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Josh Billings' Philosophy.
Next to the cow, I konsider the horse
; the kindest and most raluable ov all the
animal gifts to man.
They are ov all colors, shapes, sizes,
tempers, and capasitys, from the lean and
lithe built Arabian, to the solid and
sturdy Suffolk Punch.
The horse iz the fasstest animal on the
footstool, for enny distance, and probably
the most easy one to domestikate.
The valuable karackteristiks ,ov the
horse are bone, muscle, formashun,
temper, courage, and the adaptashun ov
muscle to his formashun.
There is probably az much real differ
ence in the value ov horses as ov enny
other ov the animals, and thare iz none
who has so menny good, and in other
cases, so menny bad qualitys.
I kno ov no animal that has more de
cepshun in their appearances, none who
look so good, and yet are really so worth
less, none who look so worthless, and yet
are so really good.
The best road horse I knu, one who
could go over a country road enny day
in the month ov June, drawing a heavy
two wheeled shay, one hundred miles,
between sunrise and sunset, and next
day return, would not bring seventy-five
dollars, at any publik sale, whare she
vaz not known.
This animal had not one single
evidence in her looks, that she waz az
good a roadster az ever waz raised in Nu
On all dumb brutes, the horse haz suf
fered the most at the hands ov man, and
still haz all wuss been hiz most usephull
and obedient servant.
Thare iz no kind ov abuse, no kind ov
hard usage, no kind ov neglect, no kind
ov lameness and distress, but what this
noble kreature haz had imposed upon
him bi hiz unfeeling masters.
No horse should be broken to harness,
or saddle, until the spring they are com
ing four years old, and during their
fourth year. Should never be called
upon to use one half their strength.
But the anexiety to develope speed is
so great, that three, and even two year
old colts, are put to their utmost powers.
This fills the country with broken down
and disseazed horses, who have scarcely
lived to be six years old.
Thare are but fu positively worthless
horses, unless made so bi the cruelty ov
man, but ov all the vast numbers ov
them, thare iz not more than one out ov
five that iz passable, and not more than
one out ov ten that iz desirable.
I hav owned at least five hundred dif
ferent horses in mi life, "and can't now
recall but three in the whole lot but
what I could hav duplikated at enny
time at a country fair, or from among
the farmers, in enny of our farming dis
trikts. Perhaps thare Jiaz boen no improve
ment in the horse that haz been developed
so sistematikally and so rapidly az hiz
During the past 30 years, the. horse
haz trotted down from three minutes to
two minnitts and fourteen or fifteen
Twenty-five years ago, I waz told by
John Case, an old trotting expert, who
was cotemperary with Hiram "Woodruff,
that the time would come when horses
would trot a mile in two minnitts.
At the time I waz told this by John
Case he waz driving Lady Moscow, who
waz then as fast az enny horse, but could
not beat two minnitts and thirty-six
This makes John Case's provecy look
allmost like a matter ov good judge
ment. The trotters have allready got within
haff a minnitt ov the average rase-horse
time. This shows grate skill in manage
ment. We see menny viscious things among
the horses, but with few excepshuns theze
kan all be charge either to the stupidity
or malice in their masters.
The terrible kruelty ov man to theze
pashunt, dareing, noble kreatures, is one
of the meanest traits in hiz karakter.
The horse haz figured more in the high
est order ov proze and song, since the
days ov Job until now, than enny and
perhaps all the brute species, and the
domestik relashuns between the Arab aud
his thorobred are nursery tales taught to
children, and admired bi everyboddy.
Thare certainly iz no finer specimen
amung the animals than a perfekt horse,
none that challenges more admirashun,
none that seems to kno hiz power, and
expresses hiz pride better, and most cer
tainly none that inspires hiz master to so
grate a degree with hiz own tiurrage and
' generous spirit.
The viscious habits which horses ac
quire are the most diffikult things possi
ble to break them ov; this shows the
grate sussecptibility ov their natures. I
never knu a horse who had odce run
away, or ever been thoroly frightened at
. ennything, to outgrow it. Once a run
away, allways a runaway, iz proverbial
in horse parlance.
I hav owned several runaways. I
owned them bekauze sumboddy else
wanted I should, not bekauze I wanted
to own them miself, for I would not
own one knowingly, at the price ov one
dollar, however elegant he mite be, and
use him for a family horse.
A horsev luvs to run, they luv to kon
tend in av race, they luv to chase the
hounds, and they luv to rush into battle
and abuv all, they do enjoy running away
-with the fragments ov a fine waggon or
carriage hitched to them.
An old runaway horse, after he haz
had hiz run out, and dun all the damage
he kan do, iz az cool az a cowcumber.and
iz reddy to go into hiz stall aad eat a peck
ov oats, or be hitched up agin to another
vekikal, and move off az sedate az a
I am not aware that color iz ov enny
very vital importanse in selekting a
horse, we see good ones and very indiffer
ent ones,ov all colors. Ahorse who stands
fifteen hands and three inches high, who
iz a brite blood bay, with coal black
points, haz'a full tail that allmost tutches
the ground az he stands, not too heavy a
mane, nor foretop, a long, lean nek, and
heci, a small muzzle, wide between the
eyes, and eyes a liquid hazel, long, sharp
ears, short bak, short from the knee to
the ground, long from the knee to the
top ov the withers; sharp, thin shoul
ders, well-slctped bak, not too wide in
the breast, .full and well raized loin,
broad and powerful quarters, open uos
trils, flatt legs, with the least bit of flesh
on them possible, short and uprite pas
tern, a deep and small foot, blak hooft,
round in the ribs, not too mutch ackshun
at the knee, feet well under him when he
stands, good courage, six years old, and
weighing not to exceed twelve hundred
pounds sutch a horse az this, if he haz
got a first-rate walk, will do to buy if
the price iz all rite.
A Lively Patient.
"The sick man of Europe" has, for
years back, been a phrase applied with a
touch of jocularity aud a dash of con
tempt to the Turk; and in this role the
turbaned infidel is just now showing him
self a marvelously active, dangerous, and
resolute patient. So slow and lethargic
were his movements at the outbreak of
the present struggle, and so unchecked
the liberty of advance he allowed to his
colossal foe, that all the diplomatic and
other wiseacres exclaimed "I told you
so; the old barbarian will, at most, show
a final spasm of frantic violence just be
fore crossing the Styx or the Bosphorus."
But with a change of doctors or rather
of generals this moribund specimen of
anachronism has grown wonderfully live
ly, and besides warding off successfully
nearly ail the lunges of his gigantic an
tagonist, has managed to plant some
pretty stinging blows on his unwieldy
body. Of course, if the struggle is al
lowed to continue, size, weight, and
northern persistence must triumph in the
long run', but the Turk has already re
lieved Europe from an incubus of dread
owing to its extravagant estimate of Mus
covite power, greatly raised the opinion
of the world with regard to his own man
hood, and even 'in his decadence proved
himself the lineal descendant of that
belligerent race before whose thundering
march all Europe, a couple of centuries
ago, trembled. Rural New Yorker.
Benefit of a Nap. To the busy wife
and mother,who has a multitude of duties
to perform every day of her life, a short
nap in the middle of the day is invalu
able. -Drop all care, steal away, just for
a little while, and Tgive the weary muscles
and brain, and perhaps the unstrung
nerves, a rest. Rest! the very thought of
it is comfortable! How it does lighten
cares and facilitate the duties of the after
noon! How much more easily, we can
carry the burdens that seem to accumu
late as the day declines 1 The little ones
are returning from school to a mother's
attention. A dozen things must be at
tended to before nightfall. How fresh
we feel, and how willing to complete the
routine of the day's duties! Do
not say you cannot spare the
time, for you are gaining time
by it. Yoirwill surely last longer. You
will be spared longer to the loved ones
around you, if you only spare yourself.
They will need your care for many years
yet, and to this end you must be econom
ical of your health and strength. Lay
in store sufficient vim by a daily sleep to
balance daily waste, and so keep up the
average. A nice little nap is so refresh
ing! It recuperates the exhausted ener
gies, and the lasthalf of the day's duties
are as pleasant as the first.
Home Conversation. Children hun
ger perpetually for new ideas. They will
learn with pleasure from the lips of pa
rents what they deem it drudgery to
study in books; and even if they have
the misfortune to be deprived of many
educational advantages, they will grow
up intelligent if they enjoy in childhood
the privilege of listening daily to the
conversation of intelligent people. "We
sometimes see parents, who are the life of
every company which they enter, dull,
silent and uninteresting at home among
their children. If they have not mental
activity and mental stores sufficient for
both, let them first use what they have
for their own households. A silent home
is a dull place for young people, a place
from which they will escape if they can.
How much useful information, on the
other hand, is often given in pleasant
family conversation, and what uncon
scious but excellent mental train
ing in lively social argument. Cultivate
to the utmost the graces of home conver
sation. St. Paul speaks of his visit to the
third heaven, and Mahomet makes out
seven. The first is of silver, the second
of gold, the third of precious stones, in
which there is an angel so large that it
is 70,000 days' journey between his hands;
the fourth heaven is of emerald, the fifth
of crystal, the sixth like fire, and the
seventh is a delicious garden, with foun
tains of milk, honey and wine, and with
apples whose kernels turn into the most
lovely females; and it is guarded by
angels, one of vast size, with a cow's
head, and another with seventy mouths,
each speaking seventy languages.
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A young lady in town who does not
pride herself particularly on being a po
litical economist, thinks the sooner green
backs reach "pa,"the sooner she will be
able to invest in a new fall bonnet. Rut
A Parisian Story.
Lately a traveler passed in a carriage J
along tne avenue uu .neuiiiy, iue uui,
was dark; all at once the horses stopped,
and the traveler saw the animals had aet
an obstacle. At the same moment a man
raised himself before the horses and ut
tered a cry.
"Why don't you take care," said the
"Ah," cried the man, "you Tvould do
better, instead of hallooing, to lend me
WI had three hundred francs of gold on
my person; my pocket ha broken, and
all is falling in the street. It is a com
mission with which my master has en
trusted me. If I do not find the money
I am a ruined man."
"It is not easy to find pieces on such a
night; have you none left?"
"Yes, I have one."
"Give it to me."
The man hesitated.
"Give it to me; it will be the means of
recovering the others."
The poor fellow gave him his last coin.
The traveler whistled; a beautiful Danish
dog began to play around him.
"Here," said the traveler, putting, the
coin to the nose of the dog. "Look."
Tne intelligent creature sniffed a mo
ment at the money and then began to run
the road. Every minute he returned,
leaping, and deposited in the hand of his
master a Napoleon. In about twenty
minutes the whole sum was recovered.
The poor fallow, who had got his money
back, turned, full of thanks, toward the
traveler, who had now got into his car
riage. "Ah, you are my preserver," said he;
"tell me at least your name."
"I have done nothing," said the trav
eler. "Your preserver is my dog; his
name is Rabat Joel;" aud then whipping
his horses, he disappeared in the dark
ness. A female singer, who was in high fa
vor with a German prince, had to sing one
of Haydn's compositions. At the re
hearsal she and the conductor differed as
to the time In which it should be sung.
It was agreed that the composer should
be referred to; who, when the conductor
waited on him, asked if the lady was
handsome. "Very," was the reply ; "and
a special favorite with the duke." "Then
she is right," said Hadyn, with a signifi
cant look at the poor disconcerted pro
fessor, who, in all probability, had he
gained his point, would have lost his
place, and this Hadyn well knew.
A grave magistrate was sitting at the
table between two coxcombs, who took
it into their heads to attempt making
him the butt of their ridicule. "Gen
tlemen,".said he, "I plainly perceive
your design; but to save unnecessary
trouble I must beg leave to give you a
just idea ot my character. Be it known
to you that I am not precisely a fool, nor
altogether a knave, but (as you see) some
thing between both."
Michigan is assessed at 630,000,000.
Boot and Shoe Trade.
A PROMINENT MANUFACTURING AND IMPORT
The almost unprecedented growth and de
velopment of ban Jjrancieco's trade and man
ufactures have attracted the attention of all
persons who watch with admiring eye and
unanated interest tue good of tne common
weal; but how much more has it interested
us who have individualized the major part
ui uiese enterprises, wniie uiey nave only
known the aggregate and noted them as a
whole. It beiner the purpose of this journal
to state truthfully and concisely the exact
condition or tins city's enterprises, their
number and extent, it is with feelings of ad
miration we note the large and growing trade
in Boots and Shoes. This business, like all
other ones, has been developed surprisingly
within" the past few years, calling to its aid
machinery thai moves and acts with almost
human knowledge, and which performs the
labor of many men. Let us contrast the
modern process to the old way, where every
man, woman and child had to leave his or
her measure at the cobbler's, and wait at the
lowest estimation a week for the completion
of the work. Now, at any country store, a
lit can be guaranteed for lady, gentleman or
child, and of any quality, from 'stoga' to ex
In our city retail stores ma' be found a
full assortment of all kinds, wherein the cus
tomer can be suited, however fastidious, in
quality, style and price. The whelesale es
tablishments, from which the retail stores in
cit3T and country draw their supplies, form
some of the most important business houses
in this city. As a sample house of this kind,
dealing strictly wholesale in Fine Calf Boots
and Shoes, for men, boys, youth and children,
is the old and well known firm of
C. & P. II. Tirrell & Co.,
No. 419 Cla street They are manufacturers
and importers of the above line of merchan
dise, and as such have been known in Sun
Francisco for the past sixteen years. Their
manufactory is located at South Weymouth,
Mass. The factory is a large one aud con
tains the most modern improved labor-saving
machinery, employing in addition from
200 to 250 people. As may be expected, do
ing such a manufacturing business, their
wholesale trade here is one of great magni
tude, and reaches all parts of the Pacific
Coast; lfardly a hamlet, village or town, but
what has dealt with the Messrs. C. fc P. H.
Tirrell & Co. It may be remarked, in this
connection, that the California trade requires
a better class of boots and shoes than the
general trade of the east.
We paid a visit to the wholesale house of
this firm a few days ago, and found a large
establishment, containing an equally large
stock of men's, boys', youth's and children's
boots and shoes. While their specialty is the
finer grades, they make all sizes and quali
ties at the lowest market prices. The mem
bers of the firm are Henry Edwards, San
Francisco; C. Tirrell, South Weymouth,
Mass.; and P. H. Tirrell, Boston, Mass.
We are under obligation to Mr. H.Edwards
for information, who is the reprebentative of
the San Francisco House. Further comment
on this establishment is needless, so well is
it known, not only for the universal high
quality and excellence of their goods, butfor
business probity and accommodation; and
if what we have said shall fulfil our duty as a
chronicler of San Francisco's enterprises, we
have only done our duty. S. F. Commercial.
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A lady's Riding Whip, nlckle-plated. Valued at
A choice of any one of the following standard au
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A Gold Pen, Pearl Holder. Valued at $2 50.
A Silver Wired Breakfast Caster, three Crystal Bot Bet
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A small Famllv SCALE, with Tin Scoop. Weighs
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A GUITAR, S5 50
Ladles' WRITING DESK. Valued at 14 50.
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The Novelty LAWN MOWER. Valued at $5.
The American Kennel and Sporting Field, by Bnr
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A Lady's RIDING WHIP. Valued at 5 50.
A Parkhurst FAMILY" SCALE, with Scoop, weigh
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