lift) dotiai a-h
vaane on Jim's salary.
"Look here," remarked one of the
puftuers to me one day, after our new
superintendent had Ix-en wit ii us about
a week, ''I don't think that that new
scientist milling expert of yours knows
any more about tniiiingthau a I'iuie In
dian." 1 was obliged to admit that 1
myself had grave (Wtlbts on the subject.
Mr. Jackson obtained some remark
able assays from rock that wouldn't
show a "color" iu the pan, and when I
sought to pin hint dow n to any definite
ipiestioii as to the value of ores he gave
evasive answers. He was ecrtaiidy mi
expert at dodging questions if at noth
In the meantime "Hig Jim"' had
begged hard to bo taken back, promis
ing all manner of good conduct.
"1 don't know nothin' about them air
assays," said he, "but yer kin la-t yer
i-Tif I known A rock when 1 sees it. "
Jim was rtartieimarly severe on our
new siicjii)tcndeirt, claiming that he
(Mr. Jackson) couldn't tell a gold mine
from a brass kettle. In (his Jim was
right, as the seo,ue4 will show.
Shortly after thin JTr. Jackson came
rushing over to the cabin one morning
with a number of bright pieces in his
hand. Was it possible, thought I, that
a rich pocket had been found:
"What's tho matter, Jackson'" 1
"Vou "ve got tho richest, mine in the
world, sir," said he. "Look at these
bits of metftl.. They were knocked
down at tho last blast. 1'vo tested
them ayl they are DO:) due at least."
"Why, you tarnation fool," broke in
a voice over my shoulder, "that's brass.'
It was Jim w ho spoke. He had evi
dently put up a job on the new superiu
tendent, though where he got the lumiw j
of brass from I have never learned. lie
was soon back in his old position, how
ever, and Mr. Jackson was seen no
more In those parts. 1 'haven't heard
of or from htm since.
The Cousin Jack paid well' for about
a year after that and was then aban
Who laaveiitcd Wlaitky.
Some quaint characters can lie found
in the odd places of tliy great comopoli
tan city now and then. I met one of
them driving a street car on the Kighth
avenue last aught He was a Welch
man named Kvan Jones - little iron gray
old man, w ith clean bhu k eyes aud a
highly roseate nose. He was a school
teacher in his own country, it revenue
officer In Ireland, an accountant iu Horn
bay in an English shipping house, and
now driven his car with the profane and
cynical cheerfulness which chawicterizes
old drivers, old printers and old night
"I learned a naw thing irlwMit whisky
hut night," said he to me yesterday, as I
stepped on the front platform of his car.
What was it 'r" I asked.
"Why, how it was made first," he re
plied, aw be pulled his old w aterproof
coat throiai the guard rail iaa front and
bit off a piece of plug. "1 1 w as a monk
who llrst Invented it. He lived all alone
In a little bote in the rocks. For years
he had lived these. He was a man of
great piety atid learning, He could
read the stars aaad fortell eclipses and
storms and hard winters. He grew
every herb and (lower in the fields atid
could coneock tome powerful cordials
Mid medicine. He colud set broken
bonea Mid cure diseases, and he was as
kind-hearted au a child and never harm
at much au a Held mouse. All the same
people would have nothing to do
with him. They Braided him, except
now and tbam, when some mischievous
, lad would roll a rock d-.wii the. moon-
.tjiuwdeai,,., ,jiHll, ,r eiS)) s1WH
Li old j.,.,v d-.?. N.. on- vt -dd a
kind word to h;ni ,J(l hA ii, gi.r hve
dii ami ,Hlo 0,ll(1 .
him. ! ht n li ? in.,! tiiky. Kirs?
! tin- -ople siDdKi it. .iihI tbev iwd to
t hatig ar...iud I., -., hat ii w a- ami one
dy il. ,,ioj,k found p. fell v.c sick
ami cold an1 ;ave him a drink, and then
j a lime nis t --rry away, lit a w'k
j tin. monk had more friends than an
1 icriuan with a poll. The people H).
nrnst t.H.k hi arm oil ..baking hru.ds.
Th , lmiit him a hue littl. stotie house,
and lit- couM have fonnd.-d a m..nart.rv
and grown rich, but he wouldn't, hut
kept n making whisky until he diid.
' here did I learn tiiat ':" said the old
man, alter he had paused a minute to
nay something sarcastic aliout a woman
w ho wanted t he rar to ..a op on 1 t. w rong
side of the crossing. -Why. i here wa
two old Uin-ks got uu the car lat r- la-.l
! iiitfht, ami l.th cr pretty
us an KiiKlihiiuiu ami the
selves, an' that is the wav the I-inglsh
men lirst bate us an' brought I rouble on
"i es," said the liiiiilishiuan, -yougiv
an Irishman a drink mi' he'll litjht his
" 'An' if an KiipbshuiHii offer j a man
a drink look out for him, for he wants
to do 'ini. moLnd that,' said the Irish
man. " n' that's the way I hey kept it up
lull the way down from lilty -eighl street
to Abingdon square," said the drive.-.
"They were Ixith good natnred, a i itl
w hen they got off it. w as to take a drink
and wait for the next cir." New Vork
British Men I Caters.
A gentleman having a thorough
knowledge of the HritisR cattle market,
in writing from liverpool, furnishes
some interesting facts as to the Hril
ain's food supply, says an Ottawa uor
resM)tidelit of the New Vork Mm. He
"In a recent address given In-fore 1he.
Croydon Fanners' ciub, Major Craigie,
w ho is invariably vvell informed upon
them- matters, said that of every loo
pounds of butchers' incut consumed in
the ("nit cd Kingdom nearly seventy
foiir pounds are produced from houie
grnwn stock, w hiie only seven poundu
are produced from live cattle which en
this country, the balance licing im
ported in the form of dead meat. The
dead meat trade is extremely expansive
as show n by the fact tiiat twenty years
ago the whole dead meat trade amoun
ted to only i;-J,imii tons, whereas last year
it had risen to :',,( i tons, or mai ly six
times the former amount. Outheoihir
hand, in lsiill the live stock from abroad
furnished only TT.mKi t.n.s of meat, and
lust year the supply from the same
vmrce was only I :".) tons. Speaking
of the prKluction of meat iu this coun
try. Major Cragiti calculates thai for
every thousand head of cattle produced
by the licit ish farmer, i'o tons of tn-ef or
veal is placed on the market. Iu a sim
ilar Wrty every l.fMisheep produced 12'..
tons of meat, and every l.nm pigs pi-educed
not fur short of Tntunsin one form
or another. I'pon this basis Major
Craiifie assutns that the total home.
made trade would amount to l,Ulu,taa
tons of which aiSSnjiJ would be beef.
We have already seen that tne foreign
live-meat trade is re)reseni-d by I.'iT.
r ) tons, and the dead-meat trade by
txio tons, so that the nation consumes
from all sources l,7vi,OnO tons of meat
in the year. And yet these figures may
not represent the entire consumption."
A lNtpor iUlaic.
"I recently met Henry l'almer, an oM
California friend and one of the Argo
nauts, who told me he had abandoned
the West and settled in St. Lawrence
county," says a w riter in the .New Vork
Slur. What are you doing up there?"
I asked. He excited my curiosity by re.
plying, "Working a paper mine."
"When I was a boy 1 worked in a pa,r
mill at Camden and became familiar
with the clays used for sizing and weigh
ting paper. 1 concluded a short time
ago to leave California and sjiend I ho
balance of my days in the Kast. While
on a visit to St. Lawrence county 1 was
riding one day along it new road which
had been cut for some distance through
a peculiar formation of soft white rock,
t examined it carefully under the micro
scope and found that it was llbrons, and
seemed peculiarly adapted to paier
making. I had tests mi deny manufac
tures, who reported favorably, so I
bought the land and began mining; we
are now shipping over a hundred t ons a
day, atid it is rapidly displacing the clays
formerly used, as its librous nature
makes it a part of the w arp and weft of
the paper, instead of sizing only. No
other such deposit is known in the country."
A HarlwrN Pleasant TmIW. j
Said the burlier a he beiuioocratioi '
.... i-.u;,.. .v.. -, i. ,. .
j beard. I have not aiwav been in this
I business t
j -a h." answered Killings who thought '
i i - :. .-bance to be fmmv. "anv one j
I ; -etbat. If 1 am not iuiaken
j r...t u-vl to 1 a bu-cher."
i 1 don't see how vou guessed it. out j
I ii are right," was the reply of (he ;
' urtist. ' Well, 1 wasn't exactlv a but. h
' .-r but what you inav call a becond :.s
siKC.ni. Vou set. it "was- niv busincs !
j to take a Iiok or shecjr or whatever
j animal might be in need of my altf-n-I
a it-it hv the cliin-jus' this way and
imU.- a big knife-just like this - and cut
jiiit- tl.n.at. Hut I doyouahvejs jier
j spin- at tl a! rale when yon aregeltinga
shaved. It is a little waiTu in here--I
lla I te jive the business up. It got to
praying; on my mind, so to speak,
j There wjsa sort of facinationalMiut the
, thing,"" continued the h.'irl-r, as lie )e-
(..an to operate on Mr. Uillings' neck
I w h skeTs, ' a sort if horrible fascination.
I I ftot ru. 1 couldn't h"k at an innocent
llaiuh without thinking how easily, and
i artistically hod viiur chin up a little
higher please haw gracefully and deli
cately, J may say. that I could let the
I glad sunlight into his breathing appa
rat us al one swijM-. so to sjeak. Vou
ji-anii"! realize what a passion i! became,
: utiles:, vou had been ill my place. Hold
; your chin a lit tit.- higher, please. There
that's the Msit ioji, exactly."
! And that burlier continued to tall;
, about the delights of butchering busi
j ii : .11 the vvhile lixing Mr. Hillings
! Ir.f g'.Cii riiig eye, till the poor man sub
j m. ' ted to a shampoo, a haircut and i
M-Hl'oa.u but Hillings declined to have
his l.-ui ; in over a .second time.
l" s.rn I've lost a customer," said
I the bai bei to himself, as the victim
. disappeared up the Hired W'ilh a wild
! look in his eye, -but 1 don't think he'll
ever try to kid no inure burlier when
tin- barber has got him down and has
; got ail the- best of it," -Terra Haute
llcrcuiid There. j.louinn!. I dined with him last Muiday
Milk from a cow which liad been bit- jd lie took advantage of the circuiu
teu by a mad dog is supposed to have ; stances to d'splay her devotional ten
poisoned a whole family near .Malta j doiicies U-fore company.
IJeud, Mo. and it is thought tlny will! "Wliat was the text, Sue V" he ask-
It is said that for four years after the
; light al ( hickaniauga tho
shone like bright, moonlight, even on the
darkest nights. The light cisrne from
the phosphorescent exhalation of the
! decaying bones of the heaped-ttp dead.
I An old lady in New Haven, Conn.,
died recently anil left f,.0 ' to James
J Urowu, of Stotington," and w hen James
i was tiotilied the of them appeared to
claim the cash. As she didn't particu
larize the James she wanted to mafce
hnppy they will have to divide the mon
ey iK'tvvi: m them.
A recent decision of the Supreme
Court in California will give new trials
to at least a dooai sentenced murderers
us I he decision places the burden of
proof, even in murder, a the State
whereas the, old decision, which has
liceu followed 6r Airly years, insists
upon theiMndit rebutting the charge
(apposing lawyer's in Selma, (Jal., who
bet ten dollars iu court and made the
judge .stakeholder, nftervds regretted
their action, for as soon an quiet was re
stored the judge, pirfced up tahe coin and
ordered his clerk to enter a fine of ten
i dollars each against the attorneys for
! contempt of court, and to give a receipt
(or the money.
A French otiicial returning to his
home in the suburbs a few days ago, his
wifo and family were absent, found a
burglar asleep on the sofa in the parlor
with his jimmy and skeleton keys by his
side and a lot of jewelry and other val-
I uadles packed up to take away. He w as
tumble to artise the man even by shak
ing him, and when he had sent for the
police they had to throw cold water in
the man's face to bring him to. It
turned out that he had found a bottle
w hich contatined something that looked
like v. inn and had taken a drink. It
was realy a pasverful narcotic and put
him to sleep
IMuislaancnt iaa litllgv
The mora of puiMcihniout by elligy is
indicated about as ditttinctaVy as possible
in the argumatioii of the citizen of
I'tiea who visited Arlemus Ward's
show: He walks np to tho cage con
taining my wax figures of the Lord's
Supper, mid eeuse .liuhi, Iscoriot by
Bio feet and dratf him on tin- ground.
He then commenced fur to pound him
as hard as he cohI.
'What onder the &oii &r you about?,
cried I. Sej he: 'What did you bring
this piissylanerinus cuss bore fooV and
he hit the wax ligger, a atioteer tremen
jus blow on the bed. Seat I: Vouegre
jus ass, that air's a wax linger, a repre
senlashun of the false Fast?.' Hut he;
That's all very well for you to say; but
I tell you, old nan, that Judas Isearint
can't show hissclf in I'tiky with im.
punity! with such observashun he
caved in Judassis hed." (Sreen Hag.
s NlfthlHav Maa Mlnlak.
Texas Shirtings; Anxious w ifeDoc
tor how is any husband ?
Doctor lie will come around all right
What he needs now is quiet. 1 have
here a couple of opiates.
"When shall 1 give them to him?"
"Give them to him! The; are for you
madam. Your husband needs rest,
The I'oppy iu tbliia.
According to a work recently
bv tbe Chine: imperial uiaratiine eus-
u,m written by JJr. Edkin and euti .
tied -Opium; Historical Note o the;
PPy 3n China." the Arabs took opium j
Uat eountry in the eight century, at i
tin0 ' tu?r? w?s a nourishing!
fade be! ween Canton ani the jwrts'
' th r' d the Persian fnlf.i
The medicinal properties of the druijj
ar0 mentioned in a work published a j
the tetUb century. I'roni this time u i
' cultivated for these propertie. and .
from the fifteenth century "it appeai
plaiu that the manufacture of opium has
existed in China, and it is not until re
cent years that there have been Itoth na
tive and foreign opium iuthiscoiintiy.'
The"amokei of it prefer to have the
same sort of taiugasaiientreinentaMer
the sweets. Kpicures seldom care much
for the sweets. Sugar is not favorable
to digestion, moreover, teaids to increase
that over supply of adipoise tissue from
which so many folks begin to buffer
even before they can fairly lie called
-middle-aged." Hesides which, sweet
is not merely a flavor; but a cloying ol
the sense of flavor; and, iu short, few
eople who really appreciate, a good
dinner care much for the sweets. A
vanilla baveroi.se, an omelette and rliuni
peach or orange fritters, or some other i
dish of that character, which does not j
involve other pastry or much sugar, is :
generally acceptable. At least, such
should Ik- provided as some people
would ( ink they had not dined without j
a sueel .t-'iise at all. Hut then, for the j
peop'ewho really Lave taste should!
com the savory. Mushrooms, or c:i-1
vi.ire. or anchovies, or i-ln.-e.se, or whal j
not for the base -little subntance, hut
I sapidity iiud Favor- a strong and well
managea taste, . gave tne, assurance
that appetite is not surfeited, and to
serve its the apex of the pyramid of an
Mlie b:id lieeii to ( liur. li.
Miavea fneiiii who does not bo to
luliurch hime'.! bt't sends his wife
ulaily, sjvs a writer in the Levvistuu
"Oh, something somewhere in Oen-
r"l:,,p,i 1 ve 'orgouen tne cuaprer ami
vetse, Mrs. llugaes sat right hi iront
of ino, wearing the worst looking
bousrl 1 ever saw on a vvomans busd."
"How did yon like the new minis
ter?" Oh, he was simply superb! And Kate
Selw in was there in a sealskin that
never cost a cent less than tUX)."
"l'id he say anything about the new
"Xo; and the Jones girls were riggpcl
out in their old silks made over. Vou
would have died bfughingto have seen
"It seems to mo you didn't hear much
of the sermon." ,
"The fact is, George, the new minis
ter has a lovely voice; it almost put me
A long silence followed, during which
George absently helped me to pickles
and mustard, while his wife sat looking
as demure as a saint at a eiivis, Sud
denly she exclaimed:
"There! I knew I'd forget to tell you
something! The fringe, on Mrs. Hrown's
cape Ls an inch deeper than mine, and
twice as heavy!"
My friend changed the. oonvci'satioti
to the latest new novel.
Xo consideration is sufficient in law
if it be illegal in nature.
Large numbers of Americans, espe
cially from the Pacini; coast, are now
visiting Japan. They generally remain
a fen months and thus acquire a wide,
familiarity with Japanese mariners and
The German army as a whole is to be
taught singing. While this may on the
whole lend new terrors to v.ar, some
singing makes people so reckless of
death that they become actually brave,
and this perhaps Ls at the bottom of the
Another tailless comet has been dis
covered. Astronomers are astonished
at the number of comets w hich have ap
peared of late destitute of their caudal
appendages. Can It be that evolution is
producing such strange, results in the
conretary world ?
If the avarbdous Hritish syndicate
which is said to be trying to get control
of the ice-cream business could only get
a corner on the ice cream-and-summer-girl-joke
liend and pack him away In
saw dust for awhile, it would confer an
appreciable boon on "many readers."
It wus discovered the other day at St.
Joseph that rats had eaten a hole live
Inches long and three inches wide in
the discharge pipe of a sewer. It. is
understood that a secret organization
has been formed among the plumliers
there for the protection of these rodents.
The fellow w ho predicts the weather
for a year In advance has been set in the
shade by a venerable prophet whom
newspaper men ran across at tho rail
road station in Springfield, Mass. He
can read a paper four years before it is
printed, and he can penetrate the future
to such an extent as to learn that his
death won't occur until the middle of
next century. He didn't tell where he
lived, but they all took it for granted
.that It was In a hospital for the insane.
11 '! 1 !
t i i r-
A MEMORY OF EARLY DAYS.
(lane of childhood's tender years,
Swallowed oft witb groans aud tears.
How it made tbe tlesh recoil,
lxiathsome, greasy castor oil !
heareh your early memory close,
Till you And another dose :
All tbe shudderinir frame revolts
At tbe thought of Kisoin salts 1
I nderu.slh the pill-box lid
Was a gn-ater horror hid,
( lima ol all inward ills,
IJug-e and griping old blue pills 1
What a contrast to the mild and gentle action of Dr. Pierce'
Pleasant Purgative Pellets, sugar-coated, easy to take, cleansing and
renovating tho system witliout wrenching it with agony. They are
gently aperient or strongly cathartic according to size of dose. Un
equalod as a liver pill. Smallest, cheapest, easiest to take. As a
laxative, only one Pellet necessary for a dose. Cures .Sick Headache,
HiliouB Headache, Constipation, "indigestion, Bilious Attacks, and all
derangements of the Liver, Stomach and Bowels. Put up in vials, her
metically sealed, therefore always fresh. and reliable. Being purely
vegetable, they operate without disturbance to the system, diet or
occupation. Sold by druggists, at L'5 cents a vial.
for "ruiwlown." debilitated and overworked
w.iroen, Ilr. Iieree's favorite Prescription is
the bent of all restorative tonics. It is a potent
8pecifto lor all tti'MO I'hronlo Weaknesses and
lliseases peculiar to Women ; a powerful, gen
eral as well as uterine, tonic and nervine, tt
Major J. "W. Powell, the director of the
United States geological survey, contrib
utes an article to the March Century on
"The Irrigable Lands of the Arid Re
gion:" The. Snake or Shoshone river
heads in the great forest clad mountains
of Wyoming and runs across the line into
Idaho, then passes quite across the terri
tory until it, becomes the boundary line
liet ween Idaho and Oregon. Passing the
northeastern corner of the last men
tioned state, it enters the state of Wash
ington, and runs westward for a long
reach until it debouches into the Col
umbia. The Shoshone river is one of
great volume, aecond only to the Colo
rado. Reservoir sites along its course
in Wyoming and Idaho have already
been revealed by the surveys, and it is
already shown that in the upper region
w ater can be stored to au amount of
more than 2,MiO.0O0 acre feet. This
will irrigate at the first usago at least
2,01111,00(1 acres of land; and if they be
properly selected so that the waters can
be collected again and again after serv
ing the land, the area redeemed will be
more than 4,000,000 acres. . There, are
many other tributaries below that have
not yet been examined, and it is safe to
say that tho waters of the Shoshone
w ith its tributaries may tilt imately serve
from 8,000,000 to 10,000,000 acres. Iu
its utilization three classes of problems
are involved. If the waters are taken
out in small canals near to the river,
and the lowlands served first, and prior
rights and interests established on such
lands, then but a small part of the stream
can be used, and the greater part will
run away to the Facilic ocean; and sub
sequently the region of irrigation can be
enlarged only by buying out vested
water rights scattered along the course
of the river. But if at the very begin
ning the water can be taken out high
up the river and carried in great canals
to either side and there distributed to
the higher lands, and used over and over
agiin on its return, a complete utiliza
tion can be, secured, and the cost of the
construction of the system of irrigation
by reservoirs and canals will be greatly
reduced per acre. To irrigate 2,000,000
acres of lattd near to the river by short
canals along its course here and there
will cost more than half as much as the
construction of hydraulic works that
will serve from 6,000,000 to 8,000,000;
while the scattered minor works will be
forever subject to destruction by the
floods, and the agriculture secured
will be of less value per acre, because
the best lands w ill not be served, and
only imperfect drainage will be secured.
The Mraum 3iul Cure.
A traveler recently returned from
Pekin, tells us, says the Xorth China
Medical Journal, that he saw a method
of cure which may be new to some of
our readers. In a temple outside one of
' e city gates is to be found a brass
imparts vigor and strength to the whole sys
tem. 11 promptly cures weakness ol stomach,
nausea, indigestion, bloating, weak back,
nervous prostration, debility and sleepless
ne. in either sex. It is carefully com
pounded by an experienced physician and
adapted to woman's delicate organization.
Purely vegetable and perfectly harmless iu
any condition of the system. It is the only
medicine for women, sold bv druggists,
under a positive guarantee of satisfac
tion in every case, or price ($t.AUi refunded.
This guarantiee has been printed on the
bottle-wrapper, and fuithfully carried out
for many years. World's Iiisfknsarv
Mmucai, Association, Proprietors, No. Ml
Main Street, Buffalo, N. Y.
wantadl xparlanea aot
; sand asms lor
nil particular to th Qrsat
Inreau, Uaoacaa Uow, Meur.
mule of life size, supposed to have won
derf ul healing properties. Patients suf
fering from every imaginable disease
seek this temple to obtain a cure. Tho
method pursued is as follows: Suppos
ing you suffer from sciataca, you go
with all speed to this famous temple,
and having discovered the particular
part of the brass mule corresponding to
ths painful region of your own body,
you must rub the animal a certain num
ber of times and then with the same
hand shampoo your own disabled mem
ber, and then well, then the pain goes.
The special feature, of this method of
cure, is its delightful simplicity. Is your
tooth aching? -lust scrub the mule's
teeth and then your own, and voila!the
cure is complete. Have you an ulcer on
the cornea? Pass the tips of your lin
gers to and fro over the particular eye
ball of the mule, and then with well
regulated pressure, rub repeatedly the
The mule has unhappily lost his sight
during the many years he has been en
gaged in his lienevolent work, the eye
balls, we are told, haveing been gradu
ally worn away, as the result of con
stant friction, until now you havo only
tho empty sockets to operate upon. -
The animal is patched in. all direc
tions with fresh pieces of brass put on
to cover holes produced by the constant
friction of eager patients, and a new,
perfectly whole mule stands ready at
hand, awaiting the day when his old
colleague, having fallen to pieces in
the temple, shall give him an opportu
nity ojf likewise benefitting posterity.
A Ciare For IMphtherlii.
The following remedy is said to bo
the best known, at least it is worth try
ing, for physicians seem powerlei-s to
cope with the disease successfully. At
the first indication of diptheria in the
throat of a child make the room close;
then take a tin cup and pour into it a
quantity of tar and turpentine, equal
parts. Then hold the cup over a fire so
as to fill the room with fumes. The
little patient, on inhaling the fumes
will cough up and spit out all the mem
branous matter, and the diptheria will
pass off. The fumes of the turpentine
loosen the matter in the throat, and
thus afford the relief that has baffled
the skill of physicians- Scientific
Smith What has become of White?
1 used to see him often when he clerked
for Arnold & Constable, but I havea't
met him in a long time.
Brown Oh, White has gone Into re
tirement. Gone into retirement?
Yes; he clerks now for a store tint
doesn't advertise. Taxat Siftingt.
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