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The Commonwealth.
Bombt r crape.
crape, n
uis use
Doors thruujrh which Death uninvited came
In dread and awral shape,
Waving slow to and lro
irong may kr.
the thought
One hom>
cloud of bitter woe—
Thou ham been through lo
s cmblen
th'.s e
: less
tVh'.M dark* ?r
nate hop'
laced alt.
d fei
the raeli turn
like the- lack-luster bh
And the
s no longer shone in h.-ai
•t hope-illumined track.
Yet th 0 >;
ars have brought to me bet
ter views and thoughts . f the*'.
For each sorrow hath it
experienced souls
I have learned that 'r.eath thy veil shine;
the light which cannot fail,
through the darkness and the gale,
e of grief, badge of grief, back of
thee, in grand relief,
Lies the glory which the reaper finds with
in the golden sheaf:
Death is life, end of strife, close of years
with evil rif'*,
The beginning of tlie winning: rest when
sheathed the surgeon's knife.
ow wh;i !
•Ours the. tear, theirs the cheer, an l Heaven
vistas vast and clear,
IV he re their wings may spurn the chrysalis
which hampers spirits here:
Where each joy they c
views from earth-mists free,
Proves the story of the glory that Is
promised y -u
Somber sign, proof benign of a thought
ful love divine
Which hath made Death bur Its messenger
to lead us
Welcome, friend
who earist end woes and
ilrits rut
minist ri
in grateful
ihy kindly
trust we bend.
i i iVm i it » s' « ï tu; c t iWb m mu s V» i « V* aiu iV .
ji Jt Jt 5;
' I
OTWmiSTAXDl.NC; the fact tha
» been written of so vol*
enture to offer an abso
dogs hi
uminously. 1
lately authentic sketch of
•h recognition.
To give u detailed account of this
noble creature's extraordinary doings
would fill a large volume; therefore 1
will confine myself to recording a few
of those which 1 deem the most notable.
<h si
Early in the spring of lHJ.'l, when I
•aru old and living in th*'
as nine
township of Toronto, Canada, my father
bought from the "Six Nations" Indians,
then occupying. ;
river Credit, eight miles from our farm,
a dog, whom, in honor of a deceased
predecessor, we named Carlo. This ani
mal was said to be then two years old
He weighed, perhaps, (»0 pounds, and
•was not particularly prepossessing in
appearance, being of u mixed reddish
•color, with an unusually large head,
drooping ears, tremendously powerful
jaws and a tail no more tin
long. That member had
docked, however, but was an heredi
tary peculiarity, as was am ply proven by
the fact that many of Carlo's progeny,
hile,became quite mimer-!
• brought
ith precisely similar tails -i
very strange, and s
tion goes, quite unique circumstance.
1 hav
with only rudimentary tails, but never.
ten inches
bee i
w hielt,uft er t
ous in our neighborhood, w
• oliservn
know n hundreds of (logs hot*
except in this instance, of any tha*
orhl w ith one apparent
came into the
ly cut off in the middle.
At first none of us thought much o/
Cntlo; but it was not long before w**
discovered his value, and to me lie soon
became a constant companion, play
mate, protector and friend. Little by
little, as his good qualities were re
vealed. we found that his sagacity was
wonderful and his courage and faith
fulness beyond all praise. Not only in
one wie did he excel, hut as watchdog.
•attic driver and
hunter, retriever,
sheep herd he was perfection itself. He
ft a red
occasion, tackle a bear, wolf or lynx
as readily ns a deer, fox or rabbit.
Of course he could not, unaided, kill
adult wolf.
living thing, and would, on
n full-grown bear nor
but would often harass and detain
or the other until the pursuing hunter
got near enough to shoot it; but he did
once, after n terrific fight, kill a larg*
lynx, an animal so-formidable thnf not
dog in a thousand will face it.
A curious peculiarity of Uarlo's was
that although the game he was at the
moment chasing might never have been
sighted by the listener, any
thoroughly familiar with him, could al
tell of what-kind it was merely bv
the dog's manner of baying, and also
whether the scent was fresh or stab*,
lie had one style of bark for a deer, an
other for u bear, another for a wolf and
«till another for a fox, a
ildcat, a rac
what not.
He was the very best
•oon dog" I
heard of, and would kill
of these misyhieyous' creature«.
however large and fierce, in less than
five minutes after coining wp-with.it.
The raccoon always throws itself upon
its back when fighting, and. instead of
■klrmishin# around, snapping at and
«raring the skin as ordinary dogs do.
Carlo would instantly snizn it by th"
throat and never let go until it was
dead, thus not damaging the pelt at all.
Between the ages 0( 11 ami 17 years
hunting by night was one of my
favorite sports, and when following
Carlo his voice always told mr as plain
ly as by articulate speech whether he
was running on hot scent, had caught
ills quarry on the ground or had-treed
It. In the latter ease my comrade and
I would build a fire and chop down t he
tree, whose top could scarrely.ernsli'to
the earth before Carlo would have the
Never once did he let one escape
to another tree.
Altogether, aside from the fact that
their akin* were worth in the proper
season 60 cents each, it was very neces
sary totlestroy tip-se obnoxious though
interesting animals, as they wrought
sad havoc urnong tbe green corn and
oat* and not infrequently carried off
outlying young ducks und chickens,
ft wus a singular Idiosyncrasy Of Ctr
lo's that, although born nmqng and
brought up by Indians, be would never,
after coming into cur possession, let
one of this nice approach the hmhe
without showing the most violent an
ger, ind-if »be red man still persisted
he, would seize some part of his dress
and prerifbi bis farther advance until
mime member ot the family Interfered.
• '
Even then hi* would not I *e «ight o'
the unwelcome visiter until he had foi
lowed him beyond the bo. nduries of
oil of \\
much intelli^»*
proves. I think', »bat h> lir.d line:
treated bv }»!> first own. ;
On three several occasions this doy
saved my fife, each • : me displaying a
surprising' degree of calculating judg
ment. » -
Through th$
farm n
creek, and 1
Carlo's acquisition*by ns. when T had'
gained his love and confidence, there:
occurred one night a tremendous down
pour of rain, ■

hole length- of
called Etobicoke j ;
iths after I
a si ream
.lune, a few
veiling the m
I. to bring
irig next
home the c
farther side of the
ly, instead of g.-iutr around by a rather
distant bridge. :
angry flood. • Hut in a moment 1 was
• feet and bv the outward
•y rash
i. I
■'«Pt-'l »
f.ml tin
set of the current whirled like a feather
toward its turbulent center. Being at
that time unable to swim. 1 would cer
tainly have drowned then and there
had not Carlo plunged in and* effected
a rescue—and in a manner evincing al
most hurpan intelligence.
The brave fellow evidently knew that
I was mpeh heavier than himself, and
was not to be retrieved so' easily as a
wounded duck. So, instead of seizing
me haphazard and perhgps drawing
• head
1er water, he dextrousl)
caught hold of the front ? corner of im
coat collar, thus, in effect, enabling
to rest my head upon hi.s if 1 ?
However, the moment lu
ished. !
lost all fear, recovered my presence of 1
mind and cheerfully said:
Let p
guess my intention, he i
stantly obeyed, whereupon ! slid
hands filong his back and grasped his
stuhhv 'tail, w h
. with a yelp of n.ani
j fest delight, ho struck diag
ami downstream, tiy.ving
ashore to the opposite bank, though at
a point fully 100 ytinîs bel
had entered the water.
ally ne
* sa i ch
l it was mosst tone!.ing
s joy. After lovingly licking my
face and hands, lie scampered up ami
down tlie hank like :
lhl thing, rap
I turously barking and shoeing his hai»
pincss in every possible way, while
and then darting back to my side to re
lected the *cc
the creek, but did not- -follow them
vith this fun, he eol
vs and made' thei
across, thinking, perhaps, that 1 was
not yet to be trusted alone, ami that it
w as his duty ' to .accompany me home
by way of the bridge.
Almut two months afterward Carlo
-aveil me from being torn to pieces by
a cougar, an animal extr.emely rare in
western Canada even at that early day,
called "pajEher" by the bid hunters,
thouph th rue panther does not exist
in_any )f America. A« a full ac
(^ount. of This, adventure has already
been published, I can only say here that,
had'it not been for my faithful friend's
extraordinary sagacity in discovering
the crouching beast and his dauntless
ge in attacking it, I should most
certainly have become its prey. As it
was, thanks to the dbg. the great cut
was shot by in y father, I receiving one
half the bounty money and my gal
lant hound unstinted praise.
Perhaps dogs may not possess w hat
we, in our wisdom, call inductive
soiling powers, but Carlo was gifted
with something murvelously like such.
Mere instinct will hardly account for
his conduct in the follow ing instance:
One summer morning, in March, lS.'M,
1 was standing ut our hack d
overlooked the creek and a
opening out of the lairnyard beyond.
In this paddock were at the moment
frisking a number of February-horn
lambs, while theit* mothers were nib
bling such chance tufts-of grass as had
,escn|>ed the winter's frosts.
While I looked delightedly at the in
nocent creatures' gambols, n
giant-gray wolf, having sneaked unob
served fro,ill the forest, » half mile
Further up stream, suddeul.v leaped ,
the low fence, dashed through the flock.
lamb in his mouth and was off ;
forestward like a flash.
. which
little field !
Carlo lay dozing in the sun at try*
"Kook, Carlo, look. I fried, j
. , , '
in direct punu.t and thu« prematurely I
alarm the brute, give it a long «tart and l
thus entail upon h.n. sei fa probably
hopeleas «tern chase? No; hedhl «orne- ]
thing far w,«er and more eftert.inL |
Without giving tongue at all. he «tart«]
off at fu «Jan up my sl - ' " e
atream. far enough from the hank « I
brnk to prevent the enemv seeing him, !
* . , /.«' c .
and was at the edge of the forest some
, , ,,
little tune before the encumbered wolf
,, . . A . .
could reach its shelter. J hen, eon
, , , , , , .
cea cd bv impinging hushes and trees,
, , * , i .i » .
he bounded through and across the .
crack, hid himself in the brnahwood j
„„,1 met the ravenon. beast face ,» face !
when it came along. Meantime, hear-1
ing me call, several of the fa. y came I
to the door and witness«! «hat foi- -
pointing to the retreating wolf. In
instant he caught sight of the
milder, but did he rush across the creek j
On seeing Carlo, the half-starved wolf
(1 not at once relinquish his prey, but !
swerved from his course and tried to
gain the woods at a morn distant point i
-a fatal mistake on his part, for the \
dog, nearly as swift as he in any case,
on liim before he had gone 100
feet. Then he dropped the lamb and
attempted to close with Carlo in a death
struggle. He might as well have tried
to close with n lightning streak. Every
time he made a rush at the dog the latter
sprang aside, and the Instant the wolf
turned again he seized it by a hind leg,
bringing it to the ground, while always
avoiding the deadly grips of its fearful
Iv armed jaws. '
'This maneuver was repeated again
and agnin, and, rage as he might, the
wolf could neither k«* away from, nor
, fiia peraeoutor. The
that my elder brother had
fasten his fangs
time to run up and shoot the beast,
which wus so wholly preoccupied in the
not to notice his approach. 1
leave the reader to judge whether, in
this chase and attack, the noble dog
did not exercise what may fairly be
called reason?
Time, pregnant with many of my
and Carlo'» adventure*. pu»sed on; I
v*»H is y «am-told and he, presumably
five, wa* In the zenith of hi» powers,
and bad -bédome much heavier than
when 1 first''knew him, when he saved
toy life in* tlhUÄilrd Urne, in this wise:
One gftcmsofi ■ in Octobw he and I
were passing through a large field
wherein vert pMtu.'iag a muolm of
the#»c vvi.-s a threc-ye*r
uys thot. ffîit
cattle. Amo:
old bull, will
a quite gentle animal,
often liihien 1 o and fro
In fact. 1 nud
his back.
of those camlet
ith red
A strong wind wa
those dî
ing, and just as wo
■ .. id> of the bull, a ht
; inis exposing a largt
)e of the cloak
[muse of the
:ht of this
On catching
dor, the bull cluu
e moment
to a
vit li a hoarse,
a peacefully
ered head a:
roar, h 1
î il. charged fini.
not (*'
st ump or \ ree n< ar
cards or
brute lutd but
r» to c
•ould have be
l-'liplit ..î
my purl
even if 1 bad
hieb 1 did not. But,
thought of it,
in my mortal fright,
1 did think to
swift as an arrow and fiercely
is an en
g for
raged tiger, the good dog spn
front of the bull,
ard, not squarely i
•ith a little detour.
ing ubout, he came alongside the
•neast's shoulder, and deftly seized him
the tables
-. N.
e re
No longer
ith a vengeance.
•as the bull's deep roar the exultant
an ns!
i sccoml it changed to the pitiful
m ;
: culMike bleating of
! , l>t distracted by pai
tossed his 1
to free himself from the v
of those i
and fright,
on attempt
ihe grasp
ould never le
. whit, n
.■ r's bidding
go except ut n inns
til vieton
Fimlinp- all his .'Itorts <if m. avail. Ill
! frenzied creature
vit !»
(dinging dog
»able t
carrying the
strike the
d utterly
•r with his
eked com lint ants.
the field
•areened the interl
hile the other rattle, seared out
their wits at the strange spectacle,
lord and master to his fate.
• a full half
hat seemed to
r or
hour and to the hull probably an age of
?nt, the running fight continued,
the sorely punished beast growing
raker, until at last lie
every moment
sank to the ground utterly exhausted;
w hereupon Carlo ei
ously wagging his short tail, and with
his beautiful brown eves and triumph
back to
\ joy*
"Wasn't that
ant bark seeming to u.sk:
well done, master?"
After this severe lesson no creature
could be better behaved tha
vas the
to more th;
h(Jod thrusl upon h „ ; sh( . lu .|,i e ved it
, alld ; H „„reaaoiiulbly proud of the fuel,
Sllture ller in rotlIlc |, KOft ,
; {ormbil , mo i d . Hut sl „. hus ,. ise „
conquered bull, who thenceforth inCar
a parti cu
lo's presence always put
larly subdued air, while I might have
flaunted my red-lined clonk in his face
a hundred times without exciting him
an intense disgust.
Bv such deeds ;
I have herein re
veil as by his invaluable serv
in the hunting field and on the
farm, my dog became famous through
out our whole township, and, had 1 been
base enough to do so, I might, scores of
times, have sold him for more than the
lated, as
price of a first-rate horse.
He lived to he 13 years of age. and
then, though apparently in good health,
painlessly died
old head rested lovingly
I buried him
hile his grand
my knee,
the hank of the stream
vherein lie and I had si
often dis
ported ourselves, and. full-grown mi
as I the
as, I am not ash;
•d to con
fess that I shed childish tears over his
grave, which T afterward
large stone slab, taken from the creek's
lark.»I by a
! bed and rudely
skilled hands:
igraved by my tin
My Friend Carlo;
N. Y. Ledger.
Faithful Unto Death.
lint \\ he
li the Don* lie
Her She Uenkened.
There is m
•urthly doubt as to her
*w woman. She
s not born
, neither was new worn;
v wonia
i perior to nature. She believes with all
, H . r heart , with all her soul, with all
j m j n( ^ j n the right divine of woman
! to govern, wrongly, perhaps, but still
I to govern. She is one of those Patrick
Henrys in petticoats whose burning
I brinffs conviction to the .oui»
l f liumln ., |s wilu „, reil(ly agree with
bfr A „ n)rpady Btatedi there is no
] eart , |lv „„ U) hrr n 11( . w
| wuAn ;,_i„ lheor y, at Jn pruc
^ Wel| dim . r) . nt .
She'« the sort of woman who «hrinki
I , ellmb „ „„ the tub |e if anyone »„g
! ...... , .
gesU that there is a mouse in the
* ...... 4|
room. She believes the placid old turn
... 4 . .. , ' . . .
lly horse the fiercest sort of u steed,
* . . .
and knows that her life is in danger
. ....... .
every time she climbs into the phaeton,
. J . . . . 4 1 .. .
j hh "' ,,, "' lls P^Lv^wnh terror if «he
! J" «; d «' f ,he ' '
!l,1<l , . .. pfoi.ahiy fain.t If a 11 le
I f . . '™> »er path. 1 he
- " f the neighbors--she byes the
j country, where no household »s com
i tli out several of them—fill her
! m,,uI
ad, unreasoning fear.
One day she went dow n to the vil*
i lu! ? e 1 "" 1 w! " 1 ,e,n P te<) l,u > I»'*-»
\ Uir »'" (»'••»>' nl,al ; A * «bn was lunar
''igthnm homo in triumph a large .Nnw*
loundhind, waking from his noonday
'"■[>• »«»iked out to meet her, sniffed
hpr P'™ «"J f,!l1 solemnly in behind
>>«r. At the next place she passed two
more w ent through the same
nanvers, then one, then three, then
'wo, and so on Uli every place she
passed had yielded its quota of dogs,
1 ' m ' by one they fell in1o line. Kniell
big her pies und following her loving.
ly. 'hey juin«* in '•>' procession, pftc
big solemnly after this timorous new
IIer ' w 'art w
as Water ami her
1. .She knew tbat it
bones wr
would be
of her new womanhood to die in de.
heroic thing and worthy
fense of her pie». She «aw vision» of
the neighbor« finding her a mungled
( orp«e, but »till faithful to her charge;
of a Blender white shaft in «orne peace
ful cemetery bearing the inscription!
"Faithful Unto Death,
thought of her motherie«« children, her
sorrowing husband, with only a heroic
memory to commie them, and her cour
age fuiled lier. She felt that it was
better to live a new woman than to die
Then »he
swiftly bomewartb-Vbieago Chronicle.
a hero.
So she gently laid the piea down on
the path that the dogs might devour
them in |>eai'e and unmolested sped
Present Government l'r\ tl.i
lie 3 thoald Bo Vi*.e;itod.
; Ob
la %y î'.iirlj I»«-'-. \tl
ft cetic-l I») the (»avert
b> <
(il % ei
(Special Wash
l 'ruinent print
Thc g
g uihce is
hu h it is
: g
as though U might be ..i
le used looks
centuries ohi.
Pi*t*\ o us to t lie Mat day of Ma
g hud be
the g<
i.c first
w a.\ s.
o\ ided for the .
March ». ITv
if 000 copies of the a
pies of the jourmilk
in the s- nate and house of u présenta
•IS U!
Hie first appropriation made by the
federal e
ided specif
ieally for printing, was enacted i
1 ».
"for the expenses of lire
The sa
$2.261 for the
r\ and printing
made an appropriation of
sieretary of state, "including the pub
lication of the laws uf the first session of
tue Third congress."
1701 to 1810. the gi
eut *
•act to the
1 ' mting was give
lowest bidder; but *•
g for the electi.
all lulls ii
in he paid
ion fixed the prices
IV i- the v
b\ the printer of cos ;
A joint resolutim
ith till
£in»t ... t ''-Hi.dispel» .i.i'
Of p. ci
ft h
.'in. This
if printing the work of
ed until 1 tt>:'
hut it grew to he •
it in
as passed pro\ kling
lent of printing.
hose duti
>m dealers
wed by the
tend all* the
lone for the government, by
, , . h . . ,, ....
the house and senate printers. I he
, . . . . 1 . , ■ , ..
uet also fixed the prices to be paid foi
, 1 j
composition and prass work.
. . .i i
I. ,S a significant fact that the pov.
eminent iirinting «»» re«ar. «1 "*? i
.nn.ter of such inportancent this.nrl> ,
, i . »u.» w « ^ » - j I
to a duel. In lH4l, Senator King, of j
, , . .ii .... , r i
Alabama, and Senator Henry. ( lay, of
,, . . ii- i
Ki atuck y . became involved in a bitter
tit t ■
controversy over the appointment ot
. . . . ... i si..,.,,*,,- I
tie senate printer, and Senator King
i h i J , i • ,. , , „ lin,.i
challenged Senator t laj to fight n duel.
A compromise «•«< effort«! by the mu- j
frit'mls uf the sluatoi's nud nodut'l
"tt advertis
in paper, and buy all paper
?nt. a
1 super
•oasion it r.lmostled
day that
tuu 1
v:is fought.
ssman John A.(iui'ey, of Ohio,
of the comti.ittee op
is chairma
printing of the house of repre
in I860, and be was the author .f the
bill to establish a government priming
cilice, which was passed by both hous * ;
congress »ml approve.) by J-reniclen« |
May 31, 18150. Althouif i !
t i
1» is name is not ofte
public print or in private conversutk a !
all of the employes of the governmen
printing office know Mr. Hurley's »am
ii nil reputation, and speak of him with
profound respect and admiration. On
the day preceding the vote
Mi. Hurley delivered a speech in ad
vocacy of his measure which was con
vincing and eloquent. His speech w
also quoted in the senate in full, f
was influential in Hint body also,
his most impassioned utterances
Ohio statesman declared that, tl
* no possible opposition to
founding of a government printin;
pt the opposition of parti
ship, which he deprecated with.se«
Epitomizing the history of the pi*
printing, Mr. Hurley said:
"Sir, the public printing has h
ninde u subject of general discust
si rife, and even quarrels, in both hoi
ol congress, and between the van«,
political parties, with short lute
lor u full half century, and up to thi
the bill,
! »
(Head of the Government Printing Office.)
vi ry hour is as prolific u source of public
debate, personal speculation and com
mon scandal us at any former period. |
lt J-as brought more contempt and dis- j
grace upon our government than have j
come from any single cause that can
be mentioned.
consult the records of 1810 we
that the con
shall find a
far back
greshof the United »States floundering in
tl.c mire of printing ruscnlity, unable
either to get its work done at the prop
*'• time
. 4 . ... 4 . I
stipulated, or even with tol- ;
erableaccuracy. It was horribly execut- ,
cd, on poor paper, and never ready when j
"The efforts of the spoilsmen of all i
parties have ever been to crush
out the labors of those seeking !
• radical and genuine reform in
that department. The mere partisan
does not want the door of the

treasury closed against him just as ha
is about to lay hold of Its keys; and an
the printing spoils ha^e been regarded
as among the most valuable under the j
government, mere politicians have al
ways hdd a strong desire to retain
Public Printer Palmer Is a splendid
• xeeutlve officer who has had great !
experience in the printing business and
who occupied the position of public
printer under the Harrison adininis- j
tration. He says: -I am not a spoiis
tfian In the strict sense of that word,
»lihough f believe that the political
party placid In power by the people
should dominate the affairs of every
While I urn not *
•poiUmnji, I am at the »mm; time op- ;
posed to the application of the civil !
•ervice law to the government printing j
office. I think it is nbatird to require j
printersand bookbinders to pasn«chool-ji*
boy examination*. It i» ab, o the height
of folly to require laborer* and
workmen in the various I
brauchet of iue printing office to pats j
• 'i ,.
The civil
but a
m of
Therefore I
ns t.
id p
olkee. Only <•
\. r
>1 b
li»''- „< the- pi
of ' li
hat one
■nt te
.f the \merii
lu- capita
'ksliop, 1 ro.m w in -1
pi act Ica I
dl tin* public j
ither has
hieli m.ue tha
ement and progrès«
uted to the n«l\
of hu
Its site sh
dd be
a lofty ele\at
d fl«
e the possibi
a bo
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'< »M I't bSI
Til K
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with the splendid arelntret me ot I tic
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building. I he people ol thin eountiy
n , 1 , , ,
j will approve large appropriations to
, ,i; .
i curry out this purpose,
> emvut ' lvi . k
i tlionxaml» »I the .. ...
, # burdcI1 u]lt)li ' tll J lllM)afer ,
I trilling in eompui'.son to tin* great und
j . , ... ,
i permanent henehts seeuretl.
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1 lie first pubi c printer was .lohn I).
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■ Detrees, ol Indiana, who was appointed
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I early in lhfii by Fresideut Abralu
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hiiicolii. He held the olliee until
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j y 1 «' 1 » 1 '** ■ '"j « 1,s
''. v er.-si.lct Am .,» Johnson, and
Cornelius Wendell was appointed, hut
ris tenure of olliee was very brief. Tin
at that time in coutro
I this im
versy with President Johnson, and iu
; !HU *
| n ' s,onMl b - v l1 "'
! ,llu ,lt1 '' of congrestiiiimil printer.
On April 14, 1 M U, A. M. Clapp, of Ne
York, was appointed and hehl »)u> «
the winter foliowing the congres
changed the met hod of appointment
March 1, 180'J, Mr. Defrees
enate unde!

rnesprctrU IIa*«uII. |
"Haven't they had some kind of]rum
pus in Rev. Mr. Pfiftlily's church ?'j
Jle was taken suddenly ill
Sunday morning, and Mrs. Pfifthly, like
the good little w'oman she is, went to the
church and preached in his place."
"And the congregation, I suppose,
:t of presumption,
thought it w
| and a plain disregard of St. Paul's tench
j ings about women speaking In church?**
j "On the contrary, she gave them
mon so much better thon any her hnn
hand had ever delivered, that they want
her to do all the preaching hereafter*—
Chicago Tribune.
a n
The ( «im I Hennit.
Why, where in the
rid have you
I been, Fred?" asked Mrs. Dasher of her
"To the race«."
"So wuK your father, but he'« been
back these two hour«."
"No doubt. But he didn't have to
walk back. I'll take no more tip«."—
• Detroit Free Préau.
A Clear Conaelei
«•e Oltinlned.
Broker'* Wife—Ilow happy you look,
niy dear. What Is the cause?
not taken any innocent and confiding
j man's money for 24 hours,
Broker—A dear conscience. I have
"I am glad to hear it."
"Yes; you see my partner died last
night and our office was closed to-day."
—Yellow Kid Magazine.
KflcntlrM lHdl|c»«tlon.
"I never kin feel no aympat'y wit
atrikerK," ko Id Meandering Mike.
"1 don't Htr dut you've got any cairn«
ter blame 'em," replied Plodding Pete.
"Dere ain't no exeuxe fur 'em," wa*
the emphatic reply. "It'» dcir own ac
j tion» dat bring» 'em to it. Dev didn't
huve no bu»lness goin' ter work in d«
fir» 4 , place."--Washington Star.
j tical turn, "I wonder how much powder
destroyed dally in uneie»» aalute«?"
"There ninit Ih* a lot,'' «aid the frivol
ou» girl. "But I «appose women will go
I on kiaaing one another just the MUM."
j —JudiauapoU» Journal.
tR,l,iN SMllttm.
".I wonder," sold the man of a Ma, Is
»Led ...
('all I I». :
I« Ml*
*<■ *
tin* I.i
•ill headquarters,
r streets,
the epportt
i 111 pro \ emr
r as they are. -
■d a fondness f
a i d \ a t"
me id thei
.1 their i
Mrs. S. Ik I'nfielil,
nt the place, sa;
t hat
il i.i hti ' et of
Irr.uh left
I hunt'll r ri ppln I. III. . .hi
I.C «I their aille tin
( Inly I he pro
!•! after I b
i'or the das
lost n
Mask. i
ho ha
ing I«
ith heaps and
Id." he said. hi-, bright ev. •
V of it
hen ps

it »1 the c
"Wl.at will \
ith it the re
porter ns
< »li. I'll build i
lice 111
ne f.
r mnnmm
.ould start a hie
and papa, and thei
X If the;
out is
•re poor, I'd semi
t hen
tin- country, like M rv l-'/ i
field does, and if they g
hurt at th.
ild give the
•him* I
lots I
We make mil like
lots of money.
care, hul
r d.
Is and lingers, and it keeps
•k, and
l't like
I hers scold.
The g
»anifested among flu
embers of the Kittle Crooked (hing
hundreds of children in tIn
eut b
Mready ils ele\uting infill
being felt. The other dnv 1"
* '. w1 '<* the country
^'itsh air
. Aral her
.list riet
a here I he soeinI sett lei
y 4
"yler Iri
V '
The Ghieagi
18 FIRST ..
X *n!lBNTAlJ.7 I» »»» »'« ««»vo.-;
elftllatn T».«> trl.iiiuii) of
if thu .1**
1 lim<% of
t.f <J«-i
, iImvuIv. h iij»*«
•f Uic ditrti|iUoo «
lutltialoii on tin*
to dit*« «I
Un win («• thn pot
Ah h u«
•pu liif nsllh
»•■IP. a»1 OOftTlIlrf ••»'
I » Ml
• |. »pulltm, nnn
ion «if TUP. ' M IV )*»'»<■
'MKONji'i.i-: win nu
• .1
entirely H*- «1
OMnt a i'ay ** "ry f/imtl" y/lthln 0v*- »«
r Couy of a IT r«-:
•I It* publlnivtl.
mlrvi« uf nheiipii**** nn»1 viiu«- <•
uawm 'v m*
he would toss up to decide. One of our
passengers, who is taking $1.000 wit»
him, Ims worked 100 feet, of his ground
and refused $200,000 for the remuimler,
and confidently expect« to dear op
$100,000 and more, lie has in n bottle
9 12 from
* pan of dirt. His pay
dirt while being washed averaged $2.»0
sn hour to each man shoveling In, Two
others of our miners who worked their
•wn claims cleared up $6,000 from the
day's washing. There is about Jf> feet
of dirt above bedrock, the pay streak
*aging from four to six feet, which
is tunneled out while the ground Is
frozen. Of eonrse the ground taken out
is thawed by building fir.-s, and when
the thaw cornes and water rushes it»
they set their «Iniées and wash the
iirt. Two of our fellows thought a
♦mail bird in Hi«* hand worth a large
hh om* in the hush and sold their claims
for ST."».000, getting $4,500 dr
moinder to he paid in monthly install
ments of $10,000 each. The purchasers
had no more than $5,000 paid. They
•re 2») days thawing und getting out
Jlrt. Then there was no water to sluice
a- ith, but one fellow made a rocker and
n ten days took out $10,000 for the first
installment. Ko, tunneling and roek
rifc, they took out $40,000 before there
was water to sluice with.
"Of course these things rear! like
•.he story of Aladdin, hut fiction is not
it with facts at Klondike. The
* round located and prepared can b»
worked out in a few year», but there
h still an immense territory untouched,
ind the laboring man whoennget there
with one year's provisions
better chance to make a stake than in
my other part of the world." -Sun
Diego (Cal.) Times.
1, the re
ill have
Til for Tut.
"You don't know much about the city.
Jo yon?" «aid the city cousin in hi» su
perior way uh he wa« »bowing hi«
country relative around.
"No more'» you do about the farm,"
was the prompt reply. Chicago Pont.
-One-eighth of the entire popula
tion of Great Britain live withiu the
tells si London.
III. I. lu IK Ic
;* «I (a (In
\! .. -!.
if tWO
Hoî. Î
r ist, l
Police Tool
. when the fr
• I. « 'hifll
..i d fill ^
-..Uli ,„T
aid and
or the
î ■ rout failli*. *
Mm m.-H. of Mi|ihr
. d the |Kirty «ill
« !.. .idvillc. 'TM
. the height of iU
for miner*,
. î : î . and hefor»*
*ek hr 1
: a \»-,i ,,-d
t he
lie left his e
> \ er heard fj a
• ! Hi ley spent
ith Vi .
and thei
decided t.
sit ko
!«"• »' • l' i <« : :. lauding In Wash
lie ing furn t*d
,,S t hi
a prospecting
mb* up n party
finally reached tho
boat was
for Alaska o
and the two
I the con*
a'begun. I'pfon,
• m«!ii of the parly wanted
a sirlwtan
•e • i get' l'\
ati- tin stream,
a in! ,h u i hl
irait, but the
• a 1 1 tin -Md Hi Ids. and during the
cot tli" party divided, eight:
hoi ri dlv building
d< I ime to build
ol the)
w hill the other fm
I he prtn i don«
1 . Id men started up the
\ iik.
end day
fier l pt on. HI ley ntnf
ertook find
•-.■i- ed He- r.- t t.f the party, whose raft
1« H broken, destroying their pi'ovihiont
gings. The fournt«n
proceeded up the Yukon, and about
their first ramping ground discovered
1 heir
•i mi pa n inns
1 ail I heir he)
\ had about sr
veeks* provision»,
stay there and dig until
•re exhausted, when
nud derided I
the prnvis
ould go back to the const and
p,( pure for another trip. Pay dirt Wll
averaging over $lfii> jjer day for each
man. whe*
• night the other party,
which had followed them, stole thi'il
guns and provisions and compelled the û
to board and nil started for -.j
Upton and Kiley did not at* \4
turn, but finally drifted buck ■
I loth hud nome gold,
• back to Alpena, married - Â
I for a time lived mi a farm in Mont* V
the coast
tempt to
to Washlngt
and Kilcv e
eucy county, lie also operated a
•I<m in this city for Homf
time, lie went west again, but finally
brought up in Wisconsin, wher« he nop
a fruit farm on I he went wide of
Hike Michigan.
Upton drifted Into ( alifornin and Is
now connected with the sugar refin
ing company of Spreckels & Co. In San
1'' raneiseo.
It is claimed that the party of which Y
•nibers were ;
to penetrate th«
interior of Alaska. While lit Sitka, jimt
before they started home, the party miff 4
. Swineford and a prospecting party
who were about to explore Alaska. .;|j
Upton and Hilcy were well known in li
Alpena «hou» 17 years ago. and ruMiiy É
^ citizens will probahl) r. >-n II » he j miner ffl
V^niid 1he time when the.\ left for thi
J|A ! askan fields. A 1 ',' tin Mich.) Echo.
Upton and Hilcy were
Hie first white
Try Tliem on fin* lncB|»erlrm*«»il Ma
>i Xfilter of Snfety.
"Sny. is this a dry goods store or* M
man's shirt, store?'' was the query that
addressed to another as they $
stood looking in a Fourth street win- Ê
.low of a prominent haberdashery. : j JL
"Don't know. 1 vet's go in and In- '%
vest i gate.
They did.
"Do you mind talking if there's noth* 4
ing in it ?" oik* of them asked of one o# 'h
the clerks.
"Course not. That's what i in paid
"Well, is this a dry goods store or*
shirt store?"
"Shirt store, sure, and one of the
1**M. Why?"
"Yes; take an nffldnvy If you wish."
"Young man, do you mean to tell .gi
in all honesty, having in vi*«w youi
everlasting future, that you make end
sell shirts from those magnificent
dress goods in the window?"
"That.'s what we do, sir, and lota
uv 'em, too."
Why, I never sow a man with one
'em on. Where do they wear 'em
or wlicn:
"Oh. they buy one or two nv
and then they go to thecountK forf-vo
or three days, and if they iou't kill
anybody or break a few ear drums,
then they sneak back to town Oh,
you'll see lots uv 'em in the f*IL
Wouldn't von like to have us make vot*
half dozen T'
"Not on your life. My wljc would
have 'em cut, down for ftbirt waist«
Vor, you know, the )
inwide of a week.
•hirt wniMt* are made with amall
That wbh done no th *
women could «teal the men*« «hirt««
No, I ffiieK* I don't want any. Not to
day, at leant. Much obliged for your
"Don't mention it. Call a^ain.'*—•
Cincinnati Commercial Tribune.
Cool mm«I Collect*«.
Hired Man— I've been try In* to hlr*
jot to work for Smith when ray time'* J
out here. Jle said he'd see you yes tee* $
dny anil get your recommend. I ft'po«* J
y ou told him Î was stiddy, nnd nil that?
Farmer .Tosh Kmmalong- -stiddr?,' a
Yes. I told him you was stiddy. ) n fucty'Mjï
I told him tliat if you was any , ÿ
I'd have to put one of them
(-n you to see whether you'd rn«»\'fd at . %
ill or not through the day.—Up-.t ♦-lînt* v
.VHpnnrMr Wrslhrr Chart«.
The Japanese government now Im«W
H'try day three weather chart«, shioK
include observa tiou« in China and
Kin-Kin islands, enabling captains w
»rtaln tlw* movement« of storms
irai days in advance.—Chicago iftfatiF'
Knglami sent 360,000,000 tueos
by telephtmt- last year, M,000,006!
that» the year ueforo

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