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Currier's Orchestra PLAY WILL AT Muldoon's Picnic
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" HEW TO THE LINE, LET THE CHIPS PALL WHERE THEY MAT."
VOLUME 1, MAYS1TILLE, TUESDAY EVENING, MARCH 21, 1882. NUMBER 102.
OlSTE NIGHT ONLY.
TUESDAY, MAR. 21
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Direct fiom tlielrown theatre, Brooklyn, N,
own original Comedy, entitled
-They will have the honor of presenting their
Introducing the famous "DONKEY JERRY."
The FUNNIEST COMEDY Ever Written
THE KERNELLS j Hac?,y
BRYAN JT and HOEY,
JOHIST E. HENSHAW and MAY TEIST J3ROECK.
The Great Character Comedians,
diaries J McCartliy and Munroe George
A 1 i E iiss Jennie Sattorlec, " - ,
n MULDOON A.1ST MULCAHEY.I 1 .
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LOU. C. LINGleD,
Popular Prices Reserved Seats 75 cents; General AdmisssonOc,
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UPersons living in the country and adjoining towns, can have their
seats reserved by telegraphing or by writing to H. Taylor,
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warerooms. Special attention paid
A BigLoad of Wood.
Boston A'dvertlser. j
The Rev. Dr. Wellington was the old i
Templeton minister from early in the
eighteen hundreds and Col. Leonard Stone
was one of his parishioners. It was the
custom to supplement the minister's moderate
salary with presents from the products
of the farm, and especially with
wood. Now Col. Leonard, one day in January,
1822, was drawing to the parsonage
some of his nice hardwood. It was a good
ox-load two cord or so. As he was going
across the common with it his brother,
Col. Ephraim, caught sight of- him from
the store, and was surprised at such a great
" Hello !" says he " why don't you take
your minister a load of wood while vou're
" Now, look here," says Col. Leonard,
"I've been sawing out lumber down't the
mill, and there's any quantity of slabs. I'll
give the minister as a big load asvou can
Col. Ephraim was a man for fun. He
instigated the townspeople to take hold
with him and accepted his brother's challenge.
First, they made the sled. Long
trees were cut for the runners. These were
made thirty-odd ofeet long and set eight
feet apart. The body of the sled projected
two feet over the runner on each
side. Thus the sled would hold twelve
regular cords at one layer. There were
two tongues, one in front of each runner.
On the appointed day the men and the
oxen from all over town came to the meeting
The sed was taken to the saw-mill and
backed up against the great pile. On went
the slabs with a will. Col. Leonard stood
by, laughing, cheering, urging them along.
When they had on as much as they
thought would do, they hitched up the
team. One hundred and sixty oxen, four
abreast, found it easy enough to pull.
They had to go around through Baldwin-ville,
because there was not room at the
Otter river bridge for the sled to turn it.
When they had got onto the level ground
above Baldwin ville, they stopped and unhitched.
Then with their sleds
they went back to the mill to bring more
slabs and pile them on the big load. This
they kept up till there were no more slabs.
Forty cords lay piled up on that sled. And
the evening and the morning were the lirst
The next morning came the rest of the
journey " up in town." The school children
were let out to see the great sight go
by. One of them, to whose home it was
going, says it looked as big as a house. It
lay unloaded for a while out by the parsonage,
and people came from near and
from far to see. It kept Mr. Wellington
in slabs for years to come.
When the great sled was taken to pieces,
some of the timbers were used in building
Mr. Winch's barn, and may be seen there
in the framework until this" day.
A writer in the Louisville Courier-Journal
irives some of the current superstitions
of Kentucky negioss. If a person passes
through a funeral procession he will die
before the oldest one in it. If a dog lies on
is back and howls it presages an early
death in the family. If the longest snake
killed in a day's search be suspended from
the tree nearest to a parched field it will
bring rain. If it be necessary to turn back
after starting on an errand, the consequent
bad luck may be averted by mal
a cross in the path with the left forefinger.
A stutterer may be cured by
creeping up behind his unawares and
knocking lum down with a raw beef
just taken from the beast by an unmarried
butcher under twenty-one. A
bloody knife, a bottle of alcohol, and a
bag of live lizards are an effective outfit
for bewitching an enemy ; but the intended
victim is of warned of the danger by an
owl's screech close to his cabin. The recipient
of a poisonous snake's bite drinks
a pint of whisky, and then, if sober
enough, kills the first black chicken with
tail feathers he can find, picks the feathers
out, and burns them.
Hope Ahead. ,
From the Wall Street Daily News.
A committee of stockholders who waited
upon the superintendent of a California
mine to ask why in blazes the said mine
hadn't panned out anything but assessments,
were graciously received, invited
to be seated, and the official explained:
" Gentlemen, you are all aware of the
fact that we had scarcely begun work
when the mouth of our mine was blocked
by a land slide. That put us back a
They nodded their reirembrance.
"Then we had just got in shape to take
out four thousands tons of ore, worth $2,-000
per ton, when the mine caved in. You
recall it ?" . .
" Once more we bent ourselves to the
burden of reaping $500 for every $40 invested,
when the mine was flooded by a
That was true also.
"Then we just got the water out when
we discovered that our mine was located
on another man's claim. We had him
shot to prevent trouble, and once more we
were about to declare a dividend of 200 per
cent, when the dead man's friends put in an
appearance. There were thcee of them.
We chased one over the range, had another
hung by the vigilance committee,
and I am happy to inform you that I have
four men out after the other, and am every
hour expectingto hear that he has tumbled
off a cliff. Gentlemen, there is hope
ahead golden hepe. Please come up and
drink with me ; after which there "will be
another assessment of 10 per cent. s!" , , .
The London Truth says that the famous .
Russian General Skobeleff has had in his
life to tell diplomatic falsehoods, but they
stuck in his throat and nearly choked him.
On one great occasion he boldly told a lie
or rather a bundle of lies. His mendacity
was to veil the scheme of a campaign
on which tremendous issues depended.
When the person whom he was deceiving
rose to quit him he insisted on seeing
him to his carriage. On his way out the
General stopped short and said: "You
look very honest, and you are a person of
breeding. If you suspected the importance
of some questions you have been
asking, you would have cut your hand off
rather. than put them." He then recapitulated
them, and added: " All ray answers
on these points were lies. I can't
bear the feeling of lying to you. You may
guess the truth from this. I place my secret
at vour mercy, and am sure you will
not give me cause to regret doing so."
Long alter the Reformation, Protestant
indulgences were granted ir England. On
the flv leaf of the first volume of the register
of Plympton is written: "Whereas I
certainly know that the wife of Edmund
Parker bf Bovington, in parish of Plympton,
is under such a distemper of bodie
that she is not fitt to eat any salt flesh or
fish whatever, therefore I think fitt, as
minister of said parish, to license her to
eat flesh during the time of her sickness
according to the lawes and statutes of the
realme in that behalf. Given under my
hand March 4, IGOO. Simon, D. C."
Another entry, dated two years later,and
signed by another clergyman, gives a
similar indulgence to John Slanning.
Cures for snake bites are constantly being
discovered, investigated, and proved
to be worthless. The latest the invention
of a Brazilian was introduced1 the
other day to the notice of the French
Academy of Science. It consists in ejecting
permanganate of potash(the basa of
Condy's Fluid)undor the skin, at the bite,
and also wherever swellings appear. The
solution to be usod has a strength of one
part of the salt to a hundred parts of water,
and is injected with a Pravaz syringe. A
committee of six has been named to carry
on experiments, and rs it includes M.
Pasteur and M. Quatrefages, we shall
probably soon know what the value of the
alleged discovery is.