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Several Persons Killed and Wounded. Havebhill, Mass., January 10.—The Portland express which left Boston for Portland at 1 o'clock met with a serious accident this afternoon between Bradford station and the Haverhill bridge over the Merrimac river. It was caused by the rails spreading near a frog on a curve where a turn is made to run on the bridge. The train consisted of an engine, two bag gage cars, a smoker, parlor and three pas senger cars. The engine passed in safety, but the smoker and two passenger cars left the track. The smoker run on the bridge and turned over. One coach smashed into the water tank house and the other through the sleeper. The crash was fearful and the cries of the people terrible to hear. The cars did not take fire. Six persons are known to have been killed and several others injured who are expected to die and many more or less seriously injured. The train was on time and running at ordinary speed. * Physicians were sum moned and the wounded and dying were rapidly cared for. Several bodies were mangled beyond recognition. The list of killed as far as ascertained is as follows : John O'Brien, of Bradford. C. P. Goodwin, wife and child, of Kenne bunk, Me. An unknown man having a card in his pocket with the name J. Hazelton. Fifty-two passengers in all were wound ed, some of them badly. One of the sad dest sights was the death of Mrs. C. P. Goodwin and little child, of Kennebnnk, who were riding in the second passenger car. Both were instantly killed, as was also Mr. Goodwin. Another account says: A frightf.l accident befell the Portland, Me., express train, which left Boston at one o'clock this afternoon, the scene of the disaster being near Haverhill, at the bridge which spans the Merrimac river between Bradford and Haverhill. The train consisted of eight cars. This train does not stop at Bradford and was going at great speed. The George town branch train was standing on the track near the water tank house, at the Bradford end of the bridge, waiting for the express to pass over to Haverhill. As the express rounded the curve two cars left the rails and went crashing into the water tank house, demolishing it. In this house a number of section hands were eating dinner. John O'Brien, a retired merchant of Bradford, was talking to the section hands and was killed, together with Wm. Taylor, one of the laborers. The car that crashed into the tank house knocked its foundation out and let the heavy tank down upon the car, crushing through the top of the car and doing fearful work within. The next car behind telescoped the one ahead of it, adding to the havoc. The killed and wounded were mostly in those two cars. The cars behind these ran down alongside of the Georgetown train, barely escaping a collision with the engine of that train. The people in the smoker had a fearful experience. One of the wheels on the forward truck broke and the car bumped against the end of the bridge, causing it to careen. It ran upon the bridge for some distance over the sleepers, then careened the other way and leaned against the iron work of the side of the bridge. The passengers, of whom there were about thirty in the car, found themselves the of the car while it seemed to thirty car, at the top of the car while it seemed to some of them that the car was tumbling off the bridge, to the river below. They managed to crawl out, none of them very seriously injured, as soon as they reached the ground. Such as were able rushed back to help those who were imprisoned in the wrecked cars. The entire force of phy sicians in the city were summoned by tele phone and were quickly at hand and the wounded were cared for as soon as released. The list of those killed is as follows : Clar ence Hazlewood, residence unknown , Jno. O'Brien of Bradford ; C. P. Goodwin, wife and child of Kennebunk, Maine ; William Taylor, section hand : A. L Walker of Har rison, Me ; Chas. Thurlow of Newton Junc tion, N. H.; Joseph Shaw of Boston. The name of the man reported as unknown is Joseph Shaw of Boston. The accident is supposed to have been caused by a switch rod breaking after the engine and three forward cars had passed over the switch. The train was running, according to the engineer's story, at about eighteen miles an hour. After the smoking car had broken apart from the rear portion of the train and bounded on the bridge, the air brake on the car was applied and the car was thrown on its side. It is prob able that but for this brake, the car would have fallen into the ice bound Merrimac river, one hundred feet below. There were forty passengers on the smoking car, as near as can be learned, but they all escaped without severe injuries, although nearly all of them were badly shaken up and a number of them had their clothing torn from their bodies. All the cars were equipped with steam heaters and no por tion of the car caught fire. The two passenger cars are completely wrecked. The loss to the road upon roll ing stock will not reach over $20,000. The inward track was cleared at 6 o'clock, and trains bound for Boston were started as usual. The first passenger car which ran into the water tank and section house was ground to atoms, the heavy tank crashing through the monitor top, crushing it like an egg-shell. In this car there were six killed and nearly all the passengers received injuries, mostly ot a severe nature. Fatal R. K. Accident. Portland, Me., January 10.—It is re ported along the line of the Boston & Maine railroad that a passenger train has gone throngh the bridge at Haverhill, Mass., and that there were three killed and twen ty injured. Later. —The 1 o'clock express from Bos ton went through the Bradford bridge,over the Merrimac river, this afternoon. Seven dead bodies have already been taken from the wreck and 14 are reported injured. Killed by Indians. Tombstone, January 9. — Superinten dent Bussell, of the San Pedro mine, So nora, arrived here to day. He says a pros pecting party of men was attacked 90 miles southeast of Vascarri on Christmas by Apaches. One of the prospectors, named Jacobs, was killed and Big Jake was mortally wounded. The other men fought the Indians off and escaped. The Indians succeeded in getting some provisions from the party. The band is thought to be the same that escaped from Miles near the San Bernardino ranch at the time that Geronimo surrendered and since has raiding southern Sonora. _ _ Desperate Fight with Bandits. Nogales, January 6.— Information of the killing of Fraclio Bernal, the famous Mexican bandit, has just been received. Bernal and a portion of his followers had a a desperate tight yesterday near the town of Co8ala Sinola with Mexican troops, dûr ing which Bernal was killed. His mother and three or four of his followers were captured. The bandit's remains were taken to Coeala, where they are at present. The captives were lodged in jail at Cosala. The fight was of short duration, but was des perate and bloody. No further particulars are obtainable, as the government wires are being used for the transmission of the official report of the affair. The loss on both 6idee is unknown, but is supposed to be very heavy. DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS, The Revised Bill as Reported to the House. Washington, January 10.— The de ficiency appropriation bill reported to the House to-day is one made necessary by the failure of the deficiency bill of last year, making an appropriation lor deficiency for the year 1887 and prior years. Owing to the change of condition the present bill omits or alters in their terms the number of items included in last year's bill. The appropriation for printing silver certificates of $1 and $2 notes is increased from $27,000 to $49,800 to meet the expenditures during the remainder of the fiscal year. The^fill appropriates to all the sum of $2,951.o03, while last year the bill agreed upon in conference carried a total appropriation of $4,275,023. Among the principal items is one for $.500,000 on account of postal deficiencies and another for $200,000 for the navy that was not included in the re vised estimate. The only legislative feature of the bill is the following paragraph which was in serted at the instance of the Attorney General : That no part of any appropria tion made for the judicial expenses of the United States shall be paid to any civil officer who has neglected to make his emolument return under section 833, revised statutes, in such a manner as the Attorney General shall direct, and the At torney General is forbidden to approve for payment any such account unless he is satisfied that the officer has faithfully ac counted for all official earnings that should be included in the return, and that for making dockets and indexes, taxing costs and all other services on local argu ment or the hearing of questions of per sonal privilege wherein a decision is ren dered, the fee shall be $3. The bill does not include appropriations for the Choctaw judgment; Fox, or the Wisconsin river claims, or compensation of aided Pacific railroads for government transportation. One of the largest items of the appro priation is $500,000 for repayment to im porters of excessive deposits in customs suits, and another of $401,444 for army transportatio n. _ Maxwell Murder Case. Washington, January 9.—The Attorney General of Missouri submitted a motion to dismiss, for want of jurisdiction, the case of Hugh Matram Brooks alias W. H. Max well, who is now in prison in St. Louis un der sentence of death for the murder of C. A. Preller. The Attorney General main tains the case does not present a federal question and that the court cannot take jurisdiction over it. The counsel for the prisoner argued in a voluminous brief that the case does present federal questions, Many of the reasons given are similar to those which were urged in the case of the anarchists. The motion of the Attorney General of Missouri has virtually the eifect of bringing Maxwell's case befor the court at once on its merits and if the motion to dismiss be granted it will, of course, be equivalent to an affirmance of the sentence of death pronounced by the State court. The Supreme Court will adjourn on Feb ruary 20th until March 19th. Postmaster Vilas Sustained by the Supreme Court. Washington, January 9.—A decision was rendered in the postmasters salary case of the U. S. ex rel J. K. McLean vs. Wm. F. Vilas, Postmaster General. This was a suit for a writ of mandamus to com pel the Postmaster General to readjust the salaries of the postmasters of the lower grades in accordance with the acts of July 1st, 64, June 12th, '66 and March 3d, '85. The Supreme Court agrees with the Post master General in his understanding and construction of the acts and holds that Congress did not contemplate the readjust ment of the salaries of any of these offices oftener than once in two years as a legal duty or obligation on the part of the Post master General. The judgment of the U. S. Supreme Court denies that the writ is affirmed. Decision in Favor of the United States. Denver, January 9. —In the United States circuit court to-day Judge Brewer rendered a decision in favor of the govern ment in the case of the United States vs. the Cleveland Company, in which suit was brought to enjoin the cattle company from fencing the St. Vrain grant, a tract com prising nearly 4,000,000 acres, in the south ern part of the State. The case has been in the courts for a number of years and is somewhat similar to the Maxwell land grant case of northern New Mexico. The final argument was made before Judge Brewer in St. Louis last September. The case will be taken to the supreme court of the United States. Methodist Church Protest. Baltimore, January 9. —In the Metho dist preachers' meeting to-day, Bev. Mr. Clemmens read a paper entitled "A Protest against the action of President Cleveland in sending a copy of the Constitution of the United States to Pope Leo XIII. on the occasion of the recent Jubilee of the latter." The protest excited considerable discus sion, the members being about equally divided. It was insisted by some of those who favored the protest that it was an of ficial recognition of the Pope's office, when he is only the head of a church which the constitution by implication prohibits. The matter was referred to a committee, who are expected to report next week. Constitutional Amendment. Washington, January 10.—Bepresenta tive Phelan, of Tennessee, introduced in the House to-day a joint resolution pro posing the following amendment to the constitution, viz.: Article 16, section 1. Congress shall have power to grant aid to the public school system of the several States of the Union. Sec. 2. The aid so granted shall not ex ceed $10,000,000 annnally, to be distributed pro rata among the States, on the basis of illiteracy. Sec. 3. Appropriations so made shall be paid to the person or persons designated by an act of the legislature of each State, which shall specify that the aid so received shall be expended for public school pur poses alone. Sec. 4. Congress shall not supervise the expenditure of the appropriations herein provided for, but it may require a report from the State officer or officers disbursing the same, and if it shall appear from said report that the aid so granted or any part of it had not been expended for public school purposes, then it may withhold from subsequent appropriations an amount equal to that not so expended. Senator Cullom's Pension Bill. Washington, Janaary 9.— Senator Cul lom has introduced a bill to pension at the rate of $8 per month all surviving officers and enlisted men who actually served 60 days in the Northwest Black Hawk Indian war or in the South in the Florida Semi nole war. Pensions are also granted to widows of deceased soldiers of these wars. A special provision declares that this act shall not be so construed as to grant a pension to Jefferson Davis. Suicide. Denver, January 10.— G. M. Williams, late road master on the Missouri Pacific, suicided this morning by laudanum. He leaves a wife and family at Eaton Rapids, Michigan. Live Stock Chicago, January 5.—Cattle—Receipts 11,000: strong; steers 2.8505; Stockers and feeders 2.1003 40. Sheep—Receipts 5,000 ; steady, but 10® 20c lower ; natives 2.75@4 80 ; western 3.5005.80 ; Texans 2.5003.75. Chicago, January 6. —Cattle—Receipts, 7,000 ; strong, 10015 higher ; good steers, 305.15; stockera and feeders, 22003.60; Texas steer, 2.4003. Sheep—Receipts, 5,000 ; dull ; good to choice natives, 404.85; poor to fair, 303.70 ; western, 3.7504.75 ; Texas 2.5003 60. Chicago, January 9.—Cattle—Receipts, 12,000. steady ; steers, 306.15 ; stockera and feeders, 203.40; Texas cattle, 1 9503. Sheep—Receipts, 4,000; slow; common to choice, 2 7504.85; western, 3.5004.80; Texas, 2.5003 50. Chicago, January 10.—Receipts 12,000 ; weak ; extra 5.2005.50 . good steers 3®5 ; stockera and feeders 2©3.45 : Texas steers 2©3. Sheep—Receipts 4,000; firm; natives 2.75; western 4®4.75 ; Texans 3.7503,90. Wool Market. Boston, January 6.—Wool is in an im proved demand. Ohio and Pennsylvania extra fleeces 30031XX 31032 ; XX and above 321033; No. 35036. Michigan fleeces 28 ; Territory wools 16025 ; spring Texas 170171 ; scoured Texas, fall, 40. Other grades unchanged. Philadelphia, January 6.— Wool is dull and nominal. Philadelphia, January 10.—Wool dull; nominal. Boston, January 10.—Demand for wool quiet, but good at unchanged prices. New York, January 10.—Wool steady and quiet ; domestic fleece 26037 ; pulled 14033; Texas 9022. California Flour and Grain. San Francisco, January 6.— The an nual statement of the San Francisco Pro duce Exchange shows the number of bar rels of flour remaining in the State Janu ary 1st to be 88,600 as against 90,000 Jan uary 1st, 1887. The number of centals of wheat on hand January 1st was 8,897,000 as against 7,800,000 on January 1st, 1887. The number of centals of barley January 1st, 1888, was 4,600,000 as against 2,500,000 January 1st, 1887. British Imports and Exports. London, January 7.—The returns issued by the Board of Trade show that the im ports for the past month increased £3,162, 600, as compared with the corresponding month of last year, and that the exports for the same month increased £3,260,000. Clearing House Report. Boston, January 8. —Specials to the Post from the managers of the leading clearing houses in the United States show the gross exchanges for the week ending January 7 were $966,350,403, a decrease of 19.1 per cent. ______ Bank Statement. New York, January 7. —The weekly bank statement shows a reserve increase of $2,267,000. The banks now hold $10,826, 000 in excess of the legal rule. Nominations by the President. Washington, January 9.— Among the nominations sent to the Senate to-day was that of Mrs. F. A. Helm, as postmistress at Corvallis, Oregon ; C. W. Price, postmaster at Fort Benton, Mont.; C. A. Mus'.um, Bil lings, Mont.; Sarah Hodgeon, Deming, N. M.; J. L. Clark, Glenwood Springs, Colo. The nomination of J. H. Kerwin as post master at Glenwood Springs, Colo., is with The nomination as post master at Glenwood Springs, Colo., is with drawn. • ______ Death of Dr. Parker. Washington, January 10.—Dr. Peter Parker died at his residence in this city to-day, aged 84 years. He was United Minister to China thirty years ago, and has lived in Washington since 1858. He had the office of Regent of the Smithsonian Institute for many years, and was one of most eminent and respected citizens of the Capital. Fremont's Birthday Reception. Los Angeles, Cal., January 10.—At afternoon's meeting of leading citizens, Mayor Workman presiding, it was resolved to tender General Fremont a public recep tion on January 21st, his seventy-fifth birthday. In deference to his well known wishes on such matters it was decided to make the affair essentially informal. There will be no banquet. Hazard's Pavilion or Armory Hall wil be selected as the place to receive the congratulations of citizens. A fund in his behalf was started by a subscription of $1,000 Mr. D. Freeman. Another Plot Against the Czar's Lite. St. Petersburg, January 10.— The arrangements for the movements of the court have been altered. The imperial family will make a shorter stay at St. Petersburg than intended. The Czar and his family will come here Thursday, hold the customary new year's reception Friday and immediately return to the palace at Gatzchina. The court balls will be aban doned. All these changes aie due to the discovery of another plot against the life of the Czar. A large number of persons have been arrested here for participation in the plot. Among them are several officers of the army j ust arrived at St. Petersburg and the provinces. Berlin, January 10.—Private dispatches from Warsaw say there is a conspiracy against the Czar and the centre of it is in St. Petersburg and that it is of unusual magnitude aB regards the number and position of a number of persons impli cated. Soldiers' National Home. Washington, January 10.—The annual report of the board of managers of the national home for disabled volunteer sol diers was to-day laid before the House. The average number of inmates during the last fiscal year was 9,718, an increase in five years of 2,980, or 44 per cent. The existing branches are now filled to their utmost capacity, and in the opinion of the board only one or at most two of them should be enlarged. The report says if it be the intention of Congress to care for all disabled soldiers entitled to admission to the home under existing laws legislation will be required either to establish addi tional branches, materially enlarge exist ing branches, encourage States to estab lish State homes, or to make appropria tions for outdoor relief for soldiers who cannot be admitted to existing branches. Should Congress consider that the present accommodations are sufficient, the maxi mum number of soldiers who shall receive the benefits of the home should be fixed by law. Bill to Repeal Internal Revenue Tax ation. Washington, January 10. — In the House to-day Millike, tof Maine, intro duced a bill to repeal all internal revenue taxation and to admit free of duty sugars imported from countries which do not lay an export duty on such sugar. This pro vision is not to apply to sugars imported in vessels other than those of the exporting country and the United States, nor to sugars imported from countries refusing to United States vessels the same treatment in regard to port and other charges which are granted to vessels of such country in American ports. That there shall be paid out of the treasury to American producers of sugar a sum equal to the present rate of duty on that product. The sum to b#paid each producer is to be ascertained through the internal revenue and custom officials. T OLD FOLKS'HABITS. STEADY WORK, AN EVEN PULSE AND REGULAR LIVES Are the rotent ractors That Make Old Age Possible In New England—People Who Have Survived In Spite of Doctors' Rules. Poor Richard's "Early to bed and early to rise," etc., never had a better illustration than The Globe's old people have given it Not only have the farmers and their wives been early risers, but nearly all who have fol lowed other occupations have been also. If observance of Franklin's maxim has had any predominant effect conducive to longevity, the fact we have just stated strikes a hard blow at the theory of some physicians, who claim that man should not go abroad in the morning until the sun has been up long enough to dissipate the noxious vapors which have risen from and overhang the earth's surface during the night So marked were the instances of early ris ing and retiring that The Globe made a list of persons who may be said to represent the extremists of at least the first lines of the maxim, and found that out of about 2,000 persons whose habits of life were intelligent ly set forth in the blanks 330 men have been through life in the habit of lying abed not later than 5:30 o'clock in the morning, while 328 women always have risen before 0 a. m., most of whom still continue to do so. These are the people who were trained from youth to get a grip on the day's work that did not loosen until it was done; who cleared our forests, built our roads, founded our towns, established our school system, and from the native richness of their country homes sent into the world the sturdy young men, the rosy cheeked young women, w ith w hose in flux the town became the city, the city a metropolis, and a profitable market was cre ated for the products of the farms they had left, and the money made in mercantile life went back to the tillers of the soil and our inland commerce came into being. One correspondent, writing from New market, N. H., gives a good idea of the cir cumstances of some of the old people he has seen, and advances one or two ideas not un supported by medical opinion. He says: "I could extend names almost indefinitely of men all around here living on an abundance of plain food, hard workers, no liquors, regu lar in their habits, who never die from dis ease, but only as old age takes them off. I include regular church attendance, because I believe that to be an important matter as giving peace of mind, contentment and hop«? —all favorable to longevity. On the other hand, I could furnish a large list of persons who, other things being favorable, have killed themselves with liquor, cider, irregu larity in eating, working and sleeping; some living to good age but always sickly. Mon md women living in the neighborhood, who have been temperate in all things, never die, if they escape consumption, except from pneumonia or other acute disease. Almost every farmhouse that has remained in the same family for a century will be a home for three or four generations, all living together, extremes meeting—excellent company for each other and the happiest families that can be found. No danger of filial love and rev erence dying out in such families as these." "There is one point which I have tried to bring out in this canvass among the old people," w rites another correspondent, "and that is the effect of tobacco on the health. If this point has been as carefully considered by other correspondents and with the same results, it alleviates the fears which many may entertain about nicotine and the cur tailment of life by the use of tobacco. Among the very oldest of the people inter viewed, between 90 and 100, the men have been addicted to the use of tobacco, in the majority of cases, since an early age." majority of cases, since an early age." But our returns fail to show that any con siderable number of the old people ever made habitual use of liquor through life; and it must be borne in mind that the Medford rum of our grandfathers and other liquors in use half a century ago were without doubt purer and better than nineteen-twentieths of the liquor sold today. One hundred and fifty of the old gentlemen say positively that they never used liquor or tobacco in any form, 93 confess to the use of liquor only, 11 to the use of tobacco only, while 54 admit having made habitual use of both liquor and to bacco, though instances of immoderate use of liquor are very rare. We cannot think these figures accurate, as it is doubtful if this subject was thoroughly canvassed, but it is safe to say that a very small proportion of the men and but a trivial number of the women made habitual use of liquor and to bacco. It is curious to note, by the way, that many of the men who used liquor only in early life ceased using it entirely, while of the men who used liquor and tobacco nearly all who discarded liquor clung to the tobacco habit Cider, forty-four men say, they have drank for years, but the effect of hard cider upon the constitution cannot be learned from The Globe's figures until some of the farmers that had nothing to say on the subject are heard from. The statistics of women who made habitual use of liquor or tobacco are more incomplete than of the men. Only three were willing to say that they had used snuff—which must be a very small proportion of the correct num ber—and eleven admit having smoked, which proportion, too, must be small. With exceptions so few as to be not worth recording numerically, the old people upon the list have had three meals a day, at regu lar hours, of substantial food through their lives; and, what is more interesting, nine tenths of them still continue to eat heartily, and of whatever they like. It is a hygienic law that three light meals a day are better for elderly people in health than one heavy one, and our old people, of course, are simply following the dictates of nature, while at the same time they prove the truth of her teach ings. Tea and coffee, too, they use, one or the other, but most of them both, with o^fy about a dozen exceptions. Some have taken to drinking these beverages late in life, but not enough, we may infer, to affect the ac curacy of the statement that nearly all of them have been tea and coffee drinkers. Of vegetarians but nine are mentioned, five men and four women. Two women eat no vegetables, one eats none that grow above ground, one eats no fish and one eats no meat. To sum up their table habits, our octogena rians as a whole have eaten and drunk just what the rest of the family have, in youth and in old ^ge. Several instances of the "milk cure" are re corded. Human milk contains very little fatty matter, and skimmed milk closely resembles it; and the remedy consists in living for a time exclusively on skimmed milk; no strength is lost: by the natural process of di gestion, and the surplus nutriment gained by thus furnishing the stomach with what it can digest with little effort goes into the blot4 and builds up the system; and, as one writer says, "the effect of thus returning to the sim ple nourishment of childhood strikingly and beautifully illustrate* the chemistry of the living body."—Boston Globa. First Actor—I am going to have my bene fit next Saturday night. Second Actor—You are? "Yes, but I'm puzzled to know how I'm go ing to fill the bouse." "That's easy enough done." "But how?" "Invite your creditors."—Texas Siftings. Setting Her Right. Miss Waldo (of Boston)— Have you ever read Kar.t. Mr. Wabash J Mr. Wabash (of Chicago)— Er— excuse me, Miss Waido, but do you mean "Don't!"—New York Sun. vnreqcited desire. The man who wants the earth, my son, is the very man the earth doesn't want. doesn't quite reach the spot. A Hartford man has invented an apparatus for timing horses to a quarter of a seeond by electricity. That isn't exactly the invention that the owners of fast roadsters have been looking for. What is demanded by gentle men who drive their own steppers is an ap paratus that will give a six minute horse a record of 2:34 1-4 on a long track. resistance to tyrants. The weary traveler sat on the bed and read the legend on his door—"Guests must bolt this door before retiring." "I'm b'.owed if I will," he muttered hoarsely, as a man de termined to resist imposition to the death. "It was all I could do to bolt what they set before me in the dining room." And slum bering lightly, he arose at early dawn, and jumped his bill like a true American. unclaimed baggage. A "gentleman's son?" Well, my boy, when you find a man whose only claim to respectability and title to existence is that be is the son of a gentleman, you want to look for his name in the "Newark Peerage" before you can cash any checks for him. "Pinkerton's Peerage," paste it in your ad- j dress book. A WORD TO SOMNAMBULISTS. A Boston writer, discussing the lost art of early rising, says "the proper time to rise is when sleep ends." Thais a good thing to know. Do you know, if we hadn't seen that in a Boston paper, we should have gone right on believing t hat the proper time to rise was when you were right in the midst of your soundest sleep. What a blessed thing it is for this blind old world that there are some men in it who know nearly everything. THE MVSTERY UNVEILED. "My stars, man," exclaimed the traveler, who had stepped into the transfer office to look for a trunk that had been missing for two months, "but ; ou do write fast ! I never saw a steam engine get over ground so fast!" "Um," said the clerk, making the pencil and the tickets fly. "Can anybody read what you write?" "Nope." "Can you read it yourself?" "Nope." "What are you writ ing?" "Addresses for baggage t'be d'livered. Here, Sam! steen trunks 'n 'tv v'lises—'tyfi' hundn'four'st t'ny f'tb street, right 'wayl" Traveler goes out without asking for his trunk, and when last seeh wns asking a man, from whom he had just bought a navy re volver, to show him how to load it. THE VERGE OF BANKRUPTCY. Delighted friend in Colorado hotel—"Why, why, why! George Jackson, if I ain't glad to see you ! I heard that you were dead ! What you doing way out uere? When did you leave Ohio?" Stranger, with frigid polite ness—"You have the advantage of me, sir; my name is Henry Mortimer and I never was in Ohio in my life." Then, suddenly melting, whispers: "Come this way, Sam. Don't say a word, old boy. I left Ohio be tween two days. I had three invitations to golden weddings, two babies named for me, two bids to silver weddings and four birthday invitations all in one week. So I had to put that notice of my death by drowning in the papers and skip. I'll lay low- for a month and go back. Close call for ruin, wasn't it? Call me Mortimer, please." Getting the Worth of His Money. "How much yer charge ter go er mile?" an old negro asked of a street car conductor. "I wanter go out ter see Brudder Lias Smif. Ain't er flesh an' blood brudder, yet, under stand jes er brudder in de faith." "Five cents." "Jes fur er m ; le? I tell yer dat de man ain' mor sho nuff brudder—jes er brudder in de faith." "The fare is five cents." "Jes fur er mile?" "Yes." "How much is it fur two miles?" "Just the same." "Look yere, how fur yer take me fur O' cents?" "Look yere, how fur yer take me fur O' cents?" "Five miles." "Whut's de name o' de place?" "City limits." "Tak me all de way out dar fur fi' cents?" "Yes." "An' won't take me no mo'n er mils wa'r Brudder Smif libs fur no less?" "No." "I ain't got no bizness out dar at yer limits, but yer ma,, take me on out dar an' 1 11 walk back ter w'ar Brudder Smif libs. Y'ere's yer money, sah, I'se one o' dese political 'cono mists, and blebs in gittin' de full wuth o' mer money. It would be er mighty fool man dat would pay er dollar fur er pa'r o' britches w'en he kin gic er whole suit o' cloze fur de same price. Take me on out to yer limits, sah." —Aikansaw T rai eler. A Choice of Evils. Omaha Game (looking up from the paper) —Dear me! Horrible! Husband—Eh? Another disaster? "No. The paper says that a colored barber in Philadelphia became so enraged because a customer had not the money to pay for the barbering be had done that he seized a razor and cut the retreating man horribly about the face aud hands. The wounded man's nose was nearly severed from his face." "Well, well! The poor man wouldn't have looked much worse if he had shaved him self."—Omaha World. Seeing the Show at Home, "John, I am afraid we can't go to the thqptre any more," said a Chicago woman to her husband. "No, I'm afraid we can't; money is getting very tight." "I shall miss it dreadfully." "So shall I." "What shall w ? do?' "I have it. We'll hang your big hat on the back of baby's chair and sit and look at it." Merchant Traveler. His Sorrow Explained. "George, there is a sadness and melan choly in your eyes to-night, and your cheeks seem blanched as though with mortal agony." "Yes, Naomi, I am far from being happy." "Confide in me, my dearest. Let me share your sorrow. Have the bufferings of this cruel world cast a gloom Aver your soul?" "Well, not exactly, but you see these shoes are new and they pinch like thunder."—Lin coln (Neb.) State Journal. A Numerous Family. Mrs. Smith to Mrs. Jones' Servant Girl— What do you want? Servant Girl—Mrs. Jones sends her re gards, and says would you be sc kind as to count your children and see if you haven't got one too many, as our Kitty hasn't come home and school has been out two hours.— From the German. Easy Work at Home. "I see the papers advertising easy work at home," said Mrs. Brown, as her husband set tled himself in his easy chair to read the evening news. "Yes," he replied, "I have noticed adver tisements of that kind." "Well," sho said, as she prepared to wash a sinkful of dirty dishes., "it ain't housework, you bet!"—Boston Courier. _ A Hoary Old Time Server. "Ma," said Bobby, after a thoughtful silence, "do you know that I don't believe Santa Claus is really as good as he is cracked up to be?" "Why, Bobby, what makes you think that?' "Because lie gives the nicest presents to little boys and girls that have rieb pas."—New York Sun. j URpEE'SiSiil SEEDS, Will be Kent FREE to all who write fr.r it. r, . Handsome Book of 128 pp„ with hundredBof trations. Colored Plates, and tells all ab."nt the V BEST GARDEN, FA KM, and FLOWER and Valuable A'ttr Books on (. arden Topi, n It Ho. scribes 'Rare Novelties in VEGETABLE* and Fl.OWEK*' of real value, which cannot bj obtained elsewhere. Send address cn a postal for the most complete Catalogue published, to ATLEE BURPEE A CO., PHILADELPHIA. PA. Bulbs, Plants bea Ra Established 1864. A. (i. CLAUSE. THOMAS CONRAD. J.C.CTRT1N. CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN Importers of and Jobbers and Retail Dealers in Heavy Shelf and Building HARDWARE. SOLE AGENTS FOR THE Celebrated "Superior" and Famous Acorn COOKING AND HEATING STOVES, AND W. G. Fisher's Cincinnati Vrought Ir o n Ranges fo r Hotels and Family Use. Iron, Steel, Horse and Mnle Shoes, Nails, Mill Supplies, Hoes, Belt ^ing, Force and Lift Pnmps, Cutlery, House Furnishing Goods, G entennial Refrigerators, lee Chests, Ice Cream Freezers, Water Cool*™ Etc., Etc. Visitor* to the City are respeetfnlly invited to call and Examine our Good* and price« before pnrciiKHing. "-'ALL 0BDBES RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION AND SHIPMENT. I"' ' CLARKE, CONRAD & CURTIN, 32 and[34!Main Street, - - - Helena, M. T. S. C. Ashby Co. Dealers in WAGONS, C ARRIAGES, BUGGIES, ETC. We respectfully call your attention to the following list of Standard Goods : Mitchell Farm and Nprinic'.'WagoiiM: SMidcbakcr Br«»«*.' Fine Carriage«), Rug gle* and Bitekboard* ; Frazier Rond Cart*: Heering Fintier* anti Moders; Pennsylvania Lawn Slower««: J. JH. Tbuiiins A hens' Kitlky May Ret*««*: Fnr*t A Bradley Knlkey an«l Gang Plow * Cultivators and Harrow*: Mandaid Disk Harrow*: Planet, Jr. Garden Drill««, Cnlti va tor* and Hurtie Hoe«« : Gra*«iKee<l Sowers; Victor Feed Mills : Horse Powers and Grinding Mills: Hand-Rakes. Forks. Shovels, Spades. Mattocks and Hoes: Porcelain Lintel Pnmps and Toll ing: Chicago Tongue Scrapers: («lninbia W heel anti Drug Scrapers; Railroad Grading Plows : Barb Wire: Railing Wire : Rinding Twine: Heavy and Light Team Harness: Single ahd Double Buggy Harness: Dorse Blankets, Whip* Lap Robes : Tents and Awnings ;; Bn gey, t «r ringe an tl Wag tin t ove rs : F.l c.. F.lc. Togtbcr w ith a full line of Extras anti Repairs for Wagons, Carriages. ling gies,Binders and all Maehiney.^ Orders by Mail receive prempt attention. North Main Street, Helena, Montana. SANDS BROS. New Arrival of WALL PAPER, CARPETS, HOUSE F URNISHIN G GOODS. We carry the largest line of the above stock in Mon tana. Orders receive prompt attention. SANDS BROS. Spencer 6c Nye. Manufacturers and Dealers in HARNESS AND SADDLES. HELENA,........ MONTANA _ Send for' Illuntr»tedL Catalogue. T. P. FI LLER. : -- , --- _ •VAN" WROUGHT IRON RANGES Opposite First National Bank f Helena. ATTENTION! Purchasers of CARPETS, WALL PAPER,and HOUSE FURN ISHINC GOODS, Will Sava Money by awaiting the arrival of A. P. Cl'KTIWN NEW STOCK. Nothing like it ever before shipped to thla market.