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THE INDEPENDENT -.--. THE INDEPENDENT has the : ; - 7 FINEST JOt? OFFICE IM K TOLAS COUNTY, CARDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL ULAKXSc And otb.tr printing, including Large and Heavy Posters and Showy Hand-Bills, ' ; !Bi THE DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. ....8' ft ft . 1 o ax Yauiilisa Three. Stoa li The tke iTtn far Vnw twyfn In advan. Ihe-I-DKPKSDRNT -ff-r fln Inducements fc ad vertle;, Tcmfc rei Mjnablo. Neatly end expeditious!; executed AT POKTL,AIU lniCJS8t 1DBPEDE1T. lliii VAT n hAcwnrmrt rkTinnAliT I Q rTTTDIVA V APTATirP OI 1QCO -.tv cr ! f JU 4 0 lVlOH(13UXVlx. AXVXmCflW OAAUAWXLA vvivuun -i, iwa. i)IU. . - PitACTlCAl. WATCHMAKER.' JEWELER, AND OPTICIAN. ALL WORK WARRANTED. Dealer In Wnlctitit, CIeka, Jewelry, Spectacle m d -ttars, And a Fall Line of Cigars, Tobacco and Fancy Goods. The only reliable Optometer la town for itae prop r adjustment t-f fcpectaclea ; always oo baod. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE F!n.t door south of post office, Rose bare Oregon r.lAHONEY'S SALOON Nearest to the RaProad Jepot, Oakland Jas. 3Xalioney Prop'r. The finest of wines, liquors and cigars in Dowf las county, and the beat .IX,XIfrXir TABLB in tha R Vni la nntnar main Fartiea traveling on the railroad will find tab place Tery handy to riait during the stop ping of the train at the Oak- ' land, Depot. Giva me a call. J as. HAxiOliEY. JOHN FftASER, Home Made Furniture, WIIiBl OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc. Constantly on hand. niRMiTIIRC 1 hve the best stock, o lUn 111 I UllC. luruiture ROUtti of Portland And nil nf mv own mnniifswllire., No two Prices to Customers Residents of Douglas eounty are requested to ive me a call before purchasing elsewhere. jBvALL WORK WARRANTED.- DEPOT HOTEL- OAKLAND, - . OREGON. Richard Thomas, Prop'r. ffiHIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED for a number ot years, and has become very popaiarwith the traveling public. 1 i rat-class SLEWING ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplied with the bst the market affords. Hotel at the depot of the Kailn.ad. "1 "Jf AVI NO ON AND A LARGE LOT OP FINE Spanish Merino I offer the same for sale. Cheap for Cash, at my Farm in Douglas county, six miles from Koseburic HENRY CONN, Sr. H. C. STANTON, I Dealer in Staplej Dry Coodsl Keeps constantly on . hand a general assort ment of EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW AM) 0I.ASSWARF, I ALSO Crockery and Cordage A full stock of H C II OO L BOO lis Such as required by the Public County Schools All klucla of STATIONERY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES To suit both Young and Old. BUYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS furnishes Checks on Portland, and procures Drafts on San Francisco. . . ; , SEEDS SPEEDS! i ALL KIXDS OF BkJM QIAL11Y j. I I, OH KKIi Promptly attended to and Goods shipoed with care. Address, Ilncheney & Beno, Portland. Oregon Jfotlce. Notice is hereby given, to whom it .nay concern, that the umleraittucU has been awarded tha contract for keeping Uie Douglas county Paurwr f-w tiie p-riod of tw- rears. All persons l. need of awUttncn lrom-atd ri.. miiat first nrocure a certificate to that effect from wit member of too County Board, and prwent it m . i . i . ....... .-Kn ra o iir n .IF. lo one oi me ionowins immcu pc.-uiu., . 7 ircd to, and will care tor those presenting such certtfloiite w i. r. .,,.- RnnhiirrT L. L. Kelloirtf. Oakland ; Mrs Brown, Lookinir Glass. Dr. ScrojrifS is authorized to tarnish medical aid to all persons in need of the nme ho have been declared paupers oi uouicib cuuiuj. WM. B. CLARIili, Supt. of Poor, tbaimmn, Or.. Feb. 15. 1880 Patched Wlin 80C Pfccs. Mr. Arkell. Vice President of the Saratoga & Mt. Gregor Railroad, though only twenty-seven years old, has sur vived incredible perils. He has 80G nieces of flesh from as man v other hnman beiners grafted upon him, having beer injnred in eight rilroad accidents and taken out for dead from a fire and explosion in a mill ovsped by his father and himself. Manv others were killed by all these accidents, and skillful treat ment bv surgeons and a wonderful vital ity alono saved tbi young man. In eon- sequence of the injnries received Lis flesh had to be renewed br grafting and patching flesh from 80G different persons. It would seem that at least a portion of the energy, enterprise and cheerfulness of each of those whose flash he wears was injected into Mr. Arkell's svsteni. He is the ideal Mark Tupley. : : : i h-r- , ..-!. . ... . ,.,,. . . . .. . . LATEST NEWS SUmiAltY. BIT TELEGRAPH TO BATE. F. Pritchard, claim agent af Washing ton, has been arrested, charged with forgery. Recent contributions for the Garfield hospital from United States consuls, amount to $12,000. It is announced in Paris that negotia tions for a treaty between France and Corea are merely suspended. The new steamship Belgium. 4000 tons. built at Aberdeen for tho American trade, was totally wrecked on her trial trip. Every mill on the upper dam at Mill- town, Maine, and a large amount of lumber has been burned; loss $30,000. A hearty reception was ffiven fa Presi dent Arthur in Boston on the 11th, The' streets were densely packed with people. An intimate friend of Folger, says he will not resign before the last of Decem ber and not then unless elected governor. Workers in the rolling mills and spike shops in JTiedegar, Va.f have stopped work because of the dismissal of one roller. x Rhinehart Chapman, a Baptist minis ter of Austin, Texas, stabbed and killed John Turner in a quarrel. Chapman es caped. The Irish conference at Dublin has de cided to invite a much wider circle of representative men than was at first con templated. The report that Smith and Wise fought a duel near Washington is not credited, as both men have been seen alive and well in Richmond. Explosion during a Are in the hardware establishment of Jacob Knoershield, at Milwaukee, barned three firemen dread fuM; one fatally. Yellow fever is abating at Brownsville, Texas. At Pensacola, Florida, there are 48 new cases reported, making a total of 1300 this year, of which 112 have died. The Sessions-Bradley bribery case in New York, growing out of the attempt t return Conkling to the senate after he resigned, has been put over till Decem ber. At Bridgeport, Conn., a barrel contain ing 50,000 breech-loading caps exploded with terrific force, destroying the build ing in which it was located; no person hurt. At a baptising at Canton, Ga., a bridge fell into the river and precipitated 200 persons into the water. No lives were lost, but many legs and arms were broken. A strong reinforcement has been sent to Southern Tunis with the object of car rying on operations on a large scale against the insurgents during the cold season. , . Henry Kenema, a carpenter at work on the tower at St. Xavier's Catholic church in Cincinnati, fell a distance of CO feet, on tuo lztu, to the stone floor and was instantly killed. Theo. Finny, a 10-year old boy living at (ilenwood, JNeb., suieided on the bth The reasons given for the act are that the boy's mind was filled with blood and thunder literature. John Finnerly, the prominent young Irish journalist of Chicago, has received a call from 5000 independent democrats of the 21 congressional district to run for congress and has accepted. The body of Fannie Parnell will be re moved from Bordentownon the 18th inst. and taken to Philadelphia, thence to New York and Boston, whence the body will be taken to Ireland for interment. The North Staffordshire, England, coal mine owners have acceded to the appli cation of the miners for an advance of 10 per cent, in their wages. Twenty thons and men are affected by the decision. The central committee of national lib erals at Berlin, have resolved not to pre sent an address to the electors. Their prospects are favorable in western, but less encouraging in eastern provinces. The beer brewers of Chicago have de cided, in view of the failure of the hop crop and the high price of barley, that it would become necessary within the next two months to increase the price per barrel. Maggie O'Neil, an employee of San ford's mill, in New York, stabbed another employee, Jane Bradt, in the face with a pair ol scissors, on the 12th, inflicting twenty gashes. Borne of which are ser ious. The Smithsonian Institute have re ceived news from tho academy of Vienna of the discovery by Prof. Schmidt, at Athens, on the tith of Oct., of a comet with the same motion in right ascension and deli nation. Lord Erring ton, who is reported as endeavoring to effect a modus vivedi be tween Great Britain and the Vatican. has arrived at Rome. He has had an in terview' with Cardinal Jacobini, pontifical secretary of state. There is a scandal in the census bureau that will probably call for an investiga tion. It is alleged the returns on which the last census was figured were made up of speculation and are worthless. Other irregularities are spoken of. Peruvian papers say the peace negotia tions conducted by Minister Logan, be tween Chili and Garcia Calderon, have failed. It is remored that Calderon will not hear the proposals of Chili, and Chili prefers to treat with Pierola. The Georgeville mill dam at Provi dence having become dangerous, the su preme court has ordered the water drawn off as far as possible. If the dam should go a large business section of the city could scarcely escape destruction. The Evening Journal's. Pine Bluff, Ark., special of the 11th says: Daniel Camp, a well known planter, died fro a the effects of carelessly eating a water melon which he had poisoned for the benefit of thieves who made raids on his patqb. Three of his children who also partook are likely to die. . The steamship Newborn, while being taken ont at the north wavs on the 11th. for overhauling, slid back and was .a ma thrown over on her side. The steamer now lies on her beam ends in the mud and it will be very difficult to get the vessel in position again. No one Was injured but the machinery of the steamer is thought to be seriously damaged by the shock. John Duffy fell overboard off the ship Detroit dnriDg the passage from Rio Janeiro to Seattle aud was lost. The grave of John Knox, a prominent citizen of Amsterdam, N. Y., in the cem etery at West Sharlton, has been robbed. No traces of the remains. The robbery was discovered by the opening of the grave to change the position of the body preparatory to the erection of a monu ment. ' i A Seattle dispatch of Oct. 13th says: An account was sent yesterday of the drowning here of a little girl named Koundberg, 2 years old, in a tub of water. The child's mother waa afflicted with dropsy, and a few days before went to Victoria for treatment. Word comes now that the mother died about the time her child was drowned, and the report telegraphed to her of the accident here was received too late to be communicated to her. The body of the mother will be brouphi here to-morrdw and buried with that of the child in one grave. John Sharpe, chairman of the people's territorial central . committee of Utah, telegraphs the journals at New York de claring that the statement published in the dispatches on the 10th that the Mor mons were using energies and money to defeat Cassidy's election in Nevada is emphatically untrue. Sharpe says Mor mons prominent in political and business circles deny all knowledge of it. but think the statement has been' made in Cassidy's interest to create sympaty for him at the expense of the Mormons. While Cassidy'B defeat would be gratify ing to the Mormons, and the democratic Mormons in Nevada will vote against him or .stay away from the polls, they will use no money or other illegimate means to defeat him. Sharpe further says the Mormons are taking no part whatever in California politics. George D. Rice, cashier of the Leb anon, ra., Dime Savings bank, was robbed of a satchel on the 13th contain ing $50,000, all in bills. He had just returned from Philadelphia, and before going to the bank stopped at his house for supper. While on his way to the bank after supper, and when about a square from his house, he was passed by two men and directly afterwards he re ceived a stunning blow, knocking, him in the gutter. He held onto the satchel and cried murder. The robbers, who had been beating and kicking him all the while, fearing his criee would bring as sistance, moved off a short distance, but returned and wrenching his hands off the satchel, secured it. Rice was covered with blood. No clue. Rice has offered a reward of $1000 for the capture of the robbers. The mony belonged to the bank. An Indianapolis dispatch of Oct. 13th says: A large gang of counterfeiters were arsested in Tipton last night aud brought to this city to-day. About a year ago a man named Hobb, gave in formation to the secret service of the existence of the gang, and a detective was sent there by the government to work up the caee, which resul-ed in the arrest of the following parties last night and to day: James Small, Jacob Masters, Christopher A. Masters, Wm. Shope, Jacob B. Johnson, A. A. Smiih, Jasper i. Wright, Geo. King, Jos. F. Small, Charles Booth, John T. Small and Lor enzo Howorth. Two days ago the special agent and the detectives arrested James Campbell, Hawey Gerposter and Wm. Crull, members of the same gang, on a train going to Logansport. They were brought to this city and kept secretly. John Keating, a saloon keeper of this city, was also arrested to-day. Most of tho captives are residents of Tipton county. The commissioner of the land office at Washington, D. C , in his annual report states that lands how embraced within the limits of tho public domain amount to 900,000,000 acres, including Alaska. He recommends that the pre-emption law be abolished as the homestead laws cover all cases now aiising. Public sales of land last year amounted to 7933 acres, embracing 5016 acresnear Toledo, Ohio, which sold for $16,735, an average of $338 per acre. Respecting forfeiture of railroad grants the commissioner says: "The Btatus of various grants for railroad purposes where tho roads have not been constructed within the time prescribed by law were reported to congrsss on March 28th last. The absence of legisla tive action touching removal of these grants or declaring the forfeiture thereof seriously embarrassed the work of this office. It is not deemed expedient to certify additional lands to the railroad companies, nor to award to companies lands in dispute between them and set tlers or other claimants, pending the determination of congress in the prem ises. A large umber of settlers are oo cupjiDgr each lands and it is important to know whether they can receive titles from the United States or whether they will be required to purchase them from the railroad companies." A Seattle dispatch of Oct. 13th gives the following in regard to the trial of officers of the ships Harvester and Chal lenger for outrages perpetrated on their crews. Frank Liliey, second mate of the ship Harvester, ha been put through a course of Pnget Sound justice of a sharp and decisive character. He was bronght here on Tuesday, indicted on Wednesday and tried and convicted on Thursday. His sentence will probably be postponed until the complaints against other mates and masters are disposed of. Liliey was convicted of assaulting Chas. Scudder," a seaman in the Harvester, while at sea on the 18th of June last, beating him cruelly with a bar of iron. Twenty-eight seamen of the ships Har vester and Challenger are now in jail here, detained to testify in the suits against the officers. James Bennett, first mate of the ship Harvester, was tried in the district court here to day on a charge of striking Thomas Sullivan, a seaman on the same ship, in the mouth with a belaying pin on the 20th of June last while off Cape Horn. The proof was plain and incontrovertible and the trial was fair and without unnecessary waste i of time. The inry was out only four l I iliuuks, ur jubt long t'Doagu io tase a i vote aod prepare a verdict. Both Liliey 1 and Bennett were indicted again to day j on other charges of cruelty to the crew. I r , til. Ii .. n tiiucu5 aiiru, ruasLt-r ui me Harvester, will be tried to morrow on like - charges of cruelly to men under his command. WIFE. We had jtipt finished breakfast. Tom laid down the egg spoon he bad been playing with, and looked across at! mother. "Aunt Anne, I think I'll take a wife," he said, exactly as he . might have said, "I think I'll take another cup of coffee." "Take a wife?" repeated mother, by no means receiving the information as tran quilly as it had been given. "What for?" "Well. I don't know," answered Tom, thoughtfully. "It's a notion I've got in my head, somehow." ... "All nonsense!" said mother, sharply. "Do you think so?' said Tom, appar ently doubtful, but not in the -least put OUt. "Thrckso? I know it What in the world can yon want wiih a wife? After all these years we've lived so comfort ably together, to bring home somebody o turn the home upside down! And, then, w bat's to become of that poor child?" "The "poor child" that was I red dening at being brought into the argu ment in this way, was about to speak for herself when Tom interposed, warmly: "I'm sure May knows I would never have any wife who would make it less a home for her don't you, May?" - "Of course," said I. "And I'm sure she knows nothing of the sort," persisted mother; "nor you, either, Tom Dean. How can yon an swer for what a wife may take it into her head to do, once you get her fixed? You can't expect her to forget, as you do, that May has no real claim on you." "That I have no real claim on her, I suppose yon mean, ma'am," Tom put in for the second time, just a I was getting thoroughly uncomfortable. "But, for all that, I intend to keep her that is," added Tom, with one of his short-sighted blinks sideways at me, "as long as she shall stay with me eh May? And whoever has anything to say against that arrangement will have to go out of the house to say it not that I'm afraid of any such result in this case and on the whole, Aunt Anne, I should like to try the experiment." Mother smiled grimly, but Tom was so evidently bent on his "experiment," as he called it, that she gave up the argument. "You can dacce if you're ready to pay the piper, she said, shortly. "And, pray, how soon do you mean to be mar ried?" Tom's face fell a little at this question. "Well," said he, "I can't say exactly I suppose we shall have to be engaged first." "What?" said mother, opening her eyes; "why yon never, mean to say.Tom, you haven t spoken to her yet "Not yet," answered Tom, cheerfully "Time enougn for that, you know, alter I had spoken to you." Mother, as a minister's widow, was not much given to the idle mirth that is as the crackling of thorns under a pot, but now she leaned back and laughed till the tears stood in her eyes. "Well," she said, "if it was anybody else, I should say that you were cracked; bnfc you were never like other people and you never will be, Tom Dean. But, at least, vou have fixed on the lady? ' Oh, yes," answered Tom; "but, if you will excuse me. Aunt Anne, I would rather not say anything about her just yet, for, if if anything should happen, it wouldn't be pleasant for either party, you know." With which veiled allusion to his possible rejection, Tom took his hat and left the room. Our household was rather queeily put together. There was no particular rea sdn why I should have been of it at all, for I was not really related to Tom, nor even to "mother," as I called her.though we were as dear to each other as any mother and daughter could be. She was the second wife of my father, who, like most ministers, had been richer in grace than goods, and left us at his death with very little to live on. Then it was that Tom Dean had come forward, and insisted on giviug a home to his aunt and to me, whom he had scarcely seen a dozen times in my life before. All I bad to do was to go where mother went, and while she gave her energies to house keeping, I gave mine to growing up, which, by this time, I had pretty well accomplished. But perhaps for that very reason for one sees with different eyes at twelve and eighteen my posi tion in the house had already begun to seem unsatisfactory to me; and the morning's words put it in a clearer light, since it had been used as an argument against Tom's marrying. So it must be my part to prevent his own kindness be ing turned against him now. Still, it was not easy to see how I was to provide for myself, in case it should become ad visable. What could 'I do? Draw and sing and play tolerably, but not in a manner to compete with the hosts that would be in the field against me. Lit erature? I had read so many stories whose heroines, with a turn of the pen, dashed into wealth and fame. That would be nice, only I was not the least little bit literary. There was some clerk ship, or a place in some family, and there was Will Broomley! That Jiay seem like going away from he point, but it was not, I had a pretty clear idea of what was bringing Will to the house so often as he had taken to coming lately. There was a "situation then, that would give me the home life i liked best, and felt myself best suited for; but would it answer as well in other respects? I had not come to any decision, when I was called down stairs to see Lettv Walters. Letty was the prettiest, I think, of all my friends, and certainly the liveliest. om called her the torn j,- and used to augh heartily at her bright speeches. I suppose it was this that made mother fix on Letty as his choice. Tom came home, mother took care to mention that Letty had called "What, the tonic?" said Tom. "Too bad I missed her." : "But for your choice being already made." said mother, with a covert scru tinv of his funo "T rlaiv 8ii you might have as much of the tonic as you liked." "Bat I go on the homeopathic princi- pie, you know," answerlfid Tom, with a twinkle in his eve. i Attar that mnthat-'a holiof in 1 .att.v'a rmiltinoau vavsmil XJav DiianiAiiina wars transferred from one td another of our TOM'S acquaintances, but always with the same! nnsatisfactory results. it passes my comprehension she said to me despairingly, one day. "Iam positive 1 could tell the .right one by Tom's face in a minute, and yet I have mentioned everybody that we know." "Perhaps it's somebody we don't know." I suggested ;"some friend of his we have never seen." "What ! a perfect stranger!" said mother, sharply. "Never talk to me. child; Tom's not capable of that!" 1 was silent, bat 1 did not want to worry her; but that was my opinion all the same. Tho same evening it was rather-more than a week since Tom-had hurled that thunder boldt of his at us mother began about it openly. " "When are you going to introduce your wife to us, Tom? I suppose you have come to an understanding by this time?" . 'Oh. there's no hurry," Tom said, as he bad said before; but this time he did not speak so cheerfully. "The fact is," he continued with a little hesitation, "there's there's a rival in the case." "A rival?" repeated mother, with un feeling briskness." "Yes, a young fellow younger by a good deal than I am," and Tom's face as sumed an absurdly doleful look. "He is always there now. I confess I don t see my way clear; I'm waiting for her to make up her mind." "And she is waiting most likely for you to make up yours," said mother,, for getting in her own propensity to right matters, that she was playing the ene my s game. "There's something in that that never occurred to me," said Tom, Lis face brightening. Mother saw her mistake and made a counter move at once. "But the ways of my time are old fashioned now; young ladies, nowadays take matters into their own hands. If she cared for you, you may be pretty sure she.wouldn't have waited till this time to let you see it; that is, I judge by girls I am in the habit of seeing, but if this one is a stranger to me " (here mother rivited her eyes on Tom's face; ob, dear, my unfortunate words!) "If she is an entire stranger I cannot pretend to from any opinion of her, of course. "Of course," repeated Tom, absently. "Not that 1 have any such ideas, re sumed mother, growing warmer; "I have said, and I say again, that to bring a perfect stranger under this roof, is not my opinion of you, Tom!" I felt mother s words like so many pins and needles; for Tom was looking meditatively across at me, and I felt myself for very vexation getting redder every moment, till.it grew intolerable "It was so warm here, l said, for an excuse, turning toward the French win dow. "I am going to get a breath of air." I went into our little strip of garden ground; Tom followed. I thought I should never have a better opportunity to say what I had in my mind to say, so I waited for him by the bench under the old pear tree. "Sit down here, Tom," I said, "I've something to say to you." "Have you?" said Tom.- "That's odd, for I well, never mind that, just yet. What is it. May?'' "Tom." I said, still surer now he had misjudged me. and more resolved to set myself right, "I want a place." "A place! What kind of a placer' "I don't know." 1 said, for, indeed, my ideas were of the vaguest; "I thought you might, being in the way of those things. .Now, pray, Tom,' i went on quickly, "don't fancy I am discontented, or or anything of that sort; the truth is, ever since 1 left school 1 have wanted something to do, and had it in my mind to speak to vou about it. With this I looked at Tom, fearing he night be vexed, but he did not look vexed, only preoccupied. 'I do know of a place, as it happens, he said, after a while, "only Im not sure how it would suit you." "That's soon seen," said I. "What is it like?" "Well, it's a sort of of general use fulness "Why, it must be to run errands, said I, laughing. "And where is it, Tom?" (Wall " cia i r TAm hAaifatinrr a rrtx i r TV vita 0C4 AVUi UUDllMVlUlk MKUlUf "it s with me. "How very nice!" I exclaimed, "flow soon can I have it?"' "The sooner the better, so tar as i am concerned," said Tom, and with that he turned round and looked at me, And directly I met his eyes I knew somehow, all in a moment, what it was he meant; and I knew, too, both that I could not have passed all my .life with Will Broomly, and why I could not 1 am sure that Lietty waiters, wno in terrupted us just thes, must have thoueht my wits were wandering that evening, and. indeed, they were, for I was completely dazed with the sudden turn things had taken. But Tom, who had the advantage of me there, took it auite coolly, and laughed and talked with Liettv lust tne same as ever tui sue went away. It was pretty late when we went in. Mother sat where we had left her knitting in the twilight. Wasn t that Letty Walters with you a while ago? she said, as we came up "Yes, said I, with a confused feeling of an explanation of something being necessary: "she inst came to bring the new crochet pattern she promised me. "H'inl" said mother, as much as to say s..e had her own ideas as to what Letty came for. Tom had been wandering about the room in an absent sort of fashion, taking up and putting down m the wrong places all the small objects that fell in his way. He came up and took a seat by mother. I became of a sudden very busv with the plants in the window, for I knew he was going to tell her. "Wish me ioy. Annt Anne, said he. "It's all settled." "Settled, is it?" said mother, in any thine but a joyful tone. "So it's as I suspected all along. Well, you have my best wishes, Tom; perhaps you may be happy together after all. I m sure I hope so. t , "I'm sorry you're not pleased, he I RAlil. after S DSUSe: I had an idea, I RHITIaIiOW. VOU WOuld be. "f don't know from what yon judged But there is no use crying over spilt milk, j Youll be married directly, I pre sume. : I must be looking out for a house," and mother stroked her nose re flectively with a knitting needle. : "What for? said Tom; "I thought of keeping on here all the same." "I never supposed otherwise," mother said. ," Of course I did not expect to turn yon out of your own house." "But what is the need of looking out for snother, then?" "Why, for myself." . "For yourself !" repeated Tom, in a tone, of utter amazement. "Going to leave ua jnst now? Why, Aunt Anne, I never heard of, such a thing!" . "Now, Tomj" said mother, speaking very fast and making her needles fly in concert, "we might as well come to an understanding on j this subject. I am fully sensible of your past kindness; now inst let me finish I say I appre ciate it, and have tried to do my duty by you in return, as I hope I should always be ready to do. 1 wish all good to yon and your wife, and shall bo glad to help her if ever I can, but to live in the same house with her is what would turn out pleasantly for neither of us, and, once for all; I can't do it." "Annt Anne!" said Tom, pushing5 back his chair, and staring in mother's excited face, "either you or I must be out of our wits." 'It's not me, then, at any rate," re torted mother, getting nettled. Amusement and certain embarrass ment had kept me a silent listener so far, but there was no standing this; I tried to speak, but could not, for laugh ing. 0 "I think you are all out of your wits together, ' said mother, turning sharply. What ails the child? It's no laughing matter. "You don't understand each other," I gasped; "oh, dear! it's not Letty oh oh, dear," and relapsed again. "Not Letty? repeated mother, turn ing to Tom. "Then why did you tell me so?" "1 never told you so," said Tom. "Why, yes you did," persisted mother. "You came in and told me you were going to be married." "xes.so I am, said Tom, still at cross- purposes. "Now, Tom Dean, said mother, rising and confronting him, "what do you mean Who is going to be your wife "Why, May, of course," answered Tom. "May!" and then after a pause of in expressible astonishment, it was moth er's turn to laugh. "Do you mean to say, Tom, it was that child you were thinking of all the while? ' "Why, who else could it be, said lorn, sharply. "Well" said mother, "I ought to Lave remembered you never did anything like anybody else. ! But, still, why in the worm do vou go to wora in sucn a round about wav?" "I wanted to see how you took to my idea, said Tom. And how do you suppose we were to guess that your idea meant May? mother asked. "Who else could it be?" repeated Tom, falling back on what he evidently found an unanswerable argument. It wa no use talking to him. Mother gave it up with a shake of the head. "And you won t want another house. then, Aunt Anne?" said Tom, suddenly. That set mother off again. Tom joined with her, and, altogether, I don t think we ever passed a merrier evening than the one that made na acquainted with Tom's wife. Appearance or Am nlc Eaters "Whenever you clap your eyes on a woman as plump as a partridge, witn a milky whiteness of complexion, puffy eyelids and swollen skin, you've found a victim of the habit, said a physician to a reporter in alluding to the growing ub6 of arsenic among ladies. "If there is a delicate tinge of red on the cheeks, don't be deceived. Paint, not nature, is responsible for the bloom, made hideous and ghastly by contrast with the corpsey whiteness of the rest of the face. The arsenic eater is seldom downcast or despondent, come what may, for the drug not only affects the skin, but pro duces mental exhilaration. The plump ness produced by arsenic is not natural plumpness, but rather a dropsi cal condition of the skin. Cessation of the habit causes this water-dislended skin to collapse, and wrinkles and sal lowness are the inevitable results. Of coarse no woman is willing to submit to this ordeal when it may be prevented, at the mere sacrifice of health and intellect, by a continuation of the drug. The in evitable results of the arsenic habit are hideous and incurable cutaneous erup tions and loathsome diseases of the scalp, falling out of the hair, dropsy ,and often times iusanity. But what care the foot light favorites or the society belle for these trifling after-inconveniences so long as they can borrow illusive charms and fictitious beauty by the use of a deadly drug?" - Plato. To great minds, immortal truths are self evident. In every age of the world some one man has reigned, despised, scorned, hated and ignored by the world at large bnt still a king in the realms of intellect. This is the only royalty approved of God, the kingship of intellect. It is well to draw courage to support our own ideas from the corroboration of great'and noble men. What their minds all agree upon as truths we should have no doubt of. And it gives us a newer courage and a more aggressive will to read in the musty and yet ever shining pages of the great est sage of the ancient world.the funda mental principles of liberty. All men are by nature equal, made all of the same earth by one Workman; and however we deceive oureelves.as dear un to God is the poor peasant as the mighty priuce. ' ' 'A man's .own conscience is Lis own tribunal; and be should care no more for that phantom "opinion," than be should fear meeting a ghost if he cross the churchyard at night. HOUSEUOLU. Thin slices of bread dipped in tomato sauce, and then fried in batter until they are brown, take the place of an omelet. This is a good way to utilize stale bread. - - ' . The rind of a lemon is recommended by a noted cook as giviug a delicate flavor to tomato catsup. It should not be put in until the catsup is done and is cool. Cat it in small pisoes. When about to broil fish it is a good plan to grease the gridiron well with a little lard. You will not be troubled then by having about half the fish stick ing to the gridiron when you attempt to remove it to the platter. If you wish to clean your spioa-mill, you will find that by grinding a handful of raw rice through it this "can be accom plished. The particles of epioe and pep- . per or coffee wilt not adhere to it after the rice is ground through it. ' . Pretty and odd chairbacka are mada of squares of linen and of satin. This seems -at first a strange combination, bat the , effect is excellent. Where . the squares are joined cover the seams with fancy stitches. The satin squares may be left without ornamentation, and all the work put on the linen ones. Em broidery, or painting, or etching are the favorite methods employed. Sometimes the mackerel intended for breakfast is not fresh enough in the morning to be eatable; it is then a good time to serve boiled mackerel. Wrap the fish in a cloth securely, so that you can lift it from the kettle when it is tender without breaking it. If you change the water two or three times, it will freshen in a very jew minutes; do not ehange from boiling water to cold, but pour from the teakettle each time. Lemon shortcake requires a rich and very light crust; it must not oo too thick, either; when based, cat it open and spread butter, on the upper and un der parts; then put in a filling made .of the rind, mice and pulp of two lemons. one heaping cup of sugar, and cup of cream; if on cannot procure' cream, make the filling as for lemon jelly cake, with water thickened with cornstarch, in place of cream; cook in a basin set in a pan of bailing water. Tomato salad is an agreeable entre.and goes exceeedingly well with almost any dinner, but particularly well with, fried or roast meats. To half a dozn me dium-sized tomatoes, with the skins re moved and the tomatoes sliced, add the yolks oi two hard-boiled eggs, also one raw egg, well beaten and mixed, with a tablespoonf ul of melted butter, a table spoonful of sugar, with cayenne pepper and salt to suit the taste. When all these are mixed thoroughly, add half of a small up of vinegar. Bill Jive-Ism. Somehow we feel as though we were going into the present campaign without having been sufficiently subsidized. The Texas Sittings sage says that some men are born bores, some become bores and others have bores thrust upon them. Salting mines is no new thing. They have found a mine in Austria 2000 years .11.1 a ." 1..A -.1.. TTT 11 . a. oia mat is notuing out sau. vveu oet some Egyptian tenderfoot got it in the nose on tha mine. A household journal heads a health hint article with this, "Lay a fainting person down." That's all right enough; now bring on your fainting person, and don't be all day about it either. Washington people are fleeing by hun dreds from the miaua of the capital, and it is thought there will bs an epi demic and grand New Jerusalem hegira if Gaiteau's brain isn't buried pretty soon. - I.'; Somebody wants to know whether dueling is murder and we reply in clarion tones that it depends on how fatal it is. Dueling with monogram note paper at a distance of 1200 yards is not murder. . ' - i The Eye is authority for the statement that Wilbur F. Story has been denied editorial oontrol of the Times. We are sorry, Wilbur, and sympathize with you, but if you want to oome and edit the croquet column of the Boomerang, we will try and make room for you. A letter from our private prospector in North Park, relative to the condition of oar Golconda property, states that he finds upon a thorough examination of the mine that has been a foot wall on one side and an injunction on the other. This settles the fact that it is clearly defined lead. A mild-eyed youth wearing a dessert spoon hat and polka dot socks went into Middle Park the other day and claimed to be a mining expert. The boys in veigled him into driving a stick of Riant powder into a drill hole at the bot tom of a shaft with an old axe, and now .i & : a a i u : i t ground with ammonia and a tooth brush. Mm. He Ions' Letter. The following letter of thanks to the Nautical school graduates, clasa of 76, who recently presented her with an elab orate memorial in honor of her brave husband: - New York, Sept. 7, 1882. To the Graduates of the New York Nautical School, Class of 79: Dear Sirs: It is impossible for me to express offering to be as a tribute to the memory of my husband. I am too deeply touched to command any language that can con vey to yon the greatness of my apprecia tion. In my dreadful affliction and be reavement my only consolation has been that my husband died nobly, without a murmur and in a grand cause. I will take pew solace from your sympathy for me, your love, respest : and. admiration for him. HU memory I can. leave in your hands, foryou young men, starting in life, will cherish and preserve it. Un der all circumstances you have shown how faithfully he worked for good when he was yonr instructor. His heart and soul were ever in his work, and no testi monial of any kind would have brought him the gratification and satisfaction yours would were he among us. Thank ing yon from my heart for your apprecia tion and sympathy, and wishing yon all success aud happiness in life. I am, sin cerely yours, Emma De Lono.