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23"Ha opened tne otSce f rmerly oc
cupied by Dr Boneteel. l&-3m.
Thir'.'tnth St.. and Xebraska Ave.,
(jver meanoj : store.
XCg-ofie hour-. -t12a m.;lto5p.m.
,1 TTUBX'E YS-A 2 -LA W,
Lp--t:ur- n (iin.-k. Building, llth street,
A icv. tne New i.ank.
I. HI IiO.
X'OTAEY PUBLIC .
doors vnt or hibm nt
Coiim' k.s. .W.. l-F
Jill. Lcil Bloci
KUIt . KCKUCB,
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Olli e on !i
Hi LLHR-T. A. M-. M. D
HOJiroPA Till i 1'HYIClAX.
p. i- ... utL ! uurt
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"'i KO. T- JiPOOAEB.
atu'C''t . ma'int'ed jt n pay. i
V. A. MACKEN,
Olive -treet. n-v. t
Fir-t National Bank..
.4 TTOEXL Y AT LA W,
m M Vlli-tr'- huild
A Jl Vi'i-ter. Notary
J. M. Ji.UfAELiVr'
TJ K. COW DERI .
arrii '- z U- xji i -'n i-aintin.
clazm. pji- r ua-.m. Kal-.-uiiaiur. etc.
tinn t. . nl,-- -.., I. Oil I.iili 't.. ;tlllt-
:m H w
"P II. ISI'SCIIK.
Ilth St.. opposite LindellHotei.
ell Haru- addl- . t ollar-. T"hip-.
Blanket'. urrv omiv Bruatif-. truns.
valir-. '.iv top-, "u-n. 'Q-. arna
trnnnm?. if. a' tat i...t j'-l)le
price. Repair- nip::. attenurU t.
IReal Eiate Agent,
Genoa Nance Co Neb
"ILD LM- and improd larm
for -ai-. rre-pondenc- iolicit-
Ui . .n ouiii:- luiiilm.-, up-tair.
O. C. SHAJSTT02s".
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work. Hoofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty
iSTaor .e El"---ntL :r-et. oppo-it-Hemtz"'
Ltruj Mr- A'-?
LAXT AXI IXIEAXCE AG EXT.
His land- compri-r -onir nne traot
m the neli v. reeK alle . and the north
ern portion oi Pi'U.- county. Taxe
paid for non-rcident. sati-taction
guaranteed. :? y
pOLOBIS PACKING CO-,
COL UJfB US. - X'EB.,
Packer- and Dealer- in all fcmd? of Ho
product, ca-h paid for Live or Dead Ho:3
Directors R. H Henry. Prest.: John
"Wigzins. Sec. and Treas.: L. Gerrard. S.
rOTICE XO TEACHERS.
J. B. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
"Will be m hi ofice at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
montn for tne purroe of examininc
applicant- for teaoner"- certificates, and
for tne transaotton oi any other business
pertaining tc -chools. " 50T-y
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plan and estimates supplied for either
frame or bnek building. Good work
cuaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
5t. Paul Lumber Yard. Columbus. Ne
braska. o2 6mo.
Liverv and Feed Stable.
Is .prepared to furnish the public wth
good teams, busies and carriages far all
occasions, especially for funerals. Alo
conducts a sale stable. 44
I-T. STAgrrs. 2L D.
F. SCHCG. il. D
DeuZscher Artz. ;
ILK Exaiifiiung Surgeons,
Loca Snrreons. Unn pacific ,1
O N. B. H. .w
Szttirertts 3imri i 2si lii .-a: a'Ss'sL
Lejlvdeb Geeraud, Pre3,i.
Geo. "W. Hut-st, Vice Prts't.
Julius A. Heed. .
Ettvtaed A. Geecaetj.- .
Rank of lepe4it- DImcobbi
Utereot oi Tls
DBEBEBT & BRI6GLE.
l3"Prompt attention given to Col
lections. ZSTInsurance, Real Estate, Loan,
Eleventh street, oppo-ite the
Ha on hand a ful! a'ortment of
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE,
Pipes,-Cigars aad Tobacco.
FTIZtl'.l yrJ-tr patU fli Cuinitrv I'r.iUuee.
iiood- delivered in citr.
CtIVE me a call
All kinds of Repairing done on
Short Notice. Kuirgies. Wag
ons, etc.. made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers. Eeapers. Combin
ed Machinss, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
STShop oppositi.- the "Tatter-all." Ol
ive St., COLrilBl'S. 2-tn-c
H. LITERS & OO,
"SVasron Builder s3
w Brici. Shop opposite Hrlotr'i Dnis store.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS AND SUGG FES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
S. J. MARMOT, Prop'r.
Nebraska Ave., South of Depot,
A new house, newly furnished. Good
accommodations. Board by day or
- week at reasonable rates.
l3TSei0 m Firt-Clas Table.
Heals, .. 25 Cts. J Lodzinsra .
people are alwavs on the
lookout for chances to
increase their earnings,
ana m time become
wealthy: those who do not improve their
opportunities remain in poverty. We
offer a creat chance to make money. We
want many men. women, boys and girls
to work for us right in their.ovm localitier
Any one can do the work properly from
the, first start. The business will pay
more than ten times ordinary wages. Ex
pensive outfit furni-heE. "No one who
enrarej fails to makemoney 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 STCfsojr 4: Co.. Portland. Maine.
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have had an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in .wort.
All kinds or repairing 'done ok ishort
notice. Our motto is. Good work and
fair prices . Call and give us an oppor
tcnitytoestimateforyon. fg"hop on
13th su,one door wesrnf Friednof 4
CCs. store, Corombns, JTebr. 4S3-y
National Bank !
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
sAX'L C. S3IITH. Vice Pres't.
O. T. ROEX, Cashier.
J. W. EARLY,
W. A. 3ICALLI5TER.
Foreign and Inland Exchange. I'assaire
Ticket! Real Estate. Lain ana Insurance.
COAL $ LIME!
.I.E. NORTH & CO.,
Bock Spring Coal 57.01) per ton
Carbon rWjromin?) Coul 6.00
Eldon Uoai Coal UO
Blacksmith. Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
North. Side Eleventh St..
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEE MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
O FFTCE, COL UJIB US. XEB.
SPEICE & NORTH.
General Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Pacific
R. R. 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
onTeasonable terms. Also business and
residence lots in the city. "We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
GITT PBOPEBTT FOR SALE,
Union Fade Land Office,
, On-Long 'Time. and-Iaw rate
. " of interest.
Jdl wtiking'ioTroT- Bail Road Lands
orproTed Farms will find it to their
adTatae to call, at. "the U. P. Land
OSce " before looking elsewhere as I
make ipecialty-of-buying and selling
lad-oa ommisflioB.all persons wish
infotetl Jxtks orj, nninaproved land
wm Ami ittto their advantage to leave
their laaaa with me for sale, -as my fa-cilfQnJte--ffectin5
sales are unsur
passed. I aai prepared to make final
proertor all parties Trishiug to get a
patent for their aemesteads.
Eff"f W.Ott. Clerk, writes and
s-peass unmia. -
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
?&.gt. TLB. land Department.
Ui JJEETAKEE !
C0FEKS AKD METALXIC CASES
Fnzoitnz, Chairs, Bedsteads, Bu
reaus.; Table. Safes. Louges,
ic Eictsre Frames and
TBepaixiaQ qf all kinds of Upholstery
tf COLUMBUS, 3fitB.
IS TEAT TEE WAY YOU Z0?
Is that the way you do, my dear?
Is that the way you do?
When little things
With Utile stings
Arise to trouble yoa?
In rosy raye to hnger tips.
With angry speech upon your lips.
With snapping- eye andnariuur tongue.
And bitter words together strung?
Unless rehearsing for a shrew.
My dear, mat's not the way to do 1
I knew a lovely girl, my dear.
As fair and bright as you.
With sparkling- wit
That saarply hit
Whichever way it flew.
Friends smiled at nrst, and thought tt smart.
But. ah. she wounded many a heart.
Nor did not notice how each day
Thes friendships surely cropped away.
The slightest word she would rtaeat.
And held herself aloo
From, those who cared
For her. and dared
Nor thought that nneirar and spies
Might be at tunes considered nice.
Yet were not altogether good
For human nature's daily food.
So very auick to take offence.
So full of pettish spite
Was she. alas :
She could not pass
Occasions for a flgat.
And so her lovers, one by one.
Began the pretty maid to shun
And pass her rather coldly by.
While she. in secret, wondered why.
If that's the way you do. my dir.
Take warning whue you're young.
And never let
You temper get
The mastery of your tongue.
Sweet charm of manner, you will and.
New friends will make, old rnends will bind.
While lively wit and sharp retort
May frighten tno-e who come to court.
Jo.tphiiv PuUani. m X. T. Ledger.
I have alwav- taken irreat delight in
watching the habita of insects. The
common ant, such a.s we see in the
fields, is a favorite of mine; for he
knows more and really has more intel
ligence than any other insect I am ac
The instinct of the bee is, indeed,
wonderful, and when we notice with
what regularity it builds six-sided cells,
we are filled with a curious interest;
but when we perceive that the bee can
onlr make a siv-sidt-d-eeil. and that
under circumstances new and unusual,
it cannot change the form or manner of
its work, we are apt to rate the bee not
very high as a constructive architect.
It is annoying to pereeive how dull
the bee is Ke works on by himself.
He seems to care nothing for the wants
and sufferings of those about him, and
outside of his own line of work he will
not aid even those belonging to his own
It seems to be far otherwise with the
ant. and that is the reason why I take
delight in considering it way-. I hav e
satisfactory evidence that ants poa.-ess
a language whereby they can communi
cate information about places and
The way I satisfied myself about this
matter was bv a series of experiments
conducted several vears ao. I found
an old spout which had been used to
conduct water, and umeli was com
posed of three board- four inches wide
and nearly four feet long, and nailed
together in. the usual way. I stopped
tUa owsjZ- -will. - f T.v? m.I'siU.m.
put in fourteen thin partitions, so that
there were fifteen space-, or divisions.
the top of each of course being open.
On one side I bored a row or fifteen
holes, so that there was a hole into each
compartment just abov- the board that
formed the floor I then numbered
each hole from one to fifteen, and then
sunk the contrivance into the ground,
slightly, so that the earth was on a
level with the holes.
I dignified this structure by giving it
the name of the "Ants" Hotel." Here
was a house of fifteen rooms built for
the ants, but though they frequently
passed near it, they took no notice of it.
even when I placed some food in one
of the apartments. I was near the spot
an entire afternoon, but I did not see a
single ant enter the hotel.
Before night I removed the food,
which consisted of some sugar placed
on a piece of tin and moistened with
syrup; and the next day. in the fore
noon. I again placed the food in one of
the rooms, but no ant found it so far a
In the afternoon I returned to the
spot, and having several spare hours. I
caught a wandering ant on a stick, and
put "him near the food, which had been
placed in room No. s, and was pleased
to see him eat readily After ieedinc
eight or ten minutes, he went awav.
and I followed him to his ne-t. While
the ant was feeding I marked him. so
that I could recognize him thereafter.
Having retraced my step- and taken a
sea: near the hotel." I noticed the same
little ant returning, now no longer
brown, for I had sprinkled some flour
on his back. The ant had been absent
nearly twenty minutes, and after goin
into two or three wrong doors, he
found the way to the right room and
resumed feeding. After feeding six or
eight minutes, the ant went awav. but
soon returned with another ant that
had been told about the suar. no
doubt: and thev both went directlv into
room eight and commenced feeding
i.ne nrst ant must
have toltf the '
second one to follow him. or more
likely, he conveyed the intelligence to
his mate that there w as a place not far
off where food could be had without
tronble, I called the first ant A. and
the second one B. and marked him also.
After a time A and B went awav. In
about five minutes I saw two ants ap
proaching the hotel, coming from the
direction of the nest. I had never seen
these ants before, and they went di
rectly into room No. 8.
An ant when hunting wanders about
a great deal: but when his mind is bent
on any particular business, he makes
his course as straight as possible. I
was satisfied that these two ants had
been told where the food was located,
and even the particular room in which
it was. I marked these ants, and
named them C and D. After suptdving
themselves with food, the two ants
went away to their nest.
Ants have a powerful memoir as to
localities, though once in a while we
may find an ant with a weak memorv
in this raspecc Snch was the fw
with D. He returned alone and tried ' dnnn the heated sezun. I have dashed
every door of the hotel except the right -e f ollowin :
one, and then seemed to blunder into . 4Doan war obercoats nor ober
No. 8 bv accident at last. ! shoes nor ear-muffs doorin Julv an
The ants made regular trios, feeding
then disaDnearino- from io4it fnr t
".' """ sjv ui Gigm. minutes, anu
period of from twelve to twenrv minutes. I
and sometimes longer- for i
. T I
stance the ant named C remained awav '
The ants possessing the secret about
the sugar evidently told other ants, for
others came directly to the hotel, and
for the most part" entered the right
door without making- anvmNtc One
ant wandered all over .the walls, and
frnaltr found his way into room No. 8
by the opening at the" top.
V(hea the ants departed they all went
atjbj the door, except one" and he
Jfijlgri OTer t& WaHandmade-Hiaygt
in that way. The ants came and went
with considerable regularity, and cer
tainly displayed a good deal of industry
in sathering food. . " -
Before evening fifteen or more were
visiting the hotel for food, but as I had
no means of placing distinct marks on
so many, or keeping a record of their
performances, I "removed the structure
and gave up my investigations for the
I could not help pausing for a few
moments to observe the actions of the
little creatures when they should miss
the hotel. One after another would
come and walk about the spot where
the hotel had been, and appear to give
up the search for food very reluctantly.
The next afternoon I set the ants
hotel out as on the previous day, and
in the same spot. During the first half
hour no ants approached it. though I
had placed the food as before in room
So. 8. Desirous of beginning my ob
servations, I procured one of the brown
ants from the neighborhood, of the ne-t
I and. placed him near the food. The
ant seemed to eat with much pleasure,
and after remaining seven minutes,
went out by the door and walked away
in the direction of the net. I had pro
vided the means of marking a consider
able number ot ants, and marked this
one and named him F
This ant was absent nearly fifteen
minutes, and then returned alone, and
kept on earning awav food for more
than an hour, during which time no
other an: appeared at the hotel.
This course of action led me to be
lieve that whereas most ants communi
cate good news readily and cherfully.
there are individual ants like -ome
human beings who. when they discover
something that might benefit their fel-
low-, keep the knowledge to them
selves in the most -elfi-h way.
As thl- ant E wa? returning from the
nest, and had arrived at a point near
the hotel, he met another, that I will
designate as F. and they put their head
together and touched antenna. Im
mediately F followed E to the table
where the food was. and they both
commenced to feed.
One thing seemed clear to me. and
that was that this ant. E. had said
nothing to any one in the ne-t about
the fooi. and probably would not have
spoken to F had not they met by ac
cident as they did, so near tne hotel.
The ant F, I conjectured, was no;
much given to the habit of keeping
things to himself, for soon after he
went to the nest, three other ants came
straight to the hotel, and after trying
several wrong doors that led into empty
rooms, they went into No. 8 and found
The news of the finding of the food
seemed to spread rapidly, for a large
number of ant- soon appeared upon the
scene, and among the number. A, B
It i- enough to say here, perhaps,
that I marked and recorded the actions
of a large number of ants, and was
I ?urpri-?d at their intelligence and in-
I had procured a piece of gla.-.- to be
u-ed in elo-ing the top of room No. .
and as I pereeived one of the anls try-
inir w enter this room bv elimbinsr over
the wan i attempted, to cfo-e the open
ing and thu.- keep the ant out: but un
fortunately he got between the wood
and the gla-a and was thereby cruaheiL
but not killed.
Wounded and struggling a- he was.
I dropped him on the ground in front
of an ant who was just returning from
the ne-t. The wounded ant was in
spected by hi- companion, who im
mediately started for the nest withouc
pausing to take any food. Soon the
ant returned with two other. who be
gan to carry their wounded fellow in
the direction of the nest.
Did space permit. I could explain
how the labor of the ants L- divided,
and how certain individuals who form
the army, or do guard-duty, never per
form any of the labor of procuring food.
Once, accidentally. I put my f.xt on
one of the ants and killed it" I then
took the dead ant and placed it in the
track of the living ants, in order to
notice what they would do when they
found the body of their dead com
panion The ant named F came along, and
finding the dead ant. seemed to gra-p
it b the mouth, and holding it clear of
the ground, -tarted in the direction of
the nest: but F got so often entangled
in the grass, and met with so manv
obstacle.- to its progress, that it was
often obliged to mount small object-,
and draghe dead ant up after it. Bv
this irregular way of journeying. F lost
his reckoning and made a large circle,
and 'ame back to the hotel again, still
carrying the dead ant. but sveminglv
not in the least discouraged becau-e it
had lost its way. When mv observa
tions for the day closed. F wa- still
wandering with the dead ant in his
I was highly delighted with what I
had seen: and when I discontinued
operations for the day I wi, well-sati
tied that ants are affectionate and have
some feeling for their kind. In this
respect thev are whollv unlike bees.
w care nothing for the- misfortunes
ot those even oi their own colony.
I have seen half the bees of a hive
killed, and the ground covered with the
dead and dying: and I have always
noticed that not a single live and unin
jured bee will go to the assistance of
hi- unfortunate and wounded compan
ions. When I removed the ants hotel in the
evening, I had seen enough to convince
me that ants are verv "brisrht insects.
and that some have individual peculiar
ities as weu-marsed. as we see them in
the human kind: and
that these little
insects have the power
ting their ideas in a wonderful degree;
and that, on the whole, the ways of the
ant are well worth considering." Br. J.
T. Patpie, m Youth's Companion.
Brother (Janlner's Health Hints.
"Seb'ral members of dis club." said
the President as the bars were let down
and the meeting driven in. "have axed
me to write out a set of rules. remla
shuns an' medical hints to be followed
2. "Hire a cheat) han to cl'ar de
snow off ver sidewalks, so as nnt tn
oberheat ver blood.
3- 4I at rta r1a emmnn It- rla h tA
3J1 "e chfiTen hoe de garden, an' doan
let nobody beat ver in a foot-race fur a
prize of fifteen cents.
4. "Hang out late nights, lay abed
late in de mawnhx', pick up your meals
at beer saloons, an' talk "nuff" polyticks
to teet de blood circulatin.
5. "Slidin down hiH, skatm slidin
an' anowballin am dellyterious to health
"Dot's about all de advice I have to
-gin jan, an we we will now purceed to
fcinssg "Detroit Free Press.
A "Slight Inclination " to EabesBeiit.
I must confess that I hesitated for
some little time over the title of my
present article. "Several names sug
gested themselves, and I reviewed them
m my mind one by one. "Corpulency"
is too broad a word; besides, a person
may be corpulent, properly speaking,
without beingfat. "Obesity" is better,
but the Latin obtsus means gross, etc,
as well as fat, so "obesity" does not
sound polite. As there" really is, at
times, something in a name, I have
taken refuge in French embonpoint.
The word t a pretty one, not to say
musicaL It often implies a compli
ment, it never could give offense, for a
certain amount of embonpoint is rather
to be desired, either in a person or or
in a partridge.
There are al-o some advantages in
separable from the condition under dis
cussion. Well, to begin with. I dare
say appearances go tor something in
this world: curves are more pleasant to
the ve than angles are: and unless a
man be in tirt-class muscularforni. he
I.oks alt the more presentable if slightly
inclined to embonpoint
Now. while granting that a certain
amount of einbonjxnnt is not only ad
vantageous, but a sign of good health
and sound constitution, especially in
people about forty years of "age. it can
not be denied that too much adiposity
constitutes a dL-ease, ana there is no
Use in mincing matter- often a very
Stoutness certainly does not conduce
to long life. Every one will admit that
much, only stout people rest their minds
if. indeed, stout people- minds ever
do need resting by imagining that
they will not always "be fat. that " one
of these days, and so on. But here I
must confer my belief that our fat
friends are usually inclined to be apa
thetic about their condition, and that.
to a good many of them "one of these
days'" never does arrive in the sense
thev meant it to.
of obesitv are
to both health
and life not a few. One
least of the former is the dirScultv a
fat person has in getting about, and in
taking that amount of exercise without
which the body can not .long be main
tained in the only state which, can with
propriety be called condition. Exer-ci-e
alone will not reduce a man's
weight, though people usually believe
so. but exercise will retard the" accumu
lation of fat.
Adipose tissue is. in those inclined to
corpulency, u-ually deposited not only
under the -kin it would be well, in-
i deed, if this were all but in the spaces
between the various muscles or the
limbs, all round the heart and the kidney-,
and in many other vital positions
that need not be named.
The accumulation of fat on and
around the muscles naturally prevent
actlviry of motion: but it does more and
wnr-e. for it throw- a'serion.- obstacle
in the way of those muscles receiving a
due amount of nutrition, they are
therefore weakened, and rendered fiab
b And here let me point out a fact
to tho-e oi my readers wno may medi
tate treating themselves for the reduc-
hear an expres-ion like the following
from a stout man in the prime of liff:
" If I could get rid of some twenty
or twenry-five p.unds of fiesh such
people nil! persi-t in calling it flesh
what I could do'"
Yes. my friend." I should reply.
and pray what could you do? For if
y.u were to get rid of nearly all the fat
that is on you to-morrow or the day
after, you would not be able to walk
twice the length of your own garden for
cold and fatigue. Your muscle- are at
tenuated and flabby, and if deprived
suddenly of their cushions of fat they
would be of very little use indeed. That
really is the truth, whether you like it
The deposition of fat round the kidney-
or on the heart come- in time to
interfere very seriously with the func
tions of tho-e organs, and to engender
diseases which ultimately lead to drop
sy of a fatal character. If the heart is
prevented from acting a.- it ought to.
the health can not be long maintained.
If it be a flabby heart, the blood will be
impoverished, the person will have a
-allow look, and be more or les
bloated in appearance. If the heart L
enlarged or hypertrophied. we may ex
pect much difficulty in breathing, e
pecialiy if the patient attempts quick
walking or hurried climbing of stair-.
an i perhap- freqnent attacks of palpi
tation, with now and then -wimnimg in
the nead. ami a sensation of falling,
even in dreams at night.
The fat i- -ometime- not merely de
posited on the heart, but among it-miL-cles.
causing degeneration of the
walls of that organ, rendering the suf
ferer i'iite unrif for any of the more
active ditie- of life.
The respiration of fat people Ls very
much interfered with, indeed, one
might -ay it L- seldom or never carried
on with a complete feeling of comfort.
Nor. on the other hand, is the digestion
strong, nor the appetite either, unle-s
excited by hot sauces or vinotL- stimu
lants. If we glance for a moment or two at
the most common causes of corpulency,
we shall, I think, get hints as to the
nio-r rational plan of treatment.
Corpulency i-often constitutional: but
even if it be, that L no reason, remem
ber, that it should not be kept within
du bounds. A too easy mind, and a
angmne manner of looking at the ev-ery-day
personal occurrence of life, is
a cause over which oneiias little, if any,
control, auoess in life is wi-hed for
devoutly by all. but it often has the ef
fect of rendering popie. who are con
stitutionally inclined to be so. very cor
pulent. WelL people can nor be ex
pected to manufacture small worries
tor themselves in order to keep within
due bounds corporeally: but they can
avoid the pleasures of the fable, howev
ever well off in the world thev mav he
Indulgence in beer, stout, and in "wine
and spirits has a. tendency to increase
the amount of fat; so has the use of
sugar, which experiments seem to prove
is often turned into fat in the system,
and even drinking too much water. Age
has something to do with the accumu
lation of fat, men generally giving evi
dence of this condition of body between
thirty and forty, and women between
forty" and fifty, if not before.
If we consider obesity a disease and
if it be not actually so, it is at least s
rery distressing state of body then we
ought too able to find out some scheme
for its general treatment. And heretke
question naturally arises: Is it safe for a
stout person to use means to reduce his
system? As a rule, it is, provided no
harsh means are adopted for that pur
pose. Earper3 Bazar.
Mother Hubbard dresses, do not suit
the fastidious taste of the cow-boy. A
couple of girls who aopeard in'them
on the streets of Fort Colliis, CoL, nar
rowly escaped being mobbjed.
am laterestia? Example f Jfegre Sa
prrrtitioR. A tall, well-dressed colored man of
quiet demeanor entered the Jefferson
Market Police Court this morning. A
portly negress leaned on his arm. The
man begged Justice Patterson's pardon
for coming to "cote." and said his wife
aad been "wufiiess" for a long time,
.hat something ailed her, and what it
was she would explain.
The man pushed the woman forward,
md then, folding-his arms, watched her
The" woman said that she and her
husband numbered their friends only
among the white people- This, and
the fact that they had always been able
to provide comfortablv for'themselves,
had made jealous tne colored folks
among whom they were compelled to
live. "Thl- jealousy had revealed itself
in insults and in constant annoyances.
A few months ago they found it neces
sar to change their address from Har
rison Street to Thompson Street. Here,
for awhile, they lived m. peace, bat
lately the same state of. things had
arisen. Two young colored men es
pecially were among their most persis
tent persecutors. One of these men
had an evil eye. He would lounge in
front of her house, in her hallway and
around the adjacent corners "Iayin"
for her. When they met he would
wave his left hand in the air three
times, while his right hand would per
form evolutions close to the sidewalk.
After these cabalistic signs his eye
would assume a frightful expression
and glare at her.
At this point the man's interest be
came intense. He leaned forward with
extended arms, and while his eyeballs
protruded from their sockets, and a
frightened expression passed over his
face, he repeated several times in a
"T'was de witches, jedge; t'was de
witches what am shrivelin up her breft
an' her po body."
Continuing, the woman said that
after each of these meetings she used
i to stagger home, heartsick and wearv.
and for hours afterward bugs and
snake- and vermin covered every Dart
of her bodv. and her efforts to rid her
self of these things would be so great
that a fit of exhaustion, from which
she would sutler for several days,
would set in. She succeeded, after
much difficulty, in getting a "fetish."
and went out on the war-path. In the
street she met the colored man. and
rubbed the fetish against him. He
screamed aloud with terror and pain,
and disappeared. For a while she was
untroubled, but a few days ago bugs of
a frightful kind appeared upon her per
son and rendered her exi-tence miser
able. She took her feti-h and started
to leave the room, when, as she opened
the door, she met two white men who
had been engaged in sprinkling a white
powder in "front of her door. She
struck them with the fetish, but they
laughed her to scorn, and after "squin
tin' wid de let? eye an' a droppin' de
eyelid oberde odder eye." which caused
her infinite pain, the pair walked "wid
de stump ob de debbil down de stair."
As they emerged into the sunlight, she
li.wtv.. l hlt..l JU. liUtxl . ....I .1 42.
other a eIiow valise. Her fetish was
m protection against white persons,
anil -he a-ked that they be arrested.
The it uld easily be found by the hue
of the vaIL-e- which thev carried.
Ef ver gib her je-tice, yo" onah.
I'll call on de good Lawd ter bress you
ebery night "
"An" at iuawnin an' at noon." in
terrupted the woman.
Justice Patterson advised the pair to
change their place of abode, and then
if the troubleeontinued they might call
and -ee him again.
Together they left court. On the
sidewalk they stopped and carefully
surveyed Sixth Avenue up and down
before they ventured to start home
ward. -V. "!'. Eventiv; Post.
After Jlany Days.
The concluding episodes of a verit
able romance were enacted in this citv
to-day. As the British Crown swung
up to the American Line dock an old
woman who had been walking the deck
since -unrise leaned over the taffrail.
ejaculated ungrammatically, "that's
him." ami disappeared in the cabin.
At the same moment a still more elderly
man on the dock shrieked, "that's my
Benedicta. and gamboled nD the gang
plank, followed by a body-guard of
friends, and rushed after the retreating
woman into the cabin.
Twentv-eight years ago a scene as
sad a.- t&is was enacted by the same
Dair on the Cunard Dock at Liverpool.
when Thomas Barbour bade farewell 1
to Benedicta Price, and set out to find
his fortune amid his km beyond the
sea. Kin at home had made the union
of the couple an imno--ibiIity for the
time being, and. although their ages
were then respectively forty-two and
thirty-five years, they concluded to
await the removal by time of the fam
ily obstructions to the course of true
love. The time took nearly a third of
a century to the task, upsetting most of
the institutions of the year 1855 except
the ocean maiL whoae expeditions
hardly kept pace with the epistolary
ardor of the lovers, until a month ago
the strain on the postal service was
lightened by a letter from Miss Bene
dicta. announcing that she at last was
free to redeem the pledge she had kept
so well The result was the reunion
and demonstration on the British
Crown. The happy old couple took a
carnage and were driven to Frankfort,
where they were married in the even
ing. Barbour owns a cooper-shop and
has several thousand dollars invested
in real estate- Phwideipnia Cor. Chica
The London Lanzet stoutly opposes
the practice of putting blinder on horses.
It says. "It seems to us that they are '
tireless, ugly, and, to some extent, in- !
jurious to the eyesight- The most beau
tiful feature of the horse is the eye. If
it were not "hid from our gaze it would i
serve to denote sickness, pain or pleas- J
ure. Many a time would the driver
.snare the whip on seeing the animal's
imploring eye. j
A California clergyman recently
brought suit against a voung man of
thtat city for his marriage fee- It seems
that the preacher retained the certi
ficate, expecting the bridegroom to call
and hand over five dollars for being
made a Benedict, The bridegroom did
not care to exchange good money for
the scrap of paperT hence the suit,
which was decided in the preacher's
ifavor. San Francisco Chronicle. f
The cost of
keeping in first-class !
carriage in New York !
styie a nurse, anu carnagt: m.iew xors: i
City is trom forty to lorty-nve dollars a !
itnpnth. It takes "a mint of monev" to f
rnn Robert Bonner's one hundred and f
sevsntv-nonepower stable. A. 1. Met'
FACTS AS FI6UMS.
According to an estimate mads, at
.east $300,000,000 of the national debt
sf the United States is held in Europe.
Reporters of the New Orleans
Times-Democrat have learned that the
rice crop for the present year will be at
least double that of last year if the har
vest time proves propitious.
In Western North Carolina there
are fifty-nine peaks about 6.000 feet,
ninety-three between 5.000 and 6,000,
and 143 between 4,000 and 5.000, a total
of 295 above 4,000 feet,
Wannamaker, the great Philadel
phia merchant is said to have done $10,
JOO.OOO worth of business last year. OI
this sum $1,000,000 were net profits.
His advertising expenses amounted to
320O.0OO X. Y. Sun.
Nearlv all the whalebone used in
the United States is received through
San Francisco, but nearly every pound
received there is shipped directly to the
East, where it is put into shape "for use.
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Last year Arizona produced over
17.000.000'pounds of copper. .Thus far
during the present year the increase has
been thirty-eight per cent,, and new
furnaces, are going up. Arizona's out
put will probably be at least 25,000,000
pounds for 1383."
The whistle of a locomotive is heard
3,300 yards, the noise of a train 2.800
yards, the report of a musket and the
bark of a dog 1.800 yards, the roll of a
drum 1.60U yards, the croak of a frog
90u vards, and a cricket's chirp SOU
yards. A. Y. Etrald.
Last year 77.191,160 pounds of tea
were imported into this country, and
the consumption was 1.46 pounds for
each Derson. China sent us 43.000.000
pounds and Japan 34.000.000 pounds oi
the Arabian berry. The consumption
of coffee per capita, in 1S82, was 8r
pounds. We use more coffee in the
aggregate than any other people, Chi
Reports received at the Post-office
Department in Washington from
twenty-five of the larger post-offices
show an increase in the sale of postags-stamps.postal-cards.
etc for the quarter
ending June 30. 1883, over the cor
responding period of the nrevious year
of 5232.457, or about six per cent.
These offices in the second quarter ol
1882 collected abont thirty-four per
cent, of the total revenue of the de
partment, Washington Post.
The mineral products of the
United States are immense. According
to the official report recently issued by
Albert Williams." Jr.. the Chief of the
Division of Mining Statistics and Tech
nologv of the United States Geological
Survey, the value of the mined producti
of this country in 1882 amounted to a
grand total of 453.913,406. of which
$2 19,756.004 was in metallic products,
iron alone reaching 5106.336,429. Th
value oi the silver mined was 46.80u
'' gold. 532.500,000 coal, over 5146.
63;.mmi (Jttcago Journal.
WIT AND "WISDOJL
The hardest work a man can do is
to try and get along without work.
A rashionaoie iaay says sne wants a
larger house, because she is going to
keep a "routine" of servants.
A colored girl at Atlanta. Ga.. was
knocked over b an engine and in a
few minutes got up as if nothing unusu
al had happened, and. looking after the
engine, said "You's got a heap ob po
liteness to serve aladytsat way!" Een
A Great Blower.
There was a young man named Ii LA
Who played the brass horn la tne Oi;
He blew such a blast.
That as he went past.
He blew an the fruit oe a sti.
General Beauregard says he ob
serves with grief -a gradual" decline in
the negro race." An. yes: they decline
to invest in the Louisiana lottery. Per
haps the General mav have observed a
-imilar decline in the Post-office Depart
ment, Burlington Eaickeye,
The New York Commercial Adver
tiser asks: "What would Washington be
without Dr. Mary Walker3 ' It would
be Washington Give u a harder ona.
something further away from home, or
in a foreign tongue. Something worthy
of us, Rochester i ,V. ". ; Express.
A vigorous old fellow in Maine who
had lately baried his fourth wife was
accosted by an acquaintance, who. un
aware of his bereavement, asked -"How
isyourwife. Cap'n Plowjogger3"
To which the Cap n replied with a per
fect grave face. "WaaL to tell ye the
trewth. I am kinder out of wives just
naow " Boston Commerr-tal.
"What be them3" said a country
man, stopping in front of a fruit-store
yesterday, and pointing to a bunch of
bananas. Having learned, he bought
a plumD redskin, and. -without stopping
to peel it, bit oS the end. The banana
was finished in the dame primeval stvle.
and then the granger remarked "The
rind ain't much, but the peth is purty
fair " ,S' Y. Graphic
The father of the High School girl
had a long discussion the other night
with a politician, and. after the latter
had gone, the girl remarked, quoting
from Shakespeare "He draweth out
the thread of his argument." "WelL"
replied the old man. " I don't under
stand the dead languages, but if you
are trying to say he t a crank, I'm with
you every time."" Oit City Dtmck.
"Wfll that cow bite3' asked a
city youth of a fanner who was milk
ing an ugly-looking animal. ".WelL
she won'tlaiCe; but 1 advise you not to
go too close to her head, for she might
hook you." replied the granger.
"That's funny." giggled the fresh
young man. " What do vou mean by
hooking?'" Just then the cow gave a.
lurch to leeward, caught the youth by
the skirt of his coatT and tod him
over the fence. "Tnat's what I
meant' exclaimed the farmer, as the
chagrined chap picked himself up and
limped of. The X. Y. Dairy.
There were three brothers living in
San Antonio 3ome years ago who re
sembled each other in a marvelous de
gree Some gentlemen were talking
about them one day, and it was the
opinion oi nearly everybody present that
it was impossible for any two men to
look as much alike as they did
"Gentlemen." remarked one, "I
jon't agree with you. I had a twin
brother once and we resembled each
other much more than these two do."
"That's not possible." remarked
" WelL my brother is dead now, and
I can't prove what 1 say, bat you can
get some idea about how great she re
semblance was when I tell you that we
looked so much like ose and the sama
man that it was utterly impossible for
ns to have a dialogue. A monologue
or a scJiiooTay was the best we coold
do," Tests SifUngs.
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