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'THE DE LAMAR NUGGET.
TUESDAY, MAY 12, 1891. L> —L-i-tici. Endowed wltli Rare Grace and Symmetry Full Knowledge of Their and * Chari Coining from the restraints and con ventionalities of civilization, a corre spondent at Suva, Fiji, writes to the New York Times, one almostenvies the freedom and naturalness of life which prevail in Fiji. The Fijian women are distinguished for their chastity and de votion to their families. Many of them are exceedingly pretty, and although, like the women of most races which live in warm climates and upon n nearly exclusive vegetable diet, they incline to corpqlency as they approach middle life, tbdy are in youth very graceful and symmetrical, and by their lively and cheerful manners make a most agree able impression upon the visitor. The young girls are full of fun, and the best Looking among them are as finished co quettes as are produced in Paris, Lon don or New York. It needs no education to make a woman understand that she is attract ive above her fellows, so here in Fiji I have seen many young ladies who showed as many airs in a garb consist ing simply of a belt with a thick fringe of dyed cocoanut-fiber falling half way to her knees as a white belle would parade in one of Worth's latest ball dresses. One of these, attended by an ancient duenna, came aboard the steam er the other day at Leonka. Sunday, and to keep abreast of the male population, who were peculiar and stiff in the white shirts which the mission aries have induced them to assume on the first day of the week, she had put over her petticoat of native cloth a loose, sleeveless chemise of thin blue .cotton. Her hair, black as a crew's wing and in enormous lustrous masses, was coiled upon the top of her shapely head and adorned with a flower of the hibiscus. Her,shapely brown feet and legs were bare, as also were her mag nificently molded arms; her hands were small and taper and well eared for; she was scrupulously clean, and her shoul ders glistened like golden bronze under a delicate application of eocoanut oil. Her face was charmingly piquant, her qyes dark and gloomy, and her teeth, perfectly regular and dazzling white, would have been raved about by poets if they had appeared in the mouth of a Caucasian beauty. She carries a para sol, for these brown-skinned Fiji maids are as solicitous for their complexions as if they were a compound of roses and cream, anil her gait would have been the despair of any woman who included corsets and French heels among her out It was fit. Everybody on the ship rushed to the side to look at her and certain of tho young men among the passengers, cor dially addressing lier as "Mary" and "Susan," invited her to come aboard. She seemed as unconscious of the admi ration her charms had excited as if she were a statue of the coldest marble, but nevertheless was seen to take it all in from the corner of her eye and to continue, the cause of it by animated conversation with her duenna, by turn ing about so that she might he seen from all sides, and by certain skittish actions toward the frizzle-headed beaus who addressed her as she passed them Finally she leisurely ascended the gang plank and sauntered aft among the passengers, seated her self with great dignity and bore with much complacency the attentions which the young men of our party tendered. She accepted an invitation to shake hands all 'round. on tiie dock. When she arose to go, after a suitable period, the young men surrounded her and intimated desire that she should honor the ship with her company back to Melbourne. She at once took alarm and began to cry like a little child, and her duenna indig nantly bore her away and off the vessel. Out of range of practical compliments, however, she regained her composure, gave us another brief exposition of her grace and beauty, and as she left tho <Ioek completed the slaughter she had ■caused among her tormentors by flash ing back at them a Parthian smiie. The experience was instructive — we had 1 learned that a woman's knowledge that she is attractive is a gift of nature, not an acquisition from experience in so ciety. CABMEN'S HUMOR. Some EstimpI Made to Curious Questioners. In the matter of free-and-easy sation the London Jehu has probably no equal, says the London Tid-Bits. For shrewdness and originality his ob servations will compare favorably with the utterances of any other class of men. It is, however, as a street humor ist that cabby displays to most advan tage his natural gifts; and it is no exag geration to say that he never misses an opportunity for turning his talent to good account. One member of the genu.; was being chaffed once in regard to his baldness. "I was always bald," replied cabby. "Cos why? M v mother 'ad so often to liât me on the 'ed an' say: 'Well done, Sam, my boy." so she wore ail my 'air off." of the "Witty Replies conver Again, a 'bus horse had fallen down on the slippery asphalt in Oxford street, and for a time traffic was great ly impeded. Just then cabby came along on the oif side, and took in the sit uation at a glance. Addressing himself to -the po-lieeman in attendance, and pointing with his whip to the prostrate steed, he said: "Why don't yer take 'is name and address, sir?" A wordy contest between cabby and his fare generally ends in the discom fiture of the latter and the amusement of the onlookers. On one occ ;iou two middle-aged ladies of sour anil miserly aspect had engaged a cab to take them to the Royal academy. In discharging the driver, in the presence of a throng of people, they handed him bis fare in sixpences and three-penny pieces. II counted them carefully, and in reply to a tartly uttered question by one of the ladies, answered: "Well, no inarm, it ain't right. Eut as ye must 'ave been a long time savin; np for this yore hannual treat, I won' be hard on ye;" at which the two ladie hurried oil', amid the ill-sup laughter of the sightseers. On another occasion, a "hansom" drew up at the entrance of a well known place of entertainment in the Strand. A gorgeously appareled masher alighted, and, having assisted out a lady who accompanied him. handed the driver the exact legal fare. Cabby looked at it for a few seconds, turned it over in his hand, and then in loud but benevolent tones exclaimed: "'Adn't you an' the lady better get in again, sir, an' 'ave yer money's worth? I could 'ave done yer another twenty yards for this," he added, and giving another look at the coin, expressive of the utmost contempt, he slowly arranged his knee çloth and drove away. In the way of satirical humor, the following will require a deal of beating. A "hansom" was being driven along a leading thoroughfare at a pretty smart pace, when another cab coming from the opposite direction ran into it with just sufficient force to lodge the collid ing horse's head on the back of the oth er horse. The expected outburst of strong ad jectival language did not take place; hut instead the driver of the hansom that had been run into sat still, and, with withering politeness, observed to the other driver: "When your'oss'ave seen all 'e wants to sec across my 'oss s back, p'r'aps 'e'll get down. Eat, bless yer 'art, there's no hurry." It is always amusing to listen to the sulphurous exchange of compliments between cabby and a 'busman, who is often sufficiently clever at repartee to cause cabby's attempts at ridicule to re coil on ins own head. Here is a ease in point: One afternoon a westward-going 'bus picked up a lady and gentleman right out of the very hands of cabby in Piccadilly. In pulling up, the 'bus very nearly came to grief against a heavy van. This was the Jehu's chance. "You're a nice sort of party to 'ave charge of the 'eds of families, you are!" he shouted to the 'bus driver. "Why didn't you bring yer mother out to 'elp ye 'old the on their feet?" Like a lightning flash came the retort: "Ering my mother out, indeed, while there's such faces in' about the streets! Not want to 'ave the old 'ooman frightened ' s ?ssed of 'osses as yours knock mc! I don't She's been too good a mother to me." THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS APART. A Family Itcuniou Which Was a Total Surprise. Two brothers who had not seen each other for thirty-eight years, hut who had been living anil working within a few blocks of each other for months, were accidentally brought together re cently. Their meeting, says the Chi cago News, was followed by a family reunion which completed a family circle that had been broken since 1853. In that year John Shephcrdson left his home in Oneida county, N. Y. He drifted souih and when the war broke out he was running a locomotive on a railroad in Texas. In some way a ru mor reached his parents that he had en tered the confederate service and had been killed in one of the early battles. He was mourned as one of the unknown dead in an unnumbered grave of the battlefield. Milton W. Shephcrdson was only two years old when John left home, and the younger brother knew His lost brother only as a family tradition. Milton came to Chicago in 1870 and for seme time has been the, engineer of the Weber music hall building at the corner of Wabash avenue and Jackson street. The other day he was surprised to meet a man of the same name—not a com mon one—and a comparison of family history convinced the strangers that they were brothers. "I continued as a locomotive engineer in Texas for several years," said John, as lie told his story. "I was a thorough union man when the war began, and the country becoming too warm forme I was forced to make my headquarters in Mexico. "After the war I returned to my old home, only to discover that my parents were both dead, that two brothers had been killed in the union army and that the remainder of the family had scat tered so that I could find no trace of it. I then traveled about over the country, visiting almost every state in the union, always being in search of some of my old friends. I came to Chicago two years ago, and have been employed as engineer in the Tabernacle building at 25" Monroe street. "A few days ago a gentleman came to see mo while I was at work anil began questioning me about myself and my early life. lie ended by declaring that he was my brother Milton. I haVe lived about sixty-five years and have done my share of rougliing it, but I was never so entirely nonplussed in my life us I was at that moment. I soon discov ered that lie hail told me the truth, and then I seemed to be a boy again and for several minutes we cried over each other like children. "The remainder of the family was notified and my brother Robert and two of my sisters, Mrs. IIcll, of La i'orte, led., and Mrs. Hanson, of Rochester, Minn., arrived in the city, and we had a reunion sucli as you read about in fiction." 3IG SHOW ON LITTLE MONEY, How Society People In New York Hire a Whole Outfit. Probably one of the busiest and at the same time least ostentatious trades men of this city is he whose business it is to minister to the large class of peo ple who are afflicted with an itch for social distinction, says the New York News. The business of furnishing ap pearances for the public has sprung into one of considerable magnitude during the last few years. Prominent among tills class of tradesmen is the house furnisher. On the front door of a three story briek house on a cross street near Fifth avenue is a large, silver plate bearing a name which can be called "William Brown, caterer." The writer recently called and asked for Mr. Brown. "Mr. Brown has just gone out, but will return shortly. Won't you step in and wait?" responded a portly woman in a white wrapper. The writer was shown into the wait ing room or office in the rear of the hail. The walls were ablaze with oil paint ings, hung one above the other and side by side. In a black walnut cabinet, which occupied the entire side of the room, was a large variety of silver and plated service, water urns, cake baskets and receivers, and flower vases. "Is your husband very busy at this season?" was asked. "Very busy indeed. Ho has to range for several parties to-day and to morrow and he has orders in his books for several weeks to come." This answer was hardly given when the proprietor entered. In a few brief words the object of the interview was stated and Mr. IJrown said: "X have been a caterer for a good many years, but it was not until a few years ago that I was compelled to fur nish many things that were foreign to my husinc public to know to what an extent this is carried on not only by seemingly wealthy people, but by families who at •me time rated among the highest in the city, who, like everybody else, have felt the depression of business and are no longer able to entertain as formerly. "As business increases great demands arc made upon us to furnish interior decorations, until I really believe I shall be asked next to furnish a house and It would surprise the lot. The once rich family, who enter tained enormously, are too proud to ac quaint the outside world with the actual state of their affairs, and through the artifice of our assistance seemingly re tain their former standing. On the other hand, we have the relics of an cestral prosperity, who themselves have never had wealth, but endeavor to mis lead their rich neighbors with the idea of apparent affluence." Taking a memorandum-book from his pocket, Mr. Brown said: "You I have three parties for to night. This last one is on Forty-second • trect, where I will furnish carpets for three rooms on the second floor, t ome with mo upstairs and I will select them and show you the different articles which I am compelled to keep, and you can make your own observations." A G I RANGE RIND. Strauße Find of a Full-Bi; ed Ship in « Irulia. Fa -Away A A story which smacks of the marvel ous is the theme of much speculation at Sydney, Australia, says the New York Journal. In May, 1890, four men left the Australian metropolis for a pros pecting tour in the mountains of New Zealand. During July and August they had done much hard work around the base cf Mount Euaperhui and in the immediate vicinity. In the following month they pene trated the unknown wilds on the head waters of the river Waikato. October 9 their crowbars loosened an immense lodge of rocks which arose like a preci pice from the bed of a small creek tributary to the V.'aikato. When the debris was cleared away, a small eraek some ten inches wide* was revealed. Within two feet of the opening this crack became a wide-mouthcil sub terranean chamber. A little more labor admitted the men into the open ing. Priming their miners' lamps they started on a tour of exploration. Iiones, charcoal and rudely con structed pottery was found everywhere; some mummified remains of a small race of people with long, plaited hair, and a few copper weapons were also found. Finally they emerged into an immense chamber, the dome of which was several hundred feet above their heads. But the Titanic nature of the cavern did not excite their curiosity as much as a strange-shaped object which w dimly outlined in the center of the chamber. In their unbounded amazement they approached the uncanny object and found it to be a sailing vessel of mar velous symmetry and surprising beauty. Tlie deck was of rosewood or of some material much resembling that valua ble cabinet timber, and the masts of elxmy, polished as finely as the case of a music-box. Tho remains of sails which hung idly around copper wire ropes or cables proved that they had been of pure yellow silk, almost as thick as a farmer's grain sack. The vessel was upwards of one hundred feet in length and some thirty broad. Although there were many copper wires and bands used in its construction, not a single nail or screw of any metal was to be seen, every joint being secured by hardwood screws or pine. Here for once is room for unbounded speculation. IVhen, how, and under what circum stances was this piece of unknown marine handicraft transported to the South Pacific island and buried hun dreds of feet in tlie interior of a lofty mountain? No means of egress or ingress were found except the nar row opening revealed by the crowbar's work. Skillful Wood-Workers. It is well known that the Japanese are remarkably skillful in wood, ivory and other carving, but a well-authenti cated story which has just come from Japan would indicate that the wily Jap does not confine himself to the beaten paths in the exercise of his ingenuity. It appears that a gentleman who was traveling in the interior of the country broko the mainspring of Ills watch, which ho took to the nearest jeweler, a native who lived in an obscure village. Somewhat to his surprise the watch returned to him apparently in as good running order as ever, and it ran ill right until the rainy season set in, when it stopped. Being .in the city of Tokio at the time, the traveler took the watch to an English workman, who on making an examination was astonished to find that the cunning Jap had put in a spring made of bamboo, which, so long as it was kept dry, remained elastic, but during the wet weather had gath ered dampness and lost its power. Tho Coolie's Knduranee. The power of endurance of the Chi nese coolie is marvelous. A missionary from China tells of an instance that came under his own observation of voluntarily traveling forty-six miles be fore breakfast, bearing a heavy load most of the time, met with some men who, after having gone twenty-seven hours without food and having carried a heavy burden in the meantime, yet had still strength enough left to carry a man fifteen miles farther." was men In another case he Hon. J. Iî De Lunar, Idaho's World's Fair commissioner, left yesterday even ing for tlie East, tnroute to London. He u ill stop a day or so in Denver and about a week in Chicago, v h-re he will secure and select space fur Idaho's exhibit at this time is post"Me. On Saturday he appointed George F. Hin ton secretary to the commission, and also selected aillait three of the district hose appointments Senator De fo com mission ere, will soon he made out. Lamar will sail for England about the 26 th ilist, and will remain abroad for a few months.—Statesman. Through the Weary Hours Of many a night, made doubly long by its protracted agony, the rheumatic suf ferer tosses to and fro on his sleeplee s couch, vainly praying for that rest which only comes in fits and starts. His mal ady is one which ordinary medicines too often fail to relieve, but there is ample evidence to prove that the efficient blood depurent, llestetter's Stomach Bitters, affords the rheumatic a reliable means of relief. 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