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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
LUCAKriKLL, ...", rraprleUr.
EUGENE CITT. OREGON..
A NOTED DUELIST.
. .. , i
TkeHethvdn of Flchtlac Ad.pted by
a lelllaa Bare-a.
Pari Figaro. 1
. Baron de Son Malata, a Sicilian 1 and
, a noted duolint, Lm recentlr come to
Paria to find a test of his skill as, a com
batant Ha ban fought forty duels, but
in none of them has he been the chal
lenger.., It is told of him that during a
heated pol.tical canvass, in the course
of a discussion in a puUio square with
a first cousin, the latter called him bj
some opprobrious epithet. The baron
replied: " -' "
You are a cowanll" ""- ;
The cousin answered: if ,.. 1
. "Will jou repeat that . in , five min
utes?" . . .. .. ... , T
Assnredly- ' J ,' v
The oonsin went home and returned
with a revolver in his hand. The baron
vent nptohim and said) '
"Uniseppe, soe here I That reTolrer
' don't suit your hand ; the stock never
was mule for you ; fur the life of you
you could not use the pistol." ' .
i. As be ceased to speak he spit in hi'
axm&in's face.. The suddenness and
strangeness pf this speech and.atUuk
so bewildered the oousintliat he neither
said nor did anything. . The baron spit
in his face again. Friends interfered.
The cousin challenged the baron.
The -eve of 1 the duel, the baron's
: sunt, who knew what an expert swords-
,man he was, begged him to spare her
ton's life. , He replied : ,
' "Guiseppe shall return from the field
' evrn without a scratch."
' The duel took place. : The cousin at
tacked furiously. The baron only par
ried.' At last he turned his head and
looked at his seconds, until his , adver
sary became to weak that he could no
longer hold his sword, when the "co
ends interfered and ended tho duel.
At another time he was challenged, by
1 the best broad-swordsman in Sicily,
while he himself was not skillful with
his weapon. . The broad-sword was se
lected by tho seconds. On the field
the baron took his sword in both bands
and rushed npon h s adversaryi using
: the weapon as li it wore a olub. His
adversary retreated. They L were put
in position, again. , The baron disarmed
his adversary. A third time they were
' put in position J at the first ' pass the
baron's sword broke within eight inches
' of the hilt; his adversary kept on ; the
seconds did not inturfrre. 1 he . baron
became furious, rushed on his adver
sary, woundod liiui ; tlion turnod on tho
seconds and wounded evory one of
them beginning with his own.
IHggcst In fbe World. I
' '. iNew York 8110, 1 iv
"What was tho largest codfish you
ever caught?" asked the I is toner.., 1
1 " "Hundred and four pounds," was the
reply, "and it was over five foot long.
. l)utCapt.Ge6rgeJVlartin(of Gloucester,
. 1 eautrht the biffudut that I ever board on.
, It weighed urstssod H poimds. I've
caught a .lobster that weighod twenty
pounds, ana a liorso innukorel woigumg
" 000 liotinds. Iouce tackled onto the
' '' biggest fish in tho world," continued
"A whale?" atked the other.
' "A 'whale Bin't a fish," retorted the
man of theses. '. This one I reckon,
was a devil tlnii one o tne e ere
broadtido fellows thirty foot serous,
, all beam, and drawm' about six inches.
We was lyin' in harbor, when I see a
7 . big ripplo uiovin' aruound, and thiukiu'
it a bjg hone niaokorrl , I jumps into
the loat and gits tho luds to pud uoar
' ' it. and . whou alonntiido I tosses the
.' ' iron into ' it. and, Iiord Moss yel I
. thought the hull roof was a-rutin . A
., fish ril that looked .like the vessel
herself, and in a minute we was
"' a-rnshin' daown (he channel in a way
that wa cantion to sinners. The chan
; tml went raouud an ialftud,and as we
came raouud the second time the fish
wont riirbt for the brig. , I see we
waa a-coin' to hit. and siiicm ont, 'Cut
the ropel bnt tho man didn't have
airy knife. ' 'Cant it oftT 'It's spliood
to the painter,' rays he, 'and nndor
water.' That miuute we struck. The
fish doe nndor the brig,, and we not
bein aula to dive, kind o tulesoopod.
The dinrwr lost smashed all to pieces.
We Ml into the water, and was hauled
aboard by the bands, and the pieces
, kept pomin' np all day. , -".
The ' Huh? Wall. I reokon lie'a
-koiu yet Some of em are thirty
foot across, and have kind 0 horns at
' 'i the head, and often git foril 0' anchor
" and chains, and Imnls vessels along
just as if tney was boats.' -
The Trias Kruler,
Ths nestor in Texas U the cattle king's
neighbor, but between thorn there is a
wide gap in rank, a man umy own a
siH'tion of laud and have fifty or 100, or
200 , head bf, cattle, bnt he is only a
neater. His wo acre- may be worth
$3, f ,r, 10 an acre, and with his stock,
bis possessions may foot up from 115,'
UUU to f 211,1 on, out lie novertiieiess is a
ntT. "His land is "a farm" and his
Btork'"a bunch." When ho oount hi
pasture, owned or lea ed. by the station
instead of by the acre, then he has got
"a range, and when his stock is turned
on by the thcuand iustoad of by the
hundred head be has "a herd." Then
lie is a genuine cowman. He joins a
Jive stock association, lie has Lis brand
known and recognized from the Uio
(jlrando to the top tier of J'nn Handle
counties. When he goes to the cities
the paper rofer to him a) Mr. So-aud-to,
tho cattlo king. , ,
FUhlnf for Probabilities.
The Indianapol.'s Timot thought it
oojd be a stroke ot it(rprise to.place
llht )uttKiit all thc.city j-incU 1
the duy of the charter election, in crd
to got an eipn swon of the peorHe on
the pretoiloney . X lie loui vole rearned
IOO.OiK), tf whicli John L. Sullivan had
a majority. Mary Walker received
over 1.000 voUts, and iVlaine and Mi
Donald were both beaten by Frank
James. The presidential question is
now worse mixed than enr.
"OUR OLD MAMMY.1
;ar Prlvf rti' Care for as Old W
Beeaase Mbe E,lke4 'Km AIL
Detroit Free Prws. 1 ,t
"What's that for ?" asked a Free Tress
man, as be saw a car driver on Wood
ward avenue take a nickel from his
pocket and pass it into the fare box. .
"For her' '
"What her?" ' ' 1
. The car stopped and the driver ' got
down with a "Good morning, mammy,"
and assisted an old woman of 70 to enter
the car. ' '
' "Did yon pay for her V
' '.Yea.,- '" 'i -I'
.."Why?" ...... ,
"Well, the story runs back for almost
two years," be aaid, as he picked np bis
lines. "I reckon you know Bill ?"
"Tee."- ,, ...
"Well, two years ago he was one of
the toughest men in Detroit. He drank,
swore, gambled, and had all, the other
vices lying around loose.; I toll yon,
he was a terror when off duty and on a
spree. He was getting so bod on his
ear, that another week w ould have
bounced , him, .but .something hap
pened." ' " . ..
'What?" .. -4,..
' "He was coming np one evening, half
drunk and full of evil, and somewhere
a boat Davenport street he lurched over
the dash-board.' He ''caught and was
dragged, and the horse began to kick
and run. , That old woman there waft
the only passengor on the car, and
when she saw ' the accident she came
ont, grabtal the flying lines with one
hand and the' brake with the other,
and looking down upon Dill sho called
out: . , .. j, . .... . ,-'
Qhf Lord I help me to save liiral
He's a wicked young man and not fit to
die IV I-"' 1 " '" 4 '
, "Well, she stopped that car and held
to tho horse until some one came along
and helped Bill out of his fix, and she
was all the timo calling him 'poor boy'
and 'my son' and thanking Ood he was
not killed. He had a close call, though,
and it was a solemn warning. 'From
that night ho hasn't taken a .drink, and
no driver on this line has a cleaner mouth
or is taking better care of himself."
"And tho old woman ?" ;
"Sho- lives away out, along' with a
daughter.' Many's the dollar Bill his
sent after her since that night in the
way of clothes and provisions, and he'll
never forget hor, The story camo to tho
rest of us after awhilo, and we've sort
of adopted her as 'Our Old Mammy.'
We help hor on and off, pay her nickel
out ot our own pockets, and when the
car. isn t too . full we have a minuto s
chat with hor. She likes us all, and we
w ouldn't trade her off for the whole lino.
It's a bit of romance among ourselves,
" "Yes. ' Did sho evof talk to you?"
' "Did sho? She sat right there on
that stool one day two mouths ago and
", 'My son, let drink alone I It robe
tho pocket, cheats the brain, and
loaves you friendless 1 Don't swear I
Oaths co with a vicious soul I Keep
yonr temper. The man who can't con
trul his temper is no better than a
caged wolf !'" i
1 "She said that with lier.bluo eyes
roading my soul and her old voice
trembling with earnestness, and every
word went right to my heart and
lodged there. SIio'b had something to
say to most of the boys, and I reckon
each ono is the better for it. Curious,
ain't it, how we found our old mammy,
and ma vim You'll believe with some of
us that l'rovidunce had a hand in it.
A Woiidrrfnl Itrram.
. . Now York Time
A correspondent in a foreign scientifla
contemporary tells . this story about
dreaming: "In the summer of 1822,
w hen an undergraduate of Trinity cob
lego, Cambridge, I was permitted to
rosido in collego rooms during tho sum
mer loiitr vacation. As fires wero not
wanted in our sittintr-rooms it was cus
tomary for each resident's bed maker or
other officer to carry his water kettle
for breakfast and tea to the college
kitchen and bring it back with
water boiling. On one occasion I
had overslept my nsunl hour, and
dreamod a dream. I was at the gato
of a country farmyard well known to
me, and there came a long proces
sion of horses, asses, oxen, hogs, sheep,
and all tho animals usually to be fonnd
in a farmyard, followed by a north
oountry drover with his plaid crossed
over his shoulders, who walked np, to
me and said: 'Sir, I have brought
yonr cattle.' In an instant I perceived
and actually heard (so intimately were
the auditory sounds and tne intellect
ual interpretation intermixed) that my
bod maker was at mv chamber door
calling to me: 'Sir, I have brought
your kettlo.' ; Tho hearing had been
confused ; there had been no reasoning;
bnt there had been instantauoous vigor
of creative imagination."
' '' The Yrrbiitxe of the Court.
r. lw York Tritmne.) ,
I was in court a few days ago," said
a time-worn litigant, " when a voung
lawyer, argtikg btfora Jud'o Joseph
IWnard, read from ono of the papers
in the case including the usual verU
ago. The judge snggested a briefer
statement of tho point, probably believ
ing, with the judge of the supremo conrt
in the anecdote, that justices may 1
presumnl to know - something of : tho
forms ot law. 1 The young man then
stated his point in plain and condensed
English, l'ho idea . then , struck me,
when would it bo possiblo to relieve
the law of all tho flummery of verbiage
noW employed. " ' 1 . .
"In actuid proceedings lefore a magis
trate this verbiage is discarded as aW
lutelv uuruvossary in argument; Vet it
is refigionsly maintained in all matters
t'f pleading and in all orders, inj unc
tions, etc., granted by tho courts. HAt
the delavs grow out of tho liso nf ' ver
biage. Half the quibbles out of which
some unscrupulous lawyers make their
living are bawd npon this needless tse
of unnecessary words." A lawyer who
us tpre-scut could give him no on con r
agument to look for a speedy reform :
on the contrary, be irreverently said
that the vcrbjagQ ol the law was as nec
essary to the eiibtence of the lawyer
as the flummery of aome religions was
to the success it its advocates aud ministers.
Darning the If4aasear Idols.
JCor. New York Herald. t
Under OnecnEanavalona'a sway idol
atry was forever extirpated. Early in
her reign tne queen eniDracea uiini
tisnity and built a royal chapel. . Mean
while the wooden fence around the
temple of the great national idol bad
been polled down and the priests as
sumed a threatening aspect, even nini
ing that their god had medicine which
would avenge him on the heretic sover
eign. On the 6th of beptember, leiU,
thev came in force to the capital to
claim their rights as nobles. A council
is called, and it was decided to
send the chief secretary of state
and other high officials to the
sacred village, seven miles from
the capital, and burn the idol before
its keener returned, xney set on tne
same afternoon, and by an authority
from the prime minister, seized the idol s
honse. The wood of the fallen fence
was collected and a fire was made, and
tho content of the temple were brought
out to be burned. First the long cane
carried before the idol in processions
was thrown in; then twelve bullocks'
horns, from which incense or holy water
bad boen sprinkled ! then three scarlet
umbrellas and the silk robo worn over
the idol by the keeper who carried it.
Then came the idol's case the trunk of
a small tree hollowed and fitted with a
cover, and, last of all, the Idol itself. .
. . Hardly any . of the present goner v
tion had seen the god, and grout was
the surprise when he ' was produced.
Two pieces of scarlet silk, about three
feet long and three ,nchos wide, with a
small piece of wood about as large as a
man's thumb inserted in tho middle
between them so that the silk formed,
as it were, two wings, was the great
god of Madagascar, whoso touch was
sanctifying and. ' whoso nearness was
preservative. "Ypu cannot burn him,
as he is a god," said tho people. , "If
be be a god he will not burn," said the
officers; "we aro going to try,"- and
held it on a stick in the fire, th at the
people . might see it as it was
consumed. The , victory was com
plete. Next day' four other idols
shared the same fate, and the t,est
followed. One was a little bag of sand,
another consisted of three round pieces
of wood united by a silver chain. The
people looked on in wonder and when
tho process was over, seciug that they
had no gods to w orship, tliry sent to
the queen to ask w hat they were to wor
ship for the future. The government,
says The English Independent, adding
to tne information contained in Air.
Pool's letter, thereupon appealed to
the native Christians to send Christian
teachers, and thoy at once responded.
It was found that.of 280 towns and vill
ages in Imerina, 120 already had Chris
tian churches, and teachers woro at
once found for all tho rest.
A Cow In a Ilondolr. :
San Francisco Chronicle.
Tho traditional "bull in a chinashop1
was surpassed in San Francisco by a cow
in tho bedroom. The building is a neat
two-story cottago, with the first floor
but a few feet from the ground, and just
inside the front door a rather broad
flight of stairs loads to tho sleeping
apartments above. About i 0 clocK in
tho afternoon a wild-eyed cow sought
refuge at the outsido steps and open
door, with the result of going to the top
of tho rlig'.it into a young lady's bed
room. Here she chewed up sovon kinds
of lace decorations aDd eight yards of
pillow sham edging within teu minutes
and was r apidly knocking out an
"awfully pretty" green worsted lamp-
mnt, when threo ollicors invudod the
"Moo," said the cow, as she finished
tho mat and calmly Btarted on her third
powder-puff. This dono, sho grace
fully kicked over a washstand and sent
a couple of towels to join tho lamp-mat
and powder-puff. Then the sergoant
grablied hor by the tail, while the two
deck hands walked away with a hawser
down the stairway. For some minutes the
intruder withstood the strain, but the
sergeant finally gave hor tail a putent
twist, that evoked another "Moo" and a
movement for tho street. Then the
towmen fled for their lives, leaving the
eeargeant to bo dragged down the
Her bovine majesty, once in the
street, aaid "Moo" again and fled for
the western hills like a red
meteor chased by a legion of imps,
leaving her disconsolate captors and
tho owners of the house to repair the
damages aa best they might
.. Are Nerve Ntlmalaata Beaeflelalt
' San Francisco Chronicle.
Under tho head of nerve stimulants
are included wines and liquors of all
kinds; opiates, some tonics, tea and cof
fee and possibly some other things that
do not admit of accurate classification.
WThcther any or all these have been
beneficial to the human race is one of
the questions that promise to remain
undecided to the end of time. Most
persons yield willingly to the seductive
influences of tea and coffee, either
lieeauso 1 they like the dreamy
languor that comes after . indul
gence, or because it is restful after
labor, or gives strength for prolonged
effort. Others avoid them as thoy
would alcoliolio dnnks and assert that
they are a sheer waste of the energies
and shorten life. Neither has b"en in
use 200 years, therefore some of tho
greatevt monuments ot genius, the
plays of Shokespeare, the works of
Milton and epics of Dante, not to speak
of the entiro body of Greek, Iloman
and Sanscrit literature, were created
without them. On the other hand
they have saved infinite weariness to
tho flesh and no doubt by their mild
inspiration aided in producing many a
volume of literature not so virile, but
yeU.iuciful and in its way delightful.
Irrama aat Lotteries,
At the French lottery oinVo it used to
be a enstom to keep a separate register
of the lucky numbers which had been
suggested by 1 dreams, they were so
numerous and so remarkable. Never
did a day pass without adding to the
wonderful record, and faith in dreams
grew in consequence even more rapidly
tluin the list did in the register. It was
so in England while the lotteries existed,
and is so abroad where they still exist
NEW YORK'S BLACKMAILERS.
The Best Adroit KseeaU of the Sort
la the World. ,
(New York Stsr "Man About Town."
I read a rather singular story re
cently about the operations of a stylish
sane of city blackmailers, and was in
stantly reminded of an incident related
to me by a mend several years ago.
"The blackmailers in New York are
bolder and more adroit than anywhere
else on the globe. They play first on
credulity, then on timidity, next on ab
solute fear, and at last on the purse,
the repntation and the very vitals of
their victim. .1 Here a only one way to
deal with the blackmailer.
"Which way?" I inquired.
"Why, hand 'em over to the polieo
and bear the exposure like a man. At
the present moment there are hundreds
of them here, defying detection and
plying their vulture-like vocation suc
cessfully, just because men are cowards
and women weak. Not an actor, scarcely
a clergyman, bnt has encountered them
and been 'bled,' as the slang goes. To
day they are bolder than ever before.
Why, sir, some ot them nave even es
tablished so-called weekly newspapers,
which exist solely on blackmail."
"Don't the police know all this?"
' "Certainly they do; but the police
are powerless so long as the victim
silontly submits. That's the mischief ot
itl Why.it is not long ago since a
clergyman a very popular preacher -
was entrapped oy a gang 01 mese peo
pie and compelled to sign checks for
considerable sum, which he paid next
day rather than be subjected to the
scathing exposure they had hatched np
and threatened to spring upon bim.
Mark my words, there's many a pulpit
emptiod by the blackmailer and many
a pastor driven forth disgraced be
cause his congregation are credulous
enough to swallow the lying stories."
The Austrian Executioner.
The publio sentiment has been
shocked by some newspaper report on
the way in whioh the extreme penalty
of the law was carried out on a recent
occasion by Marwood's successor. May
we not take a lesson from our neigh
bors in this matter? In Austria, for
instance, where capital offenses are pun
ished by banging, the executioner is a
government official, with a fixed salary
and certain perquisites, and a staff of
helpers under him. He is attired in a
showy uniform, with a cocked hat and
jackboots, and rides np to the scaffold
on a prancing steed undor military es
cort. Conspicuous are the new
white gloves worn in perform
ing his fnnctions and thrown
off ' afterward never to be used
again. This functionary (dor Scharf
richter) is not chosen from the scum of
the population, nor is he treated with
contumacy. As was the case in France
and may be now, the office is confined
very much to one family, descending
from father to son.
A clumsy execution or any unseemly
exhibition at the gallows such as we in
this country are too familiar with is a
thing impossible in Austria. The
Henker, as ho is styled in other parts
of Uormany, combines with his ghastly
dutios the business ot capturing all
stray dogs found in the highways and
streets unninzzled. At the time to
which I refer thirty years ago the
individual in quostioii was a most po
lite, well-informed personage and by no
means ashamed of his calling. He
lived rent-free in a house outsido the
city walls of Vienna and was glad to
receive visitors. I believe England
stands alone in not having a competent
and properly accredited official to exe
Safety Pottage Stamps.
New Orleans Timts-Demoorat.
One of the great sources of loss to the
government in the postofiice depart
ment is that occasioned by the repeated
nse made of the same postage stamps.
The United States authorities have not
yet succeeded in finding an eraser
whioh will be effectual without inter
fering with the body of the letter or the
security ot the envelope. Our esteemed
fellow citizen, Mr. Felix Wralker, has,
as he thinks, with great show of reason,
found the long desired secret, for which
be has obtained a patent, his stamps
are printed on fine tissue paper, care
fully preps red with oil and mucilage.
A coating of oil is first spread upon the
paper, and before that is dry a coating
of mucilage spread over the oiled paper.
The printing is done on the mucilage
and shows admirably on the face of the
paper. The result is that the stamps
cannot be eradicated and therefore can
not be usod twice. The only wsy of
loosening it from the envelope is by
moistening, and then only the tissue
paper comes off', the printing which is
done on the mucilage remaining on
the envelope. Mr. Walker atlirms that
he has curried some of those stamps in
lus pocket for a whole year and they
worked perfectly well when used.
I'onnd In a Junk Shop.
' The Boston publio library has re
ceived a gift of many valuable papers
from Abbott Lawrence, the substance
of a discovery among the waste stock
of a Boston junk Bhop, to which they
had. been Bent by their stupid
owners. Dr. Charles E. Clark dis
covered them, aud the town of Taunton
has had parts of its records and other
important municipal papers restored to
its archives from this lot, while the
papers given to the Boston library in
clude a considerable lot of broadsides,
many of them now nui.pje. One i a
proclamation by Lieutenant. Governor
Will 1am Stoughton, the council and th.i
assembly, in May, lt5!Hi, the last year of
King William's war, in which there was
offered head money for dead Indians.
Fifty pounds for every Indian man and
25 for any Indian woman or child 'male
or female) under 11 taken or brought
in pmcacr; "the scalps of all Indians
slain to be produced and delivered to
the Commissioner ot War, as the law
in thatcae provides, and the benefit of
The San Franciscan : We need leis
lation to do away with the rules anu
precedents set np by the lawyers, and
which make their trade brisk, wh.:teve
they do for the public
The War Corre?odeU
London Trlegrauh. n -
The special correspondent sees the
crisis of the day, and with the picture
of the battle still before hU eyes turns
from the field and rides as hard as
horse or camel can go. Overhead the
heliograph is flashing the news officially
from point to point; bnt ha reaches the
telegraph office, and the race is his.
The magio needle goes at work, and as
sheet after sheet flies from under his
pencil he is sure that, it no accident
supervenes,they are reading at home the
words as he writes them; and, his dis
patches finished, he rides back to , the
field easy in bis mind, for he knows
that enough is already published in
London to make the publio glad, while
fuller details must wait till the battle
is fairly finished and the last sulky gun
The modern newspaper cannot have
patience. To-morrow is close at hand
with its own urgencies to be attended
to, its own chronicles to be ' written.
The modern reader has even less, for
the Londoner of to-day can often be
heard grumbling in the evening that
there is nothing later than the news of
noon. Only that satisfies which is im
mediate. The telegraph keeps on pour
ing into Fleet street the news of four
continents every minute of the day and
night, and simultaneously the dramas
of life, wherever being acted, are re
produced in our city hour by hour.
vVe watch at the same moment the ad-
of Russian troops in central
vdlsia, of the French in China, of the
aTBritish in the Soudan. We are in
formed of tne movements 01 eery
crowned head of Europe; in the same
column and on a single sheet stand
side bD side the doings of every capi
tal or great city ot the world.
What Emperor William Has Been.
Without especial claims to greatness
himself, the German emperor has been
the figure-head of some ot the grandest
achievements of which history makes
note. He was a child when the great
Napoleon overrun Germany, levied
on its people, drove its kings and
princes from power, and substituted
for brief and inglorious reigns crea
tures of his own. He was a yonth
when the man of destiny was over
thrown and the allies marched on
Paris, there to rehabilitate the king
doms, empires and principalities which
the Corsiean had overthrown. He was
pas' middle age when Napoleon III
rose to power on the ruins of the shat
tered French republio and filial the
rorld with the splendor of his stato,
borrowed for the most part from the
tame of hi 1 uncle.
He was an old man when France, in
thoughtless passion, threw its armies
against Germany's legions to be worsted
in every conflict, and at last to submit
to the most irksome conditions of peace.
Boy and man and sage, he has seen and
treasures in his memory the keenest
reoollection of the most important po
litical and military events of the cen
tury, and has stood during a generation
as the representative of the sovereignty
of one of the chief actors in those events.
Witnessing the dismemberment of his
own country by an invader when a boy,
he has lived to see it united in one of
the grandest of empires and to be the
head of it himself. It is given to few
men to be spectators of and participants
in so majestio a national awakening,
following it from the depths of degrada
tion to the heights of glorf .
(.New Orleans Times-Democrat
All the frogs have wonts of their oivn; the
negroes say the little ones on the bank cry,
with deafening rapidity: "Come in. come in;"
the larger ones say, warningly: "Knee deep,
knee deep, "and the bull-frogs cry, in deep
and booming chorui: "Dead aud drowned,
dead an t drowned." It was Celia Thaxtor,
we think, who told in a charming rhild's
poem that the cicada was a little maid "fry
ing fritters 'neath the trees," who was
changed by enchantment to her present
shape, but still continues to fry vigorously.
Every one has heard the original dispute
about what Katy did, and knows what are
the causes of the plaintive insistence to
"whip-poor-will," and why their cousin-ger-man
cries triumphantly: "Twixt hell and
Knlghta of the Soil.
A new order of knighthood in Franoe,
known as the "Order of Agricultural
Merit," is to be specially reserved for
acncnlturists. It is intended to en
courage f-.mors in self-sacrifice and
stimnlate them to fresh exertions in
thnir rullinff. A five-pointed star of
green enamel, surmounted by a wreath
of olive leaves and supported by a green
ribbon with a pink edge, is the
badge which this chivalrous order con
fers on the knights of the soil.
MEANEST 8SEAK XS TOWS.
Malarial gases sneaked up through the
poorly constructed drains and made baby
verv sick with malarial fever. Baby
would have died but for the timely use of
Brown's Iron Bitters. There is nothing
meaner In its wav of conung, nor worse in
its en'ects. than this malaria from the un
derground regions. Mrs. McDonald, of
New Haven, Conn., says, "For six years I
suffered from the effects of malaria, but
Brown's Iron Bitters cured me entirely.
Try it when malaria steals in and under
mines your constitution. It will give re
lief. HOW TO 8ECTOE HEALTH.
It is stranfre any one will suffer from derange
ment brought on by impure blood, when SCO-
VILLS SAKSAPAUILLA AND STILUS"
GIA, OR IILOOD AND LIVER SYRUP
will restore health to the Physical organization.
It is a atrentfheninir syrup, pleasant to take,
and the best Blood Purifier ever discovered,
curing Scrofula, Syphilitic disorders, Weakness
of the Kidneys. Erysipelas, Malaria, Nervous
di-wrdcrs. lability. Bilious conipbuula and Dis
eases of the Blood. Liver, Kidneys, .sioniach.
If your breath is offensive, your nostrils
leud and nilea Wltn puinu nmiicr, anu
vou are ranidlv becoming consumptive,
use I'anillon Catarrh Cwre; you will be
purified and permanently cured. ,
Full many a Flower is born to blusn un
seen. THS C0SBI5ATI0X 01 IKGEEDIE5TS
Used in making i?roim' Bronchial
Trocht is such as to jrive the best possible
effect with safety. They ire the best rem
edy in nse for Coughs, Colas and Throat
Are being made In chronic "disease.
such as Consumption, Catarrh, Neurahrii'
Bronehitls, etc., by Drs. Starkey & Palen
1109 Girard St., Philadelphia, finder S.
remarkable action of t .newiVltalhmw
Treatment which they have been dispeni.
intc for the past thirteen years. If ron
are a sufferer from any disease which your
physician has failed to cure, write to them
for information in regard to their new
Treatment. It will be promptly furnished,
and such report of cases sent to you as
will enable you to judge Job, yourself
whether or not It promises to be of value
in your particular ailment.
All orders for the Compouid Orvgea
Home Treatment directed to 11. E. llath
ewa, 600 Montgomery Street,' San Fran
cisco, wil be filled on the same terms as If
sent directly to us in Philadelphia.
M-DR. RICORD'3 RKSTORATltE pnjjj
A specific for exhausted vitality, physical de
bility, wasted forces, etc.; approved by the Ac,
dewy of Medicine, Paris, aud by medical cele
brities of the world. The genuine told only br
the agent for California and the Pacific Slates.
J. O. Steele & Co-635 Market street (Palace Ho.
tel), 8. F. Sent by mail or express anywhere
PRICKS REDUCED. Box of 60, 11.25; of 10a
$2; of 200, $3.50; of 100, 6. Preparatory pills, l
SlCXD rOB ClliCULAR. . - - - ' - i
Offensive Breath. Bad taste in Mouth.
Coated Tonnue, show torpid liver and dia.
ordered stomach. Allen's Bilious Physic
vegetable remedy, quickly -relieves alL
25 cents. At all Druggists, fedington.
Woodard & Co., Portland, Oregon.
All Staten Island Is up In arms over the
smell of a cream tartar factory.
An eminent physician first irescribed
Piso's Cure for Consumption. ' '
wv. t- tow r. it r . 1 '
Rheumatism, Neuralqia, Sciatica,
Lumbago, Backache, Keadachs, Toothiche,
ore Th roal. Nil el 1 1 ngn. Sprain.. Uralses,
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. XWt ILL OTHER BOD1LT rAIVS iSD II1D,
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Direction, tn II f.aoeuapM.
THE CIIARI.K A. VOOK.l.F.R CO.
,ni to JL VtJiiEUR Ol t iuinr, b. a.
Tbs feet Is (row
tromr wben Hctet
tcr's Stomsch Bitten
to used to promote u-
Untlstton of the food
and enrich the blood.
Indlgeetloo, the chief
olieucle to an ul
eitlon of strength bj
the weak. It ui sit
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Uts, Loss of rieah and
appetite, failure to
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dence of premature
decaf, an speedily
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physical energies and
tiirtinet the constitu
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For sale bj all Irui
guU and lX-alon gen
Bmokera of Blackwell's Genuine
BuU Durham Smoking- Tobacco will
receive) Premiums ss followa on
termtand conditions hero specified:
St PREMIUM, S5,000
2d " $2,000
3d " $1,000
St other Premiums at sere shown.
The premiums will be awarded
December S3. ltt 1st Premium
goes to ths person from whom we re
ceive the largest number of our empty
tobacco hairs prior tm Dt. 15. gdwiU
be trlvao for ths. next Unrest number
and thus. In the order of the number
of smptr ban received from each,
to the twenty ttre successful con
testants. Each bsr must bear onr
oriirinal Boll Durham label. C. S.
Revenue stamp, and Cantion Notice.
Bam must be done op securely in s
packaira, with name and address of
tmder. and number of ban contain
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snd must be sent, chanres prepaid, to
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Te tars 0OOA fTT.iI.TTT fae ITTTR ant W tort I"
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