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STEAM PUBLISHING HOUSE, ORNER MAIN AND BAKER STS., FORT BENTON, M. T. SUBSCRIPTION, FIVE DOLLARS per YEAR. W. H. BUCK, Editor and Proprietor. A late dispatch from Sumpter, S. C., re ports the shooting of a negro for outraging a white girl. Not satisfied with killing the man the infuriated citizens pounded his dead body until it assumed the con sistency of pulp. Railway schemes are growing so numer ous that the average reader must be struck with the idea that the combined in tellect of all the schemers in the country is at work upon this subject alone. Sche mers and railways are different things, however. A syndicate in Galveston proposes to build wharves out to deep water in the Gulf of Mexico. To do this they will try to borrow $5,000,000 of the State's sur plus, which will exceed $5,000,000 two years hence, and will be $10,000,000 with in five years if the State sells the school lands. The reported shooting of Parnell is causing great excitement among the Feni ans and Land Leaguers in New York city. It is supposed that this affair will hasten operations which have been pending for some time, and that a decided move will soon be made in all the Irish secret so eieties. A sham duke has been courting all the marriageable ladies at Long Branch. His lordship represented himself as the Duke of Newcastle and made arrangements to marry three of the most prominent belles, but was recognized by a detective as a no torious forger and confidence man and is now awaiting trial in a Jersey jail. At a banquet given in honor of ex-Post master General James and ex-Mayor Grace of New York, at the Hotel Con tinental, London, on the 22d, under the auspices of Mr. Gillig, Mr. James made a speech which attracted much attention. He advocated a daily mail service between London and New York, a reduction of the fees. for money orders and registration, the extension of the facilities for the parcel post and the reduction of postage between the two countries to one penny for every half ounce. A writer for the New York Sun, to whom reference has been made before in these columns, is continually going for the Norttern Pacific road. Uncle Rufus Hatch is now going for the writer in question-a man whose non de plume is "Rigolo." Uncle Rufus says that Rigolo owes him $15,000 and he is going to Dana of the Sun "to see if this man can 'tell 15,000 lies to The Sun to my one little truth. I think ] can bring this dirty fellow to himself if he is not a stronger man than I am. He is at ungrateful dog-a yellow dog at that and I will brand him as the vile felloi that he is as soon as I arrive in Nem York." The article published on the local page of this paper yesterday in reference to the fund for the completion of the Sisters hospital was written with a view to stir. ring up the people of this vicinity, anc urging upon them the importance of lend. ing such aid as lies in their power to the good work in hand. THE RECORD is happ_ to say that the directors feel sure the peoe pie of neighboring districts will responc cheerfully to the appeal and that the re quisit fund will be secured without tron ble. The Sisters' hospital is not a purel] local institution-It is built for the good o all-and there should be no hanging badc nor penuriousness exhibited in any sectios of northern Montana. Any man can at: ford to divide his last dollar with such ar enterprise, for accidents are not unfre quent nor disease scarce, and none can tel when his turn may come to ask the as sistance of the noble sisters who will con trol the new hospital. The comet discovered by Prof. Brooks of Phelps, N. Y., September 3, promises to be of greater interest to astronomers than any observed in recent years. It will also have more than usual interest to ev ery one from the fact that it now promises a period of unusual brilliancy. As seen at Harvard university observatory Sunday, it rose and fell from brilliant intensity to a comparative state-like brightness. It is in the constellation of Draco, or the Dragon, about midway between the Dragon's eyes and the guardians of the Pole; the latter are two bright stars which continually circle around the pole star; their position at 9 o'clock Sunday evening was directly west of the pole star. The constellation of the Dragon is a long narrow one, the tall extending down be tween the Little and Great Bears, the principal stars 6f t latter forming the Dipper, and the Pole star being in the tail ot the former. The Dragon's head at 9 o'clock in the evening is now raised well up toward the zenith with the eyes look Ing westward. FRANCE UNEASY. France is growing uneasy, saysthe * neer Press, and begins to think that ,pea' haps, after all, that little Tonquin trouble had better be settled bb arbitrati th by fighting. In fact, she doesn't want tr have any war just at:preeent, partionlarl in such a far-off place as ARnana. The moving cause of thi change of heat t 44stlhSe iee, Lraink sh e doe n quaptity of trouble nearer bose in s e she praslts In her proesat poay. S canpot shake off the ever esent mare of fear of- Germany; and !* archy. Then, too, foreign powers whose subjects residing in China are en dangered by the prospect of a war,have in timated that unless a settlement is speed ily arrived at they may have to interfere But not the least moving reason of all i the attitude of China herself. From the first the Chinese have conducted them selves in a manner that has commandet the respect of the world, and have shows themselves capable of making a resistant, on an unexpectedly large scale. In fact France has discovered, to her surprise anm chagrin, that if a war is ever begun it wil - be one necessitating hard fighting and large army. Considering all these facts, decided sentiment for peace is growing u] and already the clamor for peace is grow e ing loud and imperative. On the whole it is probable that matters will be amica V bly settled ere any serious outbreak oc curs. Ylaiden Mail. o The much talked of mail route fron e Maiden to Pine Coulee, to connect wit] y the Benton and Billings stage road seem to be in a fair way to be established. i o representative of THE RECORD was in formed a few days ago that there were ove 1 1,000 signers on the petition already, an that it was but a question of a month' time for the service to be ordered. Th residents of Maiden are enterprising an have lots of go ahead about them, an when anything occurs that effects the in " trests of their thriving town they act im r mediately and are generally successful i their efforts. The importance of this rout to Benton is considerable. The presen mail service is not only round-about, be e tedious and unnecessary delays occur a Mail leaving Benton Monday mornin, e rerches Maiden Saturday night, seve, o days in transit. The distance will not el ceed one hundred and seventy-five miler Mail from New York City reaches ther s in five days-rather a discouraging com parison. All the feeders to the Bento and Billings stage line very materially ef fect the interests of Benton's businee r men, the Maiden line in particular, as i - runs through a well settled, thriving cour e try and gives the settlers direct communi a cation with Benton. Another Two Cent Paper. e NEW YORK, Sept 26.--The Herald thi l1 morning without flourish er editorial cons ment, put the words, "Two Cents" on ii margin, where hitherto have been th words "Three Cents." The World ar nounces that on account of the pressure c o advertising it will hereafter print eigl acolumns more than the Herald. Th e World claims that its own example an h success as a two cent paper has compelle a a drop in rates among its contemporaries A Little Story of the Great War. o The lodge of Masons in which Georg i Washington was "initiated, passed an e raised," Fredericksburg, No. 4, was pi: n laged in 1862; when that town *was al _ tacked by hostile soldiery, the lodge sal w blown open and the records, regalib jewels, etc., carried off. Among theal tidces taken was an old jewel of solid si ver in the form of a "level," highl e prized by the lodge for its antiquity. Tl e old relic was recently discovered by th J' secretary of Integrity Lodge, No. 158, A - F. & A. M., of Philadelphia, in the safe ( d that lodge, where it had been deposited fc - safe keeping during the war by a form, e member of Integrity lodge, who had rt y covered it from the soldier who acknow - edged having taken it from the lodge rool d of No. 4. A note tacked to the jewel re Squired its delivery to No. 4, "when thi 1- state of Virginia should cease to be - Y open rebellion against the authority of ti: f government of the United States." Tih jewel was returned recently to lodge No. 4. An English Swindler. MONTREAL, Sept. 27.-In August last an Englishman named C. H. Dewry came here from Liverpool and began business as - a produce shipper to England. He show ed a letter from the best houses all over * England and got all he wanted. He rais ed $25,000 from Molson's bank on the strength of bills of lading, and the drafts 1 were duly honored when presented in Liverpool. The next shipment was on the 8th, and he got advances from the same bank for $3,000, also on bills of lading. It is now discovered that Dewry has passed forged bills of lading in Boston and New York for advances to a large amount. One bank in Boston is taken in to the extent of $30,000, and agents of a Bristol produce house in New York for over $20,000. A produce merchant of London, Ont., was also defrauded out of 10,000 boxes of cheese, for which he holds forged securi ties on New York., The total amount of the absconder's fraud is at least $100,006. Detectives are after him. A large reward if offered for his arrest. He is supposed to be in the eastern states. Don't Want the Mine. Bosrox, Sept, 26.--. A, Herrit, agent brought suit against Utlton Lowell and others. Itlis amed lneagi i eement that he entered into with the defendants in February to purethasthe aD-dwood mine In Arlsona for500; t otthprop Who decined to aseptIt. The ailt a to -'defends 10- fu-il the is + A ratIs xmbeteres. th eyOw steablbet to t the parish 3'TILPL; : ASTONISHING THE NATIVE Exhibition of Northern Products 4 New York State Fair. " From the N. Y. Democrat. is A novelty in the exhibits of the Ne 1e York State Fair has this year been intr, 1- duced by the Northern Pacific Railw: d Company. The exhibit, which occupies n large space on both sides of the entran ,e to Florida Hall, consists of specimens t, the cereals, grasses,vegetables, etc., grov d in the great Northwest. Different kin 1I of wheat from Minnesota, north Dakot a Montana, Idaho, Washington and Oregi a are exhibited and prove a surprise to i p the farmers that examine them. Some v- the oats exhibited are six feet high, al e, are of unusual weight. The grasses pc I- sessing superior nutritive qualities a shown in great varieties and of luxuria growth. It is useless to undertake to d scribe the many varieties of grain inclu ed in this exhibit, and they should be see by every farmer that visits the ft grounds. The show of vegetables is sir ply wonderful, and though most of t A samples were shipped before they reach their full maturity and ripeness. Notwit r standing this fact the samples shown a Id astonishing. The samples of potatoes a s particularly fine and include many difft' ent varieties. Turnips, cabbage, onior id beets, cucumbers, etc., are shown whi< id exceed in size the same varieties grown this country. Great interest was mat fested in the display of hard spring whe from North Dakota. This wheat has i come famous in the markets for qualiti which make the best flour and for bell it specially adapted to the manufacture r. flour by the patent process in vogue at t roller mills. The specimens were frc g northern Minnesota and from the counti of Cass, Barnes, Stutsman, Kidder, Bt S leigh, Morton, Stark, Ransom and oth( in North Dakota. The wheat from Mo _ tana, Washington and Oregon was great n admired. From the Rochester, N. Y. Herald: Herald reporter visited floral hall at t it State fair grounds for the purpose of noti: more specifically an exhibit made by t Northern Pacific Railroad Company products from the region traversed their newly completed transcontinen line. The exhibition elicited admiri comments from all who examined it. T ts samples of grains, grasses and vegetab: a- from the crop of 1883 were exceptionas ts fine. There were specimens of hard spri ie wheat from Cass, Barnes, Ransom, Kiddi 1- Stutsman, Burleigh and Stark countil of North Dakota, and from northern Mint ht sota. This variety of spring wheat is ce ie brated as being that from which the fins id flour is manufactured by the patent rol: d process. There were wonderfully fi 8. samples of wheat from Montana, Wat ington and Oregon. Grasses were shoi of the highly nutritious varieties comm to the western Territories. They are id luxuriant growth. The vegetables w of immense size and superior quality. T exhibit was a great surprise as it was I fe tiractive, it having been brought from su a distance. The farmers who inspect the exhibition commented upon it in i ii highest terms of praise. It occupies a spa of 80feet of the hall and is arranged it tasteful manner. e Contemporary Fun. f New York Newos: Ax-helves are nol ing but chop-sticks. er Philadelphia Herald: Politicians go the ladder of fame by the rounds of drini m Burlington Free Press: A lot of st e- wire spring beds have been shipped e New Zealand. The natives are tired n frying missionaries on forked sticks. e School Book: The condor of the An( he is the largest bird that flies. Boston Stc e This was written before the United Stal absconder came into vogue. Louisville Courier-Journal : "Keep ye eye on Smith," says the Newo York WT~or n The World is evidently addressing sol e gentleman whose eye can take in a crom Philadelphia Record: An English ne - paper gives as a simple recipe for cleari 'er drains and wastepipesof grease, by i s- pouring of lye into them. Apparently I he same result might be obtained by letti SVennoror Eli Perkins use the pipes a in speaking tube. e R.ochetser Pos~t-Express : The man w e was observed on State street this morni with a 3-cent stamp on his left year, 4 deavoring to climb into a letter box a clamoring for them to "fesh on their pot Sofltahes, 'cosh he wash so drunk he could gw LouCE, la ur&VUrU Uv LUvi ULU LJV bUVULy. that the office should seek the man, and not the man the office. I Inhabitants of Arkansas Woods. 1 )f Kansas City Times: It is the natives *. themselves that more especially attract the d stranger's attention. There's the head of d the family, prodigiously tall and ungainly -quite interesting objects they are, too, with their thousand and one mental and physicial peculiarities. The children also, t always 12 or 15 of them, ragged, sorrow d ful-looking urchins, of all sizes and shapes t And the dogs--bless me, caine near for getting the dogs-great they are in num i bers, and sothin and bony that It is little wo rderth greaterportio.-of their exis tence is spent In lyingbefore the old Afle dplace, naeer changing their position except Swhen mpeiU to do so. A strikl4 sens of inIness seems to overshadow theholdup as thq' at about the dingy room in all Ia gilble attitues, quOh wrtypedap t the nýaimw, conlnes , ofhils own Rttle selfand the quid a4 f baooo. 'fobacco is their only .:,hoaae-a I it is, to, . h Wist Buffto beIthere in ~h& *enough . S. come weary after a long term of service the art of mastication; chewing requii too much exercise for their indolent i tures to withstand. Something must done to relieve these overworked membi sw of the human organism, and the chari o- teristic pipe is at once brought forth fr ay its hiding place in the chimney. A a such pipes-great, black, filthy thin; ce strong enough to wreck the constitution of a 5th ward politician. A man who c vn stand before one of those when it is in f ds blast is proof against anything. He wot ta, certainly need no life insurance. on The diet of these people is a remarkal all thing in its way, not only in quality i of also in quality Corn bread and bac nd constitute the bill of fare, and in the mi )s- gre compass of its life-sustaining qualit ire it combines all-and the only delicacy ,nt the season, never out of season. It's cc le- bread and bacon for breakfast, corn brc Id- and bacon for dinner, corn bread and 1 en con for supper; that is all the year aroul sir To moralize upon the ingredients of tl i- corn bread would be as hazardous as to he tempt to solve the mysteries that clus ed around that world-famous dish, boardi :h- house hash. I know it is a horrible m ire tureofcorn meal and water, but I am ire nocent of anything else it my contain- ;r- terly devoid of salt, saleratus or soi Is, This is poured into a small, rusty ii ch pot, half buried in the ashes, whert in bakes and dries until it becomes h, Ai- enough to knock a hole through a bra wat wall, provided the aforesaid wall is )e- more than 10 feet thick. While the baki ies process is going on the family sqi ng around the fire in languid listlessness a of fire random shots of tobacco juice at 1 he fire. >m The bacon, too, is an article worthy ies comment, inasmuch as it imparts a sort ir- flavor to the corn bread, and thereby re, !rs ers it the more palatable. You first i m- cover it in huge slabs of fat, with little tly no lean in its composition, and alm completely incrusted in the accumula A filth of weeks and months. One glance he it would make a health officer sick; but ng eat it! Oh, horrors! The corn bread, he ing baked to the proper extent, is plat of upon a stump outside the door to cc by while the dogs form a circle about, I tal their chops in silent hunger, and best ng wistful glances upon the, to them deli 'he ous morsel. Slices of bacon are then plai les in the great iron pot, where they sit Ily and splutter until finally resolved int( ng number of little dried-up chips float er, about upon a miniature sea of slimy grea es, This horrible mess--grease and all se- conjunction with the corn bread, is eag le- ly devoured by these rapacious natii est and on this meagre diet, strange to s ler but nevertheless true, they manage sor [ne how to keep the sands of life in moti ih- Truly, one-half of the world knows wn how the other half lives. ion of Aristocratic Denistry. ,re New York Sun, 'he Mrs. Bancroft, the actress, visited at- cently one of the most celebrated dent ich in London, who seldom handles anyth :ed but aristocratic jaws, to have her teeth the amined and operated on. Knowing tee weakness of the expert, she asked what Sa charge was, but he refused to say until had completed what was but an inspect and some cleaning. This done, he s his charge was $250. The actress protest and offered $100, which, she said, was th- the money she had with her. She tadi that she had brought so much because up was told the charge would be exorbits ks. and provided herself with a sum expec eel to meet the highest figure. She decl to that the fashionable dentist took the $1 of and clapping his back to 'the door, we not allow her to leave until she had sigi les a note for the rest. The case is to be heard r: in court. es Daniel Boone's Cabin a Chicken Coop. ur - Id. The average western American has lit ne tie respect for anything which does not rd. possess a distinct mark of utility. Age and associations do not command from him s- the distinguished regard that is thought ng their due in some parts of the country. I he had occasion recently to pass through the wild and picturesque region, where Dan ng iel Boone pitched his tent and built his Sa rude log cabin. The cabin is still stand ing, and is pointed out to strangers Ias the ho original hut of the famous pioneer. One ag would think that as an interesting link -n-. that connects the present with the past, nd and as a historic reminder of the early days h- in Missouri, the rude building would be ''t safely guarded and protected, but instead ry of this it has been put to the bases uses. nd At present it is used as a chicken coop; the feathered occupants roost where the trusty rifle and simple accoutrements of Daniel hung in times past. The cabin is a fast falling into pieces, and probably the he only consideration that would cause its of present occupants to take any care of it would be the possibility of charging an admission fee to seeit. nd :, ýriminall Notes, so, w- New York: John B. Carroll, for two es years preceding March clerk In. the bu or- reau of arrears, was arrested on the charge m- of forgery. It iB alleged he appropriated $te 10,000. Nashville: Wmn. Boyd, indicted for the m nrder of Berdle Patterson, his mstress, Sin this tcity July bh last, was to-day found guilty ad sentence fixed at 12 years in the penatentiary. Braeelet: The tgry to-day rendered a verdict of n the easof tgetj - at' rahad ontr. P t `was fixed at g yea it, the penft ary. I 'iltain Tex Z this morning n thre bu$agrs eroded the bank Opdt, bu; ig, wets b a# c a I urd ; **Of &Co. this d l V I the Sin HACK FARES. [res na- Swindling Charges that the Law be lows. )ers Detroit Free Press. -ac- "Vos you engaged?" inquired a S .o, uel-of-Posen-looking drummer of a hi end man in front of the Michigan Central igs, pot yesterday. i of "Naw !" answered the hackman. can "Veil, I vould like to gone up py n full house, No. - Voodvort avenue. uld you took me dare vonce?" "Why; av course, get in," respon able the hackman. but The drummer stepped lightly into con hack, the driver cracked his whip tea- away went the horses. At M. S. Smit ties Co.'s corner the drummer looked up at of big clock and asked the driver to stop orn til he could set his watch. The dri cad complied, and when passing the city ba- the drummer discovered that the clot nd. the tower was a trifle faster than his wa hat He again requested the hackman to I at- long enough to enable him to manipu ster the minute hand of his watch so as to n ing it correspond with city hail time. ux- The drummer suddenly concluded 1 in- he would go back to the train and orde -ut- a turn about. At Larned street he shout )da. "Heah, drhiva, stop me py Tom S' ron vonce." *e it "H'all right," responded the hackn ard as he drew up in front ot Swan's. ick "Come ahead een und haff a dreenk sn't me," seductively remarked the drums ing "You bet," was the ready reply of ut hackman, as he flung out a quid of and bacco. the After refreshing themselves they turned to thqghack, and on arriving al of depot the drummer tendered the usual t -50 cents. nd- "Here, what'r you a-given me, so dis- said the hackman, insolently. or "I geef you foofty cents; vhy, vat lost goot?" ited "Well, I should say not. Jest see I at dallah 'n a half more; d'ye heah ?" Sto Vat for? vat for? Say? Vat for? shi be- ed the excited drummer. "What for? Why, for stoppin' t: times, dat's what for." S "Vat! You sharge me foofty cents e' time dot I vind my vatches by Smit's tow der city hall?" lici- "To be cert. The law allows it and d Iced you forget it." zzle "Vat vas that odder foofty cents ft ;o a enquired the incredulous drummer. "For? Why, for de time you asket ting in to Tom Swan's to take a drink." ase. "Vat! did you mean to say dot -in sharge me hel-luf a toller for drea ger- you?" "Yas-takes time there s'well's ves, where else." say, "Veil," ejaculated the sad-eyed dr me- mer, "here is $2 for you. I vill puy s ion. shtock in your -- hack der next di dot I ride mit you and haff der gone not ling eenterest. Vot a country! Vot a I Oh, vot a hackmans!" Lobs of Life on the Lakes. Bre- BUFFALO, N. Y., Sept. 25.-A fed tists gale set in last night and raged furio ling from the southwest. A number of vet ex- have suffered more or less severely, the being dismasted, and the schooner I this State went down with all hands a 1 he miles from the harbor. Her crew con tion ed of Capt. Hayes and six men, and said cargo was 16,000 bushels of wheat, s ted, ped from Toledo. She was with the 1 s all steam barge Buckeye, and the heavy Ided caused their line to part. At the tim she the accident the wind was blowing at ;ant, rate of fifty-nine miles an hour. cted schooner E. Fitzgerald, which art ares about daylight from Toledo, had a 100 hard time. During the height of the uld her bulwarks were washed out and ned foresail split and blown to shreds. sard thought that other disasters will be rel en. Vesslemen say the gale was one o most terrific ever encountered on i ken Erie. The sea rolled heavily and sa over the docks, submerging them and lit- lower part of the city several feet. not railway yards were under water. Age wind drove the water up in great vol and cha Inow avill rrwarnklnk h rnaev ;ht In the city destruction of trees was very I great. the * LITTLE OF EVERYTHING. an his .Four thousand Italians fish for coral. nd the In the three fan districts of Japan 100, )ne 000 persons make fans. ink The drought has effected the cranberry ast, crop to such an extent thiat cranberries ays may be scarce. be A Scotchman says that the average pe eyd destrian in Europe does not reach the les. standard of 30 miles a day. DP; M. Pivion, favoring cremation, says that the those poisons which can be detected in a of decaying body can, with few exceptions, a is be found in the ashes which remain in the the crematory. Its If we may believe the London World, ithe Polish countess who was always a an transparent fraud, never very seriously believed in, is superseded by the more risky siren, the American adventuress and heiress whose money "peters", out. two Few English girls at the watering bu- places, says the London Truth, appear to rge know how to swim. That journal ascribes ted the fact to the prejudice which decrees that no lady shall bathe with -any man, the even her own father, brother or husband. 5s, Caleb Stockwell of odon, Ont., was xd exceedingly surprised the other morning sin when Mrs. toXtwell presented m r with two sons and tw ndaguhters, all g . Sub. l a seluently when asked what he'd got he fi. worowftlly said, "Only two 8ili1 pair." e, The little ones are thiving. was An Albany r have utllizedtia bcrps. They make ougbt plt tl f lug stove l adpt$z to aiz to eight; the ri sad al p by .Us B are r by ov es4deal acres. To inclose his lands 220 mile fence is required. He has 40,000 catt Al- The story comes from North Caroli a dog that climbs trees after opossumi coons. He doesn't stick his toe nail am- like a cat, but climbs like a boy. Reci ack- he shinned up a big elm and caugh I de- immense coon. During the fight that sued they both fell to the ground, bu dog had the best of the fall and won Cne trick. Can The trustees of the James Lick eo ided prodded by the California pioneers port that they have $12,000 worth 4 the struments on Mount Hamilton; that and cannot make any progress until they: th & the focal length of the great telescope tthe they propose to erect, and that they to complete the great instrument with the $700,000 that Lick devised. hall The returns which have been publi *k in of the numberof divisions in which itch. member of the House of Commons stop taken part during the past session are ilate without interest. There were 340 cake sions in the House exclusive ot 105 sions in the grand committce. Of the: that related to Scotland and 42 to Ire ered while no fewer than 40 divisions ted: taken over the English Agricultural I wan ings bill, and 63 on that bearing on col practices. nan, A Story of President Linec :mit Youth. mer. the The origin of Lincoln's intimacy to- Joshua E. Speed is thus related: Speed began his business life as a re- chant in Springfield, Illinois, whe ,t the was settled when Mr. Lincoln came fare to open a law office. One day he wa ting in his store in an interval of lei )y?" Mr. Lincoln, whose inward awkwarc was then aggravated by youth, cam is it to his counter, and accosted him visible embarrassment. 'I want to ki me a Speed,' he said, 'the cost of a beds and bed,' adding a rough descri riek- which indicated the cheapest kind of 'What you want,' answered Mr. S .hlee 'will cost you about $17.' At this Linr jaw dropped, and a painful expressi( very sadness and perplexity spread ove: und countenance. Mr. Speed, noticing look, and rightly interpreting it to sil lon't that the price exceeded Lincoln's m quickly added: "Mr. Lincoln, I h proposition to make you. My partne d me just got married, and his bed in my up stairs is vacant. If you are willi you occupy it, and share my room with Mting you are more than welcome.' The pa any- expression instantly vanished from Lincoln's face, as, with a few simple i rum- of thanks, he accepted the offer, anm ome appeared. In a short time he reapp. dsol- with a pair of old-fashioned saddle ba law! his arm, and, directed by his new fr shambled up stairs to the designated I A minute had scarcely passed befo shambled down again, and as he re: the shop room, cried out, his face bea arful with jocund content: "Well, Speed, )USIV mnvprld TTPnfnrwwnrr n ntil rdeafth sels coin and Speed were bosom friends." two rork What Rum Will Do. few gist- A minister of the gospel told me one her of the most thrilling incidents I have heard dip- in my life. A member of his congregation ittle came home, for the first time intoxicated, gale and his boy met him upon the doorstep, e of clapping his hands and exclaiming, '.Papa the has come home!' He seized the boy by The the shoulder, swung him around, stagger ived ed, and fell in the hall. That minister very said to me. 'I spent the night in that gale house. I went out, bared my brow that the her night dew might fall upon it and cool it. It is1 walked up and down. the hill. There port- was his child dead ! There was his wife in 'the convulsions, and he asleep. A man about ake thirty years of age asleep, with a dead vept child in the house, having a blue mark the upon the temple, where the corner of the The marble steps had come in contact lth the The head as he swung him around, and his ume wife on the brink of the grave ! Mr. Gough,' eat. said my friend. 'I cursed the drink. He very had told me that I must stay until he woke, he passed his hand over his face and exclaimed, what is the matter? Where is my boy?' 'You cannot s:e him.' 'Stand out of my way ! I will see my boy.' To prevent confusion I took him to the child's .O bed, and as I turned down the sheet and showed him the. corpse, he uttered a wild erry shriek, 'Ah, my child!' That minister rries said further to me: 'One year after he was brought from the lunatic asylum to lie pe- side by side with his wife in one grave, the and I attentled the funeral.' The minister of the gospel who told me the fact is to that day adrunken hostler in a stable in the city in a of Boston. Now tell me what rum willdo. ons, It will debase, degrade, imbrute and damn the everything that is noble, bright and glori ous and God-like in a human being. There is nothing drink will not do that is vile,dast ardly, cowardly and hellish. When are sty we not to fight it till the day of our death. nore A Crazy Father. and NEw YoRK, Sept. 24.-Winm. Walsh, a ring laborer residing in Brooklyn, suffering Sto from some affection of the brain, this ibes morning became violent and his wife went rees for a physician. On her return with the nan doctor they were hornified to see Walsh and. holding his YOungest child, 18 months old, by the legs and dashing her head on the floor. The ithriated man was overpow ered. The child will die. Sub- The :a mbler urder. t he air." Baeaor ona., Sept. 27.-At the Rose Ambleor m ter inquiry to-day Prof. p Whi, of the ale medical sool, terEti for led tth iade a icroscople examina ght of the carriage cushions belonging to pm..,14 7 I Sound nothg to indi;ate the ,pres e blood. The hr fbund under dby a 'p neri lwas la V mtan hair, *u.i s as a thea e) of the buma or es of A DIABOLICAL CREATURE. tle. na of An Arizona Monster that is as Savage s and as a Bull Dog, and Fights Like a Viper. es in Virginia City Enterprise, ently ,William Blackheath, when he returned it an from a six month's sojourn in. Arizona, t en- brought to the Comestock, Nev., the skin t the of what he, for want of a better name, calls Sthe a Gila monster, but which is evidently that of a saurian of a different species. The state, skin now measures seven feet from tip to I, re- tip, and it has evidently shrunk some inch of in- es in drying. Though about the color of they an ordinary Gila monster, the reptile is learn evidently a kind of an inland crocodile, that or, more properly, cayman, as it had not hope the webbed feet of the crocodile. Ihalf The strange saurian was found in a small valley in the Wheatstone mountains. ished When alive it stood two feet high, and its each body just back of its forelegs was over has three feet in circumference. The creature not was as savage as a bull dog, and as full of divi- fight as a viper. It was found by the dogs divi- of Mr. Blackheath and partner. When the ,e 16 men arrived at the haunt of the reptile-to land, which they were attracted by the fierce were and peculiar barking of their dogs, three told- in number-they found that one dog had rrupt already been killed and the others were badly cut up and covered with blood. The creature displayed such activity, and was )ln's so diabolically vicious, that the two pros pectors feared to go near it, being armed with nothing better than a prospecting with pick and a shovel with a small handle. "Mr. Finally the thing got one of the dogs by mer- the fore leg, and finding that it held on re he like a terrier, with no signs of loosing its there hold, Mr. Blackheath ran forward and a sit- stuck his pick into its head. Even then sure. the reptile held on, and it was not until it ness had been struck several blows with the ie up pole of the pick, that its jaws relaxed and with it gave up the ghost. When the dog was now, released it was found that his fore leg had stead been broken at a point about two inches ption above the knee. both. Mr. Blackheath says that he has met peed, with several of the creatures known as :oln's Gila monsters that were two and a half )n of feet in length, but lever, before or since, r his saw, or even suspected the existence of one the so large as that whose skin he possesses. gnify It was a surprise to all white men in that eans, section, but some of the Indians asserted ave a that far to the south in the Sierra Madre r has mountains they had seen some that were room as large or larger. ng to Unfortunately, in flaying the saurian, me, Mr. Blackheath's only idea was to have sinful the hide tanned and made into boots and Mr. gaiters, therefore he did not preserve the words feet, otherwise the skin might be stuffed c1 dis- and mounted by a taxidermist. lHe says eared the teeth of the creature were over an .es on inch in length, were sharp as needles, and lend, in shape resembles the teeth of a shark. oom. Brudder Gardner on Dreams. re he .ched Detroit Free Press: ming "De odder mornin' ole Uncle Jerry I've Blossom rushed into my cabin with his Lin- eyes as big as sassers," said Brother Gard ner, as a hush came o'er the. hall, and Samuel Shin threw his last appel core at the bald head of Elder Toots. "I reckon ed. dat he had struck $7 in policy, or dat one his ole woman was sick, or dat his boy, leard Moses, had fallen off the roof, but I was ation mistaken. De ole man had galloped ober ated, to tell me his dream. He had dreamed of step, seein' a dun-cull'd mule chase a cream Papa cull'd hoss aroun' a yaller-cull'd ba'n, an' >y by he couldn' make out whether' he was to gger- come widin one of hitting $500 in a lottery, ister or his ole woman was to break her leg. that "Now, gem'len, I had a few remarks .t the to get off some two y'ars ago on the sub ol it. jick of dreams, and desiah to express a rhere few mo'. I am giben to understan' dat ife in some of our moas' prominent members be tbout lieve in dreams an' shape deir course dead accordin'. Ize an' ole man, an' Ize had a mark millyon dreams since I began bizness. f the Dar's sunthin' in 'em, but not much. h the "To dream that you are crossin' a 1 his muddy stream to steal turnips signifies dat ugh,' you had better go to work an' airn some He 'taters. ii he "To dream dat you are trabblin' long a e and dusty highway an' lookin' fur a lost pock ere is etbook wid $50, it signifies dat you am 3tand much mo' sartin' to be trowed ,: er de To house fur non-payment of rent dan 3 uu am iild's to pick up a single nickel. t and "To dream dat you am ridin' a white wild hose past a-e. i'n, and data gray-man lister comes out and pints a blue umblella at e was you signifies dat de flour bar'l am empty, ;o lie and dat you had better hunt for work. :rave, "To dream dat you sot on de fence an' sister saw a funeral purceshun go past, and dat is to- de man who driv de herse had a glass eye, e city signifies dat you owe de grocer $3.75, an' illdo. have bin dodgin' him fur de las' three lamn months. glori- "To dream of seein' a woman walkin' Chere ober a creek on a suspenshun bridge signi ,dast- fies dat your ole woman can't go to church a are fur de want of shoes. "ath. '"Dar' am lots of odder fings, but dese am fa'r samples of de lot. If dar am any body in dis hall idiot 'nuff to believe dat sh, he kin lay on his back on an ole straw bed wring an' groan an' grunt an' dream six weeks this inter de fucher, now am de time fur him went to pick up his hat an' bid us good-by ! I the "An' one fing mo': I understan' dat Faleh sartin members of dis club am in de habit Sold of seein' ghosts. I doan' specify any a te names, but I wish to say to the hull con venshun dat de werry fust one of you who sees aghost or cotches sight of a spook will be cantered outer dis club so fast dat de track left behind you on de star's will be smokin' hot. We will now pick up the Lt the reg'Iar programy of de evenin' an' rush Prof. bizness." tead The religous editor of the Mineral Argus of ]Maideea4 Montana, remarks: "Charlie S Feil of t"ji paper'will hiave his wife out from Ameri jf ina afew weeks and the Swill htm from among them. Let ~ the igh herd ubourn." 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