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Senator-elect Dupont, the powder
maker, ought to be able to contributt
some Interesting matter to the maga-lines.
Society girls In Cincinnati have or
ganized a society for the suppression ol
feosslp. This looks like a covert attempl
to suppress society.
As a factor In uplifting and sustain
ing the human race the new woman's
Bible can never hope to rival the old
woman's cook book.
There may and may not be an extra
session of congress, but the questior
of the hour is, will Harvard meet YaU
at football next fall?
lhe President Did Not Want to' Uo to
the Theater bat Would Not Disap
point the Public Which Expected Him
That Night.
With the general adjournment ol
state legislatures throughout the na
tion the country once more resumes thi
aapect of the times of peace.
The friends of Prof. Laughlln asserl
that In his joint debate with Mr. Har
vey he was "all wool and a yard wide;'
the other side claims he was worsted.
Ab an operator In wheat and an ex
pert in running a corner the Hessiar
'fly seems to be quite as skilled as any
professional board of trade manipulator.
It cost New York $20,000 to secure e
jury that disagreed as to the guilt ol
Inspector Martin. What will it cosl
to And a Jury In New York that will
HE afternoon and
evening of April 14,
4865, were cold, raw
and gusty. Dark
.clouds enveloped
'the capital, and the
air was chilly with
occasional showers.
Late In the after
noon I filled an ap
pointment by call
ing on the Presi-
Milllonalre Mackey tells an Inter
viewer that he never was so happy as
when he was swinging a pick. Well
there's nothing to prevent him frorr
taking his pick now.
There was a sturdy old Sioux,
;Ueed to hunt by the stream Klckapioux;
In sheer desperation
He's quit the durned reservation
As he went he blubbered bioux-hioux.
George M. Pullman has confided tc
an interested public his slowly formed
conviction that he was much happier
when he was a poor boy earning his
living by his daily labor than now wher
he Is worried with his millions and
burdened with the weight of vast in
terests and business cares. Wealth, he
says, does not bring happiness. Mr.
Pullman is evidently getting ready tc
buy happiness for the rest of his days
by unloading his surplus and with
drawing from the Millionaire club.
The old foolishness that women of
learning, or eloquence, or brain, are
never pretty, or even good looking, is
extinct, and has been put on the upper
Jshelf among the dead scarabs of old
Egypt. In this generation we have
women professors, lecturers, scholars,
authors, politicians, and philosophers,
who are beautiful Indeed far more
beautiful than those brainless women
of old who left nothing better than their
pictures for out Instruction.
The insurrection in the republic ol
Colombia has ended less pleasantly
than that In the republic of Ecuador.
There was a good deal of bloodshed In
the one, but little if any in the other.
The Colombian rebels are tired of trea
son, the Ecquadorian rebels are amnes
tied; Colombia was disturbed for
months, Ecuador for only a few days.
President Caro Is a revengeful man;
President Cordero is the most forgiving
of rulers. For the fun of the thing,
the warlike ways of Ecuador are much
preferable to those of Colombia.
There Is nothing In the cruelty of a
man-governed world more cruel than
the deception complained of by Miss
WTIlard and Mrs. Somerset In securing
their signatures as members of the com
mittee on the new woman's Bible. They
signed without knowing just what they
were subscribing to, and in that they
were Just like the man who signed the
petition to have himself hanged. The
now woman movement ought to be
more careful about making such old
masculine mistakes in getting out
a woman's Bible.
A Brooklyn man who was "convicted"
of a burglary he did not commit, and
"pardoned" after he had served nearly
two years In Sing Sing, has sued the
state of New York for $101,838.28 dam
, ages. Of this amount $25,000 is claimed
for injury to reputation and mental
and physical suffering while in prison;
the rest Is his computation of the
amount he lost in business by this false
Imprisonment, with his attorney's fees
added. Since the state authorities ad
mit that he was Innocent of the crime
for which he was convicted, and his
"pardon" was granted because of his
innocence, they have a very interesting
case on their hands to defend. They
may set up the claim that he is the
victim of misfortune rather than
wrong, but the state is responsible for
Its part in the denial of liberty that
paused his suffering and loss.
dent at the White House, and was told
by him that he "had a notion" of send
ing for me to go to the theater that
evening with him and Mrs. Lincoln
but he added that Mrs. Lincoln had al
ready made up a party to take the place
of Gen. and Mrs. Grant, who had some
what unexpectedly left the city for
Burlington, New Jersey, writes Noah
Brooks. The party was originally
planned for the purpose of taking Gen.
and Mrs. Grant to see "Our American
Cousin" at Ford's Theater, and when
Grant had decided to leave Washing
ton, he (the President) had "felt In
cllned to give up the whole thing;'
but as It had been announced in the
morning papers that this distinguished
party would go to the theater that
night, Mrs. Lincoln had rather Insisted
that they ought to go, in order that the
expectant public should not bo wholly
disappointed. On my way home I met
Schuyler Colfax, who was about leav
ing for California, and who tarried
with me on the sidewalk a little while,
talking about the trip and the people
whom I knew in San Francisco and
Sacramento whom he wished to meet.
Mr. Lincoln had often talked with me
about the possibilities of his taking up
his residence In California after his
term of office should be over. He
thought, he said, that that counry
would afford better opportunities for
his two boys than any of the older
states; and when he heard that Colfax
was going to California he was greatly
interested in his trip, and said that he
hoped that Colfax would bring him back
a good report of what his keen and
practiced observation would note in the
country which he (Colfax) was about
to see for the first time.
Tho evening being inclement, I
stayed within doors to nurse a violent
cold with which I was afflicted ; and my
room-mate McA and I whiled away
the time chatting and playing cards.
About half-past ten our attention was
attracted to the frequent galloping of
cavairy or the mounted patrol past the
house which we occupied on New York
avenue, near the state department
building. After a while quiet was re
stored, and we retired to our sleeping-
room In tho rear part of the house. As
I turned down the gas, I said to my
room-mate: "Will, I have guessed the
cause of the clatter outside to-night.
You know Wade Hampton has disap
peared with his cavalry somewhere in
the mountains of Virginia. Now, my
theory of tho racket Is that ho has raid
ed Washington, and has pounced down
upon the President, and has attempted
to carry him off." Of course this was
said jocosely and without the slightest
thought that the President was In any
way in danger; and my friend, in a sim
ilar spirit, banteringly replied: "What
good will that do the rebs unless they
carry off Andy Johnson also?" The
next morning I was awakened in the
early dawn by a loud and hurried
knocking on my chamber door, and the
volco of Mr. Gardner, the landlord,
crying. "Wake, wake, Mr. Brooks! I
have dreadful news." I slipped out
turned the key of the door, and Mr
Gardner came In, pale, trembling, and
woebegone, like him who "drew
Priam's curtain at the dead of night,"
and told his awful story. At that time
It was believed that the President, Mr.
Seward, Vice-President Johnson, and
other members of the government had
been killed; and this was the burden
of the tale that was told to us. I sank
back Into my bed, cold and shivering
with horror , and for a time it seemed
as though the end of all things had
come. I waB aroused by the loud weep
ing of my comrade, who had not left
his bed In another part of the room.
When we had sufficiently collected our
selves to dress and go out of doors In
the bleak and cheerless April morning,
wo found In the streets an extraordi
nary spectacle. They wero suddenly
crowded with people men, women,
and children thronging the pavements
and darkening the thoroughfares. It
seemed as if everybody was in tears.
Pale faces, streaming eyo3, with now
and again an angry, frowning coun
tenance, were on every side. Men and
women who were strangers accosted
one another with distressed looks and
tearful Inquiries for the welfare of the
President and Mr. Seward's family. The
President still lived, but at half-past
seven o'clock In the morning the tolling
of tho bells announced to the lamenting
people that he had ceased to breathe.
.His great and loving heart was still.
The last official bulletin from the war
department stated that he died at twen
ty-two minutes past seven o'clock on
the morning of April 1$. Instantly
flags were raised at half-mast all over
the city, the bells tolled solemnly, and
with Incredible swiftness Washington
went Into deep, universal mourning.
All stores, government departments,
and private offices were closed, and
everywhere, on the most pretentious
residences and on the humblest hovels,
were the black badges of grief. Nature
seemed to sympathize In the general
lamentation, and tears of rain fell from
the moist and sombre sky. The wind
sighed mournfully through streets
streets crowded with sad-faced people,
and broad folds of funereal drapery
flapped heavily In the wind over the
decorations of the day before. Wan
dering aimlessly up F street toward
Ford's Theatre, we met a tragical pro
cession. It was headed by a group of
army officers walking bareheaded, and
behind them, carried tenderly by a
company of soldiers, was the bier of the
dead President, covered with the flag of
the Union, and accompanied by an es
cort of soldiers who had been on dr.ty
at the house where Lincoln died. Ab
the little cortege passed down the street
to the white house, every head was un
covered, and the profound silence which
provalled was broken only by sobs and
by tho sound of the measured tread of
those who bore the martyred President
back to the home which he had so
lately quitted full of life, hope, and
The First Nation il Bank Duwogo.
Establisl ed 1881.
Paid in capital 1 $87,000.00
Surplus fund - 16,000.00
OFFICERS: A. P. Camp, Freaideot; John L.
McNeil. V. P.; Wm. P. Vaile, CaaMw.
For first elass uvorl
Wanted Ilia Fiancee to Have Ills For
tune, but Palled to Make a Will.
San Francisco, May 6 A pathetic
romance haB just come to light In the
settlement of the estate of Capt. Fred
erick G. Clark, who Is supposed to hare
been lost at sea with the Ill-fated seal
ing schooner Dagmar in 1878. He
wanted his money to go to his fiancee,
but as he failed to make a will the
state of California will get It. The pub
lie administrator has Just filed his final
account in the case, which was first
placed in his hands In September, 1894
Though there Is no legal way by which
the dead captain's wishes may be en
forced, It has come to the knowledge of
the public administrator that Clark
wanted his money to go to Miss Nellie
Ormond, of Boston, to whom he was en
gaged. Capt. Clark first met the young
lady on his return from the civil war
Ho and her brother had been compan
ions, and when Ormond was wounded
the captain nursed him faithfully. By
a strange misfortune Clark was seri
ously hurt while in Boston and his de
voted nurse was Nellie Ormond. After
his convalescence they were engaged,
Tho captain came to San Francisco and
entered the service of the Alaska Com
mercial Company, and It was arranged
that he should marry the girl on his re
turn from the trip, which as fate
willed it cost him his life. Capt.
Clark's companions often heard htm
speak of his fiancee and his business as
sociates heard him say time and again
that he wanted all his money to go to
her if anything should happen to him,
but as he died without making a will,
and as none of his relatives can be
found, his estate, which amounts t
about $50,000, will go to the state.
Imporiiho Teiloe
He employs none but first class tailor
to do his work.
Practices in sil 0tate, Territorial
and Federal Courts.
New Mexico.
Mail orders promptly attended to. . . .
BOX 553. Durango. Colo.
Cornice and Sheet Metal Mi
Galvanized Iron
Copper Cornices.
Patent Iron Skylights. Tin Roofing,
l '7 Mail ordors solicited. XJ
3d door below Strater hotel,
Attorney at Law,
Farmington. New Mexico.
New Mexico.
Through Pullman Sleepers
Without Change.
New Mexico.
Yon Can niow Out a Flame If Yonr
Lungs Are Stunt.
"You wouldn't have believed It pos
sible to blow out a candle flame
through a brickbat" remarked a cele
brated physicist, whose penchant Is to
give scientific research a practical bear
ing. "It can be done, however, and It
Illustrates the all-pervaslve qualities of
air. Most rooms are largely ventilat
ed through their walls, and the brick
and mortar are merely rudimentary
lungs, which take In and throw out the
atmosphere with little hindrance.
"You may try tho experiment your
self. Place a candle on the other sldo
of your brick and use two funnels, with
the flaring ends on the opposite sides of
the brickbat with the small end of one
in line with your mouth and the small
end of the other trained on the can
dle flame. The least breath will make
the light flicker, and a hearty expira
tion will extinguish it altogether. Try
it and see."
Only 116 divorces have been granted
in Canada in twenty years.
Hot-air tubes were used to warm tho
rooms of Roman houses during the
time of Nero.
The aunts of South America have
been known to construct a tunnel three
miles in length.
The barbers in India are so deft and
light of touch that thoy can shave a
man without awaking him.
Lead-pencils with a paper covering
Instead of wood are the latest novelty
In the line of stationery.
The champion beer guzzler dwells In
Heading, Pa. In fifteen minutes, for a
wager, ho drank twenty glasses of beer
A lady in Springfield, Mass., caught a
severe cold by riding in a chilly street
car, and has begun suit for $20,000
damages. '
The deepest gold mine in the world Is
at Eureka, Cal.; depth, 2,290 feet; deep
est silver mine at Carson City, NeVrj
dith, 3,300 feet.
See that your tickets read via this line.
Agents of the company will furnish
time tables on application.
G. T. Nicholson, Q. P. & T. A,
Topeka, Kansas.
C. H. Morehouse, G. F. &T. A.,
El Faso, Texas.
Mapping and platting of all kinds
promptly done.
Farmington, New Mexiw
Tiro dnmmfiroin Iter
T. F, Burgess, Proprietor
Durango. - Colorado
& Pacific I, L
(Western Division)
ALIU'QUERQL'B A. T. A. F. It. R. tot
all iiuiiitH fust mill south.
AKII KOItK-Snntu Fe, l'rcwott A I'hnenW
railway for points iu central and southern
BLAKE Nevada Southern railway tor Manpl
nnd connection witn stage linos tor ynnue
hilt and miniiur districts north.
BAKSTOW Southern California railway
Los Angeles, San Diego and other California
MOJAVE Southern Pacific Company for
San Francisco, Sacramento and othor
Northern Callforuian points.
Pullman Palaee Sleeping Cars.
Bleeping car passengers between Han Krnn
cisco, 1. Angeles or San Diego and Chica
go do not have to change ears.
The Atlantic & Pacific Railroad,
Tho nroat Middle Route across the American
Continoutiu connection with tuo railways ot
"Santa Fe Route."
Liberal Management,
Superior Facilities,
Picturesque Scenery,
Excellent Accommodation.
Thndrand Canon of the Colorado, tho most
sublime of nsturc's work on the earth, Inde
scribable, can cusily bo reached via Flagstaff,
Williams or Boach Springs, on this road. To
the Natural Bridge of Arizona nnd Montezuma's
Well you can Journey most directly by this Hue.
Observe the ancient Indian civilization of La
cuna, or of Acomn, "The City of the Sky." Vis
it tho petrified forest near Cnrrizo. See and
marvel nt tho froak of Canon Diablo, Take a
hunting trip in the magnificent pino forests of
the San Francisco mountains, hind interest in
tho ruins of the prehistoric Cave and Cliff
Dwellers. Viow tho longest cautilovor bridgo
in America across tho Colorado river.
General I'uhh. Agt.. AMtQen.Pass.Agt
Los Angoles. Gal. San Franeiseo.Cal.
II. S. VAN SLACK, Gen'l Apt..
Albuquerque, N. M,
First class word done. . . .
Leave orders at P. O. at Farmington.
F. B. ALLEN, Proprietor,
Farmington,. New Mexico.
Good Rigs and Saddle Horses constant
ly on hand.
Feed and Sale Stable and Corral in connection.
and Dealor in
Rough and Dressad Lumber.
Shingles, Lath and
Fruit Box material.
Mills and yard nine milesEast of Du-
ranco. P. O. addr

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