Bath Independent, February 21, 1880

Bath Independent

February 21, 1880

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Bath Independent (Newspaper) - February 21, 1880, Bath, Maine - "J i r l h. 'A T 1- �w Mb r . jA. Looal SuvinMi^ A^priowltmural an. Mrs. O'Donohue handed the valentine over in perfect silence. - But as soon as the postman departed, such a Babel es there wasl "Shure, Biddy, 'twill be too bad if he don't let you 'sooiate wid us." " Doc't burn the wash-tubs yet awhile,. dear." "I thought that ring a little Ico genteel for anny of me lady's finger! " " Smile at us from the windy of the L;g house when w go to the baker's anyhow, that's a darlint." \ "I'll be thankful to yea all if ye'11 lave me house this instant, an' ntvai*' inter it again, said Mrs. O'Donohue, ia a quiet rage. "We're goin', ma'am-yes, ma'am,' said Mrs. Orowley. "Thanks for your intertaiument, ma'am. It's plisint to come where there's so much style an' beauty, ma'am, an' where the young lady is goin' to be married to a rich young gintleman, an' wash her hand** of all her comrades for iver an' iver, ma'am. Bind for us when ye have another valentine to show us, ma'am. Good-avenin', ma'am. Good-avenin*, Miss Bridget O'Donohue." A New Engine In War. � DYNAMITE AND GUN COTTON AND HOW IT-,WA& USED IN THB AFGHAN after_ consultation, they determined to keep the temperature of the small-pox wards very low and apply small quantities of ice to the patients. The results surpassed- their expectations, and At the end of a week all the patients had recovered. 81,6M,800,0U0 $1,430,400,000 The estimated value of the six leading crops is thus 81,854,800,000 for 1879, against $lf4a0,400,000 for 1878,-an increase of $424,400,000, or at the rate of nearly 30 per cent. As a rule, the increase in quantity does not equal the gain in value, and in some instances there is a decrease in quantity; and therefore the augmentation of value must be regarded as partly due to a rise in prices. The rise in the prices of agricultural prodouots, however, is to be accepted as affording a basis, in the ordinary equities of trade, for the continuance of the rise in the prices of other commodities that has ooourred during 1879. The Revival of Business, Those Mammoth Farms. The St, Paul Pioneer Press gives as the cause of the development of the few large farms of Minnesota and Dakota, the circumstance that when, owing to the failure of Jay Oooke & Oo., tbe bonds of tbe Northern Pacific Company, convertible into lands, depreciated to a few cents on the dollar, many heavy holders, as well as small ones, caught at the chance of exchanging comparatively worthless bonds for the rich lands of the Bed Biver Volley. By this means several large blocks of land fell into the hands cf wealthy capitalists, two or three of whom were induced by Mr. Dal-rymple to let him make an experiment which has proved suooesef ul on a great farm cf his own-that of putting several thousand of those acres into wheat. Other large farms in southwestern Minnesota grew out of the similar circumstance of the possession of large tracts of railroad landy by the resident stockholders of the St. Paul and Sioux Oity road. The land was lying idle for lack of purchasers, and the owners endeavored to make it profitable by patting extensive areas of it under cultivation. The rolling mills of Chicago now employ over 8,000 men, and are running night and day. In the car shops at Middletown, Pa., which are soon to resume work, 300 men will be employed. A silver mine has recently been discovered in Gorret county, Md. The ore yields $113 to the ton. Arizona has produced a quality of cotton equal to the Sea Island cotton from seed brought from China. The fifteen oar manufacturing establishments in this country turned out 37,850 oars in eleven months. The lead mines near Phcenixville, Pa,, that have been idle for twenty-two years, are now being worked. Over 1,500 persons are employed in chair making in Gardiner, Mass., turning out over $2,000,000 worth annually. The Chicago and Northwestern Bail-road is building a new bodge over the Minnesota river that will be 2,000 feet long. The Southfleld corset shops at New Marlboro, Mass., are running night and day, and are turning out 750 dozen oorseta a week. The Delaware Boiling Mill at Phil-lipaburg, N. J., whioh has been idle for many years, is again in operation under a new management. In Vine land, N. J., the wages of the shoemakers have been increased fifteen , per cent., and the factories are running on full time, A large grain elevator and freight depot is in oourse of erection in Atohi-eon, Kansas. It will employ about 500 hands when complete d. The January dividends in Boston aggregate $18,649,734, of whioh the railroads pay $1,874,375�and manufacturing companies $883,240. - A thrilling incident occurred on the WeBtern BaUway in Franoe. A passenger train had just left the station of No-intot, when the door of a third-class carriage which had not been properly closed flew open, and a child of four years who was leaning against it fell out on to the line. The mother shrieked in despair and tried to jump out after her child, but was prevented by the other passengers, who had to hold her down. After some minutes' shouting and signalling the attention of the guard was aroused and the train was stopped. The poor woman alight d and, followed by the guard, ran in Bear oh of her child, whom she expected to find dead, but the poor little thing was unhurt, standing crying on an embankment, -In a street in Canton rats are hung up for sale with poultry. They are dried and salted and are very much affected by ladies whose hair is falling' off, as the flesh of rats is known to be an excellent preventive of baldness. Pork is one of the staples of Chinese cookery, the best bacon and hams coming from the provinces of .Fokien and Quong Tnugt the flavor of the hams being muoh imp rove 4 by keeping them for a year or two in eawduat after they have been cured. As in Europe and here certain places in China are renowned for their produots, such as Pekin for its sweet ducks; Tou-lion, a small village near that oity, for its vinegar (tsou), Tchin-Kiang, in the Eiangsu, for a sauce made with fermented beans and salt, whioh the Chinese use as we use Worcestershire sauce. -A turkey witii clipped wings has a defective flew. -The beat dress for Buffalo girls!-Buffalo robes.-Buffalo Courier. -A woodcutter never fells a tree against its will. Ho always axes it first.- [Boston Courier. -The hard pan of the world is composed of tin. but requires brass to obtain it.-[Whitehall Times. -If yu knnt trust a man entirely let . him skip ; this trieiag to get an average on honesty alwuas hnz bosu a failure.- | Josh Billings. -Edmund Yates says that jealousy is a mental disease which can be successfully resisted. Paste this ou your rival's eye.-[Turners Falls Be porter. -When a standing army of nearly 500,000 men is not sufficient, it looks as if Germany was determined to have peaceif she had to fight for it.-[Chicago Inter-Ocean. -Tho telephone is only about two years old, but some of the jokes about it sound os though they were ragged when tho pyramids were young,- [Burlington Hawkeye, -The interchangeable family Ulster supplies a want long felt. In the possession of a young married couple, it can be worn by either party.-[Hartford Sunday Journal. l ' -When a champion wrestler lets on that he does not know anything about the bneiuens and then floors an adversary, isn't he a mere pretender to the thrown?-[Cincinnati Saturday- Night. -Tennyson, spends hours on a single line. But that's nothing. We have known men who spent their whole lives on a single line. They were generally conductors.-[Philadelphia Bulletin. -It is surprising that some of our enterprising dramatists have not constructed a scene in whioh a safe is hoisted into a fourth story window. It always draws a* big audience.-[Boston Bulletin. -There are several successful oases of nose-grafting ; but if surgical science will discover some way to graft a man's nose ou to his own business exclusively, we will call it a scheme.-[La OrosBe Democrat. -The head waiter of a hotel is the chap who comes to inquire how you are getting along after you have been served. During the half hour you are waiting for water he is not visible.- New Orleans Picayune. -There are plenty of men who can got along very well in the ordinary affairs of life, but the men who can wrestle with an emergency and floor it every time are not bo abundant,-[New Haven Register. -A boy who won't take as big a bite as he can from anothor boy's apple is diguising his real feelings and should be narrowly watohed, lest he make a sudden grab and run off with the whole.- [Oil Oity Derrick. -There was pith in the old man's appeal when he prayed: "Lord, send us all a good conceit of oursolves I" When a man does not ovn as muoh pride as will prevent him from sprawling in the gutter he ia a poor stick-[Somerville Journal. .-The girl that wants a lot of elbow room around thef house is perfectly easy when seated with her young man in a bucgy so narrow that a sheet of paper would orowd them apart if it was inserted between them.-[Danielsonville Sentinel. -A man at Amsterdam, N. Y., predicted cold weather. It didn't come, and when his friends laughed at him he went to the bam and roped himself into a country where the weather is always at even temperature.-[Detroit Frae Press. -Some persons oan project the lower joint of the thumb almost into the hollow of the palm ana yet not be able to raise one finger to help an unfortunate neighbor. Marvelous are the mysteries of muscularity!-[Haokensaok Republican. -The flies who were left behind to take care of the house last fall have sent word to their relatives that there ia no use spending any more time at expensive watering places in Florida, they can be just os comfortable at home how,- [Baltimore News. - -Bertha-'* Mamma, Johnny is awfully naughty^ He's been banging my new dolly with all his might against the floor V Johnny-41 Pooh 1 Aw-  1 'I. L !� 1 - -0 1^ " k � � � �; !i 7 � t" � I. * T ^ ,f - �f_ �"fid l -1 t - .....r& r b-^" -r.i I bang it herselt t'other day. " Well what o' that ? Ain't it -James Buchanan Evoub was one of the head clerks in the Treasury Department, eighteen years ago, and a great favorite in Washington society. He was a noted wit, a graceful dancer, and a free drinker. A Miss Harvey was a Washington belle. She belonged to a wealthy Norfolk family, and hod been carefully roared. This couple oauBed a social flutter by eloping and getting married. I^fiey did not return, and were soon forgotten in the circles in which they had moved. Even their relatives lost sight of- them, A few days ago, while a woman was singing and dancing on the stage of a concert saloon at Milwaukee, she was told that her husband was lying unconscious in a barroom. It was common for him to get drunk, and she attached little importance to the message; but her daughter, also a performer, went to see her father, and found him dying from a fractured skull. He was the onoe courted James Buchanan Evans, and had become a sot. The woman was the former vey, and had turned ments to account in a show business. belle, Miss her aooompliah- low form of the seen her Bertha- y dolly ?" -[Boston Transcript. -A diamond sparkles the brightest when placed before a dark back ground. So it is with prosperity, no one can enjoy prosperity as well as he who can place it before days of adversity. Ahem 1 we have a beautiful back ground.-[Whitehall Times. -" Why do /mis burst ?" asks a contemporary, and v*ien devotes nearly a column to answering the question. Guns burst because powder is put into them, You might keep a gnn seven hundred years- and it wouldn't burst if you keep powder out oMt.-[Mt.- Holly Herald. -A victim of domestic infelicity, who is in the habit of dreaming, should never go to sleep in church. A congregation near Quinoy, was somewhat ., startled last Sabbath when a venerable member excitedly yelled, " Here, now lv" drop that skillet, old woman,"- Modern Argo. -Two boarding house keepers ^ ,!;,wm comparing notes, " It 'pears to me,--;^T Mrs. Miggles, that your chicken salad^ is never found out-leastways, I nerttt^^ bears tone of the boarders oomplain^*^| " Well, you see, explained Mrs. MiggleM "I alios chaps up a few feathers witt* the veal. "-[Andrews* Baaar. f-1 8 4 v4 j j j AW L" 4 - -*m - L _ ^ ;