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IDAHO CITY TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1877,. Correspondence from all parts of the country solicited. One of the wise men of Wisconsin now in session at Madison has intro duced a bill offering $1,000 "for the invention of a machine to take the place of horses on farms." A commit- tee should be appointed to investigate the gentleman's motives. He proba bly intends engaging in the manufac- ture of mules, and wants through this legislation to secure a bonus. Such selfishness in deplorable.—- Chicago Times. - - West Virginia has strengthened to Rome extent her representation in the Senate by the election of Hon. Frank Hereford for the shortterm. Without having conspicuous ability Mr. Here ford is a competent legislator, with untiring energy and thoroughly im bued with the national spirit. The late Speaker Kerr trusted him implic itly, and used to speak of him as one of the most promising young men in the South. Senator Davis is re-elect ed for the long term. The following report gives some idea as to the amount of wickedness in die national capital: Mr. Gatchell, the new Superintend <fct> of Police, reported to the Police Bowd lately that he had found seven VlTT suspected gambling houses, sev enty-one houses of ill-fame, a hundred and seventy-six places where liquor is sold without a license and twenty-five assignation houses. He has expressed his determination to rid the city of these places, and will commence move ments in this direction immediately. . The following is from the message of Governor Drew, of Florida: " Now that a very large constitu ent element of our population is re leased from bondage and intrusted with the power of the ballot, a system of free schools has become a means of self-preservation. To educate the col ored race and fit them to exercise t Le privilege of voting intelligently—to perform all the sacred rights of tree men, to enjoy their liberty, to become wise and good citizens—imposes up on us a task to perform, a responsibil ty from which we cannot escape. Then let us set about the work cheerfully. No Faith in Telegraphy.— About 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon a woman along with a vas seen staggering satchel in either hand, her nose red from the cold, and her face wearing anything but a genial smile. As she reached Fourth street, a man came round the corner, carefully bundled up and smoking a fifteen cent cigar. "You great beast!" shouted the woman, dropping the satchels. "Got home, eh," he replied, smiling complacently. "Yes, I've got home, and why didn't you meet me at the depot? Didn't 1 telegraph you?" "Yes, but I've got so that 1 don't believe anything sent over the Asso- ciated Press wires, and I had no idea you'd come. In fact, I bet four silk hats you wouldn't; and now you've made me loose the pile." - »-»-4 - Eclipses in 1877.—There will be five eclipses in 1S77, viz: A total eclipse of the* moon on February 27th, visible in the United States, n partial eclipse of the sun on March 14th, visi ble in Western Asia; a partial eclipse of the sun on August 8th, visible in Alaska, Kamtchatka and the North Pacific Ocean; a total eclipse ot the moon on August 23.1, partially visible in the Eastern and Southern States, and a partial eclipse of the sun on September 7th, visible in South Amer ica. The sort of clothes Chancery suits. awyers like Ample credit for ingenuity as well as à kind of immortality, will be aehîeVed by a certain French chemist, If he' proves that he can do what he boasts that he can. He claims that he has discovered certain chemical preparations by which the human body can be petrified to the solidity and du lability of Granite. Whether or not lie has ever really accomplished this feat, we do not very explicitly learn; but there is something temptingly glossy and ornamental in the word "ivorine," which is the name he gives to the human form when thus brought )y science into the plight of Lot's wife. It need scarcely be. said that, should success crown the efforts of this worthy chemist, quite a revolu tion in many respects would take place. What need, then, of cemeter ies, or of long and learned discussions about cremation, ending mostly in ver bal srnoke. Every family might then then have its gallery of statues, an cestors picturesquely poised jn the :'ront garden, lares and penates start ingly visable in the corners, and tnay iap supporting ornamental chimney jiece. What *the world will have missed that this discovery was not made before! We might have seen Cæsar, not " dead and turned to clay," nor stopping a hole to keep the wind away," but stately and statuesque, standing with heavy brow in the Ro man capital. We might behold Shaks jeare, and nevermore be perplexed whether the Chandow or Stratford like ness was the best. Washington's own self might have been one of the sen satiotis of the Centennial. The art of the sculptor would be confined to pure Iy imaginary, and cities would only have to mount their illustrious dead ot: "ivorine" horses, which they bestrode in life, wherever a monument to de parted greatness was needed. The world, indeed, would soon be peopled with its dead, illustrious and obscure. According to the decision of Judge Strong, the Government cannot con sider itself a preferred creditor of the Centennial Board of Finance. 11 is opinion declares that the language used in the bill relating to the Govern ment contribution Was the ordinary language of an appropriation, not of a loan; that under that view of the case, the stockholders must first be satisfied before the Government claim can be admitted; that there can be no "prof its," in the usual acceptation of the word, till the capital stock has been refunded, and that if there arc no claim. Under ibis ruling, the United States Treasury will get nothing, arsi the stockholders will receive about eighty cents on the dollar of their shares. The case will be appealed to the Supreme Court. Moslem Briests in the Field.— Had the Turkish soldier been well led, lie would have gone straight to Belgrade, and the whole business would have been settled forthwith. It has always been a beautiful sight to see him go into battle. Even the Sofia battalions caught the spirit of the soldier and went into action like men. I remem ber a very striking instance. It was towardseveningtime when Tchcrnaeffs newly-arrived Russians were trying to fight their way up the face of our po sition at Kesavel. It was clear some body must stop them, and they were sheltered from our guns by the wood below. The Softas were called up, got into line, "dressed," and ordered to double down the hill. For a mo ment there was comparative silence, naught but the rattle of musketry and artillery was heard. The priests were gathering inspiration—it was their first battle-field. Then with one voice they shouted "Allah!" and with this religious appeal they dashed into the woods. Ill fared it with Russian and Serb that day; for the Softas went on passing between the trees and searching for the foe, which, when found, they incontinently de stroyed. There was no more cheer ing until we reached the village at the end of the wood and the last Serb had fled. Then there was. another loud shout, which told that the priests had won their maiden fight and were victorious.— London Telegraph , ..... ... 1 . ..... A Fish of Seven Colors and Three Tails.— Mr. Gill, of Martin, Gillett & Co., of Baltimore, Md., has just re turned from Japan, bringing with him a rare and beautiful fish, never before seen in this country, and which he has very kindly loaned to the New York Aquarium. The peculiar features are several brilliant colors and three sep arate and distinct tails, all of which die Japanese claim are the result of many and successful years of the most careful breeding. A number of at tempts have been made to introduce this fish into American waters, but this is the only instance of success. A tank, suspended like a compass, to avoid the ship's motion, was especial ly constructed, and then, notwithing the greatest care, attention and con stant watching, out of eighty-eight only seven survived the journey. The remaining six that Mr. Gill has have spawned, resulting in fifty young fry, which exhibit all the peculiarities of the originals. It is Mr. Gill's inten tion, as soon as he has a sufficient stock, to give some of them to per sons who will endeavor to raise them. The fish loaned to the aquarium is a most magnificent specimen, and ex hibits all the several beautiful colors in perfection. He was Satisfied.— A young married man of extremely jealous disposition recently visited one of the most fa mous clairvoyants in the qjtv. to Being know far from home, he wanted what his wife was doing. " She is looking out of the window, evidently expecting some one." "That is strange," said Benedict; "who can she expect?" " Some one enters the door, and she caresses him fondly," went on the clairvoyant. " It can't be!" exclaimed the excited husband. " My wife is true to me." . " Now he lays his head in her lap and looks tenderly in her eyes." " It is false, I'll make you pay dear ly for this!" yelled the jealous hus band. " Now he wags his tail," said the medium. The green-eyed monster subsided, and Mr. Younghiisband cheerfully paid over his five dollars. -—---—--- Mount Ararat. —The present fash ion of mountain-climbing counts an other triumph. Mount Ararat has been successfully ascended by Mr Bryce, of Lincoln's Inn. This is be lieved to be either the third or fourth ascent, the first having been made by Parrot in 1834, and the second by Abich in 1850. The mountain is 17, 212 feet in height, and the last 4,000 feet had to bo climbed alone, and the Cossack escort refusing to go further. The Armenians of the neighborhood Relieve the mountain to be accessible, and insist that Noah's Ark still re mains upon the summit. As moun tain's go, however, Ararat is not par ticularly a hard one to climb. The peak is a sugar-loaf peak of volcanic origin, covered with snow, and as no glaciers descend the mountain there are none of their added dangers to meet. The appointment of the commission to decide on the law points and dis putes between two candidates for the Presidency is like appointing eight Mohommedans and seven Christians to decide which is the best religion. The Marioo>a Gazette: The*new and powerful machinery in course of erection the past two years for the Mariposa tunnel, is completed. ...... . » ♦ « ---— A company is being formed at San Diego to build a railroad to Yuma on the direct line of the Texas Pacific. Negotiations are s< on to be opened between Turkey and Servi* J GRAND BALL 'V mm. to be given by J. W. DAVISON, on MONDAY EVENING, FEB. 12TH, in Anderson's Hall. FiLACSB.VXX.XiX:. FLOOR MANAGERS: S. AV. AVull, J. C. Fox, I.*S. Weiler and John M. Danskin. All are invited. Tickets, (including supper), $5.00. ST. PATRICK'S BALL. basât Will be given by MRS. A. FRENCH, Oil Friday Evening, March 16, 1877, in THE SCHOOL HOUSE, IDAHO CITY. Floor Managers: JAMES MURPHY, JOHN O'DONNELL S. \V. WULFF, R. W. TOMPKINS. All are invited. Tickets (including supper), *5. A I.EX. DA NS KIN. JOHN M. DANSKIN (Successor« to A. Danskin.) Dealers n Grenei al Morelia ndise GRANITE CREEK, BOISE CO-, I. T f Th«- most complete and commodious slorc, and the most extensive stn.-k of goods to In* "found iu l*o se county, outside of Idaho City. Uur stock of goods comprises TIN WAKE, G I, ASS, yUF.ENS and hardware. GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS SADDLES AND HARNESS, MINER'S OUTFITS, DRYGOODS, CLOTHING BOOTS k SHOES, <»nd, In short, every thing that is demanded in the the market; and vre SELL FOR CASH CHEAPER tkan any other house in Boise countv. Call and see our goods and learn our prices, an i we will maek it to your advantage to ♦ iy if u*. Augl-tf DANSKIN BROS. rnis rATER is on ras wmi • ere Aivertlikg Contracts cubenukL G. F. ANDERSON, WATCHMAKER AND JEWELÉ3, door bolaw Marre'a tim aboy>, Ma!b tti ooI, Idaàe City. wl»hoa to say that watch«« »ent U h!» for rapafr» wiU not oaly b» promptly attondod to. but tko work will bo aatUfacturially aad faithfully don*. Solid Gold Kings and Jewelry Mad« to ordar at raaaoBablo prloea. I have just received a splendid ansort m*nt of JXIWXIXjRX for the HOLIDAYS.. b»AB0 Cm, Ao«. 24—tf. J M M im** To the Working Claaa —'ll at ____ '»til « employment at which"yea ci» **» ftr«*, 111 VAhl* Awn lnnolifi** «au ___ m your own localitiee, without V* 1 to»» i** home orer night. Agente wait*??* '*»j f J and county to take eubecribers f 0 , tk * t «7 Record, the largwt publication i nt , Ih * -L6 page», 64 columns; Term* $1 per year. Mhe R,^!5 tl 7 *Ü«»tS* whatever is of iuterest connected ÏÏÎJ* alyear. The Great Exhibitional fully illustrated in detail. 1. Everybody whole people feel great interest H. Centennial Birthday, and want to kl? ,Ir An elegant patrioik crayon inSS* «U»* ore is nresented free to each •ubscrttl?**** wii tied, "In Remembrance of th« ön/S* 1 '. It it ▼er»ary of the Size, 23 by 30 — cessful agent, for but »how the Dan. to ***i». and hundred» of «ubscribers are Piein£ •rywhere. There mne buein.^ ^^ this at present. We have ffiany^.T 1 making as high as $20 per. «ay and »2 U the time: don't delay. Km ing to give the business a trial, gendf 40,41 B °tW lars, terms, and »ample copy of Dan ;® r °, Ur eirco. sent free to all who apply; do it Unhî! ' * hich outfit free to those who decide to enaL Co ®Plit* n4 JC t u ii °" , - >Pd their,OD8 ini &***** mem the T best of agents. Addr#»», daujjht era «Mk# CENTENNIAL RECORD, Portly ^ * K a» !?-< Ol üi 5 ni g ü co * sa JN JEWEL»* Tl D. IÎ. Kimmel jewelry store at the OLD has reope STAND, ned tb* on ZtVTcilix Street. lie keeps everythin- In that llt> c SHIRT-STUDSTOFIHEGOLD WATCHES' Reasonable prices and term« n"* 1 ' ** ^ wants to close out the busing £>«. S, TS-tL .