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THE ARIZONA MINER.
PUBLISHED EVERT FRIDAY,
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On inrt f12 linei of thU typo), in column. $3.00 for flnt
u-nionnnaisi.jupprincDlorjch mlditicraal Iniwrtioo,
A liberal diwwunt from altove rate will be made to rr.
ont who advertue lugeXy by the year, half year or
Pnfptional and kuitnei canU Inierted upon rtafona.
IVrionf endipt; woiy lot ubcrlptim, adrrrtiilajr
j wu,i mj -loiirnni u d xkii, or utljertrU. at
their own riik.
Xpixl Tenr afon at par in payment for tvb.
"Tp.ltMi. 7n advance inrariably.
Counted In, and Counted Out.
Is no jicaoe for a soul
That's distracted with doubt?
"Let us know who is in, ,'
I-ct us know who is ouf;
For our eyes they grow Jim
As on ifgures wo gaze'
That make it for Tildor
And make it for lltybs.
Oh ! for wcrsand forprophots
Like thoso of the Jpws?
They were holler than papers
That plague us w2h news;
Thoy were smartcrhan editors,'
All in a daze,
"Who tells us 'tis Tilden,
And tells lis 'UsHayes. I
Call tho spooks atid the niojunis;
Perhaps thoy r ill know.
.Summon Sladcwith his pencil)
And Ilome with his show,
Let them wrapm our sconces
To end our amaze,
.And say. if 'lisTihh-n,
Or say if 'tis Hayes.
Is thatiantasmal vole
Hid in thomounUins or swamps ?
Go, Grays, with yonr lanterns,
Go, Blues, will! your lauips,
JTunt it down and when captured
Just;givo it a blaze, !
Whothor fatal to Tildcn
Or fatal to Hayes. '
"We lone for a season
Of quiet and rest
To wine oil' our moustache- '
Ami pull down our vest ; '
Hut hov can we do it
When boys stop their plays,
To shout madly for Tildcn
And madly for Hayes ?
Our young men grow gray
Andourfat men grow thin,
Fvl.na;"extr;is" that Ho .
Give w calm for our slumbers,
'Anoieace for our days,
For t2io weary of Tildcn
Anvearv 01 J laves.
grin: MtE imiVKit.
hyti, mule driver allowed nimseti to
tlie following revcry wlnlc 011
waj W" Hivcr 10 Prtcott, with
It -jnaygem liko presumption,
in Slow such as me,
T$tlahv)V sheer assumption,
. jrhcifhif "M.D."
t,;.j rWibold "mule skinner"
r of tho hip, I'm a lvmght,
-AbJ T0D r sliro to wmnur
Vljf you et I'll ste.vr 'cm right.
hWl()n tho way,
l& A.nl HP Koose hangs lngh
ot change my station
noblest in the land
r of the Nation,
P: For tli
iVouldio neither rich nor great,
&rThl, beneath tlio sky,
With tcjiency tosciwrate
ryJLiS ,0iUU !U,tl l-
jjjjpgcdlid stuck, the whip I spare
Afvxpftl d rather bleed
riiati Iif-'J to harm a single hair
lTpoi nonio sieeu. mat s mo 1
KKIAIMIXO THE llKKKRT.
Pr. O.K Wozencraft sends tlie following
omniunicjuion to the Alia on the subject of
lcaiuui? the Colorado Desert.
Iacortpuan.ee with your request, I will
- a btff statement of not so much what I
.jvouoiis. Out what 1 would wish to do, 111 the
aQ QUiyaoring tins tornmlaiuc Sahara
d inn1"! " lcrtilc. rnnn all existing
Idcnccs, this desert waste was once a
astc of waters tho dejircssion below the
ft level, the abundant sea shell, and tlie
ct that the Colorado river carries down a
rjTC amount of diMntcgratcd rock and
rth irom tuemountains anil plains lrom a
t area oi country is sulhcient explanation
the fact. In nlaccs tho river havinir cut
channel down, through eleated plains to
great uepin, then carrying down a large
uncnt, which, beine proicctcd into the
;lo of tlie Gulf of 'California and there
posited, resulted ;n cuttinir off the Gulf.
islicad leing about 150 miles in length
r about 75 in tridth: evanoration hav-
g carried off the waters, leaving a bed of
ilt in the extensive donrwssion of" the basin.
t is this basin which we propose to irrigate,
iking the water from tlie Colorado river,
pd by so doing the temperature and tlie at
mosphere will he sufficiently reduced to
lake it habitable for man and at the same
no will lurnish him a soil of exceeding
:hncss. The temperature on this desert is
far above animal
ive bees lost, as well as great suffering, in
cuip"- w MU aaa ifcs ariflity ex-
tls to uic aajaccnt country, depriving it
,ts moistwcand former rainfall, for there
i be bo question but tf.i,J
cct. of;.Y:8r' d the surrounding
Mf (t Tv . nn now; as
(aeace of it, there arc uov cristin? traces
ttcic "ng ocea a popUlous country
some hundred miles cast of this desert.
Their buildings stand there to testify to the
fact, and the absence of waters to prove
that the sirocco blasts sweeping over this
desert caused the disappearing of the water,
and necessitated tlie migration of this un
known race to more hospitable regions. It
was the opinion of the profoundly learned
Von numbolt that this whole region of
country will ultimately become a desert, and
doubtless that may be the case, if man does
not put in a timely protest by covering this
desert with verdure and moisture, reducing
the temperature there and over the surround
ing country. It is a tradition, handed down
through generations of the Indians, that
this desert was once covered with grass, and
we propose to cover it now with cotton,
corn, sugar-cane, hemp, etc, and at the same
time cause additional rainfall over the ad
jacentcountrv, and that a new race of be
mgs may occupy that country vacated bv
the former race, and thus extend the bless
ings of this God-giving element to millions
of people. In this age of enterprise and
great achievements we may look over the
entire globe and fail to find a measure which
promises so much good to man at so little
cost. We see that the scientists of France
propose introducing water into tlie depressed
plains in Algeria, simply to reduce the tem
perature of those regions, and this will nec
essarily cost a large outlay of money. But
France may have ulterior objects in view.
She may hope to freeze out, literally, her
old enemy and neighbor of whom she "is yet
so jealous, by reducing the temperature- of
the country. " The reduction of the temper
ature in Africa will deprive England of the
niantumVif heated air passing from Africa
to her, as well as the tepid water, and may
lave her atmosphere so lar reduced as to
make her country uninhabitable, throwing
ier back into the frigid glacier period.
England may put in a protest at this frcez-
It will be conceded that this Colorado
Desert measure has greater claims on us, re
sulting in greater good to the many, and no
detriment to any, than any measure of the
New York. December 12th. Mrs. Van
Cott delivered a lecture on California last
night. The lecture was a discription of her
visit to the Pacific Coast. She said she had
ilwavs wished to see a right, real, rnval,
first class red man, as one of those grand
and noble braves was pictured. Her
friends at Omaha, to gratify her wish, drove
out with her to where some Indians were
sunning themselves. She said she had par
ticular scruples about passing through Dev
il's Gate, having promised never to go there.
Some one pointed out (i Drigham's Pulpit,"
where the great Mormon had preached his
first sermon, among the curiosities
so plenty. In this vicinity was pointed out
to her a woman who for thirteen years "had
not spoken a word. Here w:is a wonder,
indeed! Thirteen yearsj Most women
could" not so control themselves thirteen
minutes, and it wis a satisfaction to see one
women in this universe who could hold her
tongue. Won' you ever in Virginia City !
If not, don't go there. It was there I had
the privilege of having my life threatened.
You may be sure it was a job to preach
when at any time a six-shooter was liable to
end your existence. She described a sleigh
ride above the clouds: A bright sun above
shining upon the tops of the mountains; be
low a bank of mist biding the valleys and
cities. The sudden transition from the De
cember snow banks, delaying the trains in
the Sierra?, to the flowers and fruits of the
Sacramento Valley, was vividly pictured.
To the Cliff House she rode and saw the
Seal Hocks alive with miserable sea lions,
looking in the distance like maggots, , Hen
llntler was pointed out. She thought him
ugly ctK'Ugh to terrify a nation, and did not
wonder his companions seemed afraid of him.
Her trip to 3Iount Diablo was discribed mi
nutely. An Englishman in the party was
obliged to take tiff his hat and acknowledge
that it beat anything in England. It took
four hours to make the ascent, an hour and
a half to conic down, and three weeks to
cet over it. The driver asked if some of
the ladies did not wish some of the mam
moth pine cones to be had along the road ?
Of course she did; whoever heard of a wo
man who did not want something she could
not have? So she indulged in half a dozen
cones, and had to buy an extra trunk to bring
them home. A trip in a California stage
over the mountains she thought good for the
dyspepsia. Lake Tahoc, with its corneliau
and emerald bays and transparent depth she
next pictured, and closed the lecture with a
description of a sunset at the Golden Gate.
This portal was compared to the pearly
gates of the heavenly city, which at any cost
she proposed to enter, and where she could
worship not nature, but nature's God.
An Iinjiuilfitt Tramp.
Tramps arc beginning to swarm, and peo
ple must be on their guard. Quite a funny
adventure was met with at a house the other
. rvl i- i 1 .111 1 .
evening, inc iroiu tioor ucu rang, auu was
answered by the man of the house, who
found at the door a rough-looking fellow.
The following conversation took place:
Tramp Say young feller, I m a peddler
from Pittsburgh. Iv'c been drinkin'. Can't
you give a leuer a pair oi oiu snocs ior his
Citizen T have no shoes for you.
Tramp Then vou wont give a feller a
pair of old shoes for his feet?
Citizen .No; 1 wm not.
Tramp Say, young feller, can't you have
a teller rested f
Citizen No; go and get yourself arrest
Tramp How! I don't want tcr steal.
Citizen Go and raise a row with a po
Tramp I guess I'll raise a row with you.
Citizen (drawing a revolver and covering
the tramp) Begin.
Tramp (eyeing the wcaponj io; i n ocr
Citizen Clear" out
Tramp Guess IwilL Good night, young
And ho left., swearing a blue streak.
PRESCOTT, ARIZONA, FRIDAY
llowto Kill a Cat.
"When you feel that you have got to kill a
cat, when you must kill a cat, or suffer night
and day from the Jiangs of a reproving
conscience, this is the way "Our Dumb Ani
mals' says you must kill it, the cat, not
"Place the cat in a box large enough to
turn round in and not feel stifled. Then,
for a grown cat. put two table spoonfuls of
best chlorotorm on a handful of cotton bat
ting. Put in the cat first, shutting the lid
of the trunk, then open the lid wide enough
to slip in the chloroformed cotton, and im
mediately close it.'
Now, could anything be more considerate
or humane. Be sure and have the 1kx well
ventilated, so that the doomed cat "will not
feel stifled." Nothing is more annoying to
a chlorotormcd cat than a close, stifling at
mosphere. Cats have been known to ;die
from the effect of chloroform administered
in a tight, stifling box. The best box for
the purpose should have a bay window in
each end, and should be ventilated by the
Button system; and there should be a large
hole cut in the side of the box so that the
cat could come out and get something to
eat, and drink when necessary. Then vou
should have the chloroform carefully deod- j plish that which justice and humanity de
ori.ed so as to remove any unpleasant or mantis, and successfully prevent further out
noxious flavor anil it should be dropped on ,., i,;u ,.w.i: ... -i
, .. - , , i i i 1 1 rages lrom this proline source ol evil,
a bit of perfumed cotton and laid awav in 1
one comer of, within easy reach, where the j " A crc 1 0 '"-inber ot Congress, in view
cat could go and smell it when it felt like ' of existing circumstances, I would not vote
it. In the course ten or .twelve years the ' for the appropriotion of a single dollar for
cat will pass gently away. "Our Dumb An- tl(i SUn,K)rt of the arm v. It is a mischiev-
imals' is a very excellent journal, but it has
some dumb queer notions about cat-killing.
There appears to be quite "a rivalry be
tween Dud Moreland and Henrv Herbert
as to which is the better "deer slayer," Dud
declares that on a recent scout in quest of
Venison it became a necessity for him to go
out and kill sufficient meat to supply Hen
ry's Commissary, before the latter dared
venture away from camp for fear his ra
tions would run short. And that on one
occasion when this precaution had been ncg
"Began to feel, as well thev might, I
The keen demands of appetite."
And but for theunerring certainty of Dud's '
aim, which brought down a noble buck, their;
bones would no doubt have some time or ,
other been found by some prospector,
bleaching on the bills where they had starved
to death. This is Dud's side of the story-
The other has not been furnished us.
TlIK CotOKADO DKSF.UT BlM.. W: are
pleased to see that the Colorado Desert bill!
, -ii i ,1 ir t .
has been mtrodured in the House, a id it is
to be hoped may receive prompt and favora-
lilc action. It will redound to the credit of,
those who may favor and urge the passage ;
of this measure. As Californians we should j
feel intcicstcd in the accomplishment of a,
work that is likely to give employment to
labor, homes to an iudu.-trial population,
and wealth to the State; and show to the
world that wo are not behind the most en
terprising of any other people. Holland
has now engaged in the great work of re
claiming the Zuvder Zco. which will, when
accomplished, open a vast field of rich soi
n in. r iiiuuMri.'.i pcojuu. i lie UMurauu j
injni'r a 'iirnoiii ifnn t fum itxitni nitu tr i t
. i ,,-
rcqmmig : its introduction to make it equally
fertile thus, kind Providence has accom-
plishcd more than hall the work and it we
fail to complete it, we will merit the oppro-
lirinttt fit rlin biinriril nvwl c mlh I fit itc
IL.--IU tlUUlMll II Will UtlLUl illlll Will
scc this great work accomplished moorage
and gencration.-Alta Californian.
Qiteek Victouia-s IlAmTs.-Q.iccn Vic -
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I iv ivtv.wtt , tuu iiv-L ir ail, mi,- in;i. null
an inch high, the soles are broad and thick,
and they are never blacked. She always ,
welcomes news of the people's improvements
JH LWV.Wtll , Llli; lltLl.- Wl III. I lirnu ttLl- I1WI 11111
111 illUIi I11.IU1IU1 llll'll llUillLli lll llll-ll 4jl-
pearancc. She declares that vi.-iting her
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humble subjects is better than going to tlie
play. When Mrs. McTavish, one f her
Scotch dependents, who prides herself some-
what on her great height, good looks, and
lrt,l l.lL-c .,,,,1
vouth she is only 7S asket
ltl.eQuccMiot Samblingtor a living. U
the East, she,!,c,!l,:,,ntanc.c ,f. .PCVrJl
i.. and liossessinga fair addro
long ago, about thc Star in
promutlv raised tho forefinger of her right
hand and said, "You must not ask those
questions. Ak what you will about tho
family how we are, and how we love you
and I shall answer -ou with pleasure."
A dashing woman, with an
bustle came teetering into
Chicago train, the other morning,
ed herself in a seat opposite an old Granger,
who was coming up to sec the city.
"My darter Jane was once took with one
of them 'era humps.' remarked the old man,
as he turned his pittying gaze from the wo
man to a fellow passenger.
"She was?" inquired the passenger.
t:Ycs," was tlio reply, ''butycr kin jest bet
I cured her on it mighty quick.''
'What did yod do?" inquired the amused
WI sot her doivu in a tub of hot water till
the durnetl thiug wilted," declared the old
man, "and it never come on agin!"
The dashing young woman and other
passengers who had overheard thc conversa
tion like to have "wilted" without tlie hot
Not a .thousand miles from Richmond .a
wife lay in a dying condition. H.-vving
brought, up a clever orphan girl who was
grown, the dying woman called the young
woman-o her anil said: HI will soon leave
you hM little children, motherless. They
know Itu and love you, and after I'm gone I
want I and my husband to marry." The
yoniu aroman, bursting into tears, said
..We .are just talking about that,"
Stbc .anomalies of -woman suffrage
Sng Territory is that thc wives of
ites army officers and laundresses
regiments can votev as they are
: into the United States semce,"'
officers nor soldiers can do so.
EVENING, DECEMBER 29,
A LITTLE OFF AGAIN.
Col. E. J. Lewis of Red Bluff, Tehama
county, Cal., who has often represented his
district in the State Legislature, and rcceiv
ed the endorsement of tlie Democratic State
Convention for Lieut. Governor, on the
ticket with II. II. Haight, has been a man
of decided ability, and exercised a great in
fluence with his party in the northern por
tion of that State for many years; but if we
are to judge of his sanity by certain utter
ances of his, published in the form of an
"open letter to Hon. J. K. Luttrell," in the
Bed Bluff Sentinel of Dec. 10th, we shall
be inclined to fear that his attack upon the
press of his State, as a member of the Sen
ate last winter, was only the outcropping of
a mental derangement that is now manifest
ing itself in more alarming form.
After nearly two columns of advice to the
re-elected Congressman as to how to vote
and act in certain contingencies, he tells
him to "cut off the appropriations for the
,PP" i "w (army, anu you win acconi-
ous and Useless apjiendage in time of peace,
and. tlie experience of the lat eight years
tells us, that it is only used for partizan pur
poses, and an important factor in the en
ginery of despotism.
"Republican Governments are based upon
the consent of the governed; it is unneces
sary to maintain an army to secure the con
consent of the people, for such a govern
ment as ours. There is not the slightest
danger of invasion by any foreign power;
our frontiers can be far more securely
guarded by volunteers than regular soldiers;
miff Iff 1 II fllllir. rnlw.i tMittiflt rw.r.lli. rniiltipm
, . , " . . .
troulw to ,,ck'n(I mir territory, our national
honor, or Republican form of Government,
the call would only have to be made, to
hnd that in forty-eight hours myriads of
brave hearts would rush to the rescue of
the Government. As it is, our army is used
only to bring disgrace and reproach upon
our free institutions, intimidate freemen in
the free exercise of the privileges of the
f,1.,.t;v fr:t:icliisP nnd occtinv till, nlfimtion
r r . , , ,.
of a few pampered Gcucrals in marching
. ... . . .
and countermarching the rank and hie
their own peculiar amusement
who love the pompous display of fuss and
' . . , .
KUINKI) ItV GAMBLING.
An incident upon which to found a moral
is furnished Mr. Moody in the death of a
young man in Chicago. He was of good
family, it is said, and was lured away from
. a respectable life by the infatuation of
gambling. "When he came to Chicago in
represented a Now York cloth
i .i i i.
iiuuau, .win Mini i:ihiu hi iiiuucr.i iinoiigii-
,mt ,hc West At ,lis JiKiSirtlinfr house,
whl.re W(jre ,w,f a (l)Z(.n ms (Jj?
the , jf vint ' whh a twjnt
fi-u cct j;mit wns thc frincipal amusement,
. ' .
and so tar as known, this was the first haz-
a in wllich Ruci Cver indulged. He
j ,ik(,(l but thl smM jjinit preclud-
iing large gains, he was dissatisfied. The
; w'Vj"V,' T1" a.,"b,inS h?uscs waf C?SJ;
'and thither he would go whenever he had
As a usual thing he left be-
I I I f t 1 . t i
bmd hun al he took ,n, but the hope of
ginning his deposits back and a "big stake"
" ?,1,1,,Ifn (:"col,n::,?(,1 ,um continue his
His "luck" however, did not change,
lever won what he anticipated. He
that l, employers he;
cll:irKC(l ,m- "aving r
spent so much time in gambling saloons'
icard ot it and dis-
no source to look for
money, lie turned lus attention solely to
He had made thc
liossessinga lair address and an abun
dance of effrontery, he soon found a "part
ner," and the two thereafter devoted them
selves to fleecing strangers. Russcl was
successful in this line and made considera
ble money forthc gang forwhom he "steered."
His share, though, was left in faro banks.
When thc bunko men were driven from thc
an incoming ''J' ne wcnt w'tM them, and, after wander
' ad settol- tor !l t5tne' r4t Ie"c?tn mail Omaha and
It r ' Ogdcn his headquarters alternately. For
months he worked
the Union Pacific
' trains in company with montc players, and
ins pare oi me proceeds oi tnc roouencs
was several thousand dollars. Every penny
of it, however, went info tho may of m
enemy, thc tigor," and ho returned to
Chicago "dead broke." Having no place to
sleep, and nothing to cat, a gambler, who
was a strangor to him, took him to his
room and shared his bed with him and gave
him a little money. Russoll complained of
being ill; said he "felt cold;" and went to
lied and was seized with a congestive chill,
and died during the night. He had no
friends in Chicago; at least none could bo
found. Half a dozen persons knew him
slightly, but his only intimate acquaintances
"cut" him two years ago, His room-mate
did not know what to do until thc body
Understanding that ono of thc deceased's
relations was r Judge Busicll, of New
York, he telographctl there, but got no rcr
ply. The fact of his death was menjionod
to the gang who new him better than any
others, but they refused to givo up a dollar
to help defray the'buria expenses. Thc re
suit was the body was turned over to thc
authorities for interment in tho Potter's field
or transferred to a disscctiotj table. Ogdca
An Idaho girl has "bet a dozen kisses that
Tildcn would be elected. First she won,
and then the next day it was Hayes, and the
bet had to be taken back. It Las been al
ternating between TiHen and Hayes every
day since and, the cculatory demonstrations
have been kept up with degree of regularity
that is qnite acceptable to the parties interested.
rorrfsnondent furnishes us with the an
nexed account of the perilous adventures of
v v l.fTM,?A IS a1.
Jake Itump: -luiny nvc years ago, uruicrc
nlumt there lived in Southwest Geonria a
a wirv-haired, carrotv-headed. freckleu-faccd
backwoodsman, uy uie namcoi Jack uump,
who passed through the following perils be
fore he arrived at the age of twenty-five
years: "He was first stricken by lightning;
then, on two separate occasions, he was bitten
by rattlesnakes; then he was bitten by cotton-mouth
moccasin, afterward he was thrown
from a wild horse, and had one arm and one
ler broken. But a short time after recov
ering from his fractures, he and a young
brother, wlidc-scarching for their cows law
one afternoon, attacked by a largu
panther, which caughf Suke, dragged him
at least a quarter of a mile to dense ham
mock, where it deposited its preVa'id pro
reeded to cover him with leavei and brusl?.
The panther was a huge animal, and had
cmshetl .lake s shoulder mere; yet ne soon
recovered. Soon after his shoulder healed
nn lin mndn an attemnt to run olf With &
nciehWs wife, was pursued, shot, badlv
. . . . i
wounded, anil aitcrwaru stricken several
times with a knife and left in the road as
dead. In time he recovered, and stole from
a neighbor a pig. for which he wns sent to
thc penitentiary for a term of years, where
1 lost sight ot mm." aavannan cws.j
There is talk of an extra session of the
Only four counties in Mississippi gave Re
Charleston has sunk an artesian well 800
feet, and is still boring.
Memphis has received 151,000 bales of
cotton since the 1st ot beptcmoer.
Ex-Senator Cole and Gen. J. B. Frisbie, of
California, arc in New lork City.
The Florida hotels are opening up in an
ticipation of a larger number of visitors
this winter than ever before.
The first patient of the Chicago Institu
tion for the Cure of Inebriates, has gradua
ted a Supreme Court Judge.
Thc Early county, Ga., jail burned on the
1 1 th ultimo. A negro prisoner, who is sup
posed to have started tho fire with the hope
of escaping perished in the flames.
Tildcn's Tennessee majority Js 411,000.
Democratic Congressmen in eight out of ten
tlistricts were elected by majorities ranging
from 830 to 10,000. Tlie first two districts
elected Republicans by majorities of 1,134
The New York Trttmnc's Washington spe
cial says: The President says if Sheridan
has been ordered to New York in place of
Hancock he does not know it. The Timti
correspondent considers this an evasion.
A Zealous Brum Studknt. About
three wcrks ago a San Antonio father prom
ised his ten-year-old boy a dollar if he
would learn by heart a chapter in the Bible.
Thc other morning thc boy asked for a dol
lar, as he had learned thc chapter, and the
old gentleman gave it to him, not without
suspicion however that the coming circus
had something to do with his sudden indus
try in learning the chapter.
So he inquired: "I hope, Jonny, you
dont intend to spend that dollar in going
to that wicked circus. You arc going to
put it in the plate, on Sunday, for missiona
ry purposes, ain't you, sonncy?"
The boy burst into tears and said huskily :
"Why, pa, you don't think I'd spend money
to go to a circus!"
Whereupon there was a tableau like little
George Washington and his hatchet. The
oltl man cried out, "My noble boy !" and
wrapped his arms several times around
Johnny, who blubbered like he had not a
About ten minutes afterward, while on
his way to see a dog fight, in the company
of another lioy, Johnny mentioned thc oc
currence and said: "You can just bet your
boots I'm not the haripin to pay a dollar to
get into the circus when I can crawl in un
der the canvas; nor will the heathen ever
get that dollar I learned psalms for- unless
he can beat me playing euchre for it." San
At a fair given for the benefit of the poor
at one of the Paris theatres, a pretty actress
presided over one of the stands, when a
Russian nobleman, who chanced to be pres
ent, bantcringly asketl her how much she
would take for a kiss. She glanced" at him
rather sternly and replied that she would
not kiss any man but her betrothed. Thc
prince passed on, but returned to the stand
a quarter of an hour afterward, and said,
rather thoughtfully, to thc young actress,
"Will you "permit me to ask you another
question, madamoisollc ?''
"With pleasure, sir."
"Have you a betrothed ?"
She eyed him a moment in surprise, and
then said, with a blush and a smile, "No,
'Would you like to have one2"
"That dopends upon circumstances," she
said laughing. "Well, then, would you
take me?" So saying, ha handed her his
card. She was greatly surprised, and finally
stammered that she would give mm an an
answer next dar. On tho following morn
ing he called at hor house, tho roply was in
the affirmative, and to-day raadamoisolle is
a princess and a happy wife.
UxrnECEDENTKD VELOCITY OP WlJID.
The Sydney Morning Herald of Septam.
bcr 21st, states that on thc night of Sunday,
the 10th of September, a galo along the
coast reached tlie enormous and unheard of
velocity of 153 miles per hour. The high
est previously known velocity was one of
from 100 to lo miles per nour, ana mat
only for a few minutes at tho highest point
of tho gale. It is curious that the pressure
given as resulting from this tremendous
galo is only 117 pounds on thc square foot
swhich would not bo much more tnan an
addition of flvo por centum to thc ordinary
pressure of the atmosphere (namoly, 15
on thc square inch, or 15x144, or 2,160
pounds on tho square foot) Bat perhaps
there may be some mistake. London Spec
tator t .
Darwin will be seventynine years old on
the 12th of February next and on that day
an album will be presented to him which
will cos tain a portrait of all tlie principal
monkeys that is to say, of thc nriacipal
uarwiman scienriMs or xnirope,
Pet rmlrte Dep.
This morning we had a great frolic with
our little praine dog. Oae village, which
was started by the introduction of six or
eight in our front yard, now consists of sere
than twenty funny little creatures, wImm
antics and gambo"lsN are equal to iheMef
our household pet, the kitten. Ther- still
fear strangers, and always seem to ksep out
a picket-guard to warn off tlie approach of
foe. This guard changes, but is always one
of the old aog. He remains upright, watch
ing while tlie others are playing or fVedif,
ami sounds his note of warning "by the ut
terance of a succession of rapid squeaks or
barks. At tlie first sound thc others imme
diately scamper like mice down their hc4e,
where they remain until the barking cow,
when thev timidlv venture forth, aeaia.
I'aving habitually fed theni, they regard mt.
as a constant mnd, and my approach is im
signal for the TiUying of their forces around
my feet. They climb fcjnyJap, upon ay
sbjulder, impudently aibble- iwtHc3 or
fingers, while their inquisitive 15ttle"aoiaiMr'
snufiiing vigorously for the cake or cracker
which they know I have somewhere con-"
ccaled for them, Tlie latter they are very
fond of, and one of the liveliest frolics was
caused by giving them some ginger-snaps,
which they ate eagerly at first, out were
quite diigustcd with the burning sensation
produced by the ginger. They scolded and
chattered, struck at their noses with the
hands which they use so cleverly, and utter
ly refused to cat any more, though they
were very hungry. One of them has been
named Billy, and will always come when
called, even from thc depth of his hole;
consequently he gets tlie first bite, and is at
once attacked by all the others to take it
from him. Thcy'scramble and tumble over
and over, fire or six after tlie same morsl.
chattering all the time like so many monkeys.
Rod and Gun.
MAltK TWAIN'S HOTEL.
Havinir latclv oncned a hashcrv L
you these, my rules and regulations :
This house will be considered strictly, in
temperate. .None but the .brave deserve the larc.
Persons owing bills for, board, will be
bored for bills.
Boarders who do not n.w in advance, are
requested to advance the pay.
Boardors are expected to wait on colored
cooks for meals.
Sheets will be nightlv changed once in
six months, or more if snecesBary.
Double boarders can hare two beds with
a room in it, or two rooms with a bed in it,
as thev cnoosc.
Bo&rdcrs are renuested to null off their
boots if they can conveniently do so.
Jicds with or without ougs
All monev and other valuables arc to be
left in tha care of thc DroDrietor. This is to
be insisted on, as lie will be responsible for
no other losses. -
Inside matter will not be furnished edit
ors under any consideration.
Relatives coming to mako a six month's
visit, will be welcomed; but when they
bring half their household furniture, vir
tue will cease to be a toroearance.
Single men with tneir families will not be
Beds with or without board.
Dreams will be-charged for by thc dozen.
Nightmares hired out at reasonable rates.
Sroim vitults will lie furnished to snoring
bo.mlf rs. and thc Tironrictor will In no wise
be responsible for the broken tin-pan-urns
of other cars.
That Ktuxxiko Pis. There is a voune
man in this city who is remarkably fond of
ornamentation and display, and rarely walks
broad without hanging a section of a dol
lar jewelry store on his shirt bosom. Soma
days ago he picked up a peculiar looking
gold pin on thc sidewalk, and immediately
transferred it to his expansive snirt ironi.
For several days he was a happy man and
was delighted to find that when in thc com
pany of the fair sex ho was thc center of
attraction, first, last and every time. When
ever he dropped a witty remark the laugh
tcr and giggling mat iouotveu was bo pro
nounced that he had no doubt of bcing ap
nrnciatcd in the fullest degree. Last night
he called on his girl, and in order to make
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lus new accession to ins jcwciry more oDscr
vable, left off all other ornaments and plant
ed the pin squarely in tho center of his
"Clara,', he remarked in accents of devo
tion "I'm in luck. A few days ago I pick
ed up this magnificent gold pin on C street.
I always was thc lucKicst icuow you ever
saw. I wonder it 1 win do as lucicy wita
At this thc young laay giggieu, uiusueu
and stuck a hnnkcrchicf in her mouth, and
then broke forth in the most uncontrollable
InnrrhtM- until her c xtraordinarv mirth
brought the old lady into thc parlor. Thc
lover called her attention to uie pin ami c
tircsscd his astonishment that that there was
anything in it to laugh at.
Thc old lady adjusted ner spcciacics anu
remarked: "Young man, thctirac for wear
ing those things has passed with you long
ago, and that's the identical diaper pin that
Mr,s. Smith s baby lost over a wcck ago.
You should return thc property at once, be
p.ift Mrs. Jones made her a present of.it
for tlio privilege of naming the baby, and it?
. i. ! -c i : -1,-
was mauc on purposaoy .m. r ituu .
Tlie young man hastened to thc open-air
and, this morning, returned thc pin by maiL
Honesty and igriorancc go band iryiiand-
Xew Patknt. Through Dweyvfc Co.
Patent Agenti, San Francisco, v.e receive
ihn followintT list of U. S. patents, cranfed to,
Pacific Coast inventors, viz:
Edward J. Delaney, San Jo, Cal., com
bined boo-cart reel and Irrigators Richard
Ilicylcr.S, F., devices for pulU3ff pile an
posts; lionry iayior.o. r. giaraw ior.
wire ropes; Edward B. l)omcv S. r ., car
trucks for prismoidal tracks; X'haxlea 3"U
Henry. S. F onvelopes Christopher Limo,
O. r., ciamps ior uumim, imii u nii
pieces; Amproso S. Lattia. Alvarado, CalM
mining riffles; Frederick Oppenheiro, 8. E.'
(re-issue) vehicle seats.
Each dispatch from Calcutta places tlw
effects of the recent cyclone in Iadia as eT
m-Plr tnin the former. Last account es -
limit the loss of life in theu districts at,
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