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Logansport Pharos-Tribune from Logansport, Indiana · Page 7

Logansport, Indiana
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Friday, March 22, 1895
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Jiollcc to Contractors, Sealed propotmli will bn received bj the Common U.MHICII at h« offi.-e or ihB Cl r Clerk. no to 12 o'c'U'k noon, of April lath, lx(K>. ror pSTiiiRwltli CfiiiPiiitlw MdcwulK In (runt otitnd abut-true wiutf In k.'iuwri a* the Cointnodore n*.r- nett n-oi'fr yon'hn north slil» of raw-new ttreet In thu • Hjur L<«;iMS(jort, lus.fcoiu.tj, Indiana. ]l;ii4 to tlio oldlfifiriccs of UIK UtJ or spurt and itccorillux to yolllo, plnus nnfl < on tllii In tti« olllw or the city lni:iri(*r. I'roMwnls imiH u« sten-il ft»U in ii xcalfd fiivflope imtr«fd, "rropoMi» for cHnuiit wink on fawner stre t" ami «ddmut- ed to th- City Clerk. Tti'; mn-e-wfol bidder will DerwpirMi'» r.twMite vontnict mill ulvti bond to tb« upiiroval of th« Council 'or (loln« ibe work. Tli« • 'oinmon Council re.su .vcs thu right to reject anyamla,:o^ J()lw B . WH.TK.*. City Clerk. LGganxpon Iti i Jtitrh 7. IS3I. TORTURED BY THE SIOUX. A Scout. TrllH How III, Vt'n* Illltllioid Into .Hitting Hnll'it Trlhn. Frank Crouard, the Indirm scout, was captured, says the St. LoMi.f Ulobe- Democrat, by Sitting Bull and a small band of followers \vhi-n nine-toon years Old, and remained with the Indians during the next six years, a ffrear.fr portion of tin; time in the camp of Sitting 1 Cull, through wliD.su influence he was saved from torture and death "From the time of my capture and uj to 1S7S," lit 1 said, "I was not to undergo any of the seU'-inllieteil Lor tures'jl' the Sioux, !jut afU-i 1 I l«:o;im( One of them, to all intents and pur pose's, I knew whut wo were c.tioped ::<l:> U'hili, Mont., now formed that to expect, where Glen the "•hole IriU .::'. ;:TK| I was i:v to be put to tlic ; fathered nrntiml ( wu:, test. All llie Indian taking position:; when: they could watch rny fiiue. .Silling Hull, Xo Xock Gall. Fcinr (lorn:;. Little As.siniboinc. and otlicr he;ul t::en '.if the tribe: .sat near me smoking their pipes. Four warriors squatted on each .side of me nnd with needles r.'tised up the flosl between the s!i<mlil<;r :irul elbow or each arm and cut nut, pit".-;-s the sine ol n pen. taking four hundred and eighty • os out of each urui. The skin am' i were taken of!' in live rows on each arm. It wus not p:iinfnl at first, but before they wore through there was a .stream of agony pouring from my arm.H to rny heart that was almost unbearable. I fliil not open my lips or moke usound while they were torturing mo, although the operation lusted foui hours. The next time I was tortured (ill my eyebrows and eyelashes were pulled out. After that I went through tho tortures as stoically us the Indians themselves, even including the tortures of the sun dunce, where horsehair ropes were tied in the muscles of the breast nnd back ;md torn out by sheer force." CANNOT ETCH PASS THEM BY. In \Vtili-n Sho Hiis No Idon or InvAHtln^ Attnict a Wonuin. It really might interest a psychologist to determines why the large majority of women cannot pass n counter of loosely 'displayed dress goods, especially silks, 'and still more especially if they are 'marked as a bargain, without stoppin to finger one or ntore pieces. It doesn't seom to matter in the least, says nn exchange, whether or not .she has the remotest intention of purchasing, her hand goes but instinctively nnd a fold of the stuff is rubbed critically between her thumb nnd finger, sometimes accompanied by a searching glance, but quite as often not. Perhaps the gloved thumb and Qngerof tho shopping woman through long practice acquire, a fnmiliur sensitiveness like the finger tips of tho treasury girls who detect 'counterfeit bills by a highly developed sense of touch. At any rate the most casual obsorvcr o.f the shopping woman must have pottcc-d this almost universal peculiar! tj'-—if not, let him station himself for live minutes near a bargain ounter of taffeta silks, for instance, a beautiful stock and marked price ninety-eight cents, ours thirty-nine cents," nnd sec how many of tho surging throng of women will pnso that counter without fingering the Bilks, providing they can get within arm's length of the counter. Ccllliatcd I.o.'io O|)noi'tu"ltlc» for Mcntiil am! JlTor:il Dcvrlopimmt. It was clearly meant that all men, as well as rill women, should marry; and those who, for whatever reason, miss this obvious destiny are, froii' nature's point of view, failures, says the North American Review. It is not a question Of personal felicity (which iti eight cases out of ten may be more than problematic), but of race responsibility. The unmarried man is a skulker, who,' in order to secure his own case, dooms some woman who has a rightful claim upon him to celibacy. And in so doing defrauds himself of the opportunities for mental and moral develop- ncnt which oniy the normal experience can provide. He deliberately stunts ,he stature of his manhood, impoverishes his heart, and brain, and chokes ip all the sweetest potentialities of his soul. To himself he is apt to appear ike the wise fox that detects the trap, .hough it be ever so cunningly baited; that refuses to surrender his liberty for ,hc sake of an appetizing chicken or rabbit, which may after all be n. decoy, stuffed with sawdust: while as a matter >f fact his ease is that of the cowardly ;crvant in the parable, who, for fear of osiug his talent, hid it in a napkin, and n the end was deemed unworthy of !>is stewardship. -IALTED BY A MOUNTAIN LION. .. Night Adventure of Three GlrU on » Culirornlft Hoail. "We were driving from Oakland over the ridge that divides Alamecla and Contra Costa county, three girls bound fora country dance at Moraga Valley, a little settlement on the Contra Costa side. It was late in January, and the night weis pitch dark, but as the^young rancher who drove knew every inch of the way we were not afraid. ••\Ve"had raudc the ascent of tho mountain and were driving down at a good pace when suddenly the horses stopped, reared and then swerved to one side, overturning theroekaway and landing us all in the mud on the side of the road. So one was hurt, and as we picked ourselves up, wondering in a dazed way what the trouble was about, something leaped out of the bushes, over the bucks of tho prostrate horses, and lit in the brush on the lower side of tho road.- There was a fearful roar, and then we saw two great, green eyes staring out of tho darkness. ! _ . "The driver had succeeded in pulling &as^»s™™ 1 ^ niclumt ri»oo In Nrw York. The third internal revenue district of New York covers the lower east sido and tho entire length and breadth of Manhattan island and above Twenty- fourth street. It is a very large district and is tho wealthiest in the United • States. It contains a quarter with a radittK o.f six hundred foot, which is tho richest spot of its sb'.c in the world. Within that area live ten men whoso aggregate wealth is seven, hundred and fifty million dollars. ,ru*C I.IETP jifm. "Mom," said a. boy to his mother, "whore's the blacking?" "I don't know," said the boy's mother, ''unless Philip's had it." Vhilip was the boy's elder brother. The blacking outfit was kent in a blacking stand in Philip's room. Ho had found it pretty cold in lis room that morning and so he had taken the things out into the dining- room and blacked his shoes there, aad when he got through he had left tho things there. "Just like hiui." said Philip's brother, and then, not finding ' the dining-room quite warm enough to suit him, he gathered np tho things and went and blacked his boots in the kitchen, and when he got through ho left tho thhigs there. I could get relief from « most horrible blood disease. 1 had ipcu' hundreds of doilun •j> fiud phyaicinns. Uj ray haircaroeout, IC»T. I theu wem to HOT SPRINGS bntTorr«oon beoAao disgusted, and decided to try S.8 8 The cfioct WHS truly wonderful. 1 commenced to recovor after taking ihe flrst bottle, und by the time I hud taken twelvo bolUes. I wu entirely cured- -~- -~~ •*"«uw] byS-3-S.whentho world-renowned Hot •print* h«d Jailed. WM.3.LOOHI3, Shrovcport, La. HANDICAPPED BY DUKEDOM. One Grade of Krltlnh Nobility Which Hit* JfcTer Bflon Politically Popular. We may note a peculiarity in the English feeling about titles, of whic-a we have never seen a reasonable explanation, says the London Spectator. .The politieal populaee dislike the title of duke. Some of the ablest peers in polities have been dukes; but to be a duke weighs instead of lightening a man in the great race for power. There is a widely diffused impression, the origin of which wu cannot trace, that a duke is sure to be a little stupid, that a brilliant duke is, in fact, an impossibility. The title is a positive drawback to the duke of Devonshire, and a duke of Derby would never have been described as a "liupert of Debate." The duke of Argyll, who is an intcl- leetual athlete, would have been far more completely recognized as earl of Argyll; and we are not sure that tho dukedom has riot impeded one or two promising politicians in the house of lords. Certainly a duke rarely rises there, unless he becomes known to the country before the title crushed him. Is it that the rank overpowers the popular imagination till men cease to see the person—a thing which constantly happens in the ease of kings—or is it that men can never forget the special rank by merging it into the simpler and more familiar title of "lord?" Xo peer except a. duke is invariably mentioned by the title which marks his grade. \Vo have no idea of the true explanation, but we know that a po- litieal earl who accepted a dukedom would lose heavily in popular estimation, and that even a marquis, like Lord Salisbury, who would alter his rank so little, would find that the coronet of strawberry leaves acted, to a eerlnin extent, as an extinguisher, while if his ison never entered the house of commons he would have to struggle i against some inexplicable weight. The fact is one of the very oddest in the whole of tho odd history of the influence of rank, but of its reality we entertain no doubt whatever. To say "that is a ducal opinion," is to say that it is an opinion that no one in our days need consider. BROILED STURGEON. It Tlmt .lit the Wn.Y tho rishnrmiin Eats If II« Ciin Got a Y«uii{r Fish. "In tho minds of most people," said a man with an expert knowledge of fish and fishing, ''the sturgeon is doubtless associated with the idea of a big fish only; they think of him wh'cn lie is well grown and has come to weigh seventy- five to two hundred and fifty pounds, and I suppose that most people, when they think of sturgeon as a food, think only of smoked stiirgeou, which is the form in which it is most commonly placed in the market. To those familiar with the Csh in these forms only tho idea of broiled sturgeon might seem humorously preposterous, but broiled is the way the fisherman eats it if he can get a sturgeon of the right size. "The flesh of the old sturgeon is coarse and rough; that of the young sturgeon is finer and much more palatable. If you take a sturgeon that weighs eight or ten pounds and eut out steak's five or six 'inches back from the head and broil thorn you will find them verv good. I!ut tho 'sturgeon is rather oily and you can't eat very much of them. Young sturgeon is sometimes fried, but not so often; it, is bettor broiled: but along the water front men make a stew of sturgeon, with onions, that is by no means unpalatable." WHY MEN SHOULD MAF1RY. id taken twelTO Domes. I sss id lu ueatnunt ranSledRM righting the wagon: lie ordered us to get into our seats, and, handing the lines to the girl on the front seat, he told her to hang on for dear life. '"It's a lion, and ne'll jump in another minute!' said the man. "Then, as we sat speechless from fright, tho rancher drew his revolver There was a scream, unlike and more dreadful than anything 1 had ever heard; then the great beast rolled a few feet in the brush and was still. "After the horses were quieted and we had regained our composure sufficiently we jumped out of the rockaway and with the aid of matches examined our game. It was a splendid young California mountain lion, mcasurin; about four feet in length. \Ve three girls were all very brave when we found the beast was really dead, so wo helped the driver lift the carcass into the back of the wagon and then continued our trip, creating a great sensation among the rustics at the dance when we tokl of our adventure. To be sure, we gave the driver credit for the actual killing, but weren't we there when it happened, and didn't we keep quiet, in:itead of screaming as lots of girls would have done'.'" WIRE FENCES AND PCX HUNT ERS Vt":i8 IJinv tlio Iliilu RlClculty with Overcome in In tlie groat grazing crrounds of the Shires fanners long ;igo discovered that wire was an excellent substitute for oak railing in their ox fences, suys the National Review. \Vhy they should ever have doomed it necessary to strengthen with outv.'Orks those blackthorn Fortifications is a. matter on which sportsmen I'.ro insufficiently informed; but wire soon became so popular in the midlands that tlic county was fast becoming as unridablu as is at this moment the immediate neighborhood of London. Lord Onslow has shown us -in a volume in the l.ladmiuton library how perfectly horses at the antipodes arc trained to jump wire fences, which are, of course, visible enough, and how they may even be taught by experience to make allowance for a. single wire run through a brush fence; in other words, to chance nothing and top twig everything. lint no horse can ever be expected to allow for something ho c.'m- not see on the takc-oll side of a fence, so that evidently if riding to hounds waste be anything more than galloping along roads or through gates the wire guard must cease to prevail. A wire fund accordingly had to bo raised for the payment to such farmers as would enter into the arrangement of all expenses connected with letting down the wire daring the winter months and replacing it in tho spring. English agriculturists being as a class the most good-natured of. men, this plan was very largely, though far from entirely, successful; enough of the country was free from the iron impediment to enable men to ride with confidence over large tracts, but there were always plenty of places where the occupiers were impracticable and where jumping, except for the blissfully ignorant or splendidly reckless, was tabooed. Still the danger spots wore pretty well known, for the farms, being large the local committecincu who had the management of tho modus vivcndi had each a comparatively small number of persons with whom to treat. THE MOON AND CLOUDS. No Perceptible Inlluciicu Kxcrclscd Ce- twucn Tlioin. It is an old weather saw that the full moon eats clouds. Sir John ITcrschel put the idea in a more scientific form by suggesting that sufficient heat might b'q radiated from the surface of the moon to cause tho disappearance of clouds from the earth's atmosphere when the moon is full, and when, con- scquentl}', its radiation toward the earth is greatest. Humboldt and Arago did not consider such an opinion to be unreasonable, while many sailors, and others practically interested in weather changes, are fully convinced that the full moon drives away clouds. The proper way. to settle such a question is, of course, to notice what actually occurs. This investigation has been undertaken in England by Mr. S. J. Johnson, who has recently announced the result of observations covering the last fifteen years. He carefully noted tho condition of the sky at the period of full moon, comparing the appearance at the time of moonrisc with that at midnight, and his conclusion is that the moou exercises n^percoptible influence in causing the disappearance of clouds. In the course of his investigation Mr. Johnson made one hundred and eighty- six separate observations. On one hundred, and twenty-six occasions the sky was the same at midnight as it had been at moonrise, on thirty-three occasions it was clearer at midnight than at moonrisc. and on twenty-seven occasions it was more clouded at midnight than at mo'oarise. THE FIRST CIGARS. Tlio In Hrivnna Variety Was Smoked Par!. :l* Lon? A=0 «< ISIS. When were cigars first smoked? According to a French, authority who has been making' investigations in this subject, the weed in this shape was not introduced into France till the return of the French army from Spain in 1?23. This fact is on the authority of nippo- lyte Iluger, the dramatic author, who writes thus in his memoirs: ••Our return frora Paris was by way of Orleans. On the route we met quite frequently officers returning from Spain. They had generally cigars in their mouths— a new habit, since bo- come general. From this point of view the earnnaign of 1S23 had the good financial" result of establishing a 'new branch of import trade." Another document, however, carries back the use of the cigar to a slightly earlier period. The "ncriait 'of the Chassee d'Antin" (1S13), going to s>fcfe , a. .•young' officer; at Paris,. finds hiia at his hotel m morning costume and smoking a Havana cigar. The taste for cigars seems at this time to have been sufficiently extended to make them a common article in the stock of every grocer who was careful to cater to the wants of his customers. • CAMERA OES'CURA. How to ( Make a U«e!nl Little Machine Which In Xot I'at«iicc<l. In a letter to the Art Amateur a scheme for making a simple camera obscura is described. As the directions are simple and practical we reprint the letter, which runs as follows: "Slit: Lot me call your attention to a simple little device to aid the student in sketching. It is such as any of your readers who is handy with the glue pot, saw and plane can make with a very little outlay of money. "It is called the 'camera obscura. V.'ith its assistance tho young sketeher out of doors can get his perspective correctly, and not only that, it is a help for drawing tiic intorioi of a room. The most beautiful cloud forms, too, can be traced on the ground glass before they can chnngo, and the picture or sketch thus oblninod can readily be enlarged by anyone. Proceed in the following manner: •;.il;ive a box made twelve inches in length, four in depth, nnd six in width. In the middle of one end of it let a hole bo bored (as at A in my diagram), in which insert a double convex lens, and at tho other end. inside the box. placo a piece of looking-glass las at. ]!). inclining it at an angle of forty-Hvo degrees, or midway between horixon- tal and perpendicular, so as lo reflect objects upward. I'art of the top of the box must be made to act as a lid or cover upon hinges (as at D). and the TirAGi:.\.M SHOWING now A CAMKI-.A on- SOUKA .MAY I5K MADE. space beneath filled up by n piece of ground glass (C), upon which UK: objects or scenes are rollocted with the greatest beauty and exactness. The carved-line (K) indicates sides of thin leather or cloth tacked on tho cover and sides of the box to keep off as much of tho circumambient light as possible. In some cameras, instead of a fixed lens, a sliding tube, with a lens at tho extremity, is employed. The inside of the box should bo painted over with lampblack, or if that is not handy it may bo stained with ink. "The machine has not been patented, and therefore anyone can m;ike it." QUEER SNAKES.IN TEXAS- Fun Tlmt tlio Yellow Racer nnd the lloop- Kiiake UIIYO Together. "There is a species of whipsnake in the Lone Star state, tho male of which is jet black and the female pea green," says a resident of Texas, according to the New York Sun. "They arc long, slim reptiles, and they climb trees and rob birds'ncsts with wonderful celerity. "The yellow racer of Texas is another interesting snake. When he crawls his movements are from side to side, but when ho ' races he undulates, with his bead several inches in the air, and he can got over the ground almost as fast as a jack rabbit. You will often soe a yellow racer chasing a. red-bellied hoopsnakc, and vice versa. Sometimes you will sec thorn racing sido by side, neither seeming to try to ontspccd the other, and both getting over the ground for the fun of the thing. The most amusing snake race I ever saw out there was between a boopsnakc and a racer. There was a big bulge in tho hoop- snake's body, evidently caused by a large toad in his stomach, and h wabbled so that every little while he would lose his balance and tumble sideways. The racer also had a large lump in 1 his body, but it didn't bother him much in traveling, and he stopped and waited whenever the hoopsnakc tipped over. The hoopsnake would look up and start in again, and he and the racer covered more than two miles in tha way, going ahead of the horse 1 was riding. "While trying to net pigeons one soa son I sa.w a yellow racer crawling toward the stool pigeon. For tho moment I was more concerned about a hawk that had been circling overhead for some time, and I didn't pay much attention to-the snake. At length the hawk dived at the stool pigeon and knocked the breath out of it. Without waiting for the hawk to snatch the stool pigeon t,he racer wound himself around the hawk's neck and breast. Suddenly a hoopsnake rolled past roe at top speed and brought up near the stool pigeon, as if he was going to help the racer strangle the hawk. The hawk arose before tho hoopsnake got a chance to tackle. It, feadn't ascended more than two hundred ffct when the racer tied its wings to it.? ; body and tho hawk dropped like a wad of mud, thirty feet or so from the stool pigeon. Tho hoopsnake hnd been glaring at the hawk as if he was disappointed, but the instant it landed it rolled right at it and commenced to thump it on the head • with his horn. The hawk screamed and struggled violently and the racer tightened his coils around its wings and prevented it from rising. It couldn't fight with its claws, and the hoopsnakc continued to hamper it on the head and the racer to squeeze it, as if it had been a pet-up job between The snakes beforehand to tackle the hawk in that .way. The hoopsnake Bounded until he had battered its head nil out of shape with his sharp horn. In a little while the hawk ceased, to stir, and the racer unwo'nd himself, arid the hoopsnake stopped hammering. Uoth reptiles gazed at the dead bird for a moment, and then the hoop- snakc hooked his tail into his lip and for Infants and Children. I OTHERS, Do You Know ** Bateman's Drops, Godfrey's Cordial, many so-called Soothing Syrups, and most remedies for cliUdren are composed of opium or morphine ? Po You Know that opium and morphine juv stupefying muvoiic poisons f Do Yon Know that in most countries druggists are uot pormitwd to sell narcotio* w»thout labeling them poisoas ? Po You Know that you should uot permit any niediclao to be given your chill unless you or you * physician know of \vliat it is composed ? Do Yon Know that Costora is a purely vegetable pi-cpu-ation, and Uiat a list <rf Its ingrcdionts is published with every botMe ? Po YOTI Know that Castoria is Hie proscription of tin- famous I>r. Samuel PitchcC. That it has been in uso for nearlj- thirty years, mid that moie- GistorLi is now sold than of all other remedies for children combined ? ' Do Ton Know that the Patent OClcu pepartrnent of Uie TJuited.States, and of other countries, have issued exclusive right to Dr. Pitcher and his assigns to uso tho word " Castoria" aud its formula, and that to imitate them is a state prison offense ? Do You Know that one of the reasons for eranlinR this j^ivcrnmont proti-etion vac because Castoria. had been proven to be absolutuly harmless. Po Yon Know that 35 overage doses of Castoria are furnished for 3S oQIitfl, or one cent a dos£ f Do Yon Know that when possessed of this perfect, preparat'™, your children nay- be kept well, and that you may hare unbroken rest f Well, thono thtneg are worth knowing. They arc facts. Tho fac-nimile wrapper. signature of LAtZf7%/•&tC*UM Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. IN THE: WORLD r For keeping the System In a Healthy Condition. CURES Headache,.. CURES Constipation, Acts or. the Liver and Kidneys, Purifies the Blood, Dispels Colds and Fevers. Beautifies the Complexion and * Pleasing and Refreshing to the Taste. SOLD BY AL.L. DRUGGISTS. *»~A nicely illustrated ciirluy-pajrc Lincoln Story Boole (nvi:ii to every purchaser of « of Lincoln Tea. Price 25c. J.sk your drucrei.st.or LINCOLN TK.A Co., Fort Wayne, lot. For Sale by W. H. Porter. •WHERE DIRT GATHERS, WASTE RULES. 1 ' GREAT SAVING RESULTS FROM THE USE OF APOLIO ICYCLES, ARE THE HIGHEST OF ATX HIGH GRADES. Warranted Superior to nnr Blcjclu BulK 11 the World Eegardles-i ot Pciee Built and guaranteed by the Indiana Blcyd* Co n Million D. liar corporation, wftose bOHd It nseooda.-uol(i. Do rot huy H wiieel until jo» IJHTO sran i he WAVERU5Y. Catalogue free. Good agents wanted I n every town. Scorctier21)bs., $85 , Indiana Bicycle Co., Indianapolis, Ind U.S A "The opossum snake of Texas feigns death if you tap it on the back -•with a switch, and sometiines when you make a quick stroke at it and don't touch it. The natires assert that a badly scared opossum snake will remain quiescent until sunset, no matter how early in the flay you scare it, and then it wij],glide off at great speed. I once frightened an opossum snake by switching the ground near it. The snake made believe it was lifeless, and I hid in a clump of bushes and watched it. It couldn't possibly have seen me, and Cor an hour and forty minutes it remained perfectly motionless. It lacked two hours and twenty minutes of sundown, but I had concluded to stay there and see whether the snake would clear out. I lost the chance, however, for within n few minutes a pair of turkey buzzards lit on the snake together. It bt'jjan to sqninn and flop and beat the jzrass. but it had waited a tittle too ]on;r. for the buzzards pulled it in two speedily, each sailing away with a writhing hall. "At another time I watched an opossum snake for two hours, and was paid for it a little after sunset-by seeing-a monster owl pounce irpon it, tie fa into knots, and sail off with it." B**d Xapoleoyi Died Upon. A French traveler who has b«en visiting the island of St. Helena, declares that the house in wllich •2CapoIeon died is in a sad state of dilapidation and neglect. Not a vestige of furniture remains within its four walls, the only object visible being; a bust of. Bonagarte in the room in vvTiJch lie expired, ir tne edifice is devoid of furniture, however, there are at least ten times as many chairs, wardrobes, Tcashstands, etc., in Other parts of the world, supposed to have been in it, as would fill a dozen, houses of like proportions. For instance, the bed on which Napoleon died is to be found at the Invalides. at Mine. Tussaud's and at ihc Grcvie museum. The very same bed is in the possession of Marquis de Biron, ;ind of the familyof Marshal Eertrand. Prince Murat also has it. It is needless to state -that all these beds arc the real and only authentic ones on which tho great. Cr.rsicaa breathed his last. Trorcctlnc OvKier "c<-"i. Private oyster beds in the upper Vb- g-inia waters of the Chesapeake have been successfully protected against, oyster thieves by a simple'but in;jeiur ous device. The owner of the bcds^ six^en acres in area, crossed them ia two directions tyirh fi.vc-eighth-inck wire secured lo posts at the point of intersection. Both wires and posts are invisible, even at low tide. The oyster pirate that attacks the bed is snre sooner or later to lose his dredge, by bavins it entanglctl in the wire, and thefts are rare. 7Ton*j Coined* Since the organization of our mint im 1703 it has coined of gold $1.012,405^ •75.50. and of silver fGG9.920.323. Talao of F»rro*- The farm Ia7ids of this country ar» estimated to be worth «in«ro »-"-•?..

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