HAS TUB. FIN EST JOB OFFICE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. ... CARDS. BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS, And other PriQtlogiacla Hag Large ani Hsayj Pesters ni SiswIanl-HHs, Net!y nd expeditiously ese-wrted -AT PORTLAND PRICES. BY- J. R. N. BELL, - - Proprietor. On Test -Biz Months -Three Months - $2 50 1 50 1 00 These are the term of those paying In adrince The Review offers flue indaoetneuta to ftdTertisero. Terms reaaonikble. VOL. IX. ROSEBURG, OREGON, FlilDi :Y:5' FEBRUARY 27, 1885. NO. 47. 13 ISSUED FRIDAY. MORNINGS, Review X J. JASKULEK, : " " ' PRACTICAL' Watctaater, Jeweler ani Oiiticiaii, Dealer lu Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spertaeles and Eyeglasses. : akd a mix urn or Cigass,l'6bacco & Fancy Goods: . - -' V ' Th only reliable (Jntoraer in town for the proper adjust ment of Spectacle ; always on band. Depot f th Genuint Brazilian ?bbl Spec tacles and Eyeglasses. Offick First Poor South of Postofflce, IEOSEBUKU. OREGOX. LMIGENBEBG'S Boot and Shoe Store ".'.'. ;. ItOSEIIUKU. OREGOar,-:.! v e, Oa Jackson Street, Opposite the Post Office, Keeps on hand the largest and best assortment of Eastern and Haii Francisco Boots and . Shoes, alters. Slippers, - And everything in the Boot and Shoe line, and SELLS CHEAP FOR CASH. loots and Shoes Made to Order, and Perfect Fit Guaranteed. I use the Best of Leather and Warran all my work. Repairing Neatly Dona, on Short Notice. I keep always on hand TOYS AND NOTIONS. Musical Instruments and Violin Strings a specialty. . LOUIS I,AEXBEItU. CREEK PIILLS CLARK & BAKER, Props. Having purchased the above named mills of K. Stephens & Co.. we are now prepared to fur nish any amount of the best quality of LUMBER ever offered to the public in Douglas county. We will furnish at the mill at the following prices: No. 1 -sough lumber . ......... . . ... ...... .$12 V M No. 1 flooring. 6 inch $24 M No. I flooring, 4 inch ...$26 31 No. 1 flnsihing lumber. . . . . .$20 M No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 2 sides $24 No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 4 sides $26 V M CLARK & BAKER. L. F. LANE. JOHN LANE.' LANE & LANE, attorneys" at law. Hotel.' - -v. . -v.,, a. . i -t -. ,V ", , " . : CHARLEY HADLEVS 13 13 JE H II O I Next Door Live Oak Saloon. Shaving and Hair Cutting in a Workmanlike Manner. ROSEBURGi OREGON. JOHN FRASER, Home Hade Furniture, WILBUR. OREGON. OPH0LSTE1Y, SPRING MATTRESSES, ETC.; ' . Conat&utly on hand. FURNITURE I have the Best STOCK OF FURNITURE . South of Portland. And all of my own manufacture. . No Two Prices to Customers. Real dtU of IXmglaa County are reqnested to give me a call before purchasing euewhere. ALL WORK WARRANTED. DEPOT HOTEL, Oakland, Orejeou. RICHARD THOMAS, Proprietor. This Hotel lias been established for a nuni- ber of years, and has become very pop ' ular with the traveling public. FIRST-CLASS SLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS . ? THE Table supplied with the Best the Market affords -Hotel at the Depot of the Railroad. H. C. STANTON, DEALER, IK Staple Bry O-oods, . Keep connUntly on hand a general assortment of Extra Fine Groceries, WOOD, WILLOW AND GLASSWARE, ALSO CROCKERY AND CORDAGE, A full stock of SCHOOL r BOOKS, '.- i Such aa required by the Publk County Schools. All kinds of Stationery, Toys and . Fancy Articles. TO SUIT BOTH YO17N0 AJJD OLD. .... Buys and Sells Legal Tenders, furnishes cneees on Jfortiand, ana procures Drafts on San Francisco. SEEDS ! SEEDS ! ALL KINDS OF THE BEST QUALITY. ALL ORDERS Promptly attended to and goods shipped . with care. Address, IIACIIEXY St BEXO, Portland, Oeegon. LIKE HIS MOTHER USED TO MAKE. "I was burn In Indhiny," aaya a stranger, lanlc and lim. As us .elh-rs in the restaurant was kind o' . guy'ui' him. And undo Jake -was slldin' lmn another pumpkin pie And a' extra cup o coffee, with a twinkle in hia eye . "I was born in Indlany more'n forty year ' ' ago ". And 1 haftit been back In twenty and I'm workln' baek'arJs alow; But I've et In every restaurant twixt here - and Santv Fee, And I want to state this coffee tastes like gittln' home to me! Pour us oi t another, daddy," says the feller, ' warrain' tip, A-speakim,' Croat a,aucerrult as uncle tuck his cup ' " ... - , - - - "When I set d oursign out vender," he went oa, to Uncle Jake . " 'Come in and git Home coffee like your mother used to make' 1 thought of wy t,ld mother, and the Posey County farm, And me a little kid agn, a-hangin' in her . arm. - ' '- - - As she set the pot a-biiiu' broke the eggs an' poured 'em In" And the feller bind o' halted, with a trimble In his chin. And undo Jako lid fetched the feller's coffee . back, and stood As solemn, ler a minute, aa a undertaker would; , Then he sort o turned and tlp'oed to'rds tha kilc ien dcorr-anl next, Here comes 1.1 old wae out with hlm a-rub-bin of her specs And she rushes for the stranger, and she hoi-, lers out "It's him! Thank God we've met himcoran'! Don't - you know your mother, Jim!"' And the teller, as he gi auoed her, says: "You bet 1 ha n't forgot Int, wipin' o' her eyes, saya he: "You cof fee 8 mighty hot!" i -T-Jifimc WUcomb Riley. A DEADLY ' AMBUSCADE. How "Boss" Wright Was Killed in Early California Days. A Typical Pioneer Sheriff An Outlaw's Ka- cape, and the Fatal Attempt to lie. capture Illm Ills Ultimate Tragic End. One dark, rainy morning in Febru ary, a few years ago, I was aroused from a deep slumber by the gradually dawning consciousness that what had been, in my dreams, a mixture of a thunder-storm and a boiler-shop, was, in reality, but the bony knuckles and thick-soled shoes of tlieporter playing a discordant duet on my chamber door. When the clerk retired to bed, some time in the small hours of the night, he left at my request, certain hieroglyph ics on the.oflice slate, which the porter interpreted to mean that there was a lady -or gentleman in -No, 27 who - de sired to be called for1 the Marysville st-age; and the- porter was now simply endeavor. ng, genth . as henodoubt im agined, to arouse the occupant of No. 27 to such a condition that he could impart to h'm the intelligence that the stajre would be at the door in half an hour. Having succeeded in awakening not only the drowsy occupant of the bombarded room, but etery one sleep- lag on the second floor ot the hotel, be explained the object of his clatter in a voice indicating an .insurable pair ol lungs, and then stumped his way through the passage and down the un carpeted halls, followed by muttered imprecations which floated through the open transoms on both sides of the hall. Had I been a lady which, fortunately for myself, and perhaps Others, I am not- I woold undoubt edly have , fainted from fright As it was, l arose hastily anu uressea my self as quickly as possible, desirinsr to get down by the oflice tire to subdue my chattering teeth; and to devote as much of the limited half hour as there remained to preparing myself for the coming journey with a not breakfast. Both of these objects were accom plished, and I was at peace with all the world and hnancially square with the host of the Union, the jolly and portly NatVziger, when the slage'drovo up to the door. the stage. It had been raining in an intermit tent manner for nearly a week, and the night before a steady shower had set in one of the quiet, persistent, un- changable kind, which is only encoun tered along the base and sides of the Sierra and Cascade Mountains. It was still raining, and the driver, whose oil skin hat was shedding lit til streamlets of water upon his oilskin coat, told me I would find room on the inside, a piece of news which was, under the circum stances, exceedingly welcome. This was not one of those Concord coaches, mounted on husrt? pyramids of springs, which cause it to toll like a vessel in a gentle swell, but a small, dead-axe mud wagon, containing two 'seats and no perceptible springs, a vehicle whose perpend cuiar ami lateral movements are made in such an abrupt and impul sive manner that they can neither be anticipated nor concurred in; they can simply be endured, provided one keeps his teeth carefully closed and at a safe distance in front of his tongue. That is the kind of conveyance which is used during the rainy season, and is called a "stage" with as much courtesy as is bestowed upon the reddest or yellowest four-seated, double-decked Concord. I pushed aside the wet canvas fiaps and gazed into "the interior, finding three men occupying three seats, just leaving room, for me beside one of them. Before I had fairly wedged my valise under the seat and myself on the top of it, the driver started "his team of fou'r down the street and aeross the bridge leading over Deer Creek at a rattling pace, the mud and water flying from the wheels in a perfect shower. The three men who were my traveling companions were encased in : three heavy canvas coats, and were industri ously pulling at three pipes of assorted sizes and materials. That they were miners was evident, and I soon learned that one of them was , the superintend ent of a hydraulic mine at Blue Tent, and the others were pipemen at -some other claim whose name I have for gotten. I opened the conversation bj remarking that my pipe was in m) valise, and if they would excuse mj lack of style I would smoke a cigar, a the same time biting the end of! one of a half dozen some r friend had given me the night before to smoke during tne trip. .. ; "Smoke away," said- one of them; Vit looks as st.rrno - na a -nine. T diil smoke, and soon found it in every re spect equal to its looKsv we were thus Tuacftd at nnn rn o cnriaKIn tnrtrr " uvu"""" vxvv.0, and conversation flowed easily on the Variniis' txTVfa ii crtiroataA v fVio nmniir. " uugwwu J . wiinivi ous slight incidents of the journey, and uujects ooservea as we passea along. ; OVER A ROUGH ROAD. There are a number of stage roads leading j out of Kevada City, and the best one is that which connects that thriving mining town with its prosper ous rival, the quartz-mining, city, , of Grass Valley, L though it would have been hard to have convinced us of that fact that rainy morning, as the stage splashed : through mud-holes . .. and b ounced -over corduroys, holders, stumps ' and - other- appurtenances of a mountain highway.; The conversation, which filtered in short, jerky utterances through the jolts, or, technically speak ing, the "dips, spurs and angles, rami fications and sinuosities" of the mud wagon, was extremely diversified, touching upon many subjects; but one topic I will never forget, a tragic tale related by one of my companions, the details of which, a I afterward learned by careful inquiry, were true in every particular. Just on the edge of Nevada City we passed opposite tne mouth of a gulch, iown which flowed a tributary to Deer 3reek, and across which, some dis nce up the stream, was stretched a long, high trestle bridge, a portion of the narrow-gauge railway which con nects that region with the Central Pa cific at Colfax. "That is Gold Run, I suppose?" I ventured, as I held the side curtain back so as to get a better view. ' ' . - "Yes, that is the famous Gold Run, one of the richest diggings ever worked in California," .answered the oldest of my companions, whose appearance in dicated that he had knocked about the mines since the argonautic days of '49. "Iiirly in- 1850 they were known through the mines as the 'Deer Creek Pound Diggings. " ' "Pound diggings?" I said, interroga- on r o tively. "Yes; when claims averaged a pound of grold dust per day to the hand, the locality was generally spoken of as "pound diggings." "It was all worked out long ago, I suppose? "lTe3, with the exception of certain hydraulic operations, which might be carried on there yet. Rich as it was, it is more famous for being the scene of the tragic death of Boss Wright than for its great yield of gold," "Who was Boss Wright oneof these highwaymen who, I am told, infested the mountain highways and trails in the early days?" , "Not by any means. He was .the Sherin- of Nevada County. There was a highwayman mixed up in the affair, however; the noted Jim Webster, of whom you have no doubt heard." - "I can't say that 1 ever heard of the gentleman, but go ahead and tell us the story, if you can manage to squeeze it in between bumps. We have plenty of time, and I would like to hear it" "BOSS" WRIGHT. And between bumps I was told the following story: The Sheriff of Nevada County in 1856 was W. W. Wright, familiarly called "Boss Wright" by every one. He was a man of great integrity of character, firmness and courage, and discharged the duties of his ofiice so thoroughly and yet so kindly, that every one, in cluding the numerous prisoners from time to time under his official charge, loved and respected him. Every one was eager to do a favor for Boss Wright An incident w.n . illustrate tms teeiing exactly. In July, 1856, the city of - Ne vada was devastated by fire, and the Court-house, which had lust been erect ed at a cost of $50,000, was burned, to gether with other property , to the amount of $ 1,500,000. When it became evident the Court-house would burn, Wright rushed to the jail to liberate the prisoners. He had been working desperately in his endeavor to subduo the flames, and was completely ex hausted, so that after opening the jail door he fell fainting near the entrance, overcome with : the smoke and heat. Among the prisoners was a powerful man namoH fl&nrcrt. T.owia wVirv wo a confined.under indictment for murder and had been denied the privilege of bail, instead 01 making his escape when thus liberated, Lewis returned. lifted the unconsc'ous Sheriff upon his broad shoulders,, and carried him down to Deer Creek, where he bathed his temples with water till he revived When he saw that Wri&ht had fully re covered, he said: "Now you are all right, boss, where shall I go?" "Go where you please," was the re ply, "only appear before the court on AJond ay morning. He actually showed up the next Mon day, accordinor to his instructions. Tha court convened in a ouuding which had been spared by the flames, and you may imagine that thefe were neither gowns nor wigs to lend dignity , to the occa sion. The JudgeV nHcs Searls, so well known in political and judicial life, who had lost his all- in the fire, presided without a coat, and was arrayed in a blue flannel shirt, borrowed for the oc casion. Coats were rare among the officers of die court, and what few there were looked as though they had held a discussion with: a barbed wire fence. When Lewis put in his appearance, the grateful Sheriff related the story of hia heroism; and Judge bearls at once ad mitted him to bail, the bystanders eagorly offering themselves as bonds men. Lewis had been a saloon-keeper in Nevada City, and had killed a man under peculiar circumstances. One night a piize-fighter, having filled himself-with an assortment of bug, taran tula and other ju;oes kept in the town, entered the saloon and declared his in tention to whip the proprietor. Lewii d d not itop to argue the question with the belligerent sportsman, but immedi ately drew a revolver from beneath the counter and shot him dead. " These facts appeared in the trial, and, in view of his conduct at the fire, it only took the jury five minutes to bring m a ver- uict oi noc gumy. - THE OUTLAW. Every story has to have its villain. and this is no exceptk The individual in thi Webster, a. celebrate every one residing in I Counties in 1855-6, , isHthe nlv ise was Jim jutlaw, whom ada and Yuba remembers.. Early in 1855 Jim wj uietly mining in Timbuctoo, apparc' ' !as harmless and free from guile ai miner, when he lost his claim in i vkispute. This seemed to embitter hisV pirit and make him reckless. The woilhy citizens of Timbuctoo had just laicfcout a new cem- etery, surrounaea oy ; a vpretry ience, and overlooking the town from the slope of a sunny hill. There it lay with its gate invitingly?open,-while no one seemed to accept its hospitalities and locate a claim among the manza nita bushes which covered it This was an evil which Webster felt called -upon to correct Tie took his revolver and and went out prospecting for candi dates. In a neighboring ravine he en countered three of j..thAJM- who had wronged hnw 'l hf ys v :: oq much eagerness to jump bis claitn', he thought they also might like to locate ono among the manzanitas on . the hilL Three shots from the revolver laid three corpses in the ravine, and pro vided material for inaugurating the graveyard with all due solemnity. This was the beginning, and now the "silent majority," from their narrow homes on the brow of the hill, gaze down upon the deserted streets and crumbling ruins of Timbuctoo, as one by one tho minority desert the old haunts and are carried up the hill to be laid away in their midst After this exploit Webster took to the road, and lived upon the contribu tions of the traveling public, lie de voted his attention chiefly to the moun tain roads of reveda County, the one we are now traveling being a favorite with him. In this wilderness of forest and brush, over mountains and through deep canyons and rocky gorges, it was almost impossible to pursue a fleeing robber with any hope, of success! It was a veritable robbers' paradise. A price was put upon his head, and many efforts were made to earn it; but no one dared to hunt him openly as his repu tation as a marksman and his reckless courage held them at bay. He fre quently entered the various towns and mining camps, and walked boldly through the streets, no one feeling per sonally Called upon to molest him. As sociated with him were a number of hard characters, such as invariably gather about an outlaw who has the ability and courage to lead and control them. But there is an end to every thing, and one day Jim was pounced upon and turned over to the care of Boss Wright This was a few weeks after the big fire which destroyed the Court-house, and Webster was confined in a temporary calaboose. He and a fellow-prisoner took French leave one night, but were traced to Smartsville by Hank Plumer and Bruce Garvey, and captured while quietly sleeping, anh wif.h a hie sir-slinfttfir nnrlAr hia pillow. This Flank Plrpier was quite a noted case. At this time he was Mar shal of Nevada City; but a few years later he was suspected of hold ing too intimate relations with, a gang of thieves, ; and was finally caught in the act of robbing the very people who had elected him to protect them. He evacuated at once, and went to Idaho,- where he became Sheriff of a county, and flourished as a member of a gang of road agents and horse thieves, whom he protected by means of his official position. . Finally the people learned the true inwardness of the sit uation, and organized a Vigilance Com mittee, which strung up Sheriff Plumer and about a dozen of his gang, which put an end to the whole business. THE AMBUSCADE. ' Well, to return to Webster. He only remained in jail a few days. One uight he again madehis escape," ac companied by two others who belonged to Tom Bell's gang. You've heard of Tom Bell, I suppose?" "Yes, I've heard of him, but nothing very definite." Well, I'll tell you about him some other time. I mustn't mix him up with tho present story. You can well im agine the excitement when it wa learned that Webster had escaped again. Armed parties went in search of him in all directions. Just before; dusk the following day two horses, fully caparisoned,' were found concealed in a secluded spot in Gold Run, just a short distance beyond . the railroad bridge you observed spanning it aa we came along. It was at once assumed that these animals had been placed there for the use of the escaped prison ers, who were supposed to be lying in concealment : somewhere until dark ness should give them a favorable opportunity to reach the horses and ride away. A number of residents of Gold Flat, which at that time contained quite a mining population, organized into a posse un der tho leadership of L. W. Williams. There .were ten or a dozen of them, whoso names I remember being J. B. Byrne, Wallace Williams, Thomas Baldwin, G. H. Armstrong, R. S, Wig ham and Thomas Lockh art. These men went quietly to the place where the horses were concealed, and hid themselves in the bushes to await the expected arrival of the desperadoes. While those preparations were being made by the people of Gold Flat, whe would no doubt have been successful if they had not been interrupted, provided, of course, that they were correct in the supposition that the animals belonged to Webster the news was carried pri vately to the authorities in Nevada City, Boss Wright at once organized a party for the same purpbse the Gold Flat men had in view. This consisted of him self. Hank PJumer, David Johnson, William Butterfield and Lewis Teal, Receiving the news later, and having farther to. go, they did not reach the spot till long after the other party had concealed themselves. Darkness had settled down among the trees that skirt the side of the ravine, and fearing that the robbers might have already ar rived, Wright and his men advanced with great caution, utterly ignorant of the Gold Flat party lving in ambush. These latter saw the officers stealing up the ravine, and congratulated each other upon the success of their plan, thinking, of course, that the men ap proaching were Webster and his friends." "boss" Wright's death. Hank Plumer was in advance, and when a few paces from the ambuscade slopped and gave a low whistlewhich brought all the others to his side. Just at this moment one of them observed Armstrong behind a tree, and hastily whispered the fact to the others.' Both 'parties were now aware of the presende of the other, and each supposed the other to be the outlaws. Wright at once shouted: "Rush up, boys!7' and started toward Armstrong with his re volver in his hand. About ten feet dis tant ho stopped and inquired, peremp torily: "Who are you?" "A friend," said Armstrong, who still believed Wright to be oneof the robbers Not satisfied with the answer, Boss again started forward, and Armstrong fired. This was the signal for a general fu silade, and for several minutes the woods echoed with pistol and gun shots, the flashes of the weapons being the only guide the combatants had as to the proper place to direct their aim. Fully half hundred'' shots were - fired, and Jiow. long Umk battle would have lasted hjA. not the mistake been dis covered, do one can tell. Plumer rec ognized oe voice of Williams as he gaveonurs to his men in a loud tone, and caught a glimpse of his face lit up by the flash of his own pistol. He at once shouted: "Williams! Williams! stop firing for God's, sake; there is a mistake!' Instantly the combatceased, and some of the men collected a little brush and made a fire, by the light of which they were able to see the sad re sult of their fatal error. Lying dead upon the ground : was the brave and generous Wright a pistol ball in his chin and'his breast torn by a dozen bul lets from a gun. David Johnson was mortally wounded in the breast, but was able to walk to Armstrong's house, where he soon expired. Wright's body was tenderly borne to town by his friends of both parties. It happened that this was the night be fore the Presidential election, and an enthusiastic .. procession had just pa raded the streets and drawn up before the speaker's stand to listen to a stir ring address on the duties of the mor row, expecting to hear the usual rhet oric, spread-eagleism and scathing comparison of the relative virtues of the "ins" and the" "outs." The orator arose and advanced slowly to the front of the platform, stretching Out his hand to check the demonstration of welcome which was started among the audience. With a voice choked with emotion he announced the sorrowful intelligence that the man whom every one looked upon as a friend was dead. He briefly related the circumstances of the tragedy, and then dismissed the people to their homes, saying that he could not speak to them that night This was a fitting tribute to the memory of a brave man, and such as few but Boss Wright would have received. The elec tion occurred the next day, and the day following was the funeral; and in spite of the animosities of the political con test, every man, woman and child, ir respective of politics or religion, as sembled to pay their last respects to tho man whom all delighted to honor. "That is all true as Gospel." said one of the other men, who had maintained silence during the narrative, "for I at tended both the political meeting "and the funeral." f wen, l tell you wnat you do,', said tho man who had spun the yarn. "You said you were a" newspaper man, and no doubt want to write this up for your paper. I can see it in your eye. Be fore you do' that you call on Judge Searls, J. N. llolfe, and a few old tim ers at Nevada City, and ask them about it. You might see Judge Thomas H. Caswell also; you'll find him at the Masonic Temple in San Fraucnco. And, by the way, you can find J. B. Bynne, one of the participants in the fight still living at Gold "Flat"- I will remark here, parenthetically, that I did call upon the gentlemen named, and they all vouched for the substan tial accuracy of all that is herein re lated. webstek's fate.. "Yes, you are correct about my de sire to write this up, and to make it more complete I would liko to " know what became of the cause of this sad tragedy. How about Webster?" 'Oh, yes. Well, Jim was soon after laid by the heels m Yuba County, and taken to Marysville, where the lau proved strong enough to hold h m until he could be sentenced to San Que n tin for twenty-five years. The next August, when he had been an in mate but a few weeks, he made his es cape with eight others, and was never recaptured. Just what became of him is uncertain. One thing is. sure he never returned to his old naunts in this rion. His subsequent career is some what traditionary, but I will give it to you as it is generally believed. He began his old life in a new field, and soon gathered about him an other band of followers, whom he ruled in an , arbitrary man ner. His career was brief. One dav while in the Coast rango he quarreled with a member of his gang, and gave tho fellow notice to leave before morn ing or take the consequences. The man knew that Webster meant what he said, and that he was a dead shot In fact if vou mi?ht believe the stories told of him, he could handlo the re volver as neatly as Dr. Carver does his rifle. The man determined not to leave the camp, but he did not dare to risk a shot from his unscrupulous chief. So that night while tho camp was wrapped in slumber, ho stole softly to the side of tho sleeping man, and drew the bullet from his rifle. He could have killed him, but that he dared not do, since his companions would avenge the death of their chief unless he was killed in a fight. -When Webster arose from his blanket beside the smoulder ing remnants of the camp fire the next morning, he was astonished to see the banished robber serenely sitting on a stump, a few paces away. . tiis wrath boiled over at the man's presumption. 'So you didn't leave?! he exclaimed. as he raised his gun and fired at tho cause of his anger, who made no effort to shield himself. Before Webster could recover from his topishtnout at seeing the . man. still sitting on tho stump apparently unarmed, his intend ed victim coolly raised his gun and shot him dead. Just as the narrative was concluded .he stage jolted np to the open door of bmpire Kanch and old 1 orn Mooney came out and' in his usual breezy man ner counted noses for dinner. Harry Li. neiis. in oan j rancsco Vail. . TAKEN FOR A TRAMP. - Clerk. Who Expected to Paralylze a Strange Guest, Unt Was Pulverized. There is no denying the fact that he ooked seedy His hat was of the shocking bad" order, the cut of his coat of antique style, his general make up of the modern tramp school. Try ing to dodge a cart in crossing upper Broadway yesterday, : a gentlemen of the above-descriptjon blundered against a vehicle coming from the opposite di rection, and smeared his hand, with tar grease oozing from one of the hubs. It is a good thing ; to have clean hands, although manual uncleanliness is no uncommon thing in this great, bad city. walking into an adjacent hotel, the man of smeared hand proceeded to wash himself in one of the marble basins for lavatory use. : ' j; "CAn tyouXad?-6i asked ,vl stylish young man with a cutaway coat, richly particolored scarf and a glittering dia mond scarf pin. "lean," answered the stranger, as he vigorously rubbed the ball of soap over his smeared hand. " W hy do you ask?" "Because there is .a printed notice over your head that you should read and heed." "Ah! I see," was the stranger's cool rejoinder, raising his eyes and reading the notice, "for exclusive use of the guests," and then he continued in the same cool tone: "I had not observed the'notice before. It is not an original idea, by any means. I have seen it requently in hotels, but it s intensely stupid has no meaning in it One of the rules of the house, is it? What nonsense! What constitutes a hotel guest?" . . "I don't want any of your conun drums, old fellow," indignantly inter rupted the voung man, his flashing dia mond paled by the fiery flashing of his eyes.; "ion are not a guest oi the. ho tel; so get out of here. ' "W ho are you, that-you should talk to me in that way?" asked the stranger, in the same tone oi imperturbable calmness, and scanning his interlocutor with a keenly-scrutinizing gaze as he began to wipe his hands on the immac ulate towel suspended from a roller. " "I belong to the hotel. 1 am the clerk," quickly answered the young man, with that professional ; air of colossal importance and -supreme con tempt for ordinary mortals which it is expected will be followed by an imme diate paralyzing effect "Then 1 don t niinu, said the stran ger. "1 am not as frightened as l might have been. 1 thought surely the hotel belonged to you, instead of your belonging to the hotel," "I don t want any more words; you get out of here, quick." "Young man, and the words were uttered in a slow and deliberate tone, "I want to give you some advice; it's very old and trite, but it is very good for a fast young man like you. Think before you speak; JNever judge .from appearances.' Impress these aphorisms on your f eebio mind. ; l he fact is- "But I tell you again, get out of here," fairly screamed the young man in his increasing rage, "or I'll call a policeman." "1 won t get out of here, and no policeman will put me out, either. You insultingly called my attention to that printed notice, 'For exclusive use of tho guests. JSow, understanding clearly, the moment a stranger steps foot over the threshold of a hotel ; he" is the guest of that hotel and entitled to its privileges and comforts; for all the privileges and comforts he chooses to avail himself of he can be charged. There is no law restricting him in the freedom of his choice, and 'neither is there any law compelling him to stay longer than he wishes. . I desire to avail myself of no further privileges at this hotel, and I propose to leave at once, .wow,-1 want to see tne proprie tor and pay my bill." "There's nothing to pay, and if there was you probably haven't a dime about your clothes. There's the door.". "My young friend, I see that avenue of egress, and I propose to utilize it in my own good time; but I see you will not take advice, l ye only one word more with you," taking the young man by the collar, who paled and quivered under his wrathful grasp and menacing eye. "I have only just arrived in this city, but if I meet any more like you I shall do two things enlarge the boundaries of mv nrivate burvin? ground and found an asylum so long needed in this country lor that large class of imbecile cursed fools hotel clerks." "I have used your wash bain, soap and towel," the. stranger said to the proprietor, whom he found in the of fice, "and I want to pay my bill." "There is nothing to pay," politely answered the proprietor. -"But I insist on it," taking out a large roll of bills and extracting a ten dollar note and laying it on the coun ter. "If it s more than the bill would be, use the balance in trying to germ inate brains and develop good man ners in your hotel clerk." "But, sir" The stranger disappeared. Later in. the evening the geu'leman a promi nent lawyer of this city and ex-Judge of one of the higher courts recited the above storv to a party of gentlemen dining with him at Delmon co's. Ho had just come from the mines of Cali fornia, having gone there in a spirit of adventure and to improve his health, and he retained his mining garb until his arrival to astonish his friends and amuse himself over their puzzling : fail ures to recognize him. : It, is hardly necessary to add that the idea of an asylum for hotel clerks was received as one of the brightest indications of the progressively philanthropic spirit of the age. A. Y. Herald. Rev. Dr. Howard Henderson, of the Simpson Methodist f Episcopal , Church, of Jersev Citv. commits himself to cre mation. In a paper read before a New York Cremation Society, he said he had made a studv of the best means of dis posing of the dead, and had come to the conclusion that the day was noi iar distant when the' retort will take the tilacft of the grave. He spoke of the large amount" of money expended in monuments, liowers ana runerais, anu r-haTas'teTW.pA it as & mockerv. iV. X. Tribune. WHALES OF ALL SORTS. ThAli lfuKlfa c r. .1 Hi i r nr. '. - . fare. - ... ;: The London Telegraph, tilluding to an exhibition of different kinds of whales shortly to be given in the" Natural History Museum of London, says: How such a spectacle as this 'changes the ordinary ideas about the life that U lived under the sea. It is seen almost at a glance that, that grievous division of- terrestrial existence into the eater j . and the eaten holds good in mitritie communities also. ; On the one s'ui j are the toothless whales, prodigious in bulk, but virtual v defenseless aga"'!t attack; soft-bodied, and comparative v unwieldy. - On the other are the fie, . f "toothed" whales, smaller in dimen sion, but in proportion swifter, fierce a tigers,-iad--wieli 0'AJap is tin? . enormous fin-whale, some seventy feet in length, with its great helpless paws, for-they are little else, which it uses a. paddles, hanging idly down, and its immense jaws which, fringed with whalebone, served it well enough as a trap for diminutive crustaceans and cuttle-fish, but are no weapon against the crocodile-snout of its smaller enemies. Next to it is "tha killer," Orca Gladiator, the wolf of the sea, which looks .upon the Leviathan as ordinary beasts of prey regard flocks and herds, and which does not hesitate, with its hundred weight of bulk to its victim's ton, to attack it Sometimes they will hunt in packs, and, surrounding one monj.t r, will ferociouslv tear the living thing to . pieces, mouthful by mouthful. At oth ers they chase the dolphin add the por poise, or kill the seal and the narwhal. Except that they do not haunt the- ha -- otherwise seek - human prey, ti e "killers," whales though they are, are far more terrible creatures than I h i sharks. " There have been writers wh have spoken of life under the ocean -wave as placidly, monotonously dull, without any decided interests or excite ments. Yet looking round this whale vault, with its fierce armature of fang and tusk and horn, it is difficult, in deed impossible, to believe that sub aqueous existence is really uninterest ing. On the contrary, when we survey forms so active and powerful in out line, so pugnacious in expression, so dreadfully armed for battle with natural weapons, and a fero cious , rapidity of speed, we see at once how awful rau-t be the tragedies enacted in the impen etrable depths of the sea, and what conflicts of race and for empire must be continually waged. For mere ex istence alone the carnage passes beyond human calculation,. Look at that tin ner whale there, with a mouth in which a tea party could be given. : Imagine it wide open and going ahead fidl speed through a dense shoal of shrimps, a ?orridge of small fry of all kinds, hen think of those jaws suddenly closing upon a good substantial mouth ful substantial, that is to say, in pro- portion to""thu mutiraml- afier-UK water has filtered : out through the whalebone fringes into the sea again, fancy .the whale swallowing all its cap tives at a snap, and then opening its mouth for more. Compared to this the hecatomb was a mere trifling with sacrifice, a holocaust pure child s nlav. Lives by the million, swirled gulp by gulp down the monster's maw; and next day the same monster, torn into shreds by the gladiator "orca," lay I scattered over acres of the sea as food for as many mlllicus more; and what combats the fish must see! How the lobster must twiddle his long an tennae with excitement or the octopus on the rock look up with con sternation at the prodigious duels of the rorquals, the leviathan encann- ; ters of the cachalots! What a scat tering of smaller folk there mu t be " when the fighting whales come up. and in close battalion charge with the.r ponderous heads! Over what spacious battle-helds the battle must range, and how indescribably terrific the shock of , giants meeting in the green, silence! The conflict might -be a nightmare, a Eh an torn struggle,; but that the sea is eing dyed a deeper and deeper red round the enormous combatant, -and that the furious impact of the great bodies sends responsive vibrations through the sensitive depths, telling . the "dwellers on the sea-bed and in the crannied rocks that the. giants are at war. Or change the scene to tine weather with a summer horizon unclouded, and peace everywhere what a liberal education it must be to a sprat or a dish of whitebait to sec these Lords of the sea ranging tran quilly among their peers, and rolling through unmeasured fathoms in care less ease! To live under the '... wafer and watch the whales " at home" would be almost enough to reconcile one to being a fish. GENERAL The symptoms of malari al poison ing have been produced in animals by . the subcutaueous injection of watery extracts from marshy soil. Chicajo Herald.- Among the frauds that afflict the people is the" form of indictment pre-' pared in many States. The thief es capes through the silly mass of ver- ' biage. Current. The little hand-bags so generally carried by American women must go. The only Parisians : who use them are the pedicures and manicures, who carry their tools about with them in these re ceptacles. N. Y. Graphic Judge Fane, of Salt Lake, has ruled that a plural wife has no rights of inheritance, and can not. attain such riht by long continuance in the illegal relations; that she is no wife in law, and can not, therefore, be a widow. Denver Tribune. Tuesday was an eventful day in the life of a Leavenworth (Kan.) man, who had previously borne a good repu tation. At nine in the morning he was recognized as an ex-convict Just after dinner he slipped and fell into a tank of boiling water. At three o'clock, when he was hovering between life and death from his terrible scdldi, a Sheriff arrived with a warrant for his'arrest as a highway robber. He died at Sim down. Chicago Tribune.