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—Y'’1- 1'. BATTLE MOUNTAIN ^VADi. FUmAY. JANUARY :80. 1880._No, 3
m CENTRAL NEVADAN. PUBLISHED WEEKLY BY DENNIS & ELLSWORTH. tern* of m;bs« iiiPTioN. One Year. 45 fr< |U Month.. 3 SO RATFrt OF ABVFRTISI10 On® Square, ten line®, first Insertion.$3 AO J£*rh subsequent insertion. 1 order® for Subscription, Advertising and j#b Work. t*ill receive pr nipt attenton. Antliorlzert Asema. 0. w. CRANE, 318 I’ino 8tract, Room 39, |u Fraud***), I'alifom.a. L. P. HSU Lit, Room 51 Merchant'* K» change, San Francisco, Cal UK'). M. MOTT, Noa. 42 and 44 .1 street, Sacramento, I. our onh agent in that city GEO. P. HOWELL A CO., 10 Spruce utrcet, Rew York City, New York. CUAS. li MILLER 4: CO., No. 2 Tribune Building, Chicago. Illinoia. The abot e agent* arc author, red to coiled manev* luc the Mnutiwsr.a, tab* order, for adeerti.iug, aolicit .ubenriber, an I attend to any ether business for u« that may bt connected with Mr r.inct* W hllrwa- blue • triife. Tom appeared on the sidewalk with a bucket of whitewash and a long handled brush. Il« surveyed the fence, and all gladness left him and a deep melancholy settled down on his spirit. Thirty yards of board fence nine feet high. Life to him seemed hollow, and existence hst a I urden. Sighing, he dieted h brush and passed it along the topmost, plank; re peated the operation; did it again; compar'd the insignificant whi'e washed streak with the far reaching continent of nnwhitewai.hed fence, and »ift down on a tree-box uncuiir agrnl. lie began to think of the fun he had planned for tins day, and his sorrows multiplied. Boon the fste boys would come tripping along on all sorts of de licious expeditions, and tiny would make a world of fun ■ f him for having to woik—the very thought of it burnt him like tiru. Ho got out Ins W lolly wealth ami examined it bits of toys, marbles and trash; enough to buy an exiliango of work, maybe, but not half enough to buy so much a* half an luHxr sf pure freedom. Be lie returned hs* straightened means to Ins pocket, and gave up the idea of trying to buy the boys. At this dark and hopeless moment an inspiration burst u;>on him! Nothing less than a great, mag nitieent Inspiration. He took tip his brush and went tranquilly to work. 11m Rogers hove in sight presently—the very boy, of all boys, whose ridicule he had been dreading. Ben's gait was tho lmp skip-and-jump—proof enough that his heart was light and his anticipations high. He was eating an apple, and giving a long, melodious whoop at in tervals, followed by a deep-toned ding dong-dong, ding-dong dong, for he was personating a steamboat. As he drew near, he slackened speed, took the middle of the street, leaned far over to starhoard, and rounded-to ponder ously and with lalwirious pomp ami circumstnnoe- for ho was personating tne lug M'Stfoiirt, and oonaulered himself to lie drawing nine feet of wate". Ho was beat and captain and engine bells combined, so he had to imagine himself standing on his own hurricane deck giving the orders and then executing them: “Stop her, sir! Ting-a-ling-ling!” The headway ran almost out and ho drew up slowly toward the sidewalk. “Ship tip to Imck! Ting-a-ling-ling!” His arms straightoned and stiffened down his sides. ‘^Set her imok on the atnbbosrdl Ting-a-ling-ling! Chow! wh-clmw-wow Chow! His right hand meantime de scribing stalely circles—for it was rep resenting a forty-foot wheel, “Let her go back on the lahboard! Ting-a-ling! Chow-ch-chow-ch-chow!” The left hand began to describe cir cles. "Stop the stahboard! Ting-a-ling ling! Stop f ■e laliboard! Ting-a-ling ling! Come ahead on the stabbnard! Stop her! Let y-’ur outside turn over slow! Figg-a-ling-ling! Chow-ow-ow! (lot out that head-line] Lively now! Come—out with your spring-line what re you about there-? Tulte a turn round that stmrip wit.]: the lute ot !,! Stand by that stag.-. N-.vv- jot h.-r go! Hone with the engines, f ir! Til: - ling-ling! Sh'ti SU't! Sh’t: ' (ny . the guage-cocks.) Join weut on whitewashing—paid | no attention to the steamboat. ben stared a moment and then said: “Hi yi! Y ou're a stump, ain't you!” No answer. Tom surveyed his last touch with the eye of an artist; then he gave his brush another gentle sweep, nnd surveyed the result as be fore. Bon ranged up alongside of him. Tuni s mouth watered for the apple, hut he stuck to his work. Ben said: “Hello, old cliup! You got to work, hey I" Tom wheeled suddenly, and said: “Why, it's yuu, ben; I warn’t notic ing. ' “Say, I'm going in a-swiinming, 1 am. Don’t you wish you could? but of course you'd ruther work, wouldn't yout Course you would!” Tom contemplated the boy a bit and said: “ What do you call work?” . “Why, ain't that work?” T< in resumed his whitewashing and answered carelessly: “Well, maybe it is, i.nd maybe it ain’t. All I know is, it auits Turn .Sawyer.” “Oh, come, now, you don’t mean to let on that you like it?" “Like it! Well, I don't see why 1 oughtn’t to like it. Does a boy get a chance to whitewash a fence every day That put the thing in a new light, j lien stepped nibbliug bis apple. Tom swept li s brush daintily back and forth- stepped back to note the ef fect added a touch here and there criticised the effect again, lien watch ing every move snd yetting more and more interested, more and mine ab sorbed. Presently he said: “Say, Tom, let mo whitewash a little." Torn considered was about to cem ent but he altered his mind. “No, no, 1 reckon it wouldn't hardly do, Ben. You see, Aunt Polly's awful particular about this fence right here on the street, you know but if it whs the back fence I wouldn't mind, and she wouldn't. Yes, she’s awful par ticular about this fence; it's got to lie done very careful. I reckon there ain't one boy m a thousand, maybe two thousand, that can do it in the way it's got to be done.” “No is that so? Oh, come now, letiiine just try, just a little. Pd let you, if you was me, Tom. “Beu, I'd like to, honest Injun; hut Aunt Polly—well Jim wasted to do it, but she wouldn't let him. Sid wanted to do it, but rile wouldn’t let Sid. Now don't you see how I’m tiled? If y> u was to tackle this fence, and any thing was to happen to it-" “Oh, shucks! I'll be just as care ful. Now lemmo try. Say, I’ll give you the core of my apple.” “Well, here; no, Ben, now don't; I'm afeard-” “I'll give you all of it. Tom gave up the brush with reluc tance in his face, but alacrity in hi* heart. Ami while Hen worked and - awoated in tho sun, the retired artist sat on a barrel in tho shade close by, danggled hit legs, munched his apple, and planned the slaughter of more in nocents. There was no lack of ma terial; hoys hapjiened along every lit tle while; they came to jeer, but re mained to whitewash. By tho time Bull was fagged out, Tom had traded tho next chanco to Hilly Fisher for a kite iu good repair; and when he played out Johnny Miller for a dead rat and a string to swing it with; and so on, and so on, hour after hour. And when the middle of the afternuon came, from being a poor, poverty stricken boy in the morning, Tom was literally rolling in wealth. He had, besides the things before mentioned, twelve marbles, part of a jews-harp, a piece of blue bottle glass to look through, a spool cannon, a key that wouldn’t unlock anything, a fragment of chalk, a glass stopper of a ecanter, a tin tiddler, a couple of tad-poles, six tire-crackers, a kitten with only one eye, a brass door knob, a dog collar, but no dog, the handle of a knife, four piisoet of orange peel, and a dilap idated old window sash. T -in ’ •> 1 n nic“, good, idle time all the whili plenly of com;..i y a d the f• lu ■ tT, . s -1 n hi v w ' If lie hadn’t run out of whitewash, he would have bankrupted every boy in the village. lie said to htmielf that it was not such a hollow world after all. lie had discovered a great law of human action without knowing it—namely, that in order to fnake a man or boy covet anything, it is only necessary to make it ditlicult to attain. Mark Twain. --— * . * — —— Lr^al Mlrriim Ni^nrciiiix IVdlitm'N. (National Lite Stock Journal.) A recent case tried bef<>r a United States Commissioner, in Chicago, hi ought up in a very salient manner, what we may call the commercial value of pedigrees, and the criminality of misrepresentation of pedigrees. The claim of the attorney for the defense in that case was, among oi Iters, that even though the pedigree had been falsified and signed with the name of a third party, the signer was not guilty nf forgery; that to constitute a forgery in a legal sense, the unauthorized use of a person's name must be such as would create the foundation for an action, if the. signature were genuine, conditions which, lie argued, did not obtain in this instance. The attorney hr the prosecution held that, to find the definition of forgery in the mean ing of the treaty, it was necessary to go beyond the statutes to the common law. Finally the Secretary of State decides that the case does not fall within the provisions of the extradi tion treaty between this country and (Jreat Britain. We refer to this matter purely in the abstract, ami solely with a view to elucidate tho principle involved in a decision that forging a pedigree is not a forgery. Should that bo the cor rect construction to put upon the Sec retary of Stale's decision, or even, if m illing furthei be doduciblo from Mi. Frelinghuysen’s decision than the more statement he makes, to the ef fect tlist the case does not come with in the provisions of the treaty between this country and Great Britain, thee the consequences of such ruling, it seems to us, may he very deplorable. Of tile value of a pedigree our read ers are sufficiently well informed, and common sense teaches that there is comparatively little value in a certifi cate that may he falsified or forged without entailing any crime. It is recognized as a crime, under the law, to obtain money under false pretenses, and when a man pays i-500 more for a horss, because of its pedigree, the proof that the pedigree is false, cer tainly eutaiU criminal action and pun ishment. It is difficult to see that if the pedigree he not only falsified, hut forged, why it is not forgery under the criminal law. It may he good law, hut it is, in our opinion, a very poor principle. Now, with regard to extradition, why it is not to the interest of every country to give up ail those who seek a refuge therein to evade punishment entailed upon them by the laws of their own country, is a point we have never been able to see. However that may be, what is sauoe for the goose is sauce for the gander, and if the Amer ican Government does not recognize forging pedigrees as a crime, coming under thu extradition treaty, it is hardly probable the Canadian or Brit ish governments will look at it differ ently, and consequently Canada offers a friendly haven for any American dealer who should indulge in the for gery of a pedigree for the sake of ad ding a few hundred dollars to thu sell ing price of his horse, bull, cow, or other animal. Kunnlnc Out Ketnda. It seems to bo <|uito the desire of n certain class of people at the present time to run Nevada out of the Union. The same crowd oppose admitting cer tain Territories. The low down, vil lainous proposition to oust Nevada ought to damn forever the political wire pullers who are Ht work. In this connection it is well to note that e have now in this country a Federal Ring, backed by corporations, land grabbers and foreign coin. They are the worst and the richest elements of the Democratic and Republican par tiec. There is almost nothing they •••oil'd not do to accomplish their ends. -Fanner and Dealer. ■ « Job printing of nil descriptions neat ly and promptly eiocutedat tnis office WAMlIXtiON IJTTEK From our Regular Corespondent. Wathinoton, Jan 26, 1885. Tho week's wea k in Congress was varied in character, importance and interest. There was a sensational dis cussion about the patriotism and trait orship of Jeff. Davis early in the week, which commanded much attention. There were dull debates on financial questions, on inter-Stato commerce, on appropriation lulls, and there were political debates in which the tariff found a chance to demand some at tend'n. A bill to retire Gen. Grant on full pay went smoothly through the Senate, and the McPherson funding bill failed in the House, while the old French Spoliation bill, which has been dm 'ing about in Congress since 1802, was passed. The latter bill has now passed both Houses three times, has been reported forty-two times, and has been vetoed twice, once by Presi dent Polk and then by President Pierce. The struggle for right of way among the special orders has been begun, and will grow fiercer week by week, as the session approaches the end. The “special orders” now make a long cal ender by themselves. They aro so many that they clog legislation, and quarrels ensue for the survival of the fittest. The “special order” device lias ueen carried too tar, and some new one must bo contrived by ingenious members who want the House to transact some business in spito of it self. But Mr. Kandall says Congress is not in a law making mood now. The remaining days of the session are s > few, and tho regular appropria tion hills still to lie considered so many that this p >stponernent to an olher Congress of all general legisla tion will be easy to accomplish. . Sev< ral events in the last week have heon calculated to attract attention to the Government collection of paintings in the Execu'ive and Departmental portrait galleries. The arrival at the White House of a life-size, three quarter length portrait of President Hayes, gains interest from the fact that it completes the collection of por traits of Presidents from Washington to Arthur inclusive. The arrival at the Naval Department of a crayon portrait of Cahot, the tnst Secretary of the Navv, revives i"terest also in that Department’s collection, the most incomplete of any of the Executive Departments. Tho White House col lection is tho most interesting of them all; it is most familiar to sight-seers, and affords a great variety of sizes ami styles and a wide range of artistic merit. Beginning with the large por trait of Washington that hangs oppo site that of Mrs. Washington on the the East room, the actios is followed through the small paintings of Adams, Jeff' iimn, Madison, Mur.ms, Taylor, Harrison and Johnson, which line the walls of the President’s library, to the larger and more imposing portraits of John Quincy Adams, Van Buren, Polk, Fillmore, Buehanan, Pierce, Tyler, Jackson, Lincoln, Grant, Hayes. Garfield, and Arthur, that are hung along the main corrider and in the Red Room. The Hayes portrait has just been assigned to a position over tho Red Room door, where it is too high to bo seen well. The com parison between the magnificent por trait,if Mrs. Hayes in a position of j honor in the Green Room, and the rather common-place picture of her husband over tho Red parlor door in the dark, will not have a tendency to silence the unkind remarks that, have been made about the respective in fluence of Mr. and Mrs Hayes in the management of the administration that intervened between Grant and Gar field. 1111 purl hii I When you Walt or have New York City, tava baggage expn ssnge and carriage hire. srid stop at the Grand In ion Hotel, opposite Grand Cen tral pot. Elegant rooms, fitted up at a coat «*f one unlUrn dollar*, reduced to if 1 and up ward* per duv. European plan. Elevator. Rot taurant supplied with the beat. Horse cars, stag*# aru elevated railroad to all depot#. 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