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RED CLOUD, WEBSTER CO., HEB., THURSDAY, MARCH 26, 1874.
nr jamim t. riKLTm.
Once In thr leafy prime nf Spring,
When blotrni uhltr nwl -very thorn,
I waudnrrd through rtie V- of Orbe
Wt re Agalz i bora.
The birds in lioyhood b had kuenrn
Went fliitJnR through the air of May,
And baijy t-niRn he IoymI to hear
Made all lb Utilises; j;ay.
I the i-trcarolt from the bill
Ituii laughing through Uw alley green,
And m I wa'ch'd it rnn, I raid,
" TbU it dear pym hate mcu !"
For cliffs of ice h! feet bad climld
That day mtajKike of him to me
fTiio avalanche rnmcl to Hound
' Th name of J paarfr
And. M.andin? on tho mountain cmif
Whew ht-envd uaterH rindi and foam,
I felt, that itibiigli on CatnbridKi aide,
Ilroa la that iot toy home.
uil hooking round inn as I minted,
I knew i- j.aiis of fear, or care,
Or b'im-i(k Acfariut.K, berauim
Onrc AkuniIz ntood thxrc!
I nnlkfvl U Il'-atlj no alien fcklci,
No fon ij-n height I caino to tread,
For eierj where I looked, I haw
libs grand, belcned btad.
Hi Mnilo whh aiamped on every true,
The glacier eho.ie to gild hi name,
And every image in the lake
llrllrcud bark hi fame.
( treat keeier of thn magic keja
That amid utilM'k the guarded gate.
Wu if Hciinotr like a Mouarrh Htnudi",
Ad r.tcred Kuonlt-de wait
" Thine anliex reatuu Charles' batik,
Thy memory all tlm world contains,
For thou could Vt bind in human lore
All In art h in goldmi chain!
Thine wti th! beaven-tiorn iell that nets
Our warm and deep affectlcu free
Who knew then lwnt muitt love thee beat,
Aud lougeMt mourn for thee !
SfriUnrr'g for March.
SCARED OUT OF A WIFE.
A I.niiKlmlile Story.
Tho narrative which I am about to
write, whh loltl to me 0110 bleak, cold
night, in 11 country parlor. It was one
-of those nights in midwinter, when tho
wind swept over tho hind, making every
'thing tingle with its frouty breath, that
I whh seated beforo a blazing lire, sur
rounded by a jolly, half dozen boys
and an old bachelor a Peter Green
about forty and eight years old.
It was just tho night without, to
mako thoso within enjoy a good story,
so each of us had to tell his favorite
story, save Mr. Green, and as ho was
a jolly old fellow, we all looked for a
jolly story. We wore somewhat sur
prised to hear him say, "I have no
story that -would interest you," so wo
had to find other entertainments for a
timo, when one of tho boys told mo to
ask him how it happened ho nevor got
mairied. So I did.
"Well; gentleman," ll-ke?a. "it
lont seem right for mo to tell how that
happened, but as it is about myself I
don't caro much. You see, when I was
young, wo had to walk as high as live
miles is church and singing school,
which was our chief enjoyment. lint
this don't have anything to do with my
not getting a wfe but I just wantod to
show you that wo had bumu trouble them
day.- in getting our sport.
Johu Smith and 1 were hko brothers,
or Hko "Mary and her littlo lamb."
Whero ono went the other was sure to
go. So wo went to seo two sisters and
as wo were ujt tho best boys imagina
ble, tho old gentleman took umbrago
and wouldn't allow us to como near tho
house, so wo would take the girls to tho
end of tho lane, and there wo would
June to take Jhe final kiss.
We mhjq got tired of that sort of fun,
and I told .John, on our way to singing
school ouo night, tbat I was going to
take Suddic hume, and that I was going
hit tho house, too.
Ho said the old man would run mo if
I told him I was going to risk it any
how, let como what would.
Ho said "ho would ritk it if I
So homo we went with tho girls.
When wo got to the end of tho lane, I
told tho girls wo proposed going all
They looked at each other in a way
1 didn't liko too well, but they said the
old folks would be in bod, to they didn't
care if wo did.
They were a little more surprised
yet when 1 told them we thought of
going iu a littlo while, but as all was
quiut when wo got to tho house.'we had
no trouble in getting into tho kitchen.
Then and there we had our first court,
and I made up my mind to ask Sadio to
ba my wife the next time I came.
It was now past the turn of tho night,
and as wo had lour miles to walk, I
told John we would have to be going.
So wo stepped out on tho porch, but
just as vo did so, the sky was lit up bv
lightning, and one tremendous thunder
J eal rolled along tho mountain sides,
t eelu had not died out in the far off
vales until the rain began to to pour
from the garnered fullness of the clouds.
We waitod for it to stop until we -were
all sleepy, when tho girls said woshould
go to bed in the little room at the head
of thostair. which ledout of the kitchen,
as their lather didn't get up eaily we
wild bo home before the old folks were
att r. So after bidding the girls a sweet
good nightand hugging them a little
and wishing them pleasant dreams,
and promising them to eome back on
next Saturday night, we staited for
We didn't have far to go, as the bed
stood near tho bead of the stairs. John
was soon in bed, but as I was olwavs a
little slow, and full of curiosity, lwas
looking around the little room.
At lat Ithought I would sit down on
a chest which was spread over with a
nice, white cloth, while I drew off my
boots. So'ilown I sat, when, stars of
the east, I wtnt plump into a big egg
custard pie !
1 thought John would die laughing,
for he said I had smashed that custard
all to -thunder, and tho plata right in
You see we had to be awful quiet, so
that the old man would not Jiear.
I was now rea'dy to get inlo bed, so I
put the light out and picked up mv
boots, thinking to put them in a more
convenient place, whin down my oce
leg wtnt through a pipe hole, which had
been cjvered with paper, up to mv hip.
Now one pert of me was up stairs,
while tho longest part wauiu tho
my leg wan very long it reached a
' which was occupied with dishes,
pans, coffee-pots, etc., and turning it
over down it went with a tremendous
The girls had not yet retired, and I
could hear them laugh fit to split their
I felt awfully ashamed, and was
scared until my heart was in my throat,
for I expected the old man every mo
ment. I extracted ray leg from tho con
founded hole just in time, for the old
lady looked into the kitchen from the
room door, and asked what all that
noiso was about?
Tho girls put her off as best they
could, and I went to bed, while John
was strangling himself under the covers
to keep from laughing aloud.
Wo Boon went off into tho land of
dreams with the hope of waking early.
I wish I could tell you my dreams, but
it would take mo too long. Ono mo
ment I would fancy mysely by tho side
of Sadie, sipping nectar from her
heaven-bedewed lips, and tho next I
would bo flying from the old man,
whilo ho would be flourishing his cano
above my head.
This all came to an end by John
civincr mo a kick.
On waking up and looking around I
saw John's eyes as big as my fist, whilo
the sun was beaming in at the window.
What to do now we couldn't tell, for
wo heard tho old man having family
prayers in tho kitchen.
John looked out of th- window and
said wo could get down over the porch
" Get out and dress as soon as pos
sible," ho said.
So in my hurry my foot got fastened
in tho bedclothes, and out I tumbled,
headformoBt, turned over, and down
the steps until I struck the door, which
was fastened by a wooden button, and
giving way, out I rolled right in fiont
of tho old man.
Ho threw up both hands and cried,
"Lord havo mercy on us!" for he evi
dently thought I was tho dovil.
Tho old lady screamed until you
coma navo nearu nor a mile.
I was so scared and bewildered that
I couldn't get up at once. It wag. warm
weather, and I didn't havo anytlung on
but a shirt.
When I heard tho girls snickering it
made mo mad, and I jumped up and
rushed out of tho door, leaving the
greater part of my Blurt on the old iron
Off I started for tho barn, and when
half way through the yard tho dog sot
up a howl and went for me.
When I got to tho barnyard Iliad to
run through a flock of sheep, and
among them an old ram, who backed
off a littlo and started for me. With
ono bound I escaped his blow, sprang
into tho barn, and began to climb up tho
logs into tho mow, when an old mother
hen pounced upon my legs, picking me
until they bled.
I throw myself upon tho hay, and
after John had slid down tho porch
into a hogshead of raiuwater, he camo
to mo with ono of my boots, my coat,
and one of tho legs of my pants.
Ho found me completely prostrated.
Part of my shirt, my hat, one leg of my
pants, my vest, stockings, necktie, and
one boot was left behind.
I vowed then and there that I would
never go to seo another girl, and I'll di
before I will.
MR COIILEIGU'S MISERY.
Mr. Cobleigh says that when ho was
married ho woiched 1-10 pounds, and a
fourteen-inch band was very corafort
ablo on his shirt. But now that ho
weighs 180 pounds it naturally follows
that tho collar bad should be propor
tionately increased in sizo; but his
wife totallv disregards tlnn nnnifniilA
conclusion aud persists in making fourteen-inch
bands to his new shirts. In
consequence, Mr. Cobleigh experiences
much distress in getting tho band but
toned, aud very frequently is, .obliged
to call in his wifo to help liiin, which
that admirable woman nevor fails to do
by buttoning the skin of his throat in
with the button. Tho fact that these
bands aro only fourteen inches when
they should bo fifteen is a source of
another, aud, if anything, much greater
aggravation than bringing these ends
together. Tho band sits so close to his
neck t at it not only endangers his life
by shuttingoff his breath, but renders
the attachm ut of a collar an almost
hopeless undertaking in that it leaves
no spaco to insert a guiding and
sustaining finger. Last Sunday morn
ing Mr. Cobleigh though he
had reached the culminating point
m his domestic misery. " Mrs. Cobleigh
was out in the kitchen attending to the
finishing touches of her Sunday morn
ing dutius, and Mr. Cobleigh was sit
ting up in bed trying to button his shirt
at the neck. Ho had Iub neck stretched
to its utmost tension with a view to re
ducing its circumference as much as
possible ; his head was thrown back,
and his facewbich was red andaaottled,
was twisted into a grimace expressive of
the most pregnant suffering. .In this
condition ho was making herculean ef
forts to encompass his object, and was
failing most signally. Anyone simply
studying his face without 'catching as
much as a glimpse of his fingers could'
accurately xneasnrohis successes. There
was first the look of suppressed interest
as he brought the two points together
without having either slip which grad
ually merged into-one of hysterical
doubt as the hole partly slipped over
tho button and this succeeded in turn
by an expression of quivering expecta
tion as but ono move more remained to
accomplish complete success. Every
nerve in his body tingled at this point,
every muscle was stretched to ita great
est tension. He gave the last pressure
tho eyelet quivered an instant then
hesitated then supped, and both eade
suddenly dropped apart, and with light-'
mng rapidity the features of Mr. Cob
leigh becaxn8 convulsed witk passion,
while his ungovernable screams re
sounded through the house. Mrs. Cob
leigh, like a faithful wife, was oa hand
at onc, and was Bomcwbat horrified at
the spectacle of the foaming Cobleigh
sitting bolt upright in bed, and glaring
like a maniac at tho footboard. She
came to his rescue at once, brought the
ends around bis swelling throat, nipped
up tho fleeh to a degree that inado him
howl, and succeeded finally in not only
getting the button iato the hole, but
also a good half-inch of skin with it.
She then threw him a collar .and
whisked out of the room again. It
very soon transpired that Mr". Cob
leigh's troubles were only just com
menced. He looked at the collar mood
ily for a moment or two and then picked
it up and essayed to put it on. The
masculine reader is already aware that
an infamous mode of making shirt "but
tons, lately introduced, is withont any
boulder at alL It was hard enough in,
all conscience tcifasteaa paper collar
with tho old-fodhioned button to cling
to, but now no man with a spark of
emotion in his composition can possibly
hitch to tho pearl, wafers in use without
becoming visibly and most unpleasantly
affected by the operation. Mr. Cob
leigh has several sparks of emotion in
his nature Mrs. Cobleigh says he is a
bunch of them. As thero was no possi
bility of getting a finger under tho band
at tho back he could use but one
hand, and ho applied that with com
mendable industry; His head was bent
way forward now, and his eyes pro
truded to such a degree that the tears
which were forced from them dropped
clear of his cheeks. He could almost
heur his spine crack from tho pressure
ho was subjected to, and his arms at
the shoulders appeared to be his
worst enemies. Ever and anon a cry of
mingled rage and disappointment was
wrung from him, supplemented by an
explosive plirase which it is not neces
sary to print. It was on tho explosion
of one of theso phrases that Mrs. Cob
leigh again took the alarm, and came
beaming in to learn the trouble. With
the instinct of affection, sho started to
his relief, but her irate husband no
sooner saw her, than ho flow into an
unaccountable passion, and declared
with much heat that " when ho wanted
her he'd send for her, and ho'd put on
that collar himself or ho'd bust every
shirt in tho house." And ho went at it
with renewed energy, and every time Jie
thought he had it his thumb would slip
by or over the top, and every timo his
thumb aliped he would slap it under his
other arm, and draw up his body iH the
greatest pain, and grind out from bo
tween his clenched teeth what the af
frighted lady understood to be, " Gaw-r-r-r-r-
dah-r-r-r r it." Suddenly and most
unexpectedly, tho back "w'afer took
hold, but not until ho had seggested to
his wife that hereafter she had bettor
sew the button on the insido of tho
bund aud put a patch over it, and then
perhaps ho could get his collar oil with
in a fortnight. But h"iB success ended
here. In vain he plied his blistered and
aching thumb to the button in front ; in
vain ho spread out his legs and drew
them up again and ground his teeth; 'in
vain ho pranced around, and smoto his
fists, and chewed his tongue tho ends
would not fasten ; and finally becoming
exhausted, and puffing liko "h porpoise,
he tore the collar from its fastening,
and grinding it beneath his heel, swore
most vehemently that no woman would
put a collar on him without first passing
over his dead body. Upon that he
strode moodily into the garret, wlule
Mrs. Cobleigh with an aching heart,
and feeling unfitted for worship, Beated
herself at tho front window and looked
through the blinds at tho neighbors
going to church. Danbury Jftwg. .
It is permitted to few men or com
panies to achieve acknowledged superi
ority in any important position or busi
ness. Tho present generation has wit
nessed stupendous rivalry in several
branches of industry, and notably tho
Sewing Machine business. Amid a
multitudo of competitors, steadilv and
surely the Wheeler & Wilson Company
held their way from the beginning, upon
uxeu ana nonorauio principles. Liong
since, their leading position in America
was established. Abroad, at London,
in 18G2, they won the highest, premi
ums ; at Paris, in 1807, they distanced
eiguty-t wo competitors, and were award
ed the highest premium, the oidy Gold
Medal for Sewing Machines exhibited ;
and lastly, amid unparalleled competi
tion, followed the splendid triumphs at
Vienna, noted in our -advertising col
According to Pliny, fire was a long
timo unknown to some of tho ancient
Egyptians, and when a celebrated as
tronomer showed it to them, thoj were
absolutely in raptures. The Persians,
Phoenicians Greeks, and several other
nations, acknowledged that their ances
tors were once without tho use of fire,
and tho Chinese confess the same of
their progenitors. Pompanion, Mola,
Plutarch and other ancient writers speak
of nations which, at the time when they
wrote, knew not tho use of fire, or had
just learned it Facts of the same kind
are alo attested by modern nations.
The inhabitants of the Marian Islands,
which were discovered in 15X1. 1il
idea of fire Never was astonishment
greater tnan theirs when they saw it on
the desert m one of their island?. At
first they believed it was some kind of
animal that fixed to and fed upon wood.
Fisaj Star? Akaat Mauve.
The " Monroe doctrine " will haTe an
other meaning if a story told by a cor
respondent, of the Fredericksburg Star,
concerning President "Monroe, is true.
After leaving the White House, Mr.
Monroe resided in New York. Here he
became embarrassed and went back to
his farm near Charlottesville. About a
year after a New Yrk creditor sent to
James W. Saunders, lawyer, a claim of
$400 to collect, Saunders was well re
ceived by the ex-President, breakfasted
with him, asd had a delightful time un
til he politely broached the subject of
the $400. Mr. Monroe quietly listened
to the request for payment, went to a
drawer, tcok out, not the money, but
two pistols, and invited Mr. Saunders
to a grovo near tho house. Tho lawyer
demurred; and Monroe said he would
prefer battle to having his Fce of
mind destroyed by huagrv creditors.
FARM, II0TJSnf0rJVA5n KITCHEN.
The Euglish and.Continental farmers
know tho valnejaf bono dust, and the
Americans will ifon find it out.
Mr. M. L. ScfcurAKT, the great Illi
nois farmer, of Livingston county, has
contracted for tna erection of fifty tene
ment houses on bis farm at Gibson.
Of guano, as a permanent fertilizer,
there is some doubt ; but as a stimulant
of growing cropsbn good soil, it is in
valuable, either on grass or arable lands.
Soot is a most trainable manure, eith
er for crass or fcrttinuDs. as it auioklv
forces he phu!&fr preVfeoktho. fly
exceiienc ior -destroying roe gruo in
A orixostoxz should not be exposed
to tho weather, as it not only injures the
wood-work, but tho sun's rays harden
the stone and render it useless. Neither
should it stand in tho water in which it
runs, as tho part remaining in water
softens ) much that it wears unequally.
An Ohio farmer snegets that tho
granges set themselves about introduc-
ilicr tlm V.nrrlinli urmrrnir fri- ttn tm--Iw-
ing the English sparrow for the protec
tion of miiF-growero. The sparrows
breed fast and eat a good deal. A pair
of sparrows having a family to bring up
will consume ovor three thousand cater
pillars a week.
A man in Woodbury, N. Y., raised
and marketed from five-eighths of an
acre on his farm, egg-plants which sold
for 499.15; radishes which sold for 878
making a total of 3577.15 cash in
hand. Besides this his family was sup
plied and some given away. Thero
were 1,829 hills of the egg-plants, 3J by
4 feet apart.
People who, at husking timo, have
barked their soro fingers and broken
their worn nails in tho effort to make
spaco to start a shovel in a wagon load (
of ears which they desiro to transfer to i
the crib, can thank 77ic Journal
of the Farm for this suggestion of a
better way : "In loading corn take to
the field a piece of pino board six feet
long and a little wider than your shovel;
place on end on the tailboard close to
ono corner of tho wagon and the other
on tho bottom end; fill up as usual.
Iu unloading, shovel down the board to
tho bottom of tho wagon, and not an
ear need be touched by the hands."
To cure a wart on a horse, tako n
common suture nccuic, a large sewing
io but if ll ghtir crooked-.
, better ; thTead it with a ,
each ono contain, th
neeuio will uo,
at the point
double cord, each ono containing three
threads of fine saddler's thread well
twisted and waxed. Pass tho needle
through the center of the wart closo to
tho skin, drawing the tbiead half way
tnrougn. jut tne cord next to the nco
die, and tio each half separately with a j
surgeon s or otuer secure Knot, as
tightly as possible. Cut the ends off
closo to tho knot, and the wart will soon.
disappear. If the wart ib small at tho
base, the cord may bo tied around it as
closo to the buso as possible, aud the
same end will bo accomplished.
It is a mistako in wheat culturo to
bow mienor seeu. mcu-eu this is very
fooliBh in regard to any and every crop.
Like begets liko. Weakness and dis-!
eabo aro propagated in tho plant world
very much as thoy aro transmitted from
parent to child in tho world of human
beings. The greater pains should bo
takeu to procuro tho choicest seed that
can possibly be had. It will pay the
farmer who depends upon his own
growing of seed, to cut out tho best por
tions of a field, when thero is a per
ceptible difference, and dovoto them to
this important use. Indeed, it is a wise '
m u v v , ,v
policy to select the
io earliest and finest
heads, and from thoso grow seed. Itisi10 men were greeted with terrific
also well to obtain a change of seed i shouts, which were continued for some
from time to timo, as successive sowing ! time.
iu the same Boil and cliraato seems to ' The noiBe having subsided, tho men
induce more or less degeneraov. The stepped forward, and after the pre-
farmer should never grudge a littlo ex
tra outlay in tho purchase of choice
seed. Such outlay is pretty certain to
bo well rewarded.
Kerosene is tho host nrf irOo vror dis
covered to cleanse rust from grates and i
To Purify Cider. A few slices of
tho red beet, put into n barrel of musty
cider, will deprive it of its disagreeable
taste and smell, as well as prevent it
from becoming vapid or acrid.
Purple Ink. Take one and one-half
ounces ground logwood, one-half ounce
pulverized alum in ono and one-half
pint of soft water. This will make a
very fancy ink.
Frosted Feet. They may bo cured
as follows : White oak bark, taken
fresh and boiled in water for a strong
liquor. Bathe the feet in the liquor.
It is pronounced the best of all reme
dies. A nor lemonade is one of the best
remedies in the world for a cold. It
acts promptly and effectively, and has
no unpleasant after effects. One lemon
properly squeezed, cut in slices, put
with sugar, and covered with a half pint
of boiling water. Drink just before go
ing to bed, and do not expose yourself
on the following day. This remedy will
ward off an attack of the chills and fever
if used promptly.
Creosote for Warts. Dr. Hainey,
of St Thomas' Hospital, London, has
written an article for the"Lancet, detail
ing the effects of creosote applied to
warts. He applied it freely in an ob
stinate, warty excrescence on the finger,
then covered it over with a piece of
sticking plaster. This course he pur
sued every three days for two weeks,
when the wart was found to hare disap
peared, leaving the part beneath it quite
A Useful Soap. The following is
commendedby those who have tried it
for scrubbing and cleaning painted
lloors, washing dishes, and other house
hold purpose: Take two pounds' of
white ohre soap and shave it in thin
slices ; add two ounces of borax nnd
two quarts of cold water : stir all to
gether in a stone or earthen jar, and
let it set upon the back of the store un
til the mass be dissolved. A. Tary little
heat is required, as the liquid need not
eimmerv When thoroughry mixed and
cook d, At becomes of tie eocsistencv of
a thick jelly, and a pifcee the size ot' a
lather for a gal-
Giui'E Jam. Boil the grapes in just
water enough to mako them tender,
strain them through a colander, then
in one pound of pulp put ono pound of
sugar ; boil this hilf an hour ; tho com
mon wildjfrapo mokes a nice jam.
'Wine Whey. Boil a pint of milk,
and put to it a glass of white wiuo ; set
it over the fire till the curd has settled,
when strain it and sweeten to your
Plain Doughnuts. Ono pint of rich
buttermilk, one heaping teaspoonful of
,aala.kadf ftratity of safr, three
laoiespooniais or meiiea iaru, nour 10
Pickled Onions. Pool off the outer
skin of small onions, boil them until
clear or half cooked, in salt water, and
throw them whilo smoking hot into a
jar of cold vinegar, spiced.
Oatmeal Gruel. Mix a dessert
spoonful of fine oatmeal or patent
groats with two tablespoonfnls of cold
water and boil for ten minutes, Btirring
! .n..n.,tl "V- :!. . l l..:i
frequently. For a richer gruel, boil
two tablespoonfnls of groats in a quart
of water for an honr. Strain through a
sieve ; stir in a piece of butter large as
a walnut and some sugar, nutmeg or
Frizzled Beef. Into a pan put
slices of dried beef, with just enough
boiling water to cover them. Let
them cook ten minutes and drain off the
water. If not fiuo enough, cut smaller.
Return to tho pan with a lump of but
ter the size of a walnut, and a littlo pep-
p To a qllartcr of B of uc.f
idlow two eggs, beat well together, and
when the beef is hot, stir in. Cook
about thrco minutes, snd send to table
How to Prepare Coffee. French
cooks say good coffee cannot be made
by boiling; it must be leached ; tho
aroma and llavor of the coffee goes off
in the steam if it is boiled. Tho ground
coffee must bo put in a vessol that is
liko a fine sievo iu tho bottom, pour
boiling water on this, ant as soon as it
passes through it is fit for use and if not
used immediately should be placed
where it will simply keep hot and not
boil. We give this French method of
making good coffee not for the benefit
of hygionists, for they will not use cof-
" wuo (f - "J
musJ .fo f7 J
m"st hav? -! ? m the be8t 7-
Journal of. Health.
Tho San Francisco paiers give
full accounts of tho wrestling-match
between McLaughlin, of Detroit, and
Whalen, of California, for 84,000 and
tho championship, which was recently
contested in tho Golden City in tho
presenco of an immenso and excited
audience. The Call Bays :
Tho rival athletes havo met, and Cali
fornia's champion went down beforo tho
superior prowess of the man from the
East, or, as ho is facetiously termed.
set fortli that tho
matcli waB to bo for $2,000 a side, collar
and elbow grips, falla best two iu three,
tho contestants to wear short coats,
light costume, and canvas shoes. The
men were then introduced, and the dis
parity in size became at onco apparent.
white tights, beneath which tho mns-1
j cles played at every movement. Be-1
side the gigantic framo of " The For
v - -
guer "Corduroy's" form seemed al-
most liko that ot a tall, slim boy. The
iiminary nana-suaiung tho grip was
taken, and the struggle commenced at
precisely 9 o'clock. Whalen evidently
perceived the great advantage of weight
possessed by his opponent, and stood
upon tho defensive, endeavoring to
draw out " The Foreigner's" tactics.
Tuc latter pressed "Corduroy
with ap '
nnronllv Lm crrnt 1;..tOo- -i.d ,,,!.,. '
cubic inch will mako a
Ion of water.
movement, making frequent feints that "Ontram, the father of Sir James
seemed entirely unnecessary. Whalen ' "am' e".owncrt.forl "'" military cx
remained perfectly cool and it ' Plo,ta ,n Iild,a haTluK ' the inventor
seemed as though the contest would , of trRma acd lrniwjB.
become protracted, when, quick as a ) The question of regulating railway
flash, McLaughlin lifted Whaien clear rates and management by law is now
off the floor and threw him fair upon his pending in tho Legislatures of Minne
back at the rear of the stage, and then, ota, Wisconsin, Iowa, ilissouri aud
without changing his hold, lifted the Kansas. The question is rapidly as
fallen " Corduroy" upon his feet with ! nming a national importance and will
but littlo effort. The fall was from ' hardly be Fettled short of the highest
right to left, perfectly clear and fair, judicial decision,
and accomplished in four minutes and a j Tnnrnr-3EVEN of the seventy-two Sen
" atorsin Washington aro accompanied
At 9:12 o clock the men again stood by their wives, and nineteen have their
breast to breast upon the boards. Both daughters with them. Of the 298
men maneuvered for some time, Mc- Representatives and Delegates, 329
Laughlin feinting with the right and ', have their wives with them, and many
left Whalen had changed his tactics of the others are accompanied by
somewhat, and, while remaining on the daghters and lady friends.
defensive, dragged his opponent over
the floor, watching every opportunity to A Kavel Theater.
anc avi. uw neat moment, .xinoinar
that " Corduroy' seemed determined to
draw him toward the sidea of the stage,
McLaughlin drove him clear back to the
reporters' tables, and by mere main
force threw him upon them. Cries of
II Pnnl .T...1 ' T 1
tioVoTthotSTand a sofh .
waaburled at thcichiing "Foreigner
whose eridfflt nhi m.K.
duroy" among the itemker. aa
worry him and render him leas cool.
Suddenly, and before the audience had
a single warning, Whalen was again
upon his back, in almost the same place
as before, having been thrown by exactly
the same process of lifting by main
strength and throwing square and fair.
Axdrew Jackson was once making a
stump speech in a country Tillage oat
Wesl. Just aa he was oonelsding,
Amos XendalL who sat beside him,
whispered : " Tin 'm a little Latin.
General ; they won't be satisfied with
out it" The "hero of New Orleans"
instantly thosaht of a fe
knew, and, in a voice of thunder.
up his speech by exclaiming : VEplnri
bru unam. Sine qaa non, Ne pins ultra,
MultuminParvo." The effect was tre
mendona, and the ahoate conld be heard
The Grangers number 7fl,l2X.
Bbklin rejoices in one street railway.
Thkri: aro 61.000 people iu Rich-
" Whatever is, in right." If it in't,
we'll make it so.
The dentisU are pulling through the
hard times remarkably well.
Dio Lewis says that high living is the
foundation of every cemetery.
Nearly every pound of butter used in
Florida is shipped from Ohio.
c1aw coat of the Ixmdon underground
railway was 1,000,000 jwr mile,
"Hay fever" is what Members of
Congress call tho Granger rage.
There are C& Good Templar lodges
in Wales, with 00,000 members.
A man at West Wheeling, Va., made
17G kegs of eight-penny nails in a week.
Harper' Magazine is offered 100
articles a week. Less than ten aro ac-
f-tix-PKNNY telegrams are to bo intro
duced in England, and half-penny letter
In less than a ccnturv tho whole ara
ble land of tho United StateB will bo ta
ken up by aetual settlers.
The Athens (Tenn.) W thinks that
Andrew Johnson will bo the next Con
gressman from that district.
A French novelist law ono of his
characters bored through with an auger
in tho hands of an American.
In Naples a barber will shavi cut
hair, comb, brush, black boots, and givo
you a cigar aud call it square fir ten
Aocohmno to recent returns, tho
total amouut invested in English rail
ways is 129,090,000, or a!out 31,640,
000,000. Only ono man has over dared to
climb tho spire of St Paul's Church
.London, though 20 is offered to any
ono who will repaint the ball.
"Napkins, sir! napkins!" roared a
Green Bay landlord; "no, sir, wo
haven't got any ; but if you want to wipo
your noso I'll lend you my handker
chief." Durino the impending famino in In
dia the Government will bo called ujon
to supply half a pound of grain per
day, for eight mouths, to 25,000,000
Sam Foster, of Washington county,
N. Y., threshed, by hand, ninety bush
els of oats in thirteen hours. Sam
should get out a patent for himself im
mediately. On tho occasion of tho ono hundredth
anniversary birthday of Mozart, recent
ly, it was propotcd to decorate his
grave, but uoxoue was nblo to point out
tho final resting place of tho immortal
Of the 2,059 convicts sentenced to tho
Maine State Prison during its fifty
years of existence, there has -been but
one clergyman, and, bo far aB is known,
but ono person why was a member of a
The French Government has decided
that the Chinese Museum at Foutaiue
blcau and the collection of arms and
armor at Fierroford belonged to the
private estate of Napoleon III., and
m,l8t Ue'ro e paid for
by r ranee.
iOHx meal, neatcu ami placed in
bags, is rccommeuded as a substitute
' for hot water Ixittlcs and such hko ap-
.. . ....
puances, tor restyling warmth to the
sick. It is said to woigh los. retain
heat longer, and does not chill when
The enormous profits of (street rail
roads in some cities is shown by tho re
port of the Third Avenue railroad in
New York. Its receipts last j car were
82,140,246 ; expenses, $1,214,132, leav
ing a handsome dividend of $t26,694 on
$2,000,000 of stock.
In Englaud, street railroads aro com
monV known as tramways.
" tram" is said to Ikj an ah
xra " " n aOOrCVIStlOn Of
A visitor of the Chinese theater, in
San Francisco, does not seem to be
particularly charmed by the Mongolian
drama. He says: "Battle scenes are
stock ingredient of the Chinese drama,
and are conducted on a principle total-
t variance with all our modern ideas
? V1? ,? x- f (or
e.Lel t? disau "? rmy, and, sin-
U5 " SVJIUW. 4USUUJK ifJIVC
The stage, which is limited, is that the
orchestra occupy nearly the whole of it,
is merely a pbtformflanked by the walls
of the house, lit up by some four or five
footlights and two attenuated gas-pipes
pendant on either side ox the house,
' which terminate in numerous gas jets
far more maeful than ornamental. In
the rear a screen, festooned, with
pean. amor siakal instrument, and
diabolical characters, serves as a parti
tion to veil the dnaeing-rooaw and
gree roo from the eye of the casual
observer, and two obtained doors are
the means of exit and entrance. It has
never been oar nuafertaxe to hear the
orertare, if one be played, bat jadging
by the descriptive araaie asdsrogrsg
daring the progress of the play, which
would make an excellent accompaniment
for wandering minstrel eats. nothiscKas
1 been lost."
TI1K tillOST THAT W.
(Xiju. Wtfc &tt.Vujr, l?f.)
W hj. aa to Uiat aUJ th enl&r
OiKwta alnt ttiln. e ar&H.to fr,
hpiilu tlvinl fool h lowm much.
Anil Umttl-vhT dmil tal in twh :
And Mfrtr Jltn
W"bal lxarT""n,lt "
Wa oo-half fact aad U eth-r ball MB '.
Running onr nbtltt en tbe Han. h uw
A bout 4Jc a lb racrral law
Ju.t by thr tnoiblti twiia. and IbrtKw
Came a dnmkrn roan with & nuv. Him
Than to i!roitu tb rail.
Mat aa a UU,
As Jim dro by with the midnight malt.
Down ctl thr truU. Htani rnlMl,
Too !at t fur lbr c ot a " tbud." Jim eurd,
Aa hi ananan. ther In tbv cab with blin.
Kinder tlatvd lu th tt o( Jim.
And !, " Wbat turw r
har Jim. What nw !
I'vn Juat ma ovr a man tUata bol""
The nrrraao atarol at Jim. Tbey ran
llck, but thrjr never found botiw nor roan
Nary a hadov Uh!u a isllr.
J tin turned j.'e, t ut he tried to mtl
Iheuon be tare,
Ten mile r morn,
lu tauiclrr time thau b'd made afut.
Would on lieltere It ! the tery netl blbt
t'p row tbat boon- lu the mooullaht white ;
Out come the chap and ilrot aa brlore.
Down gora the brakae, and the Mt uore
And . in fart.
I Uch blK'ht that ae
Oocurrrtl, till foli ure Jim a crarVed.
llumj'h ! Let me e ; It' a ?er bow, mo.
That I met Jim, l.at, and ald. llow'a )iiir
"(limr." ay Jim : " aud more. H'a jdaln
That shoal don't trouble me attain ;
I thought I thuok.
That fc-lioet when I Uxik
A i-lare uu au Caaterq line but hik ;
What ahould I meet the Brt trip out.
lint that tery none that o taiand about.
And that elf-aae man I " Well," ) 1, " I gu
It'a time to Mop till Jer fvKtUhbew,
Ho I crammed on tem.
When there came a wrem
From my Herman ami that broke ray dream
You've- killed aomebody !" Kaya I, " Not much ;
I've beeu thar often and tbar alnt no audi,
Aud now III proe it." Hack we ran,
Aud darn hit kin but tbar imi a tnan
On the rait, dead,
Mutaabed In the head
Now I rail that meanaeaa : That' all Jim Jd.
lint UttrU, in tin .Yie 'erk Tittu.
ExrENuivc furniture Iudinn Hu
reniiH. CniK for it felon Take It to tlm peni
tentiary. A cnntiNAi. court Sparking another
Lazy husbamln aro known out Wtit
as stove watchers.
Wiit is a coachmnn liko tho clourfn?
IlecaUMC he hold tho reitm.
Ukal citut-H of kidnapping When th
bnby is ' cribbed " at night.
M.tlinuoK is dt'fecribvd hy a French
cynic as a tiresome book with a very fine
James says hla grocer, having been
converted, has forsaken tho irrorn of
ir n mini ovonnt, his sleep will l
di.turlx'tl by tho nightmaro- another
name for provimotiH,
Lkt your motto be, " Liberty or
Death," aud if it comes to the pinch
take tho mowt iu liberty.
" I air," atd n rough fellow to a fop
with conHpicuoiiH bow-legs -" I nay,
don't you havo to httvo your pitiitaloonK
cut wfth a circular euw?"
Onk who knonii how it i hentelf nav,
'The man who in awfully nrlmn to" hi."
wifo before ntrmigt:rM, in generally nlso
her bane behind their backs."
Now is tho time for tree ngentH. Look
carefully at their fine pictures of fruit.
It looks tempting, but le careful you
arc not charmed by tho gaudy paint."
Camfohnia agricultnriHU are going
largely into ginger. Thoy hnvtm't got
much bevoud tho fintt nyllnble yet, but
hopo to do no whru their plant germi
nate. " What is Heaven's 1mmI gift to n an 1"
asked a young lady on Knnex street,
Sunday night, smiling owcetly on a
plciwant looking clerk. " A bo," r
plied thu young man, with great prud
ence. Danbury Xcu.'tt.
A Nevada rPr wJ : " The many
friends of Bill Tbomiwn will regret to
hear that he was hosh.fl up by a cata
mount to-day, on Nixou's Hill, .while ly
ing in wait to hoot a Chinaman. This
was alwayn a world of disappointment."
A man iu Iowa by the name of Silsa
Chew was married the other day to a
girl namid Anus Good. Tho moet ob
tuse person would instantly call to mind
the Scriptural injunction, "H. Chow
that which in evil, clearing only to that
which is Good."
"Mrs. Hopkins, wb don't you sprin
kle ashes on your icy wdewalk likOf rs.
Bednn, your opposite neighbor, for th
benefit of paMro-by, and so imitate the
Good Samaritan ?" "Iel the paMcrs
by imitate the Prieat and Lente, aad
pass by on tho other side."
A touno lady who entered a Broad
way music store, and asked the young
man in attendance, " Have you Happy
Dreams ?" was astonished when he re
plied, "No, ma'am, I'm mostly troubled
with the nightmare," Fa didn't kn9w
why she went out so hurriedly and
slammed the store door after. her.
Among the Teasels which went ashore
daring the Aagwt gales on the Nora
Scotia coast was the schooner J. C.
Smith, of WelbSeet, which went on near
Mr. Mademoiselle. Soon after she
struck several of the crew swung ashore
on the staysail halliards. Tomr were
drowned. One young man washed
overboard, and while vainly straggling
in the surf was seen by a large New
foundland dog, which was at the top of
the blalT folly fifteen feet above the
water. In an iaaiant ha ptonged over
the precipice and in almost as. little
time aa it takea to tl it was oat tmatag
lhe rocks aa4 awfurtow. Ha disap
peared front sight for several avanlea,
and when aext seen had goMaa his fcenV
partly over a rook, baaaaatils, ana
wliile almost strangled himself, waa
dragging forth with iaJoaaitaaie grip
the drowning 2- he tiMa waa
successful. Both boy and doc wre
saved, although nearly eahaaated whm
ther reached the shore.
He k "74.
is in harmony wfth the age.
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