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H ami ™ COimTY PEESS OUB DOLLAE P E E YEAE I2f ADTAKCE. DEVOTED TO TH E IN T E E E S T S OF HAMIETON COUNTY. J. E. ABBOWSMITH, jPuMiaheii VOL. XVI. HOPE, N. Y., SATUKHAY, MAEOH 9, 1889. NO. 10. v:l LOOK!! We have just received from the Metropolis a full and complete line of FALI j GOODS and invite you to call and see our New Stocb UDIES’ & CHILDREN’S CLOAKS, m e n ’ s , w om e n ’ s a n d c h i l d e e n ’ s U N D E R W E A R , Dress Goods. IN a l l t h e l a t e a n d d e s i e a b l e SHADES OF HENBIETTA, TRICOT . ,,.:;AO!?D.,SEBASTOPQT^-- -A - ■ -- PEESS TRIMMGS, BRAID SETS. PANELS AND GIRDLES. Foot Wear FOE GENTS, LADIES AND CHILDREN OF THE MOST DESIRABLE MAKE AND STYLES. men ’ s , youths ’ and chiudben ’ s SUITS, OVERCOATS, Hafs and Caps, of great variety and stability. A complete line of RUBBER GOODS. Do not Trait, but' come and be convinced of the great bargains awaiting you at the K Y. STORE. Northville, N. Y. A. ROBITSHEK, Agent. The Jessamine and the Fine. Out of the drowning: Summer, out of the gulf-warmed S- uth, Came mnning a slender vine; the sw^ts of the world in its mouth. O u t o f t h e lem o n shadow, crossing the shal­ low rill?, Over the warm dry meadows, on under the , leaf-hung bills. Over the arbor-lattice with the melon blos­ soms curled, By night its delicate presence perfumed a sleeping world. Out of their cottage doorways maidens.in ardor came, . Wandered about the vine—called it some sweet-love name— Fulling the fragile blossoms, gracing their shining hair: The lover who came at sunset raptured and called it fair. Bud axid\blos-oms it wandered, freshened by sun and shower. Its delicate tandrils clasping the beauty of Eden’s bower. High on a northern mountain, watching by wave and wood. Splendid and, strong and ardent, the pine of the great West stood. Ages had been and vanished, cycles had rounded and gone, .. It watched the year at its death, it watched the day at its dawn. Tempests, mighty and awful, shook it^ they • seemed but play, The waves of the ocean thundeired and smote it and I’ollQd away. The dreadful bolt of the tempest tore it, but aR in vain. Silent and strong and splendid it guarded the land and main. ' . . One morning it woke and wondered^—a little vine had crept To its root tvni),ed A b o u t . a n d . nqW 5<.epi. ' ' The gz'eat phie looked and ^emblec^ it bent in its strength uncouth, Then something sprang from its i^lendor and kissed the flower in the mouth. —g i l l i e W. Cai'penter. JSNRT’S PEOPOSAL. For over two years Henry CUne had courted Ella Maynard, one of the pret­ tiest girls in Kentucky, They lived about three miles from Barbourville, on neighboring farms. Ella’s father was well to do, and so was Henry’s. Henry was very much in love with Ella; Ella did not seem averse to Henry. The old folks were all willing, and a casual observer might have thought that here was one case in which the course of true love did run smooth. But his conclusion would have been too hasty- There was something in the way.. It was Henry’s bashfulness. He was pretty certain that Ella would say yes, but he couldu’t force himself uj) to the speaking point. So a courtship which had been successful long since was protracted many months. Peo­ ple who observed said that Henry would have to pop the question by proxy. One night Henry took Ella to church. The building was only a mile away, and they walked. Before starting and while making Bis toilet Henry had put his mental courage on dress parade, and, after the inspection, decided that he felt bold enough to ask the important ques­ tion on the way to the Church that night. He finished his toilet by jam­ ming a big six-shooter into his pocket. “ I don’t know what kind of varmints might be abroad,” he said, “and I have got to protect Ella. ” Henry went over to Neighbor May­ nard’s, secured the fair Ella, and they started for the church. Jt was quite dark. This favored Henry very much, as they naturally walked closer together, and Ella clung more tightly to his arm. Half the distance between their homes and the church had been passed. Several times Henry began a harangue, mentally rehearsed with great care, which was to lead up to the question, “ Will you mar­ ry me?” But he couldn’t reach the last and important part. He grew too weak in the knees. He said to himself, “I can’t do it; I guess I will have to get father to go over and ask old man 3Iay- nard for h er.” At this interesting juncture Henrv no­ ticed something ahead issue from the woods and stop in the road as if waiting for them. It was too dark to see dis­ tinctly, and at first he thought it was a man. But i t wasn’t tall enough. Then he concluded it was a calf. Ella enter­ tained the same views on the subject. Henry picked up a stone and threw it at the supposed calf, striking the intend­ ed object. The latter reared up,growled and displayed a row of very long and very ugly teeth. Henry then saw that he was confronted by a bear and a big one, too. Ella’s perceptive powers were as good. The bear looked as if it wanted to fight. Although bears are not plentiful in this part of the ’ moun­ tains Henry had helped kill two or three and was not afraid. He remem­ bered his big. six-shooter. He forgot his bashfulness. “Don’t be afraid,Ella, darling,” he whispered, “ I have got a pistol, and I will protect you.” Ella was as brave as most girls, but a bear was too much for her, and she fainted. Henry grabbed his big six-shooter from his pocket, and sprang in front of her fallen form. There he stood, like Horatius Codes at thq bridge, only he had never heard of Hordius. The bear had dropped on all fours, and was advancing upon the un­ conscious maiden and her lover. Henry opened fire, and planted a No. 44 ball in the bear’s shoulder. The animal stopped to bite at -the wound a moment, and then resumed his march upon Henry. The latter’s second bullet struck the ani­ mal in the chest and tumbled him ovc!r on his side. A third despatched Samoa and the Samoans. How many Americans really know what the Samoans are like? Very few indeed. Uirfil the present disturbance. . over the nafives between this country . and Germany, the Samoans were as u n ­ known as the inhabitants of Central Af- The Samoan group consists of nine - island*—^IVIanua, Olosinga, Ofu, Annu, Tutuilla, Upolu, Manona, Apolima and Savali. Their area is about l,l25 square miles. There are also five islets, s e p ^ t- . ed from the others by coral reefs. The ,, native population is 35,0Q0, and there . are about 350 Europeans and Americans, - who reside principally at the harbor of • Apia, Island of Tutuilla, which port bears a kindred relation to American*- Australian commerce with Honolulu of the Hawaiian group., 'There are also na- ’ tives from other islands, probably 1,000, who work as laborers on'the German and other plantations. The group is of piucii commercial importance to the United States, being one of the chief stations ' for coaling of steamers and ships plying between San Francisco, and Sydney, they . touching at Hawau, Samoa and NeW Zealand.' The natives are of a dark oUve coin- , plexion, of splendid physique^ bright, intelligent and quick to learn, and of musical tastes. As a nation they are ; ’ straightforward and frank-r-in Happy contradistinction to the trgachei^ and duplicity /which, characte!riz0 ‘ certain' other of the South Sea lslanddi?i.' are of M a y Oaste, althbugh as you gp ; the g r o t^ jrpa^ tilOrO-Or jiflii' ■ _ S e d thA b ^ r, Henry tum e d 'h is: atten- X--rr. _.-,T Mug, wlioBfeowei,jtowever;a^ p 8 tion,to Ella. ' He still failed to remem­ ber his bashfulness. He took her in his arms and kissed her, and told her that he loved her and wanted to marry her. She revived while he was saying this, and being a quick-witted ' girl im­ mediately accepted him. . They.conclud­ ed that it was not then worth while to proceed to church, so they went back home an^ told about'^the bear. Farmers Cline and Maynard hitched up a wagon and hauled dead bruin back to Mr. Cline’s. He weighed 414 pozmds. They said he was probably suffering from hun­ ger or he. would' have run from Henry and Ella. Henry and Ella are to be .married just as soon as the little house which Henry is erecting can be completed.-— Toi'Tc Educated Hoi'ses. Doubtless most of you think when you see the performance of trained horses in the circuses of today that a great ad­ vance has been made in educating the animals over what was done , in ancient times. But you are. mistaken, fo|: even the most wonderful exploits -of the present day are repetitions of what was done with them several hundred years ago. In those days horses not only danced upon their hind legs, but fought mock battles, striking at their ehemies with their fore feet, and’ showing what appeared to be remarkable intelligence. Perhaps the most surprising feat ever performed by a horse -was in the olden time. A large three-sided braided rope was stretched several feet from the ■ground, and upon this the horse walked, preserving his balance perfectly. 4n an old print a picture of the act is shown, while another cut represents a horse striking the shield of a soldier with his hoofs. Even the elephant, generally con­ sidered the most ungainly of animals, was trained in those days to walk the tight'' rope, not only near the ground, but, if we may believe the old writers, it traversed ropes swung above the heads of the audience, and not only preserved its balance, but bore a man upon its Why He Went ‘ ‘Bromley, come take dinner with me at my boarding house today.” “ I Will, Barringer. I’m not a bit hunerry. ”— Time. Food Prescribed For Monkeys. “ The Bussian Vice-Consul in Leipsic, M. de Fircks, has,” says a Naples dis- patch to the London ‘.‘left at the. Berlin Aquarium, to be taken care of dur­ ing his absence in Europe, two rare mon­ keys.- One is a red-haired orang-outang, and the other a black chimpanzee. They were Sent to : Berlin in a box lined with straw, and their travel-; ing outfit included a table, and rocking chair. They were each dressed. in a long flannel bournous, and each wore ared fez to protect it from the'- cold. Their suite consisted of a little negro boy from the Congo.- When they were p ut into their cage in the Berlin' Aquarium the other monkeys there greeted them with a. mighty chattering. At home they are great pets, and they ar-B very tame and playful. Their prescribed diet is as follows: For breakfast specially prepared milk, for din. ner rice or semolina in bouillon a n d roast ' veal dr veal cutlets, in addition .to which- the chimpanzee gets wine and water,and the orang-outang two bottles milk. For supper they have meat and bread, and each two bottles of milk, while Hie chimpanzee gets an apple besides,and all day long as much wine as it likes. .Be­ fore going to sleep the negro boy bathes them.” Electric Shoal W ater -Indicator. An electrical shoal water indicator has been devised by two Mexican invent­ ors. It consists of a strong cylinder filled with shot, so that when hung by a cable from a ship it will remain per­ fectly upright in th'e water; Embed-' ded in its center is a glass or vulca­ nite tube half full of mercury, the two ends being closed by metallic plates, which are in communication, by insu- . lated wires carried by the cable, -with an electric battery and bell on the deck of the .ship. The action of the apparatus, is as follows: When the vessel approach­ es shallow water the cylinder drags on the ground below, and is consequently no longer upright, but is thrown on its side.. This causes the mercury in the tube to touch both the metallic plates attached to that tube, as above explained; the electrical circuit thus becomes com­ plete, and the warning bell on the ship instantly rings.

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