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NEWS DEALER TOBACCO and cigars, ^iLnitEX'.S toys, AH of which will b« ^ fj iu cheap foe cASff.-^a* J? Book, *r lln(, ' not tutind in my »lock. tJ.** **»tern !,, ^ r<11 r, < l * n Ox* »horte»! pnnMbl« ^*i-4 e»'., Vi 1 * fur »<» «loin#being »Pftlaium. iJmie l2 lin3lt • h as (^? ,olati#n Wotlce. ni£ A 5 fN E ÄS u * ** U E U ETO C 2 ' 11 tW u!j bc, , w f* n Fu*ter and-I*e ' ' ,r * Hum« Hotel, tad doin« bu*i 5T** lr R' Em/sV 11 nj "V uf y outer Jc PeU-r»oa, at 'u an i V - L T - ' « been ,h*uol*«l V u| |, r • A * r - h ••ater in*mg purcb«ocd Ihe Wl ^ fuuuuuu to uuaduci ihm ,. m berrtotor*. receive ùr ®. *ud pty all the llablliUM T. Job nary JOHN rosiKik nm-vtj THE . _ _ j WEEEL7 WORLD J 11 j LARGEST, CHEAPEST AND BEST : j J PAPER IN IDAHO. $5.00 PER ANNUM. Hostage paid. ! ; t ■ j Origin and Secrecy of Inventions._ A century ago wluit a man discovered in the arts he concealed. Workmen were put upon oath never to reveal the process used by their employers. Doors were kept closed, visitors were rigorously excluded from admission, and false operations blinded workmen themselves. The mysteries of every craft were hedged in by thickset fences of ctnpiracle pretentious and judic.al affirmation. The royal manu* factories of porcelain, for example, wen* carried on in Europe with a spir it of jealous exclusiveness. Ilis Maj esty of Saxony was especially circum spect. Not content with the oath of secresy imposed upon his people, he would not abate his kingly suspicion in favor of a brother monarch. Neith er king nor king's delegate might (Mi lter the tabooed walls of Meissen. What is erroneously called the Dres* I II porcelain—that exquisite pottery ot which the world has never seen the like—was manufactured for two hun dred years by a process so secret that neither the bribery of princes, nor the garrulity of the operatives never re vealed it. Other discoveries have been less successfully guarded, fortu nately for the world. Thu manufac ture of tinware in Europe originated il. u «loin» secret. Feiv readers need J to be informed that tinware is simply jtl.il, iron plated with tin by being 11 **"U > nt " the molten medal. In theory j it is an easy matter to clean the sur face of iron; dip it into a bath of the I boiling tin and remove it envolopod I with the silvery metal to a place ft.rj .....In pi act ice, however, the* : process is one of the most difficult i»J jthe arts. It was discovered in jhnid and guarded from publicity with the utmost vigilance for nearly half a century. England tried in vain to dis-j •cover the secret, until James Sherman, j a ( ornish miner, crossed the channel, J insinuated himself master of the secret and brought it home. I he secret of manufacturing cast steel was also stealthily obtained, and is now within the reach of all artisans. Van Buren and His Father.—J ohn Van Buren —"the Prince"—sonof Mar tin, had, in his early days, some hab its not approved of by bis father. On one occasion, while his father was (President, John visited Washington ! and stopped at Willard's Hotel. One ; morning the President called at his t rooms, and, after a kindly greeting, ■ said to him—"John, I had hoped you j would sometime prove to be a worthy representative of our family, but I fear you never will; in fact, I am convinced that von will bring disgrace rather than reflect credit upon it." "Father" said John, "you may think because you happen to he President of the Uni ted States, that you are something more than an ordinary man, but per mit me to say that you will never be known in history except as the Father of John Van Burcti." The Jewish Messenger thus fixes the supreme period of man's life. I 1 roni forty to sixty, a man who has properly regulated himself may be considered as in the prime of life. His natural strength of considers him almost im pervious to the attack of disease, and experience has given his judgment the soundness of almost infallibility. His mind is resolute, firm and equal; all bis functions are in^the highest order; he assumes the mastery over business; builds up a competence on the founda tion be lias laid in early manhood, and passes through a period of life atten ded by many gratifications. Fighting an Alligator.—M onday af ternoon, says the Quitman (Ga.) Re porter, a party of eight or ten met at the Okapilco Creek to seine the differ ent lakes and "eddies" alotig the run of the creek between the turnpike and railroad bridges. Nothing unusual transpired on this occasion until late in tho afternoon, when, in seining a deep lake formed by a bend in *tl»e channel of the stream, the seine be came so heavy and difficult to drag that it was concluded that it was hung to a root or log on the bottom. Eum De vane, a lad 16 years of age, went under for the purpose of disen tangling the seine. Upon reaching the bottom, a distance of some six or seven feet, lie found what lie supposed to be a log, and embracing it started to the surface of the water with it. Ilis surprise as well as that of the par ty can better be imagined than ex pressed, when upon rising, the sup posed log was found to be an alliga tor. As soon as the water's surface was reached the infuriated monster, taking in the situation at a glance, made a terrific lunge at Devane, and striking him in the breast, knocked him into deep water, and, continuing the attack, caught him between his vice-like jaws around the waist Seeing the danger of thair comrade j ,| K . rcs t of the party sprang to liis re dip-^jef. Fortunately for Devanc be was j upon the outside and the alligator was i ,h e inside of the seine, which, i | lc i|, strong uid firmly held at eacli end, somewhat impeded the vicious reptile in his attack. This, together j with the prompt and fearless action 0 f the entire party, who seized his al Hol-jligatorship by the tail ami legs and ^commenced to use their knives on him 'diligently, is all that saved the life of L„ in Devane. He was finally extri jcuted Iran the jaws of the maddened monster, and escaped with u few painful, though not dangerous bruises and bites. The alligator was about eight feet in length, and it was with difficulty that six or eight strong and courageous men succeeded, after in serting their knives in several tender places, in bringing him ashore. He fought desperately as long as life las ted, and in his dying moments he set up a deafening roar almost equal to that of a lion. American Inventions .«Abroad. —The great American inventions, which have been adopted all over the world, are the following: 1 .—The cotton gin, without which the machine, spinner and the power loom would be helpless. 2.—The planing machine. 8 .—The grass mower and grain reaper, ■t.—The rotary printing press. 5 — Navigation by steam. 6 .—The sew ing machine. 7.—The India rubber industry. 8—The maclrine manufac ture of horseshoes. 10 .—The sand blast (for carving). 11.—The gauge lathe 12 .—The grain elevator. 13. —The artificial manufacture of ice on a large scale. 14.—The electro-mag net, and its practical application, by Henry and Morse. 15.—The only successful composing machine for printers. —..... .. ■ ' --— Wendell Phillips speaks of the Vene tians using paper money. Doubtless Othello had just received his pay in currency when he exclaimed. "He who steals my purse steals trash!" The French Republicans have got a nickname for the Prince Imperial. Thev call him "Iuvasion IV." Napoleon, when in the height of lib power, being once at Amiens, whilst traversing the square, in the midst of the acclamations of the inhabitants who had assembled around him, cast his eyes upon the multitude, and per ceived, in one of the corners of the square, a stone-cutter who had not been induced to quit 1 rs work by the curiosity which animated the crowd by whom he was surrounded The in difference of this man excited the cu riosity of Napoleon. He wished to know something about him; and, pass ing through the crowd, urged on his horse until he arrived close to him. "\\ hat are you doing there?" said Na poleon. The workman raised his eyes and recognized the Emperor. "1 am cutting stone." "You have served un der me," quickly observed the Empe ror, who recognized an old soldier. "It is true, sire." "You were present at the campaign of Egypt—you were a brigadier in such a corps?" "Yes, sire." "Why have you quitted the service?" "Recause I had completed my time, and obtained my discharge." "I arn sorry for it; you were a brave man—I shall be happy to do for you anything in mv power; say, what do you require of me?" "That your Ma jesty will leave me to cut my stone in quiet; my work suffices me; 1 am in want of nothing." This fact brings to mind the interview of Diogenes with Alexander; but the modest pride of the Greek philosopher was not equal to the reply of the stone-cutter. But we would like to hear of a re tired brigadier in these days that would prove so modest when prof fered assistance. The Age of Trees.—A correspondent of the New York Tribune writes: "Mr. Nailor requests me to inform him whether I had ever counted the tings in the growth of timber in order to test whether each ring represents only a year's growth. I most cordially comply with his request, and will say that 1 have, and am satisfied of its cor rectness. But in order to be more fully assured, (as I am about to make a record of my faith) I went to my grove this afternoon, where I had or dered some trees cut, and first counted a chestnut stump cut in 1872, ami found by counting the heart stem (a mere pipe stem) as one year the rings couited 31, and by adding the bark would make 32, which would corres pond with the age of tlæ tree. I then counted two trees, cut to-day, which numbered 33, adding the bark, makes 34, these also corresponding with the age of the trees. I therefore conclude that with this variety of timber the rule holds good, and presume it holds equally good with most of all other varieties. There is no tradition about the time of planting these trees, for I know the year that 1 bought the pro perty, ( 1839) and I know the seed was planted in 1840, the following spring. Recently a foreign embassy sought the assistance of the English police to find a young girl who had just become the heiress of many millions. The in structions weie vague, and the task was necessarily given to one of the keenest detectives. At the end of six weeks the detective reported at head quarters and handed in his resigna tion. "Well," said • lie chief, "and what about the young girl?" "I found lier about a month ago in a dress maker's shop," was the reply. "And what then?" "I married her 3 ester day, and this morning I have just re ceived her six millions."