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COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. OCTOBEK 17, 1888.
WHOLE NO. 701.
p T. WOOD. "
" PHYSICIAN iD SURGEON.
t3"Has opened the office f nnerly oc
cupied by Dr. Bonesteel. l9-3m.
On Thirteenth St., and Nebraska Ave.,
over Fricdhof store.
Uaroilice hours, 8 to 12 a.m.; 1 to 3 p.m.
Oi.la ASHHAUCii, Dentist.
10B3tEIICN MUauE.1T AN.
A TTOHXE YS-A T-LA W,
Up-stairs in tfluck Building. 11th itreet,
Above the New bank.
12th btrei-t, 2 doors m-fct or lluaatoad Mouse,
Columbus, Neb. 491-y
rpilIJKSTO A: POWER
jESTOflieo in Mitchell Mock, Ooluni
bus, Nebraska. "-"
lkk v ici:i:ii:,
A TT011XEYS AT LA W,
Office on Olive M., Columbus Nebraska.
f O. A. HULLHORsT, A.M., M. D.,
OMEOPA Till C 1'H YSI CI AN,
XSTTwo Blocks -oulh f Court House.
Telephone communication. 5-ly
i:0. '1'. S1MMKR,
Will take contract for-
Bricklaying, Plastering, Stonework,
VST Satisfaction guaranteed, or no pay.
V. A. MACKEN,
Wines, Liquors. Cigars, Porters, Ales,
t'c , etc.
Olive Mreet, next to First NaUoii.il Hank.
Ai.l.IS TIIK 131KOM.,
A TTOIiNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister'.- build
ing. 11th t. W. A. McAllister, Notary
J. M. MACI- UtHND. B. K. COW KY,
Attcrrey asi Scurj TzlVt. C:ll:i:r.
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
CofuMifcw., : : - Nebraska.
1 KO. .. IH'.KStT,
S3r :irna'e. bou-c and sign paint injr,
glaiiig. pup. r hanging, kaNominin, etc.
done to ordci. Miop on Kith &t., opposite
Engine Hoiis. , l nlunibu, Neb. 10-y
? ii. it i sciii:.
Ilth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
SclU Harm'-... saddle, Collars, Whips,
ltlaukcts. t urry Comb, Brushes, trunks,
valise. lugr top. -iihion, c.irriaire
trimmings, .t'c, at the lowest possible
prices. Kcp.ut- pr mptlv attended to.
Real Estate -A.geiit,
Genoa, Nance Co., Neb.
WILD LANDS and improved farms
for sale. ( oirespondcnee solicit
ed. Office in Young's building, up-stair.
O. C. SELAJSTiSrOlSr,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Hoofing and Gutter
ing a opeciauy
JStTShop on Eleventh Street, opposite
Heiutz's nrng Store !'-'
LAND AND INSURANCE AGENT,
His lands comprise ome tine tract
iii the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion oi Plette county. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 y
pOLUIIBl'S PACKIXCI CO.,
COL ujm US, - XEB.,
Packers and Dealers in all kinds of Hog
product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hon
Directors. H. H Henry, Prest.; John
Wiggius, Sec and Treas.; L. Gerrard, t.
TOXICE TO TEACIIKRS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in his office st the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transaction of any other business
pertaining to schools. 0"-y
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. ."'2 too.
Livery and Feed Stable.
Is prepared to furnish the public w"th
good teams, buggies and carriages for all
occasions, especially for funerals. Alo
conducts a sale stable. 44
D. T. 3IARTYX, 31. D. F. SCHUG, M. D.,
Drs. MAETYN & SCHTJG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surceons. Union Pacific and
O., X. & B. H. R. It's.
COLUMBUS, - NEBRASKA.
S;::tn:ni3 Otttut 4 Set J ui Tsrsw Hslii.
CASH CAPITAL, - $50,000
Leander G erraud, Pres'i.
Geo. "V. Hulst, Vice Pres't.
Julius A. Reed.
Edward A. Gerrakd.
Bunk of Vepohit, WmcohbI
Collections) Promptly Made on
Pay Interest on Time Depos
DREBERT & BRIGGLE,
jSTPrompt attention given to Col
lections. JSrinsurance, Real E3tate, Loan,
Eleventh Street, oppo-ilc the
Has on hand a full assortment of
CROCKERY & GLASSWARE,
Pipes, Cigars and Tobacco.
Highest price paid for Country Produce.
Good delivered in xity.
GrIVE ME A CALL!
All kinils of Repaiiing done ou
Short Notice. Buggies, Wag
ons, etc., made to older,
and all work Guar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers. Beapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
IgrShop opposite the "T.ittersall." Ol
ive St.. COLUMBUS. -i-Gin-c
H. LTJERS & CO,
Sen Brick Shop oppotiHe Hftntz's Dru Store.
ALL KINDS OF WOOD AND IRON WORK ON
WAGONS AND BUGGIES DONE
ON SHORT NOTICE.
Eleventh Street, Columbus, Nebraska.
wound, die.ie, accident or otherwise,
widows, mothers and fathers of soldiers
dying in the crice or afterwards, from
disease which originated while in the ser;
vice, are entitled to a pension. New and
honorable discharges obtained for sol
dier. Increase of Pension ob
tained at anv time when the disability
warrant it. "All soldiers who were rated
too low are entitled to an increase of pen
sion. Rejected and abandoned claims a
snecialtv. Circulars free. Address, with
stamp, M. V.TIERXEY, Box 4$T, Wash.
i.ngtox, D. C. 4T-13ct
JOHNHUBER, the jolly auctioneer, has
opened a hotel on 13th St., near Tiffa
v & Routson's, where clean beds and
square meals will always be found by the
patrons of the house. I will in the fu
ture, as in the past, give my best atten
tion to all sales of goods or farm stock, as
JtSTSatisfaction guaranteed; call and
see me and vou will be made welcome.
JOHN HUB ER,
Proprietor and Auctioneer.
Columbus, Neb., June 19, "83. 0-tf
Restaurant and Saloon!
E. D. SHEEHAN, Proprietor.
jgrWholcsale and Retail Dealer in For
eign Wines, Liquors and Cigars, Dub
lin Stout, Scotch and English Ales.
'jSTKentucky Whiskies a Specialty.
OYSTERS in their season, by the case
can or dish.
lltk Street. South of Depot.
JS. MURDOCK & 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 and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunity to estimate for you. KSTShop on
13th SL,one door west of Friedhof &
Co's. store, Columbue, Nebx. 483-y
OFFICERS AND directors.
A. ANDERSON, Preset.
SAM'L C. SMITH, Vice Pres't.
O. T. ROEN, Cashier.
W. A. MCALLISTER.
Foreign and Inland Exchange, P.issige
Tickets, Real Est.no. Loan ami Insurance.
COAL 4 LIME!
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
Rock Spring Ton!,
Carbon (Wyoming) Coai...
Eldou (Iowa) Coal
...S7.00 per Ion
... COO "
... J.il) "
Blacksmith Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
BECKER & WELCH,
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE
SALE DEALERS IX
FLOUR AND MEAL,
OFFICE, COL UM 11 US. NE ii.
SPE1CE & NORTH,
Genral Agents for the Sale of
Union Pacific, and Midland Paciiic
R. K. Lands for sale at trom $3.00 to $10.00
per acre for cash, or on five or ten years
time, in annual payments to suit pur
chasers. We have alo a largo and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproed, tor sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also busines. and
residence lots in the city. We keep a
complete abstract of title to all real es
tate in Platte County.
Union Pacific Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
All wishing to buy Rail Road Land
or Improved Farm will And it to their
advantage to call at the U. P. Land
Oflice before lookin elsewhere as 1
make a specialty of buying and elling
lands on commission; all person wish
ing to sell farms or unimproed land
will find it to their advantage to leae
their lauds with me for sale, as ray fa
cilities for afl'ecting sales are unsur
passed. I am prepared to make final
proof for all parties wishing to get a
patent for their homesteads.
J3TV. W. Ott, Clerk, writes and
SAMUEL C. SMITH,
Agt. U. P. Land Department,
C21-y COLUMBUS, NEB.
COFFINS AND METALLIC CASES
AND DEALER IX
Furniture, Chairs, Bedsteads, Bu
reaus. Tables, Safes. Lounges.
&c., Picture Frames and
tSTliepairing of all kinds of Upholstery
Laugh, and the world laugh with you.
Weep, and you weep i-Ior.e,
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough ot it, own.
Sing:, and the hills will answer;
Sigh, it i lot on the air.
The echoes bound to a joyful counu,
But shrink from voicing care.
Rejoice, and men will seek you;
Grieve, and they turn mid go;
They want full measure of. till your pleasure.
Hut they do not heed jour wee.
Be glad, and your triends are many;
Be sad, and 3011 lose them all.
There are none to decline your nectared wine.
But alone you must drink life's gall.
Feast, and your halls are crowded;
Kat, and the world goes by;
Sueeeed and give, for it help you live.
But no man can help on die.
There is room in the hall-, of pleasure
For a large and lordly train.
But one by one we must all lly on
Through the narrow aisle of pain.
Etta Wheeler. .
A LY PAPER.
"I think Hies is sociable, I do. For
my part, I'm glad to be baek where they
be. Nobody never need to excuse their
flies to me. If they'd a been where
there wa'n't no flies, us I have, and
where the poor critter? w:i jest a-hunt-ed
and a-gone-at from morning till
night, the d never lift their hands agin
'em as long as tliev drawed the breath
Miss Semanthy Simmons' remark
seemed to be understood by her audi
ence, notwithstanding the fact that she
had her "twister,'' two side-combs and
some hair-pins in her mouth. Semanthy
was spending the afternoon at a neigh
bor's, her lirst call since her return from
the city, and, for fear that some one
would "call to detain Iter, had "jest taken
her hands out o" the dish-uater, put on
a clean apron anil .scooted." This was
the lady's apologj for not having dressed
her hair at home.
"Yes, 1 do mean to say that flies don't
have no privileges where I've been.
Cousin Gusty will as good as faint away
if she catches sight o' one. They've got
blinds and shutters and screens and lace
cuttings and .swing doors, and even
hired gal lias a featherdustcrthree yards
long, and stick with fri7zled paper
stuck to 'em. and little pop-guns that
they put sneezing powder into and blow
at 'em, and I raly beliee that if a hun
dred or two of them unfortinit critters
should git in unbeknownst to 'emthe'd
order out the militia. Oh. it's easy to
say: Oh. Semanthy!' but if you had un
deVwent what I have from their thrash
ing and shooing and exterminating the
air, I don't know what ou'd do. You
know in this house, if am body knows,
that 1 don't git much chance to sew
when I'm to hum, and so tv. I to nn
seif: 'I'll jolt take my crazy bed-quilt
to Cousin (lusty', and as they never
will let me wash dishes or putter round
any, why. it stand to reason I can git
a lot done. Did I? No. I didn't. That
quilt is cra.ier than when I took it
awa ; for, what with jumping up eery
other minute to st.t jf I couldn't get a
crack o' light &o that I could toll yaller
from green, and blue from cinnainetit
brown, the hull thing is in that state
that 'twould make a lunatic of any
body who'd ever try to git it to
gether. "Could I have a shelter open if I was
a mind to? Didn't I tell you that i
couldn't? My cousin Gustv i a pious
woman, ami f ain't going tor s.-n to the
contran, but I beliew she'd rut her I'd
"a broke Jive out of ten of the commandments-
than to took out one o" her
bcreeiis. You don't think it speaks
wry well for her piety? Well, I don't
know. Folk i about a tliev're made,
J've diskiered, in "New York a well
as in Yairmonnt. You know in this
house, too. that I never set m heart on
llinmivdiddles, but I didn't skasely know
nn self in regai ds to that crazy quilt, 1
dill hanker .o to git it along. Why I've
craned un neck till I've had the neu
ral agy for a week trying to tell which
was titther of nn nks. I've got up in
a cheer and lit the gas contrivance that
hung down from the wall lor sake!
'twould go olV like a pistol every time,
and scare me oen-a"iiot out out o" my
wits and there I'd stand, and jab at
the eye o my needle for all the world
as if I was spearing for eel, like a
pesky fool, till my knees would tremble
as if I had the ager. Why didn't I say
that I'd brung work with me anil
wanted to do it? So I did inore'n a
hundred limes. As quick as I'd .say
that, cousin d say: 'Come down to the
sewing-room. Cousin Semanthy. and
let the seamstress help ou,' '('ra-ious
sakes! I aint a-lishing round for help.'
so. I; I ain't no cripple. The only
thing that's lacking. Cousin Gusty, is
light enough to ee totluead nn needle.
If 1 was a owl I could do it in the dark,
but being nothing but a poor human
bat. I ain't able to ee through all them
thicknesses that's up to mv winder.
"What would she s;n? Oh, she'd
smile kinder amused like, and that
would be the ootid of it. One day I
jest spoke my mind about them screens
and things. I'dlum up to the gas,
and l'dclum up to the winder, and I'd
squinted and twisted my neck till I was
as full of cricks and kinks as a g is
o' meat. I hadn't b 'en raly riled til!
then, and then nn dander was clean
up. Sez I, 'Cousin Gu.sty. whatever is
the matter with you 'about Hies?'
'About flies," said she; I don't under
stand ion. Semantic. ' 'Ua'al. said
I. 'I should think that anybody that had
both cold and biling water let into "em
through the wall, and wash-tubs and
rubbing-boards tvady to their hands,
wouldn't be quite o pertikeler about
siling their things. Why. ez I, I
could clear-starch them curlings and
all the rest of the flummery in this room
in no time. For pity" sake," sCz I,
'Cousin Gusty, do let me cast aside
some of that suporflr.msiness of kiver
lids, and allow the light o" day to shine
in upon my craz quilt, and upon your
Cousin Semanthy, who is nigh about as
crazy as her spread." You don't see
how'she could get around that? Wa'al,
I nuther. When my dander is once ri.
then my mouth is more like a mill
stream afore it's dammed than anything
I can compare it to. There ain't" never
no lack of oratorical powers when I'm
once swelled up with nn subject. What
did Gusty say? Oh, she spoke about
the delikit paper on the wall, and about
the frisco overhead whether she meant
San-frico or not I don't know anil
poked the sewing-room and seamstress
under my nose agin, and that's all that
amounted to. And what do you think?
That woman actooally told me that she
never had her lace cuttings, or her bu
reau frills, or her counterpins. or her
shammies, done up to hum. With all
that water pouring into the house, and
all the hired help stannin' round, and
soap by the box, and clear-starch by
the hundred-weight; That took the
stifl'ening out o" me, and I jeat lifted up
my hands, and een-a'most went.
"Cousin Gusty do anything? Wa'al,
I shouldn't call 'it doing anything: she
plays on the pianner, and has company,
and goes a-visiting, and tries on her
dresses, and sees that the winders are
all stopped up tight. That's the most
I ever see her do. I had to larf one
day, though I don't suppose I orter, but
wo arc all weak in the sperret somc
limej, specially when we've had our
noses on the grin'slun a spell. Wa'al,
I was a-coming along through the en
tryway on the second story, and I heard
Cousin Gusty say to the black hoy who
opens the door for folks an perades
round from morning till night with a sil
ver saroer in his hand, that she'd jest
seen a fly in the droring-room that's
the room that's got everything in it,
and nothing that's good for anything.
I'd ruther nave this setting-room, with
that sofy and them rocking-oheers with
the quilted backs, and a few flies sprin
kled round, than all the truck that
Gusty's got. She can talk about her
'tarjilys and her 'uppernays,' and her
mokay' and her 'turkay' "carpets; but
give me a good ingrain that I can turn
and beat myself, and I won't ask no
odds of nobodv. Oh, yes, what did I
larf about? Wa'al, as" 1 was saying.
Cousin Gusty got wind of a fly, and sot
the darky onto him. I didn't tell you.
but Gusty was fixing for Saratogy all
the time I was there, and there hadn't
beer time yet to swathe up the statutes.
You Uon't'know what I mean? Wa'al,
you wouln't want to know: but statutes
are mostly men and women that are cut
off at the waist, and ot round top o'
things. Who cuts them oil? That's
more'n 1 know: but there they are, as
nat'ral as life. You'd as lief et around
in a cemejery? Wa'al, so'd I. I do
hate the pesky things. If they only had
their logs ami arms on. 'twouldn't be
quite so" wearing. If 011 don't beat all!
how should 1 know w hero their logs
and arms be? I have an ideethatthero
are some ilrorinir-rooms that have the
heads and shoulder-,, and some have t lie
logs, and some have the anus, jet a
they happen to take a notion. Yotr
don't see how anybody could latf in
Mich a place as that? Ya"al, I don't
"I used to go by them statutes at fust
as if I was shot out of a red-hoi shoel,
but arter awhile I never thought on 'em.
Wa'al Cousin Gusty she -w to the
black boy (raly now you'd a thought
somebody was dead by the tromblin
way she spoke): 'Thomas, l"o jet di
kherod a fly on im Sanko in dtoring
room' (Sanko or Syko. 1 don't know
which she said), 'and you must find it
and kill it atonoo. Don't let me behold
that fly no more. Thomas.' No,
ma'am, sez the black boy; :nd the
intuit Cousin Gusty's back was turned,
so, he to himself: 'I hope there won't
be nothing but flies in Saratogy. I
hope they'll have stingers, and 1 hope
they'll bite her. and 1 hope she'll make
a mitake and eat some on 'em; I
didn't wish nothing so bad as that on
Cousin Gusiy, but I felt a good deal
nearer to that black boy arter that.
There was just the same feelin" in his
colored heart as there w as in nn white
one, only he went further than me. and
that was nat'ral, not having my eddica
tion. Yes. Gusty s husband is rich, and
n) mistake. He has a leather shop in
the Swamp : but. I viim, you'd never
know he worked in hide. His hands
are as white as a bain's; and I've
sniil'ed and sniffed to see if I could nose
out the smell o' leather on hi clothes
when he come in. but I never could.
You wouldn't know ho worked in a
.swamp neither, for there was no mud
on his boots, and they shined just like a
glas bottle. Yes, he's just as down on
flies as Gusty is. Any body "d think he'd
get used to all kinds of critters, work
ing in the marsh as lie does day artei
day : but. lor sakes! you'd no or .s'poo
he'd soon a bug in his life. As I told
Cousin Gusty, I should jut as soon
think of kicking agin death ami the
rates as to be everlastingly murderin'
and shoot in flies. And the bruises that
I've got all over nn frame, fallin agin
this and that thing a well as t'other, i
just disliggorin". to say nothing about
the pain l'e underwent with "em. I
used more camphire and anguintum
that four weeks than I ever used in my
life. Supper-time, do you say ? Wa'al,
now. if the time don't just travel in this
house! It used to eem to mo three
weeks "twixt dinner and supper at
Gusty's. Next time I come o or I be
lieve I'll bring my quilt, and sec, a
Cousin Giisty c, 'if we can't bring
some order out of eahouse.' "' liar-
pi ;'.. liiiznr.
A Stage (her a California Precipice.
The stage-coach which runs daily
between Santa I'arbara and Los Alamo
was wrecked the other afternoon about
ten or twelve miles from this city. The
grade from the mountain-top to Golota
is steep and intricate, winding in and
out and round all sorts of ugly corners
and projecting rock till the road
merges into the plain by the seaside.
The sjnge southward bound starlid
from San Marcus Pas abou' three
o'clock. It was driven by William Hut
tcrlield. who boars the imputation of
being one of the mot careful and relia
ble drhers in California. 'I here were
onlv two passengers on the stage, and
these were ins'de. Inning been directed
bv the drher to get inside to balance
the coach going down the grade. They
had ridden with the driu r up the
mountain, and reluctantly climbed into
the coach to make the descent of the
Soon after leaving a steep, rocky
slope on the mountain-side, rightly
named -Slippery Rock." and where
the de-cent is at an angle of forty-live
degrees, with a sheer fall of precipitous
rocks of fully two hundred feet on one
side, one of the lead horse became un
manageable and started to run. Hut
terlield did his best to hold in his team.
The brakes were put on tight, and. as
the horses commenced to go at a reck
less, break-neck spot d down the crook
ed, rocky, narrow incline, the driver
realized the impossibility of stopping
tlfera. There were several miles of a
steep grade bi low, and it was narrow,
rocky and crooked. To stay on the
stage was to go over a precipice and b
dashed to pieces. Having decided that
the stage could not be saved. Hutterfield
shouted to the two passengers inside to
"jump out and save your lives!" At
the same time the driver dropped line
and w hip and sprangfrom his seat upon
the rockv bank on the off side of the
team. One of the passengers jumped
anil lauded all right, but the other one
in jumping sprained his right foot and
ankle, and reopened an old wound upon
hi left leg.
The stage a minute after went over a
precipice into a chasm on the left of the
road about two hundred feet deep. The
jerk with which it went over broke the
couplings from the two lead hores.
which went gallopiug down the road
unhurt. The wheel horses were dragged
backward by the stage-coach, and went
all together to the bottom of the preci
pice. The stage was badly wrecked,
and the baggage reduced to small
pieces. Singular to relate, the two
horses which were dragged after the
stage were found
among the wreck al-
most unhurt. Santa
A restaurant announces "18 carrot
vegetables soup." Chicago Tribune.
The Disappearance of Game.
Mr. Felix: L. Oswald writes to the Cin
cinnati Eninirer: ''The swiith growth
of onr cities is not nearly as unparal
leled as the rapid disappearance of our
game animals. One huudred years ago
Eastern North America was the finest
game-country in the world. 'This val
ley is a hunter's paradise,' says Colonel
Boone in his account of the expedition
to the mouth of the Kentucky River.
'Onr dogs started three troops" of deer
in les than half an hour; on the river
we saw tracks of elk, boars and bufl'alo,
and the thickets along the slope were
full of turkey and mountain-pheasants.
From the clill's above the junction our
guide showed us the wigwams of the
Sliamis. About cighfrnilcs to the north
west we could see the smokes of their
camp-lires rising from the foot of a
roeky blutl", but the hill-country in the
east and the great plains iu the west,
north and northeast resembled a bound
less ocean of undulating woodlands.'
'Northwest of tiie 'Slue Ridge' buf
faloes grazed in countless herds. Dur
ing the heat of the midsummer months
they used to retreat to the highlands,
ami followed the ridges in the south
ward migration, as the approach of win
ter gradually crowned the heights, with
snow. Along the backbones of all the
main chains of the sunken Alleghenies
thoe trails can still be distinctly traced
for hundreds of miles. 'Bufl'alo Springs,'
Bufl'alo (Jap,' and scores of similar
names still attest the presence
of the American bison in local
ities that are now fully 2,000 miles from
the next bullalo range. The canter of
our bufl'alo population is mm ing north
west at an alarming rate. Herds, in
the old-time sense of the word, can now
be found only in British North America,
and here and there along the frontier of
our Northwestern Territories. In cold
winter small troops of lifteen or twenty
are occasionally seen in theTex-as 'Pan
handle.' in Western Utah, and in the
valley of the Upper Arkansas, but 110
wheieontiiis side of fie Mississippi.
Their day s are numbered. They can
not hide, and their defensive weapons
are useless against mounted riflemen.
Pot-hunters follow them to their tar
northern retreats: the International
Railroad will soon carry a swarm of
sportsmen to their Mexican reservations,
und in lifty years from now their happy
pasture grounds will probablv be re
duced to the inclosed grass plots of a
few zoological gardens.
"Panthers are still found in twenty
six or twenty -seven States, but chiefly
at the two opposite end of our territory
in Florida and Oregon. In the South
ern Alleghenies they are still frequent
enough to make the Government bounty
a source of income to the hunters of
several highland counties. Wolves still
defy civilization in some of the larger
prairie States, and in the wild border
country between North Carolina and
East Tennesee. But, unlike panthers,
they do not confine themselves to a
special locality. Hunger makes them
peripatetic, and in cold winters their
occasional visits can be looked for in al
most any mountain valley between
Southern Kenluek and Alabama."
'1 he Stomach.
The stomach has no more to do with
digestion than have the liver, pancreas
and intestine. Each contributes to the
proces of digestion. Bv the constant
motion of the stomach tli food s more
fully brought into contact with the di
gestive glands, hi this, and in it spe
cial action in at length forcibly expell
ing food from it. the stomach is not par
ticularly different from the erniiciilar
(worm-Iike)'mot ion and expulsive power
of the intestines. The stomach acts as
a receptacle by which we are enabled to
take a sullieient quantity of food at con
venient intervals, o that we may not
be always eating. Even its power to
reverse its action as in vomiting is pos
sessed, and sometimes used, by the in
testines. The glands near the intestinal
opening of the tomach (the pyloriis)e
crete an alkaline fluid theothers.anat id.
Each, however, equally digests moat.
Vomiting docs not necessarily imply
a foul stoma h. A thought in a sensi
tive person a idow on the head, tick
ling of the nerves near the gullet, the
sympathetic influence of other organs,
may oause omit:ng. It is purely a
nervous action, and the nerves causing
it may be irritated in many ways. Even
the foul contents of the stomach uauc
the vomiting only by irritating the
nerves oft lie brain. Hence the pain
and vomiting of sick hea-taehe may be
due either to a foul stomach, or solely
to an indepet dent irritation of the cen
Meat is digested in the stomach: fat,
broad and oilier articles further along.
But the stomach is not essential to the
digestion een of meat. The latter can
be digested just as rapidly and well in a
bowl, with pepsin at the right tempera
ture. Of course, tihe pleasure of eating de
pends on nerves in the mouth, not in the
stomach. And the food, too, is as read
ily digested if put into the stomach
through a hole in the side.
It is now found that, in certain dis
eases, the stomach may be thoroughly
and advantageouly washed out daily,
and the food introduced through a tub;,
and that patients can be taught to do
this theincclves. iouth'.t Companion.
A Jocular Magistrate.
The inimitable humor of a magistrate
at a police court was brought under no
tice in the Houe of Commons hist
night. Mr. P. A. Taylor asked the
Home Secretary of State if it was true
that at the Sedgley Police Court on tho
Kith of July one of the sitting magis
trates addressed a woman who was
charged with neglecting to send her
child to school in these words: "If I
wre your husband, and you persisted
in throwing my hard-earned money
away. I should give you the strap;"' anil
again: "I tell you a woman like you de
serves the Urap:" and if such language
was Used, what steps the Home Secre
tary proposed to take in the matter.
Sir'W. Harcourt, in reply, stated that
the clerk to the justices had written
that the remarks were made "good-hu-moredly,"
and were not intended to be
taken seriously. At the same tim', ho
(Sir W. Harcourt) thought that jokes
on the bench had better be avoided.
Advice to this effect has over and over
again bean tendered in a friendly spirit
to magistrates, who nevertheless can
not refrain from attempts to throw the
officials of the court and others present
into convulsions of laughter bv effusions
of waggery and wit. It unfortunately
happens that jokes on the bench, as ih
this Sedgley case, often miss their mark
owing to the difficulty experienced by
those who hear them in recognizing
them as jokes. The inconvenience
might perhaps be avoided if the clerk
of the court were instructed to give no
tice that a joke was about to be deliv
ered from the bench. St. Jamc' Go
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
A farmer standing in a hay field,
recontly, iu Westchester County, N. X.,
with a pitchfork iu his hand, was struck
by lightning and killed.
An Indiana woman gave up a trip
to California, sold her ticket for half
price and returned home, from the rail
road station on learning that sho could
not have her pet dog on the car with her.
Two schoolma'ms, two milliners,
one music teacher and two dressmakers
were booked to arrive inPhiunix. Arizo
na, the other day. At which the Gazette
exclaims: "Let them come, God bless
Granite posts five feet high, set at
intervals of a mile, are to indicate the
boundary line between Pennsylvania
and New York, which is now being re
surveyed by a commission. Philadel
In tearing down an old house near
Warm Springs, N. C, the skeleton of a
mail-carrier has been found, with a
leather mail-bag containing over thirty
letters dated 1&27, some containing old
bank bills. X. 0. Picayune.
A forger who hail fled from Turin
to New York was detected by his habit
of stuttering, to which he was not sub
ject except when angry. Thinking him
tho man they were after, the detectives
worried him until his angrv passions
began to rise, and then they hail him.
N. Y. News.
There is no record of a human be
ing who has ever passed through the
awful caldron of the whirlpool rapids
alive, except that of the three men on
the Maid of the Mist when she made the
trip to escape tho law. The firemen
were locked in so that they could not es
cape. Buffalo (N. Y.) Express.
C. Macnamara, Surgeon In the Cal
cutta Ophthalmic Hospital, who has
written an elaborate treatise, based cm
years of experience, holds that, with
temperance in diet, attention to cloth
ing, pure water for drinking and cook
ing, and rigid cleanliness of persons,
houses and tow ns, there is little to fear
from the cholera.
T. C. Hunter, of Huntingdon, Pa.,
saw a stone too large for him to move
on the railroad track near his home,
and heard the roar of an approaching
passenger train. He succeeded, how
ever, in stopping the train, but with not
a foot to spare. This was three months
ago. He lost his mind through the act,
and has receutlv died a raving muniac.
A British Vice Consul writing from
Berdiausk, Russia, savs: "American
reaping machines command the market
and far outstrip all of English make iu
suiting the requirements of the country.
The number sold must be simply colos
sal, as in nearly every village and col
ony of South Russia, and also to a con
siderable extent in the Caucasus, this
machine is to be found, and gives uni
A well-known citizen of Oconeo
County, Georgia, died lately and was
laid out and afterward came to life and
told his wife that he had been dead, but
was conscious all the time and knew
everything that was going on around
him, and that he would die again at
exactly four o'clock. He talked to his
family" aud gave directions about his es
tate. Just before four o'clock he closed
his eyes and passed away without a
struggle. Atlanta Constitution.
An Englishman, writing from this
country to a London paper, says: "We
have always supposed Englishmen to be
stronger physically than Americans,
but I think we nmt certainly over
estimate our strength. I am told, upon
good authority, that there is an old man
in this country who could have slapped
Daniel m Lambert down three flights of
stairs. This old man is so powerful
that be amuses himself by lifting cattle
from one pasture to another." N. Y.
A party of California hunters
camped in a ravine one night, and. as
i:ual. put a pot of beans 011 to cook.
While sitting around the tire telling
yarns and weeping smoke tears, an im
mense bear joined the circle, whipped
the cover oft the pot and thrust his paw
into the seething supper. Roaring with
pain and astonishment, he as quickly
drew it out again, overturned the pot
with one vigorous blow, and throwing
the hot beans into the young men's
faces, lumbered oft" growling into the
darkness. Chicago News.
The shad, although until seven
years ago a stranger on the Pacific
coast, has multiplied since its introduc
tion to an extent truly remarkable.
They are now to be found all along the
coast of California, and northward are
rapidly making their way. From re
cent accounts the "run" in the Colum
bia river this year is something wonder
ful, and at the present time the fish are
so abundant that they are sold at twenty-live
cents per hundred, and thou
sands fail to find purchasers even at
that price. Paciiic coast people in gen
eral consider the shad rather a coarse
lish. Chicago Times.
An example of hard-headedness re
markable even for a negro was exhibited
in Philadelphia the other morning by
James A. Jones, who. in the course of
an altercation in a drinking saloon, was
shot three times in the forehead. Jones
was surprised. so much surprised indeed
as straightway to fall down; and after
ward, when his wounds had been dressed
at the hospital, he even went so far as
to admit that he felt the bullets in his
head. But he didn't mind a little thing
like that, and insisted upon leaving the
hospital. Finally he made o much fuss
and noise that he was taken to the police
station and locked up. Philadelphia
Style in Leadville.
The fashionable ladies at Leadville
are quite as stylish as our eastern belles,
although perhaps a little louder. It ap
pears to be the prevailing style here, if
one has them, to wear diamonds and full
evening dress at the breakfast table. But
this is simply a matter of taste. A line
class of people can be found in Leadville,
and many pretty residences grace the
principal streets. Leadville by gaslight
is a revelation to one unacquainted to the
strange life of thee western mining
camps. Harrison avenue, the main
thoroughfare, is brilliantly illuminated
from one end to the other, and from th8
hotel window I can look down upon
throngs of people. The streot is fairly
lined with pedestrians, and handsome
turnouts and fast horses make the boule
vards lively. What this town must have
been in '781 cannot imagine, it is so full
of life now. This mountain town, which
seems so dull and prosaic by daviight, is
certainly a most charming and pictur
esque spot by gaslight. Cor. Boston
An Auburn (N. Y.) life convict,
William Comstock, a few days ago re
ceived a visit from his niece, twenty
three years of age, who was not bora
when he began his sentence.
SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY.
A factory in Elmira,N. Y., "turns"
out between two hundred and three hun
dred augers daily, and is the only in
dustry of its kind in the State.
Another Pennsylvanian has discov
ered a new mechanical force, and wants
ii all to stand on tiptoe to hear it hum.
His name is Bromily, and he claims to
multiply power without fuel.
A Georgia farmer, after makimj
practical experiments, announces hti
belief that an acre of melons will yield
as much syrup as one of sugar-cane,
while the former does not tax the land
near so heavily as the latter. The syrup
has a peach flavor.
We have in the Southern States in
operation, or in course of erection, 191
cotton factories. This outnumbers by
twenty-seven all the cotton factories In
New England, outside of Massaeha
setts. and exceeds bv sixteen the nu ja
bor in that State. Pulaski (Tenn.)
A Maine man has invented and
constructed a great improvement on the
Indian birch canoe, being made of tin,
and to avoid the great danger of upset
ting or filling with water and sinking,
or being swamped in rough water, he
has conveniently arranged on cithof
side a series of air-chambers.
To remove fish-bones from tha
throat. Professor Vololini, of Breslau,
recommends a gargle composed of mu
riatic acid, four parts; nitric acid, one
pari, and water, 210 parts. The teeth
have to be protected by lard or oil. The
fish-bones become flexible, and they dis
appear entirely after a short time.
An invention has recently been
made which provides an escape-door to
be located at the side of railroad passenger-cars,
to be used iu case of acci
dent when the doors at the ends oi
the car have been closed by the telescop
ing of the car, or by the abnormal abut
ment of the timbers from any cause.
This door is hinged at the ltottoiu, and
the fastening appliances are so simple
that any one, without previous instruc
ts 11, can open it in case of accident.
Ciwr utiuti Times.
The Germantowu (Pa.) Telegraph
notes the fact that, as the Western
States are steadily coining into formida
ble competition with each other in thu
production of tobacco, fruit, cheese,
butter, vegetables, etc., the East is com
ing back to wheat-growing, and urges
the seaboard farmers to jump iu, raise
all the wheat they can, export the sur
plus to Europe, and thus arrest what is
called "the drain of the agricultural
districts to supply emigrants to the
West. In fact," it says, "the Eastern
farmers have suffered in many ways
from a pol'cy wholly adverse to their
interests, which lias built up the West
at their expense."
To build a ship so that in case of
accident to the bow the stern half can
be instantaneously separated from it.
and can continue the voyage securely
artid easily on its own account, is the
latest contribution to the list of safe
guards against the dangers of the sea.
l'he idea is that of a Genua n inventor,
and is set forth with some detail iu the
Hamburg Courier, which sees no rea
son why it should not be entirely feasi
ble. It would require many departures
from the present mode of building ves
sels, as well a from their internal ar
rangement and equipment; but the in
ventor aserts that, as a whole, a vessel
o constructed could be fully as sea
worthy and swift as any built on the
present plan, and would be twice as se
cure against disaster. A. Y. Sun.
PITH AND POINT.
As the New England tobacco crop
promises unusually well this year we
can expect a lino line of imported
Some people are never satisfied.
Show them how to live happily on a
small income and they will want you to
furnish the income. A". (. Picayune.
Two white tramps have been sent to
the chain gang for throwing kisses at
the young ladies of a Georgia sem
inarv. Tho privileges of the American
ci:i"n seem to be getting very limited
indeed. N. Y. Coimiumul Advertiser.
Dr. Chalmers used to say that when
one is in the act of tipping l.is hat to a
lady whom he siippoes to be an ac
quaintance it requires a good deal of
tact to make believe that he is onlv
scratching his forehead when he find"
die is a stranger.
"My dear Polly, I am surprised at
your taste in wearing another woman's
hair on your head," said Mr. Smith to
his wife. "My dearest Joe, I am
equally astonished that you persist in
wearing another sheep's wool on vour
One fellow might hang around a
surf swimming place for weeks and
never have a chance to rescue a rich
man's daughter from a watery grave.
Vnother would grapple a millionheiress
the very lirst day and be invited to her
house to dinner. It is all luck. N. O.
A lady subscriber wants to know
how to catch a husband. We have had
no experience in thi kind of sport per
sonally, but we have known a husband
to be caught by his wife as he was
leaving a bar-room. When she got him
home, we believe she caught him by the
hairof his head and the husband, well,
he caught particular Jesse. Detroit
In a new light. "I have been with
you now three months," said the junior
clerk, and I think I ought to have a
salary something nearly comensurate
to my services." "H'm!" replied the
employer; "well, times haven't been
very good; you haven't had very. much
to do, you know. Couldn't think of
giving you more than lifty dollars 1
month." Clerk "Beg pardon, sir,
I am not to blame because you haven't
done busiue enough to keep me busy.
I expect to get paid for what I know,
not for what I do." Employer "Oh!
That puts the matter in a new light.
I shall give you live dollars a month
hereafter."- N. Y. Graphir.
"I tell vou, pard," said old Jimmy
Cannon, a guide, "the West has lot its
romance. Only a little while ago, it
seems to me, where once there was
nothing but the whoop of the Indian
and the song of the six-shooter, now
there are railroads and churches and
commercial men and high schools and
three-card nionte men aud lecturers and
daily newspapers and every little while
a natural death. Why "within two
months, if the blasted papers. tell thu
truth, several men have died in Wyom
ing of disease. I tell you, it looks as
though us old tinnr would have to
move awav. When we have o wait for
lingering disease to suutt" us out it's tima
to light out for the frontier." Luramit
It has been decided by the Austrian
Railway Administration to emploj
women as road guards on the sam
terms as men.