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About The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 1, 1897)
NEWS OF THE CITY.
The doggeral that there are more
"ways than one to strangle a cat is only
too" true in this highly artificial age of
the world, and the same was very
forcibly exemplified in Jacksonville last
week in the case of VV. Kahler against
Chas. Nickel. Mr. Kahler had brought
suit against Mr. Nickel and had ob
tained judgment against him for $2250
and the Times printing house and all
.presses, type, in fact everything belong
jng thereto, was advertised for sale to
satisfy the judgment. Everything was
progressing serenely until Christinas
morning me aay oeiore ine saie was n
lake place, when Mr. Nickel, with a
force of men and teams commenced the
work at three o'clock in he morning of
moving all the material out of the build
ing and it being a holiday, nothing
could be done to prevent the rather
queer proceedings. The matter was fur
ther complicated by Mr. Nickel giving a
bill of sale to three separate parties of
the printing presses, etc. Injunction
proceedings have been ' commenced
against him to prevent any further com
plications of the case, and bonds amount
ins to 3400 have been demanded bv the
court. The final outcome of this case is
on.lv a mere conjecture, but that there
will be a bitterly contested case there
seems to be no doubt. A great deal of
hard feelings among friends of the
parties is said to exist. The Times did
not appear Monday, but it is reported
it will be out today. '
. The underlying principles which
-govern feminine fashions are some
times hari for the masculine mind to
comprehend, but even the moat unob-
serving will readily perceive mat in
the laree and complete stock of millin
ery at Mrs. Sears' there is nothing but
the latest and most up-to-date goods
The people of Sams Valley and sur-
rouiMing country wm rememoer wen
Miss Ella Sydenstricker, who formerly
-maided there with her Daren ts. Mr.
and Mrs, C. L. Sydenstricker, who left
there three years ago for Ohio, where
the parents still reside. These same
acauaintances will regret sorely to
learn of the younsr lady's death, which
occurred at Wevniouth, Ohio, on No
vember IS. 1S96. after an illness of sev-
eral months' duration. The young lady
was twenty-four years of age, a devout
christian, and, as a friend writes from
Sams Valley, "She was one whose
cheerful disposition and winning ways
" won the love and respect of all who
knew her. and when the news of her
untimely death reached here it cast
gloom of sorrow over all and saddened
yery heart. The family have the
heartfelt sympathy of the entire com
By purchasing your milliuery of
Mrs. Sears, you can fearlessly march
tip to the boundaries of the latest styles
and elegance in matters pertaining to
vour millinerv without fear of trans-
irressinff the border line ' of refined
taste in selection, or the dictates of
the strictest economy.
Mr. and Mrs. G. W. White enter
tained the Medford whist club at their
beautiful home in East Medford last
(sdiw-ewing'. It wm the first
he club had met since they dis-
ned last spring and it being their
heetins of the year, it wi a very
Jbne. The old players seemed to
lost none or their vim ana some
lent games were played during
vening. These pleasant little
les are productive of much' pleas
o those concerned and they are
hrs looked forward to with unusual
1 L . W F n!..Vi
always heartily emoyea. mose
t were Mr. and Mrs. W. v
ncoit. Mr. and Mrs. B. P. Theiss
Mn H. TT. Lumsden. Mr. and
W. B. Stevens. Misses Bessie
t and Lillian ttninenart ana
rs. J. A. Whitman and . J. E.
y your groceries, can vu huucu
d see wnat ne can ao tor you ne
has a larere stock 01- staple and fancy
groceries at pricestnat can t be beaten
Wblters is ail right on cookery, too,
Sav. mister, he is selling lots of this
sort 'o ware.
In the matter of the sale of the
Medford Distilline and. Refining com
Danv's oroperty by Receiver Muller,
Judge Hanna, last week, revoked the
sale and ordered the property or the
greater portion, thereof re-advertised
and re-sold. The new order provides
for the re-sale of all the whiskey which
sold for two cents per gallon, and all of
sold lor ittu ceuis yci utt,lulJi n i
the real estate and appertences belong-
ing thereto. . The order states that all
the property exsepung ma;, on wuicu
the distillery is' located be sold sepa
rately and apart from the distilling
property proper and that the machin
ery be sold separately and apart from
the building and' real estate.' The
sale was revoked on the ground that
the prices paid for the property were
too low. The time for re-selling has
not yet been decided upon.
Why suffer with coughs, colds and
la grippe when Laxative Bromo
Quinine will cure you in one day. Put
up in tablets cenvenient for taking.
Guaranteed fo cure, or money re
funded. Price 25 cents. For sale by
Chas. Strang.. . .
Mr. Halla Anderson and Miss
Minnie Ehlhart, both residing a few
miles east of Medford, were married
Christmas eve at the home of the
bride's parents. Rev. C. H. Hoxie
officiating. There were present Mr.
and Mrs. Gibbs, of Siskiyou county,
" Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Anderson, Mr. and
Mrs. W. T. Anderson and their three
daughters and Mr. and Mrs. Ehlhart.
After the ceremony had been per
formed the guests were invited to par
take of a splendid supper alter which
a few hours were spent in social con
vpraft. The Ma it, extends its congratu
lations and hopes the wedded life of
these two worthy and highfy respected
young people will be one of prosperity
It is not worth your while bother
in" with the baking of pies aud cakes
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when Frank Wilson, the baker, can
furnish them so cheap. Leave your or
. The band boys' dance last Thurs
day Christmas eve passed off very
; quietly. While not a crowning success
in noint of attendance and financially,
it was, nevertheless, a very pleasant
. affair and was thoroughly enjoyed by
h dAncera. Th3re were about fifteen
Annnle present who, in lieu of the
larger number that had been expected,
seemingly resolved to make the auair
worthy of the event they were to
celebrate and that they succeeded
admirably was evidenced by the
general good cheer and highly gratify
ing sociability that predominated out
ing the evening. A splendid supper
was served for the dancers at the
Star restaurant, whioh was in keeping
with the rest of the evening's pleas-
Soothing, and not irritating,
strengthening. and. not weakening,
small, but effective such are the
qualities of De Witt's Little Early
Early Risers, the famous little pill.
Geo. H. Haskins, druggist.
Mr. Palmer, of Chicairo. has defi-
nitelv decided to produce that interest
ing drama, ''The Waifs of New York,"
at the Medford opera house on January
14th . The cast, aside irom Air. and Mrs.
Palmer, will be composed of home talent
of which Medford has some that is ca
pable of doing meritorious work. The
plav is an interesting one, abounding in
comedy throughout and entirely realistic
so ninch so that the audience will not
be compelled to draw on their imagina
tion as in a great many plays. Besides
the drama, there are numerous spec
ialties quartetts, solos, the great safe
blowing scene and the La Loie Fuller
serpentine dance, with stereoptician and
calcium effects. Mr. Palmer is paint
ing new scenes for each act-and every
thing that can possibly aid in making
the play the event ot the season is being
Mrs. Mills' Cream baking powder
at G. L. Davis' grocery store, You
get a prize with each package either
siverwara or a watch. The powder is
pronounced all right.
Some Medford hoodlums, with
whom principle to them is a quality
entirely unknown, one night last week,
shamefully defaced the fine, new fence
In front 01 Merchant Hoyden's resi
dence, on C street, oy breaking off the
turned caps on the posts and otherwise
injuring the fence. These parties are
a type of humanity that are a curse to
any community. They are the para
sites of decent society and should they
be apprehended they are likely to con'
tract a vigorous case oi unavailing re
gret that will be to them a lessen that
will be forgotten only when they have
ceased to be among the world's popula
The length of life mav be increased
by lessening its danger. The majority
of people die from lung trouble. These
may be averted by promptly using une
Minute Cough Cure. Geo. U.. Maskins.
The Christmas Souvenir edition of
the Oregon Observer, of Grants Pass,
was a very credible and interesting
paper. It was in book form, contain
ing forty pages of illustrated and de
scriptive matter advertising the re
sources of Grants Pass and Josephine
county, and will reflect no little credit
on the management or the paper ana
the citizens and business men of that
place, whose co-operation aided in mat
ing it the success that rewarded the
efforts of the editor.
Don t buy your millinery until you
have seen those elegant hats at Mrs
Sears. New ones are being received
everv few days and the stock is al
ways complete. '
There was a good 'sized assemblage
of tax pa.vars at the school meeting
last Saturday. A tax of ten mills was
voted for school purposes, and a re sol u
tion passed, ordering the school clerk
to notily every family in the district,
having children of school age, who are
not attending school, that they must
send them to some educational institu
tion, or that they would be proceeded
against under the compulsory school
. Bee Hive baking powder Is all
right and with it goes a good bit of
crockery. Davis, the grocer, sells it
also sells the very freshest and best of
Mrs. W. oweIs, or this city, en
tertained a number of her friends at
her home on Seventh street last Friday
evening. The features of the evening
pastime was the excellent musical pro
gram which had been preparea and
which was rendered In a very pleasing
manner. There were organs, pianos
violins, etc., and each manipulated by
a master and the event could not be
otherwise than entertaining.
De Witt's Sarsnpariila is prepared
for cleansing the blood. It builds uo
and strengthens constitutions im pared
by disease. Geo. H. Haskins
G. A Hover, living on Dr. Geary's
place, on Griffin creek, met with quite
a serious accident last Saturday even
ing while returning home from Med
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ford; His horses took frigh. and ran
and about the first thing the bug
did was to go kerslap into a large
stump, when it stopped suddenly and
there remained. Mr. H. was thrown
to the ground and his shoulder was
All kinds of wood for sale. Long
wood, short wood, hard wood, soft
wood and just plain wood. Bollinge
& Hill, dravraen.
Some miscreant la3t Thursday
night perloined from Geo. Anderson i
barn two new horse collars, but 'tis
supposed that they were found to
be too large or two Small or that the
thief's conscience was sorely troubled
over the deed lor bunday morning
they were fnuud banging on the hedge
fence in iront or Mr. Anderson s house
they having been returned with
Try one of those five cent Multno-
mah Club cigars at the Palace smoke
them once smoke them always.
Died On Wednesday last, the infant
son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Wiley, of this
Elace, of pneumonia. The funeral was
eld the following day from their home
on Sixth street, interment being made
in the Medford burying grounds. The
saddened parents whom death has
robbed of their beloved little one. will
have the symyathy of a host of friends
in nieir sau anucuoii.
Excelsior Dye works, Modford
clothes cleaned, and repaired.
The vacation of the Medford pub
lic school is now on and a large number
of the pupils from the country are now
at home enjoying a brief respite from
work. Tho term iust closed has boon
very promising and the future is looked
to as being very bright. Modford is
proud of tho advantages she can offer
to the seekers after knowledge for ac
quiring the same.
Watches'cleaned and warranted (or
one year for $1 Pritchard, the jeweler,
Mr. Bates, a representative of the
Standard Cu oo.,says the Oregon Mln
ing Journal, is inspecting the nickel
mines at Riddle. It appears that this
company is about to erect extensive
steel works at Chicago and that the
nickel is required for the manufacture
of steel. Unfortunately, the title to
the mines is involved in almost 'hope
By using Hall's Hair Renewer, gray.
faded, or discolored hair assumes the
natural color of youth, and grows luxu
riant and strong, pleasing everybody.
Tuesday evening the ladies of the
Baptist church gave an oyster supper at
le parsonage lor the uenent oi the
lurch, and notwithstanding the in
clemency of the weather, the affair was
great success both socially and finan
cially fourteen dollars having been
added to the church treasury as a result
of the good ladies' efforts in behalf of
At G. L. Davis' grocery store will
always be found a fine assortment of
fruits of all varieties.
A shipment of 103 head of cattle
from Ashland was made last week by
S. Mitchell, the representative of
the Oakland Meat company. Mr.
Mitchell has purchased and shipped a
large number of cattle from this valley
during the season, several carloads
having been shipped from Medford by
the same firm.
For all kinds of fruit trees enquire
of Wallace Woods, Medford, or F. W.
Know les, Jacksonville.
E. A. Johnson, the miller, has
asked us to state positively that he is
not the hi. A. Johnson whose name ap
pears on the subscription list or the
Medford fair ground association, but
that it is another party having the
same name, and that he has sot sub
scribed for any stock nor does he in
tend to do so.
Cakes and pies for Christmas 2nd
New Years dinners Wilson, the baker
leave your orders.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Halley were
last Tuesday even ing tendered a sur
prise party by thirty or their Medrord
friends at their home on C street. The
evening was spent la jolly games and
social chat and at a late hour the party
adjourned, voting their impromptu
hostess an ideal entertainer.
The best five cent cigar made is tho
Multnomah Club you get them at the
Mr. W. J. Smith and Miss Nellie
Vrooman. both of Gold Hill, were united
in marriage at the Christian church par
sonage last week, bv Kev. fcu Fisher,
The best wishes of their many friends
are extended. After remaining a few
davs at Hotel Xash thev left for their
new home at Gold Hill.
Married At the residence of Rev
Eli' Fisher, the officiating clergyman
E. W. Tryer, of Medford, and Miss
Lou Chapman, of Jacksonville. THE
Mail is joining with their many
friends in wishing them all the sunshine
and happiness tts possible to gather
as the days roll by.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Surran gave
little Christmas party to a number of
their relatives last Friday. There
were a dozen or thereabouts of tho
relatives present and all bad a time
most happy. The dinner prepared
bv Mrs. o. was pronounced a most de
-J. S. Jennings, "recently from Port
land, has rented the Di. T. H. West
ranch, near Phoenix, and himself ami
family have moved thereto. Messrs
York A Jones had the nroiertv for rent
and by placing a line, so suiting, in The
Mail a renter was easily lound.
-The Yreka Journal says H. Kes-
sler, be who former I v resided In Med
ford and who was proprietor ot the
Western hotel, has had the good for
tune to. sell a mine of his, located in
Southern Oregon, to San Francisco
parlies for $15,000.
The valuation of merchandise in
Jackson county, as assessed by the
county assessor, was raised twenty
per cent by the state equalization
board. No change had been made in
the railroad assessment up to Wednes
day. The manv friends of Miss Eva Wil
son will be pleased to learn that she is
recovering from her recent illness, and
that should no unforseen contingencies
arise, will be able to be about in a few
days. Dr. Jones is in attendance.
W. H. Meeker & Co., are out with
a new ad this week, wishing-all a happy
ew tear and are giving some inter
esting ' information about their goods
and what they are going to uo with
The Southern Oregon Pork Pack
ing company has slaughtered nearly
two thousand bead of hogs thus far,
and will probably kill three or four hun
dred more before the season is out.
A. C. ,Tayler. the foot filter,- and
his family were billed to leave England
for Medford on Wednesday of this
week. About three weeks' time will
be consumed in making the trip.
-The Sterling-Medford wagon road
viewers met Wednesday at the com
mencement of the road, but owing to
the heavy fall of snow on the mountains
they adjourned until Monday.
-Win. Middloton, packer for the
Southern Oregon Pork Packing com
pany, is conlinod to his homo with
rheumatism and his place is being
filled bv Manager Ulrich.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Chausse, of the
Grants Pass Observer, are the happy
parents to a big boy baby since the
21st. The Mail extends its heartiest
Mrs. Umfleet and Miss Gregory,
of San Francisco, arrived in Medford
this week and have fitted up a ladles'
hair dressing parlor oyer W. H.Meeker
& Co'8. store. ,
J. A. Whitman, last Monday, sued
W. T. Crane in Judge Jones' court to
recover money due. The case was de
cided in favor of tbe plaintiff, and judg
The little three-year-old son of Mr
and Mrs. John Edsall, who reside east
of Medford. has been quite 111 this
week. Dr. I'ickcl is the attending
About a dozen of Medford's young
people wont to Ashland last Friday
eveninsr to attend tho dance at that
place and till report having had a good
It has boon decided by the school
board to not drill the well at the school
house deeper, and this week it is being
cemented and made ready lor use.
Charlie Tice. formerly of this city.
but now of Klamath Falls, was married
at that place on Christmas eve, to Miss
Belle Arnet, also of Klamath Falls.
-Macabeee will meet Mondav night
important business. All members
requested to be present.
-Merchant Parker, of the firm of
Parker & Higgins, has moved into the
rryee residence on U street.
Born On Wednesday of this week.
to Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Lever, of Central
Point, a girl.
Down at Yreka. Calif., hen eggs
are selling at forty-five cents a dozen.
Appropriate Christmas Exercises.
selebrated in Med-
ford last Friday
by many people ia
lne day was a beautiful one a typi
cal spring day: the sun shining
brightly and giving everything the
appearanoe of a galla day, which
brought the people out ol doors, to
take advantage of the ideal day for
promenading. Business was generally
suspended for the day and the business
men joined in the effort to make the
event a merry oue. On Christmas
eve nearly all the churches had pre
pared a Christmas tree and appro
priate exercises. At the appointed
time the people began to gather at the
different churches to witness the fes
tivities of the evening and to give a
helping hand in the work, and by
seven o'clock they were all filled to
overflowing with interested spectators.
ine trees were all beautifully
decorated and laden with presents for
oia ana young. The following is a
brief synopsis of the event at each of
AT THE PRESBYTERIAN
There were two trees artistically de
corated as was also the church. On
entering you beheld the suspended
star in the center of the rostrum,
symbolical of the star of Bethlehem of
old. This was about four feet in
diameter and was a fit representaion of
tne star which guided the wise men
of the east to the lowly place where
the bavior lay in a manger. The pro
gram was well arranged, well rendered
and thoroughly enjoyable.
AT THE M. E. CHUKCH, SOCTH,
There were also two large trees not
lees handsomely decorated and a pro
gram not less interesting than at the
chu-ch just mentioned. The program
was worthy the attention of the large
audience that greeted the participants
ine room was decorated with ever
greens suspended above the congrega
tion, making a very pleasing sight.
THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Had an excellent program for the
audience's edification and the various
numbers were given with admiral
effect. The singing by the little ones
was very meritorious and added
materially in making the exercises of
very high merit. The program was
harmonious throughout and was an en
tertainment of rare interest.
AT THE BAPTIST CHTKCH
The program was short, but in point of
excellence was not to be surpassed.
After the opening prayer, a song by
the Sunday school was rendered by a
chorus of well trained voices, after
which recitations were given bv a
number of the little ones. Miss May
Merriman delighted the audience with
oae-of her pleasing recitations. There
were over four hundred presents hung
promiscuously on the tree. The church
' I was crowded to its greatest capacity
1 j and all enjoyed themselves.
THE M. E. CHCRCn.
The spacious auditorum was filled to
an extent that would permit of no
more entrances. The program had
been arranged with great care and
th'e rendition was perfect throughout.
Their songs, recitations, speeches, etc.
were all selected with a view to please
and rendered with great precision.
Nominations Filed for City Offices.
The annual city election to le held in
this city on January 12. gfves promise
of being an unusually iUiet one. The
usual open noiuiuatingconveiitionshave
leen-eiitirvlv dispensed with, the expira
tion of the date tor holding, them having
expired last Monday. There are, how
ever, two tickets in the field for most of
the offices the Citizens' ami the Tax
payers which tickets have leen hied by
petition. There will probably )e a con
test for the marshalshtp, there U'iiig
three candidates in the field as follows:
F. M. Poe, T. W. Johnson and Win.
TheCituens' ticket is composed of the
following gentlemen :
Mavor V. W . Woiters.
Trustees F. M. Plynuile, W. II. Sim-
mons, Jr. Hubbard. C. L. I 'avis.
.Recorder W. W. SUuilicld.
Marshal F. M. Poe. .
Treasurer Chas. Strang.
The Taxpayers' ticket is made up as
Mavor G. H. Huskins.
Trustee!" F. M. PI vmale. A. M. Wood
ford. F. Hubbard. J. K. Wilson.
lleeorder G. T. Jones.
Marsifal Wm. Churchman.
Trsnsurer W. 11. Meeker.
T. V. Johnson' nomination has Ih'OH
filed as an independent candidate foe
My I'odv was Covered
With boils. I saw Hood's Sarsaparilla
advertised as a blood purifier and
thought I would trv a bottle. Ioon-i
tinued the use of this medicine until T
was entirely well. S. M. Hoals, May
Hood's Pills are the oniy pills to
take with Hood's Sarsadarilia.
I have opened up an office in ihe
Adkins block and am now prepared to
do all kinds of civil engineering and
all work In that line. I will also be
prepared to do a general business in
real estate. I have had fifteen years'
experience in olvil engineering. and
can guarantee satisfaction.
' ' S. Z. Earle.
The Falkland islands and other re
gions of the south temperate zone
are. remarkable for the high and
violent winds that. Mow across
them. A recent visitor to . the
Falklaml-s has noted the- fact that
the inhabitants of these islands.
in consequence of being habitually com
piled to brace themselves against the
wind in walking, have acquired a
peculiar gait, so remarkable that a na
tive Fnlklander can be readily distin
guished by bis manner of walking. On
account of tJiis ait they are called
"kelpers." Youth's Companion. '
The Holidays are Now
And we hope all have been remembered with
something nice. We have done our best to
:make all have a ''Merry Christmas," and
hope you may ' also have a "Happy New
Year." We will now turn our attention to
staple goods, and those wishing anything in
our line will find equally as good, or better,
values during the New Year than they have
in the year that is just closing. We are
even now preparing for the spring trade.
We also give our customers prizes to show
them that we appreciate their trade. Don't
forget us .... '
AT THE "RACKET"
Among the Churches.
Sunday school at 10 a. m. the new
officers will take charge of the work
and reorganize the school after their
own methods of work; 11 a. m., com
munion service, and the official board
will report on the work of the church
for 1897; 3 p. m., the Junior Endeavor
will be reorganized under the new
superintendent. Miss Elsie Roof. At
6 p. m. the i . r. t. u. z.. omcers eiect
will be installed and the executive com
mittee give its report on new commit
tees and their work for the ensuing
term. The Endeavor will have an
interesting serviee for the evening.
The people welcome.
M. E. CHURCH SOUTH.
There will be services at the M. E.
church south, next Sunday morning
and evening; Sunday school and Ep
worth League at the usual hours. A
general invitation is extended to all
The Union Watch night services will
be held at the Christian church and
the Union Holiness prayer meeting at
the M. E. church, south, this week.
Have Really Accomplished Something
From tbe Portland Sunday Welcome.
"The Jackson county judge has dis
covered something to the credit of tbe
state railroad commission; he says it
cut down one bull pine lo that county.
He does not state whether the act was
beneficial or not, but it is to be pre -
guuieu turn i b no?, aim, tuair i. n-1 ,v
no other bull pines that are a menace
to the public weal. Having, therefore,
at an expense of some t7o,000 during
the past ten years, gotten rid of that
tree, might it not be well to relieve the
state of the expense of the commission
for the future';? '
There are very few people in South
ern Oregou but who will agree with
the Welcome, that the usefulness?) of
the railroad commissioners should ter
minate and that said termination can
not go into effect too soon for the good
of the people and the well-being of the
Many merchants are now well aware
that their customers are their best
friends and take pleasure in supplying
them with the best goods obtainable.
As an instance we mention Perry &
Cameron, promlnentdruggists of Flush
ing, Michigan. They say: "We have
no hesitation in recommending Cham
berlain's Cough Remedy to our cus
tomers, as it is the best cough remedy
we have ever sold, and always gives
satisfaction. For sale at 25 and 5i cts.
per bottle by Geo. H. Haskins.
Advertised Letter List.
Following 1 a list of letters remaining un
called tor In the Medford postoatce on November
Baker. John B Jackson. Mrs Anna L.
Tegate, W M Vanina. Frank
Watson, John Weinberger.
A charge of one cent will be made upon de
li verv of each of the above letters.
Persons calling for any of the above letters
will please ay " Advertised.'.
M. PUKniS. Postmaster.
Superior job printing Mail office.
ST" -? ? V ? ! ! J ! -4 J 4 ! J '1
l. PANSY. ' ' a :
Now has in stock a
Dinner sets. This well known brand of crockery
has no equal in quality and finish it's the best
tableware on the market.,...
My stock of Groceries was never more com-
plete than right now likewise my line oi
confectionery, cigars and tobacco ....
FORGOT HIS MARRIAGE.
BulaeH Engagement Delayed to Allow
6un Johnson to Wed.
A colored man, about 30 years of age.
drove up to the depot in Cincinnati with
a load of baled cotton, and he had just
began to unload when an old, gray
haired negro with & bad limp came
down the street and shouted out to
"Say, yo' pusson there!"
"Now, den, what sorter man be yo?
demanded the old man, as he reached -
"Hello. Uncle Joe," saluted the other.
"Hu! What do yo mean by dat T
"Of co'se I ar. Why, ole man, yous
all excited dis mawnin. What's de ma t-
"Sam Johnson, I'ze got a darter Lin
da!" replied Uncle Joe, and he straight
ened up and wared his arms about.
"Yes. of co'se. Yes, Rah, you's get a
darter Linda, an' she's a powerful fine
"Last Sunday night, Sam Johnson,
yo' axed dat gal Linda to marry yo!
"Hu! Hu! Sunday night. Lemme
see? Say, I reckon I did!"
"Of co'se yo did! She said she'd do
it.an'de marriage was sotfurdis maw n-
"Why, I reckon it was. Uncle Joe. Yes,
I we was to be married dis mawnin."
I -But JO aj-t gah!"
j -j?; a fack. Jist. cjean siipt jjy
"But what yo gwine ter do. sab
what yo gwine ter do?" shouted the old
man, as he danced around.
"What I gwine ter do? Am Linda all
ready an de preacher dar?"
"Den yo come around heah an hang
on to dal oft mewl an hold him stiddy
nn I'll run ober an' marry Linda an" be
back heah in ten minnits. If Majah.
Jones emus 'long an wants to know
why dis cot:on hain't dun unloaded yo
tell him dat owin" to a disreckoleckshun
of a matrimonial disrf-menibrance 1'sr
had to procrastinate fur a few minnits.
Chicago Journal. ,
Slanc of Long Ago.
"By the way, Caesar." asked Lu
cretia Borgia, fanning herself languid
ly, "is tbe count- disposed of satisfactor
ily?" "I rather think so." replied her broth
er, significantly displaying a small
but exquisitely-chased pbial. which tbe
druggist had 'carelessly neglected to
label; "I got the drop on him. so to
siik. at luncheon."
"Tis well but I do wish. Caesar.
vou would cure yourself of the habit of
using slang. It is positively demoral
Cnder Another Head.
Old Oliver (at the library) Where
will I find that great anthropological
work 4-alled "Man,- the Ruler of tbe
Bluestocking Librarian (scornfully)
Under the head of "fiction." sir.-
full line of the beautiful .