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Trenton Times, The (Newspaper) - January 9, 1890, Trenton, New Jersey vin. NO. TKKNTON, THUiiBDAY Am'KJtNOON, JANUARY 9, 1890. TWO A Memory Picture From "Way Back in the '505 FBI MU MULFORD'S NOTE BOOK The lllner n Moruluc Sabbatb How He Ailorned H More Poker Than Camp" Camp 1C IP uirbted 1SS9 by the Author) It HIS is the Sun- Hay sun that streams through the cabin window nnd through the chinks of the cabin wall It is the same sunshine as that of the weekday Yet as the miner wakes realises it is Sunday it has a different appearance, conveys a different im- pression from that of the weekday Everything ocomrj more quiet, more rest- ful, and even more staid and serious. There belongs to it and to the Isndncape as he looks out a flavor of far-away pDRtem Sabbath bells and Sunday morn- ings and longer family prayer than uaual and Sunday school But there is not a church bell within ten miles, and there never will be one heard on this fiat There is not the Jejwt ap- proach to church society or religion" orgamzaton or observance Ihere is not, so far as known, so much as a man in the least religiously inclined We are-a hard lot. No work on the claim to-day The pick and shovel will rest whoie thrown Saturday aftemoon, and only a trickle of yellowish water from the reservoir will seep through the long line of sluices instead of yesterday's muddy surge rushing through sand, f iavel, and giating pebble and bowlder But there is work of another Burl to be done and a great deal of it. After breakfast, shaving. That small nmrur of most imperfect glass, whose reflec- tion distoits the features, screwing up one side of the face nnd enlarging the other in an unnatural fashion, is suit- ably adjusted A smell of soap pervades the air He lathers and shaves and re- lathers and reshaves with a tedlotm and painful precision, the while making faces at himself m the glass as he brings one portion of ins couulenapcejfter another niore directly the onjip of the razor In some cases he conies off with a few scratches or leaves a hirsute oasis here and thtue of uncut bristle Black pantaloons, a white shH 'a felt or straw hat, a linen duster and the Sunday boots iMs is his dandy outfit In his pocket is a buckakin piirgn ence yellow, now faded gray, holding gold dust, a few ounces more 01 less, perhaps five, perhaps ten It is the company dust andjs to sold and tumed into bright, yellow gold pieces Aad why all this preparation? To go to cimp Camp is three miles away over the mountain yonder A group of ramhhackle cabins, attenuating with saloons, throe grocery tslores, a hotel, on express office and a of the peace, all in a hot gulch, with hill. sides long ago swept of trees, scarred with cuts ind streaked with patches of drv yellowish ledge "Camp" to him has all the importance and interest of a great metropolis- It is the center of news The stage poises through it on the nay to a larger camp. Two boss gimblers reside there. Ihere is a faro game on occasions, a billiird table with a mountainous sort of bed, where the balls roll as they please and after an ec- centric fashion of their own The camp is for him the fiist nerve center of civilization and the only outlet to the great world which he has left. You, fresh from the city, regard this dilapidated place an an out of M ay corner, but to him, living on his i emote flat, with but two cabins in sight ior as many miles, Camp is a place of importance. He repairs first to the Magnolia He has long in imagination scon it afar. How cool is rhe.hig barroum. The land- lord keeps the floor wet doitai i Magnolia flooi is one of the few places where water, unmired with other fluid, >a useful and gratefnlf How comforting and soothing is the first drink A long drink in a long tumbler, with plenty of ice, sorla water and whisky. If heaven be anywhere M a locality it is in that first cool dnnV after a throo mile July liamp over the and herbage of the California foothill., Magnolia IB the social heart of camp There he finrfa the doctor. The doctor drinks ith him. The doctor drinks with everybody. There, too, is the justice of the peace The justice drinks with him. Ihe justice holds his court at the Mag- nolia The proprietor of the Magnolia is the camp constable, and between drmbs dfinng trial calls viva voce the witnes-os In the case The judge dnnks with him. The judge generally drinks Ihe prin- cipal namp gambler is at the Magnolia He a hght drink He >t n wise rnan. and knows the advantage, nnd profit- of keeping a cool head. The ro nlm cirnp drunkard sits in the rtlar mono' he arm chairs biok of the biUmd Hn loo I fl bumble, BO respectful nnrt sodiv tlmt our miner's heait pity and ha "asks him up He torn plies, but not with undue V of the era baUoen 1S05 1870. hisguij i t I i i uni itul ul i icrumi slowness ikh nation mil dignm befit ting a gerulcm in But when ir rivevttt thi1 bar he tnkesa "four fingoied drink They bland m a row at the b ir The barkeeper la mixing the long and the "hort drinks Each unn naits, says nothing and eve's pry motion of the bartender Ihe silence is impressive A 11 is ready Each ghss 13 grasped and raised, and then from tach to each, and more than all fiom all to the drink donor, there is a nod that incantatory phrase IB uttered, Well heres and the poison ia down As it rasps, they call Ahem! varied degrees of modulation But this is a careful and prudent miner and he now repairs to the stole There his iluut is weighed, sold, and the weeks pi ovision ordered. TTii) combined piitners, "divvys" are put aside in a lump and safely stored. Now the weight is off his mind He re- tuiits to the attractions of camp These are not numerous There is the Magnolia, the Bella Union, the Court Frchange, the post and express office. There are the "boys" He leai'ii the news of the county or district The Mount Veruon is paying per day. long Shortman has gone on another lyrco and hasn't done any work for the last ten days Jimmy McNeil has sent for his wife s sister She is unmarried Sullivan has had another row with his wife and she has complained to the authorities Sam Gedney is going to nm for county clerk on the Democratic ticket. Bob lost at the game the other night A Snn Francisco company have bought the gulch qnarU lead and will put a tea-stamp mill on it The schoolmaster was drunk last Fndav night Ford shot at MiGilhs the other night, but did not hit him There is scandal and talk concerning the Frenchwoman who keeps the peanut stand, and tht justice of the peace The Wiley girls, two sisters, who have re cently moved into camp, are making a sensation and their small parloi at times won't hold the cron d of semi bald and unconsciously middle aged miners ind others who are calling on them with pos Bible malnmony in prospective They may pass along the street about the middle of the afternoon and such "ragging out was nerar seen befou in this camp The curious have investit, t ed the tracks made by their little gain in the red dust of the upper road and report them the smallest feet ever set n in this section Billy Devms of the Blue-jay claim, is thought to have tlu best show with the eldest, and Goldbci ry, of the liveiy stable, with the est No He wont let his best hoiv and to anybody now, and t ike her out riding three times a w eek 1 ut they're snnppy nnd uncertain, and no body can count on them for a cei taint So runs the week's news, which he pn a up with sundry drinks He enjoys the Invuiy of a hotel di i ner a dinner he is not obliged to pi bt pi ed s it n terioi and amaze m ut foi b t re tue whole prairie was black with uiadh i us) butlaloes. i ho burpi hunters were fur away from bi jLen 3round or other pla y if refuse nlule the herd of hiiue plungi ma 1 deaed b> Kits was charging 1 wn on thum u t a juait r of a uille ilMai I Down tliej uiniL tui r fiont extending u milo In bniidth nhilo the earth beneath tluir Hiuudor ous and the) came i loser their frontlets loomed diinl> through the c 1 1111 11 of thrown up from the dry soil The tuo bunterb 1 new that tb 11 olll) h ]w f i life wiis tt split the herd nli h though it lia 1 s broad a front, was not vuj deep It tin failed they would itubly be tram pi I to death lilting until the 1 easts o m elosorn ine tl u[ lie 1 a rapid fire freui their heuv blotch rifles, at the top of es. For a moment the result leunetl doubtful 1 he line thundered steadily d jwu ou them then it swayed violently, ud twu or three of the bi utes immediately In their Ir >nt fell belieata tlie bullets, while the made lolent (Torts to press oft sidonayn Tnon a tun row wedge si aptd i lit app an 1 in the hue, and widened as it came up eloper and the buffaloes, shrinking fiomtheii foes in front stiove desperately to edge awav fr jui the dangerous tho shouta and shots were redoubled the huntei s were almo-t choked by tho cloud of dust through whie h they could the stream of dark bodies i within rule length on either side and m a moment the peril was over and the two men were left oloue on the j lam un banned with their nerves tenibh shaken The herd careered on toward the save five individuals who had been killed >r disabled by the Ronsp elt In St Nicholas, Slow Suicide flie ingenuity of the buieidc Is constantly taxed to accomplish hi-, purpose outside the beaten paths of sell destruction Jonathan Williams, of Da vidson oounty, N C deliberately starve d himself to death Insisting that his ap- petite had t uled he refused food, put ting aside the tempting dishes prepared by an an-clous wife Twenty five days served to finish the job, and while the ayerage healthy mind sees the superior advantages of a pistol or chloroform the gentleman in question probablv derued a good deal of solid enjoyment m the prog ress of his hunger and the unpleasanl but iKrte'l suibauoiis of the experiment Post i Do not be Imposed on by any of tho nnmcru if ImitAllonn, sabatitntefl, etc which ore flooding tho world There only one Swifl s Spcclflr and then; is nothing; MVe U Our luuedy coi. lalns no Potunh, Arsenic ot any pels onons sabetance It bolldsup the em aa! health frotnthe fint dose nnd has never failed totuivtlciic contagions blood poison nnd Ita efiecu from the system Be enre to get Ihe Koiinlne. Send >our for our Treatise on Hood and Skin which will ho mailed t SWiri1 SPBtlHO CO All rta Oa. HOLIDAY TRESENTS mis' pi We being in the FMICT Goods and TJm- btnlli l.ode, one of the o'deet flmiii in Tren ton, believe we know jnst the very thing tnat the people like to make others a Holl ills de- pending on a or inactive condition of the KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS. It is ti excellent remed, known to "LEMSE THE SYSTEM EftECTUHLLY When one is B hous or Comtipated PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP, HEALTH and STRENGTH NATURAl IY FOLLOW Every one is using it and all are delighted with it A8K VOUR ORUQQ18T FOR A to the crdlnanae entitled "An oidlnanoe conctmlng the mnnlei- pal of the City of "d October 16th, 1008. Ihe Inhabifefiti of the City of Trenton do ordain 1 hat aaotlon nnmner two hundred and wity seven of the ordinance entitled "An ordinance conceming the affairs of the City of Trenton." pi-ed (Me- ter 16th, 1888, be Amended by .Iriking dot the word "two" and rabatitnting In lien thereof the In limiting the an. propriation for the use of the CoinniiJ. taa, for work dale on the Tfd Conneil Deo. 8th, 1000. F.O.OV1MON, Attoit- Piwident. a OW.JIB, Citj Clerk. .t A A Til MANUFAUIURED ONLY BY CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO SAN FRANCISCO, CAL. toiismie ify HCW YORK N 1. H. BRAgl rt, w, 148 v-tc State 81. set, H, 3. I xB. RnwIN VI8OHKK, r H. rtmpvtA to J16 1A.VT 8TATK 8TRRBT, next door to Library Hall 4 RiuHir Bmmme, comer State Warren Streets i AW KiiWART) -n 28 Wei Slate Street, N, J. ATHAHlHllA, 15 NOHTH WARRKN 81'KnltI, H. J, afURGROVIiJ I.K.i-iS. Proprleto.- Ihe old DB BO A RDM AN u not He is the only Doctor of that name that ever lived in Trenton Omen 40 WRNT FBOHI SiKUrt Ranges and Generally. LUOAB PATHlfl (ATT 8HAT1HS) d Or.i.e gu yt. Fine Boot Shoe UUbTOM WORK A of All Tlndl done In the Bjt 188 Broad Street, Trentou. A M. J. 1'ne Bye a Of Parlor and Bedroom Furniture, fi.beta, Oil Olothi "id Window Shades to clou the I at 128 Sooth Braid street monej owins to the lats flrui of Boirket A aoaman, ftr on loitallmonti, payable to the at 128 Banth Broad H. E. WirH, Axlgnce W ASHINOTON A83OCIATIOH. The Annual Meeting of till Aw> clatton for he election of eto will be held at the Offlne, Market Building on WxliMUDAY, JANOART itTH. 18N. Pol'i wUl be open at 8 o clock and keep open one hour By order of the Board of Dlrecton W O.OWBBB.aoo'y OF annual 1> meeUni nr the of the PBO- PIK'8 SLaVlBIO TTHHT COM PA NT, for the election -f Dltecton for the enming and thntn tllou uf >uOb Other tiU-lu.p. H iball come prosily befoib It, will be held at the office of the oompiny. No 19 the o tjr of Trebtoo, New 3y, on MONDAK OART ISca, 18W, at the hour of 3 T Polli to one hour a Oily Railway Oon-pnny, of Tren- ton, N. J. The fourtaiGth ainntl meeting of tKii ccm. for election of Dlrecton, 4c will be Held it the company 'i office (North Clinton Treuton) ou A.B 8 o'clock p H Poll! tobeopoiHd at a anartn pvt 'n.eo o'clock, and kept lour. B; Ml" ot the Board of HKNBT B oi, N J Jlvtk 31, 1 K. VfOTlOB. ISTAH OF T IN WJC4VBR, Hrtloe li hereby that an order, the elthtamth An of A. D thor -nd hnndnd and eight' nine, baa U made ly Ihe DnrmtaU of he oou ty of npoii the application of raltsrlber, adnlnkUJor of T Weaver late of oonnty of rJiov directing of I Id d iiSiit to bring In dettta, claim, agauvt Ihe 1 1 till of Id descicut, nndsr or to the ratnulbe., within nine the datt of 14 at UK, m action R. X. I, Of AT 1-HK TKKNlON I'll13, JO? _ O OFrJOB. in Caps. -Seal Turbans. GOLD 8II.VBH-HEA.nKD l c 1 IIATTl-lt, ifi Wast State Street. "V t rv .KVM 1'hls week soiiie especially fine nunibers in all-wool 45 Inches wide, inanfacturei from choice wool, soft, rich, beau- tiful blacks, at and Priestley's Silk Warp I lenriettas, handsome black, elegant finish, superior quality, at 75 to Also, iiiaoy new and desirable fabrics In Black Goods, Satin Diagonal, Luxors, Camels' I lair, North of t1 ng- land Cloth, Imperial cerges, Satin Stripes, All-Black Blocks, Stripes, Brocaded and Fancy Weaves. Courtald's Crape and Bordered Nuns' Veilings for 8TH.WAIIT HAMMOND TOUNG LADIKfl GENH.FMPN for SfiRVIOK in the COUNllNd KIJUCATOKS, AKlC SUCCKSSFUT. NO SMAriJSEING, NO NON-TOabNUATfl, HO NONBKNSE in ltd 000R9E OF TRAINING. Modem MrthoHn, 8a-j iftil T I-rtirldn.l AtttoHon, Prog- f The Department Offci theveij but ftfilMtt for traniring (till in RAPID in J. Box RW.TnitniOH, N. J. 1O end 13 Booth Oroaue Srtatt, IXXJK OUT FUR BARGAINS We have purchased the store North of us and intend to build on the two lots i he lincyt lilorc in ircnlon! We most get nd of onr "lock to do this, therefore, RUADY-MADH V "N t 1 i c if. i i M i wtf.T. 10 NORllI GRKrtNh S'l ;