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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1885.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An Independent vrocklr Journal, issued every
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers and Proprietors.
A. K. Jones I
3 It. Cm ncuy,
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Correspondence from nil parts of the county
AddroiR all communications to A. K.Jones,
Editor Oregon Scout, I'titon, Or.
1,(I 0 Director-.
OltAND llONDE VAIitBV I.ODOE, No. fifl, A. F.
and A. M. Meets on tho second and fourth
Saturdays of each month.
0. F. Hem,, W. M.
C. E. Davis, Sccrotary.
Union Lodok, No. n. I. O. O. F. IreK'ilar
moetlnirn on Friday evcnlnprs of each week at
their hall In Union. All brethren in kooiI
standing- aro invited to attend. Hy ordor of
tho lodjro. & W Lo.va, N. G.
G. A. Tuomtson, Secy.
M, K. Cnuitcil Divine service overySunday
at 11 a. m nnd 7 p. m. Sunday school at .1 p.
m. Prayer mcetinp every Thursday ovenlnjr
ot:30. llstv. AndeusO?., Tastor.
PiiKsnYTEHiAN Cmmcii SorvIce lnornlnff
and evening on tho llrst and third Sundaj s ot
eaoh month. Sunday school every Sunday at
10 a. in.
St. John's Eriscoiur, Ciioncu Servfco
overy Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m.
ItEV. W. It. Powelu Hector.
Judiro A. C. Cralff
ShorltCi A. L. Saunders
Clerk II. F. Wilson
Treasurer A. F. Benson
School Supurlofcujident J. I,, litndman
Surveyor 15. Plmonls
Coroner E. H. I.owls
Geo. Acklos Jno. Stanloy
q State Sunntor I.. H. Itlnehart
P.tl)i6k. E. E. Taylor
( Ctty Ofllccr.
Mayor D. I!. Itccs
S. A. PurFel W. D. Iloidloman
J.S. Elliott Willis fcklff
.1. B. Eaton G. A. Thompson
Becorder J. 11. Ihomson
Mtosliul J. A. Dennov
Trennuror J. D. Carroll
Stroet ComnuB.Ooner L. Eaton
Departure of Train.
KupoliU- enst bound trains leavo at 0:50a.
m. West bound trains leuvo at 4:20 p. in.
J. R. CRITES,
A.TCrWOUJev AT LAW.
Collecting itDd probato practico specialties
OOioo, two doors south of l'ostollice, Utlon
Attorney fit M and Notary Public,
Ofllco, ono door south of J. II. Eaton's store,
I. N. Clft)MWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon
Ofllco, ono door south ot J. II. Eaton's storo,
J. W. SHELTON,
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Union, - - - - Oregon.
T. II. CRAWFORD,
ATTORNEY AT IjAWi
D. Y. K. DEEIUNG,
riij'hlclim and Surgeon,
Ofllco, Main 6trect, neitdoor to Jones Ilroa.'
Kesldonco, Main street, eccond house south
of court house.
Chronlodlscasoi a specialty.
o. r. 1IEI.E,
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Notary Publlo and Convoyaner. Ofllce. n
etxect, 'wo door east of Jones llros.' variety
store. Union. Oregon.
J. M. CARROLL,
Notary Futile anl Collecting Agent
Offlee on the creek, opposlto Howland &
Uoid's furniture store, Union, Oregon.
H. F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney u( I.utv, Jtfiil t'.mtute
; Hud ColIrcllHif Akh,
Land QMc Buslnesj a Specialty,
(Mm at AUr, Union Co., Orw.
Dow to Treat Wounds In Farm Annuals
bnccestlons on Ilalslnir Oak Trees
from Seed General Industrial
Wounds In Animals.
There aro two principal methods,
writes an English veterinary surgeon,
by which wounds aro repaired. Tho
first of these, and tho moro favorable
of tho two, is the method termed by
surgeons healing by the first intention.
Under favorable circumstances this
takes place in an incised wound when
tho surfaces are brought carefully to
gether and maintained in close "con
tact nftor blocding has ceased. Tho
two surfaces then become cemented
together b3 tho formation of a thin in
termediate layer of new tissue Tho
other principal mode of rcpaii'ls heal
ing by tho second intention. That is
what takes place in largo incised
wounds when tho cut surfaces can not
bo brought and maintained in opposi
tion, and it is tho invariable method
of repair in punctured and lacerated
wounds. Hero tho gap in tho toxturo
becomes tilled up by the growth of new
material taking place from the bottom
of tiio wound, while a now skin grows
inwards from tho edge of the wound.
This skin, however, is not exactly
similar to tho natural healthy skin
from which it extends, being thinner,
more delicate and without any hair.
A third and much rarer process of
healing in wounds is what is termed
immediate pinion. In this it is said,
tho divided surfaces being brought
into accurate contact unite without
tho intermediate growth 8f any now
toxturo. It is questionable if such is
really tho case, but it is certain that
sometimes in small wounds tho cut
surfaces when placed together uuito
so speedily and exactly that no scar is
left. Iu an incised wound treatment
in the first instance should bo directed
toward favoring union by tho first in
tention. Tho essentials for this
aro a sound constitution on tho
part of tho animal, accurato
and closo contact with tho divided
surface, and tho absence of inflamma
tion in tho wound. Without man's
interference this process would sel
dom or never ensue in tho lower ani
mals, for in all wounds except tho
smallest tho cut surfaces gapo apart
unless some means be adopted to keep
them together. Tho moans common
ly adopted br surgeons for this pur
pose aro tho application of strips of
plaster across tho surface of tho
wound, or tho passing of sutures
through its edge. Iu adopting tho
former plan, a few strips, according
to tho length of tho wound, should bo
applied at intervals; but tho entire
surface should never bo entirely cov
ered by tho plaster. The surfaces,
moreover, should not bo brought to
gether until bleeding has been arrest
ed, for should a clot of blood bo of
fused into tho wound it would prevent
healing by this method. Sutures aro
simply stitches used to Moor sow tho
edges or surface of a wound together.
They aro used of various materials,
such as thread, horsehair, cat-gut, anil
wire. Nothing further need be said
about tho application of those, sinco
their insertion into a wound should
always bo left to a veterinary surgeon.
In a punctured or a contused or lacor
ated wound, where tho surfaced can
not bo maintained togothor, or whoro
intlammation ensues in such a wound,
then tho treatment must bo that favor
ablo to healing by tho second inten
tion. Inliammation, shown by redness,
swelling, and great tenderness of tho
cages of tlaj wound, should bo com
battcd by assiduous bathing with hot
water. In a contused and lacetatod
wound, such as "broken kneos," par
ticles of sand and other foroign mat
ter must bo carefully ami lightly
sponged from tho surface; in punct
ured wounds, or stabs, it must bo mado
certain that nothing remains in tho
bottom of tho wound; and in all class
es of wounds healing in this way pro
vision must bo mado to allow tho dis
charge from tho wound a ready es
cape. With tho last object it is often neces
sary, in a punctured wound, to en
large tho opening, or to make what is
called a "counter-opening" that is.
ono running from tho surfaco upward
to tho deepest part of tho wound. Tho
necessity for a freo escape from a
punctured wound is seen in tho case of
"pricks" ot tho feet. Thosb aro gen
erally Bimplo in their effects if tho
tract of tho nail bo carefully followed
and enlarged; but if not, tho nail-holo
is apt to become obstructed, and
prove insufficient for tho oscapo of tho
dischargo from tho wound. In that
case tho dischargo accumulates within
tho hoof, and gradually forces its way
toward tho surface, in tho direction of
least resistance, and hence ceases to
burst out at tho top of tho hoof. In
all wounds union is promoted by put
ting tho part at rest. In tho ease of
such largo animals as tho horso this is
alwavs extremely difficult, and some,
times it may bo necessary to put tho
animal in slings.
Healthy wounds aro seldom much
bcnolitted by tho application of lotions
or ointments. When tho wound is of
small sizo it is best to leavo it uncov
ered; and if it bo in summor it may bo
smeared with zinc ointment, or with
fortv parts of olive oil to one of car
bolic nc!d. In largo wounds tho sur
faco should bo lightly covered with a
cloth kept wet with a solution of car
bolic acid in forty parts of water.
When a wound shows what la called
proud tlokh" It should be rubbed over
at its most prominent part with sul
phatoof copiior (bluontone), or washed
with a solution containing two ounces
el sugar to a plnt-boUlo ot water,
ItMMnt: (Uk Trees.
During tho past few years largo
quantities of acorns have been taken
from this country for tho purpose of
planting. White-oak acorns aro pro
lerred, and they havo been oniellv ob
tained in tho state of Missouri. They
aro generally planted on sandy or
broken land that is intended forryast
uring sheep. In Great Britain sheep
aro accustomed to eat acorns, and it
is considered profitable to raiso sheep
for food. Xo varioty of oak lias re
chived much attention at tho hands of
tho planters of fruit trees, Thoy state
that tho tree makes a vory slow
growth, and for this reason thoy prefer
to plant trees, that grow rapidly and
furnish fuel and timber in a shorter
time. A foreign writer suggests that
oaks may bur j raised to oxeolloifj ad
vantage in connection with other va
rieties of trees that grow rapidly. Ho
admits that oaks grow slowly whilo
thoy aro young, but states that thoy
incroaso m sizo rapidly when thoy aro
fifteen or twenty years old. Ho tnoro
foro recommends planting a row of
oaks between tho rows of quick-growing
trees. Tho latter will bo largo
enough to uso for various purposes
when thoy are from fiftcon to twenty
years old. If care is exercised thoy
may bo cut down so as not to injuro
tho young oaks. Theso trees boing
removed tho oaks will grow rapidly
and completely occupy tho ground.
Oaks aro easy to propagato, iw tho
acorns can boobtainod at small cost
and aro almost certain to germinate
Acorns are much easier to manage
than largo nuts likothoso produced on
tho hickory or pecan tree. Thoy can
bo planted whoro it is desired to havo
them grow, or in nursery rows, from
whicliTtho small trees may bo takon up
when thoy aro at a suitablo sizo tc
transplant. Tho value of the oak oan
scarcely bo overestimated. Tho wood
is excellent for fuel, timber and posts.
Tho trees all'ord good shade, and
would bo regarded as highly orna
mental if thoy woro not so common.
An improved load-headed nail for
uso in putting on corrugated iron roofs
has mado its appearance in tho En
glish market. The shank of tho nail
is round and sufficiently sharp at tho
point to enter tho wood readily, and
may bo driven homo in tho samo way.
Tho hoad flattens under tho blows bf
tho hammer, or a punch may bo used
which will givo it a conical head. Tho
lead of tho head comes in contact
with tho sheet-iron in such a way as
to lessen tho chancoof leaking.
A lamb that is found on a rainy
morning nearly dead with cold should
bo taken at onco into a warm room
and put into a hot bath. Havo tho
water at 95 degrees and put tho littlo
tiling all under o.xcopt its head. It
should bo kept Micro till thoroughly
warmed through, then fed a couple of
spoonfuls of now milk, and rubbed
dry and chafed till tho loast dampness
has disappeared. It is surprising how
quickly this will rovivo a lamb that
seems past help.
Reports ropecting tho cocoa crop in
Equador aro said to bo dcslioartening.
In many districts tlio blight has ap
peared, and as no storms havooccurod
to kill tho insects which cause it,
much damage is being done. Botweon
.fan. 1 and Feb. 28, tho total recoipts
in Guyaqull wero only 1,118,891
pounds, as against 2,183,421 pounds
during tho same period of last year
a decrcaso of 1,305,027 pounds, or more
than 50 per cent.
Tho preparation of rennet, to insuro
a perfect article, begins with tho
treatment and caro of tho calf. Every
thing to promote tho character of a
healthy animal, not pampered and
not cloyed, should bo adopted. On
tho other hand, starvation will bo as
objectionablo as over-feeding. Tho
animal should iu no case bo slaugter
cd until it is a healthy, vigorous one,
and this may bo determined usually
soon after birth.
Tho trucksters about Cincinnati
mako quito an oxtensivo uso of brow
cry waste, or slops, for fertilizing pur-
Coses. Thoy seem to look upon it as
oing of considerable value. Somo of
thorn compost it with stablo manure
and similar materials, whilo others
spread it thinly over tho land in tho
samo condition as taken from tho
br6wcry, and work it thoroughly into
tho soil by plowing or otherwise
Tho national department of agri
culture has issued a directory of do.
partmeuts, boards, societies, colleges,
and other organizations in tho inter
est of agriculture, horticulture, stock
raising, dairying, bee-kooping, lish
culture, and kindred subjects. Copies
of tho directory may bo obtained by
addressing tho commissioner of agri
culture at Washington.
Lord Vornon, who visited tho best
dairy establishments in tho country
last season, has established a cream
ery on his estate for tho bonoHtof
those of his tenants wjjo dosiro to
keep large numbers of cows but havo
not tho facilities for making first-class
butter and cheese. It is thought that
other extoiiHivo land-owners will fol
low his example
It is faid that ft larger crop of ap-
Clos may bo grown when a hivo of
ons is stationed In tho orchard. Tho
pollen is rubbed from their bodies
against tho pistils of thousands of
ilowers, which thus become fertilized.
Many of tho strange freak of hybrid
izing vitriotios are duo to tho agency
The tonth annual meeting of tho
American Association of Niirsoryrnun,
Florists. Bi'oduion, and Kindred Inter
ests will bo held in Horshoy hall, Mad
lon street, Chicago, Juno 17-?0,
Edgar HamJurs, president, Wrltrbt's
Grove, Chicago; 1). Wiltnot Scott, sec
retary, Galena, 111.
Wild animals havo killed a groat
many cattle iu Montana of lato years,
nud tho bounty law cost Mio Montana
treasury 12,000, paid for scalps, dur-I
lug tlio year lbal. J Hero wero Killed
during Mio year 517 bears, 143 moun
tain lions, 510 wolvos.and 1,021 coyotes.
E. A. Coleman informed tho Kansas
Horticultural society that ho had a
blackberry patch fourteen years old
which boro a largo crop last year, and
ho thought old bushes often wero
plowed up sooner than was necessary.
Latest reports from tho south of
England am to the c fleet that tho hop
vines aro in very poor condition.
Slight frosts, cold" winds, and lack
of rain havo caused tho loaves to turn
It is estimated that forty thousand
sheep havo died in Greene county,
Pennsylvania, during tho past three
months, owing to thu scarcity of food
and tho severity of Mio winter.
A carp weighing 7J pounds was
caught last month with a soino near
IMtstown Landing, Pa., in a small
bayou stocked with carp livo inches
long two summers ago.
John Hall, engaged in boe-culturo
at Kesaca, Ga., was stung to death.
May 14, by nn angry swarm of bees
which ho was trying to lilve.
Tho PaljUHkur CrorthtidL
"I nm, indood, glad to hear that you
uro prospering iu voar novspapor ven
ture?' said a gontloinaa to the oditor.
'"Thanks," responded the quill
"Yes, I am indeed, glad to hear that
vou aro doing so well. A man who
lias strnggletlalong so bravely as you
have, deserves to be snccesnfal. Close
tpplication and persistant work de
mands recognition. Seo how I havo
labored, long and most industrionsly,
and can look back to tho tlmo whon a
dollar was us big as a cart whool, but,
by presorvanco and hard work, I havo
been enabled to count my wealth by
"Fortune has, indeed, favorod j'ou."
"It has for a fact, and tho heroic ef
forts of every man should b'o fully ap
preciated by those who havo a soul
within him, and is financially nblo to
"True, every word of it," said tho
oditor, who was now assured that a
two dollar subscription was almost
within Ids grasp, aud anotlior honored
namo would find itself on tlto "an
nointod list" of his subscVibors. But
you know us publishers oxperionco
groat difficulty in collecting our sub
scription money, wo aro put oil' with
various oxcuses, and wear out our
souls in our frantic ollbrts to collect
What is duo us."
"What is tho subscription prico to
your papcrP" asked the gontloman as
ho put his baud in hi pocket.
"Only two dollars," replied tho odi
tor. "Only two dollars a year, post
"Lot mo seo," said tho gontloman,
"that's only ftvo conts a week, cheap
jnough. You may send it to mo for a
Tho editor smiled a beautiful smilo,
which was instantaneously trans
mogrified mto a seoni that was a cross
hot ween tho laugh of a frightened
dude, and tho snarl of a subdued
oarion, when tho gentleman concluded
"Hero's livo conts for tho noxt issuo,
and you can Bond your boy to the houso
overy Saturday and collect tho samo
amount. I liko to encourage homo
taiont." Pretzel's Wctkly.
Fruit Eaters Need Ho Doctors.
Wo woro struok rocontly by Mio ro
marks of a doctor friond of ours, who
said no ono thing will do so much to
mako pooplo independent of tho med
ical profession as tho dailv freo uso of
fruit. Ho had noticed that thoso
farmers in whoso families fruit was
regularly and largely consumed sel
dom needed his services. Wo thought
what a pity that every farmer in tho
land could not bo convinced of these
truths. It is u deplorablo faot that
fartnors' families do not onjoy that ro
bust health that country air and out
door lifo, with plenty of oxcrciso,
should give. It is ulso a fact that liv
ing on farms whoso rich acres are
nclnng to prodtico abundant crops of
tho varied fruits, but vorv fow havo
plenty, and many never havo any
fruit, oxcopt it may bo an occasional
npplo. Tho standard food in a ma
jority of farmers' houses consist large
ly of" bread, buttor and moat (mostly
pork) fried in grease, and whoro pas
try or cako 7s used, it has lard iu
largo proportions in its composition;
and this food is oaten at least twice,
aud in many families, throo tlmo a
day, year in and year out. Is it any
wonder that thoy are not moro
healthy, and that tholr prevailing dis
eases aro such as indicato un ovor
consumptiou of greasy food ? If fruits
wore expensive or difficult to raiso,
Micro would bo somo excuse; but
Micro is no part of the couutry with
out plenty of varieties adapted to its
soil and cflmato, and lustsuah as aro
fitted by nature to both nourish and
cloanso tho body, and no more skill is
required to grow them than to grow
corn or wheat.
Why Is it that so fow armors make
any attempt to provide un adequate
supply of what would add much to
tholr pleasure, and save many times
Its cost In doctors' bills, to say uotlit
Ing of tho su He rings and loss of their
dear ones, Wo entreut you, decide
Just now not to let tho upring puns
without planting a fruit yard. Huruly
it is butter to grow fruit than to be
continually tiotlug with uuhJioIhbI
Uurul N(W Yorktr,
Onr Nation's Capital Leads tho World In
Shndy Sidewalks Tholr Kilect on
Tho air of Washington is full, at this
season of year, of a white, downy sub
stance. If yon open your mouth to
talk about offices, writes a correspon
dent of The Cincinnati TitncS'Star, it
flies into it; if Mi wink at a pretty
girl on tho avenue you got it in your
eves. It flies into tlio wnito house on
tho wings of the wind, and rolls tip in
fiufi'y white balls in tho corners of tho
great vestibule through which tho dis
appointed olfiee-seekors go out from
their calls on tho president. It doctO
mt stop there. It penetrates to tho
rooms of tho private secretaries,
and Mio cabinot-room, aud oven
thb oilieo of tho president himself.
It attends tho cabinet meetings, fiios
in tho faces of tho stately heads
)i the departments, and tickles Mio
noso (vf Mio president. It looks liko
down, and to tho stranger who is not
accustomed to tho ways of Washington
it appears to bo down, porhaps com
ing from tho "downy beds of easo" in
which all statesmen nud government
employes aro supposed to spend most
of their time. Rut it is not. it is a
lino cottony substaneo coining from
poplar trees with whiah many of the
olilor streets of tho city aro lined.
"Cottonwood poplar" is tho popular
name of this somewhat unpopular
"Tho poplars ought not to bo an un
popular tree in Washington, " said ono
of tho park comraissioners, talking of
tbem to your correspondent. "'I hoy
havo a good deal to do with making
thu city rf Washington one of tbo
healthiest in thu oon.nl.rv, oh it ta."
"BucauHO thoy provout miliaria.
Thoy are a groat absovbunt, both nx to
root and Ioiivoh, and aro ono of tho
best preventives of muhu'ia that ia to
"How do they eonapnre with tbo eu
calyptus, tlmt have been so oxtonslvo
ly used for this purpose in Italy in tho
last fow years?"
"Thoy comparo vory favorably horo,
for the oucalyptus will not thrivo hero
or in any part of tho country, oxcopt
probably southern Calilofnin. Wo
have tried them and havo become tmt
islied that thoy will not do for; our
purpose. Our cliuiato and soli do not
"Aro thoro many poplar troos in tho
"Yos, something in tho neighbor
hood of a thousand of tuom."
"And what proportion is thin of tho
"Oh, less than 10 porcont. You seo
wo havo moro than a hundred thou
sand troos in tho city of Washington."
"Moro Mian a hundred thotmandP"
"Yos, considerably more; probably
tho total now roaches about 125,000 in
streets and parks."
"How aro thoy divided botweon
streets and parks?"
"About equally. Thoro aro over
05,000 on tho streets alone, aod nearly
or quito as many iu tho parks. There
aro no streets of any consoquonco
without trees, and on many of tho
wider ones thoro aro four rows of
thorn, a row on each side of tho side
walk." "How many nillesf Mien, of trees aro
thereon tho sidewalks, about?"
"Pretty nearly 150 miles of thorn."
"And how does that compare with
other cities of Mils cotintft ?"
"It surpasses that of any othar city
of MiIb country, or of Mio world"
"Of tho world?"
"Yes. Thoro Is not a city in tho
world that has as many trcos iu pro
portion to its population as Washing
ton has. 1 havo made this a study
for many years, protty nearly all my
lifo indeed; but especially in tho last
fifteen yoars in which I havo boon a
park commissioner, aud haver visited
and obtained statistics from all the
groat cities, and 1 am sure that Wash
ington is far ahead of guy of them."
"How long has thisTiooumulation of
hoalth and beauty boon goinon?"
"Well thoro has boon moro or loss
troo planting horo ovor sinco Wash
ington was u uity, of course. But tho
jystomatio work wus bogun undor
"Boss" Shophord in 1871. Thoro was
somo opposition to It at first, of course,
but everybody seos tho value of it
"And tho work is still going for
"Yes. Wo sot out six or eight
thousand trees a year, and aro ablo to
furnish many moro. Wo havo a hun
dred thousand young trcos which wo
expect to furnish for tho 'flats' as thoy
aro neodod. We sot outsovorul thous
and of thorn last season."
"What Is tho cost of tho caro of
thoso trcos and tho yearly adding to
"About $18,000 a yoar only. Wo
havo studied it carefully, raiso our
own troos from sends or clippings, aud
reduce tho cost to a minimum."
"What do you find tho greatest part
of tho work of caring for tho trcosP"
"Tho pruning. This Is as serious a
task to us as tho pruning of tho ser
vice is to tho now administration. In
deed, no subject connected with tholr
operations has given tho park com
missioners so much concern as the
matter of pruning trcos, Troo prun
ing is at all times an operation which
demands skill in tho operator, and
can only bo safely trustod to experts,
a class of laborers wIiojo services can
not bo secured except at wage rates
which the present appropriations uro
unable to meet, Tho necessity ,.of
pruning may ba referred tp Ur?H sa
lient reasons. First, tlmt of the re
moval of brancho aud twig wbleh
Interfere with travel on th sidewalks
and on tho streets; second, tho thin
ning out of the heads of luxuriant
trees to prevent their prostration by
heavy gales, a fatality to which strcot
trees ate moro liable than thoso plant
ed in parks; and, third, tho heading i
or cutting back tho ontiro system of
branches on diseased trees, and this ist
also a necessity which seldom occurs
with trees in open parks and in open,
spaces. In tho aggregato tho pruning
is the heaviest itom of expenditure in.
tho ordinary care of the trees."
"And as to tho kind of trees that
you uso, are thoy mostly natives of
this country?" O
"Yes, nnj most ot them. On this
subject wo havo a good many inquir
ies from various cities, nud havo pnP
pared a list of Mioso used by us. Tho
maples, poplars, box-elders, and lin
dens uro tho most used, but thoy do
tiot complete tho ontiro list by any
moans. Thoro aro somo thirty-livo
kinds used on tho streots alone, to say'
nothing of tho largo numbers in tho
Cruelty to Sullivan.
Tho sympathies of tendor-hoartod
pooplo will go out towards John L.
Sullivan, tho pugilist. His wife has
commenced proceedings against him.
for a divorce, and in his answer Sulli
van charges his wifo with cruel treat
ment ami drunkoncss. This is iudeod
hard. Tho poor man can havo no
poaco. His business is fighting, whon
away from, and it certainly is discour
aging, after going about knocking out. o
people, and coming homo for a littlo!
quiot rest, to bo knocked out by &i
wifo who ought to love and protectl
htm. Mr. Sullivan could get all tho
fighting ho wanted away from homo. 1
lb) could whip5 tho biggest man and
tho smallest waiter girl, could lako,
po.iscsoioo. ot a saloon nnd throw'
everybody out of doors, could unmor-i
cihil'ly boat his horses on tho streots,
and any one could seo that what ho
needed 'when he got liotno was rest,
bnt ho wttH mot by a cruel woman who)
would whip hini. O, cruel woman,,
how could you hurt tho man whoi
oamo homo to bo loved, and to sober1
up? Thoso who havo soon tho great
Boston pugilist in tho ring, or on tho,
rostrum, adwirod by thousands, and
scon Mtrong mon try to injuro him, and
soon him knock "thorn silly, littlo,
thought that whon ho got homo hisi
wifo would cruelly munl'lum, knock,
him down nnd sit on him. Had tlioi
condition of things been known hisl
enemies would havo mutohod ngaiusti
Sullivan nn "unknown, ,y and placed!
his wifo iu front of him when tho hour1
camo for battle, and frightened him,
undor tho ropos nntP into tho woods.'
Pioturo to yourself, goutlo reador, that
strong lann coming back from Now
OrloanH, a victor over Paddy Ryan's
truss, with tho laurol wroath on his
brow, and a keg of boor in his stom
ach, wiivuruuj: as ho approached his
own door, dtumbling at tho kneos as
ho entesodliis house, palo and weak as
ho moots his "cruel" littlo wifo, crawl
ing undor tho bod in abject fear as sho
laudx 1dm one in the oar. Sho snatches
tho laurol wroatlP from his brow
and in itft plaoa puts a wash bowl, and
ho bogs to bo allowed to como out
from undor tho bed. Of what uso is it
for him to win reputation as a hard
hitter, and havo his cruel wifo mako)
him too tho mark at homo? A way I
from homo ho was a terror, and no!
ono could stand up before him. After!
ox victory ho would fill up with ohanv
nairno to prepare diimsolf for tho in
evitablo licking which ho must rocolvo
when ho got homo. Poor Sullivan!
What a fall it must bo for tho "bravo"
bruto to go into court and chargo
his l.ttlo wifo witii "cruelty." Ho
ou"ht to bo mado tho laughing stock
of tho wholo country, guyod by allr
tho pooplo, tho object of tho contomnt
of all mankind, and tho waitor girli
whom ho struok down should empty!
slops on him out of a 3coond jtoryi
window, until ho should call thai
polico to protect him from "cruelty."
In tho Buys of Stugo Coaches. "
A book recopily publishod in EngJ
land, called tho "Royal Mail," tolls
this story of tho old couching days:
"Speed was of tho first considora-i
tlon, and tho stoppages at tho way-'
sldo stages woro of very limited du
ration. At an inn tho travolcrs would
litirillv lifivn miiiln il fair stnrt in nn-
peasing tholr hunger whon tho guardl
would be hoard calling upon them to'
tako their scats, which, with mouths,
full, nud still hungry, they would bo!
forced to do, though with a bad grace
and a howl tho acknowledged privl-i
logo of Englishmen. A story is told,
of ono passenger, however, who was
equal to tho occasion. Leisuroly sip
ping his tea and eating his toast, this
traveler was found by tho landlord I
tho breakfast-room whon tho other
passengers were Boated and the coack
was on mo point oi starting, uoui
face appealed to him to tako his place,
or ho would be loft bohind. 'But,
ropllod tho traveler, that I will not da
till I havo a spoon to siip inv egg.' A
glance apprised tho landlord that sot
a spoon adorn on mo tamo, anu, rusu
ing out. ho detained thu coach while
all tho passengers were searched for
tho missing articles. Then out cam
tho satisfied traveler, who also sub
mitted to thu search aud afterwards
mounted the coach: and as the mall!
drove oil' ho called (p t9 landlord t
look inahje tho teapot, where the art
ful trqvoler had plaeed the dotMM.
spoons, with tha dwVI'! objot ot
cooling thu tea for his seeowd ewp, ami
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