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.;: HAS THE ' : FINEST JOB OFFICII IM DOUGLA3 COUNTY. CARDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS And other printing, Including Large and Heavy Posters and Showy Hand-Bills, Neatly and expeditiously executed AT PORTLfiND PRIC3S8. toot .;" tin Ktx Month... .... - BO Tlireo Monthw These are the term for those paying in advance. The I dependent offer fine Inducement! to ad vertisers. Terms reasonable. VOL VIIL ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17. 18S31 NO. 32. TJBE. INDEPENDENT IS ISSUED Saturday 3IornInesr -BYTHEw DOUGLAS COUNTY PUBLISHING CO. 7T JiJ) J. J- I,, jjlt mJagdidJM ! ajcsl sJL L al aK sJsa JL U ails Q i - ' JP&ACTICAL r WATCHMAKER, JEWELER, AND OPTICIAN. ALL WORK WARRANTED. Dealer In Watches, Clocks, Jewel y, Spectacles mud, Eyeglasses, And a Full Line of - ' Cigars, Tobaccos and Fancy Goods. Tbe only reliable Optometer in town for the proper adjustment of Fpectacles ; always on band. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. OFFICE Firet door south of pout office, Rose burg. Oregon. ,.- LANGENBERGS . , "Rn of: -n r fill" r a -.- Rtrtrv. ItOWElJUIlG. OON., On Jackson Street oopottite the Postoffice. Keeps on band the largest and best assortment of Knslern find Himi Francisco Poots audi Shoes, (.altera, Sllppera And everything in the Boot aud Shoe Line and SEJ-I.3 CHEAP for CASH. Hoots ami Shoes Made to Order Fit Guaranteed. -Perfect I use the Best of Leather and Warrant all my work. ltEIVIIII'0 lN'etxtly 13 ono On Short Notice. I keep alwars on band TOYS AIJD NOTIONS. "Musical Instrument and Violin Stripe a Spe cialty. I.OV1N l,AAC4tCARKKU. DR. M. W. DAVIS, DENTIST, ROSEBURG, OREGON. OFFICE-ON JACKSON fcTREET. Up Staire, over 8. Marks & Co.'s New Store. SlflAHOfiEY'S SALOON Nearest to the Railroad Depot, Oakland Jas. Mahoney, Prop'r. Taa finest of wines, liquors and cigars in Dog las county, and the bast BILIilARD T A. II 1-23 in the Etate kept in proper rspaJn Parties traveling on the railroad win And t-ds place very handy to visit daring the sWp . ping of the train, at the Oak land Depot. Give me a call. Jls. HArxCNST. a i JOHN FRASER, TJninG Mflflf FllTniilllV? nOXiie McUAS -V Ui-UWlU W, WILBVR, OREGON. Upholstery, Spring Mattrasses, Etc., Constantly on hand. FURNITURE. I have the best stock ol lurniture south 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 WORKWARRANTED.-&a DEPOT HOTEL OAKLAND, - - OREUON. Richard Thomas, Prop'r. rpHIS HOTEL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED "" for a number ol years, and has become very popularvith the traveling public. First-class SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS. And the table supplied with the best the market affords. Hotel at. the depot of the Railroad. H. C. ST A WTO Ni Dealer in Staple Dry Coodsl Keeps constantly on hand ntent of a general assort- EXTRA FINE GROCERIES, WOOD, WILLOW AND GLASSWARF, ALSO Crockery and Cordage A full stock of KCIIOOL BOO US Such as required by the Public County Schools, All kind of STATIONERY, TOYS and FANCY ARTICLES, To suit both Young and Old. . RUYS AND SELLS LEGAL TENDERS, furnishes Checks ou Portland, and procure Drafts on Ban Francisco. SEEDS !a ftsrSEEDS ! SISI3IHS ! ALL KIMJS OF BUST QUALITY ALL ORDERS Promptly attended to and Goods shipoed with care. Address, Haeheney & lieuo, Portland. Oregon. The general missionary committee of the Methodist Episcopal church have -made the following appropriations: Montana, $1000; Indian territory, S 1000; New Mexico, $13,900; Utah, 12,625, "Western Nebraska, $5840; Northwest Norwegian, $6500; Northwest Swedish, $7500; Oregon Scandinavian, $20,000; California German, $2800; Central Ger man, $4500; Chicago German, $30,000; Columbia River German, $800; East German, $600. Indian and Norwegian missions were classed under the bead of Scandinavians. LATEST NEWS SUMMARY. MTT TELXeBATU TO DATK. The county jail at Seattle, W. T. was destroyed by fire on tbe 9 th inst. Tbe greater part of the business por tion of Bluff ton, Texas, was recently de stroyed by fire. Business failures during the week end ing Nov. 9th, in the United State and Canada number 211. John S. Gray, ex secretary of the har bor commission, San Francisco, was sentenced by Judge Toohy to ten years at San Quentin. Cotton crop returns of the department of agricult are show a slight improve ment since the last report. The, indi cated product is nearly 86per cent, of last year's crop. An Atlantic City, N. J., dispatch of Nov. 10th says: Three children of G. E. Barnes, proprietor of tbe Sagoewatha house, this city, while driving, were killed by a freight train. A Mount Mourne, N. C. dispatch of Nov. 10th says: To-day a party of six ty-five negroes captured Lawrence White (colored) and hanged him. A few days before White killed a colored man named Frazier. General Matthew McEwen died at Washington Nov. 10th. Be served as surgeon in the Second West Virginia cavalry, at the commencement of the war, and subsequently as a staff officer with Generals Sheridan, Custer, Crook and Averill. There was a marked decline in the number of immigrants. landed at Castle Garden in the last five months of this year, as compared with the correspond ing period of last year. It is estimated that the total number landed during the year will bo fully 10,000 less than last year. Mrs. Anna M. Greene, of Newport, E. I., widow of the late Nathaniel Greene, celebrated her 100th birthda, Nov. 9th. Her husband's father, General Nathaniel Greene, was a friend of George Wash ington. Her son. Professor G. W. Greene, Longfellow's life long friend, died last April,- while at work upon a life of the poet, in fulfillment of an agree ment that the one who died last should write a life of the other. At New York, Nov. 9th, an explosion on a tugboat sank the boat and killed four men. The boat was blown into fragments. Flying pieces killed the helmsman on one of the steamers. Seven persons were on the tug. The killed are Captain Ear dis, the cook, John Kelly, and Charles Connors, a deckhand. Charles Kelly, the engineer, was picked up with broken limbs. Two other men on the tug were blown into tie river. A Berlin dispatch of Nov. 10th says: The festival in celebration of the 400th anniversary oi tne birthday of Martin Luther was opened this morning by the gathering of 80,000 school children, who were in nny-tnree. divisions, ana were accompanied by bands of music. They marched to the various churcbes, and at tended religious services in honor of the great reformer, whose bust was placed before the altar in each edifice. The emperor and crown prince and officials of the imperial university, and all the city officials and clergy proceeded from the town hall to St. Nicholas in the trreat procession. Tne streets were packed with people. ' Says a New Orleans special: The sud den appearance of large numbers of Chinese in the courts, seeking to file notices of declaration of intention to be come citizens by naturalization is at length explained. It is being done under the patronage of the democratio parish committee, with a view to the men being used to defeat the McEnery ticket at the primaries next month. The constitution of Louisiana makes declaration of inten tion the qualification for an elector, and there are 800 Chinamen in this city, enough to make a material impression upon the ballot boxes. The Chinese are clad of an opportunity to vote in this way, as it places them on friendly terms with the boodlums, their principal per secutors. Private advices received at San Fran eisco from the English market, together with the condition of the local wheat trade, give a fair prospect of high prices in wheat consequent upon a scarcity of the best grades. The not spell of last June, at first reported to have done con siderable damage throughout tne in teriur, is discovered to be correct, as the heat withered the grain, leaving much pinched wheat and a soarcity of No. 1 The English market is slowly hardening, and any increase in prices there would result in a boom here in the speculative market. .Prices are rapidly growing higher, and freights are lower than ever before, with a very large available ton nage. The last charter drawn was on a basis of 80 shillings, Liverpool direct, for wooden ships. The stock of low (Trade wheat is quite large. Oats are gradually growing scarce. A Springfield, Mo., dispatch of Nov 5tb savs: Shortly after 2 this afternoon this citv was visited by af destructive cyclone. The storm struck the woolen mills, destroying a portion of the build- ins- and greatly damaging tne machinery. It then passed a little to the northeast, and demolished a number of residences. Striking Division street at the corner of Boonville street, tne storm followed a lane between city property and North Springfield for three blocks, leveling residences in both towns. Then tending a little to the northwest, the storm vis ited Bridgetown, a suburb of North Springfield. The total loss is estimated at between $150,000 and $200,000. Prob ably seven persons were killed, and many injured. A new cigar factory of F. O. Hacken, and nis residence, were com pletely demolished. The family were ab sent at the time. A number of employes in the factory were injured. St. Mary's Catholic church was wrecked. It is re ported that great damage was done at Brooklyn and Republic, in the south western part of the county. Telephone communication with North Springfield is destroyed. Hazeldell schoolhonse, west of the city, wasbl:wn down. Fifty children were m the building, but none were seriously hurt. The escape was most miracnlous. The path of the storm was only a few yards wide, but wherever it struck the rain was appalling. The Marquis of Lome is mentioned for viceroy of Ireland. Senator Randolph, of Morristown, N. J., died suddenly on the 7th inst. The steamer Wisconsin recently landed at New York 350 Mormon converts from Scandinavia. At a Baptist church festival at Madi son, Ind., recently, Robert Duke, colored, staboed and killed David Brooks. - : -. ... George B. Hudson, a pioneer of Cali fornia, was drowned at Donahue landing; San Francisco, on tbe 5th inst. He was lately connected with the Post in that eity. " -:. r?. Apostle Brigham Young and. Hebar J. Grant are now in Colorado, ent route to L New; Mexico and Arizona, to preach Hie doctrine of Mormomsm .to the Indians, who are being rapidly converted. At Chapultepec, Mexico, recently, a dud was fongbt between Degheest, of the Mexican National bank, and Oliver, a French merchant, the former being badly wounded and the latter killed. A St. Johns dispatch of Nov. 5th says: it iue soutn siue or ot. jouns narocr this morning a coal shed fell, crushing several laborers. Two were taken out dead and four others were seriously wounded. 1 . il i l m -t -v Recently, near Sanford, N. C, a negro man and wife went to church, leaving their children locked in the house. On their return they found the house burned to ashes and the children per ished in the flames. A Chihuahua, Mexico, special states that Jacob Hipp, a wealthy resident of Milwaukee, Wis., while on his way home from the Mexico Central terminus at Loredo to Durango, was robbed of $8000 and murdered by the road agents No vember 4th. His wife was also outraged. Northern Pacifio road gives notioe that it has decided to allow 150 pounds of first-class baggage with every first-class ticket, both ou through and local busi ness. The Union Pacific allows 150 pounds as far as Ogden, but the Central and Southern roads allow but 100 pounds with each ticket. Northern Pacifio land sales during the month of October were: Eastern divi sion, 8918 acres, and eighty-two town lots; value received for the latter, $5163, Montana division, 5864 acies; value re ceived, $35,693; twenty-nine town lots; value, igdyoy. The western division sales have not yet been returned. A Yankton dispatch of Nov. 7th says: That portion of the territory south of the forty-sixth parallel voted on the ratification of the constitution at Sioux Falls in September. A complete consti tution was made from the best portions of various state constitutions. The pro position is to present it to congress this winter, and ask the admission of the south half of Dakota as a state. There being no general election in the territory, a light vote was polled. Since taking up his residence at Rideau hall, his excellency Lord Lans downe has received a number of anony mous letters threatening his life. The matter is being investigated, though his excellency is not greatly alarmed. It is believed the letters are sent by mis chievous persons anxious to annoy him, or possibly by some who are anxious to obtain employment as extra detectives. A Madison, Wis., dispatch of Novem ber 8th says: An entire roof, inside wall and iron and stone column of the new south wing of the capitol fell at 1:40 P. M. Barney Higgins and William Edgar, of Madison, were killed instantly. William Jones, boss mason, of Milwau kee, had his skull fractured and is dying. Eight others were badly injured and may die. In an accident on the Pan Handle road, near Newark, recently, John Mat thews, engineer, and J. Kennedy, fire man, of the Baltimore and Ohio tram, were instantly killed. David Wilson, baggageman, received severe cuts, and Davis, engineer, and Frank Powell, fire man, of the Pan Handle freight, were both badly hurt, and, it is thought, can not recover. The engines of both trains were badly smashed up. The New York World prints a list of seventy New York widows and fifteen un married female legatees, whose united wealth is about $123,000,000. The wealthiest are Mrs. A. T. Stewart, $10,- 000,000; Mrs. E. D. Morgan, $5,000,000; Mrs.- Marshall O. Roberts, $5,000,000; Mis. Edwin Stevens, $7,000,000; Mrs. Paran Stevens, $3,000,000: Mrs. Moses Taylor, $6,000,000; Mrs. Cornelius Van derbilt, $5,000,000; Mrs. James Brown, $3,000,000. The! richest unmarried lady is Catherine Wolfe, $2,000.000-who also leads the whole list iu noble and unos tentatious charities. A Kansas City dispatch of November 8th says: A fearful tragedy was enacted to-day at the farmhouse of H. Clay Mo- Gee, ten miles south of this city. His children, returning home from school this afternoon, found the lifeless bodies of their father, mother and older sister lying upon the floor. McGee evidently had killed his wife, shooting her in the breast with a shotgun. He shot bis daughter in the back, and then Com pleted the horror by going to an upper room and swallowing a dose of morphine. The latest returns of the November elections resulted at follows: In Massa chusetts, Robinson, republican candidate for governor, defeats Butler about 10, 000; both houses of the legislature re publican. In New York, Carr, republi can candidate for state secretary, is elected by 18,000, and the other state officers elected are democrats; the assem bly is republican. In Pennsylvania the republicans elected their state ticKet by 17,500. Connecticut has gone republi can. Maryland elects us enure demo cratic ticket. New Jersey, Abbott, demo cratic, is elected governor by 5500; in the legislature on joint ballot the repub licans will have three majority. In Vivpinia the democrats carry the state by 30,000 and have a majority in both houses. Mississippi is democratio by a large majority. In Minnesota the repub lican majority is over 25,000. In Dakota it is claimed that the vote on the consti tution is carried by a large majority. In Nebraska, Reeae, republican candidate for supreme judge, is elected by a small majority. In Kansas the democrats elect Martin as judicial jndge. Bull Run Battle Field.! . j We got a good dinner at Manasses.and hiring a team and driver we set out for the battle field of Bull Run, four miles distance, over the same road that Beau regard traveled to meet McDowel, July zi, icoi. The trouble now is not what to say letter. but what not to say tx a single Briefly, then, the south was massing for battle at this point. You can to this day see miles of earthworks. Fort Beaure gard is still an imposing piece o J fortifi cation, earthwork with beech trees, pear trees, willows, and in fact, all kinds of wild as well as tame , woods climbing over. It is too heavy to level ddwn and restore again to k the dominion I of the plow. :But nearlytha' other lines and earth forts "have quietly surrendered to the husbandman, and mounting there to-day, the tall corn stands in regiments flashing its groen, bent sabres j in the sun. j The first battle of Bull Ruri stands first in the alphabet of great American battles. Greater battles have been fought hereabouts; a greater) battle, indeed, on this same ground. But the first has fastened itself on us. There is a savage fascination about which' we who lived on that day cannot escape. 'And yet it was not yesterday. I saw lounging against a lamp-post here at Manassas not an hour ago, a handsome young south erner pulling at his mustache. I approached and asked him of the bat tle. He had been born since it was fought! So you see it was hot; fought yesterday, this battle of Bull Run, when the cannon shook the earth even to the shores of Oregon. And do you know the north played the air of "Dixie'' in this first battle? It is so. The south had not yet learned it, but played "The Girl I Left Behind Me. Let us look in upon this battle field as we look upon the face of one whom we knew nearly alquarter of a century ago. By a wide, well-kept country road, through corn fields and clumps of oak, chestnut, walnut, hick ory and half a dozen other kinds pt scrub trees, some of them badly shot tq pieces, we were driven toward the muddy, slug gish, crooked and ugly little stream cf Bull Run. In this drive of foir miles we met one man on horseback; we passed one man on a horse and a barefoot negro boy on foot, driving a little flock of sheep. Overhead I saw a single! raven ; not a bird, not a squirrel, ori either hand; but the crickets and grasshoppers in the corn fields and clumps of wood on either side of us chirped and sang inces santly. I At the end of four miles we turned through a gate to the right intoi a field; cows were scattered here and there around the crescent of the hill; on the jcrest of the hill stood a long frame farmhouse; back of this house a little I brown stone monument to the dead Soldiers soldiers; in front of it, in the door yard, a graveyard. The house which formerly stood here had been torn to splinters during the battle. The lady buried in the grave in the door yard was killed here. She was the mother of the kind old gentleman who now inherits this place. This battle-field was his mother's farm. It is now his, land he shows you over it. He was teaching school down at Alexandria at the time his mother was killed here; d school teaaher for forty years. He and his sis ter live in this old gray house together; no one but these two xld deaf people for many a mile about. The peach trees are breaking down under loads of fruit in the heart of the battle-field ; a little way down the slope of the hill below the grave in the door-yard. Long strings of fat turkeys tread on tangled grass through the orchard, chasing the grasshoppers. Below this orchard, half a mile away and curved around in a muddy crescent, but hidden by a young growth of trees, creeps Bull Run. On the morning of the battle in the broad cornfields, and away out yonder, miles away over the foothills, the federal bayonets gleamed by tens of thousands. They were march ing for Beauregard's rear, or rather for the Midland line, by which he had come uprom the south. He had come out from Manassas, four miles away, to stop this movement, as all tbe world knows. The north was not to be stopped J Hence the battle. But this is trenching on his tory, and we must draw the line. You can see where the south: retreated to where stood Jackson, "like a stonewall." Back of this house, where the old schoolmaster lives with his oldest bister, about a hundred yards, and almost at the top of the gently sloping hill, on the outer edge of the tall, rank corn, and against a young growth of pines, is the place where Jackson got down to pray. And here it was he sat on his horse, wounded, and held his men in stubborn line that day, while the storm of battle beat against them, and so won his singu lar name. On the front of this sloping hill the dead lay thickest when the fight was done. The corn is rank and tall. But I do not see as eome pretend to when looking over tbe field of Waterloo, that the blood of brave men has put any particular mark of vitality upon it. The truth is, if some one did not point out to you all this, you would know nothing whatever of the battle of Bull Run. Nature covers up all such scars; time heals the wounds on the breast of our common mother, as well as on our own. Wander about here for a week, as I have done, and, save for the one little brown stone monument here, the old earth works at Manassas and son e scarred old trees, you would not know there had e er been any battle here. I have picked up one bullet and one button from a soldier's coat; that is all. But on the earthworks near Manassas, under apeach tree, while picking up peaches, I found an Indian arrow head. Think of it, and i follow these two facts : What other bat tles, what other races had fought for the fields of Virginia ages and ages before ? Not many people came to visit this battlefield. I have seen a thousand a! Waterloo for a single visitor here. The great trench where the dead were buried on this sloping hill immediately under where Stonewall Jackson sat on his horse during the battle, is still a trench. This is a sore -that refuses td heal. It has bocome a little drain - or rivulet. The bones of the dead were mostly taken away at the close of the war, and this opened the trench anew. This portion of the battlefield is a pasture now. A little line of trees has grown along the banks of this trench. Under these rank young trees a good many sleek spotted cattle stood, chewing their cuds and lazily switching flies. You never hear a sound of any kind around here at all, no coming and going, as at Waterloo and other great battlefields of Europe. The trees are turning a little red in the blush of early autumn. There is a hazy gray atmosphere over all here, which makes the stillness seem more still; a weary ghost of the smoke of war. In the corners of the old Virginia worm fences the wild berry grows rank and red, as if dripping with blood. The very earth is red, as if the bosom of mo ther earth bleeds perpetually for her brave dead who fell in the battle hero. Joaquin Miller. Homes for Ballet-Girls. Miss Ada Leigh writes a letter to the Times to Bay that having heard that some English ballet -gitls were employed at a "Paris theater," she invited them to tea with her, and finding that they were pay ing too dear for their lodgings and food. hired an "appartement" for them at 80 per annum. "In a city," she continues, "where on every 6ide one sees the costli ness of sin, shall it be said that we lacked the means to form a home for its speedy prevention? By which I presume that she would have benevolent persons assist her in paying for this "apparte ment." The lady's intentions may be sound, but her mode of carrying 'them out is unpractical. These bailet-girls.so far as I understand it, receive salaries. They are, too, I suppose, engaged by the week, and not by the year. Why, then are funds needed to enable them to pay for their lodgings? Why. too. is the "appartement" taken by the year? It is to be furnished; it contains, "in addition to sleeping rooms, a dining room and a sittiug room, and a trustworthy woman is to be placed in charge of it, in order to provide the ballet girls with meals. Surely it would nave been far more sim ple to have found a good furnished "ap partement" for these girls, to have taken it by the week, and have explained to them where they might buv food, to have left them to cut their loaves accord ing to their salaries. A "home for ballet-girls mnst be made self-supporting to be useful. These Eng lish girls each receive, I presume, about 1 per week for their services, and with such a salary they can live perfectly well in Paris, if they are only shown the way. in London there are at the slack season of the year a vast number of ballet girls out of employment. Many of them, it is true, live with their parents, who are generally in some way or other con nected with the theatrical 5rfe8' sion. Many, however, have only the homes that they can make for them selves, and if Miss Ada Leigh wishe-i to employ her time and other people's money m usefully aiding them, I would suggest that she should found a ballet girls' home, not in Paris, but in London; that she should board and lodge the girls for adequate payment when they have an engagement, and only help them when they are out of one. Rfally this sort of fussy nonsense ought to be ex posed. tv"hat, let mo ask, does Miss Leigh mean to do with the apartment when these English girls have left Paris? What, too, with the furniture? When she sells it at the end of the engagement, is she i not aware that she will lose at least 50 per cent, on its cost? Bill Jiye's Hornet. Last fall I desired to add to my rare collecction a large hornet's nest. I had an embalmed tarantula and her porco-lain-hned nest, and I desired to add to these the gray and airy home of the hornet. I procured one of the large size after cold weather, and hung it in my cabinet by a string. I forgot all about it until the spring. When the warm weather came something reminded mo of it. I think it was a hornet. Ho jogged my memory in some way and called my attention to it. Memory is not located where l thought it was. it seemed as hough whenever he touched me it awakened a memory a warm memory with a red place all around it. Then some more hornets came and bo gan to rake up old personalities. J remember that one of them lit on my upper lip. He thought it was ! a rosebud. When he went away it loosed like a giandioius bulb. I wrapped a wet sheet around it to take out the warmth and re duce the swelling so that J could go through the folding doors and tell my wife about it. Hornets lit all over and walked around on my person. 1 did not dare to scrape them off because they are so sensitive. xou have to be very guarded in your conduct towards a hornet. I remember once while I was watching the busv little hornet gathering honey and June bugs from the bosom of a rose, years ago, I stirred him up with a club, more as a practical joke than anything else, and he came and lit on my sunny hair that was when I wore my own hair and he walked aronnd through my gleaming tresses quite a while, making tracks as large as a watermelon all over my head. If he hadn't run out of tracts my head would have looked like a load of summer squashes. I remember I had to thump my head against the smoke house in order to smash him, and I had to comb him out with a fine comb, and wear a waste paper basket two weeks for a hat. i Much has been said of the hornet, but he has an odd, quaint way after all that is forever new. j "Callin' the Cop." Three gamins stood on the corner of Washington and High streets last even- mg. One was two feet high and the; others taller by a few inches. A block awav. under the blaze of the Bridge lights, strode a maiestio policeman. His chest was thrown ont proudly, but his hands were clasped behind him and his head was bent in Treverie, a la Napoleon at St. Helena. The gamins grinned. A short, stout stake lay by the road side and the smallest boy picked it up Then he spit on his hands, braced his feet and rapped hard on the sidewalk. The officer started, grasped his club and looked around, and again the gamin rapped. ! "L'kout thar jxow, young Xellers, er foller yez up. so I will,' shouted the af fronted guardian of the peace. "Oop, oo wud, yiz listen ter that Tom hay," yelled one tormentor. "Hit him wid a brick," shouted an ather. Say, cop. Cop. Yez can.t "rest nSth in't Yer no good. Oh, shoot him," howled the third. Insulted surprise struggled a moment in the policeman's face, and then gave way to indignation as he listened to these remarks and comments. Grasping his club tighter and fully realizing that there was a mutiny in his precinct, he strode forward to suppress it. The gamins fell back in good order, no faster- than the enemy advanced. When the latter had walked twenty yards he sud denly changed his mind, wheeled about and walked back to his original position. Then the little boy spit on his hands again, rapped on the sidewalk as before, and danced a jig in token of victory when he observed his enemy treat the signal with lofty contempt. "Jimmy, Jimmy," he screamed in ec stacy; "wud yez luk at me callin' ther cop. I've got him all broke up." Brook lyn Union. He Resumed. Cine of the biggest liars in the state of Michigan in 1859 was an old citizen of the county of Wayne, who used to hang out around the Dearborn hotel and gro ceries. In the winter of that year and 1800, he was brought low with sickness, and he made a solemn vow that if he got well he would quit lying. He recovered, and as soon as able to be about he frank ly stated his position, , Some of the boys could hardly be lieve in the strange occurrence, and so one night when he had the head of a sugar barrel in his favorite grocery, some one asked : - "Uncle Billy, didn't you once assert that you had mowed six acres of grass in a single day ?" "Y-e-s, I said so, bnt I guess I didn't measure very close. I guess the field didn't hold over three acres." "And hayn't you repeatedly said that you were in the Mexican war?" "I I presume so, but you see I had an uncle in it, and I suppose I kind o' got it mixed." "And haven t you bragged of cutting five cords of wood per dav?" "Did I say five cords? I probably mis spoke myself. I reckon it was about hree." "And haven't you claimed that you lifted 1000 pounds of old iron?" "Let's see! Did I say 1000? There might have been a few "pounds less, bnt you see I had a powerful brace for my knees." The old man felt that he was losing Erestige by scaling downlies which he ad made plenty of men "believe, and be was becoming very uneasy, but there was one more question. The interro gator looked Uncle Billy square in the face and asked : "Now, sir, do you admit that you lied when you told a story here eight weeks ago about your killing two robbers in Texas?" "No, sir! no sir!" hotly exclaimed the old man, as he slid off the barrel. "I've been sick and I ve had a narrow squeak of it, and I've made a vow not to do any more lying, but if you chaps think I'm going to hang out here and play second fiddle to liars who have never been out of the county yon aie badly sold! Vows be hanged! Gentlemen, I resume busi ness!" Thai. Stevens' Baptism. Mrs. Lydia Smith, the quadroon wo man who for twenty-four years managed Thaddens Stevens' household, said tbe other day to a newspaper correspondent: "Out of those very windows Mr. Stevens once looked across to yonder pump and said that he would rather go a hundred miles to be administered to by one of those pure, tender sisters whom he had seen in Washington, than to send across the street there for all the clergymen in the country. On the afternoon of the day of his death, August 11th, 1868, I said to him, 'Would you have any objec- I t-i rr 4-r Vnv r rt a 5 rw3 0' Ar ' xtraa tlta !. ply, and just after two colored men, many of whom from all parts of the country to pray for his recovery, had left, two hours before bis death, Sister Lauretta O Rielly, of Washington city, baptised him. And, continued Mrs Smith, who is a devout Catholic, and claima to Ihive induced Stevens to this step, "I believe that he is safe in heaven to day." The report of the governor of Utah to the secretary of the interior recommends that the army be authorized to aid in the execution of legal processes in tuat ter ritory, and also that, in case the legisla ture elected under the Edmunds act does not do its duty, the territorial assembly be abolished. A council to take the place of a legislature in providing laws for Utah is also recommeded. These suggestions are well enough, but they do not touch the bottom of the question. It is as well first as last to face the neces sity of wiping out the territory and be ginning over again. It is child's play to keep tup this annual lamentation and recommendation. An irresistible force never meets an immovable body. If the people, through congress, put their foot down and say that this unutterable ob noxious and brutal system of polygamy shall find shelter no longer within our borders, and then destroy the territory. the saints will move on. JNot a cupful of blood will be split. Let us be done with nonsense, and get to work. J Bos' ton Advertiser. Thirty-eight years ago two daughters of Abraham Kreiser, of Lebanon Pa., crossed in love, took to a small log hut in the mountains near Indiantown, de spising men and holding aloof from all human beings. These women hermits are now about sixty years old. In f peak ing to each other for they never speak to others they sing their words with long-drawn drawls, and they are ex stremely fond of smoking long stemmed pipes, . iney are nam- wormng and can swinff the axe and fell, huge trees as nanauyas tne best bacswoodsman in Indiantown. - They have no fear of any thing from a tramp to a bear, and they Bleep with their axes by the bedside. HOUSE AND FARM. ' Mile Biscuit One and a quarter pounds of flour, two pounds of butter, three tablespoonfuls of yeast, two pints of milk; make them into a dough and let them rise. Bake them in tins. Mint Sauce for Roast Lamb Take a bunch of spear jmint, wash, it entirely free from dirt and sand, chop it; very fine, and mix with it one gill of vinegar and a quarter of a pound of sugar; Cornstarch Cake One cup sugar, one half cup butter, three eggs, on3-third cup milk, one half cup corn starch,' one teaspoonful cream tartar, one-half teaspoonfulsoda; flavor with rose of va nilla. ') , iftEgg Soup Beat up an egg in tea cup, juld salt, pepper and pour over it boiling water to cook it a little; butter may be added if desired, also tcasted bread or crackers. A variety of harm less dishes to suit the capricious appe tite of an invalid is sometimes difficult to obtain. . - Gelatine Blanc Mange One box of gelatine, two quarts of milk; soak the gelatine in a little of the milk for half an hour; boil the rest of the milk; salt, sweeten and flavor it, and pour over the gelatine. When the gelatine is thor oughly dissolved strain it into a mould. This is nice for tea. Nice Sweet Pickles For two pounds of fruit take one pound of sugar and half a pint of vinegar, add cloves and mace to your taste. Boil the liquor and pout over boiling hot six times. They are good and make a nice variety. for the table. Flannel Rolls One cup of sweet milk, whites of two eggs, two-thirds of a cup of butter, flour to make a thick batter, half a oup of yeast, two table spoonfuls of sugar, raise over night; add the butter and eggs in the morning; work in some flour, making a liberal dough; form into rolls, and after the second raising bake. . A Good Home Cake Take four eggs, one cup of butter, two cups of sugar, one quart of flour, half a cup of sweet milk, three teaspoonfuls of baking pow der. Beat the yolks of the eggs and the sugar together; then beat in the butter, then the milk, then the whites of the eggs beaten until stiff; stir in flour until thick enough, and add flavor and baking powder. Bake one hour or a little less. Curry Take cold chicken turkey, or cold lamb, cut in small pieces, and put iu a frying pan with about a pint or more of boiling water; let it stew a few minutes then take the meat out, thicken the gravy with a little flour, add a tea spoonful of curry powder, pepper and ' salt to taste, and let it boil np once; have some rice boiled whole and dry ; put it around the dutsida of the platter, ' . md in the center put the meat, and throw the gravy over the meat, not the rice, and serve. Clam Fritters Prepare a batter with one cup of flour, the yolks of two eggs beaten well, one tablespoonful of olive oil, and water or milk enough to make a very thin bstter; add to this the beaten whites of the eggs. Drain the clams, using the water to mix me patter n .1 Ml J, 1 you do not nave miiK. unop me nam part of the clams, ke ping the son part whole; mix them in the natter ana fry . in small spoonfuls in deep hot fat, or in small cakes in a spider. If the clams are small they need not be chopped. How to Make Cows Give !Milk A writer says that his cow gives all the milk that is wanted in a family of eight, and from it, after taking all that is re quired for other purposes, 260 pounds of butter were made this year. This is in part his treatment of the cow. If you desire to get a large quantity of rich milk givo your cows every day water warmed and slightly salted, in which bran has been stirred at the rate of one quart to two gallons of water. You will find if you have not tried this daily prac tice, that your cow will give twenty-five per cent, more milk immediately under the effect of it, and sue win become so attached to the diet as to refuse to drink clear water unless very thirsty. But this mes3 she will drink almsot any time and ask for more. The amount of this drink necessary is an ordinary water pail at a time, morning, noon and night. Firm Butter Without Ice In 'families where the dairy is small, a good plan to have the butter cool and firm without ice is by the process of evaporation, as prac ticed in India and other warm countries. A cheap plan is to get a very large-sized, poms, earthen flower-pot, with a large saucer. Half till the saucer witn water, set it in a trivet or light tand such as is used for holding hot irons will do; upon this set your butter: over the whole invert the flower-pot, letting. the top or rim of it rest in and be covered by the water; then close the hole in the bottom of the flower-pot with a cork; then dash water over the flower pot, and repeat the process several times a day, or whenever it looks dry. If set in a cool place or where tbe wind can blow on it, it will readily evaporate the water from the pot, and the butter will be as hrm and cool as if taken from an ice-house, h Salt for Dyspepsia. s The Shaker Manifesto has the follow ing: "iiaii a teaspoomui oi common table salt, dissolved in a little cold water, and drank, will instantly relieve heartburn or dyspepsia. If taken very morning before breakfast, increasing the quantity gradually to a teaspoonful to a glass of water, it will, in a few days. cure any case of dyspepsia, if at the same time due attention is. paid to the diet. There is no better remedy than the above for constipation r' no better gargle for sore throat. It is : equal to chlorate of potash, and is entirely saie. It may be used as often as desired, and if a little is swallowed each time it will have a beneficial effect on the throat by cleansing it and allaying the irritation. In doses of one to four teaspooniuis in half a pint to a pint of tepid water, it acts promptly as an emetic, anu ju w of poisoning is always at hand. It is an excellent remedy for bites and stings of insects. It is a valuable astringen iu hemorrhages, particularly for bleeding after the extraction of a tooth. It has bdiircleanaing and healing properties, and is, therofore; a most excellent appli cation for superficial ulceration. A a I .