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TfflHED CLOUD CHIEF.
Webcer Ccaaty, Heb.
Two Dollars a Year, In Advance.
KIUI1TY VKAIt.S AGO.
Wrl'ten ly F. Bueii, of Mexico l!o , ca U-c
a&aiTemr; of Lw eightieth Mrthdaj.j
T In New EnrUnd'e oortbera dime,
Tfce earth then dad la mow.
That Aral I drew my lnlaat breath,
Jstt rtUty yar ajo.
II f"- tli' atibTS hot thai live
In thl our world below.
Who flrt iBhakil taeir itai breath
iujit elztj 3 far ago.
The rat and onmpiirated ceiica
Ttait trntbfd T-ct-ri' feew,
Apjar Hie 1idoarjrlreani,
Sisc eighty ycar ago.
Onr ration, then s little trrc
If ad it le jrtia U crow,
It lmtch bar j-a Jrota to a,
Mnce ej;hty yetr age.
Men wen. the r'-utKle thrtr lather trod.
Ami elwhere.dar- not C":
-Trauion -a-heJr ptron 0K "
Hay ethty ;iri ago.
Id rent nra lik- a land dnse.
Have lit in-u'ii tratn ack-w.
And what In. jirov -niriit we bare en
Slnr eashtr j-ar sjjo.
VTht n Falton flrt condensed the tteata.
How littlf did he know
lt mighty wnden we bare f.a
Hiik-c eighty yearn 150.
KWtric ftnld aotiillns thought
Aa au;?el n lht Lot know
Th miRhiy .uler it ha wronlit
Mlure Mhty yer Hfo.
lleurath old ocanV dark tree.
Where roUuig Julio 2'w,
Fly !e4grain Ufa H?htalng-j-d,
.ac eighty year ae.
TJe name ro fariort- in ear laml.
It all nHiw to etow
The poatun of wnir caualiij; Land,
Htnces eighty are igo.
XmUctoa herald nre or Ie,
Nu iftuff to and fro.
All date itwar Je from th irei
.Slitce eighty year- ajjo.
N" J4oa to th l-athn w&rH,
SalaUub' ay t.i h-w.
N t."'i-ri lau-r there unfurled,
nutcr tight jaria'.
No bt!i-,bijl to train the yonijg
In Vk that they rtxmld ro.
1 hut Klorlroii wort wa t heguu
ray eighty jpar a..
Napoln Flrrt Ai, who can tell
Thr ld be ceu-l tn flc" ,
II ad bl etnplrr roatnt f?H
binre eighty j ear ago.
TViw- Tat jiralr(ei vibrre one roamed
The elk a:l l3iU,
Thf nal;rmt Hit fMiud i luraie,
Mtee e:jbty year ajo.
Of all th 14ein( weTO rex4ol
SlB-.' rthty yeare aco.
That calle f.tr cratttude to GrI,
I elaery' oerthruw.
Wfcefi nighty j ear bac eome and pone,
O, .hall I. ran I ln-m
Thf tbiuf' "U arth Uiat baetranlilred
Sttce otgUty jears ao.
A man came into Mr. Gelchcr's office
a few days ago and tried to sell him a
. . .t. fceor;r lrfl?r. berl-rencli, elitW'
or wt, ueti- rencii. einw-
fruit can opener, keMe and ,
iftr, srrew-driver -and carpet '
.stretcln r, all m one hand", for the
small sum of fifry cent-; nd because
Mr. G. k-'itr cnlled it a humbug and
would not buy it. the mau told him
hoi regret it and he did.
At S o'eloi'k that evening Mr. Gel
cher, who had just moved into a new
house, stood in Ins shirt sleeves in the
middle of n great, blink, front room,
aud ran his hands through his hair, and
smiled grimly as he turvtyed tho rather
painful prospect of a carpet loosely
spread out upon a lloor which in turn
hpread out beyond the carpet on one
hide to a discouraging extent. It was
terriblv clear that that carpet would i
have to bo stretched some, and this, in
connection with the fact that it
a-Ofttaa TltTW I ff a," U'ta I ll ai VIr IIICMI I
. . . '. . ....
f -rtT) i T d" at rg
his hair h. mucu and think. Mrs. Gel-
clu r was down-suiirs hunting up some
eirpet tacks tint .dr. Gelcer had re-
IKirtouas ue.ng m nis breast jwjcKet ;
- . .
in the face, mak-ng soothing remarks I
on the leautifnliv3 explicit stvlo of a '
......, ,iihn,.c ,! i.,. ' :.. i.. '
lUiivi.wii-, auil LJtruiAJt; IU liti.
coming up, but enough, as shedeclareel,
-wlien ho pleasantly hinted that carpet
tacks cost nioueMr, to hist till 2 o clock
next morning, which from the rather
brisk manner in which that carpet was
then going down woif.d be about the
time he'tl be through. Then she darted
the sau?er at him. nd told him to take
his old tucks and be careful not to drop
theni all over the house for the children
to step on, for a rep'y te which remark
he feemeN.1 utterly brwihiered anil lost.
Then with a kind of stunned anel va
cant expression of conntenance, he
elreanvly got down upon his knce-3,
placed the saucer en the carpet, lookeel
all about him for the hammer, got up
rsgain. looked all over the adjoining
ivom, returned wearily, prosiratd him
sedf again to further prosecute the
search, and tiualiv struck the fnnnv-
lKne of his knee on something hard
underneath tLe carpet in the middle of
the room. Then Le crawled off on one
knee into a corner, and made faces, and
nursed hie, hurt, while his wife, who
wa5 s'anding in the eloorwav of the ad -
joining room, caught no the edge
carpet, cave it a tes that elistributed
the tacks some, and :hen savagely re
marked that any fool would know'bet-
than than io lobe a hammer that wav.
She run her hana under the carpet, and
after making several wide and vigorous
sweeps, she held the hammer up for
him to loss at, very much as it it was a
rare pleasure to him. Then he got up
and took the hammer anil held it firmly
in his left hand, and kept it there to be
sure of it,
And then they both went to work to
lengthen oat that carpet and pick
up tacks, and knock their heads to
gether, and converse, until he acci
dental! bronght the hammer down on
some of her fingers tbat lay around
made up of a great square, sprawling , J two somewhere and lose aU the ad- ' dred millions of dollars, and a promi
pattern that woud not put up with a vantl nftl slowlv and sadly he nent member of the family recently
great deal of stretching, and at the fa , . . ..-, u ' ,i i :.i i, !, .i.i mon " wni -irnrth
but as uetadnt dt-igaatcnl the coat j fl pain caruest-' to and fro in a row-boat between New round her ; waist Saturday nights and
nor specified as to whether the pocket J rcaaorse and deair, that that latly , York and Statcn Island. He made a all it would then cost to live woujd be
was outride or m, she didn t return im-. 'Ueil b TO tiins a siectacle, large amount of moneyin steamboating, ' 52.05 a week, and now I spend $lu, and
!rinrVn nervousfttfed the can- but the great bulk of his wealth has , am hungry half the time.
MnGel A orsTLBiAX writes to a Boston
iuto a very amiable condition of mind e-vf t f stan-d .atfhf s. fn n"; iJiiLiiinejper that he knows by personal
when his wife came an-stairs very ml -s:derable amount of hot tallow Then road stocks. He j1bn T?" , experience that aa able-bodied man 50
i t ii J, r..n r . ...-i. I pictures and mirrors th
not so fuU a.- when she hid started, to about " J-I .of S hnng
, . -- , -, . . ..' ' tirm. ami a wild and frenzied
ie sure, ior .sue uaa tiisinunteti them ' . ,. a i r
.. i ,.,1w.t- ii,. 4i. ....:. one eye starting fiercely from
iliVUa-. a &a. am miii f Vlll I UV -. O
- loose on uie. earpe: m the way. Alter j streams running through it
wmen, ne muscou tne picnng-tip dusi- ; ia a gentle, iragrau; rraT
.,.. uV "wij cii j ... i.c r li.t.V I u.i
1ACZ 1 mfl 1-HtlA CA ent r... -.1.A ..rAvr 1 -vm..1.
$2.00 PER AMUM.
eill and looked up at the calm, pale
At about 10 o'clock Mr. Gelcher drove
the first tack, and immediately there
after commenced to hitch nervously and
feverishly along one side of the room,
pushing the Baucer of tacks and the
candle (on no account -whatever could
he be trusted with a kerosene lamp) be
fore him, and driving tacks -with a des
perate energy that bronght the perspi
ration to his face and the big veins out
uixm his forehead in an alarming meas
ure. Then he turned the corner and
drove tacks along the neit side till he
had two of the sides dovm in a very,
very thorough manner, "fairly wasting
the" tacks," declared his wife, who had
by this time recovered .sufficiently to
ataeirouad and giro toothing- direc
tions. He had now performed the easiest
portion of the work and was making
rwidy to stretch the carpet into place.
She volunteered to hold the candle and
he let her, at the Fame time remarking,
that if fche held that candle in that
brilliant btyle, behind his head and
bad?, so tha't he could see nothing, it
might be well to blow it out in the start,
as it would do jut as much good and
pave the eandle besides.
Tims refreshed he placedhimself prone
upon the floor, grasid the edge of the
carpet rirmly in both hand, raised his
body slightly by bracing himself from
his Ue-s, gave a" little spring to relieve
the carpet f his weight, tugged sud
denlv to bring it into place, and losing
his foothold through the treachery of
his slippers he came ilat to the floor with
an ' Ugh !" that rendered him at once
brt athless and disgusted.
Then he got up and turned upon his
wife a face made up of dreadfully star-1
ing eyes, barked nose and mouth full of j
carpe't wool, and wants to know what I
the devil she was laughing at, and if
there was any joke he wanted to know
it, by thunder.
She replied that she didn't know as
there was much of a joke in having to
mend a pair of pants that had given out
in tho back heam, the way his had, and
she wishetl he'd be a little careful with '
his clothes the next time he undertook ;
He was a desperate looking man, as
he sat upon the lloor pulling off his slip
pers and stockings so that he shouldn't
J-hp again, and vowing that he'd have
things us he wanted them. And when
ho lay himself down to that job again,
he teemed an enraged Hercules, so des
perately and fiercely did he put himself
to the tork.
The perspiration streamed from his ,
tlammg countenance, his jaws and the
seams in his pants flew wider apart, the
cords in his neck stood out, his shirt
rollnr went lv tho board, but that car-.
cftme iuo laje hh an aIacrity and
illillguess Lat TOIlld mve shamed ;
lm1ia n?bbr. Then he slowlv let go
with one hand and commenced to grope " work under the guidance of tins rule,
about in an exciting manner after the and found that it .served well. o
hammer aud tacks with the other, but doubt, for that amount of time in ad
withiut succetHJ they were at his left ( vance, it was quite, as good as any
hand of course, and "lie must get them ( other rule inordinary use. F. H. G.,
himself, as his wife couldn't be ex- ( in Hearth and Home.
pected to push them toward him while
he had so much to do in holding
that heavy caudle. He felt to proud
aud haughty to ask her, so he com
menced to operate in the direction of
that hammer and those tacks by hold
ing the carpet firmly in place with his
left hand and endeavoring to turn him
self completely over iu order to reach
I the things with his right Of course
he mustn t lose his iooiuoiu, ami it uc-
nln.tj; ntul witli ln; rurlit hand widlv
IwaVmgin the a,r, and everv muscle, .
h . d tL t.
gradually turned toward his
.'., '.. ..,. , .,.
l ill I It I liHt ?i'IIIIllML' ;ill!lllL Iflt 1
a H.-""---. " """. -"--!'
been o eagerly clutclied
ing out into the next room an
ffpnt. iiv- i
I Ti -
at were loitering
went bounding tlown a long llight
g flight of
Uick strewed stairs, came m noisy con
tact with various articles of fnrniture
below, floundered through them to the
kitchen anel finally brought up on his
knees in a chair before the sink and
commenced to dash cold water into his
eyes, and to roar, and groan, anil grind
his teeth, and howl, and dance abou
w:th an enthusiasm tliat showed that he
entered fully into the spirit of the per-
formance. Inen he sat down on a chair
and hehl out his feet and wrung his
hands and called on all the heathen
eleities, anil howled, and wept, and
roared again, while a nervous woman
extracting carpet tacks from the soles
of his feet with the claw-end of a tack
hammer and did them np is salve and
ixrk-rind and rags.
. the man came to finish laying that car-
' pel, n toos lour s;rong men iu u-ex-p
Gtdcher anywhere near
his bed. Dan-
( A BEArnrrii B.uovkoom Oknaxent.
At the Dickens ball in San Francisco
recently, was a beautiful fountain in
i the center of the room, with threads of
water playing incessantly through and
into a bed of calla lilies. From, a
pyramid of flowers which rose from the
center of the fountain, ran a gas-pipe,
and the light f ron the center of this,
shining through a great glass globe,
presented a beautif ul spectacle. At the
base of the fountain," and completely
surrounding it, as a profusion of flow-
ers in pots, which gave the whole the
appearance of a huee floral bed. with
was I . it ii i.i.M:t v.;...cnir ' .l,-..- Von,1.iliIf utakhIc nnn hnn.
CUiUlliCULLII IU fcLlWl LU M Ul 14 k,M V - -'-" aTMAAVft -. -.- w. -
i.. ; !.. ;,..r.wf ... A.n tmTi.nptimi i mftimr mu :irmi in ronvevinir people , to tigiire it out, as I sat with my arm
They got through at just 2 o'clock the every evening some 01 nis cronies in ior t contemplating doing wonders before
next morning, and Gelclier, blindfolded a rubber at whist and to talk horse, a iife eI1ds. They are ever ta'king of
and smeiimg leariuiiv 01 a eirug store, pj- ""-. "- --;- .-. . , wuai lu.j aie gum to uv,iiuu. uu mc..
crept down-stairs on his hands and knees terly, however, his ev enings have bten f, ng to do ; yet they seem to be
to bed and staid there ten davs; and passed very quietly. He has always making no more advancement toward
when shortly after this terrible nicht. been astnet man of bnsiuess, kept his . thcobiect of their imagination than a
RED CLOUD, WEBSTER CO., XEI3., THURSDAY, MAY IS, 1874.
Popular Weatfcer Signs.
Tr ,'fc not Krve a useful purpose
if some scientific meteorologist were to last year. . -
gather into a mass the various weather yZIiUSSKS farmer has a whole town
signs whether valuable or not treas- gIxi for a plantation. .
ured bv the farmers and other common
Snie people of the country, and then Socm Cabolwa has twentymo d-
sift them k that those ol real value
mav have tneir proper maaence, mm
tho'se which are merely fanciful may
vniA to mislead ?
That there are weather s;gns of abund
ance, everybody knows. That thegreater
part of these signs are utterly valueless
evcrv person of intelligence can testify.
Yet that thev do practically influence
the time and mode of the planting of
crops, and of their after culture, will
be acknowledged by many who would
not be suspected of the folly, and who
can give no other reason for it than the
force of habit. m
' We are going to have a dry mouth,'
said a farmer the other day.
" How do you know ?" he was asked.
"Bv the Indian sigu of the new
moon" he replied. "Its horns hung so
sloping that they could hold no wa'er."
His companion laughed. " Why,
that's my Injm sign for wet moon. The
horns slope so that they loose all the
The sign in the one case was no doubt
as prophetic as in the other.
" Alwavs plant your potatoes in the
dark of the moon, "if you wish to have
a full crop," I heard my neighbor ?ay.
"But never kill your pork nor faoil
vnnr smn at such'a time, unless vou
are willing to have then shrink to noth-
" What is your authority for this ?" ;
l "T 1 T .. ... r-v linn w. I t l
i .:. c 1 lmfatirm nn. nl-
wav3 so practiced. Totatoe3, yoi
yCjiS roots, naturally love la
nj goap anj bacon I supios
vtwra uu uumo "- '" """ "
And soap and bacon 1 suppose they ,
take their cue from the state of the
moon. The fact is, I only know that .
this is the old-time rule."
" We are to have frost on the 19th of ,
May," said a farmer to me on the 5th of
April. . '
1 was stiocteu, tor ne iooecq we aim
" Because we had a fog on the
He saw mo smiling and added, "I
have heard this rale even J-incc I was a
bov, and it has never failed yet."
" The surest rule I know for fortcll
iiip the weather throughout the year,"
said a planter possessed of at least a
.semi-collegiate education, " is to note
the twelve days between new Christinas ,
(from Dec. 25 to Jan. G). The months
of the ensuing year are apt to oe we- or
irv. cool or warm, accoruing 10 tuc uuts
corresiKndmg." He seriously declared
that for mauv vears he had " pitched
llis crop" anl ordered his plantation
The wealth of the Vanderbilt family
has ben variously estimated, aud the ,
has admitted of little else than mere
' conjecture on this point. There is a
i general opinion, howsver, among those
, who are iu a position to judge most cor
rectly that the wealth vested in Corn-
more than that sum. his
vast fortune '
was acquired by Cornelius Vanderbilt
hj3 OTrn eflort startia early
in life without capital or intluence.
tT .. -, Je .n.l iii first
111. Will Vilia41 w a. x tj mn-. i w - -
,. .- i i i. ......!
.pii-rf'iiftrire anei I'luciv uit: as ua.iuw
srilh him a drawing breath, and his
ii i :n.iT.m;ri.i- a mm
, will and pnrpese indomitab.c A man
" .i i;i. f 1,-U nl,;t with
a power as irresistible as one of his
steamboats. His one purpose m life
lifts ueeu uueaiiuinitiuai i wuut,;. "
:;Vl"V.- i .-:..a .: ;,i ,i
tmic WTin lit ruin i i:iimiii iii. 1111:11101 aiivit
physical resources with the greatest
care. He has made of himself a
machine that has always obeyed the
J requirements of his intellect, and
( wherever he has struck it has been
with telling force and effect. He has
J had very few vices. He has always
1 arank moderately and lived regularly,
' taking just the requisite amount of
exercise alwavs. Smoking and whist-
, playing are the only indulgencies wh ch
1ia hna rwrrmtt.wi himself to ariv Min-
he has permitted himself to any con -
siderable degree. Every day he is to
' be seen driving on the road, with the
j stump of a cigar between his teeth.
I and until within a year past he has had
? OT?n c
counsel, and admitted or known no
ers. He never allows the plea of
affection or chanty to lntcrtere with J
his business matters. Appeals to bis
svmpatny have about as much ehect s
inebrious, and a frost at that time in A Iassachcsetts farm,
latitude would havo cost millions of Kentucky-bred mule that
hilars. I asked: "How do Jtoltthjsjfi
LWt WV1U1VJ U.B 111U i -i ivi...w -.- . .-
a straw forced under the wheels of a enough of your riches to raise a ripple
locomotive. He has been welL active, on the sea of your prosperity. We of
and in the harness all his life, and has j j e person's who would b caUd by
never tired or weakened. He will be . tha name of gentl-eraen, etrutticg ut
SO years of age in May, and his GO odd
years of constant hard work show that
he has had one of the strongest physic
al const ituuons ever given to a man.
Xcw lorl Graphic
GaioTOBNiAsrill this vear produce 12,
000,000 gallons of "wine, 2,000,000
pounds of grapes for table use, and
250,000 pounds of raisins, besides the
brandy, of which there are no statis
tics. "Forty thousand acres are in vine
yards, and tie area is constantly n-cisasirg.
the Interests of 'Southwest
Milwackf.e made 6,000,000 cigars
minimi; wuu .iW.-.
Ham-ek's Magazine is offered 100 ar
ticles a week. Lei3 than ten are ac
cepted. D.vKorA has been doing sums,
and find"? that she has only three
eighths of a white man to an acre of
Drnn.-Gl.ist year $10,050,173 worth
of potatoes were imported into Great
Britain; the year bc$re $Sj271,300
worth. -C- A
Tun poor boy living in Ohio, who
looked up so honestly m his grandma's
face iiut as her muff-box spilled, fays
he hates evervthintr now since his eyts !
have been opened to things.
The lady who has been married eight
times, ha" eignt living husbands, and
resides with none of them, and whoso
daughter, aged 23 years, has hud three
husbands this lady is the ornament
of Douglas County, Oregon.
Physicians tell us that the habit of
running upstairs is apt to produce
heart disease. To avoid this therefore
you thonld never go up stairs in the
ordinary way. i.ie down on your stom
ach and crawl up feet firet.
The most thoroughly bnrned-out-of-houce-aud-home
man in the United
States is Charles Williams, of Portland,
Me. Seven times during trie past year
has las residence bjeu consumed. lie
.. ... I...1 f. 1 t;...,
now proposes iu uuuu ;i iuti auu i.tun
iIE arji for the thirty-ton steam
i,ainmer, to be erected at the Woolwich
Arsenal, England, will weigh 00 tons,
the anvil-block weighs 103 tons, and
00i Ejx months to cool. Altogether,
q tons of iron will be ued in the
,r...w r - .
(1 in seven
teen barn doors, unroofed a
chicken-coops, and trampled the life
out of four favorite pigs. "Ben But
ler " is his name.
Theice arc 3,000,00000 people on the
earth, and they speak 3,06M known lan
guages. The average duration of life
is $U vears. One-fourth of those born,
,ise before thev are at the age of seven-
teen. Out of one hundred persons only
sx reach the age of sixty. Out of five
hnndred persona only one attains the
The " Gilded Age," wuich bears the
names of Mark Twain and Charles Dud
wa ii ana w.:u-h u-
rifidently asserted to
tica oke. Itssaid
ley Warner, is confi
a cicrantic practic
. that, wishing to test the crednlity of
. lest the creauiiy oi;
o two authors had the
l; " T' l
I the public, the:
i book prepared bv
i t i . . i rri -..a
paper-local reporiers. xne wu-uwa
was solemnly made that tlajjoKe was to
be kept a profound secret till oO.OOO
copies of the work were soid.
Tnr. N'ew York llorM sums nn :
"In all a drunkard, cheaply fed and j
cIothetI Al onlv 'education "enough to I
dig, is a loss and cost to the society
whieh rean. educates, and destroys
him. that mav be told as follows :
original investment, $Z,Q0O ; the loss of
, labor for a lifetime, $12,37G; the loss of
labor bv early death. $10.555; total, I
S37,.")GS ; if he becomes a felon at thirty,
! A tocno man who was married in De-
troit six mouths ago has joined in the
discussion of the question of family
economy. His little contribution i3 far
I from satisfactory. " I do not," he
savs. "understand how it is. I used
c;usum. uuu iu uv,.nt uuiuidj, -h
n. i n1.I niiiA ItrtPlvtnca o r
t ..-." , -. t i . l t. .
ve on xs , cents aeiay ui .wu ,
' consnmeu miiK, io ccnis ; eirv cracker?,
. m . '. .- ff in
coats ; bntter, 5 ccats ; salt, 1 cent ;
1 Al "St 1 "aT " L i Tl; . T
I cra loul- C-1-. g"i " '""'
, - m x
cnpation, 10 hours
a eoav in
1 - .
and -i hours in the garden.
How to Get Rich.
How to get rich has been a question
beyond the conception of the finite
mind. If air castles were visible to the
' seeing eye, we apprehend the space be-
tween us and the sky would be so thick
J jth them that the glaring orb of tlay
J could not be seen. Those of us who
j ,0 act builtlsuch cistles, are ghul they
' .. . .a.i Tin nnlir tmi(iT?nrT-
' aj-e not
thev true, we wouhl be de-
ifill. UU VTAA1 iaiaulUiaa J j
prived of tha't which is most beneficial
J to c:a:a namely, light. We can count
OTcr jn our micd, manv who are
. inrtle dos in climbing a sycamore tree.
, Whenever vou see a man who deliehts
to tell what he L intending to do, you
may raise vour sail and let vocr vessel
--. .. -."
Qrive. for thcie persons wBl never gain
- flown in the world, as if thev knew
, more than any Professor, and owned a
farm in the gold region ; when at the
same tune, they nave to borrow money
to buy the tobacco that makes the fames
from their nasty, stinking pipes. If a
man tcouca occome nea, ana ai ra
same time a gentleman, ne must act
equal to his abilities, and keep himslf
so that he will be agreeable to all whom
he may meet.
Cabbage leaves will cure the worst
..ic.v rr.v. n th homnninir ia..t Tvniinils
r.,wb.. .. u.e.--.-e, -.., , - , tree, lirj pear-:
( Cibu. -. i.v. w... v. . . -.--., -.-4 trees, and a vine
T-irMT ot rni finii r t Tnu i a siri t m .
nei gam, one pounu auei a uau. ut- -.r-
wc omce i
So says a Frezch. jotinul.
Authorship and Journalism.
Tf -. nAat r. scninnp mittinr ranst !
i. .j. ' i.:i..t.. ....... f
A l'', V4 w,-a-. .---w-t
moor lor stc usu uunJvul. ui - wu- , - - - - ,
ilv it is as well for his art that he wilt hear the hitory of the first steel pen
should follow wae other cnUmg tha j on the very spot where the pen wamanu
journaHsm ; for I can testify that after facturei My unci wtv manufacturer of ,
the dav's work is over-when the brain slit key rings by hud, tich a yon have
is exhausted and viurrant, and the lungs
pant for air, and body and soul cry for
a..aa4i'm. 1ij ?nwallf YfO l'nnA
enough, and there is neither strength
nor passion left for imaginative com-
position. I have known a writ-r who
i:i.,.i-!.-, t,.w-,i. ..,.! t,mfsmn
u'jiim:iuii:ii it uv uvuw tvw.- r
I . - - -. -. . .t
lta en atM fiTi1 lapiTTITWT1B
md that, with a less-jaded brain, what
rnuug he could accomplish would be of
itntitwr t i.r.Ti n airN1TTTi
a more enduring kind. It w so true,
however, that one nail drives out anoth-1
'..liUf. .4.- v-. .v - r . - -... -. -
i t.-... i.. .w ,..
ble to do anvthing beyond newspaper
i to do anvthing bevond newspaper
work : as a business man.
with not the
soundest health, and with his heart, of
coui, not fully in his occtip ition, he
found himself neither at ease in his
means, nor able to gain sturdier houia
for literature than vigorous journalLst
anthors rilch from recreation and sleep.
Fortunate in every way is the aesthetic
writer who has sufficient income to sup
port him altogether, or at least, when
added to the stipend earned by first
class work, t) enable him to follow art
without harrassment. For want of such
a recourse, poets, with their delicate
temperament-, may itrnggle along from
year to year, compo.-ing at intervals
which ether men devote to social enjoy
ment, rarely doing their beat ; possibly
with masterpieces stilled .in their brains
till the creative eriod is ended ; mis
judged by those whom they most re
spect, and vexed with thoughts of what
thev could perform, if sabred common
duties were not so incumbent upon
them. Edmund Sftdman.
Ilehi ml the Scene.
Sothern, according to an interviewer
in After Dinner, says: "Does acting
tell on me ? Yes, indeed, it does. Un
til within the last two jears, I have
never given myself more than four
weeks' rest in a year. I have noticed
the wear and tear on my constitution
because my labors are heavier than the
public know anything about. 1 will
give the work of one day, when thtr is
a matinee. I perhaps have a scvuic
ntul nronertv rehearsal at 9 o'clock : a
companv rehearsal at 10 o'clock, and j
l" 1 A f -. 1 t
this rehearsal lasts until 1 o clock ; 1
have half an hour for hm h, go on the
stage at 2 o'clock, and act till half-past
four : I dine at f : from six to seven
rest ; at 8 o'clock on the stage again
pcrformaEce is over at half-past ten
dewn theJn j am
i , liht lam
-ed to go at once to bt.l. In my
I . tu tftr actor ha(1 o
writl out ks own part, instead of buy-
. . , . . - r , frelaentlv
. twdve , &
k and each of tbese we. yen
lengtnSf making aggregate of twelve
times 30S Hues of fresh matter t-er
week. This was to arrive at the mere
question of getting the wonb into my
head ; the analyzation of the character
bem? another 'thing to do afterward.
I hive had to study all day wheu I was
not rehearsing or eating and to go
straight home from the theater at night
and stay up till thr? e and four and five
in the morning ; I have been obliged to
get up at eight o'clock the same morn
ing, rend my parts over again and go to
a rehearsal" at 10 o'clock. I got my
menu rv so well cultivated that I at last
would get my wife to read through a
long farce, just repeating the speeches
twice, without ever having seen the
words myself, and get through it actu
ally everv word.
An Euterprf-ing Settler in Nebraska.
The Jewell (Nebraska) Ji'rjixler
the record of an enterprising set-
Mr. M. S. Endlong settled on the
of Franklin county, .Nebraska,
1 Iwrdering on Kearney county, in March,
1S72. When he arnveu on his home-
with his two sons, he had two,
spans of horses, but only eleven tlollars
in money. .t the ueginning o: 1 -1 -i ne
had 100 acres of land under cultivation ;
- . -
, - .
an orchard contauimg &w yonng apple -
rees, ana iw cnerry-
yard of 500 grapevine,
rnr nlmn in tllnnf "( I1
Badlong is now about to plant 2U0
apple-trees, 200 peach-trees, and 500
The homesteael is in Southern Ne
braska, and on the level pra.rie ;and no
man who has the spirit of Mr. Budlong
need fear to settle where there are no
trees to shade his roof-tree from the sun.
If he plants as Mr. Budlong has done,
in five years his orchard will be coming
into bearing : and, if he has made a
winel-break of cottonwood, he will have
ample fuel for his eioves.
Certainly, eleven dollars in cash is not
adequate for the needs of the ordinary
settler, though there are numerous in
stances in Nebraska of men starting in
this way upon nothing, as it were, and
in a few years working themselves into
potitions of comfort, been men are
brave and enterprising ; but a capital
CO. at least, is a good thing upon
which to Ftait. Tne larger the capital
p -.-0 -r--
1. ... -" .
i triTr ssiii. eniernrrsv mnrajrc anel.. . . :, . - t r i -.
y : : 7 t - r - i i.
industry, without which money is of lit-
tie moment and the quicker and the
greater the gam. There is abnndan.
room and ample scope in Nebraska for
men like Mr. Budlong.
Tee time-worn anecdote of a person's,
being so deceived by a theatrical repre
sentation as to believe it to be a fcene
of actual life was verified at one of the
New Ycrc theaters the other night
In the play, which portrayed the 1-fe of
a drunkard, the chitf actor, when in
great destitution, exclaims: "Ala,
alas ! no one in this wide world will
give me even a crust of bread to eat."
Thee words had hardly "ee3 pro
nounced bj the actor before th audi
ence saw a tall man arie in the par
quet, who, in a Toice trembling with
emotion, said: "Geatlemen, 1 am a
poor nait, but I will give that mas a
L. MATHER. Publisher.
Jlrt Steel Ven Jolah Saou. ,
1 suppose you are the last person- at
ativ nt.- from he Lniieu aiaica "WHO
juit teen us manutucture s rapttuy ur
machinery. It was m the old !Ug-
eoach uas, and so 50on as no nau xaaue
! his cari)et-lisg full, he. went up to Lon- j
j don to sell thcm On one of theer 1
it he saw in a suop uow in u.
side a steel pen of a very uncouth
retained, and the other he rent
IVrry, the patentee in Londot
uncle as ami still remains a ma.i o
remarkable simplicity of character aud
m - .
, von- nriinuQU.i intetrntv. As OOtl lis
tue letter was mailetl he became uneasy
in mmd under the nppreiiciiMon mat nc
had tratisfrre,-sed the patent laws. So
mnch did the fear of trouble from this
cau.se affect him that he was quite una
ble to attend to business, and, at the
t-nd of the third day after mniling his
letter, some snh-ollloquy a the follow
ing took place while my uncle occupied
the self-same seat you sit upon.
" I would not wonder if Mr. Perry
were to come down with a fheriiT to ai-
rest me. It is ju.-t about time f-T them j
to arrive here. I will tell them the
plain Minple truth, that I have mad
two tieus onlv. and bent one to Mr.
Perry and retained the other; that Ij
had iio mtentif u to defraud Mr. Perry, j
and I w.ll throw mvholf on his merry."
At that moment a post-chaise drove
rapidly up to the door ; there were a
few hasty raps at the door, and on
ojeuiug it a small, sharp looking man
of marked Hebrew features aud voice
with a slightly foreign accent, said :
" Is xonr name Mason ?"
" You made this steel pen ?"
" Can vou make more steel pens like
" Then your fortune's made and my
They sat down at this tablo, drew up
the only agreement that was made be
tween them, and we continue under the
original contract, to be the sole manu
facturers of Perry's ren.
I asked him how Gillott came to get
so early into the busim-is, and was told
that two of Mason's sibters used to keep
house for him, and when their work
was done in the hou would take a
hand iu the factory, so John Gillott's
wife taught him tho buMnH.
Josiah Mason has gone to his rest,
after a long life f unostentatious be
nevolence, and left behind Inm well es
tablished aiid well indortod chanties, an
honor to himself and bin UHtive city.
His nephew, Fred. Smith, died
time before him.
One of our most pleasant recollection"
of a vi' it to England in KM is the rtory
of the first gKd and practical steel jhsii.
Chax. T. Jiamliridrjc.
Comfort for the Poor.
One of tho pleasantest faturo- of
r i :.. i.. .... ........... ..f ..iir
neat and very comfortable houses fo'r
the working "clas. In some parts of
the city, esjwcially toward and m the
environ known as Bootle, there are
hundreds of small, two-story bnck cot -
tages "allinarow." cheap, convenient,
and attractive. Iu walking through
the citv one finds street after street
lined with small houses about sixteen
feet wide by thi'ty-five feet eh1 p, built
in Gothic ttyle. These honMa are simi
lar in design ; a narrow hall with stairs
leading to the upper ttory. A parlor,
or front room, perhaps twelve feet
square. A dining-room of similar size
back of the parlor, and then a leanto
or kitchen ; from two to four bed-room
up-stairs. Thus are arranged the h'.mes
of thousands of people in Liverpool,
who for a vcarlv rental ranging from
J tWentv to twentv-five pounds, or from a
, imnti'cd to a hundred and twentv-five
, (i0ua - veflr ...xe humm instead of
,I,nTnnM.nns, rooms in whicli to live,
Ak ,, ihintr tho bonces cf the
lv,nrr u nr.-. wn- ne-at. well - fur -
j j Bnd plcatnt. The little vard in
frout of :Ue houfte :s kept clean ; the
, httIe in0,. over the door enables one
)n tht on .,- n,li7e imt.,le ban ben
j niace some ornament csnallv a plas-
I . . - " . !.
ter cast ol a horse, a cow, nni on me j cieco an ejuine cunwuj in " ui:
crof s, a jolly tailor, Mary and her little of a hairless horM from Auttralia. Thi
Iamb, ar something of tiwt k:nd. In . aame of the remarkable animal is
rorne instances the wife takes one or ! "Caoutchouc;" and ho wa captured ia
two boarders of her own order to eke j the neighborhood of Billooa rivjr,
out a carefully f jent income. Tlie En- I Qaeni'laad, whi about two year old.
glish workicg-maa lives on Ies food He i now about ix years of age, i.s
than does the working-man in America. , pnre blick from the tip of hi erar to
He buy closer and wafctes leas. He the hoof, but without a mglc hair ou
eir uks'bcer instad of whisky, end take ! any part t i his boely. The color is not
more time for his meals. In England unlike: that of a bla-k Lor T?nr clo-dy
people are more careful to buy hat j cbpped, but the microscope fails to d
thcy need, a very 3enstbIo plan worthy tect a single hair from noc to tail. Hj
of nnivprssl adootion. is about nftecn band high. wll made.
The greatest triumph of Richard
Bnnslcy Sheridan was nis speech at the
I , -. -. .--ir .i,
fe p- . , . ac -
Xtlll- A. I
i Knowledge uie inumpn oi nis nvai
. , A, -nrn-J.Bi Jl the "edeviniTire!
. 3LndraodeTa tiat5 po,.
j , vervthini: that ceaius or art
impeachment of Warren Hasting?. Fox ol eyes Ocamiog wn gooa semper wu
I . i il.i ii -ti u 1...1 - .j V.nn I Ar.mt-v Uti rfrTfT nail? s. fianilvinie
, saia mav ai u " en iwu, -" , .-i"v- "" ." --- -
ol i -.i, ; ArT.A1l inn nft. i Tin- for b:ss. bat nfncd Ll.J in the
-Tji;iai - a b a tu i ab a.A iimti avav atj mM a. a - mrim -- - - v -
could furnih to agit&te and control the j tieed, and that in reality be was born
human mind." Logan was Hastings I without the least particle of hair upon
council and defender. After Shendan j him, and consequently i one of the
had spoken for an hour, he said, " Thia greatest curiosities is the way of borwv
is declamatory assertion without proof." 2e?h extant.
At the cad of another hour he said, f "T"7r .,.
"This is a most wonderful oraOin." "Pa HGcSS?
ss?.fe-T c&'Ssrs- .X'wfc
actnoa aai isuru r--.-b-'
r.s v-j cr.v.j ii j t
1 i r., j , i.:it
CoivosiDO is getting its irrigation
rrsfceni worked no to a mcetv, ana can : ice cane oi ai ioj coswytiti "ic
have a dry or wet dav si -mil. without prescace of a roted Tegetarian. The
coffiKlur tb probabihtirt,
THE BED CLODD CHIEF
BATES OF ADVERTISING:
Oaeiaeh. irt avwrtii-u .. .... I 1.00
rvix abant tawTtknt. 1
IkrwoosiU. . . .
" a cwati . vl
twiT raarati.. . .. Sa
Qzxntr caiar-.f!. trr EaraUa. . . )a.M
nx rSitha. . 39.08
twrfT tnoctb.. .. 3JLtl
! P?y reiasis, time taoJij .... , jOjOo
j U Kt!. ........... . 3,rtl
twin tnrati. . . . fVl
One colatsa. lhr tth .. . AM
, ix cyath .. . ia.n
I twtlx raooti.. . ... Xtai.0S
Mamae al ObJtsary NetW free. Ixoal t
llce 10c ir line. TraBst aa4 I-v! Mt)m
i ta;H rfJ t Vrty aartlMsat
I rtayahie fjaarterty.
WHAT llKCO-MIC tK KOITOH.
WW lW!Te tle ed4r T
TW f wfcat a ar Ut 1m :
TVr 1 p t tfil "O rlfe.
vawi fc-r wnctii l c.
luil RiHhzu wrea t tr e
TV? ar a j"lr .
Aaw! m U C-t ferrrafler
M IB t !rt at Is tlw wet."
ft t're hB ttftl. Bg tS BtUa Te
Al K lrrilt a ta;
It inti So u l Oe. Ajtb.
,l.l KH tlrraw lltri ror len
A ad lA nwre we cn it inlia
Tfce ilrjr It ee t ,
Aa4 kru ma t thU jobuteo :
TaejTI I 1 ent la tbe et.
'jw. ream to yreK a timnt
UM it 4 t le Urm la : -t.
W.tWat tfcejr s t lrewljic
AnJ JftK rrerj3!B T
WoaMat Ibey w two frtr.
Aiei a bfbWjr. -v Vi t
Tbst thutZ all aer il T there
.TfcrjTl t "rfXVyut la Ifce eU"
-.U Utuufi. f r. jbRS7
Arxl ay. Y?r hJ aim lew,
ltut 1J - er liw-w a )Mr
That HMBt lrf a - .?
Y s .V r"l cpt- t-'T a wieat
TVa. . in tfcofe t eel,
Au.t l a ' e.' C r7 "-
ThwlSl"Wtt the H "
Tkere ise BKre put mrH lBtln
Uat Ha -'etmrrrallj rejrtrt"
Tkat ih ferlit mhiI,
"ow. .tail r m-- u rUlmr
Tkat fc llil b ar4" )et J
TWj r at ifwW, . J- .t aver
Tfcej'J lajr iMt 1 k t."
EvKiirnooT companion is uoNhIt'h
The Dunbnrv yrtr man says:
"There is nothing that r. ill chant a
man mi much us great grief, uulo.i it
is shaving otf hu muataclie.
Domk-stic young ludy (raaking a pi)
" Frank, the kitcheii's no plact for
lw". Hiw dfiugh Mich an attraction
fr vou ? '
Clever Youth "It ilJit
the dough, it s the dear.
A PiitiiMEn, who was greatly ad
dicted to whi.-ky, was aekrd by a re
viewing officer what made his uik-o ni
rsL " Please, your honor," naid he,
" I always blu.-hin tho presence of a
Av Irihhman who had jut landed
sa:d : "The first bit of mate I rvor ate
iu tlrs country wa a rootrd iKitato,
loikd yesterday. And if you don't Ih
heve me I can show it to you, lor I
hare it m my pocket."
" r this jnry convicts my client'
Paid a Missouri "lawyer, rolling up hi
slceveh and displaying his joiideroiis
tistM. " I shall be comjelleHl to m-it
each one and hamnu-r justice into his
soul through his head."
A man left a lony utecd on Main
street last Sntunlay," and. cimiug back
a short time afterward. di.-covTrl
that a funny youth had placed a canl
against the tfeshlrtw nl, bearing tho
notice1, " Oati wanteel- inqnire withiu."
TKACun; " Alo wax Uio first
man ? " Head Scholar" Washington ;
he was fir.st in war, firt in -" Tuilie'r
" No, no ; Adam wa to first man."
"Oh! if oure ta'king of foreigner.
i b-K.H he was."
! A i-uT of remarkable convcratiinal
' i ower.s approached a mthc;d frietMl
with: "Dr.ii , i nave a very iiru
tongue." " Let me lok at it," saya tlui
doctor. Tho unruly memlcr wan duly
protruded. "It isMinburnt, madam,
fimburnt." remarki'd tho doctor, who
re-col I'-ctcel that liia pruioft-
' s'onal eenicos were wanted in anothor
Theue is a Danbury legend to tho
J cj;.c that a party demnug ti transact
: f0mi. private buines with miothnr
. was invitel by tho other to ht-p with
! i,.,n mtn a Trrjt?hlxnnir btorc. " Bui
we will te
... -.-., .i, -
disturlnl there. id th
"O, no," aaid the Me-cond
party; "they don t aaveruao. vu
Tnt woman f tte waa; Uise
.-bU mau ti rnt Mt fcr T
Wrtl. jrm r B" J"r iMm ltn
M"H tl a fc-' a eatatar.
We Xw be W " or b M wn1,
Twili be tt- ruf :
And U h lo. sr tf ! do't.
&rl htw, lr aajtow.
A e1nxn.EitAN jeatrd in tin fttalln f
a theater, who was afilicti-l with to
markably long ear, orerhranl th
jx;nlar reroarki of a neighboring young
.- rvra ....
man to another, which were by tar tex
i loudly cxprtssl
The proprietor of
. the ears turueel
rounel therrat ami
i trn rov r aro
' fharplr raid. "It
I very large for a man, out yours are vjj
small for an as."
- " " . " "
. A airic iiorv.
There recently arrivetl at San Fran-
I . " . . .1. . !..
. - - .
and very compact, with nne, clean leg.
TMTsvrfril fore-arms ami thicn. acu a
clean, bloodldce, but unnaturally broa4
head, from which rparkle bright pair
ir.. lw'nro ItviT-tr far thi nmntrr-
, This freak of nature wca examineI by
f .t i .,.-... .nr..
nez&i vi,iiz-i. .ciii-i; n.w .
! AnstraKa. ad they came to the ae
Op.mo3 ia regard to the horw--which
j wa-, that thtre w no deception prac-
ana me caoowres isens i-.
.1 -11 iL !..,.
I reas split
, . r, ,w 4 Km!nL
alone ainlaicd it habitual ooolnewi.
I li&CU UP lit L'JJIA..
potatoes sTr VOQt ihszr er& oa toss.
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.-y-t -.... jg
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