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.THE AKGUS, MONDA f, J ANUAR 2, 1893.
A YEAR'S BUIilMO:
CoiHiimel Trom Vijith p-Aue,
John Spilger, contractor; cost $1.3K).
Other improvements on property. $300.
Mrs. Mary Wrough, Moline avenue and
Twenty -eiehth street, double 2-story
frame dwelling. John Knneskey, onn
tractor; cost $3,000.
' Mrs. Sarah Baker, Seventh avenue
and Forty-first street, 2 -story frame
dwelliug. John Ksroskey, contractor;
cost ?2 2(H.
Mrs Mary Nasnn, Seventh avenue be
tween Fortieth and Forty-first street.
Jacob Bleuer, contractor; cost
Twin-City Columbian association, be
tween Thirtv-eich.h and Forty second
street!" and Fifth and Seventh avenues,
improvements on grounds, "tnphitbeatre,
etc.; cost fo.Oim.
Thomas Nutti r. Seventh avenue and
Forty-tjflh street. 2-story frame dwell
ing, Ornne & Wilcox. Srewarlvtlle, con
tractors; cost $1 800.
H.Fulsineer Eighth and-a-ha!f avenue
between Twenty-fifth and Twenty
seventh streets. 2-story frame dwelling,
Seivera A Anderson cont-actors, cost
" Frank Milicr, Fifth avenue between
Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth streets, 1
story frame cottage, Hurt Nelson, con
tractor; cost S'.
M 0 Bolyer, Moline avenue between
Forty-fifth and Fortv-sixth streets. 2
tory frame dwelling. Newton Craig, Mo
line, contractor; cost tl.fiiM.
S P Holm, Third avenue andj Forty
sixth street, 2-story frame dwelling, J
Erickson, Moline, contractor; cost
John Arnell, Seventh avenue and
Thirty-ninth street, 2-story frame dwell
ing. A P Lundquist, contractor; cost
Charles Moody, Seventh avenue be
tween Thirty-ninth and Fortieth stKeets,
11-story frame dwellim;, I P Wilson,
Georce Crompton, Seventh avenue be
tween Thirty-ninth and Fortieth streets,
2-story frame dwelling, Andrew Peter
son, contractor; cost -fl.oi'O.
Georce L McMaster, Seventh avenue
between Forty-third t.tid Forty-fourth
streets. 1 A -story fran:e ,o?lairr..1olm Ka
noskey, contractor; cost l,o"C.
J A Freeman, Fortv-fourth street and
Seventh avenue, 2 -story frame dwelling.
-I . M ;iri V
street Seventh and
F.ighth avenuea, 2-
Z. A B Lindquiat, i
story frame dwe.il;
Moline, contractor; cost ."5,00ii
Mrs E M Brooks, Seventh avenue be
tween Forty-fourth and Forty-fifth
streets, 2-Htory framrj i! well. ng, C J W
Schreiner. contractor: cost $7,I00. Barn
in connection cost $1,200.
Frederick Reynolds, Seventh avenue
between Forty-fourth ami Forty-fifth
streets, 2-story frame dwelling, A P
Lundquist, contractor; cost l,fil) I.
Andtew );son. Forty-sixth street be
tween Fourth and Fifth, avuuues, 2-etory
frame dwelling, Bert Nelson, contractor;
J G Smith, Fortv-fourth Ktmet, be
tween Ninth and Tmth avenues, l-s'.ory
frame dwelling. A P IiUnriquist, contrac
tor, cost 1,000.
MrBMary Blackburn, Seventh avenue be
tween Forty -third and Forty-fourth
streets, llsslory frame dwelling, John
Kanoskey, contractor; cost 1.-100.
A. Peterson, Eleventh avenue between
Thirtieth and Thirty-first streets. 2-story
frame dwelling. Seivers & Anderson, con
tractors; cost $3,500.
Bruno Hen',, Thirty-eighth street be
tween Thirteenth tind Fourteenth ave
nues, 2-1-story frame dwelling, George
Bick, contractor; cost 5-7,000.
II F Lawgon, Ttiirty-eighth street and
Twelfth avenue, 2 -story frame dwelling,
John Kanoskey, contractor; cost $1,050.
J F Nystrom, Thirty-eighth between
Eleventh and Twelfth avenues, 1 -story
frame cottage, George Birb, contractor;
Charles Anderson, Forty-fourth street
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth ave
nuees. 2-story frame dwelling; cost
William Lucklum, Forty-fourth street
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth ave
nues, 2-story frame dwelling; coat $2,200.
Charles Hundebn, Forty-fourth street
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth ave
nues, li-story frame dwelling, George
Bick, contractor; cost 800.
Felix Gremouprez, Forty -second street
between Fifteenth and Eighteenth ave
nues, 2-story frame dwelling; cost $800.
EHGuyer, Thirty-ninth street and
Thirteenth avenue, 3-atory frame dwell
ing, George Bick, contractor; cost
Kaatner & Doorring, Fourteenth ave-
iue and Thirty-eighth street. 2-story
frame store building, John Kanoskey,
contractor; cast $3,000.
George Biok, Thirty-eighth street be
tween ThirU enth and Fourteenth ave
nues. 1 -story frame dwelling;
George Bi'-k. Tbirty-ihth street be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth ave
nues, 3-story frame wood working build'
ing; cost $ l.iUO.
E n Guver. Tbirty-sixth street and
Twelfth aver tie, remodeling and repair
ing brick hous-, Qeorge Bick, contractor;
W A Spalding. Thirty-seyenth street
between Eleventh anil Tweirth avenues,
1-etory frame cottage, Gsorge Bick, con
tractor; cost $00.
E II Guyei, Thirty-sixth street between
Thirteentn and Fourteenth avenues; two
1 - story frarxe cottages; George Beck
contractor: cost fW each.
George Bo'iwedder on Elm street and
Fourteenth ivenue; two 1-story frame
cottages; John Kanoskey contractor; cost
1 1.1(H) each.
Clans Dow on Tbirty-flrst street lav
tween Fifteenth and Sixteenth avenues;
1 J -story frame cottage: coat l,ilKl.
County jail on Third avenue and
Fourteenth street; improvements and
repairs on building; cost f 509.
Albert Flei ling on Fifteenth street be
tween Seventh and Eighth avenues;
2- story double frame building; Holder
man & Seiroeder contraotors; cost
Mrs P Grady on Seventh avenue be
tween Twenty-fourth ad Twenty-fifth
streets; 2 story frame dwelling; C J W
Schrciner contractor; cost $2,100.
A Anderson on Thirty-eighth street
between Thirteenth and Fourteenth ave
nues; 3-story frame dwelling; day work;
Pascal Breechcr. Moline avenue be
tween Twenly-seventh and Twenty
eighth street 2-story frame dwelling.
Heidt rman & Schroeder, contractors; cost
Timothy Ilty, Fifth-and a-half avenue
between Twenty-seventh and Twenty
eighth streets, 1-story frame cottage.John
Kanoskey contractor; cost $1,200.
Christ Mar en. Sixth avenue between
Twenty-eighth and Twentv-ninth streets,
1 -story frame cottage, Nicholas Juhl,
contractor; cost $1,300.
James Blais loll. Eighth and a half ave
nnc between Twenty-fifth and Twenty-
contractor; ct iv-seventh streets. 2 -story frame dwell
ing. Collins Bros, contractors: cost 1,
Forcy - fourth ; "(Ml.
Edward .Tenfen, Eighth avenue between
Twenty -fifth a id Twenty-seventh street
story frame r welling. John Spilger.con-
tractor; cost $ J.00O.
Mrs. Mary Blanchard. Eighth avenue
between Twetty-fifth and Twenty-seventh
streols, 2-story frame dwelling. C J
W Schreiner, contractor: cost $3,000.
Jerry Cunnitgham. Twenty-fifth street
and Eighth avt nue, 2-story frame dwell
ing. Schmidt A Bertram, Davenport.con
tractors; cost 1 2.500.
Andrew A Greenroad, Vine street be
tween Twenty-sixth and Twenty-seventh
streets, 2-story frame dwelling. Stivers &
Anderson contractors; cost $1,200.
B Birkenfield, Sixth avenue between
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets,
1- story frame cottaee. C J W Schreiner
contractor; cof t $1,500.
B Birkenfield, Sixth avenuo Detween
Twenty-eighth ind Twenty-ninth streets,
2- story frame t! welling. CJW Schreiner,
contractor; coet $1,450.
Nicholas Brt.der, Sixth avenue between
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets,
story and a half frame cottage; cost
B F Castor. Sevonth avenue between
Twenty-seventh and Twenty-eighth
streets, 1-storj frame cottage; cost $1,-
Gnorge Evans, Seventh avenue between
lwenty seventh and Twenty-eighth
streets, 1-story frame cottage; cost SL
UM). J .) uiass, Seventh avenue between
1 wcnty-se.venth ami Twenty-eiehtb
streets, i story rranie cottsge. John Ka
noskev. contra :tor; cost $1,300.
H. F. hartrrann. Twenty-eighth street
ana oeventn avenue, 3-story frame dwell
ing John Kanoskey, contractor; cost
Miss Ellen Hcelon, Seventh ayenue be'
tween Twenty-seventh and Twenty
eignm streets 2-story double frame
dwelling, .Toha Kanoskey, contractor;
COBt fi, (Hit).
John Fassoiicht, Eighth avenue be
tween Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth
mreeis. improvements on residence, etc.
John Kanoskey. contractor; cost $600
P J Kinney, Eighth avenue between
Twenty-eighth and Twenty-ninth streets.
a story irame aweiimg. Hudson & Par
ker, contractors; cost 2.000; improve
ments on other property f 200.
Henry Ehmke, Eighth avenue and
Twentv-eiBhth street, repairs and im
provements on residence. Seivers & An
derson, contractors; cost $650.
Aagust Knaack, Eignth avenue lie
coH.tUween Twenty-seventh and Twenty
Jeigoth streets. 2-story Irame cwetung,
John Kanoskey, contractor; cost $1,850
James Powers. Eighth avenue anil
Twenty-eighth street, 1-story frame cot
tage. Diltz & Glockboff. contractor
Mrs E Lawler. Eighth avenue between
Twenty-fifth and Twenty-seveuth streets.
2-story frame dwelling, John Spiltfer,
contractor; cost $2,100.
I P Wilson, contractor, Fortv-fifth
street between Fourth and Fifth avenues,
double 2-story frame dwelling; cot $1,
500. F M Sinnett, Fourth avenue sr.d For
ty-third street, 2 story and a bnlf frame
cottage: I P Wi'son, contractor; cost
F M Sinnett, Fourth avenue and Forty-second
street, 2-story frame cottages,
IP Wilson, contractor; cost $700 each.
C K I & P Railroad counpny. im
provements in and about yatds in builds
ings, repairs, etc, $10,000.
E Luchmsn. Moline avenue between
Thirtieth and Thirty-first streets, 2 -(.tory
frame dwelling, August Schandt con
tractor; cost .3. 000.
Silas Sprague, Fifth avenue between
Thirtieth and Thirty-first streets, im
prov.-meots on dwelling, Hudson & Par
ker, contractors; cost $1,000.
Mrs A Tobin. Elm street between Sev
enth and Eighth avenues, two 1-story
frame cottages, John Spilger, contractor;
cost $1,500 each.
8 Gifford, Elm street between Ninth
and Tenth avenue, 2-story frame dwell
ing. A P Lindquist, contractor; cost
Gustaf Schumacher, Eim street be
tween Fifth and Seventh avenues, double
2-story frame dwelling. C J W Schreiner,
contractor; cost $5,000.
S W McMaster, Elm street between
Fifth and Seventh avenues. 2-story
double frame dwelling, John Kinoskev.
contractor, cost $3,200.
C J Larkin, Elm street between Fifth
and Seveulh avenues, remodeling and re
pairing residence, Collins Bros., contrac
tors; cost $3,000.
Joseph LeClairc, Sixth avenue between
Twenty-ninth and Thirtieth streets. 2-
story frame drelling, A P Lindquist, Mo
line, contractor; cost $2,500.
Rock Island bridge, rtfl orinc. repcir
ing, etc.. Carnegie Steel Co., contractors;
August J Ilencke, Thirty-eighth street
between Sixth and Seventh nv. nues, 2
story frame dwelling, John Kinoskcy,
contractor, cost $1,000.
Mrs F Mangelsdorf, Eighth avenue
and Fortieth stree'. 1-story frmie. co -rage.
Nicholas Jutil, contrac loi ; t-o-t
A J Widen, Eighth avenuv a d F r v
first street, 2-story frame dwilo A i
d.ew Peterson, contractor; cost $l.-(0-t.
liork Is ad Bse Ball sssoeiM'
ball park, amphithtja'.re, etc ; risiv
ProT. J. A. Bit-bop Twen'ieth sireet
b"twen Ninth and Tenth avi nues. 2
story frame dwelling in course if ection,
Nicholas Jutil contractor; cot sf i.soo.
D. E. Noftskir T we a th th strict be
tween N.nth and Tenth aventif-. 2-story
frame dwelling, Nicholas Juhl contrict' r;
Kinney Bailey Eleventh av -nue aid
Tweriteith street, 2-s'ory f ru.i e d -i-'uli g
C. J. W. Schriner contractor; co-t OO'i.
Geizer Manufacturing Co. Nineteenth
treetnnd First avenue, l-s'.orv corrugat
ed iron ware house, cost 2 ( ('.
Dr. J. F. Myer Moline avenue and
Twenty-ninth street, 2-story frame
dwelling. A. P. Lundquist contractor;
cost $3 800.
C A Wright, Fifth avenue and Forty
Fourth street, 1-storr frame cottage,
Kanoskey, contractor; cost $1,050
Theodore Free, Fourlh avenue between
Twenty-First and Twenty-Second street,
2-etory brick business block, day work;
cost $4 500.
S. Peterson Forty-snrond street be
tween Fifteenth and Eighteenth avenue.',
2 -story frame dwelliup: cost $700.
G. Sanstrom Forty-fourth avenue be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth street.
story and-a-half fr,nie dwelling, G orge
Bick contractor; cost $00
Mrs 8 Bosenuutst, F rty-sixth street
street between Fourth and Fifth r ve
nues, improvements on residence, Bert
Nelson, contractor; cost $350.
A otml l'reueh General.
Very few- people are probably aware of
the fact that General Dodds, the com
mander in chief of the French expedition
in Dahomey, is a quadroon. He w as born
in 142 in Senegal, on the west eoiust. of
Africa. His lather was a French mer
chant, his mother a mulatto.
He is tall, of Blight build, with a t hin
face. His mustache and goatee are black, !
and his clo.e cropjied hair is curly and in
appearance like that of a negro. His skin
is very dark, and his face is tanned from
years of exposure in Africa. He is n man
of tried courage and energy, and has re
ceived the commission of brigadier general
in the French army. He is just tiio man
needed to command the African troops of
France in Senegal and her other southern
possessions, and to make war a gainst negro
General Dodds graduated from the Na
tional Military school in V&t with the rank
of second lie.uumant of naval infantry. He
was made first lieutenant in 1S7, captain
in 1809, major in 187'J, lieutenant colouel in
1883 and colonel iu 1SS7. His entire act ive
service, with the exception of two years on
the Isle of Hourlmii, on the southeast coast
of Africa, in 1807-8, and two years in
Tonqnin in 1S85-6, has been in Senegal,
where he has continually worked to en
large the boundaries of the French colony.
General Dodds expected to be made gover
nor of Senegal an soon as had earned the
rank of general.
From all theengagemeirts In which Gen
eral Dodds has taken part and he fought
through the Franco-German war, the com
mune and the Tonquili campaign he has
come out unscathed. New York Sun.
itonest goiKl humor is uIe"oil ana wine'
of a merry meeting, and there is no jovial
companionship equal to that where the
jokes are rather small and the laughter
abundant. Washington Irving.
SPARROW AGAINST CAT.
How a tittle C'rt.iturn Was Saved fr
A varlifu4 Matin.
l was sitting at my desk one morning
xot long ago when my attention was sud
denly arrested by i he loud screaming of a
sparrow proceeding from the yard of so
unoccupied house tot lie rer of mine. The
cries were responded to by at lest fifty of
her coin pan ions, who .mswered her call by
such prodigious chatter thut the wholu
neighborhood wa.-i aroused. The cause of
this rtistui-liuii(. was this: One of t-he cel
lar windows was protected by a wire grat
ing, which in some way had become loose
at the top; through this opening, in a
moment of reekh-ssnesib, hud fallen a
young sparrow whiie Taking it first les
sons in learning how to tly.
Now thi.-t yard, the house being empty,
has all summer loni; been the rendezvous
for several lare eats. W hen the sparrow
feil into thu window he found a i;lass shnt
ter behind him, and was thus a pristruer.
Two of ilie tals saw his fl in tori ngs to get
out and at onee made a lleiee rush for the
winnow t,i-it iiitr. aud although they fright
ened uliuosr, to deal Ii youni; Mr. Sparrow,
who had never seen i he wicked eyes and
t-pttcful teeth of a cat before in his life,
they could not get at him w ith their wick
ed flaw-. But his dau-ei-was very real
to the mot her bin!, and il w as her cry of
uisl re-s thai brought her feat hered frieuds
to her hi-ip und re-eue. Ami how did tl.ey
set about n, do you l hink. '!
Weull know i hat t he .-arrow the feath
ered .street anili -is u.n only an impudent
little fellow, but excivfSiily itigilistic
and eotirageous. I'pou i his oeeusion two
larye male sparrows at once alighted upon
the yard pavement, and not more than
three feet, awaylrom the cats, who were
still intent upon the fluttering youngster
behind iue window grating. Then the
mother bird tint reivd in t he air just over
toe cats, screaming and scolding and being
answered vehemently by all her friends.
The two sparrows on t he pavement kept
hopping about dangerously near to the
eats, chirping and scolding also. Their
lilt le game of course was to distract the
cals' attention from the young birds, and
this they succeeded in doing so well than
the cats aliernately chased them and ttien
attacked the bird behind I he burs.
This performance was continued off and
on for two whole days, the cats giving up
(be contest from time to time. "When the
cat is away, the mice will play,'' the old
saying goes. In this ease, when the cats
were away, the mother bird flew hi behind
the grating ami led her offspring, and also
gave him lessons in flying until the young
bird could tly high enough ( reach the
opening be had originally fallen through,
ami then a-sisicd by t he parent birds he
managed to reach a vine that trailed from
i he fence? to t he extension w indow-, and so
he wa- saved.
Oon t give up the ship!" were the dying
words of I tie immortal Lawrence on board
of the Chesapeake. "Don't give up the
bird:"' was the. mot to of .Mr. and Mrs. Spar
row, and riirht gallantly did they wage
their battle for their offspring. Next time
that ynimgv.er goes rljing be must beware
of eats, and not. f.-iH down behind cellar
windows without bis parents' permission.
Marry P. Maw son iu Harper's Youn
1 uitml the Application.
"Is this the emporium for lost treas
nre.7 she asked anxiously as she paused
before a desk w here si bewiltfil yon rig man
sat faiaii:;g himself.
'This is I he place where articles found
tin- Woodward avenue street cars are
turned in," was the replv.
-Well, 1 1 -)-: my pocket book on your old
tars, and 1 want to know if you've got it."
"What kind of a pocketbook was it.
"Kns-et leather, with a nickle silver
clasp. It was n present from my class
"What did it contain?" interrupted the
"A dollar bill, two hairpins, a glove hut
toner, a si ick of chewing gun, four pearl
buttons, a lock of Willie's hair, abool bill
ion, lour stamps, three car Tickets"
"Madam." said the younjj man, hastily
bin respect fully, "we have at least a dozen
pocket books lost by Indies, and they all are
Of russet, leat her und contain just thes
things. You must find some other means
"There was a clipping of poetry," aaid
the loser, after a moment's thought; "it
"Whatever if. is best."
"You will have to console yourself with
that. 1 am afraid, madam," said the tired
clerk, "the pocket book isn't here. De
iroit l-'ree Press.
I'aiU in II in Own Coin.
Judge li n. of the law department of
one of our railroad corporations, believes
thai, ti faulty hand is an attribute of
genius, and those w ho have business with
him have 'oecn put to a great deal of a n
uoyance iu the reading of his writings.
One day expecting a call from a client at.
h is chambers in San Francisco ttnd being
unexpectedly en i led aw ay, he hastily wrote
a nole and left it on hi- desk for him. Tiie
client called, picked up t he note and after
many efforts gave up nil attempts nt raid
ing it . So under t he judge's hasty scrawl
he wrote four or five unintelligible lines
and then in a clear hand, "This is in an
swer to yours of the l."th." it is needless
to say thai the judge was much wrought
up, but was well paid in his own coin.
San Francisco Argonaut.
A Koinan lHutier.
A Homan dinner at the bouse of a
wealthy man consisted chiefly of three
courses. All sorts of stimulants to the ap
petite were first served up, and eggs were
indispeii-able to the li rat course. Among
the vat ions dishes we may instance the
guinea hen. pheasant, nightiugale and t he
thrush as bird most iu repute. TheKoman
gourmands held peacocks in great estima
tion, especially their tongues. Macrobius
states that l bey were first eaten by Hor
teiisius, the orator, and acquired such re
pute that a single M-ac!ock was sold ror
fifty denurli, I be denarius being equal to
about eighi peiice hiili'peuny of our money.
( 'hainhers -tourual.
A Curious Itrlir.
curious relic of Louis XVII
"Game of Domiuos," made of pieces of the
Bastille, which were given to the dauphin
before he and his parents left Versailles
forever. It. is said that when the box con
taining it was brought in the queen ex
claimed to her bedchamber woman, Mme.
Campan, "What a sinister plaything to give
a child." The sinister plaything ia now
added to the other revolutionary objects
preserved in the Hotel Carnavalet. Lon
Memories of Childhood.
Proud Youug Teacher Yes, sir, I teach
the young idea how to shoot.
Stranger (who has had experience)
Then look out for paper balls. Kate
A STORY OF MISTRESS AND MAID.
A Slaveholder's Child Beromes Seam
stress for Her Former Servant.
AwSV tlHelf in tin. . 1 u c I,.." 1.
there was a rich Kentucky family named
Montcomerv. Thov livot n i i I
-' . j ....... vjM . umiiii- j
piam.ai.ion near St. Joe, Mo. Mrs
Montgomery had over fifty slaves. One
of these was a mite of a rolypoly black
baby whose parents were dead. Mrs.
Montgomery had a lit tie daughter just, the
age of the rolypoly mite, and as sixin as
the children grew old enough the little
black girl became the maid of the little
white girl. Life was very gay in those old
davs: there Were lots (if viuit nra tntr.i. I.aot..
tiful plantation, ami little Miss Monyom-1
PTU 1 1 i I Tl , it 1 1 Ti . r 1.. 1 . , , . . . 1 !
n . " u i. i t.j iiuu m
happy. When she was thirteen years old
her maid married a likely young fellow
who belonged to a family in the neighbor
hood. He had only one name then. He
was called Bristol. He used to come over
to the Montgomery plantation once a week
to see his wife. Things went on smoothly
for the young negroes for aw hile. Their
owners -were friends, and so they saw each
other quite often. At the end of six years
the woman had borne Iter husband three
Then came the war. The Montgomery
family suffered like nil the rest of the
south. They lost all their property; they
were compelled to give up their home and
finally all the slaves were gone. Miss
Montgomery's maid and her three child ren
went to St. Joe, and the woman went out
to work by the day. She did not know
where her husband was. Early in the be
ginning of the great struggle he had been
Hold to a Colouel Wilson, who went away
with him she knew not where. So she
struggled along as best she could, trving
to gain a living for her children. Finally
she drifted westward. She lived for sev
eral years in Salt Lake City. All the time
she was trying to find out what had be-I
come of her husband. She knew that he j
called himself Wilson. Bristol Wiison. I
after his new master, and she knew t hat
Colonel Wilson came to the coast.
One day she heard I hat he was in San '
Francisco. She wrote to him. lie wa-l
delighted to get a trace of his wife anil i
family, and at once sent for her. When
she arrived she found that her husband J
had prospered Hi California. At the close
of the war bis master set him free, and I:u j
nianaeed to accumulate quite a little sum j
ul money, i ni- w as only a few years ag.i
some time in lss-- ( hat. tie iittlu slave
girl and her hu-band met and found
themselves free and prosperous. Thcv
bought a pretty lit t ! home out on fiuer
rero street, and there they live today.
They often wondered what had become of
the Montgomery, ami Mrs. Wilson never
forgot her young mistress.
About two years ago Mrs. Wilson wanted
some sewing done. She advertised for u
woman To come and sew by the day.
Her obi owner answered The advertise
ment. She was no longer the pretty, Iiuht
hearted Miss Montgomery. She was m.ir-
anTtiety, auu trie two women tli.l not rec
ognize each oi her.
Mrs. Sweeney was surprised to find that
the advertiser was a colored woman, but
she worked steadily away and said noth
ing. One day Mrs. Wilson was in a chat
ty mood, aud the two women talked over
the days before the war.
Then the truth came out. The Mont
gomerys had been ruined by the war, and
they had come west to try to recruit
their shattered fortunes. They failed
miserably. Mother and daughter clung
together and fought fate with failingcour
age. San Francisco Examiner.
A Wealthy New York Company.
Neither the New York Central and Hud
son Kiver railroad nor the New York, New
Haven and Hartford railroad owns the
tracks running from the Harlem river
into the Grand Central station at Fortv
second street and Park avenue. They are
owned by the New York atid Harlem rail
road. The latter is a distinct and inde
pendent corporation, though in 18715 its
property, exclusive of the Fourth avenue
horse railway, was leased to the New York
Central and Hudson Kiver railroad for a
period of 401 years, the New York Central
guaranteeing 8 per cent, on the stock and
interest on the bonded debt of the New
York and Harlem.
The Fourth avenue horse railway is still
run independently by the New York and
Harlem company and pays additional divi
dends to the stockholder. of 2 to 3 per
cent. The New York, New Haven und
Hartford railroad uses the New York and
Harlem tracks from Williamsbridge iutc
New York city, paying rental therefor.
New York Evening Sun.
Amrriraiis a Sugar Ilaiers.
The average consumption of sugar per
head is greater in the 1'r.iteii States than
in any other country in the world. Amer
icans take tiieir coffee aud tea much
sweeter than Kuro-wans, aud in cooking of
every description sugar is used with excep
tional freedom. This is especially the case
wit h pastry and pies, t he bitter very large
ly au American institution. This excessive
use of Rttar at nil meals is one of the
causes of the prevalence of dyspepsia and
indigestion, sugar feeding both these ail
ments aud also causiug an unhealthy ac
cumulation of inte.st inal corpulency or fat
ness. St. liOtiis Globe-Democrat.
Hats on Shipboard.
It was a very great while before the
mariner came to realize that among the
perils which beset his calling he must
reckoi, the existence of rats on shipboard
as by uo means an insignificant one. That
sailors have for centurie viewed the ver
min with a superstitious eye is evident
upon the testimony of many old writers.
hearted Miss Montgomery. She was mar-
ried. Her name w as Mrs. Sweeney. She j
w,is j'i'.u and D.ale from, overwork ar.il
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Ibe lltiek 1,1 .mil M-idnei.
T'jd Ilih:ilit:irts ,
We know that the t Kim s
which live uti-ier t' .- -,o
ieat- 1 1
conditions -x, regards I,
mos. for wMancc, and tin
are far liehind the inhabit,-
perate re-ions in eiviii..,-, io... i
fore, if we may draw- anv j... . i
astotue Martials from ou- ri,,,
the more probable inferen. i, ;: -,,
exist under circumstances all ii
ow n, they are, eonsiderini; : u.-:v
tance front the nun, cem ui-;. - i , i.j
rather than at tin? same staecf eve!
or, still less, cent ui ies U fr-re it.
And if we have no right to draw -m
inference, then we have still le-s to r
with the smallest confidence from
circumstances to theirs. They
course have senses such as w h;i.
even a dream of; they mav be per.
Well acquainted with all that h:,p.,cij
only on our globe, but on all i . ,
planets, and et quite unable v, ,
know that they are famil.ar with our
ditions of life and how they have h.-,,,
thai knowledge. Dut if 'that
would be only too obvious that ourn,
tiousoflife furnish us with loi.,-..
forming any conjecture at all as t.j , i ,.
and in that case it would not only I J.
guiue but quite irrational to att. n.,.,
open communications at all. '
The only shadow of jnt ilii-u li .
making such an attempt re ,'s on t
sumption that we may rea-on fr,jLl ,
analogy of cur condition to theirs, a-,"
that assumption we think it would l.jc,L
prudent to assume that, if such i,,,
as ours are already developed on ti .
face of Mars at ail, they are likeivtul
hi iifiiuiu insLi-an n iur oeiore our 4 w
It is perhaps true that most Amen,;.,
fat too much. The a rson who -ats n,
Jet is hungry and grows thin. i not m,?.'
ing from lack of food, but from : k ,
lower to ilige-t the fond taken iu ;
stomach, or from an abnoraii!!. re
tis-ue waste, and should consult
Everyone puts into his stomach ....
oxxl than is digested by it. but in u .
cns,..s a ureat deal of the ni:it,.,-i
digested does not doits full sh ne
izing work, l;
e live by the oxidation of foo.1. ,
Whatever its chemical nature-it it i-;
in the true s.:.- is capable of i,
changed into a more oxidized m:i'...
This chemical change lnu-t coon iu anf
or less ct ive way or death cn-m-. .
the oxidizing of food U neee are f.,r
life of t he individual ceil-, w hose ,
t ion enn-t it tiles the whole of our eo: ;
cate.l struct tire-.
Now if more material is supplied t-,i
fy-iem than it cm u-e. or. m other u.;
more than it can ombine with ns:
much of 1 he supply inu-i, iia-s oat o; i
IhmIv in a state not fuii exhausted
vitalizing power; ami is highly pm! .
that these uimxidiid iroducts a-v :
causes, direct or indirect, of many t r-o; i
of a somewhat, ob-cure nature to i
w.e.i;ye ;!-.)ylil the names of rheum-it: ., i
gout, mmemia ana the ii.e.
Such partially oxidized materials ii
late in the blood and are carried to n
parts of the body, ami are known to U
more or less irritating to its delicate str:;:
tures, organs ami tissues.
In the case of the habitual overeaici
the presence in the blood of such rts
teriais, which are constantly acting as ir
ritauts to the organs, may easily product
changes in the tissues so irritated. .A"
time goes on these changes become great?-
and greater, and Mually result in pern:
nent conditions of disease, or in an a;
preeiabiy hastened death. Youth's Con:
Wby the llnrks Died.
The author of "Sketches of Native Life'
r-ays t hat most European residents of India
keep large poultry yards. He followed tic
general custom, but for some time fouuc
it very unprofitable. His first brood of
ducks died one after another in a most or
derly manner, one at a time, at interval
of tw enty-four hours.
The .sweeper w ho took care of them as
sured us that he could cure them if wi
would give him two annas' worth of tr
lie, black pepper and chillies. The c'jrt
was certainly worth the money, anJ w
gave i: to him accordingly; but alas! it
was spent in vain the ducks con: :n:ied U
We were new to the country and equal '
new to the raising of due ks. We had its
Fispicion of the cause of the execs-. t
mortality; but at last we received a ii-.i
from a friend.
We mentioned thee xtraordinury fatality
to which our ducks were subject, and a-ked
him if he could suggest a cure. Oar inno
cence was greeted with a peal of lattirhter.
"Yes," be r-plied, "I can. Call the
sweeper and tell him that for every ilii- k
that dies from t his date he will have M
pay four annas."
We did so; not another duck died. 1 iie
truth was that the sweeper had been kill
ing the duck- for his own use, and relyia?
on our ignorance had lieen so audacious s
to ask, ill the n.imeof medicine, for in-";--)
to buy condiments for seasoning.
Telling the Weather from Mitts
The motion of mists, rapid or slow ,
regarded as one of the best methods
foretelling the approach of rain or mo
When there wasn mist lefore the r.
the full moon, ir clouds were seen in it
west before the sua rose, or there
mist in the fields liefore sunri-c
weather was expected. When the "'J
vanished rapidly and the moon se.-ii. d M
rise faster than usual, fine ve;.i n ''
sure to gladdeu the hearts of th- n- rrr
makers on the succeeding day. Winu t''
winds changed and the clouds flew ic,a
on "tail," the farmers predicted a st ra.
Cor. Philadelphia Times.