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Established November i, 1855 *
SPOILED THEIR BAY
THE CADET 3 HAD A LAUGH AT '
flow s Billiard Table Was Smug; T
' Into the Barracks at 'West Pi I
and. the Story of Its Accident ■
There are many traditions and str
ries of escapades at the Military acade
my at West Point that are handed
down from class to class, and one of
the most Interesting of these is that re
lating to the billiard table. Shortly
after the civil war the cadets, always
on the alert for some new scheme for
amusement, decided that. they, would
like to have a billiard table and ac
cordingly organized a billiard club. A
collection was taken up with which to
purchase a table, and a suitable place
was sought In which to set it up. Until
the present steam heating apparatus
was Installed in the cadet barracks,
about 30 years or more ago, the heat-
Ing was by means of furnaces. The
basement of the sixth division of the
barracks was used for. coal bins, the
bins being so arranged that there was
a large one near the center of the
building, which could only be reached
by passing through one of the others.
After considering all available places*
this coal bin was finally selected as be
ing the place least liable to detection,
for it must be remembered the table
The table was bought In New York
and sent to Garrisons, across the river,
for there was no West Shore railroad
In those days. One cold winter night
It. was hauled by a team of oxen across
the river on the Ice and up the bill and
was safely stowed away In the coal bin
before morning. The table was soon
set up and became a source of great
•njoyment to the cadets. A keg of
beer . was always kept on tap. and
lamps were hung from the ceiling, giv
ing the room a cheery appearance.
The members of the club used to gath
er there at a!l hours of .the day and
night, when their presence was not re
quired, elsewhere by their duties, and
sit around smoking, drinking and tell
ing stories while two of them played
y-The authorities soon became aware
that there was a billiard table some
where In the barracks, for they could
bear the balls clicking together, but
they could not find It The cadets con
tinued to enjoy the privileges of the
billiard club for more than a year.. .
Finally one night soon after mid
night,, as two officers were returning
from a convivial evening at the mess,
they saw. two cadets, clad in their un
derclothing and dressing gowns,
emerge from the north sallyport and
disappear down the steps to the area
way In front of the barracks. Instant
ly the thought of the billiard table
flashed through the minds of the two
officers, and they started quietly after
the cadets. On reaching the basement
doorway of the sixth division the two
cadets entered, and the officers, arriv
ing a moment later, saw them climb
over a pile of coal and enter an open
door, through which came sounds of
laughter and conversation and the
clicking of balls, while the air was la
den with fragrant tobacco smoke.
The . officers paused for a moment
and held a whispered consultation.
Finally deciding that they would tell
the other officers of their discovery and
have all of them come down the fol
lowing night and enjoy the fun of a
raid on the club, they withdrew and
went home." Next day all the officers
at the post were informed of the dis
covery, and It was arranged that the
raid should occur at midnight
All might have gone well, and the
officers might have had their little fun,
had It not been that there were three
cadets the previous night Instead of
two. The third bad forgotten his pipe
and bad gone back for It, while the
other two went on and were discover
ed by the officers. The third, coming
along a moment later, saw the officers
and quietly followed them, observing
all their movements and listening to
their whispered conversation.
•When they withdrew, he went in and
told the members of the club all he had
heard and seen. The cadets at once
realized that It was all up with the
dub, but they determined to have a
laugh at the expense of the officers.
'Accordingly all arrangements were
made before the dub adjourned, that
The next night the officers met as ar
ranged and crept stealthily down the
areaway and Into the sixth division.
Hearing no sound of clicking balls,
some became skeptical and concluded
the whole thing was a hoax, bnt never
theless they pushed on and climbed
over, the pile of coal. Opening the
door, they were greeted with a glow of
light, but still no sound. On entering
they ' found the room deserted, but
there were the billiard table, an almost
untouched keg of beer, several pounds
of tobacco, some chairs and lastly a
note on the table, addressed to the offi
cers on duty at West Point. The note
was to the effect that as the officers of
the post had been so kind as to permit
the -club to continue Its existence for
more than a year It desired to present
to them (the officers) the table and all
its appurtenances, as It was deemed
expedient to wind up the club's affairs.
The note was signed "The Executive
The officers, of course, were much
chagrined at being thus outwitted by
the cadets. Nevertheless the table was
removed to the officers', mess and, ac
cording to tradition, is the one still In
nse therew— New York Tribune.
Ho Pnsmle to the M. D.
Wilton— Do you know, I'm In a quan
Tllton— Well, what Is it?
Wilton— Dr. Bloss gave me nome stun*
for my appetite, and it was so effectual
that It costs me nearly twice as much
to. live as before. What puzzles me Is
whether I ought to pay the doctor or he
ought to pay me something.— Boston
The Devoted Wife.
The Devoted Wife— Oh, hurry, please.
This rubber plant tub has fallen on my
husband, and I'm afraid he's smashed!
Chorus of Rescuers (as they grasp
the tub)— Now, all together!
The Devoted Wife— Gently, please,
gentlemen. Don't lift it too suddenly.
It's got a new leaf Just coming out!—
Cleveland Plain Dealer. ;j.;:
The Amador Ledger.
Joseph Dalky takes the opportunity
afforded by his will of Insulting his
lon-In-law in terms which doubtless
had a pungency once, but which are
bardly comprehensible to the modern
reader: "I give to my daughter, Ann
Spencer, a guinea for a ring or any
other bauble she may like better; I «lye
to the lout her husband, one penny to
buy him a lark whistle, and this legacy
I give him as a mark of my apprecia
tion of his prowess and nice honor In
drawing bis sword on me (at my own
table), naked and unarmed as I was.
and he well fortified with custard."
A grewsome legacy is that of Philip
Thicknesse: "I leave my right band, to
be cut off nfter my death, to my son.
nnd I desire It may, be sent to him in
hopes that such a sight may remind
him of his duty to God after having so
long abandoned the duty be owed to a
father who once affectionately loved
Another father seems apparently to
have begun his will with the determi
nation of punishing an unruly son, but.
as the fairy stories say, all ends hap
pily. We refer to the will of Richard
Crawshay, the founder of the famous
Welsh Ironworks. It runs thus: "To
my only son. who never would follow
my advice and has treated me rudely
In very many Instances, instead of
making him my executor and residuary
legatee (as till this day he was) I give
htm £100.000."— Chambers' Journal.
A young man whose battered suit
case was red and pink and yellow with
the labels of European hotels boarded
a street car and said to the conductor:
"I go six blocks. How much?".
"Oh, only a nickel!" the conductor
answered. But the young man. hand
ed over 15 cents, saying, "Buy yourself
a glass of beer and a cigar on me."
Tbe conductor gave thanks for the
tip and added, "Just back from Eu
rope, hey?"' And to bis Interrogation
tbe young man nodded assent
-Out on the back platform afterward
tbe conductor described tbe episode to
a couple 'of passengers. "He asked me
what the Tare was for six blocks.*' he
said, "and then he gave me a tip." It
was a case of fake absentmindedness.
He has . just returned . from Europe,
where you pay, by the distance on the
street cars and where you tip the con
ductors, and be pretended to forget be
wasn't In Europe still. •. • . j
.'.'He thought I'd question him about
his strange conduct, and I would have,
too. if the trick wasn't an old one to
me. ' Here and in New York. especially
in New York, you are .constantly run
ning up against people who forget and
work European customs on you. They
do It so you'll know they have been
abroad."— Philadelphia Record. .
An Old Time English Election.
The only contest which occurred at
Gatton I within historic memory was
curious enough. Sir Mark Wood, who
had been one of Its members for sever
al years, bad as his colleague In tbo
parliament of 1812 Sir William Con :
greve. the Inventor of the famous "Con
greve rocket" The latter resigned In
ISIC, and the baronet wished his own
son to fill the vacancy." •
There were only three voters In the
constituency. Sir Mark, his son and his
butler, named Jennings, but as the son
was away and the butler had quarreled
with his master an opportunity was af
forded for a singular revenge. Jen
nings refused to second Sir Mark's
nomination of his son and proposed
himself, and. a deadlock was averted
only by Sir Mark coming to terms with
the refractory butler, whose nomina
tion he seconded in order to induce him
to act as seconder to his son.
Matters being thus put formally in
train, Sir Mark arranged with Jen
nings that the former's vote should be
alone given, and the final state of the
poll at Gatton's only known contest
stood thus: Wood (Tory), I; Jennings
(Whig), o.— Westminster Gazette.
A Successful Stratagem.
When the electric telegraph was first
introduced into Chile, a stratagem was
resorted to in order to guard the posts
and wires against damage on the part
of the natives and to maintain the con
nection between the strongholds on the
frontier. There were at the time be
tween 40 and 50 captive Indians in the
Chilean camp. General Pinto, in com
mand of the operations, called them to
gether and, pointing to the telegraph
"Do you see those wires?"
"I want you to remember not to go
neir or touch them, for if you do your
hands will be held, and you will be un
able to get away."
The Indians smiled incredulously.
Then the general made them each in
succession take hold of the wire at
both ends of an electric battery In full
operation, after which he exclaimed:
"I command you to let go the wire!"
"I can't! My hands nrb benumbed!"
cried each Indian.
The battery was then stopped. Not
long after the general restored them to
liberty, giving them strict Instructions
to keep the secret This had the de
sired effect, for, as might be expected,
the experience was related in the
strictest confidence to every man In the
tribe, and the telegraph remained un
An Apt Amendment.
Years ago a bill entitled "An act for
the preservation of the heath hen and
other game" was Introduced Into the
New York bouse of assembly.
The speaker of the house, who was
not especially interested In matters of
this kind, gravely read It, "An act for
the preservation of the heathen and
He was blissfully unconscious of his
blunder until an honest member from
the northern part of the state who had
suffered from the depredations of the
frontier Indians rose to his feet.
"I should like to move an amendment
to the bill," he said mildly, "by adding
the words, 'except Indians.' "—Youth's
"1 have called," said the reporter, "to
see If yon wish to add anything to our
account of your wife's reception this
evening. We have most of the details
and a long list of names, Including
those who will assist her In recelv;ng."
"No," replied the business man.
"There's only one account that I'm ex
pected to take any Interest In, and
there'll be no one to assist me with
JACKSON, AMADOU COUNTY. CALirOE^IA, FRIDAY. JANUAEY 11, 1901.
A FAMOUS BEAUTY'S RESCUE
Emily Marshall's Walk Orer a Hu-
man Bridge at Niagara.
Writing of "The Loveliest Woman In
All America," William Perrine, in The
Ladles' Home. Journal, recalls tbe
thrilling adventure of Emily Marshall,
tbe famous Boston beauty, Xt Niagara
Falls. She, with Nathaniel P. Willte
and a young, ungainly college student,
Job Smith, attempted to go under the
(alls. In those days a perilous undertak
ing. After they had proceeded a short
distance under the sheet of water there
was a rambling noise and a commotion,
and a part of th.c ledge which formed
the path disappeared, cutting Miss
Marshall off from her companions by
an abyss six feet in width' and leaving
her but a small stone In the swirling
torrents to stand upon.
"In the commotion Job had been for
gotten, but Instantly a ray of hope shot
Into Willis' heart when he saw his rug
ged features, his sandy hair plastered
over his forehead, his scanty dress
clinging to bis form like a skin and his
hand trembling on the poet's shoulder
as he steadied his steps. Without say-
Ing what be intended to do he crept
down carefully to the edge of the foam
ing abyss till he' stood up to his knees
In the breaking bubbles. It seemed Im
possible that he could reacb tbe lovely
creature ' or that she could jump for
ward safely from the slippery rock In
to his arms.
"Willis covered his eyes In fear and
wonder. The next moment when he
opened them there lay &t his feet tbe
quivering and exhausted girl. Job was
nearly seven feet high. Ke had flung
himself over the gulf, caught tbe rock
with his fingers and with certain death
If he missed his hold. Miss Marshall
had quickly walked over his body In Its
brldgelike posture. At this moment the
guide returned with a rope, fastened it
around. one of Job's feet and dragged
him back through the whirlpool. When
he recovered from his Immersion, he
fell on his knees in a prayer of thanks
to God, In which the poet and the beau
ty devoutly joined him."
The Professor's) Escaped Baeterla.
He was apparently an old man, wore
large spectacles and carried a small
satchel. Across the satchel was label
ed; "Professor Redd, Chicago." He en
tered the waiting room of a suburban
Btatlon and deposited the satchel care
lessly near the ice cooler.. Suddenly
those near saw the satchel fail and
heard the sharp tinkle .of breaking
glass. The old man picked up the glass
and muttered exclamations of distress.
"To think I brought them all the way
from Brazil," he said.
"What • were they T' Inquired some
one in the sympathetic crowd.
"Bacteria of a strange Brazilian fe
ver." v : '
"Quick, man! Crush them with your
foot!" ;;. :.
"I can't sir. They are now floating
around In the air."
There was a moment of horror. Then
there was a rush, and a little later the
old man was the only occupant of the
waiting room. A window was raised
from the outside.
"Just let them out easy, Pete," cau
tioned a voice.
And the bogus professor obeyed.
Satchels, grips and cases went through
the window. After he had finished col
lecting the professor followed the
booty. His false beard fell back In the'
room, but he did not attempt to reclaim
It. The arrival of their train prompted
those outside to venture in for their
baggage. It had vanished, and the
black beard told the tale. — Chicago
The Isle of Man, like the soldier In
Jacques familiar speech, is "full of
strange oaths." Mr. Shee, Q. 0., before
beginning his judicial duties as special
commissioner in connection with the
Dunbell case was required to swear
that he would administer justice as
Impartially "as the herring's backbone
doth lie in the middle of the fish." The
Isle of Man is not the only place In the
world In which the animal kingdom
plays a part in the making of oaths.
One of the many modes in which Chi
nese witnesses are Impressed with
the Importance of telling the troth la
slicing off the head of a fowl, a cere
mony which Is supposed to represent
the unhappy fate of the perjurer. Many
Indian witnesses were sworn on tigers'
skins, in the belief that if they defile
their Ups with lies their bodies will
become food for tigers, while others
stand on lizards' skins and ask that
their bodies shall be covered with the
scales of the reptiles if they fail to tell
the troth. A Norwegian witness asks
that his meadows and cattle shall be
cursed If he swears falsely. "Cursed
be my cattle," he exclaims, "my beasts,
my sheep, so that after this day they
may never thrive or benefit me; yea,
cursed may I be and everything i pos
Knew He Loved Her.
Mrs. Duncan Stewart described Lady
Beaconsfleld as originally a factory
girl. Mr. Lewis first saw her going to
her factory, beautiful and with bare
feet. He educated her and married
her, died and left her very rich, and
then she married Disraeli. When ask
ed why she married her second hus
band, she would say, as if It was a
feather in her cap, "My dear,, he made
love to me while my first husband was
alive, and therefore I knew that he
really loved me." — Augustus J. O.
A Short, Fanny Tale.
"What is an anecdote, Johnny?" ask
ed the teacher.
"A short, funny tale," answered the
"That's right," said the teacher.
"Now, Johnny, you may write a sen
tence on the blackboard containing the
Johnny hesitated a moment a&6 then
wrote this: ,
"A rabbit has four legs and one ail
Mrs. Easey— My husband does annoy
Mrs. Kauler— Really? What's the
Mra. Easey— Oh, whenever he starts
In to sew a button on his clothes !■
have to stop whatever I may happen,
to be doing lust to thread the needle
for hini,— gh))adelphl» Prfiafr ■ . "_.
"The Devil's Turnip Patch."
On the top of Bald Eagle mountain,
Just where the old turnpike breaks
over the brow down into Black Hole
valley, is a queer field of rock, whlcn
years ago was christened "The Devil's
Turnip Patch." The rocks, which are
of a reddish sandstone, have a striking
peculiarity of all standing on end, thus
forming a Jagged, irregular surface,
that won for it its queer name from
the early settlers.
'In bygone days, when the stages
r.-beeied their way up from Northum
berland to Willlamsport, the four in
bands traversed the old pike that skirts
the turnip patch, and the strange gar
den of rocks was a constant source of
wonderment to the traveler. Added
to Its interest as a natural curiosity is
a Mdden stream of water somewhere
beneath the standing stones, the noisy
flowing of which forms a romantic
song beneath one's feet. Nobody
knows where the source of this stream
Is, nor can anybody find where it emp
ties itself Into Black Hole valley.
The rock field covers an area of two
or three acres, with its widest part to
the north, then narrowing down V
shaped to the south, where the angle
is lost In a fringe of stunted hemlocks
and elders. Theorists have figured on
the cause of this mountain freak, but
the theory obtaining most credence Is
that It Is a legacy of the glacial age,
the rocks being a collection pushed
Into their "present vertical position by
the moving Ice.— Philadelphia Record.
Trying; • Donkey.
A newcomer In Africa has many
surprises. A. B. Lloyd, the author of
"Dwarf Land and Cannibal Country,"
narrates an amusing little experience
of his own in purchasing a donkey In
We had to procure donkeys, by no
means an easy task. Of course each
one had to be tried, as we were to use
them for riding purposes, and in the
'course of the work we had various ex
periences. I had set my mind upon a
fine female donkey and took her out
for an afternoon's ride. I shall not
forget it At first when I mounted her
she would not move, In spite of all
my most tender persuasions, and final
ly she began to back.
Now, the streets of Zanzibar are very
narrow, -and coming up behind me was
a large bollock wagon. My sweet tem
pered donkey backed right on to the
horns of the bullocks. Then It was no
longer a case of making her go, but of
making ber stop.
Away she flew, right along the Naza
Moja road, and nothing I could do
would check ber headlong career. In
fact, I soon tired of trying and let her
go. On she went, right In among the
cocoanut trees, regardless of every
thing until she came to a steep bank.
Here she stopped. This showed that
she had good sense, and I decided to
South Sea Superstitions.
In the south sea islands the old gods
are still very close to present life,
despite the vigorous profession of the
newer faith which the missionaries
have Introduced. On village greens the
Btone churches rise Into prominence.
The people are unremitting in their
attendance upon the services, wearing
clean white shirts and gaudy bonnets,
according to the sex of the worship
ers, and carrying their Bibles and
hymnbooks wrapped In spotless hand
kerchiefs. But in the jungles and on
the waters no Samoan quite forgets
bis ancestral gods, the powers of na
ture, and In the domain of the hunter
and the fisher these old gods reign
Moralists may not assume to blame
them as untutored savages practicing
absurd superstitions of an Inferior race,
for if any moralist will only go a-fisb-
Ing with people of the Infinitely su
perior Caucasian race he cannot avoid
seeing a few practices which may not
be superstitions, but which are certain
ly believed necessary to luck. What
the boy does to the worm after It Is on
the hook and before It goes Into the
stream Is proof that there Is kinship
In practice between the savage and the
cultured sportsman.— Cor. Forest and
Custom Influences Language.
Pomologists, like botanists, find it
impossible to enforce the rules of prior
ity in names of fruits and flowers. In
fruits the names of Bartlett for a pear
and Telegraph for a grape have not
been changed In spite of the efforts of
leading poniologlsts and pomological
societies to support prior names. Those
who lead in these good efforts forget
that the only law for language Is the
law of custom. In a famous grammar
we are told "the English language re
quires the pronoun 'It' for ail Inani
mate objects," but custom has so firmly
made the sun a he and the moon a she
that we have accept It Thus it will
ever be. To secure the adoption of a
prior name reformers must bestir
themselves before custom gets posses
sion of the field.— Meehan's Monthly.
Dnst of the sea Is one of the myster
ies which perplex sailors. No matter
how carefully the decks of sailing ships
may be washed down in the morning
an enormous quantity of dnst can be
swept up at night
How to Avoid tbe Terror* of Croup
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HE ASPIRED TO OFFICE.
And Be Will Never Forget His First
Lesson In Politics.
One Detrolter who hopes some day
to be elected to the legislature jollies
the reporters by saying that he used
to be a member of the craft. One of
them, who prefers evidence to bare as
sertion, asked the political aspirant all
about It and extorted this reluctant ex
."Well, Just between you and me. It
was this way: My father ran a weekly
paper , down in Indiana, and It was
the party organ In the county. When
I got home from college, I made up my
mind that I was about ripe to be the
clerk of. courts. The old gentleman
told me that I was pretty raw, but he
agreed 'to be my strategy board and
said* be reckoned he could pull me
through If I'd obey orders and make
no moves on my own responsibility. I
can see now that he was a great gen
eral, but you know how heady a young
fellow Is before the world has bumped
him a, fry times. ."
"So 1 put up what 1 thought. was a
great scheme and kept It from the gov
ernor. The truth is that I thought him
just a little slow for my class. The
man against me on the opposition tick
et lived In another town, and we had
never met. So I went over there, told
him that I was a reporter from my fa
ther's paper and proceeded to get his
plans for making the fight.
"We had a delightful talk for an
hour, smoking his cigars and sampling
the Juice of the grape from his own
vineyard. I was too tickled for words
till I got about half way home. Then
I'd liked to have gone Into a faint It
Just dawned upon me that my smooth
host hadn't told me a confounded thing
and had got out of me my campalgD
to tbe minutest details. I was beaten
to a standstill,' and the old gentleman
advised me to move."— Detroit Free
Hall Box Honesty.
"That naive trust In human honesty
that one sees here Is distinctly Ameri
can," said an Englishman, pointing to
a letter box. "I would like to see a
continental business man lay packages
and large envelopes on the top of the
post boxes. They would be taken be
fore the glue of the stamps was dry.
There is another reason why we can't
do that at home. Our dear old London
fogs would wipe out the address In
short order, and unless the collections
were frequent the paper would be re
duced to a pulp. A dry climate makes
you Americans talk with a dreadful
nasal accent but It shows up your
honesty."— New York Tribune.
How He Knew It.
We bad outspanned the wagons on
the veldt between Prieska and Ken
hard. The donkeys had been driven to
the veldt, and we, my friend and my
self, were talking in the "taal" to a
Dutchman named Gert Moans 'about
the wonders of the universe,
We mentioned that the world was
round. Manns said that be knew It.
This answer was unusual for a Bopr,
so we asked him how be knew. He re
"I started to ride to Poortje one dark
night through the veldt, and I rode
hard all the night, and next morning I
found myself at the place I started
from, so I know the world Is round be
cause I rode round It."— London Stand
Artificial eyes are supplied to all the
world from Tburlngla, Germany. Near
ly all the grown Inhabitants of some of
the villages are engaged In their manu
facture. Four men usually sit at a ta
ble, each with a gas jet In front of him,
nnd the eyes are blown from gas plates
mid molded Into shape by hand. The
colors are then traced In with small
needles, no set rule being observed in
the coloring, and as every man uses his
own fancy no two artificial eyes there
fore are exactly alike.
Extent of Florist Industry.
The florist business in the United
States is by no means an unimportant
Industry. It Is estimated that the re
tall value of flowers sold annually Is
112,500,000 and of potted plants ?10,-
DOO.000." There are no less than 10,000
establishments in the United States de
voted to the growing of plants under
fiass.— Chicago Chronicle.
Lincoln's! Offhand Way.
In 1801, when Mr. Lincoln Was on his
way to Washington to be Inaugurated
ns president, his train stopped at Roch
ester, Pa., a station on the Pittsburg,
Port Wayne and Chicago railroad. Mr.
Lincoln alighted from the car to stretch
his long limbs by walking on the sta
tlou platform: His Identity became
known to the townspeople assembled
there, and a friendly conversation with
In reply to a reference to the threat
ening political outlook he said, "Oh, no
one has been hurt yet" ' '
Seeing a tall man In the crowd, Mr.
Lincoln remarked that he and the man
were of about the same height and pro
posed that they measure. They took off
their hats and stood together, back to
back, while some one placed a hand
above their heads and found Mr. Lin
coln to be slightly the taller.
THE SECOND MARRIAGE.
Ber ecft brown eyes upgazing to hit face
is through tbe aisle's one Bunligbt abaft' they pus
With measured pace,
Be, smiling at the lips, but not the eyes
That seem to gaze upon some form that flies
Faroff, cloud wrapped, alasl
"He is too young to live alone," we hear,
"This woman's fair as was the first, and then
She's dead a year."
Ah, true, she's lain twelve months beneath tht
But, oh, poor ghost, she only dies today,
Yea, with the priest's amen!
•The new life clings as fondly as the oldj"
"There's love in brown eyes as there was to blue;"
"The gTave is cold;"
"The elm, you know, looks bare without a vine;"
But, ah, Death makes, when two souls intertwine,
No void place for the newt
"Yet this his first true flow'r of love may be;"
Oh, on the dead wife's grave why pour out gall?
Ml say, The dead is gone forever now.
And better love should garland this young brow .
' Than life be bloomless aIL
Laughter and bells ring o'er the bridal train, •
But through them sigh upon the love tuned ear
- Low tones of pain.
Oh, haste and gaze into mine eyes, my wife,
nil soul tells soul that love is love for We
• : . '.; And life begins but here I
—Joseph L C. Clarke in Criterion.
The sage has had his say against*
marrying in haste; here is the same
thought with a prettier coloring.
A solemn and awe Inspiring bishop
was examining a class of girls and
"What Is the best preparation for the
sacrament of matrimony?"
"A little coortin, me lord!" was the
unexpected reply of one of the num
ber, whose nationality may be guessed.
What Was the DseT
Mother— Goodness, how did you hurt
your finger so?
Little Son— With a hammer.
"A good while ago."
"I didn't hear you cry."
"No, mother. I thought you were
out"— Stray Stories.
ST you are discour- m
■^ aged. You've tried fra|
Wk medicines that prom-ljl
H ised much but didn't*!
Wj keep their promises. IfTW
»you want to get well jfl
Ef try the medicine that fig
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k For disease? of tbe stomach 4
1 and - organs of digestion and 1
ft nutrition, this medicine offers fl
■k a practically unfailing cure. /■
■\ Ninety-eight per Cent of all (A
■M who use It get well. . Ajfl
Hi "I cannot express half my feel- 188
sVI ings of gratefulness to you," writes HH
WSJ Mrs. JoEie E. Clark, of Enterprise, 19
E» Shelby Co., Mo. "I had de- ll
M spaired of ever getting Well, I I M
HI had been in bod health tor \§k
HgA twelve Tears, Had aches all MB
B| through me, numb hands, cold So
IBS ' feet, and everything: I ate dis- frH
SuL tressed me; bowels constipated, •IB
QaSK was very nervous, depress- B >TM
HWVk ed and despondent, when I /£rjE
RmJj first wrote to you I thought jKtM
Hr * could never be cured. I Jfmm
IV) have taken six bottles of £3
raD Dr. Pierces Goldeq En
£\1 Medical Discovery, /1H
BB^^. and my health Mfl H
BB& te now good." iv */^H
J. H. LANGHORST
Main Street, Jackson
*MRICAN WATCHES, CLOCKS JEWRY*
«" All goods warranted as represented
Repairing of watches, Clocks and jewelry a
LA UFNT *
• Blacksmith •
• Wagonmaker and •
• Horseshoer-* 2
1 /CARRIAGE PAINTING AND GEN- \
2 V^ eral Smithing attended to with dis- Z
— patch at reasonable rates. Wharfl's old \
Z stand, South Main street, Near National Z
Hotel, Jackson J
Carpenter and Contractor
Tj^STIMATES GIVEN ON ALL KINDS OF
JDJ work. Jobbing and repairing work at-
tended to promptly. Address at Fregulla's
shop. Broadway Jackson.
LEDGER'S CLUBBING RATES,
Ledger and Daily Call, one year.,., $7 50
Ledger and Weekly Call , due year 3 60
Ledger and Daily Bulletin, one year 6 50
Ledger and Semi- Weekly Bulletin, 1 ye'r 4 20
Ledger and Weekly Bulletin, one year. . . 390
Ledger and Daily Chronicle, one year 7 70
Ledgor and Weekly Chronicle, one year . 3 60
Ledger and Weekly Examiner, one year. 3 60
Ledger and Daily Examiner, one year ... 8 30
Ledger and N. Y. Weekly Tribune, 1 ye'r 3 00
Ledger and N. Y. Tri- Weekly Tribune, ly 3 SO
Ledger and Cosmopolitan Magazine, 1 yr 3 35
Ledger and S. F. Weekly Post, one year. 3 00
Ledger and McCall's Magazine, one year 2 75
Ledger and St. Louis Globe Democrat, ly 3 00
Ledger and " Twice a Week," one year . . 3 00
-09-Tho above rate sare strictly in advance.
A. H. KUHLMAN
Contractor and Builder
Will do work in any part of
Amador County. If you want
to build, send a note to Jackson
Postoflice and I will call on you.
Estimates furnished without cost
on any kind of building. Will
make plans and specifications for
. you. mar2tf
RESTAURANT 1 SALOON
Coolest, Cheapest and most home-like
eating house in Jackson
MEALS SERVED AT ALL HOURS
. . ALWAYS
ON HAND .
Cool, Sharp Beer 5c a Glass
Cool and comfortable rooms neatly arranged
for private families. •
Opposite Fostoffice, Webb Building', Jackson.
FIBE ACCIDENT tIFE
L. J. FONTENROSE
General Insurance Agent
and Searcher of Records
Office : Marelia building: Court street. Jackson
GLOBE -f HOTEL
Corner Main and Court Streets
; E. ANDERSON : : Proprietor
First-Class in Every Respect
ESPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO COM-
mercial travelers. Sample rooms con-
nected with the house. The very best of ser-
vice guaranteed to patrons.
. Good Meals, 23 Cents
Abstraots of Mining Properties a Specialty.
Prompt Attention and Accurate Information
given to Letters of Inquiry.
GEO. I. WRIGHT & SON
SEARCHERS OF RECORDS.
Plats, Tracings and Blue Prints made
to order, showing locations of any sur-
veyed land in Amador County.
The only set of Abstract Books in Amador
County (Property System.)
Money to loan on approved
JACKSON, AMADOR CO., CAL.
5-4-tt P. O. BOX 14
Porter & Cheney
Mines and Mining Stock
Mines Bought and Sold - - - -
- - - - Corporations Organized
We make a specialty of unlisted •!•..:
mining stock of the "Mother Lode"
530 California Street. San Francisco.
BANK OF AMADOR CITY
Incorporated November, 1895
Capital Stock : : : $50,000
President '. Henry Eudey
Vice-Prestdent S. G. Spagnoli
Secretary and Cashier Frederick Eudey
board or directors:
Henry Eudey, S. G. Spagnoli, John Strohm, C.
Marelia and Alex Eudey of Jackson. .
SAFE DEPOSIT.— Safe deposit boxes can be
rented from the Bank of Amador County at the
small expense of 35 conts a month, thereby se-
cur4ng you against any possible loss from Ore
or otherwise. Don't overlook this opportunity
of protecting your valuables.
SAVE MONEY— Patronize a home institu-
tion. Send money away through the Bank of
Amador County ; you will save 10 per cent and
upward over postofQoe or express. Money sent
to all parts of the United States and also all
parts of the world. We have the latest quota-
tions on foreign exchange.
SAVE MONEY— It doesn't cost anything to
deposit money in the Bank of Amador County.
They receive deposits from S5 up. Commence
the new year by opening up a bank account. A
man or woman with a bank account has a
financial standing. Don't bury your money;
when you die it can't be found and you are lia-
ble to be robbed while alive.
I Be \
I Careful 1
\ \ At this particular time 3 \
\ \ of the year a large num- ! \
\ \ ber of people are afflicted \ \
\ \ with some kind of sick- \ \
\ \ ness. 3 \
3 \ Some people receive the < I
3 \ attention of a physician \ \
3 \ and are given perscrip- \ \
',', tions, while others whose 3i
3 ! health is impaired prefer J ',
3 1 the use of standard patent J !
3 1 medicines. Perscriptions J !
3 ', receive prompt and care- \ I
3 ! ful attention. We carry \ ',
3 ', a complete stock of patent < !
3 ', medicines. < ',
'>'< BUY AT-^> |;
i I THE GITY PHARMACY, j ;
3 ', • ROBERT I. KERR 3 !
3 1 Main Street — JACKSON < 1
Five Cents Per .Copy.
Tjl A. FREEMAN
Office in Marelia building, corner Mais sod
T\ B. SPAGNOLI
Attorney and Counselor at liw
Practice In all the States and Federal courts
Office: Spagnoll building, opposite Hall of
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Will practice In all the State and Federal
TiOBEBT C. BOLE
Office: ■ Farley building, Summit street.
~VT.EIL A. MAUQCABBIE
Attorney and Counselor at Law
Office : Spagnoli block, Courthouse square.
X. W. GAIOWELL
Jackson, cal. *,<i
Will practice in all courts of the State.
John f. davis ' , ■
Office on Summit Street, opposite Courthouse
JACOB L. SARGENT "
ATTORNEY — -
Office: Marelia building, Court street. Mines '
and mining laws a specialty.
Stenographer and Notary Public
Jackson, Cal. _ '
Office, Judge Davis' lawaoffices. Summit Street ■ '
EE. ENDICOTT, M. D. ';.'.: '■' W'
Physician and Surgeon - '•
;V«; V« Jackson, Cal.
Office: Webb building. All eaUs promptly
attended to at all times,
■'-■■- ii !■
DR. K." V. LONIOO
Physician and Surgeon
Office: Webb building. Main street. Resi-
dence: Broadway, near Marre's Hotel.
Telephone Main 463.
X*\R. A. M. GALL
Physician and Sturgeon
Office in Well & Renno building. Main Street
"lyi" C. SIMMONS
Physician and Surgeon
Suttek Creek, Cal.
Office: Richards building. Residence: Sut-
JQR. J. D. GILES
Physician and Surgeon
Scttbr Creek, Cal.
Office: Eureka Street, one block east of Main
"T) X - C. A. HEBBICK
Office in Kay building. Hours from 8 a. m. to
tegjT Union Stables
vWSfil* Under Webb Hall *
MAIN STREET - - JACKSON, CAL.
• — M. NEWMAN, Prop.
The Stable equipped with first-class stock
and vehicles. Suitable rigs for Commercial
travelers with trunks.
Special Attention Paid *
* to Transient Stock.
Large stable and yard for use of teamsters.
Telegrams answered free of cost. 2-23- tf
' L. OKTTINOBR S. ». KNIGHT
KNIGHT i CO.
Foundry! Machine Shop
Sutter Creek, Cal. / . # • ' :
BUILDERS OF WATER WHEELS OF
latest and most approved patterns, and
all kinds of sheet iron pipe. Every description
of mining and milling machinery made at the
shortest notice. We desire to call the attention
of blacksmiths and other workers In iron to the
fact that we keep constantly on hand a large
and complete stock of bar, refined and Norway
iron, gas pipe, gas fittings, etc., which we will
sell at the LOWEST CASH PRICES. :,
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Jj tionarios. Histories and Standard
1 Authors. Allot our publications are in
complete sets, handsomely bound and
Illustrated and are sold on easy In stal- '
ments or with liberal discounts for
For terms, prospectuses, etc. write to
E. D. BBONSON * CO.,
310 Phelan Building, San Francisco,