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« ill 4 I A A 1 4 « A PAPER FOR THE PEOPLE. DELAWARE CH'Y, DEL.. THURSDAY, APRIL 11. 1889. VOL. II—NO. 41. One Dollar a Year. Facts About Clothing! I. HAMBURGER & SONS, ■9 Wilmington's Leading ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS. Have completed their stock ol' Spring Clothing. They have had made expressly for this market, the newest, the finest and best selected stock ever shown to the public, both* in Men's ami Boys' ware. Business Suits, Dress Suits, AND A FULL LINE OF Single Pants, For the Boys* and Children's ware. We have all the different designs. KILT SUITS, ALL SHADES. STRIPES AND CHECKS. A full line of Furnishing* Goods, For Men, Boys and Children. The choice of Bat and Ball or the popular little game of i'L ! in Clover" with every child's suif. I. HAMBURGER & SONS, 209 Market Street. 208 Shipley Street. H. CLAY WARD, 1 JAS. H. WRIGHT, J Managers. PHILADELPHIA, —FOR— Furniture and Bedding. We told you to go to CLEMENTS & P1DGEON for your Furniture and save from 10 to 20 per cent, on the dollar. They will sell you a Solid Oak Suite, seven E ieces (bureau, wash.Btand, ed-stead, two chairs, towel rack, one rocker) all tor $20. A nice 7-piece Ilair Cloth Parlor Suite for $24. Great. e6t bargains ever offered in Philadelphia. It is acknowledged by all tbe Retail Furnitur«* Dealers of tho city that they are 10 or 20 per cent cheaper than any other dealers in the city. Having the experience of years in the business.and they buy their goods for cash, they are able to sell far cheaper than any other house in the city of Philadelphia. A A nice half dozen Chairs for $2 50, and other goods In proportion. Call on them and be conviuood for yourself. Goods packed free of charge. The cheapest house in Philadelphia for Furniture and Bedding. IJI im Mill Dll 184 N. Second St., Philada. EF* Also a large lot of Holiday Goods of every description. KENT COUNTY MUTUAL INSURANCE Cd -OF DOVER, DEL. Insures Buildings, Furnitur«, Merchandise Crain and Ollier Properly Against Loss by FIRE AND LIGHTNING. Live Stock Insured at Low Kates. Dividends paid since organization, $249,00 DIRECTORS ; J1KKRV K1D(4ELY, president JOHN D. Bl'rtWM, Vice-President. JAUKK PONDBK, JOHN II. HOKPKCKSlI WM. M. TS' iluoY. John W. Cauhky, Gbokok U. Monky. C'IIAXLK« B. HOUCTOH. . PENNEY, Secretary and Treasurer Agencies at Delaware city, Newark, Townspnd Mnypua, Dover, Camden, Frederica. Felton Farmlngion, Jilifo U, Milton, UndgeVille Laurel, Seaford, Georgetown ami Lewes. fn Mavylana.— Greensboro', Preston, 8allabi.rv, Berlin aud Pocomoke City. UEO, ß. MONEY, Ageqt, Delaware City, pel. ■ J —Del Sur will remain In New Eng land this season, his present owners npt deeming R adyisable to send hiip to Kentucky. EYES EXAMINED FREE I / Oculists * Orders Filled j WnroiAI, EVES ItiBOrM .SO. Uiiual pricp, (.'*>. 1.60. Usual I'rirP, 8.00. Usual iirii-e, M. ZINEMAN & BRO., OPTICIANS, ! 30 So. NINTH ST.. PHILADELPHIA THE WASHINGTON CENTENNIAL. PROCLAMATION JJY TIIK PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. WASHINGTON, April 5.-The fol lowing proclamation was issued late this afternoon: By the President of the L* uited States of America. A PROCLAMATION. A hundred year« have passed si-.ce the Government which our forefatl ers founded was formally orgaulz^d. At noon on lh« 89th dav o April, 1789, in the city ol New York, and in the pres ence of an assemblage of the heroic men whose patriotic devotion had led the colonies to victory aud indepen dence, George Washington took the oath of ofllce as Chief Magistrate of the new-born Republic. The impressive act was pieceded, at 9 o'clock In t e morning, in all the churches of the erty, by player foi God's blessing on tho Government and its first President. The centennial of tl)is illustrous history has l.een declared event iu a general holiday by act of Confess, to the end that ihe people of the 'whole countiy may join in commemorative exercises appiopriate to the day. In order that the joy of the occasion may be associated witli a deep thankfulness in the minds of the pepple for all our hles8ing8]u the past, and a devout sup plication to God for their gracious con tinuance iu tiie future, the representa tives of the Christian and ized the Government to designate an hour for prayer and thanksgiving that day. Now, therefore, I, Beniamin Harri son, President of the United Elates of America, in response to this pious and reasonable request, do iecominend that on Tuesday, April 3Qth, at the hour of nine o'clock in the morning, the people of the eutire country lepajr to their respective places of Divine worship, to imi'lore the favor of God that the blessings of liberty, prospeiity and peace may abide with us as a people, apd that Ilis hand may lead us in the paths of righteoypppss pud good deeds. Iu witntsB whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States of America to be afllxtd, Done in the city of Washington on this 4th day of April, in the year of cqr J.prd, ône thousand eight hundred and eighty nine, and of the indepeud of tiie United States the one Lun dred and thirteenth. religious creeds, both Hebrew, have memorial , [Seal.] Benjamin Harrison. By the President, James G. Blaine, Sepretary of Statp, AN APRIL BLIZZARD WIND, RAIN, HAIL, SNOW, THUNL ft AND LIGHTNING. FIVE LIVES LOST IN DELAWARE UA I. Delaware Breakwater, April 7. —A heavy non beast gale prevailed here yesterday, the wiud at times blow ing at Hie rale of JGO miles an hour. Last nlglit the barge Sunrise, in tow of the tug 13. \V. Morse, put Into the bay fra harbor, and, while anchored near the buoy of tbe Brown, foundered. The captain, who had only recently joined the Sunrise, together with his wife, two children and one seatnau was drowned. Tbe names of the unfortunate peo ple could not be ascertained, Joseph Coyle, the remaining seaman, was holding the skiff of the barge along side of the latter for bis companions to escape, when the painter parted, and lie was unable to render any assistance. Coyle was driven down to the Iron pier, where be was rescued by tbe Lewes Life Saving Patrol. Pittsburg, Pa., April 0. — The heaviest snow storm of the season is prevailing in this Bection. It began about 10 o'clock last night and has been snowing ever since. Tbe snow rail is about eight inohes up to 10 o'clock this morning, but In tbe moun tains the railroad men report from 18 inches to two feet. Trains are all belli i d time, but no accidents bave been reported. The storm seems to be confined to the western part or this State. Gettysburg, Pa., April G.-—Suow has been falling here all day nnd is now tully a foot deep on the South Moun lain, 10 miles west of this place. The thermometer is down to the freezing point. Atlantic City, April 7.—Atlantic City to-day experienced one of the strongest wind storms that has visited the coast for years. Commencing early yesterday morning with a sharp breeze, it gradually increased in violence to a gale, and, on Sunday morning, walking on tbe board walk was attended with some difficulty and with great risk lo hat and bonnet decorations. The tide swept in with considerable force, and threw up great clouds of spray at the several bulkheads alopg the beach. The wind came from the east, and the sand and dust was driven down the mam avenues ln such blinding volume as to keep people indoors unless on some im perative errand. Cape May, N. J., April 7.—A fifty inile-au-bour northeast gale lias been weeping along these shores for 24 hours. The tides arose over the meadows and high on the strand this afternoon. If the gale does not abate fears are entertained tbat the i.ext tide will do damage to the beach front. Norfolk, Va., April 7.— The storm of thunder, lightning and hail which broke over this city yesterday moruiug ebangtd at ten o'clock last night, turn ing into a cyclone, the wind blowing at tbe rate of 54 miles an hour until five o'clock this morning. The wind came from the northeast and blew into the iiarbor and its tributaries a tide which at high water this morning at 1.3U o clock was 18 inches higher than recorded before. The lower part of the city was flooded, and the fire broke out on Water street, caused from slacking lime on the wharf of John The exception of Savage, Sod & Co., commission mer ely nt s, were in fiâmes. The old Cot ton Exchange building, containing about 800 bales of cotton, and tl e waiehouse of J. W. Perry «& Co , con taining about 000 bales of cotton, were totally destroyed. Santos & Brother, coal dealers lost everything except their office bpikling. Baehelder & Collins, coal, lumber aud Iirj-, mu ol $4000. John A. Carnage's loss, includ ing buildlug, is ^0,0(10. The loss on building and stock destroyed this block is estimated at $150,000; partly insured. It is probable Unit the losses sustained by the wholesale grocery merchants from the water ft reed into their warehouses by the unprecedented tide wi|l nearly equal this amount. Huudreds of balielß of sugar and flour and other goods are ruined. During the storm the roofs of the Opera ITouse, Masonic Temple aud many dwellings were torn off, and the Virginia Beach Railroad depot is badly injured, and the track fop hundreds of yards js spripusly dam-: aged. Washington, D. CL, April G.—A heavy snow, wind aud ram storm has pievailed here siuce early this moruiug. The rain which began tailing some lime before daylight, at about 9 o'clock changed to snow, and from that hour uulil after dark to-night the dense with great flakes driven before a strong north wiud, but the weather btiug mild it melted as it fell. Several times during the day heavy peals of thunder were heard, aud stray spin ks of lightning fiequeutly darted across the switchboards in tbe tele graph offices. Tbe telephone and fife alarm wires throughout the pity are more or less demoralized, and tele graphic communication Soutli and West is wholly cut off. CHARLCTTESyiLLE. Va., April 7.— The snow ' stprin which begun early yesterday morning continued tlnpugb the night. The telegraph wires arp badly broken down alojig tbe Clipsa. peake and Ohio and the Richmond apd Danville Railroads, and all trains aie delayed. The electric, light wires are down m this city. Richmond, of of at ill of a O, at Ü. damage & Son, tire Llock, w$th the damaged to the ü air ith the Va., April Q —The worst slofm of the season prevailed here lo.day. It popimencod with thunder and lightning, and was fol lowed by ram, hail and suow, aug mented by high wind, the snow and wind show no abatement, and reports denote tiie storm general throughout the State HEAVY 8NOW IN TUE FOUNTAINS. CriÂHLESTOWN, W. Va.. Apri| 6.— A snow storm preyaih d here last night and to r day. Heavy snow ib reported from the mountains. At 9 o'clock It THE SINKING OF THE PENSACOLA, FURY Op 'piIE WIND8 AND WAVES ALONG TUB COAST. Washington, D. C„ April a-Tlip following telegram was received at the Nayy Department tçhday from Oom? mandant Bvown, of the Norfolk Navy The heavy northeast gale set In about midnight Saturday. The river rose suddenly and was higher than ever known, being about a foot above the coping of tbe dry dook. The Fensacola was lifted from the blocks, filled with water through the old and Kingston valve opening. 0 , and settled diagonally across blocks. The water is the gun deck combings. The diver reportB that there no Injury to the bottom. Have plugged the holes and expect to pump the ship dry, readjust blocks and duck again. The gale continues and the Simpson dock is flooded. NEWS OF THE WEEK. —William Pray shot and killed his wife and then shot and mortally wounded himself ln Frankford, Indi ana, on the afternoon of the 5tb. His wire hud been compelled to leave him and refused to live with him again. On the evening of the 3d Thomas Wash ington, 14 years of age, was riding on an engine on the coal road of the Pio neer Coal Company, In Kanawha county. West Virginia, and was put off by Edward Sprigglcs, the engineer. W ir'u.:.£'on secured a pump-Vaudle. awd, sneaking up behind Spriggles, beat him in the head with it.fracturing his skull In six places. —Frederick Friedricksen, a horse dealer from Hamburg, Germany, was robbed of $1300 while asleep In a hotel at Hoboken, New Jersey, on the even ing of the 4tli. A man who ncoupied the next room, and who was missing in the morning, is suspected of the robbery. —The public debt statement, issued on the 1st, shows a reduction of $13, U(J5,ü55 during March. Total cash in the Treasury, $017,591,090. — A freight train on the Y'oi'i River Branch of the Richmond aud Dauvll'e Railroad, ran into a wash-out near West Point, Virginia, on tiie evening of the 6th, and was wrecked. Two men, a colored brakemau and the fire man, a young man Darned Durvin, were killed. Engineer Lynch was ter ribly scalded. —A despatch from New York says that several hundred men, bouDd for City Island on a fishing trip, got on flat cars ou tbe Pelham Park Railroad, the 7tti. One of the cars on which 09 men were staudlug was overturned aud the passengers were thrown in every direction. Filteeu iren were badly hurt, mil Jacob ilaleflnger dan gerously. —Patr ck S. Close Thomas Reardon and John O'Connell, members of the Ale and Porter Brewery Employes' Association In New York, have been arrested on ihe charge of conspiracy to blow up Stevenson's brewery in that city. It was damaged by a dynamite explosion on February ÖLli. The in dictment is based ou a confession of Henry Fitzgerald, who says he was one of the conspirators. —Richard Evans, 19 yeais of age, was on the 7th attacked by a gang of drunken Hungarians near Plaiuville, Penua., and one of them h|t liim on the head with a stoue, causing a frac ture of the skull which proved fatal. Two of the ruffians were arrested. A policeman named Jobh Manning waB shot dead by Sandy Jones, colored, -whom be was trying to arrest on u warrant at Bessemer, Alabama, on the evening of the Gih. Jones then fired at three other policemen and escaped. David Kline, au old shoemaker in B r deutown. New Jersey, Is dangerously ill from the effects of drinking coffee which contained rat poison. His wife, who lias fled, la supposed to have ad ministered tiie poison, —David Hodyshell.of Shermantown, Pennsylvania, left for Perry county several days ago, wiib $490 to pay off his employes, and bus not been beard of siuce then. It is supposed that he was murdered by tramps on the North Mountain, near Carlisle, and his body bidden. Larry McDonald and John Schmelder, two Government employes working on the River Improvement Commission at tit. Louis, quarrelled in a small skiff in the middle of the river on the 7tlj. After a terrible struggle McDonald llirew Schneider into ihe river and then rowed ashore, allowing kim to drown. The Connecticut Su preme Court of Errors has refused a new trial in tbe case of Jacob Schell, the New Canaan murderer, uuder sentence to be hanged on May 23d, for the murder of Constable Druker in Januaiy, 1888. Mrs. Kline has been arrested in Bordentown, New Jersey, the charge of placiug rat poison in her husband's coffee. Kline la still uuder tbe doctor's care. —A defective switch derailed the four rear coaches of a Baltimore and Ohio passenger train, near South Chi cago, on the 7tb. James Hanna, of Smith's Basin, New York, was killed, and Henry Ilouk.of Adamsville, Iowa, injured internally. Among those who were bruised and cut were: Frank Shelton, Smith's Basin, New York; Joffq II, Macdonald, AutlgonlBh, Nova Scotia, B. O. Ram bo, Shelby, Ohio; O, II. Straley, Cleveland, Ohio; Mr. and Mrs. J. F. Wood, Cuba, New York; Alexander Wood, Cuba, New York; A. Bershig, Cleveland Ohio. Loyons Fefgel massey, 12 years of age. was drowned In the Susquehanna river, at Marietta, Pa., on the 8th, while trying to swim ashore from a boat. —Craft's saw mill, near Junction City, Kentucky, was wrecked by a boiler explosion on tiie 8th. Chester Hughes, Jack Sheets, Albert Hurley and Samuel Morris were killed. J. Ulrich Alton was killed und Joseph Legros was fatally Injured while at tempting to drivexacross the railroad track iu F^chburg, Massachusetts, on the 8th- 4 tornado struck a settle ment at J.ong Lake. British Northwest Terrlt ry, on the night of the 81st ult Its path was 80 yurds wide, and it tore up trees by the roots blew down houses and barns. No loss of life lepoi ted, —August Anderson, a boarding house runner, was Qhpt aud killed ou the 7th op board the Noiwegiau bark grilling, at New York, from Brazil, by the bark's mate, Osrnoud Tholen. It was alleged that the murdered man was trying to mduco the sailors lo desert. Anderson is said to have left a wife and two children in rhila delpbia. —Miss Ella White, a music teacher, was arrested iu Susqqeliauuu, I'm., on the 8th, on the charge of defrauding various people in Elmira, New York, out of sums aggregating $15,0U9 on fictitious mining and silk mill stocks and other pretences. She confessed that she lost tiie monev In an Elmira "bucket shop." Hariÿ D. fiaiby, a registry clerk Su Çha W»t office at Washington, was arreaUd on the 8tli, fpr rifling registered letters. When ar rested he had in his hand $70 which he had lust taken from a letter. I —A street car in jersey City, New Jersey, was struck by a drill engine while crossing the Penndyjywua Rail road on the morning of the 9jth. Henry Bock and Thomas H. Spun were dau cerously and Charles Erickren and Frederick Seeger badly hurt. Several other passengers received trifling in juries. John Daly, the gateman at the railroad, was arrested. —■William Kenny, a well-known Tammany politician, In New York, was found dead at the foot of the stairs of his house, ou the 9lb. He had been taken with a fit while ascend ing the stairs, and, falling down back ward. broke Ills neck. —James Clem mo, employed in caulk ing a vat at the Mineral Bath House in Port Huron, MIohigau, was over come by gas on the morning of the 9th. Stephen Porter, a colored attendant, who went to his rescue, was also over come. Dr. Stephenson, tiie proprietor, ascended a ladder and looked in the vat. He became unconscious a'moat instantly, but fell ouiward sustaining painful though not serious injuries. Clemmo and Porter died soon after being taken out. —Mrs. Mary Kline was committed to jail in Bordeutowu, New Jersey, on the 9th, for trial on a charge of having placed poison in her husband's coffee. William P. Fox, shot and killed a colored man, named Walls, in Paris, Kentucky, on the 9th. Walls was drunk and tried to strike Fox with a club. Policeman Woodvllle was shot in the thigh by burglars, in Chicago, on the morning of the 9th. Wot dvllle managed to draw his revolver, and fired a shot which struck one of the burglars in the head, inflicting a fatal wound. The offloer's wound is not dangerous. Lewis Conklin, colored, aged 45 years, was murdered In Port Jefferson, Long Island, on the 9th, by bis wife. They had quarrelled, and Mrs. Conklin hit her husband with axe. —The house of Robert McBane, an aged farmer, near East Liverpool, Ohio, was entered by two masked men on the morning of the 9th. They at tempted to chloroform the inmutes, but were unsuccessful. They then knocked tluee small children almost senseless and locked them in a small room. Mrs. McBane was locked in a closet, and Mr. McBane was knocked senseless with a Qre shovel. The thieves escaped with a small amount of silver. A neighbor, who called a few hours later, found the mother and chlldien almost suffocated m their close quarters, and Mr. McBane almost dead from the loss of blood. Lewis Patterson, a wealthy farmer living near Centrevllle, Pa., was robbed on the evening of the 8th by three umsked men. There was nobody in the house with him at the time but his mother, 80 years old. The robbers buined Mr. Patterson's feet and face in cessful effort to make him tell where his money was hidden. They then searched the house, an 1 departed after securing $43 m money and Mr. Patterson's gold watch. Two strang ers visited Daniel Keller, an old farmer, at Shamokln, Penua., oh the 9th, and after proposing to buy bis farm, en gaged him in a game of cards, Keller became so interested that he procured $4790 and put it up as stakes. Th* strangers seized the money and covered Keller with a revolver while they got off with the oaah. One of the fellows represented himself to be the son of J. B. Packer, of Sunbury, an old friend pf Keller, A despatch from Sault Ste, Marie, Michigan, says that Wil liam Klntellu, a capitalist, was on the evening of the 8th beaten by foot pads and loft for dead, after having been robbed of $000, There were five men in the gang and they all have been arrested. —Two pusaenger trains on the At lantic and Pacific Railroad collided 7th, near Peach Springs, Arizona.They ran into each other at a sharp curve on a high embaukment. Both engines and three cars fell down the baqk into a stream below. The engineer was fatally injured and a laborer stealing a ride was killed. The passengers were badly shaken up, but eseped danger ous injuries. —A telegram from Wiuona, Minne sota, says that farmers in that vicinity have almost universally completed the seeding of small grain. The ground is in excellent condition, but there is some complaint tbat seed is germinat ing slowly ou account of cool weather, reparations are being generally made to plant au unusually large acreage of corn. —As Robert Schideler and wife were Uriviug to Manson, Iowa, on the 8th, a spark from Schideler's pipe ignited the clothing of Uia wl f tr, und, as the wind blowing a stiff gale, she was soon veloped in flames. She jumped from the carriage aud was buined to death, notwithstanding the efforts made by lier husband to quench the flames. Schidtler's hands were burned to the hone, and it is feared they will have to l>e amputated, and his physicians say he may die. Mrs. Schidoler was 05 unsw years old, and her busbaud 70. —At a type writing contest iu Lon don a month ago there were 126 entries and nearly al( appeared, prize was for seventy-nine words a minute, t\yeu y or thirty words less than have been achieved m the United States. The flrst F H K M VRML'S •' VIRlONt»— •jeet oily Iatu b! Hums....... h rk Mess.... Prime Mess, Sides «molted. bliouiderbsmtiKSd du ta «Ut. ...... Miiülced lieei. 9 60 cio — 18 60 414 — U (Kl ÖH 60 18 60 O— - io* a— iox Lard Western bis.. tord I FLOUR— West, and Pa. sop Pa. Family.. T 6 - o s 4 50 a 4 75 4 00 0 4 Wirt RjM3 Floor. ... 6 IM t Wneat No. 1 ml Hye. • orn. No, 3 Wuih) No. 3. oat, No. 1 Whit«, No» 'J do ... _ No, » Mixed. ... 40 - -w* »t I B& Mackysi i a jso. v snore.... Herring, too. SUUAH Powdored. Granulated Oonlec. .86- *37 - .84- a - . 6 60 1 - iï l o. dot dAY AND* niaotny, .17 60 .IB 00 Mixed. cut Hay. Hye Straw, new Wheat straw .16 [16 - I 0 ¥S Ohio. Faun*. and W. Va, Fl :oe IX and above..... $55 Common. Heart to Heart. I Mnut I ever vainly pray? Shall we Must we, s Strangers to the end remain? Vaiuly swore we naught but death Ever should our lives divide; Scandal's deadly, tainted breath Power has ha«! to part us widew Wander on the esrth we twain. To remorseful grief a prey; Dragging each a broken chain, Parting wider every day. Ob, my darling, turn again, Let us mend the broken tie; Ease me of this weary pain, Hear me—love me—or I diet •gain 1 to-day, Let the severed links unite, Bid the fainting faith revive, blight love »live. Bid the cruel, pois' Pass, and leave Let ns vail the bUter past, And bo found, whate'ei betide, Holding each the other fast. Heart to heart, ami side by sido. OLD MRS. DILL. When all the other women in Camp Paradise went away old Mrs. Dill stayed on. 'I come to the mountings in '69,' she often said, 'an' I've lived in the mount ings eyer sence, an' it ain't the fust time I've been left the only woman they was in a minin' camp. I've lived long es a year 'tliout seein' the face of woman 'ceptin' my own when I looked in a bit of lookin' glass. I was the fust woman in Camp Paradise, an' I reckon I'll be the last to leave 'er. ' Her many years of life in the 'mount ings' had told on Mrs. Dill. She was bent and gauut, with a leathery, wrinkled face and bony, calloused hands—was masculine. The few graces that old age vouchsafes its chosen ones had not been given to Mrs. DHL She was uncouth and repelling in appear ance, the result of years and years of struggling against adverse fates amid the demoralizing influences of mining camp life. 'They ain't no kind o' roughing it that I ain't used to,' she often said. "Lord! if I ain't roughed it I don't know who has. They ain't a gulch in this part o' the mountings I ain't been in or a trail I ain't been over, lived in tents aud log cabins and times uuder nothin' but tbe trees, for most thirty year. Dill be never struck it rich In ull that time, and he died poorer T n lie was when we come out here from old Missouri. 'We'd a good farm back there, but Dill be got the gold minin' craze, an' we sold out an' come out here with ox team an' put. our farm into a hole in the ground, ez a body might say, an' we've never got it out ag'in. Talk 'bout hard times aud roughin' it, good ; a L»ord! you might say so if you'd went j through all I have!' Mr. Dill had been dead six hre on ie years, leaving his widow homeless and penni less. to Some of the miners in the camp in which old man Dill died offered to raise a fund to send her back to her friends if she eared to go, but she had declined the offer. ♦I've lived in the mountings too long to live any place else now,' she said; 'and, anyhow, I hain't got go to. I'll stay here and rough it out to the end.* frieuüs to She had been among the first ta Camp Paradise in the days of that camp's short lived prosperity. It was supposed then that the camp would be come a second Leadville. Two or three promising strikes had been made, and wily speculators got up a carefully planued 'boom* solely iu their own in terests. In one summer nearly three thousand people came to Camp Para dise. Most of them went before the year was out. Old Mrs. Dill came wearily up the steep and narrow track one day, walk ing slowly behind an aged and diminu tive burro, which oarried her worldly all on Ha back. She began her Camp Paradise career as a laundress. Some of tho miners had known her in other camps, and a number of them got to gethey one day and built her a little oabin, and afterward gave her their rough garments to wash and mend. They paid her well and her wants were tow. comers away again When nearly all the other other cabins In the gulch were deserted, and when all the little white tents had been folded up aud gone away with their owners, Mrs. Dill stayed on. The men rather liked her for doing so. It showed a certain loyalty to tho 'old camp' and a faith In it that pleased them, for those who stayed were tlrm in the conviction that there k I were great treasures hidden away in the secret depths of the granite mountain tower ing above the little town. And they were determined to fluff those treasures; so about twenty-five of them made common property of their few worldly possessions and moved into a long, low, rambling house of logs, that had once been a hotel, for the winter. They did more, they gave old Mrs. Dill a home with them. There was at one end or the building a little room for which the men had tipeoial use, and this they made very comfortable for 'old Mother Dill,' as many of them called her. In return Mrs. Dill kept their rough garments in order, assisted about the cooking aud made herself useful in other — There was not another Yfoomu within twenty-five miles of Camp Haradise, Uut Mr®. Dto olvi not care for that. 'I'm used toit,' she said. The winter set in early in Camp Paradise. There wa3 snow on the ground in October, aud early m Nov ember the mountain slopes and gulohes were covered under a foot or more of suow that ouly the suus of the coming June would melt. The men could do little prospecting, I ways, j and nothing toward developing the claims they had staked out during the summer. They spent most of their time in hunting and visiting the ad joining camps, none of which were more prosperous than Camp Paradise. Tiie men were idle in all of them, and the natuial consequence was that they spent much of their time in gambling and drinking and in the carousals com mon to mining camps. It was a stormy night in December that all the men in Camp Paradise sat I around the great Are of pine knots in the broad fire-place at one end of the cabin. Old Mrs. Dill had gone to her little room at the end of the cabin, and the men were enjoying the rollicking songs most miners know. Some of them were playing poker, an upturned barrel serving for u table. The wind blew cold and fierce, and fine, hard dashes of snow beat against the little windows on either side the door. As early as 8 o'clock some of the men began to talk about 'turning in' for the night. Several of them were shaking up the blankets and skins on their rude bunks when, without knock or sound, the door opened suddenly and a man came in. The men around the fire place turned their faces quickly to wards the visitor, and one of them said: 'Well, Jack Downey, what in thunder brings you clean from down in Camp Fairvlew away up to old Prosperity on such a night as this? Come to the fire an' thaw out, man, an' give an account o' yerself.' The man, tall and sallow and griz zled, laughed grimly as he came for ward. 'Come to invite you to a little I party down to Fairvlew—Jed Judson's dead!' 'Nawl' * Jed J udson?' *Ye don't mean it?' 'What?' 'Jed—J udson—dead?' The speakers all spoke at once, the poker players dropped their cards, some of the men rose hastily to their feet. 'Whatever ailded Jed?* 'Wliat ailded him?' repeated the man from Camp Fairview; he was well an' hearty as you and I be three hours ago, when an ornery cuss from Poverty Gulch that Jed caught cheatin' at cards, and told him of it, put a bullet in 'im—that's what ailded Jed.' 'An' ye liung the feller that did it?' asked Si Sharpe. *\Ve ain't yit, but we cal'late on doin' it 'fore mornin', and that's the party I come up to give you a bid to. Thought ye'd feel slighted if none o' you got a pull at the rope that'll swing the chap that killed Jed—a whiter mau 'n Jed never drawed tho breath o' life.' I 'Yer right thar,' said Si Sharpe, h-artily: Mn' it it'll do me good to git ; a pull at that rope when you git the j feller that shot Jed to the other end of it. Who is he, anyhow?' 'Don't know. They don't none o' the boys know, an' ho won't tell whar he come from nor who he is, but we all know whar lie's goln' to, an' that mighty durned quick, too. He is a youngish sort of a chap, not more'n 30, with three fingers off'n one hand an' a sjar over his left eye. We reckon his name's Hobbs—Henry Hobbs—anyhow he's got a ring on with that name on it, an' that's the name on some letters we tuk from 'im, an' also on a big, old fashioned silver watch he's got. IIow many of you goiu' down to the bangin' with me? It'll come off at midnight. ' Nearly every man in the cabin rose to his feet, aud while all were pulling hats and coats, the door of old Mrs, Dili's room suddenly opened and Mrs. Dill herself, ghastly and trembliug, with her thin gray hair falling to her bony shoulders, walked swiftly across tho room, locked the door aud stool with her back to it, her bleared eyes dim with tears and her shriveled lips trembling. 'Boys,* she said, in her shrill, cracked voice, 'ye ain't goin' down to Camp Fairview to hang that feller—I tell ye, ye ain't! Ye shan't!' She drew an old pistol from beneath her apron as she spoke and held it aloft with a trembling bony arm aud wrinkled fingers. 'I'll shoot the flrst foliar that tries to go out this door. I'll do it, I'll— Her head dropped suddenly to her breast, her arm fell to her side and the pistol to the floor. She put both her bony hands to her face and sobbed aloud. With her head still bent low, she said: 'Boys, lookee here. Some of you hev fer twenty year, an' ye k no wed knowed my mau that's dead an' gone. There's in this cabin that I' . an' keered for when they was homeless an' sick. In all the twenty-nine year that old Mis'Dill bas lived in the mount ings the latch string o' her cabin's hung out free to all. Nobody wa'n't ever turned away, as some of ye mighty well know'. I've fl*n favors wherever Icould, an* ain't never asked none back. I've had my trials an' tribbylations—God knows I have!—an' the wust of 'lm all has a come to-night; fer, lx>ys, that goln' out ter hang is—is—my boy—tiie only baby I ever had, an' it's ten long I year sence I seen him! 'n't my fust husband. His name was Hobbs an' tiie boy was named after *im—Henry Hobbs. Some o' you may mind o' seeing *im fifteen aud twenty year ago at our cabiu down in Cinnamon Gulch—a purty, black eyed, curly headed boy. He got that scar j down in that gulch, an' them three fingers came off In a bear trap Dill had set and the boy fell into it. He alius was a weuturesome boy an' never stopped at nothin'. Some of ye mind the big excitement they was down in Cin namon Gulch fifteen year ago, when they was a saloon under ev'ry tree an' they wa'n't no such thing as law an' order. It a-many a boy went astray then, an' my Henry was among 'em. He hadn't never had a chance to be diff'rent. He I >.. I 'n't to be wondered at that didn't know how decent folks lived, an' I—I—wa'n't fit to learn him, 'cause I didn't know how myself. He took to gambli to drink, with plenty to coax tl. / on, an' when the excite ment died away he ran off an' I ain't ever heerd of 'im but once sence; an' he's the man they want ye to go an' help hang. Ye won't do it, boys, will ye?' Her voice had changed to one of earnest entreaty and her old apron was held to her streaming eyes. 'Boys,' she added, 'couldn'tye git 'em to give the boy another cliance?Tell 'em he's my boy. Bring 'im here to me an' let me go away with 'im.Can't ye,boys? Can't ye do it foi the sake of old times? Go an' bring my boy to me. Hang me if you must bave a life for the one my boy took. I won't say a word ag'm' that; only let me see my boy first.' Every man in tbe cabin filed silently out Of the room und a.iappearod in the darkness, going hurriedly down the trail. It was almost day bioak when they came back, silent and stern, a white faced, slender, trembling man with them, his arms still bound and the fear and horror of death still in his face. Old Mrs. Dill met them at the door. They led her son to her little room and left her alone with him. 'Ye'd better be ready to start by day light,' was all Si Sharpe said as he closed the door of the little room and went back to the fireplace where the other men sat looking silently at the glowing coa s. The next day had hardly dawned when the gray-halred old woman and the tall, handsome young man came from the little room, and, with a brief good-bye to the men or Camp Paradise, went slowly down the trail to meet the outgoing stage. 'They'll be all right,' said Si Sharpe. "But there ain't another person on God's earth they'd give that chap up to but old Mis' Dill, au' I've an idee he'll hang yit some day spite of her.' But there lives to-day in one of the coast towns of the Pacific in California a man of wealtli and influence, a good citizen and an honored man, who has but lately buried his mother, a white haired old lady, to whom he was said to be the most dutiful and affectionate of sons. On the plain white stone at lier grave is the name—"Margaret Dill." Ho Never Struck his Children. 'I have never struck my two chil dren,' said a young American father the other day, 'though I have often been tempted strongly to It, aud some times would not have blamed any parent for doing so. But I was thrash ed so much by my enough man, too, that I always stood in fear of him, seldom told him the truth if I could help it, and never con fided in him. Often I was whipped for errors I had committed with good in tentions, and I remember the wild spirit of hatred that used to come over me at such times, when, smarting under the blows I felt I did not deserve, I would get away by myself and swear silent out bitter oaths that would have opened the old gentleman's eyes to his folly, perhaps, if he could have heard them from so young a child. So I made a vow that I would never beat my own children. And now I feel sure that they do not stand in physical fear of me, I am pretty certain they tell me the * truth, and I know they confide in me us a friend. And though they do not obey me nearly as implicitly as I did my father, aud make themselves much more of a nuisance to mo than 1 him, yet they don't regard me as a bully, and that is something.' father, a good to Femlnino wood Carvluir. Wood carving Is one of the newest feminine fads. The passion for carved hall and dining-room furniture and for wood over mantels has something to do with the craze. The tools are easily handled and require little muscular strength, but a quick eye, an artistic feellug and a steady hand. The designs are confined only to the tastes of the fair modeler, and may include any thing which her imagination conjures., Small pieces of work are the rule, how ever, such as panels aud tiles for the side of the mantel, and the like, but carved desks sideboards aud large dec orative pieces are not beyond the ambi tion of the more aspiring. If the taste for wood carving continues to increase it will supply an occupation in which women who go in for something more than amusement will find, if they are artists, one more welcome resource. Old Bank Notes. The oldest bank notes money,' or 'convenient money,' first is-j sued in China, 2G97 B. C. Originally! these notes were Issued L> the treasury,' hut experience dictated a change to the banks under the government inspection' and control. A writer in a provincial paper says that the early Chinese'green backs' were in all esseutials similar to the modern bank notes, bearing the name of the bank, date of issue, the number of the note, the signature of the official issuing it, indications of it value in figures, iu works and iu the pictorial representation iu coins or heaps of cons equal in amouut to its face value, and a notice of the pa 1 ns and penalties of counterfeiting. Over and above all was laconic exhortation of industry and thrift: 'Produce all you can; spend with economy.' The note was printed in blue ink on paper made from the fiber of tho mulberry tree. One issued in 1308 B. C. still carefully preserved in the Asiatic museum at St. Petersburg. the 'flying The fact of a cob pipe factory in Missouri paying $64 to a farmer for a wagon-loud of desirable corn cobs leads the Memphis Avalanche to remark that "the time may yet come when the people will raise wheat for the chaff."