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The Oskaloosa herald. (Oskaloosa, Mahaska County, Iowa) 1885-1919, September 10, 1885, Image 2

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Professional Cards.
idmliHaeoU under this bend will be charged
at the following rate#.:
Five lines or tee*, per year SO OO
Each addltiooal line. 1 OO
cTwujunsTm. d.,
* Office front room* over Go Men Eagle
Clothing Store, weat aide of squat* Realdeooe
on East Harnaoe street opposite O. P Cburob.
• Physician aud Surgeon.
Surgical operation* of the Bye e specialty.
Office at New Sharon. lowa. 1W
• Physician and Surgeon.
Office on weat eido of public *qu*re> over
Kiss Anderson a mtlliuery store. Mght call*
promptly attended. ia
Office on south aide of Square over J. M. Jones
A lo’«.. ahoe store. Nitrous Oxide Gas used
for painful operation*. lw,r
Surgeon Dentist.
Office in Exchange block, on High street.
Oakaloosa. lowa, over J. w. Morgan’s drug
Store. 19
. >
Physician and Surgeon.
Office on Market atreet, over Boyer A Barnes’
store. Residence two blocks south and two
biocka west of pokiofflee. I*
Magnetic Healer.
Office at hia residence, three blocks directly
aoutti of postofflee. Is prepared to treat all dis
eases except deafness with general satisfac
tion Terms, $lO for I) treatments. He will
always be found at borne | lSylpd
Physician and Surgeon,
Oskalooaa. lowa. Office northeast corner oi
square, middle rooms up stairs in new Masonic
building. Resideuoe on High street, 3 blocks
east of square. Telephone connection at offloe
and residence with all parts of the city. 19
Dr. w. m. wells.
Catarrb.ThroatA Lung Physician,
Aud Specialist for Chronic Diseases generally.
Consultation personally or by letter. Office
and Dispensyar over Waye’ Drug Store, West
High Street. Office hours from 9t012 a. M., and
from Ito si*. M. Consultation free. nl9
D A HormAN. M.D. R.C. HorrsAS, M. D.
Physicians and Surgeons.
Office two doors north of Simpson M. E.
ohurcb, near S. B. corner ol square, Oskaloosa,
lowa. Residenoe on Main street, throe blocks
east of the public square. 19tf
j. L. cornu. j. s. Hodoe
Homeopathic Physicians &Surgeons.
Will attend all calls, day or night. Office in
the Frankel rooms in Union block. Dr. Coffin’s
residence, corner of Ellen and Jefferson; Dr.
Hodge’s, residenoe on North Market Street. 19
U* Attorney-at-Law,
and Notary Public, Rose Hill, lows. 19tf
Williams Block, Oskaloosa, lowa. 23ylpd
Oakaloosa, lowa. Office over Golden Eagle
store. n 26
and Notary Public. Front room, up stairs. In
Park hurst’s new building. Oskaloosa, la. 19tf
Office In Phoenix block, Oskaloosa, lowa.
Business promptly attended to. 19tl
** Attorney-at-Law,
and Nolar> Public, Office \ block south of S.
K. corner ol Park. 19
" Attorney-at-Law.
Collections promptly attended to. Office on
north side, over Frankel’s bank. 19
Oskaloosa, lowa Office over Knapp k Spald
ing’s hardware store. 19
uska'oosa. lowa. W.ll practice in all the
courts Office over the oskaloosa National
Bauk. 19tf
* Attorney-at-Law,
Oskaloosa, lowa. Business attended to in both
State and Federal Courts. Office, rooms 1 and
2, over A. M. Abraham's store, north side 80
Gbo. W. Laitehty. Geo C. Morgan.
Office over Oskaloosa National Bank, Oska
loraa. lowa. 19
C. P. Skarlk. L. A.Soott.
and Notaries Public Office first door west of
Recorder’s office. National Bank building,
Oscaioosa, lowa. 19tf
A Attorney-at-Law,
an J Notary Public, Oskaloosa. lowa. Office in
Centennial block, over Frankel’s clothing
store, north side square. Practice in all of the
court* ol the State. 19
" Attorney-at-Law,
and government claim agent Office in Boyer
k Barnes’ block, Oskaloosa, lowa. Prompt at
tention given to oolloctlona. Probate business
will receive careful attention. Business at
tended to in the U. S. and State courts. 19tf
and Collection Agents. Attend to any legal
business in the State aud Federal Courts en
trusted to them. Office over N. Oppcnheimer
k Co.’s boot and shoe store, south side of
oskalooaa, lowa 19tl
James Carroll. Damiel Davis.
F. F. Kvamb.
J Attorneys-at-Law.
Oskaloosa, lowa, will practice in all courts.
Collections made a special featura. Offloe over
Frankel k Co’s., Bank. Branch office at New
Sharon. 19
J. A- L. Crook ham. J. G. Ckookham.
Oskaloosa lowa Offloe over Mahaska County
Bank, southwest corner public square. Col
lections made and remitted promptly. Convey
saving done. 19
Jmo Sikbkl. Jno. H. Warren,
President. Cashier.
L. C. Blamchaku, fioe-President.
The F&rmers’ & Traders’
CAPITAL 1100,000.
Jno. Stebel, L. C. Blanchard,
T. J. Blaokstone. G. B. MeFall,
B W. McNeill. Matthew Ploken,
P. W. Phillips, Peter Stump*,
J. 8 Whitmore.
First National Bank. Chicago.
Metropolitan National Bank, New York.
19tf Valiev National Bank, St. Lon Is.
The Oldest Bank in Mahaska County.
will receive deposits and transact a general
bank in*, exchange, and collection business, the i
name aa aa Incorporated bank.
Exchange on all the principal citiea of tbe
United Btatea and all citiea of Europe bought
and aoid at auma to ault tbe purohaacra.
Pannage ticket* to and from all polnta In
Europe for ante at tbe low eat ratea.
Colirctieuß will receive prompt attention
We do a strictly legitimate banking business,
and give the warn* of cuatomers special at
tention. 1*
W* H. Barr ana, D. W. DoaiJKi,
Pres. ' W. A. J.imdlt, V.-Prea.
Oskaloosa National Bank,
Wm. b s**v**s. J. W.MoMpu.l*.
J. a. uu WM, D. W. Lomim.
H. L. Hrascia, M. L. I.gvi.
Pint National Bank, Mew Pork.
Uliana, Sou A Co., Mew York-
Pint National Hank. Chicago.
Hide A leather NetTßank .Chicago.
It Davenport Nat') Bank, Davenport.
P .mM4aot V.-Prea.
Job* k BAini, Cashier.
Organized Under the State Laws.
Stockholders liable for doable the amount
j A. L, Crooktam, W. A. Beavers. John O
MalesLm, K'iton Crookban*, Jacob Vernon,
W. CjAitehmtJL. O.
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VOL. 37, NUMBER 3.
Israel M. Gibbs, Broker.
Loans of all kinds negotiated. Mercantile
paper bought and sold. Room 8, over Farmers
Traders’ Bank. Oskalooaa. lowa. 19tf
I have on my books a large number of farms
and houses in town; also many thousand acres
of wild land. If you have real estate to aell or
wish to buy, give me a call. I pay taxos in any
part of the State. Conveyancing done. Offloe
in Boyer A Hornes’ block, Oskaloosa, lowa.
One hundred nice building lots in Laoey's addi
tion to Oskalooaa. 19
Zaand Agency.
Farms ami Town Property for
Sale, Taxes Paid, ami
Conveyancing Done.
Office over Oskaloosa National Bank.
19tf Laffrrf y Si .Morgan,
Real Estate & Loan Apt.
In large or small amounts, on ong or short
time. 26U
•100,000 in <IOO,OOO
Money to I*oan!
At Sik Per Cent Annual
on 5 years' time, in loans of SSOO and upwards;
with privilege of paying SIOO and aoove In an
nual payments, if desired.
Cowan & Hambleton’s
.oan & Abstract Office.
•200,000 to loan at 6 per cent interest on five
years time; borrower having the op
tion to pay part or all of prin
cipal after first year.
We also have a complete set of Abstract Books
of all
Lands and Town Lots
In Mahaska County, lowa.
Offloe In front toom of new Masonic bnilding,
north-east oorner of Publie Square
Residence and Garden
Snail Farm Plots For Sale.
I am now prepared to sell in small or large
lots to suit purchasers, and at reasonable fig
ures, the whole of the farm known a* the
lying between the lowa City and Burlington
roads, immediately contiguous to the city, and
uow occupied as tenants by L. M. ana J. C.
The farm is divided by the C- R, I & P-, and
lays convenient r or division into Plots for
bined. It is believed to be
Underlaid with Coal !
and has good drainage and water facilities.
A complete plan and survey of the
may be seen at the office of Jno. O. Malcolm.
Part of the purchase money may be secured
on auy plot bought, if desired.
Oskaloosa Harhli Works.
F. W. McCall,
Dealer In
I Heit.l .t 00.., -c—.ch «A
American Granite Monuments, Ac.
M A CH1NERY.33331331
Oskaloosa, lowa,
W. E. VERNON, Prop.,
—manufacturer or
From One to Twelve Horse Power. 1
Machinists’ Supplies,
Including Shaftings, Puueys, Leather and Rub
ber BelMng, Steam Fittings, etc., etc.,
Atrnlsbed on short notice and at
very reasonable rates.
of all kinds neatly and quickly done. Call on
me before yon bay anything In my line.
Shops One Block North of Ex
change Block.
Seevers & Neagle’s
12 lbs Granulated Sugar 91.00
13 lbs Standard A Sugar 1.00
14 lba Extra C Sugar. IDO
8 lba Good Green Coffee 1.00
8 lba Good Brown Coffee 1.00
1 lb Oan Beat Full Weight Baking
Powder. 25
1 lb Desiccated Cocoanut 30
1 lb Good Young Hyson Tea 30
1 lb Fancy Mixed Tea 50
20 kinds or Canned Goods, per can 10
1 lb Salmon. 15
2 lba Salmon. 25
Celebrated White Rose Flour, per
Mick. 1.35
20 Bara White Russian Soap 1.00
All Standard Brands Plug Tobac
co, per lb 50
Earthenware, 3 gallons for 25
Bouthwest Corner Pub
lic Square. oyi
H. Snyder & Son,
Wilt Mil as cheap as any other house in tbs
city. If you want a sack of th
la the etty, call on us.
Everything Fresh.
19 H. Snyder Sc Son.
Thu BoUs For ¥ST
The undmwigs«A ha* three young. Short-Horn
Bulla-See young animals-* ißefa will be Hold
Horse shoeing.
Tolbert & Miller, Blacksmiths,
e at their old stand west of i’ostofflce, will do
s Shoeing as low as any other shop in Otkaloo
sa. - 19
O. F. meets on first and third Monday
evenings of each month, at Odd Fellows Hal;.
1 Visiting Patriarchs cordially invited to attend.
S. L. *1 ahvey, C. P
8 B. 8, Harbour, Scribe.
' AII ASK A LODGB NO. lit, I. O. O. F.,
. i»A meets every Saturday evening at the Odd
1 Fellows’ Hall, one block north of the Postofflee.
Visiting brothers cordially invited to attend.
* Cbas. Wray, W. L. Howe,
Secretary. [SIJ N. O.
Civil Engineer.
i Office and residence on H igh street, 3 blocks
east of Court House, Oskaloosa, lowa. 82tf
By Hon. Hen Perly Poore, Official Biographer V. 8. Congress
k Rev. O. H. Tiffany. D.D. Grant's oimbook only cot
war. this complete* his t condsrftd lift* story. Get tbe onlg offi
eial, reliable, and nrhlg illustrated work. Don't be deceived
bg imitations l>cmaudi* immense ..000 UiKMM HtsiH
Address 111 IIBAUD BKOK, Chicago. llUnols.
Booksellers, Stationers,
Wall Paper Dealers,
117 West High St,
Oskaloosa, lowa. 19
Try the COAI, from John Burdess’ New Shall.
It is of good quality and gives general
satisfaction. All orders left at
on the southeast comerof the square, or at
on High street, will receive prompt attention.
This mine is on the Beacon road one mile from
town. 035yl
Henry Wallings
Dealer in
Building Material of all Kinds,
and contractor of
Cisterns, Flues and Cellars
Built on short notioe. Also have good Brick
for sale at lowest market prloe.
nl9tf Oskalooaa lowa.
Fresh ramilyand Fancy
Queensware and Classware,
Provisions of All Kinds
In their season, go to
1* Southeast Corner of Square.
L. Cook Sc Son,
Steam Plow Shops.
We make a SPECIALTY of
Plow, Reaper, and all kinds of
Farm Machinery
Goods warranted to give satisfaction in all
cases. Come in and see us and
give us a trial.
«„ L. Cook & Son.
ely's Catarrh
cream RUM mafr\
Clenses the
Head • A llay s ■ j
Inflammation MWFEVErS!
Heals the Sores.Jg' viira
Restores J
Senses of Taste,
A quick Belief.
A positive Cure.
A particle is applied into each nostril and is
agreeable to use. Price 50 cents by mall or at
Druggists’. Send for circular. ELY BROTH
ERS, Drubgists, Owego, N. Y nl-ly
JfARpE und as COOD ev’ryway.
Wirth A Dickie, 60 A 62 Avo., Chicago.
For Sale by
Ilaumgart A White. H. Bnyder & Son.
M. Bacon A Co. J. W. Oiler.
Seevers & Neagle. Weeks k Durfee.
W. F. Hlnesley. Shaw & Loring.
Howard A Son. W. A. Rinker.
J. B. Oruxen. F. P. O’Hara.
Steward Bros. M. Martinstein.
W. Fagan. Middlecoff Bros.
H. L. Spencer Company
Steward Brothers. »owß
oculist. ~~~ '
Eye and Ear Physician.
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Will pay tbs highest market prise Is Cash
For all kinds ol Brain
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•i*A School Thoroighly Equipped for Offiw Training. <*
Book-Keeping by Actual Business Practice.
Thia department of our school is one of the beet In the
United Staten, under the charge of Professor Weaco, one
of the Onest penmen in the world. Send 6 cents for beau
tiful specimens of his work direct from the pen.
All our departments are superintended by practical
teachers of long experience, Address
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J. B. McCurdy & Co.,
Corner of the
r—l Public Square.
The Boss , ,
W FnrnitnreDealers 50
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_ Invite eveiybody to call
and see theii
*1 New Stock. _j
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Nicest Goods
Greatest Variety H
Ever brought to Oskaloo
sa for the money. nl9
Owns and operate* nearly 5,000 mile* of thor
oughly equipped road in Illinois, Wisconsin,
lowa, Minnesota and Dakota.
It la the abort Line and Beat Route be
tween all principal points In the North
west and Par West.
For map*, time tables, rates of passage and
freight, etc., apply to the nearest station agont
of the Chicago, Milwauucb k Sr. Paul
Railway or to any Railroad Agent anywhere
tu tbe United States or Canada.
General Manager. Gen’i Pass, k Tkt. Agt.
Asst Gen’i Manager. Asst Gen’i PaaafcTkt Agt.
Milwaukm, Wisconsin.
fir For notions in reference to Spotlal Excur
sion*, changes of time, and other items of In
terest in connection with the Chicago, Mil
waukee k St. Paul Railway, please refer
to the local ooiumn* ot this paper. nftm-i
YAthlophoros will relieve
the terrible sufferings of the
_ _ victim of Neuralgia or Rheuma
£_ O » tlsm - whose nerves are Alltel
/ with shooting pains, and whose
Joints seem as If “broken on the
wheel,” whose muscles are alive with pain,
w hose every motion la agony.
Some of these victims keep on suffering
because they think they must always suffer.
WILL cure both Rheumatism and Neuralgia.
It Is a new remedy, but one that has been
thoroughly tiled. The cases' are on record,
known and read ot all who want to see them.
VOld people who for long
years had been crippled with
] I I Rheumatism have been brought
' — 1— to health by Atulopbokos,
quickly and w ith ease.
(V Neuralgic sufferers who hail
, not lor years known a good
1 J D F" night’s sleep have been cured In
one or two days by the use of
% t If you cannot get Atiilo
\l f \ I I phokoß of your druggist, we
■II I I w1118611(1 ll ’ ex P ress paid, on re
-1111 celpt ol regular price—one dol
■ \y V/ lar per bottle. We prefer that
you buy It from your druggist, but If he hasn’t
It. do not be persuaded to try something else,
but order at once from us as directed.
“I ache all over!" What a commoq ex
pression; and how much it rrieaqs to rriany
a poor sufferer! These aches have a
cause, and rqore frequently thaq is gener
ally suspected, the cause is tfje Liver or
Kidneys. No disease is more painful or
serious thaq tfjese, aqd no rerqedy is so
prorqpt aqd effective as
No remedy has yet beeq discovered
ff\at is so effective iq all NTDNEY AND
SIA, etc., aqd yet it is simple and fjarrq
less. Scieqce aqd rqedica! skill have
corribined with wonderful success tfjose
herbs which nature has provided for the
cure of disease It strengthens aqd in
vigorates the w hole system.
Hon. Thaddeu* Rteveu*. the distinguished Con
frresauiau. once wrote to a fellow member who wag
stifferiuir from indigestion and kidney disease:
" Try Mishler’s Herb Bittern, I believe it will cure
you. I hat e used It for both indigestion and affec
tion of the kidueys, and It is tilt- most wonderful
combination of medicinal herbs I ever saw.*'
525 Conynerce St., Philadelphia.
Parker’s Pleasant Wor n Syrup Never Fails
Cures Prevents
Chills and Fever, Malaria, Intermit
tent and Bilious Fover, Indigestion,
Dyspepsia, Loss of Appetlte.Nervous
xtoaa. Loss of Sleep, all Female Weak
nesses and all Sommer Complaints.
Bold Free of U.B. Liquor License by all Re
liable Druggists and Dealers.
METTE A. KANNE, • Sole Proprietors,
■T. XjOUIS. mo.
fivER 'ißjl
Sick Headache and relieve sill the troubles Inci
dent to a bilious state of the *y*tem, suck a* Diz
rineta, Naosea, Drowaincae, Diatres* after eating,
Pain in the Side, Ac. While their most remark
able auccesa haa been shown in curing
Headache,yet Carter’ • Little Liver Pills are equally
valuable in Conetipation, caring and preventing
this annoying complaint, while they alao correct
all disorder* of tbe stomach, stimulate the liver
aud regulate the bowels. Bren If they only cored
Ache they would be alrnoat priceless to those who
suffer from this distressing complaint; but fortu
nately their goodness docs not end here, and those
who once try them vr l T d these little pill* valu
able in so many waj hey will not be willing
to do without them. ‘ 'ter all sick head
I* the bane of bo many live* that here 1* where we
make our great boast. Our pill* care It while
Others do not.
Carter’* Little Liver Pills are very small and
very easy to take. One or two pills make a doae.
They are atrictly vegetable ana do not gripe or
purge, but by their gentle action please all who
nsethem. In vials at 25 cents; five for *l. Sold
by druggists everywhere, or sent by mail.
Notice la hereby given to all persons Inter
ested, that on tho Blst day of August. A. D„
1885, the undersigned was appointed by tbe
Circuit Court of Mahaska county, lowa, Ad
ministrator ol the estate of R. M. Ball, de
ceased, late of said Mahaska county, lowa. All
persons indebted to said estate will mako pay
ment to the undersigned, and those having
claims against tho same will present them
legally authenticated to said oourt for allow
ance. Wm. J. Billick, Administrator.
F. E. Smith, Clerk.
Dated August 81,1885.' 2wS
The undersigned, referees of the estate of
Goo. W. Brown, deceased, will offer at public
sale on tbeSd day of October, 1885, at Fremont,
lowa, on the premises herein described, the fol
lowing described town lots and parcels of land
belonging to said estate, viz.: Lots l, 2,3, 4,5,
6,7, 8,9, 1(1, 11, 12, 18, 14, 15, 18, IT, 18, 19, 80, 22
and 24 of Brown’s add. to Fremont, Iowa; also
lots 1 and 8 in block 4 of Abel’s add to Fre
mont, Iowa; also the Nk of the W 4of tbe S
kof the BE kof the SW 1* of see. 1; also the
E H of NB k of SB k of see. 11; also the NB k
of the NB Mof sec. 14; also the \V kof tho 14
Sof tbe 8W k of tbe NE k of sec. 14; also tbe
B k of tbe 8E k of sec. 14, all in township 74,
range No. !4 west of stb P. M., and other lands.
Ira Bakr,
William Dimsmohk.
Boi/row & McCoy,
Attorneys. jw4
The undersigned Referees, appointed by the
Dlotriet Coart of lowa, in and for Mabaaka
County. In an action of partition tboreln, pend
ing wherein D. Y. liodler Is plaintiff, and An
nie L. Turner Is defendant, hereby give notice
that under and by virtue of the authority con
ferred upon u* by a decree rendered in said
action, we will, on the Ist day of October. 1885,
at tbe door of the Court House in Oskaloosa,
lowa, at 2 o’clock e. M-, of said day, sell the fol
lowing described real estate, situated in Ma
haska county, leva, to-wit: The SB quarter
(M) of the S W quarter 0$) of section 81, town
ship 74, range 18 weat (exoept lot 1 in said tract)
uontaiulug W scree, more or less.
Ira J. Stoduabi^
T. O. Phillips,
Bw4 B, F. McMillbm.
[F. N. Scott.]
Across the heath and down the hill,
A-back of patient Dobbin,
The farmer’s daughter rides to mill,
And mocks tbe thrush aud robin.
For saddle she’s a sack of grain.
She sidewise sits and chirrups;
A finger in old Dobbin’s mane
Is good as forty stirrups.
The miller comes—a merry blade I
And doffs his hat and greets her—
“ What wish you here, my pretty maid?”
“I’ve brought a sack of wheat, sir.”
“And have you gold to give for grist?”
“Not I, we’re poor, alack 1 sir;
But take your toll—a tenth, I wist—
From what is in my sack, sir.”
He lifts her lightly from her seat,
And laughs—a merry miller!—
“I cannot take my toll in wheat,
I must have gold or siller.
“But since you’ve brought no coin nor scrip,*
He smiles and fondly eyes her—
“l’ll ask no toll but from your lip—
One kiss!—who’ll be the wiser?”
Tbe maiden blushed and bowed her bead.
And with her apron fingered,
And pouted out her lips of red
Where countless kisses lingered.
“A single kiss?” (She smiled in glee,
As who would say “I’ve caught you,”)
“My father said your toll would be
A tenth of what I brought you.”
Tbe mill-stream shouted to the sands:
“He kissed the farmer’s daughter;”
But the grim old wheel stretched out its
And spanked the saucy water.
He Was Paralyzed.
[New York Herald.)
Curiosity was on tiptoe. Three men
had caused a commotion, and yet there
was no need for the police The place
was Twenty-second street and Broad wav;
the hour lialf-past 11. The horse cars,
packed bv muscular conductors, came to
a standstill, for wagons, coupes, and ban
soins blocked the track, while the drivers
wildly waved their hats and shouted.
Men laughed, women smiled, the police
man on the corner grinned officially, aud
two dudes stretched their long, thin necks
above their collars to see what was going
This is what occurred
A drunken man staggered through a
lane left for him by the passers bv, who
got out of his way: a blind cripple sat on
the pavement grinding out bad music with
one hand, while his other arm and his leg
hung helplessly; about his neck was a
string and to the string was a sigu, “I am
paralyzed ” Two well known m mbers
of a certain fashionable club saw the
drunken man and the beggar. In an in
stant one of the club men stepped up to
tbe beggar, saying “I will give you $2
for the sign! ”
“It is yours,” said the blind beggar,
taking it off. Before his friends knew
what be was about the buyer of the sign
had stepped hastily forward and had
neatly thrown the string over the almost
unconscious drunken man's head, attach
ing the sign to him.
Ibe drunken man reeled along his way
bearing on his back the unnecessary noti
fication to the public iu great white let
ters, “I am paralyzed, ” to the intense
delight of a small army of boys who hast
ily congregated and saw him safely into
the hands of one of “the finest ”
Limitation of Yellow Fever.
[Medied? Exchange.)
The limitation of yellow fever to re
stricted areas is one of (he characteristics
of this disease, even when epidemic, and
it takes some curious phases. The specific
gravity of the poison is great and it
clings to surfaces, “frequently its rate
of progress may be mathematically de
fined,’’says Dr. F. W. Heillv, “so many
feet per day independent of any recog
nized influence, except a perpendicular
obstacle. ” In Mobile a board fence
sto ped its progress, and a bluff bank
held it at bay for weeks in Memphis,
lienee tbe value of removal and the san
itary line when this disease appears.
Alarmed Hawaiians.
{Chicago Time 9.)
Hawaiians are becoming alarmed at the
rapid change taking place in the popula
tion of the islands During the mouth of
June there arrived at Honolulu 144 white
persons, three Hawaiians, 524 Asiatics,
and there departed during the same time
02 whites and only 215 Asiatics, show
ing a total change in favor of the Chinese
of 4H7 persons. By the census of Isß4
there were 1v,055l v ,055 t hinese on the island,
which is known to have since increased 11
tier cent., while during the past year the
Knglish speaking race has fallen off about
n per ceut.
Pine Neediest for Stuffing Cushions.
(Chicago Herald.)
A new industry in tbe southern forests
is the utilization of the needles of the
long leaved pine— Pinus palustria. The
leaves are soaked in a bath to remove the
glazing, then “crinkled” for stuffing
cushions and other upholstering pur
poses. They are specially valuable on
shipboard and other places where furni
ture is in danger of becoming infested
with insects. The turpentine which re
mains in the leaves makes a most inbos
pitable abode for these annoying insects.
Japan’s Patent Law.
(Exchange. 1
The Japanese have at last promulgated
a patent law. The new law appears, like
many other recent Japanese laws, to be
compiled frem similar laws of other coun
tries—a clairae from England here, from
France there, from (iermany in another
place, as seemed advisable in the circum
stances. The term of protection is
fifteen years; “articles that tend to disturb
social tranquility, or demoralize customs
and fashions, or are injurious to health, ”
and medicines, can not be patented.
Tbe Station-Master’s Garden.
[Lot d >n letter.]
The poetry of the English railroad is
the station-master’s garden on a narrow
strip behind the platform, and “nothing
has been more welcomed, ” says a writer
on railways, “in American railroad
management than the imitation of our
Knglish brethren in their treatment of
their stations, and nothing is regarded
with a more lively or sympathetic interest
than the horticultural ambitions and
struggles of the station masters on some
of our leading lines. ”
A Barbarous Brazilian Custom.
In Rio Janeiro is a large and gloomy
convent iu which tbe wives of soldiers
are confined during their husbands' ab
sence. The barbarous custom is sanc
tioned bv age, and one woman has been
confined twenty-five long and dreary
latent in Sunflowers.
The latest fancy In sunflowers is the
using of the stalks for bean poles. The
seeds are planted at proper distances, and
as the stalks grow the leaves are removed,
thus for ming an excellent pole for the
Attention to Details.
[Herald of Health.]
Health, like success in life, is to be
gained by paying attention to details. It
is better to try to keep from catching
cold than to be always trying to avoid in
fection. More can be done to check
cholera by keeping houses clean than by
using tons of disinfectants. Nature gives
health. It is man's perversity in depart
ing from nature's teaching that leaas to
disease. Nature intended all to have
fresh air, sufficient plain food, uncontam
inated water, and exercise. Let us accept
nature’s bequest, if we prefer health to
Bewildering Figures.
(Chicago Journal.)
The social problem of why men do not
marry has been taken hold of by a St.
Louis paper, which, with commendable
zeal but rather faulty logic, is arguing it
self into various conclusion* A week or
so ago it proved that a man’s suit, from
hat down to shoes, could be procured in
that city for $2.87 This ingenious argu
menl was followed up b>’ another be
wildcring installment of figures which
seemed to prove that a lady’s complete
toilet could be purchased for $8.35. It
now describes at length how two rooms
mav be comfortably furnished for ex
actly $55, and insists that the bachelor
argument of U I can t afford to get mar
ried ” has no foundation except in the
bachelor mind.
Fertilise by Volcanic Ashas.
[Scientific) Journal. I
The role of wind in fertilizing the
ground is remarkably illustrated by ihe
very fertile valley or Limagne. in Au
vergne. The prevalent winds there are west
K a southwest, and traverse the chain of
0 Domes, where are vast deposits of
volcanic ashes Much of this dust is thus
carried to the Limagne vallev, and settles
there of itself, or is carried down by rain
or snow. As it contains a large amount
of phosphoric acid, potash ana lime, it is
highly fertilizing, and its very fine state
favors rapid assimilation. As a result,
Limagne is by far the most fertile valley
ut Europe.
How the Thing Is Done Systematically—
The Agent’s “Long Book’’ Adver
tising the Attractions Arrange
ments with the Manager.
[New York Sun Interview.]
“Of late, ” one of the best-known theat
rical agents in this city said recently,
“actors have far less trouble in arranging
for dates out of town than formerly. In
fact, I may say that the system of rout
ing and booking bas undergone a com
plete change. No longer than seven
years ago the old system prevailed. Un
der it hardly any so called combinations
went on the road. I can say, without
being in the least immodest, that I was
the first agent to adopt the present sys
tem. 1 based it on that pursued by a
New York theatre, which sent many
companies on the road. From the familv
which managed the establishment I got
the fundamental principles of the ( resent
system. I have it down to such a fine
point that if I am asked to book and
route a company I can tell in a few min
utes what dates and places are open for
it. ”
“How do you manage that?” we
“I will explain. Through my acquaint
ance with managers, I have the sole
agency for about a hundred theatres. To
carry out my system it was necessary that
I should be sole agent for them here.
Otherwise it would be impossible for me
to lay out routes by a glance at my books.
To begin with, I have a theatre in each of
the large cities in the country. In some
sections there are circuits, as for instance,
the Vermont the Texas, the C alifornia
circuit, and I am in close relation with the
representatives of these. Iby no means,
however, always include such circuits in
the routes I lay out Besides theatres in
large cities, I have good show towns be
tween them. For instance. I have on
my list ten New York cities the same
number iu Ohio, seven in Indiana, six in
Pennsylvania ,and so on. Let me give you
an illustration as to how quickly I can
route a combination or star. The first
time I had dealings with one of my stars
she came up to me and said ‘My route
for next season isn’t well laid out 1 want
vou to lay out a new route for me. I
leave for California to morrow. What
are your termsf
“ T will lay out a route for you,’ I re
Elied, "if vou will lea e everything in my
ands. When you come back from Cali
fornia I will show you the route, and you
will find my terms reasonable. ’
“Before she left that afternoon for Cali
fornia I had her route laid out, and she
was booked for all the theatres on the
route. How do I manage it? I’ll show
you. In this book, " opening a long book,
“I have on every page every date in the
vear, with a blank space after ea< h date.
Every page belongs to a theatre, the thea
tres being arranged according to states.
I can tell by a glance at each page bow
many dates are open for the theatre repre
sented by that page Here is Cleveland
—filled you see, from Aug. 24,
1885. to June 21, 1886. . Now,
suppose I want to book an attrac
tion for some date later than June 21,
1886, in Cleveland. I telegraph to the
manager the name of the attraction, the
time, and terms. There is a possibility
that we may differ on terms and have to
adjust them by wire But I know what
ideas tbe different managers have in re
gard to terms, and usually get an affirma
tive auswer to my first telegram. In ad
dition to my book, in which each page is
devoted to a theatre, I have tables con
sis ting of a page like those in the book,
pasted on cardboard. Each of these
tables is devoted to a star or combination.
I have sixteen all told. Now, look at this
table. On it you will find the route of a
star actress mapped out. As a rule I
start my attraction in New York and
wind up in New York. ”
“But if you have to make routes for
sixteen attractions, ” said the reporter. “I
should think the late comers would be
hard to satisfy. ”
“There are no late comers among my
regular sixteen attractions, because I book
them all in December for the next year.
Besides tbe routes differ in character.
Here, for instance, is a route for a play in
which a well known actor starred up to
last season. He takes another play this
season, so his old play goes on the road
without him. That route doesn’t take in
a single large city. It is confined to towns
which are one or two night stands. Of
course, some managers come to me too
late. They have to take what they can
get, They are obliged to jump all over
the country, and are put to great outlay
for transportation. Then again it may
happen that some combination goes to
piece* In that event these late comers
may get a good route after all. ” *
“How do you manage the advertising
for your attractions while en route?”
“That is all provided for in the con
tract I have a printed form which, when
filled out, is a contract between mv at
tractions as party of the first part and the
theatre er party of the second part. The
attraction agrees to furnish the acting
company, advance printing, and stage
performance for (usually) 70 per cent, of
the gross receipts. The manager agrees
to furnish the theatre, well lighted,
warmed, and cleansed, with scenery and
equipments according to plots furnished,
stage hands, ushers, property-men, and
assistants, janitors, ticket-sellers, supers,
ballet, calcium lights, programmes, bill
boards, a first-class orchestra, or, if im
possible to secure an orchestra, a first
class piano and pianist; doorkeepers,
licenses, advertising, stage furniture, and
properties. ”
“ 1 suppose you consider, in making up
your routes, how the attractions did the
previous season?”
“ Yes, I have a book of the receipts of
every performance. ”
“Are not some sections of the country
better to show in than others?”
“Maine and New Hampshire are poor
states, and iu Vermont there are only
three good show towns. Of course the
country is thickly populated in this sec
tion, and here there are no long jumps.
But the west and south are equally
amusement-loving, and if there were as
many cities and towns in these sections as
in this they would bs as good from a
theatrical point of view. But let me tell
you one thing. The west and south will
stand only first class attractions You
can’t palm off anything second class on
them. Anybody who tries it will be
truly routed. ”
The Black Stone in the Kuslia
IBlackwood's Mazarine.)
In the Kaaba, the most ancient and re
markable building of the great mosque
at Mecca, is preserved a miraculous stone,
with the print of Abraham’s feet im
pressed upon it It is said by Moham
medan tradition to be the identical stone
which served the patriarch as a scaffold
when he helped Ishmael to rebuild the
Kaaba, which had been originally con
structed by Seth, and was afterward de
stroyed by the deluge. While Abraham
stood upon this stone it rose and sank
with him as he built the walls of the sa
cred edifice.
The relic is said to be a fragment of the
same grav Mecca stone of which the
whole building is constructed, iu this re
spect differing from the famous black
stone brought to Abraham and Ishmael
by the angel Gabriel, and built into the
northeast corner of the exterior wall of
tbe Kaaba, which is generally supposed
to be either a meteorite or fragment of
volcanic basalt It is supposed to have
beeu originally a jacinth of dazzling
whiteness, but to hare been made black
as ink by the touch of sinful man, and
can only recover its it original purity and
brilliancy at the day of judgment
The millions of kisses and touches im
pressed by the faithful have worn tbe sur
face considerably; but in addition to this,
traces of cup shaped hollows have been
observed on it There can be no doubt
that both relics associated with Abraham
are of high antiquity, and may possibly
have belonged to the prehistoric worship
which marked Me -ca as a sacred site long
before the followers of tho prophet had
set up their shrine there.
Some OhMt'jr Kxperimentfc
[China ;o New*. ]
Some ghastly and, for all that appears,
utterly useless experiments, have lately
been made in Paris on the decapitated
head of Uagny, the murderer, fifteen
minutes after its separation from the
trunk. The blood of a dog was infused
through the carotid artery, and by titilla*
tion the nerves of tne eyelids became con
tracted. and movements were visible in
the lower Jaw. Uamahut’a (the murderer
of Mme. Ballerich) head was subjected to
similar experiment*.
But the doctors at Troyes, where Oagny
was executed, went still further. Klectric
currents were applied to the nerves of the
face, those of the hauds. and other parts
of the body, and twenty minutes after
death the heart was made to beat. This
organ was found clogged with blood,
which was attributed to the stoppage of
the circulation through sheer fear just at
the moment before death, and when the
murderer was in sight of its instrument.
One of them, a charming brunette,
with big, black, melting eyes, creates a
sensation now and then by swimming
way out beyond the breakers. The bath
ing master accompanies her on her new
sort of rowing machine that looks like
two big cigars joined together by a plank.
She amuses herself occasionally by climb
ing upon one of the cigars aud taking a
“header” into the deep sea The feat
was accompanied by so much violence
the other day that the “cigars” careened
and the bathing master was tumbled into
the water. The crowd that the girls’
natatorial exhibitions always gather had
a double sensation for a moment But
the cigars righted themselves and the
young man climbed back into the seat
The girl climbed up too and sat beside
him, and she laughed at the show he
made in his dripping clothes until he
was moved to tilt her, head over heels,
into the waves agaia She bobbed up all
right, beautiful as a mermaid, and
dashed him with spray while she non
chalantly “treaded” water Of course
she is the star of the club.
But all the girls are expert swimmers.
They wouldn’t run from a wave as big as
a ship, and they don t shriek like a Choc
taw Indian when a little bit of foam runs
over their dainty toes. They belong to
the antiasthetic set. They are sworn
foes of nerves, hysterics and cosmetics.
Their eyes are clear and bright with high
health, aud their round cheeks, inno; ent
of rouge and powder, are as brown as
the sea wet sands. The other day a
Princeton college man, a brother of one
the girls, came down. He didn't have
much faith in the club’s grit, I fancy. He
Is a great athlete and swimmer himself,
and rather vain of his accomplishments.
Presuming on his relationship, he under
took to “guy” the club. Led by his own
sister, the club sailed for him cn masse,
aud the mauling and ducking that Prince
ton youth got will be likely to serve him
as a memory for many a summer.
A well known actress has had hersc’f
photographed as the Bartholdi Liberty.
In form and features she is well fitted for
the undertaking. She was enveloped in
a bronze colored garment which clung in
graceful folds about her figure, her white
arms holding the tablet ana torch.
The artist is the same who photographed
another actress in the act of swinging
vigorously from a high belfry, her hands
clasped to the tongue of the bell, under
which he caused to be placed the familiar
legend, “Curfew shall not toll to-night. *
It was explained that the lady in the
picture had been suspended full length
upon an invisible wire running up from
the floor of the photograph gallery at a
steep angle.
In the timber belt of western Washing
ton there are A).DUO,OOO acres covered with
timber, most of which is included withiu
the limits named—an area nearly equal to
the combined areas of the states Of Con
necticut, Massachusetts, Vermont and
New Hampshire. This timber belt will
average 25,000 feet of lumber to the acre;
or a total of 500,000,000,000 feet of lum
ber. Hence, the saw-mil Is at Puget
sound, with their present capacity of
500,000,000 feet per year, would take 1,000
years to cut it down The fir trees fre
quently attain the height of 250 feet, and
planks of lumber are sometimes turned
out of these mills 100 feet in length.
A combination of tent and hotel life
has been attempted at a summer resort ou
the Pacific coast. Karh guest or family
have a separate tent, pitched in a grove
overlooking the sea. and provided with
the rude furniture of a camp; but there is
also a wooden hotel, id which an ordinary
apartment is assigned to every visitor, for
refuge in case of storm or sudden dislike
of the canvas. Meals are served in a gen
eral dining room, or in the tents, as de
sired. and the bills of fare include the
primitive dishes of campers as well as the
products of French cookery.
It is an interesting fact that while mar
riage with a deceased wife's sister is ille
gal in England, it is entirely legal in
nearly all tue British colonies, and in
Australia four bishops of the Church of
England have publicly expressed their ap
proval of such marriages One of these
prelates, the bishop of Nelson, reminds
the clergy that it would be libelous In
Australia to refer to the marriages as “in
cestuous” or " unholy "—terms which in
England are the chief arguments against
the practice.
' The Tulip-Tree, or "Foplw"
[The Current.]
Maurice Thompson, in Lippincott s for
July, has an entertaining description of
the tulip-tree, which, he finds, has not
been honored in literature as it deserves.
"If tbs American eagle is the bird of fre*
dom.uhe says, "the tulip is the tree of
liberty—tall, fragrant, giant dowered,
daunting, defiant, yet dignified and Stead
fast *

A Man Who Brings Famous People Back
to IJfctA Peep at Hie Den.
(Chicago Herald.]
In a dingy little back room on the top
floor of a Randolph street building Is a
curious den that is generally kept locked.
A glimpse through the half open door
showed a startling array of dismem
bered legs and arms, of severed feet and
bands, with an occasional trunk
less head leering with wide open eyes at
the interloper. It is the lair of a well
known maker of the wax statuary for
museums, and is a curious studio. Lpon
the work table are scattered p:eces of
human bodies done in wax, plaster casts,
paper molds and the icy glare of an oc
casional gla?s eye sends a chill down the
spinal column of a sensitive spectator.
The making of wax statuary is a com
paratively new industry in this country,
and there are but few artists in that line
here To make a wax figure a model
is first made of potters’ clay and
after it has been completed a piaster of
paris cast is taken, into which the melted
wax is poured, completely filling the cast
The wax next to the cast hardens first,
and then the center mass is poured off,
leaving the waxwork a hollow shell. The
cast has to be filled up with the wax in
order to prevent cracks or creases on the
surface. After the figure has become
cool it is carefully smoothed off and
touched up by the artist, his tools being
very light and delicate wooden scrapers
and a little knife made of a small clock
spring. ”
“Are wax wax figures expensive?" the
anxious inquirer asked of the artist
“Fairly so, ” was the response. “One
firm will not make a figure of any kind
for less than S2OO. The wax is the purest
beeswax, and costs6o cents a pound. In
making a life-size head I use about
eighteen pounds of wax; that is, I have
to melt up about that much, but of course
there is a good deal can be poured back
from the east. It took 180 pounds to
make that figure of the Grace, and such
a work would cost sf>oo. Most of the wax
heads and busts in hairdressers' windows
turn yellow with age Thats because
the figure is finished and then colored, I
mix my colors in the wax when I melt
it, and time never changes its appear
ance ”
“How do you fix up the hair?” again
propounded the interrogator.
“If the hair is to be very heavy I use
a wig, if not I put it in with a needle
while the wax is still hot. Glass eyes
are easily supplied and it is remarkable
what a wonderful resemblance to life we
can produce. ”
It is an interesting sight to watch the
artist at work on the head of some
famous man. Before him stands a photo
graph of his subject With magnifying
giass in hand he pores over each feature,
working at the plastic clay all the time.
I nder his magic touch the clay grows
into a perfect likeness of its prototype,
until every feature stands boldly out.
The making of the model is the hardest
part of the work. To complete the
model of any prominent person requires
from four to six days, with two sittings
of two or three hours each day; after
that the work can be finished in s'hort or
der. The bodies of most of the large
figures, where clothing or drapery is to
bo used, are made of heavy paper molds,
making them much lighter than wax and
at the same time much more durable.
How the Fair Ones Knjuy Themselves la
the Surf at Lon( Branch.
[Lon:: Branch Cor. Philadelphia Press.]
Bathing is more generally the go this
season than it has been for three or four
summers, and the girls who indulge in it
are not fast either, though they are bright
aud hearty. At one of the hotels half a
dozen young ladies from a i hiladelphia
seminary have formed a swimming clutx
They wear a costume, or raihcr uniform,
of sea green flannel, edged with lace.
Their stockings are of silk, sea green, too,
and stri|>ed with black. A big black star
is embroidered on each bosom. They do
not wear slippers. Altogether the cos
tume is very neat, quiet aud becoming.
The young ladies are completely at home
in the sea.
Peculiar Photographs.
[Chicago Tribune.]
Washington Territory’s Timber Belt.
[Chicago Herald.]
A Summer Combination.
fChic*ifo Tribunei. I
An Interesting Fut
(Foreign Lett®-.]
Graphic Aceo.nt of the Finding of •
Child Who Had Been I>o«t in
the Wilderneae for
Three Weeks.
(Melbourne Arzus ]
A special correspondent gives the fol
lowing graphic account of the finding of
a young girl, Clara Crosbie, who had been
lost in the bush for three weeks. “It was
on the twentieth day after the girl left
Mrs. llaiues’ house that a couple of
friends started out to look for a horse
which had strayed iD the ranges. J. G.
Curwan, a farmer and contraclorof War
burtou, who has been fourteen years in
the district and knows his way about,
was accompanied in this quest by William
Smith, a piano-forte tuner of Kew, who
was on a tour through the district They
struck the Cockatoo creek, and as they
watched the turbid stream flowing
through the oozy bed of a large
morass, Mr. C’orwan began to expatiate
upon the advantages of canals for drain
age purposes with as much fervor as the
late llugh McC'oll used to praise canals
for irrigation purposes. The friends grew
so interested in tee subject that they got
off their horses 10 discuss it, and they
were soon deep iu tee history of the Suez
canal and that of its engineer, De Lesseps.
Then remounting and skirting the swamp,
they were riding rapidly away, wheu Mr.
Smith found the head of a starved domes
tic cat, which had vainly sought succor in
a hole in a tree Mr. Curwan obliged his
“town chum,” as he calls him, by wait
ing till Mr. Smith once more left his sad
dle, and with a stick fully disentombed
the feliue victim of misplaced confidence
in the nutriti. e resources of the Lilydale
“He was just mounting again when a
low sound like a young blackbird’s
whistle caught the acute ear of the ex
parienced busbman by his side. ‘Hist,’
said Mr. Curwan. ‘What's that?’ Again
the wailing, plaintive note was born softly
on the breeze. It was enough this time.
Mr Curwan was sure it was a coo ee. ‘I
never,’ he says, ‘hear a coo-e e twice in
the bush without answering it I answerd
it and the soft, weak voice came to us
again, yet a little louder. I was sure
something was wrong, but I could not say
where the sound came from because of the
echo of the hills. I galloped up the rise in
front of us and coo-e ed now aud again.
Every time we coo-e ed—indeed, oftener
—we got the response of that low yet
piercing note of distress. When we got
on to the hill I was sure the voice c ame
from the swamp we had left. As fast as
logs, bogs and ravines would let us we
advanced toward the spot where we had
been talking about canals. 1 heard some
one speaking, but could not make out the
words, and the scrub was so thick I could
not see anyone.
“At last I caught sight of a little girl,
and it went to my heart to see her so thin
and woe be gone, but 1 could not believe
it was Claia Crosbie, or that she could
have lived so long. The little creature
was tottering toward us in her ulster,
without shoes or stockings on, Lut quite
sensible. She said, “I want to go home
to my mother. I have been lost three
weeks. ” Bbe was so weak that she could
scarcely stand. I jumped off my horse,
put my coat around her, and took her up
in my arms. She said sne wanted a
drink, but I wished to hasten back to the
camp with her, as I was afraid she might
go off. It would have been terrible for
her to have died in mv arms after all she
had suflered and I had found her. She
said she had lived in a tree, and
used to go for water, but that she had
been too weak to go for any for two days,
and I could quite believe it She said her
clothes were in the tree, but we did not
stay to look for them, but started home
at once.
“Mr Smith went on to bring some tea,
and. although he can t ride, I never saw a
man go across country in better style, as
if there was such a thing as breaking his
neck in such a tangle. He met me half
way, but I had given the little thing a
drink out of my fiat before that Didn't
she lap it up eagerly, and then talked all
the more about how she wandered away
and crossed the creek aud found the hol
low tree, and got too frightened and too
tired to travel any more. We gave her
some tea and toast, and when we got to
the camp the cook said he saw a man who
was lost in New Ze land, and the doctor
gave him some oatmeal with some brandy
in it. But Clara smelt some pork and
potatoes and she did beg bard for some of
that dinner. I believe she thinks me
hard to this day.
“After she had eaten a little and now
that she felt quite safe and the excitement
was over, she began to look worse than
when we first found her. We could see
the ravages which hunger aud exposure
had made, but, considering what she had
gone through, she was wonderfully
chirpy, trlie kept asklug to be taken to
her inother. She was taken there in the
blankets of siv of the boys, for every man
wanted to have a share in wrapping her
up, and then she was washed and put U
bed b/ Mm Claxton at the hotel, w hie’
was nearer than her mother s house. She
has been improving ever since, but you
will see her for yourself bye and bye. and
get her to talk to you. In a week she
will be as right as ever, but it was a close
shave I don’t think she would have
lasted another night, as the next night a
stiff frost was on and she had got too
weak to go to the creek for the water
upon which she had lived. How she
lived. God knows. I have seen men used
to hardship knock under in a fourth of
the time. And then think of the loneli
ness aud the wildness of the place where
she was found. It was enough to drive
a child like her mad. She’s a living
wonder. "
A Russian City's Growth.
Citys of marvelous growth are not con
fined altogether to the New World. Baku,
the center of the petroleum district on the
Caspian sea, twelve years ago had 12,000
inhabitants, and now boasts a population
of nearly ttO.OOfli
Varieties of Frnlt.
There are 1,000 kinds of pears. 1,500
sorts of apples, 150 plums, more than 150
varities of gooseberries, aud about 125
of strawberries.
Ingenuity of an Oriental Smuggler.
[Xew York Bun.l
“Of all smugglers, ” remarked the cus
tom house inspector, “recommend me to
the t hinks and .laps. They've got more
brains aud originality than any other
emagglers four times over. A few months
ago a tea packet came in and 1 was as
signed to it Well, a friend of mine—a
•fiend,’ as they call ’em—gave me a tip
that there was opium paste on board,
which the sailors were going to smuggle
ashore. You see opium paste pays a duty
of $lO a pound. I was on the boat the
moment sue touched the pier, and exam
ined every 6&iior that went off. I hadn’t
been aboard a very long time when a
Chinese grocer peddler came down to the
wharf. He had a big open basket on his
arm, in which there was green stuff and
cans of tomatoes and such like.
I didn’t suspect him. but to be doubly
sure I walked with him to the forecastle,
where he commenced to peddle o f his
truck. He sold the vegetables and
counted the money carefully ho got for
them. Then he sold the cans of tomatoes
for a quarter apiece. I thought he was
rubbing it in, so I told one of ’em on the
Suiet they weren’t worth more than a
iine. The next moment the air waa
blue. They jumped up, fired the cans
into the basket, snook their fists under
his nose, and wanted their money back.
He wouldn’t give it, and they went for
him. He was making a good fight when
one of them drew a knife. I had a heavy
cane in my hand, and knocked the knife
out of the fellow's hand and made the
peddler go up the ladder and olf the
boat He thanked me and went away
talking Chinese; and, as 1 supposed, curs
ing the crowd.
“A little while after the sailors came up
and wanted to go ashore. I searched
every one of them and found nothing.
They hadn’t been gone more than half an
hour when the peddler came back. His
eves were black, and his nose and mouth
bloody and swollen. He said; “ Police
man, dam lobbie stealee fob. Hive can to
mato* You helpe gettie back and takee
bad man to station house. n I felt sorry
for the poor devil, and told him we'd go
and search the foreoastle for his property.
We looked around five or tea minutes,
and were about to give it up as a bad job,
when he found them hidden away behind
some old sail-cloth. He popj>ed them in
his basket, shook hands, and thanked me
a dozen times, gave me a handful of good
cigars, and then went away. Do you
know, on account of the licking he had
r, I never dropped to his racket at all?
was a put-up job He brought ou
board real cans of tomatoes; he took away
tomato cans filled with opium paste. The
sai{6t« ware in with him, and had put the
real ones in their chests, and had replaced
them with the smuggled stuff. There
must have been thirty-five pounds, which
meant a clear profit cf
Cynosure of Curious Eye*—Saunter*
lng Down the Avenue Alone.
(Philadelphia Times.]
Gen. Grant was the most conspicuous
public man who ever lived in Washing
ton. He was known to every man. woman
and child in the District before his name
was before the people for the presidency.
While general of the army his headquart
ers were at the corner of seventeenth and
F streets. He used to walk to and fro
morning and evening along with the
Erocession of clerks and with nothing but
is well-worn military cloak iu winterand
the familiar figure in summer, the cigar
always to distinguish him from the
crowd. He was usually absorbed in him
self, and walked mechanically, though
while going to work very rapidly.
While president he was the same sort of
man. He loved good horses dearly, and
sometimes drove a four-in-hand drag, but
he usually walked or took a street car.
In either case he was always the cynosure
of many curious eyes. He had evidently
become accustomed to this and paid no .
attention to it as long as people kept out
of his way or did not force themselves
upon his personal notice. When they
did he was annoyed and would turn ab
ruptly upon his heel to escape. He al
ways acted on the street like any other
private citizen who wanted to be let alone
This was so evident that men, big and •
little, respected it, and the president of
the United States could be seen saunter
ing down the crowded avenue alone
He was known to have walked from
the capitol to the White House on a
pleasant day, when the whole city was
out without suffering a single interrup
tion. Yet if he saw men raise their hats
to him he never failed to return the salute.
During such a walk nearly everybody
would stare and turn and stare again at
him as he passed. He seemed to walk
among crowds to be alone Of late years
he had apparently shaken off much of his
taciturnity and when he visited Washing
ton could be seen about the Willard lobby,
chatting with friends and listening and
laughing at their stories, and telling stories
of his own in return. He mistrusted
those who wanted to make a show of
him, but patiently suffered the tortures of
boredom at the greatest receptions ever
given at the White House When he
took a notion to attend a dinner party he
went, without regard to the customary
etiquette of the White House, which pro
hibits the president from indulging in
such things.
His nearest personal frieuds attribute
all his political and financial misfortunes
to his obliging disposition and his blind
confidence in human nature He was
very fond of Washington, and said he
always felt that he was at home when he
got here. It was to his encouragement
that Washington owes her new condition
of things. Shepherd was but the instru
ment to carry out the extensive system of
improvements which have made the na
tional capital the finest city in the world.
After Landing Her Prixe.
[“Uncle Bill's" New York Letter.l
What nonsense it is for novelists, or
anybody else, to des ribe “the American
girl” as though she were a distinct, in
variable person. There were hundreds of
American girls at this bail, very bright
and lovely in the aggregate, but no two
alike in body or mind. The similarity
began and ended with certain current
usages of deportment The individuality
was far more notables. Frivolous? Gen
erally. Mangy? Frequently. Vulgar?
Barely. Beautiful? Yes, to a remark
able degree. Comical? Very often, in
deed. hor instance, the weary look in
the face of one belie struck me as pitiful.
She sat so pensively distraught, so sweetly
weak, that I asked a mutual friend what
was the matter with her.
“She has just become affianced,” was
the reply.
“And is that so exhausting.” I in
“Yes, under 9 »me circumstances, ” ex
plained my expert informant “You see,
she is not rich, and it was essential that
she should get a wealthy husband. The
right man fell in her way six mouths ago.
Now you are a fisherman, I believe: you
appreciate the mental and physical strain
incident to landing a twenty-pound fish
with twenty ounce tackle, and if you will
try to imagine the excitement—the doubts,
fears, hopes and other emotions—of six
minutes of fishin" for a valued salmon
prolonged into six months of delicate
angling for a millionaire, then you can
possibly appreciate the collapse of this
girl after landing her prize, She has
come to the Branch to recuperate. ”
He Didn’t Want ’Km.
I Exchange]
The Springfield Bepublican records the
following incident as happening at West,
field: “While the members of a profes
sional base ball team who recently visited
the town were cooling their heels on the
curbstone in front of the Wilmarth hotel
after supper an honest old farmer bap
Eened along, and, seeing the lot of sun
urned young men, stopped and asked if
any of them wanted a few days job hay
ing. “What do you pay?” inquired one
of the amused ball tossers. *> >ne dollar
and a half a day and board ye,’ said the
honest yeoman. ‘Pooh! we get a good
deal more thau that playing ball an hour
or two a day.’ ‘What! air ye ball play
ers? Well, I wouldn't give & peck of
nubbin partaters for the whole grist of
ye, was the disgusted reply of the farmer
as he moved on. ”
Giving the Patient a Chance.
(Texas Sittings. 1
A student, who had been studying for
several years in the medical department
of the 'University of Texas, endeavored
to pass the examination requisite to his
obtaining his diploma. One of the pro
fessors gave him a hypothetical case, aud
then asked him:
“ What would you do In a case of that
kind, if the patient got worse?”
“i would not do anything, ” replied the
student, “I would just w ; ait until next
day, and see how he was coming on then.
He might improve, you kuow. I’d give
him a chance ”
Renewing His Patent.
[Chicago Times !
Lucian Hopson, of Texas, when the late
war began, invented and had patented by
the Confederate government a projectile
which was used with some success in
Charleston harbor against the Union ves
sels. After the war the patent of course
was worthless. Recently Hopson filed an
application for a patent for the same pro
jectile, and a few days ago & letter was
sent to him from the interior department
informing him that his application had
been granted.
Type-Written Lore Letters.
The long headed lover writes all his
amatory epistles with a type writer now.
Not only does he save time and avoid
difficulties which autograph manuscript
involves, but by a judicious use of carbon
paper and blanks where proper names oc
cur, he can make four or five girls happy
by a single struggle with the machine.
Evidently Thought It Wu a “Case.**
[Jennie June’s London Letter.}
The usual transfer from the ship to a
tug was made in Southampton bay, and a
landing effected with but little trouble
and loss of time On two } revions occa
sions that I had entered England, the
small impedimenta carried by ladies was
not examined at all. but they are more
particular now, and every bag. sacbel and
shawl strap was subjected to a rigorous
examination for possible dynamite, rather
than the contraband whisky and tobacco.
One of the boxes belonging to a lady
of our party bad been put in” her charge
for transmission to a friend in London,
and she was herself quite ignorant what
it contained. On opening it some books
and unimportant articles appeared, with
wads of newspaper wedged tightly in and
about a large square tin box The metal,
however, only appeared in one corner
The box itself was wrapped in several
folds of browu paper. and tied and
knotted, and knotted and tied, and
finally sealing-waxed in a most formid
able fashion. The deputy looked at the
three women whp stood sponsors for the
box, without knowing its contents, and
finally called another deputy, and the
second man summoned the chief.
“What was in it?” No one could tell.
The three men evidently thought it was a
“case ” but finally one cut the strings
with an “England expects, " etc., sort of
an air, and every one looked curiously to
see what the suspected repository con
taiued. Six packages of Huyler’s candy'
—that was all The men looked ashamed
and bundled it up again with more haste
than care, while a laugh went around the
American side of the Southampton
custom house.
An lutaattinenu Change.
(New Yir. Suu.l
American ladies formerly carried their
parasols gracefully and easily while driv
ing, but when the illustrated London
papers came over here with the pictures
of the princess of Wales and her escort
driving about the Irish cities and holding
there parasols like flag staffs, an instanta
neous change swept over New York and
within a month all the women were carry
ing their parasols as the princess of Wales
carried hers held by both hands stiffly in
front of their faces. And it's awful swell,
too, don’t you think?
To Prsnst Mouth-Broatlilng.
The practice of mouth breathing is con
demned by physicians, and articles are
being patented which will cause a person
addicted to the habit to abandon it And
yet a man named Burke was executed in
the early part of this century for trying
to cause people to abandon the same
practice. Mr. Burke, we believe, used a
sticking plaster.
The consumption of starch for all pur-
Kies in the United States is about 180,-
1.000 pounds per annum, or an average
•I three pounds for sachpersou.
t.ightnlWg *nd Thnuder. ,
Lightning is redacted for 150 to SOO
Biles, and thunder may be heard for
twenty or twenty-five oulea.
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