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IDAHO WORLD.
[From the Morning Call.]
PEGGED SMITH'S DINNER PARTT.
There are few old San Francisoans
who do not favorably remember Sam
Flower and Ned Byrne. Inseparabh
companions, they were unlike as posai
ble in character, and perhaps in this
dissimilarity existed the secret of their
close intimacy. Flower was as re
markable for his formal dignity and
courtly bearing as was Byrne distin
guished for his utter contempt of forms
and ceremony, if either stood in the way
of his enjoyment or the chance for the
perpetration of a practical joke, Flow
er came to California with the memora
ble immigration of 1849, and reached
Green river in a state of general de
moralization, He was reduced by
travel, fatigue and long privation to a
mere living skeleton, and was in a con
dition of positive distress when he
came upon the camp of Peg-leg Smith,
♦he famous mountaineer, who for the
nonce was grazing cattle and horses
lately stolen in a foray in Southern Cal
ifornia.
The liberal hospitality shown by
Smith to the destitute immigrants of
that disastrous year has made his name
familiar and respected by all old Cali
fornians. He was especially generous
to Flower, giving him shelter, food,
clothing, and finally equipping him
with a horse and means to accomplish
his journey. Grateful for the old moun
taineer's hospitality, Flower only waited
for an opportunity to show his grati
tude.
The looked-for occasion at length
presented itself, when, in 1851, Peg-leg
visited the Bay City, the fame of which
had penetrated to his mountain solitude.
After the first candid greeting, and
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when Flower had shown his guest a
. * • . , . , .
the «range sights ut the city, he pro-U
posed to crown the entertainment by
giving him a royal dinner at Martin s
Nursing this happy idea until he met
Byrne, he communicated his intention,
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Nursing this happy idea until he met
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a few genial companions for the import
ant occasion.
"A few congenial friends," quoth the
complacent Byrne, who saw in tlie fu
ture material for a capital joke and a
good dinner.
The time being fixed upon. Peg-leg
was duly notified, and Byrne entered in
dustriously in the business of arrang
ing the bill of fare and preparing a list
of "congenial friends." The place select*
ed was Martin's, then famous, and the
great caterer himself was specially en
gaged to prepare an entertainment for
Flower and twenty guests. Byrne had
so arranged the time of arrival that the
guests came separately, and at intervals
of several minutes.
First came Flower, his face glowing
with a generous hospitality, accompa
nied by Peg-leg; and it was a worthy
sight to look upon tin? old hunter as he
stumped with conscious dignity into the
spacious saloon.
Next came Parker French, of Whilom
notoriety, who flourished his single arm
as if inspired with the fragrance
of the dinner in anticipation. But as
some of the guests on that occasion
still reside in this city, we shall hereaf
ter prudently omit mention <>f names.
After a brief interval French was j
followed by Col. M—, then a State Sen
ator, whose only eye glowed the bright
er at the convivial prospect. .
These Iiad scarcely exehaged grec t
ings when they were joined by Col. W.
B—, a prominent politician, who jo
cosely, instead of the usual shake-hands,
rubbed his slump against that of French.
In a momentan ominous thump thump
was heard on the stairway, when Mr.
M— 's wooden leg put in an appearance.
At this apparition things began to
look a little curious, and the guests pres
ent exchanged shy and wistful looks,
while Byrne outshone himself in busy
deeds of hospitality.
Attention, however, was at once ab
sorbed by the appearance of the vener
able and dignified Judge T—, whp, with
courtly grace, bowed himself in, gently
swaying his hat with his solitary hand.
The Judge was directly followed by
Mr. P—, who, in his eagerness to greet
the host, and having but a single optic
to guide him, disgusted Peg-leg by
stumbling over his timber extremity.
The apology that followed, necessarily
brought each one to look upon his fel
lows present, and tlie startling fact be
came apparent, as each mentally reflect
ed, that his neighbor was deficient in
some important member.
It was passing strange. Was it a
mere coincidence? By what fatality of
circumstance could such a thing happen?
Out of a pleasant party of gentlemen
met to dine together, not an arrival so
far but was minus an eye, an arm or a
teg!
But whatever disposition there was
fc> moralize vfes. suppressed by the now
rapid announcement of the more tardy
guests. This diversion for the moment
obscured the fact that everv fresh arri
val, like his predecessors, had, by some
chance or other, been despoiled of some
faculty—he was either lame or halt or
blind.
Yet so it was—and when that trans
cendent genius, Byrne, gave the word
"on to the banquet," since the parade
of Falstaff's veterans, such a sight was
never seen as when Sam Flower's guests
took their allotted places at the table.
Peg-leg was placed at the foot, with
Judge T— and Col. M— as his right
and left bowers. French and Col. B—
were placed vÙHi-uis, with their armless
trunks flanking the head of the board.
At this juncture, when all were ea
ger for the feast, the absence of a guest
was discovered, an honored guest for
whom the head of the table had been
reserved. Byrne announced this fact
with an uncuousand*wonderful assump
i;ion of regret and disappointment. Re
questing a suspension of hostilities
while lie went in search of the delin
juent absentee—who by the way had
been kept in an adjoining apartment for
the important moment—he soon return
ed, introducing Mr. A—, who had un
ortunately lost both arms by the explo
siim of cannon, when celebrating thej
admission ol California into the l nion.
Placing A—at the head of the table, !
lacing an immense round of roast
ready for the carver, Byrne signalized j
the to "tall too.
a
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ssil . .1,,^ T-; suppress,,
L rtlllll) |i,rolled aOn* the table, "el
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company
A— was thoroughly dumfounded and
bashed at the novel and absurd posi
tion in which he was so abruptly placed.)
lie shrugged nis shoulders, for want ol
arms, in a mute appeal for relief from!
his awkward predicament—a protest
against his ability to perform the oner-j
oils duties ot the station, french ex-j
changed indignant scowls with Pol. B—:
an ominous judicial frown darkened the
meal disturbances" passing a temNor;
n , uvr first W leaked
tie
m >tlcy crowd en masse.
upon
saw the
ec*i
M
lad already sought shelter from tip
»ending storm in timely retreat.
— 's solitary «»rb shone "lik** a hr
particular star," and lighted with if
nation as he thundered. "Is this th*
untie Asylum, or tin* Bounty Ilospi
The excitement was intense, an«!
scene ddies description.
It was now old Peg-log's time t
press his hitherto p*nt up feelings
took in the whole situation at *>ne«
was a studied insult to the sirnple-n
cd backwoodsman, an l he looked t
[every one present as being a part
the affront, and as i**rs «nallv rest»
ble to him.
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;
iighl
• lig
l .u
al!"
the
:
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He
it
tnd*
0)11
* t*»
ItKi*
manche
forth a terrible
jvar-whooo, he detached
wooden h*g, am!, mounting the tal
began an active demolition of its
tents, using the leg as a wars*
smashing bottles, piates and g»>bl
be within his reach.
A herd of maddened
buffalo, the
not surpass the scene of aimless discord
and confusion that ensued. The blind
ran over the lame, and the halt knocked
down the maimed, as they franticallv
Suddenly yeîlin
j sought refuge in the street, pursued bv
( '.»
his,
Wf.l
•»»II-!
ub. !
i*ts,
r*a«l
! tO
clc
, , .
Peg-leg, flourishing his cluhhed legamijshouM
yelling like a savage. j
As t^icli sought safety in flight, they !
sought their respective homes, an<I have!
ever since, for motives best known to j
themselves, kept a prudent silence as to
the cause of the tumult; all except Peg
leg, who till the day of his death, de
clared his determination to take the
scalps of Flower and Byrne.
As to these gentlemen, knowing the
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tenacity of Peg-leg's resolution, they !
have both ever since prudently exiled
themselves from tlie State. Photo.
Wiiat is the most desirable age of
life? We put this question to a few
friends lately, and received the follow
ing replies, but do not consider any of
them satisfactory: A «banker thought
coin-age the best age;a tailor, cabb-age;
a soldier, pill-age; a toper, vint-age; a
vicar, vicar-age; a hungry man, saus
age; an ambitious lady, a carriage; a
brave man, courage; a dram-drinker,
drainage; a joker, badin-age; a musi
cian, band-age; a slaveowner, bond-age;
a laborer, cott-agc; a Scotchman, purr
age, and two silly fools, marri-age.
"Look here, stranger, that's iny wife
you are dancing with." "Well, what
of it?" said Hackensack. "Why this:
you dance with her again and I'll blow
the top of «your head off" "Now look
here," said Hackensack, coolly, "do you
see that umbrella sitting there?" "Well,
'spose I do?" "Well, you handle that
umbrella, you touch that umbrella, and
I'll ram it down your throat—and then
PH spread it!"
THE SOAPED HORN.
Our readers may remember the story
of the "soaping" of the signal horn.
The story runs, that when a certain re
vivalist celebrity took up the horn to
summon the worshippers to services
after dinner, one day, he blew a strong
blast of soap all over the astonished
brethren. It is also said by the chron
icler of this "item" that the brother was
so wroth at tin's joke, that he cried out
aloud:
"Brethren, I have passed through
many trials and tribulations, but noth
ing like this. I have served in the min
istry for thirty years, and in that time
never uttered a profane word; but l'il
be cussed if 1 can't whip the man that
soaped that horn."
Well, this is a strong story; but we
lave, from reliable authority, something
a littlw stronger, in the sequel to the
same story. This is given to us as
follows:
Some two days after the horn soap
ing, a tall, swarthy, villainous looking
desperado strolled on the grounds and
leaned against a tree listening to the
eloquent exhortation to repent, which
was made by the preacher. After
a while he became interested, finally
affected, and then taking a portion on
tlie anxious seat, commenced groaning
**in the very bitterness of bis sorrow."
! The clergyman walked down and en
beefjdeavored to console him. No consular
j tion— lu» was too great a sinner, In*
{said. Oh, no; there was pardon for
j the vilest. No; be was too wicked,
! there was no mercy for him.
"Why, what great crime have you
jcommitted ?" said the preacher; "have
you stolen?"
j "Oil! worse than that ?"
" What ! have you by violeucerubbed
female innocence of its virtue!"
j "Worse than that—oh, worse than
' that !"
"Murder, is it?" gasped the horri
lied preacher.
"Worse than
smitten sinner.
The excited
timt ! " irroanet]
the
{»readier commenced i
"
Ji*»Id my e »at —
i've found tli
«* fellow
t!
tat soaped that j
»urn ! ''
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There is n« t a
girl on earth,
wlieth«*r
tl
ie daughter of
a prince *»r
pauper.
\\
Si ». if made a }
»elf« et ijiistr«
^ . r „II
"S «*1 ati
ux liol i duties,
and wer«* ihn
nvn into
: a
e »mmunity wh»
»Hy unknown, would
!l
>t rise In »ta «me station to
another,
:i
i*l eventually 1«
'foin»* the mi
s ( Hi
I,
t own inatision
, while multi
Itnle.s < *1
y
»«mg women, j»l
ae» d in posi
lions of
# 'J
e»', «'leganee am
1 affluence, 1»
it hi-ing
tl
i'»tti*«l t > lid tlj<
•m. will as «
«•rtainlv
»1»
•sound from one
round of tin
• ladder
t
ati *ther, until
at the clos«
of life,
tl
< y are found wl
>er«* the Tea 11 \
C'lfnjuv j
l»*
nt started from.
Mothers ut
Ameri
c.
, if you wish t
o ri«l vour o
wii andj

>ur e!iihlre:»'s ho
upholds of
h«* <icvj
tr
•ying liM'Us wh*
eh infest von
r h«»tise
a*
:«1 eat upyour substamv, take
a pride |
in
edueating your
«laughters to
be per
fe
•t mistresses «
! every homt
* * 1 « i î y ; |
then it you leave t
hem without
i dollar, j
lie
assure«! they wi
II never lark
a warm j
garment, a Iwmiiteous meal, or a cozy
roof. ii!*r fail of the respect of any one
who knows them.
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Jii k Sun's Bi,as-in<;— Slc(*plcss peo
pie—and there art* many in America—
court tin* sun. Tlie very worst
j soporific is laudanum, and the very
! l** s t is sunshine. Therefore it is very
plain that poor sleepers should pass as
j many hours in the «lav in sunshine, an«
«'is few as possible in the shade. Many
women are martyrs, and yet do not
know it. They shut the sunshine out
of their houses and their hearts, they
carry parasols, they do all possible to
keep oil the subtlest, and yet most po*
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tent, influence which is intended to give
them strength and beauty and cheerful
ness. Is it not time to change all this,
and so get color and roses in our pah
cheeks, strength in our weak backs,
and courage in our timid souls? The
women of America are pale and deli
cate; they may be blooming and strong,
and thc> sunlight, will be a potent
influence in this transformation. Will
they not try it a year or two and
oblige thousands of admirers?
A Loving heart and a pleasant coun
tenance are commodities which a man
should never fail to take home with
Miim. They will best season his food
and soften his pillow. It were a great
tiling for a man that his wife and chil
dren could truly say of him, "He never
brought a frown or unhappftiess across
his trcshold."
Weston, the celebrated walker, re
cently made application jn an Iowa
court fur a divorce from his wife. But
the lady was on hand with an answer
to his bill, and Weston withdrew his
suit, adding another to the list of his
many failures..
piSffttauams.
C. JACOBS,
BOISE CITY, I. T.,
MAmTFACTUREK.
..AND..
WHOLESALE and RETAIL
.'...DEALER IN....
CORN, RYE tmm AND WHEAT
WHISKIES
A LARGE STOCK OF
HOME-CURED BACON,
FLOUR, CORN MEAL
ANX>
\
BURK VINEGAR
CONSTANTLY ON HAND.
Ordern Solicited from all part* of the Territory
Boise City. 1. T., Feb. 8. ls7'2tf
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CITY DltlG STOKE.
Corner Haiti ad WaU Slrwt*. Idaho City,
ZZPF dt RIABÏ, ----- -Proprietors.
fresh
DRUGS, MEDICINES,
Paints, Oils and Perfumeries
Always on hand, and everything eine usually kept in
a flrst-elasa Drug Store,
Prescription« ('»niponnded with Care,
Ätf-Siore open all hour« Day and Night.
Orders Solicited and Filled with Promptness
Idaho city, June 15, 1871-tf
J. XL 8TEFIÏEN80N,
Middleton.
J. C. ISAACS,
lloise City.
MIDDLETON
MILLS!
The Best and
Most Complete
In the Territory,
I S NOW AT WORK AND PI1F.PAKRD
to furnish a better article of FLOUR than ever
before offered in thia market, at low figures
mi, n* STEPHENSON k CO.
Middleton, Ada county, L T., Dec. Htf
_ijMg »Rtf
WARM ---- pr>
__ SPfilRuj
FRANK COOPER, PROPRE».
H A l^e?f T pt, w? re"?*?®, 01, THIS P 0 ?
vaUid the establishment
PERMANENT BOARDERS ;
ready at all times, and everv*M
The LADIES' DEPARTMENT will k
MRS. COOjÜ^V
And everything will be done '
comfort of gutnu. to «ttitribntt b
n!?
FOSTER'S RESTAUEAIt
MAIN STREET
IDAHO CITY,
• 9 took
Tito Doors Below Du Bell &
JOHN FOSTER, PROPR| ET0r
tk imrrcv u»o ...— '■•Un.
ÏÏS&.
arder.
rilHlS HOUSE HAS BEEN THOpa«-, ^
1 putr.d and i* n-adv lor thS° CG ^ EL
1 rautuciit OtH hUt and Regular
.TUE TABLE wiU to «roWSte
Market afford*, and meala^l be
All Hours of the Day
(-ROOMS. WITH NICE. CLEAN BED« Tn
Either by the Night, Week or Moat'h. ^
An<l everything will be .lone that win „
the comlort of the gueata. m C0Iltr ilwlek
CALIFORNIA RE$li®
ïgk ZHAIDT STREET,
aS j* BOLSE CITY. I. T.,
i. ViSCOViCH L CO. PROPRIETOR
H AMNCt NICELY FITTED LI' THE X0r m
. commodious htuuc building ®
U t u.'i J, u; , ry SO,re. Jli k S COffitorUbitT*
un til vnttMW.jWi- are prepared u,
wnh all tlie sublimais and delicidw^ffljj?
Jhe cooking arrangement* are superior to Jv*®
' • and gtleau will lind this a ûr«t chu
«berem, P» tu* are spared Lr the comtaH?
romuiodaii-.u ■ { guetu. Our larder is
all the delicacies of the season, and "*«*0
You can At way* (let tchat yon Call fa.
Mea'* served at all hours. Night or D*v.
the J»ay. k tir Month, a! reasonable nt« cm.
Uetuauly and polite Waitera thriva inuteadaT'
Boise City, march 2otf j. YLsCOVlCH t CO.
j. w. «turns. j o. Vt PEmKiJ
OYERLAU) HOrSE
('or. Main and Eighth Sit,
BOISE CITY, I. T,
\ T THIS Horse WILL BE rot SDTHI u
h<«st «ci tii oUtiuii» tot Regular liuarderf ®
I or iruiit-Qi (iutAU. 1 h< office contains a
rZBX-PAOOF SAFE
For the accnmniodat;-n of guests: and the OSes
"Ball *he stag« Line* centering in Roiw City ifflh
found at the Overland. J. W. tilUFFIXiOa.
JkijM* City, Jan. IHtf J'rupnftoti
Capital Kkstauram,
Center of
GH A \ ITC BLOCK, 4ÊV
I,OISE CITT, I. T.
HARRY GOR.DOW, Prcprietc.
r pn:s JI'TAUI.ISHMKNT. UNPES
A. tlu- now management, Ss a gant preparfd for fix
a<"co:nn:odati<ui of
Regular Boarders and Transient Gnesa
Every delicacy the market affords «rill beftaw6
tin# plan*. rved tip mi a atipenor ixmaner, itnf
hour of tlu* flay nr night. Jan. 19, Tl-tt
,S;i»ccus.
G. B. HOUA®
ZZ CHANGE.
j. n. rtcTToN.
WHITE'S
Cor. Will and Montgomery ftreet*. rcj
IDAHO CITY, I
Perlon A- Holland..............ProprleW*;
r 1 HITS KLEGAST AND FIRSTCLASSSA&$
J| hao hr-« n thoroughly renovated and tonn**»
j anew throughout for th*« coming buRines* *
Will fit all hniim )wi tor ihs ItVOlDttOöW
will at nil hot)re l»e open h^r the aoromŒ«-""--
•u«tomen>. The lM«*t qualifie« <«f liquors and
will be kept, as usual, and no pains sraredtonüK
an agreeable place of resort. Knight«, of tb* fae
find a No. 1
Table,
readv for use
Give us a call and we trill
Mjv18, ob
we can for you.
Miners' Brewerï
MAI y STREET. IDAHO CITY
BRODBECK k H A CO, Prop™ 1 '*
TVIX ES UQCOItS, CIGARS, (f
T t ol the finest brands, kept const*! 1 "' ^
on hand.
AO. 1 LAGER BEE»
Ftirnished to private families, anywhere in 01
this city. ^
A. rXXTB BILLIARD
Will aI.o Ik> found In tbo aaliwn for
tion of patrons. J
Franeoim Miller, «
I IDAHO I
SODA.
F. MILLER & C ® T , rn pt;S
H AVE HEFI1TEI) AND :W ^
ED their superior HODA tàtXO»^ t*
City, and will fill all home orûer», " ^ in ^
the liaain camps. Ada county, and
Territory. Tr ip*«
The Wagon Will
Supply Custom^*
Idaho city, April 27.1871»m3.
f\LD TYPE METÄL^^irrf*
U this office. Good for all
Bahbitt XfetaJ i used and in w»» 6

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