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Bath Independent (Newspaper) - January 31, 1885, Bath, Maine + + 3DOWlsr-EJLST VOL. VI. BATH, JANUARY 81, 1885. NO. 8. [OccnHlunnt correspondence of If nth Independent,} THK BATH BOY Writes Gossip and Arizona. News From W.G.WEBBER 9 DRUGGIST �ANT> APOTHECARY, UNION BLOCK, FRONT ST., BATH, ME. i l Drugs, Chemicals, Patent Medicines, Fancy Goods, Trusses, Shoulder Braces &c, &c. Prescriptions Carefully Prepared. DECIDED! We are "The Poor Man's Friend." REASONS: WE WILL SELL HIM Green Pastures-Fifty Miles of Vision -Getting Ready for the Train-The Mormons. Hor.OMONVi/XE, ARIZ., Jan. VI, 1885. Editor of Bath Independent: Would a few lines from (his "sun-kissed land"-that is what the local pouts call it- be of interest to your read urn P I will "chance it,M as the cow-hoys say. and send you a lew words anyway, to begin, as bashful boys are said to begin sparking, with talk about the weather. We have been having a great deal of "down-east" in our's this winter, and at present, though, alonir the (jila Valley the days are mild and balmy, as an eastern Indian summer's day, and the fanners are sowing the golden grain, and the fields are green with sprouting barley. Yet-on-the-summit of Mount (iraham, and down along its ziz-zag canons almost to the valley itself, lie mountains of snow that would make a verv decent coat lor old Maine herself as far as it would go; but I don't suppose it would cover the whole of her. And it is only twelve miles away. 1 stand and look at the white mountain sometimes, and my thoughts rush buck to old Hath. Thoughts can travel, you know, without any railroad ticket, sort of deaiMicad like, and I seem to see the smooth, hard, white road, to hear the jingling bells, to feel the tug of Dunning'* "fastest" on the ribbons, in .short, 1 seem to see and hear and feel all that is implied in a line horse, a comfortable sleigh, a good road, a biting, frosty night, a bi^ full moon and -and "you know how it is yourself," I often catch myself humming "Oh how I wish I was tlure." Hut then, the snow is cold-you remember the fox and the grapes-and after a long residence here, it la now more thai' a year, one gets to love the warm sunshine, to sit on the sunny side of an adobe wall, and think "When ull my ships conic home from ncti, How huppy, Imppy 1 ahull be.'' Perhaps nothing surprises one more in his first winter experience out here than the difference in the effects of cold in this locality and in Maine. Here when the thermometer "hangs down/1 as an old lady in Hath used to express it, to zero, one feels colder and mure uncomfortable than he would in Hath at 1"> to 20 degrees below. The cold is little, the mercury seldom Jailing below \~> degrees in the vallevs, but it is powerful strong. Jt seems to possess a power of creeping in under woolen blankejA.tti)*!. canvas coverings, known I believe fo no cold of the same weight, on earth For example 1 knew a man, a stage driver, who slept in an adobe room under eight heavy woolen blankets and he threw up his position because the proprietors ol the line wouldn't put a stove 20 lbs. Sugar, $1.00 Good Flour, 5.50 Good Molasses, .25 Good Java Coffee, .25 Good Rio Coffee, .15 Pork and Lard, .10 Beans, .09 Peas, 06 We have this week received from Monhegan Island 27 hundred lbs. of FISH, we shall close out for Pollock Cod, 3 1-2 and 4c 4 1-2 and 5c foye; & co., Opposite Columbian Hall. A HAPPY NEW YEAR Ifnppy, Ihrlce happy is he indued, Hu lie mechanic, or Miliulur, Who, In debt all IiU Ufe.and forever in need, Al dcuih can pay dollar for dollar. in Ids room. California may boast of the beauty of her climate; we boast of the strength of ours. This applies only to the nights, the days almost always being warm, often uncomfortably so. The cases are not rare where ice will form thick enough to be handled, say three-eighths of an inch, during the night, and at noon the following day the glass will indicate 00 degrees above. Another remarkable f peculiarity of this country is the great distance at which objects can be seen and recognized. Vov instance, there are places on the southern l'ac'ific railroad where the locomotive can be seen coming fifty miles away. 1 don1! know that one could recognize friends on the train at that distance and none of my friends have visited me since I have been out here. If such is the case, when any do come 1 will let you know at once. I am told that men in one mining camp often salute a friend in another ten miles away by mutually lifting their hats to each other. I have also been told of a man who had a good horse stolen from his corral about midnight and at sunrise when he arose he saw the thief loping oil', and recognized bis horse, forty miles away. I do not vouch for the truth of the two last statements; but the first is an actual fact. A man may be laboring in his field when be sees the train coming, and have time to go to his house, wash himself, change his clothes, straddle his horse, ride half a mile to the station and take something" before the train arrives, and it going twenty-five miles an hour. It is as if one could look from Bulb and bee the train as it leaves Portland or Augusta. Another peculiar thing one meets here in this country, of which very little is known, 1 believe, in the east, is the Mormon, the self-styles "Latter Day Saint of Christ." For the past two or three years there has been a large exodus of these peculiar people from Utah to various parts of this territory, and large towns have sprang up along the banks ot the little Colorado, Salt "Hiver, San Pedro and the up a family of twenty or thirty I shall have done much for the cause. How ever unpleasant it may be for me, it is my plain duty as a Mormon." There is self denial for you. *'I used to think when I was a girl,� the wife said to me, "that it was wrong for a man to have more than one wife, but now J have changed my mind, and think if my husband tikes another wife, and we can live a Christian life together, bearing with each other's faults, and live in peace together, our reward will be great in i another world. If my prayer is answered, two or more women, who can live together in peace and harmony under such conditions, shall have a mansion on the very j Fifth Avenue of /ion's golden streets." There is a law against transporting indecent publications in the mail, and yet scarcely a mail arrives here that does not leave volumes of Mormon periodicals teaching this shameless creed. While cursing the government for what they call its persecutions, they load the mail not only with-their- filthy documents, but with about all their wearing apparel as well. Boots, shoes, hoes and dress-patterns, with a hundred other things, which often fill one or two large mail sacks, are trans-mrte.d from I 'tab at a nominal cost, and aid down at Smithville postolUce. I remember once, while driving the mail from Bonie Station to Fort Thomas, by way of Smithville, of stopping in the middle of a cold night in March at a wayside postodice, kept by an old crusty fellow who always cursed the mail every night it came along. lie was roused out of his slumbers. This night among all the other-packages which dropped out of I lie .sack, were two women's straw hats. After picking out his half-dozen letters from among the hundred pounds or more of Mormon mail, he replaced the mail leav injr the hats until the last. Then he folded them up as a laundress would a pocket-handkerchief, and began crowding them into the sack, cursing all the while like a trooper. "Hold on, Cncle John,1* I cried, 'Let me help you," and I placed them snugly in the sack with the heel.of a.nuin-ber seven boot. When 1 arrived in Smith ville the postmaster allowed that they were slightly damaged. I would like to have seen the two (airheads that adorned themselves with those two hats next day. 1 doubt if *'Solomon in all his glory was arrayed like one of these." President Layton, who presides over all the faithful in this part of the territory, is an uncultured and uneducated old man, said to be worth half a million, but at his death, if his property is equally divided, none of his heirs will be very wealthy, as he is said to be the lather of forty children, and to have eight wives. How are i these women iroing to hold the widow's thirds ? The Mormons arc very strict in all their religious rites, even going to the length of opening their balls and theatrical ' exhibitions with prayer. A good story; was told me by an apostate Mormon, of bishop Peebles, of Smithville. The' old man was praying one morning, as usual, j when the young members of his .large family became quite noisy. Suddenly stopping and opening his eyes, he said to number one, *kMary, can't you keep the brats still. PU'be d-d it I can pray in such a cussed noise." But I am, 1 fear, stretching my letter to an unseemly length, so I will close. If this should be allowed a place in your columns and 1 find it out, I mav sometime .send von something more about the Mormons. Yours etc., \Y. S. II. [We should be greatly indebted to Mr. 11. for more equally as interesting letters as the above.-Ki>.] ------4 --- | Regular correHponOVnee of the Imb pendent. J OUR NKW YORK IjKTTKK. W1IITKWASII NO. 2. Miller 1ms started a skating rink on the site of the old Windsor Theatre in the llowcrv. t th- desk and chairs and waste>m>rr hu*krt* IIU customers are
;i ys : " We nw yuinir in \\izh\ like Turk* to tu;iiiit:iiii mir position " it and their portions are: (ioal, l'euuer YKAltS OK OLD. Mr. O's Scrap Rook's Contents. Mr. J. L. Douglass has at his store a very valuable scrap book containing some very interesting matter relating to the earlier history of the city. Among these is a very neatly drawn picture of 41 Long Reach" and its surroundings drawn in 17IS by one Joseph Heath and.recopicd in 187*1 bv Mr. L. P. Lcmont. There is is "Maine The people at the Madison Square Theatre had their attention drawn from the play the other night by ttic antics of a full heard on the face of a man in the middle of the house. The man sat beside an extremely pretty young woman. When lie tinned to speak to her Ins beard jerked around in the opposite direction. NY hen he turned the other way, t lie luxuriant vhUkers whisked about toward the girl. The people tittered ami at last, roared, and the play was badly neglected. An usher tapped the man on his shoulder and led him into the lobby, where Captain Williams snatched off the beard and took the wearer to spend the night in the police station. The girl didn't know what had happened and had an unpleasant time when the play was done. Her escort told lhe police justice the next day that he wore the false beard to keep from being recoimi/.ed by his friends, who were opposed to him associating with the girl. He was dressed in the height of fashion and said that he was a Third avenue ixrovev named Kmanucl Sclutlliatler, also a copy of the old newspaper Enquirer" printed in 18M. This paper was owned and published by John 11. Ilarrii-io this city. But probably the most curious article in the book is a certificate of Mr. IVs grandfather's marriage which occurred in 1707. The document is signed by all his fellow church members and is quite as lengthy as interesting. This book would afford hours of reading to the historically inclined, and in about 1000 years from now will be worth a fortune. We advise Mr. 1 >ouglas to save it till then, and having obtained the fortune, he can enjoy it in his old age. His fun wiih the heard cost him live dollars, J eleared on the chunkv bass. In two davs and he won't indulge in (hat sort of sport again. His arrest was without doubt an outrage, as the Penal Code says that when three or more persons dfsgui.se themselves at a public place they commit a misdemeanor. The police said that the other two disguised conspirators were "somewhere around." STOP SHOOTING ! Demonstrate this for yourselves, by insuring in the Of MONTPELIKK, VKRMONT. RAY P. EATON, Agent. (iila. Their principal tour or, as they call it, ward, is situated thirteen miles below this place, and there are also two or three smaller towns between the two places. Business having called me early last year M . I � �/ i n - to spend some time among them I learned National Life Insurance Comnanv,Komu ihin�s ul ,hem Umt ivtcrestea me� r ' 1 some that amused me, and many which disgusted me. Of polygamy they spoke freely and openly, and defended it shame lessly. One man, at whose house I stopped a short time, would often corner OM/\r\rTW hue in the house and he and Ids wife, he O H U M L Y *m(* kut 0,10� would l)tJit 1110 w',tn �1*1 Juw- wl ll/IIUI y I jyij text8 aiu] Hcriptural quotations till my fmtience was exhausted, "The world is arge," he said to me one day, in the presence oi his wile} "ami we are tew. Our mission is to redeem the world. Now when I take another wife I do not expect to enjoy myself as well as now, but if 1 have but' this one wife 1 cannot expect to have more than half a dozen or so children in my family, and when I die 1 shall have done almost nothing lor the purpose for which I was converted. On the other hand ii 1 take to myself two, three or four wives, as the Lord prospers me, ami raise w. Book-seller, Stationer, Book-binder, AND BLANK BOOK MANUFACTURER. Keekless Use of Fire Arms l>y a North Hath Farmer. Complaint is brought to the Ini>kpkm>-kxt this week that a north Bath farmer who resides near Ward's, but whose name for the present is with held, is in the habit of recklessly opening door or window and discharging a gun in the direction of the road whenever he hears any noise. It has become dangerous in the extreme to pass the farm, ami the neighbors are afraid of their lives. The man's wife states that the farmer has been greatly annoyed by boys flinging stones at his home. He should apply to the authorities for redress, ami save his powder and shot. ......Dealer In...... Paper Hangings, Window Shades and Fancy Goods. OPPOSITE CITY HALL, CENTER STREET, It is saitl that (be Bink of France has an invisible studio in a gallery behind the cashiers, so that, at a signal froni one of thtiiu any suspected customer will instantly have his picture taken without bis own knowledge. The camera bus also become very useful in the detection of frauds, a word or figure that to the eye seemed completely erased, being clearly reproduced in photographs of the document that had been tampered with. The Alumcdus Welcome the Augustas. j Punning arid Kobertn 1*1 ay With the Sphere. hast Saturday evening the Alarnedas administered their second linen duster, their opponents being the new league team representing the' Augusta rink. As this was the first appearance oflthe Augusta lads, the public came out to welcome them verv geuerall v considering the severity of (be Morm. The reserved seats were nearly ail sold : the .-(age was also reserved, while the galleries were comfortably lillcd. During tin? skating Mr. Bert Lincoln ol Brunswick gave a very line exhibition of the j�ore dillicult movements nu lhe little rollers. The evening train was considerably late owing to the, heavv fall of snow. On this train came Dow lhe goal tender from Portland, consequently the game was not called until quarter past nine. As Dow came on the floor - from the train-lie was greeted with a storm of ,'ipplanse. The two teams came on the lloor at !M7aml were received with prolonged cheering. ic victors were a verv large set of men and are, in ibis respect, worthy successors of the Biddclords whose remaining; games thev, are to play. They wore a >crv neat suit of worsted p'mnmg by the Alameda cage in a dangerous locality until Guthrie sent it on a trip to the other end, .The ball seemed to have a round trip ticket however, as it came spinning back again. Kinallv Roberts struck the ball into the audience on the stage at '.Mil necessitating a short wait. IMav had scan elv been resumed, when Vaughn broke his sltatc and the audience were once more obliged to submit to a tedious wait. The ball was mice more spotted and for a Iry-at-goal. The players were now doing equal work. Roberts secured the ball on the eastern side ot the hall, and after working it down towards the. Augusta goal made a neat pass to Dunning who struck a hard clip and the ball was for the first time in a safe resting place. This fine play bi ought forth merited applause and .-et the buys going, Dunning securing the ball on the second rush. Tor half a minute the ball was kept busy and at last came to a halting place directly in front of the Augusta goal tender when all the players who were near made a grand rush for it, and in the struggle which followed Roberts won the second goal for the Alamcdas bv hitting it through. Once more a happy yell arose from the audience which was renewed as Dunning secured tlie ball on the third rush. He immediately carried the ball down to the enemy's territory and alter some pretty juggling made a neat pass to Roberts who landed the ball in the "basket" in just *J0 seconds after the start. The actual playing time of the game was eight minutes and twenty seconds, l-'or the home team the attack field did nearly all the work while for the visitors Crowcll and Wood were the most valuable. The Augusta team were verv well satisfied with their treatment both on the floor and off and acknowledge themselves lairlv beaten. Thev made a verv favorable impression upon the audience bv their conduct. They evinced no disposition to .slug or to use any other disagreeable feature. This team will show that winter one fisherman secured a ton of, up well as soon as they have had practice, amf, as soon as they obtain some of the finer points of the game, will give any team in the league a good time in defeat- James lb Ki>Ue is a Philadelphia lawyer Ur prints his photograph. IS With Sage Dressing and Mint Sauce. Comparatively few of those who delight in the above named dish know that a large proportion of the bass come out of Win-neganec creek before tickling the interior tissues of the Boston or New York epicurean. The law is off t he lirM of January and certain sized niesb nets and Hues are at once brought into use on the cieck by Bath and Slabtown ltshcrs. The Inih'.i'I-'.nhknt has before described the '-reek and its livclv appearance, but this week has gained a lew interesting figures from' an old resident of Slabtown. The bass fishing at Winncgancc has been in full blast onlv about eighteen years, and the mord successful season was that a dozen vears ago when si'MUm was the iauev li>h which he hauled on an ox sled to Messrs. Hunt cv Kisher's place, and for the load received .*cjlio. Mr. Chas. Banks that season in one night hauled in enough to bring slnn. Then the bass were very large, but of late, owing to tin. slaughter of the innocents. tbe\ ing them. have run A sport,'' "new and very exhilirating called a "ham race,11 lias been small. Last season the largest -captured-in vented- at- the nkating rink-in-l lagers^ was purchased by A. (I. I'agc, esq, and weighed I- pounds. 'This season on the creek it com tunes to be lively and t his week the fishermen have met with fair success. In one dav the (.hitler bovs caught forty li.-di which thev sold for 12 cents a pound. In spite of legal precautious small ii>h are taken and the wholesale slaughter diminishes It would be a good move prohibiting the catching period of say live .years. future supply, lo enact a law of bass for a town, Maryland. According to the Baltimore Aturrit'un, *'lbc game apparently combines the mystery of blindmarfs bull', lhe excitement of roller skate racing, and some of (he social features of the cake walk. A ham is suspended over the surface of the rink at a height admitting of a touch from the uplifted band. Tlic blindfolded skaters are then turned loose to find and touch tbo "dangling prize," which becomes the properly of the successful contestant. While "Parson" Newman is on th? Pacific coast enjoying the $10,000 that was paid him for a post-mortem pull'of young LcUnd Stanford, his Madison avenue Congregational church is going against him. An election of trustees was field a few evenings ago, an] a score or more of nolieemen with long "night" Clubs were scattered through dir. gathering to keep order. Knotigh trustees hostile to the "pi\rson" were elected to make a majority against him in the hoard. His friends cry "fraud," but it is generally admitted that Dr. .Newman will nut preach there any more, lie is to he made president of Palo Alto University by Mr. Stanford, it is said. Mr. Moody has been spoken of for the vacant pulpit, and so has Mr. Pentecost, of Brooklyn. ~Jay Gould is reputed to he a sly man-in the words of the ancient sage, "devilish sly." l'\ r a long time he fought the pavment "of taxes for his elevated roads desperately. Hut at last he had to send in a check lor over a million dollars of arrearage, and came to the conehi-sionjthtit his property would liHye to be taxed in future like that of'any other citi/.en. Now Jay doesn't like to spend money, unless it is for an outrageously extravagant house that looks like a mixture of a ensile and a church,! or for a few legislators or judges or Congressmen, or something of that sort that he can "use." He likes to have his properly protected, oh, yes! But he wants the rest of the. public to pay the expenses. Consequently, he stealthily moved his elevated railroad ulllccs, S. T. WOODWARD AT LOWEST MARKET PRICES I HOTOGRAPHB Equal to the Best to be obtained, and at Moderate Prices. SEVENTEEN YEARS IN SAME STUDIO! A. HATCH, Church Block, Bath. ALL THE LATEST STYLES I r -
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