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VOL. I. CHURCH DIRECTORY. Oun Lady ok tup. Gui.k Church — Catholic—Sundays, first mass 7 a.m.; high mass 10 a.in. Evening service at 4:30 p.m. On week days mass at 6:30 a.m. Rev. Henry Leduc, pastor; Rev. Father Alphonse, assistant pastor. Methodist EpiscopalChuhch, South —Preaching second and fourth Sundays in each month at 11a.m. and 7:80 p.m. Sunday-school at 9:30 a.m. Prayer meet ing evening Wednesday at 7 o’clock. Seats free. Rev. W. G. Forsythe, pastor. Cubist Episcopal Ciiuhch—Preach ing every second and fourth Sunday morning at 11 a.m. Sunday-school at 9:30 a.m. The public is cordially invited to attend. Rev. Nelson Ayres, pastor. HUMOROUS. '• —-He “There is one fatal ailment you women are not subject to.’’ She. —“What is that?” He—“ Old age.”—N. Y. Herald. —Mrs. B.—“ They say a man never marries his first love.” Her Hubby.— “He can’t. It would be polygamy.”— Funny Folks. —Editor—“l am sorry, but I can not talk to anyone to-day.” Author—“OTi, that’s no matter. I will do all the talk ing myself.”—Comic. —Even Tempered.— Day —“Joblots is a very evon-tempered man.” Weeks —“How is that?” Day—“He is mad all the time.”—N. Y. Herald. —Charles —"I am trying as hard as I can, darling, to get ahead.” Clara— “ Well, the Lord knows, Charles, you need one badly enough.”—N. Y. Herald. —“I have a unique thing in the book line,” said the Poet. “So I have heard,” returned the Cyntic. “The complete first edition of your own book, is it not?”—Brooklyn Lite. —This thing of marriage being a fail ure is more or less a matter of one’s own doing. If a man uses judgment in investing his wife’s money he is rea sonably safe.—Boston Post. —Of No Use.—Canvasser—"Can I sell yoil a bottle of my famous complexion wash, ma’am?” Fair Maiden—“Oh, no. It doesn’t matter about my com plexion. I’m already engaged.”—Phar maceutical Era. —“But what is this?” asked young Nilcash, as Miss Dingbatts pressed a check for one hundred and fifty dollars into his hand, after saying “Yes” to his proposal of marriage. “That’s to buy the engagement ring with, love.”— Harper’s Bazar, —Seeker—“So your friend. Dumble ton, has written a novel, eh?” ’ Sage man—“Ho has, fora fact.” Seeker— “ What is his plot?” Sageraan—“His plot seems to have been to inveigle the public Into buying a book that isn’t worth reading.”—Boston Courier. —lt Would Drive Him Away.—Wife ‘But suppose a burglar should try to come in while you are away, George, what would I do?” Husband—“ Why, just .imagine he is your husband coming home late from the lodge, and give him a piece of your mind.”—Yankee Blade. —Schoolma’am (Boston)—“I am told that Willie Brown used improper lan guage on the playgrounds. He may come forward.” Willie Brown—“l didn’t say no bad words.” School ma’am "Since Willie owns up so readily I will excuse him this time.”— Kate Field’s Washington. That was a delightfully shrewd an swer of the good wife of Prof. Robson, who disliked the cant expressions of the religious tongue of that day. She had invited a gentleman to dinner, and he had accepted with the reservation: “If I am spared." “Weel, weel,” said Mrs. Robson, “if ye’re dead I’ll na ex pect ye.” —Human Nature?—“l thought you had your heart set upon going to Flor ida for the cold season?” “Well, so I did, but I changed my mind.” Why was that?” “Why, I mentioned the subject to my husband and—” “He was opposed!” “No, he wasn’t He said at once that we would go if I cared about it, and asked me to decide. He didn’t give me an opportunity to pro duce my arguments and I forgot why I wanted to go.” PAINFUL COURTESY. The Dialogue Between Two Women Over an Kmpty Seat. There was just one vacant seat in the street car and two women came hurry ing- and bustling in together and stood before the unoccupied seat. “You sit down,” said one of the la dies generously, waving her hand to ward the seat. “Oh, no; you take it.” “No, I’d rather Stand.” “So would I.” “Oh, take in. I’ve been sitting near ly all day.” “So have I.” “But I really don’t care to sit” “But I don’t mind standing in the least.” “Neither do I. Indeed, I often prefer to stand.” “But you look tired.” “Oh, I’m not a bit. Now you sit down.” “No, you.” “No, no, you. I get off first.” “Then you ought to sit down now and I’ll take the seat afterward.” “But I really don’t care for it.” “Neither do I.” “Please take it.” This goes on until both women try to flit down at the same time, and one of them sits in the lap of the weary-look ing young man, who jumps up and goes out and stands on the platform, thus making room for both women, and the tormenting dialogue some* to an end,— PeMW Free >- NEMESIS. It has come to me just this minute— How strangely one's thoughts will rov- Long since a maiden loved me. And I tried to return her love. But 1 was not very successful, I could never make believe. One should bo deceived a little Before he tries to deceive. But she bore with my boyish temper; I know what she used to say, “Ho knows not love at present, He will come to know it one day." She is fully avenged if she knew it: It is years since we said good-by: My love has just left me laughing. And I can only sigh. 1 sigh for the lips of coral, I sigh for the curls of gold: He has gone to his dolls and marbles, He is only three years old. And my worship bores him sadly, For it Interrupts his play— He knows not love at present, He will come to know it one day. —Herbert E. Clarke, in N. Y. Independent. The SJ^^AfoHd. ■■■HE first news 's *• I paper ever ■ published o n the west side of the continental divide in Colorado was called the Lake City Silver World, and although the office of publication was eighty-five miles distant from the nearest post office, and it was printed in a log cabin with a dirt floor and a mud roof, for several years it was a power in southwest Col orado and left its indelible imprint up on the entire social fabric of the San Juan country. To-day its bones lie upon the big newspaper dump of that great mining camp, but the days when its weekly edition appeared are still bright in the memories of the pioneers of ’75, when the rugged slopes and crests of the Sierras San Juan and San Miguel were wrestechfrom the Utes. The men who started it are scattered far and wide. Some of them lie in unmarked graves; other have achieved fame; none of them are forgotten. The Silver World was a natural product of a mining camp that had “millions in sight at the grass roots.” Its founders and editors were prospec tive millionaires and its patrons were silver kings. Its advent on June 15, 1875, at Lake City was celebrated by the firing of anvils and the explosion of a vast quantity of giant powder. The day was also marked by a thriv ing business at each of the three sa loons in the future queen city of Bo nanza Land. Lake City was Eldorado and the Silver World was its prophet In 1874 Hindsdale county was organ ized and a little park at the junction of the lake fork of the Gunnison and Henson creek was preempted by a town company and laid off as Lake City. It was made the county seat. The only means of access to the town was a burro tra ! l over the Saguache range from San Luis valley, a distance of one hundred and twenty miles. An old Ute trail across the range from Antelope park gave access by foot to Del Norte, eighty-five miles southeast The founders of Lake City cared nothing for these inconveniences, for were not the mountains around Lake City glistening with argentiferous wealth? And did not the Gunnison furnish enough water power to turn all the wheels in Colorado? It was to be the future Virginia City, the coming Golconda; the Gunnison was the Occi dental Pactolus, whose sands were golden grains and whose banks were riprapped with silver nuggets. Before the snow fell three log cabins had been erected by the company. One of them was a hotel, the second was the courthouse, while the third was the newspaper office. Over five hundred mining claims had been located and a site for a sawmill established. Then the town builders went down to Del Norte and Saguache in the valley to spend the five months of winter that must intervene before active work could be resumed. By the first of May, 1875, over two hundred miners and prospectors had crossed the range to the Lake Fork, and as many more were making a wagon trail into Lake City. The sa loon had been started, and so had the county seat, for the whisky and the archives of government were carried across the range on the backs of Mexi can jackasses. It was not until June 1 that two wagons, each drawn by four stout little Mexican mules, left Canyon City laden with a Washington hand press, imposing stones, cases and type for Lake City, distant two hun dred and fifty miles across the snowy ranges of mountains. They were twelve days in making the trip. The plant arrived in Lake City on Sunday, and over five hundred miners and pros pectors helped unload the press and set it up. The three saloonkeepers vied with each other in furnishing re freshments during the arduous task, and in the evening the hotel proprietor set out a free lunch and gave a dance. It was a red-letter day for Lake City, and everybody subscribed for the Sil ver World, “FBAnXiBSS IKT AT.T. THINGrS.” BAY ST. LOUIS, MISS., SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1892. The paper was owned by the town comjfeny, and a California printer named Woods was employed as pub lisher. I molded the sizzling opinions with which its columns were saturated. We sunk pine logs inro the soft earth upon which we placed the press, and tacked a wagon cover to the ceiling to keep the sandy roof from drizzling down upon the forms. The staff slept in a bunk in one corner of the office and cooked its grub in another corner. The editorial chair was a cracker box set on end and the editorial desk con sisted of an imposing stone. As soon as we were ready to begin work an impromptu census of the camp was taken which resulted in the dis covery that there were eighty-four printers, thirteen ex-editorial writers and twenty-three ex-reporters among the population of five hundred. Every one of them tendered his services in getting the first number out. The Sil ver World had the biggest staff during the first week of any newspaper in the west The copy was prepared by about twenty-five different writers, and was set up by about seventy-five composi tors. Those who couldn’t write or set type, kept the staff in cigars aud whis ky. It was certainly the most unique newspaper in America. Every writer chose his own local or political subject and everything went The sheet first off the press was bought by the owner of the sawmill for fifty dollars. The money was spent in buying a pony with which to carry the mail edition to the post office, eighty-five miles away. The Silver World was a six-column folio*set in long primer, and the sub scription price was three dollars per annum. Advertising rates were one dollar per line, set in brevier. It was also the county and city official organ, and had the federal patronage in print ing notifies of applications for mining patents. Altogether the Silver World was a howling success. The office was the headquarters of the board of trade, the mining exchange, the city council, the town company, the Razzledazzle club and the vigilance committee. On Sundays we covered the press and cases with canvas tents and gave up the of fice for a Sunday school. When the hotel was overcrowded travelers were welcome to sleep on the floor. Hav ing no exchanges for several weeks every line of matter was original. Some of it peculiarly so. When the first issue appeared Pub lisher Woods mounted a mustang with a bag full of papers for the post office. The mustang was an untamed fiery brute of the Ute breed and immediate ly began the execution of a war dance which landed Woods in the street with the mail bag on top of him. The pony was then held bv several miners until THE EDITORIAL DEPARTMENT. the rider and mail were once more placed upon his back. The outfit was then headed toward the east and turned loose. In five minutes it had disappeared from view up the winding trail that led to Phillips’ pass. Woods was three days in reaching Del Norte, ihen it took him three days to return to Lake City. In the meantime 1 had ground out enough matter for the sec ond issue and a volunteer corps of com* positors had put it in type. The forms had been put to press and we were just commencing to work them off. The reading appeared to be all right, only the title of the paper insisted on coming out on the fourth page. 1 couldn’t entirely understand it, and we were just on the point of turning the press around with the tympan sheet pointing the other way when Woods en tered the office, tired and dusty with his eighty-five mile ride. He gave one look at the form and exclaimed; “You’re an elegant bloomin’ lot of duffers. Ef you’uns wor assayed for brains there wouldn’t be a trace.” We had “made up” the forms wrong side foremost It took Woods two hours to shift the columns over into proper position, and then he lifted out an original article of mine on “The Mining Outlook,” and wrote a piece about “A Newspaper Chump” that re flected on myself. It was a highly humorous article and Woods claimed that it would increase the circulation. Woods afterwards left the office door open one day while he went up to Arcade saloon to collect a bill and a Mexican jackass walked in and ate up half the issue that had been printed. I wanted to write a humorous article on the subject, “A Newspaper Jackass,” but Woods wouldn’t have it. I made up my mind that his sense of humor was slightly lopsided. Within a mouth after the first issue appeared a semi-weekly stage line and a post office were established and the Silver World had'plum rolling. We had plenty of exchanges to clip from then, a&d that gave us more time for pros- pecting. After working the paper off we usually spent a couple of days in scouring over the mountains and lo cating mining claims. fi'omehow or other they didn't pan out and we would resume the publication of the great silver organ with a whole lot of accu mulated experience concerning lodes, dips, spurs, angles and adits. At one time we had fourteen claims located, but if steamboats had been selling at two cents a dozen, we couldn't have made the fix-st payment on a paddle. However, the hotels and various sa loons advertised liberally and we were able to move in Lake CiJy’s best society. Woods was appoinl-ed chair man of the republican county central committee, while I secured a like honor in the democratic ranks, and we boomed both parties and their respt ct ive candidates without fear or favor. We rose above party and evex-y body got a show in the Silver World, top of col umn next to the advertisement of the Lake City Town Company, which took two columns on each page. The adver tisements were as unique and original as the policy of the paper itself. I re member a few of the local announce ments: “Five-Fingered Jack has just secureda brand new lay-out and will furnish sport to gents at all hours. Call and sec it; at the Montezuma dance house.” “Twenty-live dollars reward for the ornary cues that shot my jackass, and no questions asked. Jim Gavins.” “Seven new grasshoppers at San Crlstoval hall to-night. Plenty of girls to dance with everybody." When the Silver World started there were only five hundx-ed people in Lake City. When it died three years later the town had a railroad and two thousand population. Lake City has had many newspapers since then, but none that maintained such a lofty independence in all things or had such a history. Its proprietors and publishers are scat tered far and wide, but none of them will ever forget the tribulations and trials of running a first-class family newspaper eighty-five miles from no-, where.—Tom H. Cannon, in Kansas City Times. A JUST MONARCH. Italy’s King Acknowledges Ills Mistake In n Dispute with Peasant. The good nature of Italy’s king is well illustrated by an anecdote from the days of the last royal hunts at Monza. King Humbert is accustomed to take his sport with the gun in px-et ty much the same clothes as other per sons and without attendants, thereby distinguishing himself from his im perial German ally, who has insignia of his high office all over his hunting costume and is accompanied usually on the chase by noblemen and flunkeys. Shortly before the end of his last sea son the king's hound started a hare about two miles from Monza, and the king fired. At the same instant an other shot was heard, and an Italian peasant with an old-fashioned gun and a mongrel dog hurried up from the op posite direction. The peasant mistook the simply yet elegantly clad sports man who disputed his possession of the hare for a Roman dude, and caught up the royal arm stretched toward the dead game. There was a hot discus sion, which ended in the triumph of the king’s superior logic and his taking off the hare. At the royal castle the king gave the hare to the servants that they might prepare it for his supper, and stood by as they dressed it for the pan. When the entrails were removed the bullet that caused the animal’s death was found. It was of the old style for a gun of the pattern of fifty years ago. The king looked at it and at once sent out a messenger to summon to the castle the peasant who had disputed the possession of the hare. When the old man was led into the king's pres ence the latter stretched to him both hands and said; “My dear man, I have just discovered my mistake. The hare belongs to you. As it is already roasting, however, 1 can do no more than to ask you to help me eat it.” The peasant sat at the king's right hand Rt dinner that evening, and, al though high society spoiled his appe tite, he jingled his wineglass against that of his sovereign’ and rode home, considerably exhilarated, in the royal carriage.—Chicago Tribune. Progressive Italy. In 1864 eighty Italians in every hun dred were unable to read or write, and in 1870 sixty-four in every hurldred of the young men who came up for military service were similarly unin structed. The Italian government ap plied with becoming energy a remedy to evils which were justly deemed in compatible with the stability of free institutions. A parliamentary grant, which has now swelled to nearly one million sterling, was voted for public instruction. N o time was lost in add ing to this grant the greater portion of the revenues enjoyed by the monastic establishments. Of these there were two thousand four hundred, inhabited by nearly thirty thousand idle and un profitable men and women. The act of 1866 dissolved all these institutions; and after providing for life-interests on a scale which could not be consid ered inappropriate to persons who had undertaken vows of poverty and self denial.the property was devoted to the education of the people.—Jury. —Customer—“Give me a porous plas ter.” Clerk—“ Here it ia" Customer-- “No, sir, you don’t come that on mo. I want one that isn't full of holes. 1 never buy damaged goods even at a re duction-”-- l/harratvceutical Era. IN THE ELECTRICAL WORLD. —The post office department at Wash ington is trying a mechanical letter stamping machine operated by elec tricity. —lt is reported that the Spanish gov ernment has undertaken a considerable extension of the telegraph system by the construction of several new lines and the establishment of 350 new sta tions. The telephone system is also to bo greatly extended. —A pool table with electric push but tons arranged in front of the pockets has been put on the market. When a ball runs over a push button an elec tric contact is made, and the play is re corded by an annunciator on the walk The score of the game is thus kept automatically. —lf the proper jlbrmission can be se cured, it looks as though the managers Of a Swedish railroad would have the honor of first replacing, on a large scale, steam railroads with electric roads. A road is to be built between Stockholm aud Djui’sholm, and the work of equipping it as an electric road will be begij,as soon as the right to do so hus heed granted by the authorities. —The Electrical World's London cor respondent cables, under date of Janu ary 11, 1893, that the tramways commit tee of the Glasgow (Scot.) municipality has, after long deliberations, lasting over th’e greater part of 1891, practical ly decided to try the accumulator ox storage battex-y system on a large scale. It has been discussed from time to time at their various deliberations, but this last conclusion is very recent. A Lon don firm has offered to run cars for od. (10 cents) per car mile. —Electricity in legitimate medical practice is being more largely employed than ever. One of the x’ecent applica tions in this direction is for the treat ment of deafness. The apparatus for this purpose comprises a battery,a belt, an electric supporter on the belt and shaped to rest on the car, an opening on one side to receive the ear, and con nections between the electrode and the battery. This provides a convenient and efficient mode of receiving the cur rent, which can be applied in finely graduated strength. —Electric heating is the coming new development in electrical science, and electricians are talking of wonderful things in that line as possibilities of the near futune. They assert confi dently that, before long, houses, of fices and stores, street and railway cars will be heated, as well as lighted, by electricity. Not only that, but all cooking may be done by the same agency. It may at first cost more for the new energy to heat and cook with, but it has so many advantages, and can be maintained under such perfpet con trol, that the trifling difference in cost over present methods will not ba thought of. —Electricity as a tractive agent, is, it is said, about to be tried in this coun try in such a manner as will allow of a comparison with steam service ovor’the same route. It is announced that the Pennsylvania Railroad Cos., which owns the Jersey City & Uergen railroad, 'in Jersey City, N. J.—a line now operated by electricity—will build a trolley road from Jersey City to Newark. For more than half the distance the line will run across Hackensack meadows and through unsettled districts, where the maximum speed of w-hich the electric system is capable will bo permissible. The most promising field for the elec tric motor is in towns where the use of a steam motor is forbidden, and on the projected line electric traction may be subjected to comparison with steam power on the basis of economy. HE DIDN’T SCARE. Tito Young Mnn Tried To lie Funny, But Failed Ignominiously. A young man who is now well estab lished in his px-ofession told a reporter a story of an experience he had when a student in a Chicago medical college. In this college there was an irascible old janitor upon whom the young medicos were always playing tricks. In the basement of the college were two “picketing vats,” and one day the boys decided that one of their number should slip down and conceal himself between the tanks, and when the janitor made his tour of that portion of the building to appear before the old man wrapped in a sheet cln due course of time the janitor put in an appear ance, making his final round of in spection of the building for the night As the janitor approached the tanks the young man came out from his hid ing place and said in a sepulchral voice, “I W’ant to get out of here.” The jani tor was unnerved for an instant only; then, taking in the true situation, he seized the student by the nape of the neck and around the waist, and saying: “You will not get out of here, go back where you belong,” lifted him up and threw him bodily into one of the vats, which contained several subjects. The young man was extricated from his horrible position by his companions, who was close at hand to enjoy the janitor’s scare,but it was several weeks’ before he could forget his experience sufficiently to enjoy his meals.—Wash ington Post. Her Inference. “You don't know how to play chess, do you, Mr. Adlet?” asked Miss Skitts, with a look at the clock, which indi cated 13:30 p. m. “Why, yes. I do, Miss Skitts, What made you think 1 didn't?” “Why, you don’t seem to know when if t you;- move, J ury, TERMS: 11.00 Per Annum in Advance USEFUL AND SUGGESTIVE. —Crisped lire ad —Slices of stale bread put in the oven and served hot, and with cheese. —Rural New Yorker. —After the juice is squeezed from lemons, the peels are useful to rub brass with; dip in common salt then brush with dry bathbrick. —Cabbage Salad. —Shred halt q£‘a white cabbage line, dress witli two tablespoonfuls of melted butter, four of vinegar, salt, pepper, undone teaspoon - ful of made mustard.—Rural New Yorker. —A very delicate breakfast dish can be prepared by peeling tart, juicy ap ples, rolling in sugar that has had a few drops of lemon juice squeezed into it, dusting very lightly with flour and frying in hot butter. —Cocoanut Pie and Pudding.—To a quart of milk add eight ounces of co coanut, three eggs, thoroughly beaten, , half a cupful of sugar and butter the size of a large egg. Mix and bake as for a custard pie.—Old Homestead. —The fumes of burnt camphor will instantly relieve a cold in the head. Put a piece of camphor the size of an egg in an old saucer. Set it on fire, and after burning a few moments blow out the flames, and inhale the fumes Ladies’ Home Journal. —Lemon Pie.—Two lemons, the yolks of five eggs, ten spoonfuls of sugar, half a tumbler of milk. Rake. Heat the whites with three of sugar, pour over the top, and*brown. This makes two pies.—Goad House ing. —Orange Pie.—The juice and grated rind of two oranges, four eggs, four tablespoonfuls of sugar, one table spoonful of butter. Warm the butter and sugar, add the beaten yolks of the eggs, then the oranges, and lastly the whites beaten to a froth, and mixed in lightly. Hake with an undercrust only. —Detroit Free Press. —Rice and Corn Cake. —One-half cup rice, boiled and hot, one-fourth cup butter, three eggs, one pint corn meal, two tablespoons flour, one teaspoon salt. Stir the butter into the hot rice; when cool add the well-beaten eggs, meal, flour and salt Mix witfemilk to make a thin batter and bake in a hot oven. —Boston Budget. „ —A plain salad that we like very much is made of cold potatoes. Boil six potatoes and four eggs. Boil the eggs until hard. When the potatoes are cold cut them in slices and sprinkle over them one toaspoonful each of chopped onion and parsley. The onion can be omitted if desired. Mix all with either the cooked or mayonnaise dressing.—Old Homestead. A LINGUISTIC TEST. When a Man Can Get Mad in a Foreign Tongue as Katiljr an in His Own. One frequently hears a man, or more commonly still, a woman, speak enthu siastically ,of some friend who knows French, or German, or Italian, or what ever language it may be, quite as well as English. There is about one case in a hundred where the "claim is substantiated. In the other ninety-nine cases a little in vestigation would show that the lin guist in question does not possess by any means the same mastery of the for eign tongue as of his own English. I saw this well illustrated the other night in a French restaurant, where a gentleman who has lived in I’aris for a dozen years was dining with some friends. In the course of the meal he got very angry with the waiter for hav ing served a sole au tin bUinc instead of a sole au ijratin. And his annoyance was out of all proportion to the enor mity of the mistake made by the unfor tunate garcon. The gentleman, whom I knew as ordinarily calm and self-pos sessed, grew red in the face, excited in gesture and loud in voice, although the fact of the matter was that the fish was almost as good with the wine sauce as if it had been served with cheese. “Do you know why you got so angry with that fellow to-night?'’ I asked him later in the evening. “Certainly 1 do,” said ho; “it was be cause he nearly spoiled my dinner with his ridiculous blunder.” “No,” said I, “that is not the real reason. If you had been in an Ameri can restaurant you would not have got into such a rage over the same thing.” “And why not, pray?” “Because in an American restaurant you would have spoken English, where as to-night you were obliged to get an gry in a foreign language. However excellent your French may be it did not allow you to dispose of the matter and of the waiter in a few quiet but crush ing sentences, as you would have done in English. The waiter had you at a disadvantage, and that exasperated you.” At first my friend was disposed to ar gue the point, but finally became con vinced that one of the crucial tests of a man's absolute perifection in a language is his ability to use it with the same coolness and deliberation as his own when he is under the influence of some strong emotion. Another test is a man’s ability to add or multiply, using the foreign names for the figures. Ask your friend who boasts that his French is as good as his English to add up a substantial column of figures with the vingt and quaraulo and snixante instead of the Barnes ho has been accustomed to, and nine times out of ten, or indeed oftener, you will find him unable to do it. This speaking foreign languages as well as one’s own is a much more diffi cult matter than certain Cook’s tourists would have one believe,—N, Y, Herald. NO. 13.