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VOL. XIV.-NO. 4:
COLPMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. MAY 23, 1888.
WHOLE NO. 680.
On Thirteenth Si and Nebraska Ave.,
over Friedhof store.
3-Ouiee hour, -i to li a. m ; 1 to o p. m.
OLLA ASHBACGH, Dentist.
A TTORXE TS-A 7 -LA W,
Upstair, in Uluck Building. 11th street,
Above the New bank.
Tj J. HtlMI03i.
NO TA II Y P UBLIC.
l-tfc Stri-et. t doif w-t af Umoa Howe,
C .tlu-atbvs. Neb. 91-y
R. W. 1. THI'KSTO.1.
om,-e over corner of Uth and Sorth-U.
All operation- srot-clasu ind warranted.
KER A: KEEDEB,
A TTURNE YS A T LA ',.
Oflioe on uhf -t olumbu-. Nebraska.
p rt. A. Hl'LLHOasT, A. 31- M. D.,
0T!wo Block- -outh of Court House.
Tnephone eominiinifation. J-1?
V. A. MACKEN,
Win, Lii-urs- Cigars, Porter, Ales.
eV . etc.
Olive -troet, next w Fir-t National Bank.
A TTURXE TS A T LA W,
Office un-sta!r in McAllister's build
in llta t. W. A. McAllister, Notary
J. M. MACFARLAXD,
B. R. COWDZRY.
LAW AND COLLEITIOX OFFICE
EC .. DERKY,
J3" arriage. house and .iini painting.
"i7in ptpor hanging. kal-oniiniag. etc.
done to order, shop on 13th St., opposite
Engine Hou-.-, lolumbus, Neb. 10-y
in II. Rl Jl'IIE,
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Selli ITirne-s, Saddle?. Collars, "Whips,
Blanket-. urry Com!)-. Brushed, trunks,
valine-. icjgg Top-, "-u-hions. carriage
trimuiiuv-. '- at tiie luwcst jiossible
prices. Repair- .r mptly attended tc.
Heal Estate Agent,
Genoa. Nance Co.. Neb.
TTTILD LAND"? and improved farms
VV for -ale. rorn?-poudence solicit
ed, ufty in YcungS building, up-ftair-.
i w. naRK.
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT,
His land- compri-e some line tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion ot Pl.tte county. Taxes
paid for non-re-idenf. Satisfaction
guaranteed. :") y
pOLUHBIS PACKnG CO-
COL CJIB US, - N'EB.,
Packer- and Dealer- in all kinds of Hog
product, ca-h paid for Live or Dead Hog
Directors. R. H Henry, Pre-t.; John
Wiggins. ec. and Treas.; L. Gerrard, S.
NOTICE TO TEACH EMS.
J. E- Moncrief. Co. Supt-,
Will be in his oiSce at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction f any other business
pertaining to school. 4J67-y
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plan- and estimates -applied for either
frame or brick building. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard. olumbu-, Ne
braska. 32 too.
Liverv and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public wth
good tr-am-. bawie and carriage- for all
occasion, especially for funerals. Al-o
conducts a sale stable. 44
D. T. MaRTYN. M. D. F. SCHCG, II. D-
i Dentscher Artz.
Drs. MAETYff & SCHTJG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local surgeon-. Union Pacific and
0 N. iB.H.E. E's.
COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA..
J 5. ML'RDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havenadan extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is," Good work sad
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitytoestimateforyou. pTShop on
13th St., one door west of Priedhof 4
Co's. store, Columbus. Nebr. 4KJ-V
"DT? TQT A 7Q "TO all. Soldiers that
X JlilXOIU-XOwere disabled by
wounds, disease, accident or otherwise,
widows, mothers and fathers of soldiers
dying in. the service or afterwards, from
causes which originated while in the ser
vice, are entitled" to a pension. New and
honorable discharges obtained for sol
diers. Iacrerce of Peasitaa ob
tained at any time when, the disability
warrants it. All soldiers who were rated
too low are entitled to an increase of pen
sion. Rejected and abandoned claims a
specialty. Circulars free. Address, with,
staap, H. T. TIEENE Y, "Box 4S5, "Wash-ETGT03.-
D. C. 45-12t
3sscuurtt3 Ufzai. a ZmI al Tirsr i Es!s(.
CASH CAPITAL, . $50,000'
Leaxder Gerhard, Pres'i.
Geo. W. HntsT, Vice Pres't.
Julius A. Heed.
I jl EoA.krA. Gerhard.
Ab.ves Tukxir, Cashier.
Baa Ic f Dyit OlMcaami
Pay Uteresl a Tlaio DefM
Eleventh Street, opposite the
Has on hand a full assortment of
CROCKERY 4 GLASSWARE,
Pipes, Cigars iai Tobacco.
Highest price paid for Country Produce.
Goods delivered in city.
GIVE ME A CALL!
H. LTJERS 8c CO,
Vn Brirk Shop oppotilte HflaU Dm? More.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS tSD 3UGGIES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Nebraska.
& J. MARMOT, Pro,.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A iiew house, newlyrarnrshed; Good
aceammotiatioB. Board by day or
week at reasonable rates.
Eff"J4t a Flnt-ClajM Table.
Meals,... .25 Cta. Lodeines. ...25 Cts.
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such a number as to greatly reduce the
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subscribers at a mere nominal price. In
order to do o, we offer the same for the
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ary 1st, 1884, for ONE DOLLAR. This is
the lowest priee ever asked for any west
ern journal of the size, and all "should
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E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
1ST Wholes ale ind ReUil Dealer in For
eign TTines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
iin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
53" 'Kentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OTSTERS In their season, by the case
can or dish.
lit StrMt. Stk f Daat.
people are always on the
oosout for chances to
increase their earnings,
and in time become
wealthyr those who do not improve their
opportunities remain in poverty. We
offer a great chance to make money. We
want many men, women, boys and girls
to work for us right in their own localities
Any one can do the work properly from
the first. tart. The " usiness will pay
more than ten times ordinary wages. Ex
pensive outfit furnished. "No one who
engages fails to make money rapidly. You
can devote your whole time to the" work,
or only your spare moments. Full infor
mation and all that is needed sent free.
Address Stetson & Co., Portland. Maine.
Our large GAIDE.X
CODE describing Cole's
ree f All. we oner the Latest Nov
elties in SEEK POTATOES, Com.
Ooats and Wheat, and the Beit Collection
of Vegetable, Flower. Ura?t and Tree
HEED. Everrthine is tested. Addres.
COLE Jc BiO geeaaama, PEL.
KA, IOWA. 45-eow-4p
Per week to live cent. Something new.
Sells on sisht. The Temple ok Lot?
representing the PasVPresent and Fu
ture. A fine lithograph ,ia six elegant
tiats. Siie 22x33. Sendstansy br circu
lar. KXUM c CO PI rasa a i a.
Aithorized Capital, -Cask
OFFICERS AXD DIRECTORS.
A. ANDERSON. Pres't.
SAM'L C. S31ITH. Vice Preset.
O. T. EOEN, Cashier.
J. TV. EABLY.
W. A. MCALLISTER.
Foreign and Inland Exchange. Passage
Tickets, Real Estate, Loan ana Insurance.
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
OFFICE. COL UJffi US. NEB.
SPEICE & NORTH,
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. B. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on fire 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 reitsonable terms. Also busines and
residence lots iu the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate In Platte County.
CITY PBOPEBTY FOR SALE,
Union Pacfic Land Office,
On Long Time and loic rate
All wlchinif to buy Rail Road Lands
or Improved Farms will nnd it to their
advantage to call at the U. P. Land
Office before lookin elsewhere as I
make a specialty of buying and selling
lands on commission; all persons wish
ing to sell farms or unimproved Und
will find it to their advantage to leave
their lands with me for sale, as my ia
cilities for affecting sales are unsur-
niaaoil f m nrtMiared to make final
proof for alt parties wishing to get a j
natent for their homesteads. '
XSTHeary Gardes, Clerk, writes and
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
Xtrt IT P. r.nd Dcnartment.
621-t COLUMBUS, NEB.
DKAIJCS IX ALL KINDS OF
FAMILY GROCERIES ! ,
I KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A I
W K LL S KLECTE D S TOO K. i
Teas, Coffees, Sugar, Syrups,
Dried and Canned Fruits,
and other Staples a
GomAm Deli-rei-ed Free to aaj
part " tae City.
I AM ALSO AGENT FOR THE CEL
Farm anJ Spring Wagons.
of which I keep a constant supply on
hand, but few their equal, in style and
quality, second to none. '
CALX AND LEARN PRICES.
Cor. Thirteenth and K Streets, near
A. Jb 2f. Depot.
TJISTDERTATER ! !
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
Farnitve, Caaira, Radataads, Bu-
raaua Tablas. $afea. Lougea.
Ac. Pictnra Frantaa and
1 'Repairing of all kinds of Upholstery
O. C. STTATSnSTCXESr,
Til and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Wtrk, Roofing ad Gatter
. lag Bfteialty.
ty Shop oa Eleventh Street, opposite
Hslntr's Drag Stare. 46-y
WE AT CSE1
What Is the ue of tnis impetuous haste?
The end Is certain: let us take our time.
And hoard the vital forces tniit we waste
Before our day has reached its golden prise.
What la the use of rushixur with spent breath
After old aye, io furrows, its white hair?
Whj aeeJ we nnrry so to welcome death?
Or go half-way. wita hands stretched out to
There Is no use. dear heart: if we but wait.
All things will Ond us. Lee us pause, I say;
We cannot go beyond tae silent gate
That lies a short day's journey down the
So let us taka our time la Youth's fair bow
ers The summer-season Is o brief at bet.
Let us look on tae stars, and pluck the dow
ers And, when our feet grow weary, let us rest.
Let us take time for love and its delight:
It is the one sweet tiiinx that pays for all
The bitterness of life, for sorrow's blljfht.
For pain's despair, and death's funereal palL
In That lost era when the world was new.
Love was men's first pursuit and life's ex
cuse. Now has that time come back to me and you :
Why should we seek for more? Wfiat is the
Ella Wheeler, in Oiicmjo Trilmne.
A very long time ajo. when all the
grandfathers were little boys, they
were taught to pronounce words cor
rectly and distinctly. Wnen these boys
(they were not grandfathers then) had
anything to say, every body understood
This habit is still useful in singing,
reading and speaking. But the best
singers have adopted other styles.
Some old-fashioned pt-opie like to hear
and understand the words as we'l as
the niu-ic: but it is not now considered
necessary. There i- always a delight
ful uncertainty about the lang age
great singers are using which keeps up
an interest in the performance to the
last. It may be Italian, or any other
tongue with" which the hearer is unac
quainted. It is certain, however, to
be the latest method invented, and no
criti will risk his reputation by sug
gesting improvements. In speaking, a
aistinut utterance is of more impor
tance. A speaker is more enjoya.le if
you know what he is talking about.
It is possible that enunciation may
become one of the lost arts unless some
tonic for the vocal organs is discovere 1.
At present no patent-retlecting, double
action ear-trumpet coald separate all
the sounds we hear, so as to convey an
intelligible idea to an ordinarv intellect-
Even if they could be made pow
erful enough, the expense of providing
a whole nation with these instruments
might equal that of the civil war, and
prove a disadvantage.
The origin of this trouble is a mys
tery. Our boys and girls seem to artic
ulate perfectly, bat they slide over the
last letters, or orop them entirely, and
let all the words run together and tum
ble over each other. If you stick along
pin into a boy he will say 'ohr' dis
tinctly and naturally; but ask him if he
has seen an elephant pass with a shawl
and umbrella strapped to his trunk, and
he will say: Nerhewentbywhilelwas
atdinner."" Then you don't know
whether he walked around the beast, or
never heard of him.
Teachers should encourage the study
of languages; but the main object
should be to prevent the English from
being made over into Chooktaw, or
Chinese, and cause such a confusion of
tongues and stagnation of business as
once occurred in" the thriving town of
lisome future President who is now
growing up should dismiss an office
seeker w.th a reply like this: "Nersir
unfortunate man would not know it was a
refusaL He would linger at the Capital of
the Nation, living on hope, and daily ex
pecting an appointment to Tartary, or
Timbdctoo; growing thinner and thinner
from anxiety until he vanished alto
gether. The'loss of one office-seeker
would not be a public calamity, of
course; but the principle is wrong.
One reason for this habit of speaking
may be that we live in a fast age. Rail
way conductors run their syllables to
gether like a string of cars, never think
ing that those who" do not travel all the
time cannot catch dying sounds as
..asily as those who live at the rate o f
thirty miles an hour. I never heard a
boy mention it, but I don't see how any--hing
so absurd escaped the notice of
Little Iilly caught the conductors
words, and repeated them until I began
to wonder if any one knew what he was
talking about. "
Halloo. Griggs." said ililly, as we
Jtopped at Willow Bridge; "did he stop
the cars just to speak to that man?"
At Walnut Hill the conductor shrieked:
"What a hill!" as though he saw it for
Jie first time. College "Hill was "Molly
Gill," or Powder ililL" or "Rowdy
Bill." It might have been either, and
.ve shonld have kept on to the end of
the road, and back, again, if we hail
trusted to our ears only. I have
jeard Boylston pronounced like "Boy3
alone!" and Cottage Farms like "Gor
don's Barn?." It Is of no consequence
if you know your way. but if the name
of "the next station in "large letters could
be shown in each car. it would save the
nerves of strangers.
We all knowlhe indescribable cries of
the street-vendeis. from, the time of
"Three muck-reel far a quarter!" to
"Bandanas, Straw-brees, Pi-app-uils,
and Konk-ud grapes." One intensely
hot day I heard a man on a side street
crying" at intervals: "Mercy sake alive!"
But he was only retailing some com
modity. One day you hear a man calling
"Old "gold and cardboard! " who carries
charcoal and hardwood. The next it
sounds like "Stackpole and Hapgood:"
an original way of advertising a new
firm. You can never be sure what
merchandise is passing the door un
less you see it- A Sioux war-whoop
would be as easily understood and not
more startling. But it is certainly true
that speech can be pleasing. Invalids
and the blind notice the difference in
peaking very quickly. I know a girl
.-ho likes to be a girl, although she is
really a young lady. She is not beauti
ful, or very accomplished, but always
seems to become the centre of a circle.
She is delightful. From her delicate
straight black brow3 and dainty dress.
to her firm light step, everything is as
clearly defined as her charming speech.
Rosalthe, in the fairy tale, aropping
pearls and roses from her lips, coula
hardly be more attractive than this silver-throated
speaker, whose words are
This accomplishment she owes to a
deaf grandmother, assisted by a judici
ous mother, who enforced "the rules
against screaming, as well as those in
favor of careful enunciation. The plan
is successful enough to encourage others;
and probably the same result might be
attained in families unprovided with a
There is no doubt, even in this age of
doubt, when, we are not allowed
to believe in William Tell and other
heroes of our childish days, that the
original use of language was to be
uaderstooxL Then, whv speak, and read
so carelessly thai a itatanaa sounds
like an Indian name as long as a hoe
handle? The family who can claim one good
reader is fortunate. They enfoy the
same book3, and grow towards "each
other, instead of apart. The cheery
home readings will be remembered by
all when home is far away. To read
pleasantly and intelligibly "is an accom
plishment quite as desirable aa to play
tolerably well, and would not require
half the time that is spent at the piano,
and none of the nerve-rasping sounds
which are associated with daily prac
tice, and supposed to be the fault of
these innocent instruments.
Something is evidently wrong either
at hume or in school. There should be
a remedy for every point of failure; but
where are the three wise men who will
lay their heads together and discover it,
or the three wise women who will rise
rise up and test its efficacy? Louis
Hall, in Wide Aicake-
Serial CaaattieB ef Celoaial XarjhufJ.
At first the economic circumstances
of Maryland were precisely the same as
those which determined the character of
society in the Southern colonies. To
bacco played as important a part a. in
Virginia. The land was parcelled out
in vast estates, and all the people be
came planters. egro slaves were ac
cordingly introduced in great numbers,
but they never came, as they did in Vir
ginia, to ontnumber the white people.
At the beginning of the Revolution the
population of the colony wa.- about I'aO.
00O, of whom les- than 100.000 were
negroes. As in Virgin"a. the slaves had
no legal rights, but were in general
mildly treated. Convicted felons and
kidnapped pauper children were
brought from the mother country to
Maryland, and bound to service" for
a term of years; and they made
the beginnings of a pariah class of
"mean whites," exactly as they did in
the Southern colonies. For a long time
the exclusive cultivation of tobacro pre
vented the growth of towns, and the
life of the people was as isolated ns in
Virginia. The roads were few and bad.
and'travel. whether for business or for
pleasure, was mostly confined to the
rivers. Crime was more frequent than
in any of the Northern col jnies. Edu
cation was at a low ebb. for. although
public schools were established in 1T2S,
they were conducted entirely in the in
terest? of the Church of England, and
being thus deprived of popular sympa
thy and support they made but little
headway. There was no university and
no literary activity, and there were but
few private libraries, and no newspapers
o far there seems to haTa been but
little to distinguish the state of society
in Maryland from that in Virginia. But
before'the Revolution, under the infu
ence, perhaps, of the example of Penn
sylvania, a remarkable change had set
in. A succession of bad tobacco crops,
due to the exhaustion of the soil which
is wont to attend the overcuitivation of
that staple. led many of the great plant
e s to turn their attention to the raising
of wheat. This was the beginning of
very important changes in the social
structure of the colony. The wheat crop
soon became so cons deraMe that wheat
and tiour began to be exported in great
quantities and through thi ex
port trade the town of Ealtimore.
which had been founded in 172.
grew ?o fast that by the time of the
Revolution it had become the fourth
city in the whole country, with a popu
lation of nearly 20.000-" And having
on e got such atart, Baltimore not only
served as the great seaport of Mary
land, but was enabled to compete with
Philadelphia as an outlet for the foreign
trade of Pennsylvania. The growth of
Annapolis was also stimulated by these
circumstances: and this rapid develop
ment of town life, with the introduction
of a wealthy and powerful class of mer
chants, went far toward assimilating
Maryland with the Middle and Northern
colonies, and diminishing its points of
contact with the society of the South.
John Ftskey in Harper's Magazine.
Phil Eipper's Hat-Banil.
Phil Eipper, the hero of the fire in the
Telegraph Block, finds himself in a most
embarrassing position, and. being a
diffident vouth, doesn't know how to
get out of it. PhiT has a sweetheart,
and at Christmas he received from her
fa;r hands an elegantly embroidered
hat-band the workbf the self-same fair
hands. No knight of old wis ever
prouder of his ladv's colors than was
Phil of his hat-band.
It will be remembered that, after as
sisting all the other operatives out upon
the ladder. Phil went to the dressing
room and brought out armful after arm
ful of shawls, overcoats, hats etc. and
threw them out of the window. After
he had saved the garments of all the
others he bethought him of his own.
whi'h he had left in the battery room.
He rushed to rescue them, but" was too
late the room was filled with dame.
It wa- with a sorrowful face that Phil
said to a Free Pms reporter the net
day "I don't care anything about my
overcoat, or hat, or the sleeve buttons
that were in my cuffs, for I can replace
them, but I wouldn't have lost that hat
band for a thousand dollars."
The reporter made an item of Phil's
bereavement, and that is what has pla -e
Phil in a dilemma. There are hun
dreds of ladies in the city whose hearts
were fired with admiration for Phil's
coolness and bravery, and they would
have rejoiced at an opportunity to tell
him so, but were unacquainte i with even
his features. Neither coul i they chip
in" a dollar or so apiece and buy him an
overcoat, as did his friends of trie Board
of Trade. That little item in tho
Free Press opened the doors to them.
They could slip to the fancy stores and
bazaars, buy Phil a hat-band and end
it to him with a warm little note of re
spect and admiration, signing it " An
This they could do. and they did.
The item appeared Wednesday "morn
ing. Before dark Phil had receipted on
the books of messenger boys for seven
teen perfumed whife envelopes. The
letter carrier on his last round that
afternoon brought him eleven missives.
and the first "one Thursday morning
brought him twenty-two more, the noon
delivery twenty-eight and the evening
thirty-one. In the meantime the mes
senger boy3 had brought in forcy-six.
Yesterday morning they sent over a
locked pouch from the post-office, and
Phil is oing to open it on Sunday in
stead ot going to church. His office
smells like a perfumer's laboratory, and
he has got an" embroidered hat-bahdfor
every day in the year, with the rpturns
still coming in. Detroit Free Press.
A party of Toxas men amused
themselves by tying a darky boy hand
and foot, so aa to assume as near as pos
sible the shape of a balL They intend
ed to roll him down a steep embank
ment. An officer of the law had to
threaten insrant death to all interferers
before he was able to release the scared
On. her last vovaire from China hither-
the steamship City of Tokio brought
among her passengers a man who carries
with nim evidences of an ordeal, to have
passed through which and survive, seems
bat little short of a miracle, unless to be
spitted on a boardintr pike, and afterward
disemboweled, is to Be' considered a thing
not particularly hazardous to one's life.
Francis Oliver, the person referred to,
was born in Detroit, Mich., on the 8th of
November, 1S39. He commenced life
as a sailorboy on the lakes, and in 135o
went to sea before the mast. In lSo0 he
sailed for London in the Britiah ship
Lauderdale for Hong Kong. At the
latter port he left the Lauderdale and
engaged in the Chinese coast trade, first
as master of a small vessel, and afterward
as master and owner of a trading schooner
or lorcha. His trade was mostly between
Hong Kong and Shanghai. He was very
successful, and as the custom-house officers
at these ports .were only human, his profits
were large. Capt Oliver multiplied his
vessels until at one time he owned four
teen, all coasters. The Chinese seas at
that time swarmed with pirates, and it
was necessary to be well armed for pro
tection airainst these marauders ot the
hiuh seas. Scarcely a vovage was accom-1
plished without encountering one or more
of them, until, as Capt. Oliver said to a '
Call reporter vesteniav, it got to be a'
sort of pastime'with him. Said the Cap-!
tain : 1 was so
1 was so well armed that 1 Knew
the pirates could stand no ahow with me,
and whenever I saw a piratical juni i al
ways went for it, and made clean work.
I never left any alive, nor a junk rioat
that I attacked. In tie latter part of
November, 1S63, I sailed in mv lorcha
Rose from Shanshai in
i b:iilast, giving
Kui Kiang-, but
out that I was goinc to Kui Kiang-, but
wliiin mt fiw-iv trnm rwirt f iirp.fji mv
course for the northern Islands. "When
about eighty miles from Shanghai I saw a
, , i , JT , .? -
junk which I knew at once, irom certain
j ' -, r r , ," ,
down upon us until I could see at her
tore and main-maat heads the arrange
ments always carried by these predatory I
villains for throwing burning stink-pots'
down on the decks of their enemies. The '
junk was four times as large as the Rose,
my lorcha, and warmed with the I
pirates. The Rose was headed right for i
them. I suppo-e they thought they had l
a sure thinir of me. I had eight cannons !
rn riiin, " .... .-i. nrziz. nn.iriiinir.niiM
t 1 T -J- -.1 1 lr M -
uu,l',u -., ."-, "-"" t".-,
anu cutlasses sumeient ior ail purposes.
mv mate was an r-mriisnman. i can
also two Quartermasters and a
fifteen Chinamen. The Chinamen liked
me, and would have given their lives for I
me. As we driw near to the junk, I ob- j
served one of her men sro up to the
stink-pots at the mainmast head, and an-
other to those on the foremast. I cave
mv mate one nne anu i iook anouier. i
said to the mate: Now, as soon as you
see that fellow light a fuse fire, and don't
miss him. ihe mate, tor some reason, i
manifested a disDosition not to debt. I .
told him he coufd take his choice, either j
do as I told him, or go below in irons.
He promised to obey orders. I told him i
to take the man on the mainmast, and if ,
he missed him that I would blow his I
brains out. A vague suspicion had crept
into my mind that he meant treachery; I
but he kept his promise. I looked out ,
fur the man on the pirate's foremast.
The space between the two vessels jrradu- i
ally lcs-ened. At length I observed what
I had been watching fi-r a little j
tiash of fire, and a thin line of blue
smoke curl awav from the feiluw at the '
masthead. I knew that in another mo-
ment a burning stink-pot would be on
our deck unless we made sure aim and
quick work. I gave the word, and we
fired almost simultaneously. Both of the
pirates fell to the deck of the junk, and
the stink-pots they had ignited with
them. The Rose was to the windward
of the junk. I put my helm hard down,
got close alongside, and fastened, to her
The piratesmade a rush to board my
Iorchx They were armed with spears or
pikes. About fifty of them crowded upon ?
me and a spear was driven through my j
body, entering my left side below the ,
ribs and coming out on the right side. It '
was drawn out, but I immediately be- j
came insensible. My men thought I was ;
matter of life and deatif with them also,
tt, ;.,.,!- u a 1 a t. u u
ing stink-pots that fell from aloft. The
Rose cast otf the. grappling hooks and got
away from the junk, standing otf a sufii
cient distance to see her burn and go
down. Every one of the infernal crew ;
was killed or drowned, wnen it was
found that I still had life in me I was
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back to shanghai, where I received med-,
ical aid. I was unconscious or delirious
for three months, but at last sufficiently
recovered to be about, though I could '
never do any active business. I suffered
intensely at times, and the functions of
nature were suspended for weeks at a
time. Mv sufferings increased, and I
. ...... ..
Deggeu tne pnysicians to cut meopenana
see if they could not get at and remedy j
the difficulty. They told me that it t
wolud be almost sure death. I replied
tnat L man t care. 1 woula rather die
than suiter such torture, and alter three
years' pleading with them, they said I
would die anyhow, so there would be
really no risk in performing the opera
tion. They did it, cutting t,pn my ab
domen and side almost half way around
my body. They took out my intestines
and washed them, and also washed the
interior walls of my body. They saw my
kidneys; in fact, I was completely dis
emboweled. After washing, the intes
tines were replaced and the incision was
sewed ud. leaving onlv an aperture in
mv left side, fust where the pirate's spear t
entered. The doctors looked upon my i
recovery as marvelous. It has been now i
eleven vean since the oceration was per-1
formed " !
To all external appearances he b per-!
fectlv healthv. He b a compactlv built
man, five feet eight and three-quarters
inches in height. At the time of the en-1
counter in which he was speared he
weighed 174 pounds; but now he weighs ,
between 135 and 140 pounds. San Fran
cUco Call. '
m opening tne winter semester law-.
ly, the rector of the L mversity of Leip-.
In opening the winter semester late-.
who had died during last session, onlv
ii-, uit.uuuu-u uitb ui mci'i; ciuucuw
four succumbed to natural causes. One i
fell in a duel, and six had committed-j
suicide. Thb would bear out the state
ment of -a recent compiler of social statb- '
tics, that the kingdom of Saxony b "the '
Chiniborazo of suicide. In Saxony the ;
number of those who take their own,
lives b absolutely greater than that of
any other country in Europe- Its popu
lation b certainlv denser; out no one has '
SSoSi151 foonda rebel offil
pIete ei- ianation of tnb suicidal mania. . cgr j M3 k? ghot ,
"T" fast bleeding to death. He improvised f
m The comet which was snch a bril- a tourniquet with hb handkerchief, re-
liant object in the heavens recently, will vived the almost dying man with stimu-
not return, it is said, for eight centuries, i Lints, got him to the hospital, and. in I
We can wait especially as" it gets up at , ahort. saved his life. The wounded '
such a ridiculous early hour in the morn- J confederate was the now famous Treas- j
ing. We may be a little closer to it by i urer of Tennessee, Coloael Polk.
that time. 2"orrwton Herald. J Chicago Times. j
.!.; in i ii
Consul Quin. writing on the trade of
Japan,, mentions that "a considerable in
crease has lately taken place in the
exports of sea-weed, and gives in hia
last report the following description of
the method in which cat sea-weed is
prepared for the market. For making"
the finest cat sea-weed, the best lonj
sea-weed is used, the newer the better,
en account ot the color- After the
bundles are opened, they are picked, j
and s much sand as possible shaken i
out: the selected wend is then placed In
large boilers, and is boiled for an hour h
or more, until the proper co or is ob- i
tame '. whic i should be quite un form
and of a good clear green. After bol-
ng, the sea-weed is hung up on poles in
the air to partially dry ir, a'ter which it
is again carefuly sorted, and all ragged
pieces and those of a pale whitsh
color are rejected; the selected weed is
then handed over to a number of wo
men, who open it cat and roll it-into flat
co Is of about ten pounds each- As
soon as these coils have remained long
enough to- flatten the sea-weed, they are
uncoiled, and the pieces of weed are
laid oiit on the top o. the other on a
board a l'ttle over four feet long, to the
aePCa ot ei?nC co ten menes; tney are
then cut into four lengths of thirteen
mL"bes eicfa- ami these pieces are tied
Jnto. bundles ready tor the workm-n to
'a-r m thae Pssrs, which are about six
,"-" ' . ""v-'-4 --- --" --.'-
ien,tno; tne pieces or sea-weeu.-, ana
six . t high. At the bottom a row of
wooden slats, about two inches and a
half broad, half an inch thick and
thirteen in hes long, are placed ede
wavs. and uprn these the weed is laid
careiulv piece bv piece in the frame.
' . ..
which are k-i t
a rope stretching
a movable plank
which is ra sed
proceeds, keeps the
even. When the
j u 'balkp;
! a ,. e , "
i as the worlcinan
I , , . , ...
i irame a mil about two tons going in-
I on nrp q,-m:lfi;. lot ot ..J?, tn
those at the bottom are pla ed on the
top of i he sea-weed, and the whole is
pres-ed as tight as possible, by means
of a rough ca stan. to get rid of all un
necessary moisture, and to render the
mas firm enough for cutting. The
frame is then lafd down fiat; and one of
the side planks being removed, the
compressed weed is planed with an or-
' .. .
amarv carpenters p
tlane. set so as to
cuc it to the re lUired
imreu. tmc&ness aoouc
nn-r.Wiinrfuffi nr n inh nlonar th
edges and with the grain. The object
of .he slats is to enable the workman to
lane the edges, and they are remo ed
one by one as he progresses with his
work. Each man an plane, en an
a erage. one hundred and senty
ounds of sea weed per dav. After
, phinmg. the cut sea-weed is taken oat
' Qf doors and shakea out to drv on mats;
I nnder favorable cir umstames. one dav
is sufficient for this operation, but it
fre gently happens that as many
as thre. days are required before
ir is drv enough to pack away. After
i he final d ying. the weed is ready for
the market, and is pai-ked awav in
boxes containing about sixty-six pounds
! each. The re'ected endd "of the
lass ea-weeu are used up,
with ordinary long sea-weed ot an ln-ler-.or
quality, to make cut sea-weed of
a lower cLss. While undergoing the
various processes, tin material loses
twenty per cenr. in we ght. and that
;act. joined to the price of the labor ex
nended in its manufacture, bring the
I co-t to more than double the a eruge of
j long sea-weed. ScuiUtfic Anuncan.
Phil's False Face.
" Poor Phil is in bed. and I am afraid
I will not be able to come down stairs for
a week." said a Harlem man to a re
' porter vesterday. " He met with an
1 extraordinary accident on Saturday.
, You know Phil works in a printing
I of ce down town, and he gets his nay
i on Saturday night. You can't expect
much discretion in a boy not fifteen
! years old. but I must say that Phil is a
1 bigger fool than any other of my sons.
! Still, he is steady, and is a great favor
! ;t in the office "where he works, and
there is no doubt that he has more good
nature than all his brothers and sisters
" On Saturday
he promised to bring
home a mask, or false face, as he ca.led
? i-.-i.. r i- 2 1 i . .J
. -" T S "VS
o'Ioe he resolved to spend a part of
his week" s pav at a place in Grand
treet where he had seen some goats'
i faces. He walked up the Bowerv. On
his wav he had Jo Dass one of those
Pces where, in addition to birds, they
, r. wmJn .w - w thJv
1 sell all the vermin thev can lav their
hands on. He stepped in to look
around, and was enchanted by the
beautv of a blinking ferret- He in
quired the price, and finding that he
could purchase it for fifty "cents, he
made up his mind that it would be a
Annipar ni-tAiiinr TOT
his babv brother
.un .. m,!r ct hnno-ht it n! hnr.f.
....r.... . u. .... .w.
etI a train oa elevated railroad with '
tu hnT nnnminino- r.h terror in his I
,.,,! ir rm hnmw! ,nl t-arpnrr.rifth
strei.t he cautiouslv opened
and sought to kiss the ferret. The af-
fectionate brute kissed him to some
tmroose and then escaoed. carrvins- the
box. Phil savs. with it: but th s mav be
an idea due to Phil's mental disturbance
at the time. (. ertainlv. when Phil rang
the door-bell, he had neither box nor
ferret with him. but the children, see
ing him from the basement window,
shrieked delightedly 'Here comes Phil
with the fal-e face on him. If s ad red!
" The wounds have not healed, but
the doctor thinks that he will get along
all riht." N. Y. ixm.
One Answer for
Mrs- Plump is a large
!ar2e lady- The other day. while sitting
in a puone nan witn a menu. .sirs.
Plump suddenly exclaimed, as she
caught sight o. another stout lady:
"""What a monster! Mary, am las big
as that woman?"
"How singular!" said Mary; "she
asked me that very same question not
half an hour ago." "
"Well. I never!" exclaimed the in-
di-niant Mrs. Plump.
:. r- said 3I .. and
that I should answer vou iust as
"And how b that, pray3"
"Why, my dear, you are not nearly
so stout; vou' re a skeleton compared
"Humph! I knew I wasn't such a
monster." said the molLfied Mrs.
Plump. Eosion TranscnpL
Cantain J. W. A. GillesDie. the o-en- '
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in.i7onrn.iii.sr- or h caernwn. u..nn in
ESS051L A5D HP1BS05U.
The cause of the death of James A
Hurst, the State Taxidermist for Ntw
York, was the absorbtion Unto his sys
tem of arsenic used by him in his work.
-V. Y. Sun.
CoL Nicholas Smith, wh ir known
a fame as "the handsomest man in
America," has become a resident of Sh el
byville, Ky. His wife, one' of Horac
Greeley's daughters, died recently.
The sweet singer of. Michigan is
likely to be superseded br a wonderful
sculptress, little Maggie Leightoo, whosa
achievements with a caseknife sad com
mon clay are said to indicate surprising
) symptoms of genius.
Mr. Napier-Broome, the new Gov
ernor of Western Australia, wa formerly
a sheep farmer in New Zealand. Some
years later he was on the editorial stan"
of the London Times. His present baili
wick contains about a million sonars
miles, and only 30,000 civilised inhabi
tant. One of the wealthiest of United
States Senators is George H. Pendleton.
It would take at least 3100,000 to main
tain his several places o residence his
elegant winter home in Washington, his
large city mansion in Cincinnati, his cot
tage at Conway, 51 H., and his villa at
Mt. Desert, Matne. Chicago Herald.
General C. H. Grosvenor, of Ohio,
has declined to accept the recent allow
ance to him of $4,679 as arrearages of
pensions, saving he does not need it, and
1 only prc--ed the application to vindicate
rthehonetv of the claim after an open
and bitter enemy had falsely alleged
that the claim was a false one, and ought
not to be granted. N. Y. Herald.
Ben de Lenos, a notorious Alabama
politician, tramped from New York to
Montgomery some dozen years ago. Hi
was barefooted and without money when
he reached the capital of Alabama, and
on the night of his arrival he stole into
the Representatives' Hall at the Capitol,
and slept in the Speaker's chair. Less
than two years afterwards he sat in the
same honorable chair, and presided over
the House of Representatives of the Ala
NiLjson is one of the few amiabla
prima donnas. On her way to San Fran
cisco, she sang freely wherever people
assembled, and without any show of con
descension, seeminjil v happy in being able
to please them. While creating San
Francisco Bav on the ferry boat the pas
sengers crowJed around her, and she gave
them "Home Sweet Home" and "Way
Down Upon the Suwanee River." On
the train she frequently entertained the
passengers with vocalism. Chicago
Miss Emily Faithful sums up her be
lief in regard to 'The Changed Position
of Women in the Nineteenth Century"
in these words: "That it is a great mis
take to regard women as mere machines
hands without heads; that we are not
justified in drawing upon their physical
strength and ignoring their mental capac
ity vt the extent that, at present obtains
among us; that woman should no longer
be deprived of the advantages of system
atic training, nor be excluded from the
most lucrative branehe-i of the various
occupations to which they have been ad
mitted." A LITTLE NONSENSE."
A Western farmer advertises that
he wants a nrst-class tato masher;
there are Its of mashers m Philadelphia,
but they are all of the small potato order.
A Philadelphia gentleman broke his
arm in saving a young lady skater from
drowning. But gentlemen will continue
to offer their arms as soon as the ice b
broken. Detroit Free rV't.i.
J. W. R. Jr. Puck is of opinion that
vour lines commencing, "At midnight in
his guarded tent," have appeared some
where before- At all events, they will
not appear in this periodicaL Puck.
A correspondent writes: "You want
to know what kind of fruit an axletree
bears. Why, nuts, of course one on
each end of the tree." We thought some
felloe of the Hub would be able to tell
us. Boston Trzrucript.
A Joutheni thaee-miles-an-hour rail
road has started a chicken train. Hens
are gathered up at way stations, and on
reaching the terminus the eggs which
they have laid while en route are sold.
By this means people at the further end
are kept supplied with fresh eggs. By
the old plan they always spoiled N. Y.
A writer of broad experience and
keen observation says a widow is most
dangerous in her second year. That is
profiablv a terrible fact. Between a two
year old widow and a nineteen yearling
girl, you couldn't tell which of the pair
to riy to or run from. Both are set down
in the column of risks as "extra hazard
ous." Norrutoicn Herald.
A countryman stepped into a Broad
street fruit store and invested in a nick-
' el's worth of chestnuts.
In halt an hoar
"e returned and handed the proprietor
j one ot tne nuts. " hat dees this mean"
. a1 dealer. "W ell." remarked the
' customer, "that b the only sound chest-
! nut t'ound in the pint, and so though:
vou put it in bv mistake. I am an hon
est man, and don't want to take a mean
advantage of a fellow." Athens (?c)
An Austin firm sold on credit a pair
of boots to a leading citizen, to who
daughter one of the clerks in the store is
Eaying attention. A few davs ago tia
ead of the firm aid to the cferk : " Yoa
must remind Colonel So-and-so about
those boots." "There b no need of it
He, himself, reminded me of those booa
last night without iaying a word," re
marked the clerk, as he limped to a box
of dry goois. on which he sat down le
reat. T&au Sulings.
The other morning Vennor got oat of
bed, looked out the window and fell on
hb back with a gx-p of amazement. Th
hotel people heard him fall and rushed
into his room. "What b the matter?"
they shouted. 'Look!" the prophel
gasped, pointing CO the window. "Yes."
theV said, "we see, but what of if"
"What bit doing"" he asked. "Snowing,"
they cried ; "twenty-two inches of ?uo
on die ground in one night, and :: U i
coming, drifts efghteen feet high and all
trains on all roads abandoned. Snowinx,
that's what it's doing."' "I thought so,
the prophet said: "but then again 1
feared it was a delusion. I thought il
couldn t be true. "w hat is I
.1 I...1 -. . -1V"W a;j rm
ucuauucu uuu: mmi:. " u
weather trainer, "you see thbistheday
j iaid t to anow. j alIoTM
America, and so yesterday I sold my
arctics and ulster and traded off my sleiga
for a road wagon, Oh dear, oh dear!
how was I to know it would snow this
week f And he buried his face in the
bosom of his ulster and gave way to his
emotion. So they came away and left
ni alone with, his sorrow. Hawityc.
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