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tes 9T AjvraHrnsrcc;. (J'ulumhtt iSTBuaineas and professional cards of fire Ivaea or less, per annum, five dollara. T3 For tine advertisements, applv at this office. fcsT.be gal advertisements at statute rates- JOTFor transient advertising, see rates on third page. "EsT"All advertisements payable monthly. 'OFFICE Eleventh St., up stairs iu Journal Building. terms: Per year . mx months Turee month Single copies . 1 VOL. X-IV.-NO. 41. COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. FEBRUAKY 6. 1884. S WHOLE NO. 717, 3 THE JOTJKETAL. IS5CEI EVXEY WEDNESDAY, M. Iv. TTjRlSrER & CO., Proprietors and Publishers. Mic MiltititiL r- BTJSESESS CAEDS. T F. WILSON. M.- .. ' 'jSTSICIAX SUP.GEOX. Di-eaes of wam:n and children spe cialty. County physician. Office former ly occupied ty Dr. Wood. -21 C HAS. LOAE. YeeLee CHINESE LA UNDRY. STl'Biler -Star Cl-tbin- "re' "e- DENTAL PAELOR. On Corner of Ticelfth and Xorth Streets, over Ernst's hardxsare store. jSTOrace hours, s to 12 a. m.; 1 to 5 p. m. Olla AsHBjlcgii, Dentist. U" ilUM:i.U'!i ic JUuL.IVA", ATTORNEYS-A7-LA W, Pp-tair. in Gluck Building. 11th treet, Above the New bank. tj a. iii!o. NOTARY PUBLIC. titli Mrett.2 Joor r: of lUmmoBd Uoas, Colxmbus. Xeb. 4!H-v Tilll'KSTOA A: lOY Kit.. SURGEON DENTISTS. j3-Odi.H iu Mitchell Block. Loluui-lu-. Nebraska. I1"11" J. ;. ki:i:ikk, ATTOIiXEY AT LAW, Oflicr on olivi- su. Columbia. Nebraska. 2-tf pi G. A. Hl'LLHHi-.T, A. M-, M. D-, IIOJIEUPATIIIf PHYSICIAN. SSTTwo Block? -outh of t'ourt House. Telephone conimuniation. 5-lf V. A. MACKEN, DKALEK IX Wines, Lfiunr. Cigars, Porters. Ales, e'r . etc Olive -treet. next t- Fir-t National Bank. McALMNTEK BEOS., A TTORNE YS A T LA W. Officr up-stairs in McAllister's build ik, nth -t. W. A. McAlli-ter, Notary Public. J l. MAOARLAND. Arurser isi lmr Pii? -. B. K. COWDKRY. LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE oi- MACT&RliAKD & COWDEEY. Columbus. Xebrasla. G PA IXTER rqr arriaze. houe and -in painting, jlazln-. paper banzMnz. Wal-nnuiiiuz, etc. Cone to order. hop an 15th ;t.. pposite Knsrine Hou-t-. ( olnmbus, Neb. 10-y F. I. RTCSCllK. llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel. ?ell Hane-s. saddles. Collars. Whips. Blankets.! urry Combs. Brushes. trunks, valises, t.uzzv'tops. cushions. carriage trimminzs. :. at the lowest possible prices. Repair pr mptly attended to. J S. .MURDOCH & SON, Carpenters and Contractors. Have had an extended experience, and will cuarantee satisfaction in work. All kind of repairing done on short notice. Our motto is. Gcod work and fiir prices. Call and cive u an oppor tunitytoe-titaateforyou. jSTSbop on 13th St. on door west of Friedhof t Co's. store. Columbus. Nel-r. -W3-V MANrFACTCRER OF Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware ! Job-Work, Roofing and Gutter ing a Specialty iSTShop on Eleventh Sin-el, opposite Heintz- rii Store. -iS-v G- W. CLARK. LAXD AXD INSURANCE A 6 EXT, HUMPHREY, XEBfi. Hi land comprise some nne tract, in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north ern portion ot Pl'tte county. Taxes paid for non-resident, satisfaction guaranteed. W y pOLUMBLS PACKDG CO COL U3IB US, - NEB., Packers and Dealers in all kind of Hoz product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hoz or grease. Directors. R. H Henry, Prest.; John "Wizzins. see. and Treas.: L. Gerr-Ard, a. Cory-. -V"OXICE TO TEAGHEBS.' " J. "E. Moncrief. Co. SupU "Will be xn his office Jit 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 pertaininz to school. 567-y TAJIEJ SAUIO, CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER. Plans and estimates supplied for either frame or brick buildinzs. Good work guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near at. Paul Lumber Yard. Columbus, Ne braska. 3- 6mo. J. WAGNER. Liverr and Feed Stable. Is prepared to furnish the public wth rood teams, bugzies and carriage for all occasions, especially for funerals. Alo conducts a sale stable. 44 D.T. ilABTYX, 31. D. F. CHCG. M. D (Deutscher Artz. Drs. 1CAETTS 4c SCHUG, U. S. Examining Sirgeens, Local Surreons. Union Pacific and 0,X.4B.B.ILE,s. COLUMBUS. -Td-iiii-y FIRST National Bank! cox. XTB. Authorized Capital, - ash Capital, - $250,000 50,000 OFFICKRS AXD DlBECTOR. . ANDERSON, Fres't. SAM'L C. SMITH. Vice Fres't. O. T. ROEN, Cashier. J. W.EA.BLY. ROBERT UHLIG. HERMAN OEHLRICH. TV'. A. 3ICALL1STER, G.ANDERSON. P.A.NDERSON. Koreizn and Inland Excbanze, Pas-aze rackets! Real Estate, Loan ana Insurance. 2y-vol-l3-ly COAL 4tl WEI j.E.NOHTH&GO. -DEALERS-IN - Co a, Cement. Rock Spring Coal Carbon (WyoffliHg) CoaL. Eldon (Iowa; Coal ..7.00 ptr ton ...6.00 " o- llackcnith Coal of bt -quality .al ways on hand- at low-' eat prices North Side Eleventli St., COLUMBUS. NEB. M-3m UNION PACITIC LAND OFFICE. Tmnmwd TtH TJniKuroTid F Hay and Grazing Lands and' City Property for Sale Cheap at THE Union Pacific Land Office, On Long Time unddoic rate of Interest. QTFinal proefmadeon Timber Claims. Home-leads and Pre-enipti tu-. 2S?"All wishicz to. bur land- of any d--crlption will please" call and examine m list of lands tc fore looking el-e vhere J-All havinz lands to sell will pleae call and zjve hie ii de?e.iptiou, t-rm . prices, etc. YTl a so am prepared to inure prop erty, as I have the a?euc of several nrvt-das Fire innrance companies. V. TV. OTT, -Solicitor. peak German. inri:L csmith, 3rt.tr Columbus, Nebraka. BECKER 4 WELCH. J'ROrRIETOR5-tF. SHELL CREEK MILLS. MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLE SALE DEALERS IN FLOUR AND MEAL. OFFICE, COLUXBUS', NEB. SPE1CE & NORTH, Genaral Agents for the Sale of REAL ESTATE. Union Pacific, and ilidland Pacific R. R. Lands for sale at from $3.00 to $10.00 per acreforcash, or on fiTe or ten years time, in annual payments to suit pur chasers. TVe have also a large and choice lot of other lands, improved and unimproved, for sale at low price and on reasonable terms. "Alaorb3sinestna residence lots in the city. "Vfe. keep a complete abstract of title to all real es tate in Platte County. (21 COLD US. EB- LOUIS SCHSEEBER, BttMWapMer. All kinds f Hepalriig deie Start tiee. Biggies, Wag- s, etc, aie U trier. aid all werk Giar- aitee4. AIm mU tke wtKld-famoai Walts A. Wm ed uilalf-feraiKi-tke Wt mie. . fiTSkop opposite the " Tatters'all," on - s - Ottrtf StCOLUMSUd; .3-iB TSE'TABTIAL JUDGE. A FAKLE INVERSE. Is Tery ancient times, there came A Farmer to a Lawyers door. Expressing-?rct concern efsxxod For what had happened jast before. A bull of mine your ox has rored. Klad sir," the Farmer trembling-spake; "And I should: be most glad to know How I can reparation make." Thou art an honest man." replied The Judge. and will not sure declist To make a speedy settlement By glring- me an or of thine." "It is no more than Justice, quoth -The farmer, as I plainly see. "But I mistake it is your bull. Thafs cored a costly ox for me." "Indeed! ahemT The Judge replied. "That alters very much the cue; I must look into the affair. And ix," he said with puzzled face "And ir." the Farmer sternly spake "There would hare been no it, I find. Had you been erer free to let An equal justice rule your mind!" JJaunrhuirttt PUncman. FEATHERED SOXGSTEKS. Practical Ii traeUa lm thm Car mm. sat of -Gas Btraa Wkat Tmtay an Worth as Hew Laaa TlMy lav. THE IKMKIS'G-BIED. The nightingale of America the mocking-bird is a native of the South ern States, where thousands of them are taken from the nest before they are fledged, and reared by hand. They are often sold for fabulous prices, although the general price for youn- ones is 5 each and for older birds trom $12 to 925. During the breeding season, which commences in March and ends in Sep tember, the female lays five eggs of a light-green color, with brown spots and blotches. The mockins-bird is particular as to its food, and should be fed and watered every day at the same hour. The cage should be large and kept very clean, with plenty of gravel at the bottom. Its food should consist of the prepared mocking-bird food, and during the moulting season berries, grasshoppers, spiders and occasionally a meal worm or two should be given." He should also be kept out of draughts, and with these Erecautions a bird will live the average fe of ten years. THE BUIXFICH. which is a native of Europe, has no natural song, but is gifred with the ability of imitating, with wonderful ac curacy in a-sweet, fiute-like tone, almost any air that is whistled or played to it on' an instrument, and this makes it a great'favorite among lovers of birds. The male has a short, thick bill of a black color, head large, neck short and stout body, and is six inches in length. The head, wings and tail are black, the back dark gray, the breast blood-red, the rump white, and the claws a brown ish black. The female is smaller and the plumage duller. She lays four or five eggs of a bluish or purplish white, speckled and streaked with purple and reddish brown. The manner in wnicn the are taught to sing is to take them from the nest when young and place them in a cage in a darkened place, when the tunelt is desired they should learn is whistled to them several times a day; but principally in the morning, and evening 2s o other bird must be near them at the time. Some birds can be taught a couple of tunes in three month, while others will take nine months: some again will only learn part of a tune and others will not learn at all. If they do not know their lesson by the time they are nine months old they will never learn. The bullfinch should be fed on sum mer rape seed, to which may be added a little canary and hemp; sugar, sweet cake or such like delicacies spoil their tastes and should not be given. A little green stuff or sweet apple in water is good for them. The cage should not Oe over a foot square, with a flat top. They should be cleaned weekly and given-plenty of gravel. Those that like -to bathe should be given an extra dish or cup filled with water for that pur pose. Their claws should be cut twice a year, but to do this they must be handled very gently, as they" are easily fright ened -and -fiarsh treatment often causes their death. The bird becomes very much attached to his feeders and will, if alwavs attended by one.person, come out of tne cage-'and -perch on his finger and whistle at his command. Their general disorders are moulting, hoarseness and epilepsy. Thevgenerally live from five to six years, vfld bullfinches sell for 2.50 each, but tamed ones are worth from (10 to $50. THE GOLDFINCH. This is cne of the handsomest of all wild-birds and the most admired of all the finch family. It is 5 inches in length, the front of the head is a fine crimson, cheeks white, top of the head black, the back is- brown and the under partofthebodvwhiteish. The wings are black and -yellow spotted; tail black, with white spots. This funny little fellow has such a way of turning his body rapidly irom side to side as he utters his sprightly notes as to be quite amusing and enter taining, and, like the canary and bull finch, can be taught to do all kinds of tricks. The best food to gve them is canarv and mawseed, to which should be occa sionally added some green meat such as chickweed or lettuce. The cage should be the same as for the bullnnch and should always be provided with plentv of water for bathing. THESKTLAEX. When caught young or brought from the nest the skylark make a most ex cellent cage-bird, singing during the whole winter, spring and summer. When caught old it seldom answers in a cage, being too timid and verv difficult to tame. It should be fed with a nuxture of mawseed, braised hemp-seed, powdered biscuit and a little hard-boiled egg chopped fine, to which may be added a little raw beef, lean and scraped fine, or a couple of meal worms. A little reen "food occasionally, chopped np, agrees with them. Some birds will also eat canary and millet seed and groats of oats, which may be given them in a separate dish. The cage should be from 12 to 18 inches long and height and depth in .proportion, the top, insteadof wire, be ing covered with doth or netting. No perches are required. -The bottom should be covered with dry sand or gravel, and a sod of turf be placed in the middle of the cage on a little table about two inches high. The boxes for feeding and for water most be outside the cage. The woodlark may be treated tha same as the skylark aadthe cage may be the same, -wirirtaeadditioM of peaches instead of green sod. Both these species of larkr axe aold at $3.50 or 94 each. THESLACB3IED. Tke iesale-IaTB fine four to sx ess of a pale bluish green, spotted with pale amber, and sets from twelve to thirteen days. Their food may ba of two different kinds, viz.: a piece of stale thread or roll, soaked in water for a few minutes and pressed out and mixed with the same quantity of coarse barley or oatmeal, with sufficient milk added to make a thin paste. This must be given fresh every morning. The other mix ture is made of Bruised hemp-seed, carrots (grated), in equal quantities, and well mixed. This latter is the pre ferable of the two. as it does not turn sour so quickly. A little hard-boiled egg or fresh meat chopped fine mavalso be added occasionally, and dried cur rants, well washed, may be also con stantly kept in their esges. The" cage should be at least two and a half feet long and high in proportion, and the perches three-quarters of an inch thick. The thrush m t be treated the same as the blackbird. THE XIGTHIXGALE. The nightingale is about five inches J, in lengtn; tne top oi uie neaa ana oac& is of agrayish brown, breast ash gray, and throat white, with dark brown wings and tail. When caged and well treated they will sing for six or eight t months during the year. The cage should be at least fifteen i inches long and a foot high and have , three perches, two below and one above. ! The iod should be of green muslin or something of that sort, and it should hang down to the upper perch, on which the bird generally sincrs. This precaution keeps them shaded from view, as they have a very timid nature. The situation should be changed as lit tle as possible, and punctual attendance to their wants is more necessary to this bird than anv other. They should be cleaned at least twice a week, and the bottom of the cage well covered with dry crravel and a daily bath be given. Their feet, which are very tender: should be looked after, and if dirty be cleansed in hike-warm water. In winter they should be kept in a warm room. Their food should be carrot, hard-boiled egg. table roll or biscuit and boiled sheep's or calf s heart, in equal quantities grated together, to which should be added halt as much ants' egg as the whole of the other mixture. This food must be made fresh every morning. A few meal worms given occasionally is also beneficial. Moulting in a nightingale generally amounts to a disease, and at this period they must be well looked after. The ants' egg, before being mixed with the other food, are better soaked in hot wa ter, and the number of meal worms should be increased by two or three, and a spider be given them now and then. Prices for these birds vary from $15 to S25 each. JTHEK BIRDS. Japan robins cost .."; tropicals. $2 to 10; red binls. 82.50: scarlet tanaeers. 4: rose-breasted grosbeaks. $4: Balti more orioles. 82.50: cut-throata. 82.50 per pair; silverbeaks. 82.50: blaekheals nuns, 83; St. Helena finchea. 83: zebra finches 84: Shanberry finches. 83: Na poleon weavers. 85: Bishop weavers, 86; Paradise weavers, .i; white Java sparrows. 87 to 810. and gray Java sparrows. 83. Trained starlings are sold for from $10 to 850. and the ordinary starling for $4 each. Robins bring 83 and lin nets. $2. X. Y. World. Another Pole Maniac. Commander Cheyne i- still working away upon hia proposed expedition by balloons to the North Pole. " It is stated that he has three committees working in his interests in Canada, three in the United States, and one in London, and there is imminent danger that he may be successful in raising the necessary funds to equip his expedition. Commander Cheyne'a proposition in brief is to go by steamer to Smith's Sound, on the west shore of Greenland, which is about five hundred miles away from the pole, and winter there. In the spring- he will make the rest of the distance in balloons, three of them, each with a capacity of two and a half tons, carrying his whole party, materials, provisions, dogs and men. provided the dogs, who have considerable sense, do not refuse to go. Why he needs dogs if he is going by balloon he has not stated. He has perfect faith that he will make these rive hundred miles in twenty-four hours, and tie himself to the pole by his trail ropes, his theory being that the wind blows around the pole in curves, and that as soon as the balloons strike these curves they will whirl round like tops, gradually narrowing their circuits until at last they settle upon the exact spot. Being then in the very core of a lively wind maelstrom, he does not show us" how he will disembark or how he will secure his balloons in such a raging cave of Boreas. There is a grea"t deal of un certainty about the capabilities of the pole as a hitehing-post. If the winds blow in curves of continually diminish ing size, all concentrating " upon the pole, how is he to take theback track? Suppose, again, that the force of grav ity shouldnot work well in the apex, what is to hinder the whole crowd from being whirled off the world altogether into the illimitable limbo of spaoe, where no searching party can go after them? Innumeraole contingencies pre sent themselves which suggest that Commander Cheyne, even it he should get there, will never come back again. As it has been over and over again demonstrated that no one can get ttTthe pole, as it would be of no practical con sequence to a human soul if any one should get there, and as the relief expe ditions which are continually hunting up these pole maniacs are much more ex pensive than the expeditions they are hunting for, Commander Cheyne should be required to sign a paper tothe effect that if he does not retnrn no one shall go in search of him. If he does return, all right. Xo one will beTud2tJ him his fame. No one will question his word if he says he has discovered the pole and climbed" it. or hitched his flag to it. as no one cares a button for it one way or the other. He may claim it as his own property and no one will dis pute the title to "it- But if he does not return he should be required to release all mankind from the necessity of hunt ing him up. Chicago Tribune' The young lady who two summers ago would jump over a ten-rail fence in her zeal to avoid a little garter snake now encircles her wrists and even her dainty neck with realistic representa tions of the most venomous reptiles. The gentle maiden whose voice when she discovered a spider resounded like the shriek of a tug whistle, differing only in being keyed about two oclaves higher, .bow wears a monster specimen of the same tribe at her throat without flinch ing. In her hair artificial butterflies, caterpHlsrsv beetles, etc.. are allowed to establish their headquarters. Ckicag EmlS Settled 17 Wire. . A lady entered the office of a xaw firm on Montague street and consulted Mr. P., the junior partner, as to how she should act in a difficulty. She had rented part of her house to Mr. W..who had cleared out, owing her $200 for rent. He had removed with th- inten tion of going to Bridgeport, and his furniture was on the way to the boat, which was to leave shortly for the Con necticut town. Mr. P." immediately prepared the necessary papers and got an attachment- A clerk was dis patched to New York with directions to nut the attachment in the hands of the sheriff at once and to search the river front for the furniture. The ladv de parted, and Mr. P. awaited develop ments. An hour later Mr. W. entered the lawyer's office. He wore a non chalant air. He carried his hands in his pockets and a cigar in his mouth. "I understand,'' said he to Mr. P., "that you are trying to seize mv prop erty. " - -"-You are the man, I suppose,' Mr. P. answered, ''who hired Mrs. Blank's house and quitted without payins the rent, and are removing your furniture to Connecticut?" "That's about the size of it," Mr. W. said. and I thought I would just step in and a-k whether yon had got my property yet?" Then he laughed gaily, as one who had made a pleasant joke. At that moment there came a ring at the telephone. Mr. P. jumped up and responded with the usual "HelIo." " Who's that?" came back. "I P ." was the answer, Mr. P. recognizing the voice of his clerk who had gone over the river witu the attachment. We've hunted everywhere." came through the telephone, "and can't find the furniture." Mr. P. turned to Mr. W. and said: " What are you going to do about it?" " In the first place." Mr. W. replied, "I want to know whether you've sot mv furniture ha. ha!" "Tell the Sheriff. " said Mr. P., with his lips to the telephone, "to take the furniture off the boat and put it in a storehouse." "Hold, there," Mr. W. exclaimed, his tone of jubilant banter changed to one of genuine alarm: "I don't want the furniture taken off the boat." "Well, what shall we do?" Mr. P. said; "you hear my orders?" The telephone bell rang violently. Mr. P. put his ear to the funnel and heard these words delivered with great distinctness and emphasis: "I-tell-you-we - haven't-got-the-furniture-we-can't-find-it." "I don't care if the sheriffs fees are 850." Mr. P. shouted in return through the instrument: "the defendant has to foot the bill. Store tne furniture at once." "Look here, Mr. P.." the defendant said in a tone of supplication, what's the best I i an do?" The bell rang again furiously. Mr. P. put his ear to the tube and the speaker said intones which Mr. P. recog nized as those of a clerk in the sheriffs office: "Blank, blank you, what do you mean? Are you crazv? Don't you hear? We haven't got the bank, blank furniture, and we don't know where it is." "Just -o.' replied Mr. P. "Do the best you can. and damage it as little as possible. The defendant will have tc stand the expenses." "Now don't be severe." Mr. W. said, almost in despair: "tell me what you demand." "Pay the full amount due." replied Mr. P., "and we'll throw off the costs and expenses." The bell rang again with louder tones than before. Mr. P. listened. The voice that last answered said: I'll be blank blanked if I ever came across such stupidity. Hold on and I'll spell it out to you " And then carefully, letter by letter, the voice spelled out: "We haven't been able to find the furniture." The defendant by this time had got out his pocket book" and was counting out the bills. When he had paid the 8200 Mr. P. went to the telephone and called up the sheriff's office once more. "Now then, stupid, what's the mar ter?" was the reply. "Give the sherifl directions to let the furniture go." Mr. P. said. Then he sat down and wrote a re ceipt The bell went off again like mad. Mr. P. cooly placed his mouth to the telephone and said: "Say, tell the sheriff to let the furniture go and send on his bill for his fees." Then Mr. P.. with a smile on his face, listened for a reply. "Blank blank you. you thick-headed ass," came over the wires into Mr. P.'s ear, "we haven't got the property." Then Mr W. quitted the office- Mr. P. rang up the sheriffs, and received a complimentary replv. Then it was Mr. P.'s turn. "While you were bel lowing over the ".vires." "he said, "the defendant was by my side, and I had to make the proper answers to bring him to terms. Anything stupid or like an as in that? Send over your bill, the suit's ettled." Brooklyn Eagle. Prepared for an Emergency. Of late it has become a very common thing for newly married couples to ap ply for divorce before they have bten married six months. The papers are full of sueh cases. In fa -t the early divorce threatens to become the proper caper. Some time ago a young- gentleman was about to be married' to a widow who had had several husbands at one time or another. They were talking about their approaching wedding when it occurred to him to remark that he proposed renting a pew in a fashiona ble church for their mutual accommo dation. " I think it would be a good idea to rent two pews, my dear." " Why. darling", why should we rent two pews? We"certainly will not need more than one-" "That depends on circumstances. After we are married we will go off on a bridal trip of five or six weeks, won't we?" "Yes. my love." " Well, then, dont you see before we come back something "may cause one of us to fi'e suit for a divorce, and then if we had to sit in the same pew people might think we were strange and ec centric, and accuse us of trifling with sacred things and each other's affections-' Texas Sijlingt When Judge Van Alstyne, ol Albany, sentenced a noted thief, Joha Kerwin, to four years imprisonment for stealing recentlv, the sneak undertook to get at the Judge, swearing- in his rage and calling his honor alIsort3 ol names. He "knocked down two officers of the court when headed for the Judge before he could be secured, and then be had another year added So his Mbanif (-V.F.) Journal OF GEXERAL DTTEREST. Mr. Merrick's Star-route argument made 200,000 words. A dude has appeared in San Fran cisco bedecked with bracelets. Selma. Ala., has sixty artesian wells, and the water from" no two of them is exactly alike. The consumption of tobacco in the United States is said to be about ten times what it is in Great Britain. There is talk of building a railroad between Plotzle and the " fortress of Novoglorgieosk. Just think what an AmencaiTbrakeman would dowith that name. The first apple tree raised on the Pacific coast, from seed sent out on a Hudson Bay Company's ship to Van couver in 1S2,6. is said to be still stand ing on the (Jovernment reserve near Vancouver. Chicago Times. A popular French cook at Phila delphia asseru that English sparrows are an admirable substitute for reed birds. If this is the case the problem of their destruction will soon be solved by enterprising pbt-hunters- In the contest in the Federal Court at Kansas City to test the validity of an act of the State Legislature which pro hibits the sale and manufacture of oleo margarine, the decision has been ren dered and sustains the State law. 1 Kansas City Times. If a burglar should enter your house, throw a toy pistol at him. In his rage, he will pick it up and attempt to discharge its contents into your head. Then all you have to do is to call the police and have the fellow's body re moved. X. Y. Graphic. Florida is said to contain a myste rious and unknown region never yet visited by white men. and inhabitedby a remnant of the Seminoles. as yet un tainted by civilization. A party1 of New Orleans journalists propose to ex plore this ferro incognita. Should the scheme of flowing a portion of Palestine with the Mediterra nean be carried out. the Red and the Med iterranean seas will unite to form a body of water about two hundred miles long, from three to ten miles wide, and deep enough to float the largest ships. They had a Chinese picnic up the Hudson." the other day, and the music furnished by real Mongolian minstrels was -aid to be a realistic suggestion of Pandemonium, hearing which Berlioz would have expired with envy and Wagner have collap-ed with despair. .V. Y. Graphic. An interesting discovery has been made on the southbank of the Yellow stone River, near Miles City, on a great sand stone rock, where appears carved in large characters the nanir -William Clarke. July 25. 1806." Clarke was asso ciated withMeriwether Lewis in 1805-6 in exploring the northern half of the continent. President Barnard has addressed a letter to the New York Tribune humor ouslv defending our English spelling. In alluding to an interchange of sound representatives he say- that if this were prevalent "aigh paighg oph Ingleish wood preazent ai varied anned pikte wrhesk appieranee, troughleigh nliezing tou ey kaurrekth thaispth." indian(ip lis Journal. A correspondent who is apparently an anti-tobaeconist writes a? follows: "The native Canadians are not a hand some race, and the traces of Indian blood are often discovered in their physiognomy. . But the dwarfing effect of the constant use of tobacco for man, generations, early and late, is clearly to be seen. No excessively smoking and drinking race can get or keep ascendan cy. "Chicago Journal. Anions: the visitors of Charity Com missioner Kissam. of New York, recently was James, Clarkson. a stock raiser of California. "I have come on." he said, handing the Commissioner a cigar, "to find out something about myself. I was picked up in the streets of Brooklvn, and until I was twelve years old 1 was a county charge. Then I was sent to a farmer in Iowa, and then made my own way. I mean to take some poor boy back with me." X. Y. Sun. Prince Charles, when he cut through the Austrain army, in retiring from Jagendori. gave this order to hiinfant ryr "Silent, till you see the whites of their eyes." This was on May 22, 1745; and this order, so successful on that day. was remembered twelve years after at the battle of Prague, when the general Prussian onler was. "By push of bayo nets; no firing till you see the whites of their eyes." Prescott also recollected it at the battle of Bunker HilL Boston Post. Among the incidents of the Steven son hanging- at Lawrenceville. Ga., the Gwinnett Bcrald says that when Dr. Moore removed the rope from Steven son's neck a woman who had pressed her way to the rope a?ked permission to enter. he hurried to the sheriff and, seizing the noose that had just been re moved and was still warm, rubbed it rapidly across a goiter on her neck. There is a superstitious idea in the coun try that rubbing the unpleasant protuber ance with a rope with which a felon has been hanged will remove it. The Vienna Xew Free Press ha.- col lected from an official source statistics on the confiscation of newspapers in Vienna during the year 18i2. These confiscations amounted in all to 219. of which 184 were morning papers. Most seizures occurred in November, and the fewest in April. The reason for this is said to be a fact that the public attorney happened to be very well in spring, and in somewhat bad health during autumn. But. practically, the public attorney can do as he pleases, and it has pleased him to seize a million copies of liberal newspapers published in one city during one vear. Robbing a Carner-Stew. The good people of the town of Bayou Goula. Iberville Parish, were startled last Thursday morning on hearing of the commission of an act which is truly barbaric by some as yetnnknown fiend. The act we refer to was the uplifting of the corner-stone of the St. Paul Catholic Church in that town last Wednesday night, and the stealing of all the valua bles that had been placed therein when the stone was laid in the year 1871. We learn, very reliably, that a great many valuables "had been deposited there on the occasion, and a comparatively large amount of money is supposed to have been in, among other things. On Thurs day morning it was discovered that ie brickwork aronnd the stone was brok a. the stone rolled out. and everything that was there gone. This is an act, verily, of a vandaL Ascension (La. J Democrat. A bear owned by a band of gypsies partly devoured one of the gipsv cnlldren at Lancaster, X. C. recently." Instead of killing the bear the gypsies beat all the other caildxen as a warning- for them fee keep ju a salt distance from th be; Happy fjidln? of a Stage Reauam Readers of the Democrat and Chroni cle will readily recall the appearance in this city during the season of 1SS0 of a beautiful young actress named Xard Almayne. She was the daughter of Ioa Perdicaris, a very wealthy Greekpainter, who lived in New York during the sum mer and upon his extensive African estates during the winter. Miss rerdi caris, who was reared in luxury, b came, like a great manv other foolish young ladles, infatuated" with the stage. Her "father, always devoted to her w.shes, reluctantly'yielded to her infat uation for the footlights, and placed her on the road at the head of a combina tion of her own. She had a play written for her, and a competent manager took charge of the company, he being insured against all losses by Miss Perdicaris' father. The company was out but a short time when it reached Rochester, opening a three-nights' engagement at the Corinthian Academy. Among- the company engaged to support Miss Per dicaris. "or rather Miss Almayne, her stage name, was a handsome young actor, named Nelson Decker. It appears that soon after the company started upon its tour. Miss Almayne and Mr. Decker formed an attachment for each other, but so circumspect were they in their courtship that not even the mem bers of the company knew anything of the work in which Cupid was engaged. When the company reached Rochester, the two one evening quietly and secretly took a carriage and. driving to the resi dence of a Methodist parson, were mar ried. The subsequent announcement of the marriage was the first the mana ger of the company knew of the affection of the two for each other, and the wedding- created a genuine sensation in theatrical and social circles. The man ager telegraphed Mr. Penlicaris in New ork. and the indignation and rage of this gentleman is said to have 'been something wonderful in its intensity. He at once renounced his daughter for ever, and in the language of the Medes and Persians, "cut her off with nary a shillin'." The company disbanded here, and Mr. Decker formed engagements elsewhere. Friends of Mrs. Decker at tempted to bring about a reconciliation between the father and daughter, but the Greek's heart was hard and would not soften. Time brings many changes, many sorrows, many joys and many blessings. It brought into the Decker "houshold a blessing. A son and heir came, and Ion Perdicaris was a grandfather The child grew. A few months ago circumstances threw the mother and her bov in the Eresence of the father who had disowned is daughter. The presence of the child did what the pleadings and arguments of others had failed to accomplish. It softened the heart of the Greek artist, and he took his daughter and her boy to his bosom and into his affections Ev erything is now serene in the Perdicaris and Decker families. The wife is so journing in Europe, and the husband is pursuing his profession in this country, being at the present time leading man of the company that is playing in this city at the same theater where nis court ship terminated. There is no place where there are so manv romantic epi sodes as in the theatrical profession, and this is one of the episodes that have had a sequel, and a happy sequel at that. Rochester (.V. Y ) Deniocrat. A Straifffat Cae. In a case of assault and battery be fore one of the justices the other day it was shown that the aasault took place on the wharf soon after the landing of the boat on which the pair had wme down from the flats. "Did you have any fish." a-ked the lawyer. "Yes. sir." How manv?" Ten bass." "You were out in a boat with the de fendant?" "I was." "Both fishing for bass?" "Yes. sir." "Who caught the most?" "Neither of us." "Ah. how is that? Did each catch five fish?" "No. sir. Each of us bought five. Neither of u- had a bitr.'' "And it was over the division of the string- that you quarreled, eh? "No. sir. I wanted him to lie and claim that it wa our i-atch." "And he ivfusc-d?"" "Yes. sir." "And you ?" "I punched his head. Mr." "Punched his head because lit wouldn't lie. did you'' "I did. sir. and" under the same cir cumstances I would do it again. A man who will give a fish trade like that away deserves the ontemj t of every honest man. and he will certainly lose all standins in society. ' "You bet!" called a dozen voice- in the audience, and his Honor rapped an his desk and called out: "Order, back there you II scare the fish awav!" Detroit Free Press. Sheep Derourer. The sheep-farmer.- of New Zealand are in a painful state of mind in regard to the kea. through the v, ickednes of which sheep-farming is in process of destruction. The kea is a native par rot, sometimes as profane and vicious as an c.vilized parrot. He has ac quired a taste for mutton, and refuses to eat anything else. Whenever a flock of keas discover a flock of sheep they fall upon the latter. loudly shrieking, "Polly want some mutton." and, perching on the backs of the unhappy sheep, tear them to pieees. The aggrieved sheen-farmers are now in search of some animal that will ex tirpate the keas. No animal at present residing in N-w Zealand L willing to undertake the task the local i-ats es pecially being of the opinion that the kea is too iargv to be considered a game bird. Whether larger and bolder cat can be found s verj doubtful. In ad probab lity no an.'mal will enter into anv contract to extiqiate the 5ea, who will prey upon the hVept.- their heart i ntent. What th- sheep-farmers need to do is o teach the sheep to protect themselves. This could be accomplishei in various ways. The sheep could rid themselves of the keas by rolling on the ground: or they could ai-complish the same result by plastering themselves thickly with matt. A few intelligent pigs should t:e placed in every floeJc if sheep, so that the latter, observing 'lit- way in which pigs planter themselves with mud could follow their example, an-i thereby se cure immunity from the keas. Or th shepherds themselves might teah the sheep by precept and example to roll on the gnu whenever molested bv kea-. Surely, if a graminivorous par rot can teach iisvM to kill and eat But ton, sheep can be taught the sixaplis measures accessary to their afttT. JT. F. Tim SCIENCE AND INDUSTRY. "Camphor trees are being introduced with success in Florida. The flesh of the whale is said to be very wholesome when pickled, and a new industry in this line is growing up alongthe Atlantic coast. Chicago Inter Ocean. "Common wood soaked in petro leum." says a writer in the Country Genllemun, "will make it as durable as cedar." Wood used in verandas and trellis work, where exposed to the ele ments, can thus by little expense and labor be made lasting. The projectors of the New York fc Boston Inland Railroad scheme claim that Linn $: McCarry have contracted to build a line between Boston and New York and complete it within three years. The amount of caoitai required bv Linn &McCartyis about 83O.000.00Ol The road is almost straight. Boston Post. There is now a boat on the Thames which is successfully propelled by elec tricity. The expense is about the same as that of steam, but the convenience is much greater, and there is no heat or smoke or cinders. That electricity is to be the motor of the future on the water as well as on the land there is very little doubt. F. M. Shields, of Mississippi, has invented a murderous gun which he calls the "Sweepstakes." "It shoots." he says. 'M.tKJO balls at the explosion of one cap. It will kill and wound 300 men out of a regiment of 1,000 men at a distance of 0u yards. It has forty-nine barrels all combined in one. and" each barrel shooting one degree and twelve minutes on a horizontal plans from the others. Shooting a distance of lOu yards, it will cover a space of 100 yard, filling a want long felt." Chicago Her ald. The experiment of making glass with natural gas has been tried with success at the Pan-Handle Glass-works, at Wellsburg. W. Va. Reports from the superintendent of the works show that where the latter formerly used S.'-O bush els of coal they now only use thirty, and the cast of fuel in the flattening- depart ment has been reduced from thirty-nine dollars a da to about seven dollars per day. It i claimed that, owing to the absence of dint, dirt.or'ulphur. a much better and cleaner quaiit of glass can be made with the gas than when other fuel is employed. Phila le'iAia Frsss. The Chesapeake Pottery Company, of Baltimore. ?-Id . have developed "a Parian body from native materials that promises to be a unique production in the line of ceramic-. The have just produced two relief-" in this material that show decided warmth of tone and delicat expression. These reliefs are entitled " inter' and ".-nunnier. the one modeled by a clever English artist, the other the work of Mr. Priestmau. of Boston The fine heads presented iu these relief- have considerable artlst.c merit, and embody the luialitications called for by the reasons they represent. Baltimore Sun. PITH AND POLNT. The late Mr. Yale, of New Haven, left a fortune of 88.0 O.0G0. Like Sam son, his strength was in his locks. fiochest r Post-Esnress. Greenburg iPa.) men shot a tramp for stealing- potatoes from their field. Such conduct is tuber-rootal for any thing. Ptftst'ttrgh lel-grnjh. i. months after marriage: "Weel. weel. sandy, how dje like the little leddy?" "Ah. weel. Alec. I'll nae ilenv that she ha- fine conversational pow ers." Chicago Tribune. A Pennsylvania lady ninety-three years of age milks, wa-hes and" bake for a family of thtvj person-.. A great deal can be got out of old people if they are properly managed. Young- people do not get enough rest. LouisciUe CourKr7o irnai. "Gentlemen." said the Texas man in the restaurant when the waiter dumped a plate of hot soup down his back, "gentlemen, don't laugh." As he had risen to his feet and drawn two revolvers, his wishes w.-re respected. The New York Murnimj Journal says that "a man in Harlem is so fat that the shadow he casts is as round a a ball." He'- pretty corpulent, no doubt; but there is amaninNorristown so fat that his shadow Iertves a grease spot wherever it touches. Xorrtstotcn Herald. Knowledge. Knowietlirc who hath it nay not thou. Fle -tuilenl. pooderlntiiy fuutf lore: A little space it -hall b thine a.-, bow Twa his whje funeral pa.-e at thy door Last nbrht a clown that scureeiy knew tosprrll; Now- he knows alL O won'iroin miracle' AtLuitb:. "Id vas Hitter." aid the German tourist at Watkin Glen, vrho fell overa precipice into a gurgling brook, "id was petterdat Vatkms pud up some of does warning danger-; pill poanls so dem prides und grooms apoud here doan attend dere funerals." X. Y. Mail. When Lord Coleridge return- tohi- native eath and writes? a hook about America, wc trust he will not say that Chicago is a larger State than Hoboken. that Louisville is an lsthmtL- that connect- California and Hartford: that the Hudson River L- a l.eautiful city: that the Alleghanie are a lovely archipel ago; and that Idaho is the capital of Brooklvn. Pud. V orking up to it: "I can -wim the whirlpool at Niagara," -aid a -tranger in a confidential whisper to a hardwan man on Woodward avenue yesterdai "Can you?" "I feel that I ean. I should ike some adv:o- from you. Would you ry it if yon were me?" "No. ir no. sir, I wouldn't th'nk of such a things A man who hasn't ben in a bath-tub for a year, nor had on a clean -hirt for a month, wouldn't -tand the gho-t of a show with a whirlpool You'd better go and tackle a drink of water ami gradually work up to it." Detreit Frte Press. A Libel on American Ladies. So it would -eeni that forty per cent of the cigarettes -old in the United fetates are -moked by ladies. In Russia. I should imagine that the percentage is even greater: while in France. Ger many and Italy the percentage con sumed by the fair -ex must be consider able. And why not? If men find pleasure in tobacco why should women he arbitrarily excluded from the enjoy ment of the same pleasure" When. many years ago. I was living in the United States, the young ladie at Wash ington were given to what they termed "dipping"." a practice far more objec tionable" than smoking. A dipping party consisted of a number of giris squatting on the ground round a bowl in which there was a thick mixture of snuft and water. This they used to put into their months with sticks and rub it on their teeth, the theory being that it whitened them: but this, of course, was a mere excuse for what was equivalent tochswiaf. London 2 ruth.