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y tho youthful color and vigor
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VOL. XVI.-N0. 50.
LEGEND OF YELLOWSTONE
As Related by an Indian Guide.
Once, when the wandering Sioux
Traversed Wyoming's plain.
And bold and savage warriors
Were chiefs of its domain,
A bounteous Indian maiden ,
Unto her lover spake:
"If you would prove to me your love.
Go bwiu o'er yonder lake."
The air was raw and chilly;
Ice floated in his wake.
Hut manually nyalnl the waves
lie si replied' for her sake.
The maid upon the pebbly shore
Saw his form recede from view, m
Until ut last lie disappeared,
Across the waters blue.
Then down ghe sat and walteu
For her lover to return;
And Hie sIhjs icped down in Plleneo
On the hills where camp-lircs bum.
Dark clouds obscured the western sky.
The wind howled weird nnd loud.
And the wliStJ capK-d caks in tho far north
west Gleiuned like a ghastly shroud.
Bnt still upon the stormy shore
Tim inuhleii iTeefis her Dent,
And listens to the roaring surf
That diushos at her feet.
While from the nr-st the storm bursts forth
In blinding snow and Meet.
Tar o'er the lake, the gallant brave
His arduous task complete
Steals forth in seau-eh of elk or deer.
To furnish him with meat.
He spies an elk upon .1 knoll;
Creeps forth In haste to slay.
When lo! a grizzly in his path
Causes his foot to stay.
The monter notes his human foe.
And quick to combat springs.
One arrow two the moti6tcr brute
Heeds not the fragile things;
But down upon his victim's head
His massive paw he brings.
Tis o'er a crush ed and bleeding mass
Is all that now remains
Of tho dusky brave, who yesterday.
Was chief of these domains.
The maiden still, upon tho shore.
Her lonelv vigil keeps,
A heap of bones among the stones.
O'er which the wild wave leaps;
And far across the lonely lake.
Her lover's bones Ho bleaching.
Where coyotes bark and puma's growl,
Miugle with ground owl's screeching:
Bleached by the wind, washed bj the Hood,
Their bones still whitening lip.
And tho pale-face hears their s-pirits oft.
When the blizzard whistles by.
Dctivit Free Press.
A WOMAN'S "GLORY."
A Chapter on Her Hair as a Pow
er in History.
nuns: by a Hair Made Kich by One
Knpc of 'Woman's Locks a Cruel Duch-
cm and a Generous Countess.
Toots have always shown a keen ap
preciation of woman's crowning glory.
That little, grand man Pope wrote:
"Fair tresses man's imperial race ensnare.
And beauty draws us with a single hair."
The particular hair which suggests
this pretty ligureof speech could scarce
ly have ornamented the head of the
author's adored Lady Mary Wortlcy
Montagu, for it was a notorious fact
that the learned lady entertained a pro
found prejudiccagainst brush and comb,
nnd was wont to conceal her tangled
tresses ncath a hideous cap. Dryden
said of the" one hundred and fifty thou
sandth part of a woman's capillary at
tractions: "She knows her man, and when you rant and
Can draw you to her with a single hair."
Carcw added his totimony in the
"Theso curious locks, so aptly entwined,
Who.'-e every hair a soul doth bind."
That a solitary hair might prove as
fatal to a man's neck as to his soul was
shown in the execution of the California
murderer, Waslelewsky, a few 3'cars
:io. Judge liuhlcn, a grim satirist,
sentenced the criminal and then sug
gested that justice should be made pe
culiarly retributive by an original
method of hanging, in which a long,
black hair from the head of the woman
so brutally murdered, and which had
figured in the testimony, should be the
final nteiins when cut of letting the
weight drop and sending the murderer
In the profession of quackery, it is
often made the foundation of incanta
tions and love charms, as the hair ma'
come from the head of the loved or
In olden I'mcs, when a monarch of
F'anee condu-cended to pluck a hair
from his royal head and bestow it upon
a loyal subject, it was a sure indication
of further and more substantial benefits
We are told, loth on scientific and
scriptural authority, that the very hairs
on our head are all numbered. Dr.
Winslow, after many laborious experi
ments, asserts that thc average num
ber of hairs to the square inch on a
woman's head is by actpal count one
thousand and sixty-six; on the whole
head from one hundred and tliirty thou
sand to one hundred and fifty thousand.
Take this number of hairs en masse, let
it be long, fine, lustrous and pure in
color, and whether it falls straight as an
Indian's in unbroken folds, or in curling,
clustering m'asses, or yet in graceful,
shimmering waves and ripple, it does,
indeed form a really glorious ornament,
and one that any woman is loth to lose
or part with.
Do you remember that master-touch
of a master hand poor "Fantine" sell
ing her splendid locks that her child
might have bread? I have known simi
lar instances in real life; and among
the hundred tons of human hair that are
bought and sold each year in European
marts, how many bundles of silky hair
lying among the coarser grades from
peasants' heads breathe of a silent sacri
fice? For just as much as the hand and
car does the hair betray good blood and
In the great port of Marseilles one
has a capital chance to test his acute
ncss by examining the piles of hair col
That bundle of burnished golden
locks, breathing a faint odor of violets,
you feel sure is from the head of some
voung virgin but yesterday made "the
bride of Christ," for the Church, like
the guillotine, demands a woman's hair
before she quits "this world." Here is
a package of shining chestnut curls,
with such a look of life about them that
it is easy to imagine the dark blue eyes,
the pink and dimpled face they once en
wreathed cut off, perhaps, to keep a
roguish lover from prison. That luxur
ious mass of long, blue-black perfumed
hair. "How came it hero?" I asked
the swarthy foreman, burnt under the
"It was cut off the head of a young
wife, .madam, whose husband left her
here ill abandoned. She wished it to"
bc sold to pay for her coffin, and she
knew that dealers do not like to buy
dead hair any more than they do'feath"
ers plucked from a dead goose," he
concluded in a most matter-of-fact way.
Most pathetic of all was a package of
soft, lustrous, silvery-white hair a
mother's sacrifice, no doubt, and which,
oh, grim Fate! will bring a higher price
than even the heavy flaxen braids at
For the rest, for those pounds upon
pounds of brown and yellow and, black
tresses, one can look at them without
emotion, for, take the sheep's wool,
they were grown only to be shorn and for
the"sakc of a few silver coins and gorge
ous 'kerchief that tempers tho wind to
the peasant lambs of Auvergne and
Two women, both celebrated in their
way, deliberately cut off their hair.
Charlotte Corday was one. She had no
trinkets nor mementoes to distribute
among her friends, so she forestalled
the grim valet of the guillotine and cut
off her beautiful hair herself, sending
locks of it to her family and nearest
Of that proud arrogant and ambitious
woman, Sarah, Duchess of Marlbor
ough, wc might say she cut off her hair
instead of nose to spite her face. To be
more explanatory, it seems that tho
Duchess nad very splendid hair, un
usual in length and abundance, and ex
ceedingly fine. The great soldier, hor
husband, who was very much in love
with her entertained for it a profound
admiration, and was wont to say ho
loved every hair on her head. Indeed,
it was his delight to unbind her tresses
himself and let them fall in a luxurious
cloud about her stately person. Never
theless, the noble couple indulged at
times in very ignoblo domestic battles,
in which the warrior was apt to get
worsted; but on one occasion ho aid
come out victorious, which so chagrined
and enraged tho Duchess that sho de
termined to do what she thought would
outrage her husband' feelings the
most so going to her tiring-room she
took a sharp knife and slashed her su
perb hair off.
As the last locks fell to the floor the
Duke entered with a jewelled peace
offering in his hand. At a glance he
took in the situation, and then, without
a word, he stooped down, gathered up
one long tress from the shinging h eap
upon the ground, placed it in Lis bosom,
and, with the tears rolling down his
bronzed face, silcntby passed out. It is
said this was the last violent quarrel the
ducal pair ever had.
Then there was the Countess of Suf
folk, who wedded poverty and Mr.
Howard. One must admire her for her
pluck, as well as her beauty. When it
became necessary for the couple to give
a stale banquet" though their money
chest was empty, the Countess did not
hesitate to sell her exquisitely fine and
fair hair, of which she had an abund
ance. Twenty pounds (one hundred
dollars) was the sum she received for
it, and that, doubtless, provided a right
royal feast in those days of cheapness
An old copy of the Protestant Mer
cury tells of a Lancashire lass who
sacrificed her tresses for even a more
notable object- She was in love with a
worthy youth, who hesitated to return
her ali'ection, as she was poor and her
friends would not give her the portion
of fifty pounds that the mildly-smitten
young'man demanded. Therefore, the
courageous maid journeyed up to Lon
don and sold her hair, which was long
and of a tender j-ellow, to an honest
chapman in London, who paid her
sixty pounds (three hundred dol
lars') for it, and soon sold it in wig to
To an Indian girl no humiliation is so
great as to have her hair cut off. The
matron of the London Institute, in giv
ing me a description of the introduction
to civilization of the young Sioux, Paw
nees and Chippcwas, said: "It requires
great persuasion to induce them to en
ter a bath for the first time, and still
more to induce them to desist from eat
ing the soap, which they invariably
take for something good to cat. To
don the garments of the white woman
and sit on chairs instead of floors their
red skins rebelled against; but all these
difficulties arc mere bagatelles when
compared with the hair-cutting process.
Persuasion, bribes and sometimes
threats even have to be used to gain
this sacrifice to the altar of cleanli
ness." "How do you account for it?" Iasked.
"Altogether because it is the Indian
fasliion when mourning the dead to let
the hair fall over the face like a thick
veil, and which mufllcs the wailing the
women give vent to. The mere thought
that if any brave of their blood should
be summoned to the happy hunting
ground they could not mourn him in
proper Indian fashion causes them ex
treme mortification, and consequently
when the coarse black braids fall to the
floor in our little lavatory almost tragic
scenes ensue. Later on, when they arc
made to understand that cleanliness is
the only condition imposed on its growth
they become reconciled, for their hair
Women m" prison, even under a life
sentence, never give up all attempts to
embellish themselves, and, I am told
by the ollicials, find enjoyment not only
in giving their hair extra attention, but
even in scraping the whitewash off the
walls with their finger-nails to use as
powder, and substitute red ink for
An incident of the unwillingness of
woman to part with her hair was given
me by a physician from one of the great
London hospitals. A poor coryphee
from the Globe Theater was brought to
him in a most piteous condition from
attempting to change the color of her
hair to "the glorious golden," prom
ised by the makers of a well-advertised
"blondine." The stuff did metamor
phose tho color. Tho pretty coryphee
made up her complexion and eyebrows
to match, and for a brief season she en
joyed the special admiration of the
high-collared, eye-glassed young cock
neys in the stalls. But alas! frequent
applications of the dye brought on pains
in the head and face, which finally re
sulted in a severe attack of erysipelas.
For ten days before she went to the
hospital neither brush nor comb could
be touched to her head. Her eyes were
closed, her features distorted, and the
once pretty face frightful to look at; but
when the doctor said to her: "The first
thing to be done is to have all that hair
cut off," the poor girl fell on her knees,
and begged and prayed to be allowed
to keep it. But said the doctor: "It
is in a terrible condition; no human be
ing could straighten it out, neither
could yon endure having it tried."
"Pray, sir, don't make me cut it off.
I will comb it myself if you will let me
keep it," she urged, -and the kind
hearted physician could not resist her
In speaking of this he said: "Never
have I seen a more touching spectacle
of patience and endurance than that
suffering creature presented for the next
j fortnight Day after day she sat, rack
ed witu pain and blinded oy tears, Dut
persistently and tenderly, comb in hand,
straightening out a few hairs at a time.
It was two months before, 'she left the
hospital, and by that tum,l think,
COLUMBUS, NEB., WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7, 1886.
was reconciled to the natural color of
The darker and grosser passions are
typified by artists and authors, as a rule,
in brunette women, the good angels,
whether of the material or spiritual
world, being crowned with a glory of
golden hair, and even the little cheru
bim havo a halo of yellow rings
round their plump faces. But this point
opens up too broad a field of discussion,
and leads one away from some curious
facts in relation to the various uses that
woman's hair has been "put to besido
that of decorating the head of her own
kind and furnishing material for senti
mental watch-chains, painful memorial
pictures and agonizing jewelry.
The Japanese, for example, have
shown particular ingenuity in utilizing
it, and on a grand scale. The women
of whole provinces are shorn to manu
facture a single article that requires
tho strength, durability and elasticity
only to be found in the human hair. In
the construction of the splendid Budd
hist templo at Kioto, which cost, by the
way, over threo million dollars, a whole
ton of ropes made of hair, furnished by
devout women as their contribution,
was used in the construction of the
At South Kensington is exhibited an
extraordinary coil of rope, weighing
six hundred pounds and eight hundred
feet long, made in Japan by order
of a Tycoon whose name I can not
undertake to spell from memory.
During six years all the "spare hair"
of one entire province was consumed
in its manufacture, but at the time it
was completed an English nobleman
traveling through tho country was so
struck with it as a curiosity that ho
offered in exchange for it the-finest steel
cable that could 00 made in England.
His Japanese Majesty accepted the
offer, and the hairy hawser was after
ward presented to the great Kensington
The idea that savages are the only
members of the human family that
delight in wearing hair as an ornament
is quite a mistake. Lace made of it is
an ancient invention. In the "Cheva
lier aux y Eppcs" a beautiful ladj- de
mands of the King Kis a silken mantle
fringed with the beards of nine con
quered Kings, and hemmed with that
of King Arthur, who was yet to con
quor. Queen Elizabeth valued highly her
"pointe tresse" lace, made of silvery
white hair, and the most expensive and
rare of its kind, woven, by the way, en
tirely in Bedfordshire; hence Turner's
allusion "And Bedford's matrons wove
their snowy locks." Tho Countess of
Lennox presented her beautiful daughter-in-law,
Mary Queen of Scotts, with
a "pointe tresse" collar made from her
own hair and woven by her own lin
gers a tribute of affection which his
torians claims would scarcely have been
given had the Countess believed her
fair daughter-in-law guilty of Darnley's
In concluding this article I must men
tion the most superb head of hair ever
seen in this country that of the Mar
quesc Conception Montalvo do Queue
of Cuba a very beautiful woman, who
has made occasional visits lo New York.
Of exquisitely modelled figure and tall,
her apparent height is added to by mass
ive plaits of hair wound tightly about
her lincly-shapcd head in the form of a
coronet and fastened with a small dia
mond dagger. When these plaits are
unwound the' fall in a shimmering cas
cade of burnished brown to the floor,
eighty inches in length over two yards
and as fine as spool silk. One's pen
rather lingers on the picture of the Mar
quise, for her hair was only one of her
personal charms. Her skin was as soft
and pure as a garden rose; her large
dark eyes had the peculiar freshness
and open look of a child's; her mouth
was lovely enough to drop nothing but
pearls and rubies, which I am sure it
tliil in the shape of pretty speeches, and
her manners befitted a Princess Charm
ing. Cincinnati Enquirer.
THE INDIAN STOREHOUSE.
A Hut Designed for the Preservation ot
Dried Fishes and Game.
Upon the plantation and near the res
idence of Colonel Seaborn Jones, known
as Mill-Haven, in Screven County, Ga.,
may be seen, in excellent condition, one
of those structures at a remote period in
general use among the Southern Indians,
and designed for the temporary preserv
ation of dried fishes and game. For
quite a century and a half it has main
tained its identity. It is located upon
the declivity of the right bank of Briar
creek, in proximity to that stream, and
in the midst of a beautiful forest of oak,
holly and pine. Cylindrical in shape,
this receptacle has a diameter of cijrhty
feet, and is about six feet deep. The
excavation in the ground was at first
carefully andrcgulanymadc; and when
completed its sides and bottoms were
covered with a uniform layer of well
kneaded red clay four inches in thick
ness. These clay walls, tho interior
surface of which were pressed hard and
smooth arc still nearly perfect. As
one looks upon the structure it presents
the appearance of a huge cylindrical
terra-cotta vessel let into the earth.
To Briar creek, and especially to this
neighborhood, did the Creek Indians re
sort to fish and hunt. The adjacent
bluffs and fields givo token most abund
ant of former and long-continued occu
pancy. Village sites may still be recog
nized, littered with fragments of earth
ware flint chips, spear and arrow points,
scrapers and other objects of primativc
manufacture. Even now this stream
abounds in fishes, turtles and alliga
tors; and its dependent swamps at an
early period were filled with wild tur
keys, deer and other game held in re
pute by the natives. Doubtless, during
tho use of this receptacle, it was fur
nished with a roof or covering which
long since perished. It is probable that
in it were stored from time to time the
fishes caught by visiitng Indians. These,
having been previously dried, they ac
cumulated until the season arrived for
the homeward journey, when they were
removed and transported to the perma
nent abodes of their captors. Physical
proofs of the prior occupancy by the
red race of our region are each year be
coming more indistinct, and it is hoped
that care will be exercised in the pre
servation of this i nteresting object.
Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle.
The Atlanta Constitution records a
specimen of Confederate wit during the
war. A soldier was caught in a persim
mon tree by General Longstreet. When
sternly asked by. his commander what
he was doing there, the veteran at once
disarmed wrath bv saying: "L'm eatin'
some green persimmons to Iraw my
stomach up so it'll fit its rations.
Each Congressman, gets this year
six thousand five hundred "packages of.
vegetable seeds, besides five hundred
packages of flower aeedax, .
Authorized Capital, - - 8250,000
Paid In Capital, - 60,000
Surplis and Profits, - - 13,000
OFFICERS AND DIKECTOKS.
A. ANDERSON, Freslt.
SAM'L C. SMITH, Vice Preset.
- J.'AV. KAKLY,
W. A. 3ICALLISTEK,
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Tickets', Inu Real Estate Loans.
D.T. Martyx, 31. D. F. .1. Sciiug, 31. D.
Drs. MARTYN & SCHUG,
U. S. Examining Surgeons,
Local Surgeons. Union Pacific, O., N.
& 15. II. and K. & 31. 11. It's.
Consultation in German and English.
Telephones at oflice and residences.
jgrOflu'c on Olive street, next to 15rod
feuhrer'a .Jewelry Store.
TIT M . COJRNJEI.HJS,
ilir AND COLLECTION OFFICE.
Upstair Erntt building 11th street.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Office on Olive St., Columbus, Nebraska
p 1. HVAWS, M.
rilYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
JSTOIlieo and rooms, Gluek building,
11th btreet. Telephone communication.
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rilYSICIAN AND SURGEON,
Platte Center, Nebraska. H-y
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Children a Specialty.
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Columbus, Neb. 491-y
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Five years.' time, on improved farms
with at lcast one-fourth the acreage under
cultivation, in sums representing one
third tbe fair value of the homestead.
Correspondence solicited. Address,
r,o- Columbus, Nehr.
A TTOllNEYS A T LA W,
Office up-stairs in McAllister's build
ing. 11th St. W. A. 3IcAllister, Notary
"vro-riuK TO TKACIIKRS.
W. H. Tearow, Co. Supt.
I will be at my ofiice in the Court
House on the t ird Saturday of each
month, for the purpose of examining
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Attcrejj ai Hetir7 Prtl e. Csllaster.
LAW AM) COLLECTION OFFICE
Columbus : : ' Nebraska.
J. J. MAUCillAIV,
Justice, County Surveyor, Notary,
Land and Collection Aycnl.
KSTTartics ilcsiriug surveying done can
notify me by mail at Platte Centre, Neb.
JOHN G. 1IIC.GINS. C. J.GAKLOW,
Collection Attorney .
HIGGINS & GARLOW,
Specialty made or Collection. by C. J.
Garlow. 31- in
llth St., opposite Lindell Hotel.
Sells Harness, Saddles, Collars, Whips,
Blanket. Curry Combs, Brushes, trunks,
valise, Uuguy tops, cushions, carriage
trimmings, &'c., at the lowest possible
prices. Repairs pn mptly attended to.
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER.
Plans and estimates supplied for either
frame or brick buildings. Good work
guaranteed. Shop on loth Street, near
St. Paul Lumber Yard, Cciumbus, Ne
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The highest market price paid for rags
and iron. Store in the Bubach building,
Olive St., Columbus, Neb. 15-tf
JS. MUKDOCK & SON,
Carpenters and Contractors.
Have nad 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
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, rfE HAD NERVE.
The Gall Displayed Iqr ft TrTeUa Prtatcr
ta aa Iowa Towa.
I had been devil in tho Bugler office,
in a town in Iowa, about four months,
when the editor was one day called
away. Tho man who was acting as
compositor, pressman, job printer, col
lector, solicitor and so forth, seized
the opportunity to go off on a spree,
and I was thus left in sole charge.
Just after dinner, as I was washing
the roller and cleaning up generally,
in walked the first old "printer bum"
I had ever seen. The duds on his back
weren't worth a silver quarter, his hair
was long and unkompt, his face cov
ered with dirt and bristles and his
breath scented the room. He was rag
ged, dirty, homeless and penniless, and
had been let out of the county jail,
eight miles away, that morning.
" Howdy, boy," ho said as no camo
in, and without a second glance at me
lie took a seat at the desk and attacked
the remains of my lunch. When he
IkuI eaten the last crumb he picked
his teeth with the editorial pen, peeled
off his old coat and commanded:
"Boy, hunt me up a job stick."
I obeyed, and as he took it he walked
over to the rack, slung in two or three
lines of display typo and then stepped
to the small pica case and set up tho
bod of a circular reading:
ne uas aruiveo!
THE WORLD RENOWNED PROF. PETERS!
VentrihiquM! 3Icm:rii! PhrcnntitqUtt
Prof. Poters has cngn.icl Snydsr's Hall for
tho evening' of Septombor i. 185S (to-morrow
evening), and will g-ivo tho citizens or fanner
Cit vim exhibition of bis wonderful power In
ventriloquism, mesmerism nnd phrenotcjey.
Will imitate tho note3 of all b'rds: will speak
to you in sixteen lanjninjres: will wasrvr StOJ
to S" that ho can mesmerlzo any person in
tho uutliiMieo; can rend your character by
feelinjr of your head: will forfeit ?.V.O if ho
fails In a single case. McJals from all the
crowned heads of Europe. Flattering presa
notices from tho Icmlinir newspapers of tho
world. Every body turn out. Admission only
- cants, children free.
He placed this matter on a galley,
pulled a proof and correctcd.it, and
then cut a lot of print paper to the
right size and said to me:
"Get up the roller and roll for me."
I complied, and he worked off two
hundred of tho circulars. He was not
only a good compositor, but he wrestled
that old hand press around like a man
who had never done any thing else.
When we had finished he said:
"Take the tin pail and get me a
quart of beer. Tell 'em lo charge it
to the ofiice."
I was afraid of the man, nnd I got
the beer and paid for it out of my own
money. He drank the whole quart
with only one breath.
"Now then, take these circulars out
and distribute 'em," he said, as he put.
away the pail. "Bo a good boy and I'll
givo you two tickets to this great en
tertainment." That was inducement enough, and in
two hours, with the help of another
boy, I had billed the town. When I
returned the "bum" had washed up.
combed his hair, and had on a new
suit of clothes. He had gone to a
clothier's and bought them and had
thcin charged to tho office, claiming
that he had been engaged as foreman.
Further than that, ho had been and en
gaged the hall. I had been back only
livo minutes when the boozy compositor
came in. He had scarcely entered the
door when the "bum" rose up, waved
him back and tragically exclaimed:
"Go hence! This is no place for tho
depraved! How daro you enter my
ofiice in your present condition?"
The "comp" backed down stairs
drunker than ever, and after the stran
ger had questioned me as to when tho
editor would return he went to tho hotel
and engaged the best room. I had heard
that somebody held a mortgage on the
ofiice, and it struck me that this must
be the man's agent. I was young and
green, and had never seen a display of
tramp printers' gall.
Next morning he took possession of
tho ofiice. When the now sobered
compositor arrived tho "bum" selected
copy for him and bossed him around,
nnd there Was no rebellion. He wrote
and set up several editorials himself,
and made up the outside pages of the
paper in a neat manner, and worked
oil" two jobs for which three dollars and
seventy-five cents cash was" paid. Dur
ing the day two subscribers paid in four
dollars, and all the money went into
tiie stranger's pocket.
The editor was to be gone two days,
nnd the man took such complete pos
session that we believed in his right,
and did not kick. During tho day he
got a hat ami a new pair of boots tho
same way ho got tho clothes, and he
drank three quart of beer at our ex
pense. Prof. Peters' circulars filled Snyder's
hall that evening to overliowing, and it
was the old fcum who stood at tho door
and took the moncj'. When the last
person had passed in, the door-keeper
slid into the darkness, and tho people
sat there for half an hour before they
realized that they had been duped.
Then a grand man-hunt was organized.
But it was too late. The bum had
stolen a skiff and dropped down tho
river, just about one hundred and fifty
dollars ahead of our town. N. Y. Sun.
A Class of reoplo Anion- Whom Divorces
Arc Virtually Unknown.
Divorces are actually unknown among
the Quakers, and this absence is ac
counted for by the extraordinary pre
caution employed when two young per
sons desire to be united in marriage.
The parties place their proposals of
marriage in a written form, which is
referred to the society of which they
arc members, and is acted upon at a
"preparation meeting" thereof. If all
the attendant circumstances are in
every respect in accordance with the
views of those present the proposal is
approved, and is then introduced at
the "monthly meeting," when it is
again passed upon a committee of in
vestigation into the characters, habits
and circumstances of the engaged
twain is appointed. These committees
always consist of two members of each
6cx. The committee, after a most thor
ough examination and investigation,
niake its reports generally at the suc
ceeding "monthly" meeting. . This
ends tho preliminary arrangements,
and tho twain arc at liberty to proceed
in the acomplishmentof their marriage,
a committee of two of each sex being
appointed by the meeting to sec it or
derly conducted and the marriage cer
tificate delivered! to the recorder. As
a ruJc the impressive ceremonies are
generally conducted at tho home of tho
Gride, and occasionally in the "meeting-house."
At the nuptial ceremonies
the certificato is given to the couple,
whitth, after receiving their own signa
tures, is in turn signed by every person
S resent, and frequently contains a hun
rcd names. Engagement or wedding,
tings 9X0 rarely given. Interior. .
WHOLE NO. 830.
A GRAND BURST.
Tho History of the Kccentrlc Oil Well at
"The eccentricities of oil wells are
numerous," said a former operator in
the petroleum regions, "but if there
ever was a funnier oil well than tho one
they put down at Stannard's Corners,
in what was the Wcllsville territory,
then I never heard of it. Tho people of
Stannard's Corners got the oil fever
bad, and made up their minds that if
there was oil lurking around anywhere
in the bowels of the earth the lurking
placo was straight down under Stan
nard's Corners. So they hustled some
money together amongst 'em, and
started tho drill to tap the lake of
jrease that was roiling and tossing
down among the subterranean rocks.
The whole, town fifty men, women
and children, all told hung around
that drill every day, and after two or
threo weeks the tools tapped a vein of
gas. The town went wild over this
news, and performed a regular green
corn dance around too well. Tho
driller thought he'd wait for later de
velopments, so ho drew his tools and
drove a big wooden plug in the casing.
Then ho bored a hole In the plug and
put in a pipe to carry off tho gas. But
tho plug wouldn't stay put, tho gas hav
ing a strong head. So the people got
three or four dry-goods boxes, filled
thorn full of stones, and piled them one
on top of tho other on the plug.
"When bed time camo that night the
peoplo left the well and went home.
They all got up bright and early and
took their positions at the well again.
Tho boxes of stones were then all right,
and tho peoplo fet that they had tho
oil-well fastened as tight as a stick in a
vise While they were all discussing
about what amount of oil sho would
fiow as soon as tho real sand was
tapped there camo a sound as of a bat
tle close by. Tho store boxes shot up
ward and onward. There was a shower
of stones and splinters around the
town for about ten minutes, and the
people took to the woods. That's all
there was to the oil well. They went
to work again, and put the drill down
so far that it seemed some Chinaman
must surelj grab it and pull it into his
back yard, but they never got another
smell of gas nor any more sign of oil
than if they had bored into tho walls of
tho Astor House. That ono grand
burst of imprisoned gas exhausted the
whole business, and the Stannard's
Corners oil-well passes into oil-region
history as about tho only one that ever
went dry without there being a drop of
oil in it to go dry." V. Y. Suit.
A WITNESS POWER.
Need of the Oath In the Various Courts of
I would abolish all oaths of oflice, or
"promissory" oaths. Tho only value
of these, as it seems to me, lies in their
setting forth tho nature and the duties
of tho ofiico undertaken, and thus im
pressing these on the mind of the per
son undertaking it. But this end
would equally be attained by a declar
ation, while tho failure to discharge
these duties is now guarded against by
ample powers of dismissal. There is,
in short, but one class of oaths which I
would retain namelv, those taken in
courts of justice or in those legal pro
cesses which arc connected with such
courts affidavits, sworn interroga
tories and the like. And I would do
so because a court of justice is the one
and only placo I know of where a pow
er beyond all legal restraint, or at least
beyond all immediate legal restraint or
prevention, still remains, and therefore
still needs all the checks upon the ex
ercise that wc can devise. No barbar
ian warrior with his foe at his feet, no
baron of the middlo ages, with dun
geon keep and right of pit and gallows,
ever possessed more tremendous power
than that which is nowadays possessed
by the witness or tho jurymen m a court
of law. A word from his mouth may
consign an innocent man to the gibbet
or to life-long imprisonment; may
strip him in a moment of all his pos
sessions or blast him with a social out
lawry as terrible :is the terrors of the
excommunication of old. Againstsuch
a power as this wo do well still to take
all the security that an oath can givo
us. For this reason, and for this alone,
would I, while abolishing all, or nearly
all, other oaths, retain this only. It is
the only one which seems to me to
completely fulfill the conditions which
make oath-taking expedient or even
morally right. Contemporary lieview.
The l'rctty anil Kiu-ouraglug Ko:nunce of
a Co il Mote.
One day last fall, after talking until
his throat was sore, a Detroit stove
dealer succeeded in selling a widow a
coal stove, but it was with the proviso
that if ever thing didn't work satis
factorily ho was to make it. Two days
after delivering tho stove he got his
first call. A boy entered the store and
"Mrs. wants j'ou to come up
and fix that stove. The house is full of
A man was sunt up, and he found
the trouble to bo with the chimney.
Only three or four days had passed
when the boy came in again and said:
"That stove is puffing and. blowing
and scaring tho widow to death. She
wants the same man lo come up again."
He was sent, and it was discovered
that she didn't know how to arrange the
dampers and drafts. Every thing
seemed to run well for a week, and
then tho boy walked in to announce:
"She sent me down to have you send
that man up again. The house is full
of coal gas.
The man went up and applied the
remedy, but inside of three days the
stove got to puffins; two days after
that the fire wouldn't draw; then it
drew too much: then gas escaped
again. At length the dealer went to
the-housc and said:
"Madam, j-ou gave me thirty dollars
for the stove; how much will you take
"I wouldn't sell it."
"But I can't be sending my man up
here every two or three days all win
"You won't have to. I've concluded
to marry him in order to have some
one here in case of accident."
And three days ago they were quietly
and happily married. Detroit Free
Mr. John W. Mackay's grandson,
called the "young Prince Colonna,'
was christened in grand style at a cost
of six hundred dollars, which, says the
New York World, i said to be more
than the child's father receives in a
v car for serving an an officer in the
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;, PERSONAL AND LITERARY.
Lotta, the actress, has a penchant
for bestowing diamond rings on her
friends. Chicago Journal.
Michael. Gordon, a widower of
forty, was married to Annie Hawley, a
girl of twelve, inNbw York-recently.
"How to Be Happy Though Mar
ried," is the alarming title of a volume
that has been presented ta Princess
Judge Samuel Lumpkin, of Lex
ington, Ga., says for tho last five years
ho has never lain down at night owing
any man a cent He pays cash for
Dr. Harvey Lindsly, prcsldont ot
tho Princeton Alumni Association of
Washington, is eighty-three yoars of
age, and tho only survivor of the class
William Mitchell, of Milford, Pa.,
has just discovered that an old packago
of Mexican bonds which have served
as playthings for his-chiklrea for yoars
are worth over one hundred thousand
dollars. Pittsburgh Post.
Joel Chandler Harris ("Unole
Remus") is himself actually an African
by birth, for ho was born at Joel, on
tho northeast coast of Africa, while his
parents wero engaged, in missionary
labor in that country. Chicago Trib
une. Mmc. Patti at Vienna received on
the stago a gift in tho form of a tree,
the branches of which wero interlaced
with a golden chain, each link of which
boro in diamonds tho name of an opera
in which the prima donna had ap
peared. Ceremonious and statelv as sho has
become in later life, Queen Victoria re
tains tho fondness for children that was
such a marked feature of her early
years, and sho keeps a record of the
bright sayings and doings of tho little
ones that come to hor notice.
Leonard J. Thomas, of Salisbury
Cove, in the town of Eden, Mb., being
over eighty years old, is probably tho
oldest postmaster in tho United States.
Ho has held tho ofiico almost continual
ly for nearly half a century, under tho
different Administrations, and has nev
er changed his polities, being an old
fashioiied Democrat. Boston Post.
Thero is not a school-boy or a
school-girl who docs not feel that Bos
ton is a better city to dwell in be
cause Dr. Oliver H. 'Holmes lives in it,
and tho semi-publicity of his later days
gives something of tho radiance of Kis
old age to tho atmosphere of a city
which Is proud to call him its oldest, if
not its only poet. Boston Herald.
" Huxley and Tyndall," says tho
manager of a literary svndicate, "will
never write any thing for publication
unless they havo something to say. I
havo tried them many a time, and with
good offers of money, too, but always
unsuccessfully. Thoy care too much
for their famo. But when they havo
any thing to say they are ready "to say
it, and to charge forit, too."
Tom Ochiltree says: "Of all tho
wealthy men I ever knew, John W.
Mackay, the Bonanza king, is tho
best diner. Every day while here in
New York he has" six plates spread in
a private dining-room in the Hoffman
House, and friends who drop in are in
vited to partake of that which does
their hearts good. I suppose Mr. Mnc
kav spends irom sixty to ono hundred
dollars every day for his evening
meal, and it is as line as can be pro
cured. Next to him comes Roliert
Garrett. Ho knows how to cat nnd
can order as lino a meal for as reason
able a prieo as any man I ever knsw."
"Hello! old man! How did "you
come to fall down?" "Huh! Couldn't
fall in any other direction, could I?"
A young lady should not allow her
head to be turned by flattery, but if a
new bonnet passes her on tho street
she may turn It a little. N. O. Ptc
ayunc. American "What do the letters
H. II. II. mean when applied to the
Prince of Wales?" Englishman
"Such bloomink hignornnco! 'Is Rovai
Ighncss, d'yo see?" N. Y. Sun.
Puritanism has so permoatod soma
of our rural communities that a gentle
man was recently invited to leave a
town on the Manitoba road on account
of his "winning wavs." Ho was a
gambler. St. Paul ifcruld.
In speaking of the high price of
eggs, a Boston paper sagely says,
"eggs are eggs." This takes a great
load from our manly breast, for wo sup-
Sosod all along that they were beans.
loomi nylon Eye.
Time to Leave "Why arc you so
very shy?" he asked, tenderly; "surely
you are not afraid to look mo in tho
face?" "No, George," she replied, un
easily, as ominous sounds came from
tho room above, "but just now I am
looking the clock in the face." Puck.
"Little Johnnv(toMcrrit) "Won't
you take me fisliing with you some
day?" Mcrrit (surprised) "Why, I
never go fishing." Little Johnny, (as
though he had got him cold) "Oh.ycs,
you do. Cora told me the other day
that you wero always fishing for com
pliments." The Judge.
xV Smart Girl Esmeralda Long
cofiin "I believe, Mr. McGinnis. that
vou think I am a stupid creature. '
Hostettcr McGinnis "Oh, no, nothing
of the kind.. Nobody can be called
stupid who can so accurately divine tho
thoughts of another as you have douo
mine." 1'exas Sifliflgs.
Young Mrs. Vassarline: "You are
3urc this is real English breakfast tea,
Mr. Groscr?" "Oh, yes, wc warrant
it." "Well, I'll take a pound if you
arc sure. Our visitors are from Lon
don, and I should bo dreadfully morti
fied to givo them Japan tea by mis
take." Chicago Tribune.
It does one good to see the lolly
fat man sneeze. He throws back his
massive shoulders, opens his cavernous
mouth to its fullest capacity, shuts
both eyes and fairly raises the dead
with his "ah-schoo! ah-schoo! ah-schoo!
Two gentlemen were recently dis
puting over the correct pronunciation
of the wonl "either." One was positive
that it was ec-thcr, while the other was
equally positivo that it was i-ther. It
was agreed to refer it to a man eloso
bv, find he confounded them both by
saying, "Bedad. it's naythcr, for it's
ayther." Ar. Y Ledger.
Ono of tec brethren, who had a
habit of moaning out "Orh, y-c-s!" at
regular intervals during the service,
was rather broken up on Sunday night.
He had just wakened up whon the
preacher asked the solemn question.
"Brother, do you intend to spend
eternity in hell?" "O-h y-e-s!" sang
wit Uip devoted brother. Ilunntvr PutL