Newspaper Page Text
* l\ CLIPPnGN.
Av exchange «ay*: "A fat man can sit on the thumb-nail of the statue ol theGod dess of Liberty to be erected in New York Harbor by the Frenchmen. But no pure minded Goddess of Liberty wants a fat man sitting on her thumb-nail." I» a man wishes to fully understand his pedigree and a great deal more, let him run for an office or engage himself to be married. Political and personal enemies will attempt to cook his goose in the one instance while meddlesome gossips with slander-dripping tongues will try to fix him ott thé other. À down East paper says there is*a fog bell on that coast that 19 no more use than a boiled carrot hung in a boot leg. A Frenchman got exceedingly angry with a waiter at an English hotel. "You rascal I" exclaimed he, "I blow your uose for you i" If you want to worry anybody, send a newspaper with a paragraph cut out. The efTftet is marvelous; the paper has no inte rest for that person, all curiosity being cen tered in the missing paragraph. A Y Aft K EE T K If K. "What do you charge for board?" asked a tall, Green Mountain boy, as he walked up to the bar of a second-rate hotel in New Yotdt; "what do you ask a week for board and lodging ?" "Five dollars." "Five dollars! that's too much, but I s'pose you'll allow for the times I am ab sent from dinner and supper ?" "Cejteinly, thirty-seven and a half cents each."': Here the conversation ended, and the Yankee took up his quarters for two weeks. During tbis time he lodged and breakfasted at the hotel, but did not take either dinner or supper, saying his businessdetained him in another portion of the town. At the expiration of the two weeks, he again vjjGked to the bar and said: v^'pose we settle that account—I'm go ing ip a few minutes." The landlord handed him his bill: "Two weeks' board at five dollars—ten dollars." "Here,,, stranger this is wrong—you've nofttedOcfed the times I was absent from dinner and snpper— 14 days, two meals per day; 28 meals, at 37$ cents each—$10 50. If you've not got the fifty cents that's due to me. I'll take a drink, aud the balance in cigars." — Ex. Califounia Mine.— The daily yield is 500 tons of ore, keeping the mills steadily run ning. The bullion yield for the month of October will not fall much, if any, short of $l,250,hp0, although last night the bars of bullion Bad not yet all been stamped so as to show the precise result. A surplus was carried over from last month, so that all expenses are paid and the company can without trouble pay tho usual dividend of $1,080,000, and still have a surplus to add to the November account. The ore-breasts av* yielding rich ore at all points.— Gold MUNhcs. A Scarcity of Work. —There are a large number of men in this city at this time who are unable to get sufficient work to in sure the payment of their board, aud des pairing of the prospect are seeking an op portunity to work for their board upon farms. This morning a young and active man called at tho residence of one of our citizens and asked for something to eat al legiM tbabhe could get no work and was compelled to sleep in a barn, having no funds to meet his expenses. Such a state of things ought uot to exist in our city but that it is so no one can doubt, as appeals for help are numerous.— Standard. Chinese Superstition. —The following is from the New Northwest , published at Deer Lodge, Montana: A couple of curious chinesesuperstitions have developed in connection with the re cent murder of Hing Lee at German Gulch. They are somewhat at variance with each other, and while both cannot be verified in this case one of them is sure to be. It is believed that if a murderer draws his knife across thé forehead of the murdered man after the deed is committed he will never be detected. This was done to Hing Lee, and- it was this fact that poiuted to the perpetration of the deed by a Chinaman. The other is that if the shoes of the mur dered mau are spiked to the door sill the murderer cannot escape as long as they re main. So the other day the Chinese took Hing Lee's shoes and nailed them securely to the door sill with teupenny nails where they now remain. It's six of one and a half a dozen of the other which paganism will win. Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Arizona and New Mexico together are turning out each day $20,000 in gold, $17,000 iu silver, and $1,500 in base metal, giving a total of $38, 500 each day, or $11,500,000 nnuuallr. I THE ADVANCE lift WHEAT. The advance in wheat in Europe as well as the United States during the past ten days has been marked. A telegram from New York of date Nov. 23d, states as the reason for the upward tendency ot the mar ket that Europe is largely deficient and our own crops are now ascertained to be short — wheat one-sixth, and some other cereals much more. During the week fifty vessels have been chartered, mostly for the United Kingdom and the Continent. This relieved the market of a good deal of the surplus tonnage, causing an advance of about 6d ^ bbl on freights. It is understood that some 5,000,000 bushels of Spring wheat were purchased at the west early in the week, on New York account, at ruling prices ; and holders are offering their sup plies with great reserve in confident expec tations of higher prices later on.— Oregon ian. An inebriate got into a car and became very troublesome and annoying to the oth er passengers, so much so that it was pro posed to eject him ; but a genial and kind hearted reverened doctor, who was also a passenger, rnterposed for him and soothed him into good behavior for the remainder of the journey. Before leaving, however, he scowled upon the occupants of the car, and muttered some words of contempt ; but he shook bauds warmly with the doctor, and said : "Good day, my friend ; I see you kuow what it is to be drunk." Respect yourself by exhibiting the man ners of a gentleman, if you wish to be treated as such, and then you will receive the respect of others. Travel is a great leveler ; take the position which others as sign you from your conduct, rather than from your preteutions.— Ex. A Dubuque girl played Copenhagen at a party the other night -and yelled and shrieked and howled and ran behind the door and scratched the young man's face in seven places, anil upset a kerosene lamp, and kicked over the piano stool, and screamed for the police, and finally, when he kissed her just on the tip of the ear, she fainted dead av^ny, and said she could never look anyone in the face again, and they led the bashful, modest creature sob bing home. The next day she run away with a married lightening rod peddler with a hair lip and six children.— Ex. The Great Caruthers Estate.— It is re ported that legitimate heirs, near blood re lations of the late Finice and Elizabeth Caruthers, have al last come to light, in a family of that name in Arkansas. Their history, and their connection with the late family here, it is said, seem natural, simple and straightforward ; and promise to bring about an event long desired in this com munity ; which is no less than that of re moving the doubt and uncertainty which has so long clouded the title of a large amount of real estate iu this city. John Campbell, Esq., late of Arkansas, repre sents these parties here, and their papers have been approved by E. A. Cronin, Esq., of this city, and other prominent lawyers. That is the story. It may or uot have foundation in fact.— Oregonian. CIIIftESE CBIEAP LABOR. Denunciation of Chinese cheap labor has been the stock in trade of pothouse politic ians and demagogues iu California, aud many of the witnesses who have, given tes timony before the commission have been of this class. Ex-Gov. Lowe was a witness of a higher order. He was at one time minis ter to China, and has evidently given the subject very careful consideration. He de clared that the welfare of the whole coast would be promoted by limiting immigra tion. He was disposed, however, to do John Chinaman full jnstice. He had never seen but oue Chinaman under the influence of liquor. At home they were the most in dustrious people in the world. During his resideuce in Cbiua be had uever seen auy idle classes except officials: labor was re spected there. As a banker he jjad uo oc casion to complain of'he honesty of the race. "The Chinaman," he said, "does not stand in the way cf full-grown, muscu lar white men, but he may in the lighter branches of farming, such as hop and fruit picking, prevent the employment of boys. Any mau, strong of muscle and willing to work, can find labor in California. Where simple muscle is required, the white man canuot compete with the Chinese; but where muscle and brain combined are re quired, 1 should say Yes. Chinese labor, however, will be gradually superseded by that of skilled workmen aud apprentices." — N. Y. Tribune It is rumored upon pretty good founda tion, that Ben HolUday, jr., aud his associ ate owners of the Pelican, California, and one other steamer, contemplate putting these vessels on a line between Victoria and San Francisco, stopping at Astoria. Two steamers as above will connect with a I third steamer for Fort Wrangle and Sitka, j — Astorian. SUICIDE AftD LETTER. A telegram published in the Oregon ian reads as follows : San Francisco, Nov. —Yesterday evening a fine appearing gentleman, about 35 years of age, took a room at the coroner's house. This afternoon he was discovered in bed dying, and expired a few moments after wards. Letters were found in the pureau to two parties in this city and one to his brother in Portland, Oregon. Also the following : San Francisco, Nov. 24. B. R. Swan, M. D., Coroner —Dear Sir : In order to save you as much trouble a9 possible, I beg to inform you that this is a case of laDdanum, takeu with suicidal in tent. Reasons concern no one but myself; still, if anyone should insist upon having a reason, you can say I was driven to desper ation by the Presidential muddle, and see ing no prospect of ascertaining in this world who was to be next President, went to the next where all things are supposed to be known. Please exert your influence with the city fathers to prevent the erection of a monument over my remains, but if you should find a widespread feeling on the part of the people to mark my last resting place, you might let Mr. Young speak to Mr. Crocker and have it fenced in. Respectful ly, etc., W. W. BANCROFT. The last clause in the letter refers to the recent inbroglio between Chas. Crocker and Mr. Young, of the undertaking firm of Mas sey & Young, whose house was inclosed by Crocker by a high board fence, because the proprietor, refused to sell to Crocker, whose lot adjoined. A letter from his brother in E'ortland, found in the room, rendered it evident the suicide was prompted by strait ened circumstances. Other documents showed he was admitted to the Oregon bar in 1867, was clerk of the United States dis trict court at Vancouver in 1862, and had been in the tobacco businesäon frontstreet. Two empty bottles, which had coutaiued laudanum, were found in the room. The body was removed to the morgue. Thieves. —The Boise Statesman complains of numerous petty thieves in and about Boise City, and threatens them with the vengeance of the citizens if they "show their hands." CALIFORNIA BREWERY, NEAR HEAD OF FIRST ST., LEWISTON, I. T. Call and see them. WEISGERBER BROS. 1- tf C. E. SPALDING, DEALER IN WATCHES, JEWELRY AND PLATED-WARE. TA7ATCIIES & JEWELRY REPAIRED VT and Waurantkd; also, all kinds of Jewelry Made to Order. ALL ORDERS SENT BY EXPRESS WILL BE PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO. 1-tf HEXTER & ALEXANDER, M holesale and Retail Dealers in M er chandise OF ALL KINDS. A GENERAL ASSORTMENT OF DRY Goods, Clothing, Groceries, Crockery and Glassware, Cutlery, Tobacco, Miners' Goods, Etc., Etc., Etc. LEWISTON bake r y, MONTGOMERY STREET, LEWISTON, I. T. B read, pies and cakes ; also gro ceries, Confectionery, Liquors and Cigars CONRAD WINTSCH, 1-tf S. WILDENTHALER. C. C. BUNNELL, DEALER IN HARDWARE, STOVES, Tin, Copper, and Sheet-Iron WARE. Mining and Farming IMPLEMENTS. CARPENTERS' TOOLS, LOCKS BOLTS, ft A ILS, ROPE, PITCH, OAKUM, AM MUftlTIOft, HOUSE HOLD ARTICLES, ETC., ETC. SOLD AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. E very variety of ware in the Line Manufactured and «paired. All Orders Promptly Atteuded To« 1-tf " C. C. BUNNELL. LIVERY. STABLE, M. NOLAND & W. A. CALDWELL. PROPRIETORS. A t the old stand formerly kept by H. Crites, on the north side of E Stroet. LEWISTON , NORTH IDAHO. Hr GENERAL FEED, SALE AND DIVERT BUSINESS. Old and new Patrons are invited, who will find the management "ftot So Coarse." i-t.r JAMES CACE, GENERAL RETAIL DEALER EIN Groceries and Merchandise. ALSO CONFECTIONERY. Give "Tlie fteiglibor" a Call» Lewiston, Oct., 21, 1876. 1-tf ORO FINO EXPRESS, BY TOOTTO 31 & sm. C ARRYING U. S. MAIL AND PASSEN gers to and from Lewiston and Piere® City, transacting business with WELLS, * ARGO & CO'S., Express, leaving Lewiston on Monday and arriving at Piero. City on Wednesday, leaving Pierce City on Thursday and arriving at Lewiston on Satur day of each week r 1—tf J. C. BALDWIN, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in oeneral; MEKCIIAI DISE LEWISTON, I. T. lit