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MKDXKNDAY MAY 23. 17 H FINDING MONEY IN THE ASHES. Any one who lias observed cloudy the char- aclur of thoHt) persons whobe lives are devoted to the study of what is embraced in the gen eral term of Natural History h;w discovered, no doubt, that they are a singularly simple minded and happy people. We think we have discovered the reason for this. They are always interested in the pursuit of such things, bij and little, as when found bring on the ever-welcome sensation of astonishment and gratification. Moreover, the interest evoked is of the most healthful and unexciting kind. The digestive apparatus of a caterpillar, the habits of a rare and curious bird, the color of the light of a far-distant star, the nature and lifo and death of the molecular atoms which arc or are not related to "spontaneous gener ation," these are studies whose pursuit brings no heart burning, no feverish scrambling (as for o trice or money), no disturbance of that Hweet serenity of mind without which content cannot be had. And content is the soul and life and actual earthly presence of true hap piness. "And now," with some impatience asks the reader of the Mormxo Apfeal, "what's the occasion for all this! Whence this week-day preachment? What, to use the language of the gods, 'what are you giving us.'" " Look at yon head line, oh impetuous man and listen. Heed the drift and trend of our preface, oh precipitate woman, and-lend mi; your ear. Yesterday, being a rainy day, ;d the clouds being thick upon the face of the sky, and the carpenter having finished some long-needed book shelves, Senator Jones' car load of Pub. Docs, were husked of their luitl' colored wrappings and .stood up in rows with their backs to the library-hunter. There was some doubt about it. The works which came under the generic head of Patent Ofiice Reports, grim in black bombazine, and oh! so cheap and so common, are not the most seductive things with which to eke out a library. A good many people do not hes itate to say of such that their room is better than their company. Placing them upon shelves, in suber earnestness, is like coming l.'i.ne laden with a string of chulibs when you went a Hunting. And if the truth must be told, those fat, black-hacked tomes with their vi It titles conveyed in the too familiar words el' "Message and Documents, Department of Slate," are not of an inviting character to the general reader. I'ut there5 are hidden beauties tvervw here, as the naturalist knows so well. "Full many a (lower is born to blush unseen,' just because people are careless in their in v.-sti'.'ations and superficial if not supercillious in their funning of acquaintanceship. The most contemptuous estimate of a volume of "Reports" cannot but become temporarily ar rested under the sense of suddenly awakened interest caused by such an odd bit of infor mation as is conveyed in the statement that "The New Jersey Indian was once a pale olithic man." It does not matter what the context is. There stands the queer averment ; nnd naturally the question comes, "wonder if the Washoe and the Piute can claim for their ancestors kinship with these paleolithicalsi" Don't be too inquisitive; if you are a student of ethnology you know already what it is to be a paleolithic man. If you are not such a student vou do not need to know. But there is one instance of finding money in the ashes. One begins, after a discovery like this to have a faint sense of respect even for a Report of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution. Also one is conscious of a fresh sense of wonderment for that strange land of Now Jersey. Now, still soarchin;; in the un promising ashes and not yet relinquishing this Report, we come to a page headed with tho words, in capitals, Eulogy on Alexander Volta, by Arago. In that absolute listless ness which sometimes gives way to a sense of awakened interest in spite of itself, we find ourselves reading these words of elementary information: "When amber is rubbed it im mediately attracts light bodies, such as the down of feathers, fragments .of straw, and sawdust. Theophrastus, the Greek, and l'iiny, the Roman, had both noticed this property, but attaching apparently no inter est to it, treated it simply as an accident of form and color." "From elfd ran, the Greek for amber, is derived 'electricity,' a term applied originally to tho attractive prop erty of rubbed bodies, but now to the cause of a great variety of etl'ects and to all the de tail of a brilliant science." Now, sweethearts and lovers, learned and unlearned, do not turn up your noses at this small find in the : anh-lwiY- for it i imnortant enough, albeit it relates to the priuials, to have been translated out of Arago's French by no less a famous hand thau that of tho late Professor Henry of the Smithsonian. Now go, my children and ask the first telegraph operator you meet to explain to you the nature of the "Voltaic Pill," saying to him, on the authority of the Morning Appeal that that electrical contri vance owes its name to this same Alexander Volta, who was born at Como, in Italy, on the 18th of February, 1745. Pokingfurther into the ashes we find that George HI. was in favor of lightning rods terminating with balls, "because Franklin, then his successful an tagonist in political questions of vast impor tance, required they should terminate in points." Some further searching is a temp tation difficult to resist; but this will suffice, in this immediate direction. There be cob webs growing on some of the older books which line these shelves, and to one who knows the uses of the microscope those gos samer fabrics might well be studied with en thusiasm and profit. Indeed, let us not de ceive ourselves with appearances. Before the writer stands a copy, in octave, of Sainte lieauve's "English Traits." Yon know, the minute your eye rests on the attractive bind ing that here is a book which is not to be dis regarded by the ambitious reader; and yet this dingy Smithsonian Report contains some facts about Franklin that are quite as inter-, esting as anything said about tho old philos opher by that eminent Frenchman, one of whose happiest essays deals with the wise and wary Uenjamin. tint we must desist from further searches at present. The future may bring forth other discoveries to reward the hand of patient research. Already those black backs with their titles all so devoid of the lines and scrolls and borders which make other and less worthy books so attractive begin to take on a value they never had before. e won't promise, but it may so happen that they shall yet be overhauled again and again for the chispas of golden information lying hidden within their long neglected lids. ABOUT MINTS. HORSEY. At the track, which we visited a day or two since, we found "Illusion," " Batterman," and "April Fool," all entered for the mile and repeat race to be run on the Fourth of July. We also found two half-mile horses there, "Keene" and "Red Oak. " The hoi ses in training are all taking their work in the most satisfactory manner : " Illusion" under the care of a colored man, "April Fool" be ing looked after by Chauncey Hoffman, and Jack Connery seeing to his own horse, " Bat terman." From present indications it would take a smarter looker into the future than we know of to name the winner on the " Day we celebrate." In common with all admirers of the race horse, as well as all lovers of fail play, we trust that each of the racers may come to the track in the best of fix, and then in the time-honored language of the turf, " may the best horse win." From all we can learn this will be the case. As one of the trainers remarked, " This race will be for blood, sure," of which we haven't a doubt. Superintendent Crawford, of the Carson Mint, recently wrote to Congressman Wren, as also to Dr. Linderman, Director of the Mint, asking the assistance of those gentle men in procuring an additional appropriation of $10,000 for the purchase of new boilers for the Mint, the erection of a new boiler building, etc. Mr. Wren, under date of the 10th instant, has answered the Superintend ent's letter, from which we are permitted to make the following extracts : " Your letter came to hand after the esti mates for Mints had been sent to the Com mittee on Appropriations of the House. On consultation with Dr. Linderman I concluded that it was best to follow the bill to the Sen ate, and attach an appropriation for new boilers in the Senate. I lie Uoctor will re commend a small appropriation for that pur pose. I have seen Senator Sargent about it. and he suggests that I had better try to get a recommendation from Secretary Sherman, which 1 shall endeavor to do. When the Secretary returns, 1 will make the effort." "Indiana and New Orleans have made a bargain for Mints at the latter place and at Indianapolis. New Orleans is bucked by a solid South, and Indianapolis by the Indiana delegation, so they are very likely to carry their point." CARSON THEATER " SARATOGA ! " P, A. WAGNER & CO. Carson Street, corner of Musser. Carson City, Nev. NEW FIRM AND "A MfRtiKKoi's Mknpicant. " Under this heading the San Francisco ChronU'k of Mon day last inves an account of the stabbinsr of James Baxter, clerk at the Coso lodging house, in that city, by one A . P Church. The clerk ejected Church, ho had been trying to spar si night's lodging from tho house ; whereupon the ejectt d repaired to a lunch stand near by, procured i carving knife, and returned to the lodging house, where he re-opened the row with Baxter. The latter undertook once more to put Church out, when C. drew his knife and stabbed Baxter in the abdomen inflicting a dangerous wound. Wonder i this is A. P. Church, the printer, well known here and on the Comstock ? He was at one time a sober and an industrious man, was i part, owner in the Nevada City Democrat having for partners George I. Lamnion and the Rolfe Brothers. But he contracted ir regular ways over on this side, and became dissipated and generally worthless. For what he once was he retained some friends here about, who will be sorry to hear of the last trouble he has probably got into. Shootino at Reno. Ed. Maples was shot in Crews' saloon, Reno, yesterday morning, be tween 3 and 4 o'clock, by Harry Dugan. Ma ples was shot four times, twice in the left arm, once in the back and once in the bowels ; it is thought he will not die. Maples, though he had a pistol, did not shoot at all. Dugan emptied one six-shooter and fired two shots from anot her one. The origin of the difficul ty is not known, but was probably caused by whisky. Maples formerly worked in Carson as a butcher. Sullivan, who was here with the Maoder & Crosbie Dramatic combination, is now sup porting Barrett at the California Theater. Not a bad actor this same Sullivan, albeit a trifle robustuous at times, If he would only divest himself of the hallucination that he was on the summit of Mount Davidson, hav ing for his audience the entire population of the Carson and Walker river valleys, and boldly determined to be heard " in all parts of the house," Sullivan would do very well. Last night the theater was filled in all parts with an appn ciative audience to see Howard' comedy of " Saratoga," which, as we have had occasion to remark before, is one of the bes of American comedies. It brought out the nul torce ot this excellent company, given each of the members a fine opportunity to d the best of acting. The lateness of the hour coupled with the fact that most of our read ers had seen " Saratoga" played here before makes it unnecessary either to describe the play or to individualize as to its representa tiou. Thk Collectors. The committee on col lections for the State Agricultural Society, consisting of Messrs. Hill, Rinkel and Pant lind, were out yesterday, and were quite suc cessful in collecting from the subscribers. Our people are standing in on the proposition splendidly. More rain yesterday. Ring around the moon last night, betokening the nuptials of Pluviu8 and lama. A worse luna-tic than we might get betrayed into punning, but none ot it for us, my little dears. No Liohtninu Express yesterday mornin consequently very few up passengers, and nearly all of them for Virginia City. Another light stage load for Aurora and Bodie yesterday, only six through passengers taking seats. LOW PRICES! f B S R S . . A. WAONKR fc . O, if 1 inform the public that tliey announce no decline in prices, because- they sell Lower than any other House in the County ! Thin defy competition, anil ask purchasers to compare " their pricia with tho; of any and ail dealers. AMI" AY 4 ON H AND A Fl'LL MI -OF- HARD WAR GREAT EXCITEMENT! Back Once Moke. Phil. Kolman, whose stalwart form has of late been absent from the counter of the Orinsby House, was at his post again yesterday. He has been sick, and although convalescing, he still has a bleached appearance, and looks like an interesting in valid. Phil, is an accommodating hotel clerk, in which he differs from the average of his class, who are generally given to loud clothes, paste pins and snobbish ways. Pigeon Shooting. Some of our shot gun sports, of which Carson has a goodly number, are talking about getting up a pigeon shoot ing match for next Fourth of July, to come off after the big race. The match, which we feel pretty safe in saying will take place, will be conducted under tho rules of the Virginia City Shooting Club. Bullion. We saw three bars of Northern Belle bullion at Wells, Fargo & Co.'s, on yes terday. The bars were respectively worth $1,546 47, ?1,575 94 and $1,555 81 ; aggre gating $4,678 22. R K A T CROWDS OF" PEOPLE CON. Jf stautlv ruahimj to the larire Clothing Store of KOPPEL & PLATT, Corner of Carson and Third Street, opposite the St. Charles Hotel, CARSON CITY NEVADA. To view and purchase of their magnificent stock of SPRING & SUMMER GOODS, OONHlHTUiO OF Mon'a, Youth.' and Boys' Clothing. Of all the latest styles. Hat, Caps, Trunks, Valises, Shirts. Collars. Etc.. Etc. oetltf L. MORRIS & Co. JUST RECEIVED 100 doz Ladies' Striped Hone.. ftHc $ pair 15U 4oz Children' Striped Hose.lcl6 ? pair 3D doz Ladie' Parasols 50c a piece 750 yds. Ex. Heavy 2-ply Carpet.. 50c ? yard ALL OTHER GOODS IN PROPORTION. "ST ! STOVES, . GILLSON & BARBER Have on Hand and Offer for Sale a Larg and Well Selected Stock of GENERAL MERCHANDISE, tVTHICH ,i!R IT AS LOW RlTIl a sin ..-tint-' house in me treae can 0001917 afford tu c. jiJ j.y thtir honest debt. Nails, Kettles, Wooden Goods, Tinware, Shove's, Picks, rAIXT AiI O I JLS, Class and Crockaiy Ware, Sashes, Door?, Window Glass, Hl'UB!.R OOOOS, WILL PAPER, MOWERS AND REAPERS, Washing Machines. Oar Stock Consists in Part of GROCERIES, PROVISIONS, BUTTER, FLOUR, GRAIN, GBOUMQ FEED, CLOTHING, LIQUORS, Patent Modiclnos, OILS, P.UNTS, CHOCK ICR V, STOVKS. TINWARE, BARDWARB. KOOTS AND SHOES, A eoraplote Tin shop anil competent u.vrknu--.v Plumbing and Gas Kitting d ine. ALL. WORK WARRANTED. Etc.. ....Etc. .Ktc. Fri-m our Ion .' experience in the business, a:d knowing ctd uTiprutMatin' the want 01 our customers and the in habitants i f thin section of the country gtuerally, we too We Can Guarantee Satisfaction To all who may favor us with their patronage. Give ua . c.ill and examine oar Ntock nnd prices bfortt purcha,tnjf elsr.vhorea Way 10, 1878. P. A. WAONKil. (.'Has. sadi.kk. E W GOODS iJEW PRICES Having received an unusual larire stock this Spring, we have concluded to make a reduction in every hue of u our store, and invite everybody to call and convince themselves before purchasing elsewhere. We cail paitic- attention to our late addition of Groceries, Liquors. Hardware, Crock ery. Clothing, Boots and Shoes, Wail Paper, Hats, Tobacco and Cigars, Which we are now offerinsr lower than anyhoug; in thc State, and will always guarantee satisfaction in quality of ooda. Weight and Measure. Ooous delivered in tne city and neilxirhood free of charge. HARRIS BROS. Carson, May 6, 1S7S. GILLSON & Carson October 6. 1.-C7. BARBER. CAPITOL STORE, May 7. 1 78. W". t A Vl'KJCTUH K the Best Modem Improved Truss. A Perfect Ketamer. i'nee reduced. Mo magnetism, quack Rv medicine, or misrepresentation about y'OV US. Ttiiu lui inunii ibi.-u auuuuc CALIFORNIA ELASTIC TRUSS COMPANY, 615 Sacramento St., San Francisco. The California Elastic Truss has won its way to public favor, on account of its many advantages, not only of ad justment, but beimr free from metal springs and iron hoops, it can ue constantly worn with ease and comfort. The juice also plaojs it within reach of all afflicted. Five, ei'ht and ten dollars for an article superior to what has been heretofore sold for twice rnd thrice that sum, adds to its sales and use. It is constructed on scientific principles ind sells on its merits. From the Odd FMovs .Veto Siin Francisco. my!2v THE MYSTERY SOLVED. C CORNER KING AN'D ORHSBY STREETS CARSON CITY, CHOICE FAMILY ;6KOCKRlKN Flour, Feed, Hams, Bacon, Butter, Lard, Sugar, Teas, Coffee, Choice Liquors, Pure Brandy & Wines Old Valley Whisky, Olsa.iv- eft? Totoac-oo UARDWAl'.E, 1'IUX.KCRY, PAINTS AND OILS. ORMSBY HOUSE CARSON CITY, NEVADA. J. T. PANTLINO, PROPRIETOR. I THIS I.OXG KKTa RM!4HKD Rnd FAVOR iw Public House having- passed iato new hands ftixl having !eeu Thoroafchljr Reconstructed Throughout Is now conducted in all respects aa a First Class Hotol, ThU means that THE rJCJttT T3 Is the best tabie d' bote in the State of Nevada 1 thV: THE BAR Is the most complete and most fully stocked of any In Ui State. The ISiliisird Hall is the finest in Western Nevada: and the service is equv to that of the best hotels in San Francisco. if-sTPrioes of Hoard and Knoin-rent are regulated to sunt the times. JOHN T. PANTLIND, Proprietor. Carson, January 1, ls7S Six Shirts for S7.50! AT FRANK BOSKOWITZ'S, THE ONLY ONE PRICE STORE IN TOWN I DEALER IN MEN'S AND BOYS' CLOTHING, furnialUnjr Good, Hal nnd Cap, Boot nnd Mhooa. Trunk Valtx. Blankets, Mattro , KUs Etc Ete COITTTV BUILDING. ARSON CITY NEVADA myUt A FULL LINE OF HOUSMKKKPINO iOOL)fc Always v u hand and delivered free of charge. tif CALL AND SEE US nnltf RKINSTEIX K GIBSON. CHANGE OF PROPRIETORSHIP. I TO NOnKY AIL W'H'M IT may concern that Win? Yuen has sold all his interest, rinht and title in the General Merchandising- and Drua liui-mess in this city to Miw Yo A Co., who will in future conduct the same. Carson, April -!9, 1878. 3d i:. JK. A1KOIS VT H K S TO OTIFV H K ft OLD f T fricndii in Cf arion and the public at larsjo That She is agifn Pioprletrea of th ADAMS HOUSE. And would most respectfully a.sk for their patronag v$ encouragement. The Dining- Room and Kitchen are undo? the Ierginl Supnvi.lon Of the Proprietretw, and uill always le supplied witij everything to satisfy the taste of the most fastidious. HORSES & MULES FOR SALE. 4 FIVK LOT OF l.H.iE HORSES - and Large Mules for sale cheap. p4tf W. L. PKITCHARD, Comer Eighth and K streets, 3 ATTENTiQN, J3INE OWNERS! 171UR S I.E CHKAP A Five t5) Stamp Quai Mill. Engine, Boiler, Pans, Settlers, everythii complete. jan30tf -A Five (5) Stamp Quartz HIDE For particulars apply to NEVADA SULPHUR COMPANY. N OTA C E. STRYKO PCK MVt.KH. On Female Mule, sorrel, branded O on the left hip. O One Male Mule, bay, branded X on left hip ; also this nufk k ... 9a Kcieara win oe p&ia to wnoever returns tne aoove animals to D. CIKCE. Fret May 5, 1378. m ench Hotel, Carson City, Nevada. Carf-.n, February 0, ls'A MRS. E. E ADAMS, feihn JACOB TOBRIHER, WH0U8ALR ASD RBTAIL riKALER IS IMPORTED AND DOMESTIC CIGARS. PIPES, SMOKER 3 ARTICLES. CUTLERY. Ktc Etc Etc ARLINGTON BLOCK, CAHSOV CITY NEVADA. janlm J. H. MARSHALL, AGENT FOR ME MUTUAL AND OTHER LKAD INO INSURANCE COMPANIES. W Office at John O. Po' Booaater" Canon, January 20, IS78.