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IgjJij.M 'i in i ii ii mm isa m a jijiii iimiwii m jim miw hi wi iaM-ga THE INDEPENDENT IS ISSUED Saturday Mornings, BY THE DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. THE INDEPENDENT HAS TUB FINEST JOB OFFICE IS DOUGLAS COUNTY. ' CARDS, BILL READS, LEGAL BLANKS And other printing, Including Large and Heavy Posters and Show Hand-Bills. Neatly and expeditiously executed A.T PORTLAND rTtlClSe. IMPFJ II. u u u li. nil One Tear 91 so Mm. Hon tha I BO 1 oo TbrM Honiht.. These are tbe term for those paying in advance. The iHDirKNDtNT offir fine inducements to ad vertisers. Term reasonable. vol. vm. ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 4. 1883. NO. 17. U 0 yJLiiily a. a rSSrJ.JASKULElC PRACTICAL WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, OPTICIAN. ALL WORKWARRANTED. AND Dealer in Woleht. Clock, Jewelry, Spetael-e ad Eyegiaae-a, And a Full Line of Cigars, Tobaccos and Fancy Goods. Tbe only reliable Optometer In town for tbe proper adjattmeat cf Spmaclee : always on band. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE First door souih of post office. Rose burg. Oregon. . s LANGEKBERG'S Boot and Shoe Store, ROSEWUnG. OGN., On Jackson 8treet oopoiieeroHftce7!TPeet8 on hand the largest and best assortment of Eastern and San Frneltco Coots and &ttos, Galcera, Slippers And every thing in the Boot and Shoe Line and SEXXS CHEAP for CASH. Boots and Shoos Made to Order Perfect Fit Guaranteed. I use tbe Bent of Leather and Warrant alt my w oik. LATEST NEWS SUMMARY. HV TELEGEAP1I TO DATE, On Ebort Notice. IN eatly I keep always on hand Done TOYS AND NOTIONS. 'Musical Instrument aad Violin Ptrins-i a Fpe- Cialty. LOl'lN !.AOfGMtKKG. DR. M. W. DAVIS, DENTIST, ROSEBURG, OREGON. OFFICE-OS JACKSOS 6TREKT. Up Stair, over ?. Harks & Co. 'a Sew Store. tVIAHOrJEY'S SALOON Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Jas. Mahoney, Prop'r. Tbe finest of wines, liquors and cigars in Devf laa county, and the beat Z3IIX.IvllI TABLE In the BtaU kept in proper repair: fartiea traveling on the railroad wUl find tiah place rery bandy to visit daring the stop ping of the train at the Oak land Depot. Gire me a call. a. Hi- JOHN FRASER, Home Made Furniture, WILBUR, OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc., Constantly on hand. FIIDfJITIIDC I have the best stock of rUtl 11 1 I UnL. mrnituresoutb of Portland And all of my own manufacture. No two Prices to Customers Residents of Douglas county are requested to give me a call before purchasing elsewhere. ALL WORK WARRANTED.- DEPOT HOTEL OAKLAND, OREGON. Richard Thomas, Prop'r. rpaiB HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED for a number of years, and has become Tery popular with the traveling public First-class SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplied with the best the market aSords. Hotel at the l?pot of the Kiilroad. H. C. STANTON, Dealer in Staple Dry Coods! Keens constantly on hand ment of a general assort- EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW ASD GLA8SWARF, ALSO Crockery and Cordage A full stock of HCIIOOL BOO K8 Buoh as required by the Public County Schools, All kind of STATIONERY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES, To suit both Young and Old. UYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS, B furnishes Checks on Portland, and procures Drafts on Sun Francisco. 8ISEDS !"a tsrSEEDS ! SI3IS15S ! ALL filllDS OF BkSST QUALITY JL. ORDERS Promptly attended to and Goods shipoed with care. Address, Ilftcheney & Beno, Portland. Oregon A pecial from Washington says it is belived that suits will soon be brought to recover the money which.it is alleged, the members of the star route ring have fraudulently taken from the treasury. The postmaster-general was very reticent when asked if such suits are to be brought, but it has been known for some time that a large part of the clerical force in the sixth auditor's office has been employed on vevy important speoial work, which, it is understood, relates to the alleged fraudulent payments made to the twenty-seven contractors, aggregat ing over $l,t)00,000. V The old Washington market in New York is being torn down. The Mexican Telegraph company was incorporated in New York receutly. It is reported that the pope is drafting an encyclical letter against divorce. A movement is on foot to organize a Sugar and Tea exchange in New York. The cholera in Egypt ia rapidly spread ing, and -the death rate is on the in crease. The striking dress and cloak makers in New York are still out with prospects of gaining their point. An explosion occurred in a mine at Caltanizita, Italy, recently, and thirty five miners - out of seventy-five were killed.if;:'.;'-'; -: The appraisal of the property of H. W. Longfellow shows that its value is $350, 000, of which 8200,000 ia personal prop erty and $150,000 realestate. 'The will of the late Daniel Hersey be queaths to Nashua, N. H., $50,000 for a public library, on condition that the city purchase a suitable site. The Canadian government has written to Sir Charles Tupper that 1000 men are wanted to work on the Canadian Pacific railroad, to complete tho construction by the end of 1885. July 29th the full press dispatches were received at Portland, the first for ten days. Some few of the striking oper ators throughout the country have re turned to work. At Lincoln, Nebraska, July 29th, fire destroyed ten business buildings; loss, $250,000. Lighton k Bros., whole sale druggists, are heaviest losers. In surance about half. The trans-Atlantic line of steamships which obtained the contract for carrying the mails between Havre and New York receives a subsidy from the D rench gov ernment of 543,000 francs. Capt. Webb, an Englishman, who un dertook to swim the great whirlpool in Niagara river, below the falls, J uly 28th, was drowned in the attempt, and his bodv found several miles down the river. A fire at Memphis on the 24th destroyed the stores occupied by Stewart, Guisiu & Co.. Shanks & Co., Brode & Co., and John Reid, all large concerns, entailing a loss of 8200,000; fully m sured. The Chinese ironclad recently con structed at Stettin, will sail from that Dort August 5th. for Shanghai. This is regarded as an indication of the peaceful solution of the difficulties between China and Franee. A Borne dispatch of July 29th says The town of Cosamicciola, near Naples, was almost entirely destroyed by earth quake last night. ' Neighboring towns. Forist and Lucceamen, were greatly damaged. The number of people killed is estimated at 1000 and bUu injured An Ottawa special says: "Pembroke, about 1U0 miles north of Ottawa, has a lively sensation in the shape of a wild man, eight feet high and covered with hair. His haunts are on Prenty island, a short distance from the town, and paople are so terrified, that until yesterday no one has dared to venture on the island for several weeks. Yesterday two sail ors who went hnnting were chased to their boat, and one of them wounded by a stone hatchet thrown by the wild man A Washington special says: The re port of the commissioner general of the land office for the fiscal year ended June 30, 1883, will be completed in a few weeks. It will show an increase of 20 per cent, in acreage of public lands dis posed of during the year, or about 17, 000.000 acres. Nearly half of tHs, or 8,000,000 acres, was sold in Dakota. This is about double the number of acres disposed of in Dakota for any year previous. The report for the year ended June 30, 1882, showed sales amounting to over iz.vvv.wu acres, Demfc an in crease of 25 per cent, over sales of the year before, and the largest disposition of public lands in any preceding year A Minneapolis dispatch of July 29 th says: Last night, at 10:10, fire was dis covered on the top floor of the Syndicate block. The fire gained rapid headway, notwithstanding the quick response by the department, and illuminated the streets for many squares. Thousands of people gathered to witness the efforts of the firemen to save the magnificent building, which covers half a equare and is said to be the finest block in the north west. The origin of the hre is a mys tery. When discovered liame3 were blazing out of the fifth story window. For a time the fire defied all efforts of the firemen who worked heroically. It was feared the entire block would be swept away, but at 4 o'clook the wind shifted and the firemen quickly took ad vantage of tho change and got tbe flames under control. The total loss will reach $350,000. Work of rebuilding will begin at once. An extraordinary scene took place at St. Mark's Eniscopal church, Berkeley, July 28th. Owing to differences be tween the old and new vestries, the former insisted that the present reverend inoumbent, F. L. Greene, be retired, and issued a call to Bev. Dr. McClure, of Oakland. The new vestry objected, in sisting on the retention of Mr. Greene A wordy war ensued, and opprobrious epithets were freely exchanged until one more violent vestryman landed a well directed blow on the nose of one of his adversaries. A general souffle ensued, during wnicn Jtseniamm Jr. ahl, a Greene man, drew a pistol on H. J. Ber ryman, a McClure man, but fortunately had sufficient ordinary sense left not to pull the trigger, fearing bloodshed. The contestants withdrew to the vestry, where some small side fights were in dulged in. The affair is looked upon as most disgraceful. In the meantime the church remains locked up. An Albion, N. Y., dispatch of July 28 Bays: A terrible accident occurred on the Borne, Watertown and Ogdensburg rail road at Carlyon station at nine o'clook last evening, by which nineteen persons were killed and thirtv wounded, iuxcur sand island tourists, mostly from Michi gan, was behind time, and at tbe time ot the collision was running at the rate of forty miles an hour. The wind was blowing a gale and had blown, a freight car on to one side and partly on the main track, when the excursion train came thundering along and the collision came, tnrowing ote engine on its end and the other into a ditoh. The baggage car and two sleepers were completely demolished. The cars were piled up on top of each other until it was one vast heap of ruins. At the time a heavy thunder shower was passing over and the night was dark. The cries and shrieks of the dying and wounded were terrible. The crash was heard three miles away. The country is but thinly settled, and it was sometime before assistance could be obtained. Coroner Cothrane was tent for, and he and others went to .work re covering the bodies and are still at work. Dr. Milligan, of the New York board of health staff, committed suicide in that city July 22d. Martin J. Crawford, associate justice of the supreme court of Georgia, died at Uoiumbus July 22d. TVi o Onf , fl r (rnvflrnmonf lina rrrarxlaA 85000 for the relief of sufferers by the London floods. . A young child of John de Boesche of Racine, Wisconsin, has slept two days and cannot be aroused. A dispatch from Montgomery, Ala., says the cotton worm is reported very generally in that section. The severe storms in the north of Italy have greatly damaged crops. There was some loss of life. At New York the look-out of cigar- makers still continues, and neither side shows any signs of yielding. Part of the city of Fon du Lac, Wis., was recently flooded with waters caused by the breaking of a dam near the place. At Bridgeport, Conn., the funeral of Tom Thumb took place with Masonic ceremonies. Fully 10,000 people viewed the remains. AtSchruggsville, Ga.,July 22d, Adrian Underwood was killed by Dr. F. Schruggs. A family quarrel was the cause of it. At Memphis, Tenn., July 20th,Bobert Wilson, who shot and killed Frank B. Bussell in September, 1882, was hanged in tho county jail. At St. Petersburg, recently, by an ex plosion of a powder mm, the mixing room was destroyed. Nine persons were killed and two severely wounded. JNear rsew uaven, Jtv.y., duly ma. a train on the Louisville & Nashville road fell through a bridge, seriously injuring the engineer, fireman and brakeman. It is reported in Philadelphia that William H. Vanderbilt has had a confer encewith Parker, with a view to ob taining a controlling interest in the Le high v alley railroad property. The department of state has tele graphed the United States consul at Yera'Cruz to advise all vessels bound to southern ports of the United States to stop at Ship island for inspection. Becent heavy rains in Wisconsin caused a , number of washouts on the different railroads. On one of the roads two trains were thrown from the traok and Beveral persons severely injured. AtEphrata, Pa., July 21st, fire broke out in a factory and soon threatened the destruction of the town. Water was scarce and there was only one old-fash ioned hand engine. The loss was over 8300,000. No change in the telegraphers' strike: both parties are sanguine of success. Few dispatches have been received at Portland for the past eight days and the large offices all over the east are run by a small and incompetent force. The Toronto Globe publishes crop re ports for Ontario and Quebec. They show that the country sunered no more from rains tlii season than in former seasons from other, causes. Taking 100 as the basis of average per centage, the average crop is as follows: Fall wheat 78, spring wheat 90, barley 90, oats 90, peas 90, rye 93, hay 122, potatoes 96, con 74,roots, 93, apples 64, other fruit 8 At Baltimore recently Edward Spen cer, one oi the most brilliant newspaper men of Maryland, died after an illness of ten days, of nervous prostration, aged about fifty years. Mr. Spencer was for several years an assistant editor of the Baltimore Sun, and also contributed to the New York Sun and New York World as well as to the Washington Capital. He was a fluent and graceful writer, and au thor of the famous play, "Kit, the Ar kansaw Traveler." At Rochester, Minn., July 20th, Charles ii isher, a patient in the hospital for the insane, suicided by jumping into the furnace at the boiler room. The fire man did not recognize him as a patient, and before he could stop him the deed was committed. After getting inside of tbe furnace he stood with his baok to the red hot wall until insensible, when he fell forward into the glowing coals The body was charred when taken from the furnaoe. A Minnepolis dispatch of July 22 says : A terrific cyclone struck southern Minnesota yesterday, mainly, along the line of the Chicago and (Northwestern railroad. The town of Elgin, in Olm stead county, was totally destroyed, every building being blown down or un roofed within one minute after the storm struck the place. Mrs. Thayer was killed and several others wounded. At Owatonna great damage was done, es ueciallv at the fair grounds, where all the buildings were wrecked. Several Dersons were injured. One mile west of that nlace a nassenger train was lifted from the track, turned clear over and twenty-five or thirty persons injured. A. H. Williams, of Rochester, Minn., was injured in the back and chest; W. Rogers internally; L. Dodleman had his skull crushed. These are the only ones feared to be fatally injured." At Kasson the cyclone struck one mile west of the town, blowing down sohoolLouses and several other buildings in its track. At Mantorville three persons were killed FosMgss la -floor Covers. At the commencement of the present oenturyTurkey carpets were rarities and luxuries in England but seldom to be Been, auu vuiy wsu8jaei wnu in the bouses of noblemen vr, merchant princes connected with the Lffaj.t and oriental trades. Within theViast few years the beauty, durability phd comfort of these carpets have been appreciated, more particularly since what is known as the "eesthetio craze" has itet in, and aided by the fashion of the day" Tfor unless an article does become' fashionable, no mat ter how intrinsically beautiful or good it may be, it doesjnot get generally adopted) oriental floor coverings of all sorU and sizes, from the cheap cotton In dia durrie and tie ; Kurd and . the Belaochistan rugs' to the sumptuous Persian and Turkey Carpets, have grown immensely in ponulf-; favor. The trade in these has rapidly and wonderfully in creased, and tbe looms of Ouchaok and Koulba, in Anatolia, a province of Asiatic Turkey, find employment for many thousands of workmen and work women, to say nothing of children, in producing the large amount of these beautiful carpets to supply the markets of Western Europe and America. The home consumption of Turkey carpets in Turkey itself and Egypt is very small in comparsion to the large quantities ex ported from Smyrna for the use of the Giaour nations of the West. Lngland is bv far the largest customer, taking nearly six per cent, of the whole. Next comes France, to which country about one-fourth of the produots of the Anatolian looms finds its way, and the remainder is sent to the United States of America. Turkey carpets are always made in lege was an excellent one. A future sov ereign ought, it is believed, to become intimate with every portion of the coun try. One of the most interesting pro vinces of Prussia, Rhineland, if not dis- aneoted, was yet far from feeling at that time in hearty unison with the state to which, on the break down of Bonaparte's power, its particles, disjointed from time immemorial, had been firmly welded. As his parents chose Coblenz for their own residence, making that town for the time a sort of second capital of the king dom, so was he brought up in the Rhen ish university. There he lived, a merry youth with the young, and a genial in struction seeking student with the old. If his arrival had been looked upon with some mistrust or dislike by the common people, to whom the name of Prussian was still a rebuke.he quickly vanquished that estrangement without any artifice of kingcraft beyond that of having an hon est.civil word for everbody and remem bering everybody.- The present writer recollects his addressing an urchin who suddenly emerged from a side lane with "How now, boy? Surely you had not your arm in a sling when I saw you last?" The lad stared and then grinned, blubbered something about having had a fall on the ioe and mother insisting upon his arm being tied up, as if that was any use, and ran away, glancing back from time to time at the young gen tleman who had actually recognized him the little Christopher whom nobody cared about. Harper's Magazine. HOUSE AND FARM. one single piece; and takes almost as many months to manufacture as the same quantity in superficial extent of ordinary Brussels or tapestry carpet, whioh are made by steam machinery, take days, and their durability is in like proportion. Who ever heard of a Turkey carpet being worn out in one generation? Persian carpets are fine texture and more costly, though we may bo permitted to doubt whether anything is woven nowadays in quite so elaborate a style as. that de scribed in the story of Schemselnihan and the Persian prince as forming the floor covering of the former's palace. After a minute's description of the beau ties of the principal chamber, we are told that the carpet of this splendid salon was "composed of a single piece of oloth of gold, upon which were woven bunches of roses in red and white silk." The valleys of Khorassan (the scene of many of the events in "Lallan Rookh"), Kur-. distan, Kesman and the district of Iran are now the chief places of manufacture, those from Kurdistan being esteemed the best. The Indian carpets are various in style and texture, and come from all parts of that collection of countries and states classed together under the one word India. Cashmere, celebrated also for its unrivaled shawls ; Afghanistan and the Punjaub on the extreme north; Scinde and the Beloochistan on the north and west; and all the countries of Central India, including the dominions of Misam and the districts of the Malabar coast, each produce their specialties in carpets. Rugs is the more correct term, for un like tho productions of Persia and Tur key, which are made as large as thirty feet square, they are comparatively small size. It i may be remembered that the en chanted carpet purchased at Bishagar by Prince Houssain for forty purses is men tioned as being " about six feet square," on which the three brothers are described as sitting together when they were trans ported to their father s palace. The use of these rug-sized carpets is now becom ing very general, and few houses are to be found, possessing and pretensions to comfort, where one or more of these oriental floor coverings are not to be met with in hall, library or bed room. Building and Engineering Times. Prince Frederic's School Days. In Augusta of Saxe-Weimart the pupil of Goethe and the friend of Alexander von Humboldt, beauty and talents, tastes and longings, rank and position, have all and ever been counted as dust in the balance when compared to the regal duty of filling the post to which Providence had called her. No second of each waking hour is allowed to pass without a straining of eyery nerve in the fulfillment of such tasks as her ever active brain suggests, all tending to the one objeot of her life, viz., to increase the patrimony of respect and loyalty which has been accumulating in favor of the family into which her destiny has thrown her. Great was the care she be stowed upon choosing governesses and masters for her son's earliest years. In obedience to a family tradition, the boy was also early set to do handiwork. He chose carpentering and bookbinding, and went through a regular course of each under professional teachers. Hia schooling was finally intrusted to Ernst Curtins, a native of that famous ancient republic of Libeck, and well known to our readers as the historian of Greece. The mother's attention had been first drawn toward him by a public lecture he gave treating of the Acropolis of Athens. There was something about him that fixed her attention. In him the Athenian mind seemed, as it were, to be reproduced. Imbued wtth an exquisite sense of the beautiful, he treats of the fine arts, of history, and mythology, even of grammar or topography, with a bewitching eleganc3. His influence, par amount at the present day in the Berlin university, is visible in many traits of character of his high-born pupil, which made the latter, at the age of twenty, what a shy old gentleman at Bonn once called in private conversation, "the de light of mankind." From Curtius hands the prince, in obedience to another tradition of his family, entered the first regiment of foot guards, stationed at Potsdam. His in defatigable instructor, Major Von der G roe ben, exempted him from no duty that t.ny other lieutenant had to perform; ; bis recruits must needs be as completely driaea ana as amgentiy crammed as any other: a strict control was carried out by tbe oommanuer-in-chiei of the guards. Hickory-nut Cake One cup of white sugar, one beaten egg, halt a cup of sifted, flour and a cup of minced nuts. Drop on buttered tins. Mountain Dew Pudding One cupful of rolled crackers, one pint and a half of milk, three eggs, two tablespoonfuls of white sugar, a half teaspoonfuls of salt; flavor with nutmeg; serve with sauce. Good Milk A quart of good milk should weigh about 2 15 pounds, or nearly 2 pounds 2 ounces. If milk is weighed, this rule will give the monthly yield in quarts more exactly than measuring. Baked Squash Boil, mash, and let it got cold; then beat up light with a table bpoonful of melted butter, two raw eggs, three tablespoonfuls of milk, with pepper and salt to liking, put in a buttered bake dish, sift dry crumbs over the top, and bake in a quick oven. Onions. If onions which are to be boiled are put in salted water after they are peeled, and are allowed to remain in it for an hour before they are cooked. they will lose so much of their distinctive flavor that they will rarely remind one hours after of what he had for dinner. Onions that are to be eaten raw may be treated in the same way. Shorn Sheep After sheep are shorn, great care should be taken to protect them from cold and storms. If an open shed is provided in the field they will flock under it during the worst of the bad weather. A week after shearing old sheep is the proper time to dip the lambs in tobacco water to destroy ticks. Small Beer. Take one quart of West India molasses, one ounce essence of spruce.one ounce essence of wintergreen, half ounce essence of sassafras; mix well with hot water in a pan; let it stand un til it becomes blood-warm, then add one pint of yeast; let it remain ten or twelve hours; bottle it, and in three hours it is fit for use. Cream Tomato Soup. Use one small knuckle of veal and one pound of shin bone of veal; boil slowly one hour with some slices of onion, two or three pota toes and half a can of tomatoes. When .cooked strain through a colander. Mix together one teaspoon ful of cracker pow der and one cup of cream, add to it a cupful of soup; mix thoroughly and pour all together; season to taste, boil a few minutes, and serve. To Fatten Hogs. Pasture ought to be had for hogs. They will be all the healthier for having the run of a good clover pasture, but they will lay on flesh faster when kept in close confinement and fed all the grain they will eat. The best breeders believe the best plan is to give the stockers or young swine the run of pasture up to within about two months of the time when they are to be marketed, and then confine them to close, comfortable quarters. They will gain but little when exposed to severe cold. t Cherry Pudding. Mix six tablespoons ful of sifted flour with enough milk to make a smooth paste. Melt one tea spoonful of butter and stir in one tea spoonful of salt; beat four eggs, the whites and yolks separately; add the yolks to the paste when well beaten; stir in one pint of milk and the whites of the eggs. Have ready one quart of stoned cherries; flour them before sprinkling them in the batter. Tie in a pudding cloth or put into a tin form. Boil two hours. Serve with a foaming sauce as soon as done A powerful microscope was then brought into play, and the fine diamond was found to be two stones joined together with marvelous dexterity by the aid of what is known as Canada balsam, the material used by all opticians in joining two lenses. Each stone was worth about $1250. and the loss on the transaction was $45. The stones catrue apart upon the application of certain chemicals. Boston Journal. 'Uiwer Fritz'? Among the Southern Ger mans. French diplomacy had reckoned upon alliances with Italy, with Austria, with Russia perhaps, but more than all upon the neutrality of vhe two German king doms Bavaria and Wurtemberg. None of these hopes were fulfilled. The Ger man people stood together with an. en thusiasm ; almost nnprecented. One supreme command only, that - of . the Prussian Jung, directing the--eager masses of combatants, and Jiis son , was selected to lead the corps from South Germany, together with a due propos portion of Prussians. From the first he was their favorite. With what affec tionate disposition distinguishes the South Germans they called him "our Fritz," "our Crown Prince," and enter ed into conversation with him whenever an occasion offered. One soft summer's evening, after the battles of Weisenburg and Worth had been fought, and the Army of the South was climbing up the Yosges Mountains, or descending from them, the Crown Prince was sauntering leisurely about, a short pipe between his fingers, and all alone, in the village where a halt ha i been ordered. Passing a closed barn, he fancied he heard something like stump oratory in side, and quickly opened the door. As a matter of course all present rose, Bava rians and others. "Oh, no," said Frede rick William; "sit down; there will be room for me to do the same, I dare say. I am only sorry to have disturbed. Pray, who was the speaker?" All eyes turned toward a sergeant, whose very in telligent countenance, however, looked sorely puzzled when the commander-in-chief farther asked, "And what were you talking about?" Quickly recovering his presence of mind, the sergeant confessed, "Wei!, of course we were talking about our victories, and I was just explaining to these young men how, four years ago, if we had had you to lead us, we should have made short work of those conf Prussians." The prince roared with laughter, and continued chatting with the party till far into tho night. Har per's Magazine. J- I and eight wounded, three- fa tall v. At sion train No. 63. with two locomotives, Waukesha there was great destruction of f who.was responsible for the work done. 4 bound for Clayton, with a load of Thou-' property and one person killed. Tho ohoioe of Bonn for his life tt col- A Diamond Story. Colored diamonds are supposed to be manufactured nowadays for the unwary, but I heard of a new dodge last week. A photographer who has had consider able experience in expert detective cases said to me: "We have a new use for Photography the test of preoious stones, he business began in this way : One day last week a diamond expert with quite a reputation in the business was asked by a stranger to buy a remarkably fine diamond. Eight thousand dollars was asked for it. The expert tested it in every manner known to the business and examined it carefully with a glass. It was a magnificent stone, of superb color and shape. He offered $7000, and he took the money and went away. A day or two after that the stone was shown as a great bargain to some other experts, one of whom, after examining it closely for a long time, declared that there was something very peculiar about the way iu which the light went through the stone. The owner was advised to take it to me and have it tested by a ray of sun light sent through a uaureTSr It was brought to my studio with several other diamonds, and as one diamond would allow a beam of light to pass clear and straight, the $7000 stone seemed to have something in it whioh stopped the beam. Kose Had a Weak Point. One of those good, old-fashioned fath ers born and reared on a farm, but willing to see his children live an easier life, came down to "York" the other day to see about getting his son Moses into a bank. He went to a friend, and the friend sent him to the cashier, and the cashier said: "Is your son quick at figures?" "Tolerably quick." "Is he ambitious?" "Yes; he wants to get on." "Is he a hard worker?" "Well, Moses can mow his three acres of grass per day." "Why does he prefer a bank to a store?" "I swan! 1 never asked him why, but 1 guess it s because he thinks there s a better chance to climb up. Moses is right on the climb." "He is perfectly honest, of course?" "Well, now, that's the only weak point Moses has got, and I was going to say to you if you took him in that if you keep a wire fence between Moses and any money lying around loose, and if you have a rule agin hoss-trading, and if you don't allow shaking dice or card-playing, and if he will keep sober, Moses ,will make one of the most tremendous bankers this country ever saw!" Harrisburg Tele gram. An Example for Elopers. Young people or old ones, for that matter who contemplate eloping, should see to it beforehand that all their plans are as carefully laid as were those of a young farmer at La Grange, Ga., who eloped with a sohool girl from the semi nery at that place. It was twenty miles to Franklin, where they were married; and so, to cut off pursuit, the young man engaged every horse and buggy in the place, with orders not to let any one have them without a written command from him. Taking the girl in his own wagon they started at a swift pace. It was fully half an hour before the super intendent was made acquainted with the facts and when he did learn them his first move was to hire a horse and buggy, but wherever he went the horses and buggies were engaged. He. finally had to start in pursuit on horseback, but the two were then miles away, going ahead. After they had - traversed ten miles they got a fresh horse and buggy, which had been prepared, and went on with renewed speed. In the meantime the superintendent had nearly given out They arrived at Franklin and were mar ried, and on returning picked up the superintendent, whom Mr. and Mrs Abrams carried back home in one of their buggies. Philadelphia Press. A Genuijos Whip Snakx. -Mr. D. B. Tavlor. of Prinevillo township, killed . a genuine whip-snake on the plantation of Mr. Joe Weeks, Tuesday. The snaice was first seen coming across the field with his head erect some ten inches from ground, and as he came near the wagon. in which were seated Mr. Taylor and some boys, he lashed his tail against the wheel, making every effort to reach those in the wagon. The cracking of his tail produced a loud noise similar to a large horse whip striking very rapidly and with much force. Mr. Taylor pro cured a , rock, and , hitting the snake stunned him. when one of the boys ran up and cut his head off. One half of the snake was black, and of uniform size suggesting the handle of a whip; the other half was smaller I and of a lighter color, with dark marks which resembled the niaiting of a large whip lash. The snake was six feet long and a fine speci men of the whip-snake.--Charlotte(Va,) Democrat. The commercial treaty between Spain and Germany was ratified July 21st. A Famous Game. , "The river, immediately before the war, the speaker continued, "was a great gambling house. The splendid steamers plying between New Orleans and tho north were loaded with men whose interest was deep in games of chance. The planters - were the most reckless gamesters. They seldom had any ready money, but would lose their live stock and niggers with equanimity. I went down on the Belle Key, in 1859, from Memphis to New Orleans. At Natchez a great planter got aboard with fifty slaves. He chipped into a game with a northern jndge, a New York mer chant and an army orficer. Tbe stakes -mounted up to fine proportions some thing like $20,000 in one pot when I saw the judge .win.t He held the best hands, and, before we reached the Crea- cent City, owned forty of the planter's " J niggers,.valued at from $1000 to $lo00 , each. -; But by all odds the most interesting game I ever saw was played on the Belle Lamar, in 1857. There were circum stances connected with it which made it an all-absorbing event to the people who -understood what it really meant. The players were two only. They are both dead, and probably all their descendants have followed them to the grave, so I mention their names and tell you about the train of events which led to that game and its attendant tragedy. In 1856 there lived in a small town in Kentucky a beautiful girl named Alice Cray ton. She had a number of suitors, but only two seemed to meet with passing favor in her eyes. One was a rich young planter named Horace Ellison and the other a voung lawver. recently from the north, named Converse. Ellison had the advantage of his rival in looks and accomplishments. He had traveled extensively, waswell read, polished, and bore the reputation of being a dare-devil in affairs of gallantry, and was said to be not over upright and hon orable in his affairs with women. He was the sort of a man to attract most girls. But Miss Crayton preferred a Elain young fellow, and finally married im. Ellison, after swearing to be re venged, went abroad. In the course of a year Converse and wife went to New Or leans to live. Two years after the mar riage, Converse, returning home on the Belle Lamar, after a business trip north, discovered his old rival, Ellison, among tho passengers. All feelings of resent ment had died out in his heart, and ha greeted Ellison heartily, the latter re turning his hand shake with well simu lated warmth. For a day the two men chatted together agreeably, to all ap pearance good friends. The next even ing Ellison proposed a little draw to while away the monotony of the voyage. Converse readily assented, and they started the game in a large stateroom. Four or five others were present Jbut they didn't join it. At first the ante was . trifling. As Converse steadily lost, he insisted on raising it with each deal, and began drinking, a rare thing (ot him to do. His ill -fortune continued, and after a seance of two hours he began to bor row money from his friends in the room, having, lost all his own to Ellison. The latter was as cool and firm as a rock. He seldom spoke, and then in cutting ao- cents, which added to the fast growing j enmity his opponent felt toward him. Perhaps if Mr. Converse would finger . his glass less and his cards more, his game would be more interesting and less easy to beat,' Ellison remarked. - 'Mr. Converse can take care of himself under all circumstances,' Converse re torted. Yes, he demonstrated hia f aoulty for looking after his own interest two years ago, when he won a great stake, and not by fair play.' I saw Converse's face flush. He un derstood the allusion to the old rivalry between him and Ellison and its covert insinuation. He started as though to say something, but stopped. Tho game went on and soon after Converse had lost every penny and his watch and dia mond pin. , a . mm m Ellison laughed sneermgiy. 'Mt. Converse should apply his methods in love-making to card-playing,' ho said. What do you mean, sir?' v 'What you please. Shall wo oohtinue tho game?' Converse was white with tury. Aha gambling spirit, mingled with hate and rage, was upon him. As it to answer his unspoken thoughts, Ellison said, in his cold, exasperating tones: 'You tack a stake. I will hazard all my winnings against the nightkey of your house. We Will piay meet) usuus iu uve iui xi. This monstrous proposition strucs us all dumb. Converse bounded from his chair and gasped. He was speeohless. In fact, the emotions of this great experi ence had deprived him of the rower of woras. Xiiuson aione was unmuveu. xa -sat quietly tossing tbe pije of gold be fore him with his white nngers. Do you consent? he aaked. , The loss Converse had sustained he could not replace. Ruin was before him. On the other hand, tbe privilege he w aa invited to hazard meant, if he lost, a dis honor worse than death. What thoughts passed through that man's mind in a few seconds win never be Known. . ne grasped the back of his chair, stared around and hoarsely muttered 'yes.' You might imagine how breathless wa bent over the players now. They shuffled . the cards in silence. Ellison won tha first two deals. The next Converse won. The fourth time, amid a silence in the room deep as the tomb, Ellison dealt and gave Converse two queens, a jack and two nine-spots. The latter drew ona card and announced himself as ready. Ellison glanced quickly at him and laid down four aces. I always thought he had stacked his hand. You have won the key, said Con verse. He drew it off the ring, and then, quick as lightning! crowded it into the barrel of his revolver. 'Take it, and pulled the trigger. Then he turned tho weapon upon himself, and fell dead upon the corpse of his antagonist, whose brains bespattered the cards which had de stroyed their fortunes, honor and lives. -Wheeling Register. ' "I am saturated to tho epidermis," said tha high school girl, throwing her gum boots into a corner. 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