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Saturday Mosrnliifi: . BY TH&- DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. On Year..... Mix Hon tha. Si 50 ... . 50 . 1 00 Tbree Month... These are the terns for those pytn In advance. The I "sefkm dent offer fine Inducements to ad . vertisert. Terms reasonable. -SSiJ.JAS.CULEK .! PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AND OPTICIAN. ALL WORKWARRANTED. Dealer la WatetM. Clock, Jewelry, , And a Full Line of -Cigars, Tobaccos and Fancy Goods. The only reliable Optometer, in town for the proper aujuzuueut ci stpeciauea ; ai ways on nana Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE Firnt door south of post office, Rose DR. ; M. W. DAVIS, DENTIST, ROSEBURG, OREGON. OFFICE-ON JACKSON STREET, oppoerr ths postoffici. f.lAHOrJEY'S SALOON Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Jn. Mahonoy, Prop'r. The finest of wines, liquors and cigars in Docf iu county, and the beat la the State kept ia preper repairs Parties' traveling on the railroad win find tail . . place very handy to visit durinf the stop ping of the train at the Oak- i " land, Depot. Give me a call. jjsJs. icAnONEY. , . ... ; JOHN FRAStXR, . ... Heme Made Ihirniture, WILBUR, OREGON. Upholstery,. Spring Mattrasses, Etc. . S ;. Constantly on hand. : FURNTTIIRF l hiw he ' rtoeko ruil 111 I Unt. turn jlnre south of Portland ' 1 ;Anaali of my own Tft&nufacture. No two Prices to Customers Residents of Douglas county are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. 3T ALL WORK WARRANTED .-&a DEPOT HOTEL- OAKLAND, - . ORKUOlf. Richard Tliomas, Prop'r. HpUIS HOTELfl AS BEEN ESTABLISH ED for number ol years, and has become very popuiarvith the traveling public. First-claaa SLECPINC ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplii with the beat the market a'iTonls. Hotel at the depot of the Kail road. AVINQ ON AND A LARGE LOT OF FINE Spanish Merino I offer the mme for sale. Cheap for Cash, at my FaraV in D'-uglas county, six miles from Roeeburg. HENRY CONN, Sr. H. C. STA?.TOrj, Dealer in Staple Dry Coods! Keeps constantly on hand a general assort- .' ment of EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW APiD GLASS WARF, ALSO Crockery and Cordage A full stock of HCIIOOL BOO Its Such as required by the Public County Schools Alt kind of STATIONKKY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES To suit both Young and Old. BUYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS furnishes Checks on Fortland, and procures Drafts on San Francisco. ALL KttI)S OF BUST QUALITY ALL OR DERS Promptly attended to and Goods shipned with care. Address, Hacheney & Bono, " : Portland. Oregon Hotlce. Notice ts hereby grren, to whom it inar concern, thut thu niKienig-ned hue been awarded the contract for eiiii Uie Poofibs county Pauper for the period of two years. All persons io neted of assistance Irom 'aid county must first procure a certiflcnte to that effect from any member of the County Board, and prevent it tf o ie of the following named persons, who are author teed U, Ktd will care for those presenting such certificate w" I. Butten, Roseburg; L. L. KellotR, Oakland; Mrs Hwrvn, Looking Gluts. Dr. Scroggs is authorized to Jurr lnh medical aid to all persons in need of the same bo have been declared paupers of Douglas county. WM. bT CLARKE, Supt. of Poor. RwMcao. Or.. Feb. 15, 1880 CThe Jeacnetto board will hold a secret eossioa Monday to consider a preliminary report. It has been charged that Parker '- ill companions are kept in Siberia foi !.? purpose of preventing their testifying ;rrdingr the DeLong Collins trouble. , ii a Lcard will not finish its labors until 9 men have testified under oath re- 'r i tlia matter. The board will re iport to cos gross at this session if Bart ',' I;,; others do not return in'time,but will rst egain when they get here. Win ii i ijua VOL.7. LATEST NEWS SUMMARY. i BY TELESBAPH TO DATE, The dead loc on the senatorial ques tion continues in Colorado. At Faterson, N. J., forty power-loom weavers in tnesiik mill of Uamii & .booth have struck because the firm required me weavers to run two looms each. Oarrinfffcon k. "RarlcervillA rf "Riri. mond, commission merchants and dealers in tooacco, xauea. LiiaDiiities, JjfiiJU.tXJU. Assets, it is claimed, will pay 75 cents on tne dollar. Louisville Germans have cabled the president of the reichstag, at Berlin, 18,000 marks, first installment, for con tributions for the relief of sufferers from floods on the Ivhine. Arguments were heard in the superior court of New York as to the settlement of the orders in the Western Union oases involving the transfer of $15,000,000 stock alleged to be illegal. Ten thousand dollars has been sub scribed in Cincinnati for the relief of the flood sufferers in Germany. One or two balls and benefit performances at theaters a . . . win De given to swell the fund. Smallpox patients under treatment at Baltimore on Saturday last, 463, out of a population of 400.000. The disease pre vails in wards away from the business portion of the city. The disease is now under control. Representative Georce of Oregon is laboring with the fish commission to have a larce number of German mm Rant out of the breeding grounds to stock the lases ana rivers oi tne .racinj coast. It is expected the first installment will be sent out soon. Smallpox has broken out in tha InmW camps near Rat Portage. ; Several fatali ties are reported ana aoous i'Z cases are known in the valley of St. Herbert, nine miles from Winnepesr. and the surround ing country. The government has sent out nurses and medical men. r In an interview about the passion nlav recently, Salmi Morse said: "I shall certainly produce it somewhere, if not in New York city. . I am pestered with ap plications for its production m twenty other places: but I desire to start with if. in New York, in my own theater' - Buffalo is excited over tho arrfiaf. nf Thos. Waldron, or "Brother Frank," on a charge of the rape of a girl aged 7 years. ne was airecior oi ine isrotners college, a well known Catholic school for cirls. The mother got the story of the affair from the girl, who was suffering intensely. ine man is years old. The Herald's Richmond special sava: There is considerable disappointment here on account of utter exclunivenpiss nf the Pi incess Louise. Not even a dozen people have had a good look at Queen Victoria's daughter. This, however, is partly forgiven on account of the fact tnat tne princess is indisposed. A Trenton dispatch of the 18th savs: Rev. John De Witt Miller, in ooenincr proceedings ia the house to-day, prayed that no member misht be forced tn at. plain to an inquisitive constituency when .1 i l ; a m uo icirmucu, uuw, .uuYiiig cumo io xren ton. he went back richer than the Rn.ln.rv of $500 received for the legislative ses sion. A Richmond disnatoh of lh 17f.1i Riva- The Marquis of Lome was waited on by ine mayor ana citizens to-aay. Princess Louise was absent from the rpr.pnt.inn owing to the fatigue of travel. She drove AUnM.v. : i i ii. Gov. Cameron could not tav hiartaneets owing to smallpox in his family. The princess and party leave to-morrow for Charleston. 'The Chicago Times of t.li lRfh The sparring exhibition at San Francisco between Mace, his New Zealand rrotpo- ' and several local bruisers, took place at the Metropolitan Temple, which, in fact- is a church where services are held everv Sunday, and frequently during the week. "r- HI. 1 m .... i-rizo ngncers in searcn oi a safe battle ground would probablv find San Fran cisco desirable grounds. New York papers sav the news from France is a eood deal discussed, and the apprehension is expressed that ser ious troubles are ahead, the causes of which are not political, but financial. It is remembered that the anticipated ex cesses of taxes in Franco have steadilv declined each month, and that the defi ciency for the financial vear has been estimated at from GO.000.000 to 150.000.- 000 francs. Local workmen refnso to erect a scaf fold for the execution of Puff and Rarrett sentenced to be handed for the murder of Thomas Brown. Marwood, the execu- ioner. has arrived, accoomanied hv car penters from Dublin, who will construct the sc . ffold. Upon the arrival of Mar wood at Limerick, "en rnnb in Twlun , w AIMCVj the police had great difficulty in protect ing mm irom me crowa at tne railway depot. It is rumored in Chicasro thaf. TTnrio White, formerly editor of the Chi Tribune, under - whose management it went upon the independent tack in poli- ucs, is anxious to taKe up nis home in Chicago again and that with plenty of backing he is trying to purchase the Times newspaper. A million dollais U said 50 be the figure offered, but thus far it has been lefused by Mr. Storey, who is said to want a million arid a quarter. Rev. Dr. Hicks, spiritual adviser n Chas. Guiteau, executed a legal instru ment transferring to Surgeon General Crane, all his right and title to Guiteau's body. The paper recites the clause of the will by which Guiteau beaneuthed his bod v to Dr. Hicks. &nd Iva poLi. dence of acknowledgement before a ins-' nee oi tue peace, ourgeou Ueneral Crane is unable, at present, to tyiva anv information of the final disposition of the assassin's remains. A Clinton. 111.. disrntc!i savar Af country church the other night, as tho preacner was dispensing lua sermon in shirt sleeves, to an excited audience who shouted, "Glory I" "Glory I" in the foreground, a number of young men were having a solid game of poker in a remote corner of the structure, while, in another corner, a number of chaps were uttering torrid sentiments to their sweethearts who sat with them. It occurred within eight miles of this city. ROSEBURG, Ensign Hunt sends a disnafch an. nouncing the death of Anequin Flashan. T 3 r ji t inuian, oi me jeannette crew. The czat was t. resent at the Annual ceremony of the blessing of the waters of At "XT 1 . , me aeya, wnicn tooK place opposite the Winter palace. A correspondent of the Boston Star, in New York, recently reported that Jolin Kelly is soon to retire permanently from political life. Kelly said recently he had no such intention. If Admiral Brison is selected to com mand of the Asiatic station, it is believed he will take advantage of the forty years' service law and be retired at once. In this event Commodore Ri probably succeed Admiral Clitz. Reports from agricultural rerinna in Nebraska are to the effect that the corn bins are loaded and farmers are mortgag ing the lands to carrv the cron to 30 cents per bushel, paying two t3 four per cent, per month interest at the banks. Changes are making in Rfewart'a nld Store, at Broad wav and flhamKera at.roc with a view of converting it into an office building. It is expected that the build ilg will contain 400 offices. Work will hardly be completed before neit snmmnr or fall. Extreme cold weather nrevailel th rnnh. OUt the northwest dnrinn-the WHoIr anAinn Jan 10th. Thermometer at Osrden on the 19th Stood at 15 dec-; helnw is 35 deg. lower than ever known there before; at Omaha it stood 26 deg. below au ai xanjKton deg. below. The treaanrv department haa formed that Hurst, of Nashville, depos ited to the credit of the United States, on account oi conscience, $200, recently received by mm from an annonvmous source, which he withheld under the belief the monev was inten1o,l t, lunofit the Presbyterian Publishing company. A Washington dispatch of the 18th says. The citizens' committee nave a statement from the lady robbed some time aCTO. Srivini? her e-rnerienna ;iM, tha detectives and officials at police head quarters, and showing the connection which some high district officials seemed to have with detectives, thieves and re ceivers of stolen property. Represf nt itive Pacre. who ia a memher Of the house Committee on eilncatinn nnrl labor, argued before the committee re cently in favor of modifying the laws so as to permit of the reinvestment nt tha funds of the State Uciversity of Califor nia, xne committee agreed to report a favorable bill with this obiecfc which ha already passed the senate, as it is now on the speaker's table. On Januarv &0fch the Western TTnirm lelegraph Company,made 25 centa the maximum rate for a message of ten wor between its offices in TCew TTamrnhifo Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York city and the southern part of Maine. Orders have been given to reduce the present rates of 30, 85, 40 and 50 cents to the 25 cent rate. A convention of all the cattle n and horsemen of Texas has been called to meet at Colorado Citv., Feh , Int. tn discuss the live-stock business and state- and question, to determine what course ;he stockmen shall nersne to aecmA leg islation favorabla to their interests and to organize a committee to look after their affairs at the capital dnrrno the session of the legislature. The engine on the Mansfield tan a railroad branch of the New Orleans & Pacific, exploded at the denofc in tlTana. field, La., on the 18th. Three men were instantlv till or! Mra Tnrvlaa onA nr- --j uiu. iugiuo auu ail, Sampson, telegraph operators at Marts ville, were mortally wounded. Taylor, freight agent, and several others were seriously hurt. Scarcely a vestige of the wreck is left on the track. The engine had just blcrfra a whistle to start when ;he accjusnt occurred. The COroner'siurv on the eircnmataneea of the railroad disaster on the Tror and T i. 1 . . - aushua roau, una tne supenntendent, engineer, conductor and train diRnatnher oriminally careless and responsible for tnedeatlfs resulting from the disaster, and censure the railroad for havino- over. worked the underpaid emploves. over burdened a single track and having poor equipage, but commend theefforts of the roa to improve their service since tne time or tne accidentThe men men- loned will be arrested. The remains of" the 43 unidentified bodies. :.victims" of the Milwaukee fire will toM&rred in the Forest TTnme cemetery whose officers have offered a a a .a Duriai aite; a. meeting of the clergy cf all denominations is called to malce ai- rangerxu .ts and agree .upon ceremonies tor a gigantic funeral. The day is yet to be determined. Careful commlino- the Bpsaber of victims"of the cataatmnha at savenly-five; seventeen of the bodies of lliese, killed by jumping, were taken toTtiia morgue on the morning of the fire. Eight survivors have died since, three of whom were identified. Fortv-th rea n n - recognizable remains were taken from tne rums np to the 20th. The list of saved embraced 102 names. Talci Clerk Tice's statement of 110 and 67 others in the hotel afthe time of the fire or granted. these fl unaccounted w w -ww VMVW UU1 for, presumably in the ruins. The sub-committee of the h senate are at loggerheads over the Indian appropriation bill, Senator Dawes be- leves in the humanitarian policv and avors an annronriation nt iM nno support Indian teaching schools : The Uoupo committee allowe.1 ivnt ino noo and had difficulty m get ting other mem bers to agree even to that. Chairman Hicock i3 stoutly opposed to giving another dollar toward the education of Indians. He ehiim th raont-y spent that way is thrown away, as the Indian cannot be made a useful mem ber of societ V. The noliev TTiclr adopt would be a policy of extermination. Caswell said that until he h fl.il VftOan nc signed to prepare an Indian approprition bill he did not know there were so many Indians in the country. We find, said he; there are over sixty different bands and sixty three agencies, and upwards of 100.000 Indians in the finif.1 Stot. and we appropriated little over $50,000.- ww io rnem annually. Tue Bioux,.of which theieare about 30,000, are the worst lot. We have given them $50,000 every year to keep them quiet. ; T f?- OREGON, SATURDAY, B0BIN REDBREAST. MRS. A. KELLY. Cold the wintry blast is blowing, Keenly drives the sleet and rain, And there comes a feeble tapping At the frosted window-pane. Who is it that to the casement For admission shyly comes? As I live, 'tis Robin Redbreast, Starved and seeking after crumbs ! You shdlfhave them, pretty Robin; All your troubles now are o'er. Hop in freely don't be frightened; Range at will about the. Soor. 'it ' You are hungry now, sweet Robin, And can very friendly be; But wh u 8 Tamer-brings you plenty, You will scarce:y rJook -at me,' ' " Yet, I will not chide thee, Robin; I have tried the world, and know That humanity is like thee, As tho seasons come and go. Lovers are like thee, sweet Robin, When 'tis winter in the heart; When our love dispels the winter, Like thee, Robin, they depart. The Blight cf a Married Life. "Annie, dear, will you tell me what .it is that troubles vou so latelv? I have known and loved , you ever fsince you were a little child, and it grieves my heart to see so sad a look upon your once happy face.. Can you not trust me? Give me your confidence, little one, and perhaps after having told some one you know to be truly your friend the burden may seem lignter; and, indeed, it may dispel more than half the shadows now lurking 'round vonr heart, and lot in a i little sunshine and scare away those dark brow." "Ob. Aunt Carrie. I am ro nnhannvf You know how much I loved Tom when I married him how I almost worshipped him: and he seemed so fond of me ffnr a while). We were so happy, too. for the ursc iew weejss, ne seemed to find so much pleasure in his wife and hnme But you know, auntie, Tom used to love io go one and nave a good time, as he called it, and I sfjppose he got tired of being at home with jr.st me, and longed to be away with his old comrades and friends. So when he got to staying out (at first he came home early ebout nine o ciock; x tried to leei mat it was all right, that it was hard to break away, all at once, irom tne Habits long formed. xut you see. auntie, i nave been so happy at home, with father and mother and the children about me ail the time, and we always had company. Kate and I would sing, and Jennie would play, and I never knew what it meant to he inns. some. Sowheu Tom Jeft'me alone after supper, l would wash up the dishes and tidVLUP things and set down to wait fnr Tom. And oh. what lont? eveninca! .T would strain my ears and listen to every footstep I heard; my heart would give a great bound; I was sure it was Tom; but itv would pass by and die away in the sua mgnt. Tnen my heart would sink and almost die. But when he did come I would be so relieved and glad I forgot to be angry, and would sit on his knee and tell brm how lonesome I had been. But I began to notice that he did not seem pleased when I eomnlained and l grew gloomy and had very htte to say, and ne got to staying out later and later. He often got up cross in the morning and left the house without a word. Many a day I had to fetch water, and sometimes split wood to erefc dinner. ion know I wasn t much of n cnot when I married Tom : hut. 1ia arA ha didn't itere wa could live on love. Bnt I notice that, if the beefsteak waa not done to a turn and the toast just to his liking, love didn't seem to take the nlace of it. But after the- babv came he An! seem to be like himself once mnve an A T forget all jt&a neglect; and what seemed to me .like unkindness on his part, and I felt Rtf proud of both Tom and the baby. Bui that soon grew to be an old story f&o. He scolded, and sometimes swore, if the baby fretted at night, and after a while, he slept in the spare bed, and left me alone to work and worry over the baby if he was sick or restless. .1 grew so wpk and ill I could scarcely do my work and take care of the babv. but I had to do it. He said his mother had seven children, and did all the work washing and all and it was strange if I couldn't, with onlv one: he couldn't ee fnr hia part, what I had to do, anyway. I drag ged around all summer until father came to see me, and he soon saw how things were and took me home with him and mother doctored me nn and the o-Ma took care of the baby, and I got strong before Uhristmas. "At New Year's I went back, and the same evening Tom went out with the boys, as he called them; and never got home until after daylight, and I thought he had been poisoned, he was so fear fully sick; but I afterward learned that he had been drinking. I grew ugly and talked hateful, and said cutting and un kind things. He would get mad and say such horrid things to me, until T be lieve we learned to hate each other cor dially. We go for days without speak ing. I would not care if he had not taken me from a home where I was happy and free from care if be had not promised to love and care for me ten derly. But he has blighted my life and taken every ray of sunshine out of it. I hate him! yes, I do; I hate him! and if I should live a hundred years I could never like him again." "Don't talk so wild, and in such a fierce mood, my child. You have indeed tasted the bitterest part of life. Why is it that a man will trample the heart and love -of a good woman nfider his foot throw them away as worthless I cannot tell: but true it Often seem a to be few i women marry a man unless she devotedly t luvoa mm. most women show bv their every day life that they are willing and glad to give up their whole lives to the pleasure of - the man they marry. But men of the world ought to know that most women, if they are neglected and forsaken by the man who ought to pro tect and give them the affection all women need , that they will find plea sures somewhere else. It depends en tirely on the woman what kinds of plea sure they will seek. There would be few unfaithful wives if hus bands were more careful of their pleasures and needs if they would find and take time to bestow a little of the pleasant talk, a few of the IfflEPEiBEiT. JANUARY 27, 1883. omues iney Destow upon other women, and spend a little kind thoughtfulness and affection upon the poor hard-work- ! it; , .. uS nuo an uuuib, wno is coning and wearing out the best part of her life for Dim and his children. Some women bear the yoke patiently for years. Some never remove it until death unclasps the Cham, arm the nnnr tir-nA annl fi.ln .nn. chain, and the poor, tired soul finds rest. which she never found on earth. Some are high-strung and quick tempered,and the man Who gets anch a wife dnenn't. oot much the best of it, sure. But, for the pake of the little ones, women will bear and forbear: and. mv dear child T Rea no other way. Try to find pleasure and Comfort in VOUr children r Hnc them nn J . . a i ... , " ah Qca a way tnac they will be a bless IUK IO VOU .and in at tar - veara vnn man -i . . . " . J i iwu huu say mat your life has not , been I the failure it. nnnr onnanm . " - - - ,uvn ativouo B) JWUi r tt i . tt . i txxeicna xieraid. MISCELLANEOUS 1TE3JS. Red-headed student to professor: t T m i . . . . x-roiessor, wny is it that you never seem to recognize me on the street? Professor: "Well, Mr. X., the truth is a am Biignuy coior-blind. "Pay that $10 to day?" "Why, my ueur air, uo you expect a man to take Uhristmas money to pay debts ? No. sir! uu. turj x aim nave a warm heart, in bosom, sir!" A French chemist thinks he can resus citate a human bodv after it ha frozen a few weeks. He micht erneri. ment on Oscar Wilde, and if ha the combination peonle wonld he int. on II T J - won uauHueu,. ; TTTU i , .- ? utb mvu want is not talent, it is purpuenj; in omer words, not the power A . 1 - T a a w Homeve, dui win to labor. 1 believe that labor ludicionslv and eontinnnnaW and determinedly applied becomes genius. JUytton. T11 T 1 li . jcvmapa uaven i oeen so lucky as some," remarked Brown; "but for all that there s lota of people who would ii nutuu iu my snoes. "And no doubt they could all do it," saidFogg. .'1L 1 i . ..' .. OOf wii-u a giauce at xsrowji s thirteens A Chicago bachelor who, on leaving his boarding house for a week's journey. mier taaing leave oi his landlady stepped up to a salt mackerel on the table and shook it by the tail and said: "Good-bv. uau ioiiow.x win see you when l return. Fun at a Dance. At a A ance driven in North Carolina the other night one man A . - was siaoDed, one shot, two clubbed, two 3 T 1 - - uaAx uuuus uroaen, one woman had an eye put out, and the house burned up, juttiauue to partners. "All shassav. Wild geese are greatly damaging the gram in San Joaquin valley. A man Killed sixteen at one shot in Stanislaus county the other day. It is not safe to eat them, on account of the quantity of jjuisuu ei oui ior mem oy larmers. A gratifying announcement. Will you please insert this obituarv notice? aaixvu air oiu genueman oi a country editor. I make bold to ask it because the deceased had a crreat man v friend a i i i i . - . .1 . f , . " . . . . - uuoui nere wno d be glad to hear of his ueatn. Some French chemists have succeeded in solidifying Detrolenm. m which otota it burns like tallow. Thia solidifintinn is effected by adding to distilled netm. leum 25 per cent of the purified juice of pmuia ueiouging io tne lamuy of the eupuuruiacra. William Youmans, a wealthy lawyer of Delhi. N. Y.. has two horses bnried in his front yard, and a magnificent granite luouameni ereccea to their memory. It bears the inscription: "This monument. erected by William Youmans to the memory of Bob and Charlie, who died in xcio, agea oo anam years: in life in separable, in death united, Ever trusty ana iaitniui. Travelers halt trrenter travellers man you stop here." Tall Times lb Store. Something is very likelv to hannen i. t. . . year. XI not next vear the vear lumr. rrnnnflnnnM anil mtwii a. vam tt. T t 5 . - r 0. MUU DCCUt to have broken loose all along the line. riii a . . m . in aicacK oegan in. Canada, where one would suppose the winter air enough to tone down undue cerebral action. Wiggins had it. His great blow about a tornado next March, attracted the attention of "three worlds," as the ministers say. They were Canada, the United States and New .Tersev Than Cincinnati got it. The prophet was one U i.1i. t - owuruiBteui, wno is exceedingly liberal in the un foldings of the fntnre Kort year, "even if nothiug splits more than what is cracked." we ate tn hva nnancial panic, commnniafcin vtAr n. whirlwind (which Satan will whirl out of a eremiau xxv. i . seven great enmeta (also under the control of Satan nrhi.h will re-enforce the Bun nntil lio-ht. thrown upon many dark subjects. There are aiso to oe earthquakes, and so on. But the Lord will restore dnnhl us. All who survive these-4lharn Hmo" . j will stand a chance of hei nor ot ftia mil lennium, which is to begin forfy years sooner in the United States than in nth a parts of the world. Persons desiring a safe place of ' refuge meanwhile are in vited to resort to the immediate neio-h- borhood of the great pyramids of Egypt, which are old settlers urxm the face the earth and do not mind jthis sort of thing. After the spring of 1885 they may safely return to this country. New York had it next, hut nnt. an find This one is a medium, and the mediumfof course: is alwavs safest, as tha ancient Romans well knew. -: He is a Psvchic artist: I He can "sense" conflicts and wars in the spirit world, where common sense is of no use to a man. He foresaw the shoohncr of President flarfield fhnt. not the location of the ball); According to spirit guides the last king or queen of England now sits upon the throne. Queen Victoria is to be succeeded by an Iiish President whose name will be Pat rick McLaughlin. After th ree veara comes the millennium. The Herald is oblicred to confean that. some of these things are a strain upon its faith. That something unusual ia likelv to happen next April we oan readilr be lieve. Mayor Harrison and Mike Me. Donald have agreed with us and. made note of it. Something more ia likelv tn happen within 4 three years. But the prophets are mistaken in basing their ex pectations of the millennin m s nnnn the prospective coming in nt a Ttamn. cratio administration. . NO. 42. Vanderbllt's Christmas Gift. The New York Jonmal reintAo an in cident of Mn Vanderbilt's drive: While he was passing through the park a small boy atremoted to of his flying horses. The boy, in his at tempt to avoid the horses, fell over in the road. but. was not hnrt. Mr vn. tempt to avoid the horses, fell 1 K J 1 x . . . , derbiltwas frightened. He does not care much for human life, but on this glad Christmas dav he did nnt want, tn run Over anvbodv. Bad ennntrh fnr hia railroad to crush, pierce and burn the life out of them. There was a difference between that and actually doing it him self. " He felt so glad, when he. saw the lad safe and sound that Tm. whn had inor. been preparing to rush on in the hope that he had not been recognized, pulled up and beckoned the him. "Here. Johnnv." he said here'a a dollar; don't you try to cross roads that way." Why. sir. I was running for a dnetnr Father told me to hurry up, 'cause he 'ad tn rrn nnt. anA fnnt1 n11 1 "Whv does Vonr father ern nnt. nn Christmas Day? To the rum shop. I suppose," said Mr. Vanderbilt, frown ing. "No. sir. Father works on the rail. road, and if he misses a dav he yata docked." "Even Christmas?" "Yes. sir. Mr. Vanderhilt, d nn'f. lat up on nobody 'cause it's Christmas." TT 1 a t xxe wotks ior vanderbilt, does he?" "That he does.' and.more'n the hd luck of it, as he says." Why?" "Well, vou see. mother's sick and father has been staying up nights with her, and then he d take a nap, and twice he got late to the switch and got fined a quarter each time." "now much does he get a day? ' v' une dollar, sir. i "Seventy-five cents a dav?" flood God! and a sick wife at that." thought Mr. Vanderbilt. and" his heart him. Was this right, after all? "And what sort of a Christmas dinner will you Lave to-day?" he asked. "We don t get none. Father ain't at home, and mother's sick. Tne money has to go for to buy medicine, you see, sir." This was hard, and no mistake. "Will von take me to vonr hnnsa?" asked Mr. Vanderbilt. "Yes. sir: it's right here, sir." said the w , 9 - boy. It is a picture of desolation, but clean ly; no carpet, but a good substantial cottage: a small sprig of firs, a woman sitting in an easv chair, thin. Dale, bnt cheerful. When Mr. Vanderbilt ca tered, the woman exclaimed: "Why. vou're not the doctor, sir? No. mv good woman: but I came from him. He is very busy. Now, what is the matter with you?" "Weakness, sir. "What from?" "Well. sir. I hate to sav; bnt T thint it's from want of food." ! "I thought so," and Mr. Vanderbilt turned around and nnt a 50 bill in an envelope and also his card. 'In half an hour open this and send it around to the store. You will find a prescription that will do you good. There is also a card in here. Send your boy to that address to morrow and I'll give him something, too. You shan't starve any more r it i .1 Before the sick woman eonld aav anv "I thing h was out an, off: bnt IsTe a back to his palace yesterday afternoon his face looked the picture of good nature. He smiled and laughed to him self so that peonle turned aronnd and W J 1 t A 1 1 . - .. exclaimed, "What oan be the matter with William H.?" When anybody looKea at mm n&did not pale, and the rattle over t,he hard road made rythmic musio to the joyous beating of his heart. It was the merriest Christmas dav Mr Vanderbilt has spent this many a year. A Cowboy Pays $35 for a Six-Year-Old. The Toronto Globe publishes the fol lowing: One day not long since, though the weather was bitterlv cold, there waa lull in the storm, and word was brought over io me saioon mat there was to be a horse race between the Indiana and tha half-breeds on the other side of the Elbow. There was a general stampede for the foot bridge, and T made m v over in company with a cowboy, whom I l urn i . auow oniy as "Duony. " as we were crossing the stream he handed me a handful of nuts and remarked that he was taking a pocketful over to "his girl." , r "Where did you get a girl?" I asked "I bought her over here at. tha "Rlat-. - J -r MV a,MW foot camp last night." ' . "What did you give for her?" v-. "Thirty-five dollars. Oh. here shi I he added, as a little six-vear.nld TtfaV. foot girl came capering down the bank to meet him and take possession of the nnts. The little one had on a new dress,1 warm stockings, new shoes, and a little black blanket, all of which had evidently come out of the store within the last twenty four hours. After loading her with the nuts, Shorty allowed her to start back toward lodge; but, thinking her blanket did not fit close enough, he called her back, and, taking off the empty cartridge belt which held his own overcoat together, he belted her little blanket snugly around her waist and sent her off, the happiest youngster in the Blackfoot camp. . "What will you do with her?" I asked. - " -.: - "Her e mother is to keep her till I go back to Montana, and then Til take her down home and give her to the oid woman, (his mother)-, and j then," he added, very seriously, "she's a nice, in nocent little girl now, but if i she stays here she'll starve till she grows up and then go to the bad. I'll take her home and mother'll make a woman of her." ' He Wanted to Pose; A resident of Park street had a photdP grapher come up the other day for Xhe purpose of taking a view of his residence and the man of the camera had just got in position when along came an old coon with a bucksaw on his arm and wanted to know what was up. ; "Going to photograph the house," was the reply. r "Then I guess I'll pose," remarked" THE INDEPENDENT HAS THJE FINEST JOB OFFICE 1ST DOUGLAS COUNTY. CAIWS, BILL BEADS, LEGAL BLANKS And other printing, Including Large and Heavy Posters and Showv Hand-Bills. Neatly and expeditiously executed A.1 POIITLAND I'XlfOJSS. the old man., "I'll take a position at the ten oi tne gate and represent the statue of Industry." The members of the family came out and arranged themselves, and the . man called out: "Here, old man, you want to get out of that!" 6 "Can't I represent Industry?" "No, sirl" "Can't I stand over there and repre sent Laziness?" "No, sir! We don't want you in the groupatall!" "Lemme represent the Sleeping Beauty?" .i - - - . "You go aw vl" - ' He drew off to one side, the passing teams halted to give the artist' a chance, and directly the plate was made. Every body rushed forward when it was ready for inspection, and the old man was one of the first. As the plate was held up he giggled and tickled, and finally burst into a loud laugh. He had dodged around the corner of the house and his the full figare ' was revealed behind family. . . - "What do you represent in that atti tude?" sternly inquired the photographer. " vell, I reckon that's a pretty good pose for Contentment.1 "Very well. I will now represent Dissatisfaction." X And the artist took the festive old chap by the ear and walked . him out of the crowd and put in a couple of kicks which changed the pose of Contentment to that of Sorrow. f Detroit Free Press. fcaved by Ills Scissors. The editor carries a beautiful slip of paper when he travels. He shows it to suave conductors and they all admire it Ti. 11. -.Hi- , .. xti una tue euiior s own name on it, writ ten in his very best Sunday-go-to-meetin' style. That is what the conductors par ticularly like to see, and they like it so much that they want him to, write it again in exactly the same fine -style. The other day the editor exhibited the beautiful ohirography.and the conductor as usual requested him to duplicate itin another place. The editor knew he had never written in that style before and never should again, but he did his level best. , The conductor shock his head. "Don't correspond," he muttered. "Best I can do," said the editor. "Do you suppose I can dash off 500 pages per day and keep up the Piercerian system of penmanship? Do you suppose I can write like that with these cars of yours banging away at my elbow?" 'Don't correspond," repeated the con ductor ominously. "Do you imagine I'm not the editor of this paper?" asked the editor, drawing out a gilt-edged card and a copy of The News. ' , "May be a sub," suggested the con ductor. "Do I look like a sub?" inquired the editor, indignantly pointing to his dollar diamond shirt Btuds and finger ring. "But I can prove my identity," he added, with a chuckle of satisfaction. He whipped out a bright pair of scis sors and commencce slashing np that newspaper into articles at nucha rate that in two seconds the . whole paper would have been converted into copy. "Stop! i That will do," exclaimed the conductor, smilingly. There isn't the slightest doubt in my mind. Toucan travel on this line as long as lam con ductor and there's a rail and a piece of craccor ana mere s a ran and a ple . , ? " . . " F1C OI engine lei '-eokuk News. Old Pianos. Sometimes we see an old piano stand ing in a house, and hear parents say, "we thought it would do well enough for the children to learn to play on." They have imbibed the idea that to run the fingers over the keys is to play on the piano; and, no matter how much out of tune the instrument may be, "it will do to learn on," Such people forget that a musical education is more an education of the ear than of the fingers; and that every time a child touches one of these instruments that "answer just as well to learn on," so far as fingering is con cerned, the ear is vitiated, the musical sense blunted, and a delicate perception ft correct musical sounds is rendered impossible. The Germans are among the most musical people in the world; andf while their children were taught music in the public schools, it was found that the hand organs about the streets were out of tune and tended to vitate the children's ear. Accordingly, ah ef fort was made to put the vagrant instru ments in tune, and keep them so; but, failing to accomplish this, the govern ment prohibited the playing of such in struments in the streets. It wasthought needful to preserve the deiicay of the trained musical sense; and so everything that could vitiate it was discarded. Herald. v The Boy Had Them. . - . ". I ' ; in urn : A" lad in . Boston, rather small fot his age, works in aa office as au errand boy for four gentlemen who do business there. One day, the gentlemen; chaffing hiji a little about being so small, said to him: ' . .... : - ' . "You never can amount to much ; you never can do much business; you are too small." ' The littlo fellow looked at them "Well," said he, "as small as I am, I can do something that neither of you four men can." "What can you do?" Z.1 keep from swearing," said tfie little fellow. .. : There were some blushes - on 'four manly faces, and there seemed to be very little anxiety for further information on the8ubject. r -., .. -' -5 - -A negro man in Jeffersonville, Ind., is sick with tho small pox, and the attend ing physician expressed the belief that the disease was communicated by a mos quito which had previously , nipped an other patient. If that mosquito is a native of New Jejsey he can , easily bo vaccinated. New York Commercial Ad vertiser. . - - "Perhaps I haven't been so lucky aa some," remarked Browo, "but for all that there s lots o' people who would like to stand in my shoes." "And no djiibt they could all do it," siid Fcj.-r. wLU a glance at Brown's thirteens. IZz'zu Transcript.