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FCBIZSHED "WXTET.T AT
BED CLOUD, NEBRASKA
:m:. 3:. "wLiEoisnEJie, i
Editor and Proprietor.
Story of tb Laity Who DanceJ a Minuet
with the Father or His Country A Hun
dred Vear Old.
The Centennial Anniversary of the
birth of Mrs. Margaret Boggs was cele
rated yesterday in the residence of her
nephew, Dr. Stephen Beale, at No. 39
Tulpehocken street, Germsntown. Mrs.
So&gs -was born in this city, on the 10th
ot January, 177G. in Front street below,
Qaeen, at that time a fashionable
part of the city. She is the daughter of
"William and Sarah Donaldson, her
mother being the fourth daughter ol
Samuel and Rebecca GriCom. of whose
family of eight children Elizabeth, who
married, successively, Mr. Ross, Mr.
Ashburne, and Mr. Ciaypooie, was the
eighth Elizabeth Ciaypooie, was the
maker of the first American flag bearing
the stars. Samuel Griscom, wno was a
son of Totriss Griscom. who wis a son
of Andrew Griscom, or, as the nam- was I
formerly written, Griscombe, of York
shire, wLo came tr Philad-lphit in 1652,
and who is known in history ss the
builder of the firs brick houe in the
city. Samuel Gri-cora had a ship yard
which extcn led from Rte to Vine
Streets.&ad from : f IM wa e to Fourth
street. He TV s i-o master builder,
and in that c& m if. ts-istrd ia the erec
tion of the ! rtve House, most of the
wood wn-'-v fi- done by him. Her
fathe . ',: William Donild?on, was
aim i -' .p builder, and had a jaru on
the Delaware at Qaeen street. When
seventeen years o'd Margaret Donaldson
married Joseph Boggs, a ocveyanrer,
who died two years afterwaid, and she
had remained a widow fi r ei ity vtrars.
She had one child a son wa d.cd of
cholera in ItfSl. After her marriage she
lived for a time at 1U3 Chestnut street.
She and her aunt, Mrs. Clayrv K .trough
of Quaker dtsrent, attendei tLe then
fashionable Chri-t Churcn, wLeie they
occupied the pew.dj lining that of Gen.
Washington, from whom they sever fail
ed to receive a polite bow. She after
ward attended the meeting i'f the
"Fighting Quakers' at Sixth and Arcti
streets, and about sixty years ago she
joined the Presbyterian Church. On the
death of her husband she entered the
upholstery shop ot her aunt, Mrs. Ciay
pooie, where she learned the business
and accquired a competence. She gives
vivid descriptions of the appearance of
Philadelphia in her girhood.when r urtb
street was the limit of the budt up por
tion and when an afternoon's walk to the
Pennsylvania Hospital was a long jour
ney into the country, and when th-ey used
to go out to Seventh and Arch streets to
pick blackberries. She remem Jers well
a review of the British troops, at which
her father held her up so that she could
see, and when IS years old she 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 Ler with them. she
being about a year old. Taey wre
hailed by some officers and or iered to
come ashore. Her lather refn-ed, say
ing to his wife, who had become
alarmed, "Why, those officers dined rtith
us last week; they won't do anything to
harm us." The officers again ordered
them to come aboard, and sajing 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 Lis
wife hid her wrist shattered by a ba.l,
but a colored servant, who was aboard,
caught the child ia 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 d wn
past the ship yard, where they wer sen
by one of the workmen, wao uroug! t
Up to the time cf the Chicago 3L
Boggs attended churoh regularly, andl
belonged to a Dorcas society, but her
neaitn was lmpaireu uiiuugu am.xi. m
that time, and she gave them up, though
ihe 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 friends being ignorant
of what she had done till the picture
appeared. Until within a year she has
taken her meals down stairs with the
faxaily,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 ot colors. . Last week she
sewed without using her glasses, thread
ing her own needles. She still read, and
her faculties are generally good, though
she is Hlightly deaf. She is quite
cheerful, and greatly enjoys visits from
her friends. Yesterday she shoo V hands
and conversed with more than 150 per
sona. She received in her own room,
reclining in an easy chair, and when ker
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. Posesng a vivacious dis
position and a warm, : rt'e nature, her
Banners have endear e d tier to a large
circle of friends and relatives. She has
lived to Gee a sixth generation of nephews
and nieces, and hope to see the Centen
ski Exhibition. Philadelphia Timet.
vly Ccnntry, Tis of Thee."
T1j- rikrriin t I'ro;jres: 1650187.1.
The following clever production, the
authorship ut which :s unknown to us,
:s well worth reprinting.
1520. Lmds on Plymouth Rock, and
sets up for himself.
1G21. Keeps Thanksgiving in no
danger of overeating.
1G22. Builds a Meeting House.
1623. Proclaims a Fast Day.
162S. Cuts down a May Pole at Mer
ry Mount as a rebuke to vain recrea
tions. 1C3G. Is crowded for accommodations,
and stakes o-it a new farm in Con
necticut. 1637. Makes ar on the Antinomans
and the Peqaot Indian" and whips
163S. Starts a Collegi, and
1610. Sits up a Printing Proa.
lCi.'J. Gk into a Confederacy the
first C loni 1 Gmsre.-3.
164w. I.iys down the Cambridge Plat
form. Hangs, a Witch.
1649. Sets his face against the un
christian custom of Witring lon-j hair,
"a thing uncivil and uncomely "
1531. Is rebuked for "intolerab'e ex
cess and bravery of apparel," and is
forbidden to wear gold and silver lace,
or other sucL 'ew-"as.
1657. Coins Pine Tree Shillings and
makes the business profitable.
1663. Prints a Bible for the Indians.
1630. Buys a '-hang up" Clock, and
occasionally Cirr.es a silver watch that
helps him guess the time cf day. About
this period learns to use Forks at Table;
a new fashion.
1692. Is scared by Witrlu again, at
Salem; but gets the better of them.
1701. Founds another College, which,
after a while, settles down at New
1704. Prints his first Xecspaper, in
1703. Tastes Cojfee, as a luxury, and at
his own table.
1705. Constructs another Platform
this time at Saybrook.
1710. Begins to ship IM--very spar-
iitflv. It aoes not come into familv use
until five and twenty years later. "
1S11. Puts a letter into his first Pott
1720. Kits a Potato and takes one
home to plant in his garden as a curi
osity. 1S21. Ii Inoeulited tVr 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 ten years' ijuarrd.
1740. Manufactures tin ware, nd
starts the firs: Tin Peddler in his travels.
1742. Sees Fannuil Hall built. The
cradle of Liberty is ready to be rocked.
1743. Builds an Organ; but does not
yet permit it to be played in the Meet-ing-House.
173). Buys a bushel ot Potatoes for
winter's Use all his friends wondering
what he will d with so many.
1733. Puts up a Franklin .itme in his
best room, and tries one of the newty
invented Ltghimng Pod.
1760. About this time begins to wtar
a collar to his shirt. "When he can afford
it, ta-ses his wife to meeting in a Chatie,
instead of on a pillion, a heretofore.
1763. Shows his dislike to stamped
paper, and joins the '"Sons of Liberty."
176S. Tries his hand at Type Found
ing not yet successful in Connecticut.
1770. Buys a ? home-made Wooden
1773. "Waters his Tea, in Boston Har
bor. Plants Liberty Tree, wherever he
finds good soil.
1774. Lights Boston streets with oil
jr,; a novelty (though "New Lights'
nS(3 keen pientv, some vears before.)
- ghow; Lord "p how to
T:cosd t0 lod for
season. Sends Gen. Putnam (under the
command of several Colonels) with a
small party, to select a sight for Bunker
1776. Brother Jonathan as he be
gins" to be called in the family de
clares himself Free and Independeat.
I860. 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 Siis "Worms
in Connecticut: and now gi.es his min
ister (not his wife) a heme made silk
gown. Buys a Carpet for the middle ol
the parlor floor.
1793. Invents the Cctfon Gin and
thereby trebles the value of Southern
1793-1800. Wears PaniaZoont occasion
ally, but not when in full dress. Begins
to use Plate4 en the breakfast and tea
1802. Has the boys and girls z-iccina-ted.
1S06. Tries to burn a piece of 2Tard
Coal from Philadelphia; a failure.
1807. Sees a boat go by Steam on the
1S15. Holds a little Convention at
Hartford, but doesn't propose to dissolve
the Union. Bajs one "of Terry's patent
RED CLOUD. NEBRASKA THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 3. 1S76.
j 'Shelf Clocks" for 35, and regulates
j his watch bv it.
1S17. Sets up a stove in the Meeting
House 2nd builds a fire in it on Sunday;
an innovation which is :ost!y resisted
1313. Begins to run a Steamboat on
Long Island Sound and tikes passage
on it to New York, ait-r making Lis
I5iy. Orown bolder, ne crosses the
Atlantic in a steamship.
1822. Lights Gas in Boston (but
doesn't light Potion with gas till 1S29.1
At last learns how to make Hard Coal
burn, and sets a grate in his parlor. Buys
a Steel Pen. Has his everyday Shirt3
made without Baffle.
1823. About this time, puts a Perrut
ion Lock on nis 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.
1S23. Tastes his first Tomato doubt
ingly Is told that it is unfashionable
to feed himself with a knife snd buys
5iir- Fork for great occasions.
1833. Rubs his first Friction Match
then called a ''Lucifer," and afterwards
"Lxo Foco." Throws away the old
Tinder Box with its flint and steel.
1S33. 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 one yet not till 1S44.
Builds a real Railrchid, and rides on it.
1S37. Gets in a panic and out jurain,
after free use of ''shinplasters."
1S3S. Adopts the new fashion of put
ting his letter in Envelope (a fashion
which does not fairly prevail till seven
1840. Sits for his Daguerreotype, and
gets a picture fearfully and wonderfully
made. Begins to blow himself up with
"Camphene" and -Burning Fluid;" and
continues the process for years, vnh
changes of name of the active agent,
down to and including ''Non-explosive
1S44. 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
1S53. Begins to bore and be bored
by the Hoosac Tunnel.
1833. 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.
1S61. Goes South, to help compose a
family quarrel. Takes to using paper
1561-"63. Climbs the Hiil Difficulty
relieved of his pack after January 1,
1S64; but loses Geeat Heart, April 14,
1865. 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 t his fu
neral) that he "lives yet."
1863-75. Is reconstructing, and talk
ing abcxi Resumption. Sends his boys
to the Museum to see an old fashioned
1875. Goes to Bunker Hill, 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 yeir, in
At a regular interval there 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 5",
Johnny Roach!" had free sway, and
"Bully for you !' was equally a favcrite.
"You bet! bad its origin in the mines
west of the Rocky Mountains, while "If
you don't believe I'm a butcher, just
smell of my boots!" emanated from the
old district of Spring Garden, and was
the pet ot the members of the Fairmount
Engine Company. 'Til 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 yen, "Oh, take a bath
for iresh air!7 "Shoo it P was an im
portation, and applied to any old style
of hat, but the expression never took
nrm root here. Occasionally a bore is
saluted with "Ob, hush!7 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
Test." After doing good service in the
Western country, it has at length
reached the Eastern cities, and is to-day
as freely nsed as ever were any of the
slang phrases that preceded it. PKu
A New Cre for Parljsi.
How a Voqdc Woman Km to red
ParalTird Arm to Action.
"About a year a?o & 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," continual our butcher acquaint
ance, "that, ts t rule, men en 'aired in
my business enjoy good health, and
have a fresh rosy look; but whether
dabbling in blood nd breathing and
absorbing the fumes and rapors arising
from fresh meats. hfcTiny thing tn do
with this, as yni appear to believe, I
cannot say; neither have I seen anT
blood drinking, .ither by butchers or
orthers. Bat, a I have said, a very
curious circumstance occurred here
about a year ago. I generally work in
the market so 1 must get my red
cheeks through what I absorb trom the
meats I handle but about a year ago
one ot our butchers took sick, and I
rilled his place in the slaughter house
for about six weeks.
"I had not been in the slaughter
house long until one afternoon about
2 o'clock our time to begin killing a
arriagp drove up. Two ladies aligk ted :
one known to me as the wife of
the superintendent of one of our lead
ing Comstock mines, and the other a
young lady from 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
ho!d 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 been 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 then bared her
right arm and thrust it to the shoulder
into the gaping and blood spouting
throat of the animal, holding it there
untii the blood ceased to flow. We
were then killing about thirty animals,
every afternoon, and every day, regular
ly, the 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 one of your over-nice
kind, I can tell you. the had a coarse
dre; of some heavy woolen stuff that
she wore for the purpose, and when the
bullock fell, and the knife had done its
work, she at once ran up and seited
herself on the door, 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 ail 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
forward she improved rapidly. Soon
she could move her arm, and finally
could grasp and life things with her
hand. I think she came for 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
ner. After putting on her mantle she
thanked U3 all for oar kindness to her
and shook bands 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 many persons there to try
the blood bath, but none have ever
come, and I never saw anything like It
before or since." Virginia Erterprite.
KemiBi9cer.ee of J.
J. Rosa Browne was once sent upon 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 cood deal of Government money, and
which the authorities at Washington de
sired to have a little light shed upon.
It hail been reported to Browne that a
mill steed upon a dam near which he
was instructed to 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. Ee 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 haTe
never heard that the authorities called
the language of Hr. Browne's report in
question. On the ccntrary, we can im
agine that the solemn official month of
the Government, when it came across
this passage in the report, widemed into
grin itrctching from ear to ear, and
that the joker vras rewarded for his te
merity is. introducing a stray sunbeam
into the musty records of red tape, by
another mission and bigger pej. Saint
Pavl Pioneer Prem.
Mrs. Ann Tries Eetreaelmeat In
' A ood Joke " told ibocl Custom
I Hou5e Lispect,or John P. Ames, of the
SiMteeata Ward. Being a practical
maa "wrncn aoafJci t"- sriary had
been reduced ten per cent, he resolved to
bridge the difficulty by retrenchment.
That evening he held a council with Jlrs.
Ames, and presented h:3 resolution for
her indorsement. It so happened that
the lady bad planned to buy a new drew
en the following day, and had also deter
mined upon ber choice of materials.
lr. Ames suggested the selection of
goods that should cost ten per cent less
than the kind decided upon. Mr3. Ames
didn't fancy that sort of economy: so
she voted "No" on the resolution, and
temporarily deferred her purchase.
The next morning Mr. Ame' coffee
was very weak. (He has a passion for
strong Java.) It was barely half sweet
ened, and just tisged with skimmrd
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, bat he got a
solid round steak; "it was ten per cent
cheaper." But the worst was to come.
After a supper on the ten per cent basis,
Mr. Ames retired. He particularly
enjoys a soft couch, and looks the pic
ture of content ment whea 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 Fumars 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 executive session to consider the
matter of retrenchment. In what new
light the subject was presented to his
mind will probably never be made pub
lic, but the executive committee himself,
got the dress she wanted and my board
and lodging got back to the old stand
ard." Brooklyn Times.
Seek lag a Teacher for Linda.
She was at one of the Union school
houses half an hour before sxhool opened.
She had "Linda with her. She was a
tali woman, forty years old. with a jaw
showing sneat 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 Lindj 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 'em with a whip?'
"Wt seldom resort to punishment
here," replied the embarrassed teaeher.
"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 rtspectable character, ain't you?7
"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
sit together i"
"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 wh&tr" exclaimed the puxxled
"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't" know what
Td do. Now, another thing: Do yoa
have a beaur"
"Why why wks the stammered
"I think you do,7 resumed the wonaen
severely. "I know just how it works.
When yon 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 wox&n. I want Linda
brought np to know Joggerfy, figures
writing, and spellography, and if you've
got a bean, aad are snookisg to the the
atre one night, a candy pulling the next,
a horse race the next, aad so en, your
mind can't be on edscation. Coe,
Linda, well go to soase ether school
aocse.-2tem Free Prtu.
Snntaera Wlatcr Garar-.
V Icw Tricks Which Caa ft il Ac-
qnlrrd forth .Imawmrnt uf the Uom
THE CANDLE TEICI.
One of the simplest tricks ia thi dc
r partmeHt -f fireside entertainment ia
the cand'e trick. Take a common can
' die, in a brass cacdlestick, lijjht it, and
let it s:snd until it h&i a good head on.
. Then let one ot the children a boy
about fourteen years old U the best
take the candle, shake the srreise from
around the wick, aad opening his month
very wide, stick the candle ia It, imme -
drateJy closing his lips. The candle will
no: go out, but will fhiae through the
boy's distended cheeks with a ruddy
glow. Now, let the parent scddenlv
chuck the boy smartly under the chin.
The candle will be observed to go out
immediately, or at least it will comeout
just as sooa as the boy caa get his teeth
out of the tallow This will teach the
boy who s.vallows the candle never to
attempt uncertain tricks when his father
is meaa eaough to play practical jokes
oa his owa children. The other chil -
dren will appreciate the lesoa.
the nor. trick.
Procure a large egg Brahma eirgs are
the best aad on the Urge end draw a
cress with a lead pencil, and on the op
posite end draw a smaller cross ia ink.
Place the egg after shovring the chil
dren the marks and permitting them to
examine it carefully, so they will know
it the next time they see it upon the
head of the oldest boy present, or if
there is a grandfather haady with a bald
head, ba'.ance the egg on his head. Then
let cue cf the company take a large
book aad Eee if he caa strike the ei?
hard t cough to break it. To the sur
prise of everybody, the egg will be sup
pressed at the first blow. Thea you caa
show the person oa whose head it was
balaaced the two crosses marked oa the
shell to prove it ws the same egg that
he saw ia its entirety, but he will proba
bly be too cross to have much iaterest
ia the matter. This is not a very diffi.
cult trick, aad caa be quite easily
learned, but care should be exercised in
ferSckcrijja of the egg. An egs; that
would be apt to create an uapleasaat
ness if it should bn used in the trick.
TUE DOG TEICK.
This trick is not always easy to be
performed, on account of the necessity
of Introducing a etrange dog into the
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 ears, and hold the dog
still, while another ties its tail ia a bow
kaot. If the dog has been properly
trained aad does bis part of the trick
promptly, there will be lour or five legs
ia that room chuck fall of dog 'a teeth
before the first wrinkle is laid ia tht
kaot. This wiil teach the childrea to
let a dog's tail retaia 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 thaa a ball-dog, be
cause it doesa't hold oa so long, aad
knows when it has had enough.
THE 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 ks. Inch and a half of
the right front leg of the chair, and
about the same length from the left hind
leg. Thea keep the chair ia 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 oa the other one, aad the
party using it will wail and shriek in the
iivliest terror. No house should be with
out oae of these chairs. They will be
fouad very useful in the case of visitors
who drop in about dinaer time. Ax.
guita Ga.) Chronicle and Sentinel.
a Iauaestfe Eagle.
Emmet Perkinsoa aad Charley Ran
yon killed an immense eagle Tuesday
near the Ligooa bridge, on the Washoe
House road. It? claws twitched aerv
ously as it watched from the cover of aa
oak tree some lambs which, unconscious
of danger, were frisking about aear by.
When the boys got withia thirty feet of
the tree, it fiew. Ranyon gave it a load
of duck j'aot. checking its course; Per
kinson gave it another, also. It took
four shot and some severe blows to kill
it. When stretched with extended wiaga,
it was three good paces from tip to tip,
cr by exact measurement, eight and a
hall feet. The span of its exteaded
claws was seven inches. A well grown
lamb would have beea an easy Tictiai
for this royal bird of prey. Its weight
wss sixteea pouads. Sorum Benoert
Jonathan P. Cilley, son of the Gllry
killed in the fxs&on duel with Graves,
has been elected Adjutant Gemsral of
Maine. He served with the First Xaiae
CatmItt through the war, was repeatedly
aad severely woaaded, aad brevetSeti
Brigadier General tor gaUactry oa the
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Lx: Wednesday afternoon two ytxiag
men, twin brother?, were taken to ta
Cjnnty Infirmary for treatmeat, who, It
bks been Irarned, have, for some tisae
pas?, been !ow!y starving tseauelve.
The story, as I learned it frosa the
County Jrzdae, who was called la to
examine the matter, is a follows: Tae
young men oged about 24 years), jrle
the name c( Alonzo and Lorento Pike.
They cla'rn to be from Iowa, but preei-
' OTis to their arrival here, about three
' months s!r.cf, were engaged la tsacala;
I school in Oregoa. They rested a rooat
ia the house oi Dr. Hooker, on Saa Fer
nando street, and when the time was up
for them to make their first payaaeat
! tiltJ fted that they were out of moay,
t but expected to get some ia a few days
j "0Ia Io this was repeated, after a few
! , cd the same aaswer givea. The
i doctor, noticing that neither of them
lfccd fery hearty, asked thena If they
ht exec's to eat. aad was aaswered la
te affirmative, but they coatlaoed to
' crow more csdaerous looking. For
i w or two patt they were aot oat o
uli'ir rooms macn, ana ine ieay ot ux
noUse thiaking it very strange, fonad out
that they would aot touch any littla
deticACie sir wiu'.d prepare for them,
and son after It.irned that they did sot
eat taything. At this time (about a
week jrg.j oae of them was taken to
txd. The other, after being questioned
as to their meaner of living, confessed
that neither had ealea anythiag but
apples for nearly three moaths, aad that
the other ortther w. then in a trance,
from which he would awake to write a
great work.similar to Buayaa' Pilgrim's
Progreii." He alo stated that it would
not do .to disturb him, as it would likely
break the influence, 4c; tht Le
wa? aot beiag physically weakeaed,
but would be all riht la a few days.
Last Moaday Judge Payne aad oae or
our physiciaas visited the bouse to dad
oae of the strange pair stretched oat la
bed as if asleep. The other did aot
want him disturbed, but the Judge in
sisted aad upon telling the oae !n the
traace (?) that he would either sead hiss
to the hospital or to the iaaae Asylum,
was told by th: latter to go aad attecd
out A. ptaa nuu-v-k , . M,.iflf
spirits; that he was thea eadergeiag
sthc trnce-like state which preceded tae
writing of Joha Banyan's great work.
The speaker did aot open his eyee or
make aay motion, only of the lips. The
iatervicw was very unsatisfactory, aad
the Judge had the matter under advise
ment when the other, who had reataiaed
up, took to bed Wednesday, and re
mained similar to tne first. The Couaty
Physician was thea notified, and they
were taken to the Infirmary. They made
no motion or sign at the chssge, aad
appeared as ifdoad, the pulses, however,
beatiag regularly. A letter frosa taelr
mother ia Iowa was toaad. bearing date
of last Juar, in which she spoke cheer
fully, aad expected them home next
Juac. A book containing a collection
of origiaal poems was Mao la the zoom,
several of the pieces showing measured
isyings teeming with tbougnt, indicating
high poetic fancy. Oa all subjecta.
aside from religious or spiritual, their
conversation u rational, and showed
more thaa the average iatellect. They
were entirely destitute of either means
or clothing. Takiag it all ia all the
case is oae of the strangest. Both will
die if they cootiaue as they have beea
much longer. Saa Franeiteo Call.
Sarvlval wi use JTUi iraae-eireaU
In a fantastic tale entitled Maaaiath,
printed in the January Atlantic, are to
be fouad these carious suggeatioas:
It occurs to One very sooa that aai
mal life does exist of so trarupereat a
texture that to all intents sad porpoees
it Is invisible. The apawa of frogs, tae
larva: of certain fresh water iaeecta,
many marine animals, are so clear of
texture that they are seea with difl
cult j. Ia the tropics a particalar ia
habitant of smooth seas is as larkiblc
as a piece of glass, and caa be detected
only by the color mingled in its eyes.
At first refiectioa a thousand taetearee
arise of assimilation of aais&al life to
their surround ings, of miasicry of aaftrs
with a view to safety. Why, thea, by
survival of the most traaspereat, shoaJJ
aot some iavisible life hold a secare po
sitioa oa the earth?
Pondering thus, I Lad beea startled
aot a little by corniag now aad ageia
oa facts thrt seemed to bear this oat.
Strange tracks through catroddaa. grass
suggested footsteps of the aaeeam. Flat
tened spaces of peculiar shape ia the
standing rye, where baasaa betaga ceelrt
not have intruded, looked Eaarreloaely
like human Tisitarioa. Or I lay con
cealed and walcsed the crows ia a road
side field. What was it caaed taesa to
look up saddealy, aad flap away ea
sooty fringed wiagi? No bird, iseeat,
or maa case. Thea the rata acaataer
ing about under a dock, like so saaay
gaunt Virginia swine; all at oacecaase
a fiorrv of wnistdag tails, aad taey ware
of ! Yet I had aot stirred, aor did aay-
thing saove on tne dock abort, si
thelese all seemed to realize a
darner, a noise of sos&e kind.-
a step? Agais, yoa ait like a black
while a aaake basks aacoaeriosa ia tea
saa, aad saay watch saaay he
oat ereat; bat sosaetiaMe it
that he raises lis teed, qerrera
laetaat his uoabse tiagac, a
the stamp into a baa. JLt
pat yosr ear ts the earth. Do ye, raet
dItiac-oaa orieit ell
aosad, a brassnf ?
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