Newspaper Page Text
FLORENCE, PINAL COUNTY, ARIZONA TERRITORY, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1882. NUMBER-46. PROFESSIONAL. Surf O. HOWAHD. MAKCl'S P. HATKE. HOWARD & HAYNE, Attorsrys amdcoujihklori at uw, corner flixth miH Fremont streets. Tombstone, A. T. A. H. PAflKER, MrXIXO EWilNKER AND U, . DEPUTY MINERAL SurTeyor. Ottire in San Francisco Jewelry rltoro. No. 4H0 Allen street, south sitle, between Fourth anil Fifth tr , Tonitrtone, A. T. iOU M. M1IXSR. J. H. Ll'l'Ai LUCAS & MILLER, ATTOIINEYS AND t'OlMHtXOKS .AT LAW, OFFICE, mourn 6 and 7 Uird buililiiitf, cotuerof Fremont suttl Fourth, Tonilwtone, A. T. 11W H. DAVIS. GSO. R. WILLIAMS. WILLIAMS A DAVIS, ATTORyrm at law. gird's jsp.w bciuding, corner of Fourth uul Fremant sts., Tombstone, A. T. WELLS SPlCER, Attorwet and counmelor at law, 218 fifth street. Tombstone, t.'achisa Co., A. T. Also NotArv Public; U. 8. Commissioner of Deeds fvr California. J. G. PARKE, Civil enoink.fr and v. a. mineral bvrvetor flurveyint done in all iU branches. Utfice, 5i!6 Fremont street. Tombstone, Arixoua. 0. T. HEiWERSON, FhYMOIAS AND HrRGPON. OFFICE, 60 FRE aont street. Tombstone, Ari na. A. 0. WALLACE, .lUSTll'l or THE PEACE. FOURTH BTRKET, lWe door below Fremont, Tombstone, A. T. JOHN M. MURPHY Attorney at law, boom 28, rbown'b hotel Tombstone, Arisonn. L. F. BLACKBURN, Pepvtt bherif? and a:i collector. OrFICE with A. T. Jonw, office liuschua Lumber Co., Fourth trent, Ivelnw Fremont. All official bantaew promptly attended to. Collections a J. F. HUTTON, ArTORNET AT LAW, OFFICE OK FIFTH RTRIKT, bctwsea Frtuiont and Allen, ToKil'stone, Ari- 0. E. G00DFELL0W, M. D. Once i viceerh' bvildiwo, fremont street, Tombstone, A. T. P. T. COLBY, Attorney at law. will practice is all the courts of the Territory. OiSoe in Gird's buUiHug, rooms 11 and 12, corner of Fourth and Fremont utreetn, Toinlmtone, A. T. Cheid Hatmomd, A. M. Walker, bucTsmeuto C'itv. Tombstone. WALKER & NAYMOND, Attorneyb at law. prompt attention r.iv u to all business iiitriuiteil to them. t'olleo Uoos made a mwcialty. A. M. Walker Com niwiouer of (Wis for the Htate of Sr vaila. A. J. FELTER, s . Jl'kticx or the pkace, kotart pfhlic a-d val Kt:tte Aioxit. Othoe on Fremont etreet, Iwtween Fourth aud Fifth, Tonibetoue, A. T. 63. R. h. MATTHEWS, Phymcian axd hvuckon, tombstone, aririo wt. Oljioe with 'W. Htreet, Fourth street, near A1W " a. o'meltkney. o. o. trantum. O'MELVENY A TRANTUM, Attorneys at law. roomk S and 4 oird' buiMiuK, corner Fourth aiul F i-emout etreetn, Ttxnlwtonu, A. '1 S. M. ASHENFELTER, Attorney at law, clifton, a. t. prompt attention (riven to any biuiii.se eutrueted to mv MILTON B. CLAPP, N0TAE Y r-UBLIC, CONVEYANCER AND FIRE INSURANCE AGENTS. Offloe at Safford, HudBon & Co.' Bank, Tombnton. A. T. ThomM Wadi-iCO, Mining brokfr, real ehtate aoent and Conveyancer. Allen wti-eet, t omlwtone. Rodman M. frio, Jr.. Civil encinkfr and r. . dupltt mineral Purveyor, (.(ffice Vouard out.ding, Allen etreet, lunibetoiM, A. 1. Jaa. G. Iliard, (Ijte of i.-;-". .Viirlee.) Attohnfy at LAW. AT PR1KNT at the of fk-e of J. W. Stump. 1 uilwtone, A. 1'. W. A. Barwood, Notary public, corner rouBTii and pre annut treu, Tonibtone, A. T. T. eT. Drum, Attornet at law. office in viceers buildiiu;, 4X1 Fremont etreet, Toiulwtone, A. T. E. P. Voisard, AbhAVER AND NOTARY PUBLIC, ALLEN STREET, Tombetone, A. 1. Charles Ackley, CfVIL KNOINEER AND DEPUTY U. K MINERAL Surveyor, Tombntone, A. '1. Ortice on F're Eoont etreet, between sixth and seventh. J. V..Vicker, Real butate a;fjt, auctioneer, convey auoer and Mining Operator. FTremout street, near F'ii'th, Tomlmtone, A. T. A. G. Lowery, Attorney at law, fbemont street, bstwfen Fourth and Fifth, Tomlwtone, A. T. Will practioe in all oourts. Aeut for mining prop- rty. Conveyancing and collecting promptly atvnneu to. Kcif-rencee yiven. F. M. SMITH. W.ARI. O. W. UPAULDINa. Earl, Smith & Spaulding, Attorneys and counselors at law. office in Drake block on rennington street, Tucson, Ari!ia 1 erntory. John Roman, Attorney at law, tpcsos, Arizona. Webb Street. Attorney at law, 113 fourth street, tom- stune, Arizona. J. W. Stump, Attorney and counselor at law. rooms and 4, Kitnnli Ituililini;, F'remont street, Tombstone, A. T. Will practice in all the courts of the Territory, anl attend to biisinesH Iwlore the I ivpartnient at W aahiiiirton, I). I Hpecial attention given to lr. H. patent and penwum linwinemi. Dr. GUlingham, Dr. oillfnoiiam (late or Virginia city) is now aiwociated, in the practice of Medicine and ninverv, with Dr. Wildereleeve. Oifi KpiUph bnildinif, Tombxtone, A. T. Dr. P. Heller, BUROEONAND PHYSICIAN. OFFICE ON FIKT street, below Allen, Tomltonc, A. T. -OF- -OF- -AT- FLORENCE, GOODS WILL CSC for ex - fN r A LA EOS ASSORTMENT OF eneral Merchandise, Dry Goods, - GROCERIES, Clothing and Gent's Furnishing jooas, HARDWARE, Falk's Milwaukee Beer, Maui? -ALSO- Wagons, Teams and Other Prop erty. ; H, B. FANCY STORE W iffi silver Kiisre, A. T. B. YOUNG, KEEPS CONSTANTLY ON HAND A CHOIC E ASSORTMENT OF FANCY GOODS Zepliyrs, Silk Floss, Card Boards, Mottoes, Beads, Silk Ties .scans, HTjcnes, Lace Also Books, Stationery, Periodicals, Pipes TOI3A.CCOS, CIGARS. ARIZONA. BE SOLD AT CSaS MONTGOMERY, Assignee. Ties, Hantttoliiefs, etc. m G0SSIF FOR THE LAMES. Riding Down. O did you see bim riding down, Aud riding down, wln!e ail the town Cmme out to lee, came out to see, Aud all the bel.s wore mad with g'ee ? O did yon hear those liells ring out. The belut nng out, the people shout. And did you hear that cheer on cheer That over all the belie rang clear ? And did yon see the waving flags, The fluttering flags, the tattered flags, Red, white aud blue phot through anil through, Baptized with battle's deadly dew ? And did yon hear the drums- gey beat, The drums' gny beat, the bugles sweet, The cymbals' cTaAh, the canuou-s craBh, That rent the sky with sound and flash? And did you see me waiting there, Just waiting there, and watching there. One little la-a, amid the mans That prtgi&d to see the hero pass? And did yon see bim smiling down. And sini'ing dowu, as riding down, With slowe t puce, with utat -ly grace, He caught tne vi ion of a lace My face, uplifted red and white. Turned red aim white with sluer delight To meet the eye, 'he Bmiiing ejes, Ouiftuehing in their awifc surprise? O did you see how sweet it came, How swift it came, with sudden flame. That smile to me, to only me That little laas who blushed to see? And at the windows all a'ong, O all a ong, a lovely throng Of faces fair, beyond compare, BeameJ out uj)ii him, rid ng tlacre! Each face was like s radlaut gem, A sparkling gem, and jet for them No ew'tt Fiuile came like sudden flame, No arrow ing giance took certain aim. He turned sway from all their grace, Frciu all that gra:"e of perfect iaye ; He turned to me, to only me. The little lass who blushed to see. A Word for tile ITlotbcr-iii-Law. Are there then no estimable mothers with taarrie daughters ? The mo h r-in-law is not responsible for her position probably does not admire it. let she has been the subject of countless stories, myriads of offensive jests, and quau ti tles of sarcastic rhymes. Into all of these has entered an element of bitter ness which does not appear in the gibes that are hurled at the widow and spin ster. Malice is the inspiration of the assault upon the mother-in-law. Per haps it is savagery bora of a case ot de tected p-uilt wliieli hai been hidden from the too-confiding wife, but detected by the penetrating eye of the nXother-in- :vw. biie is not blinded by love fur the man, and to perfect clearness of vision she adds an experience which is as use ful as second-sight in enabling her to see to the bottom of things. Yet, if she e wise, elie will not give her uaiumter the benefit of her experience, but allow her to enjoy her fools' paradiso as lone as possible. A good mother-in-law is r.-aliy a well-sprinsr cf pleasure to a properly-conducted husband. She is assiduous in taking care of the baby, and the serviceableness of her knowl edge concerning the most effective meth ods of carrying the infant through crit ical periods, the emcienev with which i-he dispenses paregoric, measures out pecac, and compounds plasters, nils the tniuds of just men with sentiments of admiration and thankfulness. Giv the mother-in-law her due. It has been withheld from her long enough. TnmiEthc Tables. Old Punglenp. the whole3:de mer chant, was very much annoyed at the manner m which nis oince, down on Front street, was invaded by his daugh ters, whose filial affection impelled them to drop in every time' they were down town and wanted to buy somethins. which was six days of the week, so he at last posted a sigu, "No admission ex cel. t on business." on the door of his pri vate sanctum, wliicu nad the enect et keepins: out the feminine invasion to a considerable extent. All three of the Puugleup gills had beaux, however, and as old Piiiigleuo made it a point to fuss around in the parlor a good deal in the evening, much to the detriment of the festivities, they determined to get even with the old gentleman. And so the other evening when old Pungleup had srot through with the paper and concilia- ed to look in on the young people, he was astonished to behold on the parlor door a placard bearing the inscription io admission except on business. Uld rungleup rubbed his spectacles. scratched his head, and repaired to the bacK parlor door, where the same legend stared him in the face. He rapped loud ly, and, after striving for some time to be heard over the rattle ol voices inside, the door was opened a brief inch, and i sweet voica said : " Private session of the board. Coma round in the morning." After which Mr. Pungleup abstract edly took in the mat, turned down the hall gas and went to- bed. San Frcuv- li&co 1 ost. Intellectual Women. Much of the old prejudice against L tellectual women remains, because the average man continues to regard the: as inseparable from bookish dowdie. and pedantic egotists, from tumbled hair, soiled cuffs and personal inele gance. He has not learned that intel lect no longer expresses itself if, in truth, it ever did in such form and fashion. He may have an intellectual wife and be ignorant of the fact, since she fails to discuss Greek roots and conic sections, and since she fully appreciates the advantages of clothes. His romantio devotion to her is proverbial ; and he rejoices in the consciousness that he loves, often years after marriage, more than he loved her on their wedding day. He never imagines that he is under the permanent spell of her intellect, and there are thousands of men of bis nebu lous intelligence. The woman who knows how to use her intellect has a guarantee for tho final loyalty of her lover or husband. He may swerve or wander, but she can be patient and un disturbed ; the forces of her niiiid, work ing at a distance, will in due time bring the truant, contri e and chagrined, to her ever-welcome aims. The intellectual woinanj properly bal anced, is, in all the relations of life, the best and longest loved, and is always most genial and attractive. He who de clares that he d'-tosts intellectual women simply means that he detests the osten tation of intellect, the self-consciousness of undiget-ted information. When he meets a really intellectual woman, he is likely to think her charming from lack of intellect. He is too biased to com prehend that it is her intellect that give her charm. If most men who are still in love with their wives could make the last analysis of their fascination, they would be pretty certain to rind its chicl source to be a harmonious intellect. lVIiis.t&clicl irls. "Yes, said a St. Louis proftssor, when asked about the frequency of sncl: cases, there are a considerable nuiubei of ladies afflicted with beards. The trouble usually occurs in women who are of dark complexion, and more fre quently in middle age than in youth. When you see a dark woman with large, bushy evebrows. which nearly crow to- gather, you may be pretty suTelhat she can grow an imperial if sha will only take the necessary pains. Hirsute adornments are not so frequent in young women, although they sometimes oc cur. A girl often has a heavy growth of down upon the upper hp or chin. It annoys her, and Bhe keeps feeling it and pulling it continually. Perhaps she en deavors to clip it with a scissors, or, in some cases, to shave it away. The re sult is a heavier growth next time, which becomes so prominent th t it must be removed. The most frequent place where the hair makes its appearance is on the ripper lip or the chin, although it sometimes appears on the side of the face, and even on the throat. In the eourse of my practice I have Been more than one woman who could raise a heavy beard if she only wished to cultivate itv' " Do many women shave-f " Why, yes, a great many more than is generally supposed. They hide the traces that the shaving leaves with heavy doses of pow der and plaster. Whenever you see a lady, especially if she be middle-aged, and more especially if she be dark featured, wearing a heavy coating of lily white, one of the conclusions is that she has been shaving, although it is not the only inference. One thing is certain, a lady who shaves must use powder in large quantities, and there are many ladies who shave." "Is the facial decoration easily removed ? " " No, it is not. All the books recommend depilatories, but these are usually of little service. They are composed mainly of quick lime and orpient, which is a prepa ration of arsenic, and the only effecct is to cut hair to the surface of the skin, leaving the root intact to grow again. There is also another mode of treatment, but it is so slow and painful, and requires the aid of so skillful an ope rator, that it is seldom used. JUi this latter, which is known as the electric method, the patient" sits in a chair, hell ing in her right hand a sponge which is connected with the negative pole of an electric battery. The operator holds a needle or a fine wire which is connected with the positive pole, and this he thrusts with a quick motion down into each cfll or follicle, thus destroying the root. Every time the needle touches the skin a severe shock is caused, which will cause a nervous person to scream out with pain, and, if the operator is a bungler, or if his nerve is not very steady, he will miss his mark and cause more intense agony. Not more than one, or, at most, two dozen hairs can be attend ed to at one sitting indeed, very few persons can sit tor one-fourth ol the la number and hence you will see that the operation is exceetlinglypainlul. some times women attemot to operate upon themselves. They heat needles and en deavor to introduce them into the capil lary cells. The usual result is that the carbon, which accumulates in the needle during heating, is imbedded in the epi dermis or underskin, and a first-class case of tattooing is the result. Then, again, many ladies use acid for the pur pose, and permanently scar their faces. Others remove the hair with tweezers, etc." Brother Gardner on Croakere. " What I was ewine to remark." began the old man, as Elder Toots finally got his feet drawn back under the bench. " am to de effeck dat one-half of de solid injoyment I could take in dis world if let alone am spilt by a set of men whom I airnestly hope de nex ginerashun will cast into de sea. I can't pick up a paper widout bein' startled by de announce ment dat we eat too much, sleep too lit tle, sit up too late, go to bed too airly, dress too warm or too cold walk too much or too little. De croakers am con stantly at work to put de rest of us on de ragged aige of anxiety. " One day we hear dat consumshnn has become our nashunal complaint Nex' day it am predicted dat de fewel supply of ue world am runnin short. rtextfingwe h'ar of am de statement dat da aiverage of human life am growin' shorter, or dat eight men out of ten have liver complaint, or dat a comet am 'proachin' de Birth. Dar's suthin' bein' hunted up an' shot off at us ebry day in de y'ar, an' it hua got to dat puss dat de man who lies down at night dreads dat he may nebber see de moon again, an' he gitj up to wonder if de conflagra shun gwiue on in de sun won't burn up his garden truck befo night. " I has bin thinkin' all dese fines ober. I has been worried an' harassed an' ha1' scart to death ober de drift period, de predicted climatic changes, de astronom ical changes an' do sudden diskiveries dat human life am shortenin' up like an old clothes line on a rainy day. I has got to dat pitch dat I'm goiu' to sot down in my cabin wid a pan of apples on de right han' an' a pan ob pop-corn on de left, an' let de woiid turn bottom up an' be hanged to her. If white folks want to go on worrjin ober science an philosophy au' predickshuns an' prophe cies, let 'em do it, but my advice to de culi'd race am to worry ober nutliin' higher'n de roof of a house or deepei down dan de bottom of a cellar. When your day's work am dun, sot down in de big cheer, light yer pipe, and let de clnYen an' de big dog loose fur a good time. - . . ,-, . - ,. Japanese M'ax. " " Whoever kaB seen a pistol or revolver cartridge has noticed that the round, metallic end is covered with a grt isy coating resembling in many ways put- ton tallow, and no doubt has considered it to be that animal product. It is, how ever, nothing of the kind, being simply the product of a vegetable growth, and known ta the trade as Japanese wax. Tho Japanese-wax tree from which this comes is a tree of great beauty and use fulness. It is a species of sumac and grows twenty-five feet high, attaining a diameter ot one and a hall feet. .Most of the candles used by the Japanese are matte from the wax of the berry borne by this tree. These berries are gathered by the natives with a great deal of care, and crushed and pressed. Another way of obtaining the wax is by maceration in hot water, skimming the wax from the e no. n : , , -, tsuiiace. iiiti wax is a yeiiowisn wuiie, softer than beeswax, melts at 127 de grees Fahrenheit, and commands a good price. Beside its use for candles, it is of value in the arts and in many minor industries. The berries are white in color, grow in clusters, and are about as large as a pea. The tree itself is ot rapid growth and easv cultivation. Jap anese wax is also used extensively as a substitute for bayberry wax, the latter cobting several times as much as the former. It is used as a coating for ma chinery when it is to be shipped, as it forms a greasv coating impervious to the action of air and moisture. In ap pearance, smelling and feeling, it close ly resembles mutton tallow. The boy who found a wasp's nest Bays arnica is a splendid idea. - Are partment Houses Hotels! No less a personage than Gen. Han cock elicited from the Supreme Court some explanation on this subject. He tooK for his family rooms at one of the leading family hotels in this city. The engagement was for the entire winter, unless the General should be ordered away on military duty. This did not occur, the party remained, and during the winter valuable jewels belonging to Mrs. Hancock were stolen from her apartment. The proprietor of the hotel denied being responsible for the loss, for he said that, when rooms are let for the entire season, at a fixed price per month, the establishment is not an inn, but an apartment house. Thus we see that there is opportunity for nice distinctions even important ones between the three arrangements : visiting a hotel without making any bargain, hiring an entire house and lot for the year round, and tue half-way plan coming into vogue, under which the owner of the building retains the general manage ment oi it, just as m a hotel, while the tenant hires a suite for a definite term, jast as one takes a house. In the Han cock case the Judge said he. considered the establishment a hotel. It was called a hotel and kept in the manner of a hotel on the European plan. And the hiring wa3 not absolutely for the winter, but subject to bo closed if the General should be ordered away. Therefore the proprietor was told he must pay, as an inn-keeper, for the stolen jewels.. But, if the establishment had been avowedly an " apartment house," if no business in receiving transients had been done, and u the rooms had been Lu-ed for the win ter, irrespective of contingencies, the tenants would, no doubt, have been told that then- property was at their own risk with respect to thieves. JYetw York 1'rittWiC. Western Life. With only a team and a few dollars the emigrant determines to make him self a home in the wilds of tho West. His first care is to build a sod-house, as he must have a shelter. That done, about the middle of May he commences breaking prairie, and, if he has a good horse-team, succeeds in getting from forty to sixty acres broken by the mid tile of June. A few acres of the first breaking are usually planted with corn, dropped into a cut made through the sod with an ax, which incision is closed uixju by the foot of the planter. This cannot be cultivated, and is wholly at the mercy of the season. Half the time it is a failure, but of a favorable season yields twenty or thirty bushels- to the acre. Malons, pumpkins and squashes usually do well cn sod, and turnips sown in nuuuiiiincr seldom tan. In the fall he " back-sets " his ground with his tireaking plow, taking an inch or so of ground irom below the spring breaking. rue ground should not be plow e J deeper than it is thoroughly rotted. The ground is now ready for the crop, and- his wheat is sown the last of February, or in March. He has plenty of work to do. and hard tork at that. No chance to make money escapes him. The first year or two is almost invariably one ol h.irdhips and privations for the average homesteader. The weak or shiftless ones usually give way in despair and turn eastward The resoiuta ones stay, and soon have comfortable homes. But no young man should go West unless he is prepared to work hard in the face of many difhculiies. A Strange Accumulation. Thomas Dick puts the hoardio of wealth in this striking way : fcuppobe a man could lav tip a stock of clothes and provisions sufficient to last him for 300 years, wh it .would it avail him, since he can live at most but from seventy to 100 years ? Suppose he laid up in a store-house 70,000 pairs of she e-j, to what end would it serve, if he could make use, during his whole life, of only the one-hundredth part of them? He would be vi the same coudition as a man who had 100 dishes placed before him at dinner, but who could partake of only one ; or of a person who had 100 mansions purchased for his residence, but could occupy only one. How ridicu lous it would appear if all that could be said of a man while yet he lived was simply this that his whole life had been spent in collecting and laying up in a storehouse 60,000 mahogany chairs which were never intended to be used' for the furniture of apartments, or 70.- 000 pairs of trousers which were never to be worn ! And where is the difference, in point of rationality and utility, be tween such absurd practices and hoard ing thousands of guineas aud bank notes which are never brought forth for the benefit of mankind. There is no conduct connected with the pursuits of human beings thut nppeais more absnrd than such practices (.however common) if ex amined by (lit: dictates of reason. A Forgiving Nature. Among Montgomery's most critical as- ailants , wa3 B, H. violent Home. After twenty-eight years' estrangement, I had reconciled Wordsworth and Leigh Hunt, so I resolved to try a similar ex periment on Horne and Montgomery. I therefore, without acquainting either with my design, asked them both to dine with me. : Upon my arrival at my house with Montgomery, on the evening in question, I was privately informed by my servants that Horne was in the libra ry. Taking Montgomery into the room I introduced them to each other undej the assumed names of Smith and Jones. Excusing myself on a plea of dressing for dinner, I left them alone. As neither had seen the other before, they were puzzled ; they sat for a few seconds gaz ing at each other in a state of pleasant bewilderment At last Mr. Home broke the spell of silence by saying : " Sir, as I am not Mr. Smith, perhaps you are not Mr. Jones. My name is Richard Henry Horne." To which the other replied : " And I am the Ilev. Robert Montgomery. " And extending his hand he added : " am very glad to meet you, my dear Mr. Horne." " The devil you are !" exclaimed Mr. Horne, grasping the proffered hand. When I returned, in a few minutes, they were laughing and chatting as though they had been friends their whole life. Thev were mutually pleased with each other, and maintained a pleasant social intercourse from that time. Wanted to Find Out A bnr'y ruffian, who has already served five or six sentences, is brought before the police. Just as they are about to begin the examination, "Mr. President," says he, "my lawyer is iniiisposed. I call for a delay of one week. " "But you have been caught in open misdemeanor, your hand in the pocket of the plaintiff. What could your lawyer say for you?" "Precisely, Mr. President; I'm quite curious to lcnotv. runs paper. The Story of a Teteran. In a fashionable saloon on Kearny street, two distinguished-looking militia men were recoiinting their, numerous campaigns at Sacramento and San Bru no, when a man with one sleeve of his coat empty lounged np to the bar. As he' did so he touched the elbow of one of the bullion-bound warriors, and at once apologized to. the fierce military glare fastened on him. . . "Beg pardon," said he, " bat I'm al ways knid of careless when any of:, the boys in blue are 'round. I used to be one myself." - - - The warriors in. blue and gold did not, deign to respond, but the stranger was not on the alert for any obvious slights. " I lost this arm," he continued, "at Vicksburg. And this cough," ' he add ed, as he shook on a spasm, "I- got in the same place." "Kather a poor recompense, wasn't it ?" asked one of the militiamen. " Couldn't you get anything better ?" . 'Xes," said the wreck of humanity, with a touch of genuine pride, " I got this, too," and he threw back the lapel of his lusty coat to exhibit a small medal. As he unclasped it and handed it over for inspection, he said: "I. got it for being the best-dressed soldier in lha Thirteenth Army Corps at Milliken's Bend, before the capture of Vicksburg. We had been slashing aroimd Vicksburar a whole month, aud, for a change, hail gone up the White river and taken Ar kansas Post, with 5,000 rebs. When we got back to Vieksburg ogain we were a pretty tough-looking crowd. We were stationed in swampy timber ground that every shower used to make a slough of, and the fellows were mud all over. The iay before Grint took command at Mil liken's Bend we' had orders to fix up for the occasion, and it was given out that the best-cheesed man in each regiment w uld get a medaL We aU went to work scrubbing and polishing, but it was no use. A fellow couldn't rub the mud out of his clothes, and, if he washed it out, the minute they got half dry they looked as bad as ever. Most of the fel lows gave it up for a bad job, but I'd made up my mind I was going to get the medal. I had a pretly good uui fomi, and after I'd sewed it up on the elbows and tacked the skirt of the coat up it looked good enough, only for the mud. It was about as good as any other uniform in the corps, but, of course, that wouldn't amount to nothing; I winted it to bo better. What do you Ehinkluid?" "Bought a new one, I suppose," said the barkeeper. The veteran smiled. " 1 went down and stood up to my chin in the Yazoo for an hour before parade. I'd bur nished up all the buttons and blackened my shoes with a piece of burned leather and pork fat, and when I walked up with my wet suit I just paralyzed the crowd. i looted as if I d come out ot a bandbox when I stuck on my shoes and cap and threw my musket over my shoulder." "Andvou got the medal?" said one of the militiamen, handing back the trophy. " les, I got it, and more, too. 1 got the rheumatism and pneumonia. It was in January, you know, and it set in to blow from the west, and betore the pa rade was over I was most froze to death. To finish me, the Colonel was so tickled with my appearance that 1 was detailed for orderly duty at headquarters, and had to march around for four hours, un til the icicles were hanging out of my elbows and coat-tails; and do you know what Grant said after the parade "What?" "He remarked, with considerable feeling. 'It's a long time between drinks.' " Tho barkeeper shoved three glasses over the mahogany, and the militiamen both put their hand3 in their pockets to pav. "Yes. erentlemen." said the veteran. as he wiped his grizzly mustache on his coat sleeve and edged toward the door. " I got the medal, and don't you forget it" " 1 shouldn't wonder," said the bar keeper, aj tho veteran flitted through the doorway, " if that fellow isn't an eight- een-carat fraud and lost his arm in a saw-milL" " You do him an injustice, I assure you," said a thoughtful but dilapidated person, bendinsr over the lunch-counter. " I recognize him as an individual who had .a limb shot off in Virginia City while robbing a wood pile." San Fran cisco Chronicle. Death from a Bush Fire. In one of Cooper's " Leather-Stocking Tales " there is a graphic description of a prairie fire. The novelist also de scribes how an Indian chief, caught within its fiery embrace, saved his life by hiding himself within the carcass of a brrtialo, which he had killed and dis emboweled. In Australia a similar con flagration is known as a "bush fire." The tragic story of one, which occurred in South Australia, is relieved by no such thrilling incident as Cooper's In dian s escape : - Martin McCarthy, with four of his sons, left their thatched homestead in the Hundred of Hunker to reap the wheat whioh stood ripe for the sickle at a distance of about a mile. ' - . They noticed a bush fire about a dozen . miles off, but, as the wind was in the opposite direction, they thought nothina f it, and went on reaping till dinner time. Immediately after that meal, which they took in the field, the wind veered round, and, rising to a hurricane, swept the lire down upon their farm. Des perately plunging through the blinding smoke, they barely succeeded m earn ing a clearing 100 yards distant before huge tongues ot fire titty feet high rushed past them, roaring and hissing as they licked up every vestige of veg etation in their course. When the flames had subsided, Mc Carthy, followed by his boys, hastened with terrible forebodings across the plain, to see if any of his family had been spared. As he ran toward the chimney, which alone remained to mark the site of his dwelling, ho stumbled over the charred corpse of his wife. A little further on was the bodj of Ids 7-year-old boy, and round the cliimney lay the remains ol his hve daughters. The eldest, a girl of 19, clasped in her arms the youngest, a baby of 2 years old. Accustomed as the colonists are to bush fires, this unusual holocaust cast gloom over the neighborhood. irs. meitlek, of Vienna, having op poitumty to make post-mortem exam inations of lG,5o2 bodies, found evidence that 780 of the persons deceased had had consumptive disease of the lungs whioh had healed or been cured. Thb worst education that teaches sell denial is better than the best that teaches fcVtfrythiti!j else and not that. The Cat. Cats are curious cattle. They are sel fish. They are grasping. When the at- -tributes were parceled out among the . animals, the catgut the gift of music. She got it by violins. No one knows where cats come from, -but since the fashion of seaL sacques " came in everybody knows where most of them go to. .But this is Kept a protouna -secret among the owners of seal garv ments. They set the seal of secrecy up on it Purr-haps they are wise. i - -The cat has. nine lives that is to say s she lives nine times longer than she ought. . . . - - .. - ' i This suggests a problem, which lovers a of mathematics there are those, alas 1 who love them can puzzle over. . - If it take nnie tailors to make one live . man, and nine lives to make one cat, -what does a catamount to ? 4 Corre- spondents sending answers will please -inclose a 3-cent stamp, not for publican tion, but for the -use of the compiler of this authentic history.) . The cat is not subject to tax. Julorts have been made to insert a clause in the Dog law tor include cats, but thus far the cats Itavt insetted their own claws. Not only do they escape : tax, but the-. taxidermist tdso. They do their own stuffing. : At the time of the nood atner joart endeavored to keep the cat out of the ark. but the cat got her back up and passed in under the guise of a cameL - . Until very recently, eveiy snip nas since that iime carried a cat. Many stories are told of the 6eafaring I cat, mcluding nine -tails, which are oft -n red. '. - In Egypt cats were regarded as sacred animals. To kill one was an offense pun ishable with death. The cat remembers this, and to this day. takes a fence on the slightest provo cation. - Formerly, when a cat died, all the in-, mates of the house went into mourning. Now the household go out into the night and erect bootjacks to its memory. They don't wait till morning. The Egyptians worshiped a cat-hea'eJ deity, and mariners, who cling to old fcuperstitions, still set up cat-heads in their ships. - . The Egyptian cat lived in a dark age ; . the modern cat closes her existence in a sausage. Cat-skins were a favorite dress-trim- ; ming in the middle ages, whence arose the proverb that a skinned cat is better . than it looks. The cat's kin are now exclusively used as a trimming for back fences. A catkin is a young cat, and is great on the spring. In the spring she may be seen among the tepmost branches cf the willows. Cats were introduced into England -from the Island of Cypru. They aro not found in the cypress now ; only on willows. In ancient Wales a cat fetched the same price as a calf. Her modern waiis now frequently fetch a whole cowhide in the shape of boot leather. Cats are Baptists by profession, but those who indulge their predilections during early kittenhood seldom survive. Cats are very niewsicaL They are all base singers. The nocturne is their fa vorite composition. Nox is their especial deity. Knocks always accompany their concerts. Cats do not open their eyes until 9 days old. Do they ever close them , again ? Nein. Throw a boot-jack at a sleeping cat and you will be convinced of this. Cats are supposed to be accomplices of witches, which is probably because they love the darkness rather than light. It is said that cat are cleverer than dogs and mora easily trained. They are great pedestrians, and can make more laps in a given time than any other anima1. 1- Thoy are generally healthy, notwith standing we hear of " the cat ill apon a thousand hills." A great many more things might ba said about the cat But silent be, it is the cat ! Boston Transcript. Men Who Influenced Their Age. The course of history is not a mere game played by a few great men ; nor yet does it run in an inflexible groove which no single man can turn a? ide. The great man influences his age, but at the same time he is influenced by his age. Some of the greatest of men, as far as their natural gifts went, have been useless or mischievous, because they have been out of gear with their own age. Their own age could not receive them, and they could not make their age. other than what it was. The most use ful kind of great man is he who is just so far in advance of his age that his age can accept him as its leader and teacher. Men of this kind are themselves part of - -the course of events ;" they guide it ; they make it go quicker or slower, but they do not thwart it. Can we, for instance, overrate the gain which came to tha new-born federation of America by find ing such a man as Washington ready made to its hand ? Or take men of quite another stamp - froia the Virginian de ' 1 liverer. The' course of her history ior . 'J - -' the last 800 years has been largely af-." r- ', fected by the fact not only that we tm-.-.T , ; ' derwent a foign conquest, but that we-'' underweOT a foreign conquest of a par-J -tdevdar kind, such 'as could be wrought -only "by a man of a particular kind, jina . course of our history for the last 300 yes-i s has been largely affected by the fact that, when Eiiglith freedom wi s in the greatest danger, England fell into the hands of a tyrant whose special hu mor it was to carry on his tyranny under the forms of law. English history could not have been what it has , been if William the Conqueror and Henry ill." , had been men other than what they were. One blushes to put . the twj names together. William was gieat in himself, and must have been great in any time or place. Henry, a man not without great gifts, but surely n'ot a great man, was made important by cir cumstances in the time and p'ace iu which he lived. But each inrlueaeed the course of events by his personal charac ter. But they influenced events only iu the sense of guiding, strengthening and quickening some tendencies and keeping ' others back for "a while. Neither of them, nor Washington either, belong to that class of men who, for good or for evil, turn tho world upside down, the great destroyers and the great creators of history. J-Hcman, in FortnighVy Jiecicw, A tounq lady who had ordered nome a pair of unusually high-heeled boots was flushed by the announcement by Bridget, fresh from answering the door bell, " If ye plaize.lmiss, there is a man in the hall below wid a pair of shtilts for yez." Home Circle. 'Twrxr women and wine, man's lot is to smart ; the ' wine makes his head ache, and womonhis heart. Old rhynw,'