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W. MARTIN IN OTHER CL2MES. store when evening came. The stove glowed aDiiity as a debater. IRELAND'S PATRON SAINT.

YORIOTHIELE 2gft GER MANIA HOUSE. WILLIAM BTtTTB, Proprietor. lar or weak. Board and lodging par day. Free stabling (or horsas.

Moth slret railroad dspot. FUNCTION ClTT, KANSAS '4- So ne arose and ad- I dressed the chair: 'Mr. Prisidint: la 1847, in th' smilin' month May, I was in Ireland. Bad luck t' me, I wisht I was thara now Well, as I was sayin', I was in Ireland thin. Fair, I had plinty iv aitin' an' not too much work.

Well, I was standin' oa th' dock in Cork harbor, so I was, fer divarshun, when wat should I see comin' up th' harbor wid her sails all swellin' balloons but thr quanes ya chtl Shure was loaded t' th' gaards wid wimmin an' childre, lavin thare native land be hint thim. That was a sight make tears come in th' eyes iv an Irish potato, so twas, Mr. Prisidint, an Here Mr. Quintan's address was interrupted a man who had no sense of humor. He wanted to know what the queen's yacht had do with the subject under iscussion.

Mr. Quinlan resented this interference, and said if was left alone he would soon iwme to the point at issua Cries of "Goon, Quinlan, finish your story!" "Tell us about th' qunen's cht!" Quinlan resumed: "Ilad I th' eloquince o' Socratees, Mr. Prisidint; had I th' musical v'iee o' Jerry-myer, Mr. Prisidint an' gintilmin; had I th' winniu' ways o' Dan'l O'ConneU, who c'ud talk a man out iv his house an' lot, I c'udn't tellin' th' heartaches on that occasion, so I c'udn't. If I had my way I'd blow up th' quane wia mtro Here even the dignified gentleman in the chair was shocked.

He rose and called Mr. Qutulan to order. He wanted Mr. Quinlan understand that no such inflammable substance as nitro glycerine could be introduced into that meeting. He had no fault to find with the queen.

He thought the cabinet and the houses of lords and commons were re sponsible for the troubles in Ireland. "I'm a p'aceable, quiet, dacint Irishman, an' if any. one is goin' t' be blown up wid nitre-glycerine, blow up th' landlords, say 1 1 Blow thim up higher than GUderoy's kite! Blow thim smithereens! An' may the cowld frog croucn in' ruins iv thare houses'" By this time half the men in the school-house were on their feet. A confused babel arose, and walking sticks were flourished in the air. In the midst of the confusion the chairman motioned to Coogan, the accordion player, and shouted above the din: "Play thim somethin' soothin'.

Cooean." Coogan mounted a bench and began to pull out of his instrument the musical notes of "Dublin Bay." It acted like oil upon troubled waters, and one by one the angry men re sumed their seats. In the meantime the secretary had made out a list of committeemen, and of those present who were supposed to be willing to help along the celebration; and now at the suggestion of the chairman he read the names, each man answering as bis name was called. But when he came to the name of Patsey Farrell there was no response. Read it louder, Mr. Secretary, it might be th' gintilmm is here and didn't hear ya" "Patsey Parrell!" shouted the secretary, in trumpet tones.

1 here was no answer. i may as will go wan. He's not here," said the president. WHAT MEANS THIS DISGRACEFUL ROW?" Before the official could resume, however. Mr.

Quinlan arose and pointing to Patsey said "Thare's th' blaggard sittin' in th' corner!" Patsey sprang to his feet, saying as he did 6o: "Yer a liar! I'm not here, yeranner. And if I am, I'm not wid yez!" Wid who?" said the president. Wid th' purcession or wid th' banquit "Jvayther. Fhat I wants t' know is, how many o' you min '11 sthand by Phelim Darcy fur tax collector "Musha, luk a' that now!" cried Coogan. "Ye can bet th' soles on yer fate that hell not get my vote.

I hav' me own idees iv that chap. Faith, he's owin' me since lasht Novimber fur a weeny pig wid black sphots on his back an' a curly tail, so he is. I'll brake his head in wid me fisht th' nixt toime I mate him in th' strate!" Cries of "Order!" "Sit down, Coogan!" "Yer right, Coogan; giv' it to him, he's no good," arose, and the house divided itself for and against the candidate for tax collector. A heated argument between Quintan and Farrell resulted in blows, and Quinlan was knocked beneath the seat A general melee had just begun, when the door suddenly opened, and Father O'Connell, the parish priest, entered. "What means this disgraceful row?" said his reverence, plunging into the crowd and separating the men with bis powerful arms.

"Do you want to disgrace the parish? In the name of the church, I call on you to 3top." "Faith, I'm not t' blame, yer nvirence," 3a id Coogan, struggling to his feet from the floor, where he had been laid by the stick of the schoolmaster, and holding his wrecked accordion in his hand. The priest took the chair vacated by the chairman, who shamefacedly acknowledged his fault and explained the situation to the priest, and the object of the meeting. After order had been restored the priest said: Now, gentlemen, I have a proposition to make to you. In my rounds today among the poor of the parish, I called on the Widow O'noulahan. You all rememhei that her husband diod last week and left he: with four little children to take care of, one of whom is a baby 5 weeks old" "God be good t' th' widdy," said Mr.

Finn. "He will, my man; but He wants you- help," said the priest "Now, instead of spending your hard earned money for a brass band or a banquet, why not give it to the widow?" A murmur of approval arose. The meet ing, winch but a few minutes oeiore naa oeen a scene of strife and confusion, now became quiet and orderly, and sympathy with the widow's forlorn condition was freely ex pressed. The priest continued: But, for fear of another outbreak, I thinit you had better adjourn for to-night, and hold a meeting between this time ana bt Patrick's day, to settle definitely what ac tion had best be taken under the circumstances." This proposition met with general ap proval, and the meeting broke np. But the secretary forgot to notify the men of the date of the next meeting, and before they realized its coming St Patrick's day was upon them.

At 6 o'clock in the morning the Widow O'Houlahcj was giving the children their scanty breakfast of goats' milk and bread, when the door opened and Mr. Quinlan luted her with: "God save all here!" "God save yon kindly was the widow's reply. i hen Mr. Quinlan took a chair, from which Mrs. Q'Houlahan had wiped the bread crumbs with her apron.

Concealed under Mr. Qulnlan's coat was a long object, wrapped in a brown paper. He took little Johnny upon his knee. While busy talking to the child he slyly slipped the parcel under the chair. Rising to his feet, he excused himself to the widow on the score of pressing business, and went out The object under the chair was found to be a salt codfish.

which caused eeneral rejoicing among the children and made the widow cry. While she was wiping her eyes another member of the community arrived. He carried a huge basket containing coal, which was piled in a corner of the room. Sunlight came in the window and made the dusky diamonds glisten. Rivulets of tears were running down the widow's cheeks when Mr.

Finn arrived with a chicken, which caused a Terr lively dispute among the Q'Houlahan children tu to who should have the wish bona, At short intervals during the day, cabbages; potatoes, cool, pieces of corned beef and various other contributions were poured in upon the widow in such numbers and in such variety that her recta resemw 351 etryma greeery 4 1 the the 'ud bit th1 Mlierevcr the Irishman la. There He Celebrates St. Patrick's Day. tough, the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see. Yet wherever thou art shall seem Erin to see; exile thy bosom shall still be my home.

And thine eyes make my climate wnerever we roam. In these words of Tom Moore are expressed the deepest feeling of the native of Ireland. a guise of a lover's address to hs adored one, the poet portrays the undying attach ment of Irishmen to their native land. Though they become the most patriotic of ST. PATRICK'S DAT IN AUSTRALIA.

Americans, it does not interfere with their first love; in Australia they are the most active workers for the colony, and have given many eminent men to the public service, yet are Irishmen still; and so in Canada, India and all lands where they may settle or travel. Let them be where they may, the 17th of March is a day that unites their hearts, and wherever there are Irishmen enough to form a marching squad the day is celebrated. In Winnipeg, the Irish have turned out when the mercury was coquetting around 30 degs. below zero, and in Havana, as one amusing writer tells us, they have marched with a uniform of palm leaf hat and heavy fan; in Australia, where they form as large a percentage of the population as in any part of tha United States, they make the day specially hilarious; while in the British army, wherever a detachment with Irish soldiers in it is stationed, the day is made a holiday. The green ribbons and ties, the flag with the harp and the sunburst, are universal, of course; but, aside trom tnese, eacn place ana clime has its local variations, and certainly a most amusing volume could bo compiled illustrating the many methods of celebrating.

In Australia, a kangaroo run a captive turned loose for the purpose or a hunt for the wild dog, or a grand sham battle, may diversify the day; in Ireland there is a dance and a parade, and sometimes, it must be con fessed, a battle that is not all "sham," for they have their little differences over there, and when the "potheen" is in and the wit out they often reopen the judgment and try the old case over again. "When shillalahs are flying aud heads racking," says Father Tom Burke, "it is not in the Irishman nature to see his friends pushed without coming to th rescue." ST. PATRICK'S DAT WEATHER. The old feud of Celt and Saxon, and the somewhat newer but more bitter feud of Orauge and Ribbonmen, are, heaven tie praised, fast losing their ancient virulence, for "Londonderry '8 ours, my boys'" a political cry, referring to the fact that Londonderry, the old Orange stronghold, has elected home rule and tenant right Parnellites). But there are still plenty of minor feuds little ones for a penny feuds between families that only date back 600 or 800" years quite modern, in fact A one of these can compare.

of course, with the old feuds like that of the O'Hoggartys and McSwynes, for instance, which began about 1300 B. oa the occasion of tho landing of the Gedalians in Ireland, when the ancestor of the O'Hoggartys so far forgot himself as to pull the nose of the an cestor of the McSwynes. In the United States, of course, the great event of the day is the procession, and next to that the speeches. A celebration with out procession or speech would be a startling novelty in America, and no other people fall into the national custom so readily as the Irish, who have natural gifts for marching and oratory. At the date of the last census the United States contained 6,000,000 people of pure Irish blood, and about 8,000,000 with a dash of the same a total of 14,000,000 who have native or hereditary rights to celebrate bt Patrick; and since the day the Irish laborers in Boston joined in that little pro cession to Bunker Hill, they have been in no wise backward, especially where a slap could be given to England.

James Anthony Froude says that one-half of the troops who fought THE KMGHT8 OF ST. PATRICK. under Putnam, Warren, Sullivan and Washington in 1775-7 were of Irish extraction, and though, in his willingness to depreciate English-Americans, he exaggerates greatly, yet tne names and records show a very lares Irish percentage. George Washington was an nonorary member of the "Friendly Sons of St Patrick," and always attended their annual banquet when it was possible; and the long record ot lnsn-Amencan soldiers, from MonS gomery to uen. James Shields, does not shov one dishonored name So where should the lovers of St Patrick feel more free to cele brate than in the land that Montgomery oi ttapnoe cuea to make free! "Yes, It Was a Glorious Victory." There appears to be no doubt that the result of the meeting of the Democratic i state committee was a great personal victory for Cleveland-HilL At least that i is what all the dispatches say; and in the dispatches especially Albany dispatches as is well known, nothing ia ever told tut the truth.

New York Mail and Ex press. A Not for Tart ff Tinkers. The worklngmen are not buying steel rails to any great extent, but if they were they could get tnem now for less than one-fourth the price paid for them in England before we began making them in this country under a protective tariff. Let free trade organs deny this if tney can. They know it la true.

Detroit Tribune. Fitting Testimonials Proposed. Several of the Democratic papers of Oregon are so intensely delighted with the confirmation of Lamar that they will probably send him a testimonial of their feelings in the form of a beautifully en grossed copy of the Confederate consUrn- i Hon and a fall Jeweled shotgun, Portland a 3S- with unwonted heat The vicious March wind found its way in the crack under the door, but there was only enough of it to give room a healthy temperature. Commenting on the events of the day to Mrs. Murphy, widow said: Faix, Mrs.

Murphy, itfa lucky St Pat rick's day wasn't twicet as long, or me frinds bury me under th' potatys an7 coal! Here was I this blessed mornin' widout th' or th' sup in th' house barrin' a little goats' milk whin th good St Patrick tile graphed down from above, whare he is in glory.toth'bys. ssez he inth7 dispatch, sez he: 'All av yez make a shly little trip around t' AViddy O'Houlahan, an' by th' same token, they kem wid lashins o' good things. Here. Patsey, lavo down that bundle o' sugar, shure ye'll rot yer teeth wid th' swate sthuff Now, luk a' that b'y playin wid th' coail Musha, but ye're blacker nor a chimney swaDe'" various cojrrrtiBTjTiONS. Wbsti Mrs.

Murphy had gone home the widow tears; began to flow af reah. Going into the little bedroom slie dropped upon knees beside the humble bed. There she tele praphed a message to St Patriot, which, though poorly worded and sureharge-I throughout with tears, was reverently fl ed in the oiuce Of the universe, against the day when tho records of all the St Patrick's days shall be examined. GOOD ST. PATRICK.

RELICS OF ST. PATRICK. His Chair and Bell The Kitchen of Rt. Kevin. Qf course Ireland abounds in memorials of the saints, and most of St Patrick, whose noted "chair" is a rudely fashioned rock in the Glen of Altudaven.

The tradition is that it was originally a "cromlech" or Druid monument, and to make it a memorial of the fact that the old religion had been driven out ET. PATRICK'S CHAIR. by Christianity, it was fashioned into "St Patrick's chair." "St Patrick's bell" and quaint old shrine attest the fact, stated by St Bernard, that the Irish saint fixed his metropolitan see at Armagh; but the con version of Ireland was so rapid and complete that several other bishops were soon ap pointed and met him in council et Armagh. They devoted all the lands granted them to holy purposes, and fervent zeal uniting with unselfish piety, the schools and churches founded on those lands soon "became the light of northwestern Europe. 8T.

PATRICE'S BELL AND BHRIXE. At Glendalough, St Kevin, who lived soon after St Patrick, founded a famous abbey, around which a city grew, "bt Kevin Kitchen," as it is called, is all that remains of the church. The round tower near by was there before the Christian times, and is a puzzle to antiquarians. "St Kieran's Cross," another notable relic, was put up some 200 years after St Patrick. The mis sion of the patron saint was followed by 300 years of progress, glory and civilization, in which Ireland sent missionaries to all the bt.

kjc vis's rrrcH. neighboring lands; then came the Danes, and for 300 years there wa3 almost continuous war. Scarcely were the Danes expelled when the Normans came, and the wars of the Conquest followed. In those troubled times the country receded almost to the original barbarism. Thus in Ireland we have the unique case of two eras of brightness and civilization divided by a long era of dark ness; and we can only wonder that so much is preserved of the days of St Patrick.

James Russell Lowell was 68 years of age on the 23d, Washington's birthday. In a recent letter he says: "I had the misfortune to be born on the 22d, and thus to be brought into competition once a year with the most august figure to ott III i iw. Jrn iMt iSm fgmi Ubrnw. of the the by BRIEF SKETCH OF HIS ClFE AND HIS HIS BIRTH, WORKS. History Based Largely Cpon Legend.

Conflicting Statements St. Patrick's Youth and Captivity His TL'uoeasing Prayers Return Homo. Seven cities claimed to be the birthplace Homer. Nearly that many nations lay claim to the honor of giving St. Patrick to world.

England, Scotland, Wales and France all present an abundance of legendary evidence to substantiate their claims, and one ancient writer even ascribes his origin to Jewish exiles, driven from the Holy City the Roman conquerers, who settled in Armoric GauL Some historians have even gone so far as to point out the very spot where he was born. The years of his birth and death are also points of wide difference among the historians the former ranging from 872 to 388; the latter is quite generally conceded to be 403. Coglan's writings, which are based upon well authenticated traditions of Armorio Gaul, are probably the most truthful and reliable. He states positively that St. Patrick was born at Holy Tours, in Armoric Gaul, in 373.

There he spent his early youth until the arrival of the fleets and armies of Kiall in pursuit of the Roman legions, which had invaded Ireland and met with ignomin- ous defeat Having disposed of the Romans, the Celts proceeded to ravage the country. The wise monarch Kiall was assassinated by an Irish vassal on the bank of the Loire. His naval armament returned to Ireland in 389. Among the spoils taken back with them were 200 children for slaves, among them the boy Patrick. Thus, while the loss of Kiall was a great one to Ireland, she received an inestimable blessing in this holy personage, who was tnen 16 years of ago.

His father's name was Calphuraius and his mother's Conceisa, which indicates that they were of Roman extraction. They were both killed by the Irish invaders. His bap tismal name was not Patrick, but Succath, meaning valiant in war. None of the historians have attempted to record anythiug of his youthful history. In 389 he was sold to the petty prince.

Milcho Huanan, and his three brothers, in the province of Dalaradia, in the north of Ireland, and served them six years. This was the occasion of his name being changed to Cotteraig, because he served four masters. Milcho, observing how careful and diligent he was, purchased the shares of his three brothers, aud thus became sole proprietor of the boy. He sent him to feed the hogs on Sliev-nur's, and St Patrick himself describes this part of his life as follows: "My constant business was to feed the hogs. I was frequent in prayer; the lovi and fear of God more and more inflamed nr.

heart; my faith was enlarged; my spiriS augmented; so that I said an hundred pray ers by day and almost as many by night I arose before day to my prayers, in the snow, in the frost, in the ram; nor was I affected by slothfulness, for then the spirit of God was warm within me." It was here that he perfected himself in the Irish language. He completed his six years of servitude, and then, according to the law which seems to have been in force, he was released. He tells us he was then warned in a dream to prepare to return to his native land. Upon arriving there he was again seized and taken into captivity, but regained his freedom again in two months history does not say how. Then he enjoyed two years with his rela tives, after which he was warned through a vision that there was work for him to do in Ireland, and that he should return there.

He resolved then to carry out his long cherished wish to attempt the work of con verting Ireland. To fit himself for this work he spent many years in travel and study. Then, having been clothed with authority from the pope, he sailed for Ireland with twenty colaborers, all men of great piety and wisdom, hie landed first in Britain and preached for several days with great suc cess. Here ne increased his following to thirty-four and proceeded to Ireland, landing on the coast of Wicklow, where he at began his labors. His first convert was Sinell, a great man in that country, and he soon added the king, queen and many of the nobiuty.

His innovation was strongly opposed by the Druidical priests, who naturally wished to preserve the great power they held over the people through their supposed magical and mystifying acts. But legend says that St Patrick miraculous powers soon put the magicians to shanie. The antagonism of the Druids was so bitter that, in spite of his benevolence and gentlenesg, St Patrick was compelled to curse their fertile lands so that they became dreary bogs; to curse their rivers so that they produced no fish, and their kettles so that no fire could make them boil, and finally to curse the Druids them selves so that the earth opened and swallowed them up. Many other miracles are ascribed to St Patrick, prominent among which was the setting on fire, by blowing upon it, of a pile of snowballs and chunks of ice, which he had told his companions to gather when they complained of the bitter cold one morning. All the world knows that to St.

Patrick is ascribed the credit of the freedom of Ireland from snakes. Colgan solemnly states that St Patrick accomplished the feat of banishing the reptiles through the instrumentality of a drum, which he beat with such fervor that he burst the bead, and that an angel at once eame to the rescue and mended it. The work of St. Patrick in Ireland will live as long as the island continues to hold its verdant fields and valleys. In every part are flourishing churches and grand cathedrals organized and established by him, monuments to his fame in this world and gems for bis diadem in the Beautiful City, where he is with the Master he so earnestly and efficiently served.

In the year 401 St. Patrick journeyed to Rome, where he was received with joy by the pope, and confirmed in his apostolate of Ireland. He returned to Ireland in 403. Ee lived for thirty years after this, mostly in retirement although he did not neglect the concerns of the church, but, through synods and ecclesiastical councils, he exercised a general supervision. The number of churches said to have been established by him is 700, These last thirty years of his eventful and holy life were spent, for the most part, between the monasteries of Saballum and Ar magh.

He concluded his ministry and his life in the Abbey of Saul, on the 17th of March, 493, in the 130th year of his age, as is supposed. He was buriei at Down. The English invaded Ulster in 1183, and in 1186 the remains of St Patrick, St Columb and St Brigid, on the 9th of June, were, by the pone's nuncio, transferred to a place pre- jared for them in the cathedral of Down, af- tti'ward called Kt. Patrick s. it was enacted that the anniversary of the finding of the relics should be regularly celebrated through out Ireland forever.

The church of Down" and the saint rairine were profaned by Leonard, Lord Gray, lord deputy of Ireland, in 153S. Three years later he was beheaded on a scaffold on 1 ower MIL London, for treason, and bis ignominious end was looked upon by Catholics as a judgment rom uod lor nis sacrilege. RIDDING SNAKES. St Patrick Begone, all of you! Ages ago yon and your brood were forbidden to pol- ana wis sou. xerx vau wropue.

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IwrrUiBg sew. So soeeial ability required; yea, reader, tea de tt a wed as any one. Write to us at eaee for fall psTtltttlere, whits we isfttt tree. sstsm Pt enhMd, Mssse, GROCER ES 8L Patrick's Day Oh! blest be the days when the green ban ner float ed sub-lime o'er WW the mountains of free In nis fail. 3I When her son to her clo ry dm -R- and fn-e dorn de vot ed, de fiel i is: the in vad er to tread on her soil When back o'er the main thy chivs'd the Dane.

And pave to religion and learning; their spoil When valor and mind, together combined. Eut wherefore lament o'er the glories departed! IIt star shall Fhine out with as vivid array. For ne'er had she children more brave and true beai-ted Than those she now sees on 6t. Patrick's day. Her scepter, alas! passed away to the stranprer.

And treason surrendered what valor had held; But true hearts remained amid darkness and danger. Which, spite of her tyrants, would not bt quelled. Oft, oft, through the night flashed gleams light. Which almost the darkness of bondage dispelled; Eut a star now is near, her heaven to cheer. Not like the wild gleams which so fitfully darted.

But long to a'uino down with its hallowing ray. On daughters as fair, and sous as true Hearted, As Erin beholds on St. Patrick's day. Oh! blest be the hour when begirt by her cannon. And hail'd us it rose by a nation's applause.

That flag waved aloft o'er the spire of Duugannon, Asserting for Irishmen, Irish laws. Once more shall it wave, o'er hearts as brave. Despite of the dastards who mock at her cause. And like brothers agreed, whatever their creed, Her children, inspired by those glories departed. No longer in darkness desponding will stay.

But join lu her cause like the brave and true hearted. Who rise for their rights on St. Patrick's day. ONE ST. PATRICK'S DAY.

BT THE AUTHOR OF THE SKETCHES. MICKEY FIN LUSTER1NG March had come. Broken masses of clouds drifted across the sky. Shutters were com plaining rustily on their hinges and banging to and fro. A few ambitious blades of grass were lieinning to show themselves in which tho snow had melted, only to be nipped off closely by Mickey Finn's goat Society on Cooney Island was greatly dis turbed.

A serious question had arista which caused much comment in the hamlet: Whether St. Patrick's day should be cele brated with a procession and accompanying blare of brazen instruments or be solemnized by a banquet, lhe banquet would be a breach of precedent; therefore it was not countenanced the conservative element. On the other hnd, it was claimed by those devoted to gastronomic pleasures that this was an age of progress; brass bands were a relic of an effete civilization, and a departure therefrom would bo a step in the right direc tion. Mr. Finn favored the banquet "Sure, wat do a man want to be galavan- tin' around on Patrick's Day for, when he has no rubber boots on his fate, no oilskin coat to his back an' no umbrella like a tint over his head? Who," iaid he, "iver heard iv a foine Patrick's Day, whin th sun was shinin'l Faix, th' rain is always fallin', the fogs are the puddles is in th' strate, th' mud is on th' walk, so it is, bad luck to it, whin it ought to be in th' gaardens." Here Mr.

Finn took his cutty pipe from his mouth, knocked the ashes into the stove, rose to his feet and stretched out his arms so that he resembled a cross. Then he concluded his argument. "Mrs. Murphy, your man Alike an' your b'y Jamesy may go out in th' wet on Patrick's Day an tramp around behind the Dutchmen wid th' horns an' catch the newmonia if they likes; but I'll stay jist here forninst th' fire an' toast me shins, so I will, an' smoke me pipe, bedad, an' look at the wet lads goin' by th' windy, so I will, Mrs. Murphy, an' small fear t' me; an' let them as likes go stravigin' around.

That th' how iv it" "But," said Mrs. Murphy, "will yez not go t' th' meetin' on Monday night at th' little red school house in th' holler? McGuinness '11 be there McFaddeu is goin' Coogan an' his 'coraian lias premised to come. An, taith, th' b'ys '11 all be there, so they wilL Thim as wants th' percession, and thim as wants i "THE QUEEN'S TA CHT." th' banquit; ye'd better go an' settle it wanst for all." Mike said he would, and he did. There were forty men present They sat in the seats used tho scholars, and their positions were neccss.trily cramped. Mr.

Coogan, the plaver, opened the proceedings with "The Bakes Mallow." When the Rrhool master, r. rlignifif man, who was filled wi: li Oo importance of his position as an in structor, arrived, the mudo stopped. His coming was just in time to preserve the dignities of the occasion, for the music had 6tarted forty pairs of feet into shuffling on the floor, which caused the dust to rise in a cloud. The schoolmaster, being the highest person in authority present, took the chair and stated the object of the meeting. Said lie: "Ye all know the object of the present meetin' without my tellin ye; so there's no use my sayin' annything about it But I may as well say, so ye'll know wat ye are here for Pat Coogan, will ye kapeyer nans off that sqnakin' win' blower, so I can hear meself think) that ye are come, glntirmin, to discuss the grate question, gintilmin, shall we honor th' late St Patrick rest his sowl with a percession or with a banquit, where tberell be aitin an' dhrmkin that's th' ques tion, gintumin.

row ye have it before ye. irwat win ye do wid it!" Paddy Quinlan, who worked on the coal docks, sat on the front seat He was short steat aaU had a treat epWea ef ak ewm 1 -4-" jist like she by to he ya be to I fa- ft 7 i I if i 1 JOHN T. DIXON, ATTORNEY AT LAW JCJTCTION ClTT, EaKiil. Will praotice la th District and Inferior Court Eighth Judiuial District. JAMES R.

McCLURE, ATTORNEY At LAW, JUKCTIOS ClTT, KHSA4. WU1 Practice In all of the Courti or toe Eighth Judicial District. DR. HARTSHORN, PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, (Graduated in Tondon, England.) Key at his residence on Nlxth street, Janotlon City, Kimu. JAMES KETNER, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Jcsmo.i ClTT, Kavsas, Will PrnoMee In the Co art a ot tho Eighth Jr-llclal District.

L. GREENO, DENTIST Office on Berenth street, orer Boston Shoe store Junction City, Kansas. All Work Neatly and Promptly Done, At reasonable rates and guarantee satisfaction. Filling and savins; natural teeth a specialty T. NICHOLSON Contractors and Builders.

Kipping, Planing, Moulding, Turning, Trimming, roll bawlng. Door aud Window Frames all kiuds done to ortler on abort notice. Flans, specific-ttlons, and estimates of work made on application. Whop and Planing Mill on the corner of SEVENTH ADAM3 STREETS, JUNCTION ClTT, KANSAS ICE! ICE! ICE! The Choicest and Largest Quantity Ever put up in this City. All EL SWEfuSOiu, Hsrlni nurcbased the James Potter Ice House nd stork, in addition to the quantity he had al ready put up, Is enabled to supply parties through the season at the following prices: IS pounds, dally, S1-S0 per month 0 pounds, dally, 3.00 per month 95 pounds, dally 9.50 per month 100 pound lots, and over, S3e.

per lOO lbs. 0 pound lots 30o. per 100 lbs. These prices are only for contracts made at the commencement of the aeason. Will run two ice wagons during the summer.

AXEL SWENSOH. Pianos! Organs! W. J. SHILLITO, Successor to S. W.

DEALER! Pianos, Organs, and Sewing Machines sold on Easy Payments. Give me a call. Woot Meveatb Quest. Sewing Machines. J.

G. STOKES, SD CALEB IB Fresh Bread, Cakes, Pies rma assortment or CRACKERS, CONFECTIONERY, FRUITS AND LUNCH. caoics ion or Tobacco and Cigars rassu stock of Oysters, Canned Goods, AASH1NCTON STREET Badger Lumber Co. -DEALERS IN- Lumber and Col LIME And Building Materials. OFFICE AND YARDS Cor.

Washington Fifth Streets. Tatophone No. 48. J. H.

SMODGRASS, Mgr. Lumber, Shingles, Lath, Sashes, Blinds, Doors, Paints, Stock and Prices speak for themselves Call and examine them. E. F. WHITE, ornCK OX EXTENT BTBXKT, TWO BTjOCKS JKAJ Of rBST JTATJOIT JA BASTS, mm First National Bank Junction City, Kansas.

SUCCESSOR TO The BanHim Eonss of W. B. (Me. Established 18TO. TRAKtAOXS A Banking Business DEPOSITS.

No interest paid on Deposits of Money, but Funds left with us are held subject to call. EXCHANGE. Exchange on all principle cities of the Vnited States, at less than Post Office rates. KANSAS BONDS Bought and Bold. MONEY TO LOAN.

Honey to loan at all times, in sums to suit, secured by good names, or real estate. DRAFTS CHECKS. Drafts sad Cheeks cashed er collected oa dssasad st the lowest rates. ABSTRACTS. We have Abstracts of Title to all the Isaas sad iota ia Davis County.

4s Bank, corner Seventh sad WaeMagtoa. B. Clarxe, President S. D. Cabx, Caslusr, 34:.

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