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The teller. (Lewiston, North Idaho) 1876-1878, December 09, 1876, Image 4

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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.
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