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An ArIonn Cnttlcmnn Suc
cumbft to the Swccl Hinllcx of
the Bunco Siecrer.
'Fiom the Bl Po Tlmcs.l
Although the Times only yesterday
morning warned the people that the
"bunco steerer" was abroad again, wr
ore already placed in position to re
port a case of "bding taken in." Yes
terday morning a cattleman, who
came in from Tucson on his way to
Denver, having a few leisure hours on
his hands derided to cross the Rio
Grande and pay a visit to our sinter
city. He went; he is sorry; he is oui
On the street car he made the ac
quaintance of a glib and smooth
tongued stranger, who wns also goinp
to visit Juarez for the tirst time. Hi
said that ho had come from Fori
Worth and while on the way out here
had seen a very clover trick practiced
with cards. The two left the car to
gethor When it arrived otrolado and
took a stroll through the streets of the
town. While on this sight-seeing ex
pedition thoy met anothor stranger,
and the Jbort worth man was so en
thusiastic over his card trick that he
desired to initiate tho new comer also.
It was tho old game of drawing a
marked card. The Ariionian had tho
first draw and, of course, pulled out
the marked card. Then number three
said it could not bo done again, and
he was willing to bet $10. The money
-was put up, the cattleman acting as
stakeholder, and the marked card was
again drawn out. Numbor three,
anxious to retriove his loss, offered to
bet Fort Worth $50 that it could not
be done again. Fort Worth was a lit
tle short of money, but he knew that
his friend, the cattleman, would oblige
him by temporarily loaning him the
amount, which he of course did aj.
once. He was asked to draw the
marked card, but alas, instead of tho
marked queen he drew a ten.
The last seen of the man from
Tucson was on this 6ide, when he was
endeavoring to get some one to ensh a
draft for him, so that he could con
tinue on his way to Denver. He took
the traiu yesterday afternoon the sad
dest, maddest and most disgusted man
in this part of the country.
Rorklen'H Arnica nlve.
The Best Salve in the world for
Cuts, Bruises, Sorea. IT oars, Sl'
Rheum, Fuver Snr-s, Chapped Hand,
Chilblains, Corns, and all Skin Erup
tions, and positively cures Piles, or no
pay required. It is guaranteed to give
perfeot satisfaction, or money refund
ed. Prion 'i5 -euts per bos F..r Mile
by J. YoDfre.
The men who are scheming to divide
Cochise and Graham counties, awl
carve Sierra (Bonita county out of
both, will get daylight knocked out of
the scheme when it is exposed. Th"
sack sent down by Wilcox will not
avail the divisionUts. Gazette.
The Biirbacomftri ca'tle eomp;in
will begin rounding up 2000 head of
cattle next Monday for a drive to Kan
sas. This will be the first attempt
ever made to drive eastward, and will
be watchtd with much interest by cat
tlemen generally, as it will determine
the feasability of this new departure.
The route will lead north to Fort
Thomas and across the San Carlos
reservation, then eastward to Albu
querque, after which the drive is char
acterized as a picnic.
Reucufl IIonc Attention.
Annual meeting tomorrow at 2 :30
p. m. All exempt firemen not present
will be dropped from tho roll. Busi
ness of importance.
A I'liyMlciait'M Oulnl in.
Dr. A. M. Spauldino, of Grand Rap
ids, Mich., says: "I prescribe Hib
bard's Rheumatic Syrup in my prac
tioe and unhesitatingly recommend it.
It operates upon the liver, kldueys and
bowels, destroying the poison in the
blood and tissue. It is a grand tonio
and appetizer, and for a diseased stom
ach or dyspepsia has no equal," For
e by J. "Son e
Illhbard'aBhrouatle and Liver Pills
These pills are scientifically com
pounded and uniform in aotion. No
griping pain so commonly following
the use of pills. They are adapted to
both adults and children with .eifeo
safety. We guarantee they hnve no
equal in the oure of Siok Headache.
Constipation, Dyspepsia ami liilious
ness; and as an appetizer they exoe
any other preparation.
Just received a new invoico or
Choice old Port, Five year old Zinfan
del, Sherry and Angelica wines. Also
finest brands of fanv.'y liqnors at
Look Out for Tlicm.
Los Angc'cs Esprcsj.l
Lieut. Peterson, 10th Infant',
reached Snn Carlos, Arizona, yester
day, in cjinrge of about forty Sun Car
los Apaches from Fort Union, New
Mexico. Theso are a portion of the
Indians removed from the San Carlos
reservation last March. They includ
ed friends of "Kid" and tho other San
Carlos renegades that killed Sheriff
Reynolds and deputy. As all of these
renegades oxcept "Kid" have since
been either killed or captured, there
appeared to be no reason for keeping
these Indians longer away from their
reservation, and so Captain Bullis,
acting Indian Agent, recommended
thoir return. About twenty-five rela
tes and friends of "Kid" aro still at
Fort Union, where thoy will remain
until "Kid" is either killed or cap
Ex-SherifF Slaughter has received
letter from Lang, who recently took n
drive of cattlejroni the San Barnar
dino ranch to Gila Bend and shipped
them from that point. In his letter
he states that when he reached Giia
Bend he made overtures to tho com
pany to take liia stock in to Los An
geles and that they accepted his ernn.
He also states that his cattle reached
there in good order. He lost fifty
head in a stampede before reaching
Gila Bend and left a man behind to
gather theso, which had been done.
The story that he lost many from
over-driving and other natural causes
has not a word of truth in it. Lang
further states that butchers are pay
ing six cents now against five cents
sixty days ago, and that they will pay
seven cents before many days. He
was offered six cents for his drive for
April delivery but refused, as he feels
confident of getting seven before sixty
days are over. This price is a sharp
rise, and will bo received with much
enthusiasm by Arizona cattlemen.
N. J. Tobias, San Francisco.
John Jones, Los Angeles.
Thos. H. Haskins, San Francisco.
L. C. Adams. San Francisco.
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers, Bisbec.
TH K I'BLM r A K l Til K STAG T.
Rev. F. M, Shrotit, Pastor United
Brethern Church, Blue Mound, Kan.,
says: "I feel it my duty to tell what
wonders Dr. King's New Discovery
ha done for me. My lungs were badly
diseased and my parishoners thought
I could live iimy u few weeks I took
five bottles of Dr. King's New -Discovery
and am sound and well, gain
ing 20 pounds in weight."
Arthur Love, Manager of Love's
Funny Folks Cnmt.imition, vrite:
"Aiier iiiiinroiign irmi anil convincinu
evideiico I urn confident that Dr. KinuV
New Discovery for Consumption, bputs
em nil, and cures when avprvtliint!
else fails. Tho greatest kindness I can
do my many thousand friends is to
urn them to try it." Free trial bottles
at J Yonge's drug store. Regular
size 50c, and $1.
Xh Itnll OpotiH.
The VVHcox Slockmun voices the
-entiment of the people of that town
regarding county diwsion in the fol
lowing manner, which to say the least
is frank :
"The chances for the passngo of the
bill are said to be encouraging, inas
much as the Legislature, with but few
exceptions, fully understand the im
portance and necessity of this meas
ure "As was to be expected, tho citizens
of Tombstone are bitterly opposed to
this scheme, unless, as asued for by
the Prospector, Pima county gives up
to Cochise a good slice of her soil,
which would contain Nogales, Critten
den, Harshaw and the entire N. M
and A. railroad to Nogahs. While
this would be most satisfactory to
Tombstono, there is extremely little
danger of its being done. The old cry
of "not time yet" is being raised again,
as it was six years ago, and will bo for
many years if loft to outsiders when
to call "time." If tho peoplo who
inhabit the district to be included in
the now county want it so, so lot it be.
It is looked upon as being a benefit to
such residents, which it undoubtedly
it. It is a foregone conclusion that so
long as Tombstone has the power wc
of the Sulphur Spring valley will be
held in vassalage and no important
county office given us. From the
large sums of money which have been
appropriated by the supervisors for
roads, bridges, otc, what benefit have
we derived? Echo answers, what? It
is belieed that the time has come for
this segregation, and that tho hill will
pass, regardless of the protests wh ch
of necessity aro lightly made."
A consignment of onion setts and
Jerusalem artichokes just leceived by
Jos. Hoefler. jan,24tf
New York Cornelius Vanderbilt
denies the report of the pun-hase of
several Michigan iron mines by the
London. Tho Daily News declares
that tho rumors of the retirement of
Gladstone are entirely without foun
dation. London. The colonies of Australia
have asked the home government to
gio them tho privileges of negotiat
ing commercial treaties with foreign
countries under the sanction of the
Washington Representative Walk
er of the coinage committee now dc
siies information upon both sids of
tho free coinage question and wishes
any person to come before them to
dissect the statement to the following
First What effect lus the deprecia
tion of the commercial price of silver
by one-fifth in Europe and tho United
States below its coinage price of fif
teen and one-half to one of gold had
on the price of products and wages in
the silver standard countiies?
Second What effect has the de
preciation of silver by one-fifth as com
pared with gold, had on the price of
products in this country which are
sent to Europe in competition with
tho products of silver stan.iaid coun
tries also on wages in this country?
Third What effect will it have on
the prices 01 products and wages m
this country to go to silver mono mct
alism at sixteen to one of gold with
silver and gold at their present com
Fourth Would or would not the
tree coinage of silver in this country
aione, at its present commercial ratio
to gold 'nave the same economic effect
as the immediate reduction of our
gold coin by one fifth in weight?
The committee, Mr. Walker adds,
will not report a bill to the house un
til they hae thoroughly investigated
San Antonio Assistant U. S. attor
ney Terrell has received information
ol libel against five car loads of Mexi
can silver and lead ores that havo been
seized by Collector Vaughan of Eagle
Pass. The ores in question come
from a mine in tho interior of Mexico
and were consigned to (he Denver and
Omaha Smelting company. The
ground on which the seizure was
made, is one of great importance to
the mining interests of both Mexico
and the United States. The McKin
ley tariff law which places silver on
the fiee list, places a duty of $30 per
ion on lead. As in the natural state
ho silver and lead ores often occur
in the Mine body, the law provides
that if any atsuy of the ore shows
silver predominating, the ore shall be
classed as silver ore and visa versa.
The ore in question, silver and lead
were the products of two seperate
mines mixed together so us to give
silver the predominance, in the hope
of getting the lead ore into the United
Stales and avoid I he payment of the
hi avj dues. Tho value of the cargoes
of the detained cars is estimated ai
$2 000, and the duty on the purely
leid ore is estimated nt $1500.
Tough glass lamp-chimneys.
Macbeth's "pearl top" and
"pearl glass" are made of tough
glass. They rarely break
except from accident.
Pittsburg. Geo. a. MACBrrn a Co-
o uTnri kkoTk is .
The following instruments were
filed in the recorder's office sine
3 p. m. yesterday :
Excelsior, formerly Independent,
Dos Cabezas; R. McGregor, C. Noble.
Salvation, formerly Iioneer, Dos
Cabeas; E. J. White, R. McGreggor.
dill of sale.
G. W. Wohcrton to L. D. Ljon, in
tere8t in stock and fixtures Turf sa
loon ; ifLOO.
Just arrived from the eas I, tho fol
lowing articles: Capo Cod Cranberries,
Apples, Full Cream Cheese, Mince
Meat, Zanto Currants, Sour Krout,
Now Orleans Molasses, Boston Black
Molassses, at Hn kfiak's, 024-t
An old well-tried remedy. Mrs.
Window's Soothing Syrup has been
used for over fifty years by millions of
mothers for their children vhile teeth
ing, with perfect success. It soothes
the child, softens tho gums, ullajs 1 11
pain, cures wind colic, and is the best
remedy for Diarrhoea. It is plenum l
to tho taste. Sold by Druggists in
every part of the world. Twenly-fhc
cents a hotilo.. Its value is incalcu
lable. Be sure and ask for Mrs. Win-
slow's Soothing Syrup, and take no
Tho entertainment last night at
Scheifielin Hall was given to a packe !
house and the largo audience was kept
in a continual s'ate of activity in ap
plauding and laughing at tho little
ones who took part in the evening's
entertainment. Most of the partici
pants had not seen tin ir twelfth year
and many of them wore not half that
age. The only wonder is bow they
were ever trained to go through with
their parts without a break and with
such a dUplay of ci nfidence. Much
credit is due to those whohae trained
them in tho home circle and to Mrs.
Macncal, who devoted her time to
diilling them for this particular event.
The proceeds of the evening's deci
sion, which will be a ne.it sum, will
bo used to make some necessary
changes in the Presbyterian parson
age. The l-'Irt MyiiituiiiK iiflca h.
Tired feeling, dull headache, pain
n various parts of the body, sinking
at tho pit of the stomach,' loss of nppr
tile, fevcrishness, pimples or sores, are
all po-itive evidenco of poisoned
blood. No matter how it became pois
oned it must be purified to avoid
death. Dr. Acker's English Blood El
ixir has never failed to remove scro
fulous or syphilitic poison. Sold un
der a positive guarrauti e.
The population of Pima cii'ity
15,000; the population of Cochise is
less than 7000. Why should Cochise
be divided and Pima left intact?
The Wilcox Stockman, speaking for
the county divisionists makes no nr
guments in favor of it that will hold
water. Tt places much stress upon
the assertion that no offices have been
given to the country to be embraced
in tho county of Miles. This is not
substantiated by the facts.
Tho Legislature contains a largo
majority of its members from Cochise
county who reside in the proposed
county of Miles. There are but two
members in fact who do not belong
there, C. S. Clark of Tomb-Hono and
Burr of Bisbec. Mr. VicUers has all
of his cattle interests in that proposed
county, although he lives most of his
time in Tombstone For two years
past N. A. Oilman, a lesident of the
town of Wilcox, has held the most im
portant office in the gift of tho people,
and he was re-elected to that office for
a torni of two years more at tho re
cent election. E. It. Monk has fiT
four years held the office of Probate
Judge and Superintendent of Schools
in tho county. The Board of Super
visors is composed of men represent
ing either end of the county. As far
as county ro.uls are concerned, the east
ern end of Cochuo has a reputation of
haing the finest natur.il roads of any
part of Arizona and a dollar was never
asked for roads that it was not cheer-
ully granted. More money has been
paid out in hunting crimi als in the
limits of the proposed county of Miles
than two dollars to one pa,. in the
proposed county of Cochise. The
spiteful disposition sho'vn iu not
wanting "New Cochise" to annex any
of Pima proves the work to be bom of
a revengeful spirit and not for tjic
ROUGH ON DIRT SOAP takes the
The only medicines sold by drurglsls. under
a positive rnnrantoo from their manufact
urer, that they will do Just what is claimed
lor them that is, benefit or cure in all cases
of diseases for which thoy nro recommended,
or tho money paid for thorn will he promptly
refundod nro Dr. Pierce's world-famed cpo
cilles, manufactured by World's Dispensary
Medical Association, of Buffalo. N. Y.
Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery cures
all diseases arising from a torpid or deranged
liver, or from Impure blood, ns Dyspepsia, or
Indigestion, Pimples, Ulotches, Eruptions,
Balt-rhoum, Totter, Erysipelas, and Scrofu
lous Sores and Swellings. Consumption, or
Lung-scrofula, is also cured by this won
derful remedy, if taken in time.
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription is the
world-famed remedy for all thoso chronio
weaknesses and distressing derangements so
common to American women. It is a most
potent, invigorating, restorative tonic, or
strenrrth Rlior, i:npit!ug tono and Uor to
tho whole evstem. As a soothinjr noniuu it
is unequalcd. Sco guarantee printed on tho
bottlo-wrapper and faithfully carried out
for many years.
Copyright, ISS8, by WORLD'S DIS. Mid. Ass'X.
i f for an incurable caso of Cn
Jri tnrrli in tlin flnml l.v thn
Rroprletors of Dr. Sago's Catarrh Itemed-. By
b juild, soitliing and healing pinpertk'S, ft
cuies tho worst cases, no matter of now leaf
standing, rjy druggists, M Mat. .
AN EASTERN LEGEND.
At his beloved's door be knocked, unheeding
The mocking echoes drifting Idly by;
Theu called a voice the while 1 is glad heart
"Ah, who Li therer Ho answered, "It Is I."
Think not these walls," the sweet, clear voice
"These palace walls wtll me and thee contain."
The shining door stood barred! Bis fervent
Was spent la vain.
In solitude, where desert sands are gleaming,
Burned on his changeless love through patient
Onco more he comes, and knocks with trembling
Angers; Once more his soul a thrilling music hears.
Once more that voice across the silence lingers
"Ah, who is there?" He answers, "It is thou I"
The door flies back I The sudden splendor, stream
ing, Enfolds him now!
Charlotte W. Thurston in The Century.
A DOUBLE WEDDING.
Almost everybody knows old man
Btringfellow. He Is a tall, lark person
ago, with shoulders like a dromedary's
His face Is long, like that of a horse, and lie
has black hair, streaked with gray, on his
bend, with a tuft of the same on his chin.
Old man Stringfellow wears ncltliei
mustache nor whiskers, being very par
ticular to shave himself at least twice a
week, undergoing some pain, and twist
ing his long face into all manlier of con
tortions which a circus clown would
Sive 1,000 to be able to imitate during
the operation, owing to the stiff natuie of
the crop, ho is reaping and the dullness of
the Instrument with which he works. He
seldom wears a coat, going in his shirt
sleeves summer and winter, only chang
ing the garment of hickory for the gar
ment of w ool as the seasons vary his
jean pantaloons being hoisted up with
suspe-ders galluses he calls them al
most to his armpits, making him look at
a little distance like some queer animal
with very long legs.
IIo lives In a log cabin of one room,
with a felied attachment, and has a wife
nd six children, equally divided as to sex.
tu the room, which is roomy enough, ha
and Mrs. Strlngfellow occupy one bed,
ud tho three girls Nancy, Gin, for Jane,
and Merier another, and here all the
cooking is dono in the wide clay fireplace
3f the stick and mud chimney. The shed
attachment accommodates the boys, Bill,
Bun and Jim.
Occasionally a belated traveler will stop
t tho Strlngfellow mansion and ask for
a night's lodging. Hewill be Invited to
'"light an' come in," and when he has
dono so will be treated with primitive
Theso peoplo are poor and nnedncated,
but there is a spirit of independence about
them that nothing can conquer, and so
long &3 their potato banks hold out and
their razor backs come home, to pick up a
pick up a little fat iu the field after the
crop is garnered, and then pay tribute to
tho larder, they care not for king nor
kaiser. They never treat anybody, no
matter who he may be, as anything more
than an equal, and would show no dif
ference to tho czar of nil the Rus
sias should ho chanco to travel their
way, with nil his cortege. Should
he stop he would be invited tu
" 'light," and the boys would ask about
the price of potatoes in towu, the old
woman inquire as to market value ol
eggs, while tho girh stood by and giggled,
and tho old man put in a request for n
chew of tobacco that is, if they did not
mistake the whole affair for a circus us,
ULo as not, they would. They had walked
(if teen miles once to see a circus all ex
cept the old woman, who roda a shaggy
pony about as big ns a yearling calf, nud
with more hair on his hide than flesh un
I happened to be a guest of the Strlng
fellow family once. Finding myself near
their residence one night, when it was so
dark that that I could see nothing but the
nlimmer of the light In their cabin, I rode
for It through brush and brier, and when
I readied it halloed in the usual country
style. Immediately the light, which camt
from the open doort was shut off by twe
human forms, and I was bid to " 'light
an' come in."
The family was Just preparing to eat
supi.er, and a savory mess of pork nnd
potatoes was being dished up. I was In
vited to Join them U their meal, during
which I wus pumped pretty dry of nil I
knew about the affairs of tho town, which
was too far off to be visited by any of
them very often. But to this I did not
object, know ing that sucii information as
I could impart was all I would have to
pay for the enteitainment of myself and
beast which had been led off by one ol
the boys to share tho stable of the shaggy
pony so I let tho ripple of my talk flow
in a continuous current, turning on my
inventive valve at the same .time, to give
a sparkle to plain facts indispensable to
make them enjoyable.
During the evening I gathered from the
whlspeiing and giggling going on among
tho young folk that there was bome
mjstery afloat something in which they
all seemed more or less interested and
when they had gone to bed (the old wo
man had retired immediately after sup
per, getting into one of the beds without
my knowing anything about it until I
heard her suoriug) old man Striugfellow
enlightened me after a rather peculiar
fashion of his own.
"Well, stranger," he said, "I disre
member yer name. I reckon you'll
I had already told him ray name half a
dozen times, nnd he had as often disre
membcred it, so I did not repeat it, but
tola him I proposed to stay a fact which
I supposed lie was already cognizant of.
''Yes," he said, rubbing his long jaw
bono thonghtfully, "I 'lowed jcr w'ulil,
an' I'm glad uv it; yes, I am; fur the mo'
couii'ny tne better on sicu a 'cashln.
Ye'rll be welcome, stranger, an' a hon
I was a little pnzzlcd, and began to
think the old man was not exactly in his
rls'ut mind, but I said nothing, and he
"You see," ho said, looking nt tho tiro,
while he talked, "gals an boys will git
married sooner er later, nn' thar ain't no
uso ii throwin' obstickles In thar way.an so
when Merier, thet's the younges', nn'
Nunc', she's the oldes', come an' tola me
thet they 'lowed to take unto tharse'ves
he'pmeats, which waz Dick Dander nn'
Pete Pi ingle, why, says I, 'all right; Jes'
go ahead an' fix it to suit ycrse'vesj' fur
inougu nytuer one uv tnem boys comes uv
es good stock nstheStrincfellers, Ireckin'
they's 'bont cs good es yer'llplckup here
abouts.' So they done like I said, nn' ter
morrer's tho time It's to be."
"Ah," I said, "so there's to bo a wed
"Yes," he replied, still looking mus
ingly at tho fire; "the marrige glarments
lie7e been prerpaied an' tho gnes's lievo
beon bidden, nn though you wuzn't 1 Id
dea, yit, es I said afore, you'll be welcome
aa' ii honored guts'."
As Z was In no particular hurry I con
eluded to accept an Invitation so eactthUly
given, and laid clown on the mattress that
bad been spread on the floor for my ac
commodation, thinking of the happy go
lncky way in which people In the country
About noon the next day the guests
who had been bidden began te arrive
somo on foot, some on long legged horses
and some on short legged ponies, while
others caino in rickety wagons drawn by
oxen that looked as though they might
have been imported from the kingdom of
Lilliput, and from that time out there
was fun and feasting that is, it potatoes
and pork f erved in various ways can be
said to constitute a feast.
About sunset a man reeling drunk rode
ap and wus helped off of his horse.
"How are yer jedgef" said mine host.
"H'llo, Stringf'ler," said the Jedge,
looking around stupidly at the assembled
guests, who wero laughing and giggling,
"which's tli 'cusedr"
"Why, you ain't in co'rt, Jedge," re
plied Strlngfellow. "This here's a mar
riage fcas' yer've come to-ryer've come
here to marry my two guls, Nanc an
"That's so," said tho Jedge, nibbing his
head. "I knowed th wuz somp'u I'd
come fur. Le'sb'gln."
"Well, come inter the house fust," said
the old man.
"All right, c'm'on," and with a lurch
and a tack the speaker got inside the door,
when he fell sprawling on the floor. He
wus helped up and given the back of a
chair to steady himself by.
"Th's 'ere's th' dogondes' oner'nc9' flo'
F'verseed Stringf'ler," he said. "Stan
"I tells yer this here ain't no co'rt,
Jedge," said old man btringfellow, begin
ning to get nettled, "an my gals ain't no
"Oh, well, H's all same," said the
Jedge. "Stan' 'p, gals, 'n hole 'p right
'Wat's thet furt" asked Nancy, as she
and her sister and the two bridegrooms
stood up iu a row.
"Guilty nr not" began the Jedge,
and then recollecting himself: "Do yon,"
pointing at Nancy, "everlastin'ly sw'ar
to take this hero young f'ler," pointing to
"No, Idon't," satdthegirlj "thet's"
"To neve an' t' hole," went on the
"No, I don't," repeated Nancy, stamp
"No, I don't."
"Then t's caso nol pros, an' this here
"Look a here, Jedge," said tho girl's
father, "I dono tolo yer this hero ain't no
co'rt this licio's a weddln' thet's w'at
it is, don't yer onnerstan'r"
"Yesh, that's ull right, ole man," said
the Jedge. "Y'see I knowed 1 lied a case
t' try an' got sorter confused. Le's g'
back nn' b'gln over. Wat's weddin's
naraof men w'afs gal's an' Tier's
"Thar's two gals," said the old man.
"Nanc' nn' Metier Strlngfellcr, an' they's
a coing marry Dick Dander nn' Pete Prin
gle. Thar they stau's light afore yer,
now go ahead."
"All light D'you, Nunc', take this
hero Pete '
"No, I shan't," said NnncV'he ain't"
"Yer do.i't an' y' shan't; thet 'pears to
bo 'bout all yer'ro guilty 'v, pris'ner,"
said tho Jedge, relapsing into court jargon,
"an' don't see noth'n' t' do but 'scharge
you. Give's a drink,' Stringf'ler; co'rt's
Stiiiiiifcllow was nt his wits' end,
though his son, Bill, said it was ns good
as a circus, nnd the company in general
seemed to be highly delighted with the
performance. Thero appeared to bo no
possibility of keeping the jedgo on the
right tack, and the court was about to bo
adjourned slno die, sure enough, when I
suggested tho propriety of complying with
his request, and giving the legal func
tionary a dram, which might brighten
him up Ions enough to enable him to go
through with the ceremony properly. Ac
cordingly ho was taken into the shed
room, w hero the boys 6lept, nnd iu a few
minutes came out again with his face
wreathed with smiles. I may use the ex
pression in very truth in this case, for
eveiy feature seemed to be twisted this
way or that with a smjn of its own, so
that ho prevented a most comical appear
ance of would bo affability.
He wns hurried to the front while the
steam was up, when ho wont through the
usual formula in a disjointed way and
immediately collapsed and was put to
bed, where ho lay snoring through all tho
noise mado by tho young people, only
shouting out occasionally, "Silenco 'n
Tho frolic lasted all night, the cabin,
from which the beds had been removed,
being transformed into n ballroom, in one
comer of which an old crippled negro Eat
Bcraplns a rasping fiddle and calling out
the lignres of the dance with a stentorian
voice that wns somewhat cracked.
Robert Boggs in New Orleans Times
Democrat. Tndlnns ns Mllltuy Instructors.
In department orders Gen. Nelson A.
Miles describes tho results of the raiding
maneuvers practiced by his troops in
Arizona and New Mexico during the
mouths of September, October and No
vember. Under tho system which he
Introduced a mounted party was sent out,
and after a prescribed time forces were
dispatched iu pursuit, while other troops
from gariisons ahead had been notified to
lio In wait along the generally indicated
routo in order to capture the raiders. This
plan brought into play the highest quali
ties of practical soldiership' both among
pursuers ami pursueu, n hue tne competi
tive character of the excrcise gave it the
Interest of nn athletic contest. Exact
rules wero prescribed as to what should
constitute capture, and Judges accom
panied nil tho parties.
Gen. Miles finds, in icvlevdng the suc
cessive operations, in which a flrcsh party
w.is ;ei:t cut whenever n capture was
effected, that they will be of "Incalculable
adv.intjgo in the future." Tho raiding
parties Fought, as hostile Indians would
do, to ml -lead pursuers, while theso latter
exerted themselves by i very device to cap
tuie tho supposed hcptilcs. The result
wastomal.o ihc troors familiar with a
largo section of country ncd to acquire
skill in trailing. Gen. Miles desires his
forces to fully Jcarn the art of war ns
practiced by the Indians. Washington
refer Cooper's Sljn Board.
Tho old four story brick building ou
Burling slip, where Peter Cooper made
his mado his money, still bears his name
ou its sign bo.uds, the most conspicuous
being labeled, "Peter Cooper's Gluo
Factory." Tho interior of tho buildiug is
as primitive in its arr .niement as it was
In Mr. Cooper's dt.y. Tae rooms nro par
titioned ntF with rniml, irliltan-.tlnvl
boards, nnd tho office desks and their np
polntmentsnic of the plainest, and data
uucit, iu uiu nuio oi meir original