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McUolre'e Tobacco Factory. ' mylyl
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rienoe, and will ghre special attention to the
treatment of Chronic Diseases. Office In Mo
Klbben's Mew Block, np stairs, High street.
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north of Clifton House, formerly occupied by
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pteboro Unioa Bebool building oaths aril
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And Still More of His Pi.
Enterprise Crasfaetl Hopes
")ld iintack-A Pro
cocloas Infant A Van
Spring Paetry (Wnrranted G.nnlne r No
Pay)-JfoCl.ll.'. Farancll to
The reader may have noticed the in
elination of enterprising journals all
over the country to illustrate as wells as
describe, and wood-engraving is now
recognized as one of the principal in
dustries' of the nation. The papers in
this section, of the State being rather
LloJto jidopt the plan of glring pitf
'j aBSSMir prominent citizens the Naws-
fKAuj naa oeen auowea sine nonor 01
b( first to do so, and I am the humble
instrument of thus making it envied by
all the other newspapers in the Con
gressional district. I am my own de
signer ana engraver, and as my only
tools are a lead-pencil and the same two
bit knife that did duty when I engraved
my signature, I trust the discriminating
public in general, and art connoisseurs
in particular, will not judge my humble
effort too critically. Remember that I
am young, and that you might "bo an en
graver some day yourself.
The first of my series of etchings will
be found below. Other subjects I may
tackle will be well, you'll see . them
when they come out. This is supposed
to represent ihe countenance of a High
land county capitalist when the subject
of subscribing stock to a railroad com
pany or boring for natural gas is acci
Tlieabovo illustratopuwas engraved
before the open Reacted, citizens of the
eKrdeclded to offer $100,000, to the
Dueber Watch Case Company to induce
them to locate here. It looks a trifle
hard to let it go in now, after their good,
vigorous work in that direction, but I
don't intend to let my picture waste,
after going to the trouble to engrave it.
Please forgive me, brother capitalists.
Will you dears ? Ah, I was certain you
would the fraternal feelings ahem
I am crushed. My fond anticipations
have kerflopped. My hopes are forever
smashed' to smithereens. Now comes
Jlbb'Burdette and in an interview with
an embryo Villard who reports for a
'Pittsburg daily, says that "the day of
distinctively Junny men is post forever"
anu wai, instead, tne apuity to write
humor has, been developed more or less,
In all journalists of intelligence, or
words to that effect. And then he com
pliments 0. B. Lewis, the Lime Kiln
Club man, and one or two others, and
never even mentioned me. Bob, Bob,'
hpw could you ? And after I had writ
ten such nice things about you, too.
- Is the age of miracles past? A bill.
has passed both Houses of i the Kentucky
Legislature making gambling a felony.
What a lot of felons, are manufactured
by that simple bill I It. is expected,'
jhoweyerihat the courts will decide that
Tne oia ;aiavome pastime oi Kentucky
genueman tne iitue narmiess game oi
drawfpoker, with a $5 limit just to make
it interesting will.not be considered as
coming under the head of gambling.
a e- '
" "Yes, gentlemen" remarked the Ken
tucky legislator, with a Henry Clay
sweep of his long arm, in his speech on
the recent bill that makes gambling in
that Statea felony, "the morals 'of this
grand oia commonwealth must be zeal
ously anjC' jealously guarded. Let the
birthright we must leave our children
be a home where cards are" unknown,'
Applause and where the fair angel of
love, harmdnyand fraternity ever folds
her broad?aoa. beauteous wings to bisk
in me, glorious atmospnere ot Honesty
andS purity." Deafening Applause.
Same' voice, somewhere else,"two hours
later,v?You can'); bluff me.jSwper f I'll
be blank blanked if I dotji't raise yon
another fiver !" . a
I trust that the. writer p'f f he following
unruifraiiu wiu uui uear-me any iii-wiu
fortinserf ing fno, letter verbatim as re
ceived at this office, excepting the ex
ciusioBoi nnmea. were Tne inning
errors choused, much ot its auaintT
homelike, beauty would be destroyed
4nd besides, .the mistakes are no more
tnan arejBAde by many persons'unuied
libetty, to. assure the good, metherly old
sobl that her wilUngmess to inform the
the writer car rest ajamred that
la tnk' napee.wiU be'iHkelv to strac
more attentloABVbe mere higWfW
xiaws-iiBBALD aaaiu readers, oi sucn a
of wo&dn la certaJjnvnot vU nuL mnA
T TTJ : -f-et T" p ef w r"TI "T
about the precocious innocent.
"the wonderfnlbaby a few weeks ago
A family by naae of moved neer
this place they have a baby 4 months
old Sunday that can callpapa A ma ask
for a drink set a lone has 4 teeth tell
him to sho his fist ,he will shut both
hands and hold them up tell him 'to
fold his ,hands he will ask to see his
teeth he will open his mouth tell him
to say oh & he will now If you have
such a baby in your town let ons know
it hankerchief in his Up and wipes its
face like some child 3 years, old .his pa
took him up & said now sing for pa you
would laugh to her him try' to slag I am
a old woman but never saw such a
baby as 'this."
A few days ago I was looking over
some of my papers when I found a leaf
that contained in a few words the his
tory of a mighty monarch and his reign.
Just about a year ago I chanced to be'
treading the 'platform at a depot in
Pueblo, Colorado, awaiting the depar
ture of the train for Denver,, when my
attention was drawn. to. a section of a
big tree, which had been sawed out, was
about two feet thick and stood upon its
edge, protected by an iron railing. The
tree had stood for nearly four centuries,
as was found by counting its rings! and
so, after all, how little of its history we
know. It had seen generation after
generation oi red men come and pass
away ana it naa beheld tne savage as be
Borrowiully passed over the great snowy
mountains (that almost over-shadowed
the old tree) toward the setting sun1, and'
disappear before the onward march
of the paleface. He had seen the tee
pees and rude wigwams torn down and
replaced by structures of adobe,, and
these, in turn, fall to be replaced by
palatial structures of brick and granite.
For years the old monarch was admired
and petted by the new rulers of the
land. The tradesman paused under his
branches to rest, and the mountaineer,
used only .to scrub' pine and cedars,
stood beneath it in wonderment and ad
miration. The sage brush that grew in
the alkali.soil beneath its far reaching
boughs 'was cat away, and, under its
very leaves grew up stores and shopB.
and still the monarch thrived. But by-
and-by the. street commissioners begun
to plot and whisper, and their plotting
and whispers boded no good to the
ancient monarch. The hamlet had be
come'a village, and the village a city.
It had grown away from the rapid little
river of snow water, and handsome res
idences were going up upon the neigh
boring mtta and when it was decided
that tho old tree must bo cut down to
make room for improvements on the
thoroughfare, there arose such a protest
from the citizens that armed force was
necessary to prevent the populace from
staying the woodmans ax, and a bloody
riot was narrowly averted. But at last
the authorities were successful, the old
tree monarch fell, and that was how, as
I awaited the train just about a year
ago I was allowed the privilege of copy
ing from a section oi the big tree the
interesting I may say thrilling facts
which appear below. .
"The Vanquished Monarch age 380
years, height, 70 feet, circumference, 28
feet. Was cut down in South Pueblo,
June 20, 1883, at the cost of $260 It
was known throughout Colorado as the
oldest landmark of the State. During
the Pikes' Peak.excitement the old tree
sheltered many a weary traveler. In
1850 thirty-six persons were massacred
by tho Indians while camping near this
tree. Kit Carson, Wild Bill, Buffalo Bill
and other noted Indian scouts have
built their camp fires under this tree.
It is claimed that fourteen men were
hung upon one of the limbs at different
times. The first white man that died
in vColorado was interred under its
branches. The above
facts are from
BPBINQ rOETBV QEBDIBE.
The view from the wlndptr whereat I write
Is very inspiring. My heart is light.
And the April sun is wsrm and bright.
I gase through the boughs of the sycamore tree
All joys are mine tbat heart could wish
And the livelong day I get to see,
Josephus Horton selling fish.
I don't charge you a cent for this ad
vertisement, Ceph. No you needn't
send up a bunch of banannas. Dick and
Boyd might get a holt of 'em, and I
wouldn't get a smell ; and I'm obliged
to you for affording me some enterprise
to write about, any way. ,.
-u- McOLELLAN'S FAREWELL.
AX IBCIDBBTOr OCN. OKO. B. MOCLBXXAH's
i- TAUNO OF THB ABKT Ot TBI POTOMAC,
Along the army's drawn up front
MoOlellan rides to bid farewell i
The feelings in the leader's breast
Its vain that I should seek to tell s
His staff is galloping beside ,
One or the world's historic groups
Aloag the lias they quickly ride,
AieaTe-Nuuog oi tne gauant troops.
Aspast the Haes MoOlellan dastittl,
The troopers watched hiss with a sigh, f I
Their glittering blades and bayonets flashed
' SeluTce as he and staff, rode by. . .
no Qiu not we a utwrvu meet
That flattered in the autumn breeze ; r
Hi passes by on charger fleet
But bob the battle flag ha sees. '
And quickly wheeling, back' tbey go ; '
They halt before tie nag ;'aad there' .
He doffs his oap before it low,i
. While cheer oa cheer breaks on the air
Then, rides away the colors , flap
' v ,
And to this day the soldiers toll
"TbVdiy bo btds hit troops tihwtii; r .
Wixcmrut, Ki., Dm. 7th, 1MB.
terestinf, than her frank, plain
DOWN TO CALICO.
A Story In Six Chapters.
MY JAS1K DIMPLE CHIN.
Richard Fessenden stood before the
mirror parting his hair carefully. He
always1 parted his hair with great pre
cision, and this being a special occasion
he was more precise than usual. He
had tied a white cravat at his throat and
dusted his graceful shoulders, and now
the toilet was receiving its finishing
touches. Dick was not a dude, but he
was very fastidious about his dress, so
his feminine friends said, at least. He
posed half a second and wondered what
kind of an impression he would make
on but he choked that thought in its
infancy. It was one of those very fool
ish ideas that' may shoot through the
depths of tho cranium, but which we
would be ashamed of, if the tongue
should ever shape it into words. Dick
was preparing for an evening party ; not
a ball, nor a german, nor a banquet, but
one of those peculiarly delightful gath
erings at a hospitable home, where every
thing is lively, from the talkative colored
waiter in the front hall to the French
cook who is preparing angel's food and
other angelic refreshments in the culi
nary department. There may be a little
dancing, a little whist-playing, or even
some progressive euchre, but tho latter
amusement, of course, can not be toler
ated in those circles of society where
church sovereignty is at the maximum.
In all cases the consolidated essence of
female sweetness, who recently made
her debut, is the hostess, mamma is the
committee on ways and means, and papa
furnishes the spondulics. All the ac
companiements of an evening party in
polite society must be perfectly, exactly,
unswervingly just so. Polite society
will tolerate nothing else.
You probably understand better what
I mean by polite society than if I should
try to explain it. .The society in which
Dick moved was "polite," no matter
how much evidence might bo addpeed
to the.contrary. -True, tho young ladies
sometimes whispered voluminous secrets
in the presence of the young gentlemen,
and masculine and feminine voices often
blended in conversation on the added
line above, but that was only innocent
gaiety. Some of Jhe gentleman iaihatLftttcUceaaid had been a member of the
clique possessed questionable characters,
but they were never strictly impolite,
therefore they had a place in polite so
ciety. Fred Seymour was not tied to
his mother's apron strings, nor anybody's
else, and rumor even said that he bad
been intoxicated once or twice. But he
was so cute. He could bring down the
house with his jokes any time. John
Adams had a disposition remarkably
different from the distinguished states
man whose name he bore. He was just
a trifle wild, too, and gossip said some
unsavory things about him. But he
knew every play you could mention,
and he was always called upon when
things grew dull. So with the girls,
Nellie 8eymour,Fred's sister, was very
pretty and very pouty, and Gertrude
Davenport was bo deceitful, and yet so
pleasant. Her mashing proclivities were
ponderous. Florence Fisher was a back
biter, the girls said. They said it behind
her back, too, poor thing. But gossip is
hateful. What those young folks said
about each other in an uncomplimentary
way would make a volume. Gertrude
Davenport's father was a lawyer, full of
experience and self-esteem. His income
was as large as his charities were small.
"Malice toward all, and charity for
none." What a motto 1" A term on
the common pleas bench had given him
the title of Judge Davenport, and now,
beyond fifty years of age, he still con
tinued in the legal profession. Exorb
itant fees and preposterous usury had
given, him a snug fortune, and no miser
held his wealth with a tighter grip than
he. , He was devoted to three objects:
first, his money, second, his daughter,
third, his client. His riches made him
a potent stockholder in the Marine Bank,
and of this institution, Edwin Seymour,
the parental ancestor of Fred Seymour,
was cashier. Richard Y. Fessenden,
Dick's only living relative, was president
of that' bank and was one of the ablest
financiers in tho city. Dick was not on
the, best terms with his 'bond-holding
uncle at the time my story begins.
When Diok's parents died some ten
years before, and he was left with no
thing but the immortal halo of his fath
er's debts over his head,? Richard Y.
Fessenden's heart actually got mellow
enough to have' a kind of compassion
for his unfortunate nephew. He school
ed the boy as much as be thought an
orphan deserved, and afterward re-,
proached himself for suclf aT silly ex
penditure of yellow, cash. tThe uncle
and'th'o nephew did not agree on many
topics i of discussion.- Richard, junior,
inherited the innate justness of his
father and the strong will of his mother,
ind 'Richard, senior, had a code of rules
fbrjbusfness life, which he kept trying
to engrave on the memory of his pro
tege. Dick; however, could not see ttiat
hit uncle's logic was Simon pure and un
adulterated." He said' so. Tn'is would
rouse the.wrath of the-elder Fessenden
and,- Vhtgiag his cleneked fist "down on
an aJjaeent-ce of furniture, He would
l'you,;boy, you'lfdie poor. You
an't make money with them ideas in
your stubborn head. That's the way
your father talked, and I've had to pay
out nine thousand -dollars toclear'his
debts. Miad that, boy."
With this'warntng the stately, banker
would rattle his gold-bowed spectacles
into their case, push his silk hat down
to his ears, and leave the boy to sullen
meditation. If Dick was wrong he was
ot converted from the error of his
ways by the tirades of his relative.
Whenever he came in contact with his
ancle there was a row. They quarreled
at breakfast, dinner and supper, and
whenever" they met between meals.
Even Jemima, the good-tempered house-,
keeper, grew tired Of the continuous
controversy and 'told Mr. Fessenden if
the fuss could not be stopped, or carried
on in a more orderly manner, she would
be compelled to change her residence.
A feeling of horror, originating in his
pocket-book, shot through Richard Y.
Fessenden's soul as he thought of losing
a housekeeper who did so much for so
little. Of course, ho said he should
have been mote careful in denouncing
the folly 'of his wayward nephew, and
he afterward told Dick, by way of ro
proof, that Jemima had complained of
his boisterous conduct. Dick apologized
to Jemima and she hastened to say that
the fault was more in his undo than in
The patience of Richard Y. Fessenden
was completely exhausted when Dick
made up his mind to study law. The
career he had mapped out for his un
gratefuf nephew was not that, nor any
thing like it. But Dick was immovable.
The undo poured out his soul in a profu
sion of epithets, and prophesied three
or four chapters with enough sacred
names in them to make them plausible
counterfeits of Scripture, and Dick was
silent amid the tempest. Finally the
old gentleman straightened himself up,
his wrinkled face white with rage and
his thin lips quivering with anger.
Said he :
"Young man, go. Don't set foot over
that threshold again. When your life
is a failure and you are ashamed of your
Ftubborness, don't tell anybody I raised
you, and don't come back here begging
for money, money, like your father did.
D'yo hear ? J never saw such a "
The next word was an oath and the
rest of the sentence was lost in the
slamming of the door. From the big
brown brick mansion in the suburbs
Dick removed to the hotel, and there we
find him. He had been admitted to
bar a year and a half, and he had never
"set foot" over his uncle's threshold
since that memorable day.
Now for Dora Canning's party. Rich
ard primped himself to satisfaction and
then set out for tho residence of his
companion for the evening, Florence
Fisher. Florence w as a lovely girl, with
a charming little ligure and a lily com
plexion, lips that rippled into smiles at
sight of the laughable, and eyes that
spoke a hundred sentences a second.
Her face was one of those which betray
every emotion of the soul. She swiftly
caught the point of a witticism, and
just as swiftly the sparkle of her blue
eyes dissolved into seriousness at, tho
mention of a sober subject. She was
lovely 'everywhere, having tho happy
faculty of adapting herself to any situ
ation. That evening, in the cozy parlor,
she still was charming, even when com
pared with others who possessed an
equal share of nature's gifts.
Dora Canning, the hostess, as not
bowitchingly beautiful, but she had a
very pleasant manner, and she had a
way of spicing her conversation with
compliments which placed the secend
person in a beatitude. Sho was seem
ingly unconscious of her habit, too.
And there was Gertrude Davenport, sit
ting in quiet dignity, while she watched
the chattering company, or making
some comment to her near neighbor,
which invariably brought an amused
smile to the face of the person address
ed. An observer might have noticed
that Dick's eyes often wandered to the
corner where Gertrude sot. No one ob
served it more closely than the watchful
Gertrude herself. Sho had learned to
expect it, and she did not fail to meet
his glance with a smile. Later, the two
might have been found enjoying a Ute-a-fcfc,
after Florence Fisher had performed
on the piano, and the refreshments had
been served, and the old kitchen clock
of Colonel Canning's mother, now hold
ing an honorary position in the parlor,
had hammered off two lengthy hours.
Gertrude's black eyes flashed with fun.
She was a type of beauty different from
Florence, but, with her tail straight
form and perfect ' features and keen
sense of humor, she was no less charm
ing, ino quiet cnat was interruptediby
Fred Seymour, who began : ,
( "Why, say Dick, I. have discovered,
.another Dick Fessenden. Saw him yes-
.teruay. He lives in Indiana. Came
here about two weeks ago to visit some
of his friends in. the city, ho said! Do
you know him ?"- - '
"No," said Dick. "I thought the:Fcs
senden fallywas extinct, with the ex
ception of my uncle and myself. ' Hails
from Indiana, does he? Well; he will
have to produce his genealogy before I,
own kinship to a Hoosler. I feel, inter
ested in my namesaae, though, if. he. has
that honor. Where is he?"
"Don't know. I saw Tilru at the , club
last night. I.thJnVhe spells' his name
.al'Yee, there are people who spell their
surname the short way, but they aVe
not related to us, except through Adam,
and relationship is slightly uncertain
when it gets so remote."
At this juncture somebody suggested
that the company play charades, and
there was no dissenting voice. All en
tered into it with interest and soon a
score of busy brains Were searching for
a word that could be successfully "clia
raded." "Give me a piece of paper, Dick,
pleaso. want to put down all tho
words wo play to-night and maybe I can
use them again," said Florence.
"How thoughtful I" answered1 Ger
trude. Dick produced a small note-book from
which he tore a leaf, and he was just
about to put the book in his pocket
when something white slipped from be
tween the leaves and fluttered to the
door. Gertrude picked it up, an oblong
card witli a gilt edge. "Elsie Lee," read
Gertrude, and then handed it back to
Dick, fixing her black eyes on him quiz
zically as she did so. Dick blushed.
"That is a friend of mine, in Toledo,"
said he, as he put the card in the book
and the book in his pocket.
"Indeed," said she, "f have a friend
fn Toledo, too."
"I was born there and a good deal of
my checkered career has been spent in
"Oh ! well, then you may know my
friend, Helen Hunter?"
"I have met her frequently, but I can't
claim an intimate acquaintance.''
"But what are they all laughing
about?" said Gertrude, as a sudden
outburst of laughter drowned all con
versation, and every one around them
seemed convulsed with merriment.
"Some of Fred's antic's," she said, an
swering her own question. Fred Sey
mour had been paying his assidous def
erences to Gertrude, and she was rather
proud of her merry companion. Dick
was not exactly pleased to see Gertrude
laughing at "Fred's antic's." Oh, jeal
ousy! your shaft is sharper than a
lance's point. When the desultory chat
was resumed another topic was taken
up, and thus the evening sped away.
But Gertrude seemed a little absent
minded. Sho was wondering about
Dick's Toledo friend. "What could make
him blush because I got the name of a
friend of his in Toledo," she thought.
Well, it was somewhat strange.
After the girls had muffled themselves
in their heayy wraps, and bankrupted
their fund of superlatives in telling tho
hostess how much they had enjoyed
her party, and the whole company was
homeward bound, Gertrude took occa
sion to ply Fred Seymour witli some
questions concerning Richard Fesendon,
No. 2. Fred gave a short description of
tho duplicate Fessenden's personal ap
pearance, and added that he believed
No. 2 was in tho city with matrimonial
intentions. If Fredvas a little reticent
on the subject, it was becauso of un
pleasant recollections of the person dis
cussed. Only the night before, at the
so-called "club," Fesendon No. 2 had
worked him for s(x games of cards, when
the pot included a large portion of Fred's
Next morning Dick sat at the desk in
his neat little office, leisurely turning
over the leaves of a new. law book. The
room was unostentatiously furnished
A handsome book-case of black walnut
supported a collection of sheep-skin
bindings, and on the back of each ap
peared the name of the owner, "R. Fes
senden." A steel engraving of Abra
ham Lincoln and another of James A.
Garfield looked down from tho white
walls, and a small couch stood opposite
the book-case. The floor was covered
with an ingrain carpet, and a piece of
oil-cloth lay befoio the grate. Dick's
gaze was equally divided between the
blazing fire and the open law-book, in
both of which he saw a mental image of
Gertrude Davenport. He closed the
book, and, taking a number of business
letters from a drawer in his desk, began
to peruse them. Tho first letter he
wrote, however, was not on a matter of
business. He wrote on tinted note pa
per and sealed the envelope nicely with
wax. Just before his signature was an
endearing word, which the reader may
be able to guess without my assistance,
and on the back of the envelopo was
the name of Elsie Lee.
The same morning, and about tho
same time in the morning, Gertrude
Davenport, dressed in a Mother Hub
bard of purple cloth," sat down at her
writing-desk, dipped her dainty gold pen
in the ink-stand and penned a brief
epistle to her friend in Toledo. It ran
about this way :
Dbab Helen Please pardon my ab
ruptness, but I want i to ask vou some
thing. Who on 'earth is Elsio Lee?
Tell me all you know about her, in every
respect. For a reason I will tell you in
my next, sho is very interesting to me
just now. In brief, I am about to ,mako
a mash and I think she is in the wav.
What, if any, relation does she have with
Mr. Richard Fessenden, a young gentle-'
man now in tnls city 7 1. guess you
know him, or, have met him, 'at least.
Now, do tell me all vou know about Miss
Lee, and greatly oblige
P. 8. Confidential, you knowG.D,
The diamond set of a gold ring flashed
in the. light as she wrote, and a red
tongaa darted from between two red lips
to moisten the "postage stamp. How
pretty she was tha,t mbhiing. He who
sees a lovely girl carelessly attired inker
own home lsJHBsere'ttanger of) losing
hla jritatferswi than hi wHo aim.'l ,ni4
trails beauties in agriui.1 . -
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To bt continued,
Railroad Rivalry Resulting
in Reduced Rates.
A Western View of the Labor War tVonl.
of Wisdom on the Chinese
l'ojto.VA, Cal., April 3d, 1880.
Our winter, if winter it may be called,
is probably past and gone. We do not
know, by our experience, how to sym
pathize witli Florida. We have not had
more than ten frosty mornings at our
home, and no freezing. As our friends
read our items we hope they will always
notice the dates, and they will better be
able to appreciate our sunny home.
About February 15th we began using
our new potatoes. Our market has been
supplied forsome time with strawberries,
which are not a very expensive luxury.
Deciduous trees did not cast their
leaves until in December, and came in
leaf( again in February. Apricot and
peach trees were' in bloom February
15th. The prospects lor a large apricot
crop is flattering. Oranges are princi
pally gathered and boxed. A box con
taining just forty-six oranges was sent
sent to the Citrus Fair, from Santa Ana,
Los Angeles county. The fair at Chi
cago will give the eastern people many
now and correct ideas of Southern Cali
fornia. Barley has been in head for
some time, and corn is up and doing
The former citizens of Southern Cali
fornia were Mexicans, Spaniards, Mesti
zoes, etc., and from tho possibilities of
this favored clime became as lazy and
indolent as people ever ought to be.
For instance : barley or wheat may be
sown in the fall. The following harvest
enough grain will fall to seed the ground.
By simply rot doing anything, when the
fall rains come, it grows, and under or
dinary circumstances, a fair crop w ill be
had. The same is often followed again
the following fall, possibly witli the ad
dition of harrowing the ground, and the
thiul crop gathered from the one toning.
Surely, you never saw a set of people
whose countenances wero so free from
the expression of care. But with them,
as witli tho Indian, the white man is
pressing him from his extensive range
which he has so long enjoyed. As he
sees the improvements of the while
man ho wants them, and in order to get
them he sells a portion of his ranch
and for him it is gone forever.
For the invalid, or tho person who is
inclined to have delicate health, this is
surely tho sanitarium. But few days
have passed this w inter but the doors of
our business houses have stood open.
Tho business man, instead of being shut
up in an unhealthy atmosphere all day,
(has tho pure, fresh air which the venti
lation of his room will permit. The
wife may enjoy tho same blessing, and
the children take full benefit of the su
perabundance of sunshine and pleasant
weather, and are out of doors the great
er part of tho time from November to
May, and from May to November, and
as a result a sick child is rarely heard of.
Excesses are often found. That above
narrated, of forty-six oranges filling a
usual sized orange box, which, I sup
pose, holds no less than one and one
halt bushels, is the excess and by no
means tho rule. Ono of our neighbors
has a castor bean stalk, or tree,' tho seed
of which he planted last May and it is
now sixteen and one-half inches in cir
cumference. An elder tree, which stands
by tho road on our way to tho city, and
is just the same species as tho much de
spised hush which so persistently infests
our Ohio fence corners, is seven feet
three and one-half inches in circumfer
ence, actual measurement, and not being
round, but somewhat flattened, its long
est diameter is greater than that shown
by its circumference.
We confidently expected that some
of our eastern friends and acquain
tances would take advantage of the rail
road war which was started about the
middle of February by the A. T. & S.
Fe road, and is not yet ended. The
most of-tho time, a very low rate has
been given, and the following clipping
from the M'edly Minor, of Los Angeles,
will show the very low limit to which
tho rate went, for traveling 1700 miles,
or from hero to Kansas City, Mo.
A BITTER BLOV,
But the great crowd was doomed to
cruel disappointment. The Southern
Pacific wasn't selling tickets to Kansas
City at $1 for a steady diet. In fact the
sale at that unprecedented figure lasted
but a very few minutes, and there was
no hurry in filling them any fuller than
was necessary, either. Not over ten $1
tickets wsre sold at the city office; and
Ticket Agent Smith at the depot, sold
less than thirty. Then;the' agents fled
from the, clamorous crowd and "went to
dinner," which must have been a good
one", as ir lasted about 'two hours. Then
Ticket Agent O. II. Whito, went over
and cast his eagle 'eye on tho bulletin in
he Short Line office, went bock to his
own and put up a bulletin announcing
the same figures. These rates, "which
held the rest, of the day all around with
out change, were as follows: '
To iBt'cuuw .Id datn.
Kansas Ulty $10
Omaha. .'A ". .10
Chicago... 15 i
St. Louis, 15
New York 28
Freight rates which' were five dollars
per hundred pounds, were dropped to
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