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LARGEST, C iEAPEST AND BEST PAPER IN IDAHO. ONLY $3 25 PER ANNUM. Posingr paid. AGED ONE HUNDRED AND NINE. A Queer Old Citizen of Troy—Hie Habits and Opinions. [From the Troy Prees, August 13.] He is right here in Troy and his name is John Henry Blackwell, and lie lias seen 108 summers (when Au gust is .out) and 109 winters. He was therefore born in the spring. John Henry lives in a little old house in the hollow, beside a babbling but nasty little brook, just off Lincoln av enue, under the bill. The bouse is an old-style frame, with wooden shutters and has stood where it now stands about forty-five years. Neither out side nor in has ever been molested by a painter. The bouse is weatherbeat en like its owner (for Blackwell owns it), and looks us if the ups and downs of this world bad bad no effect upon it. John Henry lives all alone in the bouse. It cannot be called bachelor's ball, because John Henry is not a bach elor. He has been married, but it was so long ago that be lias almost forgot ten bow it feels. IIis hems'* is not a ball either. It is more like a den or a hermitage. No o::** is ever invited in to the place, and no one is ever al lowed to look into it unless he does so stealthily. John keeps the doors and windows securely ia^tetiei], and at »light he never uses a fight unless he is looking for something that lias been mislaid in the chasm of disorder that exists there. Then be uses a tallow candle. He is not very sociable. He has lived so long that he imagines the ipresent generation is a pack of fools, and he a wise iiiun. The first state ment may be ail right, but there is (room for debate <»n the fitMe'-. John Henry is an Irishman,and has been in this country sixty years. He (lived in New York fifieen years, and i remembers the city when it was. la* says, no bigger than Troy. He has lived in Troy forty-fire years, and rec ollects Troy as a small country vil lage. He lost his wife fifty years ago. Ho bad three sons and one daughter, but they have all gone to the other world, and now the old man is alone. He has lived alone for twenty-five years, ever since bis daughter died, who was years old. He has no rela tives now, having outlived the whole of them, grandchildren and all. About ninety years ago he learned the tailoring business, and has worked in different cities, but within the last thirty years he has lived in a very mysterious way. He does not work, but goes away sometimes for weeks at a time, nobody knows where. He returns as mysteriously as he goes, and seems to have money. Of late years he has turned his attention somewhat to the study of medicine; and not only the study, but the prac tice. He imagines that he can cure any disease, and will always solicit a trial of his skill on any one whom he sees sick or suffering. Instances have been known where he has re lieved pain and cured illness, but in more cases an opposire effect has fol lowed. Blackwell seems as vigorous as a man of 50. In fact, he is the type of a very lively old man. He can walk a mile without a caue as fast as al most any one 75 years younger. He never rides. He is a thorough pe destrian. He was never on a street car, and only once on a railroad. Then he went to Albany on the cars, got lost there, and walked back. He thinks jackasses superior to horses for general use, and often expresses surprise that they are not in use» The old man may not be aware of it, but the jackasses are just as humorous as ever; they have two legs, though, in stead of four, and are balky. Black well will not ride behind a horse. It is against tbe principles. He believes in anciant instead of modern civiliza tion. The good old oriental times are the times for him. He believes in an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth. He is opposed to lawyers, and puts no faith in newspapers. Religiously speaking, John Henry Blackwell is a Protestant. He scarcely ever goes to church, however, but he evidently reads the Bible, as he is conversant with its passages. He has no fear of death, and acts as though he expects to live forever. A Word for the Sparrows.—H ow much longer will there be sparrow clubs and sparrow prizes? They must he the result of want of observation. A œw light broke in upon my bailiff yesterday as he saw flights of spar rows busily engaged in our field of peas, appropriating the "louse" which was injureing the plant and stopping its growth. I am a great believer in birds and poultry as farmers' friends, and this belief has been produced not only by reading the opinions and facts of others, but from thirty years of ob servation of their habits. My gardner was an invetorate enemy to birds, and destroj'ed their nests in my shrub berry, and in consequence there was always a complaint of grab and oth er destructive insects; but when I put a firm veto against the destruction, my garden was filled with uninjured produce. In fact, if you have grub and insect in your garden, stock it with birds and poultry, and you will no longer complain. In very dry wea ther, when worms and insects are scerce you must protect your fruit. Just now I see lots of my poultry among the young mangel or the tares, "appropriating" my enemies. But I have so often said that my best corn crops are within fifty feet of the fowl house, where the crops from the day of their sowing untill harvest under gy poultry examination, that I will not again trouble your readers with detailes. One mnst have confidence with only a bushel an acre of seed wheat at their incrcy. Let me warn those who do away with all their fence that there should be belts of shrubberies, not only as breeding places for birds, but also for shelter from strong prevailing winds.—[J. J. Mcchi, in the Isle of Man Herald. ■ ■■ - The letter of Mr. Jeff. Davis on the subject of the recent protest against his delivering the .address to the Win nebago (III.) agricultural fair, is a model of calmness and forbearance. It ought to make every man of the yahoos who have been kicking up all the fuss feel how contemptible and mean he is. The following is a specimen of the "clear" logic, for which Chicago is proverbial: Let no one sneer at the mud foundation of Chicago; We have reason to be proud of it. It requires genious to build a great city in a mud-» hole. Anybody could build a great city on a rock.-^-[Chicago Tribune. How a man can afford.to give away an eighteen dollar chromo With a pound of dollar tea ptizzles people who don't know the immense profits made on teas.—[Detroit Free Press. There are people who think that the Jack rabbit is only a narrow-gaxigQ mule.—[St. Joe*. Herald.