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About Lexington weekly budget. (Lexington, Morrow County, Or.) 188?-1??? | View Entire Issue (July 17, 1890)
Observations on Current Toplos.
We agree with the . Alia that an
American clrl who dishonor her country
by marrying a rotten European aristocrat
la not worth the space she gets In
Amerloan newspapers. She should be left
to her, self-chosen fate; that to punish
ment enough. .
We do not particularly mourn the loss
of any Amerloan heiress who marries a
foreign prince or noblemen. A girl who
has so little horse sense can be easily
npa$I 'froin bur ;xpulatiori. ,
'ban be queens In absolut
monarchies, but they cannot be sovereign
voters In this liberal republic. Why?
We are told that only a few women
would vote if they could. If they have a
right i vote, and nluety-nlne refuse to
exeifcise.that right, does that fact Justify
the ilen"lal of that rtht to the one who
does not want to vote?
Let us not Saorinoe "Woman".
There jaqtsms to be a growing hostility
anSwli to substitute the word
"lady lor It almost universal! . The
usage, indeed, Is not ulways uniform or
consistent. .'There 1b an organization in
Illinois' that calls lteelf "The Woman's
Alliance," a name which is simple and ap
proprlate; but we read In a Chicago
paper that at a recont meeting the secre
tary was directed to prepare a petition
asking the appointment of a "lady
superintendent" and a " lady physlclun'
for the "woman's department" at the
Uri 'ewell. We can at least congratulate
the alliance that they did not say " the
ladles' tii'Bafttoent at the Bridewell.'
But If they must have lady superintend
ent , no . ady physicians, why not also
a "Ladles' Alliance?,' .And why Is it
that we" have no ' demands for " lady
The word woman Is a perfectly honor
able one. There Is nothing in It to of'
fend. Our mother Eve Is constantly bo
designated, although In her day she was
uadeilabiy "the first lady In the laud."
King James' version of the Bible, which
Is regarded b scholars as one of the best
monuments of pure English, as written
lm,th seventeenth oeutury, uses that
word1 to translate the term which Jesus
applied to bis mother. With suoh pre
cedents, it Is hard to understand why
any one should object to being called
wdrnah,u ' ''
The ,tertn ."lady" among our Anglo
Saxon ancestors denoted " the keeper of
the bread,"' or ' the head of the family
that looked after the broad a d other
household matters. It is to be feared
that - many of those at the present uay
that tusist on their title to the designation
of lady have quite overlooked the cty'
inology of the word. Later on, it was
usurped by the nobility and gentry, and
was considered applicable onh to the
wtwwTJf men not lower In rank than
knight and to the daughters of dukes,
- marquises and earls. Can It be that tills
flavor of aristocracy renders the word a
favorite In this country, where republican
' lmpilclty is supposed to be the rule?
However this may be, and without cast
ing any 'aspersions upon the term ludy,
It appears In order to enter a protest
against the growing disrespect for so
expressive and unobjectionable a word
as woman. Covrier-Journal.
Amerloan and Foreign Women.
Max O'Rull Boom l.i nmk.i the womon
of jjucij country. le writes about an os
pesttfi t'ly. jlu a recent Interview he
gaW in' off-liand opinion of American
women as oomparod with their sinters In
other countries. "There Is no country,
he said, "where men ana women go
through life on Bitch equal terms as
Franco. In England (and h re I six-nk
of th puuitum only) the Iran thinks Mm
st-llV roiU'h superior being to the woman
ItHM ttil tame lu Qorniauy. In America
I should feel Inclined to believe that
woman looks down upon a man with
certain amount of contempt, btie re-
'ryte,a his band attentions of all sorts,
iuVl -can 'not say that I have ever dis
covered In her the slightest truce of gratl
tude to uiau. . Will you have a fair illus
tration of the position of women
France, In England, and in America? Uo
Xo the hotel and watch the arrival
fjouploe in the dining-room. In France
you will see them arrive together, walk
abraaai toward the eeata awtlgned to them,
very often arm In arm. In England ou
will see John Bull leading the way, lol
lowed by his meek wife with her tes
oast down. In America behold the u g
lUUttIruay, uiajesllo entry of Mrs. Jona
thjf . A liueen going to her throne and
Vouatuan behind 1" If Max la right, and
the Neut la rather inclined to think
Is, what tort of stuff must our women
.be . made, of who will surrender their
e)trt and fortunes, and even their In
owpe'ndenoe for a foreign title? $inJo$t
Simple and nice this without a name
Any cold meat ehomved ami well seasoned
put ou a platter, take cold nee, made
moist with milk, ud one egg; season
.jitit Halt and pepper; If you don't have
nttough oolit rloe, you cau add a Utile
aliisml Tjnimot, powrtrred, and place tn
around the platter of meat quite thick
Het In the oven till hot through ami
Suppose that women tn general should
take 11 mtj their Heads to follow the ex
i tuple set by worklngiueu, and strike for
eixnt oours as a nay worn. nai
revolution that would be. Among the
eight-hour strikers there are no doubt
hundreds of men wliowe wives are In the
habit of working fourteen hours, more or
lrae, every day In the year. It's an old
saying that " man's work is fcrni sun to
sun. hut woman's work Is I ever done."
Pudding One pint bread oruml one
quart sweet milk, thiea otitic- sugar,
small pleoe lulU-r, yelk of foul eggs.
graU-d rind of oue lemon; bake till doi:
then spread over It a layer of preserves
or jolly. Whip the white of the eggs to
a stiff froth, sweeten a little say three
uuncra auiiar. in which has been eurrea
the Juice of the lemon, l'our the whites
over the pudding ami replace lu the oven
Ull lightly browned. This Is very nice
either hot or oo d. If mads with prunes.
It la delicious, or with thnt, luUiuvU Hue
UuX pnU tMi
It Might lie M'orM. I
I hale the wet-pin' pi'SBiiuist that's alliis talk
An' pulutlu' up his troubles with tt cemetery
He never ee8 a rainbow, but alius Bees s
And trieh'ti) throw It over everybody like a
tliroud; . . , .
Ho pounds uwny nt all lio meets un' tiles to
timlie ein tinna ..... ,
That Ida MH leeii the bitterest of bitter dreg?
to hi-uik; , , , , ,
He tolls you that Ids trouble lsan overjiow rln
Au' net el' stops to rcuson thai it
llku a m.blo fellow who can play a cheerful
No miiliei ;s a hidden Bob Is wcllirr up "if
He niKk'-K yu think a little g-rtfll wuuor ease
An mel h- when lo-inoirow eomes you n stau
a holler show;
He'll alius Hike : on hy the hand au sorieu
down yer teurn, ....
An' noike you fee a ray o nope a-sniiuu
to,, n l.Ii i-Mi' li'ili'H:
That s the kind o' fellow that eun m et with u
Ho cau brace liiuihclf und suy It
Yer Inirdeii nun- he heavy, but you 11 some
how Hud it true
TUt .her' uro others eurryiu' a tljrgor loud
The world ik blue enoutfli, Ood knows, without
ver ifetiiii d mi
An' eryin' over tro .b.e long aforo It (omes
A fuliiiln' heart wiib never known to bring a
ii roll it :
lilMirltlor lltl V.
An weepln' mi' eouiplalnln never drives ine
I I, ill, lH HHHV
Bo don't you advertise yer woe throughout the
Hut keep it to yourself an' say. It
If everybody's mlserv was written In his face.
There'll be but little pleasure heio uinoug the
The glow o' eheerlul happiness 'ud fade away
An' ull the springs o' Joy an' mirth 'ud soon be
rim nln' ih'V.
ii n (I l
Sodon't you grow dWeouriitfOd, theu, If every-
For If von wait aslieak o' Joy'll surely come
thing g'S wning,
Don't ki-ep a-mnpln' all the time as mournful
as a hearse,
But gulp jer trouble down un' say It
Hurry R. Chester. Elkhart, lud.
EQUAL TO THE TEST.
Her face was her fortune!" Rosa
Hilton sang, saucily, when her cousin
Laura's engagement t Max C'rciglitou
Luekv for her that she is pretty,"
said Mrs. Hilton, fretfully; for that lady
had hoped that the visits of the young
millionaire were intended for her
daitirliter not her niece.
Yes." said a third voice that of
Arthur Hilton "it is hard lines for
cirl without a penny to be ugly too.
but after all. Laura lias urains as wen
as good looks, and sings like a seraph!
After which period to my speech,
will depart! Good-byo. Rosa; present
inv congratulations to the lirnle-elect
And Arthur departed to ins enainnera
ii York, where he waited patiently for
lis lirst client, being a man needing
lalience, namelv, a new-tleilged Imrris-
r As soon as lie left Mrs. Hiltou
iroke into a slriug of fretful com
"If Laura wii9 uoing to marry Will
Kieldinif now, or any other of Arthur
cronies, it would not bo so bad," she
said, "because as a poor man's bride
she could not expect an expensive
trousseau. lint for our own credit
we must give her a handsome outfit
ami lictweeu Ai'iiiiu s expense hiii;
vours 1 am stiru 1 don't see how it cau
Ami then Ik r heart smote her, for
Laura came in dressed for walking, ami
luip-t have hearl her last words.
She had not half meant them, for,
ufler her weak, "oltish fashion, she, was
fond of her dead sister's lovely chili
and wou'il not wilijuglv ii:ne woumle
her. lint L:iiii:i, a irilio pn'er tlmn
usual, only said: "1 prom sed to call
Upon Mrs. ( reightoii this morn
Aunt ( iiri'ie, as she is not well, and re
quested that I would waive ceremony,
and not wail lor her.
"Are oii uiirmlv wrapped tip?
U very cold, her aunt said, with au
extra touch of affection In her lone, to
make amends for her unlucky speech,
"Yes, thank you. I'll get the ribbon
for your sash, if you w i-di, Rosa. I
have a piece of your dress in my
So she left them, wit Ii a pleasant
smile, trying to think she had mis
understood her Hunt's words. For
Laura Marstou was of a sunny temper
anient, one who found silver linings to
all the clouds, and they had been
numerous, that hud darkened he
She had been tried by poverty, had
nursed her father through consump
tion, teaching music lu a large semi
mirv nt the same time, to earn bread
lor both. When she accepted
aunts invitation to visit her, alter lief
father's death, she had intended only
to remain a few weeks mid return
the seminary, where a position as resi
dent coveriiess had been nfteivd toller,
But Mrs. Hilton had urged her to stay,
and Rosa gave her warmest love and
So two years of rest and eohlenl
passed quickly In the luxurious home,
and now she was to go to a new home
of her own, Max t'leigluou's wife.
It was a good match, in H worldly
point of view a great catch for a
penniless girl; but Laura never thought
of wealth nnd possession when she
promised to be Max t'reighton's wife.
She walked briskly through the Win
terair.till she reached Mis. ('reighton's.
and spent a happy morning; for the
lady gave her a cordial welcome as a
daughter, and let her feel that she wn
entirely happy lu her son's choice.
There were some weeks of luipninesj
following Hi" engagement week
when Mrs. C'relghton and her son
threw much brightness into the life of
the young betrolhed. and then a sop
row' came in a separation of the lovers.
It became necess.irv lor Max to go in
Kngiand lo look after some property
his father had owned there, and he w s
unwilling to have Laura cross the
ocean lu Winter. A proposal of Im
mediate ttmrriagw and a Luropoan
bridal trip had leca. made, but Mr.
Hilton and Mrs. Crvightun opposed it
ud Max did not press it urgently.
The business that called him to Ett
gland would probably engross all Ills
time, aud he ksew there must be many
(lulli lUnfly liars foV his bride, if b'r
was nls companion, so ho left her, hop
lug to return in two months or three.
it was only tiiiliniil Unit iluiini; the
absence of tlie son nml lover Mrs.
(Jroihton mid Laura should he ofteu
together. There was a strong, mutual
affection to make ihe hours of inter
course pass happily; and Mrs. Hilton
and Rosa had a new occupation itt pre
paring a trousseau lor the latter who
had consented to make Will l icliling a
happy man, rather to her mother's
In Mrs. (Jrcigntous house Laura
learned much of the tastes ami habits
of her betrothed, and it became au al
most painful certainty to her that one
of the ruling passions of li is heart was
a love of bcaulv in ull its forms, llis
mother often spoke of the shuilderina
disgust with which, as a boy he hail
shrunk from a repulsive lace or un
sightly form. And she said that,
though he had cnmjnered the outward
expression of such recoiling, she was
Hire he still fell the same repulsion in
She would show Laura the portfolio
of crayon portraits Max had made ot
Ins lair betrothed; and Laura, hall
pleased, half saddened, saw her own
beautiful lace m many varied ex
pressions. iNow, sail, it was a
madonna; now laughing, a nymph;
now, with inspired eyes, a St, C'ecili i;
till it became paiiitully apparent to
Laura thai, for her great Ix'auty.SwLaa that alone he loved
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than ought else, Max liad-iven her Ins
The second week of Max Creightou s
departure was passing, when his
mother was taken ill witu a levensn
nttack, that seemed slight. Laura had
hecu helping Mrs. Hilton in some of
the interminable shopping, and had
not seen her dear old friend lor three
days, when, one morning, Rosa burst
Into her room full of bad news.
"Laura!" she cried, "you are certain
ly the luck est girl tu the world, lo
think you should have stayed away
from Mrs.reighton's now all times!"
Laura looked up Inquiringly.
"She has got the small-pox."
"Rosa!" cried Laura, turning very
pale; "are you sure?"
1 saw uoctor uraige tuts morning.
All the servants have left tho house,
and he s trying to have a nurse sent
from Blades. If she does not come to
day, they will have to take Mrs. Creiirh
ton tn tiie city aud put her in the
"Not while I can nurse her! Laura
cried, hastily gathering some articles
of dress together, nnd packing a sacnet.
I will go now. Of course, 1 can not
Hut you will catch it! You will
die!" Rosa cried, bursting into tears;
"and mamma is out, gone to New York
bv nine o'clock train, and won't be
back till evening. Oh, Laura, don't
go! Wait till mamma conies, at any
"I must go now," said Laura, firmly
"Mrs. Creighton may bo even now
d vim; for want of a nurse. I can not
wait, Rosa. There, don't cry so, dear.
1 have been vaccinated, von "know, aud
may not catch the disease."
"Yes, you will, aud be all spotted
and scarred, aud a perfect fright,
What will Max say tq that? YojuhaJl
But Laura had packed her wrapper
and slippers, and what other articles
seemed useful and necessary, and was
rapidly dressing herself for the street
her very lips pale, but perfectly reso
lute In their linn pressure. She kissed
Rosa airain and again, as her little
cousin clung to her sobbing and en
treating; and then with a loving
message to her aunt, she started upou
her errand. Her arrival was none too
soon. The frightened servants had left
the house open and in dire confusion
and the invalid was tossing in delirious
ngouy calling for water, burning with
fever, aud frightened at her own wild
It was too late for the kind-hearted
physician to remonstrate, and be could
only recommend some prudent pre
cautions, aud be heartily thankful that
his patient was in such good care, for,
as the days wore on, Mrs. Creighton
drew verv near the border of eternity,
aud there was a long interval when the
shadow of the death anuel's wings
hovered in the room. But she rallied.
and as the fever fancies passed she
knew Laura, and knew the generous
love that had brought her to her side.
"There was little doubt," the doctor
told her, "that the removal to the city
hospital would have been fatal, and she
would surely have died of neglect in
her own home but for the heroic Im
pulse that had brought her nurse to
And while she was still too weak to
rise Laura sickened. The young girl
was uot dangerously ill, but duriug the
fever she had un one to watch her as she
had watched her friend, and she tore
her poor face in delirium when there
was no cooling lotion to alleviate the
torturiuir bttruiuir aud itcliiug.
The months of absence were ti early
over, anu Aiax was coming' noiue
Laura had never left Mrs. Creishton
during the four months that followed
her Illness; aud Max, dctuiued by busi
ness, was comforted by thinking of the
two he loved best on earth together
ana restored to liealtu. itut now.
when the soft Spring airs were blow
ing. Max whs coming home. Mrs
Creightou had received a telegram
from New York announcing the arrival
of the steamer,
The (5 o'clock train came pulling up
to tne station; and max ireiglitou,
springing to the platform, ran to the
carriage tu waiting, too eager to get
home to note a closely veiled lady
black, who took her place in the train,
and was carried forward with it.
His mother u us in the drawing-room
aud after a long nnd close embrace,
Max looked for Laura,
"Where is Lama, mother?'' he asked
"I cau uot wait to see her and thauk
her that I have not come back to ti mi
my home desolate to tnauk her that 1
aiii not motherless."
' S e w ill I here presently,- Max.
Sit down, my son. while I keep my
promise to her, and teil you to prepare
lor a great shock."
"She is disfigured he said iu low
"Terribly! ncr face is deeply scarred
ud a deep' red, while her eyes are
slightly drawn down ou the cheek "J
bloodshot. All her hair is goud, aud
nue wvun a clw cw."
'As if needed to be prepared for such
a change," Max said, with a quivering
voice "as if the face of the woman to
whom I owe luy mother's life would
not be the face of an angel lo me, how
ever it might be scarred! Kind hur,
mother! Let me tell her how my love
lias grown deeper and stronger since
Mrs. Creightou was rising when the
servant entered with a note.
"Mrs. Lama left it, ma'am," she
"To you, Max!" his mother said.
"She has gone home poor child! '
But the note was a farewell. It was
thus Laura wrote:
"The woman you loved, Max, ii
dead. She died to you w lieu a hideous
mask was drawn over the face you
loved so well. . There is no beautiful
Laura to welcome you home, aud the
disfigured girl, who loves you too well
to become au object of disgust to you,
bids you mourn for her as dead.
Heaven bless you, Max, now audeverl"
She was not at Mrs. Hilton's, aud
Max could tiud no clew to her hiding
place. Never in her beauty had he
loved her as he knew he loved her now,
when she had Bed from liitn. A deeper,
nobler, manhood in his heart made
him bitterly ashamed of the stress hu
hud placed so long upou mere beauty
the artist's out-pouring over the lovely
face that had led Laura to believe it
A year passed away aud Mrs. Creigh
tou was again in teeble health. Her
physician recommended mountain air,
atitl a house was secured for the Sum
mer iu a little village iu Pennsylvania,
near one of the large seminaries. Hero
she was gaining health aud strength
when Max came to pass u few weeks
Thev were at church one sunny Sun
day morning, and were lingering in
the porch alter the others of tho con
gregation had uepatleu, wueu M ix
asked, "Who leads the. choir here,
The organist. She is a lady teach
ing music iu the seminary ou the hill."
Does not her voice remind you of
Y'es. I have tried to see her face,
but she conies very early nnd I have
never met her leaving the church!''
It may be Laura! How can I hud
"You can not forget her!" his mothei
1-orget her! JNeverl it is tne oue
hope of my life to hud her, if onlv to
tell how she has misjudged me. I must
see her ouce. She must learn how I
love her; understand that the uis
figured face is dearer to me than any
beauty can ever be that every seal
upon its loveliness is a mutu record oi
tne sacrilice made for my mother. Can
I never show her my heart? Will my
Laura never come to me again?"
I am here, Max! said a low, sweet
voice beside him.
lie started as the speaker swept aside
a heavy veil, aud the scarred and dis-
figured face was fully revealed. I ho
large soil eves had regained all their
beauty, and the hideous redness bad
all failed from her complexiou; but the
deep scars were there for life, aud the
beauty ot the lair lace would never re
turn to it.
Max never thought of what w as gone.
Ho only realized that Laura was re
stored to him; lie felt Hint death alone
could ever part them again.
Only a lew davs later the little
clutch was the sceueof a (pliet wedding;
and iu the happy years that followed,
Max Creighlon's wife never doubted
that it was Laura lie loved aud not
Laura's face. A'tvHiHy 1 1 or Id.
A Cow-Boy on Hlo Uppers.
I am a cow-hoy from Montana.
I am down on my luck. Everything
nas rone w rong. The other day pick
ing up a paper I saw the advertisement
of Madamo Angelo. a clairvoyant, at
837 North Tenth street. A few min
utes later I pulled the bell nt 937 North
Tenth street. I was shown into a small
parlor by a tall, sepulchral-looking man,
What desirest thou?"
The parlor was furnished with a
marble-topped table, two chairs and u
lamp. Presently a woman of medium
height, deeply pitted with small-pox
marks, but w ith the keenest gray eyes
I ever saw, entered tiie parlor. This
was Madame Angelo. She was dressed
in black, her only ornaments being a
small silver pin at the throat ami a
filaiu gold ring on her left hand. She
ookedat me and said, "Have you
I made a joking reply but her man
ner became immediately cold aud
austere. I apologized and said busi
ness, not love, brought me to her.
Madame Angelo took up a pack of
well worn cards and asked me to shuffle
and cut them, then she spread them out
face upward, and began:
"lou are nbout to
make a change.
You will irain bv
that change. You
are in love with a dark girl. But, be
ware, a dark man is your enemy aud
will harm you.
"Tne dark girl Is false to you and
you will soon meet, through her, a
light girl whom voti will love better.
You will marry tiie light girl and will
have three children and ill be very
happy. Y'ou will be very rich, you will
live to be 73 years of ago and you will
die iu your bed by a rapid disease."
Sne then went into a cutaleptio lit,
during which she repealed muoli of
what she had before said, adding that
I would get a job soou and for me to
beware of horses, as I might receive a
serious Injury from oue. She theu
awoke and. asking me if I wanted to
buy a lucky root she had for sale,
readied out her hand for oue of the
few dollars remaining from the supply
I brought from Montana aud dismissed
1 haven't got the job yet. VhiladcU
pkta i inun.
1 ',,! . - r.
T e o ac .-. e.id i i-, a i.ie.ireil by
l!.e mii, in. is in tle iiiP'ciuiiie torests
o! southeast (i.'oiuia ami is doing alarm-in-j;
damage. It. eat tract uf piue
wooos ii-i'eadv siir-w bligat and are
hiii r. The b ig starts in a pine where
il i. uiie i and -voi s lui-ler tiie bark.
1 1: . :s .ii'oiad the 11, ink. i:s boring
;,..,- ii - I .it- vtp lio, li going up iu the
hi .' 1 l' culiiuliy loo live die.
A LOST AT1DKKS9.
A Trinidad Lady Writes to Snn Francisco
Mrs. Harriet McXamara of 319 State Street,
Trinidad, Colorado, while visiting in St Louis
last summer, did not Buffer with her usual sick
headaches aud Indigestion. But upon her re
turn to Trinidad her old troubles camo upon
her. It was not the St Louis climate that did
so much for her sick headaches. The secret Is
told in the following letter, received by Thomas
Vrlce & Son, the well-known assayers of iii Sao
ramento Street, San Francisco. Mrs. McNamara
"Three months since I was visiting In Ft
Louis aud obmtued two bottles of Joy's Vegeta
ble Sarsaparllla. It was of great relief to me in
my headaehos and Indigestion. Since my re
turn to my home In Trinidad I feel the need of
It, and as I have lost the address 1 write to you
to ask if you will not kindlv forward this letter
to the proper numbor In San Francisco, and
have me sent a few more bottles ot this valuable
Joys Vegetable Barsaparlua Is an almost cer
tain ears for sick headaches and constipation.
People who have used It once will send has
tlnds of miles to get it, as In the above Initsnn
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THE POMPEII OF AMERICA.
Wonders or the Buried City of Palenque
In Central America.
The buried city of Palenque, Mexico,
is beyond question the most interest
ing ruin in America, if not in the
world, says the Pittsburg Dispatch.
The very race and lauguage of the peo
ple who built it are lost, and no one
has yet interpreted the hieroglyphics
which cover its massive walls. Per
haps the strangest thing connected with
this extraordinary place is the fact
that, although the engineering skill in
dicated in its ruins is in many respects
akin to that of the ancient Egypt
ians, antiquarians and Egyptologists
have never investigated the ruins
or sought to interpret these graven
records of a long-forgotten race.
In 1760 a party ot Spaniards were
traveling in the interior of Mexico.
They hud wandered in search of things
strange and new into the region north
of Chiapas, when they suddenly came,
in the midst of a vast solitude, to in
numerable ancient stone buildings, the
remains of a vast city still embracing
from eighteen to twenty-four miles in
extent, and known to "the Indians as
Casus de Piedars. The Indians them
selves could give no account of its
origin. Two exploriug parties were
afterward sent out by Spain, without,
however, attaining nuy appreciable re
sults. A third exploration was made
in 1840 by American travelers. They
found the ruius overgrown with so
dense a forest of gigantic trees and
tangled undergrowth that a person ten
yards distant in any direction could
not be seen. As the travelers had no
axes, picks, or shovels, but only the
machete, the short, broad-bladed
sword of the Indians, with which to
clear this accumulation of centuries of
luxuriant vegetable grow th and make
systematic observations, but little could
be accomplished. A vast number of
line buildings, however, were dis
covered, constructed of stone, with a
mortar of lime and sand, the outer
walls of which were covered with
stucco and painted in pigments of
various colors, and fantastically orna
mented with figures iu bas-relief nnd
with intaglio inscriptions in hiero
glyphics. Interspersed with these were
palaces, pyramids, and temples, nud
there were also the remains of an
aqueduct by which the city was sup
plied with water.
One of the buildings, which was in
course of construction, stood ou a
pyramid 110 feet high. It was 56 feet
long, 2!) feet deep, and about 30 feet
high. It was very richly ornamented
externally, and on the interior walls
were tables of hieroglyphic inscriptions
carved in symmetrical lines out of
stone'. One was only about half
finished when the work was arrested
forever by the unknown catastrophe
that came" "like the thief in tho night,"
and obliterated the race of builders
and all knowledge of their literature.
The solution of these inscriptions
would iu ull probability reveal things
that are more iuterestingand importaut
from an ethnic point of view than the
discoveries at Herculaneum aud Pom
peii. Only one statue was discovered,
that of a female figure 10 feet 6 inches
hiirh, and more resembling Egyptian
portrait statuary than anything else
fou ml in this new "old world." But it
can be safely regarded as an indication
that that there are other statues uud
niouumcuts iu the forest around.
A Change of Venue.
The Diilnth (Minn.) Herald report
a laughable incident as occurring in a
justice s court iu the backwooiU of that
section. Court was held iu a lumber
man's shack, iu the bunks of which a
number of woodsmen were reposing.
interested spectators of the proceed
inrs. The judjje was a young man of
mild aspect, with reel hair anil mu
tache, w ho nervously arranged matters
for the trial, lhcre were uo attorneys,
both plaintiff and defendant aotinL' for
themselves. After a oaiuful silence
the defendant arose. He was minus
coat and vest, being attired iu a gaily
fringed and ornamented buckskin shirt
and ctriiied flannel pants. Said he:
ViT honor, I want a change of vceu
vou in this hy urease." "Why?" bland'
ly inquired the judge. Well, was
t'ie b.iiut reply, "t.ie jedge in t e other
lii.ice is, 1 e'md r. a lectio better posu',1
oil law limn o be.' This was liitui:g
the jit Le in a tender spot, but tu tin
taiunu'hi di;u.iy with gre:it eifort he
gave taedme.id.iat to understand tint
his iva-on was uot suilioienl. Well,
tneu, 1 liciieve you're prejudiced ugiu
me. "and 1 tleitiaud my right as an
American citizen. I want a show iu
this case and I kuow I can't get it lu
this here court." This settled the mat
ter. The court granted tho change of
veuue. aud tho defeudaut signalized
this success by invitiugthe w ho.e ddilrC
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