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aon River, - Montana
All kinds of lpnl in.truments properly an,
.jnsptiyozocutod un applicntion. .tulleutlo.u
cds anad romlittnno j promptly tmaus,
nil itlve!~w.e~llattention to cosY,,ynneltnlt,
iloo li, w tar rk htenand hnoheos ing
the United Stbtes Lnd Ofiier.
Ofce.: Man St., Foot of Broadway, Helen, M. T.
DnR A.r. FoorE,
roaadway, Helena, Mont.
Ordergsor lao d asurveying at Sun tiver and vi
cinity.wll receive prompt attention.
Office: Hlena.
Cer. Broadwa & Jackson.
T. O. wooCD.
S-rveylng promptly attended to.
Florenoo, Montana.
(a lealand repairing done with nestnes.
ndl·dieoa,. Cagie reasonahie.
Ellis Block, SUN ltivr, Mo..
The'law of Ie1 ntL and water
LAND OVrI( a AT Ill+i.,,NA MONT, I
...... . . $ lSptemlnbr aw d. 1041. 1
N Hlire imhernhey Ilwn thtI tht following namced
e ttler has nflhd noille of his Intentbln to make
inalprof in support of lia clauim. and that said
perf will Ib na.de before Charles L. Sterncir
deputy clerk of the third Judicial court. Montann
In and for ('hoteou county, at Fort henton oT
Octocer I, It44, viz; IEdward itelnlck', who
made preemption D H No ,582, for the a' ' sw't4
nwu4 sw'. sec 21, net A nwl.4 see I5 ti 21, n of r
He names the fIllowing witnesses to prove his
continuouls ldu'nidev, npon, and auiltivallo, of,
said Lend viz: Frank Brwioa Itoehort Vallhn,
Jo n loeer and William Kmbnhal, of Hnn lilv
or. M. F. ADKINSON, Reglster.
Notice of Final Entry.
L~ND OPrImv. IIEr.NA. t1iNr, .
l;)the' I1s lwreeby lIv-'n that thi, f lowinwg.
tic ohfhi ,i'+icof his inltint
lltei'ater find Ii, - of the' U H Land tt;lhr at
]['h-ino, M T. T n F day, Otloliir 21, 1881, viz:
John Il'ps, ho ms iireimptiin D !J No. h8.',
forAthenw i,.. .p iT nof r2o
lie names the filluwi'la witnessen to pirove hi
oontipnuous rusildencl upon, nndl cultivation of
aid land, vis: ('hsrles Brewsttr, Hlubert Kay;
Albert Henry and Lewis Sander ill iof Ulidia.
NT. F. ADKINWON. Regiuter.
LAND Otvl)'r. AT IIr.otY, ,
eptenmber 15, 1i's
Nlotlce is hereby given that the following namedl
1settler has IlJd notice of bis intcntlonn n &ia lc
fInal priif in support or his ciiim. aid Ustl olid
pron will he miad le bfore T. O. Woods, Ni'ta'n?
g"i1ol Inand for Lewis and 'Clarke collaty, TI, '.
atlloreneeMT, To n Ociuber 21, 1881, viz: Wil.
lam H. Clarkeo, who made preuemption ) a Ni.
,;lt, for the stir san aoe, swe.i sec, 27, nwl/ lieii
se. 84tIp21nof r'7w
lie ames thle following wilnessea to prova his
oPtinuoa residence upon. and cultivation of.
s5ldJhM, vii3 Wiliam 1[ t'risp'n, John Liuird
and aleroert a "hecrman of Florence, M T., and
Phillip A, Manlz, of Aujust, a1. T.
F. ADKIL.,ON, Register.
LAND Oieyae AT IfLrINA, MONT.. 2
NOTI('t Is hiereby givn that the ,,llowtg
o mbake final proofui in i iupport of hlis cIliini, mldn
.4t old proof will I' amdA hefore till J.gg
raor and olluelivor of the U 8 Land ODlI tt liel- .
'an, M T., on November 22, itell. via: 1'. E. War.
la De('omlp who meade preemptI ) S No Ix :I
t(e w ', si-4 anfd lots I & s, e 7, Ilp i7 ni of r
Wiih haome tlo fiollowing witnessis tio irove hisI
0plllaIdrlno s rldenc upon, and cnaltivtlon if
.,ld.q. vlz: Cha'les Triplet (Jacksoi Aiis.
,,ii lnhllsmates and Wllaian Wi Htron.r iii ouT
J.o, W kddy, Att', A) SO, t tar.
Notice of Final Entry.
LAND Orrsac AT A;Tr.LItA, M. T.,
N OTI('E Is heoreby lven that the followlpg.
Sak? flnal pr.oif in sul"pport of h asclam, and
ileoulvesr of the U L Darnd Ollco at Heltnna
"' 'on November '2, 188, viz : Joannttiu 1
ýlW tl, who oimade preemption D e Nio. 4U30 for
atrl itNo o 17and iuts h,4&4 sic N) 17l, n
_le names the fohlowlmig wlt:n('iaes to prove his
cotilnuoun reuidener upoin, ind cultivation of,
_id, land. viz : Climurles Trllett Willlaiu C't(es
ink...m Au.stln ond WIIiam Wia 'V Strng, filI of
-ira, h.i T, F.ADKINSON, leeaistr.
Notice o Final Entry.
LANs, (larae AT Ih.scrvNA .5 T. ',
) II' t... ,. Otobt .r lo I1884. 1
N(t-' F Is Ih'rib. vi ixl'n thlat tlhe followiig
maliiue sttler Ihas 'il ilis Intia hltt, ato make
i.lari..of.1 in lUptirt if Ilts ,lalml, ndmi tta id
1'"0o ill be mode before tdf e lt, ster alnd ta)
Vi.nnt, let, 1851, vip: ihenry Wullho:i-"s wlho
si"ni, 1ii'iluatt*d I1p lh,+tlton No. 111, for the
s eit it' i n .. 12 r w itd l1ot I & 2 s'c
,tlie m. syi' t wil.,llowwing .i.....s ii proyI lla
:llt l il e.l i r llido H Iptl lein d cult tl-atel ' of
,11 i'uiil vial., i Wosol U in if l ho nlan,, ,'l_
",n Illvep, 1 ', I' .VhJ l W|`IN ~,, It";l1-t "r.
Notice of Final Entry.
LAND OPeirm AT HLgA, . T.
th'ptrurher a i184t
'OTlI('l2 is ihrelbiry iv that tie f lowp
named littler hs flieI notice of hi intentio
to make flu] proof in iluppmt of hli clnimn and
thlt said proof will h,: mni., before W. F. Pnr.
ker, Notary Public nt (irrtt Fall,, M T. on Ont.
her 18, IRKI viz: nPauline M. Ellgirton, wihoe md
pt rmplinon DH, N. I,. IiR4, for Lots 1,4, 5, & 9,
el.s s.et Heer 21, itn2, n of r ce.
iHr nHume, the fnllowing witncýsr44 o lprvrrli
eontin.... l rlmiden. ala nd cultivatidon of
.Qtd laud etas Purls (Hbe(,n, John Wood,
Bi 11 RtmhI clnd James J. astmn. all o
at Fa, f . F. ADKINS N, Beg.
LAND O'.m., Hl.iNA, MONT.
8j termber 8,1m1.
INMII'(' b* hereby riven that the. following.k
•nnm.d settler nld hi intention tio malk,
linalproof In ruplort of iirs lnim, nnd thait si
prrorf will I, indite befor W, F. Parker, Notn10
rlPblie nrt .lrrt Fls T, on Oictober inn. t.4,
viz: John Wooor,., who mnde preenm tion dnelnr.
atory irtatielent No. Il21, for Iho nLw 4 see ltel20,
t, of rn r.
lie nhmnerr tle firliowlna witnenses to prnvo hisr
rontintluor s reiielcnre upon, nndl cultivation of
sraid hnd via: Janserre Elastma. Gerorge 1 Huy
Alhrrt .1 lay and Mlan A Rerirhlr.·. all of (treat
Fallsl. T, F. ADRINnION IRegister.
Notice of Final Entry.
I.AND (hlrtwzAr-T HaLrN. NT 1T.
S, pt. 4. 1144.
NOTI('), J= I.hreby aglvn that thi following.
nametd settler han filed notice of fhl1 intst.
lion to mnrkrefinal pr)of in url)pport of hIii e.|iim,
nnd tlht aldtproof will he omibd befortT. C,.
W4Mds, nNotary Public in and for Lnewis and
('larke counnnty. itT.. at Florence, M. T., on (Oeto.
her I1, 181t, vlze Iiclrmrd leole, whoi moder pre.
emption i 14 No, .t four tire n!; se'; nw', ae
see 21, and nw'4 ..,e 21. tp 21 n of r 7 w
le nnmer tith followlnu witniaess, to prrve his
cnstlnuosrs renid,,nre upon. and culttvaiion of
said Innd, viz: Jrnrnt Owens and Jrdos ('
Woo.s of Florrencer. B1 T., andl Jose, ('arpen.
tee and henry. Ford uof 'ell. Montana.
F. ADKINS4JN, Itegistet .
Noiice of Final Entry.
LAND OriCU AT ltll.INA, M. T.
Se.rPtember2g, 1884.
NOTICE is heruhy given that the following
namel settler has file) notice of hm* Inten
(ion to nmke, final Iprof in support of lis clahni,
sIpd thit lpd proorf will i de efore, John
Khrlrr, .tnryi Puhlic in and for lewir and
('larke county. M. T., at an niver, o Novemhber
7, 1814, viz: W'llirm I... Hauger, who mrede pre
emntiron D a No .r7R, for hoto , t, ,8 and 9l . e s
airn lotsa !&Isee t tp49n of rse.
Ho nmnes the following witessles to prove
her continurrs reeiden.r uon and curnltivation
of mind lrnl, viz: Duavid Thomras, Willianm F.
Wood, l)rvid (hurehlill and Thomas Stubbests
of Bun lliver, M T,.F. ADKIISON, tegistl r
Notice of Final Entry.
October 2, 1844.
NOTI('I is hereby given that tie follorwing.
nameid settler ias filed notice of hli inten.
tion to maker proof In support of hiis claium, and
thLit nail ire.fI will . 1in, rlion trforT. (4. W,'.or,
a Notary Publnrllrt FYieorencr, . T., on Novln.
her 15, 1114, viz: Amos C. Flemming, who mada
preemption 1). S. No 6224, for tihe ei nel 4 awl 4
nnl.t- sl-.4 1uo,, , tt ), nof lr w
lie nanlme tihne ,lnowlng wltnenres to prove hit
continuoar reidlenre uprn, nnd culltivwtirn of
s, iclrnl. viz: Jmers Sturmnan, Peteor Nelo,
Mielbnl MUlone'y rind ar m('raug, nil of Aurgust,
1. T, P. ADKiN8ON, Register
To nil whonm it mnay concern, that we tihe indl r.
:ls(ned rancnmrn nof ('hotenu county, forbil any
ntlun ll irerurna frln treselsSing u prn our ramtnihi
forin ti plnlrlrr, If .n'iooting, ind in)y person orr
perrsnoinrioin on , will be prosecut d to tlr full
,ex!nt of the law. M4. B. STRONO.
d. B. TRAxLIR,
Notary Public,
Iregatl dnrument uof overy) dlscription proper.
y executed.
Cidl Engineers & DeD. U. S. DeDp.
Irrhlating ditele sind ranch iurveys n spelfll'y.
Surgeon Dentist
The doctor hns at the Ohlicitillon of ia inlllrr
of l illr niozt, di Cld(d tilik, iikip lrh iii l viboit,
to liun, iiver. DIuo lltitl will be gcivel.
Ilorso ohoeingi sp evcildiy; satisfaction guar
iPlit anid limind entries up to tluie, shliowin 1
lind upoon for i.ltry, iutl Itivr, Mlunt
Proprietor ct ]
ltuns i waigon I I h c 1iiliid ('illlti Colluntry aind
Lower tunil Iiver 'illey.
Horses pstured at $1.50 a ]ed per monlth.
hlay l.d whell rillirl'ed at lo cents per hear per
P. . Aiddl.l.i, faun River Mon,
Mitchell House,
Ii, id Prickly t'atr I('lnyol Il.Iena rand Firt I
Foirt iRtt. iri i t iRu Ls,
nl.r t6: ·, i lnluc elll..t$ tll o tralell ers.
The best of Wines, Liquors and Cigars,
Goad 6tableir; for Horses.
:I.1 nl |AIT MIT1IA. PIMP,
Carpenter, Contractor &
t islOI' l to i fiun t iu Puti that h will i n,
lh,ll ,gllllPreleeII'f- .• w: .I " I ,
Interesting Episodes in the Life of
Mrs. Jessie Bartlett-Davis.
Like most singers born to achieve
t distinction and success, MIrs. Jessie
Bartlett-Davis who made herself such
a favorite in this city, as one of the
leading artistes of the Carleton Opera
Company, has had a most curious and
interesting history. Born early in
1800, she began in childhood to evince
a fondness for music, and her voice
charmed and pleased the schoolmates
at the private schools she attended in
her girlhood. She was always sing
ing and romping, and her lively viva
cious manners made her a general fa
vorito with her companions. One day
in April, 1870, she suddenly disap
peared from home and although search
was made for her in the large city of
Chicago, where her parents then re
sided, no trace or clinue of her where
abouts could be found. The Italian
padrones with their hand organs and
monkeys then infested the city and it
was known that they had no scruples
in kidnapping children, whom they
trained as singers and beggars for the
purpose of earning a livelihood for
themselves. Seoarch was made in the
Italian quarters without success, and
a week passed by before the young
girl was found. Finally the alert do
tectives captured her in the suburbs
of town, where one of the lazzaroni
was training her in a small hut in the
art of mendicancy and song, intend
ing to ship her to Philadelphia to a
partner padrone after her "education"
was completed. When found she was
in rags and tatters, her hair had been
cut off close, she was dressed in boy's
clothes, and had it not been for cer
tain distinctive peculiarities, would
have been almost unrecognizable.
Her parents who were almost heart
broken with grief, were overpowered
with joy when their darling was re
turned to their arms and they then
began to give her voice the special
training of which it was in need.
In 1873, her father who had up to
that time been in comfortable circium
stances, lost everything in the panic
that swept the entire country. He was
compelled to withdraw from his
daughter the advantages of a first
class musical education, to the accom
plishment of which purpose he had
long looked forward to as the one
great object of his life. But Miss
Jessie was not to be daunted and with
that pluck and enegy which has char
actorized her every effort through life,
she applied for, and obtained a clerk
ship in the money-order department
of the Chicago postolhice. Her salary
was between ~j00 and $S0t) a year and
with that she helped .sulpport the fan
ily and pay for the services of ia vocal
teacher. Finally she obtained a posi
tion in one of the leading church
choirs of Chicango, and with the re
eeipts from that source and by giving
occasional concerts, inllllged to llake
quite a smug smltu atnnully. Colonel
3Maplestoin heard of her while in Chi
cago and offered to take h(er abroad
and give her a tIhre years couriso in
one of the best conservatories in Eu
rope if she would consent to give hill
three years of her service free of
charge, after her course had been
completed. She cogitated over the
matter and began a course of study
looking towards the acceptance of
the proposition, but sho finally com
cluded that six years of her life spent
in that way would not be a sutlicient
conopeinistioii for the results to be at
tained. Abou-t 187) sthe joined the
Chicago Church Choir Pinafore Com
pany, making her first appearance at
Haverly's. She then travelled all
through the Northwest, playing "BUlt
torcups" for 300 nights and then tak
up the operas, of Iolanthe, Patience,
Fatinitz, &c. After throe years hard
work sIhe went to Neow York City
where she placed herself under the
tutorship of a distinguished maestro.
Beilig an apt student, by dilligent llap
pilication she managed to make rapid
strides in 'her profession, and 31Mine.
Patti, to whom she was introduced,
took great interest in her and fro
quontly spoke words of cheer and
oncouragement. One night Maple
son called upon her to sing the part
of "Siaobl" to 1Mine. Patti's Maurgneo
rite in the opera of Faust, iand the
romanza which she sang to "Margue
rite" was so touchingly rendered, that
Mine. PIutti then and there kissedher,
amid the wildest applause and enthu
siasm on the part of the audietnce.
A Qa,.cer-l losltoi M.irlhailt.
A .uttu IIOreuLd who li ved and
died on Summer street, tas a curious
inistance of one who had bccn an in
valid from childhood, always cxtrnme
ly hypochrondriac, who never imag
ined himself ill whlen ho was not, nor
exaggerat.ed his zatual illhness, nor
faroed, unduly, sickness or pain, or
death itself. lint it wau tihe business
of his life to take care of his health;
and he devoted himself to this work
with wonderful assiduity. He rode
just so far each day, when the weath
er was fair, and at such an hour. He
had a great variety of clothing, which
he regulated with precision by the
thermometer, sometimes changing his
dress many times in a day; and se
lected for his over-clothes, when he
rode out, the very garments which the
morcury indicated.
He had a weathercock put on his
stable, within fair view from his bed
room and sitting room; a:td that and
his thermometer, and possible or im
p)Ossible signs of the weather, he was
watching constantly, and found in
these occupations a very agreeable
way of employing all his day and all
his days. How far his long life is to
be attributed to this excessive care it
is hard to tell: but he outlived every
brother and sister, every brother's
wife and every sister's husband, and
his own wife, and died in 1837 at the
age of 81.
One of the Professions.
The most successful voudon doctor
in Washington half fills a skillet with
water and into it drops two silver coins.
He then directs the dupe to choose
one to represent himself and the other
his enemy. While the water is made
to boil, thus making the pieces dance,
the conjuror drops in the feathers of a
black chicken, repeating at the same
time a mysterious form of words. By
slyly manipulating the vessel, he
finally brings the client atop of his ene
my, as represented by the coins, thus
satisfying him so well that he willing
ly pays the $5 charged for the good
Living on "Cheek."
There are thousands of men in New
York who have the reputation of liv
ing at first-class hotels and who hold
such a reputation for years by virtue
of pure, undaunted and copper rivet
ed cheek. They live in cheap rooms,
or rather a room, for few men enjoy
the luxury of more than one apart
ment in New York, though they usu
ally speak of their abode in the plural
number, eat at cheap restaurants, but
always wear a high hat and a frock
cont. They seldom visit a theatre,
spend little money for drinks and doe
vote all their evenings to the hotel
which they honor with their "patron
age." They reciove their letters there,
pick up a bowing acquaintance with
the clerk and occuy a cozy seat all
the year round. They know by ex
perience exactly whenre it is coolest in
summer and warmest in winter, and
they really have more enjoyment of
I he corridors, writing rooms and other
conveniences of the hotel than many
of tilh, gues(ts who pay the highest
prices for hoard.- Brooklyn Eagle.
(iaitaell (i'srse.
"Guitanu's curso is very active now
adays," remarked a imrblid citizen to
a Critic reporter. "The murder of
O(licer IFoiwler, one of the three
lnoullntel 11men who guarded the assas
sin's van, is a striking atddition to the
long list of tragic deaths and misfor
tues that havoe overtken jurors, doie
tors, deitectives, bailiffs, jailers, police
men, attorneys, and atliiost every kind
of individual conlm('cted directly or
imidirectly with the issassiin's imnpris
Ollllollnt, conlvictionI, itand execution.
"1'he list of misfortunes as publish
edl from time to time began almost as
soon Its thei' Issassin had uttered his
tragic erus e, tand hais included delathis,
sicknllss, insanity, loss of position,
prosoeution and pl(ersecultion, scandal,
etc. Amomng the latest entries in the
list iare the mmunder of Officer Fowler,
thel tragic death of Dr. Woodward,
and the United States hotel disaster,
for whi .h Judge Cox, who sentonced
(luiteou, has been found partially re
spjonsible by a coroner's jury.
"I canl remember the evening the
verdict was rendered, when the ap
proaching night and the blinding
snow had d(arkeined the court room,
and the lanmps and candles placed on
the beinch and counsel tables threw
fitful shadows across the room. The
verdict was rendered amid the most
intense silence. A spontaneous mur
mur of something like applause
greeted it, and then the assassin, glar
ing like a wild beast swaying to and
fro in an agony of fear and anger, in
voked the awful curse upon all who
raised ia finger against him, or by any
word or deed aided in his confinoment
and conviction.
"It was a very impressive minute.
The assassin's actions then were much
more horrible and thrilling than in
the moment of his death upon the
The two tiny satellites of Mars,
which were discovered by Professor
Asay: Hall in 1877, have diameters of
loss than ten miles each, and are the
smallest celestial bodies known.
The Richest Redskins.
Of all the Indians in the United
States, says a corrospondent, the
Crows are perhaps the richest, as they
certainly are the laziest. According
to their own estimate they number
1,100 women, 900 men, 770 boys and
670 girls-8,500 in all, about 800 in
excess of what the interior depart
ment at Washington has it.
The Crows have 4,718,000 acres re
served to them, which comprises some
of the very best agricultural and graz
ing lands in the United States. Their
reservation is in Custer county, Mon
tana, and contains more land than
some of the States of our Union. It
is situated on the south bank of the
Yellowstone River, with a frontage of
nearly one hundred miles on that
stream, and takes in complete the
beautiful valleys of the Little and Big
Horn rivers, besides many other rich
meadow lands made fertile by the
numerous streams which take their
rise in the Big Horn mountains. It
is indeed a beautiful country, and the
Indians know it as well as the whites
do; for it was in the same beautiful
valley of the Little Horn, eight years
ago, that Sitting Bull and his thous
and warriors, rather than give up their
birthright to the pale faces, fought
General Custer and his soldiers until
the last cavalryman lay dead on the
field. Ever since that memorable day
in 1870 the Sioux have had no home.
They were hunted by the United States
and renegades of their own tribe,
were driven about from point to point
all over Northern Montana, and final
ly compelled to capitulate to Colonel
Ilges and the military at Poplin river
on June 7, 1880. As soon as the last
Sioux Indian was made a prisoner,
Congress took in hand the matter of
their inheritanct and by an agree
ment made with the Crows on June
12, 1880 (five days after the surrender),
and approved by Congress on June 11,
1872, the Crow Indians fell heir to
the very lands the Sioux Indians had
forfeited for reason of being at war
with the United States government.
This was the bitterest pill the Sioux
had ever been forced to swallow. It
distressed them more to see their
hated foes established in their own
beloved home than all the losses they
had sustained in the Little Horn fight.
But the Crows are there, free to
roam at will over four million acres of
beautiful mountain and river lands,
while their ancient enemies, the un
fortunate Sioux, are penned up at
Pino Ridge, Standing Rock and other
agencies, under the survoilance of the
military, virtually prisoners of war.
Of these four million seven hundred
and thirteen acres belonging to the
Crows at least one million acres are
capable of the highest cultivation.
Yet, during all of last year and up to
the present date, there were but ten
acres cultivated by the government
for the Indians, and one hundred and
twenty-live acres tilled by the Crows
themselves without the assistance of
anybody. From the one hundred and
twenty-five acres handled by the red
men were obtained about one thous
and five hundred bushels of vegeta
bles, which were consumed entirely
by themselves. Last youear the Crows
put up thirty-five tons of hay and cut
over three hundrod cords of wood.
The winter months, as is the custom
among all tribes, were spent in hunt
ing for game among the mountains
and on the plains.
But the Crows. with a keener in
sight than is possessed by ordinary
redskins, have always kept an eye to
business as well as to pleasure, and in
conseqennce they returned from their
last winter'; hunt with not only a
goodly supply of meat for their
squaws and papooses, but also with
nine thousand dollars worth of robes,
furs, peltries and skins. The princi
pal wuealth of the Crows lies in their
large and fine herds of ponies, which
are unequalled on the continent for
mottle and endurance.
Cuss Hiam.
Mr. B3ranner was president of the
East Tennessee & Virginia Railroad
twenty years ago. Of haughty disposi
tion, he was rated overbearing and
hard to got along.
Alock Whalen, an engineer, run
ning from Knoxvillo to Bristol, a jolly
good follow of some three hundred
pounds, always seemed to got along
with the "boss." One day a brother
engineer came to Alock and told of
some grievance for which he hold the
president responsible, and asked what
he should do.
"Cuss him," said Aleck, "Cuss him."
"You don't care to do that, do you,
"Yes, whenever old Brannor cusses
you; cuss back, that's the way I do."
The engineer went away, and Aleck
laughed. In a few days he came
back, the perfect picture of despair
he had followed the advice to "cuss"
Branner, and had been discharged.
Ho told Aleck of his woes.
"Where was Branner when you
cussed him?" asked Aleck.
"Why, here in Knoxville."
"Where was yout"
"I was here, of course.
"Oh, that won't do; when Branner
begins to cuss in Knoxville, I wait till
I get to Brist ristol before I begin. You
must never cuss when you are at the
same end of the line with Brannor."
A Masher Pays the Fare.
"I think I rather'got the best of a
young masher the other day," said
the gentlemanly and efficient conduc
tor No. 40,050, of the iMelrose horse
railroad, to a Boston Globe reporter.
"He was one of that kind that makes
you sick, a fellow that's always imag
ining he's paralyzing some girl's
heart, no matter where he is, and
makes a nuisance of himself by grin
ning at every young lady he sees.
This particular spider-legged young
gentleman got on my car last Sunday,
and just a minute later three women,
from the 'Crystal Palace,' I guess, or
some such locality, *crowded them
selves on to the same seat. The dude
was all broke up by their being on the
same seat with them, but just thou
a pretty girl came in and took the
only seat there was- on the other side
and next in front-and the young sap
head turned his attention to her.
She was just little goose enough to
smile at him, and he thought he was
getting along first rate when I came
around to take the fares. The dude
hauled out four in a strip, and reached
'em out for me to pull off one. Then
I saw my chance and grabbed the
four, punched 'em quick, and went
along. Well, sir, that girl just cast
one look of horror at the dade and
another at the three creatures he had
paid for, and she sat herself around
aud never looked back again. The
dude was too paralyzed to open his
head; he just dropped off the car and
made his escape."
Red Cloud to the Sioux Scholars.
Red Cloud, the well-known Sioux
chief, visited the government school
for Indians at Carlisle, Pa., and ad
dressed the scholars in his own lan
guage. A prize of $8 was offered for
the best translation of this speech.
We give agportion of the successful
report, made by Luther Standing
"You seem like my grandchildren;
and now I went pass through the
shops and saw what you can be done.
I saw the shoemaker, harnessmaker,
tailor, carpenter, tinner, blacksmith,
and they all doing well. Here you
see I wear a boots which is you make
it. I,was surprise that the blacksmith
doing very good. Also the girls can
washing clothes and soewing. Also I
went pass through the school rooms
and I saw some of you can write very
fast and read, and I was glad. Now,
this is the thing what we send you
here for, to learn white mon's ways.
There is two roads, one is good and
one is what we call a devil road. An
other thing is you know, if who do
nothing, just put his hand on hie back
nid lie down, so any dime not come
to in his pocket itself, so you must do
something with your hands. Now
you must not home-sick any, but you
must try to be good and happior.-St.
Tattooing Amonmg Alaska Iindians.
A man who has passed much time
trapping and hunting in Alaska says;
Although the Yukon Indians have
abandoned many of their old customs,
under the teaching of occasional mis
sionaries, all of them still keep to the
queer habit of tattooing. The way
they do this is different from any I
ever saw or heard of. Instead of
pricking the stuff in with sharpened
bones or needles, they make a paste
out of charcoal and grease, soak a
thread in it, punch a noodle through
the flesh, and then draw the thread
through under the skin. The opera
ration is painful, for the flesh swells
up and looks very much inflamed.
Mon tattoo only their hands and
wrists, with pictures of the nobler an
imals, or fish, but the women tattoo
their faces also. These latter begin
the procoss when they are very young,
making birds, turtles, or some other
insigniffcant things on their hands
and wrists, while they draw lines of
different kinds on their ,chins and the
lower part of the cheeks. As a rule,
this tattooing is done entirely in blue,
but now and then there is an Indian
who has dotted rod spots through the
In regard to the disgovery of silver
ore in Now York and other Atlantic
States, Professor Newbherry asserts
that silver is not uncommon along the
Apalachian range, but seldom occurs
in paying proportions. Nine-tenths
of the mines in these districts fail.
.Sun River Sun.
Job Printing a Spelalty.
We a t' wlatibJ as , isiUs,
tuesa roin mr &
The fastest mile of the year on the
running turf was made Septemb'ylS
at Shoepshead Bay, in the oneami
dash for all ages, by PerJ Jenang n
The Missouri father did not pope:
his eloping daughter, but seat a' -
gyman on a swift horse to ovaertk
the couple in order that the marrn
ceremony might be perform' -prop
Some New York capitalists popse
to invest g$000,000 in a build
which will include a theatre,: m t
rooms, restaurants, mrsaie halls, dan
cing pavilions and roof-garden and
restaurant, and within the strndtuire
there will be every appliance of' a
fashionable and thoroughly equlpp}d
Russia has a project, in view, for
turning the Oxus river from the Aral
to the Caspian Sea, which is ranp4y
drying up. This would be only a .s
viving of an old state of things, fk
ancient records show that from the
fourteenth to the sixteenth eenturies
this river, or a branch of it, fowed in
to the Caspian.
The first instance of the eamation
of a priest in Italy ocearred the obter
day at Milan. The Rev. Don, .io
vanni Bartorio had left inastroetioe
by his will that his body should be
burned, and had disposed thatr in -s
of non-compliance with his wishes the
heirs should forfeit their inheritan.
As soon as this became known the
eleven priests who had been retained
to perform the funeral serviee returc
ed their fees, and the priest's remains
committed to the flames unaeeoompan
ied by any Christian right.
The King of Slam has sent a.vry
handsome present to President Ar-.
thur, consisting of a Maylay brss of
the finest temper, with solid gold bilt,
and ineased in a gold-alloyed seab
bard, and two spears of quaint Malry
fashion, with gold sheaths for' the
beautifully polished blades. They
are reported to be of great beauty' and
are very valuable. They are sent)
acknowledgment of gifts presetet by
the President to a Siamese Rajah who
treated with great kindness .some-
shipwrecled Amerieans. , ,
To excuse the enormouwfplge paid
by the British government to the
Duke of Marlborough for two plet
it is told in Londonthatif the Duke's
offer had been rejected, the pictures
would have gone to America, and it is
naively added: "Two milionaires,
with more money than wit, ere
ready, for the sake of boasting that
they possessed the dearest pictures I
the world, to give a larger suro tnq
Duke than has actually been paid by
the treasury. They did not. ;ear
much for the pictures, but the eare4a
great deal for the possession of them,
and would have been preod dould
they have snatched from Eupland two
works which have been the pride bi
the country hitherto."
Mr. Meyer, noted as an ar.bholo
gist, recently made an interesting dis
covery on the Island of Zapateu,
Writing from Nicaragua, he 5sas:
"About forty-two feet under the u
face of an ancient cemetery I' discov
ered a rock, which, judging from tlhe
figu'es in containt, has served in re
mote times for astronomical obseria
tions. On this rock I have found two
stone tablets, one of which contains a
representation of the world, part of
Africa and Asia, united to Europe,
and this continent. A large continent
is situated in the Atlantic ocean, which
I consider the mythical lost Atlantis
mentioned in some of the ancient au
thors. The other tablet contains in
scriptions of which part is undoul.
edly Phcenician.
Mr. Graham, an Englishman, with
the help of two Swiss mountain
guides, has recently made an attempt
to ascend some of the lofty peaks of
the Himalayas. Starting from Nyuge
Tal, he found his first difficulty, and
not an insignificant one, to be to get
to the mountains. They stand. far
back, and are approachable only
through valleys occupied by large
streams. The first attack was made
upon Dunnagiri, which is 28,184 Pet
high. In order to reach it they hdii
to climb over, two peake 17,000 and
18,000 feet high, and then, after. lRre
days' march, they camped on a g.g
cier at the height of 18,400 feet,. On
the sixth day they reached the height
of 22,500 feet, when, a snow storm
coming on, they were compelled to
retreat, after they were come in 'ght
of their goal. Mr. Graham obse.e.
that the peaks of the ~yrlalsysJ, h.
a rule, are considerably steeper. thb
those of the Alps, and he is coqvince
that breathing is no more digie1 at
the height he reached than at. X(5Q-O
feet lower down.

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