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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF.
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The Red Cloud Chief.
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Kdltor and Proprietor.
Story of thn Lady Who Dancod a Mlnut-l
with the Father of 111 Country A Hun
dred Team Old.
The Centennial Anniversary of the
birth of Mrs. Margaret Boggs was cele-
rated yesterday in the residence of her
nephew, Dr. Stephen Bealc, at No. 39
Tulpehocken street, Gcrmantown. Mrs.
Bo;;gs was born in this city, on the 10th
ot January, 1770, in Front street below,
Queen, at that time a fashionable
part of the city. She is the daughter of
William and Sarah Donaldson, her
mother being the fourth daughter of
Samuel aud Rebecca Griecom, of whose
family of eight children Elizabeth, who
married, successively, Mr. Boss, Mr.
Ashburne, aud Mr. Ciaypoole, was the
eighth Elizabeth Ciaypoole, was the
maker of the first American Hag bearing
the stars. Samuel Gri&com, who was a
son of Tobias Griscom, who whs n son
of Andrew Griscom, or, as the nam' was
formerly written, Griscorabe, of York
shire, who came to Philadelphia in 1CS2,
und who is known in history us the
builder of the first brick honve in the
city. Samuel Gri.-com had a ship yard
which extended from litre to Vine
Strects.and fiom tin- IMiwa to Fourth
street. He whs, i1m u master builder,
and ill that c-a; mi ir .ististi-d in the erec
tion of the .I.J rute House, most of the
wood vok ! eirg done by him. Her
fat he, dot William Donildaon, was
h'mi a -Kip builder, and had a yard on
the Delawaie at Queen street. When
seventeen years old Margaret Donaldson
married Joseph Boggs, a conveyancer,
who died two years afterwaid, and she
had remained a widow for eighty years.
She had one child a fon who died of
cholera in 1J?31. After her marri-goshe
lived for a time at loS Chestnut street.
Sho and her aunt, Mrs. CIaypooU-,thouyh
of Quaker dnsccnt, attende 1 the then
fashionable Christ Church, when: they
occupied the pew adjoining that of Gen.
Washington, fiom whom they never fail
ed to receive a polite bow. She after
ward attended the meeting f the
''Fighting Quakers" at Sixth and Arch
streets, and about sixty years ago bhc
joined the Presbyterian Church. On the
death of her husband" she entered the
upholstery shop ot her aunt, Mrs. Ciay
poole, where she learned the business
and accquired a competence. She gives
vivid descriptions of the appearance of
Philadelphia inhergiiliood,when Fourth
street was the limit of the built up por
tion and when an afternoon's walk to the
Pennsylvania Hospital was a long jour
ney into the country, and when they used
to go out to Seventh and Arch streets to
pick blackberries. She remenuers well
a review of the British troops, at which
her father held her up so that the could
see, and when 18 years old shy danced
the minuet with Gen. Washington. She
tells an anecdote of how one day, when
the British occupied the city, her lather
and mother went out sailing on the
Delaware and took her with them, she
being about a year old. They were
hailed by some officers and oidered to
come ashore. Her lather refused, say
ing to his wife, who had become
alarmed, "Why, those officers dined with
us last week; they won't do anything to
harm us." The officers again ordered
them to como aboard, and sayimj that
unless he did so they would fire on him.
"Fire and be damned," replied the sturdy
old captain, and fire they did. The cap
tain was shot through the chest, and his
wife htd her wrist shattered by a b.i.l,
but a colored servant, who was aboard,
caught the child iu his arms and laid it
down in the bottom of the boa, and she
escaped without injury. Her father and
mother fainted,and the boat floated down
past the ship yard, where they werj s-efii
by one of the workmen, who brought
Up to the time cf the Chicago fire Mrs.
Boggs attended churoh regularly, and
belonged to a Dorcas society, but her
health was impaired thiough anxiety at
that time, and she gave them up, though
the has been to church within the last
two years. About five years ago she
came into the city alone, and had her
picture taken, her fricnds.bemg ignorant
of what she had done till the picture
appeared. Until within a year she has
taken her meals down stairs with the
family,and last summer she walked with
a nephew on the lawn. In late years she
occupied her time in making bed quilts,
showing much taste in the selection and
arrangement of colors. Last week she
sewed without using her glasses, thread
ing her own needles. She still reads, and
nor faculties are generally gocu, though
she is Slightly deaf. She is quite
cheerful, and greatly enjoys visits from
her friends. Yesterday she shook hands
and conversed with more than 150 per
sons. She received in her ow n room,
reclining in an easy chair. and when her
friends went to her side she took them
by the hand and talked with them,
showing by her conversation that she
still retained her memory to a remarka
ble degree. Possessing a vivacious dis
position and a warm, .T.t'e nature, her
manners have endeare d ucr to a large
circle of friends and relatives. She has
lived to see a sixth generation of nephews
and nieces, and hopes, to see the Centen
nial Exhibition. Philadelphia Timet.
"My Country, lis ol Thee."
Tli IMIriin'H I'rorei! lG'-iO 1873.
The following clever production, the
authorship of which is unknown to us,
is well worth repiinting.
1020. I.inds on Plymouth Hock, and
sets up for himself.
1(521. Keeps Thanksgiving in no
danger of overeating.
1C22. Builds a Meeting House.
1C23. Proclaims a Fast Day.
1G28. Cuts down a May Pole at Mer
ry Mount, as a rebuke to vain recrea
tions. 1G35. Id crowded for accommodations,
and stakes out a new faun in Con
necticut. 1GI57. Makes war on the Antinomans
and the IVquot Indians and whips
IG08. Staiti a College, aud
1GI0. Siits up a Printing J'rens.
WW. (Ins into a Confederacy the
iiTRt Colonial Congre?3.
164. Liys down the Cambridge Plat
form. Hangs a Witch.
1G10. Sets his face against the un
christian custom of wanring lon-j hair,
"a thing uncivil and uncomely "
1031. Is rebuked lor "intolerable ex
cess and bravery of apparel," and is
forbidden to wear gold and fiilvcr lace,
or other such gew-gaws.
1G57. Coins Pine Tree Shillings and
makes the business profitable.
1GG.. Prints a Bible for the Indians.
1080. Buys a "ham; uo" Clock, and
occasionally curies a silver watch that
helps him guess the time of day. About
this period lea: us to use Forks at Table;
a new fashion.
11192. Is scared by Wilchc again, at
Salem; but gets the bettor of them.
1701. Founds another Colleae. which.
after a while, settles down at New
1704. Priut3 his first Xewspaper, in
1703. Tastes Coffee, as a luxury, and at
his own table.
1705. Constructs another Platform
this time at Saybrook.
1710. Begins to ship 2Vi--very apar-
ii.wlv. Tt lnes not come into family use
until live and twenty years later.
1811. Puts a letter into his first Port
1720. Eats a Potato and takes one
home to plant in his garden as a curi
osity. 1821. Id InoeuUited for the Small
Pox not without grave remonstrance
from his conservative neighbors. Begins
to Sing by note, on Suudays, thereby en
countering much opposition and open
ing of a tea years' quarrel.
1710. Manufactures tin ware, and
starts the first Tin Peddler iu his travels.
1742. Sees Fannuil Hall built. The
cradle of Libeity is ready to be rocked.
1713. Builds au Organ; but does not
yet permit it to be played in the Meeting-House.
173 J. Buys a bushel ot Potatoes for
winter'a use all his friends wondering
what he will do with so many.
1733. Puts up a Franklin Stoce in his
best room, and tries one of the newly
liucnted Lightning Hods.
17G0. About this time begins to wear
a collar to his shirt. When he can afford
it, takes his wife to meeting in a Chaiie,
instead of on a pillion, as heretofore.
17G3. Shows his dislike to stamped
paper, and joins the "Sous of Liberty."
17G3. Tries his hand at Type Found
ingnot yet successful in Connecticut
1770. Buys a home-made Wooden
1773. Wateis his Tea, in Boston Har
bor. Plauts Liberty Tree, wherever he
finds good soil.
1774. Lights Boston streets with oil
Lainps; a novelty (though ,lNew Lights"
had been plenty, some years before.)
1773. Shows Lord Percey how to
march to "Yankee Doodle." Calls at
Ticonderoga, to take lodgings for the
season. Sends Gen. Putnam (under the
command of several Colonels) with a
small party, to select a sight for Bunker
177G. Brother Jonathan as he be
gins to be called in the family de
clares himself Free and Independent.
1SG0. Buys an "Umbrillo," for Sun
days; and whenever he shows it is
laughed at for his effeminacy.
1791. Starts a Cotton Spinning fac
tory. 1792. Has been raising Silk Worms
in Connecticut: and now gives his min
ister (not his wife) a home made silk
gown. Buys a Carpet for the middle oi
the parlor floor.
1793. Invents the Cctton Gm and
thereby trebles the value of Soathern
1795-1800. Wears Pantaloons occasion
ally, but not when in full dress. Begins
to use Plates en the breakfast and tea
1S02. Has the boys and girls rtKCina
ted. 1S0G. Tries to burn a piece of Hard
Coal from Philadelphia; a failure.
1807. Sees a boat go by Steam on the
1815. Holds a little Convention at
Hartford, but doesn't propose to dissolve
the Union. Boys one of Terry's patent
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 1876.
"Shelf Clocks" for 3G, and regulates
his watch by it.
1817. Sets up a stove in the Meeting
House and builds a fire in it on Sunday;
an innovation which is stoutly resisted
1818. Begins to run a Steamboat on
Long Island Sound aud tikes passage
on it to New York, ait ir makiDg his
1819. Grown bolder, he crosses the
Atlantic in a steamship.
1822. Lights Gas iu Boston (but
doesn't light Borton with gas till 1829.1
At last learns how to make Hard Coal
bum, and sets a grate in his parlor. Buys
a Steel Pen. Has his everyday Shirts
made without BuJJles.
1825. About this time, puts a Perms
ion Lock on his old musket.
1826. Buys his wife a pair of queer
shaped india rubber overshoes. Puts on
his first False Collar. Tries an "experi
mental" railroad by horse power.
1828. Tastes his first 2'omato doubt
ingly. Is told that it is unfashionable
to feed himself with a knife and buys
Silver Fork for great occasions.
1833. Bubs his first Friction Match
then called a "Lucifer," and afterwards
"Loco Foco." Throws away the old
Tinder Box witli its flint and steel.
1835. Invents the Revolver, and sets
about supplying the world with it :ts a
peace maker. Tries a Gold Pen, but can
not find a good ono yet not till 1844.
Builds a real Bailroad, and rides on it.
1837. Gets in a panic aud out again,
after free use of "shinplastcrs."
1838. Adopts the new fashion of put
ting his letter in Envelopes (a fashion
which does not fairly prevail till seven
1840. Sits for his Baiiucrreotvne. and
gets a picture fearfully and wonderfully
made. Begins to blow himself up with
"Camphene" and "Burning Fluid ;" and
continues the process for years, '.vith
changes of name of the active agent,
down to and including "Non-explosive
1844. Sends his first message by the
in the vain hope that somehow it will
keep the buttons on his shirts. Begins
to receive advices from the "Spirit-World.-'
1855. Begins to bore and be bored
by the Hoosac Tunnel.
1858. Celebrates the laying of the
Ocean Cable, and sends a friendly mes
sage to John Bull. Next week, begins
to doubt whether the Cable has been
laid, at all.
1SGI. Goes South, to help compose a
family quarrel. Takes to using paper
1861-'G5. Climbs the Hiil Difficulty
relieved of his pack after January 1,
18G4; but loses Gkeat Heakt, April 14,
18G5. Gets the Atlantic Cable in
working order at last, in season to send
word to his British cousins (who have
been waiting for an invitation it his fu
neral) that he "Uvea yet."
1865-75. Is reconstructing, and talk
ing abvut Resumption. Sends his boys
to the Museum to see an old fashioned
1875. Goes to Bunker Hiil, to pay
honor to the illustrious men who com
manded 'Gen. Putnam. Gets eady to
celebrate his second golden wedding by
a grand family reunion, this yenr, in
At a regular interval tiiere comes to
the surface some peculiar slang expres
sion which the American people seize
upon and hold on to until they wear it
threadbare. It may be said, too, that
Americans are prone to the use ot slang.
For a lorg while the saying, "That's s,
Johnny Roach!' had free sway, and
"Bully for you I" was equally a favcrite.
"You bet!" had its origin in the mines
west of the Rocky Mountains, while "It
you don't believe I'm a butcher, just
smell ot my boots!" emanated from the
old district of Spring Garden, and was
the pet ot the members of the Fairmount
Engine Company. T11 bet my pile!"
"I can't see it!" "Too thin!" and "How's
that for high?" have "gone to take a
rest" with "everything's lovely" and the
bully boy with a glass eye." The street
Arab no longer asks, "Do you see any
thing green in my eye?" but with a
degree of nonchalance such as can only
be obtained through the nomadic life he
leads, will hurl at jou, "Oh, take a bath
for ireshair!" "Shoo it 1" was an im
portation, and applied to any old style
of hat, but the expression' never took
firm root here. Occasionally a bore is
saluted with "Ob, hush!" or "Go hire a
hall!" And the latest for "Let's go see
a man" is "Let's go have a tooth pulled.'
The most popular slang expression of
the day, however, is "Pull down your
vest." After doing good service in the
Western country, it has at length
reached the Eastern cities, and is to-day
as freely used as ever were any of the
slang phrases that preceded it PAi7
A New Cure for Puri.lj.sls.
liovr a Young Woman Keatored Her
Paralyzed Arm to Action.
"About a year ago a curious thing
happened here," yesterday remarked a
robust and rosy-cheeked butcher, whom
we had been complimenting on his
fresh and healthy appeerance. "I
know," continued our butcher acquaint
ance, "that, as a iuie, men engaged in
my uusines en;oy good health, and
have a fresli rosy look; but whether
dabbling iu blood and breathing and
absorbing the fumes and vajiors arising
from fresh meat$ has anything to do
witli this, as ySi appear to believe, I
cannot say; neither have I seen any
blood drinking, Jther by butchers or
orthers. But, a I have said, a very
curious circumstance occurred here
about a year ago. I generally work in
the market so i must get my red
cheeks through what I absorb trom the
meats I handle but about a year ago
one of our butchers took sick, aud I
filled his place m the slaughter house
for about six weeks.
"I had not been in the slaughter
house long uutil one afternoon about
2 o'clock our time to begin killing a
arriago drove up. Two ladies aligit ted ;
one known to me as the wifo of
the superintendent of one of our lead
ing Comstock mines, and the other a
young lady fiom San Francisco, as I af
terwards learned. I saw, almost as soon
as the ladies arrived, that the
younger one had no use of her right arm.
It was so completely paralyzed that she
was obliged to reach with her left, get
hold of the hand, and tnen draw it to
where she wanted it, just as though it
had been a skein of yarn. Well, it ap
pears there had bcon some understand
ing about the young lady coming there,
but what she did not a little surprised
some of us the first day she came. The
ladies stood looking on while we hauled
up a bullock and knocked him on the
head. No sooner had the knife been
withdrawn from the animal's throat
than the young lady threw off the large
mantle that she wore, and, rushing for
ward, sat down upon the floor, just at
blood was gushing. She th"en oared her
right arm and thrust it to the shoulder
the gaping and blood spouting
throat of the animal, holding it there
until the blood ceased to flow. We
were then killing about thirty animals,
every afternoon, and every day, regular
ly, tiic girl came and thrust her dead
arm into the bleeding throat of one or
more of them. The girl had great cour
age, and was not ono of your over-nice
kind, I can tell you. She had a coarso
dress of some heavy woolen stuff that
she wore for the purpose, and when tho
bullock fell, and the knife had done its
work, she at once ran up and seited
herself on the floor, as regardless of the
blood as if it had been so much water.
There she would hang across the neck
of the beast until it ceased to bleed. She
was so brave that we were all glad when
she got well. I remember how happy
she was when she came one day and
showed us that she could begin to open
and close her fingers. From that time
foiward she improved rapidly. Soon
she could move her arm, and finally
could grasp and lift things with her
hand. I think she came tor about three
weeks before she was cured. The last
day she came she was quite bright and
merry more so than I had ever seen
iier. After putting on her mantle she
thanked 113 all for our kindness to her
and shook hands with us, giving us the
cured hand, which, as she laughingly
said, we had 'some right.' After the
young lady went away we thought we
should see miny persons there to try
the blood bath, but none have ever
come, and I never saw anything like it
before or since." Virginia Enterprite.
of J. Ko?s
J. Ross Browne was once sent u)on a
mission "out West" by the government,
to investigate, among other things, the
character of a certain improvement on
a far-away stream which had absorbed
a good deal of Government money, and
which the authorities at Washington de
sired to have a little light shed upon.
It had been reported to Browne that a
mill stood upon a dam near which he
was instructed tu pursue his investiga
tions, but never a mill could he find.
The dam was there, to be sure, but the
mill had gone where the woodbine
twineth. He accordingly informed the
Government in a grave official report,
that he had arrived at his destination,
and had discovered the dam by a mill
site, but no mill by a dam site ! We have
never neara mat ine auinonues caiiea
the language of Mr, Browne's report in
question. On the contrary, we can im
agine that the solemn official mouth of
the Government, when it came across
this passage in the report, widened into
grin Etretchisg from ear to ear, and
that the joker was rewarded for his te
merity in introducing a stray sunbeam
into the musty records of red tape, by
another mission and bigger pay. Saint
Paul Pioneer Preu.
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Mrs. Ames Tries Retrenchment in
A good joke is told about Custom
House Inspector John F. Ames, of the
Nineteenth Ward. Being a practical
man, when notified that his salary had
been reduced ten per cent, he resolved to
bridge the difficulty by retrenchment.
That evening he held a council with Mrs.
Ames, and presented his resolution for
her indorsement. It so happened that
the lady had planned to buy a new dress
en the following day, and had also deter
mined upon her choice of materials.
Jfr. Ames suggested the sejection of
goods that should cost ten per cent less
than the kind decided upon. Mro. Ames
didn't fancy that sort of economy; sa
she voted "No" on the resolution, and
temporarily deferred her purchase.
The next morning Mr. Ames' coffee
was very weak. (Ho has a passion for
strong Java.; It was barely half sweet
ened, and just tinged with skimmt'd
milk. Mrs. Ames explained that she
was saving the cream to sell, and had
reduced the allowance of coffee and
sugar ten per cent. The head of the
house missed his sirloin, but he got a
solid round steak; "it was ten per cent
cheaper." But the worst was to come.
After a supper on t he ten per cent basis,
Mr. Ames retired. He particularly
enjoys a soft couch, and looks the pic
ture of contentment when tucked in
beneath plenty of bed covering. His
discomfiture may be imagined when he
found the wonted feather bed replaced
by a straw mattress, and the usual cov
ering by blankets that "were short at
both ends," leaving the feet and shoul
ders exposed. He remonstrated, but she
was inexorable. She "must economize."
The next day she exchanged her hus
band's last box of Flor del Funiars for
two boxes of vile things that a street
gamin would turn up his nose at.
"They'll go so much further,you know,"
was her excuse. Then Mr. Ames went
into execntive session to consider the
matter of retrenchment. In what now
light the subject was presented to his
mind will probably never be made pub
lic, but the executive committee him,se
got the dress she wanted and my board
and lodging got back to the old stand
aid.'' Brooklyn Times.
Seeking a Teacher for Linda.
She was at one of the Union school
houses half an hour before school opened.
She had "Linda" with her. She was a
tall woman, forty years old, with a jaw
showing great determination, and
"Linda" was sixteen, and rather shy and
pretty good looking. The mother said
she hadn't been in the city long, and that
it was her duty to get Linda into school
and see that she was properly educated.
When the teacher came the mother boldly
"You know enough to teach, do you?"
"I think I do," replied the teacher,
"And you feel competent to govern the
scholars, do you?"
"Do you pound em with a ferrule, or
lick 'cm with a whip?"
"We seldom resort to punishment
here," replied the embarrassed tcaeher.
"That's better yet," continued the
mother. "I know that if Linda should
come home all pounded up I'd feel like
killing some one. I suppose you are
of a rtspectablc character, ain't you?"
"Why ahem why " stammered the
teacher, growing white and then red.
"I expect you are," continued "the
woman. "It's well enough to know who
our children are associated with. Now,
then, do you allow the boys and girls to
"That's right. They never used to
when I was young, and I don't think
Linda is auy better than I am. Another
thing: Do you allow any winking?"
"Any what?" exclaimed the puzzled
"Do you allow a boy to wink at a
girl?" asked the woman.
"I was afraid you did. Linda is as
shy as a bird, and if she should come
home some night and tell me that she
had been winked at I don'f. know what
I'd do. Now, another thing: Do you
have a beau?"
"Why why " was the stammered
"I think you do," resumed the women
severely. "I know just how it works.
When you should be explaining what an
archipelago is if you are thinking of your
Richard, and your mind is way, way
"Never mind any explanations," inter
rupted the woman. I want Linda
brought up to know Joggerfy, figures
writing, and spellograpby, and if you've
got a beau, and are spooking to the the
atre one night, a candy pulling the next,
a horse race the next, and so on, your
mind can't be on education. Come,
Linda, we'll go to some other school
home. Dstrrit Free Prttt.
Southern Winter Garner.
A Few Trlcka Which Can lie Easily Ac
quired fur tho Amuifinrnt of the Hou
T11K CANDLE THICK.
One of the simplest tricks in this de
partment of fireside entertainments is
the candle trick. Take n common can
dle, in a brass candlestick, liht it, and
!et it stand until it has a good head on.
Then let one ot the children a boy
about fourteen yeirj old is the best
take the candle, shake the grease from
around the wick, and opening his mouth
very wide, stick the candle in it, imrac
dintely closing his lips. 'I be caudle will
not go out, but will f hiue through the
boy s distended checks with a ruddy
glow. Now, let the parent suddenly
chuck the boy fmartly under the chin.
The candle will be observed to go out
immediately, or at least it will come out
just as soon as the boy can get his teeth
out of the tallow. This will teach tho
boy who s.vallowa the candle never to
attempt uncertain tricks when his father
is mean enough to play practical jokes
oa his own children. The other chil
dren will appreciate tho lesson.
Tlin KGC THICK.
Procure a large eyg- Brahma eggs are
the best and on the lirge end draw a
cross with a lead pencil, and on the op
posite end draw a smaller cross in ink.
Place the egg after showing the chil
dren the marks and pei milling them to
examine it carMully, so they will know
it the next time they see it upon the
head ot the oldest boy present, or if
there is a grandfather handy with a bald
head, balance the egg on his head. Then
let one of the company take a large
book and see if lie can btiike the vsn
hard enough to break it. To tho sur
prise of everybody, the egg will be sup
pressed at the first blow. Then you can
show the person ou whote head it was
balauced the two crosses marked on the
shell to prove it was the same egg that
lie saw in its entirety, but he will proba
bly be too cross to have much interest
in the matter. This is not a very difli
cult trick, and can be quite easily
learned, but care should be exercised in
thp.sebjcjion of the cg;. An egg that
would bo apt to create an unpleasant
ness if it should bo used in tho trick.
THE DOG TRICK.
This trick is not always easy to be
performed, on account of the necessity
of introducing a strange dog into tho
family circle. You must entice a strange
dog, the more unsociable the better, into
the room. Then let one of the company
ake hold of its cars, and hold the dog
still, while another ties its tail in a bow
knot. If tho dog has been properly
trained and does bis part of the trick
promptly, there will be lour or five legs
in that room chuck full of dog'a teeth
before the first wrinkle is laid in that
knot. This will tcaoh the children to
let a dog' tail retain the shape which
nature has given it. Any dog of ordi
nary sagacity can be taught to perform
this trick in two or three days' practice.
A terrier is generally considered better
for this experiment than a bull-dog, be
cause it doesn't hold on so long, and
knows when it has had enough.
TDK CHAIR TRICK.
You can derive a never ending fund of
amusement by properly improving a
common chair. With an ordinary hand
saw cut off about n Inch and a half of
the right front leg of the chair, and
about the same length from the left hind
leg. Then keep the chair in a conspicu
ous place. No matter which of the
short legs it may rest upon when any
body sits down on it, it will immedi
ately keel on the other one, and the
party using it will wail and shriek in the
livlicst terror. No house should be with
out one of these chairs. They will be
found very useful In the case of visitors
who drop in about dinner time. Au
gutta (Ga.) Chronicle and Sentinel.
Aa Iamease Eagle.
Emmet Perkinson and Charley Run
yon killed an immense eagle Tuesday
near the Ligoon bridge, on the Washoe
House road. It? claws twitched nerv
ously as it watched from the cover of an
oak tree some lambs which, unconscious
of danger, were frisking about near by.
When the boys got withia thirty feet of
the tree, it flew. Runyon gave it a load
of duck shot, checking its course; Per
kinson gave it another, also. It took
four shot and some severe blows to kill
it. When stretched with extended wings,
it was three good paces from tip to tip,
or by exact measurement, eight and a
halt feet The span of its extended
claws was seven inches. A well grown
Iamb would have been an easy victim
for this royal bird of prey. Its weight
was sixteen pounds. Snnama Democrat
Jonathan P. Ciiley, son of the Cilley
killed in the famous duel with GrsTea,
has been elected Adjutant Gemsral of
31 tine. He served with the First Main
Cavalry through the war, was repeatedly
and severely wouaded, and brevetted
Brigadier Geceral tor gallantry on the
Lcjil advertising at UUt ptlc.
Raatnta cinU $3 pr jear.
The arc oar lowttt ea rau. a4 ne
lenai will be given.
Li!t Wednesday afternoon two young
men, twin brother., wcro taken to tfe
Connty Infirmary for treatment, who, il
has been Irarned, have, for tosae tisae
past, bem slowly starving ihemMlveu.
The story, as I learned it frosa the
County Judxr, who was called la to
eiamine the mutter, is m follows: T1m
young men (aged about 24 years), give
the names of Alonzo and Lorenzo Pike.
They claim to be from Iowa, but previ
ous to their arrival here, about three
months aiuco, were engaged In teucklajr,
school in Oregon. They rested a room
in the house ot Dr. Hooker, on Has Fer
nando street, and when the time was up
for them to make their first payment
they stated that they were out of money,
but expected to get some in a few days
from Iowa; this was repeated, after a few
weeks, and the same answer given. The
Doctor, noticing that neither of them
looked very hearty, asked them if they
had enough to cat, and was answered Lb
the affirmative, but they continued to
grow nioro cadaverous looking. For a
week or two paU they were Bot out ol
thoir rooms much, and the lady of the
house thinking it very strange, found out
that they would not touch any littl
delicacies theuiuM prepare for them,
and soon after learned that they did not
eat uiything. At this time (about a
week t-go) one of them wag taken to
bed. The other, after being questioned
as to their minner of living, confeeeed
that neither had eaten anything but
apples for nearly three mouths, and that
tho other orrthcr was then in a trance,
from 'u Inch he would awako to write a
great work, similar to Bunyan's Pilgrim'.
Progress." He also stated thnt it would
not do. to disturb him, as it would likely
break the influence, Ac; that Ln
wa not being physically weakened,
but would bo all right In a few days.
Last Monday Jud,;c Payne and one ot
our physicians visited tho house to flad
one of the strange pair stretched out Lb
bed as if asleep. The other did not
want him disturbed, but the Judge In
sisted and upon telling the oae In the
trance (?) that ho would either send him
to tho hospital or to tho inane Asyluss,
was told by tho latter to go and attend
OUt A piau miu-b . .. , if
spirits; that ho was thoa Hndergetag
sthc trtnce-liku state which preceded the
writing of John Bunyan's greet work.
The speaker did not open his ejee or
make any motion, only of tho lips. The
interview was very unsatisfactory, and
the Judge had the matter under advise
ment when tho other, who had remained
up, took to bed Wednesday, and re
mained similar to the first The County
Physician was then notified, and they
were taken to the Infirmary. They made
no motion or sign at tho change, and
appeared as ifdoad, the pulses, however,
beating regularly. A letter from their
mother In Iowa was found, bearing date
of last June, in which sho spoke cheer
fully, and expected them home next
June. A book containing a collection
of original poems was rlao in the room,
several of tho pieces showing measured
layings teeming witli thought, indicating
a high poetic fancy. On all objects,
aside from religious or spiritual, their
conversation was rational, and showed
more than the average intellect. They
were entirely destitute of cither means
or clothing. Taking it all in all the
case is one of the strsngest. Both will
die if they continue as they have bees
much longer. .Saw Franciteo Call.
SarTlval i me Meat iraatf sreejU
In a fantastic tale entitled Manmat'ha,
printed in the January Atlantic, are to
be found these curious suggestions:
It occurs to One very soon that aai
mal life docs exist of so tra&spereat a
texture that to all intents and purposes
it is invisible. The spawn of frogs, the
larva: of crrtain fresh water i assets,
many marine animals, are so clear of
texture that tbey are seen with dill
culty. In the tropics a particular La
habitant of smooth seas is as la visible
as a piece of glass, and can be detected
only by the color mingled in its eyes.
At first reflection a thousand laetsacee
arise of assimilation of aaisaal life to
their surroundings, of mimicry of aatare
witli a view to safety. Why, them, by
survival of the most transpareat, ahovkl
not some invisible life hold a secure po
sition on the earth?
Pondering thus, I Lad been startled
not a little by coming now aad again
on facts thit seemed to bear this owt.
Strange tracks through untrodden grass
suggested footsteps of the riaiese. Flat
tened spaces of peculiar shape im the
standing rye, where human beings amid
not have intruded, looked marrelowely
like human visitation. Or I lay coa
cealed and watched the crows la a road
side field. What was it canted these to
look up suddenly, aad flap away cm
sooty fringed wings? No bird, beast,
or man came. Then the rats scamper
ing about under a dock, like so maay
gaunt Virginia swine; all at cace came
a flurry of wniskiag tails, aad they ware
off ! Yet I had not stirred, nor dkl any
thing move on the dock-abore- Never
theless all seemed to realize a commoa
danker, a noise of some kind,- peraaae
a step? Again, yea ait like a block
while a saake basks maeoaecioas ia taa
sun, aad may watch maay mot
out event; but sometimes it
that he raises his head, qaivera
instant his doable t lagae, aad alidea aeT
the stampiatoabaeh. At sack tsasee
pat your ear to taa earth. Do ye met
dietxagama oris it all laaafiastina a
sound, a brasaiag?
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