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MONDAY, FIC15HUARY IS, 1881.
A Young- runner who was very unlucky
sat, on 1ns plough a moment to vest, and just
then an old woman crept past and cried :
"Why do you go on. drudging day and
night without reward V Walk two days till
you come to a great lir tree that stands all
alone in the forest, and overtops all other
trees. It' you can hew it down you will make
!N"ot -waiting to have the advice repeated,
the farmer shouldered his axe and started on
his journey. Sure enough, after tramping
two days ho came to the (ir tree, which he
instantly prepared to cut down. Just as the
tree swayed, and before it fell with a crash,
there dropped out of its branches a nest con
taining two eggs. The eggs rolled to the
ground and broke, and there darted out of
one a young eagle, and out of the other
rolled a gold ring. The eagle grew larger,
as if by enchantment, and when it reached
the size of a man it spread its wings as if to
try their strength, then, soaring upward, it
cried: "You have rescued me; take as a
reward the ring that lay in the other egg;
it is a wish-ring. Turn it on your linger
twice, and whatever your wish is, it shall be
fulfilled. But remember there is but a single
wish in the ring. ISTo sooner is that granted
that it loses its power, and is only an ordinary
ring. Therefore, consider well what you
desire, so that 3Tou may never have reason to
repent your choice." So speaking, the eagle
soared high in the air, circled over the farm
er's head a few times, then darted like an ar
row towards the east.
The farmer took the ring, placed it on
his linger, and turned on his way home
ward. Toward evening he reached a town
where a jeweller sat in his shop behind a
counter, on Avhich lay many costly rings
for sale. The. farmer showed his own, and
asked the merchant its value.
"It isn't worth a straw," the jeweller
Upon this the farmer laughed very hearlity,
and told the man that it was a wish-ring, and
of greater value than all the rings in the shop
The jeweller was a wicked, designing man,
and so he invited the farmer to remain as his
ght. "For," he explained,
to shelter a man who owns a wish-ring
must bring luck."
So he treated his guest to wine and fair
words; and that night, as the farmer lay
sound asleep, the wicked man stole the
magic ring from his linger and slipped on in
its place a common one, which he had made
to resemble the wish-ring.
The next morning the jeweller was all
impatience to have the farmer begone. lie
awakened him at cock-crow, and said,
"You had better go, for you have still a
long journey before you."
As soon as the farmer had departed, the
jeweller closed his shop, put up the shutters,
so that no one could pee) in, bolted the
door dehind him, and standing in the middle
of the room, he turned the ring and cried,
"1 wish instantly to possess a million gold
INo sooner said than the great,
gold pieces came pouring down upon
in tv golden torrent over his head, shoulders,
and arms, pitifully he cried for mercy, and
tried to reach and unbar the door; but
before he succeeded, he stumbled and fell
' 'rvnl i
bleeding to the ground. As for the golden
rain, it never slopped til! the metal crushed
tne noor, sum me jewener ana ms money
sank through the cellar. The
poured down till the million was complete,
and the jeweller lay dead in the cellar
beneath his treasure.
The noise, however, alarmed the neigh
bours, who came rushing over to see what
the matter was; when they saw the man
dead under his gold, they oxclamed,
"Double unfortunate he whom blessings
kill." Afterward the heirs came and
divided the property,
In the meantime, the farmer reached
home in high spirits and showed the ring to
"Henceforth, we shall never more be in
want, dear wife," ho said. Our fortune is
made. Only we must be careful to consider
well just what we ought to wish."
The farmer's wife, of course, proffered
advice. "Suppose," she said, "that we
wish for that bit of hind 11ml lies behveen
our two fields V"
"That isn't worth while," her husband
replied. "IT we work hard for a year, we, 11
earn enough money to buy it."
So the two worked very hard, and at
harvest time they had never raised such a
crop before. They had earned enough
money to buy the coveted strip of land and
still have a bit to spare. "See," said the
man, "we have the land and wish as well."
The farmer's, wife then suggested that
they had better wish for a cow and a horse.
But the man replied: "Wife, why waste
our wish on such trifles? The horse and
cow we'll get anyway."
Sure enough, in a year's time the money
for the horse and cow had been earned.
Joyfully the man rubbed his hands. "The
wish is saved afgain this year, but yet we
have what we desire. How lucky we are 1"
But no his wife seriously adjured him to
wish for something at last. ""Now that
you have a wish to be granted," she said,
"you slave and toil, and are content with
everything. You might be Icing, emperor,
or baron, even a gentleman farmer, with
chests overflowing with gold ; but you don't
know what you want."
"We are young, and .life is long," he
answered. "There is only one wish in the
ring, and that is easily said. Who knows
but some time we may sorely need this
wish? Are we in want of anything I Have
we not prospered, to all people's astonish
ment, since we possessed this ring? Be
reasonable and patient for a while, hi the
meantime, consider what Ave really ought
to wish for.
And this was the end of the matter.
It really seemed as if the ring had
brought a blessing into the house. Granaries
and barns were full to overflowing, and in
the course of a few years the poor farmer
became a rich and portly person, "Who
worked with his men a field during the day
as if he, too, had to earn his daily bread;
but after supper he liked to sit in his porch,
contented and comfortable, and return the
kindly greetings of the folk -who passed and
wished him a respectful good evening.
So the years went by. Sometimes, when
they were alone, the farmer's wife would
remind her husband of the magic ring and
suggest many plans. But as he always
answered that they had pi nty of time, and
that the best thoughts come last, she more
and more rarely mentioned the ring", and at
last ceased speaking of it altogether.
To be sure, the farmer looked at the ring
and twirled, it about as many as twenty
times a day ; but he was very careful not to
After thirty or forty years had passed
away, and the farmer and his "wife had
grown old and whiiehaircd, and their wish
was still unasked, then was God veiy good
to them, and on the same night they died
peacefully and happily.
Weeping children and grandchildren sur
rounded the two coffins; and as one wished
to remove the ring from the still hand as a
remembrance, the eldest son said, "Let our
father take his ring into the grave. There
was always a mystery about it ; perhaps it
was some dear remembrance.
So the old farmer "was buried with the
which had been supposed to be a wish
and was not, yet it brought as much
ood fortune into the house as heart could
desire. Si. Nicholas.
G, BREWER & CO,
Offer for Sale the Cargo of tho
The Mystic Man.
Taylor, the wizard, gave a show in the
theatre at Paso del !Norte the other night,
in which he advertised to perform the most
wonderful legerdemain tricks. The Mexi
cans turned out en masse to witness the per
formance. The receipts aggregated about
eighty or ninety dollars, and then he walked
upon the stage and addressed the audience
in something like the
"Ladies and gentlemen, 1 appear before you
this evening as one of the most wonderful
men now living. J will show you a trick
to-night that will make you open your eyes.
It is called 'The Mystic Man or the Disap
pearance.' " Here he brought out a large
l)ox, placed it on the stage, and then pro
ceeded : " will now shut myself up in "this
box, and the trick is to find me." At this
point the wizard entered thi- box and closed
the lid. After waiting some time, the audi
ence became anxious to see the man, and as
he did not appear they proceeded to examine
the box ; and lo and behold ! there was no
man in it. The box was so constructed that
the man could escape from the rare, and this
he had done, taking with him, in addition to
the funds he had collected at the door, a coal
containing fifteen dollars, belonging to one
of the men connected Avith the theatre. Thai
was the last seen of him. Argonaut.
LIST OF IERGHA1ISE,
Light Express Wagon,
E Top 0.uriage.
Com. Wood Chair!,
n. m. citmvi.r.Y.
Fine Mobiles Shook",
let- Chests, No, 2, 1), and 0,
Lobslci ?, lib tns ; Beans, 311) Ins
Hay Cutters. Nos. 1. 2, & 3.
Fall-bank's Scales, No.. 7,8,10&11
IVtUiifugal Lining, 14 inch;
Comp. Kails, ljg, 1.11 inch.
Manila Cmdugc, Absented:
Galvanized Fence Staples,
FARMERS 8ULER8, 20 AND 25 BALLS.;
Sial Roj e, AsMiilcd,
Y. METAL SHEATHING
10, 18,0,22, 21 and 20 o.;
Hair Mattresses I
Giindhtones llubbcr Hose,
Hide Poison, Hailied
Wire, Kelinml lion,
ANNEALED PENCE WIRE,
Galvanised Screws and Washers,.
A young- lady reading- a newspaper the
other day, of a girl having been made crazy
by a sudden kiss, called the attention of her
uncle, who was in the room, to tlmt singular
occurence, whereupon the o,ld gentleman
grullly demanded what the fool had gone
crazy for. "What did she go crazy for?"
archly returned the ingenious maiden.
"Why, for more, I suppose l"'. F. Call
A NEW INVOICE OF
PACE'S PRIVATE STOCK
HAS JUST MEliX ItLCKIVKI)
507 lm b
i. i,ATi: AitmvAi.s,
215 A. S. CLEGHORN & CO.
Tin, Copner and Sheet Iron Worker,
number, Gas Fitter, &c.
Stoves and Banges
of all kinds.
Plumbers' stock and metals,
House Furnishing Goods,
7? Chandeliers, Lamps, &c.
flPllE Undesigned Piopilctor of tho
MM STEAK CAflDY FACTORY
desh cs to Inform Ids pati ons mid the pub
lie generally tlmt notwithstanding tho
recent DISASTROUS FIRE, has erected
A NEW FACTORY nnd BAKERY,
On a much moio Extensive Scale which
W now In Fri.i, Oi'iiHAiiox. and which
will be in complete working older by tin
Early Ai rival of new Machinery and
Tools, and W now again picpaied to
CHOICEST PURE CANDIES
anil will always have on hand his deli,
cious Fresh Made
VANILLA CHOCOLATE CREAMS,
RICH NUGAT IN BARS,
SUGAR ROASTED ALMONDS,
CREAM CANDIES of great vailcty soit
Gum Drops, and Gum Fruit
Of all ilescilptlons. All those Home
Made Fresh and I'm e Confections, 1 tell
at 00 cents PER POUND.
RICH WEDDING CAKE
Of the Finest Flavor, in all sizes always
on band and ornamented in the
most artistic stylo.
TMnCNTODES 3PXEJ !
nlw.iysficsh, as also
Home Made Mince Meat
for sale at r,0 cents per pound.
Will icccivo per Consuelo the balance
of niv new imicli'nciy of the newest de
signs tor manufacturing nlLdeiiptions
of plain Candies.; thanking the public
lor preuous lineiai patronage aim mj
liciling a continuance of same.
Vei v respectfully,
Piiiclic.il Confectioner and Paslty Cook.
im: oj.o stand. 71 Hotel street
P. 0. Ilo No. 75; -Telephone No. 7-1
CIM TO LUNCH
You oak okt Tin: iii:st in town ritoii
H. J. NOLTE,
THE BEAVER SALOON,
WHERE YOU MEET EVERYBODY'.
A Cup of Tea or Coffee!
.A.L A.11 Hours,
and thi: finest ukaxds of
Figaio, Flor de Cuba,
Coney Island, etc., etc., etc
NOLTE. NOLTE. NOLTE
CROWLEY & CO.
78 King Street.
KAMUrACTOBERS OF fURMlTURS
IMPORTED and HAWAIIAN
Elegant Coverings nnd Trimmings.
"Kohtox"' una "CiiAiiiir.xi!'
Not lo be sui passed In
Durability, Comfort, and Prico.
Several PALOR SLTS fiom $50 upwmds
Any sized House furnished
On the installment Plan
Ladle Needle work mounted and up
hoKlered, rest tilled nnd covered in best
Style AT LOWEST RATES.
Remember : 78 King Street
WILLIAM J. BRYSON,
And Sheet Iron Worker, 'tanks
and Coolers iniulo tooider. Paiticiilar
attention paid to Repair Wmk. Oideis
left at R. Mooted Machine Shop, King
street, will be piomplly attended to.
F. HORN, Practical Confectioner,
Pastry Cook and Baker.
No. 71 Hotel st. Telephone 74.
King Stiecl, (Near Castle & Cooke's)
P. A. BIAS
Beg-, to infoim the public generally
that be has leccived a choice lot of
L -idles' Underwear, Stockings, Muslins,
Silks Satins, Kid Gloves, Worsted,
Ribbons, Slippers, &c, &c,
CHILDREN'S DRESSES ,
Stockings, Socks. Shoes, etc.,
and a lino nsboitnient of
Gents ami 3 Joys Clothing
Ilatp, Iioots Shoes, etc.,
All of which will be SOLD CHEAPER
than any other store in town. (
DAILY BULLETIN JOB PRINTING OFPLGE
HUN of Lading
Concei t Progr'mi-
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sATTKJfnCMU III .s-r-'i&'XxS
'"A NlllOIIK'lltH .
AND EVERY DESCRIPTION OP
Plain and Ornamental Printing,
Executed with neatness ami dispatch.
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A PURE, WHOLESOME, RE
Accoiding to tbc bigliestand best medi
Manufactoiy, : : : No. 13 Lililia St?i
, P. O. Box, 370. Telephone, 284.
BSf All orders receive piompt attention.
Yes, and wc sell
7V.K 3Lioav siw Hie LowcNi I
and don't anybody forget it.
Wc sell New Bedfoul Rope, and any
retailer knows how it will hold out in
We also have tbc mo-t varied assoit.
kept by any house this side of the Rocky
Mountains, svich as
Hemp and Manila Cordage, all sires,
Artesian Well Boiing Ropes,
Manila Hawsers, Wire Rope,
Cotton and Hemp Duck and Twine,
Galvanized Maiine Ilaidwaie,
PAINTS AND OILS,
Pmc Copper Sheathing, 14, 10 & 18 oz
Yellow Metal and Nnils, 14 to 28 07.
Copper Paint (Tarr & Wonsin's)
Whale Boats, Boat Stocks,
Gal. Boat Nails, all kinds and sizes,
And 1001 other things too numerous
to mention Also, iigcnlb for
Perry Davis' I'niii Killer,
Brand & Pierce's Bomb Guns and
Bomb Lances, &c, &c,
All of which wo will sell at tho
S90 ly A. W. I'eircc & Co.
I $ ill
Horse Shoeing a fpecialt)
A Jlrst-eluss man being specially engaged
for that work.
Ship and Wagon work faitlifullj
Shop on thu Esplanade, op. lloppei'n.201
California Redwood Oomp'y,
Olllrcs, 12:i Guugo Strecl, Edinburgh.
California Redwood Co.,
40:i California Stieul,. . San Francisco,
Etueka, Tiinldad, Humboldt Co., Cal.
riMIlB Company inpropaied to contract
X for cargoes of Callfoi nlu Redwood
lo be shipped diiccl fiom their mills at
cuirent niaikct prices.
Tho Company will load ships, sent lo
San Fiancisco or Humboldt Bay, or will
furnish cargoes, cost, freight and Insur.
PALKNEK BELL & CO., Agents.
074 8m Snn Francisco,