The Columbus journal. (Columbus, Neb.) 1874-1911, April 23, 1884, Image 1

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U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeon-. Union Pacific (.. X.
A: B. II. ami It. A- M. H. B's.
Consultation in Herman anil F.ujjlish.
T.h nbones ut otlice anil residences.
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iah. tuniv plni.-i n. Ollice former
ly oct nj.itd by Ir. P.r.lie-teel. Telephone
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'HAS. St.OA.M v Ykk Lek)
EaTl'mler "Star Clothing Store," Ne-hr.e-ku
Avenue, Ciluiiihu-. -".m
I.I.A ASSlItAUGIl, ...
On coiner of Kb w nt hand North streets,
over Krn-.IV hardware store.
Up-tair in Cluck Building, 11th street,
Above the New bank.
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litli SI reel. -J doors Mist of Hammond Honse,
Columbus. Xd. 4!l-v
rpiia;i:s s'o a- foweus
s una eon dentists,
2ST Ollice in Mitchell Block, Colum
bia, Nebraska. H-tf
Ollice n !io St.. Columbus, Nebraska.
s c a. iiru.nousT. a.m., m.d.,
jSTTwo Blocks south of Court House.
Telephone eoiiimiiiiieatiuu. -ly
Foreign oii,l Domestic Liquors and
llth -trect, Columbia, Neb. ."iO-y
Ollice up-tair in Mc.Vllister'H build
injr. llth t. W. A. McAllister, Notary
.1. 31. MACIAItl.AND. H. It. COWI1EKY,
Att:ney isi ?sl? :. CsllMier.
CUmnlus, : - Nebraska.
orrin:. Thirieeiitli St., between Olive
and Nebraska Avenue. Residence on the
lorncr oi Kihth and Olive.
All "Worlc C3naranteed.
n ii.ita snii:.
llth St., opposite Linde'l Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blanket, Curry Combs, Brukhes, trunks,
valises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings Arc at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs pn niptly attended to.
Carpenters and Contractors.
Havehad an extended" experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kind of repairing done on short
notiee. Our motto is. Good work and
fair prices. (. all and give us an oppor
Utility toctimatofor you. SSFShop on
115th St., one door west of Friedhof &
Co's. store. Columbus. Xebr. 4S3-V
o. c. sHAJsrisroisr,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Roofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
jSTShop on Eleventh Street, opposite
Heintz's hrim Store. -Ht-y
w. :i.akk.
Ilia lands comprise some tine tracts
in the Shell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion ot Plsttc county. Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 y
Packers and Dealers in all kinds of Hog
product, cash paid for Live or Dead Hogs
or grease.
Directors. 11. H Henry, Prcst.; John
"Wiggins, Sec. and Treas.; L. Gerrard, S.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
"Will be in his office at the Court House
on the third Saturday of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transactton of any other business
pertaining to schools. 567-y
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard. Columbus, Ne
braska. 52 Cmo.
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
S;::iujrita Ourari k St& ul Ttnir Itlit.
CASH CAPITAL, - $60,000
Lkavori: (iEKKAkd, Pres'i.
(iEO. W. Hulst, Vict Pres't.
Julius A. Reed.
Howard A. Gekrard.
J. E. Taskek, Cashier.
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Huk ef Ieolt lIcai
and ExrkBBKe.
CellecttoaN Promptly Made
ull PelatM.
Pay latcreMt Xlame Iepa-
tdTPrompt atttntion given, to Col
lections. tarinsttrance, Real Estate, Loan,
etc. B
Bran, Shorts,
H3TA11 kinds of FRUITS in sea
son. Orders promptly tilled.
lltli Street, Columbus, JVebr.
Furniture, Chairs, Bedsteads. Bu
reaus. Tables, Safes. Lounges.
&c Picture Prames and
t3Eepirinj of all kinds of Upholstery
C-tf COLUMBUS, :neb.
ju j t- (- a
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Primps Repaired 01 short aotiee
S3T0ne door west of Heintz's Drug
Store, llth Street, Columbus, Neh. 8
for the working class
Send 10 cents for postage,
and we will mail youre
a royai, vaiuaoie oox ot
sample goods that will put you in the way
of making more money in a few days than
you ever thought possible at any busi
ness. Capital not required. Te will
start you. You caa work all the time or
in spare time only. The work .is univer
sally adapted to both sexes, young and
old.' You can easily cam from 50 cents to
$5 every evening. That all "who want
work may test the business, we make
this unparalleled offer; to all who are not
well satisfied we will send $1 to pay for
the trouble of writing u. Full particu
lars, directions, etc., sent free. Fortunes
will be made by those who give their
whole time to the work. Great success
absolutely sure. Don't delay. Start now.
Address Stisson & Co., Portland, Maine.
FARMERS, stock raisers, and all other
interested parties will do well-to
rememberthattne'l,5Ylestern Horse and.
Cattle Insuraace-Co."i of Omaha is the
only company doing'Uusiness in'thls state
that insures Horses, Mules and Cattle
against loss by theft, accidents, diseases,,
or injury, (as also against loss by fire and ;
lightning). All representations by agents
of ether Companies to the contrary not
withstanding. HENRY QARX, Special Agt,
15-y Columbus, Neb.
tL Heart TTi T""r" 1 A
National Bank'!
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Authorized Capital,
Paid li Capital,
Sirplns and Profits,
. 6,000
A . A X DE RSON, Pres'tl . , '
SA3PL C. SMITH, Vice Pres'i:
O.T.HOEX, CasAier.
Foreign and Inland Exchange, Passage
Tickets, anil Keal Estate Loans.
J. E. WORTH & CO.,
- Cement.
lock Spins Coal,
Ctrboi (Wyoming) Coal.
Eldoa (Iowa) Coal
.$7.00 prr ton
.. 6.00 "
.. S.0 "
Blacktmith Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
est prices.
North Side Eleventh St.,
Improved and TJnimproTed Farms,
Hay and Grazing' Lands and City
Property for Sale Cheap
Union Pacific Land Office,
On,LonyJTime,undJow rale
of Interest.
J3TFinal proof made on Timber Claimt,
Homestead and Pre-emption-.
J3TA11 wishing to buy lands of any de
scription will please call and examine
my list of lands before looking else where
UTAH having lands to sell will please
call and give me a description, Urm ,
prices, etc.
j3TI a'so am prepared to insure prop
erty, as I have the agency of several
first-class Fire insurance companies.
F. W. OTT, Solicitor, speaks German.
ao-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
L I-. : .l frt y. u'i. . a . .
SPEICE & north;
GariarmY Agent's 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 hare alse' a large and
choice lot of other lands, improved and
unimproved, for 'sale at low price and
on reasonable terms. Also business and
rpiHflneA""rotKiri the nltv. W k "keCWa"
complete abstract ofa title to allTeal es
tate in Platte County.
621 roLlJMBljg,.I-f Ell-,
AH kinds' af Reaairiis: done on
Sftrt-XaticeU-Big-Wag -
ens, ete.sssae! tt .erder,
and all. work Gnar-
Also sell tfe-watU'frmmuWftltar A'
Wood Mowers. KeaJpert, Coaibin-
arideif-oindewe iiiS c
.best Maie. kv .
Shop opposite the Tattersall," on
Olive St COLUMBUS. 36-m
Across the gross I see her pass:
She comes with trlppimr pace
A maid I know anil March winds blow
Her hair across her face;
With a hey, Dolly! ho, Dolly!
Dolly shall be mine.
Before the spray 4s white with May,
Or blooms the eglantine.
The March winds blow. I watch her go:
Her eye is brown, and clear;
Her cheek is brown, and soft as down
(To tnose who see it near!)
With a hey. etc.
"What has she not that they have got
The dumes that walk in nilk!
If she undo her 'kerchief blue.
Her neck is white as milk.
With a hey, etc
Let those who will be proud and chilli
For me, f rom June to June,
My Dolly's words are sweet as curds
Her laugh is like a tun,
With a hey, etc.
Break, break to hear. O croous-speai I
O tall Leut-lllies, ilame!
There'll be a bride at Eater-tide,
And Dolly Is her name.
With a hoy, Dolly! ho, Dolly!
Dolly shall be mine
Before the spray U white with May,
Or blooms the eglantine.
Austin Doluon, in Warper's Magazine.
Aithea! Altheu! Where art thou!"
It was Buleses who called, in a stern
anil angry voice; and his daughter vain
ly strove to cheek her sobs in order that
she might answer him; for the tears of
maidens fell as easily then as now, and
3'oung hearts were as soft and old heads
as full of plans for worldly gain and as
forgetful of the power of love as in this
year of our Lord, 188:5; though the
scene was Babylon, and the time five
hundred years before the da on which
the infant Jesus opened his eyes in the
manger at Bethlehem.
"Althoal Aithea!" called Beleses
again:- and Aithea drew the veil of sil
ver tissue across her face, and entered
the presence of her father.
She stood before him, her willowy fig
ure clad in rich stun", her face faintly
outlined beneath her veil, the dusky
plaits of her long hair falling .to her
knees, and with bent head made him
the reverence a girl always offered to her
father. But she could not speak; sobs
still choked her voice.
Beleses looked at her with mingled
emotions. She was lovely as a dream,
graceful as a willow branch; but she
had resisted his command, opposed her
self to his will. He stretched out his
hand in a paternal caress, but ere lie
touched her anger overcame affection,
and he struck her, though lightly, upon
the shoulder.
"Again a drooping head?" ' lie cried.
"Again a weeping eye? Again an air
as though I had given command that
thou shotildst be put to death, instead
of ordering all things well for thee?
Wb.v, girl, thou art seventeen, and un
wed! In a year or two thy beauty will
fade. Thoii wilt be a maiden in the
house of thy father, and a reproach to
thv parents And Arbaces is a man of
might and rich beyond compare. Thou
wilt have slaves, and jewels, and honor.
Go to thy mother, girl, and tell her thou
hast listened to my words, and bid her
see that thy robes are of the finest and
richest stuff. 1 grudge nothing when
I give,nij' daughter to Arbacea," for he
will be a son to be proud of a fitting
spouse for thee, and - thou must wed
But Aithea at this uttered a little
" Father," she cried, "1 will never
marry Arimcfs. Rather 1 will take my
own life. Arbace is rich and power
ful, and not. ill to loak upon, but to me
he is nothing. Father, 1 love Balinca,
and shame would be my portion should
I wed one man while 1 loved another.
And my Baliuea would die. He has told
me so. Father, have pity on me!"'
But the old man only laughed sarcas
tically. "Thy Balinea would die?" he an
swered. "The prato of a fortune-hunter,
who has made a silly girl believe
that he loves her. For the sake of this
Balinca, who has neither money nor
the esteem of men, nothing but a face
like a woman's and the gift of song,
which he shares with the wild bints,
thou hast refused to wed more good men
than I can now recall by name. This
time I will be obeyed. I will consult
an oracle as to the day of thy wedding,
and on that day thou shalt become the
wife of Arbaces."
"Not while there is poison in Baby
lon, or a river about its walls." said Al
thea "I will live unwed, rather thau
disobey my father, but I will be the
wife of no one but Balinea."
She spoke a5? only those speak who
have formed unalterable resolutions,
and her father listened with an angry
comprehension of the fact.
"Thou canst be resolute, Aithea," he
said, "but so can I. Mark me, for
what 1 say shall be so. If by to-morrow's
dawn thou dost still repeat that
which thou hat but just uttered, I will
send thee this year to the auction of
maidens, and there thou wilt be sold.
Thou, the loveliest maiden to-day in
Babylou, to whom bids for thee. Thou
wilt bring a fine price a portion for
some ugly or deformed woman who has
had no wooers; for at this auction of
maidens, wiseh instituted that the
women of Babylon should all have hus
bands, while for the beauties rich men
pay great sums, poor ones receive mon
ey to take to wife uncomely creatures,
and so become rich. Thy Balinca may
So. thither if. lie pleases, and bid for the
unchbacked (!isa. He would gain a
fortune so; but he will not be able to
bid for thee; his purse is-too small."
"Father! Father!" screamed Aithea.
Bnt old Beleses flung her from him as
he clung' to him, and left her lying:
prostrate on the floor. Sobbing ana
weeping, she crouched there until day
faded and twilight fell. Then a female
slave, bearing a silver lamp, entered the
room, ushering in Althea's mother,
Nasara, who much alrmed, had been
searching everywhere for her child.
She bent over the weeping girl, lifted
her in her arm-, and bore her away to
her own chamber. There, amongst the
silken pillows, she soothed her to rest,
and to dreams of love and Balinea. But
Nasara had no power fo induce her hus
band to forgive this beautiful daughter,
or to give her, with a fitting dowry, to
the man she loyed.
Timepasserlon, and brought the day
of the year on which the auction of
maidens was held in Babylon in those
days. There were fifteen "women to be
sold to the highest bidder that day. and
a great concourse had gathered in the
open space devoted to that purpose, not
only those who desired to tmv for lovely
wives, orj receive much needed money I
wnn unprepossessing ones were tncre,
but many who came from curiosity; and
through . the crowd went the whisper
that, in his anger, Beleses, one of the
best-known citizens of Babylon, had
sent his only daughter, the marvelous
beauty, vAlthea, to be sold to whoso de
sired her for a wife.
Girls who were pretty and girls who
were not sat together on a long stone
bench, closely yelled and utterly silent.
'IHe auctioneer walked about, with an
atr lof 'importance. Anxious .parents
.watered to the ohildre'n. An old man.
with a long white beard, chuckled tc
himself over a bag of gold. A poor
man, whose necessities were known to
all Babylon, though he was virtuous
and of good character, solemnly stared
at the Tittle crooked figure of Gissa, who
had come to be sold of her own accord,
and who, doubtless, would bring the
greatest sum with her.
The green and white robe, belted with
embossed silver about the taper "waist of
Aithea: the white hands, the gorgeous
armlets, the long earrings of rich gold,
distinguished Aithea from her compan
ions, though he was closely veiled.
Those who were buyers were permit
ted to speak to the maidens. Arbaces
approached Aithea first.
If all my fori line must be paid for
thee 1 will win thee, beautiful Aithea,"
he whispered.
She answered by a bitter laugh. Then,
trembling and pale, Balinea came for
ward. "Aithea, best beloved," he whis
pered, "1 have sold all I have, but the
sum is a mere tritle. 1 shall lose thee,
for thou art fairer thau all the women of
Babylon. Arbaces will have thee. Fare
well". When thou art his I will kill
myself;" but Aithea caught him by the
" Listen, Balinea," she said. "When
the time comes Arbaces will have none
of me. Then thou tdso mayAit refti30
to take me. It is possible. Boniain,
but swear that thou wilt keep silence
until I place my hand thus upon the
other. Then, if still thou wouldst have
me, cry out: "Give me Aithea." If not,
go thy" way, and I will live a maiden in
my father's home forever."
""What dost thou mean. Aithea?"
cried Balinea- but she made no answer.
And now the crowd was bidden to
silence, and driven back to a certain
distance and a crier spoke thus:
"The rulers of Babylon, believing
that women should be wed, for that they
are feeble, helpless creatures, unfit to
labor for themselves, unlearned and
weak of will, so that they need protec
tors and directors, have instituted this
auction of maidens, that no woman in
Babylon need lack a husband. For tho
beautiful must a groat price be paid, but
with the ill-favored we give the sum
paid for the others, that each man may
have some advantage. To-day, our
highest price is asked for Aithea,
daughter of our good citizen Beleses
and iiis wife Masara. Aithea, unveil
Aithea, at this bidding, arose and ad
vanced. She lifted her white hand and
tore the veil from her head. A shriek
arose as she did so, and the lookers-on
stood petrified. Instead of the beauti
ful face they expected to see, they saw
a torn and bleeding countenance; and a
head destitute of every hair. Two great
braids, which she cast on the stones at
her feet, alone remained of her plente
ous tresses.
" People of Babylon!" she cried, "this
have I done that I may not wed a man
I hate! How now, Arbaces? Wilt thou
bid for me?"
A roar arose from the crowd and Ar
baces fell forward in a swoon, and was
borne away by his friends. Baliuea
started forward, but was checked by the
Again the rier spoke:
" She who was loveliest is now be
come the mo-t hideous! Veil thyself,
Then another name was called. The
sale proceeded. Vast sums were paid
for two beauties; moderate prices for
others. Even Gissa. with her little
pointed face and pretty hair and eyes,
was not too ugh' in the eyes of the man
who received a fortune at her hands.
Only Aithea remained unsought too
hideous for anv to desire. And now she
lifted her ham), and :tl the signal llali
nea strode forward.
"Give me Aithea." he said "Aithea
who has done thisfor me Aithea, beau
tiful forever to 1113 heart. Give her to
me, and keep your base gold. I'll nouo
of it."
But Aithea. giving him her hand, and
still remaining veiled, spoke quickly :
"I claim 1113' portion," she said.
"Such is the law of the Babylonian sale
of maidens." And she gathered the
gold into her veil as her lover led her
And so savcth tradition, the gods
smiled upon the lovers; and all Althea's
beaut3 returned the lovely hair grew
long again, the wounds healed without
a scar, and the constant Balinea had a
lpveh wife as well as a fortune. And
though old Beleses might vex himself,
he could alter nothing, for the woman
who was sold at the 3'earh auction
of maidens could not be taken from her
husband. And they lived and loved
for man' happ3 years in the old CU3- 01
BabIon. Man Kyle Dallas, in N. Y.
An Heroic Editor.
After each failure of an Arctic expe
dition there arises a cheap, pusillani
mous cry loputastoptotheexpenditure
of life and money for an object which is
"of no possible practical use." That is
it. This "practical" ago can see noth
ing but a "practical" use; and the
"practical"' use is the lowest of all.
Whale oil, with a profit of ten cents a
gallon, is "practical." For that it is
worth whilo to wreck shins or sacrifice
life. Nobody questions that. We send'
our fleets eveiy year for that ten cents:
and ice-nips and" wreckages on glacier
coasts are well paid for with that ten
cents. Hut when it comes to something
so much less substantial as knowledge,
mere knowledge with no dime in its
hand, then arises the wail of the mock
philanthropists that life is being sacri
ficed for nothing. As if knowledge
were nothing. Win', knowledge is al
most the only something there is. Be
side it silver "is silly vanny. Balance the
two, whale oil " versus knowledge!
Thank God it has not 3-et come to this
that mone3' is regarded" with U3 as the
onh- profit under the sun. There are
thousands of heroic souls among us who
have not time to make money, because
they have greater f Kings to tlo; thous
ands who might' think it a waste of
value to sacrifice life for money, but
who would pour out blood like "water
for an idea, a sentiment, an aspiration,
for knowledge, for God. We still rev
erence the heroic, and who thinks of
making a hero of our millionaires? It
is not the3' whose character enriches
our country, but the thinkers, the
searchers, the workers for the true and
good. These are platitudes; but wc
naye to say them again when we see
respectable journals crying out against
the "folly" of Arctic explorations. The
North Pole has got to beconnuered. We
shall never be satisfied until we know
its secrets. The nations are toying siege
to it in steady advance. Aenca has
its part to do, and must do It. Human
life is cheap, is not worth talking about,
when there is this knowledge to "be
sought and gained. Who will volunteer
next? N Y. Independent.
No matter how long a man may
have been called Bill, he rises to the
dignity of William when he comes in for
8100,000. There is a good deal of lift to
money. Chicago Inter-Quan.
Ears and Ear Kings.
A prett ear is a great beauty and
fiuds many enthusiastic admirer We
could name many- a noted man first at
tracted to the girl he loved and married
b' her prettr ear; and we have even
heard some men sa3: "The first thing
I see when I am in company- of ladies is
the ear." We need not tell 3'ou that
such men, and all iudeed who adiniro
prett3' ears, abhor ear-rings.
Jewelers need not frown; for if fewer
ear-rings were sold, more finger-rings,
lockeLs. brooches, etc., would be sold,
and they- yvould not be the lasers if ear
rings disappeared from fashion to-morrow.
Beside, our aim is to preserve
beauty when possible, and ear-ringa de-stro-
it by lengthening the ear and de
stroying "the symmetrical outline. We
say nothing of the barbarit3' of the ous
tom of yvearing ear-rings. You might
as yvell wear rings in your nose as in
3'our ears. We mereh' sa3' that, setting
custom aside, ear-rings lengthen the ear
and spoil its shape ana S3'nimetry
Therefore, if you would preserve your
ear small and pret(3 as nature makes
it, never yvear an ear-ring.
On the other hand, if 3'our ears are
large and ugly, do not wear ear-rings,
for you yvould then onh' attract extra
'attention to their ugliness. Hide them
as much as 3-011 can by light waves or
curls of hair alloyveu to fall over the
ears as if ly accident, but do not invite
attention to them. Our models of
beaut3', the ancient Greeks, did uot
wear ear-rings, or rarey did so. Egyp
tians and Asiatics yvefe and still are
fond of all kinds of jewelry, and they'
yvore huge ear-rings ven often yvhicli
yveighed down the ears to tremendous
Roman women also yvere partial to
ear-rings, as they- yvere. to all other jeyv
elr3. As Ovid tells us: "Their dresses
were heavy- brocade, their fingers yvere
covered yvlth precious stones, and Orien
tal pearls hung on their necks and
ears." Tiny also wore bracelet, amu
lets, and, according to Martial, rings
on their toes, yvhich yvere visible yvhen
tluy yvore sandals. This fashion, in
deed, yvas imitated b3' tho Countess
Castellani at a fancy ball at tho Tuiller
ies during the last Empire. The Coun
tess Castellani yvas considered the most
beautiful yvoinan at that Court of Beau
ties. She yvas an Italian, with an
Italian skin and golden hair, something
like-athe new American beaut', Miss
Chamberlain, yvho is spoken of as 'a
gJ'Psy w'hh golden hair.
To return to the subject of ear-rings,
the Roman yvomen yvore as maty as
three, and sometimes four large pearls
on each ear. This style of ear-ring yvas
called Crotalia; and the pearls clanked
together like so many bells, yvhich yvas
very- flattering to their vanity. The
funniest thiug of all yvas that tmy even
put ear-rings on the fish in their aquari
ums, just to see their effect in the water.
Francis the First of France imitated this
absurdity', and had ear-rings put to the
famous carp of Fonlainebleau.
Who has not heard of Cleopatra's
famous pearl ear-rings, yvhich cost two
millions of francs each, and one of
which sho melted in her cup and drank
it to Anthon3-'s health? She yvould have
done the same thing yviih the second
ear-ring had she not been prevented.
This ear-ring afterward parsed into
Agrippa's hands, and he had it cut in
tyvo, to form two ear-rings, with yviiieh
to adorn the ears of the statue of Venus
in the Pantheon of Rome.
Ctesar also once paid a million of
francs for a pearl, which he gave to the
mother of Brutus, and he had so great
a veneration for pearls that in his layvs
against celibac3' lie forbade them to be
yvorn by yvomen yvho had not a husband,
or children, or any one yvho yvas under
fort3'-live 3'ears of age. Noyv, hoyvever,
pearls are the favorite ornaments for
voung girls, and looked upon as em
blems of innocence and purity-. But a
string of pearls round the neck alone
should be yvorn by 3'oung girls, and not
pearls in the ears".
Italians and other southern people
full of old fashioned superstitions have
their children's ears bored almost as
soon as they are born, under the idea
that this hole in the ear preserves the
C3es in good sight aud strength. We
may here add that we know young
yvoinen of tyvent3' with failing sight, al
though tluy yvear ear-rings, and others
of "past" thirty yvho never have yvorn
an ear-ring and have their sight as sound
and clear as a child's. Ear-rings,there-fore,
do uot invariably protect the eyes
from yvcakness or disease, though the3'
sometimes have a beneficial effect. We
hope that none of our reader will yvear
them if 11103- have pretty ears, for a pret
ty ear is doubly pretty without holes in
it, and an ugly ear can not be too timid
and retiring.
But putting the ouestion of beauty ou
one side, there realh are some yvomen
with veiy thin, hollow cheeks, to whom
rather long ear-rings are becoming.
They seem to till up a vacuum, and if
enr-rings are ever suitable it is in such
cases. Ahtcriciin Queen.
3Ir. Jones Has an Eyeuinsr at Home.
"Maria," said Mr. Jones as he sat
and enjoy-ed an evening at home be
cause he had no place else to go "it
seems to me that on a suspicious occa
sion like this" and he looked fondh at
her ":is if Heaven and home yvere "au
nonymous terni3.M
"jb'm-ouomous," corrected Mrs.Joues,
taking several pins and a ball of tyvine
out of her mouth and placing a patch
on that part of Willie's pants yvhen; It
yvould do the most good. "Jeptha,
yvly don't -ou read aloud evenings, in
stead of keeping all the good things to
"Is reading alloyved?" asked Jones,
innocently. "I thought y-ou preie- red
to talk?"
"Well, I do," snapped Mrs. J.,
"when I have somebody to talk to,
yvhich isn't ver3 ofteu."
"I'll read." exclaimed Jonw, hurri
edly reversing the book he held iu his
hand 'And itcameto p-is" '
"Save that for Sunday," interrupted
Mrs. Jones. "Read some sweet thing
about home, or the friends; omc poe
try. I love to hear poetry, Jephtha.'
with a sh yvink at nobody
Thus encouraged, Jones, who i.s an
amateur elocutionist and has fired the
neighborhood yvith his dramatic read
ings in times past, till the neighbors
threatened to fire fthn, seized a volume
of poetry and, in the voice that made
"Freedom shriek yvhen Kosciu-co fell,"
read aloud that touching poem begin
ning: "Which shall it be, which shall it In,
Hooked at John John looked at me."
There yvas -Hence yyhich could have,
been felt yvith a rolling-pin yvhen Jones
ceased to read, and wiped the foam
necks from his pallid lips, and Maria
was in tears.
"I know you've wakened the boys."
she -.aid, in a voice that sounded small
and still after his, "and thev-'ll want a
"The children!" murmured Jones,
'fced ays, "the dear. weet ciil-
dren! M-M-Maria, do yve 'prcciato
these dear ones as yve ought to?
"I do," said Mrs. Jones, shortly. "I
hear them talking noyv yvhere",3 my
' "ro, Alana,' returned Jones, yvnose
I soul was melted within him b3 his ef
forts in the line of elocution, "yvill go
and see if the innocent darlings need
' anything." And he yvent up stairs soft
I lv.' repeating yvith aSalvini-llossi-Booth
I effect:
" Which shall it be. which shall it be?
I looked at John John looked at me."
The "innocent darlings" heard him,
coming, and, desisting' from a pilloyv
tight iu yvhich they were engaged, they'
buried their head iu tho sheets aud
were instantly- sound asleep, looking
like dimpled "cherubs, yvith an occa
sional snore to assert their relation to
the human. Jones wiped the salt tears!
of love and elocution from his eyes, and,'
bent fondh over them; then he crept
out and wa'ited a moment in the hall to
listen to their gentle breathing; sudden
ly it ceased.
" Then a dreadful suspicion haunted
Jones they had been playing 'possum,
the little yvretehes; lie yvaftcd.
"Is the old man gone?' yvere tho
words of Cherub No. 1, as soon as he
got the sheet out of his mouth.
"Yep,"' ansyvered Cherub No. 2.
lie yvas a-crviug, Willie. Ain't he a
duffer, though?"
"I'll striKu him for five cents to-
morrow; see if I don't!"
" Oh, he'll be himself again to-mor-royv,
Willie; he'll stamp around and
sa: 'Get out of ny way, little imps,'
just as he alius does. I don't take no
tock in him, I don't."
" Let's plav yve was pa," suggested
Willie. "Where's them boys? ivf teach
them to touch 1113 paper! ' tan their
hides for 'em! Fll show 'cm who's
master in this house!"
When Jones yot back to the sitting
room his face yvas red very red and
his eyes yvore a vengeful glare. Mrs.
Junes looked up nt him as he stalked in,
and asked, innocently:
" "Syyitch shall it be, s'yvilch shall it
"Both!" shouted the enraged parent.
"Of all the unruly brats I ever saw, 1
do think, Maria, ours are the yvoist. I'll
lather them both to-morrow." Delroii
Free Press.
Memorable Prices for Hops.
One of the largost hop dealers in this
cit3' said 3'csterdHy: "The hop season of
188'2 aud 1883 is one yvhich will long be
rememborcd. especially on acconut of
the extraordimuy fluctuations from the
middle of May, 1882, down to the 1st of
September, 18.S:5. A greater calamity
could uot possiby have happened to the
Americau hop groyvcrs, for yyhile a fuyy
profited ly the tiuctuations a ver3 large
majority' of growers lost in the end.
Thousands of farmers have increased
their hop acreage, and thousands yvho
never before grew hops have gone into
hop raising. The American growers
who thin.c that, the farmers in England
and on the Continent of Europe have
been oblivious to the situation will
ayvakeu from their delusion some d:y.
For instance, the uniform price for
choice hops in Neyv York for several
weeks prior to March 1!), 1882, yvas
tyventj'-live cents a pound. Then the
market advanced slowh until August
11, yvhen the price quoted was i:ftv
cenls a pound, After that the price ad
vanced about five cents a pound every
week until November 10, yvhen it yvas
$1.10 a pound. They rema' tied at this
figure until November 2 1, when values
bcyaii to decline about live cent a
pound a yveek until Januan 5, 18I,
when there was another rally, and the
price yvent up to .! a pound. Here it
remained for several yveek s, yvhen an
other decline set in aud continued to
August '5, at which time twent3-eiglu
cents a pound yvas reached.
"Then the price ad va need to thiitv
three cents a pound, and so remained
for a yveek or tyvo, yvhen it began to de
cline again, and hops are noyv quoted
at from eighteen to tyventy-livo cents a
pound, according to quality.
"The true cause of the very high
prices yva3 not the failure of the Eng
lish crop, as yvas generally supposed,
but it can be laid at the door of the spec
ulators. There was no better reason for
hops going up to a dollar a pound than
there was for potatoes to go up to fifty
dollars a barrel.
" We may not have groyvn as large a
crop this year as yvas expected, oyving
to the three month's drought on the Pa
cific slope and to the setting out of new
fields last spring, yvhich yvill not come
into full bearing until next season, but
if yve have a favorable crop for 1X84 and
1885 farmers may stand from under."
N. Y. Sun.
A Prfze Baby.
On an Atlantic stvmier bound for
New York, a year or so ago, the usual
entertainment for the benefit of a Liv
erpool charity yvas projected. Thcro
happened to be on board a good masy
"professionals." actors and singers,
yvho all promised to take part, except
one, yvho kept aloof, and stubbornly de
clined to assist. As he yvas the star
most desired, every etlbrt yvas made to
. change his mind, and the committee of
1 arrangements at last applied to Mr. I.
T. Barnum (yvho yvas, as usual, an in
i conspicuous passenger), and begged
him to laoor yvitli the reluctant singer.
Mr. Barn urn undertook the mi-sion,
ami after stating the case and making
his appeal, somewhat to his surprise
the man at once assented.
"1 refused all these people," he said,
"and I dislike exceedingly to take part
in this sort of entertainment, but if 30U
ask me, Mr. Barnum, i can not decline.
I am glad to do luything that yvill
pltte y'ou."
Mr. Barnum felt much complimented,
but protested a little, yvhen the man
"You did me a great favor once, Mr.
Barnum. and I never have forgotten it.
You may not recall it, but I am under
obligations to 30U."
U ly." hesitated the great shoyv
uiu'i, -I must confess that 1 dont recall
I don't remember anv circumstance,
aud yet your face is familiar. I haven't
forot that. Where was it we met?"
"h: it yvas thirty 3cars ago, Mr.
Barnum took the first prize in iour
firt baby show. I've ahva3s felt grate
ful to you. Harper's Magazine.
About tyvo o'clock one afternoon re
centlj", a perfect mirage yvas visible
from Neyv London, Conn., iu the south
earn and southwestern horizon for a
feyv minutes. Race Rock Light-house
yvas duplicated in the atmosphere above
it. every line and angle clearly depicted
but in a-u inverted position. Tyvo
schooners yvere seen reflected over
Fisher's Island Sound long before the
originals came in view. These yvere
also inverted, but every spar and rope
was ns well defined as if thrown out
from a mirror. Hartford Post.
There arc twenty-eight farmers and
forty lawyers in the Ohio Leodslatnra.
1 Cleveland Ltadtr
ISTBuainess and professional cards
of five lines or less, per annum, five
327 For time advertisements, applv
at this office.
JSTLegal advertisements at statute
3"""For transient advertising, see
rates on third page.
23TA11 advertisements payable
Manufacturing establishments of
Allentown. Pa., give employment to
2,200 girls.
Jesse George is the pioueer peanut
raiser of Tennessee. He made nis first,
crop iu 18.i0, and noyv has immense
fields under cultivation.
Dr. Werner Siemens has demon
strated ly experiment that intensely hot
gases do" not omit light, so that light
givcu by heated gas must come from
solid impurities. Ciiinajo Times.
Some friend of mankind has in
vented a bed-room alarm by yvhich the
clerk in the office can yvake a guest at
any hour without sending a stahvart
porter to alarm the entire hall. Chicago
Date palm trees have been success
fully groyvn in California. They are of
sloyy groyvth, and do not come up until
the fourteenth 3-ear. A man in Salano
County has tyvo of the trees in bearing
condition, with handsome crops of fruit
ou them. San Francitro Chronicle.
- In bean-groyving districts the crop
is now mainly harvested ly a machine
dniyvn b3 a single horse, yvhich ctiLs the
stems of the beans just below the sur
face, leaving the crop standing. It
greatly decreases the labor of harvest
ing aud saves the beau stems r.ud leaves,
from being mixed yvith dirt, as in tho
old method of hand-pulling. Exchange.
A neyv industry has recently sprung
up in Kastport, Me., yvhich consists iu
boxing herring. Sevent3 persons, most
ly yvomen, are employed in this yvork,
anil 12,000 fish are prepared every
yveek. They aro can-fully freed from
all cartilaginous matter, thoroughly
cleansed, divided and packed in bunch
es in boxes lined yvith tinfoil. Portland
- -Judge Swan, who has passed some
months ou the Queen C harlottc Islands
in the interest of the United States Fish
Commission, reports the discovery- of a
new food fish, yvhich he calls the black
c(.d. He says it is one of the finest fish
he has ever seen, and is caught in great
numbers by dredging in deep yvater.
and, yvhen salted, is more tender and
palatable thau codfish. X. Y. Tribune.
The Scientific Annrican mentions
the decline in the pre of copper as
likoh' to lead to an inciva-ed demand
for that material in building. At present
the material for a copper roof costs only
about half as much more as tin, and as
the latter must be replaced anil repainted
.about once m three y'eais, and in fifteen
or tyveutv" y'cnrs needs replacing alto
gether, the copper, yvhich never needs
painting, and yvhich is practically inde
structible, is much the cheaper material
iu the end.
A compauy has been organized by
persons living in Philadelphia and Cape
M:y to catch porpoises, b3 means of a
net invented for that special purpose,
and convert them into oil. leather and
fertilizers. Those products of the
sportive porpoise are said to be partic
ularly valuable, but hitherto the dilli
CI1U3 has been to catch the purpoise.
The neyv net yvith yvhich the compuny is
to make war's capable of accommodat
ing 150 of them at a time. Phdadet
delphia 1'rex.
Useful applications of electricity
continue to multiply. One of the latest
is to use it tor riiiuiiiii;- a pump for rais
ing yvater. A machine invented in
Vermont has been tested at Middlubur3
during tin pa-t "iimmer, with ver3' sat
isfactor3 results. It forced water froic
a creek through 70rt feet of pipe up au
elevation of eighty feet, delivering sixty
gallons per hour. The comparative
cost of this power over th- wiud-mil
has not 3 el been determined, we believe
but it has the advantage ot being con
stant, and doubtless will become, if it i?
not now, a cheap as well as an effective
source of power. X. Y. Examiner.
The best recipe in the world foi
making buckwheat cakes is the ont
which tells the poor man how to get tin
buckwheat. .V. . Herald.
One of the lirt things a new rail
road acquires is a deficit. Wo dou'i
know what it is iisi-d for. but it's par
of the equipment the first 3-ear. liitr
Ungtou Jlawk , . .
Tin; New Orleans Tiaiunc think;
"Good common s.-nse is better than :
college ediie.-ition.'' Of course it is
and a good deal rarer and much hardei
to get. Ho 'tu, 1 Triim-criftl.
Our national paper currency isan
to be poisonous from being colored will
arsenic. That's when the poor editor'
revenge comes in. He doesn't have tt
handle the stuff. - Burlington Fret
- "My son," said old Precept, "don'
take to writing poerry. hen I wa
3oung, like 3-011. I was -mitten with :
beautiful creature, and wrote her :
poem. I never saw her again.- l!oti
A man will burn ids finger light
ing :t cigar with :: j:ei- of paper am
make no fuss about it. but w hen his wii'i
asks him to set the lea kettle over, ant
he takes hold of the warm handle, he h
mad enough to the kitchen.
Detroit 1'ot.
The owner of :t pair of bright evi
says that the pretties' compliment sin
ever received cam from a child of ton
3'cars. The little t. How, after looking
intently at her e a moment, inqu r:i
uaivch": "Arc your evvs new uips '"
A Kansas mil.-r drowned him-cl
in his mill-pond ! cause a tam he ha
just built failed to collect waler uongl
to turn the wheel. Mo exhibited goot
sense. Soiye men would have gou
home and jawed their wives and kickct
the dog clear across th room. Xorri
town Jl raid.
"Befo' you am broke up ole: a gal
who pla3s the planner, talks French,
paints latfocapes, an' reads j.octrv, jl-t
sit down an' hgger w ho am to cook yei
meat an' taters. patch ver c!oc, darn' help v'cr ui:ikc'1' buy
lo worth of thiugs.'' - Brother 'JcM
ner, in Detroit Fre Pre .
A lawyer upon a circuit iu Ireland,
who was pleading the cause of an infant
plaintiff, took the child up in his ann
um! presented it to the jury suffused
with tears. This had a great eiUvt, un
til the opposite lawyer asked the child,
"What makes von ay?" "He pinched
me," answered the little innocent. The
whole court was convulsed with laugh
ter. "No, I am not honest," says Scrib
bins; "but I am dishonest from the best
of motives. Suppose a man pays me
fort3 dollars instead of thirt3. and it's a
mistake he might never discover. If I
give him back the ten dollars, he will
say to himself, 'There is an honest per
boii. The world is not so bad, alter all.'
This will give him confidence in man
kind, and the next man he deals with
may cheat him out of his e3es. No, sir,
I don't want to give any man confi
dence; it might wreck his whole fortune.
I don't want my fellow-beings cheated,
and I must continue to do nothing that
trill put them off their guard." Louis
piT'a Courier-Journal.