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PS >ds. ILETE P% s-*-s*aw. oALINR Observer. i - NISSLY & EMMERT, Publishers. SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1882. VOL. II. NO. 35. BUSINESS DIRECTORY. PKOEESSIOSTAIi. q W. CHANDLER, M. D., Physician and Surgeon. All callapromptly attended to. Office at residence, first door north of M. E. Churoh. IS, 0, 0. JENKXNS, Surgical and Mechanical DENTIST. Office, 19 South Main Street, opposite "First National Bank, AnnArfaor, - -Maori. D. P.McLACHXAN, or. ry! ~hieli se of Idura- pason, "•dged 5S Physician and Surgeon, Office and residence opposite M. E. Church, Adrian street, Saline, Mich. THA JONES & SOK, Attorneys. All kinds of legal papers neatly and correctly drain-. Collections made and promptly remitted. Ofiice on Mc Kay street, Saline, Mich. E.J0-"es. E*lAi*KE.JOI-ES. WILB. GILDAKT, Attorney at Law, And J ustiee of the Peace. Office overNichols Bro's. store, Chicago street, Saline, Michigan. w mar- pi do TE. *E. HTJMPHilEX, Real Estate Agent. Government Lands located. 20,000 acres of choice -wheat lands for sale. Correspondence solicited. Ellsbury, Barnes Co., D. T. *8HSCEIiLAlSfEOTJS. I¥lrs. W. F. LARZELERE, The Old and Reliable DRESSMAKER and CUTTER Again offers her services to the ladies of this vicinity. and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shop at "residence on Henry street, west. SWISS A. SWIFT "Would inform the people of Saline and vicinity that she is now prepared to d > all kinds of DHESS MAKING, Cattinsriuid Fitting. Ait work guaranteed to give satisfaction - R >om on Main St., In residence of Mr'. Pj'1*> Fowler. r MRS. CHIF5VIAI-4 SI&3TH has opened a Millinery Store ! Ov*er Nichols Brj's drug- store. Where she will b*; in attsndtaso horse-lf, on Tuesday of each week. MRS. M..L. FORBES Jiv'tos the ladies of Saline and vicinity to I call and examine her elegant new stock of Sprlng&SummerMniineryGoods Room.*- over Davenport & Son's 3 tort ■ GEO. R. SHERMAN, The old and reliable ^X__ JL Wflgon and Carriage Maker. .Job work and repairing promptly done at reasonable rates. Shop on Chicago St., west. mYBOfi WEBB, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, And Insurance Agent. COXVgYAA-CING ATTENDED TO VKOilVTLX. Special Attention Given to Collections. untw 2d door west of the postolfiee. v't pi.00 |mes for as :k Notary E»A. REYNOLDS, Public, Real Estate ■*D C<'MJE0TIOIS* AGBNCV. THE LADY SHOPPER. A. woman enters a dry goods store, ac-E8.!-0 R»<ste? 'wno stanaa aetsr the door, Asks him to show her the latest style, q^cfJl8 PSr 8 0V*F the Sooas meanwhile. She says: "I wast a dress for my niece: nl WS p,!eaBe Bhow -1-8 tbat nQaer piece? Oh, I didn't see 'twas a polka dot, lhat's too near like the one she's got. That piesewith the stripes would just suit me, It'sjnst a3 pretty as it can be: But shewantsa better covered ground, With a sort of vine running all round: She don't want too dark, nor yet too light, Or a striped piece, nor yet very bright; I think she'd like what you showed mo last, But do you think the colors are f astV Out off a bit before I decide, I'll take'a piece home and have it tried: I had a areEa like that last fall, And the colors did not wash at all. I like those patterns there on the end, I'll take a few samples for a friend. Now one of this, it you'll be so kind, And a bit of that, if yon do not mind, They're the nicest styles I've Been this year, I most alwayp do my trading here. I've got a piece that came from here, I forget the price—'twas pretty dear, It's a sort of dark alpaca stuff, I want to match it, I've not enough. Do you thinkyju have it in the store? My dress is spoiled if £ can't get more. "Will you put these samples in:tbe bill? I'll know whore I got them if you will, I'll take them home: if she thinks they'll do, You'll see me back in a day or two." WAY PETOY MAEKIED SILAS. HER ACCOUNT TO A SYMPATHIZING FRTEND. ir-.*UKAKCE uasoe over N.C. Putnam &Co's. store, Milan, .■rich- All huMne-w entrusted to me will receive prompt attention. Fa/tx-oixiz-© Tlie Boys ! KAUSER & CLAKK, Proprietors of THE NEW LIVERY STABLE • At the— OLD AMEEICAH H0TX3E BAEN. M> B. B1ENEMAMM, ; Dealer in the celebrated Meriden Co.'s Silver Ware And Watches, Clocks & Jewelry. iTeadqaar*ersatKe3idence, on Henry door east of Baptist church. St., 2nd latfon. THOMAS ECCLES, The Pioneer BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, Is now located in the Burg building, on Chicago St., %vherehe will he glad to see all fals old customers and many new ones. Repairing Keatly and Promptly Done. W. HELLER & SON. Horse Shoeing & (t! TfvmrrhorseforKes, interfere* or is irregular tahis«ait fAvgusacallandwe will regu- 111 l|te him -so &s will not anoy you. Special Attention Given To hordes havinj* weak and diseased feet. SEbp OS ANN ARBOR STREET. 'S B I rH >-r* IS B GEORGE EHNIS, Merchant Tailor and Cutter. r have a fulUIne of samples of goods carried Dvaleading eastern jobbing house, which I will furnish my customers at __,._,_ SSSSr ;Aflwfr^a?Sd. W over sV caports & Son's store. ^ "—*- ' —— ^ ^ jBBBJUi. " TlITON & ISBELL, pboprIetoks os •rnE Liverv, Sale and Feed Stables, Wage-4HD dbay LINES, „ -c „„* Rfreet. West Broadway, 0ffi.ec, ^^0n*ITY D^KOTA' T°^ W Se at* UyWfc leave ^r,^andKter:^butfltea^ Stages to 3ryTi ways everytta^jj^^^Siibteinlfflj, OCHAIEEB, & SCHMIDT ° Proprietors of tho Vnloa^ MEAT MABB?Ea. — AU kinds ot - WSEAT,POULTHY,riSHETC .. -' ".3- jfljfeo'-*"'"''' At Ir^TTOSt LiTiDg TTi6 ifl-ulne.'Miehi'fan, $o. Z,-T7nton Block, I used to be called an old maid. I think old jBfancy Yincent was jealous, or she neyer would have started out all over the neighborhood on purpose to tell folks that I was cut out for an old maid. But thanks to my knowledge of human nature, I nave at last got a good man, and IStance may storm and whistle until her mouth is all out of shape, for what I care, I married Silas Harris one year ago, and I am going to tell you all about it. Xou see old Mrs Harris got took down.sick, an' they had no one to do the house-work, sich as bakin', washin', ironin', an' sweepin'; so I, feelin' kinder tender hearted—I always was a tender hearted creeter—I went up there an' told Mr. Harris that was Mrs. Harris's son, that I would stay an' help 'em if they couldn't git anybody that would suit 'em better. ■-^STancy Yincent has been here and offered h6r services," said the old lady. «- Then she has been here, has she ? " I was afraid after I had spoken that they would notice how mad I was, but they didn't; and I told em' plainly that all Wance Yincent was after was a husband—told 'em about her cookin', what miserable bread she made, what a figger she cut at the meetin' house, with a-a-her bustle clean np to her shoulders,—and told all about her try- in' to catch Parson Smith's son, who is only about 20, and she 51, an' I didn't know but she might be 70. ""Well if she is such a creature we don't want her here," said Mrs. Harris. You'd better believe I was glad to hear her say so. Mr. Harris had a good farm, a nice house an' barn, and I had no notion of lettin' old JSance come in ahead of me, though I never did care anything about the men sex, never; still I didn't intend to have wool pulled over my eyes. I always knew her to be a pesky old gossip. I don't tell stories about my neighbors, and I don't gad all over town—unless there is something to gad about. 'She is all I've told you and more, too," said T, and their Mr. Harris, which is now- my husband, told me to come and stay with his mother and he would pay me. "I don't ask no pay," said I. "She is ray neighbor, and neighbors shouldhelp each other in case of sickness." "Well, come, if you can,' and I will see that you don't lose anything by it." Of course 1 went right up there; what else could I do? Mrs. Harris made me bake some riz bread the fust thing, then I baked soinepies, and then, as it was near supper time, I cooked some nice slap-jacks, for I knew Silas liked slap-jacks. Then I put a clean white spread oa the table, placed some of my riz bread on, together with some of my best quince sauce, that I had brought from home, fixed the slacp- jacks, butt»r and tea in their places; then I Mowed the horn to call Silas to supper. Pretty soon he came in, but who do you think was with him? Why, nobody but old Nancy Yincent. I was mad. She went rightup to Mrs. Harris and, taking a paper parcel from under her old yaller shawl, said "I thought you'd need some cookin' done, bein' so unwell like and not bein' able to work, and I took the liberty to bring you some chicken and cheese;" then she laid vittles on the table and looked at Silas, while her old mummy face wrinkled up into what she meant to be a sweet smile, but it looked more like dried bacon sixty years old. 'Thank you very much, but we've got a good cook,' said Mrs. Harris. -Is she the one?' and Nance pointed at my face, while her squinting green eyes fairly snapped sparks. -I came with the intention of helping our sick neighbor until she can help herself,' I answered. -You did, did you? I don't see what you are meddlin' around in—' -She is not to blame. I told her to come,' suddenly broke in Silas. •Then I s'pose it's all right, if you told her to come, but there's folks in the world that knows more about sickness and nussin', I can tell you,' and Nance flounced toward the door. 'Stay and take supper with us, won't you?' asked Silas. -I don't know but I will, seein' as how your mother is so unwell.' 'That's right, Nancy; sit down and be neighborly once in your life,' and I placed a chair for her at the table. I could see that Nance felt dreadful uneasy, though I felt all right, except that I was kinder mad. Silas praised my sauce and said my slapjacks were the best he ever ate. And Mrs. Harris said my bread couldn't be beat. Nance neyer said a word, but she was the spitefulestlookin' critter I ever did see. I determined that I wouldn't touch her old chicken and cheese, and so she thought* she'd pass it round herself. 'Try some of my chicken, Mrs. Harris, you'll like it, I know you will.' Mrs. Harris took, a small slice, but only just tasl,ed of ifc. 'Have some cheese/ aud sho passed the pfate, bub the sick lady only took a small plfcce, gave a glance at it and laid it on the table, with the remark that she dare not eat cheese. 'You'll take a piece, Silas?' 'I don't care if T do,' said he. She again passed her plate, and Silas put out his hand and took up a piece, but just as he was going to bite off a chunk, a little shower of white skippers rattled off into his tea. You'd better believe he didn't eat much of that cheese. He got up, sudden like, and said his head ached. I didn't see him again very soon. Mrs. Harris said she felt sick at her stomach, and left the room. Nance didn't know what to make of it all. but she bustled up and said I'd been a tellin' stories about her, so that I could catch Silas myself. 'You lie, you know ' you do, Nance Vincent!' I didn't care if I did talk plain, bein' as how Silas and Mis. Harris was out of the room. 'You lie yourself, you old cap-settin' snipel' Now, to be called a cap-settin' snipe — to be called so by oldNance Yincent —was more than I could stand; so I went at her, 'hammer and tongs.' 'Nance Yincent,' said I — and you'd better believe I felt mad—'do you think you can come here, with your fly-blown cheese, full of skippers, with your old chicken, so tough that a—a dog couldn't eat it, with the expectation of catchin' Silas Harris for a husband?' 'You may talk and talk,' said she sniveling, 'but I can tell you one thing,' and she looked vindictively at me, 'I didn't come here to lie about folks, and 1 didn't come here to set a trap to catch Silas Harris.' 'No, I don't think you did,' said I, 'skipperty cheese ain't quite the thing to bait him with, and I don't think he would have such an old withered gadabout as you be, even if you should ask him.' Nance swept her old cheese and chicken into a paper bag then she tied her old bonnet on her head, and stepped out on the piazza as mad as a hornet. 'You may go,' said I, 'nobody wants you here with your old maggotty cheese.' Til write a letter to Silas,' she screamed as she switched down the path, 'and tell him what a mean thing you be.' ' I'm agoing to tell him what an old mischief-making body you are,' was my answer. Mrs. Harris now called me, and I went into her room. 'Has that spiteful creature gone?' she inquired. •Yes, I hope so.' 'Good riddance to bad rubbage,' said she. 'I hope so,' said I. 'If Nance Yincent comes here again, I'll get Silas to turn her away. I can't have my nerves disturbed again in such a manner. Now Peggy, you may do up the work.' I went at it with a will. I washed and put away the dishes, swept the floor, blacked the stove, and then, as Silas appeared with two pails of milk, I went into the milk-room to help him strain it and put it on the shelf. "You had quite a time with Nance, didn't you?" and he burst out laughing. "I couldn'thelp it, she provoked me." •'You did just right, but you both acted as though you had a good deal of temper," and he actually laughed right in my face." I felt kinder ashamed that he had heard my quarrel with Nance, but I didn't care much, for I always do speak right out when I get. a little mad. After I had strained the milk, and he had put it away, he laid his hand on my shoulder and said: "Peggy, you and I are gettiug pretty well along in years, and I guess we'd better have a wedding. Don't you think it would be a good plan for us to get married?" I looked at him kinder startled, it came so sudden. Finally, I thought that as I was 45 years old and he only 40, and as I was all alone in the world, it would be a good plan, especially as he owned a nice farm. So I told him I'd have him—though I never did care anything about the men sex—and we were married a year ago. But Nance ain't married, and I hope she never will be.—Ex. Mr. Johnson, with his wife, who had been doing the pleasure resorts for two inontli3, arrived at the quiet town of X., in New Hampshire, where a small hotel, pleasantly situated and very cleanly, offered him hospitality. After supper the landlord walked the piazza, and he was accosted by Mr. Johnson, when the following dialogue took place ; "Where is your sunset hill?" "Haven't got any.' "Is the Devil's gulch near here?" "Never heard of it." "How far is ifc to Lover's Leap ?" "Must be fifty miles, but I don't know." "Is the Silver Cascade running?" "Don't know; never knew it was around here." "How f ar is it to the Springs?" "Didn't know we had any hereabouts." The attractions of this place are few, it appears." "Mighty few, and getting scarcer." "Wife, this is just, the place we have been seeking. There is nothing to see, and we will stay here a week." Judge Deady of Portland, Oregon, lined Capt. Strachan of the British ship Anerly, $1,650 for bringing Chinese passengers in excess of the number allowed by law, and granted no stay of proceedings. "Does hoss-racin' hurt anybody" exclaimed a blue-grass turfman, as he whiled away the rainy Sunday in the pious endeavor to uphold Gen. Buford's hands in his great work of reconciling the church and the turf. "Hoss-racing hurtauybody? Why, a clean, squar' race, run from eend to eend, with no pullin' and no pocketin', ther's no more danger in a Christian attendin' that sort o' race than ther is in—in—than ther is in a duel between two congressmen." Young man go West and becycloned with the country.—Boston Post. Go to! old bean-patch! People will stand grasshoppers, cyclones, and anything else that comes along over the great prairie t, rather than dry up on the bleak, barren hillsides ot the East. The Post will please cake-notice that "the star of empire" is still westward. "I stand said a stump orator, "on the broad platform of the principles of '98, and palsied be my arm if I desert em'." "You stand on nothing of the kind," interrupted a little shoemaker in tho crowd; "you stand iu my boots tbat you iv-ver paid mo for, and I want the money," The Captain's Tale. FEOM "A SUMMER EST THE AZORES." "One day in March, 1869, while we was layin' in port off Bunbury, in Western Australia, I was ashore; and I see a nice lookin' young fellow, about twenty-four years old eyein' me pretty sharp. He was at work on a chain- gang. Watehin' his chance, he says to me. Are you the captain of that whair?' " 'Yes,' says I. " Then says he, 'Has the priest said anything to you about me? ' " 'No,' says I. '• 'Well, he's goin' to,' say's lie, and passed on quick. "The priest follered right along, and asked me if I'd ever seen that young man before. " 'Never to my knowledge,' says I. •' Then he told me it was a Fenian prisoner; that he had been confined in Dartmoor prison in England for seven months, and then sent to Australia for life; that he'd been there going on 'leven months, and wanted to get off. And tlie upshot of ifc was the priest offered me five hundied dollars to get him off. " I told him I didn't want his money. If he'd been a thief or a murderer! wouldn't have tried to help him in anyway; but I couldn't make out that he'd committed any crime; so the priest and I, we fixed it that the next day when my ship got under way, I should pick him-up in the yawl—and I did. It beat all how quick everybody on board took to that fellow he was so pleasant and such a handsome young chap. "Well, come August, we had to put into Bodrigues for water. It was that, or die of thirst. That's not far from Maru'ifcius in the Indian Ocean. "By this time the news of 's escape had got ahead of us and was known all over the world. It was just before sunset when a boat from shore come alongside, and her officer boarded us. "- was standiu' just as near me as I be' to you, when the officer up and says to me: 'Have you got a man aboard by the name of ?' "I kind of thought a minute—It seemed if 'twas about an hour—ana then I says ?No,' says I, very quiet: 'We did have a fellow aboard by the name of Brown, but he died two months ago at Java.' "He looked at me a minute; then says he, 'Well, you've got some ticket-of- leave men aboard,' haven't you?' "I was mighty glad he asked me that; for I thought it would take up his attention and give me a little time to think. •■ 'I can't say as so that,' says I.' " 'Well,' says he, 'call your men up from forard and we'll soon find out.' " 'No,' says I: 'I don't want nothin' to do with that kind of business. You can look for yourselves if you like.' So lie and his gang went forrai'd aud hauled out the stowaways, and put, 'ein abroad their boat, and pulled ashore, appearin' to be satisfied. "As soon as they were gone' , half crazy, says to me: 'My God! it's all up with me! What can I do? They'll come back for me, but I'll never be taken alive!' "I knew he meant what he said: for the priest had told me he'd tried to commit suicide, and, if he couldn't escape, had determined to kill himself. I calmed him down; told him to go below and keep out 6f sight, and I'd try to think up something; but says I, 'You shan't be taken as long as I stand by you.' " I knew very well that as soon as they got ashore those ticket-of-leave men would blow on him; and I really didn't know what to do. Things looked black. "By this time ifc got to be dark, and I sat down by myself to think. Then I remembered a kind of locker under tlie stairs, where the steward sometimes kep' the dishes he wasn't usin? It was shet by pushin' one of the stairs over it. I knew they'd never find him there. Then I went to—and told liim to go and find a little grindstone there was on the ship, while I'd stop a spell and talk with the steward; and wrhen he heard me fcalkin' he must throw the grindstone and his hat overboard, give a shriek and then run and stow himself in the locker. "When I come along back I stopped and says to the steward. 'I don't know what will happen when those fellows come aboard to-morrow morning. will never be taken alive. He'll kill some of 'em and kill himself: he threatened to do it in Australia. '•Just then we heard a great splash a scream. ^What's that ?' says I. " 'It's ,' says the steward: he's thrown himself overboard.' "Everybody heard it. The captain was off that day. I rushed aft, told the other officers and orders:! out the boats. The men felt terribly. Every one of 'em was fond of him. We got out four boats and swept that harbor for hours. I was flie last boat in. When I got aboard I found the second mate leanin' over the ship's side, cryin' bitterly. 'He's gone, poor fellow! here's his hat, says he; 'the men have justpickedifcup. We never shall see him again.' "There wasn't a wink of sleep on board that night. The next morning I put the flag at halfmast. Everybody was solemn as death. 's wet hat lay on the hatchway. They all thought he was dead. "Tho captain come off to see what was the matter. I told him the stDry —how we heard the splash, got out the boats and picked up 's hat. Right in the midst of ifc the officers from Bodrigues come aboard to claim their man. We told 'em the story and showed 'em the wet hat. They never offered to search the vessel. They see how bad the men felt: and they believed ifc all and pulled off. "Late that afternoon we got our water all aboard and here away to sea. I waited till we was almost out o' sight o'land; then I says to the captain; 'I guess I'll go below and get a cigar.' I went, and hauled the step away: and there was —, all in a heap. I can see that fellow's face right before me now, white as chalk, eyes as black as night. He looked like a wild man. ■ " 'What now ?' says he, trembling all over. «'Come out of that,' says I. " 'What do you mean?' says he. " 'Don't stop to ask questions, man, says I. 'Get; out of that and come up; you're safe for this time. Land is almost out of sight.' "He crawled out, and we went on deck together. 'Now,' says I, -go and shake hands-with the captain.' "I went to the side of the ship and stood there smokin', and pretendin' to be scannin' the horizon. I see the captain give one look at —; a kind of scared look. He thought it was his ghost. Then he wrung 's hand and burst out cryin' jest like a baby. Pretty soon he looked at me. I never said a word. 'Did that fellow have anything to do with it?' says he. The Uses of an Enemy, £i CnABLES V. DEEMS D. D. Always keep an enemy on hand, a brisk, hearty, active enemy. Remark the uses of an enemy: 1. The having one is proof that you are somebody. Wishy-washy, empty, worthless people, never have enemies. Men who never move never run against anything; and when a man is thoroughly dead and utterly butied nothing ever runs against him. To be run against is proof of existence and position; to run against somebody is proof of motion. The New Steam Becls, 2. An enemy isj to s ly the least, not partial to you. He will not natter. He will not exaggerate your virtues. It is very probable that he will slightly magnify your fault. The benefit of that is two- fold; it permits you to know that you have faults, and are, therefore, not a monster, and it makes them of such size as ta be visible and manageable. Of course,, if you have a fault you desire to know it; when you become aware that you have a fault you desire to correct it. Your enemy does for you this valuable work which your friend cannot perform., 3. In addition, your enemy keeps you wide awake. He does not let you sleep at your post. There are two that always keep watch, * namely, the lover and the hater. Your lover watches that you may sleep. He keeps off noises, excludes night, adjusts surroundings, that nothing may disturb you. Your hater watches that you may not sleep. He stirs you up when you are napping. He keep3 your faculties on the alert. Even when he does nothing he will have put you in such a state of mind that you cannot t'ell^ what he will do next, and his mental qui vive must be worth something. 4. He is a detective among your friends. You need to know who your friends are, and who are not, and who are your enemies. The last of these three will discriminate the other two. When your enemy goes to one who is neither friend or enemy, and assails you, the indifferent one will have nothing to say or chime in, not because he is your enemy, but because it is .so much easier to assent than to oppose, and especially than to refute. But your friend will take up cudgels for you on the instant. He will deny everything and insist on proof, and proving is very hard work. There ia not a truthful man in the world that could afford to undertake to prove one-tenth of all of his assertions. Your friend will call your enemy to the proof, and if the indifferent person, through carelessness, repeats the assertions of your enemy, he is soon made to feel the inconvenience thereof by the zeal your friend manifests. Follow your enemy around and you will find your friends, for he will have developed them so that they cannot be mistaken. The next best thing to having a hundred real friends is to* have one open enemy. Living in Quiet. A rule for living happily with others is to avoid having stock subjects for disputation. It mostly happens, when people live much together, they have come to have certain set topics, around which, from frequent dispute, there is such a growth of angry words, mortified vanity, and the like, that the original subject of difference becomes a standing subject for quarrel, and there is a tendency in all minor disputes to drift down to it. Again, if people wish to live well together, they must not hold too much to logic, and suppose that everything is to be settled by sufficient reason. Dr. Johnsen saw this clearly with regard to married people when he said: "Wretched would be the pair, above all names of wretchedness, who should be doomed to adjust by reason, every morning, all the minute detail of the domestic day." But the application should be much more general than he made it. There is no time for such reasonings, and nothing that is worth them. And when we recollect how two lawers or politicians can go on contending, and that there is no end of one-sided reasoning on any subject, we shall not be sure that such contention is the best mode of arriving at truth. But certainly it is not the way to arrive at good temper. A description of the new apartment house being built in New York, says that the bedsteads are stationary, and that the slats of the beds are steam pipes, instead of wood, so that there is a constant warmth kept up all the time. This may be all right in New York, but out west here the people want bed slats, regular old-fashioned bed slats, a little too short, so that they will fall down occasionally and let the mattress fall on the floor. A house where the midnight clatter of the falling bed slat is never heard, and where the white-robed head of the family is not seen raising up the mattress with one hand, and feeling under the bed for a bed slat with the other, is a mournful sight. There is something singular about the fall of the bed slat. Statistics show that the bed slat always falls when the man of the house is sound asleeep, and the woman of the house is sound awake. The first indication the man has that there is a fall in. lumber, is the scream of murder that comes from the sleeping partner of the firm; and when the man wakes and finds that his head and feet are high enough, and that his body is closed up like a foot rule and gently resting on the floor, he knows instinctively that there are no burglars in the house, but he cannot convince the screamer that such is the case, even alter the slat is put in its place, until he goes down stairs and looks the house all over. What connection there is supposed to be between the fall of the bed-slat and the superstition that a burglar has got into the house, is more than anybody could ever tell. Beason would dictate that loosening a bed-slat so it would fall down and break the hinge of a man's back, would be the last thing on earth that a burglar w*ould do if he got in a house; but in such cases the poor man has got to convince his audience that burglars are not present, or there will be "no sleep till morn." Another thing that has struck forcibly the scientists who have investigated the fall of the bed-slat is, that while the wife who trembled at the catastrophe was wide awake at the moment of the fall, and for hours before, when the slat is put back and the husband goes on his Arctic exploration for the alleged burglar, the wife goes to sleep before he gets back, and as he stubs himself back into the room with chills and profanity, he is greeted with a snore that is not reassuring. Such excitement has become so productive of sleep to the eyes of the female screamer that we are told many men who have nervous wives arrange the bed-slats so they will fall at any time when sleep fails to come, and many are thus put to sleep by the fall of the bed-slat, when opiates have lost all power over the patient. This probably illustrates the force of habit as well as anything that' could occur. With the new stationary bed stead, with steam-pipes, we looked for nothing but .misfortune. The beds will be either too warm or too com, Hua raw crackling noise that always comes from steam-pipes in the night, will cause sleepers to jump up and yell for the police. Besides, suppose a steam-pipe under a bed should explode. One cannot think of the redulfc without a shudder. We predict that those who adopt the beds run by steam, will speedily return to the time honored and useful bed*slat. Steam is all right in its place, and it does many wonderful things, such as hatching chickens and running locomotives, but we do not believe it can ever be utilized as a sleeping utensil to advantage.—Peck's Sun. Lovable Girls. Girls without an undesirabe love of liberty and craze for individualism, girls who will let themselves be guided; girls who have the filial sentiment well developed, and who feel the love of a daughter for the woman who acts as their mother; girls w*ho know that every day and all daylong cannot be devoted to holiday-making without the intervention of duties more or less irksome; girls who, when they can gather them, accept their roses with frank and girlish sincerity of pleasure, and when tbey are denied submit without repining to the inevitable hardship of cir-- cumstances—these are the girls whose companionship gladdens and does not oppress or distract the old whose sweetness and ready submission to the reasonable control of authority make life so pleasant and their charge so light to those whose care they are; these are the girls who become good wives in the future, and, in their turn, wise and understanding mothers and who have to choose out of many where others are sought of none. The leaven of them keeps society sweel. and pure; for, if all English girls were as recalcitrant as some are, men might bid adieu to their cherished ideal both of woman and home. snake. We were walking leisurely one day through our field. All of a sudden we were startled out of ourselves by something rolling by us, which looked like the rim of a wheel without the spokes. When it passed about ten steps beyond us. in making an effort to turn, it accidentally struck the end of a projecting rail. This must have alarmed it, for all at once it fell to pieces, and the head joint darted through a crack of the fence and into the swamp as quickly as possible. Bemembering the jointed snake of our boyhood, and that our grandfather had told us if we would watch Ave would see tke head return for the joints left, as badly as we were scared we determined* to watch and wait tlie head's return. Not unmindful that we had been told by them of old time that the only protector from a hoop snake was to get behink a tree or stump on the opposite side from tlie one it was coming, we took a position behind an old sturnp and waited development.?.' It was not long before the head came slowly and cautiously through the crack of the fence, raised itself loan angle of 45 degrees, looked in every direction, and then commenced the work of rejoining its body and tail to Ls head. This was soon done. Its next movement was to rear itself up perpendicularly, or, in other words, to stand on its tail. As the head went up we distinctly saw that each joint possessed India rubber qualities, for as it went up each joint became extended until, when the perpendicular position was attained, tlie head was entirely out of sight. By a mathematical calcu'la- tiod we ascertained its head to be a little less'than five miles high, when it passed out of sight. Having taken its bearings it grad ually contracted to nine feet. It then made a circular dart for its tail, and without more ado rolled off in the direction of Atlanta.—TheClari- on. The Mailey Trial. H, ! Darwin thinks that such expressions among mankind, as the bristling of the hair under the influence of extreme terror, and the uncovering of the teeth unde furious rage can hardly be explained except upon the supposition that man once existed in a lower and animal-like condition. The same f aci- cial muscles are used in laughter by man and certain monkeys. That habits may be inherited among animals' is seen in the transmitted, but unnatural pace of horses, as, for example, cantering and ambling, the peculiar flight of certain breeds of pigeons, the pointing of young pointer dogs, and the setting of young setters. Mankind also may inherit tricks or unusual gestures. A mixture of eight parts alcohol, two parts ammonia, and one part ether is very efficacious in removing grease spots from clothing. It should be applied, and rubbed diligently with clear water and a sponge. Tho chemistry of the thing is that tho alcohol and ether dissolve the grease, while the ammonia and water act as a soap in washing it away. Unexpected Criticism. ^ One of the most eloquent and popular clergymen of Austin, Texas, being about tq ascend the steps leading to his church a few Sundays ago, was asked by a partially blind old lady, who did not recognize him, to help her up the steps. With his usual urbanity he complied with her request. Just as they reached the top steps she asked him who was going to preach. "Parson Smith," he replied, that being his own name. "O Lord!" exclaimed the old lady. "Help me down again. I'd rather listen to a man sawing wood. Please help me down again. I don't care to go in." At first the clergyman was inclined to refuse, but, on reflection, he gently assisted her down the steps again, remarking as they reached the "bottom: "You are quite right, madam, about not going into the church. I wouldn't go in either if I wa3 not paid for it."— Harper's Magazine. A Wonderful Thing of Life. The last week has seen the end of the three most remarkable criminal proceedings of the year, in the hanging of Guiteau at Washington and the acquittal of Peoples in this city and of the Mailey boys in New Haven. The trial of these young men for the murder of Jennie Cramer lasted through more than 10 weeks, and although it did not turn out that there was, ground for conviction for murder, enough was shown to prevent their receiving much sympathy for the confinement and expense to which they have been subjected Edward O'Malley, a dry goods clerk in New York, who had a knack at arranging goods showily in the window, went up to New Haven 30 years ago, dropped the Hibernian prefix from his name and opened a sort of cheap dry goods store on Chapel street. He flourished amain and grew rich. In time he built a big house, bought horses and dogs, and set up for a gentleman. He had a son who aired himself in the store on occasion, drove a young men with money are apt to do, and squandered his cash freely on late suppers and disreputable women. Edward's success in money-making attracted to him the usual number of poor relations, and a son of his broter made the second of that pair which h go down to fame as "the Mailey boys." These young men came to know Jennie Cramer, a pretty German girl who sometimes sold cigars in her father's shop. There was no great social disparity between the Malleys and Jennie, for although they had plenty of money to spend, their associates were none of them in the higher walks of life. *It Avas not strange that the girl reckoned herself as good as they were, and received their attentions very much as she would those of some neighboring cigar-maker's son who could command a horse and tmggy for an occasional drive. Along in August of last year Mr. Edward Mailey and his family went out of tOAvn for a day or two, leaving the boys in possession. They improved the opportunity to bring up a friend of theirs from New York who went by the name of Blanche Douglas, and the trio induced Jennie to accompany them to the Mailey mansion one evening, where they spent a time in eating and drinking. The prostitute and Jennie both remained till morning, and when the unfortunate child went home her mother reproached her A\*ith bringing disgrace upon her family and .she went forth never to return. Her dead body was found floating in the Avater a day or two afterwards, and the Malleys and Blanche Douglas were indicted for murder. The verdict of the jury supports the theory of the defense that she committed suicide. Accepting the result of the trial as just, so far as the killing of Jennie is concerned, there yet remains theshame- ful fact that the young meu and their depraved companion are morally responsible for Jennie Cramer's death. The crime of seduction is unhappily, not uncommon, and resulting suicides are not uncommon either; but a conspiracy of two men and a woman to reduce a girl to prostitution is not only uncommon but as shameless an undertaking as the imagination of men can conceive. If anything could add to the repulsiveness of such a proceeding it Avould be the fact that the chief offenders chose to turn their oavh homes into a house of assignation. In our boyhood we often heard of a hoop-snake, one that, bringiughis head and tail together, rolled over and over like a Avagon wheel. It was said that this snake did its execution with its tail, that being pointed like a needle. We never had the terror of seeing one of them, but did, when about 8 years old, see a jointed snake. The joints were about six inches long. When alarmed the snake fell to, pieces, the head joint dsiiting off like an arrow to a place of concealment. That was the I last snake of the kind we over saw un- I til quite recently Ave saw a hoop-jointed The University of TMTieMgan. The baccalaureate to the students of the "University was delivered on Sun-, day evening. On Tuesday occurred the S usual class-day exercises for the grad- j uate*^ At 10 o'clock J. G. Gallaher of J Hillsdale delived the class oration, on "England aud America," which is spoken of as a fine production. Mr. F. E. Baker of Goshen, Ind., read the class poem; Wm. B. Cady of Ann Arbor read the class history, and Miss Laura Hills of Chicago delivered the class prophecy. These several productions were highly meritorious, and often charged with the best spice and humor. ALUMNI DAY. The alumni of the literary department met at 2:30 p. m., Geo. P. Sanford of Lansing in the chair. T. B. Chase of Detroit read the report of Necrology, making record of the death of 16 formerly connected with the University. Resolutions in memory of Presidents Tappan and Haven Avere adopted- ,ed, and also of Frof. William*!. The officers chosen for the. ensuing year were: President— 8. D. Kinne, Ann Arbor. Vice PrSBident—L. R. JTiske, Albion. Secretary—X N. Demmoa, Ann Arbor. Treasurer—Z. P. Kin*r, Ann Arbor. Orator—0. P. Dickfrson. Alternate—W. W. Was'aburne. Poet—B". G. McDongall. Alternate—C. M. Gayley. Directors—Charles B. Miller, Merchant oodrich and Louis Stanley. The alumni for the department of medicine and surgery listened to an address in the afternoon from Prof. Frothingham on the "Code of Medical Ethics." and elected for President Dr. Christian of Wyandotte, for "Vice President Dr. Breaky of Ann Arbor, and Dr. Yanghn of Ann Arbor for'Seere* tary. Prof. Frieze, at 4 o'clock, addressed a large and deeply interested audience in memory of President Tappan, paying au eloquent and beautiful tribute to his ability and character. COMMENCEMENT DAT. At 9 a. m., Thursday, the procession of 234 graduates moved from the laAv building to University Hall, which was soon densely packed, After prayer by President Angell, Hon. J. M. Gregory, former Superintendent of Public Instruction, delivered the commencement address, which was in his usual happy and eloquent style. At the close of the address, the President conferred degrees on the graduates of the various departments: on 86 from the literary, 90 from the medical, 40 from pharmacy, 16 from homeopathy. There were 27 lady graduates—10 literary, 11 medical, Ihree homeopathic, three in pharmacy. r. C. Chamberlain of Wisconsin, and Alice E. Freeman of the class of '76, iow President of Wellesley College, \Iass., received the degree of Doctor of Philosophy. At the coifnencement dinner about 600 guests, mostly alumni, sat down, and post-prandial speeches were made by Gov. Jerome, Dr. Gregory, Geo. P. Sanford, Judge Gritchett, Prof. J. C. Jones and Miss Louisa Beed Sfcowell. The President's levee in the evening was brilliant, and numerously attended BOARD OF REGENTS. _ .......__.. At the meeting of the Board of Be- gents, Mr. Walker submitted the proposition of the First National Bank to pay four per cent, on daily balances on University funds. The proposition was accepted •'■and the bond of the hank in the -sum of $50,000 was accepted. Also the Joyce electric bill.control rersy, which has heretofore agitated' he meetings of the Board, came up for inal action. After a full discussion, n which both Joy and Frothingham, is well as other professors participated. The final report Avas unanimously adopted: Certain members of the faculty of the department of Medicine and Surgery having requested the board in writing that it be ascertained whether anyone connected Avith the University is responsible for the unauthorized use of the statments of members of the faculty, "or for the contents or character of "a certain publication made by Wagner & Co. relating to the electrical belt or device invented, by Dr. D. A. Joy, which publication is regarded as a violation of medical ethics, and charges having been promulgated against Dr. Joy, as the party claimed to be responsible therefor, and evidence having been adduced both in support of, and in denial of, said charges and arguments had thereon, and the wrhole matter having been duly considered, the board do And from the evidence before us as follows: 1. That the faeulty of the department of Medicine and Surgery are in no manner and to no extent responsible for the unethical advertisements of Dr. D. A. Joy's electrical belt. 2. That Dr. Joy did not by written contract with Wagner & Co. protect himself and his associates intbefaculty from unprofessional and unethical use of their certificates, and thereby exposed himself and them to the liability of injury, either through the ignorance or unscrupulousness of his advertisers, and that thus the enemies of the department have taken occasion to make scandal. But believing that Dr. Joy-has in good faith discontinued the*' said business, and, so far as he could control it, the advertisement thereof, and that he has not intentionally brought this scandal upon the Medical Faculty, w-e do not find that he has been guilty of any conduct requiring dismissal from the University. _ iiiii . Muck as a Fertilizer. y Onions as Medicine.—If there were any way of avoiding the long continuance of the odor of onions after eating them, the consumption of this vegetable* would be vastly increased, great as it is at present. In addition to the almost universal fondness for them (which in some European nations has become a sort of passion), they have al- Avays been highly esteemed for their medicinal properties. There is not, in the whole vegetable Avorld, a more effective anti-scorbutic. Sailors at sea are protected against scurvy when having plenty of onions, and scurvy is driven away when they come upon them. One who ought to know, says: "Taken regularly, they greatly promote the health of the lungs and' the digestive organs. An extract, made by boiling down the juice of onions to a syrup, and taken as a medicine, answers the purpose very well, but fried, roasted, or boiled onions are better." But, oh! if we could only obtain some antidote to the odor Avhen our neighbor sees fit to indulge in them! The use of swamp muck for the purposes of fertilizing, supposed by many farmers to be of value, and often procured by them at.the expenditure of considerable labor, is shown by the rel port of the Connecticut Agricultura- Experiment Station to be of comparatively small value. On a coarse-textured soil, which will not retain moisture, muck may be useful, but as a direct source of plant food it is not, and its use on grass land, or ueAvly-broken soil, is, to use the words of the report, like "carrying coals to Newcastle." It is only when the swamp is a basin, with a small or no outlet, and receiving the "wash" from rich soil, and has a growth of herbage tall* and rank, and a large accumulation of forest leaves, that the muck may be expected to contain much of value as plant food. The report also states that the best potato crops are raised on the blackest and most mucky soil, and that they neArer rot, and adds: "Since low, damp situations are commonly favorable to the potato rot, this observation suggests thatpossibly the potato fungus is counteracted by some Ingredient of this mucky land. Ifc is important that Tr-v the experience of those who have raised Bill Nye says the reason the boy potatoes on mucky land should be made stood on the burning deck was that it public, ip"-"*n->r to guide investigatioh was too all-fired hot to sit down, I on the s. ^y^1 ^?*F ■p^ -fJ-fJWpf \ I A \ MitWiffi-r^ifrftWfr^ftniBfc^^ f»rfti.W^«fii-»rrtitnwiiftiiiKW»,i "f(b->-""
|Title||1882-07-13; Saline Observer|
|Publisher||LeBaron & Nissly|
|Description||An issue of the Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1880. No longer published.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) - Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|
|Title||1882-07-13; Saline Observer|
|Publisher||LeBaron & Nissly|
|Description||An issue of the Saline, Michigan newspaper. Published weekly. Began publication in 1880. No longer published.|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) - Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|
NISSLY & EMMERT, Publishers.
SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1882.
VOL. II. NO. 35.
q W. CHANDLER, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
All callapromptly attended to. Office at residence, first door north of M. E. Churoh.
Surgical and Mechanical
Office, 19 South Main Street, opposite "First
AnnArfaor, - -Maori.
Physician and Surgeon,
Office and residence opposite M. E. Church,
Adrian street, Saline, Mich.
THA JONES & SOK,
All kinds of legal papers neatly and correctly
drain-. Collections made and promptly remitted. Ofiice on Mc Kay street, Saline, Mich.
Attorney at Law,
And J ustiee of the Peace. Office overNichols
Bro's. store, Chicago street, Saline, Michigan.
Real Estate Agent.
Government Lands located. 20,000 acres of
choice -wheat lands for sale. Correspondence
solicited. Ellsbury, Barnes Co., D. T.
I¥lrs. W. F. LARZELERE,
The Old and Reliable
DRESSMAKER and CUTTER
Again offers her services to the ladies of
and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shop at
"residence on Henry street, west.
SWISS A. SWIFT
"Would inform the people of Saline and vicinity
that she is now prepared to d > all kinds of
Cattinsriuid Fitting. Ait work guaranteed
to give satisfaction - R >om on Main St.,
In residence of Mr'. Pj'1*> Fowler.
MRS. CHIF5VIAI-4 SI&3TH
has opened a
Millinery Store !
Ov*er Nichols Brj's drug- store.
Where she will b*; in attsndtaso horse-lf, on
Tuesday of each week.
MRS. M..L. FORBES
Jiv'tos the ladies of Saline and vicinity to
I call and examine her elegant new stock of
Room.*- over Davenport & Son's 3 tort ■
GEO. R. SHERMAN,
The old and reliable
^X__ JL Wflgon and Carriage Maker.
.Job work and repairing promptly done at reasonable rates. Shop on Chicago St., west.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
And Insurance Agent.
COXVgYAA-CING ATTENDED TO VKOilVTLX.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
untw 2d door west of the postolfiee.
Public, Real Estate
■*D C<'MJE0TIOIS* AGBNCV.
THE LADY SHOPPER.
A. woman enters a dry goods store,