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Weather warm and pleasant.
( No scarcity of water is yet apparent.
, 'j Everybody is busy hayiug, cropping,
' J and gardening.
But few loafers to be seen on the streets,
;' , and our City in extremely quieti
The pi ospecta for crops and fruit are
good, the weather having been unusually
i favorable this season.
Apricots, currants, gooseberries, straw
berries ami some apples, and peaches, aro
''h ripo- . i
Thermometer '87 in the shade, as we go
' to presa, 7 p. m. i
Elder Erastua Snow returned from
hia labors north, looks hule and hearty,
and has enjoyed himself. He is here to
attend Conlerence, 15 and 16 inst.
Bp. D. H. Cannon was calling for ma-
terial aid for brolhrr .las. G. Bleak jr who
,. , hag bepu laboring faithfully on the Manti
r jjjjEL Temple for some h.onths. We understand
'' fPL he is theonlj one now laboring therefrom
'f"!:' St. George, and the JJishop wishes to keep
, him in good cheir that he may continue in
1 well doing
u i Elders A. W. Ivins and Erastus B.
f- Snow have returned from their missions
across the Colorado, feeling well, haviug
had good health during their absence.
1' Also Pret. Lot Smith is in tnwn,repprts
, b crop looking well, and prospects of the
.fp settlements bright; health of the people
k GRAND GULCH MINE.
J-m'-' We learn that this mine is now being
' worked with favorable H.ceesn ; and also
jg: understand that Wool hy, Lund & Co. are
erecting a commodious Store at this place
'ii where they will keep a large stock of Dry
Goods, Groceries, and Miners' supplies
'jf" i constantly on hand.
V; BY TELEPHONE.
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, '. How are your silk wotms ?
' - All gone to cocoon.
"V Who are sour and crusty?
"S - ' Old Bafchelors and old Maids.
f W What is good for their complaints ?
w Ml - ' Matrimony.
, Where can you get good potato grinders?
M -ll,. Everybody "grinds their own when they
P w have any to grind.
Who got t?U George by the ears ?
4 (Hero the string broke and the operator
r A failed to get it tid in time to answer
V rooro for this issue.)
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AND A FEW ITEMS OF HIS HISTORY.
He wag usua'ly called the IVTedo
Persian king. His father's name was
Canibysus, and was a Prince of Per
sia, find he sprung from the family of
Achunenis, one oF the oldest families
of that kingdom. II is mother's rame
was Mandaiiii, daughter of Astiages,
King of Media.
rlhe first twelve years or Cyrus
life he spent in Persia, and was edu
cated in all the toile and hardships,
after the manner of the Persians, to
qualify Mnjtfor war, and it was said of
him that he was a very extraordina
ry peisonage on account of his wis
dom, valor and virtue, and also fa
mous in holy writ, having his name
me'ilioned there many years before
he was horn.
When he was twenty years of age
his grandfather Astiages sent for him
to come to him in Media. He went
and spent five years of his life. in that
country, and by the goodness of his
temper, and his generous and noble
ness of character, not only pleased his
grand lather the Kimg. but won the
good will and affections of the whole
people of Media.
In the sixteenth year of his age
Evilmerodach the son of Nebuchad
nezzar, King-of Babylon and Assyria,,
being abroad on ix huming expedition i
thought he would show a little of his
bravery and therefore made an inroad
upon the Territory of Asfiages, who,
witb his forces, linking young Cyrus
with him, vanquished Evilrjjerodach,
and the credit c I the victory was given
to younj? Oyni!?.
After this Gyrus returned home
to Persia and rt-mained until the
fortieth year oi' his age,
i It must be remembered that Persia
at this tim, was but one small pro
vince number ing only 1 20,000 persons
TO HE COiNTINTJKD.
Tris Difference, Dr. Franklin
describes the farmers condition in
1775 as follows:
Farmer at (he plow,
Wife milking cow,
Dauchter spiuninfj; yarn,
Sons threshuig in the b irn,
All happy to a charm.
Another writer gives a different
'view to the picture a hundred years
later, 1 876, applicable to seme lat
itud8 now as follows: I
The farmer gone to sne a show, .(
His daughter at t he piano ;
Madame gaily dresfod in satin,
AM the boys are learning latin
With a raor'gage on the farm.
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WIT AMD HUMOR. , I
A dentists sign Drawing, music,
A joint committee two doctors
working over a sprain.
New Bedford is said to have but
one whaler left a schoolmaster.
Why they call a sensational report
a cnard' is because one canardly be
lieve it, yo'u know.
Our devil 'lifted' the first atichTul
of type he ever set, and 'lil'ted' it sue
cesslully tco into the space box.
'That point was not well taken as 9
the schoolmastei said when he sat H
clown on a pin
Why is a boy asking his father for
small change for marbles like a wife 'H
seeking a divorce? because he wants
An old Jady in Detroit, hearing that H
an American girl was dead, remark-
ed. 'I've alius said that this tight la- flH
cin' would lay 'era cut some day.'
Some papers are always talking of.
their independence and sneering,, nt
'organs.' Isn't it better to be an or-
gan than a lyre 1Mia California. H
A down-country farmer who plant
ed half an acre of lurnips lastsummer
says they didn'. bring him a cent. He
should try onions next time they al
wa s bring a scent. !
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DRUGS, MEDICINES, CHEWII- fl
CALS, AHD DRUGGISTS' SUH- I
DRIES. ALSO CROCKERY; I
GLASSWARE, AHD TABLE CUT- f I
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