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GRANGEVILLE, IDAHO. A DEPLORABLE HABIT. That of the Man Who T« Determined to Catch the Accommodation Train. Your place of business, gentle reader, is, say, within easy fifteen minutes' walk of the station; but, for some rea son or another, you find, upon looking at your watch, that you have but half that'tirne to catch your train this even a in Slow it has been said trul f V that man is a bundle of nerves; and ft is equally true that lie is an aggregation of hab its. There is another train half an hour later, but the thought of waiting for it never enters your head; and al though there are no pressing reasons for hurrying, hurry you do, merely be cause it is your habit to take a particu lar train, and not, as a stranger might suppose, because your present life and future happiness depend upon your getting it. You emerge upon the street with a wild, wistful expression in your eye and every nerve tense with excitement. You make a lunge trainward, only to bo brought up standing by an equally excited individual—probably intent on getting his train—coming suddenly from around the corner, with whom you dodge back and forth until the pa tience of both of you is woll-nigli ex hausted; and when the mutual obstruc tion is finally surmounted, you proceed on your way with your excitement in tensified, expressing opinions not at all complimentary to the other excited and hurrying gentleman, but remarkn y similar in their purport to those hich ho entertains towards yourself. But you soon forget him and the vexation he has caused you in a new worriment. Just around the corner you encounter a crowd waiting for the horse-car. (Strange that people should ever wait for a horse-car when they could get home so much quicker by walking; and assuredly it is less weari some to walk a mile than to stand on the sidewalk a half hour waiting for a car, and then to stand another half hour in the car, swaying undignified, as a a bl w back and forth well as exces in a very sivelv uncomfortable manner, with naught but a leather strap between one and destruction.) But to return. Here is a crowd awaiting the horse-car. Thinking only of the train ^'ou would reacli and of the jumping jack whom you have just escaped, you bolt head long into the throng, which proves a veritable labyrinth, and many valuable moments are lost in threading its maze. At last, thank heaven! you are free once more, and with quickened steps you start onward toward the wished for goal—when, botheration! you come upon a jackass (biped) with a cane under his arm or a furled umbrella on his shoulder, the point of the weapon, whichever it may be, threatening de struction to your visual organs and stirring up the very dregs of the wick edness which fills your troubled breast. By some means unaccountable you finally creature, without loss of eye-sight, and guiltless of overt homicide, but he lias detained you sufficiently long to bring you to the crossing just in time to wait for half dozen heavy teams to drag their slow length along. You grunt and splutter on tho curb, half beside yourself with vexation, and when tlie tailboard of the last team in the laggard recession comes abreast you make a reak for the thither curb, only to be driven back by a wild herdie, which comes careering down the street from the opposite direction, hiding like a guilty tiling behind the teams afore said, and which splatters you with muddy water as an earnest of the de struction and death which it would mete out to you. But once more you are on your way. Why in the name of all that's mysteri ous can't people keep to the right? Are they determined you shall bo left? It would seem so. Since your escape from the car of Juggernaut—that is to say, the herdie—you have met no less than a score of persons, of one Bex or the other, and of various degrees of perverseness. Each has persistently tried to pass you on the off-side, and when you have finally made tip your mind to yield to the inevitable and let him have his way, he instantly changes his tac tics and attempts to pass on your port side; and so you go tacking and veer ing, first one way and then the other, and only escape to fall afoul of another wretched bobber. Then there is the leisurely Individual who walks at a snail pace, but prevents you from passing by wavering in his steps front side to side, and there are the young women who slowly prom enade, three abreast, and the teams which dart out from ambush in blind alleys and other places where no team has any right or business, and the side walks blockaded with cases of merchan dise, with trunks and with wheelbar rows. But why enumerate? The mere thought ef these tilings is enough to madden. Suffice it to say that you reach your station just in time to leap on to the rear end of your train, your heart beating like a loose sail in a gale of wind, and your nerves all of a tremble. As you stand panting by the red-hot stove you take a solemn oatli that you will never again run for a train. But you will .—Boston Transcript. succeed in passing the accursed Catching the English Accent. Walking with a friend one day Curran met an Irish gentleman who had pre served his native brogue in a manner creditable to his patriotism after many years' sojourn in Rutland. He had acquired a singular habit of lolling out his tongue as he walked along. "W does he mean by it?" said the friend "Why, clearly," said Curran, "thi man is trying to catch the English cent." When informed that a dirty and stingy barrister of his acquaintance t on a journey with a shirt and a guinea, the comment was: "He will not change either till he comes back." W/»r hat ac went OOUNOD'S GENIUS. Ao The Great Composer Disappoint« HI« Mother, Bat Reaches Hi« Goal. Once I heard him relate the story of his early difficulties. His mother was poor, but tried to educate her sons. He. Charles, suffered to see, her working day and night in order to give him an education, and did not like to disap point her. The mother wished him to enter the the old of a a old it It a of a of IU normal school, but tie knew lie must lie a musician. He told her his plans, and she replied: "Are you serious?" "Certainly." "You will not go to the normal school?" "Never." "And you intend to go where?" "To the Conservatory of Music." "It is my turn to say never." The poor woman was beside herself because of the gesture of decision made by lier son, ana continued: "We shall Your studies will be doubled. If see. in drawing l its you are unlucky and become a soldier, I shall not pay for a substitute. Rather a thousand times that my son shoulder a gun than be come a Bohemian!" "Mother," replied the obdurate genius, "I shall double my lessons, because you wish it; but I shall not be come a soldier, because I do not wish it." "What will I do?" "I shall be exempted because I shall have gained the Grand Prix de Rome." The mother called to heraid the dean of the college. He sent for young Gou nod, and said to him: "Do you wish to be a musician P" "Yes, sir," dryly responded the cul prit. "Pooh! music is not a profession." "What? It is not a profession to be a Mozart, Weber, RossiniP" "To wish is not to bn Mozart. At your ago Mozart was celebrated. Show rno what vou can do. We shall see. There I will give you some words, and you will set them to music." Two hours after Gounod returned with the music. "Now sing it," said the dean. "Sing? And the piano?" "Piano? And for what purpose?" "To accompany myself. Without the piano you cannot appreciate /the harmony." "I do not care for the harmony, is the musical sentiment I want." Gounod sang, and when lie had fin ished turned liis head timidly toward his judge. The dean was conquered— tears ran down his cheeks as he took Gounod in his arms and said: "Be a musician, my son, we can not fight against genius." The mother was obliged to submit, but in taking her son to his first teach er site said: "Make his life bard. Show him all the difficulties." At the end of a year the teacher said: self, madame; he is gifted, him no more." Gounod kept his vow, and won the Prix de Home just in time to be exempt from conscription.— N. ¥. Mail and Express. It a "Resign voitr I can teach RUSSIAN POVERTY. Men of High Station Who Can Not I'a.v T heir Uroccnt' hihI Tailor«' Hill«. A few days ago 1 saw a regiment of the Imperial Guards drilling in the Mars field, preparatory to a grand re view to be held on the day of Epiphany. The Colonel in liis glittering uniform, riding on a fiery charger, made a beauti ful picture, and I could not help ex pressing my opinion to a Russian re porter that lie (the Colonel) occupied an enviable position. "On the drilling grounds," answered the reporter, "lie is indeed a grand figure, but in private life he is as poor a devil as the rest of us. He belongs to the honorable but miserable class of the educated poor. You ought to see this brave Colonel N. trembling before a janitor who comes to collect the rent which has been two or three months due." On the hint of my comrade I made a little study of the educated poor in this capital. I learned of a judge of the District Court who, as a rule, leaves his house by a back-yard door for fear of meeting clerks from the various stores with their bills. I was told that Prof. R., of a college of this city, having a big family, never changed his rooms without the police's assistance—in other words, he was usually turned out by landlords for non-payment of rent. I saw a chief of one of the numerous departments of the imperial administration, who lives in a distant suburb and comes to his de partment by the six o'clock freight train (though the office hours begin at nine), for he is unable to pay the fare charged in passenger trains. I heard of several Captains and Majors who never see their salarv. for it is collected by landlords and different stores. I have found out that, as a rule, the pro fessors, doctors, and lawyers of aver age ability, judges, the civil and mili tary officers of the middle ranks, engi neers, priests, journalists, and, in fact, men of all professions to which are ad mitted only those who have received a higher education, are working hard to make both ends meeL The common salary for these men only is about two thousand roubles a year. Twenty-five years ago that amount of income was considered suffi cient, but the conditions of life have greatly changed since then. Still, the Imperial Governmentsticks to that two thousand roubles standard, and tlie re sult is that the highly educated and hard-working men, who in ail other countries earn a comfortable living, here in the Czar's country arc misera bly poor, always trembling-for the fate of their families. I am told that most of the professional men of this country, when they die, are buried by subscrip tions among their friends, and that their families become paupers. The Czar controls tho amount of sal ary of his officers; and all the educated men, except merchants, arc somehow imperial officers; but his Majesty can not control tho price of the necessaries of life, and hence tlie trouble.— St. Pe tersburg Cor. Chicago Times. a THE OLDEST PIANO. Ao Inter««ting Relic In an Old Manulon in the Ancient Town of Salem. Horn« the this ing For at least a century and a half the town of Salem has stood, a veritable "old curiosity shop" to the American people. Its weird traditions took root and domicile much earlier, but were not valued at par until time had given the sure appreciation. It is doubtless pposed at present that research has obtained its final victory, and that "old Salem" is before the public in complete undress. The present research leads into an old Salem dwelling, not an "ancient" house, nor a structure veiled in any ro mantic mystery, but agenuine museum of rare commercial trophies of the old time trading ventures when Salem and Salem ships were known wherever Yankee enterprise could find a wharf, a landing or a market. There may be a good many such houses in Salem. At any rate this is one of them. On its exierior it is a massive, unpretentious old mansion, built so long ago that the work was done "pon honor," and yet not long enough in lang syne to admit it into the category of ancient houses. It is not. more than a century old, and a century in Salem gives nothing a respectable age. One of the most interesting articles in the house, which is the old Rogers home, is the old piano, which is quite likely the oldest musical instrument of the kind in the United States, which is now tit for use. The "inventor" of the first American piano, which was brought out in Salem according to more than one chronicler, would not liavo cared to have the fact generally known that he spent hour after hour at different times studying the Rogers piano md that he copied allot its essential points. This venerable instrument is a surpris ing revelation to those who ponder on the "strides" made in the manufacture of piano-fortes in this country, musical relic of "ye olden time" is a pretty convincing bit of testimony to the fact that there have been no aston ishing improvements in pianos for a hundred years. The essentials of the modern splendid piano are all in that old instrument, and its notes are still surprisingly excellent. while the "action" is almost a marvel of mechan ical achievement, when the remoteness of the production is taken into account. Tlie case is a costly one, fillets of rare inlaid work profusely diversifying the beautiful rosewood and mahogany, while the keys, though varying slightly from the present pattern, are about as good as those now standard. In size this instrument is in no wise to be com pared with the modern piano. ' It is so diminutive that its real excellence is obscured. It is 66 inches long, inches wide and 33 inches high, legs, six in number, are as slim and of the shape as those of a stand or small table. The legs are square, tapering to the bottom, slightly beaded. Four of the legs are on the front of the At each end, underneath the able, IU ing both son by that to the eat ous tific row had do lay to er This the of in of to a or a a a its piano. piano proper, arc small music closets with doors opening to the front, while still nearer the player and underneath arc shelves with gracefully rounded corners. Just above tho legs hand some brass rosettes are set upon the body of the instrument. There are two pedals, one being used to prolong the notes, and the other serving a double purpose. One of its uses is to increase the volume of sound somewhat by lifting a section of the top of the piano or lid near the front. The other use of this pedal is to produce an imi tation of the firing of cannon, in this ease a slant-bang operation, as the play er suddenly lifts the section of the top referred to and as suddenly lets it fall. —Boston Herald. a a of a at I a to a Pe RUSSIAN COURTSHIP. re the Wire Gets Mad] if Iler II u-hund Does Plot Whip Her. Mine. "Henri Greville," now visiting this country, tints describes courtship and marriage among Russian villagers: "For the first two or three days after tlie wedding in Russia things go on very well; that is, while the families are exchanging their visits. After that the husband beats his wife; and if he does not beat her, site thinks it is be cause he does not love her. Beating is the mark of proper jealousy. Among the wealthier Russians tlie mothers on Trinity Day dress their marriageable daughters very handsomely, anil take them to a city garden, something like Boston Commons. The silk dresses of the girls are unlike any thing you ever saw here. They are pink, yellow or sky-blue, with huge flowers of contrast ing colors. The girls are as stiff as sugar loaves in them. The mothers and daugh ters seat themselves on benches in tlie gardens, and all the young men who want wives parade before them. The girls never look at the men. They sit until five o'clock without saying a word. Then they go home and wait, in two or three days, or perhaps a week, an old woman appears, asks for the mother, and begins to talk to her about everything in the world except the marriageable daughter. She is the match-maker. It would be highly improper for the young his family to appear in the nia length she says: dove, and I dove." comes to the point, my pigeon marry your The mother demurs, and says her daughter is too young. "Why did you take her to market, then?" Tho match-maker sets fortli the present and prospective advantages of tlie match. Tlie girl is summoned and informed that in two or three weeks she will marry the young man. She must not look very much pleased if she likes tho match, anti site must look somewhat as if she did not like it. She can not re fuse. The young man comes to a fami ly tea-party; perhaps to two, his friends return tho civility. Thev see nothing of each other beyond this. — Exchange. —Don't ask your husband to walk tlie floor with tho baby half the night. A man who tramps industriously around a billiard table throe nights in a week or buys an admission ticket to the opera can't bo expected to be. on duty at homo the other three nights Have mercy on him and give the man an opportunity to recuperate. — l*uclc. A Country Wl She man or atter. At "You have a turtle also have a turtle After a little parrying she "Why should not pigeon?" Then G " the "an tory, Pa., ment 615 A FEATHERY NUISANCE. Horn« Reflection« on the Cheeky RnfflUh Sparrow. The scientific gentleman who fathered the importation of English sparrows to this country for the purpose of turn ing them loose on the canker-worms which infested the trees and thence dropped casually down the citizen's back, lived long enough to regret his miserable ignorance. For awhile the sparrows were both hungry and peace able, and buckled down to housekeep and canker-worms with a zeal men. ing which made the scientific gentleman both glad and proud. The city built sparrow-houses in the trees, and the newspapers puffed and glorified the city's feathered guests ; there was in tense excitement one morning in Madi son Square over the report, confirmed by several unimpeachable witnesses, that a sparrow had actually been seen to devour a caterpillar—at least, it was supposed to have been a caterpillar people said how real nice it was to sec the cunning little birds hop about and eat worms and hear them twitter, and everybody felt that a great and glori ous thing had been done, and com plimented and congratulated the scien tific gentleman until ho got to be so haughty you couldn't think. At the end of four years each spar row of the original immigrant batch had become a great-great-grandfather, and had lived to see his descendants all set tled, naturalized, married, and full of canker-worms and prosperity, do you think the old sparrows grew feeble with advancing years, and called their loving families about them and twittered a tender farewell and told them to be good sparrows and fulfill their mission, always bear in mind the duty they owe d to the whole-souled cap italists who had brought them over the sea? And. did the infant sparrows promise they would, and brace up and lay the good advice of their ancestors to heart, and after the sad funeral gath er together and vow that they never would rest while a canker-worm was The old birds I and it and tion. to her ful mit coin say, of the any the ters, the Then, alive? Not a bit of it. didn't die and didn't propose to die, but grew tougher and tougher each year, and went in more for thrashing their children than for giving them ad vice, and as for fulfilling their mission, they simply made up tneir minds that the canker-worm business was ail stuff and nonsense, and no sparrow in his right mind was going to spend three hours rummaging for breakfast bugs in the park so long as there were plenty of refuse barrels and suriace railroads in town. lie San ted full the by It didn't take the sparrows long to find out that caterpillars as an article of steady diet were not suited to the pampered appetites they acquired in the new world, and so they proceeded to ignore the crawlers and devote them selves to refuse witli a shameful energy which amazed the, confiding public and sent the scientific gentleman to his grave with a broken heart. But the birds multiplied and waxed fat and fell into city ways, and lost their British timidity, and got finally to thinking they had been sent for to run the town. The trees were full of them, and the grass thick with them, and they swarmed all over the city and made tenements wherever a cornice or a molding afforded the slightest shelter or foothold. They hatched broods in unfinished chimneys and nestled in legions in the belfry of Old Trinity, made the life of every robin and lin net in the park a burden to him, and sent delegates t,o colonize every city in the Union. The result has been that in fifteen brief years they have acquired a clear title to the entire country from Portland to Galveston, and between them and the milliners the birds of merry song and gay feather have van ished forever. Saucy, independent, devil-may-care rascals are they, asking and giving no quarter, and having but two occupa tions—feeding and free fight. When a sparrow has eaten all he can hold he has but one object in life, and that is to wallop his neighbor or get walloped. Tlie result is that he is in a state of perpetual molt, and if nature had not thoughtfully provided him with strength enough to grow several dozen crops of feathers a year he would be naked as a hazel-nut three-fourths of the time. Summer is the carnival season for sparrows—plenty of warmth, worms, frolic and rough - and - tum ble rows. Then is the time they can fill themselves minutes, and while away the rest of the day giving or getting a thrash ing, aud the loss of a few mouthfuls of feathers is a matter of no consequence. But when winter conies, and the long icicles are pendent from the eaves and sleet covers the wires, and the flying snowflakes cover tree and sward with their frozen whiteness, the life of the sparrow is not a happy one. Poor lit tle ragged beggars! they have a hard scuffle to keep life and warmth in their little brown bodies, with only one little thin waistcoat of fluff between them and the blizzard. And there are no canker-worms there, no profusion of seeds and bugs and fruit, but hard-pan picking in the snowand slush, and they have neither stockings nor galoshes. Fancy the long stretch of black ness and suffering from dusk to dawn when the ruffian blast comes shrieking dotvn from Manitoba and searches every unsheltered nook and cranny, and fills every bone with that dull, cruel ache which the poor and homeless know as cold. Miserable brown ball of bird, clinging with stiffened feet to the icy branches that writhe in the bois terous gra>p of winter, through all the horrible age that must pass before light comes again, what wonder if the stout, little heart fail and the storm wrenches tlie twig from the frozen grasp, anil the gray-coated patrolman finds a ruffled mite in the morning dead at tlie fool of the tree it filled with mo tion and gladness the whole summer through. Cor. N. Y. Times. in to live up in F —By :t late ItSgal (Incision in England broad peddlers are obliged to earn s. ales with them to weigh the bread in the presence of their customers. This * is to prevent Ofieating bv underweight, grown to alarming propur die its the the and the the of and in fact; the ago. and and of life add at all JUDGE BY RESULTS. " 1 believe in only one school of medi cine," said a prominent merchant. "It is the school that cures." The speaker was "an Oxygenist." Experience with Drs. 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"The subject is a complex one, and in its analysis we have to consider not only the various conditions surrounding the infant, but the still more importanlone of the latent tendency to disease. The ■fashionable mother, the self indulgent father, hand down to their children over wrought nervous systems and weak piiysical lowers, which result in early death, or more often a life of protracted feebleness. Very little of the sense which is exercised in the rearing and preserving of choice stock exists in relation to the human animal. It would require too longa time to enter into all the questions of heredity which influence the fate of the child. They are, however, of citai importance both to the individual and to the race. That the race is gaining in int-lleetual capacity is an undoubted fact; but we are losing just as much more in physical power. We see no such robust forms, such perfect development of the muscular system a-i existed fifty years ago. We are breeding children in and in, and every generation will w itness smaller and smaller infants, who will at the same, time have more delicate nervous organ isms, and, as a result, more nervous dis Add to this the enervating envi ronment, the houses, the sleeping apart ments, the nurses and attendants who govern its foxi and raiment, and we may easily imagine the result in the feebleness of the infant." "Gil Bias writes: 'Mv troubles com menced-just nine months before I born,' and the same assertion may lie made of the children of to-day. Tor healthy, strong offspring, ihere must be, healthy, strong parents. The peril of the child lies not so much in the adverse con ditions of its life as in its incapability to withstand them, and thisisdue in agreat measure to the physical condition uf its parents during gestation." "But, doctor, may not something be done to remedy this weakness in the parents?" "Much. If parents will understand that upon the integrity and strength of their nervous system depend the health and life of their infants, a'd at the same time add to their own happiness, the result will be less mortality and less sickness of their infants." "What will best strengthen a feeble, nervous system ?" "Fresh air, exercise, less struggle for fashionable or social distinction, and a careful attention to the food or drink which supplies the elements of nerve force. If the system has not power enough at first to eliminate these from food, then they may he taken as medicine. And since we know upon what the nervous system depends for strength, the combi nation of phosphorus, albumen, protagou, etc., known as Dujardin's Life Essence, will furnish the material in a form for absorption, and even for children there can be no better remedy." One hollar and fifty cents per bottle at all druggists. Snell, lleitshu it Woodard' wholesale agents, Portland, Or. I. common or cases. proper feeble For FomkIis, More Thront. AmIIiiiiii, t iiiiiiTli. ami other Dis eases of tlie Bronchial Tubes, no more useful article can be found than " Brown's Bronchial Troches." BRM S , KOI c wm >■ - CP w t?«1 •\°* < ■ > c c Oi O' m V? D O e < = D -THE BEST TONIC, ri - C' This medicine, combining Iron with pun vegetable tonics, quickly and completely Cure. Dyspepsia, IimIImOhIIoii, WrnUlK'.ft, I in pure lllmtd, ,tl alar in, Chills anil Fevers, and Neuralgia. It Is an unfailing remedy for Diseases of the Kidneys mid l.lver. It is Invaluable for Diseases peculiar t i Women, and all who lead sedentary lives. It does not injure the teeth, eause headache .or produce constipation— »Hur Iron medicines du. Itenri,dies and purifies the blood, stimulates the appetite, aids the assimilation of food, ri ■ lleves Iteartburn and Ileiehlng, and strength ens the muscles and nerves. For Intermittent Fevers, Lassitude, I-aclt of Energy, &c., it has no equal. 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