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Cincinnati Weekly Times (Newspaper) - October 9, 1884, Cincinnati, Ohio Vol. XLI. TVo. 41.CIXCIXX^TI, TmJIlSI>A.Y, OCTOBEÜ 9, 1884. $1 Peí* Year. LoHt In the Corn. BT N. 8. T. There «re lilie* palé and tail. Panaics iiiirple, «oíd and wbite, Roacs on ttie garden wall, Suinmer IiIomoihs blooming bright. Wliat cares Molly for all Iheee Garden floweret What are they When in harvest fields she sees Colon twice as fair and gayt Marigold and meadow aweot, Com-flowera Wue, and nop|iiee red; And tlie golden corn ears ineet Over IRilly’s golden head. Ah, the fluids were rl|ie for reaping Where they found their lost child sleeping. They are calling Molly now In the garden, by the gate. Where lue liuavv sunflowers bow, •‘Molly, MoUv; U is late!” Par. far off their voices sound. Through high walls of waving wheat, Mollie wanders round and round On her little aching feet: And tlie say lark’s voice is dumb. Fslntaiid fainter grows Iheir call. “Moliy, Moilv, Mollv. come!” Ah, the fluids were ripe for reaping Where they found Uieir lost child uecping. It IB hsrvest time to-dsy. And the |ioppies droop and die And the lark has flown away, And the reaping folk go oy. 1«Ien nided goldei Folded hamls and quiot feet. Hush I Among the gobien wheA a tangled golden head. Faded flowers, nine and red^ ▲nd In vain your kisses fall, Lily pslc her lips and dumb. And she u akes not though you call, “Mollv, Molly, Molly, oomel’* Ah, the fields were ripe for reaping Where they found their lost child sleeping. NOTK8 AND NEWS. The Republicans of the Eighteenth Dis* tnct of Illinois have nominated Reedies for Congress, and in the Eighth District of llisaouri they havd put up Pius. Chinese telegraphic messages are sent in figures, eacii word being represented by a certain number, and the receiving opera-tor translates the tigurcs Into words. Amelia B. Edwards, best known as a story writer, is also vastly various and versatile as an archseolugist, artist and mu-sicui comiioscr, iu all of which accom-piishmeuts she is adept. Mrs. Samuel U. Clark, who died in Baltimore a few daya ago, weighed 682 pounds, sad was burhd in an onken coffin which was 6 feet 9 inches long, 2 feet9iuohe« Wide, and 1 foot 6 inches deep. It is said that there are four unique mouutains in Lower California—two ot alum, one of alum and sulphur mixed, and ons of alum. The alum and sulphur are almost obeinicallv pure. It is estimated that in these mountains there are 100,(KK),(KX) tons of alum and 1,000,OOU tons of sulphur. General Sherman went to the circus in fit Louis the other afternoon, and enjoyed it after bis delightful manner oxoeedingly. A reporter tries to describa bow be laughed at the antics of the clowns. “He starts Id.** says this reporter, “on a mouthful of wind, which he expands in three or four short, jerky, semi->(utiural aspirations. It has a Scotch sound, Mmetiiing iike ‘Eh, hecbl liech! hecb!' the ‘e’ having its short flat sound, us in the word ‘get.* lie gives *e* pretty much the same sound in such words as ‘here,’ ‘there’ and ‘where.’* The news that 8aruh Bernhardt bad a grand meeting of all her creditors, and decided with them what proimrtion of her receipts for the next two or three years should be paid over to them, surprised many persons who fancied that the aoiress was niiling in wealth. A Paris writer says that ahe has exiienslve haldts and delits iu mimcriilile follow iu her triiin for a certain time, at tiie end of which she has a sudden accession of economy, gatliers up the Iravtd ends of her budget, and makes ar-raiigcments which are usunlly satisfactory to the most obdurate of her creditors. Menrly oiie-tliiid of all the money she is to take in North and 8outh America in 1886 is already picilged, so say the gossips, for the paymeiiv, of old dehts. “Over and Over Again.** Repetition is sometimes the only way to impress a truth upou tlie mind. Accordingly take notice that Dr. Pierce’s “Pleasant Purgative IVliels,” (the original Little Liver Pilb) continue to be wonderfully effective in cuses of sick and nervous headache, constipntion, innigestion, rush of blood to the head, cold extreniities, and all ailments arising from obstruction ot the bodilv lunctions. Their action is thorough yet geiille, and the ingredients being entirely vegetable, they can l»o taken with imi:uiiity into the most delicate stomach. All druggists.A SAILOR’S GHOST STORY. BY ALFRED CRAYON. A FortluxviniiiK Earthquake. fXew York Truth,] There aro four miles of tunueling nnder Ballett’o Reef, near Hell Gate, and along the sides and roo'*of this tunnel are not less than 250,000 two and three inch boles, drilled in the rock. It will require $360, -OOd worth of explosives to tiil these holes and iu about a yttr from now the spark will Ik! struck and the greatest artificial earthquake on record will follow. A Hoi-se ItavliiiC Uiiubeas. [London Trulh.J The Duchess of Montrose does not propose to give up racing, but she will have a large “weeding’’ sale at Newmarket on the morning of the Ctsiirewiich day. For the future slic dws not intend to keep so large or bO lulscdlatieous a stud. TheSimi'LK and I’kufkct Dy*8.—Nothing so simple and iierfeet lor colorlugas Diamond Dj os. Far lK.'ttrr and cheaper than any other dye. 10c. Druggists sell them. Sample card for 2c. stamp. Wells, Ricb-arueon & Co., Burlington, Vt. The workmen employed by the Canton (O.) 8prlng Works struck Wednesilay, and refuse to resume work until several foreign laborers, who accepted work at reduced wages, throwing old bands out of employ* mcnt, are discharged. The best remedy for I’ulmongry Com SlaintsU Dr. Bull’s Cough Byrui». Price 5 ceuts. General Samusl Draper, of Wisconsin, tweiity-fivs years old, weighs fifty-five pounds. Night awrata, fevcnu chilla, malaria, dyapep-aia, cured b> “w-ibi' Ueaitli kcuswer." tL ‘‘I have never yet seen a ghost, but I think that I have been taken for a ghost, and unless I am out of my reckoning thei*e’s a man, if he is still alive, who has been haunted by me these thirty years.’’ So said an intelligent looking man who represented himself as the second mate of an East Indian clipper. There was much in the remark to excite curiosity, and the man who had undergone the strange experience referred to was begged to spin his yarn, which he readily consented to do. “About thirty years ago—perhaps more,” he began, “I was in London, where I had landed a lad of flfteen after my first voyage. It was the time of the gold fever out in Australia, but I wasn’t anxious then to go to the diggings, so I shipped on a bark of about 800 tons that was bound for Singapore. The skipper was the ^atest tyi'ant I have ever sailed under, and his mate was nearly as bad as him. Both were Englishmen, 1 am sorry to say, because I’m English myself. The second mate was a decent enough fellow, I thoughf, but he didn’t seem to be of much account on board. The skij’iicr and the mate both thrashed me every how and then, but I was a liardy youngster, and I managed to stand it. The chap who came in for the most thrashings was a Spanish sailor we called Antonc. He took the lickings quietly, but at times he looked mighty revengerul. There was a big, heavy built sailor that we called Pete the Swede. Somehow neither the mate nor captain ever tackled him. Early one aitcriioou, when >ve had got into the Straits of Halacoa and were, as we understood, within less than a day’s sail of Bingajiore, Antonc dropped a bucket of slush on the clean deck. The skipper and male knocked him dpwn, and springing upon him began to pound him. Suddenly the 8kii)]>er sprang np and 1 saw blood spurting out of a gash iu his side. Ho staggered forward on to his knees, and seizing his own knife ))lnngcd it into Antonc. The latter was then struggling with the mate. Scvenil of the watcli ran up and pulled (he two apart. But there was a wonnd near the heart of the mate which had been made by the knife of Antonc. The latter was stone dead, and the skip-])er and male never spoke again. The mate did not live ten minutes, while the skipiier died within thirty minutes. “The second mate was called on deck by one of the sailofs, but he did not get up in time to siie the stabbing. All bands, of course, debated as to what we should do. The second mate was entitled to take cummand, but he hud little to say iu the matter. Pete the Swede did all the oi-dering, and every oUe obeyc<l liiin. We Imii been running close to the wind, but Pete had the yards squared and we stood in toward the shore. We all went aft so that tho man at the wheel could have his say in the council of war. The crew were divided. Pete and the majority w'anted to scuttle the bark and to divide the moncv in the cabin and to leave it to be siiji-posed that the bark had been lost in storm. The second mate agreeil with Pete. The carpenter said that we ought to keep on our regular course until we fell in with a pilot and to report the killing of the skip-l>er and mate. Pete said onr story would never be believed. We would probably all be arrested and perhaps hanged on the charge of mutiuv. “The carpenter had only the steward, cook, one able seaman and myself to buck him,while Pete and the second mate had eight men besides themselves on their side. We were i-ap-idly getting in toward the shore, but we were leaving the track of other vessels and ol the pilots. The car- Kliter protested against tliis, but !tu kcp* on just tlie same. Hhorilv afterward soundings showed about tcu fathoms of water, and Pete ordered one of the ancltors to be let go. The sails were slniplv clewed up, and no attempt was made to furl them. Tlie matter was talked over again, but the cai'iHmtcr’s party still held out Pete went into the cabin and burst open the locker, where the money was kept. He said that there were several thoiDaiid ikiuiuIh, ami that we iiad only got to divide it np evenly. The carpenter called us that wore backing him to one side and told us that we had better pretend to give ill. 1 noticed at the time that Pete and some of his men were looking at ns susniciously. “Wc agreed to the carpenter’s proposal with Iho uiidcrslaiuliiig that us soon as wc got into Singujiora we should report the matter to the proper authorities, i’ctc said that before we divided the money wc had better lower the long boat and drop it astern. Weights were then made fast to the bodies of the three dead men and they were dropped overboard and the deck where they d'd the kdllng was washed up. It was getting near dark and Pete said that we could not very well scuttle the bark before morning and pro|>oscd that wc should break into the stores and get a driuk or two. Then I mddenlv felt myself seized from behind. 1 was overimwcred and luy hands tied. I looked around and saw that the carpenter and his other three hackers were in the same fix. We were walked to the forward hatch, which was o|>ened and wc were pushed down into the hold. Pete the Swede said as he put down the hatch over us; T don’t want to kill you fellows, but I can’t trust you ; if we bit on a plan tonight for saviiiff you we’ll give you a chance when we scuttle the bark.’ Tlien we found ourselves in the dark. We knew that we Avere in a tight fix, but while there was life there was hope. We turned to and licl|)ed one another until we got our hands free. Then we sat down on the boxes of cargo and talked our case over. We could hear occasional yells, which showed us that the men had got at the whisky and were making the most of it. The stewaitl said there was a goml deal ot it in the cabin, and he was afraid that the men wouldn’t be apt to deal kindly with us while they were in liquor. “The hole was filled with b.alcs and boxes of cargo up to within a few feet of the forward cud where a bulkhead of heavy boxes left a place where yon could climb down into the fore peak. Here we supposed was where they would go to work to scuttle the bark. ‘I wish I had my tools here,’ said the carpenter. ‘What good would they do you—would you scuttle the bark now?’ asked the cook. ‘Xo,’ says the car|)cnter, ‘but I could cut a hole through the planking here for one of us to crawl out through, and swim aft to the boat. Then he could bring her around here, and wc could all climb out into her and escape.’ The cook seized the carpenter and said, *I saw them putting in the e.irgo at London, and they stowwl right down here about twenty eariien-tors’ chests.’ In just one second we five were groping around for that sort of cargo. In about two niiiintc^ the carpenter foniid a chest under some bales. Wo go^ this out and broke it open, and tiro carpenter felt for the tools lie wanted. ‘We must wait a hit,’said lie, ‘they’ll all be dead drunk in a little wliiie and no one will he on the lookout.’ Tlie shouts of Pete's gang iioon stopp-’d •aitogetlicr. Then the carjientcr slid down into the fore peak with his tools. He decided on a spot which ho thought was a little above water mark and went to work. It took him some time to start a place for his saw to begin work. In tlie nieaiitimc wc listened, ready to warn him in case any of Pete’s gang came to the fore hatch. The sound of the car|)cnter’s saw was music to ns. rinally wc saw a ray of wliai looked like light, although it was long after dark. AVe all climbed down Into the fore peak, and the cook undressed and, putting a knife in his teeth, got tlirough tlic hole that the car|)cnter had made and dropjied into the water anil swam aw'ay. It seemed an age while wc listened for the sound of an oar. Frequently water wonld dash through the hole on to us, but we paid no attention to it. Finally the sound of an oar reached us, and the c^ok eainc up with the boat, into which we all got. He told ns that he had cut the painter close to the boat. Then wc rowed away. I’ll never forget the black hull of that bark as it looked when we began to draw away frem it. “There was a little bread and tvater in the boat, but no compass, and no one knew tlie coast. Wc soon rested on our oars and drifted about. It was jirobably then a little before midnight. It was clear, but no moon was out. Toward muruiug the sea grew rough and wo had to bail out the boat with our hats several times. As soon as day broke we began to look about for some passing vessel, 'fhc land seemed to lay about as it did the afternoon before, and wo steered toward it. Iu a moment one of us noticed two polos sticking out of the water. AV'e goi nearer to them and could make out the fore and main roval masts of the bark. AYe could toil tlnim by the gilt balls at the cuds. The bark was scuttled and the hole avc made had done the business. They might have done it themselves,’ said the carpcn-tor. ‘Not as long as the whisky laf\tcd,’ said the steward. AV’e concluded that the men had remained in a drunken stupor until the ship in sinking had heeled over on one side, and then water had filled the cabin, drowMiing every one there. We agreed that we had not intended to drown the fellows and our consciences did not trouble ih. The carpenter might have cut the hole a little higher up, but wo all thought he ought to be excused for his imstake. And wc didn’t mourn much for Pete and his gang. AA^e got ill close to the shore., but we found no place where we thought it safe to land. So we rowed along, keeping the land in siglit, until it was lunrly evening, when wo lound ourselves appiDacliing the harbor of Singapore. “A sailing vessel came along and we hailed her. 'I’hc Captain agreed to take us in tow and asked few questions. He may have taken us for a pleasure party, which we were not. The vessel dropi>od anchorage wcH in the harbor, but it WM late at night before wo reached the quay. Wo agreed to say nothing about the loss of the hark to any one until we reported to the agent, whoso name the steward knew. We were making inquiries along the street fronting on the water when the can>cnter polnicd out a public house mi a comer a little way ahead and told me to ask the |)COi»le there if they knew where our agent could be found. As I came up to tho public houso 1 mistook tbo window on the side street for the door. The latter was on the main street. But as the window was o])en I looked in. At the bar stood a large luau drinking. Hooked at liim closely and saw that it was Pete the Swede. He laid down his glass and glanced to-wanl tho window just outside of which I stood. AA’hen he saw me his eyes seemed to stick out of his head and his hair seemed to stand on end, while he shook like a leaf. I stood looking a^ him. I was frightened out of my senses, and I must have stood like a block of stone or a ghost. I didn’t know whether to cry out or run. Pete looke<l at me for a few seconds and then backed slowly away, keeping his eyes on me until he reached the door. Then I hearil steps as if some one was running. I waited for a moment, aiul then went into the public house and asked if anyone knew where our agent stopped. Xo one there did. I went back to the carpenter and told him what I had seen. AYe concluded that the whole gang had escaped. AYe kept up our search until nearly piorniiig before wc could find the agent. AYo told him our story, and4ie tried to have Pete and his gang arrested. All the vessels bound for Australia were searched during the next day, but we afterwai*d found that Pete and his fellows paid their passage on a ship bound for Europe, which sailed early tho morning after I had appeared to Pete the Swede. That made it seem as if tiie fellows had got away wltii the money in tho cabin. Tho agent gave us our wages and shipped us on a bark bound to Melbourne, whore we scj arated, all but the cook and I going to the diggings. AYe made np our minds that tlie fellows came tu just lict'oro the bark sank, and „that they launched one of the other boats, thinking that the painter of the one lowered the <hiy before had parted. They probably thought the bark had iu swinging struck a reek, and tliat wc were still in the forchold when tlie bark went down. They couldn’t have dreaiiietl of our cutting our way out. They knew the coast better than we, so that accounted for their getting into Singapore before us. “Pete must have Uiken me for a ghost as I stood iu the dark just outside the window of the lighted taproom of the public house. Somehow tlie real facts about the loss of the vessel didn’t get out. It was generally believed that she was wrecked. And 1 believe that Pete and the fellows of his gang took * care at torwartl to give a wide berthj’ to Singaiwre, and rarely said anything to strangers about the voyage that came so near winding up with the drowning of them. And I have no doubt that up to the present day, if he’s alive, Pete the Swede once in a while secs just outside some public house window the ghost of a la<l iu whose death he believes be bore a hand.” AN OLD-TIME RUSTLER. MoiM Ccmiial iliaa Curreci. [The YuuUi'h Cjuipanion.] Colonel AY., a well known politi-eian of Virginia, with a sliirht lisp in his speech, won much favor by bis afTublc manners, and the fact that the people giMicrally liked him had more than once secured liis election when he ran tor office. He usually sjioko to everybody he met, professing to know them. Once, during a Presidential campaign, he met a coniitryinan whom he shook by the hand, and bi'gaii; “AVhy, how do you aft, tliir ? I am very gtad to thee yon. : A fine day, thirl I thee you thtill ride your fine old grav. thir.” “No, sir; this horse one I borrowed this inorning.” ; “OhI All! AYell, tlilr, how arc the old gentleniaii and lady ?” * “My parents have be“ii dead three years, sir.” “All! but how ith your wife, thir, and the children?” “I am an unmarried,man, sir.” “Thuro enough! l>o you thtill live oil the old larin ?” ‘‘Xo, sir; I have iust, arrived frem Ohio, where I was borii.” “AV^cll, thir, I gueth I don’t know you, after all. Good dliv, thir.” All Klrelrie Fruiieli (iirl. [rnll .Mull Guifitte.l M. Arago, Dr. Cholet uiid M. Victor Meuiiier are resiionsiblc for the following extraordinary account of an electric girl, 'i'ho girl, a peasant of thirteen, called Aiigcliipic Cotliii, was, M. Mounler tells us in his weekly scientific article, working in a factory, when a iiuali table next to her was violently upset without ostoM-sihle canse. Subsequently, in the nresciieo of M. Meuiiicr, she »>at on a chair held I y several [leople, wIii'ii tho chair was hurled frem their hands. This was tried niois! than oiiec with like results, the ehnir being ill one ease broken when its hoUlers were strong enough not to let it go. When isolation from the ground was produced by glass, none of those effects occurred. Tho 6iily discomfort which tho girl over feels is a paiu iu the hollow of the elbow. Before a commission of eiigiiieers noiio of those cxperlmeuts sucqooded, but It is alleged in explanation that tho clo<> trio proiMjrtles of her system have through ro|>cated discharges lost their force and flnalty become exhausted. He Took Everything In Camp buC the River. [PitUburg Chronicle-Tcletrrupli.] “Oh, yes, there were great ‘rustlers’ in those days in California,” remarked the old ’49er. “You see the gold had about played out iu ’69, and sliarp men had a hard time making a living, for everybody all of a sudden commenced to get poor. I and six others were working for an old fellow named Colonel Friday, who lived in a great barracks of a house on the Mukcin nine Kiver. It was all that w as left of old MukelumiiR Citv, Friday had been rich once, but now the old inau was |)oor as Job’s turkey, and all ho had was a flatboat, an old horse, tliul w reck of a house and a prettv young wife that he’d picked up the Lord knows where or how. Tlie old man was trying to make a living cutting willow eord-W'ood and floating it down in his flat to Sacramento. AA’e tellows cut tlie wood for him at 75 cents a day and chuck. One night there came along an old'timc ‘rustler.’ He ’lowed he’d never W’orkeil and he never intended to. He iHdn’t liavc a cent, hut wc all slept on the floor wherever wc pleased ill our own blankets, and he horrowetl a blanket and did the siuiic. Fur tw'O or three days the ‘rustler’ didn’t do anything but borrow tobao<!0 and get credit at tho whisky jug old Colonel Friday called his ‘bar.’ Tlieii a follow eaino in frem the San Joaquin wlioat-tields, where he'd been harvesting, pretty flush. He was a nip]»y sort ot a fellow and thought he’d like lo be a great gambler. The ‘rustler’ took him under instructions. .Somebody had given liiiii a cigar and he puiMiai up uguiiidt a short hit of the harvest linnd’s money and won. Tliey played two days ami a night stead}', and then the ‘rustier’ had all tlie money of the man that came in from the San Joaquin—’bout 1.50 1 reckon—so he w ent to work ami made tiim a faro l>ox out ofaii old eigar box, marked out a lay-out with a piece of charcoal on a board and o|>cncd Imsiiiess. In two days he owned everything we had in the world, and on our hacks to book, and the jug of whisky w'as empty. Then, when no one had auylliiiig more to bet, the ‘rustler’ lay around yawning for a day or two while we fellows went to work ehoppiiig wood and dc> bating if we hadn’t lietter go thruugli him and chuck him into the Moke-himne. AYe’d got the Hat boat all loaded for a trip to Sacramento by the third night after he’d closed his cigar-box bank, and we’d about dc-termincil to drown the ‘rustler’ afore wo started for Saerameiito in the mortiiiig. AYell, when the morning came wc looked in vain for the ‘rustier.’ The cuss had taken the flat-boat, put the old horse ami jug on it, loaded up his plunder tliat had once all lieeii ours, and taking old Colonel Friday’s pre*tty wife with him, had sailed away, 'riie boat w ould get to Saerameiito long before wc couhi foot it there, and there wasn’t an atiinial witbiii miles; so, as he hud a good eight liours’ start, we knew ho was safe enough. 1 saw the ohl Colonel sitting on a stump, coiitentcdiy chewing tobacco and looking at his old, bankrupt wickyu]), so I went to him and said for consolation, ‘Pretty tough, Colonel.’ But the old man looked contented enough and only said,‘Thank Gad he didn’t take river, too; we’ve got lots of water left.’ ” A REMARKABLE BUFFALO HUNT. I.Bdte* who would nMlB frtithiHM »n«l vl. rarttv, tluu'l («11 to try “Wells’ lle«HU Mtter," A lioiig CluBue—Tliousanils of AiiíiiiuIn Kilieil. [Glcnmvc (M. T.) (Jor, N. Y. Sun.) People living near here were stir-prised the other day by hearing a loud trumping, and through the dust kicked up they discovered a herd of huiralo making at a mad pace tor the river. The niiimnls ap|>eared to be well nigh run down, but many of them were furious. As they oaine to the biuik of the Yellow’stonc they plunged in pell incll, one on ton of the other, and fur a lime it louked as tliou<*h many of them would lie kUlcd, but nearly all gut out uninjured. They hail harillv reached the other side when a veiling, swearing crowd of white men ami Indians (;atne nj) on foam-eovered horses. They paused here long enough to get refreshment and then resumed the chase. There were four or five hundred búllalo jn the liertl, and they were making for British America us fast as their legs would carry them. From tliu huiitei'H it was leariicil that the hunt iH'gaii down in Dakot.'i, on the C.miiuii Ball Kiver, where not less than 5,900 of the animals wore fouml grazing, A few of liie men had followed tliem the entire dl«lane<!, but, although the parly tliat pnssetl here numbered only tliiity, its memlmi'N (•htimated that frem first to last three or four linndred men had taken part in tin; slaughter. Some of the men who started out Avitli the original party had remained bcliindat various points to secure the hides, and others, who only Joined in for the sport, liaa dropped' out after satisfying themselves with the chase. The rapidity with which these magnificent animals are slaughtered is sliow’u by tho fact that the huutorsnassintf tlirough here said they would iiwve tlie hides of the reiimant of tlie herd bclbro reaching the Imuiidary line. Probably this ii oue of tho last big buffiilo hunts that will occur in this country. The Indian, now that he is assured of enough to eat at the agencies, is as reckless in ids slaughter of the bison as the white niau. He seems to consider the game as nearly extinct and he go<?s in recklessly with the idea of having all the sjiort he can before the end is reached. The wanton destruction of this lieiil has caused great indignation throughout the entire section traversed, but as it seems to be the ixdicy to exlerminate the bison nothing will be done about it. Tlic Monkey Marker. [New York Mail and KxpivM,] “How is the monkey market?” asked a reporter of a Bowery niuseuni trout door lecturer. .“AYhat kind of iiionkcys? Oh, you mean the regular article. AYell, there is a pretty good supi>ly, and they are somewhat cheaper. A great iiiuiiy are breught in on the saiiiiig vessels from South Africa and otlicr parts where those four-footed half huiuaiis are found. How do they get them ? AYell, they catch them by traps just like yon caught blackbirds when you were a boy. A trap with a door set on a trigger is built in a forest. You halt the trap with anything the nioii-key will eat, and then lie out in the shade and watch developments. An enfeiprising monkey will come along and begin eating; then other monkeys will sec that he has a good thing, and they come in to share it with the original pros]M;ctor. One ot the monkeys is sure tu jump on the trigger—ho couldn’t keep still if ho wanted to—and then ilown comes tho tiaji, and the monkeys are eanghf. “Sometimes they haveamoiikey-aiid-parret timo of it among themselves lieforc the trapjicrs can get them out. Often tliey all turn against the traji-p(!i's and make it lively for them. AVo only take the most intelligent monkeys; the ordinary ones are bought np by the Italiun (>ounts who patrol tiie streets with organs. Tiie monkeys wc have now are just itiiporlsKl— liuven’t got acelimuted yet, but tliey will soon eateh on.    “ “Xo. \Vo don’t whip or treat them cruelly. But in training a monkey you iiinst toiieli him up a little, just to let him know you live in the same ward. Jf the 8«ieiety thinks wc treat them bad, let their officers come down here and see. Aihnissioii oiilv ten cents to see tho greatest collection of livingenriositios in tlic world j worth of anylwHly’s money; walk right in, ladies and gentlemen I” How France Ooiirrcia Muii«>|ioliea. [I’lilIuUclphln Inquirvr J As an example of how monoiiolics are controllc<l in France, it is iiitcr-estiiig to note the terms of the contract about to be made between the French Governiiient and the Coin-paignc Gcnerale, which has a monopoly of making matches for tho next twenty years. The company will pay for the privilege 17,010,lXiO francs, about 13,500,000, and alxmt40 ¡icrceiit oflhegniss receipts iu addition, in ease the sale of malchesexceeilH thirty-live milliards. The nature and quaii-tyof the matches are earefnlly ]ire-seribed, and tlie jnices at Avhieh they are to be sold fixed. The Government reserves the right to control #11 the u])crationH of the company, and the latter agrees to employ only French workiiignieii and agents, aiid not to have any interest, directly or indirectly, in any similar interest in any foreign country. AVniited Tlim*. [Tttc Saii I'ranciBCAn.) S<‘cne, the club. 8niith, Brown ct al. assemhled. Bmith, who is in what a wit has callcit liis aneodotage, takes advantage of the occasion to tell a story. Smith: “That remindi^ine of an exiieiiciiec 1 oiico had. It was along about tho year 1815—no, it was '46— wee-11, may be as late as '47. 1 was younger tlieii than I am now, and my sceoiid brother, Joshua, was the ow in'rofthc verv finest yellow «log in the Canary Islands. Just almnt that time, may be a little later, I stai te«l— I’ll tell you presently how it eamc alxmt—1 started on a tliroo years' cruise—” Brown (interniptiiig and throwing an agony of entreatv Into his tone): “I SUV, Smith, ol«I fellow, eoiildii’t you let ni«* olf with the first cigiiti'eii months?” Wet Weather Talk. BT J. w. Rilar. It aíDt no iiw to «runiule «kJ complain: U HjHut asclmitp rtud cany lo rejoice: When (iimI sorts out the sreathcr «d<1 «ea4i rain, W’y, rain's my choice. Men stener’Iy to «11 Intents— Alihonith ihcy’ru sp’ to «nnnhle mmo— Puu mos: their tru4 in frovi.ience, ihinjo* a» ihej' come— J’hst is, the roiiiiaoi.nliiy Of men that’s livwl ns long ns m« ilas wsuCifxl the worhl cuotiich to lean They’ru not the boss oí this concern. With some, of course, it’s ilifferetit— I’re seeil young im-n th;it kiionol It sil. An I (Inln’i iike tlio way tliinm went On this tcrrcslrisl ImiII, Rut, «II the same, tho rain some way Kiitnol just as h«r<t on piciih; day; Or when they really wantotl it It inuyue wouldn't ruin a bit! In this existence, dry nnd wet W III oveftnku the liest of men— Buine little shift o’ elou>is ’II shet The sun off now and theu. Rut niaytic jou'rc \voti<loriu' who You've foul-llkc lent ymr iiinhrella hu And wniit it—out’ll iiop the «tin. And yuii’U he glsd you «in’t rot nose. It sgfirvstcs the furmers, too— TIu're’s too iiiui-h wet, nr t<K> much sao. Or work, or n uilin’ rotiiirl to do Ikdore the iiluwin’s done. And innvljc, like as not, the wheat. Jest as it’s lookin' hard lo oe'.it. Will kcteli the storm—and jc t nlsmt Tlie time llie corn’s a jiuiin’ out! These here cyclones a foolin' round— And biick’urd croi»s—and wind and ral*— And yit llie com thnt’s wallereu down May ellsiw up «gain! They ain’t no sense, as I can see. For nuirtids, sieh ;•» you and mo, A fatillm’ Natuni’s « ise inleuts And luek'ii horns uilh rrovidencel Ct’ItKENT FUN. A Hcaitci'ed Goveriiiiifiit. [IMtsliurg Dispatrh.) Of Iho eltiven [lereons who formed the (iuvcrninent of Xationul iHd'eiise uflei llic fall of the Fix-neli Em)iire in 1870, «rix—Cremieux, (Jainbetia, Jules Favie, Giirnicr-l’ages, GInis-Bizuin and Ernest I’icard—are dead. Emmanuel Eniniamiel is sli«‘lvéd in the French liCgation at Berne; Jules Simon has sunk into almost e«|iial obscurity ill I’urisj Eihgcnc l*«*llctan In one of the Senators; Henri Kuehelort is editor of tlio Intraiislgeant, and dally attacks the Government of the Kepubllc with as much vigor aiut venom as ho attacked that ot tho empire. But a single one of tlio eleven has at present a share iu tho goveru-inentof Uie country. He.it is true, hastheUou's share, for ho is Jules Ferry. “Moiigli on ToothaelM.'' Ituuni niisi. Uc. A vigorous foreign policy—Clapping Ainerican citizens into prison without a trial.—[Boston J’o^f. Shear folly—Oitting your bangs too sliort.—Á law’ycr who can writs fomlor po<!try is not inM'ossarily • h’gul-tender writer.—[The lloosier. Chinese physicians use for medicinal nnriMiscs dried lizar«ls wliich are imported from Cliina. The Amcricao lizard is not ugly enough for tJiat pun pose.—[(jri-aphie. Cold cream is said to be excellent for sunburn. For the Ociietit of tlie young hulies we will say that this «loes not refer to ice cream.—[Bur-lingbm Free Dress. A CUu'Ago mau dbuA wldlo walling ill a drug store for a jireseription. Most rneij do not die wiiilo waitiug for a prescription—they only turn gray.—iC\)urior-.Jouriial. “A dozen New Haven girls recently took a trami) thi-ongh the Adirondaoks,” says an exchange. Home trumps have honors thrust upon them.—[New York Journal. Maud S lias beaten her own trotting, and the cow Bomba, before she di«!d, beat her own ylchl of milk. The next rara avis will b«; a bon which shall beat her own eggs.—[Lowell Courier. IjOuIs King, who w.as formerly a Hartford waiter, is now .Sheriff of Miles Comity, Afoiitan.a, where he recently scaljied an Indian. He took his first lessons iu se.alping Hartford butter years ago.—((írapliní. A fruit grewer with twenty-five years’ exiMirieiice comes to the conclusion that dwarf pears are vastly inferior to staiidanls. Mr. P. T. Bar-iimii, on the contrary, has made dwarf pairs profitable, where standards would not have begun to pay.—[Boston Transcript, A man in (Jhh.ago was fined $50 for putting his arm around a la«ly on tho striMit. His defense was that she was standing cresswisu on the street aiitl he only nse«l her for a vaulting jiole to get over her feet, but tlie Jmlge thought he iiiiglit have made a “riiii and jump” of ii.—[Biwklyii Times. The Tnjasnry IX’partnieiit has prohibited the landing of rags from foreign ports for three months. If the Treasury IXpartmeiit «’oiild see the large army of trani|w in this country it wonld conchido that there were cnongli rags in Aim’Hca, and make its oixler iHwninnent.—[Xoriistowii Herald. The latest atiraeti«m of-the “jierson-ally eondncliMl” lours to I’aris from England is a visit to tlie morgue, with a survey of the authentic corpses freshly lishetl irp^ frem the SeiiK'. Tlie Engli'‘hman's idea of pleasure is to go out ami kill suaie-thing, and in lieu of opimrtuiiity to lieguile his time in that way, the' sight of MiiiK'thing nlreuily killed is quite ins))iniing.—[Uostou Trun < rlpt. Ill ■      ♦    —I    ■ Mall III t’Ukli. » [Sail l.nku Tribiitio.] Kv«n* sin«50 this valley was first settled suit has oeen collected along the sho'.x's of the lake fur domestic and me« haiiical puriiuses. Salt works have lieen established at various places, but the most of it has been collected in slouuhs, where by cvaiioratiou it de-IK)>.its on the ground. About all the salt now collected is for the use of silver mills, which consume about lABOO tons per auiiuin, as follow»: Utah uses about 5,000 tons, Idaho 3,(KX) to 5,000, Moutaufl 6,000 to aoOO and Colorado abont 600 tons, drawn from the lake. The price, looaed on car», averages $4 to |o |ier ton. “For eeonomr «»d comfort, evwy sprlnff, wf use Hood’s B«rMi|M«rUl*.” wrttM au la. U'lhMiit BaflTalo (N. Y.) lad/. lOO doss* UUO llolltf.

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