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VOL. XVI.-N0. 17.
THE COMING OF THE ROSE.
The tar-tnuaed rates, which are never seen
Except by elves ou the dewy green.
Were rolled apart at a touch to-day.
And all the roses are ou their way,
romlnc to IU the land with Ug-ht,
To crown the summer with garlands bright,
Sweet within sweet and fold on fold.
Crimson and white, and cloth of gold
This with Its fiery heart aglow.
That with the luster of falling snow,
See them toss on the prickly hedge.
See their foam on the meadow's edge.
Blooming as fair by the roof of thatch
As where a princess may lilt the latch.
Scattering- odors pure and sweet
On the dusty road or the throiudng street,
Banting the grasp of a rude desire
By the jealous watch or the sentry brier
Everywhere Is the fragrance poured:
Earth Is a garden of the Lord.
Pride of the bower and light of the lane.
The rose is timed to a merry strain:
Music and perfume. Joy and June
Nothing is jangled or out of tune.
Bird atilt on the jeweled spray
Weaves the rose in his rollicking lay:
Child at sport by the cottage door
Meverwas half so glad berore:
Little wren In the hidden nest
Chirps of the pleasure that fills her breast. -
Which is the lovelier, bud or
The clasp that hides, or the bloom that grows
Fairer and braver hour by hour.
Till we gaze entranced on the perfect tlower?
Somebody wiser than you or I.
Dear little questioner, must reply.
L as I stoop to your rose-bud lips.
Gates through which innocent laughter trips
I. as 1 bend with a kiss to meet
The wistful eyes in their candor sweet
Know that the bud so fresh and free
Is the dearest thing Iu this world to me.
Jlargartt E. Sanatter, in Harper' Young
CUPID AND CUT RATES.
A New York Scalper's Romantic
TUB SCALPER'S NARRATION".
They say that "all is fair in lore aud
war." The railroad companies have
found out that there is a good deal that
is not fair in this war of cut rates. You
may think this is a joke. If you've got
any such foolish idea as that into your
head, just tackle the first stockholder
you meet and see if he don't teiryou It's
cold, hard truth. This sort of funny
business between the trunk lines you
cut my throat and I cut yours, so to
speak has made it lively for us. Too
lively, to be honest with you, when we
come to figure up the profits. I'd rather
see less people here in" my.. Broadway
office and more money. Don't you see
for yourself that it is less wear and tear
on the nerves, not to speak of the furni
ture, to sell twenty tickets a day at a
clean commission of three dollars a
ticket, than to 'sell .one-hundred on a
fifty-cent margin, not to speak of hav
ing to turn ourselvos inside out as a
universal railway guide and bureau of
information for two hundred more peo
ple, who finally go to some other fellow's
shop to buy" their tickets?
The theory of our side of the railroad
business ami the basis of our' success
when we have any is that half the
world wants to get something for notli-
iug, Buiuciuiug iui less mail u is worm,
something cheaper than the market
price. So you see, we don't have any
very altitudinous opinion-.of the class of
folks who mostly patrouize us. Our
best customers are fellows who could
just as well afford to pay full rates and
never know the difference. Of course,
though, a good many poor people come
here, and in helping' them save a dollar
or two dollars, 1 feel as though we are
regular out and out, died-in-the-wool
Funny customers? Do we have any?
Do we have anything else? I would
like to ask you. Some of them are reg
ular, but mostly transient. I'll tell you
about one of my regular customers -if
you'll keep it to yourself. If it should
f'jet out the boys 'would have the grand
augh on me, from Canal street to the
Astor House. It was about six weeks
ago just six weeks ago to-day if you
are so particular 'about' dates that a
young woman came in and asked:
"What does a ticket to Chicago
"Seventeen dollars' Tsaid.
Without another word she walked
out exceot, I believe, she did say:
"Thank yqu" in a very low tone.
The next day she came again and
asked the same question and got the
same answer. The third time she came.
which was the day following,.I noticed
her more closely. She was "very plain
ly dressod, but somehow her dry goods
looked better than some that cost a pile
of money. She knew how to wear
things like a lady. She might have
been a saleswoman or a school-teacher
or anything of that sort that a lady
might be who was down in her luck.
She looked pale and sad, but there was
somethlag brave in ier eyes that made
a fellow respect .her. At anv rate, it
made me pull oft" iny hat and lay my
cigar down and there are mighty few
folks I ever do either for in business
"What is the price of a Chicago tick
et to-day?" .
"Sixteen dollars," I said.
There was just a little glad streak
came into her tired face at the drop of
a dollar that made me wonder how glad
she would look if the tumble had- been
five times as large. But she only said
"Thanlcyou." and walked quietly away
as before. I wondered if she would
come again, but the next day she was
here at about the :ame time. Prices
had stiffened up again, and I felt like a
brute when I had to say "Seventeen
dollars" instead of "Fifteen." which I
would much rather have said, and I be
lieve I should, and pocketed the loss, if
so many other people had not crowded
She opened her large, blue eyes at me
as though she thought I must be mis
taken. After she had repeated the
question to make sure, and had received
the same answer I hadn't the courage
to look her in the face when I said
"Seventeen," and so made believe I was
terribly busy with some letters she
walked away more slowly than usual
The next three days running the rates
stood still at seventeen dollars, and
"My Customer" I'd got to calling her
so in my mind came and went regu
larly at the same hour.
Then early .the next morning we xt
aewsof a big break. Prices were "all
at sixes aad sevens, but we started injit
fourteen dollars to Chicago. When She
ame I .suppose it does not cost anv
more to put in a capital than a smafl
s" 1 felt a little nervous about tellino
aer. To tell the honest truth, I was
afraid sle would buy a ticket and that
would be the last I would see of her.
Then I thongfel to myself: "It'e none of
your business, anyhow. What do you
care what right have yeu to' care?"
And I had to answer back:.. "Not any."
And besides; it was evident she was so
anxious to go that I would rather she
woidd g Hit weald ajafe Wjfle least
bit happier.' It was rather a fit-used-to-beiaff-disauuointed'
aortal mione in
which she askid her xcgn1aTf$Ktiom,
but there wa" plenty of life and snap,
and it sounded good' to hear the wav la
which she?said: "Oh, I thank you!'!
when L?fjold her "Fourteen." just aa
though"! was responsible for it and
made all fne rates for the whole country.
But she didn't buy any ticket all the
same, and it may be foolish for a
scalper to say and' a scalper who is not
in the habit of getting left to own up,
fair and square, that I was downright
relieved when she did" not plank down
fourteen dollar on rav counter.
It was fourteen dolfars the next day,
aud she asked me if I thought it would
fco any lower. I told her everything
was so mixed up it was impossible to
tell, but the chances were that tickets
would yet sell for twelve dollars And
"Do you think they will get as low aa
ten dollars?" she asked.
And then I knew her figure and what
she was waiting for. and I was glad to
size up her pile at last
"I wouldn't wonder if it got down to
ten," 1 said, "but I don't know how
soon it will be, and I hope you are in
no hurry about-going."
When that tly clerk of mine heard
what I had said about hoping she
wasn't in a hurry, having seen her com
ing in or going out every day for two-'
or three weeks, he thought I was trying
to be sarcastic, and the continental idiot
I-irst she looked at
him andthen at
me with those great, blue eyes, and
then, without a word, she walked
away, and somehow I felt as though I
would not see her again. I haven't got
the ugliest disposition in the world, but
I believe I would really have enjoyed
choking that fly clerk until he was half 1
dead. As it was, 1 told turn in cutrate
times the profits would not allow the
luxury of two clerks, and as he was the
last to c )nie he should be the first to
go, and that he could look for another
place at the end of the week. When he
turneApale and said he had a sick
motigSand two little si-dors to support,
on hwten dollars a week, of course I
could do nothing but keep him: but I
gave him some
advice about laughing
in the wroug place that
be wout forget
to his dying day.
She didn't come the next day, nor the
next, nor the next I was getting nerv
ous and too cross for auy earthly use
when, ou the fourth day after my fly
clerk laughed I sav the fourth da3'
after, because he hadn't laughed since
in she came at the usual hour.
"Tickets are eleven dollars to-day,"
I said, before she had time to ask her
regular question, and I could not help
showing that I was glad to see her
again, although for the life of me I
dared not say so. And then, without
giving her time to speak, 1 ratt'ed on:
"You've had so much bother and
trouble waiting, though, that I will
make it ten to vou if you are in a burn
1 diii this to make up for the rudeness
of my tly clerk, but it was an effort that
took nerve, I tell you. for I was suce
this woul 1 be the 'last f her. and that,
of all thingsVwas what I didn't wanVto
see. : ,
"I thank you very much," she said,
"but I am able to pay the full price when
I buy a ticket." :
When she was gone Ijtvas ratberglad
to know that her pride hadr prevented
her accepting my offer of a dollar's dis
count, for it gave, me still another
chance of see'ng;her even if ten dollars
should Le the next day's rate.
It wax selfish, I know, and I own up
to it, but Ufjlt as near like a fellow who
is .sentencgrto be hanged and then gets
a reprice for twenty-four hours as I
hopeTever will feel when I fouud the
nextday's rate was twelve dollars.
For two days this was the ruling price,
and then the cut rate fell to ten dollars.
Andlnowmy only thought was: j.Jy
"Will she. come here once more'or
will she buy;, her ticket of soqnfrone
else?" & jff'
- She did eomc-CJi 5
"X see by tnis morning s&paper that
the price of a ticket' Chicago to-day
would be ten dollar$krshe said, very
demurely. "Is thajfoWect?"
She hauded maflten dollars in silver,
mostly dituesjnd it toolc .me a long
while to coujpit 1 knew I -would not
see her aaM, and I was iu thaV$tate of
mind tbBT wanted to do something for
her when she could not refuse. "J.
'001 have made a mistake," I said.
Sh4Bfurned pale, and I saw her little-
hand tightly grasp the edge of
counter as she asked:
"Ls there not money
there not ten dollars?'
"Oh, yes, enough, "and more than
enough; here are twelve dollars see?"
Then I counted out before her the
ten dollars she had paid me and the
two dollars in quarters that I had hasti
ly slipped in with her money, and then
handed back to her two dollars. She
was about to say something furiher, but
"Excuse me, but I am too busy to
bother about change. What train do
you wish your ticket for?"
"Eight o'clock to-night," she said,
hesitatingly, still holding the two dol
lars in her hand.
I made a memorandum of the number
of her 'ticket 3.684 as I stamped it,
put it in an envelope and handed it to
Still she hesitated and was about to
say something more, and again I said:
"Excuse me your ticket is all right
please don't bother me aoout that
change again. I wish you a very pleas
ant journey and hope I may have the
pleasure of selling you a ticket again
Without waiting to hear a word I
rushed out, catching one farewell
glimpse as I passed, and dropped in at
the r.val cut-rate office next door to
talk over the situation. But for the
life of me, if I were called into court to
testify, I couldn't tell one single word
that was said. When I went back to
my office she was gone, and I didn't
care whether Chicago tickets sold for
ten dollars or ten cents or didn't sell
Now-1 am a business man, a practical
man, a cut-rate man, a scalper, but a
sudden inspiration dawned on mc when
I looked at the number of the ticket she
had bought 1 knew the train on which
she was going. I, too, would go to
Chicago on the same train and if in any
way I could serve her if I could win
her confidence to the extent of being al
lowed to do something for her there
would be the profit .of my trip that
would be nigger and mote comfortable
than any profits my. books ever .showed.
my.uooKs ever.snowea.a. .mt' - . n T.
around lively in orderfL;Wf.c!t,utalk about ,l nw .for, J0"1"
1 nad to rush
to get away, for it was the worst possi-
ble time forme to leave, and when I
got to the station the train was just
pulling out and it was a close call that
1 caught it at alL
THE CONDUCTOR'S CRAFTEK.
Queer. experience a conductor has?
Yon are inst right be- does. There are
cranks of assorted siaes oa every' train,
till it saakes sae tired, aad I aia't oat U
sy J TgB J v v w r w w SW
COLUMBUS, -NEB., WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 19,
the tired kind.' rvejfaen railroading
train boy, brakeniaaTand conductor
twenty-two years, and I've seen thing!
to make a fellow laugh-fill he split, and
tragedies real tragedies to make a
white man's heart acho. But sad and
glad, first and last and all along be
tween, I have, newt Had. anything
strike me more in a heap than the
other night when I had one -of them
Broadway cut-throats I meancut-rate,
scalping fellows on my train. He
swung on just as I did, as she was pull
ing out. and' went direct to the smoking
car and took a seat, although he baj a
whole section in the Chicago sleuter
and is well fixed. Our Pullman
ductor put me on him as a scaloer or
wouldn t have known who he was from
a side of Illinois sole leather. When I
came through punching tickets the
scalper says to me in an off-hand sort
of a way:
"Say,T conductor, keep an eye out for
ticket So. 3,681, and when you come
back let me know where it is'located."
handing over a first-class cigar a he
"Allrighl," said I, thinking there's
a woman in the case, or else some fel
low has put up a job on him about that
ticket and he is laying for him.
When I found 3,684 it wasn't any
woman or any job only a poor, hump
backed cripple, fit to make vour heart
ache to look at A bright face and all
that -too bright for the kind of a body
it was hitched to just the sort of a face
to make a fellow want to kick up a row
with all creation that snch things could
be. He wasn't in a sleeper, neither,
but in a day car, all wrapped around
with shawls and made comfortable-like
as though somebody loved him, and
had fixed him to go through with as lit
tle bother and shaking up as possible.
Well, I went back after f d been
through the train, and said to the
scalper, who was puffing away nervous
-I have found jour 3.G84."
"She's in the Chicago sleeper, aia't
she? She's comfortable, isn't she?"
"Well," 1 said, "you'd better see for
yourself. 'She' is in the fifth seat from
the front, on the left-hand side in the
next car back."
He thr.'w his cigar away and hurried
into that car. A moment later he came
back, looking black and ugly.
"What do you meau bv monkeyin
witli me?" he said, "tf'herc is the
young lady with Chicago ticket No.
"I dou't know your racket,'1 said I,
"but if you think I'm fooling about it
just walk back with me and I'll soon
He followed, and when we had
reached the cripple s seat I .-aid
"Excuse me, ir, but is youi
With that he reached down, aud
hauling out his pr.cket-book handed me
ticket No. 3,684. The scalper stood
close by and I held my lantern up while
I looked so that he could see plaiu at
ma same time, mere was a vacant
seat behind the cripple and the scalper,
without a word, sat down in it. I went
ahead to smoke. When I came through
next time the scalper had the cripple in
his arms and was carrying him back to
his own section in the Chicago sleeper,
while the train boy followed with the
cripple's things a shawl, a bag, a pil
low for his back aud a big envelope box
full of lunch. The cripple was put into
the scalper's lower berth, while he him
self climbed into the upper, and that's
all I know about them, except that I
thought then, and 1 think now, and I
ain't ashamed to say it. that whoever
and whatever that cripple was, it was a
kind act the way that Broadway scalper
THE SCALt'KIt RESUMES AND CONCLUDES.
It was a great piece of good luck on
my part, as I am Mire that vou will
agree, that I found Her brother on the
train. He is unfortunate in having a
crooked back, but bis head is so level
and his brain so bright that no one ever
thinks he is deformed. At first I was
disappointed in not finding Her; but
after all it was better in every
way that I met Her brother. It was
for him She bad saved up money that
he could go. to friends in the West who
are able and willing to help him, and
not for a trip for herself. He was arood
enough to take pity on me, because I
was so lonesome, and consent to share
my sleeping-car section with me. I
jrnever rode with a more agreeable fel
ls Yiovr in my life, and we Darted erimt
friends when I finally was obliged to
leave him in Chicago and come back.
He aiso sent a message to his sister here
in New York, which he said 1 must de
liver personally, and as he made such
a point of my doing it in person I
couldn t refuse.
Now it just occurs to me you have
been tco inquisitive all along, and I
didn't'stop to think who I was talking
to; and so I will not, under any con
sideration, tell you who She is er what
a grand, brave struggle She has been
making for her invalid mother and her
unfortunate brother. But having
thoughtlessly gone on as far as I have,
I don't suppose it can do an-real harm
to say that, whatever her name may be
now, a week from to-day it will b3 the
same as mine, and I'd like to give
everybody a free ride to wherever they
want to go, or do anything in reason to
make everyone as happy as I am now,
regardless of the fact that if cut rates
save money to s'Otne people, they have
given me or will in a few days give
me a mother-in-law and a lame
brother-in-law to care for, not to men
tion a wife too good or the best and
squnrest scalper, who ever drummed up
business on Broadway, and so I go in
for cut rates to the end of the chapter.
Creating a Coolness.
"1 am so glad to know you, Mrs.
Johnson. I am an old acquaintance of
'res, long years ago, twenty years
ago, before he knew you. I was his
first love. We were indeed be
trothed." "Yes, my dear," put in Mr. John
son. "Yes, that was very lonir affo."
"But you have not forgotten it, John,
"No, no; but"
"Do vou remember our parting? O.
"Yes. it was: but"
". " .
w"c I?tU5lu"V.u,e,r ina 01 ners
as welL See this, Mrs. Johnson. Let
me give you this. It was the ring John,
your husband, pressed upon my finger
when his heart was free, when we
pKghted.our troth. 1 give it to you be
"Why, John! I declare. If it isn't
the ring you said you lost; the ring I
fave yon when I was engaged to you in
There's a coolness among 'die three
aow. JfcrcAan Traveler.
Paid Ii Capital,
Sirplns aid Profits, -
OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS.
. ANDERSON, Pres't.
SAM'L C. SJUTH. Vice Pres't.
J. W. EARLY,
W. A. MCALLISTER,
Foreign and Inland Exchange. Passage
-Tickets, ana Real Estate Loans.
D. T. Martyx, M. D. F. J. Sciiug, M. D.
Drs. MABTYN & SCHTJG,
U. 8. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeon?. Union Pacific, O., N.
& B. II. and 15. & M. R. R's.
Consultations in German and English.
Telephones at office and residences.
fjarOfllce over First National Bunk.
D. F.TANS, IN. O.
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
J3TOfliee and rooms. Gluck building,
11th street. Telephone communication.
F. F. RUNNEll, 91. !.,
Chromic Diseases aad Disease of
Childrea a Specialty.
fpF Office on Olive street, three doors
north of Firbt National Bank. 2-ly
TXT M. CORNELIUS,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE.
Upstairs Ernst building 11th street.
p .1. GAKLOW, Collection Att'y.
SPECIALTY MADE OF BAD PAPER.
Office with J. G. Higgins. 31.!! in
2th Stre t, 2 doors west of IIsBtstoad Hoase,
Columbus, Neb. 4l-y
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A TTOIiNET AT LA W,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska
MOXEY TO 1.0AI.
Five years' time, on improved farms
with at least one-fourth the acreaze under
'cultivation, T11 sums representing one-
third the fair value or the homestead.
Correspondence solicited. Address,
fM Columbus, Nehr.
V. A. MACKEN.
Foreign and Domestic Liquors and
11th street, Columbus, Neb. JiO-y
A TTOBNE YS AT LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
imr. 11th St. W. A. McAllister. Notary
NOTARY PUBLIC AND CONVEYANCER.
Keeps a full line of stationery and school
supplies, aud all kinds of legal forms.
Iusures against fire, lightning, cvelone
and tornadoes. Office in Powell's Block,
Platte Centei . 19-x
J. M. MACFARLAXD, B. K. COWDERY,
LAW AND COLLECTION OFFICE
Columbus, : : ; Nebraska.
J. J. MAUGHAM,
Justice, County Surveyor, Notary,
Land and Collection Agent.
tfParties desiringsurveying done can
notify me by mail at Platte Centre, Neb.
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blankets, Curry Combs, Brushes, trunks,
valises, buggy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, &c, at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs promptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on 13th Street, near
bt. Paul Lumber Yard, Columbus, Ne
braska. 52 Gmo.
T Ji. LAWRENCE,
DEPUTY CO. SURVEYOR.
Will do general surveying in Platte
and adjoining counties. Office with S. C.
S. MURDOCH & SON,
Csrpenters and Contractors.
Havehad an extended experience, and
will guarantee satisfaction in work.
All kinds of repairing done on short
notice. Our motto is, Good work and
fair prices. Call and give us an oppor
tunitytoestunatcforyou. ISTShop on
13th St., one door west of Friedbof &
Co's. store. Columbus. Nehr. 483-v
o. o. SFTAisrisroisr
Tin and Sheet-Iron Ware !
Job-Work, Xoofins; aid Gutter
ing a Specialty. r
fjgrshop on Olive Street, 2 ' doors
north or Urodfenhrer' Jewelryfltore.
His lands comprne some fimvtraets
la the Shell CreeeflPalley, and thetnorth
ern portion ol?lstte county .-Taxes
paid for non-residents. Satisfaction
guaranteed. 20 y
J. E. NORTH & CO.,
Fork Spiig Ceil,
Carboi (Wyoniitj) Coil..
EltleH (lawn) Ceal
..$7.00 per tai
... 6.00 "
... 5.00 "
Blacksmith Coal of best quality al
ways on hand at low
North Side Eleventh St.,
SAMX. C. SMITH, Ag't.
General Real Me Dealer.
5TI have a large number of improve d
Farms for sale cheap. -Also unimproved
farming and grazing lands, from ft to ?!."
U3TSpecial attention paid to making
final proof on Homestead and Timber
ETAll having lands to sell will find it
to their advantage to leave them in my
bands for sale. Money to loan on farms.
F. H. Marty, Clerk, speaks German.
."0-tf Columbus, Nebraska.
All kinds of Repairing done on
Short Notice. Buggies, Wag
ons, etc., Bade to order,
and all work dinar
anteed. Also sell the world-famous Walter A.
Wood Mowers, Reapers, Combin
ed Machines, Harvesters,
and Self-binders the
i8LPK B- A.. FOWLEIt,
1505 rams St., - OMASA, HIS.
PLANS AXD SPECIFICATIONS FURNISHED
for all kinds of Public Buildings and
Private Dwellings. Architect of Willard
Block, Child's Hospital, Residence or
Hon. J. M.Thurston, Residence of Hon.
John I. Redick, Omaha; Residence of
(Ion. G. W. E. Domcy, Masonic Hall,
Fremont, Neb; Residence of C. C. Crow
ell, Esq., First National Bank, Blair,
Neb; Residence of Thos. Bryant, First
National Bank, Schuyler, Net., and ma
ny others. 43-mti
in presents given aicay.
Send us 5 cents postage,
ivuu anu oy man you win get
free a package of goods of large value,
that will start you in work that will at
once bring you in money faster than any
thing else in America. All about the
1200,000 in presents with eaeh box
Agents wanted everywhere, of cither
sex, of all ages, for all the time, or spare
time only, to work for us at their own
homes. Fortunes for all workers ab
solutely assured. Dou't delay. H. Hal
lttt h Co., Portland, Maine.
pAMPBKfLIj Sc MT. CLAIR,
Rags and Iron !
The highest market price paid for rags
and iron. Store in the Bubach building,
Olive st., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
NO HUMBUG !
But a Grand Success.
R P. BRIGHAM'S AUTOMATIC WA-
ter Trough for stock. He refers to
every man who has it in use. Call on or
leave orders at George Yale's, opposite
Oeblrich's grocery. y.6m
Send six cents for
free, a costly box of
goods which will help you to more money
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, Taua A Co.,
TOTICE TO TKACHERS.
J. B. af oncrisf, Co. Supt.,
Will be in bis office st the Court House
on the third Saturday- of each
month for the purpose of examining
applicants for teacher's certificates, and
for the transactton of any other business
pertaining to school. ft67-y
TTASiisvroa MEADE, ra. .,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
I Platte Center, Nebraska. 9-y
WHOLE NO. 797.
GOLD MINING IN
Maw sad for What Kcatoa
It Braa ss
Whoa the discoveries were made 'on
what is known as the Comstock lodge
gold-quartz mining in California began
to ba neglected. The wonderful silver
bonanza of Nevada threw evervthingr
else in the way of mining into the
shade. Silver mining stocks were sold
at so much a foot, and the pries
mounted into the thousands. There
has bejn a quarter of a centurv of
mining on the Comstock lode. "The
operations there have been of a gigan
tic character. A few men became mil
lionaires. As for the great army of
operators, they finally became poor.
There is not a dividend-paying mine
to-day on that lode. Nor has there
been one for a long time. When the
silver-aiininjr interests of Nevada fell
down below the dividend-paying point
and assessments all round were the or
der of the day. atteution was turned to
other mining fields. But, singularly
enough, there was no real revival of
gold-quartz mining in California. The
great mineral belts of Arizona and New
Mexico begaa to attract attention.
There were rich silver-lodes there, and
the impression was deepened that in
Arizona, in particular, a mineral belt
would be found exceeding in richness
the famed Comstock lode. Many good
mines have been fouud iu Arizona,
aud .no doubt there are many more
yet to be developed. But no dis
covery has been made of anv
thiug like the importance of the .silver
discovery of Nevada a quarter of a cen
tury ago. A great deal of prospect
ing has been done in the Republic- of
Mexico, and many importaut mines
have been acquired by Americans.
But, while there is a possibility of a
vast mining interest to be developed in
Mexico in the interest of American
miners, on the whole the mineral de
velopment has gone slow in that coun
try. 1 here are many drawbacks, the
duties on supplies have been heavy,
and the discount on silver,
added to the various taxes, has
gone a long wavs to keep down
the proli:a, Yet it Ls probable that
oue of the greatest miuing Held-!
of the world will be within the limits
of the Mexican Republic. What is
uiusi onuy 01 observation to-dav is
the revival of interest iu gold-quartz
mining in California. This has resulted
in part from the decline of mining in
terest of Nevada, the heavy discouut
of silver, and the small number of dividend-paying
silver mines in all the
country usually designated as the
Pacilic caast. A large number of
abandoued gold mines have been er
habilitated of late. The annual pro
duction of eold had falleu below
twenty million dollars in this State,
and a large part of that product was
represented by the gravel mines.
Slowly the gold-quart, interest has
been creeping up. There are just now
no well-detinedgold-bearing lodes car
rying from sixteen to twenty dollars a
ton whichare begging for purchasers.
The processes for extracting gold have
been greatly improved; machinery has
been perfected, mining eugineers and
experts know aow to get the last pos
sible dollar out of the rock, and the
yield of many of thee low grade mines
has become "very satisfactory. When
it is once extracted there Ls no discount
ou tne bullion. San Franvisco Dull
Dwcriptlou and History of u WeU-Knowa
As to the early history of the classi
ticatiou of ships there is no date, but
we all know how dull is the famous
chapter in the "Iliad." where even
Homer was caught napping. In a more
or less imperfect form clasiiication of
merchant ships must of course have
existed contemporaneously with ma
rine iimiir.itice, while Gibbon already
speaks of nautical insurance as being
common with the Romans. Such
ships 1 sts were, it apjK-ars. at the end
of the Seventeenth Century to be seen
by merchants in the dtt'ereut coffee
houses of the city, and among these
the establishment kept by a certain
Kdward Lloyd, who seems to have been
a man of unusual ability and enter
prise, was the moat frequented because
the bent posted up. That the house
was well known was shown by the fact
that Steele "makes it the theme of a
Tatler" paper, that Addison names
it iu the "Spectator." and that in a
poem of the period a character says:
"Now to Lloyd's i-oHVe house, he nevt-r rails
To rend the letleri and attend the sales."
It aoon occuned to Lloyd to ssleni
ati.e these lUts. and he "started ou h!s
own account a shipping chronicle
"Lloyd's News." which began in 1696
and was issued three times a week.
At tirat these lists were written and
passed from hand to hand, like
the news letter of the period,
but in 170' it was printed un
der the changed title of "Llovd's
L'sL". Soon after, the principal
underwriters and brokers, who hail
long made the coffee house their meet
ing place, formed themselves into an
association and took up their head
quarters near the Royal Exchange,
setting up on a permanent footing The
great institution which has flourished
ever since ou the same pot and has
made the name of Lloyd a household
word all thw world over. Some of the
earliest lists issues have jwrished by
fire, but that of 1776 is preserved and
here we first read the now familiar
name Al, which has passed into the
common speech, but was at first mere
ly intended to designate a ship of the
first cla4S. These lists were issued to
subscribers only, and so strict were
the rules concerning them that to leud
a book or allow a non subscriber to
see it entailed forfeiture of member
ship and at the end of each car very
subscriber was bliged to deliver up
his old book b fore a uew one was
issued to him. At one time, if the
book were lo-t or stoleu. the person to
whom it belonged was refused auother,
although will jig to pay for jt. The
subscriptions formed the only source
of revenue for the soc.cty. wliich then
numbered onic hundred and thirty
members. Some discontent arising as
to the difficult questions of classifica
tion, a rival book was issued by a
company of ship owners, and for a
while the two books ran in antagonism
to each other, though from the first
Lloyd's took a better positiou and car
ried more weight The elder society
aLso at once appointed surveyors in
twenty, four of the chief ports of the
United Kingdom and from the begin
ning showed that earnest desire alter
equity and liberality that has distin
guished their operations throughout
their career. London Society.
It is no indication that a cat
knows the value of money because it
always carries its purrs with it.
EBBwaiaM aad rof Uaal carda
of mVeliaMor lea, per aaamat, It
g For time advertiaemeata, apply"
tents at statate
ETFor transient advertlaiaa;,
rates on third pace.
OF GENERAL INTEREST.
The pearl fisheries off the Lower
California coast are said to have pro
duced fifteen million dollars last year.
Placing gold-fish ia salt water for"
a space of thirty minutes will kill the
fungus which of tea afllicts them to
such a. great extent. Chicago Herald.
The juice of the Bartlett pear, ia.
some medical cases, is used in Califor
nia, both as food and drink At first
the invalid grows thin upon the diet,
but in a few weeks gains strength.
Last year 3.457309,017 cigars aud.
994,334,000 cigarettes were maaafac
tured in the United States, requiring
over 91.000,000 pounds of leaf. In 187S
not 40.U00.000 pounds were, used. A'.
The Irish jaunting car, which has
been under the ban since the Faoraix
Park tragedy, has again come into fa
vor, the Prince of Wales having used
one on his recent visit to the Lakes of
Nearly all the sheep-shearers of
California come from Santa Rosa and
travel in bands during the shearing
easou, many hands making quick
work even with the large flocks. San
Mr. Arthur L. Shutnway writes to
the Cleveland Plaindealer that fifteen
mines of magnetic iron have been
opened in Cuba within the past six
mouths, by Cubans, Spaniards aad a
second American syndicate.
Last autumn the loggers of the
Northwest adopted a rule pledging a
reduction in the log supply. The result'
shows a decrease of 873.938.1K)0 the fig
ures for 1884 standins .V-W.OuO.OUO
against ,Sb'4,562,000 for 1885. Chicago
A prominent New England farmer
predicts that Massachusetts farm?,
which were tilled by the Pilgrims
and their immediate" progeny, are
teuding toward wildness. and may
some day form a proper field for the
uew settler. Iioiton I'ost.
The city of Lo Angeles, Cal., has
a population of about 35,000, Its streets
are lined with eucalyptus and pepper
trees, and with handsome business1' '
blocks, which are more numerous and'
costly thau iu most Americau cities of
five times the population.
A wonderful man has been devel
oped iu Los Angeles, Cal. T. W. Hell
man, to whom a large estate was re
cently bequeathed, proposes lo deed it
to the two orphan asylums of that city.
He says he has as much money as he
needs, and that he will not accept gifts
from an' oue.
A child with two tongues is said to
be living at Yonkers, N. Y. The secoud
has grown from the root and ou top of
the first. The mother lirst noticed it
when the child was three days old. It
was then quite small, but now that the
ch:ld is two years old it is nearly as
large as the real tongue. .V. J". Putt .
A Pittsburgh philosopher says:
"There is something wrong with the
way in which young men of to-day
shake hands. I either get a shake
which impresses me with the idea that
the other party doesu't care whether
we shake or not. or I suddenly feel, my
hand grasped with a vice-like grip
which makes my back ache. i'hu
young man of to-day wants to show
either his languidness or his muscle."
rati a 1
--iue nouse or soouing wreu is a
bird peculiar to Southwestern Texas.
Its melancholy note is described as
very impressive. It begins in a high,
clear key. like the tinkling of silver
bells, ami descending gradually from
one chime to another, it .suddou'v fal
ters, breaks off and sobs like u child
the song dviug away iu a gasp. The
song is heard only in the opening light
of dawn, and is repeated but a few
times. The singer is rarely seen dur
ing the dav. A. Y. Sun.
Upon one occasion when Artcuuis
Ward was in London a children's pafty
was arranged by the great humorist,
and to which one of the sous of Johu
Bright was invited. The boy returned
home aglow with delight. "Well." sa'd
the English statesman to his sou. "did
you eujoy yourself, my boy?" "(), in
deed I did," exclaimed the little bright,
"and Mr. Ward gave mc such a nice
name for vou, papa." "What was
that?" inquired I In; father. "Why. hu
asked me how that gay and festive
cuss, the governor, was!" replied the
child. Urtxik ' Magazine.
Up at the ('rand Central station
the other day, a; :i New York paper,
there was an agitated young man and
an agitated young woman. Bride aud
groom they were and it wa- a wedding
tour they were taking. Iu a big hara
toga trunk they hail packed their silks
and their broadcloths, along w.tli a
toilet set with which some generous
friend had equipped them. That toilet
set was of celluloid, and iu its rough
journey the cellulo'd had ignited, the
good bg trunk aud its contents were
111 ashes, aud a wedding tour was
brought to a sharp teriuinat'on.
Near Astoria. Ore., there is a de
posit of clam-shells which cover an
area of over four acre.-, uud is p I d iu
places to a depth of over four feet.
The amount of shells is incalculable.
Over one thousand loads have been
hauled away to make roads, but that
amount is hardly noticed in the dimi
nution of the immense heap. From
time to time relics of the old clam-eating
tribe that made that place their
headquarters are found. A party re
cently fouud a clam-opener. It was
made from a whale's tooth, is about
eight inches long, aud is ground sharp
at the end. There arc some s xtcen
inches of soil on top of these immense
clam-beds, on wliich grow fir trees,
some of them four hundred years old.
Willing to Keep the Rain Off.
"Do you want the use of this um
brella?" said a lad to a gentlemau who
was coining dowu the elevated railroad
steps at Cortland t street, one rainy
afternoon last we.k.
"How much w 11 ou
charge to take
me to the Cortlandt
asked the man.
"Anything you'll give me," respond
ed the boy.
The uiuu took the umbrella, and tbe
boy walked beside him uutil they
reached tbe ferry. Then he handed
tbe boy a quarter and the umbrella.
"This is getting to be quite a busi
ness for us fellers," said the boy.
"You see. on rainy davs we get an
umbrella, hang around the ferries and
elevated stations, and tackle everybody
we see without one. Most everybody
gives us a dime or a quarter except
working-girls. The other day I took a
young miss about sixteen from the
Cortlandt street ferry to a Broadway
stage, and when she was getting in sae
said 'Thank you.' and gave ate a five-
cent smile, aad that was alt xou
I was ssad." N. J. 8m.
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