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Eureka iBailjj Sentinel.
BATURDAY.JPLY 16. 1887. A NKBCirCL JUDGE. The San Francisco Post says there was a curious scene yesterday in Police Court No. I. Judge Ilornblower had to submit, with a sufficiently ill grace, to a public castigation from an officer of bis own court. The provocation which impelled Prosecuting Attorney Coffey to ignore the rules of legal etiquette and denounce the conduct of the infallible bench was glaring enough to justify al most any departure from ordinary cus toms. Judge Hornblower had taken it upon himself, in the temporary absence of the Prosecuting Attorney, to dismiss the case of H. G. Gerdes, charged with manslaughter. The name of the defendant in this case has become familiar recently to every reader of local news, and presum ably is not unknown to Judge Horn blower. Gerdes is the druggist whose carelessness in reading a prescription cost the life of Frank Manley. He put np three grains of morphine, for internal use, in two doses instead of twelve. Each of his doses was sufficient to kill three men. His excuse was that the prescription was illegible, and that he was not acquainted with the toxic effects of morphine. That excuse alone would have been a sufficient offense to demand an investigation, if there had been no human life to answer for. When a pharmacist, licensed to handle deadly drags, declares himself ignorant of the effects of the commonest poison in the whole range of medicine, it is time to take some measures for the protection of his customers. The illegibility of the prescription was no mitigation of the offense of the drug gist. It merely put the physician in the same boat. Gerdes was charged with manslaughter by a Coroner’s jury, and if ever a case should have been sifted his should have been. It was not merely that he had caused the death of one man. That would have been enough, but there was more. His offense was typical. People have been killed in the same way in San Francisco before, and ignorant dealers in poisons have the lives of thousands at their mercy every day. It was the duty of every person in author ity to do his share toward letting in the light upon the reckless methods of blundering practitioners. If Mr. Coffey had been remiss, Judge Hornblower should have compelled him to attend to his duty. Instead of that, the Judge took the first opportunity to drop the case surreptitiously from the calendar, and he now objects to restoring it. There is an additional defendant now in this affair. The investigation of Gerdes should be pushed, and to that we should add an investigation of Judge Hornblower. Perhaps the inflexible jurist whose stern virtue in relation to drunks and disorderly boys has been so obtrusive can explain his remarkable conduct to the public satisfaction. VVe hopo he may. A PROBLEM OF IMMIGRATION. The New York Herald Bays Mr. Pow derly has attracted the attention of the workingmen of the country to the sub ject of immigration. The business de pression which has prevailed in all parts of the world during the last decade has naturally created a certain amount of restlessness among wage workers. In the desire to better their condition, or at any rate to get bread enough for their families, they have rushed in increasing numbers to America. All nationalities, from the extieme uorth to the tropics, have fled from the starvation wages of the continent, and when they reach our shores many of them have nothing but their rags and their rugged physical strength to depend on. As a consequence the competition in all fields of industry is becoming sharper every day. There are crowds of un skilled workmen who snap at any job at auy price as a trout at a fly. If they cannot get full wages, they get what they can and wait for a better oppor tunity. Doubtless there is among them a great deal of the very best material, anil doubtless, also, there are some who will always be a burden on society. Here is a matter in which the wage earners are intensely interested. It is peculiarly their problem. They will re member that months ago the Herald published a long series of articles on the comparative condition of labor in the great cities of Europe and America. We employed expert correspondents, who carefully examined the state of the dif ferent trades abroad, and the result startled the wholo community. It was made evident that the wage earners in all parts of Europe are looking with eager eyes to this country, and hope seme day to share the advantages which aro here afforded. Large numbers of them have already come over, large num bers are on their way, aud still larger numbers are Baviug up their hard earned pennies to accomplish the dream of a lifetime. The Knights of Labor are looking these facts in the face, and it is full time they did so. Interviews with a few of them show that the solution of the prob> lem is at some distance yet. AVDAl'lUtti FUBUIBIM. Hot* a Trvaknry Secretary Has Been Kobbluic the Uorrrsmrnl. A Washington dispatch saya: The ca reer of Osoar J. Harvey, the Treasury Chief of Division, who was arrested Fri day night for a series of brilliant and andacioas forgeries, baa ronsed the Gov ernment officials to an energetio scrutiny of tbe routine of business and ite meth ods that has never been equaled. Tbe fact that the Bacon defalcation was per petrated under the very nose of the Ad ministration, and that tbe Harvey forger ies were carried or for two years with out discovery, has completely knocked politics ont of either matter, and leaves the Administration with nothing to claim on the score of more honest employes aud better business methods than it al ready bag. It was discovered by inquiry at the Treasury Saturday that the auditing of ficers had not the slightest idea of how the disbursing offioers of the Govern ment stand to-day, and that there is not a single disbursing clerk npon whom there is a check placed by any of the present systems of doing business. Harvey’s crimes and bis confession are especially boldly defined by reason of their brilliant background. They possess a bon vivant, an art amateur, an educated and refined soul, a small salary, an expert pen man, and a light moral responsibility — these all form tbe combination that helped to down him. 'Harvey is a handsome and dashing looking man of 36 years, wall edaoated and of literary and legal attainments. He has been very popular, and has moved in the best society. He was a college mate of William T. Smith, tbe late As sistant Secretary of the Treasury, and was appointed largely through bis influ ence. When Smith left his $4,500 secre taryship to become the solicitor of the St. Paul, Minneapolis and Manitoba road, Harvey gave him a dinner which was the talk of Treasury circles for several days. To-day the investigations show that Har vey got $2,500 in cash from the Treasury. Tbe Southern Bourn. Sax Dieoo, July 10.—About the great est achievement in real estate sales so far recorded as the result of the Southern California boom took place yesterday. In tbe morning the Pacifio Coast Land Bureau announced that tbev would sell lots in theoew town of San Miguel, about ten miles from this city, in the Sweet water valley. The town site is just south of tbe lake caused by tbe Sweetwater dam, and is the present terminoB of tbe newly-oompleted motor from SaD Diego. The price was put at $50 per lot, with tbe understanding that they would be raised to day to $100. The excitement was intense, and all day and far into tho night a surg ing crowd besieged tbe office of tbe com pany, keeping the employes busy taking in money and handing out receipts. Up to midnight 3,000 lots had been sold and about $150,000 realized as the result of one day’s sales. From present appear anoes it actually looks as if a large part of tbe population of San Diego has gone wild, aDd tbe probability is that the ad vanced prioe will not make muoh differ ence in the salos to-morrow. A Prodtnble Day’s Work. The United States Circuit Court did a profitable day’s work recently. Seventy fonr ChmameD were brought before it on writs of habeas corpus. They wanted to land and tbe Restriction Act interfered with their wish. But Judge Sawyer re moved this trifling obstruction. The Court had the self-denial to remand two of the Coolies, and thus keeps $35 out of the hands of the Clerk. Every Chinaman who passes through the habeas corpus hopper pays $17 50 in fees to the Clerk for the privilege. The 72 Chinamen admitted stand, therefore, no lesB a sum thaD $1,200. The Clerk of the Cirouit Court has the singular good fortune to be a nephew of Judge Saywer.—Examiner. Tli© World Move©. “ Well, well, it's astonishing bow the young ones of to day play their games,” said an old gentleman the other day as he stood on a corner adjusting his glasses to watch some girls jumping rope on the other side of the street. “Just look at them girls jumpin’ rope with heels tied to their shoes, and, by hookey, they jump two ropes going different ways at the same time. When I was a lad it was as much as wo could do to jump one rope with our plain shoes on.” The girls be referred to had on roller skates and were performing the difficult feat of “ hop scotch ” with a oouple of actively turned ropes.—Phila delphia Call. Another Ofliclnl Thief. Ban Jose, July 12.—In the oount of the money in the City Treasury that has just been made by City Clerk Bodley and the Finance Committee a deficiency of $3,7211 has been discovered. The shortage was found in a tray that should have con tained $14,000 in coin, but which was dummied with half dollars and paper with a covering of gold pieces. Mr. Wilson, the Treasurer, says that the tray it in the same condition as when be took the office, but this version is not accepted by the officials. Arobie McDonald, one of the bondsmen, ban been placed in oharge of the office for the present. A Terrible Flood In Idaho. Poktland, July 12.—Marry, Idaho, ad vices of the 9th instant state that the dam confining the waters of Blossom lake, near there, has given away and a terri ble flood is rushing down through the for est canyon, sweeping all before |t. The entire line of the Thompson road ia along the course of the flood, and much anxiety is felt for the incoming coach and passen gers. Mountain City ia probably swept away, and if many lives are not lost it is a miracle. The telegraph is annihilated for miles, and the entire damage and loss will not be known for several days, “«ot E,rfl.” Reno Gazette: An old lady and two of her daughters, passengers on an emigrant car of laat evening’s west-bound train, “ got left.” They went lo a restaurant on Commercial Row, and while oating saw the train move off. They made a vigor ous effort to catch It, but were unsuccess ful. The old lady for a while was incon solable, but was Anally quieted by beiug told that her baggage would be cared for and that she could leave for her destina tion on this morning’s “ through by day light” train. Mrs. David Geyner, of Richmond, Indi ana, took her horse and buggy and in dustriously brought in voters to the polls, thereby electing her husband Council man by five votes. in VI.NO DOWN A Nil A IT. How liauiberl Frupniril to lieseiie the Fire Vletlum. Id a recent interview with a Ban Fran cisco Call reporter, P. A. Humbert, for merly Superintendent of the Bullion mine, made a statement, of which the fol lowing is a brief summary: “I offered to descend the Gould A Carry shaft to rescue the victims in a diving machine, and telegraphed the offer to Mr. Patton, hut his response was that the shaft had caved; thin, therefore, barred out any help in that direction. Now, I claim that had several divers been nsed. the men on the upper level would certainly have been reached long before the rescuing party got to them; several could have penetrated into the drifts, though filled with gas, and abso lutely packed the men out. I am willing to put a diver on, walk five feet under water or go into a room filled with the most deadly gas and remain for over an hour, lighting apparatus I use an elec trio incandescent light, with a portable battery attached.” The Bull Was master There. A formidable band of bailiffs visited re cently one of tbe largest farms in tbe dis trict of North Wales, now disturbed by tbe tithe war. On presenting themselves at tbe door of the honse tbe bailiffs in quired from the servant if her master was at home. “ No, he is not,” answered the se/vant. ‘‘Is your mistress in?” “Yes, she is. Do you want to see her?” Upon this tbe mistress of tbe honse, a smart, sprightly woman, made her appearance. “Is the master in?” again inquired tbe bailiffs. “ Ob, yes, sure,” was the ready reply; “would you like me to send him to you ? ” “ If you please, missus,” an swered the bailiffs. “ Will you go into the yard and he will be with you directly.” The farmer’s wife then closed tbe front door and passed through the back to tbe farm buildings and unloosened the bull. It came roaring into tbe yard where the bailiffs were awaiting tbe master. “There, this is the master here," called out the dame, as the representatives of the Ec clesiastical Commissioners beat a hasty retreat, mounting the gate and fenoe with tbe greatest alacrity.—St. James’ Gazette. What n Small I»ok »l«t at a Race Track. A New York dispatch of a recent date says: The sport at Brighton Beach vraH interrupted by a serions accideat. In the fourth race a small dog ran across the track, oausing Jesse to swerve and fall, and Wonderment and Pbomosa fell over her. When the three jockeys, who went down with their animals, were extricated, it was found that Chandler had escaped with a severe shock, that Kerber had his right arm broken and that Harris was bleeding and insensible, with bis tongue nearly cut off and hanging out of his mouth, and with other injuries which makes his recovery doubtful. Birthmarks anil CoDteni|»t of Court Judge Tuthill, of Chicago, has added something new to the list of offences against judical authority and dignity. He recently sentenced a dootor and a woman to pay a fine and undergo im prisonment for destroying the birthmark on a baby. As the mark was removed by cutting the flesh away the offenders might have been dealt with for cruelty or even mayhem. But curiously enough they were punished for contempt of court, the contempt being the attempted destruction of evidence—the birthmark—necessary to determine the identity of the child in a case pending in oourt. A Cool Ml nice Bobber. One night last week some unknown per son cleaned up the boxes in T. B. Price’s drift-claim at Cox Bar. After getting the amalgam from the boxes the thief went into the tnnnel, built a fire, and proceeded to retort the gold. After leaving the claim the robber passed Tinsley’s place and, stopping at one of the out houses, very oooly went through the garments of some young fellows who were sleeping there. He then went on bis way, and up to this time has not been discovered, ne is thought to be a Chinaman.—Trinity Journal. Didn’t Know the Uame. Daring fail recent visit to Earope Mr. Blaine w&b asked repeatedly to play draw poker. To all invitations of the kind he answered that be did not know the game. He did not objeot, however, to drinking an oocaiional glass of beer or wine. Npeclal Notice. Charles Ferraris has just received a lot of the genuine K. of L. gloves, and will in the future keep a regular assortment of such goods. They aro particularly adapted for the working class. He is also a dealer in boots and shoes of every description. Custom work a specialty. Repairing neatly done. Prices reasonable. Call and examine for yourselves. Place of business on Main street. * Attention, Art I/ovttrn. J. B. Monaco, the portrait artist will re main in Eureka for a .ow weeks only. Persona desiring good pictures (either in oil or crayons) at very moderate prioos, should avail themselves of the opportunity without delay. Everybody is lnvitod to call and examine his samples at Mouaoo’s photograph gallery. * Hauling. J. W. Brown, having removed from Ruby Hill to the moat oentral part of the distriot, is ready to receive orders to do general hauling. Those desiring his serv ices oan leave their orders at bis residence on Ruby Hill Avenue, formerly oooupiod by U. H. Conklin. * An opportunity to obtain ins traction in the Vocal Art. I will alao Instruct In the Art of Music Reading. I Time, Tone Relations, etc. Special attention will be paid to VOIOE CULTURE. Primary instructions on the Ouitar. Terms REASONABLE. Residence, Spring street, between ltateman and Clark. WILLIAM SAMPSON. Eureka^June 28,1887. j20-lm GRANDEST EXCURSION OF TUE SEASON A Thunderbolt TEz-A-insr ! Arrangements have been made with the Eurek i and Pabsade Railroad Company for the Grandest Excursion that has ever left Enreka. A train of FIVE PASSENGER COACHES Will start from the E. k P. Railroad Depot on the morning of SUNDAY, JULY 17, At 8 o’clock sharp, stopping at Mineral Hill and Union Station, arriving at Palisade at 11:30 a. m , making the run in the fast time of three hours and thirty minutes. Excursionists will find an abundance of pleasure at Palisade in Fishing, Boating, Swimming. There is araplo shade along the banks of tbe Humboldt River. Trees aed Grassy Keaton. Shtdy Nooks end Grottoes. Delightful end Picturesque spots for lunch parties and private gatherings. Returning, t’ie train will leave Palisade at 5 o’clock v m. the same dsy, arriving at Eureka at 8:30 r. m., giving tbe excursi nlsts five and a half hours at Palisade, the moat picturesque spot in Nevada. _ Robinson’s Mammoth Circus, Consisting of three rings in one tent, and the greatest Managerie traveling, will show at Elko on Monday, July 18, and those who wish to gee it will have * splendid opportunity, as fur ther arrangements hxve been made with the Central Pacific Railroad Company for those de siring to go to Elko on this occasion. They can return to Eureka and way points from Palisade on their excursion tickets on Tuesday, tbe 19th Inst Fsre for the round trip to Palisade and re turn to Eureka ONLY $2 50. Children from 5 to 12 years, tl 50; under 5, free. On acconnt of the heavy expense attached to this excursion, it is uederstood that lOO NAMES Must be subscribed before the Excursion can take place. The subscription book is now open at the Postoffice bookstore. DON’T MISS THE OPPORTUNITY. J9-td TASSELL BROTHERS MAIN ST., EUREKA, NEV. WE DESIRE To INFORM THE, public that w« are now reeelT-l lng a Urge (apply of Fall and Winter Goods Selected and purchased by Mr. George Tsssell, of tbe firm of Tsssell Bros., with special ref erence to the present wants of the people of Enreka and vicinity, among recent receipts may be mentioned afnll lino of Gents' Lsdles’ and Children's Rubber Good*; Gent*', Boys' and Youths’ FINE CALF BOOTS AND SHOES, Ladles’and Misses' Calf and Goat heavy-but ton Boots and Balmorals. These goods, which are of the latest stylo, and made by the beat manufacturers of California and the East, will be sold at prices in keeping with the times. Eureka, November 10,1886. nll-tf NO POISONOUS POMES! ASK FOR Vulcan Powder, And take no other. The beat and most uniform Powder In the market For sale at R. BADLER’8, Or VULCAN POWDER CO., jyl 218 California street, San Francisco. TO CONTRACTORS T)ID8 will be received to AND IN -D eluding August 5 for patting an Iron roof on the Schoolbouse in the town of Eureka AU the materials to be furnished by tho con tractors. The right Is reserved to reject any and all bids. For particulars Inquire of W. H. STOWELL, Clerk of the Eureka School Board. Eureka, July 6,1887. Jy7-td FOR SALE. A LOT OF HORSES, MABE8 AND COLTS. 'V belonging to tbe estate of J. M. C'omaita, deceased, will bo sold shortly. For particulars, Inquire of CHARLES FEURAKIS. jy9-2w • Main street. Eureka. For the T ■ • Weak.Nerv rree I realise™, How to re gain p^^'Home Treatment. tor Nervotm and Mental diaeaare. TRIAD BENT Addreaa, DR. J. W. BATE & OO. 283 8 Clark atreet, a8-dkw Ohioaoo. WEAK, NERVOUS MEN Suffering from Nervom Debility, Premature Decliue, Exhausted Vitality, Weakness of Body and Mind, etc., we will send you full par ticulars of the only safe and natural home cure free of charge. Address Heidelberg do. 268 W. nth etnot, New York. aa-arud&w Read Carefully. 0-A.XjXj at BERG’S , And oonvince yourselves that yon oan purchase, this season, a oheaper and bet ter assortment of NICE, FRESH GOODS Than from any other bonse East of Ban Franciseo. Prices on All Goods Greatly Retail To suit the times. I buy my goods for cash, and am enabled to sell them cheaper than anybody. I am constantly receiving large stocks of Groms and frovisions! And will sell them at bedrook prices. I have a very fall stock of Liquors of All Kinds ! And of the Best Brands. Fruits tb Nuts, Of this year's crop. FRENCH AND DOMESTIC CANDIES Recoived by every train. CELERY,CAULIFLOWER and LETTUCE By every train. TURKEYS, CHICKENS, DUCKS AND SEESE, In great abnndance, very nice; can't be better in any market, and soil them at way down prices. Gall and examine the goods and prices, and see if what I tell you is not cor rect. B. BERG, Main street, Eureka. dlt-tf To The Front! GENERAL MERCHANDISE. JOE HAUSMANN, Adjoining Mrs Brown's Restaurant, East Bide of North Main street, WILL SELL AS CHEAP AS ANY OTHER House in Eureka, Constantly increas ing stock ol Crocories, Hardware, Crockery and Glassware. Keeps a full line of the best manufacturers of Cutlery, Furniahlug Goods. Not Iona, etc. Hie Sporting Emporium la replete with Shot guns, Rifles, Piatola. Powder, Shot and Car tridge* of all deacriptlon* at the lowcat fig gurea. Specialty In fresh butter and Egga. Fruit and Vegetables, Nuts and Candies. New Goods received by every train. Call and get pricea. Eureka, Nevada, June 4, 18gT. j5-tf RE-OPENED. The Jackson House. Only Fire-Proof Hotel in Eastern Nevada. MAIN STREET, EUREKA. The roomb ajie hard finished, new. Ijt and elegantly furnlebed, and are apa clone. Single Rooms or In Suites. Vae lie All the Beonu. Oonneoted with the Hotel la the FINEST BAR-ROOM IN THE STATE * . a .AND THE.... BEST DINING ROOM IN EASTERN NEVADA A. 1ACHSOS, Proprietor. Formerly of tbo Jackacn Honae, at Hamilton Corner of Clark Street, EUREKA.NEVADA. SINGLE & DOUBLE ROOMS Terms Reasonable. By tie Day, Week or Monti ED. ROBERTS, Proprietor. Enreke, Nevada, April 91, 1888. a99.tf CANDY STORE FOR SALE. / AWING TO AN INCREASE IN THE RES V-' taurant business, and wishing to make more room for the purpose of accommodating my customers, I am desirous of disposing of my Candy business, which I will sell at a low valuation (or cash, If an early application is made. MRS. JULIA BROWN. Eureka, June M, 1887. J26-tf FOR RENT. The brick building formerly oc cupted by the Knight Brothers, 1* for rent. For particulars, apply to B. F. McEWBN. Eureka, April 1,1887. a2 tf BE PREPARED. 1AM MAKINO MY SPICED PRESSED Corned Beef ,for Picnics, Miners' and Fam ily use. GEORGE BAILEY, Agent, nrtll-tf Next door to the Postottice. pOR THE FOURTH OF JULY. Boys' Watches with Chains „ Cents’ Watches with Chains,|q AH warranted to keep Corret Time. AT STRAUS’ Pioneer Jewelry sit Eureka, June l, l, 1807. J0HNW7LAMBERT, North Main Ntreet, Knrrka, ..DBALES TE GROCERIES_S_PROVISIONS .ALSO. All Kinds of Fresh Fruits. Fresh Fish Received Every Country Produce a Specialty FOR OAflH, I Will lell floods nh.. than any house in town * e®**W on°Miln a" re""”''* ** 0Dtfl*' “th* «<* Knreka, Feb. 8. 1888. f ^ INSURANCE NOTICE. rVDBING MY ABSENCE FROM EUREKA Mr. W. E. Griffin will take fall chariot all my 1 MU ranee bueineea heretofore conducted me- __ A. A. ANDRE. The undersigned, successor to A. A. Andn, will continue the Insurance Business in all its branches, will attend to all renewals, audio, llcite new business. Ornci in the Eureka County Bank Bniidisf W. E. GBIFFIN. Eur ka, January M, 1887. jaJ5-« Tie Ha County M (Bncceaaor to Paiton k Co.) Capital Stock, i 3100,000 WU^nnY AND BELL EXCHANQE OS "* Han Frauclaco. New York. Loodon and 1 the principal Eastern and European Cities. Directors: M. D. FOLEY, DANIEL MFYEH, It. K. MORRISON, B. GILMAN, U. DONNELLY. M. D. FOLEY.Prritdent H. T. HOADLEY.Caahlet W. E, GRIFFIN.Aaalatant Cashier Hilling Hint Other Block* Honght ami Nolil on t'onnuUalon. Enreka, March 25,1885. mh26-tf OYSTER SALOON Clop Hoose and Coofecliwi Main itreet, one door north of Poetofflce, MRS. JULIA BROWN, : : PROPRIETRESS, OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. Oytlere reeelretl <1 telly by enpreee and all the delloaelei of the market kept conetanily on hand. ELEGANT PRIVATE ROOMS. The only place In Eureka where CiNDT maunfactared. Freeh and Choice OaLdlee (M eale, either wholeeale or retail. BUREAU HOTEL, (Formerly the Turner Home), Noiitli Kulu Street, Knreka, P. McElroy, s i Proprietor. This old established hotel has just been thoroughly renovated maw paired, tnd will be kept In Ibe beat ®eM« for the oomfort and accommodation of gue.». ■Loom*, Single or in Snitei. Lodgings, 80c, 78e and Board, 87 per week, Meal* BOe The beat In the market will be ,erTe<1' The Bar la atocked with the beat brandi of Wlnos, Liquors and Gig*" The Railroad Ooaoh takes Passenger* ^ from the Depot. " Dissolution Notice. Tub copartnership 5*^5° k!B?. existing between O. C. and Reid and E. O. Junes In the tlacksnil pjM ranching business In Eureka and " iiM0]ved. counties, State of Nevada, has been . in E. 0. Jones having sold hii '“^tire la the blacksmlthing busiueis. and n whlto terest In the Warm Springs K ‘nc >, horse*' Pino county, Nevada, consisting nocl cattle, calves, and the various »PP j,»»apb thereunto belonging to the nacu hlBg Hancock. The blsck.m thing andl r» tW business will hereafter be conducted » name of 0.0. i'ali”!'** All person* harta* account* «•*»•* tb*d ,11 wili plea*e present them Immediate >* «>t person* Indebted to the old Ann lie up ** won *s ‘)0,“b(le'c.'K">aLI£KT * CO. Eureka, June 3,1887. WANTED, IMMEDIATE!.], (f-WSSs m2U-tf Union City, Enrek.|county* Notice. Mrs. H. Zottman’a bathing establish ment is now open, and those desiring either hot or cold water baths have an op portnnity of doing so for the small sum of 25 oerts each. Also those wishing to take swimming h-.*bs "an do so at the same pr se. Swimming to commenoe at 8 o’clock p. m., and continue until mid night. *