The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, December 13, 1882, Image 1
THEJOURNAL. ISSUED EVERY WEDNESDAY, M. Iv. TURaSTER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. MATES OF AIWEKTISIHC;. diluvial 3r GTBusiness and professional card of five lines or less, per annum, fire dollars. 9- rf JF' 31 Far tima advartiaemant. annlr "W- . M , rr, , V at tliis offlce. fiSTLegal advertisements at statue rates- ETTor transient advertising, see rates oa'tfefrel page. tdTAll advertisements payable monthly. 13" OFFICE Eleventh St., vp ftairs in Journal Building. terms: Per year Six months Three months Single copies VOL. XIIL-N0. 33. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER 13, 1882. WHOLE NO. 657. ill V 9 1 5 a Mv y . CONGRESSIONAL DELEGATION. C. H. VasWyck, U. S. Senator, Neb- raskaCity. Alvis Saosdrs,U.S. Senator, Omaha. E. K. Valkntikk, Rep., West Paint. T.J. Majors, Contingent Rep., Peru. STATE DIRECTORY: ALBIKU3 ' axce, Governor, Lincoln. S. J. Alexander, decretory of State. John Wallicbs, Auditor, Lincoln. G. 31. Bartlett, Treasurer, Lincoln. C..I. Oil worth, Attorney-General. "W. W. "V. Joucs, Supt. Public Iustruc. C.J. Nobo, Warden of Penitentiary. WAl'.1).ey' ! Prison Inspectors. O. H. Gould, J J.O. Carter, Prison Physician. Il.P. 3Iathewson, Supt. Insane Asylum. JUDICIARY: George B.LakeJ Assocjate Judges. Ama&a Cobb. t H. Maxwell, Chief Justice, KOUltTH .TUMCIAI. DISTIIICT. G. W. Po&t, Judge, York. M. 15. Reese, District Attorney, Wahoo. LAND OFFICERS: 31. B. Hoxie, Register, Grand Island. Wm. Anya:i, Receiver, Grand Island. LEGISLATIVE: State Senator, 31. K.Turner. Representative, G. W. Lehman. COUNTY DIRECTORY: J. G. Kiggins, County Judge. John Staufl'er. County Clerk. C. A. Newinau, Clerk Dist. Court. J. W. Earlv, Treasurer. D. C. Kavanaugh, Sheriff. L.J. Cnner, Surveyor. 31. 31aher, Joseph Rivet, 5- County Commissioners. II. J Hudson, ) Dr. A. Heintz, Coroner. J. E. Moncrief Supt. of Schools. Byron Millett, J Tiistlnsnrthe?eace. W.M. Cornelius,? J"8ticesortnex-eace. CITY DIRECTORY: J. R. Measlier, 31 ay or. A. B. Ootlroth, Clerk. J. B. Ih'lMiian. Trensurcr. W.N. Hensley, Police Judge. J. E. North, Engineer. councilmkn: 1st Ward John Rickly. G. A. S"hroeder. 2d Ward Pat. Havs. I.Ghiek. 3d IFarJ J. Rasmussen. A. A. Smith. Columbus Iomi OOlce. Open on Sundays trni 11 A.M. to 12m. and from 1:30 to v. M. Business hours except Sunday (t a. m. to 8 P.M. Eastern mails clo-e at 11 a. m. Western mails close at 1:15 i.M. Mail leaves Columbus for Lost Creek, Genoa, St. Edwards. Albion, Platte Center, Humphrey, 31 adi&on and Nor folk, ecry day (except Sundays) at 4:'.to p. m. Arrives at 10:5". For Shell Creek and Creston, arrives at 12 M. Leaves 1 p. M., Tuesdays, Thurs daj s and .Saturdays. For Alexis, Patron and David City, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 1 p. m "Arrives at 12 m. For Cmiklini: Tuesdays and Saturdays 7 a. m. Arrives IS i. in. same days. IJ. 1. Time Table le. ti:25 a. mi 10:53 a. in. 2:15 p. m. 1:30 a. m. 2:00 p. m. 4:27 p. m. 0:00 p. m. 1:30 a. m. Eastxoard Bound. Emigrant. No.u, leaves at Passeug'r, " 4, " " Freiu'ht, " , " Kreigbt, "10, " ". Westward Bound. Freight, No. fl. leaves at. PasSeng'r, " 3, " " Freight, " 9, " " r,.,;,ri-.,nt . 7. " " . Every dav except Saturday the three lines leading to Chicago connect with U P. trains at Omaha. On Saturdays there will lie but one train a day, as hown by the folio wine schedule: B. & 31 TIME TABLE. Leaves Columbus, " Bell wood " David City, " Garrison " Uly.sses StHplehumt, 44 Seward, 44 Ruby, 44 Milfnrd Pleasant Dale, 44 Emerald, Arrives at Lincoln, Leaves Lincoln at 2:25 P. ries in Columbus 8:30 p. .m. . 5:45 0:30 7.20 7:40 S:25 8:55 !:3rt !:f0 10:15 10:45 11:10 A.M. it 14 ( ti It ( a i u 44 M. 11:45 M. and a 31akes close connection al Lincoln for all points east. vet and south. O.. N. 4 B. H . ROAD. Time Schedule No. 4. To take effect June 2, '81. For the irovernment and information of employees only. T Company reserves the right to "y therefrom at pleasure. Trains . Sundays eXeept'Hl. Outward Bound. Inward 2"nd Nortel1 .:20 A.M. 31U11'011 t'Al " I:uison .8:2 " piuiiphrev!:05 PL Centre 9:48 ' LostC reek 10.09 " Columbusl0:55 " Columbuo 4:33 p.m. LostCreek5:2l " PL Centre ft: 12 " lIuinphreC;25 44 Madison 7:04 " 3Iun-,oii 7:43 " Norfolk 8:04 aLHION bkancu. .Albion 7:43 A.M. Moa 6:1G 44 Genoa 9:14 &Elward7:00 44 Los, Creek9:59 " Albion 7:47 " i Columbusl0:4.. H. UJERS & no, BLACKSMITHS AND "WatTon "Buildois, w Brick Shop opposite llilnti's DruS Stow. ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON WAGONS AND BUGGIES DONE ON SHORT NOTICE. Eleventh Street, Columbus, Nebraska. 50 NEBRASKA HOUSE, S. J. MARMOY, Frop'r. Nebraska Ave., South of Depot, COI'lKMBMi, XEB. A new house, newly furnished. Good accommodations. Board by day or week at reasonable rates. 23et a Firt-Claiw Table. Meals, 25 Ut. Lodgings.... 25 CU. 38-itf COLVBlI8 Restaurant and Saloon! E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor. rgj-Wholesalc ind Retail Dealer in For eTKn "Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales. Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty. OYSTERS in their season, by the case can or dish. lHk Street. Sostk f Pft BUSIHESS CABDS. pORItKI.lUW Jc SUl-I.1V AI, ATTORNEYS-AT-LA W, Up-stairs in Gluck Building, 11th itreet, Above the New bank. TT 3. HUlOi, NOTARY PUBLIC. 12th Street, 2 doors wet of Hammond IIosm, Columbus, Neb. 491-y TAR. M. . THUKSTO.", RESIDENT DENTIST. Oflice over corner of 11th and North-st. All operations first-class and warranted. C iHICAtfO BAKBEK SHOP! HENRY WOODS, Prop'R. TEverythlng in first-class style. Also keep the best of cigars. 510-y r i:i:k a rledek, vr y! ATTORNEYS AT l2W, Oflice on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraafca. 2-tf p G. A. HULLHORST, A. M.,l. Dl, JlOMEOPATIll C PIIYSIClJbf, Ijgj-Two Blocks south of Court House. Telephone communication. "-'7 TITcAl.t.ISTER BROS., i A TTORNEYS AT LAW, Office up-stairs in 31cAllister's build ing. 11th St. W. A. McAllister, Notary Public. J. M. MACFARLASD, Attcrsi? iniNcury TcXfe. B. R. COWDKRY, Cdlir.or. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE OF MACFAR1jAND& COWDER7, Columbus, : : : Nebraska. f EO. M. UKKKI, PAINTER. j3"Carriage, house and sign painting, glazing, paper hanging, kalsomining, etc. done to order. Shop on 13th St., opposite Engine nouse, Columbus, Neb. 10-y "C 1I.RU8CHE, llth St., nearly opp. Gluck's store, Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, "Whips, BUnkets, Curry Combs, Brushes, etc., at the lowest possible prices. Repairs promptly attended to. G. W. C1.ARK, LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT, HUMPHREY, NEBR. His lands comprise some tine tracts in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north ern portion ol PI. tie county. Taxes paid for non-residents. Satisfaction guaranteed. 20 y BYRON MILLKTT, Justiceof the Peace and Notary Public. ItYKO JUIjIjETT, ATTORNEY AT LAAV, Columbus Nebraska. N. B. He will give close attention to all business entrusted 'o him. 248. T OU1S SCHRK1BER, BLACKSMITH AND WAGON MAKER. All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Buggies, Wagons, etc., made to order, and all work guaranteed. JSTShop opposite the " Tattersall.' Olive Street. VX'AtiNER St WESTCJOT', ATTUK CHECKERED BARN, Are pi spared to furih the public w'th good teams, buggi" al carriages for all occasions, especially for funerals. Also conduct a fcea-nd sale stable. 49 TA3IES PEARSALL IS PRKPAKKI), WITH FIRST-CLASS APPARATUS, To remove houses at reasonable rates. Give nim a call. MOTICE TO TEACHERS- J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt., "Will be in his office at the Court Houee on the first Saturday of each month for the purpose of examining applicants for teacher's certificates, and for the transactton of any other business pertaining to schools. " 067-y IOEfJSlRUS PACKG CO., COLUMBUS, - NEB., Packers and Dealers in all kinds of Hog product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hog. or grease. Directors. R. H Henry, Prest.; John Wiggins, Sec. and Treas.; L. Gerrard, S. Corv. Tames saejio, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Plans and estimates supplied for either frame or brick buildings. Good work guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne braska. 52 Cmo. D.T. 3IARTYX, 31. D. F. SC1IUG, 31. 1)., Deutscher Artz.) Drs. XABTYK & SCHUG, U. S. Examining Surgeons, Local Surceons. Union Pacific and O., N. & B. H. R. R's. COLUMBUS. - NEBRASKA. 32-vol-xiii-y WILLIAM RYAN, DKALKK IN KENTUCKY WHISKIES Ifine, Ales, Cigars and Tobacco. JTSchilz's 3Iilwaukee Beer constant ly on hand.fP3! Elfvkxtii St Columbds. Neb. JS. MURDOCK & SON, Carpenters and Contractors. Have bad an extended experience, and will guarantee satisfaction in work. All kinds of repairing done on short notice. Our mottois, Good work and fair prices. Call and give us an oppor tunity toestimatefor you. STSbop on 13th SU, one door west of Friedhof & Co's. store. Columbus. Nebr. 483-v THE COLUMBUS FLAX AND TOW CO., Are prepared to receive and pay $3.00 per ton for good clean flax straw (free from foreign substances) delivered on their grounds near the Creamery, in Colum bus Nebraska. COLUMBUS FLAX TOW CO., GEO. SMITH, Ag-t. Columbus, Dec. 5, 18S2. 324m ADVERTISEMENTS. FIRST National Bank! COLUMBUS, NEB. Authorized Capital, Cash Capital, - $250,000 ! oO.OOO ! OFFICKRS AND DIKKCTORa. A. AN DE RON, Tres't. SA3PL C. S31ITII. Vice Pres't. O. T. ROEN, Cashiei. J. W. EARLY, ROBERT VHLIG, 1IKR31ANOEHLRICH. W. A. MCALLISTER, G.ANDERSON, P.ANDERSON. Foreiirn and Inland Exchange, Passage Ticketa-JIeai Estate, Loan ana Insurance r , 3Muil.13.ly BECKER & WELCH, PROPRIETORS OF SHELL CREEK HILLS. 3IANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. O FFICE, COL UM It US, NE Ti. Dr. A. HEINTZ, DEALER IN IBIS. HEDICIEES. CHEMICALS. WINES, LIQUORS, Fine Soaps, Brushes, PEBFUXE&Y, Etc., Etc., And all articles usually kept on hand by Druggists. Physicians Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. t Eleventh street, near Foundry. COLUMBUS. : NEBRASKA. peice-& north; Geueral Agents for tie Sale of REAL ESTATE. Union Pacific, and 31idland Pacific It. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00 per acre for cash, or on tfve 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, lor sale at low price and on reasonable terms. Also business and residence lots in the city. We keep :i complete abstractor title to all real es tate in Platte County. 621 COI.UHIIIJS. I EM. prain best! Bl'Y THE- Patent Roller Process MINNESOTA FLOUR! ALWAYS GIVES SATISFACTION, Because it makes a superior article of bread, aud is the cheapest flour in the market. Evert sack warranted to run alike, or money refunded. HERMAN OEHLRICH & BRO., GROCERS. 1.3m WM. BECKER, DEAI.KR IN ALL KINDS OF FAMILY GROCERIES! I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A AVELL SELECTED STOCK. Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups, Dried and Canned Fruits, and other Staples a Specialty. Goodi Delivered Free lo any part or the City. I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL EBRATED COQTJIIXARD Farm and Spring Wagons, ! of which I keep a constant upplv on , hand, but few their equal. In style and quality, second to none. CALL AMD LEARN PRICES. Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near j A. AN. Depot. AT SEA." I dtand by tha shore, and look over the sea. Where sailed inv lover away; Where sailed inr lover ii year ago A weary year and a day. rhn tide comns in and the tide goes out. And the waves are hl"h and low; The sun comes up and the sun iroes down. And the days are dreary and slow. Oh. love, dear lovel is there never a wind, To waft yon home to me? Is theie never a breeze to waft my voice To where you dail on the sea? Oh, the sea is wide and the .-ca is deep. And rolls 'neath the moon mid sun; The days are lonn and the tiiiy are cold, And a Kloom has tea Ji-jud each one. No more for me till I see your face Will the sunshine reach my heart; Nor tho skies above shiue jmuI and blue While you and I are i?)art. So set your ails from tin distant shores And turn you back to me. And brluir me hack your own true heart From over the cruel ea. .V. I). Urine, in Our Continent. THE BULLET-PROOF JLLJT.. A Story of Northern Africa. 'A bright, burning summer day on the firw-lloT. nt ta' fjfihirfl lOiorf tho huge bare cliffs of the El Kantarah Pass hang ing like a cloud on the northern hori zon ; a quivering film of intense heat along the lino where the rich blue of tho cloudless sky met the hot, lifeless, brassy r yellow of the desert: and in the fore ground a group of Arabs, encamped be side a tiny stream, in the shade of the clustering palms that overhung it. Some were munching hamlfuls of parched corn, others were lying fast asleep, while one dried-up old scare crow with one eye, and a head like a worn-out scrubbing-brush, was droning out some interminable Eastern legend. The story did not appear to get on very fast, however, which was not sur prising, inasmuch as the whole of it, from beginning to end (if it ever had any), was pretty much in this style: 'Now when the Prince Selim (may his name be honored forever!) came up to the gate of the palace a gate higher than the dome of the Kaabah holy place at Mecca, and built all of marble whiter than the whitest milk lo! there stood before it a giant, mighty and ex ceeding terrible. Then was "the Prince of Gulistun sore amazed, and said, Never since I, Selim, son of Mahmoud, son of Sayid, son of AH, first wore a yataghan sabre have I beheld suoh a monster as this!" And so ok. for another half-honr, keeping poor Prince Selim waiting at the gate of the palace. But on a sudden an exclamation of astonishment broke from one of the group, and all eyes were turned to stare at a spectacle quite as wonderful to them as any of the marvels to which they had just been listening. Sauntering leisurely over the burning ilain, as composedly as if hewereloung ng along the boulevards of Paris or St. Petersburg, instead of traversing one of the most dangerous spots in the whole north of Africa, was a solitary man, coming slowly toward them. True, he wore the white mantle and husje many folded turbau of the East, but he was none the less a European, as his fair complexion, well-trimmed beard, and the jauntily cu tpautaloous sufficiently W.AV. V. M.W MM.. 'UW.V, .W ..w. anuwea - Instantly the universal listlessncss changed to bustle and excitement. The sleepers woke up, tho lunch party for sook their dates and corn, the story teller and his hearers started to their feet together, and all alike hurried forward to meet their strange visitor. But to their unbounded amazement the strange visitor look no notice of them whatever beyond a slight bow and the usual "Peace be with you!" spoken in good Arabic, though with an unmis takably French accent. Stepping into the shade of the palms, he bent down to the stream, took a long draught of the cool clear water, and then seating him self upon the bank took off his turban, and began to fan his hot face with a fallen palm leaf, as if wishing to show his coolness in a double sense. The Arabs were completely taken aback. They had seen men look pale, and try to run away from them; and they had seen men look fierce, and rush at them pistol in hand ; but a man who Eaid no attention to them at all, and who ardfy seemed to know whether they were there or not, was a thing which they had never seen before, and they did not know what to make of it. In fact, like most men of their class, the moment they encountered a man whom they could not frighten, they at once begaii to be frightened theinelve3. At length the chief, seeming to think himself bound to set an example of cour age to his followers, walked right up to the stranger, while the rest approached more cautiously, very much as a man approaches a strange dog which may spring up and bite him at any moment. "Peace be with thee, my "brother!" said the chief, In a voice notquite so steady as it might have been. "Wilh thee be peace, oh, sheik chief of the children of the desert!" replied the unknown. "What seeks the Frank European chief among the warriors of the tribe of Ben-Asyr?" 'I am a magician," answered the stranger, quietly. The Arabs looked at each other wilh undiguised trepidation. A magician among them, and a Frank magician at that! Who can tell what he might do to them? For every Arab had heard the fame of the mighty sorcerers who could make wagons run without horse3, ships go without sails, messages Sly along a wire through the air swifter than an arrow, little scraps of paper serve as money, and other scraps of paper, no bigger than a true believer's turban, show the whereabouts of all the wells, rivers, hills and caravan tracks, over an area of thousands of miles. Evidentlj this unknown gentleman was not a man to be trifled with. "I am a magician," repeated the mys terious guest, before any one could apeak in reply, "and I have come to see if in the tribe of Ben-Asyr there be another magician like myself, and to try my power against his." This challenge was followed by a floomy and general silence. But sud euly a cunning twkikle showed itself in the chief's small, rat-like eye Perhaps this strange man was only boasting in order to frighten them. At any rate, it might be worth while to see "what he was made of, and how much he could really do. So the chief made a very polite bow, and said : "We are far from the tents of our tribe, and none of our great magicians are with us; but let the vi?e men of the Franks show us his power, that we may behold it, and honor him as he de serves." "That will I do willingly," answered a readiness which tlin ctl0 nnni Wlth .. .mir1ini..i ...I.7.-.I. rather disconcerted the worthy chief. "Look all of you upon this coin" and he held out a silver franc "which m... cuuuggi, in a icauiucsa niuuu i I have marked with a circle, as ve see. . , Thinkest thou, O sheik of the Ben-Asyr, that thou canst hold it too firmly for me to take it away?" "With the blessing of Heaven and of the Prophet, I can," replied the chief, confidently. "Let U3 try, then," said the stranger, pressing the" coin into the Arab's ex tended hand,-which instantly olosed upon it as if meaning never to let it go again. '( "Presto! pass!" shouted the magi cian, in a high, shrill voice; and the chief, opening his hand, found to his unfeigned dismay that it was emDty. Amid the general silence and bewild erment, the stranger pointed to a huge, overripe datef that lay rotting on the ground at some distance, which one of the Arabs instantly handed to him. One stroke of a knife laid it open, and out tumbled the marked coin. There was-, a visible movement of surprise among the Arabs, and even tha chief himself looked not a little discom fited. " For a warrior of the desert, thou art easily conquere'd," said the Frenchman, 'ijeerfngly; ,4tmtitisno wonder that ill fortune should come upon the tribe of 'Ben-Asyr, wuen their chief himself, a follower of the Prophet, carries with him the liquor which the Prophet for bade." " What mean you?" cried the chief, fiercely. " This," answered the other, as, thrusting his hand into tho sheik's wal let, he held forth to the horrified eyes of the band a small flask of unmistakable French wine. . " Vor of a Frank!" roared the sheik, losing all patience, "do you dare to try your magical tricks upon a true believ er? Take that!" He snatched a pistol from bis girdle, and aimed it lull at the conjurer's face ; but it only dashed in the pan, and as he dashed it furiously to the ground, his unmoved opponent laughed disdain fully. " Do you think, then, that Jam to be hurt by mortal-weapons? Try it again, if you will; or rather let me load a pis tol for you, and you shall see whether I am bullet-proof or no." He drew & second pistol from the gir dle of the slteik, who was too much as tounded to object, and loaded it before the eyes of the whole band, marking the ball with his knife just before dropping it into the barrel. " Fire!" cried he, putting the weapon into the sheik's hand. The chief fired, and for a moment the smoke hid everything. When it cleared, the stranger, with a mocking smile on his face, was seen to let fall the marked bullet from his month into his hand, and hold it up for every one to look at. The dark faces of the Arabs turned perfectly green with terror; but before anybody had time to say a word a loud shout was heard from behind, and up dashed three mounted French officers with a score of light horsemen., Instantly the Arabs took to their heels with a howl of dismay, never waiting to see whether the new-comers were real men, or phantoms called up by the ter rible magician. The spot was deserted in a moment, and far out on the plain might be seen a confused whirl of arms, limbs and white mantles flying along like dust driven by the wind. " Really, M. Houdin, you must be more careful," cried tho French Colonel, excitedly. "To think of your venturing alone among all those cut-throats! What a fright you've given us!" " And somebody else, too, seemingly," said Robert Houdin for it was, indeed, the famous sleight-of-haud artist glancing slyly at the flying Arabs. "When I first came upon them I knew it was no use running, so I decided to face it out, and scare them a little in stead. The next time you make a raid through these parts, Colonel, take a few conjurers with you; they'll be worth a whole battalion of infantry, take mj word for it." David Ker, in Ilarper'$ Young People. Thwarted. Barbarians know nothing of that art which a recent health article unwisely advised young men to practice as an in vigorating exercise. We mean the art of boxing. No doubt it developes mus cle and health, and without the least doubt it developes also a certain "bump tiousness" that is decidedly objectiona ble. However, an Englishman who made the pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina once saved his life by his vigor ous muscles that had been trained to this exercise. He was disguised as a servant to a Mohammedan, a rich East Indian, whose devotion led him to seek happiness at the city and the tomb of the prophet. One night, while the caravan was in camp, the Englishman, finding it im possible to sleep, set out for a stroll and smoke. With a "God bless you!" to the nearest sentry, he went off some thirty yards and sat down. He had noticed two Bedawi followed him out of the camp ; but as they disap peared in the darkness he gave them no more thought. After smoking for some time, he heard a gentle scratching sound on the ground close beside him. Throwing away tho cigarette's end, he i glanced over his shoulder. There, close beside him, on his knees, one hand on the sand and the other in the act of lifting a broad-bladed, curved knife, crouched the form of an old gray-bearded Bedawin. In another second the knife would have been driven into the Englishman's back. "I have no recollection," says the disguised traveler, "of the process, but I at once found myself standing up fac ing the Bedawin. He also had sprung to his feet and was at short arms' reach from me with knife still uplifted. "The string of my trousers had brok en, and I was obliged to hold them up with my left hand. I knew if I closed with my man I should have them down round my feet, and should be at a dis advantage. I doubled my right fist as hard as I could squeeze it, then gave a .quick, sharp blow that landed my man on his back. The knife flew out of his hand into the sand. "Just as he fell I saw another Beda win, about five yard3 behind him, get up from the sand where he had been lying and rush off into the darkness. "The Bedawin lay on his back hurt some, of course, but not seriously hurt. Dragging him to his feet, I called out to the nearest sentry that I had got a thief, and in a few minutes was relating my story to an admiring crowd, who looked upon the blow I had struck with 'the empty hand' as almost incredible." Youth'. ComjHinion. A palatable corn pudding is made of one pint of grated green corn or one can of preserved, one pint of milk, two eggs beaten well, one tablesnoonful of butter, one teaspoonful of salt, and half i a teasnoonfnl of rjeoDer. Butter & dish ; that will hold about a quart, mix the seasoning and eggs with the corn and ! the butter, which shonld be melted first. " and then the milk, and bake in a mod- erate oven half an hour. Exchange. m m It is estimated that the toothpick toed boots have added at least 1,000,000 corns to the corn crop of this country. Detroit Free Bress. pacts and figures. The largest theater is the now opera ioii.ae iu Paris. It covers nearly three acres of ground. Its cubic mass is 4, 2?7,000feet. It cost about 100,000,000 francs. The total exports of this country amounted last year to $883,925,947, the proportion produced by agriculture be ing $729,620,016. or very nearly 88 per cent. Chicago Journal. The loftiest active volcano is Popo catapetl "smoking mountain" thirty-five miles southwest of Pueblo, Mexi co. It is 17,784 feet above the sea level, and has a crater three miles in circum ference and 1.000 feet deep. Of one family in the town of Ed wards. St. Lawrence County, N. Y., there are one sister and four brothers alive, aged respectively 81. 88, 85, 87 and 89, "aggregating 4'25 years, making the large.avQi3ycBo85j'iiacs-. The Pilgrim, a steamer now being built at Roach's ship-yard at Chester, Pa., will when completed be the largest side-wheel steamship atloat. It is being built for the Old Colony line of steam ships at a contract price of 1,000,000. A salmon trout weighing nine ani a half pounds was caught with a hook and line from off the pier at Charlotte, N Y., a few days ago. A number of salmon were placed in the river a few years ago by Seth Green, and this was the second one caught Newport News, the deep water terminus of the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, has only recently been laid off, but in less than two years it will be a flourishing town, and in ten years a paper predicts for it 15,000 or 20.000 population. The principal improvements thus far have been made by the Chesa peake & Ohio Railway. There is a tree in Chester, N. H., the circumference of the trunk being seventeen feet, and the distance from the ends of the limbs on one side to those on the other is ninety feet. The trunk is hollow, Tho tree" was planted in 1812, on the Fourth of July, by Dr. West It was cut bj- him for awalking stick, and on reaching home he sturk it into the ground in front of the door. The hay crop of Maine in 1830 was worth about three times a? much as all the other field crops of that year. It was, according to the statistics pub lished in the annual report of the De partment of Agriculture, worth $16, 436,700. while the corn crop was worth only $85:5,175; the wheat crop $780,870; rye $:57807; oats $96u, 150; barley $ 188. GS3; buckwheat $240,000. and the pota to crop $2,474,011, making a total of $5,510,654 as the value of all the field crops excepting hay. Georgia has a mine of wealth far greater in value than her gold fields in her timber growth, if she only utilizes it properly.. Seventeen thousand million feet of timber at the present market value, on shipboard at any of our ports, would represent a capital of $350,000, 000. and certainly, if the lumber inter est (which has advanced nearly 100 per cent in valuo in the last few years, while lumber has advanced only SO per cent, during the samffme) isVorthatr equal amount, this would make the total value of these two great sources of wealth $700,000,000. which sura far ex ceeds the total valuation put upon all the property of every kind iu the State. Still, we venture to say, that in the list of our taxable property the lumber in terest is almost the smallest in valuation. Atlanta (Ga.) Niw.t. WIT AND WISDOM. The best way to shorten sale is to stop advertising. A sensational report is called a can ard because one canardly believe it. It is reported that a New Jersey i-igar maker has discovered that the leaf Df the tobacco plant makes a very good cigar. Norrislown Herald. That little girl unwittingly gave ut terance to the principles of many of her elders when she wrote in her composi tion: "We should make mistakes and tell lies as seldom as it is convenient." "I should think that 'ou would feel badly about leaving this place," said the housemaid to the departing cook. " I don't; I'm glad to go. I ain't sorry to leave any of you except the dog. Poor old Tiger, he always washed the plates for me!" The Oil City Blizzard says " beads " are the fashionable style of trimming "on a glass of beer." A "glass oi beer," we presume, is a new article of feminine wear. The ladies do have such queer names for thoir fixings. Norristoicn Ilerald. The United States Fish Commission has recently olaced in the rivers of Ar kansas and Texas 1,500.000 shad. This statement may be believed. It's not the number of fish they put into a river, but the number they take out, that men lie about. Boston Post. A Denver Chinaman, who has gone into the ice cream business recently, has the following sign near the door: " You catch 'em tleezy belly two bittee all same Slan Flancisco." It is more and more evident that we are ruined.by Chinese cheap labor. Boomerang. An enterprising looking country man with a creel full of fine brook trout was standing in the doorway of a rail road station. A passenger accosted him aud admiring the fish remarked: "Go ing to take thorn home for supper, I sup pose?" "Not if I can help it," said the rustic, with a grin. "There be a part of city bloods as went fishing from here this mornin'. They're 'spected back soon, and I'm sorter lyin' round waitin' to sa7e their feelin's." Brook lyn Eagle. They were talking beneath the old linden tree, she lazily taking her first swing in the hammock, while he, seat ed on a rustic bench held the rope and assisted the oscillation. "No, I never could bear a strong minded woman, never," said he, "and I'm real glad you are not one." "And I always ad mired a strong minded man," said she petulently, " and I'm sorry you are not one." And the two English spar rows that were flitting in the branches above seemed to pick up the fight so unwittingly begun and finish it. New Haven Register. The agent of an accident insurance company introduces in his advertise ment the picture of a hat with the blade of a pair of shears, that fell out of a window, sticking upright in the hat He says that the wearer of this hat was insured against accidents in the com pany for which he is an agent; but how that prevented the shears from falling into his hat the agent fails to show. Moreover it was the height of the hat that prevented the shears from hurting the wearer of the hat after they struck. A society to prevent women and chil dren from chucking shears out of upper windows, or one for the encouragement of high hats, would seem to be the real need of the community. Detroit Free Press. PITH AlfD POINT. 'Can you tell me," asked a Sunday-school teacher of a little girl, why the Israelites made a goldem salt?" "Because they hada't gold enough to make a cow,f' was the reply. A mite of a boy in Somerville, Mass., while looking out of the window of his home, saw a fan-tailed pigeon alight in front of the house. "Oh, mother, come here,'1 he cried, "and see a pigeon with a trail on as long as your best silk!" Louisville Journal. It is very comforting to a man who is just recovering from a lingering ill ness and has managed to crawl out to the gate on a warm, sunshiny day to get air, to have a neighbor come along and shout cheerily: "Hello! Been away, haven't you P Had a good time? -You are looking well." "Well," remarked a young M. D.t just from college, "I suppose the next thing will be to hunt a good location, and then wait for something to do. like Patience on a monument.' " "Yes," said a bystander; "and it won't bo long after you begin before the monuments will be on the patients." The N. Y. Graphic prints pictures of "the great diamonds of the world." There are about thirty of these precious stones, and the most surprising thing about them is the fact that not a single one is owned by an editor. Newspaper men never did care much for jewelry, anyhow. Norristoiun Herald. First Russian Officer "Do you think the coronation will pass off peace fully?" Second ditto "Think? lam sure it will. The Czar never was more popular than he is at this moment. Why, the people are ready to exalt him to the skies." First officer "I know, but they may do it with dynamite." A new composition for the piano is called "The Cyclone." It must have a very violent "air," and should be adapt ed to the hand organ, to enable the Ital ian patriot who manipulates the crank to "raise the wind." It is said that after a young lady played the stormy piece fifteen minutes, she discovered that it had tornado-or off the hinges. Burlington Haiokeye. "Why, how odd you look with your hair parted in the middle I" exclaimed Mrs. Brown. "I used to part mine on the side," said Mrs. Jones. Then the conversation became general. Each lady had to tell how she parted her hair all but Edith's mother. She said noth ing. Suddenly little Edith's voice was heard. "My mamma parts her hair ia her lap." Indianapolis Journal. A Parisian, having advertised for a coachman, was called upon by a candi date, who referred him to a celebrated physician for information in regard to his qualities. The gentleman called on the physician, who simply took his pen and wrote on a piece of paper that his former servant was a reliable, punctual, and polite coachman. Taking the paper in his hand and thanking the writer for it, the man turned to leave; but the physician called him back: "I beg your pardon, sir, but my terms for a oonuirtioaar-forty francs." LcJfig aro. "" IENCE AND INDUSTRY. At Astoria, Long Island, there are established works for the production of illuminating gas from petroleum. It is claimed that the product is far superior to that made from coal, but the most in teresting fact is that it can be delivered to consumers at from twenty-five to fifty cents per thousand. N. Y. Post. Amarantus retroflexus, a weed which has secured a foothold over wide areas, is cultivated by Arizona Indians for its seed, which is quite prolific, and has been fed to poultry in this State with, it is thought, good fattening effect. A recent analysis by Mr. Babcock shows its root to be "particularly rich in pot ash.". Y. Tribune. It is quite commonly believed that in running a man descends at each stride upon the ball of the foot, so that the arch of the foot may serve as a spring to break the shock. In his instantaneous photographs, however, Mr. Muybridge shows that either in walking, running or jumping, man like all other ani mals so far observed alights upon the heel. St. Louis Globe. Prof. Ponfick, of Breslau, has been clearing up some of the popular doubts concerning mushrooms. He says that all the common ones are poisonous, but cooking deprives them of much of their poison, though the water in which they are boiled should be carefully thrown away, and the esculent washed in two or three waters. Dried mushrooms are only safe after four months' keeping. The Staked Plains are fast losing their reputation for being a barren des ert. Says the Crosby County (Texas) Sun: "We learn from a gentleman just in from that section that the colony of Quakers who are settled on the Staked Plains, in Crosby County, have the finest crops this year that were ever in Northern Texas. They have sent word to the stockmen in that country that they will sell corn at ten cents a bushel less than it can be bought on the railroad, and they will be prepared to furnish any reasonable amount." A man in Oregon has invented a way to easily remove sand out of a river. He removed 22,000 cubic yards at a cost of $1,000, while by dredging the cost would have been $10,000. The process is to load a steamer by the stern, anchot her head up stream, and then let her turn her propeller. This loosens the sand, which is carried away by the our rent. A steamer in that way deepened the channel of the Columbia River eighteen feet, by a width of seventv-five feet, in twenty minutes. Chicago Inter Ocean. Some scientific journals propose that men of science should be called "scientiates, and not 'scientists," and that instead of using the phrase "sci entific studies," we should rather em. ploy "sciential studies." No doubt these changes would harmonize out expressions very closely with the Italian scienziati and scienziali, but it is ex ceedingly questionable whether the adaption of these new words would add much to precision of statement, when i the words now in use have very definite meanings attached to them. Philadel phia Press. Educatioa that Didn't Pay. "Why don't you send yourchildrw to school, Ike?" asked-the superintend ent of public instruction of an old i colored man. "Well, boss, I's tried that school business, and it won't , work." "How's that?" "Well, you see, my son's been studyin' 'rithmetlc for some time, and the other day I axed him what was de county seat ob Africa, and he couldn't tell me. When a boy studies 'rithmetic free years an1 oanl rigger out sich a simple question, I tmks dat it's time for him to quit. Now he's ituyin' 'stronomy in a brick-yard.1 Arkatuaw Travel. RELIGIOUS AMD EDUCATIONAL. .The Kaiser-Wilhelm. the youngest of German universities, has 104 profes sors, 825 students, and a library of 525, 000 volumes. Miss Louisa Howard, of Burlington, Vt. has given $5,000 to the University of Vermont, for the establishment of five scholarships, to be known by her name. N. Y. Post. It is stated as one of the most re cent proofs of the success of missionary effort in Japan, that it is quite common to hear the children in the streets sing ing: "Ah Jyesu disu" Jesus loves mo. The Chinese Sunday-school of tho Mount Vernon Church. Boston, has 110 members, and is increasing so rapidly that it is hard to supply teachers. A teacher is required for each pupiL Bos ton Post. The woman's suffrage organ in Portland, Ore., gives much credit to tho girls in the public schools of that city for their success in winning all of tho four medals offered by Mayor Thomp son to the best readers. President Andrews, of Marietta College, Ohio, in his report tP the Na tional Council of Education.in Saratoga, strongly urged the harmonizing of the three grades of education primary, grammar aud collegiate. Chicago Jour nal. A religious paper in the far West says that since the revised version of the New Testament has taken " hell" out of several passages, and " fool" out of sevoral others, many people are taking more comfort in reading the Scripturos than they ever did before. The New York Times, in a sixteen column article showing the progress of religious denominations in that city be tween 1845 and 1892, shows that while the population has increased 225 per cent, the total Protestant church mem bership increased but 76 per cent, while the Catholic Church membership increased 900 per cent, or from 50,000 to 500,000. The Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church have appro priated for the year 1882, aud. to May 1 of 1883, the sum of $640,000. Since the year 1833 the Board has received in gifts and legacies $10,496,330, and tho en tire sum has been used in missionary work. Thirty new missionaries are being sent out by the Board this year. Christian Union. The Methodist ministers of Provi dence, R. I., recently discussed thesub ject of ordaining women. The disci pline of the church requires as qualifi cations for ordination "gifts, grace and usefulness," and it was urged that the unwritten law required the candidate should be of the masculine geuder. Dr. Talbot, the presiding elder, said he did not object so much to their preaching, but there were other things involved which they could not do; and one ol these was to baptize by immersion. LIfe-Slarery for Debt. It was recently brought out in a de bate in the House of Commons that slavery of the worst class debt slavery not only was allowed to exist, but was actually protected and upheld in one of the Malay native States which are under the protection of England, and where the British flag is constantly kept flying. A correspondent, who vouches for the accuracy of every particular, sends us the following narrative of the way in which a British res.deut fosters this hateful sys cm. Mr. James limes (writes our correspondent), son of the late Prof. Cosmo Innes, of Edinburg, has been for some years Collector and mag istrate in one of the Malay native States called Selangor. While there one of his chief duties was to discourage slav ery, which he did with very great suc cess. In August. 1878, however, he was moved to another of the three Malay native States, called Pernk, to relievo a brother official who had been invalided home. In Perak Mr. Innes found to his astonishment that part of his duty as magistrate was to issue warrants for the capture of runaway slaves and to see that the warrants were carried out He inquired of the other English officials in the place, and found that this dis reputable work, as he considered it, had been done by his predecessor and also by the Superintendents of Police, but that they had always done it with great reluctance, and only in obedience to the express commands of Mr. Low, the Resident of Perak. It appeared that it was the custom of the country, en couraged and approved by the Governor of the Straits settlements. The more Mr. Innes inquired into the subject the more revolting it appeared. It was proved beyond a doubt that the unfortunate slaves never ran uway un less their lives were made absolutely unendurable. It also appeared that when, by the agency of the English magistrates or otherwise these poor wretches were caught and returned to their masters, they were not infrequent ly tortured to death. This was done to dieter others from following their exam ple. Mr. Innes naturally nestitated at making himselt an accessory to murder. In Maniya, as iu other States where debt slavery prevails, a peasant wno borrows a sovereign from his landlord is liable on failure to repay the loan to be made :i slave for life, together with his wife and family. Even children born after their parents have become debt slaves are the property oi the cred itor, and their children, also. The re sult is that almost every one in the country who is not a ra.ah is a slave. There "is no middle class in a Malay country, nothing between a rajah and a ryot The rajah feeds and clothes his slaves, of course, in return for their la bor, and sometimes treats them not un kindly, calling them his children. But he can sell them for so much a head, or order them to be killed if they should of fend him. Pali-Mall Gazette Night Air. An extraordinary fallacy is the dread of night air. What air can we breathe at night? The choice is between pure night air from without and foul airirom within. Most people prefer the latter an unaccountable choice. What will they say if it proves to be true that fully one-half of all the diseases we suf fer from are occasioned by people sleeping with their windows shut? An opened window, most nights in tho year, can never hurt airy one. In great cities night air is often the best and purest air to be had in the twenty-four hours. I could better understand shut ting the windows in town during the day than during the night, for the sako of the sick. The absence of smoke, the quiet, all tend to make the night the best time far airing a patient One of our highest medical author ities on consumpt'on and climate has told me that the air in London is never to good as after ten o'clock at night. Always air your room then, from the outside air, if possible. Farm and Fktside.