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VOL. XY.-N0. 33:
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY. DECEMBEK 10, 1884.
WHOLE NO. 761.
IaSCKD EVZBY WEDSEtDAV,
1SL K. TURNER & CO.
Proprietors and Publishers.
D.T. Martyn. M. D. F. . ?chco. M". D.
Drs. MAETYN & SCHHG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons.
Local Snrzeon-. I'nion Pacific. o N.
,tB. H.and B. .v M. P.. R'-.
Consultation-, in German and Enirh-.li.
Telephone- at otlW- anil residence-.
COLUMBUS. - NEBRASKA.
Di-ea-e- f wom-n and children a -.pedal
U . i ..iiuv ')oi.ian. OflU-e former
ly oe.-iiinr.I t.y Lr. liouesteel. Telephoin:
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On i-orner of Eleventh and North streets,
over Ernst'- hardware itore.
TT J. MI'1.0-"V
IMh -treet.2 .lour-, nt-t or lUmmonJ House,
Columbus. Neb. 491-J
A TTOIIXEY AT LA W",
Oliice on o"ie -t., folumbu-. Nebraska
V. A. MACKEN,
Foreinn uid Domestic Liquors and
11th -ir.'ft. ilunilu-. Neb. ."0-y
1 TTU 11 XE YS A T LA W,
Office up--t.nr- in M- Vllister's build
ing. 11th -i. W. A. McAllister. Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keep- a tuli line of -tationery and school
-uppli.--. and all Winds of leiral forms,
lu-ur.- J'ain-t tire, liirbtninir. cyclone
and torn-idoe-. Office in Powell's Block,
Platte .-ntei . 1;,-x
J. M. MACFAKLAND. B. K. COWDERY,
LAW AND COLLECTION' OFFUE
MACFARbAND & COOTDERY.
Clumf.3. -- Xebraska.
, Mic.-e or to Dr. f.G. A.Hiillhort)
11 OMEO I' A Til 1 1 ' I'll YSl CIA X A XD
Regular graduate of two medical college-.
Office up -tairs in brick buildim:
north o: t.tte Bank. --!"
J. J. JIAUCillA.V.
Justice. County Surveyor, Xotary,
Land "'id Collection Agent.
Sr':rtie- de-inn -urveyimr done can
notifv me !v mail it Platte entre, Neb.
17 11. at I SCH E,
"llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
-ell- Harue , Saddle, Collar-, Whips,
Blanket-. urrv Combs, Bruhe-, trunk",
vali--. iu:r;rv"top. cu-hions, earriaire
trimmiu-s. .vc. at the lowest possible
pri'-. Impairs pr. mptly attended to.
" DEPUTY CO. SURVEYOR.
Will do general -urveyins in Platte
and adjoining couutte-. olli.e with S. C .
COLCAlHLfc, - NKBR.ISKA.
JS. Ml'RDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have had .in extended experience, and
will guarantee sati-fiction in work.
All kind- ot repairing done on short
notice, our motto 1-, Good work and
fair price-. all ami ieu- au oppor
tunitj toe-umatefor you. j5TShop on
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Co'-. -tore, olumbu-. Nel-r. 4.-:5-r
o. c. si-iAjsrisro,
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Roofing and Gutter
ing a Specialty.
EiThop on Olive -tr.-et, 2 doors
north of Brodfeuurer'- Jewelry Store.
LAND AND 1XSLRAXCE AG EXT,
His lands comprise some tine tracts
in the hell Creek Valley, and the north
ern portion ot Pl.nte county. Taxes
paid for non-reident-. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 y
pOLLMIHIJii PACKING CO.,
COL CJIB US, - XEB.,
Packers and Dealers in all kinds of Hoc
product, ca-h paid for Live or Dead Hoir
Directors. R. H Henry. Prest.; John
"Wiiiinus. Sec. and Treas.; L. Gerrard, S.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans aid estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
iruaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus Ne
braska. 52 6nio.
-VTOTICE TO TEACHERS.
J. E. Moncrief, Co. Supt.,
Will be in Ms 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
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Send us ."i cents posture,
and bv mail you will iret
free a packajre of sioods of lare value,
that will start you in work that will at
once bring you'in money faster than any
thin? els"e in America". All about the
1200,000 in presents with each box
Agents wanted everywhere, of either
sex, of all ages, for all'the time, or spare
time only. io work for us at their own
homes. "Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Don't delay. H. Hjll
LECT & CO-, Portland, Xatine.
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Furniture. Chairs, Bedsteads, Bu-
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&.C.. Picture Frames and
1ST Repairing of all kinds of Upholstery
Buckeye Mower, combined, Self
Binder, wire or twine.
Pumps Repaired on short notice
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For &a1 tjr
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uable -ample box ofood- that will put
you in the way of making more money in
a few days than ou ever thought po
-ible at any bu-iue. Capital not re
quired. You can live at home and work
in -pare time only, or all the time. All
ofbothsexe-, of all aire, grandly suc
cessful. ."0 cent to $." easily earned
every evening. That all who wmt work
mav test the busines. we make thi un
paralleled offer: To all who are not well
satNtied we will -eud $1 to pay for the
trouble of writing us. Full particular-,
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absolutely sure for all who t.irt .it once.
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every man who ha it in use. i all on or
leave orders at Georire Yale'?, oppo-ite
Oehlrich"- jiroeerv. '.i.Cm
Liverv and Feed Stable.
I prepared to furni-h the public wth
rood teams. bu2,rie and carriages for all
occasions, especiallv for funeral. A!o
conducts .1 aie stable. 44
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ing public guaranteed. Food good, and
plenty of it". Beds clean and comfortable,
charges low, a.- the lowest. 13-y
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J. -LlU-ZJ-Li. freCj acostivboxof
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right away than anything else in this
world. All, of either sex, succeed from
first hour. The broad road to fortune
opens before the workers, absolutely
sure. At once address. True A Co",
I Stale A Monroe Sis.. Chicago.
WUl o4 preraij ta lay addma tWr
l far IssS. rto facK. 2) tntrmn.ji
of laUTcmmu. SIti, Cipv Bla,
iPamnciu. Esoakti. Caj-Lamsa.
StaaX. Dram Mtwr'i SUffk mod
iHia, .-ndry msi uenn. luptxrsf
rteK b iacSBMi laractsoa aca
f or Asatnr Butte, sad a
E:' r . -"i X trr
Le?Ki? DewB East.
The lumber industry of New Hamp
shire, particularly in the region around
Plymouth, is a very important one, and
vet one of which few people have any
adequate idea. The product reaches
into millions of feet, and while the ax of
the lumberman is wielded without stint,
the effect Lj comparatively little noticed
in the forests that cover the motntains.
Away up the Pemigewasset valley,
among the foothills of the Franconia
range, stand immense forests, into
which each winter enter gangs of lum
bermen. A rude shanty ls erected, in
which the men eat and bunk, and large
quantities of salt pork and salt beef,
dour, and molasses carted in. a cook
procured, and the winter campaign is
inaugurated. The life of the men in
these camps a mest monotonous one,
chopping steadily through the day. with
the exception of a brief rest for dinner
and a smoke. After supper they all
gather about the cook's tire to relate
storias or listen to the soulful harmony
drawn from a two dollar and fifty cent
fiddle, and shortly afterward they climb
the ladder to their bunks in the "loft.
The timber on hand is drawn to the
banks of the Pemigewasset. where it
lies until the breaking up of the ice in
the spring. With the rise of water the
logs are rolled in and the journey for
Lowell begun. Much depends on the
start, and it is very important that the
river should be just the right pitch. If
too low the logs strike on some rock,
and a "jam" results, which is only
broken at the expense of much time
and labor, and of the cutting of quite
an amount of timber. If too high,
when banks are reached the logs are
distributed over the submerged lands,
where they must be hauled by team
back to the river. On account of the
great number of rocks impeding the
passage, the tortuous windings of the
stream, and the many rapids and falls,
it is impossible to form the logs into
raft- as on the Western rivers, but each
individual log must take its own in
dividual way, by many devious wander
ings, to the"aw" mills "at Lowell. There
are many places m the river which are
much dreaded by the drivers, chief
among them being Livermore falls,
about two miles from Plymouth, and
Bristol falls, a reunion of "rapids about
live miles in length, on which nearly
even. year some poor fellow misses his
footing while tryinir to start a log
caught by some projecting rock, ana
boiling waters quickly carry him out of
sight torever. Then "there'are the falls
at" Franklin, and Amoskeag at Man
chester. The passage of the drive over the
Livermore falls is one of the most ex
citing -cenes imaginable, and is annually
witnessed by great numbers of people.
The water comes rushing through a
narrow, rocky chute, whirls around a
projecting ledire, and plunges over into
a sethinjr whirlpool. Down this come-ru-hin
the timber with terrible im
petuosity, whirling over the falLs. Immen-e
lors are caught in the whirlpool
and sometimes thrown complete! on
end. Often a long stick of timber
catches on either side, other logs quickly
are thrown upon it. and in an instant a
formidable jam is formed. Several
yokes of cattle are always kept in wait
ing, with immense tackle, and coolest
headed driver is sent over the tumbling
waters, where a mi.-step means instant
death, the rope fastened to some princi
pal log in the jam and an attempt made
to draw it out. Sometimes one lo"- can
be taken out and the whole jam re
leased, but more often the entire mas--tarts
slightlv. only to -ettle again more
solidly, ami the operation has to be re
peated. Occ:eionalIy a driver is sent
out to cut in two the logs which holds the
jam. This isi dangerous proceeding,
a- the -tarting of the logs ma- throw
him under the whole mass. The scene
.it Livermore are repeated at every fall
on the Pemigewasset. Every bridge
pier, every projecting rock, and every
ridge of sand seems waiting to catch the
loir, as they come on. and to invite the
formation of a jam.
The Upical river-driver is to New
Hampshire what the eowboy is to the
West a creature of unbounded pro
lanin and -hirt collar, bold, reckless,
and dare-devil to the hist degree. Yet
among the number are many who are
far above the average of such laborer-;
farmers on- who go down the river
for the -ake of the one or two dollars
per dav. which is more than they can
earn at home at this period of theyear.
The life is a hard one. The r en never
sleep in a house during the trip, but
two camps, the --front" aud the -Tear,"
move with the drive here to-day and
further on to-morrow.
The camp consists of a larsre rook's
tent, several "A tents. in which, on a
few inche- of straw, the men take their
rest. At da light the men are called
to breakfast, after which they 20
immediately to the river. In the "mid
dle of the forenoon a lunch is earned to
them, and another at four p. m. Supper
follow- at dark, previous to "turning
in." The bill of fare is not extensive, but
is one well adapted to the mode of life.
Coffee, fried pork, boiled corned beef,
ginger-bread and biscuit, cooked in
old-fashioned tin ovens before an open
fire, and baked beans, cooked in the
ground, are the usual dishes. Good
cooks are always employed, and the
men are never stinted. An immense
wasron follows the drive, always filled
and covered with a heterogeneous col
lection of pike-poles and overcoats,
tents, coffee-pots. etc. The trip usually
consumes from two to three months.
The drivers, cooks, waiters, etc.. com
prise a force of about sixty men, with a
pay roll of over one hundred dollars a
day. It has been generally supposed
that with the building of "the Pemi
gewasset Valley Railroad into the
lumber country the drive would cease,
but such dcKs not seem to be the case.
The booms at Lowell are filled with
logs, and the extensive mills will be
actively employed this season in con
verting the timber into commercial
shapes of lumber, while the furniture
manufactories have already experienced
a business boom that will not bemateri
allv decreased until late in the vear.
the contracts for wares being unusually
Lumberman s Uazette.
A Happy Boy.
"Whar ye bin?" he asked as the other
bov suddenlv came around the corner.
"To the doctor's!"
"Fur yer mother?"'
"No fur me."
"What ails you?"'
"Tongue all coated see there."
"What does that mean?"
"Heaps!" chuckled the other. "That
means rhubarb to begin on, and Ioai
sugar, sweet cake, a velocipede, roller
skates and a jack-knife before I git
through! Don't you wish you waa me?"
Detroit Free Press.
Bay window parlor cars are tb)
latest things on wheels. Chicago Est-aid.
How Blondes are Made.
"What lovely hair that lady has, and
what a delightful color!" remarked an
ingenuous youth to an up-town barber
in ew York the other afternoon. Aiwi
the oung man strained his neck to
?uch an extent, in order to catch a
glimpse of the sylph, that the barber
very nearly indicted an ugly gash on
the confiding but restive chin.
"How old are you, young fellow?"
asked that worthy, presently, when the
razor had resumed its work.
"Twentv-one." was the answer.
"And to think," continued the barber
reflectively, "that a youth who has
attained his majority should speak of a
woman having lovely hair, when one
glance is sufficient to show that the
golden hair-wash is in full force, and
accounts for all the beauty. I say, to
think such a thing makes me lift my
eyebrows in amazement. Young man
you're very naive. For two dollars
your haii shall be that color, I guaran
tee, and you can keep the shade as long
as you like it. If the monotony of the
thing palls upon you, you can after
ward try auburn or dark brown, as I
presume that lady will do." i
"Do you mean to say that woman's
hair is ilved?"
"Well" I should smile." was the
answer. "If you were to touch her
head vou'd feel that her hair was as
brittle as this glass. I'd like you to
"You're very kind."
"I speak to you as a scientist, young
man. and as though I were giving you
a lesson in physiology or some other
ology Toxicology would be correct,
beca'use that hair-wash is poison,
although I says it as shouldn't," the
"Do vou -ell much of it?"
"Do l.J Well, rather. Look at that
row of bottle- on the top shelf. They
are all sold to Fifth avenue and Madi
son avenue ladies ladies who ain't
actresses, mind you. If you were to
suggest such a thing as an actress thev'd
taint on the spot. When I was young
in the business a lady one day bought a
bottle of auricomus "that was the name
of the stuff in the days of yore), and I
asked her to what theater I should send
i- -You insulting wretch!' she cried,
say such a thing again and I'll scream
a.- loud -as I cairT That was probably
very loud, judging from the tone in
which she ruade the remark."
Well do ladies admit to their friends
that they de their hair?'
Ye god- and little fishes!" ejaculated
be of the razor, "they'd die first." We
send the bottles to "their houses under
wrous: names and without a vestige of
labeir Look here," and he took up a
bottle. -What does that say.-"
The youth also took up the bottle and
read on the outside paper: "Miss Blank
Blank. Fifth avenue. Eye lotion."
"Yes. eye lotion." said the barber.
'Luckily for her. she enjoy- bad health
iu the eves, and make.- use of th:tt tact
when she orders her golden dye. uie
ladies pretVr it as a u nie," beef aud
iron. toothache e-synce." -redivivus.'
in fact. an thing but what it is."
Ls there any difficulty in applying
That's ai'eordin"," was the laconic
replj-. -When the lady has studied the
directions on the bottle and listened fi.
the barber'- prophetic words, all go
easy. But the trouble is they're too
nervous ami excitable to read directions.
Last Wednesday week l .-old a bottle tt
a lady. On Friday she came down here
in ;reat consternation. 'Good heavens'
Mr. Barber." sas she. 'ou'veplaed a
trick ou me, you nasn. bad man. I
can't get the thinir to color my hair,
ami what will people say if they -ee me
ettiujr dark again, and -osoon? It 3
real mean of you." and she btir-t iuto
tears. It was rather affecting. 1 confess,
and tears came into tin own eyes from
laii'-hing. Do oti know what she'd
done? She'd ju-t poured some wash on
her hands, like hair oil. and rubbed it
on. Bless vour life, it must be done
with a spouge. and carefully rubbed in.
One lady, alter buying a bottle, went
out of town, anil two days after I re
ceived a di-patch from Long Branch. I
shall alwas remember it. It ran
'You're a fraud, and wheu I get back
I'll bring an action again.-t you for
damages. I'm getting dark hourly and
minutely. What ou gave me was not
what you applied while I was in yout
store. 1 am ou mv weuuinjr tour ana
would have given thousauds of dollars '
to prevent this. Send proper stud' at
once, with direction-." Ju-t think."
ob-erved the barber, "what the arony
of that poor vouug husband must have
been when he noticed his dearlittle blonde
becoming more brunette every hour. A
wash wears ott verv fast. And now,
voung man. before you get married
stroKe your love
hair." -V. Y. Mai:
Where Buttons Are Made.
The button trade of New York l esti
mated to amount to from SS.UOO.MX) tc
1U.UOO,000 annually, although Europe
is still the chief seat of the button manu
facture. Gla but tons are nearlv all
made in Bohemia, where many children
are employed in the factories. They re
ceive about ten cents a day. women
thirty cents, and the men from forty tc
fifty cents. Vienna is at the head of the
pearl button trade, but many shirt but
tons are niade in Birmingham, which is
also the great locality for the production
of metal buttons. The Paris and Berlin
manufactories for novelties in this line
are the most extensive of anv in tht
world. In one village -ituated near
Paris and having a population of from
5,XK) to u.X)0 people, all of the working
class are engaged in making agate but
tons, which, when importedinto the
United States, under a thirty per cent
duty, sell for about thirty-one cents a
great gross. It is said "the material
alone could not be produced here fot
double that price.
The American marufacturera excel in
making bone, brass, ivory and gold but
tons by machinery, and export large
quantities of the goods. Providence.
R.. I., has been quite largely engaged in
this branch of the business. Boston
Among the novelties of London
jewelry ae ornaments made of iron.
Berlin'once adopted the fashion, but it
was during a moment of national pecu
niary difficulty when ladies patrioti
cally brought their jewelry and pre
cious stones to the mint as a gift to the
country. The gallant country by and
by gave them a plea-ant surprise, by
sending them fae similes of their jew
elry in beautifully cast iron, which boie
stamped upon it the words, "I gave
old for iron." This iron jewelry i
still a treasured heirloom iu the aristi
eratic Prussian families.
Rhode Island is going to have a
State base-ball league. The lines of the
bordering States are to be strictly de
"aned. In other words, over the fence
will be out. Lowell Citizen.
Bovtifal Nature IVowdln;? New Land (or
Man to Conquer.
Geographers complain that soon there
will be no more worlds for them to con
quer, and the Danes have ever since the
loss of the duchies, looked forward with
doleful forebodings to the time wlxm
their country will be still further shorn
of its fair proportions. Nature is, how
sver, bountiful, and now, by throwing
up a new island off the shores of Ice
land, it has added in an appreciable de
gree to the territories of King Christian
and to the regions which stilf await the
explorations of the traveler. It is true
that the new land is only a Volcanic
cone, and as it was the result of subter
ranean fire, may, like so many of its
predecessors born of the throes of
mother earth, sink again into the ocean
from whence it spransr. At various
times, especiallv after some severe dis- j
, tiurbance of Hekla, similar islets have
for a brief period shown "themselves
above the waves, but generally, with 1
the exception of Nyoe, which was
thrown up last century, have been worn I
away by the action of the surf before j
geologists could accurately examine the I
volcanic scoriai and ashes of which they
were composed. In 1311 Captain Tif
lard of H. M. S. Sabrina, witnessed
such an islet arise during a volcanic
outburst in the Azores and proudly
named it after his ship. But when he
returned a few weeks later to survey
and annex his acquisition not a trace of
Sabrina Island was visible. The sea
had reclaimed it. In the volcanic
region of the Mediterranean several
similar births of land have been re
corded by ancient and modern writers.
But the most notorious of them was
Graham Isiaml. which arose in the
year 1331. some thirty miles od" the
southwest coast of &ieily. For a few
weeks much ink was -hed over it, ami
at one time it was feared that gunpow
der would be burnt iu the assertion of
the angry claims which were made for
this wretched -J,oW yard.-of Etnaic cin
ders. The names of Sciacca. Julia,
Hotham. Graham and Corrac were -ue-cessively
given to it by the fiery mari
ners who cruised around it ready to
land and hoist their countries' tlags the
moment the scoria? cooled. But before
Europe was embroiled in war about it
Graham Island vanished and 0 settled
the dispute in its own simple way. Aft
er the destruction of Krakatoa by the
great Java earthquake in 13J twentv
one new islets appeared in the Sunda
Strait,and only last year one hitherto un
known rose above the sea od' the shores
of Alaska. In all of these cases vol
canic action has been the ostensible
cause of the formation of these specks
in the ocean. But in 1371 Captains
Luzen and Mack discovered to the north
of Nova Zembla a group of islets just
above the sea. on the very spot where,
in lo'J4. William Barents had found
soundings. On the two largest, vt hich
wre named Brown and Hellwald's
Islands, tropical fruits were picked up.
tossed thither by the northern extension
of the gulf .-tream. Hence the group
was named the Gulf Stream Islands;
and as the laud in this portion of the
polar basin is undergoing a slow secular
elevation, just as in other places it is
sinking, in the course of a century or
two the Arctic navigator may find in
that direction something worthy of a
dag and an entry on his chart. London
Ladiet Who Have to Endure Sarcasm !!
caune They Happen to Be Sensible.
Boston women have to endure any
amount of sarcasm because they are
more sensible than the New York
women in the selection of their dre es,
and because the majority Usually look
so downright dowdy in the streets.
But let me in justice to their lack of
rood taste sav the women one meets
in the shopping quarters come mostly
from the distant suburbs or are out-and-out
New Euglanders, only in town
for the day. They are not Bostonians
at all, and they wear gossamer cloaks
when it shines, and carry big shopping
bags in their hands or a plaid shawl ou
their arms, as independent of worldly
scorn as a wood-sawver s clerk, it
these people must continually be mi:
taken for our native citizens, it would
be a good plan to send missionaries to
the wilds of Methuen and Fitchburg to
convert them to the wav- demanded
by cosmopolitan critics. It i- said that
Bo-ton girls of the intellectual -tamp
could be picked out of a crowd anv-
where, that they are content to wear a
hard, icv expression, thick boots anil
last year's bonnet, and where any
other women pould be miserably out of
their element, they push ahead with
lofty unconcern and independence.
All "of which is undoubtedly true, yet,
in spite of the sneer, these girls are
just as busy now about their dress
makers and milliners as their mo-t
kind. I was waiting at a
fashionable niodi-te's the other morning
when two females walked into the
reception-room where I sat. and in-
Juired bluntly: "Where's madanie?"
f course. I stared and said I did not
know. Then they sat down and waited
five minutes, ten minutes, as I had for
twenty previously. At length, after
fidgeting and wondering and coughing,
the spokeswoman again addrc--ed me:
"Does Madanie always keep
people waiting so long?" "Yes.""
"Well. Abby. I guess we must go. I
have to speak at Tremont Temple
soon after three, and it's almost that
now." And away the two went, leav
ing me ignorant of what they could
wish with a dressmaker whose custom
ers are of the ultra-fashionable order.
When madame appeared I told her
two guvs from the back-wood.- had
been wishing to interview her, and
thev had gone now to attend a meet- 1
ing of some sort at Tremont Temple.
Whereat the little woman burst into an
uproarious laugh, and when she could
speak, said "dese ladies" were her
customers, and she was to make a
dress to be worn at a wedding for one
of them, and that neither lived in the
back-woodi, but very near the Hub.
Well, appearances are deceitful, for I
would not have dreamed that thev
knew satin from flannel, or had ever i
paid over five dollars for having a divs-i I
made in their whole lives. After all,
women are very much alike, even if 1
they will harangue temperance crowls. I
They do love pretty thing-, though '
they may not become the pretty '
tilings when thev get them. Albany
(AT. J") Jounud". " j
--Journalism is in a flourishing con
dition in the little Kingdom of Greeee.
At this moment there are 1J printing
houses, which produce anniialiv about
1,000 different works. Neari) every
village has its newspaper. In A:m.-uj
Uwre ire fifty-four political parrs.
PERSONAL AND IMPERSOHAL.
Twenty-one years ago there werv
twelve women doctors in the United
States. Now there are S50 and more
coming. Chieuijo Herald.
Dr. B. F. Ghrett, of Altooni. Pa.,
died recently, and his sister, bearing of
his decease, fell on her face and expired
almost instantly. Pittsburgh Post.
Chief-Justice Waite, nominally from
Ohio, is still a ("jnnecticut man and
still owns the old homestead that has
been in his family for generations, at
Lvme. on the Connecticut River. Hart
A Connecticut shoe manufacturer
has made for Miss Fannie Mills, a San
dusLy (O.) giantess. a shoe measuring
eighteen inches in length, nine inches
across the sole and twenty-four inches
around the ankle. Boston Post.
Jay Cooke, whose fortune was swept
away by the crash of 1873. is to-day one
of the wealthiest men of Pennsylvania.
He has investments in iron. coal, gold
and silver mines and railroads reaching
far into the millions. Philadelphia Press.
Two sisters and a brother named
Plonk, living near Lincoln. N. C. clinr
to life remarkably. The brother is still
called "the baby". although ninety-six
years old. One of the si-ters. Mrs.
Sallie Weaver, is ninety-nine vears old.
and the other. Mrs. Jane Toutheron. is
.fames Smith, of Kociusko. Miss.,
has been married forty-seven years, and
death hits never yet "visited his house
hold. He and hLs" wife have had twelve
children, all of whom live anil are mar
ried. The have eighty grandchildren.
The entire familv live within a radius of
twenty-eight miles iu thirteen residence.-.
St. Lotus (ilobe.
Hon. Thomas S. Kinir. of Georgia,
at the elo-e of the war married the
widow of a rebel odicer. It has just
beeu found that the rebel otlicer Ls in
Connecticut alive and well aud the bride
of eighteen ear- has been unmarried
from Mr. King by the court so that -he
can be divorced from the man in Con
necticut and then remarry Mr. King.
Xetv Haven Register.
Walter Burden and Miss Fannie
Swallenberg, a young heires.-. eloped
from Long Island City. and. beinr mar
ried in New York, .-ent a messenger to
notify the young lady's widowed mother.
The couple were much surprised soon
afterward to receive a loug and warmly
conirratulatory telegram from Mr-.
Swallenberg. "and the additional infor
mation that all the member- of both
families approved the match. X. Y
Xeics. The Princess Like-Like, of the Ha
waiian Islands, who ha.-, been -pending
weeks in San Francisco, left for hme a
few days ago. She received uiauy so
cial attentions, and created a -ensation
at some irathering- by appearing in a
rich black co-tume "with long black
gloves, and not a single article in hor
toilet to relieve the somber color. A
she is as black a- the ace of spades the
efiect of -uch a figure among brilliant
party co-tumes may be imagined. -Sin
The late Judah P. Benjamin is au
thoritatively stated to have made i5.
000 a year at the Engli-h bar for some
vears." When lie tir-t commenced prac
tice there he undertook jun ease-, but
in the difficult arts nf eross-exam'na-tiou
and addressinjr London juries,
which require a special faculty, he did
not shine. o he restricted him-elf to
tiie equity side, to the courts in banc
and courts of appeal. t;ll later he re
fused to go into any court but the
House of Lord- and Privy Council, ex
cept for a fee of SoU'O. and a client hav
ing demanded a consultation at his own
hon-e. the fee was . I. .). His favorite
tri Minal was the Privy Council, anil his
most eminent faculty argumentative
statement -Chicago Tribune.
'A LITTLE NONSENSE."
There is a strawburying -eason in
September for the man that can atford
a uew hat.
(ueiy Can the father of a dwarf be
regarded as a -hort-heired man? Bos
-A wit said of a man who was known
far and wide for his selfishness: "He
would burn down your house to cook a
couple of igg for him-elf."
A oung poetess -ays she "told her
-ecret tj the sweet, wild ro-e-." She
was very imprudent. When the sweet,
wild ro-es "blow," she will w i.-h she had
kept her -ecref to her-elf.
Belmont. N. II.. boasts of a woman
who "goes out and chops wood with her
husband." It is cu-tomary to use an
axe. but he may In? an unusually -harp
man. Bismarck Triltitue.
Hu-band: "No. mv wife doe-n't
sport many jewel-, but there i- one I.ind
of gem of which she has a full suppl."
Friend: "What i- that?" Hu-band.
Stratagem.' Burlington Fr- l'n..
At Washington, some one applied
to a theatrical manager to obtain free
ticket.- for the pages who carry me
sages ami the like in the Senate and
House. "No." said the manager. "I
might give to one page, but not to -o
manv. Many pages make .1 volume!"
Miss Montague Tavleure (to Mi-s
Capulet Suiythe) : "I want to introduce
to you Mr. Nail.-ley. back there, who
thinks you are -o awfully handsome.
You know of him. don't you? He i
very amusing and eccentric never
thinks as any one else doe-." X. Y.
"Pap. how wa.- Adam when he was
horned.'" "He wa- a man. and a.- large
as a man when made." "Then he never
didn't have any boy fun. did he?"
"No." "And right away got mar
ried?" "Yes." "Good golly! No wonder
he never laughed none." Kentucky
Annie was sobbing as she entered
the library, and placeifher head sorrow
fully on her grandfather's arm. "What
is it?" said the old gentleman, softlv.
"I'so dot snmpfin' in ray eye!" she
wept. A long -earch revealed "nothing.
"There's nothing in it," said the good
grandfather. "Yes. there is!" protested
Annie. " 'cause Tom said my eye had a
twinkle in it- Golden Day.-.
"I must have some rest this sum
mer," said the clock: "I am all nm
down." "I think I need a country
sear." said the easy chair, leaning on its
elbow. "I am getting played out," said
the piano: "a little fresh air would be a
good thing for me." "That's what I
want," said the sofa; "a little fresh
hair at the springs." "I should like to
go with the sofa, and lounge in the
woods." said the foot-stool." "If my
legs were stronger," said the table, "I
should go the country for some leaves."
"Let me redect." said the mirror: "they
have vary plain-looking lassies there,
too, do they not?" '"You make me
blush," saiil the divan and here the
housemaid closed the folding-doors and
shut them all up. Botton Commercial
FACTS AND FIGURES.
One steel rail is mad every hali
minute at Steelton, Pa,
London is the only large city in
the Old World that doesn't possess A
'- The "New York City haa 7.326
butchers, bakers, and grocers; there are
1 10,000 liquor dealers. X. Y. Xetcs.
The taxable valuation of Con
necticut is $34;?, 774, 579, an increase of
I 86.532,313 over last vear. Hartford
I The reduction of silver ores and
! other metallurgie operations on the Pa-
; cific Coast require the use of 2,000 to
o.O jo tons ot salt per year.
The average ocean steamer burns
about 100 tons of coal a day. Th
largest steamers the Greyhound
burn nearly 200 tons. .V. i. Sun.
in Dakota the farmers are plowing
by steam at a cost of less than one dol
lar an acre. The motor is a very
broad-wheel traction engine. Chicago
Last year about 190,000 head of
cattle were shipped east over the Union
Pacific and Northern Pacific railroads.
During the present summer the number
that will be sent forward is estimated at
- The recent report of the National
Board of Fire L'nderwriters shows that
no fewer than 2,372 hotels in the United
States have been destroyed by fire dur
ing the past eight years", an average of
- The phosphate beds in the Bear
Creek hiils of Autauga County, Ala.,
are of great value in "the manufacture
of sulphuric acid. These beds y.eld .0U
or Gun tons of phosphates to the aero.
1 'htcujo Journal.
- Mr. George M. Pullman states that
there are in this country 190 railway
Directors' private palace cars, which
cost .$jOO.UK., and which he pro
nounces wholly unnecessary; but the
Directors think differently. Cucas
The power developed by the ex
plosion of a ton of dynamite is equal to
t."i.GJi tons raised one foot, or 45,6b."
foot-tons. One ton of nitro-glycerine
similarly exploded will exert a power
of (".". l."2 tons, and one pound of blasting-gelatine
similarly exploded. 71.050
The recent Papal encyclical against
the Freemasons is aimed at no less than
LtS.OtJ.) lodges throughout the world,
with 14.1d,j."4 members, whose annual
receipts are e-timated to amount to
about .S9O,u0o.00, of which sum fully
two-thirds are expended in charities.
X. Y. Trtbrne.
- The Mescalero Apaches, formerly
notorious cattle-thieves, are now large
stock-raisers in Lincoln County. New
Mexico. The Government som yeari
ago set up these Indians in the cattle
business, and now thev find it more
pleasant and more profitable to raise
stock honestly than to steal it.
The Kamschatkans are in danger
of becoming extinct. Kamsehatka
proper Ls a district larger than the whole
of France. It once had a population of
about 50,000. but in ISS0 the total had
fallen to 15.200. Shooting aud fishing
are the chief occupations, anil fish the
chief, if not the only. food. The aver
age annual income rarely exceeds So,
tor which forty pounds of dour could
not be bought. The mortality of the
countrv is great
WIT AND WISDOS.
It is one proof of a good education
and of true refinement of feeling to re
spect antiquity. ujuttrneu.
If a woman loses her voice driving
out chickens could she be called a black
smith? She certainly would be a hoarse
shooer. By struggling with misfortunes we
are sure to receive some wounds in the
conliict: but :t sure method to come off
victorious is by running away. -Goldsmith.
Mr. William Doodle,- "Yes Mlv.
Fro-t. I always wear gloves at night:
they make one's hands so nice and soft.''
Mi-s Frost "Ah ! and!o .oitsleep with
your hat on?" Chicago tribune.
There are two things, each of which
he will seldom fail to discover who seek3
for it in earnest: the knowledge of what
he ought to do. and a plausible pretext
to do what he likes. Bxpnst Weekly
"Pug dogs are made f laziness,
.snappishness and peevisine-.s." says a
writer. This i- shameful. Arhen they
begin adulterating little 011 dogs it Is
time for the law to interfere. -V. I.
They chopped dowu one of the
big trees of Mariposa. ( 'aL, a few d.iv
ago. the rings of whi.-h betokened
its age to be !,:HJ years, and imbetffled
in the heart of the monaich of the for
est was found a joke aboitt house-cleaning
anil a man falling down stairs on &
piece of soap. Chicaao Time.
The Boston girl is compelled to suf
,fer many criticisms from the illiterate
Western journalist on account of her
superior culture. One o them recent
ly wrote that the young lady Ls 'so
awfully cultured that she won't call it
the -sweet bv-and-by.' She calL-it the
ugared subsequently.' "- -Boston Tran
script. Wisdom dwells in blue skies and
broad sunshine, and the vide hills and
the infinite waters; in peace of mind
and freedom, and the worship of earth.
He is poverty trickeu who i.-J so ab
sorbed in the one little enclosure of
which he holds the title deeds that he
loses his grasp on the bending universe.
A correspondent writes- Will you
please inform me wnen straw hats can
be worn without exciting comment?
Certainly. Straw hats can be worn
without exciting commeut 'A'hen worn
on the head. But when they are worn
cavorting along the street in a gale of
wind vou must expect a remark or two.
At Augusta, Ga.. the other day
lightning struck a hen that was sitting
on a nest of eggs. When that thunder
bolt got out of "the hen-house it looked
as though it had been drawn through a
sausage machine, and the way it scoot
ed for a cloud was a caution. Bet you
it'll never strike a setting hen again.
' Burlington Fnc Press.
Oae fellow was from Wilcox and
the other resides in this county The
Wilcox man said: "After our cyclone, a
year or two ago. a large number of
birds :md chickens were found from
which every feather had been stripped
by the terrible wind: in fact, they were
peeled as slick as an onion, but the
iowls were still alive and kicking."
"Oh, that's nothing," exclaimed the
Pulaski man. "One of my neighbors
had his well blown so crooked by the
.same cyclone that he has not been able
to get a bucket down into it since, and
'he was compelled to dig another welL"
At this point the raeeting adjourned.
Hawkins i-ille (Ga,) Afao.
National Bank !
Authorized Capital, -Paid
Surplus and Profits, -
OFVfCKRS ND DIRECTORS.
A. ANDERSON". Pres't.
SAM'L C. 3t ITH. Vice Pret't.
O.T. ROKN, Cashier.
J. W. EARLY,
V A. MCALLISTER,
I. ANDERSON. -
Foreign and Inland Exchange. Pujsajje
Tifket.-.anu Real Estate Loans.
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
Keck Spins Coal
L'iirlion (Wyomini) Coal.
EM011 luva) Coal
-S7.0U per ion
. li.Uil -
. i.l)tf '
Blacksmith Coal of beat quality al
ways on hand at low
North. Sida Eleventh St.,
I I .Sill
Improved and Unimproved Farms,
Hay and Grazing Lands and City
Property for Sale Cheap
Union Pacific Land Office,
On Long Time and low rate
JSrHiij! proof in.nie on I'iriihcr CLtiiu-J,
Il.'iut te .l- .in! lre -mi'tfjin.
IifAll -Ai-liin to ln l.irnl- of my t.--rr"itioii
will pi.- -- .mII .mil -x.milne
nit li-tl I.irul- !iefoi'eloSl!ii el-- wliire
J5".VI1 nivini: l.tud- to -.'ll w.ll pleu-e
call jihI ii me .t iU--f iniion, t rm ,
J3J"I 1 o .mi ir.-piro.l to ni-iire prop
erty, :i- I Ijivc the .it-ii'v of -overal
lir-t.tfl.iii fr'iiv iii-nr iix.-- comp inie-.
. V. oTT. "vl:i-itnr. -pe.ik (iermnn.
:ti-tf V olitlllhll-. Nclru-K:i.
BECKER & WELCH.
SHELL CREEK MILLS.
M.VNl KAtTl RElt- A'I WUol.E
h VLK OLA LEU- IN
FLOUR AND MEAL.
oFFff't-:.-- co i r Mitrs. xkr.
SPE1CE & NORTH,
lien-ral icnt-for 'he "lie o!
Union Paeitit:, anii Midlaml l'aciac
R. R. Land? for sale it from $3.0 to10.00
per acre for cash, or on tive or ten years
time, in annual payment to uit pur
chasers. We have alio a lare and
choice lot of other land", improved and
unimproved, for s.ile at low price and
on reasonable term-. ANo bnsine and
re.-idence lot,- it. the city. VTe keep a
complete abstract of title to sill real es
tate in lltte County.
COLK JIBl'M. .1EB.
AH kinds of Repaitiag done on
Short Xotice. Baggies, Wag
ons, etc. made to order,
and all work Guar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A
Wood Mowers. Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-hinders the
'Shop opposite the " Tattersall." on
Olive St., COLIDLBU3. 26-a
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