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—Y'’1- 1'. BATTLE MOUNTAIN ^VADi. FUmAY. JANUARY :80. 1880._No, 3
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One Year. 45 fr<
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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
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
"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
“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
“ 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
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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#. Fam
ilies can live lx tter for less money at the Grand
I I'nion Hotel than at any other first das* hotel
in the city. Jan 23-lyr
$10 $10 $10
WE WISH An energetic Mnn or Wo
iu every neighborhood on
the l’ucifin Const,
Se» Fruaelkco. js30-i
FOt’Nl* In a Oenural MarehandiM btore
Our goods are not shelf-wum. Thty
aie direct from Importer'*
hands, consisting of
Mining Implements,
I -
Wi- Wo know yon can be pleased
Business permanently located.
Remember the Place!
Obtained f.»r moderate fees. Send
model or drawing, wo will advise free
of charge;and Mark No Charge un
less we obtain Patent.
For circulars, terms, and references
to actual clients in your own Stale or
county, .address
Opposite Patent Office,
Washington, D. C.
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.... FOR....
Seminal Weakness, Impatency, Phys
ical Debility, Loss of Manly rig
or, Premature Exhaustion.
consequences of early indiscretion. This
incomparable Great Knglish IUuud\ ha* already
chievotl a world-wide reputation. It is infalli
ble in restoring lost vigor, whether from impru
hence, sickness, or old age.
For sale bv all principle Drnggists ; ask for
; take no other; if not on sale, scud direct to
us; will be mailed, securely se*.*d with full
directions on receipt of iuone> .
&£T Price, till per Purling*, or III
Packages for $6.
Snffidieut to core most cases. Addrett
Wheeler & Co.,
This kew mill, with nil latest
Improved and beat machinery, la now
prepared to All all orders for
Flour, Shorts,
A full supply of which is kept
constantly on hand by
At Battle MountavPi Ner.,
Wholesale and Retail,
t^Orders from a distance will
receive prompt attention.
tf Address sit orders and aemnmnlcoUana
scott a p#whi„
Paradise, Nevada,
•r A. D. UNUSE,
Baltic Mountain, Nevada.
Das AVasser ist fur Ox und Sohwiein.
Dem Menschem ^ab er Bier und Wain.
The undersigned having refitted tha
eld UNION BREWERY, and en
gaged the services of a FIRST
CLASS BREWER, is now prepared
to furnish his customers and the pub
lic in general with a good article of
Draught or Bottled
/W'Saloons and families will do well
to give It a trial. Beer will be deliv
ered to customers in Battle Mountain
and vicinity free of charge, and is for
aaJe by the gallon, quart or glass at
the Brewery.
BR1NSDEN BROS., Pkofbibtors.
Having rented this old stand, we are
now prepared to furnish the
public with first-class
Which will be sold at the lowest pos
sible rates.
The patronage of the public is respeot
fully solicited.

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