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FLAGSTAFF, ARIZONA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 185)2.
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j courts of tho Territory.
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culU on tUuAtluntlc . I'lictKc Hnlhoncl.
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Store. Hafts uiL Arizona. Tictli intruded
I J Surccon. I'lniiWlf Arizona. Will
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ponl promptly to all calls from any point
on tin' Atlantic. Pacific Railroad. ORlco
I41 Ut U( "t Wil'viu ii"1 " 4.-
O. O. r.-rLAC.RTAI'K lodge, no. 11.
, meet ry Wednesday evenlns In Odd
!llns' Hall. Vlslthu brethren roidltilly
W. S. l)tci.oss. N. 0.
J. L. Thkat. Secretary.
JL Regular iiirctlns
iili'lits every riileiiriiir
I.OlHlE. NO. 7. I & A. M.-
1 on fourth jiionuuy
mimlli. f'tlllpil meet
ings every other Monday night for work
i) ortltr, lAMiir u.uu. iuusn-r.
.Max Salzsivx, becretnry.
OURT COCONINO, NO. KKJ. INDEPKND
cnt Order l'orester. holds roular meet
ing In Masonic Hall. 1'lair.taIT. 011 tho lint
ami third Thuid.iy of each month. VIMtlus
lirotlierMand all memlx-rs In pood standliiK
tiro cordially Invited to attend.
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T O. O.T. KLAOSTAI'K LODOF.NO. II.
1, meet Saturday eciilnr of each week at
Sluionlc Hall. All Good Templars In good
btandltiR cordially elcomc.
AV. L. Van lions, C T.
W. II. N'OllMAK. P.. H.
TTIKST M. E. C'lU'KC'H, CORNER OP
P Church and Itrcu'v s-treeti. N iK. Norton
Paslor. Preaching at 11 n. 111. and 7:M) p. in.
Sunday'B: Sunday schoal at 10 n. m.. J. H.
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nt 12:13 p. in. Epnorth Leasue B:J0 p. m.
Prayer mectlni; I'hursday crcnlus ut 7:30.
J GUTHRIE SAVAQK UNITED STATES
. Conimlvloner of tho DNtrlct Court In tho
Fourth Judicial DNtrlct of the Territory
ot Arizona District Court foiiiuitaloncr In
and for tho County of Cwnnliio. In wild Ter
ritory, and U S. Pension Notary. Admitted
to practice before tho arlotis hureausof iho
department. Olllco tno diwrs north of tho
M.AOSTAIT LII1RARY AND READING
Room Association -Reading room open
iitly from 9 a. in. to 10 p m : Smulays. 3 to
10 p.m. Lorulal weicomo to an MMiors.
A. P Giiijon. Librarian.
Repairing Ki-ttly tlono, anil Lailics1
anil Gentlunien's Fine Wotk .1 Spec
ialty. A oi'il Mock of Solo anil Upper
Leather, Heel Braces mill all klmU of
Shoe Findings for sale. Cowboy Uoots
anil tho littiny of Deformed Feet a
Shop opp. M. E. liuiih. Flagstaff.
ITS CAUSES AND CURE
fsclentlflcally trcati dhy an nurlt of world
wide reputation. Diafness eradicated and
entirely cured, of from 20 to M years' Htand
Inir. after all other treatment liavo failed.
How thodllliculty Is reached and tho cause
rtniocd. fully explained In circulars, with
atlld.ilt and testimonials of curw from
prominent people, mailed free.
Atlantic & Pacific R, R,
TIME TABLE NUMBER 32,
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 18, 1891.
No. 2 NO. 4
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AlbUQuernuo A. T.&S, I'. It. K., for nil
point tast and south.
TrtSviitt Junction I'rcncott
It.illsray for l'ort Whipple and l'l
llarstow California southern
ii.in.mw caiiroru a southern itni war lor
t Ainreles. Han Dleeo and other bouthcru
Mojavo southern I'aelCc (or San Iran
Cisco. Hi.cnuiiciUo and Northern California
PULLMAN I'ALACT.SLKEl'INO CAItS.
No clitnve li Hindu ,jy Sleeping Car ln
icneri Iwtnis'ii fan 1' riinclsco and Kansas
City, or San Diego and Los Anxelcs and C'lil-
Tho Orand Canon of tho Colorado, lilthcitu
Inaccessahlu to tourists can Ihi leached by
taklnz tliU lino via 1'encli hprlnxH, and u
MuKorlilo'rom thenco p( hut twenty-thieo
nillua. This Canyon I the Riaudr&t and most
wonderful of naturo works.
Stop at llaKHtafr and hunt deer, bear nnil
nlld turUcy in tho iiuiiinlllccut plno foiebt
of rliofcm Vranclsco iiiountuii.s. or tlslt tho
i'ucleiit, ruins of tho (.'avo and CHIT Direllerx.
T. 11. GfEU Ooncral Superintendent, Al-
bunuorfl,v. N. M.
lIKNiti c. Van SLVCK.Ocnerul Agent, Albu
(iiieniuc N. Jl.
W. A. His-'em. peucrnl Paiscuffcr Acut,
Albujuniuo, N. 31.
TU. JAMES M. MARSHALL DENTIST.
1Uo Oldest Hank In Northern Atliooi.
Interest Paid on Tims Deposits.
Collections a Specially.
Itcfcrrncr s-W. IT. Strong. Prcttdsnt A. T. A
a V. Itailroiid CorapAnj; Kills Wnlnwrlght,
JUnimlng Director Arizona Cattle Company.
M. Lools, Mo.; IJaalc o! California, ban Fran,
Your Banking Business Solicited.
3. II. H03KINB, Jr., Cruhler.
ill the FasMonablc ani Latest Style
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FINE ASSORTMENT OF
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A S "tLCT LINE OF
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Lingo & Wiiitlosk,
Having leased tho Wilcox shop, on
Ilunipiiruy street, ktwecn Rnilroad
nvenuo and Chui cli sticet, wo imit
llioso in need ol work in our lino t
give us a trial.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED.
Everything usually kept in a lirst-class
bakery, ean bo had.
BgXOnlers left at the Hawks Houes
will ho promptly Illicit.
J. P. HAWKS, PROP.
J. 1. H05KIN8, Jr.,
Represonting the Lltrgrist Lino bf
Reliable Fire Insurance Go's.
IN NOllTIIEHN AKIZONA.
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Mafi, Arizona. sep 12 tl
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sin! preuraury cnume For dialogue ad
dres M:cretar) of University Kacultv, Iuc
A 1. sci 123m
Finest Quality and Breeding.
To Wool Growers
II YOU WANT
To keep your Sheep heallliy, and Insure a
good clip, Ufco
HaywarcVs Sheep Dips.
, sritu cum: it ioii:iiii: cosr,
Hayvard's "Paste Lip"
Mixes with either Old r arm Water.
Hayward's Liquid Dip
Is Non-l'oUonous, Improves tho Wool
and docs not stain It.
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WOOL COMMISSION MEUCIIANT3
I'lftli HndTiiMrni.mil i.U.,:ui lrranilrcci, Cal
LliZERY, FEED KND SHLE
Best of Driving and Saddle
Horses for Hire.
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Tea, Coffee and Spices-
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EL IIIIO CIGAR FACTORY.
NEW YORK. N. Y.
3?Solil only by A. P. GntsON and
Switzeu i Sox, Flagstaff, Ariz.
Groceries, Gents' For-
GrocRery aj Glassware
JairClothn Mil- Order. 3
Una opened a-nnw
Enst . f Ralliitt'n Ston-,
FLAGS1 AFP, rlzonn.
All kinds of gi-nt'iiil litnck
.imitliiiig promptly md sutibfac
IinttSi: MIOKINd A KI'ICCIALTV.
Tim Wngon Shop in connection
is in chargo of II. Vau Nohsiajj.
GIVE THE HEW SHOP YOUR WORK.
tiSii&v&sviJm?) & l5i
1?3 i.V-" ("2 r 1 1 1 11 iiMT 'IT M
(S3 wviraji5 jkS-STWt ii3v3
mm FOR FARMING.
Tho Resources of this Section Aro
Potatoes Vay Iurco liolltn ns nso
I)oe All Kl lull of fa rill
I'higataAltes Lavo boasted of onr ftno
healtliy climate, our m.ignllicent seen
cry, our stock mul lunilC'iIug ititeroats
and tho saiuUtoua devulopments until
ivq aro Impregnated with the idea that
wo have little else. Wo don't realize
;un thing of the magnitude our agri
cultural interests may and can reach.
Wc ean hardly npprceiato tho a ariety
and largeness of Oeld products wc may
have for tho labor.
Wheat, oat, barley, potatoes and a
few vegetables are all wo can usually
think of as prodttelivo here, and we
deem the cultivable area small indeed.
As to that, wc estimated tho cultiva
ble area within a radius of 15 miles
from Flagstaff nt L'0,000 acres iust
about five per cent; that gives us room
for five hundred farmers with forty
aires each, about the proper amount
to each one, and about the limit aver
aged on a quarter-section. Think
uhnt a difference that would make to
hiring in that mnuy families; ami each
one could mid would clear from $10 to
?!t0 and more per acre.
We havo about four miles from town
tv.-o farmers who cotumcueed their
cultivation in the season of 1888, with
no other capital than their laoor, and
from its results they have paid for
their places, have them well improved
and besides being out of debt, hae
money ahead. This on places here
water has to be hauled for house and
stock u.c during part of the year and
there are hundieds better places about.
Of potatoes they raise Early Hose,
growing 7 tons to the acre; White.
Star, 8 tons; Peerless and 'fiiumph,
each 10 tons, and a new vntiety, called
by them the Pinto, running 12 tons to
the acre. The Pluto is an eat ry po
tato, large and longish-shaped, "pied"
with white and pink spots. Ft om six
acies last jcar their ei op ol potatoes
was 50 tons, selling nt au a erage of
$22 per ton.
Of o.its the' raiso the White Won
der and llarget's White Sizure, a v.i
ticty sent out by tho Depatlnient of
Agriculture last j ear, a good grain for
oatmeal, and which produced ten
bushels from four pints, lint the Side
Oats aro chief. Thoy are from France,
are well adapted to a dry country,
standing dMUftt.'Vll, jnst late enough
to get the beuViW Zl fall rains, but
ripin before' the 'frosts kill, grow six
feet high, with heads 1-1 to 18 inches
long. From 85 pounds, after chickens
hud destroyed some, were threshed out
Of Wheats, tho Velvet Chaff, need
ing other soil, does not do so well as
the Assiniboino Valley or the White
Spiing, whichis.i lino producer, not
a Ull wheat, but with six-inch heads.
Their best wheat, though, is of un
known variety. It is a beardless wheat
of bluish appearaneo in field, easily
distinguished from otjior wheats, is
very prolific, as many as 87 heads
coming from one grain; of rank grow th
making excellent forage, just late
enough to hit our rainy teason best,
hardy, n grain twice as largo as other
wheats, and produces SO to 10 bushels
to Iho .acre. In this country wheat
grain ripens while the stalk is still
Corn as well as wheat and oats,
stools out here, the best variety being
tbe Black Mexican, a sugar corn rec
ommended by the Department of Ag
riculture. From 6no grain will spring
five stalks, bearing five to nine ears
each. All corn hero grows low, and
not much is wasted in stalk. Indian
corn w ill run 80 bijshcals to tho acre.
Ol grasses, alfalfa, millet, Hungari
an grass and oat grass do well. Alfal
fa cuts a ton to the acre for three cut
tings per year; millet does especially
well, growing six feet high with heads
nine and ten inches long, and J icldlng
four to six tons per aero.
Of field beans, life- Yellow and tho
lied Speckled bunch beans produce 25
to SO bushels to the acre, marketing
at live cents per pound. English field
peas produce abundantly, and all gar
den peas grow finely.
Rutabagas aro immense, growing as
high ns fifteen ton per acre, and sell
ing al. a cent a pqutid for cow feed.
Artichokes do well, and turnips run
seven tons per neyc, selling at $10 per
aero for cow feed, and retailing early
in the season nt two eeuts per pound.
Of vegetables, cabbage, carrots,
beets, sugar beets, onions, cucumbers,
squash, pumpkins, ojster plant, radish
es, lettuce, lhubarb, asparagus, horse
radish, watermelons and cantalopes all
produco abundantly and of good quali
ty. ... "
Another well-know u ranchman, from
plantings of '87 has, withiirlive miles
of Flagstaff, good crops of Red Engli-h
currants, Wilson and Ynlo trawber
lies and hits of Snjdcr blackberries.
He has also Spitzcnbcr;; and Red
Astraknu apples, the latter this 3 car
bearing fruit, now in good growth.
These statements arts made upon facts
and all these matters have passed bc
30ml tho merely experimental stage.
Experiments arc being made with
other egetables, grains and grasses,
with grapes, pears and other fruits of
which we c:pcct a good report in due
With proper care tho second crop is
better than tho first, the third better
3 et, and thence on there is no percep
tible falling off.
Epciimcnl3 in vegetables produced
from ?12 woith of dillcrcnt varieties of
seed, besides all wanted for hotiu Use,
and brought in a revenuo of 100 for
Wc have wheat lauds within ten
miles of Flagstaff, which if 011I3 half
is put in, would keep a 23-barrel Hour
mill going every day in tho year, and
b3 proper appreciation of what wc
have and proper use of It wc may be
able to stop the eoustaut drain of mon
ey otttgoiug for Hour, grain seeds,
vegetables and fruits. Let us study
what we have, and use it to better ad
vantage. We hive room for thousands
more to lne in Coconino county, make
money and improve the country.
Tho Wnlltor Comtplrncj.
The infamous conspiracy against the
estate of the late Judge John D. Walk
er, met its Wateiloo in tho District
Court nt Florence, last Monthi)-. Tho
eklciiLo showed a depth of human
deprarty almost inconceivable audit
is well for the fair lcputation of Arizo
na that an incorruptible Jury was found
to consider the facts dot eloped b the
tetiinnii3. The chief conspirators was
shown to bo I.. C. Hughes of the Tuc
son Star, and the piincip.il scenes of
the diama were enacted upon his prem
ises. It is stated that James A. Z.ibris
kie was the helmsman, ami Hughes
the executive nllicer of the coterie,
while General Wilson, John 1$. Fitch
and, it is sad to relate, several person
wealing the apparel of l.iriic. were
prominent actois. They conspired to
marry the willing victim to a lunatic
n order to reach his nmuc3', and this,
Hughes has stated in a confidential mo
ment, was his first great mistake. The
depth of his remorse over this 0110 fatal
act may be judged from the desperate
light he subsequent!) made to compen
sate himself for all Ids misery out of
John I). Walker's bank account. II v
the vculict of tho jury he is deprived
of that expected pleasure, and the
williujr victim of his cuniditv has no
legal title to the name she assumes,
notwithstanding the cumulative per
jury b)- which their assault was sup-
poitetl. Defeated in his vile and
dastardly intentions, ho now uses his
columns to defame the witnesses b
w Inch his rascality was exposed, The
people of Arizona, however, know the
character of tho man and his effoi's to
hint othois only the more deeply do
bauch himself and his fellow pilgrims
t tho penitentiary. A future grand
jury will darefully serutinie the testi-
jnony glveu in tins now famous case
and there will probable be further
work for the courts in the' way of eriim
inal proceedings against some of the
conspirators, and if justice is meted
out tjierd Will be a better moral . at
mosphere prevailing in Aiizona.
A Desert ynnU Storm.
There is nothing so much dreaded
by travelers on tho desei t of I,ower
California as a f,nd ttorm, unless if
N death from thirst. Few accounts
of a desert saud-storm have been
printed, and a good reason for this is
the fact that no one man iu a hundred
Overtaken by a desert storm ever lives
to tell about it. There is something
weird and mysterioiw about a sand
storm as it rolls swiftly along over
trackless wastes, apparently as harm
less as a puff ball but in leality as
relentless as a oyolone, binding In its
path.ovcry bush and tree beneath tons
of find white Csand. A sand storm
usually passes along quite eiose to the
ground aud. wherever there is a shrub
or other obslftclo iu its way tho cur
rent of revolving air is broken, and as
a result a cloud of sand Is precipintcd
to the ground. A stotin often leaves
long windrows of sand stretehjng
awaV across tho desert, nud perhaps
the very next t!.y a storm going hi
another dirertioii will sweep up the
sand, leaving the desert ns smooth as a
floor. The storms can be seen a long
distance away, and unless it is coming
iu his direction a traveler immediately
goes Into camp upon sighting it, for
fear of coming iuto its path. If it is
coining towards him lie hurries (i get
out of its path, for to be overtaken is '.
dcatl(v Lower California..
Big Ilonay B3ing Lhdo out
One Who Knows, Tells How the
Commodity is Prepared unit
Something About Its Use.
Within a radius of ten miles from
Hamburgh, Conn,, there aic half a
dozen men who aroacemnndatinginon
ey from the saie.of the oil and glease
that they extract from the various rep
tiles aud animals that they capture
among tho ledges and along the
Tho muskrat. the polecat and the
rattle-snake 3 iuhl the most valuable
oils that 11103- get, and of these three
the lattlesuakc oil is worth the most.
It finds a read3- sale and brings from
tw cnt3'-live to tliii ty dollars an ounce,
according to its purity. This oil is
procured from the eggs of the snake
and the process of getting it is a tedi
ous one. In capturing the snake care
must be taken not to beat it upon the
middle of its bod), for by so doing the
hunter runs aiisk of breaking tho eggs
that tho snake may be carr) ing, and
thus rcndeiing them valueless
Tho snake hunters have become
adepts at the business, aud they go
armed with a pole or staff about eight
feet long, into the end of which is set a
sharp steel blade from six to eight
inches in length. When a snake is
discovered the hunter stamps upon the
ground and alarms it. Tho snake
erects its head, and like a flash, the
stuff swings around and the serpent's
head is popped off by tho glittering
If the bod)- of the snake is found to
contain eggs they aic removed and
placed in a kettle of water, under
which a fire is built. The water is
always boiling before the eggs aro put
iuto it, aud it is kept at a h'uiiug point
as long as oil rises from the eggs to
the surface. It often requires forty
eight hours of steady boiling to extract
all the oil from fifteen eggs.
Ever) half hour the oil is skimmed
from the watt r n.ul placed in a small
iron kettle that is about eight itiches
Iu diameter aud eighteen inches deop.
Considerable ot the boiling water is
carried into this kettle with the grease.
When all the oil has been extracted
from the eggs and placed iu the small
kettle a lid is placed upon it and hcri
mctically sealed with red sealing-wax.
A slow and steady fire is then kept
under the kettle until all tho water iu
the oil has evaporated through a small
pipe that outers the side of the kettle
near the top and w hieh leads to a worm
that rests in a barrel of constantly run
ning wr,tor, From a tube at the bot
tom of tho worm tho condensed water
drops into a glas jar. To Iho top of
this small particles of oil rise and
when it has cooled it is taken off.
When water ceases to drop from tho
tube at the bottom of tho worm it is
evident that there is no more water
iu the kettle aud the lite is immediate
ly drawn fiom beneath it' and if is de
luged with cold wattr until it is
From this kettle the oil is removed
and placed iu a shallow tin pan with a
handle and a wide spcut In it. The
pan is placed over a fire and when tho
oil is thinned it is poured through a
cloth, linon of a very Hue tceture, into
a glass jar. When thus clarified it has
tho appcarnuco of vaseline. In this
shape it is maiketed.
Rattlesnako oil is used as a remedy
for rheumatism, aud it is one of the in
gredients employed in tlio mauufacturo
of somo of tho patent medicines fdund
in tho market for neuralgia, rheuma
tism and obscure disease of tho joints.
It is a powerful irritant, and when a
drop of It is applied to tho flesh It has
about the samu effect tint tho applica
tion of a coal of lire would. For this
reason the manufaetuier.s of this oil
are obliged to exercise tho greatest
care, and while woiklng at the kettles
they invariably wear gloves, and when
their f.ic.o Is not protected bya beard
thoy cover tho lower poition of it with
a loose cloth- fastened in place 03- an
So persistently has the rattlesuake
been hunted in this viclqlty, lie is now
but rarely found. .Now and then one
is captured in somo isolated locality
among tho ledges and in tho swamps.
Iu tho central .part of the State this
species of sorpent Is common, aud
hunters there procure a, great deal of
rattlesnako oil dining tho 3-caiv
Hubibiirgh- (Con.) Correspondence of
the Philadelphia Times.
An Alaska 'Widow Wlia Survived
"Tho Providence, vvofann who had
had seven .different .husbands in the
courso of her "life," -qaid a gentleman
who last summer ma,do atrip to Alaska
"is not a marker to the woman whom I
had the lmnor to meet at Sitka. Shu
was tlio "i'rinccas Thorn," who had
outlived fourteen men, all of whom she
had called Hubby dear-' The l'rii -ceo.
Thorn U not nu old woman cither;
but her worldly possessions have at
tracted one suitor after another until
fourteen men have hungup their hats"
in rapid succession on the household
The Princess however, refuses to
paH with lur title, -tint tho various
gentlemen who have pledged to share
her fare and fate have all assumed her
name and have been known as "Mr.
G. Thorn," quite reversing tho custom
prevailing in other paits of the United
States, where the lady's identity" is
almost wholly consumed in that of her
husband after a matrimonial alliance.
I have said tltat it is neither the youth
of the Princess nor her beauty that at
tracts one spouso after another, but
her worldly wealth. She is said to bo
worth several thousand dollars' worth
of blankets and blankets arc just as
much currency in Alaska as tho little
green bits of paper that circulate iu
tho states.'1 Philadelphia Record.
' 1 1 1 m ..
"CWI.Vl! TO I)i: ClltUL'S."
They Were Not Well Prepared, but
Found a I'rlcnd.
At the top of a long hill I met an old
colored man and his wife. Roth wcro
at least CO 3 cars old, and wero so out
of breath that they had to tit dow n to
"Wiry, Scottsvile is twelve miles'
"Yes, sab, 'bout twelve miles."
"Cnuip-nieetiug over there?" I per
sisted, as I noticed that both wero
dressed in their Sunday best.
"Xo, sah not 'zactly, sah. Wc
gwlne ober dar to a circus."
"And where do you live?"
"On de cross-road, ut fo1 miles
from lieah. Yes, sah gwiue ober to
Scottville to see de circus. DC3- say
it's de powerfulCst circus dat ebcr cum
"And your wife wants to see tho cir
cus, too, does the?" . ,
"Sho do. sah. She uebber dun soo
no circus in all her bo'n davs. JV.lUhi
ebcr seed was a camp-meeting, jiKftjvSj
doan1 hev no elefants at a camp-mcet-in
)ou know. Dars gwiue to be
2,000 elefants at dis circus, besides all
de lions an' tiger an1 snaixs. When
de ole woman sees dem elefants I
'spects I'll hev to hold light on to her
Yah! yah! yah!"
""Speet ) 011 will, hone)-. Yah! yah!
3 ah!" she replied.
"You've got the money to goiu.havo
you?" I asked.
"Money? Go in? What you
mean?" he replied.
"Why, a circus is held in a tent, anil
youUl have to pay to go iu. I believe
the seats for colored folks are two bits
"Hev to pay to go in? Hev to
tw o bits apiece? Law d bress yo man;
but doan1 deceive de old folks!
dat a fact?"
"Why certainly. You didn't sup
pose you could go in for nothing, did
"Dat's what Maj. Black's nigger Jim
dun tolc us. Lavvd sabe us, but wo
hain't got only ten cents to buy ginger
"An1 wc won't see dem elefants auj
lions!" exclaimed tho old woman In
diro diina) "Reeon not. Wc's just
busted all to smash."
She began weeping and wringing
her hands, and he sat there the picture
of despair. Presently I asked:
"This is a groat disappointment to
you, isn't it?"
De powcrf ul lest sort, sah," ho an-
svvercd. "I'd cauemost raddcr do
cabin had burned up."
"Oh! Lawd! how kin I cber git ober
it!" she added as she rocked to and
"Well, I'll fix you. Hero's four
bits, that will take iuto tho circus, aud
f I hope you'll havo a good time."
It took them a full minute to realize
the situation. Then he turned to hen
Houc3-, didn't I dun tell you do-.
Lawd would dun fix it somehow so dat
we could sec deiu 2,000 elefants an1 do
trick mewl. He's gono au' dun it aforo
wo got half way dar."
"Praise do Lawd foreber mo1!'' she
replied, as she raised her bauds.
And so pleased and oxcltcd that they
forgot to return thanks, they clasped
each other's hands, took the middle of '
road, and resumed their journey at a
ruu. . -
"But why are)-ouK very anxious
to see u whalo, Mr. Trotter?" asked'
the captain, after the lady had asked
for the twentieth time if one wero in
sight. "I want so much to sec ono
blubber, captain. It must b'e very
imprcssivo to sec such a largo creature
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