T H E 0M E W I E.T7--
HAS THE '
FINEST JOB OFFICE
IN DOUGLAS COUNTY.
CABDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANIS,
And other Printing; Including -
Large aai Eearj mm anl Siawy mi-Bills,
Neatly and expeditiously executed
AT PORTLAND PRICE S.
13 ISSUED " ,
FRIDAY MORNINGS, .
; BY -: ''
J. R. N. BELL, - - Proprietor.
One Year -Six
Months , -Three
These are the term of those paying In ad ranee The
Review of? era fine Inducements to idrertiaerB. Terms
ROSEBURG, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAY 15, 1885.
t- F. LANK. JOHN LANK.
LANE & LANE,
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Office on Main street, opposite Cosmopolitan
J. C. FULLERTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
' Office -In Marks' brick, up stairs.
A. F. CAMPBELL,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
i OFFiCENext door to liogan's Store.
, W. N. MOORE,
General Insurance Agent.
Ofilrr at Conrt House.
ROSEBURG, : : : : OREGON.
It. ii. HCROUGH, JRq
Xeal Instate Agent,
Office with Lane & Lane, opposite the
Rosehoxg, Douglas County, Oregon.
A LL KINDS OF REAL ESTATE AND CITY
J A. property Bought, Sold or Leased on Com
mission. Exchanges or ileal Jtstate effected.
Watctaater, Jeweler ... and. Optician,
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
Dealer In Watches, Clocks, Jewelry,
(Spectacles and Eyeglasses.
AND A TUIA UHI OF
Cigais, Tobacco & Fancy Goods.
Th only reliable htomer m town for the proper adjust
ment of Spectacles ; always on hand.
Depot of the Genuine Brazilian Pebble Speo
. tacles and Eyeglasses.
Office In Hamilton Brick Block,
Boot and Shoe Store
On Jackson Street, Opposite the Post Office,
Keeps on hand the largest and best assortment of
Eastern and San Francisco Boots and
Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers,
And everything In the Boot and Shoe line, and
BELLS CHEAP FOR CASH.
Boots and Shoes Made to Order, and
Porfeet Fit Guaranteed.
I use the Best ol Leather and Warran all
Repairing; Neatly Done, on Short Notice.
I keep always on hand
TOYS AND NOTIONS.
Musical Instruments and Violin Strings
Xo.lt Kearny St., San Francisco, Cal.
Treats all Chronic. Special and Private
diseases with wonderful success.
THE GREAT ENGLISH REMEDY
9 A NRVER FAILIVO
ore for Nervous De-
illity, seminal Weak
less. Exhausted Vifcal
i ty. Spermatorrhoea,
LOST MAX HOOD,
Prostatorrhoea, and all
i-he terrible effects of
lelf-abuse, youthful fol
iesaad excess in ma
urcr years, such as
.joss of Memory, h&sn
tune, Aoctufimi iiinooiuns. aversion to society.
Dimness of Vision. Noises in the Head, ex
cesses In drinking Intoxicating; liq
uors, the vital fluid passing unobserved In
the urine, and many other diseases that lead to
Insanity and death.
Dr.Mintte, who ia A Resrular Physi
cian. Graduate of the University of
Pennsylvania, will agree to forfeit Five
Hundred Hollars for a case of this kind
the Vital Restorative (under his special
advice and treatment) will not cure, or for any
thing impure or injurious found in it Dr.
Slintie treats all private diseases successfully
without mercury. Consultation Free.
Thorough examination and advice, including
analysis of urine, $5.00. Price of Vital Jte
storatlve.Sl.dO a bottle, or four times the
quantity. $5.00; sent to any address upon re
ceipt of price, orC. O. D.. secured from observa
tion, ana in private name if desired bv Dr.
Sfintte. 11 Kearny Street. San Fran
cisco. Cal. Send for lists of questions and
SAMPLE BOTTLE FREE.
Will be sent to any one applying by letter.stating
eym ptoms, sex and age. Strict secrecy in re
gards to all business transactions.
Dr. 3Iintle?s Kidney Remedy, XE
PIIRETICUM. Cores ail kinds of Kidney
and Bladder Complaints, Gonorrhoea, Gleet.
Leuoharrhcea, etc. For sale by all druggsits; $1
a bottle or six bottles for $5.
1)R,M1KTIE'N DAMDELIOX PILLS
are the b-st and cheapest D1TSPEPSIA and
BILIOUS cure in the market. For sale by
Mes who are svffkr
ing from Disease and
Weakness b orient on hv
early immndence or
ooijsos. causing nervous debility, premature
decay lost manhood, etc. having tried in vain
every known remedy, should procure immedi
ately DR. LIEBIGS INVIGORATOR NO. 2.
Til E DOCTOtt will agree to forfeit $1000 for
a case undertaken, not cured. The reason why
sa many cannot get cured of weakness and
ahoy diseases is owing to a complication called
PUOSTATORRHEA with Hyperesthesia,
whioh requires special treatment.
DR. LIEBIG'3 INVIGORATOR NO. 2. under
our advice and special treatment, is the only
positive cure for PROSTATORRHKA.
DR. LI EB 1G & CO. for the past nineteen years
have made an exclusive specialty of the treat
ment of diseases of men. -
If pimples appear on the face, if you become
listless and despondent, look out for the compli
cation with Semianl Weakness and loss of Vi
tality known as Prostatorrhea. Hundreds of
. lives have been lost, and thousands have lost
their property and pleasure in life from its ef
fect. Varicocele, or wormy veins of the scro
tum, often the unsuspected cause of Lost Man
hood. Debilty, eto. DR. LIEBIG'S Invigorator.
No, 2. is the only known remedy for the above
complication, and a perfect and permanent
cure will be guaranteed In all cases undertaken
undo -our special advice and treatment.
Most powerful electric belts free to patients.
To prove the wonderful power of the IN VIG
.ORATOR, A $2 BOTTLE GIVEN FREE.
Call or address, ,
Dr. Liebljc A Co's Private Dispensary,
.400 Geary St, San Francisco, CaL
S. MARKS & CO.,
HAVE CONSTANTLY ON HAND
Boots and Shoes.
Wool and Produce of Every Description Bought
ASD THE VERY HIGHEST CASH PRICES PAID FOR THEM.
S. MARKS & CO., -
HITGH XJI !
JBut before you do tliat come 'round to
W. C. WOODWARD'S
Buy al New Set of Harness
OR A SADDLE.
Ona of the Biggest and Best Stock of Goods ever Brought to Town.
but the best leather, and have got
EVERYTHING IN THIS LINE. DON'T FAIL TO CALL ON ME !
"YV. Gr. Woodward, Roseburg- Or.
SHERIDAN BROTHERS, ROSEBURG, OREGON
They would announce that they have just received and now have on
, v hand one of the largest stocks of
i - - ' . -
Ever brought to Douglas, and, when added to their
Stoves of all Patterns and Ready-made Tinware,
They are prepared to declare they have the best supply in their line of any house in South
ern Oregon, wh ich they propose selling Cheaper than any one can purchase elsewhere.
In the shape of BUILDING MATERIALS, in the way of Locks, Butts, etc.. we can offer
superior inducements to purchasers. Try us. '
We can give you bargains in the following brands of STOVES not equaled elsewhere :
The best of workmen are constantly employed in the manufacture of our TINWARE, and
buyers should learn our prices.
We have also bargains to offer in GUNS, such as Winchester, Sharp and other Rifles, as
well as in Shotguns and Pistols.
We are also Agents for the White, Peerless and New Home SEWING MACHINES, which
we sell at lowest rates and warrant as complete in every respect. We can also supply
Averill and Rubber I?ints5
The best in the market, at lowest rates. Give
prices, ana we promise to
Home Made Furniture,
UPHOLSTERY, SPOT MATTRESSES, ETC,
Constantly on hand.
I have the Bent
STOCK OF FURNITURE
South f Portland.
And all of my own maanf actur.
Xo Two Prices to Customer.
Resident of Douglu County are requested to gie me a
call before purchasing elsewhere.
ALL WORK WARRANTED.
The BvTRSr Guide is issued Sept.
and March, each year : 224 pages, 8 J x 11 J
inches, with over 3,300 illustrations
a whole picture gallery. Gives wholesale
. prices direct to consumer on all goods for
personal r fml7 use.
Tells how to f sm wder, and
gives exact f f .VV.-l cott of ev
erythingyou I J Bse drink,'
, eat, weaj, or hare fun
with. Thesa N. invaluable
books contain information gleaned from
the markets of the world. We will mail
s copy Free to any address wpoa receipt
of the postage 8 cents. Let us hear
from you. Respectfully,
MONTGOMERY WARD & C0w
SJtr A as Wtswk Atim CkUaa. UL
W. I. Friedlander.
- Roseburg, Oregon.
I use nothing
Stoves and Ranges.
us a calL inspect our stock, inquire as to our J
suit you u any one can.
CHINESE WASH HOUSE
Labor Agency !
SAM YOUNG, - Proprietor.
rpHIS POPULAR LAUNDRYMAN HAS
X atrain opened business t his old stand In
Roseburg, on Main street, two doors south of
Bo M en's blacksmith shop. He is prepared to
Or Chinese Labor of any description on short
. L. BELFILS,
W II 3IAKER.
HAVING HAD 28 YEARS' 'EXPERIENCE
ILft Wft tbm ft. Vfr in Orprnn T foalAAnAlAM
of giving satisfaction in all work entrusted to
me. itusu nave a large srocK or Watches,
Clocks and Jewelry which will be sold very rea
ftonahlv. I have the County-patent right for the sale of
Concrete Cement Pipe for conveyingwater to
any piaco uesirea- u. UlLUi lLM,
W. F. OWENS, : . : : Manager.
Wool and Grain
Also, AGENTS FOR - '
Of All Kinds. 3 V
7E TRANSACT A GENERAL BUSINES8
m in our line and pay the Highest Market
Prices for Wool and Grain. A full line of
Agricultural Implements kept constantly on
hand, or furnished on short notice, at Lowest
Prices. Office and Warehouse OPPOSITE
THE DEPOT. Give us a call.
H. C. STANTON,
Staple Dry Goods,
Keep constantly on hand a general assortment of
Extra Fine Groceries,
WOOD, WILLOW AND GLASSWARE, .
CROCKERY AND CORDAGE,
A full stock of
Such as required by the Public County Schools.
All kinds of Stationery, Toys and
TO SUIT BOTH YOUNG AND OLD.
Buys and Sells Legal Tenders, furnishes
Checks on Portland, and procures
Drafts on San Francisco.
CLARK & BAKER, Props.
Having purchased the above named mills of
E.Stephens & Co., we are now prepared to fur
nish any amount of the best quality of ;
ever offered to the public in Douglas county.
We will furnish at the mill at the following
No. 1 rough lumber .......$12 ?M
No. 1 flooring, 6 inch $24 V- M
No. 1 flooring, 4 inch. 26 M
No. 1 flnsihiug lumber 20 $ M
No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 2 sides $21 V M
No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 1 sides $2(5 M
CLARK & BAKER.
S. HAMILTON, Agent, Koseburg, Or.
Geo. ir. Jones: j
Dear Sir I have delayed answerinir your letter in
order to send you the enclosed certificate. Mr. Bart
Reeve declines to give a testimonial at present for the
reason that he has been under the treatment of a num
ber of Physicians and thinks that they might not like it
if be were to make the affirmation of the effect your
Mineral Water had upon him. I will describe the case
to you as near as I can : . He had been sick about two
years and an unnatural belt had formed around him
Just below the ribs. He drank your Mineral Water
three or four days and the belt went off in such a way
as to cause his legs and feet to swell, but that soon dis
appeared, and he is now in comfortable health. The
doctors had all given up that he could not get well.
There are a number of persons here who have spoken to
me for some of the water to use iu various casen, and I
would like to use a little myself. I think it is the best
nervous remedy I ever knew. Please send me live
gallons of the water. Respectfully,
n. a. haaske.
ALL KINDS OF THE BEST QUALITY.
- " Vr ;-
Promptly attended to and goods shipped.
IIACIIE Y A UEXO,
RICHARD THOMAS, Proprietor.
This Hotel has been established for a num
ber f years, and has become very pop
ular with the traveling public.
FIBST-CLASS SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS
- AND THE
Table supplied with the Best the Market affords
Hotel at the Depot of the Railroad.
Proprietor of the
Mi CANDY FACTORY.
KEEPS CONSTANTLY" ON HAND A FULL
stock of Bread, Cakes, Pies, Plain and
Fancy Crackers, etc Also a fine selection of
French and American Candies and Chocolate
Roseburg Soda Works.
JOIIX SEVILLE, rrop'r.
- r A VTTr fTr'nTfl A RTTPlT.KTfYR OTT AT-
11 ity of Soda Water. Sarsaparilla and
tiinger Aie. wraerg irom aoroau uueu wiui
promptness ana at reasonaoie rates.
1 1 1 1 1 1 more money than tanythlng else by Ukln an
i J 111 agency tot tb bent telling book out. Begin
1 a 1 1 1 nrt succeed grandly. None fall. Terms tre
HAtunre Book Co., Portland, M&lni.
, Growth of Mormon ism. .
Mormonism is adapted to the in
tellectual capacities of the masses, the
multitude of the ignorant and poor,
the wretched, the pariahs of soe'ety.
To these are offered just what they aire
sure always to hunger for, bold as
sumption and boundless assertion, great
show of authority,, these helping to
certitude in faith; salvation by forms,
by the legerdemain of rite, the hocus
pocus of initiating and anointing; lit
eral interpretation of the Scriptures,
and profuse quotat:ons of texts, and
specially such as are set in the poetical
and obscure diction of the prophets.
The same minds delight in prodigies.
4 ' Quod ignotwn, pro mirifico. " he
more mysterious the more true. The
secrecy, too, of the endowments has a
charm, and as well the offices and titles
which each one may possess. U- suck
gewgaws and tinsel this church has un
limited store. And who is not flattered
by the assurance that he. is of the few
wise and blessed of the race, that the
many outside his coterie are foolish and
doomed? No' doubt, also, by setting
the standard of morality so lamentably
low, and offering salvation to the worst
on such easy terms as external obedi
ence and service, thousands have been
captured and held. The promise, too,
of land is a lure to mamy,Bibliolkeca
It has been discovered that crows
have no less than twenty-seven differ
ent cries, "each distinctly referable to a
Sugar Pine 11
Twelve Miles from Roseburg. on
the Coos Bay Wagon Road.
Any amount of Lumber--Sugar Pine,
Cedar, Yellow Fir, Flooring. Rus
tic, Mouldings, Etc.
WE WILL NOT BE UNDERSOLD
We have appointed A. J. BELLOWS
and HENRY GATES agents for Roseburg,
who will have Lumber always on hand.
Will deliver to any part of the city from
the Mill at reasonable rates.
prices at mill :
Rough Lumber.. 9 03 M
Flooring 18 CO 0 M
Rustic 18 00 Tfi M
ROSEBURG. : : : : : : OREGON
Ladies will find my Stock Large and Com
plete. Prices Moderate.
i MRS. H. E. HOOVER.
THE CENTRAL HOTEL.
HAYING AGAIN ASSUMED THE MAN
asrement of this well known House, of
which we are the ownerw. we take this method
of informing the public that it will be
First-Class in Every Particular!
Meals and Lodging per day .... $1 00
Meals v . 25
Lodging .. -. . .. 25
Satisfaction Guaranteed, i
Free Coach to all Evening Trains. !
H. T. &-13. ' Garrison,
O. H. FLOOK
HAS JUST OPENED A NEW AND NICE
stock of Family Groceries in the Belfils
Building, where he will be glad to see all want
ing Goods in his line. Country produce taken
in cxehantre. Orders from the country will
receive careful attention.
BUNNELL. & BOWEN BROS.,
Machine Shop, "Wagon Shop,
CAN MAKE CASTINGS FROM 1 OUNCE
to 3 tons weight. Small Cupola for small
Castings. Money refunded if work is not the
best. Portland prices! Save telegrams and
expressage. . '
D. C. McClallen,
PROPRIETOR Or THE
Large Sample Booms for Commercial Travelers
Free Coach to and from the house.
Baggage delivered free of charge.
J. H. O'MALLEY,
Tombstones, Tablets, Etc.
Shop Bear of llog&n's Store.
First right-hand room, up stairs, over Marks
Repairs and Alterations Neatly Done.
CROSS-EYED . PEOPLE.
The Peculiar Sensitiveness Which Usually
Accompanies the Infirmity.
"You would think that a cross-eyed
person would overcome his sensitive
ness,1' but he seldom does. He broods
orer it. It grows on him.. He imagines
that every one he meets thinks as much
about it as he does, and life loses all at
traction for him. Did you ever notice
across-eyed man walk? No? I can
tell cne as far as I can see him. It im
parts to his gait - a certain movement
peculiar to the whole class of cross
eyed people. But it is not altogether
bashfulness which causes him to avoid
looking a person squarely in the; face.
If he retains the power of sight in each
of his crooked eyes, as is cften . the
case, it would do him no good to look
the ordinary way. He would be very
likely to miss the object altogether.
The lines of his vision would probably
cross a foot or so before the object was
fully comprehended, and all he would
see would be the faint and shadowy
outlines of a pair of ears of the rim of
a hat ; The place where the face ought
to be would be a dismal blank. Many
bright features are ruined by this fear
ful misfortune. Some sensitive victims
neverpluck up courage enough to mar
ry. They often become selfish misan
thropes, grow stingy, and leave a fort
une for a horde of straight-eyed rela
tives who totally ignored them while
they were alive to light over. Others,
with that natural yearning for the love
and svmpathy which are almost uni
versally denied cross-eyed men, take
what they can get in the matrimonial
market. They spring at the very first
chance which offers. Thus often- a
soulful, but cross-eyed, esthetie finds
himself joined to a lbving, but unsym
pathetic, helpmeet, whose ambition
rises above the kitchen and the laundry.
He loses his hopes, descends to the level
of his mate, and what might have been
a talented career is ended on a large
box in front of the corner grocery in re
tailing neighborhood gossip. Occasion
ally you find a man with sufficient
strength of mind to live down the ma
lign effects of strabismus and come out
a victor. When once a man has over
come his diffidence he becomes as bold
as a sewing-machine agent. When he
is courageous enough to look a woman
obliquely in the face without stammer
ing an apology for having been born
he can fairly le said to be superior to
his misfortune.- Such a man would
make a heroic soldier. Unfortunately,
there are few who can do this. The
ordinary man melts under the affliction
like a cake of ice in a July su . ": N.
Y. ' Commercial Advertiser:
AN OLD TRICK REVIVED.
The Way Some People Make Six Bank
Notes Oat of Five. : 1
There is an old swindling device
which consists in cutting bank notes
into strips and then, in putting them
together, save enough from each to make
an additional note. This ingewous pro
cess, technically known as "sweating,"
has been applied to the United States
The discovery was made yesterday at
the Sub-Treasury by Mr. Marlor, who
has charge of that department, A batch
of ten-dollar certificates was received
from a Wall street bank Friday and
was redeemed. Yesterday it was found
that several of the notes which, on a
cursory handling, appeared to have been
accidentally torn ana afterward pasted
together, had in reality been subjected
to the "sweating"' process above al
The law permits the Treasury Depart
ment to redeem a mutilated bill at its
face value if threerfifths of it r ;main.
The sharpers have taken advantage of
this law. The certificates were first cut
to five pieces, and then, by taking one
piece from five different certificates, a
sixth certificate was made. Thus the
five genuine certificates would each
lack one-fifth, but the sixth or bogus
certificate would apparently have enough
pieces pasted together to make it com
plete. All the certificates were there
fore, until the trick was discovered, re
deemable at their face value. Unfortu
nately for the swindler the ten dollar
certificates have the numbers of each
engraved in various places on the note
in "very small figures. Of course the
doctored notes were made of fragments
containing numbers which did not cor
respond. It was this discovery which
exposed the fraud. N. Y. Herald
Pseudo Physicians Who Were Mis
taken In Their Diagnoses.
"Were you ever taken sick put in the
country?' inquired a well-known at
torney on Saturday afternoon while
himself and three or four friends were
indulging in the wild recreation of tell
ing stories. V
They all frankly admitted that they
had never become so reckless as would
be indicated by an affirmative answer.
"Well, I've been there. Not long
after I was admitted to the bar, a client
of mine about the only one I had at
the time employed me to go up into
the country to look up the, title to some
land about which there was some dis
pute. I was stopping at a country ho
tel, and one day I was taken sick
pains in the head and high fever.
There was no doctor in the place, and
the landlord brought in three or fonr
old women whom he declared knew
more about sickness than any doctor
"One of them said I had taken cold,
and she stuck my feet in a tub of hot
water, and kept pouring in- more from
a teakettle until my feet were par
boiled. Then she slapped a big
mustard poultice on my chest, filled
me up with' catnip tea, and put me to.
bed, with a hot fiatiron at my feet and
a bottle of hot water on each side of
me. Then i she smothered me with
blankets and went away.l 4
"After , she had gone another one
went for me. She said I had got the
fever and ague, and chucked a lot of
quinine down my throat
"A third said I had tvphoid fever.
and she swaddled my head up in cloths
soaked with cold water, and gave me a
1 . 1.' l i: TM T
uub wins v Bung. Aiie next morning x
was as red as a beef-steak."
"What caused that?"
"Scarlet fever." Detroit Free Preis.
The Lndlcroas Ideas Which Follow the
. Unskillful Use or Khetorloal Fig ares.
The examples of confusion of meta
phor ascribed to the late Lord Castle
reagh are so absurd that it might have
beea thought impossible to rival them.
Nevertheless, the following, though in
somewhat quieter style, seemed to me
to approach very nearly to the best of
those that were spoken by Castlereagh
or forged for him by Mackintosh. A
recent Cabinet Minister described the
error of an Indian official in these
words: "He remained too long under
the influence of the views which he had
imbibed from the board." To imbibe
a view seems strange, but to imbibe
anything from a board seems to be very
dillieult I mav ohsprvfl t.rir triATriroca
of Castlereagh, whica-Tis 'now best"
known, seems to suffer fronTmis quota
tion; we usually have "an ignorant im
patience of taxation," but the original
form appears to have been "an ignorant
impatience of the relaxation of taxa
tion." v !:-..;..
The following sentence is from a vol
uminous historian: "The decline of the
material comforts of the workinw rl rssau
from the effects of the revolution, had
been incessant and had now reached
an alarming height" It Is possible to
ascend to an alarming height but it is
surely difficult to decline to an alarm
ing height "Nothing could be more
one-sided than the oointof view adrmtfld
by the speakers." It is very strange to
speak of a point as having a side, and
then how can "one sided", admit of
comparison? A thing has either one
sine or unas not; mere can not bo de
grees in one-sldedness. However, even
mathematicians do not always manage
the word point correctly. In a modern
valuable work we read of "a mvre ex
tended oointof view." thono-h we know
that a point does not admit of exten
sion. This curious phrase is also to ba
found in two eminent French! writers
Baillv and d'Alembert I imrmose that
what is meant is a point which com
mands a more extended view. "Frnsiv
hammer wishes to approach the subject
irom a pmiosopmcaL standpoint "
It is -imnossibia to stand urirl
yet to approach. Either he should
survey the subject from a standpoint
vr appruauu n irom a starting po.nt.
?ine most scienunc ot our continental
theologians have returned back again
to the relations and ramifications f the
old paths." Here paths and ramifica
tions do not correspond, nor is it obvi
ous what the - relations or paths are.
Then "returned back again1; seems to
involve superfluity: either, returned or
turned back again would h ive been
better. A large school had lately fallen '
into difficulties, owing to internal dis
sensions. , In the report of a council on
the subieci it was stated that measuros
had been taken to introduce more har
mony and good feeling. The word in
troduce suggests the idea that harmony
and good feeling could ..be laid imJiko
era a rtf xxro f ni- hir nrnnor ttioaVi rifil H.
justment, or could be supplied likefirst-
ciass iurniture oyajuonaon upnoiscerer.
An orator speaking of the. usefulness of
a dean, said that "he wastes his sweet
ness on the desert air and stands like
an ' enoine virion a sfdino." This is a
strange combination of metaphors.
Macmillan''s Magazine. r
CIRCUS NOVELTIES HIRED OUT.
Sleek Horses, Lions and Other Animals
That Make ; Up the Required Perform- .
t has always been a puzzle to the
circus-goer hew such mammoth shows as
Barnum's and others can be maintained v
all the year round. When one reads of
any person having so large a racing
stud or collection of. wild animals that
even the transportation from distant
lands costs a small fortune, he marvels
at the outlay required not only to pur
chase but to maintain such j retinue.
Barnum's show when it visits the me
tropolis, has ; at least a dozen of the
finest race-horses and hunters,' and the '
general belief is that the sleek and!
cet-footed animals belong to the great
showman. Such, however, does not
appear to be the fact , A reporter for
the Mail and Express recently met one
of the members of the largest import
ing firms ' in the country of wild ani
mals, birds, and in fact of all kinds of
eurios'tics. Referring to the matter he
"The race horses Barnum exhibits in
his show are not his, or at least a num
ber of them are not You want to know
where he getsi them from? Well, I will
tell you. Th animals are rented from
parties in the jsame business as myself
for the time being. Or, in other words,
when a large circus, so to speak, pitches
its tent where jit is to meet the eye of a
critical audience such as to be encoun
tered in New! York, it is compelled to
appear in a very fine suit of clothes.
All the curiosities. within reach are
gathered together, and what the ordi
nary costumer does for the habitues of
fancy balls or masquerades, even to the
silky swallow-tail coats we do for these
great showmen to whom we rent our
animals, race horses and many fancy
birds, as well as many other curiosities.
In making our contracts we are com-
Selled to be very stringent in the con-,
itions, so as to enforce as much atten
tion, if not more, to our property by the
lessee than, if it were really their own.
Take, for instance, the racing stock.
Accidents are liable to happen to
Loise running round the ring or taking
the hurdles. To guard against any los3
and protect ourselves, it is clearly stipu
lated that should any of the animals sus
tain injuries from which, they may b3
incapacitated for a time, or their useful
ness in the ring impaired for good, we
Elace a good round sum on. their
eads ; , so large, indeedV that we at
once compel the lessor to be ever care
ful and mindful of them. .
"It is precisely the same with lions, ,
tigers, and other valuable animals, j
which even the careless feeding might 1
cause us to lose." . When a man stipu-:
latesjto pay $2,000, $3,000, or $4,030
for van animaL in case anything hap
pens to it while in his charge, he is
morally certain to exercise the utmost
care m its behalf. The rent of precio js
show animals is not so much but ve
can afford to let them out to differe.it
t parties during the year. If- Y Zf&S
and Xxprta. ,
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