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8(ht gunton Advocate.
I I- SR.
UKE HIS MOTHER USED TO HAKE.
BY JAMES WHIT
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I was corn In Indian?,* says a stranger. laid:
»B fcl era the restaurant was kind o' pay
And Uncle Jake was slldln' him another pun'
And a' exira cup of coffee, with a twinkle in his
I was born in Indiany—more forty year*
And 1 hain't been back in twenty—and I'm
workin* back'ards slow
But I've et in every restaurant 'twixt here and
want to state this cofl:e tastes like get'
tin' home to me!
"Pour ns out another cup, daddy," says the
teller, warmin" up,
A-spcakm' 'crost a saucerfnl, as uncle tuck his
I ed your sign out yorder," he went
on, to Uncle Jake—
Come in and Bit si coffee like your mother
used to make'—
I thought of my ad mother, and the Fosey
And me a lir tie kid azin', a-hangln' onher arm.
As she set the po5 a-bilin'—broke the eees an'
And the feller kind o' halted, with a trimble in
A&dUncl Jake fetched the feller's coffee back,
As solemn, fer a minute, as an undertaker
Then be por o' torne and tiptoed to'ards the
kitchen doo —and next.
Here comes his old wife out with him, a-rub
bin' of her specs—
And she rushes lor ihe stranger, and she hol
lers out "It's him!
Thank JCJ, we've met him cmin'I Don't you
know your mother, Jim?"
And the teller, as he grabbed h.r, says: "You
bef hain't forgot"—
Bnti wipin" his eyes, says he: "Your col
fee's mtahty liotl"
MR. NICHOLSON MISLAID
Mrs. Nicholson was standing in a da
bions attitude, with the study-door half
open, and her eves turning from the
quiet figure in the arm-chair by the ta
ble to another open door in the passage
beh.nd her, through which she could
see a food of sunshine, and in the sun
shine a cradle.
"I don't feel quite easy," she said, "I
am so afraid she should cry and no one
hear her. I wish I had not let nurse
go out but all you have to do," coming
into the room and speaking impressive
ly, "all you have to do is to ring
the bell violently—violently, remem
ber—for* cook. For heaven's sake,
John," leaning on the table and stretch
ing out a pretty hand to attract her
husband's attention, "look up, or
speak, or answer me, or you will drive
"What is it all about, Agatha?" The
oalm, placid, intelligent face opposite
was lifted gently, and the thin finger
was slipped on to the page to mark a
"It is baby, John," said Mrs. Nichol
son, in a faltering voice, and with idle,
angry tears rolling down her cheeks.
"Here have I, for the last ten minutes,
been begging and imploring of you to
remember baby not to nurse her, I
wouldn't trust you, but only to ring the
bell if she cries."
"Does that stop her? It seems sim
•ple enough. I think even I can do
But Mrs. Nicholson shook her
•head, still weeping.
"You may laugh at me or sneer if you
like. If it were my own baby I would
say nothing. I would bear it all but
"With a patient sigh the gentleman at
the writing table pushed the book
away and lost his place. He looked at
her in a bewildered way.
"What is it, Agatha? a baby! O,
Emmy's baby, of course."
"And not one-ha!f, one-hundredth
part, one-thousandth part, as valuable
in your eyes," broke in Agatha, with
impetuosity, "as the smallest, the most
-. unknown, the most undiscovered star!
You need not tell me I know it"
"Of course," frowning gently, "every
one knows that a star, howeve?
stars are not famous according to their
size, my dear, is of infinitely more value
than one half of a baby's head. I
mean,"—hastily—"speaking from the
entirely Scientific point of view but as
you were saying—you were saying,
were you not"—a little doubtfully—
"something about that unfortunate
babe of Emmy's?
Mrs. Nicholson had dried her eyes,
and was confronting him in all cool
Bplendor of her pretty summer dress,
and with all the calm determination of
a woman who has made up her mind,
"Yes, I wa3,'" she said "only, once
for all, John, if you call it a babe I
"will leave yqur house at once, and nev
er come back and if you call it unfor
tnnate I shall take that hateful manu
script with me and burn it at the
kitchen fire. If it were yours"—with
impassioned irony—"it might indeed be
described as unfortunate but Charles
is the best of fathers, and he has al
ways been the best of husbands."
"Yes, yes, of course, my dear. I said
nothing against Charles. I did not
know we were talking about him. We
\. can finish him up to-night," cheerfully.
"If that is all, you had better feo out
now, while it is fine," turning hi3 eyes
to the dazzling sunlight for an instant
•L and then back to his blotted page.
"You can tell me about Charles, you
know, when you come in. The best of
husbands! I don't know much about
them, I fear, but I know a little about
the best of wive3."
He rose and laid his hand on the
-long, slender, soft gray glove that was
leaning with determination on his neat
manuscript. The gray glove closed
.. round his hand gently and clung to him
almost as if it were loath to leave the
thin worn fingers but he patted it gent
ly and laid it aside. Mrs. Nicholson
gave a faint sigh, but when she spoke
again she spoke with decision and more
"It is not Charles, indeed it is not it
is the baby. Nurse has gone out, and
I have put her cradle in the morning
room by the window. "John," sudden
ly, "are you listening? What did I say
"The morning-room, Agatha."
"Well," with a sigh of relief, '1 see
you are taking itin and forgetting those
horrible stars, and how you can com
pare a star to a baby" parenthetically,
"is past me."
"I am sure I never did," he said
"Well, don't interrupt me, John, or I
Bhall never get out. What was I say
ing? Oh, baby is in the morning-room,
ags- and if she cries—makes one sound—you
Bftvre to ring your bell—this bell, John—
for cook do you understand?"
"Yes, I believe so. I am to ring the
bell—this bell—for cook."
"Oh, I hope you will," after a pause.
'Taney," her eyes filled with tears
again, "if she cried, and no one heard
her. O John, you will not deceive me?
You will try—and—ring?"
My dear," speaking with some dig
.nity, "surely I am not utterly destitute
fA^of common humanity or common sense.
&.-•1 have interesting work here," pointing
ffi to the manuscript and the books of ref
erence heaped around him, "but I snp
.pose, after all, I am human.''
hc' "Oh, I hope so, I think so," cried
•r" Agatha, clasping her hands "only you
might not hear her that is all I meant."
"Then I think," he said, with a gen
tie sarcastic smile, "that you may dis
miss your fears they are quite ground
"Very well," said Agatha, moving in
& hesitating way to the door. "I am
satisfied I am trying to be satisfied
"No," cheerfully, "I will take a leaf
from Charles's boSk, the best of hus
"Oh"—the gray glove had closed on
the handle of the door, but released it
again—"Ihe Paynters are coming to
night, so you must not gooui star
"All rightJ' ohediontly "good-bye."
"Good bye." The bright face, that
I?*- -,'Iiad almost disappeared round the door,
^came back again, and leaned against
the worn velveteen of the astronomer's
coat for a minute the lips were
•••:. passed to it, then lifted. "Kiss me,
John you area dear old follow after
^11, aod I am a fien4»*
The sunshine seemed to leave the
room with the sweet, bright presence
and hover over the pretty cradle,
among the sounds and scents of the
midsummer day. In the library there
was only one shaft of light that came
through the high windows and fell
across the velveteen coat, and the tidy
manuscripts, and the open books, and
left the handsome, clever, ref aed face
It might have been two hours after
ward—painful after events created
confusion in Mr. Nicholson's mind, and
the two hours might have been two days
—when he became aware of a "laugh ID
the passage by the door. His hand
had grown tired by writing, but the
pen traveled Bteadily 'on his eyes had
grown a little tired, and it was a relief
to raise them for a minute to tho locked
door, behind which he heard tho laugh.
He rose, with a half smile on hi? grave
face, and paused, struck by a sudden
presentment. Something came back
to him, as he stood in the dull light of
the dull room: was it a dream or
memory, or was it—the baby? He
pushed his paper hurriedly away, and
walked over to the door and unlocked
it, throwing it wide open. There was
nothing in the passage but the yellow
sunlight now upon the walls and on
tho old prints,and Mrs. Nicholson stand
ing in her pretty gray dre s, with her
slim hands stretched out and the laugh
that had disturbed him still upon her
In the room beyond there was more
sunlight and the cradle.
"John," cried Mr3. Nicholson, laugh
ing again as if she could not help it,
"what have you done with her Give
her to me. You are earning your title
to the best of husbands!"
He looked up in qu'ck perplexity.
"What is it, Agatha? What do you
want? I have nothing to give you."
"Oh, don't, John!" she cried, impa
tiently "don't tease! I want baby."
"Well"—the bame perplexed look
creeping over his face, and softening its
sternness—"take her," stretching out
his hand to tho cradle in the sunlight.
Agatha's eyes were turned on him
for a minute with a look of contempt
before which he positively quailed.
Then she swept over to the cra.ile, and
tossed out the little pillow, and the
sheets with their lace, edges, and the
pale-blue satin coverlets onto the floor
in a soft heap, and stood looking down
upon the empty cradle as ir she would
conjure up the pink face and the flaxen
head into their accustomed place.
Mr. Nicholson had followed her on
tip-toe and was stirring the softly shin
ing heap on the floor with his patent
leather shoes, as if he half imagined
that she had tossed the baby out among
"Well said Agatha, sharply.
"Well?" he echoed feebly.
"Do yo mean to say," she said, put
ting aside he? angry vehemence and
speaking tearfully, with her gray eyes
turned up to his—"Oh, John, do you
mean to say that you have lo3t her
"I never touched her," he cried has
tily, "I never—" heard her, he would
have added, but again that faint mem
ory—that dream—stirred him. "Upon
my honor, Agatha," ho said abruptly,
leaning down into the cradle, and
poking at the mattress with his thin
fingers, "upon my honor I can't remem
"You don't remember," said Agatha,
with slow scorn. "Why, John, she
roared! Cook beard her in the kitchen.
She came rushing up, and found the
cradle empty and a baby gone. She
thought you hail taken her into the
study she told me so but oh, John, it
was somebody else, and they have stol
My dear," he said, shaking himself
together and speaking more lightly,
"who would steal her?—a baby roar
ing, as you say!" He shuddered.
"Why, surely no one in his senses would
do such a thing!"
"Emmy's baby!" cried Agatha, tear
fully, "and that is how you speak of
her! O John, dear John, think attain
didn't you.hear her? Perhaps you have
put her somewhere and she has gone
to sleep. Sit down, John, mid think—
perhaps you have put ,her somewhere
Mr. Nicholson sat down on the win
dow-sill and covered his face with his
hands. He tried to think, but when
ever he concentrated his mind on the
baby he was dimly conscious of that
fading fancy that he could not grasp
that dream of a cry. It had disturbed
him, he remembered, that a loud, pain
ful, jarring cry, but it had died away
surely it had died into peace without
his*interference. "Agatha," he said,
lifting up hn face, sharpened with the
effect of crying, "I do remember some
thing—somebody crying it must have
been the babe."
"Yes," said Agatha, eagerly, "go on!
You heard hex*, she roared so. Well,
and then You—"
"I—I can't remember, Agatha. I
may have gone on writing, that seems
the most likely, I think but I may
have gone to the door. No," shaking
hie head, "I can't get bey on. I the cry.
I do remember that now distinctly."
"Perhaps," said Agatha, hopefully,
through her tears, "you have put her
somewhere in the library. What have
you been doing or using this after
Mr. Nicholson followed humbly as
she swept in before him, and flung open
the great curtains, so that the light
rushed in onto his table strewed with
plans and manuscript. Even then he
spread out his hands, almost uncon
sciously, to defend his precious papers
from her light scornful touch but she
stood in the center of the room, looking
into every corner with her quick, soft
"What have you used, John—this
chair? You have not been to the cup
board No," peeping into the dark re
cess, musty with papers. "What else?"
"Nothing else, Agatha, here, except,"
with a quick smile, "the waste-paper
basket, and that is empty. "You can
see for yourself."
"Ah," said Agatha, "here is cook," as
a heavy breathing became audible in
the passage. "Cook," her voice trem
bling at sight of the sympathetic face,
"your master has not seen the baby—at
least, he thinks not He was very busy,
but he heard her cry, and he may have
taken her up and forgotten. We are
looking for her."
"Which you won't never find her,
then," said cook, in a broken voice.
"In my last place but one, where I was
general cleaner in Mrs. 'All's family,
thare WAS a child disappeared, as it
might be this, and it was never found
—gypsies or not, it was never come
"Oh don't cook!"cried Agatha,plain
tively. "And Emmy coming this even
ing Your master thinks ho may have
put her somewhere and forgotten. He
remembexs hearing her."
"Which he might," said cook, "not
being deaf. Which I don't mean no
disrespect, sir, but she was roaring
awful, and I says to Mary, says I, Mas
ter'll never know *ow,to quiet that child,
so I'll rnn up and bring her down a bit
and I stops to change my apron, and I
UJ^TIS it might be here, and the cradle,
as itinight be there, and no sound, and
the cradle as empty as it is this minute."
Cook turned dramatically, and point
ed one stout arm to the little oradle in
the sunlight. Mrs. Nicholson's tearful
eyes followed the hand, and her hus
band stood uneasily in the center of the
group with an anxious frown upon his
'Which," added cook scornfully, "I
think a baby—and, such a one, bless
her!—is of more "Wily than all th
rubbish." She waved her hand over
the table, on which lay the neat man
uscript and the rows of mended pens
and Mr. Nicholson moved instinctively
a step backward, as if she had an evil
eye and his writings would shrivel up
at her scornful gesture.
"Cook," said Mrs. Nicholson, with
dignity marred a little by the quiver in
her voieo, "you don't understand. Your
master is very clever, and his writings
are of great value. Of course," with a
pleading look upward* "baby is our first
thought just now,. There are no wild
beasts here, flOr stle cannot be eaten.
But she has' gone, and before Emmv
comes this evening she must be found.'
"Of course she must," said her hus
band, plucking up courage from het
exceeding gentleuess, "We will begin
systematically, and go through ever/
room in the house."
So the searoh began that ended an
hour later in the grca". hall, with three
perplexed faces meetin each other at
the foot cf the stairs, in a si'ence that
Mrs. Nicholson broke.
"It's no use, John I cannot bear it
any longer. She is lost!"
She flung out her empty hands with
a despairing gesture, but her husband
caught and held them.
"Don't give up, Agatha it will all
come right. If I search the world
throngh I will find her."
"Or the body," said the cook.
Mrs. Nicholson shuddered.
The minute's silencn was broken by a
sound of merry laughter and the tramp
ing of feet. For a minute Agatha
raised her head, listened intently and
then she drooped it with a High.
"It's only the rectory boys, John,'1
she said. "They have been in the liay
fiekl nil day, and I asked them to tea.
I can't speak to them I am to anxious."
She would have moved away, but the
noiso and laughter wero in the hall
abready, and the boys were stumbling
up toward her in the darkness, over
rugs and skins. Something white was
being shoved from one to the other,
and was pushed into Agatha's arms at
last, and held there by a pair of rough
"What is it? Oh, Jack, what is it?"
she criod, bending down and kissing,'
to their owner's great surprise, the
boy's rough hands.
"Don't I say," said Jack, drawing
them away with a curious, shame-faced
look. "It's only the baby, Mrs. Nich
olson. She was crying in the cradle,
so I just got into the room and bagged
her. She's been playing in the hay
she nearly got jabbed with a rake, but
Jim got it instead. She's a jolly little
thing. Did you miss her
"Yes, I thought she was lost," said
"Lost!" with a roar of laughter.
"Well, that is good! Mty we wash our
hands for tea? I'm not so dirty, I've
been holding her but Jim's simply
mud all over. Here, have you got her
it's so dark I can't see."
The turbulent tide swept away into
the dim dist nee of stairs and passages,
leaving a little group in the twilight of
the hall a tall, dark figure, against
which a golden head was leaning, and
two arms with a white bundle folded
"Kiss her, John," came a soft voice
out of the darkness. "I know you
would rather not, she's only a baby,
not a star but just as a punishment,
becauso you were so stupid."
The tall figure stood and laid a dark
mustache against the little bundle.
"She's very soft," said another voice
"I don't think I ever knew so much
about a baby before."
There was, after a moment's silence,
a movement on the man's part, as
though he were drawing himself up to
his full height with a view to reassert
ing his dignity. He cleared his throat.
"After all, Agatha," he said, stifly, "I
did not lose the baby."
"I never said you did," said Agatha
"I only asked you, and you couldn't re
"Another time," with an evident ef
fort, "I suppose I shall be condemned
"Another time," scornfully. "You
may set your mind at rest. Neither I
nor Emmy are in the leat likely to
trust you again, at least not with any
"Then, how about the baby," with a
"That," said Agatha, firmly, "includes
the baby."—London Society.
Watch and the Minister.
A student from Dartmouth spent the
long winter vacation in teaching on
Cape Cod. The minister kindly furn
ished him with board, and as he had a
charming wife and a cozy home, our
sohool teacher declared that he had
but one trial, and that wa? on the Sab
The minister's pew was a large square
one, very near the pulpit, and exposed
to a raking fire of eyes.
Mr. Tyler, the minister, owned a
large dog named Watch, and Watch
was bent on going to church with Mrs?
Tyler. She, in her turn, was very
much opposed to his going, fearing that
ho might excite the mirth of the chil
Every Sunday a series of maneuvers
took place between the two, in which
Watch often proved himself the keen
est. Sometimes he slipped away very
early, and Mrs. Tyler, after having
searched for him, to shut him up, would
go to clmrch and find Watch seated in
tho family pew, lookii very grave and
decorous, but evidently aware that it
was too late now to turn him out.
Sometimes he woul.l hide himself un
til tli8 family had all started for
church, and would then follow the
footsteps of some tardy worshiper who
tiptoed in during prayers with creak
ing boots, and then didn't Watch know
that MTS. Tyler would opoa the pew
door in haste, to prevent his whining
When Sir. Tyler became earnest in
his appeals, he often repeated the same
word with a ringing emphasis and a
blow on the desk-cushion that stai tied
the sleepers in the pews.
One day he thus shouted out, quot
ing the well-known text, "Watch!
Watch! Watch, I say III" When rustle,
rustle, bounce!! came his big dog al
most into his very arms.
You may be sure tho boys all took oc
casion to relieve their pent-up restless
ness by one uproarious laugh, before
their astonished parents had time to
frown them into silence.
Honest Watch had been s'fc'ing with
his eji fixed, as usual, on the miiiister.
At tho first mention of his me up went
his cars, and his eyes kindled at the
second he was still more deeply moved
at the third he obeyed, and flow com
pletely over pew rail and pulpit door,
leaps that did equal honor to his mus
cular powers and his desire to oboy.
After such a strict interpretation of the
letter, rather than the spirit, Watch
was effectually forbidden church-going.
"Saddles are not what they were,"
an expert rider remarked in the course
of a talk on the benefits and pleasure
of excercise on horseback. "Enthus
iasts have suggested valuable improve
ments. Col. Amasa J. Parker, Jr., of
Albany, and some other riders have
had the theory that they should be
brought so close to the horses as to
make them sensible of every movement
Saddle, for ladies as well as gentlemen,
on plans worked out by them, are low
in frcnt and rear, and are very light
and graceful. When made of selected
pig-skin, with silver-plated trimmings,
steel spring bar, silver-plated rubber
footed stirrups, and other appendages
of extra quality, the cost is $75. Plain
skirt saddles, without knee puffs or
thigh puffs, of the ordinary
patern, in imitation of hog-skin,
russet leather, or black
leather, can be bouglt for from $12 to
$27. Park saddle in regular style in
the trade run from $18 to $70.
"I saw two saddles the other day for
use on the plains and in the mountains
of the far west One was a vaquero
saddle for ranch use, and the other was
for travelers, physicians, miners, and
others. The first weighed, with its
fixtures, about forty-five pounds. With
it.) heavy straps, rire'ed leather, big
rings, silver plating, and buckskin
thongs it was an affair likely to touch
the heart of the ambitious cowboy hav
ing $65 in his pocket.
"The styles of the saddle for the
western and southern trade fill page
after pago of an illustrated catalogue
of one saddler down town, and I could
not begin to describe them. They
range from those with almost no seat
for about $£ to those with seats, sweat
leathers, leg guards, straps, and hooded
stirrups, elaborately decorated with
raised stamp work, and with long buck
skin thongs hanging from many points,
all for about $50. The varieties of pat
terns were bewildering."—New York
THE incandescent light will now have
a boom. It has been discovered that
tho immersion of one of these in a bar
rel of whisky for a few minutes "ages"
the liquor as effectually as would 't*
storage for year*
The Bill Changing the Name of
the Tillage of Ordway
Indications that the Exemption
Law Will bt Somewhat
f" Modified. 4^
Th^ County Scat of Roberts County Lo
cated at Traverse, Ending the
Both Branches of the Legislature Visit the
Grand Forks University, and ari ....
.. bojralljr Entertainedt
BILLS IN THE COUNCIL.
BISMARCK, Feb. 2.—In the Council the
following bills were introduced:
By Mr. Smedlev, abolishing the Reform
School at Milbank.
By Mr. Cameron, abolishing Independ
ent School Districts Nos. 3 and 4, Lake
By Mr. Twomey, authoriz:ng School
District No. 8, Cass County, to issue
bonds to build a school-house.
By Mr. Flittie, dividing Traill County
into commissioner districts. Also to fix
the salary of the Superintendent Of
Schools in Traill County. Also author
lzing the Treasurer of Traill County to
fund the county general fund. Also es
tablishing civil townships in Traill
By Mr. Westover, providing for build
ing a court-house and jail in Hamlin
By Mr. Gamble, providing for the or
ganization of new counties.
By Mr. Walsh, amending section 4 of
the "charter of Grand Forks relating to
ward funds. Also authorizing persons
whose lands have been taken for railroad
purposes to maintain actions to recover
compensation therefor. Also amending
section 67, Chapter 6, of the code of civil
procedure. Also authorizing railroad
companies to determine the validity of
proceedings in condemning lands for
railroad purposes and make coinpensa
IN TOE nousE
bills were introduced:
By Mr. Van Osdel, providing for taxa
tion of lands where certificates of title
are issued making the lands taxable prior
to the issuance of a patent. Also striking
out the provision exempting from other
license tnose who paid a liquor license in
By Mr. Ward, locating the county-seat
of Turner County at Parker.
Bv Mr. Dawson, amending the laws of
188$ in relation to county commissioners,
and striking out the exception of Union
and Dav Counties.
By Mr. McCumbcr, making Richland
and Sargent Counties a subdivision of the
Third Judicial District.
By Mr. Parshall, by request, authoriz
ing towns and cities to loan credit to
assist in building flouring mills.
By Mr. Martin, amending the civil code
in relation to corporations.
By Mr. Smith, for an appropriation for
the salaries of employes of the Council
and House of Representatives.
Bills passed by the Council:
Providing $7o,000 for the permanent
improvement of the North Dakota insane
asylum at Jamestown.
Amending the charter of Grand Forks.
Bills passed in the House:
Appropriating $5,000 to support the
Spearfisn Normal School.
An appropriation for printing the re
ports of Auditor and Treasurer.
The Council accepted an invitation to
to visit the University of Grand Forks
Messrs. Wells, Kennedy, Walsh, Petti
grew and Gamble were announced as the
special committee to whom the capital
removal bill was referred last week.
Five hundred copies of the memorial to
congress for division were ordered
The House passed unanimously the
joint resolution passed the Council Sat
urday condemning citizens of Spink
County for the treatment of Councilman
Day and Representative Miller, and Rep
resentative Miller, and expressed unquali
fied approval of their course and confi
dence in their integrity.
The Governor approved the law ex
tending the time to June 1 for taxes to
become delinquent. No action has been
taken on the bill changing the name of
Ordway to Independence. The Governor
has received no intimation as to what the
people of Ordway desire. The bill will
become a law tomorrow without his signa
ture unless returned.
THE GOVERNOR'S FIRST VETO.
BISMARCK, Feb. 8.—The Governor ve
toed the bill changing the name of the
town of Ordway to Independence because
of a remonstrance of citizens there, and
the Council failed to pass the bill over the
veto, lacking the necessary two-thirds.
The committee appointed to confer
"with a similar committee from the Min
nesota Legislature, reported by bill similar
to the bill now pending in the Minnesota
curtailing exemption on
account of family expenses was defeated
—yeas 22, nays 24.
The bill adding the words "including
work done through the aid of teams and
farm machinery" to the statute in rela
tion to liens, being a substitute for Mr.
Dewoody's threshing lien-bill, passed.
Also Council bills authorizing Grand
Forks to offer a reward for the Snell mur
derers authorizing the school district of
Ordway to fund its indebtedness creating
the County of Garfield and locating the
county-seat of Spink County at Asnton.
Also the House bill providing that license
funds after July 1 shall go into the gen
eral fund of the county.
IN THE COUNCIL
the rules were suspended and a bill intro
duced and passed authorizing a reward of
,000 for the arrest of the murderers of
Mrs. Snell by the commissioners of Grand
Those who voted to pass the bill chang
ing the name of Ordway to Independence
over the Governor's veto, were Messrs.
Cameron, Duncan, Farmer, Flittie, Gam
ble, Jones, Natwick, Pettigrew, Washa
baugh and the President.
A petition from Frank Wilson was pre
sented, asking the Council to reopen the
Wilcox-LaMoure contest, charging forg
ery and fraud in taking testimony on
behalf of the contestee.
The petition was laid on the table with
out reading until the return of LaMoure.
Mr. Pettigrew's bill abolishing Tax
Commissioner, Wheat Grading Commis
sioner, Fish Commissioner, and mileage
tax of telegraph and telephone compan
ies, passed. The provision abolishing the
office of Attorney General was stricken
Also bills providing that a bill of excep
tions in criminal cases may be settled in
the same manner as in civil cases relat
ing to the Wells County tier of townships
added to Foster County two years ago
authorizing Yankton County to remit the
railroad taxes of 1872, 1873, 1874 and 1875
providing for a county seat election in
Bon Homme Countv in May next.
The bill dividing McHenry County and
creating the County of Foucher was de
A LARGE NUMBER OF BILLS WERE INTRO
in both houses, among them in the Coun
By Mr. Twomey, giving the defense
the closing argument.
By Mr. Flettie, to encourage the plant
ing of forest trees by giving a bounty.
By Mr. Wells, establishing a Board of
Health for the Territory.
By Mr. Austin, creating Ransom and
Sergeant Counties, and subdividing the
In the House:
By Mr. Riddell, limiting the time of
holding the offices of sheriff and county
treasurer to two terms.
By Mr. Ward, providing for a vote on
the county-seat location of Brule county.
By Mr. "Martin, making Levisee's code
prima facie evidence of law.
By Mr. Eldridge, establishing a Normal
School at Big Stone.
The House accepted the Grand Forks
invitation, and both branches of the Leg
islature will visit the University at Grand
Forks, leaving on Friday.
ORGANIZATION OF COUNTIES.
A measure materially affecting the in
terests of the Territory was brought to
the attention of the Ccuncil yesterday in
the form of a bill introduced by Mr. Gam
ble providing fot the organization of new
counties. The numerous county-seat
wrangles, notably in Roberts and Spink
Counties, are dirftctly traceable to the in
sufficient provisions of the law as regards
county organization. In framing the bill
introduced yesterday Mr. Gamble has
taken the precaution to throw all possible
safeguards about its provisions, so that
there is little if any opportunity for fraud
and its subsequent troubles. Under the
resent law a petition signed by fifty resid
is the only requisite for the forma
tion of anew county. Following ar$ the
provision of Mr. Gamble's bill:
Th« Governor, upon leeetvtaff a pMWoi
ftpm 150 legal voters of the oounty desiring
organization, shall prooeed to call an elootion
therein, flxinf the timeand plaM for holding
the same and transmitting the notice to the
Cleric of the District Court tho judicial sub
division to Whidh the unorganized county is
is attached. The vote to be taken is for
county officers and location of the county
The Clerk of the Court, Register Of Deeds and
Commissioners, appoint judges of Election in
the usual manner, and divide the unorganised
country into voting precinotA, posting live
hotices of eloctloii in Said precincts aha pub
lishing the same in the county where their
located. The Governor appoints somo
non-resident as Supervisor of Election in each
precinct, furnishes ballot boxes and poll books
and personally assists the Judges of Electiori
in canvassing the votes. The ballots, after
being counted, are to be strung on a bord,
scaled in a package and placed iil the ballot
box carefully scaled. It Is the duty of the
Supervlsor in each precinct to return tho box
to the District Clerk above named and the
other poll book to the Begister Of Deeds,
Clerk of Court, Probate Judge, and two mem
bers of the Board of County Commissioners,
all in the county in which tho notices are pub
lished to constitute the canvassing board, who
perform their duties in the same manner as
at any ordinary election. Illegal voting or
interfering with the ballot boxes or poll books
is made a felony, with severe penalties at
tached. The place receiving the highest
number of votes is to be the temporary
It may afterward be changed in the man
ner prescribed by the terms of a bill in
troduced by Mr. Gamble several days ago.
The two bills taken together provide for
all emergencies, and if passed and ap
proved will insure for the Territory an
immunity from the troubles that have
for some time been a blot upon her fair
BISSIARCK, Feb. 4.—In the Council the
following Council bills were passed:
Requiring notices of pendency of ac
Repealing chapters 61 and 62 of the
laws of 1838 relating to mortgage fore
Establishing Independent School Dis
trict No. 2 in Lake County.
Increasing the directors of the Sioux
Falls Penitentiary to five, and creating
the office Of Deputy Warden.
Amending the laws creating tho Fargo
Board of Education.
House bills passed relative to Hyde
County taxes and correcting verbal error
in section 218 of the civil code. Also
section 339 of the civil code.
The Council passed its committee bill
appropriating $2,600 from the Territorial
Treasury to pay the expenses of the
Redfield war, being a substitute for the
bill requiring Redfield to pay.
IN THE HOUSE
the vote by which Mr. Rice's family ex
pense bill was defeated yesterday was re
considered and the bill passed. Those
who voted nay yesterday and nay to-day
were Messrs. Morgan, McHugh, Pugli,
Roach, Strong and Williams, the latter to
The bill reduces the exemption on ac
count of debts incurred for the education
of children and for family expenses to
$309, and makes the property of the wife
subject to suit for debts of this character
as well as the property of the husband.
The Council bill passed locating the
county-seat of Roberts County at Tra
verse, and attaching part of three town
ships to Richland County. This settled
by Legislative enactment the county-seat
difficulties of Roberts as well as Spink
County, and rebukes those resorting to
House bills passed:
Striking out the provision of the Yank
ton charter exempting those paying city
liquor license from other licenses.
Requiring counties instead of towns to
build bridges if the cost exceeds $400.
Authorizing Richland County to fund
its court-house debt.
Authorizing Clay and Lincoln Counties
to elect five county commissioners.
Adding County Treasurer to tho board
to appoint offices in case the board cannot
Authorizing affidavits out of the Terri
tory to be authenticated the same as
The committee reported, with a recom
mendation that it do pass, the female
suffrage bill, which was made the special
order for Tuesday at 3 p. m.
THE ANDERSON-HUTCHINSON CONTEST
coming up for consideration, on the com
mittee^ report intimating that Anderson
had been corruptly influenced to with
draw, a lively discussion occurred, and
the case was finally given back to the
committee with instructions to send for
persons and papers and investigate the
cause of Anderson's withdrawal. It is
alleged that Anderson, becoming dis
couraged because of repeated delays, pro
posed to withdraw from the contest if his
expenses were paid by the contestee, and
that the facts were stated by Anderson in
a letter to the chairman of the committee,
which the House refused to allow read.
The apparent disposition of the House is
to seat Anderson if he is entitled to the
seat, and then deal with him if the
charges of accepting a bribe are found to
BISMARCK. Feb. 5,—In the Council La
Moure urged that the Wilson petition
charging fraud in taking testimony in the
late Wilson-LaMoure contest should be
taken up. Mr. LaMoure said the object
of the petition seemed to be to place
odium upon the persons tSking testimony,
and he desired to place the matter where
it could be reached for future use. If the
averments of the petitioner are true some
body has committed a grave crime. If
committed in his interest he wanted those
responsible punished. If by other parties
he would attend to them. The matter
was finally referred to the Attorney Gen
eral, and the District Attorney of Walsh
County, for investigation
The Ordway University bill being re
ported adversely, Mr. Kennedy made a
minority report, and the measure was
made the special order for 3 p. m. to
Resolutions were unanimously adopted
thanking Senator Harrison for his inter
est in Dakota and efforts in behalf of the
admission and division of Dakota.
Speaker Rice left the chair to move to
amend the bill by striking out the pream
ble, "the Legislature in session at Bis
marck, the Capital," the word "Bis
This was agreed to without objection,
and the point sought to be gained was
To-day when the bill came up in the
Council Mr. Gamble moved to strike from
the preamble the words, "at the Capital.''
The motion was lost—12 to 8, five mem
bers from the South voting with the
north, one northern member being ab
Council bills passed:
Creating independent school district No.
4, Lake County.
Amending the charter of Sioux Falls.
Making Ransom and Sargent Counties
a subdivided judicial district.
House bills passed as follows:
Making an. appropriation to pay per
sons employed in and about the Capitol
A memorial to Congress in behalf of
Mexican war pensions.
In the House the afternoon was con
sumed principally on the proposition to
divide Burleigh County, to adopt Mel
ville's justice code and practice-and other
House bills passed:
Vacating thetownsite of Belmont.
Adding a quarter, section to independ
ent school district No. 1, Moody County.
Council bills passed:
Providing for the purchase of water for
the Capitol Building.
Requiring the construction of passage
ways for fish in the James and other
Mr. Myron's bill requiring pixty days'
rcsidenc3 in tie county and twenty days
in the precinct, instead of twenty in the
county and tea in the precinct, as now,
was passed by unanimous vote.
BISMARCK, Feb. 6.—Mr. Pettigrew
offered the. following resolutions in the
It having come to the knowledge
of members of this body that certain mem
bers of this Legislature hare be
by certain persons with threats and promtses,
for tho purpose of Influencing the official
action of ta'd members, in violation of the
several codes o'-' t'^e Territory therefore belt
Resolved, That a Joint Committee of ..five
members, three of the Bouse and two of the
Council, be appointed consider the Com
plaints of attempts at bribery, and report
what action is necessary to bring this class of
offenders to Justice.
Mr. Pettigrew read the law in relation
to the bribery of mambers and the pen
alties prescribed. He said the investiga
tion propqsed wa3 not aimed at ahy par-
non propqseu was not aimea at any
ticular member or person. He shouli
prefer charges against anyone upon
rumor. It had men said this membei
He should not
Oils member and
that member has been threatened that if
they did not vote so and so their measures
would ba defeated. If this resolution is
put through—If it accomplishes no more
than to inform men, whether members or
otherwise, that thes3 practices are dan
gerous aud that thera is a law upon the
subject and a psnnlty prescribed—it will
have accomplished much. Men must un
derstand that they become liable to the
penalties of 'the law 'if they approach
members by threats or promises. It has
been said that this resolution is intended
to ifltipiiflate, If does intimidate and
make men afraid to commit crime, then
let us havo this class of intimidation.
In the course of the discussion it was
developed that Dewoody was the person
at whom the resolution was aimed, and
that the threats referred h&d remote rela
tion to the Capital qualrrel, but direct rela
tion to Pettigrew's adverse report tin the
Ordway University bill, Mr. Dewoodjr
having intimated that the Bduth Dakota
membei's could not expect to have their
measures rushed while those of Central
Dakota were being antagonized because
Central Dakota members were not anxious
for Capital removal.
The Dakota law in relation to, bribery
or the trading of support among the mem
bers is vefy stringent and the penalty may
reach ten year's' imprisonment and $5,000
fine, and this penalty extends deep and
reaches the lobby as well as the members.
Consideration of the Ordway Univer
sity location and appropriation was post
poned until one week from Monday.
Council bills passed:
Authorizing Foster County to issue
$5,000 in bonds to build a court-house.
Authorizing Wells County to issue
bonds to fund $2,000 debt.
Repsaling chapter 37 of the laws of
1831 relation to Stut-man Count}'.
Establishing the Dakota Hospital for
the Insane and providing for its govern'
The Council did not adjourn over until
Monday, but, it is understood, a majority
are going to Grand Forks, and that no
business will be transacted to morrow.
Among the bills introduced was one
making Decoration Day a legal holiday,
by Mr. Pettigrew.
The House appointed itself, with the
Speaker chairman, a special committee to
investigate the Universityat Grand Forks,
to report on Monday at 2 p. m. The com
mittee will leave at 3:20 p. m. on a special
train. The Council will probably take
House bills passed:
Appropriating $10,509 for the Spring
field Normal School.
Providing for the better education of
Establishing independent school dis
trict No. 2, Kingsbury County.
Providing that proof of the existence
of corporaiions shall not be required un
less named in the answer.
Providing for additional legislative
Providing for Territorial agricultural
THE THIRD HOUSE AT WORK.
BISMARCK, Feb. 7.—The two houses of
the Legislature met at the usual hour,
there.being no quorum in either. A mes
sage from the Governor in relation to
bills returned was received and both ad
The third house took possession and
removed the absent Speaker, declared the
seats vacant, relocated the capital, estab
lished normal schools in every district,
gave Ordway a full set of public institu
tions, and elected Sitting Bull chairman
of the Indian Committee in place of De
AT GRAND FORKS.
GRAND FORKS, Feb. 7.—The Legisla
ture, numbering about sixty officers of
both branches, and eight ladies from Bis
marck, were given a reception and dinner
at the University to-day. Dr. Blackborn
delivered the address of welcome, declar
ing the University in favor of law and
order. He was responded to by Presi
dent Westover, of the Council, and
Speaker Rice, of the House. A large
number of citizens were in attendance.
President Collins, of the Regents, and
Twomey and Steele, with the University
faculty, made an effort to have a good
impression of the value of the Univer
sity, and th:s they accomplished. The
citizens' reception was accorded in mag
nificent style, the ladies of the city re
ceiving at the Pioneers' Club House, and
extending free hospitality. An elaborate
The roller rink was brilliantly illumina
ted for the ball and the hall magnificently
decorated. The guests were highly
pleased with the reception. Quite a num
ber returned this evening. Representa
tives of the press were here from all the
THE married woman's sphere a
ball of darning cotton.
AN ordinary train of passenger
coaches is worth about $93,000.
A WELL preserved 1804 cent recently
sold in New York for $200.,
LAST year a family of four persons
at Brockton, Mass., devoured 802 pies.
IT is said that there are poems un
written, but the average editor believes
WHEH a hen retires for the night it
is quite proper to speak of her as a
AN Eastern tobacconist recently re
ceived tbree thousand pennies in pay
ment of a debt.
THE yearly mortality among sailors
from shipwreck averages one in every
THE tonnage of the Great Eastern
has been computed to be greater than
that of Noah's Ark.
THERE is $40,000,000 of unclaimed
money now in the vaults of the United
A NEW York firm last year manu
factured 1,500,000 tons of chocolate,
using over a ton of sugar a day.
MYRA CLARK GAINES probably
knew more about law than any woman
in the world during the last decade.
THERE is a big difference between
pot luck and Jack pot luck. There is
any amount of difference in the latter.
OVER 1,500 roller skating rinks were
built in 1884, and, on an average, one
serious accident occurs in each of them
WASHINGTON, D. C., has a "teacher
of memory," who claims that in a few
lessons he will enable one to memorize
the most difficult things without effort.
PRINCE ALBERT VICTOR enjoys the
remarkable distinction of being the
first heir to the heir apparent to the
British throne who grew to manhood.
"Here, waiter, take away these fried
oysters. They are bad." "I know it,
sir but we have given you two more
oysters than you called for, to make up
A ROCKVILLE, Ga., boy, in crossing
a newly washed gully, discovered a
dog's skull containing twenty one-dol
lar gold pieces and some small pieces of
BT a new system of telegraphic
short-hand, developed by an Italian
and called the "steno-telegraph," it is
claimed that ten thousand words per
hour can be transmitted.
"HE tried to kiss me, and I just told
him to behave," said an irate young
OUR BISMARCK BUDBET.
J[ Dynamite Sensatiw—Status So*
.. .. cleiy—The Weatfcer—Legte*
tFrom Our Speclsl dorre«ponlnl.J
BISMARCK, Feb. 2, 1883.
The third week of the Sixteenth Legis
lative Session Of Dakota Teifitory has
now passed into history, and still the
anxious member retires at night uttering
his well committed prayer for his appro
priation bill. Now he is up iti the garret
—his spirit cbeered by some favorable
combination which his vivid imagination
pictures in plain relief before him now
down into the cellaf Of disappointment
by an unfavorable wind that blows across
the plain of his operations, and he re-'
treats to the'inmost closet of his feelings
—shuts the door behind him in a scriptu
ral way—and, in the language of Ireland
immortal bard, agonizingly exclaims: ,a
"O! ever thus from childhood's hour, .:
I've seen my fondest hopes decay
1 never loved a tree or flower
But 'twas the first to fade away."
And in this dread suspense he wears the
days and nights
away, "becoming all things
to all men that he might save some" part of
his appropriation bill and, thus it goes on
till near the end of the session^ when he is
relieved of the Immediate Weight Of his
burden and an end is put to his prayerful
life by a report from the committee on
appropriations recommending "that the
bill do not pass."
Sensation is the regular diet at Bis
marck nowadays. We have something
new every day. If there is nothing real
to base a sensation upon the quill-ariver
of the morning paper is sure to furnish a
foundation by the employment of cun
ning invention. The other morning the
Tribune man had discovered, hidden
away somewhere—he wouldn't tell where
—a dynamite machine, or some othei1
deadly engine, which Was to explode and
raise "Ned" generally, but just what it
was going to do he carefully refrained
from telling. He warned the peo
ple of the Capital City to beware of
the shock. It was enough 1 Gossip im
mediately captured the people and the
town was electrified. "What is it?"
"Where is it?" "Who is it pointed at?"
were the oft-repeated questions of the
day. We heard an old lady exclaim:
"Mercy on us, Maria! What is going to
happen?" But Maria had been to the
postoffice and bethought herself to call
upon fifteen or twenty of her neighbors
on her way back, and she was able to re
port that it was whispered about that
somebody had said that the South Dakota
members of the Legislature had enter
tained thoughts of bringing up that capi
tal removal bill again! (Sensation.) The
old lady swooned and fell back into her
easy chair, the camphor bottle was
brought, and when she had sufficiently
recovered from the hysterical shock to
speak, sbe interrupted the process of re
suscitation with the exclamation? "For
mercy sakes! Don't tell me any morel
What ever possessed those South Dakota
members ,to come up here! We've had
nothing but trouble ever since they
Society has assumed royal airs at Bij
marck. McKenzie keeps open
during the entire session. Every!
concedes that Aleck is a good fellow^ and
that he has made lots of money. On the
inside of Bismarck society it is said that
the expense of this royal style is onty an
investment for expected returns. Of
course we strangers are unable to say
whether this be true or false but, the
free carriages which go and come, and
the numerous waiters who attend implic
itly to the calls of the guests, and bring
you Mumm's Extra Dry, or the finest old
Otard or, who summon the carriages at
your command and carry your swallow
tail coat for you as you pass to the drawing
room or to the carriage, are all evidences
that "the Sheriff" has made money at
feast warprepared* in Syndicate Hall. something, and that he is determined to
This evening there was a banquet to 150 spend some of it during the present ses
ladies and gentlemen and a magnificent sien. Major Edwards of the Fargo Argus
feast. The Cadet Band furnished music.
A welcome was extended on behalf of the
city by Mayor McCormick. After supper
toasts were happilv responded to: "The
Territory," bv C. B. Pratt "The Coun
cil," by J. H. Westover reply, A. W.
Bangs "Assemblies," Geo. Rice reply,
by JTH. Basard "Our Guests," District
Attorney W. A. Selby "No. 1 Hard," J.
M. Cochrane "The Press," by Lauren
Dunlap, of the Chicago Inter Ocean
reply, W. R. Bierly "Tne Ladies," Maj.
Pickler. A letter was read from Gen.
Bradley, and many happy responses.
is also anchored in Bismarck during the
winter, and keeps open house in another
art of the town, with a train of waiters,
wines and hard cider. He is
booming his Capital City property and
claims to have handled real estate here in
hundred thousand, dollar lots. This was
when the boom was red hot and all of
Bismarck constituted one vast insane
asylum filled to overflowing. The Major
weighs 840 pounds, has a face like the
full moon in the almanacs, and as a corre
spondent knows when and where to use
taffy better than any other quill-driver in
Bismarck. He is everywhere recognized
as one of the charter members of the
"capital ring," which the daily Blade of
this city embraces a la grizzly bear at
nearly every issue.
The weather has continued intensely
cold up to two or three days back, when
a "chinook" struck us and the thermome
ter ventured up to zero—to-day a little
above it. By-the-way, what is a "Chi
nook?" Well, in the western mountain
ranges it is common for a warm Pacific
Coast breeze to come pouriug through
the mountain passes and to carry the
snow entirely oft in a few hours. This is
called a "chinook" wind. There is no
perceptible difference in the weather
here and in South Dakota, except that in
this latitude it seems to range, on an
average, about ten or fifteen degrees
colder, and, as a consequence, the mer
cury sometimes remains for weeks at a
time below zero. If it chance to get
warmer and the mercury creeps up to
zero and vicinity, the people here Are in
the habit of calling it a "chinook." It is
a good joke upon the genuine chinook in
his native mountain home, but afar bet
ter joke upon that deluded stranjger who
comes here impressed with the idea that
he is going to be fanned by tropic breezes
and sit, in winter time, under tne cooling
shade of the lofty banana or spreading
There is some good society in Bis
marck—some who have a desire to ele
vate the standard above that level to
which the little town is tending under
capital influences. There is all the form
and style here of a metropolitan city,
though it is more narrowed iu its propor
tions. Recently a Woman's Christian
Temperance Union was organized hero,
and it is a fact that the little body of
brave women who ventured upon this
scheme have a thorny path to tread and
small recognition from the body of the
people, especially the well-to do class.
Even the ministers of the Gospel are said
to have kept themselves aloof from the
movement, presumably upon the ground
that a large portion of their support
comes from the awful but generous liquor
dealing clement. These are, at least
6ome of the charges made by members of
tho W. C. T. U. Capital influences are,
at all events, bad upon the morals of those
who are by politics, elc., thrown for a
time into such an atmosphcro. Even the
good old Parson Brownlow, of Tennes
see, used to say that, as he crossed the
long bridge to enter the City of Washing
ton, when he could smell the atmosphere
of the Capital, he always began to feel as
If he wanted to s'enl something.
It is even hinted at that there are per
sons now in Bismarck who feel as if theys
would like to steal something, and it is
even further hinted that the present Leg
islature is looked to for an enabling act,
that the stealing may be done under color
I wiil try to give something of a de
scription of public and private buildings
of note in my next. FEDKR.
BENJAMIN WEST'S great picture,
"Christ Healing the Sick," which was
driginallypresented by him to the
lady after a sleigh-ride down the road special structure erected on the hos
the other day. "Well, did he kiss pital grounds for its public exhibition,
you," asked her friend. "No, the idiot,
A CHICKEN with a clipped wing
made several ineffectual attempts to
A CHINESE orange, weighing 2§
pounds and measuring 19 inches in cir
cumference lengthwise and 17 the
shorter way, was taken a short time
ago from a tree growing in,the yard of
a Maysville, Cal., citizen.
SITTING BULL has his photograph
token three times a week. He can
afford to. He can stand it. He just
sits down, assumes his own position,
lays one hand on his tomahawk, glares
right into the camera, and there isat'
a photographer in the land who dai-«
ask him to look right
.. up here at
crack in the wall, or say to him, "Lo«
pleasant, please." It is somethis
siraet to be Injun.—JBob Bmiku*.
sylvania Hospital, in Philadelphia, has,
after a number of removals, found its
way back there agam,i and is now hung
in the clinical lecture hall. When it
was first received the trustees had a
Uie fees being a considerable source of
income. Then the painting was placed
in the Academy of Fine Arts, and it was
afterward removed to the insane de-
fly over a fence. An Irishman who! P®'tment, in West Philadelphia. The
renewed interest felt in the work of
West aa a native of Philadelphia has
led to its being honored with an appro
witnessed the efforts of the "chick"
laughingly exclaimed: "Begorra, she
has a defective flew."
"DID you ever execute a work of
art?" asked a Boston girl of a young
man from the country. "Oh, yest"
the cheerful reply. "We Scrubtown
fellows hung Gov. St. John In effigy a
couple of months ago."
A VERY complete filling for open
cracks in floors may be made by thor
oughly soaking newspapers in paste
made of one pound of flour, three
quarts of water, and a table-spoonful
of alum, thoroughly boiled and mixed.
Make the flbtt.1 mixture about as thick
as putty, and it.will harden like papier
TO UAES invisible ink, take linseed
oil, one pprt water o£ ammonia, twenty
parts pure water, 100 parts.. Mix
thoroughly, and shake well before
using. To .make the writing appear,
dip tne paper in water. The charac
ters fade as the paper dries.
"Yov may speak," said a fond mother,
"about people having strength of mind,
but when it comes to strength of don't
mind, my son tViyii
body I evw knew.^.
A Difficult Problem.
Tn was in an Illinois town. The
natters were out with a sensational arti
cKarding the defalcation and flight
of the town treasurer, and the
Was the talk on ever^comer and in
pverv store. ANew Yorker Who hap
pened to be in the town was consider
Sblv interested, and in conversation
with a leading rBefchaftt he remarked,
"I presume he gave a btradr #•*.
"O, yes," ,„.i
"And the bondsmen are good
"That's tho deuce of it, mister, ex
claimed the merchant. "I'm the only
bondsman, and lie's plrtced me irt a
mean position. I was preparing to fit
and beat my Chicago creditors, but 111
be hanged if I see how I to beat Chi
cago and the town too and get enough
property in my wife's name to start a
wholesale house in Dubuque.
The Baby's Name.
"And so you've named yoi^rb^by,
have you?" *2
"What is it you call him?"
"Thomas Muscovy Martin Luther
The poor little toad! Why did you
load it down with so much name?"
"Well, it seemed as though I couldn't
slight my own brother, and I insisted
on Muscovy on his aefcount."
"But how about Martin Lutherr
You wasn't under any special obliga
tions to him."
"No, but my husband was deternlinea
that he must be named after one of
the apostles, and Martin was my choice
of the lot." 'v
An Insanity Plea.
It was during a murder trial. A
witness for the defence was on the
"What do you intend to prove by
this witness?"' asked the Judge.
"That the prisoner is insane," re
plied the attorney.
"Does the witness know anything
about insanity? Is ho an expert?"
"Expert?" repeated the lawyer.
"Well, I should say he was. He knows
all about insanity. Why, your honor,
he has been as crazy as a loon for the
past ten years."
A Lucky Man.
A gentleman bought a ticket in the
lottery from an agent, who selected the
number for him. The ticket Won the
first prize of $150,000. Feeling under
obligations to the agent, the winner
"You can draw on me for $500 a
year as loiig as you live."
"I'd rather have $1,000 in cash," re
plied the agent.
"But man alive, you may live fifty
years yet. Just see what you lose by
taking a thousand down."
"If I agree to take the yearly allow
"l-* you have such good luck that I
drop off next year."
Don't Lead Fast Lives.
"My lads," said a kind old gentleman
to a number of youths who had just
left a beer saloon with cigars in their
mouths one Sunday afternoon, "you
aro too young to indulge in smoking
and drinking. .Sooner or later such
habits will prove your ruin. Beware
of leading a fast life, my boys."
"We don't lead fast lives," one of
them roplied. "We are all district
Then and Now.
TOM MATHEWS, a famous clown, is
living at Brighton, England, 80 years
old, hale and hearty. The jokes lie
used to get off are also hale and hearty,
and much older than eighty years.
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