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   Hutchinson News (Newspaper) - October 29, 1890, Hutchinson, Kansas                                "ICHINNH* HAILY NKWn: WEDNESDAY KOBNfNR.OCTOBER 29.1890. THE CIBCUIT-RIDEK, 'WesntaiuoenceB of n Mothodlet Pro-- Bidlnsr Eldor. lutArAaOrtg Typo of OliKiacUr That Dm AU Bat rmwiinii  AWuy-,|�y� �n  well-grossed congregation, Is a far dlf-!fornnt personage from tho Methodist 'Clroultrvldors of forty yours ago," said iHov. C. a Tnwdoll, presiding older of Itho Chicago district, as bo leaned back In his oomfortablo armchair and foil ;lnlo a Kjwlniacont strain of thonght, to ...� Chicago JSvoning Nows reporter. "When ! look back to tbo old dayr.,*' ^conUmxed .the divine, "and recall tbo y!lnoidont�, that bofcll mo when, as a :jyoung man, I was n circuli-rider,  it booms as if thoy  woro  torribly  bard jtlmoa.   Vot when I wafl a cironltrrider 1 |dld not much mind it, and I suppose I -endured a� many hardships   an   tbo javoragoulrcult-rldor.   Looking back u> �\ 'tboso days thoy seem,, strange enough, and a listener hearing of tbo trials of a " fOlrcuiL-ridor would naturally Bay that 'his was a hard lot-    Woll, perhaps It 'Waaj but after all thoy worn fulfilling i their duty and tboir aim was a higher �no than many who have easier times. "A clroult-ridor waa distinguished ;from a stationed proacbor by having two or mora appointments to 1111, whereas tlio regular proacbor was Ktatloncd at BOino plaoo whoro thoro is a congregation sufficiently largo to roqniro all jhts time and energies in looking' after ' -jit. lint a circuit-rider was a Methodist iproachor who, taking tbo word of God 'Under his arm, would mount bio trusty la teed and rido from place In Ma cir ait, | preaching to tbo fanners who gathered |to bear hlra. Ilo often preached every jday in tho week, and perhaps tbroo j limes on Sunday. It was no uncommon 'thing for Methodist clrouitrriders to . fhavc a 300-mllo circuit, with perhaps a dozen appointments. So you hoo they ;novor had a moment's leisure, but made '.their homos whore obaneo or their horse 'brought thorn. "My flrflt circuit was in lows, and I 'waB obliged to travol through Tama, 'Marshall and Story counties. 1 had from :eIx to too appointments, and you may jrost asHurod I was kept busy. Every [Sunday in tho year I preached three �times--morning, afternoon and evening -and ofttimcs during tho week. I would gist np early Sunday morning and, after eating my breakfast und see-zing that my hotso was properly carod taTj start oH for my first appointment, ton or ttftoon miles away, I carried my Bible with me, and went xnorrily along ovor tho country roads, singing to myself and exchanging salutattona with tbo few pcopto' 1 mot on tho road. Whon I arrived at my first appointment, which was about teni o'clock, 1 would generally hold services,' ;and then tako my dinner at some far-!mer*s house. And oh, how ihn peoplo vwould turn out on those oeen.sionsl L ;teli you, thoy didn't have a chanco to go :to ohunib ovory day la tlio week, nor every Sunday, and when a proaeher did � come along, no matter how bad tho 'Weather was, thoy turned out to a man, and gtrvo hlra a rousing welcome that half dkJ away with tho discomforts of one's long journoy. "After a good substantial dinner at BOme farmer's 1 would set out again and rido to niy next place. 1 would preach thero In tbo afternoon, and then rido to tho next place and prune u there that night. Tlion I'd stay nil night at ;6omo farmar'H, and tho next morning ooroplolo my circuit. Tbo peoplo always used mo well-1 believe they always did uso circuit-riders well, und whorover 1 stopped l.wns always sure of jcrotting U�o boat tho house could afford. |ft was those little things thut made mo forgot the hard and disagreeable part of . ;iny work, Por it was hard and disagreeable, thoro is no use In denying that. I would liko to soo somo of tho ministers of to-day riiUng ovor all kinds of roads, tin all kinds of weather, traveling through rain, snow and sleet, porhaps 'with garments soaked or frozen; awim-' imlng crooks and putting up with hard faro; pron/jhing in a misyraulo little sohool-houso, or in tlio open air, or in somo farmer's dwelling. "Acirouitrridur didn't draw a princely salary, oithor. Tho first year 1 waa a circuit-rldor I didn't, got a cent of pay- ' saw only twonty-five cents during lho entire tinirt. lint then ! didn't mind that. Thoro woro hundreds tnoi-o eir-ouit^rldcrs not a bit better oil than myself, vory few got s10u a year Itcady money was a boarco article in (.lio^edays, but tho lack of It never stupped acireult-rider from fulfilling his duties. Oh, I oould go ahead and talk all ni^ht about my expertonco as a cireui t-ridor, but there ia no use in it. Why, 1 rcmembor one day during a rainy spell t tried to urge my horse to swim acrous a crook that waa swollen by recent rains, but the horse couldn't make it, and I narrowly escaped with my life. Hut tho farm or's boys whore I waa going dragged mo out, loaned mo dry clothos, and I wont on my way rojoiciug. That was hut ono of many incidents that served ta wake up my life as a circuit-rider.*    ;__ A HturtMiiR AJmUnhiii. ""That hooomes of all tho stale can-4y?M was a�ked a woll-known confectioner, ^t israado up Into fresh candy.** Thoro is not an ounce of was to About oonfocUonery You HUc choco-lato caramels? Woll, thoy contain more scraps tiian any other candy Thoy aro ( especially udaptod for this on account �f thoir dark color. Thoy woro Drst : jnado by a confectioner wuu received tho "inspiration from bis HtocU of old sweats. Ttktf'iriflH at u Flower. A wondorfulflowor has been discovered In tho Isthmus of Tehuantepeo. Its Ohiof peculiarity Is tho habit of changing Its colors during iho day In tho morning it Is white, whon the sun. is - at its sunlllj H is rod. and at night it la hluo.   Tho rod, white and blue (lower '�grows on a troe'atuui tbo si 20 or a guava treo. and only at noon doui It glvo out any porluiof      f . J       _ rooms, lUvide'd Into upward of i'uO "dwell- 1 ing apartments of from four to sfx rooms caoh. This inunonsn house has thirteen court-yards-ii vo open and eightpeverod- an d a large garden within lt!i walls. A visitor to tlio building relates that bti once spent two hours in looking for a man known to reside In: thohotinn. Seareely a trade, handiwork  or pro- | fension can bo named which is not repro- j Houted in this enormous building.  Gold and sliver workers,  makers of  fancy ' articles, lodging homin kpopers, bookbinders, agenLa, turners, batters, officers, locksni 11 b*,  Jn] norfl,   tu tors,   scion tl fla men. tiovrrninnnt clerks, three bakers, eighteen   tailors,    Uvcnty-nlno   shoemakers and many other tradesmen live in it. The house has thirty-one staircases and fronts on tbroo streots and one square In one day tho postman's delivery has amounted to its many as 1,000 pieces to this single but titanla hotiso. To address a letter to the house and to tho person It is intended for, does not assure tho sender that tho pcrtwn to whom it is addressed will over rccolvo it. In order to "mako assuranoo doubly sure," all letters addressed to tho "Frei-baus" must bo provided with both the given and tho surname of tho person for whom intended, the number of tho court, tho number of the staircase, and tho number of tho apartment; otherwise it is as apt to go astray as though addressed to a city unprovided with directions as to stroot and number. At tho present time 2,112 persons live In this Immense building, and pay an annual rental of over 100,000 florins. " IT'S AN  ILL WIND." UocLum mud iJragcUtjt   Hull thm Reappearance �f thn Grip with Dellcht. 1 don't supposo thoro is a man, woman or child of tho 1,101,000 who mako up Chicago's great population that is moan or heartless enough to wish that a plague may fall on the inhabitants. Whilo this Is true, remarks a Chicago Journal correspondent, 1 have discovered that at least two classes do not fool real bad over tho announcement recently made in leading medical journals that tho "grip" is almost cortaln to recur in this country tho coming winter. On learning of this probability I mentioned tho matter to my physician. "Woll," said ho, "it might prove a good thing in more ways than one. People will guard against it, and will thus ward off many other evils quite as bad but not general in their attack. Then, too, wo physicians are in good shape to cope with it. With our former experiences fresh In mind wo may bo able to make researches and improvo on remedies which will go�on record in medical works, and become a blessing to people in after years." My druggist was visited. Ilo said: "Oh, I am not surprised. Thero is nothing very serious about it any way. And thou It helps business wonderfully." This last expression was what I was fishing for. Only r-\ doctor would construe tho return of the "grip" as a "blessing," and only a druggist would �?iy It "helps business." Since tlio interviews mentioned I have learned of a case on the West side whoro a druggist had � small business which paid him about 53.0u0 a year, simply a nice living, for several years. During tho run of tbo "grip" In Chicago, about four months, ho cleared up enough 10 Kb "the floor wTtli Their atTt'ograph albums. In a fowdays wo wero playing draughts and Tending llulwer, while tbo girls, without, wero preparing our food and knitting for us warm new Rtockings. Notwithstanding all these attentions, we wero ungratefully discontented. At tbo end of tho first week wo woro joined by seven enlisted men, Ohio boys, who like ourselves had been found at largo in tho mountains. From one of these new arrivals wo procured a case-knife and n gun screw*dri\*or. Down on tbo hearth before tho lire tho screw-driver was placed on tho thick edge of the knife and belabored with a hoof bone until a few inches of it3 Lack were converted, into a -rude saw. Tho grate in tho window was formed of cast* iron bars, passing perpendicularly through wrought-lron plates, bedded in tho stone jimbs. If ono of Xheso perpendicular bars, an inch and a half square, could bo cut through, tho plates might be easily bent 00 as to permit tho egress of 0, man. With this ond in view wo cautiously began operations. Out-sldo of the bars a plcco of carpet bad been stretched to keep out tho raw wind, and behind this wo worked with ,   , .     .   , .    . safety. An hour's toil produced but a I 1 T� returning to Petersburg after few feathery filings on the horizontal an ab85nc0 "irrsoJa0 weoks- Aa �ur *T n plate, but many hands made light work, ^PP** *' Twlas  young man got in and steadily the cut grew deeper. Wo | wnowhUo nol particularly sby-looking, recalled the adventures of Claude Duval, j alr,of n bi? ^^ol-boy out for a Dick Turpin and Sixtoon-string Jack, ^Uday. In taking his place in tho and sawed away. During the available ! compwtinAnt ho first with great caro hours of throe days and rhrongbont one �u� netting a leather valise, entire night tho blade of stool was wor- whlc(h ovldo,\Lly conta n0? fomothing rylng, rasping, eating tho iron bar.   At PTlo_U8\ a3 1,0 _scaToiy took his eyes EQUAL IN THE GRAVE. CrtFRiis 13 ticnil; remove blu.rutw Ana fttrtu tiim of his goia; Tho Reaper prim hurt como for liim, Ills Turin Is Mill and cold. Tho crimson stn*nm haa censed to Dow, Tho haugliiy IhmuI la lylnp low, Ho'a do no u itli worldly pomp and Bhowi Haro rents tils pulsolesti mold. Upon yon W�r a pauper linn, Hts eon I III" taken night; Hla KuusoW-v-.  r ilcath's loug night. J-oy th;a onu In hl.'t ranrblo tom>�, And yon  br>d   HeyertkY   Kind  Old I^idtes of 1% ^narter Each. A ragged little urchin hobbled across City Hall Park yesterday afternoon with ono of his feet rudely bandaged with some dirty cloth, ways tho New York World. Ilo could barely touch his Injured foot to the ground, and for a crutch ho had a broom-stick. To one end of it ho had nailed a picco of wood for an arm piece, and with tbo aid of this and a companion about hlB own ago be limped to tbo stono wall fronting tho posL-oflieo on Mail strcot and leaned against it as though utterly exhausted by his exertions. * The two little follows talked ' together for rnfhiloand then tho companion walked up to ;iu elderly woman who was passing and asked her for a few pennies. "Me brother has got a hurled foot," said he, "and'wo can't work, 'cause I got ter tako earo or him." Tbo old lady louked over her glasses and going up to tho Injured boy askod him how ho had been hurt. "1 was selling papers," said he, "when ;\ wagon run over mo foot." "Poor boy," said she, sympathetically, and site handed him a quartor. Tho reporter stood for awhile watching tho boys und be noticed that the little fellow only accoBted women- Tho two had collected qultoa nice little pile, whon tho Invalid got tired of holding his injured foot from tho ground and decided to go. IDs companion took his arm and together tho two started down Park Row. Tho little fellow's foot began to grow rapidly well, for at every step ho walked much oasler. Thoy finally went In ono of the littlo doorv ays of tho post-olllco. whoro tho Injured boy nat down, and In a twinkling tho rags were oil, oxpoaing to view a perfectly well foot, though vory dirty and grimy After tho rags had been lucked awny tho boys crossod the street to a basement "beanery.'' Neither of the juvenilo bunco men was ovor twelve veui'N of at'e. you. if you'll keep the break concealed until to-night we'll let you all out.' Tho sec rot of the extreino kindness of our keepers was explained. Tho jailor, a loyalist, retained his position as a civil dotail, thus protecting himself and sons from censor?pftor.. WnH-y had bnen taken in tho night before, his bruises had been anointed, and ho had been provisioned for tho journey. "Wo spent tbo day repairing our clothing and preparing tor the road. My long-heeled cow-hides, 'wife's Bhoos,* for which I bad exchanged a uniform waistcoat with a cotton-wooled old darky on the banks of tbo Saluda, wero about parting soles from uppers, and I kept the twain together by winding my feot with stout cords. At supper an oxtra ration was given us. As soon as it was dark the old jailer appeared among us and gave us a mlnuto description of tho differont roads loading west into tho mountains, warning us of certain dangers. At eleven o'clock Miss Etnma came with tho great keys, and wo followed her in slnglo file down tbo stairs and out Into tho back yard of the jail. From the broken gratings In front, tho bitofropoand sirips of blanket wero loft dangling in tlio wind." THE LAfiGliST HOUSE. Vienna lAn Imogen*"  ItullUtnr   Near IVh on a^iiJJ rt-nple Live.. and AN  HOSPITABLE JAILER. Btiering Arivonturo of a Party of Colon. l'rUonnm fa th� (South. From a htirrlug article of adventure, *\A Hard Road to Travel out of Dixie," by Lieutenant W. 11. Shulton in the Century, wo quote the following: ."At Oreenvlllo wo were lodged in the1 county jail to await tho reconstruction of railway bridges, whon wo wore to be transported to Columbia. Tho jail was u r*ono Htriioturo, two stories in height, with halls to rough tho center on both fleora and square rooms on each side. Tho lock wan turned on our little party of ;;ix In ono of tbcao upper roams, having two grated windows looking down on tho walk. Through the door vvhleh opened on the hall a square hole was cut as high as one's face and largo Devoted tr> iiU Comrade*. During the revolutionary war in America, two soldiers of the army of Lord Conitvallls went Into a house and treated tho inmates in a most shameful manner. A third soldier mot them coming out and recognized them, lie was in no way to blame, but sinco ho declined to glvo up tho names of his cora-rados, ho was sentenced to1 the punishment they had incurred. Lord Corn-wallls rodo up to him when on the gallows. "Campbell," ho said, "what a fool you aro to dlo thus! Give up thelv names!" "You aroln an enemy's country, my Lord," was tho firm reply, "and you can bettersparoone man than two." And he was hanged. -A young woman of Paris has indented a now method of robbery, which she has carr ed on with a good deal of success for several woeks past Wearing a travohng droas> with a traveling bag in her hand, she waltod about tho stations, as if she woro qu to now to Paris and did not know whoro to go. It constantly happened that, gentlemen took pity on her and propos'-d to tnko hor to a hotel. Onarrivingattho hotel, the gentleman, of course, demanded to bn shown rooms. Tho young woman stopped down stairs, and before he returned had jumped into the cab w th thegontteman'sluggageanddnven away._____ BvpV4y ^raorioani. European and Ori-ental 4o||jairy hUH'.lt�'scores of publUumd Tiriva&o ma$9Uiflti/yoi Vienna, Austria, . bas'tho gtyDt- of *thom ail.  The Frei--     httus (froeUdUBS). aituated In Wluden..* uburb ofiho city juat mentioned, is the enough tu udmit tho possum of a u'uto .most spacious buHd.lnAr bn tbo globe   Aside from tho rigor of our eonnnomont Within its walU a wbi)lo olty or bum an �beings Uvo und work, sleep and oat.   I; �xmt�tn�.in all botvveon^-JOO and 1 ego wo woro troaiod with marked kindness. 'Wo had scarcely walked about our dun-goon before tho jailer's daughters wero Tin* Chiunplnn Oilier. 11nlder. James Lawronson, of Ihiitlruoro, who died a short time s ucc, had a phenomenal L-ccord as an employe of tho United Mates (iovernment lor si'venty-ono years, with h irdly a break, ho was In tho postal service, und for fifty-seven years ho hoid tho same pes tion. Ilo administered tho 01th of oillce to every l'ostmaster-l-Jeueral since the administration ol Pres d-nt Andrew Jackson. "Judge" Lawronson was eight/-sovun yo.ira of age, having entered '..lm scrvico when a boy of sixteen. Ho cent lined to ros do in Baltimore mUwflbstaiid  iso before so many strangers the fact of his having a fortune In his possession. i do not know why-for his explanation was plausible-but I felt a distrust of him, and set myself to watch his movements from lhattlmoon. Thoro was an affeiiatlon of too muoh calm in his manner, i thought During the chatter and pleasantry commou among fellow-travelers, when people talk without considering what thoy say, tho conversation turned upon wonderful cases of ^hoft and diamond robberies, and little by littlo instances were cited wherein tho skill and rapidity of the theft was marvelous. Tho youiig jeweler was advised to keep a sharp lookout for his diamonds. Was not General Somaronoff recently a victim to tho cleverness of a robber who actually extracted a bundle of roubles from tho insido pockot of his coat. "Ohi" said tho young man, "I am not uubaby; I a;o usod to this sort 0* tuinj?" -a statemcm which 1 did not believe. I could not help feeling bo was not accustomed to tbo charge of gems of such great value; ho had tho face of a child, with a child's soft, sweet, innocent expression, unfamiliar with care or, responsibility of any kind. On reaching Kiln, wo all got out to stretch our legs by a stroll on tho platform, and the young jeweler, ovidontly not wishing to make himself remarkable, followed our example, taking his | valise in hand as though unwilling to ! part with it for an instant.   As tho passengers crowded  toward tho door, ho was pushed violently forward by some j one in tbo throng; at the same momont tho conductor appeared and refused to allow us to leave the carriage.    Tho train waa betiind time, hosuid, and in- , stead of the usual stoppage at IClln, a halt of  nearly a mlnulo's  limit was made.   While ho spoko, the locomotivo whistled for the train to proceed. I    As wo regained our compartment in somewhat straggling order, tho young jewelor uttered a cry of fright, which, notwithstanding all effort at control,was 1 ono of agony , "1 have baon robbed!" ho cried. It was truo. Somo bold operator, who, from an adjoining compartment, had overboard our conversation and been allured by what he thus learned, had attempted, with success, the robbery of the jewels. Thoy were'gonc^-the thing ' was donel The young man still held in his grasp the bandies of his valise, which had been adroitly cut, and in the pressure of the crowd he had not felt tho Iobs of weight. Qo gazed around with an indescribable expression of terror. His despair was truly pitiable, and it waa as much through sincere sympathy for tho unfortunate yohth as the excitement of an incident thus breaking tho tire no mo journey that tho passengers surrounded him with extreme interest and curiosity. Tho thoft had boon accomplished with surprising skill and rapidity, and each ono had something to say on tho subject. "It Is '.ncredible." "Wo had only time to leave our Beats and relurn to thorn again." "it seems like magic." One man declared that tho conductor must be notified at once. "No-no," stammored tho young jeweler. "Why not'.1" queried tho other: "aore you are with valuable dlatrondo Stolon from you, and you do not wish it to bo known! No one left the train ut Kiln, therefore It is impossible that' tho thief has disappeared. Your valiso is still in one of the carriages; no doubt hiddou beneath one of tho .seats." "No, no; do nothing." Implored the unhappy youth. Hut tho other did not stop to listen; ho had already started to inform the conductor, and in a mcmont returned with that functionary, to whom ho offered a string of suggestions as to the best means of recovering tho lost jewels. The conductor hesitated to tako action in tho matter; but, upon reaching the next station, secured thoassistanuo of two polico'�officers, whom he put in cbariro. The baggage of tho passengers should be searched," said tho man who> had constituted himself tho leador in the affair, and so the ollicers ordered. Atonco a vigorous search began as tho train rolled onward. Tho news spread quickly front tho locomotive to tho baggago-wagon, and every ono yielded with good grace to tho examination. Tho young jewelor alono betrayed any uneasiness; his faeo became livid, and he swayed back and forth as though on tho verge of fainting. Tho search was unsuccessful, and tho officers shook their heads in a doubtful manner. Suddenly our obliging neighbor, who had ahown decided instincts aa a do-toctivo and who entered into tbo work with ardor, caught sight of a passenger who, wrappod In a voluminous cloak, had Boomed to sloop during tho turmoil. Approaehing him, ho; throw aside the cloak and disclosed to view tho missing valiso. "Ahl" said ho, with a triumphant air, "I knew well It was not far off." Tho passenger thus disturbed did not, howover, appear put out by the discovery. "Leave me alone," said ho; "the valiso Is mine." "Yours?" criod tho man; "why, tho handles aro missing. You are too cool, by far. What do you think of tho Impudence of your thief, my young sir?" turning to tho jeweler, proud of the role ho had so successfully played. "You recognize /our valiso, do you not?" The poor young fellow lost bin head. Ho should have thanked tho man for his zeal, taken back his property, and thus terminated tho affair; but ho obstinately replied:   "No; it Is not mine." The thief breathed again, tho perilous moment passed. "You see," said ho, with a superb disdain. But our amateur dotectlvo was not convinced-ho would not glvo up tho battle. "1 recognize it myself," ho cried. "I juu not blind; for tho matter of thah, it is easily determined If this ho the missing valiso or no. We know thnt tho one wo seek contains diamonds-hero will be incontestVblo proof. Hand mo your koy, sir; wo shall soon nrrivo at tho truth of this matter. I can notcompre-bond your doubts on tho subject." Rut at this moment a terrible cry was heard. Tho young man rushed madly to tho platform of tho ooaoh and throw himself headlong under tho whoels of tho train, which crushed him into a bleeding mass. ' As you will have divined, tho young man who passed us a traveling jewelor was, in reality, an agont of tho Nihilists, and tbo valiso he guarded with so much caro and anxiety contained-not diamonds-but models of newly-invented explosives which were to bo tested for tho first time by aeomnriucnin Moscow, whither ho was taking them. Tho wretches who had given him this abominable commission had evidently chosen a young student fresh Troru college. At tho no.vt station tho valiso was opened and found to contain tho infernal machine,which explained tho resistance offered by tho unfortunate youth to tho discovery. Ilo had no doubt como to tho conclusion that all was lost. In his stupefaction, ho did not consider.that ho could have prevented tho opening of tbo valiso by acknowledging tho property; he possibly saw in a vision tbo result of finding its contents. He feared arrest, and that would force him to break vows implicating others, and, being unable to copo with it, be rushed to his destruction.-From the French, In tbo Argonaut. - J. W. Kanaga & Co., Are always Id the lend with & full line of ole and Fancv Groceries We keep the bop,* ^randn' of Floui. Corn Heal, Oat Flakes and Ghrehun, always pure and *eet A complete lino of , Uncoiored Green and Black Teas! From the cheapest Tea Dust te the finest Imperial, Gunpowder, Basket Japt and Black Teas. SUGARS, ALL GRADES! CANNED GOODS, 8TANDABJ) BRANDS I ,t tine assortment of the celebrated Monarch Brands of old Government .1 ava, Arabian Mocha and the still more celebrated Chase and Sanborn com binatlon of Mocha and Java in two pound cans, finest Coffee in the world. Queensw&re, - Glassware - and - Stoneware 1 Uaveland China, Fine Lamps, Lamp Fixtures, Pterson and Redwing Pottery. Thanking our patronB, ono and all, for past favors, we shall to the best of oni ability, by honest and fair dealing, by just weights and full measure, BtrWe to merit tho continued favor of all. Telephone 78. J   W. p#N�G� �. CO., 90 W. MAIN i.1 A DRAMATIC INCIDENT. now a Plilluothroplu Mllttunalre Quieted a Nohty Grutiifer. The other evening, while tho audience at the Baldwin .vao listening spellbound to tho famous scene whero Barry-more Is discussing tho foibles of womon, a couple of San Mateo rustics In tbo front row of tho dress clrclo began, according to tho San Francisco News-Let-tor, an earnest discussion as to tho merits of a cortain prizo^ow ono of them had for sale. Dcspito tho angry looks and s-s-s-h'u of thoso near by, tho controversy waxed louder, until at last a gentleman sitting behind tho talkers touched one of thom on tho shoulder and quietly said: "Excuse mo, my friund, but what will you taliG fur that sow of yours?" Tho granger stared for a momont and then said: "About, six dollars, I s'posu." "Exactly," said tbo gentleman, taking out his pocket-book and handing1 ovor a green hack. "Hero is a twenty. Now that sow's mine; just let her alone, if yon picas* . Tho audienco snlckorcd, und though the countryman mado a wocTul attempt to turn tho joke by gravely pouketing the noto and handing over tho fourteon dollars change, tho unub was crushing In its effect, and in tho dead sllonco that followed tho philanthropic million aire leaned back and modestly enjoyed his popularity. Rut what tho dolcgation from up the bay said whon, after the performance, thoy tried to buy beer with tho twenty and found it a bad counterfeit is unfit for publication. Ills Nose Rostored. Ah authentic case of a human nose that bad been cut off being restored Is told of in a medical paper. Operations of the character are often heard of, hut almost luvariably tho reports lack confirmation. Tho patient was a young man employed In a cotton mill and tho operation was performed at trriilln, Ga. The organ was oat cleanly alf by a rapidly-revolving bult and hud remained whero it hxi fallen for about au hour. It was washed carefully and every antiseptic precaution used, and healed in the courao of a week. T"i hope 1 don't Intrude, dear," sbiq a young wife. "Can I assist voti?" "Well, you know I am immersed in study; but never mind, as you have come, you will oblige me by looking up 'Hamlet* in that big volume yonder. I want a rof* j erence." Wife (turning over the leavos): I "Hamlet! ' Hamlet Isn't here, lovu," "Good gracious! wherever are you bulking?" "Wife {slightly hurt): "Why, whero do you think? In the directory, of course."--N.-'II. 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