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IRON COUNTY NEWS
B. iriAKSBrt, rnblUhcr.
CEDAR CITY, : s UTAH
Tun United StAte has referred
thlrty-thrco International dUputos to
nrbltrntlon during tho prcsonlcontury,
but thoro In :.o tnd'.cntion that tho
scaling dispute will bo nmlucnbly nd
justod In Hint manner.
An ostrich bides Its hand in the dirt,
trcmblos with terror und takes no note
o( tho onomy, Capital Is llko tho
rstrlch. It doos tho most foolish thine
possible As tho hunters innko un
easy capture of tho ostrich, so In tlmo
labor and enterprise will punish capi
tal for its folly.
The Now York papors toll of a rich
Fifth avonuo woman who lias a brass
bedstead inlaid with pearls. Across
tho top runs a brass rail on which tho
j; ownor's namo is wrought In poarls.
Cj. . Sho undoubtedly has tho nlghtmaro
HUtt just tho same as though sho was sleep-
H. Ing on a pile of rails and a bunch of
MW- Tub Daltlmoro medical studonU
H y who drovo a patient In a hospital
H Insano by dally fooling of him to soo
I if ho was fat onough to cut up woro
porhnps pursuing a sclontldo study of
H tho effect of tho imagination. Hut If
H tho record of tholr achlovomont fol-
lows thorn Into practlco thoy will not
H mnko tholr fortunes at the dlvlno art
fl of healing.
I' Nkwahk, Now Jorsoy, hus an "Eu-
fl ropoan olub," tho mombon of which
I .lmy into a common fund $2 n month
fl each, and draw lots to docldo which
fl of thorn shall ttttco u procodonco in
fl using tho second-class cabins that aro
fl bought with tho monoy, Noarlyovery-
fl thing nowadays, oxcopt paying tho
H dobt ofi nature, unii bo done on tho in-
fl stulimcut plan.
TilK following wrltton definition of
fl tho word "hjcliolor" was handod in
fl by a fifth grudo boy: "A bachelor Is a
fl mnn who bus no wfo, nor wants no
fl wife, nor can't got no wlfo." Massa-
H chusutts has an overplus of old routds,
H whom tho bright boy mantloncd nbovo
H might doscrlbo ns womun who lmvo no
H . husbands, though thoy want hulbunds
kt but ''can't got no husbands."1'
A si'KAKKit nt nn untl-lolmcco moot-
HkJUJ ,- ''I- ,n Vnshln;ton M
HP saving life. This
flKsat consturnnlton in tho
HP!T until was u
Kiati oxplulnod hot roinurlc by say
PflAVflr that cannibals under no
HVHflcutnstuncos. a missionary who
fltr Fa tobacco
T WiliM' It Is olaimod that Prof. Kooh
UMT is making splendid strides in tho
UMw tlioory and pl-actlco of medicine, par-
UMy tlculsrly tho practice, It mult not bo
H forgotton that tho Hclonco of surgory
UK. has also been ranking rapid anvniico-
Hr innnt. What was looked upon a half
K century ngo by tho most ndvuncad
UMf Mirgcons as Impossible) Is now sue-
UT cussfully nccompllnhed by tho veriest
B tyros in tho profession.
K Monkv. so long ns It Is In tho pos-
H sosslon of any one, produces absolutory
Ht nothing out of which u tux ran bo
P paid. It Is as utterly barran nB u last
B year's corn stalk. It Is only whon in
T tho act of passing from ono hand to
J another that it can bo said to prodpeo
BBB) unything at all; and when It Is in that
BBV net It Is as oluslvo us Paddy's lion.
BBBm Hut u lnortgnso is always known nnd
BBBBBi run bo found by tho trucks that it
HBfc Kraporqr Wllllnra hus ovtdently
kUMmill respoot tho do
Viot Ills own press ox-
W'opted, uowspupors have not boon
V backward In expressing their opinion
Hr of William when occasions seohiod to
flsy call for commont, nnd tho comments
T' woro Boraollmes notuuch m would full
fl pleasantly upon tha oxpanslvo nnd
T tender oar of a klndorga'rton c-mporor.
HH Tho press can watt for its rqvongo
' upon Wllilrtm, for It will Ilvo long
H uttur tho King has run his race.
H 'I'm: oastoru portion of the Indian
tofrltory truvorsod by tho Missouri
H: Pu'olflo bouthward to Tort Gibson and
K eastward to Fort Smith may bo tulfon
H us tho host posslblo Illustration of
k t a what tho civilized Indluu can do with
HfL a country, with reasonable ndvunlngcs
in tho way of soil nnd cllm.ito. Tho
country bolongs to tho Chorokcos, bo-
& Hevod to bo tho head of ull thu
B Indian tribes in tho neeoptuueo of tho
B "whlto man's way?." arid said to huvo
HH iinblbod moro common, civilized senso
HHL t,mn unv other Indians through tholr
MttVHB mixture with tho hurd-houdod Scotoh
flBH of western North Uarcllna, with whom
One would tlitnk to reaj the papers dlicours-
Ing en the 0'i
rho ground! for Ills creation lad tboyntloui
Test the undcrljlog motive, tbo real objcctlre
Was to set another wlmok it
Tho bsld-hoadcd man.
Now Iho fljrl no rcipcctorof persons or of
lie lights wherever finer or the icent of
Ills object 1 to tuck up all the juices that bo
Kth he la no Notneala of
The bild-licudoJ man.
The fir bna been created for a a dentine uit,
Aud iliere la no mo of hunting up a thinly
Ho naa tnado to giro report era over atnoo
tho world began
Another ibanco to ridicule
Tbo bald-bcadod man.
Tou may talk of sticky paper and lay trains
II unto fly will Ilvo and flourish, as ho always
Imt, In plti'.
And tho parHgraphlng; punatcra from Her-
aheba to Dim
Will keep up their reraeciitlon of
The bnld'headed mun.
Outlet them all remember there waa onco a
prophet old, '
rowliom theaportlrourchlns, In wlckcdncaa,
Remarked, "On up, thou bald-bead I" when
out tho big bear ran
And awillowed up tho acoOr of
Iho buld-hcadod ulan.
COSTLY HOSPJTALlTr. "
THE MAN WHO WAS .ENTERTAINED
FREE OF CHARCE.
(ha I'oor rllow Kail to Dlir I'utittoea
anil Accept tbo Attention of tho lloat'a
I had been sent out as n newspaper
oiTga pontic nt and was riding a loan
PHHBHMBBkCy, when one
to cllnTwIth a sort of too-null hold to
Iho stcxp sldo ot n hill. Almost a day
bad passed slnco I had seen a human
habitation. The country had the op
pearanco of dangerous vrlldncss, and as
i fearful ulgut threatened to cotno up
put of tho dismal valley far below I de
rided to plead for tho prlvilcgo of help
ing tbo old house cling to tho hillside.
Approaching nearer aud coming to a
imall, Ulnty Inclosuro where a number
it hogs, so pour that they appeared to
jxlst only iu outlines, nero prcicntlug
t squealing petition for something to
eat, I saw u tall, gaunt aud grizzly
bearded man standlug with bis bare
arms resting on tbo top rail of the fence.
"How aro you?'' I atked.
"Wall," he answered, Biirvovlng me
i moment and then scratching liis chin.
"I wuzwuzz oil Jest after I had been
make bit limn 1 mn now; an' agin I wuz
bottcr oil just after shootlu' a feller that
trilled with tho nffectlons of ray family
lhau I am at present writlu'. How Is it
I replied that my health was excel
lent, but that I was unfortunate In bstng
compelled to travel during such weather;
nnd, I added, "you can do mo n grent
favor by letting me stay over night at
"Wall, It hain't my habit to tako In
straugora but If you will protnlac mo ono
thing you may light an put your nag In
"All right, name tho promise."
"Oh, wall, It's Jest this: You must
not ask me how much I charge an you
mustn't offer mo no psy."
"Your conditlous arc not only eaay
but generous,' said I dismounting "and
I shall bo grateful for your kindness."
'That's all rlghl.fur I'm a man among
men. Jest lead yo' boss crouud thlaer
When the horse bad been cared for
we went Into the bouse, a tumblo.down,
affair, and sat down to await tbo com
lug, as my host expressed It, of "Mur
anil 8!s." 1 took uo particular notice
of Slur when sho and bis came. It was
61s that took my eye. Blio mint hnvo
beeu six feet tall. Tbo smoke from the
chimney bad mads her eyes bleary, and
the long green tobacco that sho constant
ly chowed had drawn her mouth to ono
sldo, She woro an old boot and abrogau
shoe, also a sort of blouto made of cot
When wo cheerfully sot down to sup
per, or rather when ws had gathered
about n board on which there wero
placed corn bread and a dish pan hold
ing a mlnlaturo sea of grcmo which
floated a fleet of bacon barges, the host
(f'SIs Is the greatest gal lu all this
country, ain't you, 81st'
".Now, pap, whut do you wantcr talk
luster way, fur? sbt replied, sticking a
a creat finger In her crooked mouth,
"You know I ain't never did nutbln'."
"Ob, yes you have, 61s. Didn't you
Vetch Lem SswyeV by the back of "tho
neck and the looiencss of tbo britches
an' fling blm through the wlnder.thart"
"I done t)iat,pap,but that wan't much
-."Wa. I calls It a good deal fur a,
younc an' delicate crittor.
'W'y 1 know wlmmln that couldn't
hold a cat. Look at her tlmr, stranger.
Look at her p'lnts. Don't you think
she's Immense, as the feller 'lowed?"
I certainly thought she was Immense
and I told my host that I heartily agreed
with blm, at which he appeared to ba
A heavy rain fell during tbo nlirht and
the next morning my bust Informed mo
that tbo creek down in the valloy bad
been swolled to such an extent that to
cross It would bo impossible. "You
must stay right hero with us. It ain't
costlu you a conl, you understand."
I decided to remain until tbo creek
should run lower. Shortly after break
fast the "landlord" came to ma and
said: "Now, as yo' board ain't cost
In' you nutbln' an' as you peer to bo a
commcrdatln' feller, would you mind
goln' right up thar on the hill with Sis
an helpln' her dig tho potatoes? I am
i monstrous anxious to git 'cm dug to
day." As ho bad been so kind as bo had
glvon mo shelter without chareo I could
not refuse, so accompanying Sis I went
up Iho hillside.
"I bet I kin dig faster than you," she
iald,ns she stuck her ten-pound hoe Into
"I shouldn't be surprised. I am not
tnticn ot a aigger.
Sho kept cioio beside mo and talked
:oiselcssly of love. "Kf the right sort
ot a man wuz to love right hard do
you want to know whut Id do?"' sho
"What would you do?'
"I'd call blm lnsics all tbo time.
Wouldn't that bo sweet?
"Whut would you do cf a woman
loved you right hnrd?'
"I (fon't know."
"You'd call her Mosses, wouldn't
"Wall, Is I 'lasses?1
i'l suppose so,' I answerod with a do
lire to pay her a compliment. SUo smiled
"" LV,AN!.S-(I OVKIV THK KENCR
"upon mc, nnd then hastily stepping to
3no side she seized a bog that had got
Into the potato patch aud tossed him
over the feuce. Just then tho dinner
1 bad no appetite. Tbo girl after
stripping the ment off tho wish-bone of
a "b'iled rooster," held up the horse-sboo-looUIng
thing and told mo to pull.
I pulled and Sis jumped up and left tho
lablo, but soon returned and took her
plnco beside mo. After dinner my host
old that as tho creek had notgone down
I would greatly obllgo him by continuing
to help Sis dig potntoca. "I would
cotno up an' dig too, ho added, "but
I bav a power of llddlln' about to do."
I wanted to risk tbo creek and told
him so. but ho would not hear to it.
"W'y bless yo' life, you'd git drowndod
sho. To-morror morula" will bo time
euougb. au' in thu mcnntlme you will
be dolu' of mo a great favor by bolpln
Kit the potatoes In. Itlcollock that I
Jon't charge, you nothln' fur stayin'
bore, an beln n upright man vou
3u;h,ter return ono favor fur another."
I was asleop by tbo lime I touched
the bed that night, nnd having heon too
tired to think Just before lying down,
I dreamed of what a fool I had been
In accoptinif any terms offered by the
old man. On tho following day I an
nounced my flrmly-flxed intantlon of
leaving; The old man professed great
astonishment. "What, trifle with tho
affections of my family an' then leave us
lu the lurch.'1 - '
I could only gnsp in astonishment.
"W'y, you promised to marry Sis," said
This stoRucrpd rac. "Promised to
oiarry her I" 1 exclaimed.
""icB, fur light out thnr In tho tater
satch you 'lowed that you wanted her."
map:? invs t," hi ",w
"I did not. sir,' I yelled.
"Didn't you? Wnll.I reckon you did.
You 'lowed iho wuz 'lutses, an' ef tlml
ain't axln' In this country nobody don't
kuow whut Is; an' ngalu ou pulled with
her tho other day pulled the wish-bone
of tho old toosicr Hint you mom at one
time hcaru cough a half a mile Au'
don't you rlcoileck when she got ur
frum the table? Wall, she put her piece
of the bone up in tho fork of a saplln
an' you walked under it an that put the
law on you. Don't caper now, son, fui
I don't want to hurt vou. An' anothei
thing, my son, don't try to run awav
an' leavo ua'atlcr trlflln' with our af
fections. I've got a wholo host ot kin
foils nigh here an' they will be mlght'ly
pleasod to kuow that Sis.lhar.ls goln' to
marry a feller that Is slch a hand to dig
taters. I rcrkon you bottcr work along
with mo to-day. I want to mark somr
AFTER SUITER ClIATl
bogs an then 1 want to dig stumps outeu
the now ground. Let's cat a snack now
an' go ahead fur I want to bump our
I saw Mm tuck a pistol Into his leans
trousers boforo wo went to work. I saw
moro than that. I saw that I should
havo to run for my life. I know that
argument would be without avail, so
with shrewd strategy, I pretended to bo
reconciled. What an awful day's work!
I was almost dead when night came. I
went to bed early and when the moon
had risen I slipped downstairs. The
old man wns snoring. I would soon bo
free. The stable was not far away; I
would soon bo on my horse. Shortly
afterwards I stood in a cold perspira
tion. Tho horso was gone. A dog
bnrked. I ran down tho hill towards tho
valloy through which flowed the creek
that had caused all my trouble. Thq
valley was there, but whero was tho
creek? Tho old fellow had lied to mc.
I (ravelled all ulght und until noon tbo
next day before coming to a house.
What a thrill I experienced when a rail
way station arose Into view.
Whllo walking up aud down tho plat
form expecting overy moment to sco
my host and his many klusnicn, I saw a
man sitting on tho end ot a cross-tic.
llo got up on seeing me, and advancing
said: "lbet I'vo bad the boss experience
of any fellow you over saw. I came
round hero several days ago to sell fruit
trees, but If I ever gef out allva I'll Join
a church and devote the reiwof 'my life
to charity. Tbo other day I stopped at
a hillside housa way over yander, and
the fellow wouldn't charge mo anything,
but ho pretended that I couldn't get
across tho creek and ho mndo mo work
forhlra, and tho flrst thing I know ho
aaid that I called his girl 'lasses and had
to marry her. IIo got thrco days of
mighty hard work out of mo but I
reckon I better bo shoving en Into tho
woods. I nm afraid he'll fJud mo here.'
Oplt P. Head.
THE "WRITING ROCK." '
A Curloua Rttinr, Muppoaeil tn llnvn Heart
Wrlttmi ou llefara Columbua' lllrlli.
A STOItV 1VIIITTKH OS 8T0.NB.
On tho Taunton Itlvcr, near DIghton,
Mass., there Is a curious rock which for
antlquariaus possesses great Interest.
Tho "Writing Itock" (so It is called) is
of granite, about eleven feet long and
flvo fcot high, and Its smooth surface Is
covered with many strange hieroglyphics
which havo never been satisfactorily
deciphered. It Is claimed, however,
that they were placed thero some 600
years before the birth of Columbus. At
high tide tho rock Is covered with water.
It is proposed to removo It ito some
museum. JV. J". Mail and Jiiprus,
Nail Thcao ApliorlsniH to tho Door.
"Who enters hero leaves plpo be
hind." . l
Tho horso will be nil tho better for
working his way through the winter.
Thu man that knows tho right use of
n horso blanket Is n llrst-cluss horse
man. Too many horses cat up during tho
winter till they hnvo earned during tho
Tho horso blanket saves feed and
flesh less substance is used to ninko
a n I mul hu.it.
Keeping mutchos in nny otlior re
ceptacle than nn iron or tin box ''Is
So in o people think n farm nnlm.il is
like a postugo stninii no good'uutn
licked, Thoy tiro sadly mistaken.
Tho farm horse, haviug only llghl
labor, and not much of that, .during
(he winter, should have less grain and
tuoro roughness than dutlug tho sum
mer. Tho man that puts iron bits in his
horses' mouths in very cold weather
without first warming tha bits has al
together too much of tho savugo in his
composition. American Agriculturist,
The Alhtmtum has this advertise
ment: "Writers of fiction (IhiIIps os
peclolly limy bo supplied with now
materials of un exciting and wiuulU1
K HINT FOR NORTHERN TRAVELERS. I
"Lapping;" Ilnnkt No I.oner t"y ou ft-
Nuulliarn llillrouil Tralm.
"We don't lap nny more bunk.' I
said a chipper newsboy at the Ontrali T
depot hist night. "Truth !i we lot so- I
munv that way till wo just can't 'ford 1
It. 1 don't know for curtain who Hist M
itnrtod such doings, but .imiio of ihc I
bora siv it wai Hill Mi-Afeo on tho J II
lllchmo'nd and D.tiiVllte ro.ul. Hound I
fur Hilly; he's nlwnjs starting some- i K
thing h'n tlou't know nothing about.
Old lillly is a lender for all that. Thu K
war that fcanip can persuade tho 1
women Into buying bjink ls.'n nln and H
a sliaine. Ain't' no tuo Id bilking: ho , H
can Just do it; that's all. I heard otnu H
of the bovs lolling how .about H!ll's
lapping of booJB,wnfkod thu lirst day , JJj
he fell on to thu scheme. Peoplo looked , i'
wild when thoy s.iw tho 'hulch' tliiuw- . jl
Ing nil sorts of bonks .Into Jhelr laps m
without asking a cent for- 'cm. Thus '
all IJIlly couliFdo to hold, In when tin
women would look up and smile and Ay
say 'tlmnkoe.1 Hut thoy changed their i
tuno when ho pasiell through the ear rf if
to collect -fares' oh 'oin. Everybody J Ml
wns so Interested redding tho books tyfK
that they wouldn't stop, aud tl.cy ,'jfijj
Hung out tho Utile tttcnty.-live and n
fifties llko shot out of a shovel. Sniw ft
of tho women didn't havo tho chaiig". j ; Jl
and thoy wus pvlghty sorry tlu-i-M i A
started to read tiio books. Thc'l I g
blush and look llko thuy wanted to- . I
borrow tho funds. J f
"Lapping worked splendid them '
times, but she's changed now. Peoplo '
aro In tho habit of getting otr with the- f
books. Wo lost nay thing that wnr f ;
No, slrcc. Many is the ono th.U's got .
off with my books, but I mndo It up on I M
tho next man. "J'wou't do (o get h'ft. ik
Talking about rondlng people, I've- .W
always boon mighty successful at it- C i
can toll a preacher or a lawyer 'every
lire.' Oh, yes, I always havo bound I
books for their sort, I slipped otur ,f I
time, though. It wns tbN way: Tho Xi m
compnuv had pui chased n,lot of cheap ' 1
books, -Ilow to Cu'ro DLimos of llu ;
Mind nnd Body,' and as tlioy wns a
hard stock we'bpya wa-ulIoweiLdotiblo s
'cgmmish' on 'em. I hatbouo loft, and -e
was mighty anxious to dHposo1 of her.
Shu was clean and neat, but hIio just
wouldn't go. One 4lny coming-' out of
Mneon, I espied a llttlo'dilcd un mnn, '
with shnggy hnlr lind W(;jk-!ookliig , '
eyes. IIo had tho littlest (uhils I ever :' i
seen, und legs nnd fcot nt'Cordiiigly. E jj
set him down for a countryman. I ;M
made bold to tuc'klo him. 'Hutu's tho IE
lust ono I hnvo lu stock,' 1 s.iid to him. v Cij
rUettor tnko it if you uccd nuyLhing or " jU
thu kind,' I argued; 'this is tha only' ,
ono in print. Country peoplo don t ;
havo to sand for a doctor whon thuy ,
huvo this work.' Thu little mnn looked fl
up at mo sorter tired and said mildly: I M
'You little rasc.il I 'If you don't go ( tl
away from mo I'll throv?-yod out that jl
window.' I turned liiriny lip at tho fl
llttlo old cOuntrymna'tiiViI wnlkod out. J M
When wo reached 'Atla;til thu depot D
wns crowded wIlhr'i)ubtAo, jind they -.BB
ltept np sueh yhoopln an hollerlii' "
when tho tr.lln stopped, I poked my f .
head out to sco whut was tlio nutter. L
Would you believe It,' thoy bad this f
llttlo countryman by thu hands, and I
looked llko they'd go pltpii cra.y about
him. I got sorter uneasy, nnd I eased I
up to tho conductor and iiskcd him who j,
tho coiintryman'wns mul ho said: 'Look 1
heah, boy, don't you khow Gov.- Alex. jl
SlcpheusP' " Atlanta Journal. '
DRIDCET'S DEAFNESS. '
Tha Mlatreaa of the Klioheii Too Mils' J
for h Ceniu Mnn.' j
"There are nono so' deaf ns those
that won't he.tr," nnd sp holiovcs il
census enumerator, tho sqeno of wlioso
joys and sorrows w'as .West, Qhestcr '
street, says tho Philadelphia Jlccord.
Tho cook in a certain rosWonce.llrldget
by name, was returned Ju tho form
that was loft to be tilled out ns ilea'. 8.
aud uo further thought was given to If",
tho matter. Aa
Somctlmo afterward, however, tho BKk
euumccator called ht tho house to sua R
Bridget, -who was just at tho tlmo HP
watcliing a pot which' sho dld'not want- '1
to boll over. Tho following couvurst- Kf
tlon onsticd: V1
"Is your namo Bridget"'' jK
"Siit-o, nnd X am in d fldgot," said
tho cook, anxiously gazing pit the pot. tjm
"No, Bridget, " shoutodi the census V
ofllcor. h V I J
"Ah, faith, and I'm Urtdget." IB
"Aro you deaff" s IB
"Arru'hf now, thcro's boon ilo death M
in lift family." W
"Not death, but deaf; you can't Hi
hear"? ''.. H
"Yes, it'ri very ticar, -and if It boils it )
"Was your mother L deaf, or- jour K"
uiotllor's ihotherP" ' HI
'Smothor is It you mano? ., Suro ami HI
ye can't smother a boiling pot." t Hj
"Whs your grandmother deaf?" fair- U
ly yollcd tho frantic-enumerator.-
"Ooh, and niy grrtudmothor Isn't in m,
it. up," replied tho anxious Bridget.
"It' mother's1 milk- and mifsift boll." V1
"Wcru any of y6nr httcostoM deaf?" Wb
shriokcd tbo olllciul.
"Fultli, nnd I h.iVcn't ji"uy Isters. fl,
Oh, wirra, wlrra. It's f)vpr. Get out,
yo spalpeen; I hayeh't any sistots or S
brothers, but ray milk hus boiled ovor." flf
The milk boiled ovqr,and sp did tho 2
onunierator. Ho garo up his Inquiries W
about Bridget's Infirmity and was out
of ho way, The problem remains to fl,
bo answered what huslness is it of Sn- Mi
perintqtidont Porter's employes If fho fl
members of Bridget's family are deaf fl
or nou Y
A New York cdutractor"iay that m1
city KQO.000 a year fdr the .purpose of Hj
,plcl.lug ovr.,,tbe- city's. Musy, , and WM
ujaUs.buddsoiuq.frofl v. D