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   Connersville Examiner (Newspaper) - August 21, 1872, Connersville, Indiana                                 {'(iBiiflvllli  PUBLISHED WEEKIA- BV  JOHU M. HIGGS, Proprietor,  — AT—  Two Dollars Per Annum in Advance.  lonnersïille ^mm fifectory.  attorneys at law.  " William c. forrey,  attorney at law, win practicc law in  ftU tho Courts. CoUectionspronnnlyaUendedto. Officoin Kootn No.l. CaUlwe l s Block, CONNERSVILLE. INDIANA. DeoemberSO. IKS. ^'-''y  PHYSiclANS AND surgeons.  DR. GEO. W. GARVER,  OFFICE in City Dnig Stori-, Claypool's Block, oa Contra.1 avenue; Ilesidenca opposite lUo ì irst Pfosbyterian Church.  CONNKRSVILLE, ;.NDIANA. January 6tb.lS69.__1-t-y  g. h. HEARD, m. D. eye and ear operator.  OFFICE in Pratt'« Block. Central Avenue, CONNERSVILLK. IINDIANA.  Special .4ttentlon to Surgery.  April 17, 18T2-v.'iDl7tf _  hotels.  MILLER, I-IOXJSE,  BROOKVII.I.13, INO.  GEO. W. MAXWELL Proprietor  H. H. DAVIS.  J. C. TUCKER.  WALHUT STREET HOUSE,  C:r=sr77sîsït lïd Q-îs Sîrcctî,  DAVIS & TUCKER.................Prop's.  C1NCISK.\TI. OHIO.  Dec. 5. mS.  1-il-t  ÎÂÎÎA  giBtia^  λ'  CENTRAL. AVE!«iOK,  C o .V E R s V1I- E. IX D1.4 X .1.  mrs. p. h. cookus, - - Propr's.  Locolion Ccntr.al. Terms !i«ason.ib!e, and the Table always well sujipUed. ícpí"  surgeon dentistry.  ALBERT 0. E.nVLS,  ConiiersvIIle, Indiana.  OFFICE on Harrison strec:, in rear of Branch  Hank. . ,,  Office bourg from 8 to 12 o'clock, a. m. andfrom  o J o'ciocK, P. M. ___  WIf.lA.43I L. 1 > O V GilT Y ,  THE  ] EXlimEK,  volume 5.  ooñiíeesville. ï'ayette oounty, indiana, wednesdatj august 21, I872i  numbee 38.  C«ntsr-rHVll'e.  Oßee over' Morrow i .Mays. ì-7-J ti  indiana.  Eoü'á Hat Store.  riFTt UtHTS forrv-.TirUripro.  one D'itlAR rw  Ttk DiJUARS ^ - v. i -r"-  Î,. --.f . '1 < ; îcfi:. .^a iUwlcr,  i í¡i> a>.  CJ" it^-rk ^^^"rj-iuJ «Í  KILGOHE'J DENTÄL F.OOMS  N'o. '0 Korlh nilaoi» St.  l)f.-pmh"r l"Tl -ly  NEW CARRIAGE & BU^GY SHO^  Carriage and Buggy Shop.  the geooee;s oleek.  Rap-tajj-tap, sounded at my office door, and Bane Diirwell, without waiting for a reply to bis summons, rushed in, and, seizing my hand with a vice-like grip, looked into my astonislied face, with eyes brimming over with fuu, mischief and hearty good humor.  "Why—where in the name of the wonderful, did you come from this morning?" gc-uspcd I, as soon as I was able to command mv speech.  '"Ivather sudden, isn't it old friend? Well, I became tired of folly, and flimsy fashion, and I thought I'd e.xperiment a little, by way of change. I came to your city :us all employe of Crank & Grinder, grocers.  "An employe of—eh—what?" I ga.=ped in consternation, :is my brain digested the pssibility that my rich, elegant friend, Bane Darwell, in oiie of his strange iroaks h.id conceived the idea of serving the pros-]>erous firm he had mentioned.  "Listen," he answered, taking a chair and lighting a cigar. "I have be<.-ome tired of the^hollow, unsatisfying routine of fashion. I am smiled upon and caressed by the fickle, fair ones—not because I am Bane Darwell, a good enough fellow, social, oliliging and .agreeable, }>erha}>s—but because I am master of a fine estate—owner of a mansion with a brown stone front— the envied }>ossessor of a goodly amount of bank stock, and like appendages. I say am tired of this, and as I am old enough to marry, I am determined to find some one who will love me formy.-^^lf—someone who will ¡refer my society to the listing, shallow, bewhiskered, ball-room beaux, and devotees of fashion. Oh! you needn't stare your eyes out at me; I niean every word I say, itnd I'm in my proper senses, too."  "If I should act according to my im-pres-^ions of duty," 1 replied, at length, "I should summon the proper authorities, and have yoti jilaced in an asylum for all such {Kwr unfortunateii, for I verily believe you are craxy."  "Xo, no, old fellow, Tm just recovering myself, after a long se.a.sotj of hallucination." he replied, with a musical chuckle, at the .same time puffing a huge volume oi' fragrant smoke from his niout!i.  i tried to convince him of the utter xin-reasonableness of his plan, but my arguments were li»st on him, and he soon left me. as intent on his project as when he entered.  'J"!ie next day, as I glanced from my windt-w, I saw him mounted uj-ion a grocer.s wag'jn, dressed in jdain. coarse garments, his beautiful curls tos.^ing in the breeze, and bis fine face flushed with e.ver-cise: he threw a comical, half-defiant glance at me, as his rough vehicle rattled by. and I, with a sigh fell to cogitiitiug on the absurdity of huma-n nature in general, and of Bane Darwell in particular.  "If, by any stranuie, and lucky chancel ever become rich, I'll never voluntarily place niy>eH" in any such jiosition." I mut-j terc'l as" 1 busied myself among innumerable docunu'iits and illegible manuscrii)is. Weeks rolled away. 1 saw nothing of B.ine Darwell, except an occitsional glimpse which 1 caught of nim as he pa&sec my office. "I'oubllcss he is too much occupied in bis new vocation t>> bestow .i thought upon an old tViend," thought I, as with a curlii.'g lip. I tried lu di.-iui^xs the subject from my mind.  Time on—the holidays drew nigh.  Bane had fourid tiuie to give me a luisty call, assuring me that he w:isthus far, well satisfied with his .scheme, and that he h.-.d found a young lady who was the embodi-nieiit of a!! liis wild dreams of truth at>d sinceritv. "In fact, there .are two," said he. ni  b , 'jive a party t^.e following week. 1 will nm!Ui'_'e to secure vou an invitation, that  spisable role of eaves dropper.  "Oh, Annie, how could you be so cruel?' siiid' a soft, sweet voice, in a distressed tone. "You know you have encouraged him, led him to believe that you cared for him, and he is so handsome, so polished, and above all, so good and noble—why, I should be proud to win such a man."  "Don't be a ninny," was the reply, in a harsh, ringing tone; "one would think you were in love with him yourself. If persons will be so foolish aud conceited as to aspire to marry their superiors, why they must expcct to be trifled with. Marry Bane Darwell, my uncle's clerk? indeed, Fm not insane quite, I think."  "Ah! then, 'tis not the man whom you will one day marry—'tis the money?"  "Yes, if you will have it so; .since you are so much interested in the aflairs of uncle's clerk, I fVincy you ought to rejoice that I have rejected" him; you may win him yourself."  "For shame, Annie, you are ungenerous!" replied the other in indignant tones. "I only hope that I may be fortunate enough' to win one so noble, even though he be ever so poor. I have money euough for Ixith, thank Heaven!"  So sjiying, she rose to leave the room, as a tali form'glideil from the doorway, and I (juietly crouched closer in my seat, feeling thlit a discovery, at least, would be un'iileasaut,  'ihe next day B.ine called to see me, and, although liis manner Avas somewhat depre.s.sed, no allusion was made to the aflairs of the previous evening.  After that he often came to see me, and ap leared more like his old self, though sti 1 attending rigidly to his duties :ts a grocer's clerk. He "often sjxike of Miss l.angdon. but more frequently the name of Lucy I^lerton dwelt on his tongue. He still continued visiting at the house of his employer, and I having become acquainted through him, often accompanicd him there of an evening. It was a little curious that Mr. Crank and his family should be on such familiar terms with the poor clerk, but then, he was so gentlemanly, and nice, the ladies said, it was really a treat to enjoy his society.  "One evening T .accompanied my friend to the house of his crue charmer, and we were .seated in the parlor, with all the members of the family exccpt Mr. Crank.  Bane Darwell and Ivucy INIerton sat apart from the rest, aj^parcntly absorbed in the examination of a book of drawings, though I thought it quite tuinece.ssary that "they should be so utterly oblivious to ail else. Bane had seemed of late to ignore the fact that Anna I^angdon had refused liim, and, at times, I was puzzled that he had never betrayed, by word or glance, the fact that he had overheard the convcrsjition between the two girls on the night of the party.  1 fiuicied that Mi.ss Langdon h.alf regretted that she had not accepted him, but if she did, it w;is evident that her regrets were useless, for he treated her with a cordial friendliness that utterly biui-isheil all sentiment.  I busied myself in attempting to pl.ay the agreeable" to Miss Lungdon and her aunt,"until tUe^evaning, was nciirly spent, when Mr. Crank ru.shed in, and, without giving a look to any one else in the room, seized the hand of Bane, exclaiming:  "Ah, you sly dog—to impose on us at fliis rate! Now, to punisjj you. I shall read aloud a letter which I have to-night-received!" and, fumbling in his pockets, he produced a letter, and read:  Office or-Bank,  is^o.--St., New Yoiik.  mes.-:r.s, Cr.ank & Gkixder: Yours is at hand requesting an extension of your note, without extra endorsers. This we  JOHN H. BOWMAN,  IE:.4ST C0.\ERS1 II-l-K, I\».  Farm Wac .nf. Biik-eUv fcud Carrinpef. m.MÌe ny the 'Vorkrat-C. Aii w'.ir-: K.trr.-intea. Keii;ur-inad 'P.c in the be«t uiAii:¡^:r, on ibort iiuî!.-«.  am }>retiy well up  Crank, .-¡(id ain ireati'd more as a member (if the hr.u>i-bi.'id than as an em])li)ye. It wns by this means that I Ixcuiue aetiunint-ed with tlse yor.ng ladies of wlu'»m I h.ave spoken. Yinfll attend the jnirty, won't you. dear friend? I am anxious to hear ! your opinion uf tliem. e-~!>eciaily of sweet j Anna Laiigdon, Mr. Cranlc's niecc. I must I eonfes,s that 1 love lu'r, while I only resj>ect A -.».-r r-ri -r> ' friend, Lucy Merton."  A. IST C i -1- -i-^ -ti-- i .S) savin- the curious fellow wah.^ed out  e. < Mil- 1)1 nu-ni is a ir.ew anu waru oi ' . , % i,  n-e:npl,A•e.^ and the other is a friend uf  Jr>, visitine at her uncle's. Thev are to on suca a lar-e sum e would refer you  "to Air. Bane Darwell, who is one of our directors and largest stock-holders. We von mav iud-e if mv opini<.n of the two j '^'^erstand that he is at present in your V.mnçr "hKiles' is not" correct. Luekilv 1 h^V;- IHie will endorse your paper, we in the estimation of Mr. to your prurK)sal.  Iruly yours.  A Bla.spbcmoas Crow.  At a certain cross-road in the State of Alabama stood a small grocery or whisky shop, where "busthead" and '"chain-light-niii"" were dealt out to the thii-sty unwashed at five cents a drink, or tw'enty-five cents a quart.  - The j)residing genius of this delectable institution w:is one Bill Sikes, who, among various pets, had a domestic crow, black as the ace of spades. This crow had learned, among other things, to repeat quite plainly the words "damn you!" which he, of course, heard frequently in the grocery. During the prevalence" of a knockdown and dra^ out fightone day, the crow wsis frightenea and flew to the w"oods, never to return.  Alwut three miles from the grocery was a settlement meeting house—an old tumble down afi'air, only used on certain occasions, Avhen a circuit preacher came that way. Into this building went the crow, taking peaceable possession; and two daj's thereafter, the church was thrown opeu to preaching, and a very large crowd assembled, among whom was a very old lady, who was compelled to use crutches In walking, who took her scat in the front |>ew, and was soon absorbed in the eloquence of the preaclier. The reverend gentleman had scarcely got under full headway, and commenced thundering his anathemas at all grades of sinners, wheu a hoarse, croaking voice from above uttered the ominous words:  "Damn you!"  The preacher and congregation looked aghast at such profanity, "and c-sich rjeered into his neighbor's face in A-ain to detect some siiin of guilt. Quiet was at length restorecT, however, and the sermon proceeded; but ere ten minutes elapsed, the ominous "damn you!" again electrified the audience, and just as the preacher cast his eyes upward in .search of the delinquent, the crow flew down from his perch, antl lighting upon the Bible, calmly surveyed the terrified crowd and ful croak:  "Damn you!"  The ellect Avas electrical. Giving one startling and electrified glance at the intruder, the preacher sprang from the win-doAv, carrying .sash, glass and all Avith him, and set off at a break-neck pace through the Avoods, closely followed by his horror-stricken congregation, Avho had piled out of the building jell-mell after him. In the general scramble the old l.ady Avith the crutches had been knocked do'wn in the church, Avhere she lay, unable to rise; and on observing her, the croAA", Avho Avas after somethin,^ to eat, fleAv doAvn beside her, and lookiig up at licr A'cry knoAvingly, croaked out:  "Damn you!"  Then the old lady eyed him savagely for a few moments, and then burst fonh'iu a tone of reckless defiance:  "Yess and damn you too! I h.ad nothing to do Avith getting up this old Methodist meeting—aud you know it!" The poor old AA'oman had mistaken the crow for the devil, and concluded, if pos.«ible, to propitiate his Satanic majesty by denying all complicity in the aflair. ' Tlie Avorldis full of just such people.  IVliat is I.ui-k?  The man Avho marries the prettiest girl in the place is said to be a lucky felh^w, and so of him Avho draAvs the highest prize in the lottery, or by some fortunate turn of afl'airs, clears tlie gulf between Avant and Avealth, in an hour. And yet the historian of ail time tolls us that"Avith a terrible nniformity and certainly the men Avho become suddenly posses-sed of unearned millions die in misery.  Within five years a "well-to-do farmer drew a quan-er of a million dollars in a ])rize lottery. The whole country envied  ga\-c another dole-  Orhce SarlifigTi  "A Forfarshire steamer put out some years .ago from Hull to Dundee. After it had been out a little Avhile a hurricane came doAvn. The ship Avas damaged; it began to leak, and the fire in a feAv minutes Avere all init out. They hoisted the s.ails fore and aft; but the steamer started for the breakers, aud struck boAv first. She parted. All of the crew and passengers Avere lost save nine. These nine people clung to the rigging. It was an aAvful night. Sleeping uiat night in Longstone light-house Avas a girl of"courageous heart and comely countenance. In the morning she came out and looked upon the stormy sea. She saw the uiue men on the rigging in the breakei-s. She said: "Father, Ave must get our boat and save those nine men." "No," said the father, "the boat could not liA'e a moment in such a sea." But she said: "Father, Ave must go." She AViis determined to go alone unle.«s he Avent Avith her. They got into the boat; she took one oar, he tool^the other. Steady! They pulled aw.iy, until they came to tlie Avreck and took the men on board, and pulled .lAvay, and imlled aAvay, until all Avere safe. The humane societies pas-sed resolutions of praise. Men of Avealth sent hundreds aud thousands of dollars to that brave girl. And Avhen after a Avhile, she put out on a darker sea, and Death Av.as the oarsman, dukes and duchesse.«, and mighty men and women of the country came and sat down to Aveep in Ahnvick Castle, becau.se they Avould never again see the face of Grace Darling."  A Wondcrlnl 3lati.  Waco, July 1st 1872.  'Editors adva^'^ce: There lives noAv in our midst, a man who is the father of fifty legitimate children, has been married to five different women, Avife No. 1, 13 boy.«, by No. 2, 18 children; No. 3, 10; No. 4, 6; by No. 5, 3. Thirty five of these children are still living—or AA'ere a year ago—eight Avere killed or lost in the Confederate army, and several have died natural deaths. " Thirteen of the boA-s allchil-  Eates of Advertising:  One sq.aro, 10 lines, one insertion..................SI On  Each subsequent inecttion, per square......... 05  JS^-Liberal terins to yearly advertisers.  orOB WOIÒI^  Of every description executed -with neatness aud dispatch on very reaaonatile terms.  MILINEHY GOODS FOR WINTER.  îWEtr MILIvl.VERY  — a N I) —  A. Boxd, Cashier. I looked at Bane, Avho, Avith a flushed cheek and brow, arose and said :  "Mr. Crank, I have to apologise to you :'.nd your family for the part I have been playing. I grew tired of being A-alued for my mo"ney, and not for myself, and I conceived the idea of performing the role of a poor man. I c^une to your city, and producing: reliable references, I Avas enabled  him his luck, but he has since died from a „ , .  i stvle of liviuir induced bv his good fortune, or thirty years,  ^aiid his only son has turned cuii to be a drunkard.  The man who.se first bet on the race course. Avhose first deal at the card table, , ,, , . , , . , .  whose first risk at faro, whose maiden lot-l desert! and from .the same cause, whicli is.  dren of No. 1—held office in the Gallaway Brigade, Piatt county, Mis.souri, troops. Confederate army, Bums commanding. Of the children by number 2, there Avere four in the Confederate army in different brigades. By wife number 3, there Avas one'in the C.'S. A. and two in the Heel Flies, making tAventy sons in the Confederate service." This man is hale, healthy and hearty. I knoAv him Avell, as also his Avife number 5? and her children; she is young, Avith mountain of Avealth of hair, fine looking, pleasant, and promises to still add to the population of this country. I will, if required produce the aiHda\'it of this numerous progeny, to the truth of this statement. I can tell more and Avonderful things of this man, but it is unnecessary.  Mr. Printer many AA'onderful things are in our midst, of Avhich Ave kuoAv nothing. I challenge the Avorld to produce this man's equal in all respects! S.  The foregoing is furnished us by one of our most reliable and respected citizens. —"Weatherford, Texas, Times.  Itc(Inctioii.ol°Strcaius.  The Baltimore Sun notes the remarkable decease of the volume of "'Jones falls" and other streams in the vicinity of that city, and says: "Jones falls is now reduced from the respectable projwrtious of a large creek, Avith a strong flow of Avater, equal formerly to 10,000,000 gallons, to an insignificant little brook,"hardly three feet wide; and at present, after tAvo monthsseason of drv Aveather, equal only to a sttpplv of 1,000,000 gallons per day."  It is the common remark of old re^^i-dents of this vieinity that Rock creek and other streams Avith Avhich they have been familiar from boyhood have diminished in A-olume at le.ast one half in the last twen-  At this rate Ave may anticipate that in a not distant future we shall have no streams at all.  This is no novel experience. Syria, once fertile and fruitful, is noAV an abandoned  AI.I. SORTS.  A paper advertises for "girls for cooking." We like them raAV.  "I should like to sail on and forever, and never touclx the shore again."  "The rich," said a Jew, "eat venison because it ish deer; I eat mutton because it ish sheep."  Pittsburg claims to have made steel which stands a test of 240,000 pounds to the square inch,  Fulton county, Illinois, has tliirty towns and villages within her borders, and contains but two saloons.  The "Heathen Chinee" insures his life for enough money to send his body hor ie Avhen he dies.  I.iondon's great thoroughfare, Ludgate Hill, is to be paA-ed Avith "American Avood at a cost of §20,000.  In three days 14,000 barrels of naA-al stores were shipped from Charleston, South Carolina, to foreign parts.  A great surgical operation—To take the cheek out of a yoiing man, and the jaw out of a scolding AA*oman.  Smoking Valley, in Oregon, lias a boiling spring? in which meat and A-egetables are cooked Avith facility.  "Little boy, ciin I go throusli this gnte to the river?" politely queried fiishion-ably dressed lady? Perhai>s so; a load of hay Avent through this morning.  A friend of ours has named his iufa.nt girl "Caressa." It is horrible to contemplate how the boys Avill "suit the action to the Avord" Avh'eo she gets to be abcut eighteen.  SensitiA-e New England people are accused of being annoyed because urchins go swimming abotit the Avharves, Avhose entire bathing suit consists of a rag around a stubbecl toe.  It is now .said that the periodical outbreak and spread of cholera are determined not by local miasma so much as by causes aflecting the A\'hole earth considered as a planet.  Jack (proposing): "And you won't feel ashamed becauser I am so tall'?" Dora, (with an eye to the main chance): "All the better chance for you to 'come do^vn liberally, my dear."  A young lady suggestively remarks, "If it Avas not good for Adam to live single when there wasn't a Avoman on earth, Avhat sh.all be Said of old bachelors Avith the Avorld full of pretty girls?"  A young man in Poughkeepsie made a call at the house of bis affianced, and after he got there he found that the house vv.as quarantined on account of small-pox, and he had to stay there a fortnight.  Dan Eice Avas arrested in Lansing, M'ich-igan, and fined $15 and cost? for as.siuilt-ing a boy, Avhom he had persuaded to ride his trick mule, but Avho rode the beast too well to please him.  iA-little-^eokuk girl Avent between tAvo  *HK undersigned woyilJ inform t^c  avenue and Fourih ítroctj. may 17-tf -mhs.  j of the 'room, without giving me time toil'^ .secure a situation Avith you, Avhere I ' reply, aud 1 s,iw no moie of hini until the have endeavored to perform my duties  I will cheerfully endorse your inking you and your family, meaning glance at Anna)  Conaer^ iUc and víci:;i-ó-, that sho ûaire- , ^ r ihoj.artv, Avhen. havintr re- faithfully. I  ceivtìd a larce flock <,i Jiiilinery and r-^nçy, . • i i i t íK.,.,1-  *<>od^. all of the iai<î.t ¡'tyií.s. urders pr'^'U'Pîly ! ceived the invitatKiu promisfd by hun, I pajwr, Uiank  Rttcn.lc.i to. titorc, Suush'-astcoracr of ; jjiy^.jf .Jj fctvlLsh residence (this Avith a  L. A. AYÍIISLER.  Emery Smith,  ma.vfkactriikr op  jiLL KLYDS OF CAXDIES  asd dkai.i:b ¡k  feuits, Veget ables, Butter and Eggs, Game, Fresh Fish and Oysters.  A Frcih stock of the ab ve article« always on »nd. Oysters will bo .'erv'd u[> in the best style. Our friends are invited ¡.o call and ace ui, at Jewcfs" old stand. Central avenue. , Conncraville, Ind.. Kov. I.la71.  ilOM CE O h^A^T H Y  —IK—  CSRO^'IC DISEASES.  dr. e. webster,  n»vjnBhad an expcrionci of Tbjsty Tkabs in he practice of Medicine, t as permanently located his in Connerivitle. Ind., whore ho will devote his whole atleniio:i to the treatment oi CUronlc Complalut«.  Oppice liotiBS: ProB; 8 to 11 A. M.  •' 2 to 5 i>. M. Oentral Avenue, Wesl sido. South of Court House, CON'XKRSVILL^, INDlA^iA. April 19, !s71-tf.  doll's restaurant.  ^ew restaurant,  PtF-TH STREET.  it.CSS.S Slit's ¿TI.,  co>;nersville, ind. —--  meals served at all hours,  In first-clais style, and with all luxuries of the season, at reaso nable prices.  Bar Suppiied'witli the Best Liquors.  «8" We will pay the hishsst market price for Chickens, Turkeys and Wild Game, Fcb.l.lSTU-y FRANK DOLL.  Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Lafayette IRailroad.  OJ\'LY ALL RAIL LI^'E  -FROJi-  Oincimiati and Indianapolis to Kansas City, St. Joseph,  AXD ALL POIjYTS WEST.  Beit Route to St. Loai? and Chicago. W. E. L. NOBLE.Gen'l Ticket Asent.  0. X. MO OK.Saperiatcudent. ■  pre-^"-! of the Cranks.  ll.'itie Darwell there before me, attired in an elegant suit, which was in ill keeping with his |>o;ition as a groi^er's clcrk. Of course 1 Avas introduced to tiie ladies ir. question, and at the fi,-st opportunity. Kane gr:vs}>ed my arm, exclaiming-.  "Is .<he not lM?autiful? Do vou Avonder that I love her?"  "One question at a time, if you please, i do think her pretty aud very sweet looking," I replied.  "Ah. ye.s; I tell you, my friend, she is destitute of the mercenary principle-s Avhich actuate -the ladies of ray acquaintance, in my oavu city; her beauty Avould attract the attention of many a millionaire, Avhilo she Ijci^tows her kindest .smiles ujion a CTOcer's clerk."  1 could not dispute his x^sertions in regard to her liciiuty, and he went on—  "Such lustrous bewitching eyes of midnight (Ltrknesis such a l)e.autiful olive complexion, such glo.ssy, ebony curls—"  "Hold, Band" I cried, "you are talking about another girl altogether. I was speak^ ing of the girl with blue eyes and broAvn hiiir."  "Oh!" he .lasAA-ered, someAvhat dd-spond-ingly, "that is Miss Merton. What do you think of the other—of Miss Lanjr-donr'  "I have had A-ery little time to decide," I ansAvered evasively, for I felt assured,according to my .ibili'ty to judge of })ersons by their faces, that he was greatly deceived in the disposition and character of his iuamorata.  He soon left me, joined the lady in question, and I saw them afterwards, strolling, arm-in-arm, u^n the piazza, as, with an acquaintance, 1 passed out of the crowded rooms to enjoy a few moments in the cool air. On re-entering the iouse, feeling somewhat diainclin^ to mingle vdth the throng, I sought a quiet nooi, where I was not likely to be disturbed. I entered a small room—a sort of boudoir, at the extreme end of the hall. The gas was turned off, so as to afford only a weird, partial light., and I sank upon a sofa, thinking to enjoy a rcTerie, for I certainly felt in the mood.  Tlie soft^ velvet carpet had not echoed my steps, and I had but a moment seated, when I found that I was not alone in the room. By the dim light I detected the out lines of two figures at opp<Kite side, seated by a window. I was about to retire  when my ears caught a few words, which arrested 'my steps, and decided me to remain, even tbougU I was playing the de-  (thi5  that you have regarded me all tlie same for l)elieving me a jwor clerk. I now ask you to congratulate me in having secured "the love of"a noble girl, Avho lovci^s me for myself alone, for until this moment, she believed me poor, aud she has promised to be my wife."  Mr". Crank glanced at Anna, and Lucy, covered Avith confusion at having their engagement thus announced, buried her blushing face in her liands, while Anna, evidently enraged at the turn affairs had taken, hurried from the room.  Bane Darwell noAV assumed his- proper station in life, and ere long I received an invitation to his Avedding, Avhen Lucy Merton became the wife of the rich and elegant Ikine Darwell.  Anna Langdon is A-et unmarried, and no doubt regrets her foily in refusing to wed Aviih the grocer's clerk.  "l-iberal Bedacliou to Kcgular I»a-troMs."  The Civil Rights Bill has gone into force in the District of Columbia. It imposes I^enalties for making any distinction in serving respectable guests on account of color, and requiresa conspicuous display in public houses of li.sts of prices. While in some of the restaurants food and drink have been serA-ed to all colors alike as yet, others have put up' cards Avith enormously large prices marlced on them, a heavy discount being made in case of Avhite customers, so as to accommodate them at the usual rates. At one leading saloon on the aA-enue, prices posted up are as follows: Whisky, two dollars per drink; brandy, five dollars; rin, tAso dollars; ale, one dollar; all mixed drinks, five dollars; all bitters, one dollar. The bill of fare is as follows: Steak, two dollars; cho^ two dollars; bam and eggs, three dollars; boiled eg^ fried eggs, coffee, tea, bread and butter, one dollar each; fish of all kinds, two dollars; raw tomatoes, fifty cents. Downtown places bave printed'scales of prices as follows: Brandy one dollar per drink; Avhisky, ^n, bock, sherry, and Kbine win^ malt liquors, soda and seltzer water, and imported ales, fifty cents per drink; mixed drinks, seventy-five cents; cigare, twenty-five cents to one dollar and fifty cents each. Champagne and imported wines, ten dollars—"a liberal reduction made to oux regular patrons."  tery ticket brings money kirgely into his pocket, is a ruined man'<tt the instant the world pronounces him lucky. Any man, and especially a young man," who starts iU; life Avith the couA-iction that money can be belter m:ulc than by earning it is "a lo^t man—lost already to society, lost to his family, lost to himself.  An alarming large number of the .sons of the rich men of New York are at this mo-! ment helple.-v- drunkard.s. Young men are I they, many of them of education, of many j good qiKilities, of generousuature.s, honor-' able and highminded; but this demon Drink has taken such possession of them that a fathers broken heart, a mother's  it is hardly neces-sary to say, the total de struction of forest trees.  The Joui-nal's only idea of argument seems to be a resort t"o personalities. If it said Horace Greeley's election Avill give ixiace, the Journal says George W. Julian is a sore-head. If it is said Horace Greeley will administer the government honestly, the Journal ansAvers by calling Senator ■Sumner a reneg;xde or Isaac Gray a hor.se thief. What has that got to do' with the question of Mr. Greeley's fitness? We might s.ay the Journal's editor had been a miserable failure in every j>osition in life he had ever occupied, and, although it might be true, Avould that make General Grant a better or vAorse man? It is only nece.-«ary to throw dirt in this manner to carry the election either party Avill be in Aery good condition. No man ever liA-ed again.st whom malice and envy could not say something, and no political party or  tears, a sister's agony, avail not to draw I them from their deep damnation, lile-I gant leisure Avas their ruin, j The best Avay to save a child from ruin • is to bring hiin up to help his father, i Make children feel that they must do some  ! thing to sup]x)rt the famil\', to help along: i - ^ i v * • i  then: too, fieh-ngs ari,se which are their rV.'f body of men ever existed that  ' salvation-those of affection and pride: fori not contain a good many positne we naturallv love tho.^ whom Ve dailv; ^o ^y nothing of others of in-  siru-letogkherwithforade...iredobject,i'^>?;f^^'l reputation. The bad go along andirothinl .so improves a child as to make ! the good, and neither party can brag him feel that he is of consequence, and he j "" «uperior virtue aiuon- us individual c.an do somethins, and that what he does members—Indianapolis News.  A memorial, signed by twenty-one thousand gentlemen, has been presented to the Attorney Geneml of England, protesting against imprisoument for debt.  is appreciatetl.  Ho IT the l.ndie.s I>o It.  Did you ever notice a pretty girl dres.sed  How tUey Farm in Arizona.  "Do you know hoAv they carry on a»n-culture" doAvn there?" asked the Judge. "There Avas a fellow who hired himself out  a ;tan. out it  Accident at tlie Circus—A 'Jrapczc foils Iiijuriug: Tliree :ileii.  To the aA'erage congregation at a tlieatre or circus, nothing is more entrancing than the exhibition of a felloAV being suspended above their heads, plowing through the air from one unstable point to another. There is a certain degree of excitement attendant upon the reckless daring Avhich some men inherit from nature, Avhich showmen understand, and Avhich they inevitably turn to a profitable account. The introduction of the trajieze and the A'arie-ty of performances to Avhich it has given rise, has been the delight of exhib'^ítors, and tbe announcement of trapeze acts is certain to attract an assemblage anxious to Avitness the advertised feats, and Avho watch breathlessly for underttikings they are half afraid to contemplate. No one understands this better than Barnum, and no one caters Avith better or more reckless taste to the public craving. He has introduced in his shoAv a trsipeze performance beyond comparison Avith any ever before unclertaken in a circus, and though its details have been arranged almost beyond the possibility of an accident, yet an accident occured j-esterday, Avhich at first promised the most serious" results.  Mr. Fred. Laselle and Mr. William Millson were on the trapeze and in preparation for the dangerous act known as the "Leap for Life," a feat beyond the accomplishment of ordinary trapeze per-formci-s, and one requiring" more than ordinary coolness and nerve. The danger lies in the SAvi.ug from the trapeze to a hanging rope, some distance from the trapeze b.ar. The order is for Laselle to spring first, and for Millson to folloAv him from a bar forty feet from the ground.  Yesterday morning the act was "on," and everything in readiness. Mr. Laselle Avas abotit making his leap, Avhen he heard a cracking about him, and turning, disengaged one hand, still holding the b^ar Avitb the other. About seven feet above him was Millson, and under him, holding the rope to which he was to spring, stood Mr, George North. Mr. Laselle heard the cracking over his head, and forebore to jump. In an instant the whole apparatus gave Av.ay, precipitating Millson and Laselle to the ground, the Avhole mechanism ñilling upon North. Laselle fell upon his feet, and is uninjured: ]Millson sustained injuries iii his back and left side, but will •soon be ready for duty. North is the more seriously Avounded; the fifth rib on the right side is broken, and it is feared that he has sttflered some internal hurt. Last night the wounded men, Avho are stopping at the Everett House, Avere doing well.—■ St. Louis Globe, Sunday.  buildings close together to recover She got Avedged in, aud to get her Avas found necessary to cut a hole through the Avall of the building.  A young lady in Hampton, Maine, saw a thirty pound .salmon going up stream through a narrow watery pass, and damming his chance to retreat, she Avaded in and^fely landed him.  "How old are you?" asked a railroad conductor of a little girl Avhom her mother was trying to pass on a half ticket. ' I'm thirteen at home, but in the train I am only nine aud a half," she innocently replied.  "My son, Avould yott suppose that the Lord's Prayer could be engraved on a  ..... "Well,  colored scraps apparently culled from the rag-bag, Avalking along the sunny side of the street, looking as impassively" cool and fresh as if it Avere M.ay instead of August? There is no unu.sual flush uiwnher cheeks; no deAV beads glistening on her broAv; her laA-ender gloA'es are as fresh as Avhen they were taken from the. perfume c.a-=e; even her eyes are calm and unmoved. The starch on her laces shoAvs no si^ns of limpness; she moA-es along as quietly, and apparently as happy, as if there AA-ere no thermoineters in the world. She is only a fresh rose after the sun has kissed off the dew. As you pass her there is a sense of coolness in the verj' air; the faint perfume  of her presence is as fresh and refrigerating as the odor of a past ripe cantelope. How does she do it? Men cannot. Even the dandies give Avay to the heats of August. Their'shirt collars are Avilted; their faces have a fevered glow^; they look oppressed and wearied; even their cleanly washed linen coats have a "mvLssed up" air. As for the careless fellows, they just go wiltingly along the street; they give it up; they wear no vests;, their shirt collars are unbuttoned; their wristbands are rolled up very damp; they look altogether unkempt and flaccid, as if they would say to every passer-by, "It is deuced hot, and I don't care hoAV I look." Now, what makes the difierenee? How do the women do it?  in clean muslin, overhung with all sorts of jj^ ^ {-.^.j^ jjand in Arizona, and the first  day his master told him to cut some wood. So, he asked for an ax, but the farmer j siiid, "No, Ave don't cut wood Avith an ax i here;" and g.ave him a sledge hammer to knock and break off the mesquite which they burn doAvn there. The next day John Avas ordered to cut some hay, and was looking about for a scythe, Avhen his master said, "We don't cut hay Avith a scvthe doAvn here," and gave him a hoe to chop down the Avoody stalks with Avhich they SAvindle horses for h.iy. The third morning the farmer called his man to come out and plant corn. John looked for a hoe, but his master said, "We don't plant corn Avith a hoe out here," and gave him a croAvbar Avith Avhich to punch holes in the ground, Avherein to drop com; aud John left the country in disgust at that kind of farm work."-^Cor. N. Y. Tribune.  Timber culture is not a bad busine^ if a man can afford to wait. H^ a centuiy ago a worn-out field in Western Connecticut was planted a«-ith young trees, and cleared last year produced fifty cordis per acre, besides furnishing fencing timber for the Avhole farm, and ten cords of wood an-nually  A recent German treatise on stimulants and narcotics estimates that infusion of coffee leaves is used by tAA'o million persons, Paraguay tea by ten million persons, chicory, either pure or mixed with coffee, bv forty million" persons, cocoa, either as chocolate or in some other form, by fifty million persons, and coffee by one hundred million persons. Betel is dieAved by one liundred million persons, hasheesh is chewed or smoked by three hundred million persons, and opinium is used by four hundred millions of persons. Chinese tea is drank by 'five hundred million persons, and tobacco is smoked, chewed, or snuffed by the greater part of the inhabitants of the worl<L_- _ _ _ '  Milwaukee has had a wooden weddinj Henry Block was married to  there  Avouid be" no difHcnlty".  "Get out of my Avay; Avhat are you good for?" said a cross'old man to a bright eyed urchin, Avho happened to stand in the'.vay. The little fellow," as he stepiJed one :.ide, replied very gently. "They make men out of such 'things a's Ave are."  A little three-year-old boy in Hartford, in attempting to'console his mother, Avho Avas Avatching by the death-bed of his little sister, said": "Don't cry mamma. If Nellie Avants to die, let her die. It'll be so nice for her to haA'e her own Avay just once."  Miss Cornelia Wade, of Cincinnati, has just failed at her sixty-first effort at self-destruction. Let Cornelia try kindling a fire Avith kerosene, and if lliat fails she should encourage her brothers to sua]) unloaded .shot-guns at her. One or the other Avill fetch her, sure.  A Terre' Hautentot who intended to vote for Greeley and Brown, does not feel like "shaking hands across the bloody chasm" since his Avife preseiited him with triplets last A-ear. She says "anything to beat Grau't," but he thinks there is such a thing as draAving party lines too close.  A young merchant Avho is trying to strucgle along in a falsely economical way, took"a class in one of our Sunday schools hist Siibbath. During the progress of the le.sson he asked "What is solitude?" and was visibly disturiied Avhen a misej-able boy promptly ansAvered: "The store that don't advertise."  In the Di.strict of Columbia, of the population over ten years of age, numbering 100,453, there are 49,041 who have occupations (non-profitable, disreputable, and dishonorable not being enumerated.) Of these 1,365 are agricultural. 29,845 professional and personal, 6,126 trade and transportation, and 11,705 manufactures and  A ten vear old, boy boasting to a schoolmate of liis father's accomplishments, jmt it thus: "Mv father can do almost any tiling. He's a notary public, and he's a pothe-  cary, and he can pull teeth, and "he's a  pu  hoiie doctor, and he can mend wagons and things, and he can play the fiddle, and he's a jackass at all trades."  The grandmother of a little girl tried to break her of the habit of saying that people lied, and instructed her to say that they were mistaken. A few days ¡after, her grandma, to amuse her, told her a bear storj', which Avas hard to belieA'e. After she had finished, the little grandchild looked up in her face and exclaimed: "Grandma, thaf s the biggest mistal:en I ever heardi"  It would seem that in heavy storais at sea, iron ships are inferior to those built of wood. Of forty-two Atlantic steamers lost at sea between the years 1841 and 1872, thirty-eight were of iron and fourof Avood. Of the line of iron s^ps running into the St. Lawrence and Portland, nine were lost between 1857 and 186^ and five iron sailing vessels, all built in Great Brittaici, and sent to sea in 1865 and 1868, have oiever  Senator Morton seems anxious to go into the campaign solely upon the past. This is not surprising, for pretty much all his cajoital was produced by the Avar but still it is the boldness of desperation, for hi.s past record has a good many spots on it. The Senator was once a Democrat of the hardest kind, and as a negro hater equaled any of his associates. If we are not mistaken he was an advocate of the outrageous "black laws" and the article in the constitution Avhich forbids any black man to come into the State under the severest penalties. He was strongly in fa\'or of ceeping them out. No longer ago than 1865, Avhen AndreAV Johnson first began to promulgate his policy. Senator Morton startled the country Avith the opinion that the negro was not fit to be trusted Avith the franchise, that he Avas little better than a beast, etc. A A-ery short time after that and Avith no apparetit reason for change he Avas demanding negro suffrage. We are no great believer in political consistency, that is the consistency that neA'or alloAvs a man to change his opinions, but aa-c haA'e some little regard for the consistency that requires a~inan to hold the same views under the same circumstances. That is one thing Senator Morton has never done xipon the negro question, or the financial question, or almost any other one of moment, that has been before the people.—^Indianapolis News.  Jnniu.s on Grant.  It is just a century since Junius assailed the Marquis of Graiiby in the folloAving AA'ords:  "It has lately beeu a-fashion to pay a compliment to the bravery and generosity of the commander-in-chief at the expense of his understanding. They Avho love him least make no question of his courage, Avhile his friends dwell chiefly on the facility of his disposition. Admitting him to be as brave as a total absence of all feeling and reflection can make him, let us see Avhat sort of merit he derives from the remainder of his character. If it be generosity to accumulate in his own person and family a number of lucrative employments; to "provide at the public expense for eA'cry creature that bears the name of Manners; to heap promotion upon his favorites and dependents, the present commander-in-chief is the most generous man alive."  A doctor and a Campbellite preacher riding along together in the out skirts of Kingston, Missouri, not long ago, oA-ertook a ragged urchin Avith a string of fish which he had caught in the creek Avhich was close by. The preacher accosted the lad in a patronizing way:  "My son, Avhat do you call those fish?"  "Campbellites, sir," promptly responded the boy.  "Why do you call them Campbellites?"  "Because they spoil so quick after I get them out of Avater." _  Near Marion, Indiana, a few days ago, a moAv of oats fell upon a small ^boy named Wiant, Avhile he Avas playing in a barn; His little brother being in the barn at the time, cried for help, when their mother hurried out, and, hearing the smothered cries of her child, commenced removing the sheaves with the energy of despair, reaching him finally, after his moans had grown fainter and fainter, and at last ceased, and taking him out crushed and bleeding, but not fatally injured.  John Schemmerhorn, Of Allen, Illinois, thought one of his coavs was afflicted with hollow horn last Aveek. To satisfy himself he caught the bea.st and held her by the tail wlSle his wife rapped on the horn with a hammer. A nioment later a barnyard tableau was seen, aa Schammerhorn soared OA'er a ten foot board fence, and his wife has an aperture in her dolly varden, that a week's constant labor Avith a seAving machine will hardly repair.  A young lady of Hannibal, in Missouri-lately wrote to'H. G-., asking the best rem. edy for dandruff. The great farmer replied: "Use a rotating harrow if the surface is rolling, uiitil the soil is well loosened, then seed doAvn with Canada thistles. If this fails, go further Avest, where Indians are plenty and frisky. They remove dandruff by -a simple remedy, and warrant it never to return."  CJonversation makes a ready man; writing, a correct man, and, mathematics an   

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