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COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1882.
WHOLE NO. 625.
VOL. XIIL--N0. 1.
'- CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION.
C. H. VasMyck, U. S. Senator, Neb.
Alvik Saundkrs, U. S. Senator, Om&ha.
E. K. Valk.stixk, Rep.. West Point.
T.-J.-ilAJORS, Contingent Bep., Peru.
Albinus Nance, Governor, Lincoln.
S.J. Alexander, Secretary of State. "
John Wallichs, Auditor, Lincoln.
G.A1. Uartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln.
C.J. Dilworth, Attorney-General.
V.Y. W.Jones, Supt. Public Instruc.
C.J. Nules, Warden of Penitentiary.
W0VAhibte1 I Prison Inspectors.
C. II. Gould,
J.O. Carter, Prison Physician.
H.P. Mathcwson, Supt. Insane Asylum.
George B. Lake,? As!ociatc Judges.
S: Maxwell, Chief Justice,
FOUKTII JUDICIAL DI6TKICT.
G. V. Post, Judge, York.
31. B. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo.
M. R. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island.
Wni. Anyan. Receiver, Grand Island.
State Senator. M. K. Turner.
" Representative, . W. Lehman.
J. G.Iliggin-'. County Judge.
John Stauller. County Clerk.
J. W. Earlv, Treasurer.
D. ('. Kavanaugh, Sheriff.
L.J. Crmer, Surveyor.
M. Maher, )
Joseph Rivet, Countv Commissioners.
U. J. Hudson, )
Dr. A. Heintz, Coroner.
J. E.Moncrief Supt. of Schools.
J. R. Meagher, Mayor.
A. It. Coin-nth, Clerk.
J. It. Delsman, Treasurer.
V. N. IIiniley, Police Judge.
J. E. North, Engineer.
1st Ward John Rickly.
G. A. S-hroeder.
-2d Ward Pat. Havh.
Zd Ward J. Rasmussen.
A. A. Smith.
(y'olambaN Pest OHce.
Open on Sundays train 11 A.M. to 12m.
and from 4:30 to 6 r. M. Business
hours except Sunday G a. m. to 8 P. M.
Eastern mails close at 14 a. m.
Western mails close at 4:15 p.m.
Mall leave Columbus for Lost Creek,
Genoa, St. Edwards. Albion, Platte
Center, Humphrey, Madison and Nor
folk, every day (except Sundays) at
4:35 p. in." Arrives at 10:?"i.
For Shell Creek and Crei -in, on Mon
days and F-ldays, 7 A. M., returning
at 7 P. M., same davs.
For Mcxis, Patron and David City,
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
i u u Arrives til H m
For Conkling Tuesdays and Saturdays
7 a. m. Arrives ( p. in. same days .
U. P. Time Table.
Emigrant, Xo.6,leaves at ... 0:25 a. in.
Passeng'r, " 4, " "... 11:00 a. m.
Freight, " S, " " 2:15 p.m.
Freight, "10, " ".... 4:30 a.m.
Freight, No. 5, leaves at. .. 2:00 p. m.
Passeng'r, " 3, " " .. 4:27 p. m.
Freight, "0, " " .... 6:00 p.m.
Emigrant. "7. " " .... 1:30 a.m.
Every day except Saturday the three
lines leading to Chicago connect with
U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays
there will be but one train a day, as
hnwn by the following schedule:
O.. N. A B. II. ROAD.
Time Schedule No. 4. To- take effect
June 2, 'SI. For the government and
information of employees only. The
Company reeres the right to vary
therefrom at pleasure. Trains daily,
Norfolk 7:20 a. m.
Mun&ou . 7:47 "
Madison .8:20 "
PL Centre 9:48
Columbus 4:.""i P.M.
PL Centre 5:42 "
JMadison ".7:04 "
Munson ..7:43 "
Columbus 4:45 p.m.
Genoa 6:10 "
Albion ...7:47 "
Albion ....7:43 a.m.
St. Ed wards :30 "
Genoa 9:14 "
B. M. TIME-TABLE.
.Leaves Columbdsr 5:45 a.m.
" Bellwood 6:30 "
" David Citv, 7.20 "
" Garrison, 7:40 "
V Ulysses 8:25 "
" Stapleburst, .... S:.V "
" Seward, 9:30 "
" Rubv 9:50 "
" Milford. 10:15 "
" Pleasant Dale, 10:45 "
" Emerald 11:10 "
Arrives at Lincoln, 11:50 M.
(Leaves Lincoln at 12:50 p.m. and ar
rives in Columbus 7:00p. M.
Makes close connection at Lincoln for
all points east, west and south.
H. LITERS & CO.,
Xm Brick Shop oppoillr Hrtnti's tlrug Stsrf.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS AND BUGGIES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Eleventh Street, Cohtmbus, Nebraska.
. I; J. MARMOY, Prep'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A' new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
3TSet a. Flrnt-Claw Table.
Meals, 25 Cts. Lodgings.... 25 CU.
IJLW, reax estate
W. S. GEER
MONEY TO LOAN in small lot on
larm property, time one to three
years. Farms with some improvements
bought and 'hold. Ofice for the present
at the Clother House. Columbus, Neb.
A IVDEKSOIV 4c ROEM,
BASKERS, Collection, Insurance and
Loan Agents, Foreign Exchange and Pas
sage Tickets a specialty.
pOKELUN Sc MlJft,L.ITAl,
Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
XT J. HUlMOaU
12th Street, 1 doors west of Haa-a-oas Hoaae,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
pvR. M. O. THWKTO.
Office over corner of 11th and North-st.
All operations first-class and warranted.
iiii;a0 harder shop:
HENRY WOODS, Prop'R.
t3TEvcry thing in first -class style.
Also keep the bet of cigars. 516-y
TIT F, MYERM, M. .,
Will attend to all calls night and
Ouicc with O. F. Merrill, east or A & N.
1 A TTORNE YS AT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary
J. M. MACKAKLAND, B. R. COWDKRY,
Attcnij- xsi Kemj Title. CdlieisT.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
MACl ARiiAtfD & COWDERY,
Columlw, : : : Nebraska.
llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store,
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc.,
at the lowest possible prices. Repairs
promptly attended to.
Justiceof the Peace and
ATTORNEY AT LAW, Columbus
Nebraska. N. B. He will give
cloo attention to all business entrusted
to him. -28
T OUIS SCHREIBER,
BLACKSMITH' AND WAGON MAKER.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to
order, and all work guaranteed.
Cy-Shop opposite the " Tattersau,"
live Street. ;25
AU2VER Sc tVEMXCOTT,
Are prepared to furnish the public w'th
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Also
conduct a feed and sale stable. 4?
IB PREPARED, WITH
FIEST - CLASS APPA BA TUS,
To remove houses at reasonable
rates. Give nim a call.
-VTOT1CE TO TEACHERS.
"" J. E. Moncrief,.Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office at the Court House
on the first Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
pertaining so schools. 567-y
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for cither
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. . 52 6mp.
irtnes, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco.
l3Schilz's Milwaukee Beer constant
ly on nana.
Emcvkxtii St Cou;mbu8. Nkb.
R. CARL. S4CHOXTE.
Speaks German, English and Scandi
navian. Office at Dowtv. Weaver A Co's drug
store. ' Columbus, Nebraska.
Dr.. UTTCHILL ft XATT;
MEDIUL I STOICAL iXOTTI,
Surgeons O., N. 4: B. H.B.Jl.,
Asst. Surgeons U.F. i?'y,
S. MURDOCH & SON,
Cirpentere and Contractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is. Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
13th Strobe door west of Friedbof A
Co's. store, Columbus. Nebr. 483-y
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
t3"WholesIe nd Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Ssotch and English Ales.
t3T Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OTBTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
Utfc Strt. Semtk of Dt.
Manufacturer and Dealer in
CIGARS AND TQBACCO.
ALL KINDS OF
Store oh Olive St., near the old Pott-office
CoIaoBbna Nebraska. 21-ly
Mrs. M. S. Drake
HAS JUST RECEIVED A LARGE
sprihg axd summer
HILIHERT AID FJUGY GOODS.
T3T A, FULL ASSORTMENT OF EV
ERYTHING BELONGING TO A
Nebraska Avenue, Ueo doors north of the
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE. COLUMB US. NEK.
Dr. A. HEINTZ,
HE MICHES. CEEHICALS.
Fine Soaps, Brushes,
PERFUMEEY, Etc., Etc.,
And all articles usually kept on haqd by
Physicians Prescriptions Carefully
Eleventh street, near Foundry.
COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacitic, and Midland Pacific
R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
time, in annual payments to- suit pur
chasers. We have also a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also businesi and
residence'lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstractor title to all real es
tate in Plat'te County.
G21 COIiUMBUN, NEB.
WHOLESALE A RETAIL
ALSO DKALKRS IN
Crockery, Glassware, Lamps, Etc.,
and Conntrv Produce of
THE BENT OP FLOUR AL
WAYS KEPT OX HAND.
JdTGoodB delivered free of charge to
any part of the city. Terms cash.
Corner Eleventh and Olive Streets,
DKALKR IX ALL KINDS OF
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A
WELL SELECTED STOCK.
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
DellTered Free u
part rthe Cliy.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL
Farm and Spring Wagons,
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal. In style and
quality, second to none.
CALL AMD IXAJUT PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. it N. Depot.
Joked to Death.
Frederick Miller, a large, athletic, bat
weak-minded laborer, died in a cell in
the Second and Queen street police sta
tion on Sunday night, literally and actu
ally frightened to death. Miller lived
with his wife and step-daughter in hum
ble apartments in a tenement back of
No. 903 South Fifth street. He had
worked for several yeare as a laborer in
the lumber yard of Robert Clark, at
Fifth street and Washington avenue.
Among his fellow-laborers Miller was
noted for his feats of strength and for
his weakness of mind. Last August a
board-yard cur that had installed him
6elf on the premises became trouble
some to neighbors, and Mr. Clark or
dered him to ie killed. Miller tender
heart caused him to interpose between
the dog and his executioner. He took
the animal in his arms and was rewarded
by a snap which lacerated his lip. A
physician cauterized "the wound, and
nothing would have been heard of Jt
afterward had not his fellow-workmen
deemed it a proper subject to tease their
feeble-minded comrade, of whose
strength they stood in awe. He seemed
to take little notice of it at first, but
within a month the wounded lip broke
out in renewed ulceration. This, in
stead of abating the ill-considered jests
of his fellows, seemed rather to aggra
vate them. When he came to work in
the morninjr their salutation was:
"Well, you ain't mad j'et," and through
out the day they persisted in keepiugtho
subject before his mind until he became
a prey to the delusion that hydrophobia
had seized him. He had repeatedly told
his wife that the dread was on him, but
the active phase of the delusion began
only on last Wednesday. He com
plained of an oppression of the chest
which prevented him from breathing,
and professed to feel an aversion, which
re vented him from taking anything
iquid. There was entire absence of any
of the symptoms indicating true hydro
phobia. The wound lately healed was not es-
Eecially sensitive, although he sat rub
ing it with his finger tips by the hour
and moaning his dreads in disjointed
sentences. Excepting the labored
breathing there was no indication of
spasmodic action of the vital functions.
Dr. Duval, of Fourth and Christian
streets, was called on Thursday. Mill
er's employer had'endeavored to make
his mind easy by telling him that he
might lay off for a few days, but this did
not diminish his apprehensions. Dr.
Duval made a close examination, and
concluded that the labored breathing
the only disordered function as far as
he could ascertain was due simply to a
severe cold. He endeavored to quiet
the alarm of the patient and succeeded
so well that he was persuaded to take a
few swallows of a harmless potion which
was prescribed merely to test the genu
ineness of the aversion to liquids. Mill
er said that he could swallow anything
the doctor mixed all right, and after en
deavoring to impress on his mind that
he had no symptoms of hydrophobia the
physician left. When Mrs. Miller a few
minutes afterward tried him again with
the potion he threw the bowl and con
tents at her, narrowly missing doing her
serious injury. His feet were soaked iu
hot water, in accordance with medical
advice, and the contact of his skin with
fluids did not produce any sign of aver
sion. He, however, refused to eat or
drink anything, but sat moaning by the
hour, head resting on one hand, while
with the other he incessantly felt the
lip where the dog had bitten. Now and
again he would start up suddenly and
rush to the window or door, complain
ing of a choking sensation. Neighbors
kindly relieved Mrs. Miller in waiting
on him, and endeavored to calm his
nerves and persuade him out of his de
lusion. Dr. Duval called again on Fri
day and saw no reason to.change his be
lief that hydrophobia was not the cause
of the ailment, although he become con
vinced that the delusion was likely to
progress to dangerous mania. He so
advised Mrs. Miller and suggested that
she should have help constantly by her.
This her kind-hearted neighbors en
abled her to do.
Miller was sitting with his face buried
in his hands when Dr. Duval called on
Saturday. His mania had progressed
very noticeably and the case was plain
ly one for hospital treatment. In his
conference with Mrs. Miller he ex
pressed his opinion. Within an hour
after the physician's departure Miller
suddenly aroused from his lethargic
condition, and rushing to the door,
took three or four breaths of fresh air.
Returning, he advanced toward his wife
in a menacing manner and demanded
to know whether she would consent to
send him to the hospital. She replied
that she would not, and this seemed to
pacify him. A few minutes afterward
she went out, leaving him in the charge
of a neighbor of very diminutive size
and strength. She returned to find
the neighbor shooting through the door
like a bolt from a catapault under the
impulse of her husband's enormous
strength, increased by acute mania.
He had suddenly arisen from his
lethargy, and, catching the unfortunate
neighbor by the throat, with the words,
"hospital, will you," hurled him
through the door. Mrs. Miller, al
though terribly alanned, entered with
the hope of pacifying him, but he
ejected her with equal violence, and
when alone in the room said, "I'll
have some amusement." The few
chairs were- first broken into kindling
wood; a table was demolished; the few
mantel ornaments were smashed, and
in the wildness of his craziness the
maniac turned over the stove and scat
tered the burning coals over the floor.
In a minute the room was all ablaze.
Neighbors came promptly with buckets
of water and the fire was extinguished.
A policeman was summoned and Miller
was taken to the polioe station at Sec
ond and Queen streets. This was nine
p. m. on Saturday.
Dr. Duval had gone with Miller from
his house to the cell, and advised that
he should be taken at once to some hos
pital where there were appliances for
treating the violent insane. The, officers
on duty, however, said that they had
no authority to send him to any place
except the almshouse, and they could
not send him there until they "had the
authorization of the guardians of the
poor. Hence, he remained in the un
comfortable hospitality of a police cell.
His violent mood shad now become very
frequent. The janitor discovered him
hanging by a suspender in time to pre
vent sqicide. Once during the day he
was brought into the front room to ac
commodate Dr. Duval, who continued
to ameliorate his condition as well as ho
could. A hypodermic injection of mor
phia of unusual strength, so far from
quieting him, seemed rather to excite
him the more, and seven stalwart offi
cers had all they could do to return him
to his celL In another paroxysm he
made frantic eflorts to jerk the cell door
open, and actually bent the heavy iron
bars. Etforts were made to persuade
him to eat and drink, but he hurled the j
the food at the per
At ten o'clock on
Sunday night he was sitting, seemingly
tranquil, with his face buried in his
hands. He seemed to be breathing reg
ularly, and, in spite of Dr. Duval s re
mark that he would not be surprised to
find him dead in the morning, the po
licemen thought him all right. An hotir
afterward he was found dead on the floor
of the cell, which he had occupied for
As to the cause of his death there can
be little doubt. The inconsiderate jokes
of his fellow-workmen had preyed upon
an infirm mind until a mania as deadly
as hydrophobia thoroughly possessed
him. Philadelphia Press.
A Weird New Year's Incident
The closing moments of the old year
had arrived. Laurel Hill Cemetery was
wrapped in the darkness of night, and a
heavy fog hung over the stately piles of
marble which mark the re&tinir places of
kne distinguished dead, obscuring them
from view. Suddenly the quiet was
broken by the tolling of bells and the
shrieks of locomotive whistles. Almost
simultaneously with these tokens of re
spect to the expiring year a bright sil
ver' light tlashed over a corner of the
city of the dead. A moment later and
all was darkness again. Then three
flashes followed each other in quick suc
cession. Presently the din was in
creased tenfold, spreading the news that
the new year had come. Again the
weird light reappeared. Its rays encir
cled a vault. The iron doors were open,
and over the group of people who stood
iu the entrance a double row of shelves,
nearly every one occupied by a coflin,
could be seen. The group comprised
live gentlemen and a lady, all attired
in deepest mourning.
" Another year gone and a new one
in its place," said the lady, in a low
musical voice, as she gazed pensively at
the coffin on the thirdlowcr shelf to the
"One more year," responded tho
gentleman nearest her, " and we are all
here. How many will be left at the next
The members of the group looked at
each other in silence, and then again
directed their glances to the interior of
the vault. For the next five minutes
they stood in this attitude, motionless,
Then the possessor of the musical voice
remarked, as she drew her watch from
its hiding-place: "Ten miputes after
twelve our mission is ended."
With a last look at the coffin the sex
tet moved slowly away and entered the
carriages which had been waiting at the
gateway, the grave-keeper, who had
been wandering at a respectful distance,
swung the iron doors and fastened the
lock, the light was extinguished, and all
There is a peculiar story back of the
scene which was thus enacted in the
early minutes of 1882. Back in the '70s
there died in this city a gentleman who
was distinguished for his peculiarities
as he was renowned for his wealth and
good deeds. When his will was opened
it was found that he had laid a sacred
injunction on his children that so long
ax the' remained alive they should see
the old year out and the new one in at
the foot of his coffin. Ten years have
passed away, and the injunction has not
once been forgotten, although the little
group of Saturday night looked upon
the caskets which contained the remains
of four of their family who had in as
many years followed the father to his
long home. The others are now widely
scattered. Some of them are located in
Vermont, some remained in this city,
while one has emigrated so far away as
Nebraska, but at the close of every year
they journe' to this city and hold their
family reunion in the presence of the
dead and under the glare of the calcium
lights. Philadelphia Record.
A Juggler's Victim.
The Chinaman named All Ling Look,
whose performance with a cannon led
to the death of a boy named Smythe ih
a Brighton music-hall Tuesday night,
was yesterday brought before the
magislrates and charged with causing
the "boy's death. The Town Clerk un
dertook the prosecution, and explained
that the performance which brought
about the melancholy event consisted
in the prisoner balancing a cannon on a
dagger which he put down his throat,
with the end only projecting from his
mouth. Whilst balanced on this pro
jecting point, the cannon, which was
loaded with powder, was fired by
prisoner's wife. Some attempt was
made to clear the way in front of the
cannon, but, when it was fired, the
charge took effect on deceased, who'
was sitting in the gallery, twenty-two
feet off, just in the line of fire, and the
result was that the top of his head was
completely blown off. The magistrates
asked whether this was the first per
formance, but it appeared that a simi
lar trick was performed on the previous
night, whilst a solicitor who appeared
on the prisoner's behalf stated that it
had been performed in various towns at
different music-halls in England and
abroad without accident, and no one
more deeply deplored the melancholy
event than did the prisoner. The
caunon was produced in court. It ws
made of hai u wood, cased in tin or zinc,
covered with a black composition, and
fastened together with nails. Its length
was between three and four feet, witTi a
bore of about three inches in diameter.
The dagger which prisoner partially
swallowed before balancing the cannon
upon it, was about two feet in length,
and the hilt fitted a hole in the under
part of the cannon. Evidence was
given that deceased was sitting in the
front row of the gallery, and that be
fore the cannon was fired prisoner waved
his arms as if to motion people away
from the line of fire. When he light
was applied to the cannon deceased fell
back and rolled on his side. The top
of his head was completely smashed,"
and the brains were scattered over the
audience. A medical man who was
called in found in the gallery a pellet,
about the size of a hen's eg, made of
paper, but compressed so tightly as to
be as hard as wood, and this, from its
appearance, had evidently been fired
from the cannon and had pierced de
ceased's brain, as it was blackened by
gunpowder smoke and covered with
blood. Prisoner was ultimately re
manded, the magistrate refusing to ac
cept bail. His solicitor observed that
he would venture to suggest that the
occurrence was a pure accident. Lon
. . . m
It is one of the unoxplainable things
of moral ethics how people decide so
I promptly as to how little rain and bad
weayier it takes to keep them away
from prayer meeting, and how much is
required to keep them away from a
good show. Steubenoille Herald.
" Is that your little boy?" " No, not
exactly; when he was a week old he was
left on mv door-step. I am, you may
say, his step-father."
son who otlered it.
Heaest, Bat Not To Honest.
Brother Gardner to the Lime-Kiln
Club: "If I should find a perfeckly
honest man honest in his expressions,
honest in bis dealings, sincere in his
statements I shouldn't like him. He
would be a lonesome object in dis aigc.
He would seek in vain fur companion
ship. While 1 believe dat honesty am
de bes' policy, I doan' look to see it
Fracticcd beyond a certain limit When
trade mules wid a man I kinder like
to doubt his word. I want to feel dat
he am keepin' still 'bout de ring-bones
an' spavins, an' dat de beast he says am
jistturnin' fo'teen y'ars will nebbersee
his twenty-first birthday no nioar. It
am monotonous to deal wid a man who
am perfeckly honest If I lend a man
money I want him to be honest 'nuff to
return it, but if he kin trade me a
watch worth three dollars for a gun
worth seben I shall think none de less
of him. If men were so sincere dat wo
felt obleeged to believe whateber dey
asserted we should hev no use fu'r
theories an' argyments. When I gib
my note I expect to pay it. When I ax
s man how he would like to trade his
wheelbarrow fur my dog I'm not gwine
to inform him dat Ca:sar am all bark
an' no bite, an' he am not gwine to tell
me dat he borrowed dat wheelbarrow
in de night an' forgot to return it If a
grocer leaves me in charge of his sto
Ize gwine to sot fur half an hour beside
a box of herrings an' keep my hands in
my pockets all de time. Yet, if dat
same man sells me a pound of tea he
expects me to try an' pass off on him a
half-dollar wid a hole in it
" Continer, my frens, to believe dat
honesty am de bes' policy, but doan'
expect too much of so-called honest
men. You kiu trust men wid your
wallet who would borrow a pitchfork
an' nebber return it. You kin lend
your hoss to a man who would cheat
you blind in tradiu' obercoats. You
kin send home a pa'r o' dead ducks at
noon day by a man who would steal
your live chickens at midnight When
I lend my naybur Mocha cotlee I like to
wonder if he won't pay it back in Rio.
When de ole woman buys kaliker on a
guarantee she rather hopes it will fade
in de wahin I solemnly believe dat
de world am honest nufl'jist as it am.
When you gin your word stick to it if it
busts de bank. " When you do a job of
work do it well. When you make a
debt pay it Any man who am mo'
honest dan dat will want 3 ou to cut a
penny in two to make out his shilling;
he will ring you up at midnight to re
turn your mouse-trap; he will take one
shingle lroni your bunch an' oiler you
de one-hundredth partof whatde bunch
cost; he will borrow your boot-jack an'
insist dat you borrow his wash-board to
ollset it. We will now purceed to bia
ness." Detroit Free Press.
Frauds at Church Fain).
"What a beautifully arranged Cable
and what handsome articles." remarked
a lady to her escort at a fair in an up
town church. The table contained a
fine ana of fancy articles. There
were silver-mounted hand-glasses,
carved dressing-cases, lace neckwear,
jewlery and other goods. " How the
ladies in charge must have worked to
et so manv nice things contributed.
Vhat a marked contrast this table
preseuts to some of the others," said
the gentleman. "It will bring the church
quite a fund by itself." The couple
moved on, and a gentleman who had
heard their conversation approached
"You must excuse me, but I cannot
help setting yon right on the subject
about which you were just speaking.
That table which you admire, and
think will so benefit the church, is
what is called a commission table, and
will not obtain for the church as much
money as many of the plaiuer ones.
The goods are obtained from regular
business houses at the current prices.
What are sold are paid for. and what
are not sold ate returned. All that the
church receive is the commission given
by tho merchant. This commission
sometimes reaches as high as fifteen per
cent, but more frequently does not
exceed ten per cent From this you
can easily see that it a commission table
in an evening takes in fifty dollars, the
profit only amounts to five dollars. If
ten dollars is takeu in at one of the
tables whei e the goods are contributed,
the church fares doubly as VelI. Many
ladier, like to make a great show at their
tables, and adopt the commission
method. It is much easier to get them
this way than to get them for "nothing,
or to personally make up fancy articles.
People are attfart"d by the greatest dis
play, and, as in the present instance,
the'lady who has the commission table
gets greater credit than the one who
has got her goods contributed, and who
has beeu to much more trouble.
" Fairs are usually gotten up for a
religious or charitable purpose, and the
money expended at them is not for the
articles received, but for the benefit of
the deserving object When a man
spends ten doMars at a commission table
he thinks that his money is expended
for this good purpose, whereas nine
tenths of it goes into the pockets of the
wealthy merchant, who really owns tho
articles until they are sold."
For the past three years the system
of selling goods on commission in fairs
has steadily gained ground. Many
merchants sell thousands of dollars worth
of goods in this way. It is considered
a regular source of revenue, and is
courted by many firms, who, in addi
tion to receiving a fair price for their
wares, also get a very good advertise
ment Frequently a piano manufactur
ing firm give a $500 piano to a fair,
which is rallied for at one dollar a
chance, there being 500 chances. For
this piano the firm gets 250 in cash
and 250 chances, to say nothing of the
advertisement. Other valuable articles
which are ra'l'ed for in large fairs are
oiten obtained in this way. N. Y. Sun.
There is no permanent cure for
bone-spavin. It is" caused by a diseased
growth of bone around the joint which
cannot be removed and always remains
as a source of irritation and lameness
when active exercise is taken. The
only alleviation is by cooling the joint
by cold water applications and then
blistering, which will give relief for a
lime, but the lameness will return.
After a time when the joint becomes
grown over and immovable, the lame
new will be cb.an2ed.int0 a stitf joint
A. Y. Times.
-A jur3 convened by the Sheriff of
Queens County, N. Y., declared Charles
H. Rogers to be of unsound mind, and
Judge Armstrong appointed thei'oung
man's mother h.s guardian. His father
died about a year ago. leaving an estate
worth $350,000, and Charles as his only
heir. It was shown by testimony that
he had no appreciation of money in ex
cess of a quarter of a dollar, and in all
his life had never asked for more for
any purpose. His mental weakness is
in great part attributed to the excessiva
use of tobacco.
Not longsince a correspondent sent to
a provincial paper an anecdote of which
his six-year-o'd boy was the hero. Ho
6ays: "I keep a shop and sell fancy j
goods. A gentleman came in to buy '
something. It was early, and my little (
bov and I were alone m the house at
the time. The gentleman gave me a
sovereign, and I nad to go up stairs to
my cash-box. Before doing so, I went
iuto the little room next to the shop and
said to the 003-: ' Watch the gentlcmau,
that he don't steal anything;1 and I put
him on the counter. As soon as I re
turned, he sang out: 'Pa, he didn't steal
anything I watched him.' You may
iiatigine what a position I was in."
Children's questions are often no less
embarrassing than the- are amusing, as
may be instanced in" the ston of the
uiercena little bo- who overheard a
conversation respecting a wedding that
was soon to take place. At breakfast
the next morning he recalled tho subject
b3 askiug the following question: "Papa,
what do thc3' want to give the bride
awa' for? Can't the3 sell her?"
At a whale exhibition, a 3'oungster is
said to have asked his mamma if the
whale that swallowed Jonah had as
large a mouth as the one before them,
why didn't Jonah walk out at one cor
ner. "You must think Jonah was" a fool;
he didn't want to walk out and get
drowned," was the quick reph" of a
"oui or brother, before the mother could
It ij related of another infant inquir
er w ' was looking with great interest
at a aming pan of milk, that he siid
denl exclaimed: "Mamma, whore do
cow. -el their milk from?" " Where
do 3- . get 3'our tears?" was the an
swer. After a thoughtful silence. n
which the mention of tears had evident
ly readied certain associations, he again
broke out: " Mamma, do the cows have
to be spanked?"
On seeing a house being whitewashed,
a small bo' of three wanted to know if
the house was going to be shaved. A
lady, when admiring the stars on a
bright night in a tropical climate, was
suddunl)' asked in the must innocent
wa3' b3r her little son of five 3'ears old
if those were the nails that held uo
A bo" who had alwa3's refused to eat
oatmeal, in spite of his mother's urgings
that it was a strengthening diet, sud
denly surprised her ono morning b3" eat
ing "a liberal plateful and calling for
more. Upon his mother asking for an
explanation, he replied: "I am bound
to eat oatmeal till I am strong enough
to whip Johnn3' Scott."
Little Freddie, when visiting a neigh
bor's house, was offered a piece of
bread and butter, which he accepted,
but without an3" show of gratitude.
"What do you 3.13', Freddie?" hinted
the lad3', expecting him to sa "Thank"
you." "I say it ain't cake," was the
The father of a family, after reading
from the morning paper that the cold
the night before was intense, the ther
mometer registering raan3- degrees be
low freezing-point, said: "Now, chil
dren, I suppose you are taught all about
that at school. Which of 3-011 can tell
me what the freezing-point is?" " The
paint of my nose, papa," was the prompt
repl3 from one of the j'oungsters.
A gentleman somewhat advanced in
life, and who was never remarkable for
his good looks, asked his grandchild
what he thought of him. The boj-'s
parents were present The 3'oungstcr
made no replj. " Well, why won't 3-ou
tell me what 3-011 think of me?" "'Cause
I don't want to get licked," was the
.A mother once showed her child a
beautiful doll, a St. John, of fine make
and color. "See," she said, "he has
been vcrj" good; and Heaven alwa3-s re
wards the good bj- making them beauti
ful." "Oh," said the child, lifting its
shoulders, "don't believe that, mamma.
This little St. John looks ver3 meek be
cause he's all glued up; but if he could
onl move, 3'ou'd seel '
The following remark or a little girl
shows an opinion of her elders the re
verse of flattering. " O dear!" sho ex
claimed to her doll, "I do wish 3-ou
would sit still. I never saw sueh an un
eas3 thing in all ny life. WI13' doif t
3'ou act like grown folks, and be still
and stupid for a while?" Chambers'
What number of casters a person can
swallow at a sitting seems a difficult
question to decide. Brillat-Savarin de
clares that it was no uncommon thing
at great feasts where oysters formed the
introductor3 dish for several of the
guests to eat a gross of them twelve
dozen, and a hundred and fort3--four!
Ho calculated that such a number would
weigh three pounds, and that still the
Gargantuan consumer could proceed
comfortabty afterward with his dinner;
whereas had it been three pounds of
meat he had ingested he would
have been obliged to crv "Hold
enough!" Brillat-Savarin himself, at
his celebrated luncheon to his two old
friends of the Rue de Bac. offers them
each two dozen as a whet. And he telLs
an an cdote of a friend of his, a great
arnat ir. to whom he offered a surfeit
of 03 crs, but that after his friend had
accoi 'dished his thirt.3 -.:ond dozen,
and is still proceeding vigorously, the
host lought it time to suggest dinner,
at wl -h his friend behaved himself as a
hung ,' man ought This seems to settle
tho q otion of the digestibility of the
03-ste. for Brillat-Savarin is general
trustu orth3'. The eight or, at the most,
the dozen provided as hors d'eeuvres
nowadays from an honorable economy
necd not frighten the weakest digestion.
In France there are twenty or thiify
ways of dressing crustaceans, and nearly
as " man3' in America. The scalloped
oyster, and perhaps an oyster omelette,
are the wretched achievements of most
of our best cookery books. If fair read
ers will tr' the following Proveueal
recipe the3 will not have read this article
in vain. In England it is best to bo
sparing with shallot, garlic, and all these
kinds of herbs. For the rest,
diligentty follow the instructions:
"03'stcrs au gratlfi. Take tho
required number of oj-sters.
Scald them in a saucepan in their own
juice. Take them out; drain them in a
baking-dish or scallop-shells with a lit
tle sweet oil. Season them with some
chopped shallot parsley, and an anchovy
minced fine; pepper and salt to taste.
Cover them with fine bread crumbs, and
moisten them with a few drops of olive
oil; put them in the oven for a few rain- j
utes (-t depends on the heat of the oven), 1
and brown cither with a salamander or 1
before the fire. Just before serving,
squeeze a lemon over them." London
The clergj-man ha? many dutic3
such, for instance, as engineering fairs,
making oyster stews ntm lemonade, and
curing love-sick people 13' joining
Hwis in marria 'o.
FACTS AND FIGURES.
There are 20,000 seeds of oats m
pound, and 686,400 seeds of white
Tuscon, Arizona, talks about an
sxhibit of minerals and agricultural
products next j'ear.
In perceiving the tints of scarier,
ur oj-es are aflected by undulation
recurring 482,000,000 times a second.
Athens, along with being tM
universUv town of Georgia, has no less
thn five cotton factories in and around
The largest North Carolina water
melon hoard from this season was from
Wake Count3 and weighed 60 pounds.
The improvements in the plow have,
according to the statement mado by
Mr. Coflin, effected a saving of ninety
million dollars in last year's crops.
The New York Grape-Sugar Com
pany has been incorporated by ex-Senator
Thomas C. Piatt and others, and
will have a capital of $1,000,000. It
will have a branch establishment at Dos
A mammoth tree cut down in Lewis
County, K, recently, and bolieved to
be 3U0 years old. produced 33, 162 feet
of lumber and tweuty-nve cords of fire
wood It was sixteen feet in diameter
and 120 feet high.
There are 7,092 public housos and
4, 125 beer houses in Loudon. During
1880, 2iJ,868 persons were apprehended
for drunkenness. Of these, 15,998 were
males and 13,870 females. Thcavoragp
of arrests for drunkenness seems to be
A new speed iudicator, called the
strathraograpu, for indicating tho speed
of locomotives, has been introduced on
tho Hanoverian railroads. By it the
engineer can read from a scale the ac
tual speed of his engine at auy moment;
besides, a record of the trip is kept on
a strip of paper.
A French chemist has obtained a
ver3' valuable oil from the Kernels of the
grape the refuse left after distilling
brandy, or making verdigris, being
iried and ground tine in an ordinary
mill, and the yield of oil is in direct
proportion to the fineness of tho grind
ing. The oil is sweeter than nut oil,
and remains fluid at a lower tempera
ture. When burned in lamps it gives
a bright, smokeless, odorless ana agree
WIT AM niSDOM.
Hapless sons of clay are frequently
bricks. . Y. Commercial Advertiser.
B. Perkins says he likes to bo called
a liar. He must have a howling good
time. Loston Post.
The drouth along the Ohio rivet
has been so severe that the people are
hauling water to keep the fony-boata
running. Cliicuyo lYibune.
A homely girl with a small and
prett3 foot takes ten per cent mors
comfort in this world than a pretty,
faced girl who knows it is all day with
her if sho falls over a log. Detroit Fret'
The hangman would make a good
journalist, because he handles the
noose. Waterloo observer. And al
ways has something ready for the next
tweak. Yawcob trauss.
The Kansas papers tell of a man in
that State who has two hearts. We
reckon they "beat as one." But if that
man could only fill to them what a
lovety flush he would have! Burling
We heard yesterday how an An
gusta man "gave himself away." the
worst kind in Norfolk the other day.
He went to that point on an excursion
and put up at one of the tirst-class ho
tels. The clerk gave his bagg:vge and
the kev- to his room to a porter, who
conducted the Augusta gentleman to
the elevator. Closing the door they
began to ascend, unperceived by the
travsler. He eyed the four walls of tin
levator a moment and exclaimed:
"Take my baggage back to tho office;
on can't put mo off in a little room
ike this!" Augusta Ga ) Chronicle.
Two commercial agents met at the
depot with their grips, when ono said:
" Hello. John, where have you been?"
John said that he had been laying eff;
but now he had an interest in the busi
ness, and was going on the road again.
The friend congratulated him on hav
ing gained the proud position of part
ner in one of the largest houses in Mil
waukee, which was making money
hand over fist when John broke in by
saving: " No, I am not a partner; but
the old man told me if I didn't take
more interest in the business he would
bounce me, so I have concluded to takr
an interest in it hereafter. Good day."
A iNew York Cat Market.
A number of Maltese cats and kitten'
occupy cages at tho entrance to a curi
ous basement in Liberty Street. Whe
thev are not asleep the' mew dismal)
and plainly long for the liberty of '
housetop or a back fence.
"Can it be possible that any part t '
this community buys cats?" the keepr
of the basement was asked. He wae
unable to answer at once, for a nun
brought in just then a barrel full of
stale bread. The dogs of all varieties
in the basement clanked their chains
and 3'owled, the poultry crowed and
cackled, and the cats, too, mewed and
"Do people ever buy cats?" the deal
er was asked again.
" Well, somewhat," he said. "I've
sold tOO Maltese kittens in the last
" What are the ruling rates for cats
"Maltese kittens bring from three to
five dollars. The old cats don't sell so
well, because they are not so likely to
sts3' at home and keep early hours, and
the disreputable habits of the Toms
hurt their sale a good deal. The kit-
tens, though, are iu demand."
" Where do they come from?"
" These are Ohio cats. They come in
crates from Alliance."
"Are they bred there?"
"The3- run wild as common cats do
here, and are caught for nothing.
Thev cost us here about $1 or $1.50.
"Who buy them?"
People passing here on their way
to the ferry often stop in and gel a cat,
or something. No, I never had an old
maid here, or even a lady of any age,
except once. Some of our best cus
tomers are in Virginia- We have
orders for fine cats at from $8 to $10
from Richmond, and for dogs, too.
The Maltese are plenty, and the de
mand is good; but if we could only get
Angola cats, we could sell them with a
rush at about $50 apiece. There are
few of them in the cit3."
"Is there any sale for what arj
called 'common cats' by some people,
andjiarder names still by othnrs?"
"Not to speak of. People would be
glad to get rid of them. But they are
just as good mousers as well-bred
Maltese kittens." N. Y. Sun.
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