Newspaper Page Text
THE SINISTER HaLL JOF THE UN KNOWN DEAD IN PARI:,. Some Details About the Morgue — Its Vatious Tragic /.partments, anl Its Us.6. ,Paris, October 11, 18S0. I heard a young English lady say the other day to her companion in a tramway, that on leaving home her friends bad charged her above ah to see U.i things in Paris — the Boi3 de Boulogne and the Morgue. In my opinion they are the last places one should visit, for although the . Bois de Boulogne is beautiful in graceful verdure and fairylike in its artistic airange ment, which consists la thwarting nature as little as possible, with Hyde J Park be fore one's eyes, it is easy to imagine the combination of trees, lakes and waterfalls ; whereas, artistic monuments are books wherein past ages have inscribed their thoughts, their feelings acd aspirations, and possess a characteristic of the:r own. As to the Morgue, what »pecial interest it can have for a stranger i cannot understand, j and particularly for a young woman ; Death is not agreeable to look at any time, and when we do, it is generally upon the familiar features of a triend or one dear to us, but the face of a stranger cannot but be indifferent to us in life and almost re pulsiv- when deprived of motion and intelli gence — that which may attract us through sympathy. Those persoja who cultivate a morbid taste for sensations may possibly find some pleasure in looking at the strange faces of dead men and women, or even those who are. liluse and have exhausted more natural and moderate enjoyments ; but a young woman has many other things to behold, wliich may produce as acute sensations a the sight of a corpse. The Morgue, however, if not inscribed in the regular guide-book as one of the div^rtise ments, i-. generally included in the list of monuments to be visited by the Knglish i -etc.. Mmy and many a time while passing the Mergtie have i seen great Car riage-loads of our English cousins descend and enter the Jo jr leading to that sinister hall. All persons who have ever traveled in Europe, even though they may never have been under necessity of appealing to the protection and guidance of Thomas Cook of noted fame, must surely know of this important personage. He is an en terprising Englishman who has undertaken TO PILOT ALL TRAVELERS From one end of Europe to the other, and at i reduced prices, which is within his power, owing to the great number of travelers who apply to him and his consequent ad vantageous arrangement with railroad and transportation companies. lie possesses hotels in all the cities of Europe, and even in the surroundings of Paris. Whenever, on a trip to some monument, there is required refreshment for the party on the way, Cook's hotel is found in some convenient spot, where the roast beef and tea can al ways be had. In some parts of Europe his tickets are very convenient and of great advantage, particularly for ladies or any oue traveling alone. His visitors to Paris are. carried around from one monument to another in high, open carriages, of im mense size, drawn by four horses gaily decorated and driven by an individual whose flaming red coat, great brass but tons and general fantastic appearance might cause him to be taken for a monkey, were it not for his aire. These carriages | can sometimes be seen as many as four, five and six following each other through the streets. At lirst the people stared and gazed at them, and the gamins ran hooting after them; but Parisiena soon become used to novel eights, and the procession of fantastic carriages no longer excite curios ity. If by chance a provincial should as tonishingly inquire as to what it means (for ! ' on List sight ' you feel certain that • a circus has come to town), the Parisien will invariably answer: "Oh, ; those are the Cooks." They are sometimes singular creatures, those, Thomas Cook imports, and in the heter ogenous mass of human beings who fill the wagons to promenade the streets of Paris, j it seems as though England had snatched j up at random inhabitants of each country I and landed them at the French capital. The "Cooks" never fail to go to the Morgue ; wives with their husbands, i daughters with their mothers, and sweet hearts with their lovers, all crowd in the ; door arm in arm, as though on the road to ' witness one ofthe most pleasing spectacles, j Never but once was I ever tempted to visit i that silent, mysterious norsE, And never shall I forget my sensations on that occasion. On first coming to Paris many friends insisted on my going to the Morgue as a curious spectacle, particu larly at that time, when the Morgue had not been established in other cities. I could not make up my mind to go and look on the dead face of strangers, and could not help imagining the sight horrify ing and repulsive but one morning, on reading in the newspaper that a beautiful | young woman, dressed in a black silk dress and white lace*, with flowers in her | hair, had been found in the Seine, I con- : eluded that the eight of so fair a creature could not inspire the same disagreeable sen sations. I made all haste to . reach the Morgue at an early hour, but even before the door I hesitated and had half a desire to retrace my steps. My heart beat rap idly as I mounted the stairs, and I experi enced in advance all the sensations of a sight such as I imagined the reality would produoe. I suddenly found myself in a long hall, one side of which was composed of jtlass so clear that you felt you were act ually in the large adjoining room. I gave a hasty glance before me, when I was at tracted by several lounges in zina, all , alike, with the headboard considerably j raised. I scanned each one, and with a | great sigh of relief I found all were empty I j These low sort of tables were sinister in j aspect and inspired terror as though mon sters awaiting the moment to extend their | arms and clasp their victims to their cold j embrace. Around the walls, hung 'on mils, were clothing of different kinds — blouses, some blue and some gray, while others had long lost their original color. I There were, besides, here and there, a I woman's chemise and a woman's sack, also a ' cap or so, Bi*ch as worn by bonne*, servants I and old women ; a little bine, faded dress | hung on one nail, with a tiny pair of shoes j above — the history of "somebody's dar- j ling " having been snatched away. No ventilation appeared possible in that room, and the air seemed charged with tbe agony of sudden death. That room was a thea- j ter in which tragedy only was enacted. I i was not alone where I stood, and looking j at my companions found them to be the j commerts of thj neighborhood, gossiping I women who came to seek a subject for ! their everlasting prattling. I heard them j say that the corpse had been withdrawn | because it had been recognized by the rel- j atives ; they also said that it was not . known whether the poor, interesting young j woman had committed suicide or had been j the victim of assassination. - While listen ing to their prating I noticed several men come in, give a hurried glance and then hasten away : many of them possessed horrible, hard faces, and one of them in particular I would have been tempted to condemn without a hearing. It seems that J murderers Invariably visit the Morgue, as though at tracted by some irresistible power, and detectives are always present in citizens' clothes to watch the countenances of those who appear, and .to ; endeavor to detect some traces leading to .* the guilty one through the expression produced by the sight of the victim. Women also are em ployed for the same purpose, and their tongues, which seem always ready to wag, are thus employed in the interest of jus tice. • It was later learned that the young wi .inn was a newly married person, almost a bride, aud as her husband at a dinner party had had an altercation with her . father and mother, and there afterwards passed some words between her husband and herself, she took the affiir in a tragic manner, and hastily leaving her house at 1 o'clock at night, hited a carriage, dismissed it near one of the bridges, and when it had disappeared, threw herself into the Seine. Her husband supposed she had left him to return to her parents, whose cause she had •■.:.-• i. and in consequence tormented himself little about the affair. i;._ next morning, believing that a night had sufficed to calm the anger of his relatives, the bus band repaired to their house and asked for his wife. . It was then they all grew uneasy and instituted a search for her. _ Hiving learned through the papers that a young woman answering to the description of the daughter and wife had been found in the Seine, they immediately went to the .Morgue in search of her.' They grieved deeply over the young creature's untimely death, and the parents in their sorrow oould not refrain from laying all blame at the husband door. In fact, so great was the indignation of the public that the young man was obliged to close his business and leave the country. THE MORI'CE Is a one story stone building situated im mediately back of Notre Dame and be tween two bridges, that leading from the island of St. Louis to the city, and another from the city to the St. Germain quarter, Just within the door, arranged on the wall so as to be visible to the passers-by, are photographs of men and women taken after they nave been discovered assassinated, ami placed before the public so as to lead to the discovery of the murderer. At the extremity of the Recorder's office, to the right, is fouud a little door leading on to a very narrow corridor. It is through that one directs his steps toward the halt where the autopsy takes place, and of the hall where the confrontation is held. The au topsy-room is so small that only live or six persons alone can congregate there with ease. In the center is a long table of zinc with very narrow edges on which the corpse is placed ; along the wall are deep cup boards, and in the back a sort of small closet where are kept anatomical pieces in alcohol, and there also many useless articles are cast while waiting the moment of their destruction. Beside this room is the con frontation-room, which is a sort of parlor furnished in green reps, with a round table covered with the same cloth ; the windows look out on the street, but heavy thick cur tains separate it from the outside. It is here criminals, after having been con fronted with their victims, are conducted in the presence of the Judge of Instruction, of the Chief of Security, and sometimes witnesses. The men employed at the Morgue have amused themselves writing the names of celebrated assassins on the backs of the chairs ou which they sat, and there are Tropman's chair, and'Mayeaux's chair, beside others. One goes immediately from this room into that of the ' ' reconnus, " which . contains twelve "places," twelve closed sarcophagii, where all bodies are placed whose identity has been recognized ; these sarcophagii are of zinc, and quite high. But the room truly exciting, the tragical corner of the Morgue, is that which joins this last ; the hall called " d'arrivce," an immeuse room, absolutely bare, without a single piece of furniture, leading without a step directly on to the court, and entered by a very large door. It is here the hand carts arrive, carrying the bodies, which they let glide on to the tloor. The corpse, still dressed, remains there until the "gar dien," dressed in the traditional red shirt, comes to take off its clothes and searches closely all marks and items by a hich the identity may be discovered, which he does in the presence of the recorder, who writes the whole upon his book, From this room the body is carried to the public hall. The room adjoining this contains an infinite number of I shelves and closets, where the clothes of the dead are arranged in pack ages. They are kept until the month' of May, when at that time each year they are sold as State property. It is generally the railroad companies who buy them, and use them as rags for cleaning and rubbing machinery. There are also closets filled with nothing but bats, where they are thrown helter-skelter, aud form one of the strangest collection of head- dresses it is possible to imagine. IX TnE LITTLE COURT At the back, which green shutters prevent being seen from the bridge, are two sheds where the coffins are placed. On one Bide are the coffins destined for the unknown, composed simply of four planks of pine feebly nailed together ; on the other side ' are the coffins paid for by relatives, but which are far more solid. Whether recog nized or not, the bodies are nevertheless very decently and properly buried. In this court one still sees the hand-barrow on which the bodies are placed which are to be photographed ; by some very simple machine the corpses are brought exactly opposite the . object-glass. Two or three times a week clothing eaten by worms, and rags which can be put to no use — not even washed and boiled — are burned in the court. To the right is situated the stable j where the wagon is sheltered which car ries the bodies to their last resting-place. A considerable excitement has been lately created in Paris over the expected arrival of some redskins some ten men and women of the Sioux tribe. It seems they are those who have but lately sub mitted to the Government, and it is not many months since this same Chief at tacked the railroad trains. It iB reported here that it is with the spoils of his re peated robberies a t'lnilirnne that he is making such an extensive trip in company with his friends and family. Humor also talks of his daughter as another, not fair, but dusky, Pocahontas. As they are the first North American Indians who have ever come to France, they will be looked i upon with considerable curiosity, for in no j country in the world, America | not ac- I cepted, is more Cooper so extensively ' read and so well appreciated as here. v..,.. A Gues-sixo School. — Years ago, when we went to school in a little weather-beaten school-house, what exciting contests there used to be over the teacher's favorite exer cise of having the scholars estimate with j the eye the size and weight of different ob ! jects in the room. He would hold up his ! cane and have each one tell how long he ] thought it was, and it was a lucky child ] who could come within half a foot of the j right length. He would measure an urchin and then have the scholars try to reproduce j the measure on the wall. He would mark j off an inch, or a foot, or a yard in some con spicuous place, and then see how near any j body could come ! to chalking the same I length upon the blackboard. And it was ■ astonishing how wide astray one would go. j The fact is, our ' eyes deceive us ridicu '• lously. At first thought, which should you ! say was the taller, a three-year-old child or a flour barrel ? And J could : anything but actual measurement convince you that the fame child is half as high as a six-footer ': There is an old saying that a child two years old is half as tall as he J will ever be ; ard after a few experiments in measuring one can easily J believe it, but not before. [Boston Transcript. . . A moderately thick plate of brass may be cut chemically by drawing a line or mark on its surface with a solution of mer cury in nitric acid.. : The J acid J attacks the copper and the mercury amalgamates with the zinc, but, as the Iron remarks, whether this is the true explanation of what occurs or not, the brass becomes as brittle as glass at the place where the line was drawn, and may be broken off. ■ - - »- . Pp - Da. oak's Liquor Antidote, carefully prepared cf the best Quill Bark by M. S. Hammer, dnurgist, Sacramento. (Tie celebrated cure for drmkenneee. OUTDOOR AMUSEMENTS. ■ ■ ' -. ■ ■■- ■■ ITEMS OF INTEREST TO IHE LOVERS OF FIELD SPORTS. .lv Ibis department, a.-, the head lodi ;-..• e», *c pro • pone to make record of current jp.ini'll.- event*. a Communications to the paper concerning such H matters should be addressed to the "Outdo™ Amusement Department "I 'J'-.-i-p'T. What is a Professional?— The chal lenge of the St. Louis ('.on Club, published in our last issue, has brought us beveral inquiries, whom the club consider pro fessional trap-shooters. - To, express the views of the club on that subject is not within our power ; but having been also requested to state what wo consider con stitutes a professional, : we have jno hesi tancy in saying that a man can be regarded as a professional only, who makes his liv ing by trap-shooting : in other words, one whose business is trap-shooting. The fact that a man has shot for money does net, at the present day, constitute _ a professional, for if so, there would bo very few who shoot at the trap who would' not be profession-, als, as every man who has shot in a tourna ment would be one. Whether for So 0r35500, dees not make any dif ference. The time was when such a dis tinction could be made ; but, like many other rules, the current of events has . completely obliterated it. And how gate money has any bearing on the question we fail to see. Who, for instance, would claim W. B. Hauworth ami J. 1). Lucas to be ' professionals ? ' Each has shot for a large stake and for gate money, and is in business and -hoots at the trap for pleas ure,; neither makes his living by it. On this subject we shall have more to say at a future time, as it is a most important one to trap-shooters, and is constantly coming up at tournaments and causing much an noyance to those whose only claim to. be considered professionals is that they are good shots. — [Chicago Field. A Tame Deer.— Some quite interesting facts in relation to tho domestication of deer have just come under notice. The prominent angler of Marinette, Wis., A. C. Merry man, some two years since secured from an Indian a young doe fawn, which he sent to J. A. Asher, the Superintendent of the 'Hamilton* & Merrjman Co. farm, that is located forty-five miles from Mari nette, in the forest of the Michigan penin sula. The fawn became a great favorite, and was allowed full liberty, notwithstand ing the clearing was frequented by wild deer, hunters and Indians. A strap carry ing a small bell was attached to her neck, and this fully protected her during the first season. She roamed about at will, somethimes absent for days together, but returning to her civilized protectors, mani festing great delight for all attention. She is now two years of age, and is the mother of two beautiful fawns. The bell that has saved her life among the Indians and hun ters had no terror for her wild compan ions, as these fawns were sired by an un tamed father. On one occasion an Indian came to the farm bringing a saddle of ven ison with him to sell, and trotting behind him came the doe from the woods. The Indian had killed the deer while it was in company with the doe, aud she had stood by while he was dressing it, and then fol lowed him to the clearing. Parole, Aristipes ami Thora. — Up to Tuesday, October 1:1 th, Parole and Aris tides were credited with the fastest and best mile ever made by a two-year-old east of the Alleghanies. October 19th, Pim lico Course, Baltimore, Md., Thora won the Merchants' Stakes, one mile, defeating Crickmore, Spark and Ripple, in 1:445, beating J Parole's and Aristides' time a quarter of a second. Six of the crack two-year-olds of the year paid forfeit to Thora, viz : Hindoo, Spinaway, Brainba letta, Coiyerneur, Geranium and Merri mack. Gross value of the stakes ••?'}, 100. Thora is a large and handsome bay filly, bred by H. P. McGrath, McGrathian Stud, Fayette county, Kentucky, by Longfellow, dam Susan Ann, by Lexington, out of Tip perary's dam, Roxana, by imp. Chester field. She is owned by Mr. Charles Reed, and is trained by James Lee, one of the most careful and painstaking trainers upon the turf. The Laird of McGrathiana re cently refused Mr. Reed's offer of $1 000 for the chestnut filly Henlopcn, weanling, half-sister of Thora, by Aristides, dam Susan Ann. Weaning Colts. — A little skimmed milk may be given with advantage, espe cially if the colt is not in good condition ; but clean, sound oats, ground or nnground, constitute the best of all grain foods for the colt. We prefer to have them ground, and, as cold weather approaches, we would add about one- fourth in weight of corn meal, which helps to lay on fat and keep up the animal heat. A little oil meal -say a pint a day — may also be given with the oats for a few months after weaning. Don't be afraid of feeding too liberally. More colts are injured in the first six months after weaning by too scanty an allowance of food than by the opposite extreme. By all means see that the colt has ample means to romp and play. If you keep him up in a close box and feed him highly you will ruin him, bat let him have a chance to race through the fields or pasture — and grass, by the way, is the best of all foods for the colt — and then there will be lit tle danger from overfeeding. [Chicago Live Stock Journal. Great Anywhere. J- We should like greatly to see two such colts as Robert the Devil and Luke Blackburn meet, both lit and well, on even terras, as it would do more to settle and solve the great problem of the difference between a first-class Eng lish and American racehorse, than any thing that could happen. But this will not be done, for Robert the Devil is not coming to America, and if Luke Blackburn was to go to England he would not meet his opponents on equal terms, when we take the sea voyage and climatic influences into consideration. We had it drilled into us for some years that a first-class English horse was . from fourteen to twenty-one pounds superior to an American horse, which we were inclined to accept for a time. But we have changed our opinion, and consider a firßt-class horse, like a great genius, great in any country. — [Kentucky Live Stock Record. New Hampshire Fish Commission.— The report of the New Hampshire Fish Commission for ISSO opens with the state ment that salmon culture in the Pemige wassett has been a grand success, and that they have taken over 100,000 eggs from fish which had been artificially hatched from eggs taken from the Penobscot river and planted in the migewasset, and which had passed up the fish- ways over the dams at Lowell, Lawrence and Amos keag. This is indeed a grand success, as the fish are proved not only to live, but have returned to their native streams to breed. A Medal for Rife Shots. Governor Perkins has presented to the California Rifle Association a handsome gold medal to be shot for annually at the fall tournament of | the Association, under such terms as may best promote skill in the use of the rilie and stimulate an interest in rifle prac tice. "The trophy will be known as "Gov ernor Perkins' Medal,", and will be shot for in one of the competitions open to all mem bers of the National Guard, the army and navy and the members of the California Rifle Association. «. J ','" >■ ' .7 Base' Ball.— The Olympian thus pro nounces : '.," Despite the favorable auspices and flourish of trumpets under which the present ' season was * inaugurated, '■ it has finally reached such a stage and witnessed such disastrous changes, that it j may be safely regarded Jas an emphatic and un equivocal failure." * NOTES. A pi position is on foot to have a grand six-day bicycle race in New York city. -. E. R. Bellman won the one-mile bicycle race jat J the ; Sussex County t Agricultural Fair at Newton, New Jersey, October 14th.' . Eight thousand kangaroos were killed in a single drive recently in Australia. With the progress jof civilization * the - slaughter seems to increase, It is a tad commentary on any country or its people which tolerates such useless slaughter. Riverside Like, near. Sacramento, has been leased by a club for private shooting. Fair shooting" is to be had along Willow slough, and in the Pocket, but all the best grounds are . taken and - carefully guarded. ' Nellie Kohrer, at . the Summit Springs House,' near j Redwood j City, is said to be a line pun and pistol shot,- and makes it hot for all kinds of game. The ■■ Browning'- House, near J Pleasant drove, Sutter county, is a headquarters lor . sportsmen, . and ' excellent shooting is reported thereabout. .', -Jr ? The new athletic club in Boston will be known as the Irish-American A. C, and will . consist of J those members - who have left the Irish Athletic Club. I Commissioner B. B. Redding says a.i effort is to be made to propagate here the Gourami fish. The stock is to be brought from Cochin China. It strongly resembles the English carp. Jj J The Brooklyn Athletic Club, of Boston, will hold its first annual fall meeting in one weeks' time. The new track on the play grounds off Cypress street, is nearly com pleted. The Executive Committee of the Na tional Association has decided that L A. Stuart's entry for the quarter- mile run in the recent championship games was properly made. The committee meet again November 17th. The meanest man on record is the* one who saw an archery cub out practicing and sent and got sewn arrows and stuck them into a cow in the next field. No amount of pro testation could induce her owner to acquit the archers. The season for killing deer is now closed until July. The trout season closed Octo ber 15th and remains closed until April Ist. The penalty is heavy for violation of these fish laws and should be inflicted upon every guilty person caught. Thanksgiving Day the Folsom Sports man's Club will have a tournament pigeon shoot, and at night a supper and ball. There will be two shooting teams, under Captains Riddle and Ecklon, for twelve pigeons to each man of the teams. The State Sportsmen's Association is to assemble in San Francisco, November l.'ith. All regular sporting clubs are desired to send accredited delegates. The associa tion has been reorganized, is a decided necessity and ought to have in it a full representation all over the State. In that way it can be made very useful. The following are the names of the winners aud their time, at the fall meeting of the Northside Athletic Club, held at Woods' Athletic Grounds, Brooklyn, re cently : 448-yard run — A. Waldron (10 yards start), 1, 00"i sec. ; half mile run — G. J. Bradish (20 yards st ;rt), 1, 2 mm. 19 sec. ; mile walk— H. A. Matthews (60 fee. start 1, 8 mm. $!_ sec. ; mile run M. J. liuun, Empire (5 yards start), 1, 5 mm. IS| sec. ; two-mile walk— lt. Cousland, 1, 10 mit. 47?. sec. ; one-hour run — J. H. Gifford, 1, 10 miles, 5 laps 40 yards. OTHER FELLOWS THINK SO TOO. There's just one thing a man can have in all this world of woe and strife, That makes the business not too id, . And that one thing's an easy wife. Dost fancy that I love my girl For rosy cheeks and raven hair She holds my heart -cause she laughs - Because she laughs, and doesn't care. I put my boots just where It suits, And find them where I put them, too; That is a thing, you inns', allow, A chap can very seldom .i". 1 leave my papers on my desk ; She never dusts them in a heap, Or takes to light the kitchen stove .-. The very one I want to keep. On winter nights my cost, dame Will warm her toes 'r-ef'.re the fire ; She m-vi-r scolds about the lamp, Or wants the wick a trifle higher. On Sundays she is not so fine • .; , .'1 But what her ruflies I can hut: ; I light my pipe ju t where I please, And spill the ashes ou the rug. The bed is never filled with " shams*' ' A thing some women vilely plan To worry servunte half to death, And spoil the temper of a man. 'She lets me sleep to any hour, - Nor raises any horrid din If it just happens, sow and then, To be quite late when 1 come in. J tell you. Jack, if you would wed i-57 ■> Just such a ..-ill who lets things run. She'll keep her temper like a lamb, And help you on to lots of fun. Don't look for money, style or show. Or blushing beauty, ripe and rare ; Just take the one who .auglis at fat--- Who laughs, and shows -he doesn't care. You think, perhaps, our household ways Arc just -perchance a little mixed ; Oh, when they get too horrid bad We stir about and get things fixed. What compensation has a man Who earns his bread by sweat of brow, 1' home is made a battle-ground, And life one long, eternal row I THE JABLOCHKOFF ELECTRIC LIGHT. The London Metropolitan Board of Works has recently renewed a contract for one year for lighting the Victoria Embank ment and Waterloo Bridge with the Ja blochkoff electric light. The Jablochkoff system has been in successful operation on the Thames Embankment since the 13 th of December, 1573, when twenty lights were started between Westminster and Waterloo Bridges. Twenty lights, extending the work to Blacktriars Bridge, were added in May,- 1579, and ten more were put on Waterloo Bridge in October last ; ten lights have also been placed in the Victoria Railway station. All of the lights on the embankment have been kept in operation regularly for six hours each night since they weie first started a fact that is wor thy of consideration when it is borne in mind that the machinery was originally arranged for twenty lights only, with no thought that the system was to be ex tended, and that the changes rendered necessary by each of the two extensions have had to be made without iuterfering with the daily efficiency of the apparatus. The price paid by the Board of Works was, at first, Od. per light per hour ; it was reduced to sd. in the first, and 3d. on the second extension, , and ; has again been reduced on the renewal of the contract to 2Jd. per light per hour. The Jablochkoff system of electric lighting is now in use under almost every possible condition and in every variety of establishment in streets, on bridges, in railway-stations, theaters, circuses, engineering and indus trial works, docks, basins, on hoard steam vessels, in hotels and in private residences. King Theebaw, of Burmah, has sixty lights fitted up in his palace at Mandalay ; the Shah of Persia i four, at Teheran ; Prince Agaklam six, at Bombay ; and the King of Portugal and the ex- Queen of Spain are also using them. J At J present, seventeen hundred aud sixteen are in use in different countries, one hundred J and ninety-eight being in England. . A 'Tragic En*d.— A troublesome old marsh goat, which has been the pest of the neighborhood in which he has foraged around the past twenty years,' ended his vicious career in a somewhat tragic manner last : Tuesday noon. ; He crawled J through a 7 broken fence down in Brookline street, and ate up a tin pailful of plaster of Paris, which had just be*n mixed up by a mason who was plugging up a fissure in a cellar wall. - : ' A ; few « moments ' after - his stolen lunch ;he commenced acting in a funny manner ; he blinked fiercely, and his under jaw swung from right to left with terrific swiftness. i Then ! with a furious bellow of agony, he went through a kitchen window, throwing the servant girl on to a hot stove, making his egress : through a screen door into J the back J yard. ; 7 Then 5 with "aT wild glare in his eye and a hot steak broiler dangling [ from - his horns, be I made mad strides for the Back Bay and ' plunged at once and forever beneath the waters of the Charles.— Journal. ;"''•. 7 '■" I am satisfied with my lot," said a real estate owner who held . a , piece of | city ground worth 55,000 a foot. -TT SsertATS th* Liver with Hammer's Cascara S-grad* Betters, and health is t&e result. ■: 77-7 rpZJ/JT, THE QUIET HOUR. THE ".ANGLER'S" PARADISE OF; CHA- ! RADES, ENIGMAS, ETC. 70M prf: • Pjr. _. ...... i fp. (Contribntinns to this department should be ad .-■• dressed -'Quiet Hour," Rkcokd-.moh. Write upon but one side ox the sheet. Accompany ell I contributions with the answers, the true mure, and postoffice address. '- Contributors will recehe advice and assistance, and are privileged to engage m ' courteous criticism of toe productions pub ;,' lisbed.l _-- - :. ______ r- pf AT f pr Answers to October 1 3d. 842. : Past-oral. *M.'*. Opium. 844. I' B A Et CAT E S CERETES '- * B A R E P.AC ED I' A T E F ACT I 0 N" 11 E T A C KJ I N G rr C Tf ,i T 7 I L J** S E IN E . DOC. N . 845. Vote for Garfield and Arthur. 84& LAC HE A Ji L E N CLE A T HEA V E E N T E I; MT. L A M I A SAM B O '.VA L 1. S MEL 0 N T A B 11 V Mi. Windlass. New Tangles. 850. Diamond, by Trinity : In dogmatism ; grave ; wiles ; grooved ; bravado ; residenco of tx university oiiieer ; entirely ; a bay's nickname ; in Rose. 7 -■,>■ * "* 857. A diamond and a square word, by lio3e : XJX Diamond— ld Marios ; a plant and its" fruit ; the number of five hundred ; to exhibit ; in Evelyn. Square — A Spanish wind instrument; a Spanish coin ; the remainder ; a genus of trees. _SS. Enigma, by Molly Magje : I am a word of ten letters. 1, 2, 9, put "l's t. 2, 3, 4, 7, a term used in measuring lan 1. ii, 5, 7, a human being. 8, 7, 9, an instrument for catching fi.-.h. 7 10, 5, 9, 1, ace-ial. .- ■ • -,*.. • 1, 2, li, a man's name. 3, 2, 4, a railway carriage. ii, 7, 9, past of meet. Mv whole is a city of California. 559. Puzzles, by Hattie Heath : (1) 100 (-) St '(3) Lone X ■'"•'' ■ S 3 .'■ ■ 7_l.rp.TfP: 860. Charade, by H. E. P.:' - - - My first often comes to us From the green Kmurald Isle ; When a child has learned to Know my next 'Twill make its mother smile ; When two of my first are banting At night for wary game, One tees, and to the other one My whole will Bur ly name. What is it ? "("is a Spanish coin, Its worth I do not know ; The "dollar of our fathers " fall--, I think, somewhat below. 861. Puzzle, by Utah (a couplet of seven words in one line and four in the other) : by 11 fJAI.N* i 11 R 0 862. Square words, by 1". * M, S. : (1) First ; to chide; a No. 1 actor ; consists of three. ."•.:". (2) To possess ; ancient Scripture name ; a vessel; a running bird. (3) Broken waves ; chain of mountains; seldom seen i to band. Answers to Correspondents and Correct Solutions. F. M. S.— S35, 837, S..S, 839, 841, 847. (No. Gave your name to no one, and de cline to answer as to "Stephen's" name.) l Hattie Heath— S43.'B46, 849 (no), Sol, ; 854, 853 (no), 850. Hattie Heath says:) Please say to H. E. P. that I think j Trinity meant 'dip' instead of 'din,' and . it was probably an error of the printer. I ! gave the foi mer word in answer, and re ceived credit for it. As I 'joined in the crusade ' against the decision of the judges I in the much-mooted pr'ze question, 1 must I be one of the persons meant by ' they ' in i E. C. D.'s letter; therefore please permit' me to say hat I dropped Polly some time since (if, indeed, I ever took her up), and should be very sorry to pick up E. C. D., except with the same kindly feeling I have for both, as she has always been one of my special favorities, and her spicy puzzles have helped to while away many an other wise lonely hour. I for one did not do my best (wish now that I had), for my charade was not written to compete for the prize, as the Quiet Hour can testify. Again, 1 did not want it, but hoped some one out of Sacramento would win (this wish hav ing been expressed in a letter to the Quiet Hour before the prize tangles were pub lished), and my reasons were purely dis interested ones. E. C. D. is sorry for the bitterness that ' they ' have mixed, etc. Please allow me to ask if there is not just a spice of that ingredient in her comments on our course. As the winner took all the sweet, and the defeated ones all the bitter, it is possible that a drop or two of bitter may make her cup of sweets more palat able. . Again, if she did her best, she was on her mettle, was she not ? One cannot do better than best however hard they may 'rub blimps of wit,' etc. True, the 'relative merits ' of each charade remains undis turbed, so also should the right each tangler has under the Quiet Hour rules to 'engage in courteous criticism." With out this rule I think the Quiet Hour would become too quiet for amusement. So, with a regret that we do not see more of Polly in our sociable circle, and a wish that I knew her, as I have a motherly love for young ladies, I relieve your patience." ■ Dear Outraged Fellow- tanglers : What a clamor about the prize charade, and that much-talked-over Polly, Some one ad vances the sage advice : " Polly, to your resiue I " So here comes Polly, anxious to rescue herself if possible ; but what is she to do? All conspire against her. Al though endowed, I presume, with the requisite amount of proper self-esteem, still I cannot avow in black and white that I agree with the committee, and think they acted as only wise men could ; but still I do say this much to one who asserts that the answer was as plain as if written be neath, that every one is not bo good at guessing, and she will find few so brill iant as herself in that line. And although thoroughly amazed as you were in the awarding of the prize, no one was more astonished than "yours J truly." Before sinking again into oblivion and sending this to the ''Quiet Hour," which lately has been very . noisy, I nay ] add that, before long, you may hear more of Polly. Rose— B3s, 837, 842. 843, 846, 847. True, S4B and 808 are alike, but purposely so, as a different answer is given. Rose says : To the 'Adam .'. question, I would say that so many years have elapsed since he sighed, that I fail to catch the faintest echo 'through the corridors of time.' f If, as she has credit for doing, ,' Eve ' caused him to 'err,' ;he perhaps sighed— ' lost, ever lost 1' This is the answer, suggested by a friend. ; Please tell Trinity that our accounts are squared, since he did not an swer my Garfield, and I could not get his diamond, 827." ~ P. M. S.-- 849, 851. . E. C. D.— 854, 855. Venice.— An Italian gentleman says that, * after Rome ' and J Genoa, i Venice >is probably the richest city in Italy. Venice is almost free from debt. This gentleman says that three Venetians ' are _ each worth more than $40,000,000. About two hun dred J families ' own • more than J $200,000 each. %. Three . thousand Venetians are em ployed in ■ the '. making of , glass :■ beads. There is a handsome trade in . combing or sorting hemp. Travelers who go to % en ice look at the gondolas ' and j feed the pig eons and ■ fancy that because j the bells of horses are not ringing and: the drivers are not quarreling there is much less trade there than there is. .*'. -.. ~ ..PrP- m . -...' .rp. "-, Ham visa's Gltcerolb or Tar, for couzhs and colds, contains no opiates or astringents, j The best preparation out for children. ;- _ *** -:-r..pp.r" ' " • ■ 7 ... . J Hammer's CaBCAAA SIGRA-A Bitter* for bai 1 ua constipation. "*'■ : '.'..7... ; _J _y*w*R-j,5Hv-_i^;_ . . .r. ... . ' , A Medico-Fruit Confection of : the Premier Class. .'■; BBM/Ai| «w^_l i_* BB • EFFECTUALLY ' RELIEVES IMI CURES (Constipation . And Kindred Ailments, such as Biliousness, Headache, Cerebral Congestion, Piles, Low Spirits, Disordered Stomach, Habitual Costiveness, and all c 0 m plaint s a ris ing from ah obstructed state of the system. !. Avoid Spurious Imitations.* TROPIC-FRUIT LAXATIVE is sold by druggists at 00 cts. perl-ox. Prepared only by J-\ J. E. HETHERINGTON,. New York and San Francisco. INVALIDS And Others Seeking a 13 £L Wa T ft, Strength and Energy, ABE REQUESTED TO SEND FOR THE ELEC- TRIC-REVIEW, (AN ILLUSTRATED JOURNAL,) WHICH IS PUB- LISHED FOR FREE DISTRIBUTION. TT treats upon HEALTH, HYGIENE, -in.l Physt- * cat Culture, and is a complete encyclopedia of Information for invalids ami those who suffer from Nervous, Exhausting and Painful Diseases. Every subject that hears upon health and human happi- ness, receives attention in its pages: and the many questions asked by suffering Invalids, who have despaired nt a cure, arc answered, and valuable in- ! formation it volunteered to all who are in need of' medical ad \ ice. The subject of Electric Belts versus Medicine, and tho hundred and one ■n'-jestiona of vital importance to suffering humanity, are duly considered and explained. YOUNG MEN And others who suffer from Nervous, Physical and Premature Debility, and their many gloomy com sequences, are especially benefited by consulting its contents. THE ELECTRIC REVIEW exposes the unmiti- gated frauds practiced by quacks and medical Impos- tors who profess to "practice meilicine," and point i out the only safe, simple, and effective road to Health, Vigor anil Bodily Energy. Send your address on postal card for a copy, and information worth thousands viii be sent you. Address the publishers, PULVERMACHER CALVANIC CO. 513 Montgomery St., San Francisco, Cal. | r^SVto . I be S|l « —ill t2 7as.\A Mr,r^h. p '*'gfr"~***"" i *T"*'''""d>'';'.^~f V'ka^^^wS ■7 ism •f^-"^X\ : .t*M ml r *<^^ |||9 ,Pi IS Mm 1 lal 1 "•'■ •*<&< H 4 Ww* 1 i ii i/s|p mmmm »--—--_ * m&xxm? »>*?_ ____■_■ Fl ' ■ m\ ' i M _ *iL""" v fll PAIN KILLER ti *kS s _**•*[ eft 9%5-,S'a3fl IS A _PT7H.ELY VEGETABLE RESTED. For raTERTTAIi and EXTEJSHAL Use. B "MM l/SJlffßlii-' '""■ .''■'''' ' when ' ! '* < **' rAlll K!LL.-n accOK'.lnJT to >_*«/«! .*«* iien.iiieTi<XrSrait each bottle, and ia i Bjecugemfa evem in the vnmt :r„ --:. P. fun If. PAINiK!LIER is n n-.-.re o~rc fnr Sor. PAI.- R_llr.K vinr. i.< ■Tiyh.-.t'iiHi-i. IJinrrhren, Hvi.rnli'l'y, Ci'iiuipK, Clio.erii, end all Bovol Comr'ainl.. • _„„_ • ' BAIU bf I' __ Sti li* Tn ? : "EST rcmeily mEN E\:i>L*CS- known fur Sen Mickoef-i Sick ili-adailic, i'ain i.i tin- Unci- or Side, l.liiiim:-.ii-.iu. and N;-i.ralKin. ; ••* „_£._ n« IM uillFß Is irirrniooiionatlf/tbe REST PAlw KSLLES. mm .i>t.wai>e. it brings ttpeedy tin! penr.c.rrnt relief in nil cases 01 ' llrnlws, <"«ts, fiprnins, Severe Bnrna.etc. PM i M i ! lE*J Is tbe wvlUricd and trusted MIS. R.Lifcfl flrteod of tbo -Mechanic, Farmer, Planter, Sailor, ■id fact all causes «■-•■•",- a medicine sis-ays at band, and to wtr. Internally cr externally with certainty °! r ' : ■ •' '"" can afford to in without this la valunb'.p rctn'Hly In Uin .aso. - Its price brings it within tho rcai-n of oil, and it wlli annually saw many tim«s its cost In dotitors' bills. ■■ ti*'l by t.ll drnati-M at 25e. 4»i*p. ana 9*l » bottle. -*EF"vY DAVIS & SO. , Providenoc, R. lt Proprietors. , iyX-JyA-r. jy3l-ly2awSW ■' -'X'<: THE GREAT SAUCE J OF THE WORLD. 7 x&M^7i>7yx7- Signature la on every bottle of OENTJIfIfE WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE. p.- Imparts the most delicious taste and zest to of a LETTER from Kf a, MEDICAL GEN- Hi 1 . - - 'TLEMA N. at Mad- t4 __M -: - >•;' - ... rasto his brother at ..' VI -. SOUPS, '. WOBCEBTEE, .-.v3 ___WL I .-■,■=. May. I*l. .mmV^m. GRAVIES. "TeiILEA&PER.j«g| KINS that mßlrßpißigi' 1 ' "* eauce is highly WSfZSbi UOT A 1 ill.U esteemed In India, HI _ a and is, in my opitr Xt mfg '' EATS, ion. the most palat-^*^3 . -„ . able, as well as the |**L_-_*aCAJIE, * " meat wholesome BBS ! jSI ■ " sauce that ls made." I_JS^:_# ■ * Bold and used throughout the world. < . JOHN DUNCAN'S SONS, AGENTS i it->R ' THE I'NITED 7 STATES ' ■■ ■--»* p .^EW ■- VOICK '■ -— ■''-"'■■" ".* *"■ JURY READY NOW READY C. H. STEVENS & GO'S FALL IMPORTATIONS v \ 07 ■ DRESS GOODS, SATIN and VELVETS, Brocaded and Plain. Brocade Trimmings to Match. NEW CLOAKS! DOLMANS and ULSTERS! (OLMAXS and ULSTERS! rices tlie Very Lowest, tT EKfIKIIK! *t ©I a SHOE DEPARTMENT! FINEST STCCK OF FRENCH KID SHOES, IN ALL THE NEW -TTLE3! CHILDREN'S SOLAE-TIP SHOES, lIN THE BEST MADE. I ILDREN'S SOLAR-TIP SHOES, THE BEST MADE. lend tor Samples and Price Lists tv C. H. STEVENS & CO., Corner Eighth and J streets. :jj_ s2l-2m*«wl«wW Blankets ! Blank* ts! Blankets! I Blank* ts ! Blankets I EASTERN AND CALIFORNIAN 3BX_._A_3_«r_ES_:_ElG_ a S -I X. • j white; i 1 *_r__Bi__v, 7 i UIC AT, j ItKIIHA, j j Vlti;.\.l! T • — . ———I- ■r - , :.*.. ...-..'.» ' '..:-. ;...;.--- XT We offer special inducements to the trade and at retail in these g00d,., having purchased largely at New York and San Fraudi c Auction Sales. COMFORTERS, IN ALL GRADES. yw^JMTRADE MARK *»~_-<^V ***^^^^^s^*^^***^ fc **^^^^si^ i PATENTED JUNE (3. 1876. FOR SALE BY" S. LIPMAN & CO., Fifth and J sts., Sacramento. Portland, Or. ; Virginia City, Key. ; Napa City;. Cnl ; No. 20 Walker street, New York. s2l-Splm HEWES' ELECTRO-BALSAMIC INHAIINT PNEUIOHIA, ASTHMA, CATARRH, BKOHIIITI-, INCIPIENT CONSUMPTION, Dyspepsia, Plp_tlierln, .tlernliranri ■■-- ('roup, Swollen Tonsils, Quinsy, All Throat and Lang Troubles, KIDNEY DISEASE, C»-_-«____."V*_ElX_. AND, IK COKNECTION WITH THE BATH, MIASMA!. FEVER, CHILIS AHD FEVER. IST Also, by Cleansing the Blood, cures Car- buncle, if directions, as given in pamphlet, are sirictly followed. ' 1/ persistently used in place .1 Cigar, the aroma cleanses the poison from the Lungs, and cures the inker fur Tobacco. HEWES' ECLECTIC EYE SALVE GIVES INSTANT RELIEF! tT Send for pamphlet. Ta J. HEW. 9. M street, bet. Fit... and Sixteenth, . niriimi'iiln. Cat. . sll-laatfd IMPROVEMENT OF THE SACRAMENTO RIVER. United Status E.noinker Omen, ) No. 533 Kearny street, Sam Kkakcisco, Cat., J- - October 30, 1880. J SEALED PROPOSALS. IK DUPLICATE, WILL be received at this office nntii 12 v.. of NOVEAI- ' BER SO, 1880, when thry will be opened In the presence of bidders, for the Construction of a;Sn.i_r Boat.' ■'-■-■ Specifications Mid forms of bids and contracts can be obtained on application. ' '-. O. H. DELL, Lieut. Col. of Engineers. ."■-_- ,-p-r ■— n4CtThSIa ANNUAL MEETING STOCKHOLDERS ■ * — — oy Tim — — \-y rrr. r -.- PEOPLE'S SAVINGS BANK WILL BE HELD in the District Court-room, corner Seventh and 1 streets, '"■•■•-' f■ -- ■ ■ .*'' \ Monday Ermine. December 6, 1880, At 7:30 o'clock. WM. F. HUNTOON, Secretary. ,n2-4w -IB.CI -■ ,'.--■ ■•- NOTICE. THE STOCK HOLD OP THE " LARISON Mining Company are notified to meet at the of- fice of the Secretary, No. ul'i J street, Sacramento, 1 Cal., on SATURDA i , NOVEMBER 13th, at 2 r a., tot the election of Directors and otber business. 030-2W J. A. PARK Hi, President. A -.p i77yiyt*OTlCE.yp- THE PUBLIC ARE , HEREWITH J NOTIFIED that UDon — ■ —an application for the par- don of RICHARD BEtCHEK will be made to Gov- ernor George C. Perkins. _^_ nl-lm*.