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^^^-aa^^^-ga^ffiagja- H^B&&~mmm s Saline ■ iiinn tHrmmm Observer. NISSLY & EMMERT, Publishers. % SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1882. VOL. H. NO. 36. is. !TE -BUSINESS DIRECTORY. l»BOFESSION-AI,. ■--.. <3 "W. CHANDLEK, Iff. D., Physician and Surgeon. All calls promptly attended to. Office at residence, first door north of M. B. Church. ; r\ C. JENKINS, Surgical and Mechanical DENTIST. Office, 19 South Main Street, opposite First National Bank, •A-nil jft-i-too-r--, - IR/Iioli. TV P.MeliACHLAN*, Physician and Surgeon, Office and residence opposite M. E. Church, " ^jjrian street, Saline, Mich. > "jCT J03STES & SON", Attorneys. AU kinds of legal papers neatly and correctly drawn. Collections made and promptly remitted. Office on Me Kay street, Saline, Mich. E. 3 ones; "Frank E. Jones. TXTTfl:. Bf. ©ILBAET, Attorney at Law, And Justice of the Peace. Office overNIchols Bro's. store, Chicago street, Saline, Michigan. VTT E. "fftrMPHBEY, Real Estate Agent. Government Lands located.. 20,000 aere3 of choice wheat lauds for sale. Correspondence solicited. Ellsbury, Barnes Co., D. T. as "fffilSCEIi-LANEOXIS. Mrs. W. F. LAR2ELE8E, ; The- Old and Reliable DRESSMAKER and CUTTER Again offers her services to the ladies of I this vicinity. PRICES K.E^SOiT^&.BlL.ES and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shop at residence on Henry street, west. MISS A. SWIFT Would inform; the paople ot" Saline and vicinity that she is njow prepared to d > all kinds of DHE-SS MAKING, Cutting-sind/Fittm-.'. All work jrtiar.intecd to irive satisfaetiba. It win on Main St., In residence ot Mrs. Pa'l > Fowler. MRS.;CHIPMA?J SftltTtt 'S lias open'l't -i Millinery store OverNicliols Bro's drug: store. Where she will bs in attend-,a*:cr herself, on Tuesday of each week. Y MRS. m. L. FORBES -v> Invites the la-lies of Saline and vicinity to "sJ--_ call aud examine her elegant new stock of 1 Spririg&Suiniiiar P?1Iif Inery Goods Booms over Buvenpart & Son's store GEO. R. SHERMAN, The old and reliable Wagon and Carriage Maker. Job work and rf-pairing-promptly done at reasonable rates. Shop on Chicago St., west. THE TRUE CHRISTIAN SPIRIT. loo [far K9YSON WEBB, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, And. Insurance Agent. COXVBVA"!fOrSO ATTENDED to promptly. Special Attention Given to Collections. Office 2d door west of the postoffice. i . ■ E. A.. REYNOLDS* -Notary Public, Real Estate, xxsintAxCE and co-.r/acrroN agency. "Office aver >'. C. Putnam &Oo*s. store, Milan, Mich. Ail business entrusted to me will rwive prompt attention. Patromze Tli© Eoy*- ! MAUSER & CLARK, Proprietors of THE NEW LIVERY STABLE, At the— OX.D AMEBICAIT HOTTSE EABN. B. BlEHZMAMfi, Dealer in the celebrated M'eriden Co.'s Silver Ware ! And "Watci.es, Cloelis & Jewelry, ilead-juarters at Kesidenee, on Henry St., 2nd door ea3t of Baptist church. ->-*'' THOIV3AS ECCLES, The Pioneer BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, Is now located in the Burg- building, on Chicago St., where he will be glad to see all Ms old customers and many new ones. .Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. la. W. HELLER & SON. Horse Shoeing & Blacksmithlng If your horse forges, interferes or is irregular in. Ms trait, ffive m a call and we will regTi- late hiin s-j hi will not anoy you. Special Attention Given To horses havin<c we.tk, and diseased feet. SHOP ON ANN AKBOB STREET. E£ I lub er aal en waater cut er figger. En she—do "sanite gal—she lub er nudder nigger, ' I don't take en pull my little pistol trigger i Ea shoot? Ides straighen bp en swell er little bigger, ! Ea—scoot! t Ef I tako en lenj1 er man er halt er dollar, To buy er ja-sop, er maybe paper colar, En ef he don't pay—you think I Btan' en holler? t j No, sireo! Ides lets him go—wid de hogs to the waller, I Dat's me. i Chile, it ain't I waf while to bump agin de bumpers;! Er peacerbul time is better den er rumpus; Leapin clear oi mud, honey, out jumps do pumpers, j „,..,., ! Bet er dime! You mought stujmp yer too, but you'll Ian' on yer humpers, Ebber time! —Mississippi Cotton States n GEORGE EHNJS. Merchant Tailor and Cutter. I have a full line of samples of goads carried by a leading eastern jobbing house, "which I Twill furnish my easterners at •WHOLE3SALS PRIOB- I buy my trimmings of Jobbers and give my customers the benettr. Don'l, buy anything in the; clothing line unlit you have examined my samples and got my prices. I will save you money- All woi-k warranted. Shop over jjav- enports & Son's store. BLITO'N & IS BELL, PHOPMEl'OKS 01" THE Livery, Sale and Feed Stables, STAGE ANT) DRAY LINES, Office, Bonth Front Street, West Broadway, T0W33R CITY, DAKOTA. Stages to Ellsbury, Hope and Lybeclc leave every Tuesday. Land Hunter's Outfits always furnished at reasonable rates, U : DCHAIREB. & SCHMIDT, Proprietors of the "Union. Block MEAT MARKET. — All liinos of — MEAT, POULTRY, FISH ETC At Lowest Living Prices. No. 2,Union Block, valine, Mielii(-aa. BOMA. It was certainly a veritable antique, but not absolutely perfect, still more valuable. Professor Buchanan contemplated it with all the satisfaction of an antiquary confirmed in an original opinion. Ifc was, after all, a popr thing, at first sights—only a dilapidated-looking ornament, an old bracelet spoiled by sea- sand and sea-water. But in the eyes of antiquarians the disfigurements of age are so many signs of beauty. That the bracelet was bent, that its gold was tarnished, and the mosaics with which it was inlaid partly wanting, was nothing; its antique shape and the magic word 'Boina,' with which its ancient maker had cunningiy engraved ifc, were quite enough for the Professor. Moreover, had he not always maintained that the remains on that part of the coast were Boman? His brother Professor, McNaughton, had constantly endeavored to prove that that mighty nation had never penetrated so far north. The ocean itself was to witness for the truth, and only 10 days ago this precious relic had been offered to him by a fisherman who had brought it to shore in his net. Ifc was with some difficulty that the Professor could conceal his sense of the value of the bracelet sufficiently to drive a reasonable bargain; but his Scotch prudence prevailed, and in his heart he congratulated himself. For some years he had spent part of his holiday on this coast, where a far- famed river widened to the sea, and the passage to an fro of the little steamer across its mouth was one of the great events of the day. To day was stormy and the waves ran high, and even now the Professor had been watching the somewhat rough passage of the little boat. -Overdue,' he had said, and then he had turned again to inspect his treasure. 'I only regret'—so ran his professional thoughts—'that that paragraph got into the Modern Athenian of yesterday; that body Andrew was just premature in sending ifc. It will anticipate what I was writing to the Antiquary.' -Here's a gentleman speering for ye,' said his rough Scotch domestic at this moment, recalling him rudely to everyday life. The Professor instinctively replaced the bracelet in an open drawer, and closed the latter quickly, before he turned to receive his guest, who proved to be a young man about 20, short, fair, and frank-looking. 'Professor Buchanan, I think?' said the young man with, a bow. -I must apologize, sir, for intruding on you. I have called upon you in consequence of a paragraph in the Modern Athenian.' "Deed,r said the Professor. -I am glad to hear it, sir. At your age lads are not always so much interested as all that in antiquities. Aud what will your name be?' -My name?'—there was, perhaps, a moment's hesitation on the part of the visitor; his color deepened—'Oh, my name is Henderson, and I—' 'Sit down, Mi\ Henderson, sit down. And so you saw the pit passage in the paper ; put in with no leave of mine, I must tell you? -Well., I am very glad ifc was put in/ was the reply, 'for ifc has led to the discovery—' 'A discovery you may call it, Mr. Henderson,' said the Professor, rising, and holding the lapels of his coat with both hand3. 'A discovery confirming that which I havefor years maintained, and that is that the remains hereabouts are Boman, and that if we could get leave to excavate we should find'— -2JTay, Sir/ interrupted Mr. Henderson, with a smile intended to disarm and propitiate, 'I am afraid I am not here to confirm your antiquarian theories. I am here—in fact, I am come to tell you that the bracelet described in the Modern Athenian belongs to ayoung lady who wishes to claim.it/ 'To a leddy !' ejaculated the Professor, becoming more Scotch in his surprise. 'To a leddy! Na, na, Mr. Henderson. The leddy that wore that bracelet is away to her grave, and will na claim it.' 'Bul, Sir/ was the rejoinder, -1 assure you I have often seen this lady wear the bracelet described in the paragraph; and she herself has no doubt it is hers. It was brought to her some years ago from Borne. Tou know they make them on the antique model still. The lady is very anxious to have the bracelet restored to her; and Professor Buchanan is so weE known in the antiquarian world that we felt sure he would* wish to be undeceived as to the value of an ornament which has no claim to antiquity.' This last sentiment was certainly a delicate piece of flattery. The Professor accepted it as a literal statement of the truth "Deed, Mr. Henderson, "said he, "and that's a fact. But how will I know," continued the cautious Scotchman, "that the leddy has sent you after ifc? And how will she have dropped it into the sea?" « Well, Sir," said Mr. Henderson, " I have brought my credentials with me. Here is my card and here is an exact description of the bracelet." He handed a card and a piece of paper to the Professor, whose last hopes faded away as he read the minute description of his treasure. He knitted his brows to gain time. "Of course," said the young man, "ifc must have become injured by being in the sea." Though a man of theories-the Professor, was candid. • "I am satisfied, young Sir; I was mistaken," said he, resuming his ordinary manner. "And now may I ask who was the lady who lost ifc?" " The lady—Oh, well. Sir, the lady who sent me here, I will tell you between ourselves, is my sister. Mr, Henderson reddened again. "And, Sir, yon will not, I hope, mind my asking yon to keep this to yourself. There are reasons—" "Say no more, Mr. Henderson, say no more; you may be suro I will not be ready to tell my mistake. Pretorian here, Pretorian there. There's no lack of Edie Ochilfcrees, though the King's bedesmen are extinct;." He opened the drawer, and taking out the bracelet surveyed it rather ruefully. "Yes thafcis ifc," said Mr. Henderson; "but ifc is a good deal the worse for water. I don't wonder, Sir, you were mislead. It looks as old as the hills." The Professor slowly wrapped ifc in paper and said as he handed it to the young rnan— " And will the lady have dropped ifc into the sea, young Sir?*' "Well* she knew it wa3 hers, directly she read the paragraph, and—" "Well I'm no asking to know more/', said the elder man. "And now I must be off, Sir, with many thanks from my sister and myself for your kinndess; but first, you must be good enough to let me know what I owe you. I know what these fishing fellows are, aud how they swindle one." The Professor, however, oburately refused to satisfy Mr. Henderson's curiosity on this point, and he found it impossible to -urge the matter further. It might have been that he now blushed to own to having given a sum which at the time seemed moderate, but anyway the Professor would only restore the bracelet as a gift to Miss Henderson. It pleased him evidently'to have his way on this point. And if he was left alone with a shattered theory, he was not without a compensating gleam of modern interest. 'I liked the laddler well/ though he, as he again watched the tossing boat, 'and if his sister had been aa wise-like she would not bave lost her jewels in the case/ Our friend the Professor did not always take his holiday in Scotland. There are other parts of the world in which the remains are undoubtedly Boman, and in which, if there is nothing for an antiquarian to prove, there is everything for him to enjoy. Such a place the good Professor found the land of Provence, where he "was disposed to linger about 16 months after the date of his interview with Mr. Henderson. He arrived at "Nlmes one day, having with great difficulty lorn himself away from Aries-—Aries, where the pagan relics confirm, as it were, the Christian tradition, being no necessity so much older. He had been—low be it spoken—to a course de taureaux on Sunday in the amphitheatre; he had inspected St. Tropheme and done justice to the Forum. He had lingered yet longer for the sake of the library of Mont Majeur; bub on the evening of a hot day in May he found himself at "Nlmes, too late for anything in the way of sight-seeing, but in time for the table d'hote. The places on the right hand were empty; that on his left was occupied by a French gentleman, who spoke such gbed English that he and the Professor were soon engaged in a diccussion on the language of Pr^rence. Between discussing this topic and dis cussing his dinner, he was for some time so deeply engaged that he hardly noticed that the seats next to him had become filled, and that his immediate neighbor was a lady, until his friend, finding one of his assertions disputed by a spectacled servant opposite, burst into a stream of French so llnenfc, rapid, imperative, and idiomatic, that the Professor lo3fc the thread. Not till then, I say, did our friend become conscious of a memory—not altogether pleasant—the memory of a mistake. Even as he set down his glass of vin ordinaire, what was it 1 at made him recall what he had solong forgotten—Mr. Henderson, Eddie Ochifcree, Pretorian here Pretorian there ? It was only a bracelet. What was it that immediately convinced the Professor that ifc was the bracelet ? I hardly know, unless ifc was the sensitiveness of his antiquarian conscience. From whatever cause it arose, it is certain that he at once jumped to a conculsion, and glanced behind the lady, who was so composedly taking her soup, to her companion. Not Mr. Henderson. Ifc is a question whether the Professor was more puzzled orrelieved.. Not Mr. Henderson; aman older, darker, handsomer. Well, the "laddie" had said ifc was from his sister he came, and, after all, was not this lady rather like Trim? A bride, no doubt. He had the curiosity to iook at her third finger, as well as her wrist. There was the magic circle, and young, too, and pretty, with an air of composed happiness which it did him good to see. He made a little advance in handing her the salt. She turned and looked at him with the sweetest gray eyes he had ever seen, and a few minutes after they had entered into conversation. She and her husband had spent the Winter in Italy, she told him, and were soon going into the Pyrenees. That day they had been to the Boman baths and to the amphitheatre, and she grew merry over the recital of the way she had tossed the cicerone of the latter. 'I told him/ she said, 'that the amphitheatre at Verona was far more perfect, and hurt his feelings dreadfully. You really must take pity on him tomorrow, and restore his selfesteem, for he is quite apart of the show/ As she spoke her eyes sparkled, and the Prof esaor began to think it would be interesting to have his conjecture confirmed. He led the conversation further and further into the realm of the past, and the young husband and wife followed him with intelligence. He was deep in his favorite topic, when he was both amused and nonplussed by the gentleman's referring to a paper on Boman antiquities, read before the Society of Antiquaries,and asking him if he agreed with one of the theories put forward. ' 'Deed/ said the Professor, -I more than agree. I originated it/ •Indeed!' replied the gentleman, with an interested air. -I fancied it had been original on the Professor's part;/ 'That ifc was/said our friend, with dry humor. 'I was the originator/ *Oh, then I am speaking to Professor Buchanan/ said the younger man. 1 beg your pardon, Sir/ 'No, indeed, Sir/ replied the Professor, with a polite bow? "Instinctively at this moment his eyes fell on the bracelet. Was ifc the same association of ideas which caused it to be nervously turned by its wearer,, and which called so becoming a blush to her cheeks? She glanced at her husband, and he, too, seemed to have some consciousness connected with the Professor's name, shown, however only by a moment's pause before he said: 'We are, indeed, fortunate to meet such a distinguished countryman. Do you remain here any time?' 'I am not limited to time/ said the Professor, 'that is not my idea of enjoyment.' The lady bad somehow become silent; she was engaged with hevpoutet. The French gentleman again opened fire, and the Professor's attention was distracted from his right-hand neighbors. He noticed their departure, for they bowedjWith pointed politeness, and lie shortly after passed into the salan de lecture to look at Galginani. It was, perhaps, an hour later that the young husband returned, and, again entering into conversation," asked him if he would like to come into their salon and look at some photographs, as he and his wife were leaving Nimes next morning, and they would both like to see him again. 'My name is Montrevor/ said he as he led theway to their room; 'and we are at the end of a long wedding tour/ Mrs. Montrevor greeted the Professor with a smile. She had ordered coffee, and as the three sat near the open window the Professor could not but admire the sweet face aud fresh grace of the young wife. He looked over the photographs, and might have become too discursive on their merits had i.ofc Mrs. Montrevor, with a glance at her husband, said: 'I have wished to .thank you myself, Professor Buchanan, for restoring to me what I so much value/ As she spoke she handed to him the ornament to which I have so often referred, and her husband said: 'I do not wonder you took it for a true antique, ifc was so much injured. Now you see it has a more modern air/ 'Deed/ said the Professor, who was handling the trinket; 'we will, if you please, say no more of my mistake. Then, Madame/ with his old-fashioned courteous bow, 'I had a theory which I was too glad to.have confirmed, and I must confess that the word 'Boma'was too much for me. Now I see it in a fresh-light, and I assure jou it pleased me more than any discovery to find I have been of slight service to you. Mrs. Montrevor smiled. She certainly had a wonderful smile, and there was an indescribable air of quiet content in the way in which she said, as she re- clasped her bracelet: 'Yes, I was very glad to have it again/ ♦And how did you lose ifc in the sea"? said the Professor, who had always fen; a curiosity on this'point. The lady did not answer; she was arranging the lace at her wrist, t -She did not lose it/ said her husband. 'I throw ifc into the sea myself. Well, my dear/ in answer to a glance from her, 'you would thank the Professor yourself, so he may as well hear the whole story, and that is, Sir/ said Mr, Montrevor, 'that I pitched it in myself I did, indeed. I had parted from this lady, who is now my wife; I was in wretched spirits, and I was determined that at least no one else should ever wear the present she had returned to me. And then she saw the paragraph in the paper, and guessed what I had done, and so by your means it came to her.' 'It was an omen/ said a low, quiet voice. The husband's ej es brightened. He gave a short laugh. 'The omen is fulfilled, you see, or we should nob have met you here/ 'Thanks to the word, -Roma/ said the Professor.—Tinsley's Magazine. The Frog as an Article of Food. Taxation- in Egypt.—Egypt has only 5,000,000 population, about 5,000,- 000 acres of tillable land, yet its annual tax is about $40,000,000, one-half of which is for interest on the public debt. With the exception of a small revenue from the railroads and customs all this money .must come from taxes on the land. Ifc is a fact that each acre of land in Egypt; must pay $8 of taxes besides supporting au inhabitant. Foreign capital is nob taxed in that country, neither do foreigners pay any taxes upon their houses, their stores, and their mechandise, while the natives pay taxes upon all these. Foreigners are only taxed upon agricultural lands, which is one of their conditions of taking title. The legal rate of interest is 12 per cent, and it averages at; least*15. Owing to great privileges exacted from the Ottoman government and the khe- dive the foreigner enjoys far greater legal privileges than the native, and is subjected to none of the burdens Of maintaining the government which furnishes him with a home. The Arabs knowing all this naturally ask, "Why should we be treated thus?" The cost of foreign officials in Egypt is very great. As a specimen a list of 41 Europeans employed in the financial administration is given, whose salaries range from §7,000 to $20,000 each, the aggregate being $411,000, and whose duties are merely nominal. Mr. J. B. Grinnell, the founder of the town of Grinnell, Iowa, is the hero of Mr. Greeley's famous legend, "Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country." He is going to have the letter containing the famous saying photographed. His first business (he said in an address delivered just before the cyclone swept the town away), was to lay out a town where no intoxicating liquors should be sold, and no ardent spirits has ever been sold upon that tract of land. "No fire has desolated a human habitation, no man has found his way to the poor-house, not one has gone to jail, and not one to the State Prison." It is surely one of the mysteries of Providence that a town of this character should be so severely dealt with. Justice and Generosity are so intimately interwoven that neither can flourish heartily without the presence of the other. No one can act fairly without acting sympathetically; nor can any one subserve his own best in- teresfc while that is all he has at heart. THE BUSINESS IK BOSTON MABKET3. There seems to be no good reason why frogs should not be used as an article of diet, but at the present time the public taste has not been educated up, or, as some might say, down, to the idea of eating this croaking resident of slimy ponds and stagnant marshes. A study of the peculiarities of popular taste reveals some strange inconsistencies. We unhesitatingly accept lobsters, oysters, crabs, clams and eels as desirable additions to our tables, while the frog, which is certainly as pleasing to the eye and agreeable to the palate, is rejected. In many civilized countries, more especially, perhaps, in Francs, Germany, and parts of Italy, the frog is highly regarded as an article of food. The frog-eating propensities, of the French people are too well known to require comment, and in that country frog-eating is universal, and the preparation of the legs for the table has arrived at almost the dignity of an art. Not alone among the civilized countries is the frog used for food, but; among the semi-civilized and barbarous nations as well. Livingstone, in his books of travel, states that some of the tribes of southern Africa relish the large frogs which abound in that country, when prepared to suit to their savage tastes. Until within a few years the use of frogs in this country as an article of food was confined to a comparatively few epicures ; but the demand for this delicacy has been steadily growing during these years, till at the present time hundreds of dozens of frogs are sold in Boston daily. This demand comes principally from the large hotels and restaurants, and there are few people, other than those whose business connects them intimately with the cuisine departments of these places, who realize to what an extent frog-eating is besoming a fixed habit with American people, and ifc is not unreasonable to suppose that in this country, even in the course of a few years, frogs may became a very welcome addition to our tables, and form, perhaps, a not insignificant factor in the all-important question of the food- supply for the people. In Boston nearly all the largest and best appointed notels and cafes are now as regularly supplied with frogs as they are with chops or steaks. Some of these places serve them only during the summer season, but in the majority frogs are included in the bill of fare through every month in the year. Frogs, unlike oysters, are not only good in the months with an B, but in all the others as well. In some seasons of the year the demand for the dainty is so great that it even exceeds the supply, and at times the hotels |tre unable to obtain all their trade demands. lb may be a surprise to many to know that the Parker House alone requires nearly 80 dozens of frogs daily to supply the demand during the summer months. During the winter .months there is hardly as much call for them, though even then this house' uses nearly 50 dozens a day. It is getting to be just the thing to have a few frogs for an after-theatre lunch. At the larger markets in the city there is also a growing inquiry for them, and it is not an uncommon thing for a customer to include among his other purchases for his home supply a dozen or more frogs. It is safe to say that if people could be induced to make a single trial of a skilfully-prepared dish of well-fattened frogs' legs, [this demand, from simply not being uncommon, would soon become general. The season for catching frogs extends from the early spring, when the ice disappears from the ponds and brooks, and the first "croaker," that ever-welcome harbinger of warmer days, makes his presence known with his not unmusical notes, until the latter part of September, and, in some years, when the weather is open and mild, even into the-month of October. After this time the frogs, it is generally supposed, bury themselves in the muddy bottoms of the ponds and lie m a dormant condition until spring opens again. The speckled, or common frogs, are the first to make their appearance in the spring, and some business is done catching this kind in the meadows and lowlands in the month of April. The larger species, commonly known as the "bullfrog," does not make his appearance until May, but he comes to stay, and the marshes and brooks resound with his ceaseless croaking until autumn. In May the business of catching begins in earnest and continues without interruption throughout the summer. The professional outfit of a frog-catcher is a pair of long-legged rubber boots, a scoop net attached to a long pole, a small gun and a suitable bag for conveying the booty home. Frogs are found in abundance, and the sportsman in this line Of business, if he possess even ordinary skill, unlike those who hunt for-other game in this locality, need never return empty-handed. The gun is only used when the coveted ba- trachians are beyond the reach of the net, but it sometimes happens that a particularly desirable frog perches himself in fancied* security upon a stone or log just out of reach, and on such occasions the gun is called into requisition, but no frogs are killed at the time of capture if it can possibly be avoided, as it is especially desired to secure them alive in order that they may be properly fattened for the markets. In frog catching, as in "every other trade or occupation, time and experience are required to make one an adept at the business, and some catchers become so expert that in shallow waters, by watching the bubbles that arise on the surface of the water, they can tell where a frog has lately gone down, 'and are able lo catch him on the bottom of the pond with their hands. A first-class catcher, who was fortunate in striking a good hunting ground at a favorable season of the year, has been known to bring back over sixty dozens of frogs as the result of his day's labor, but if an average of thirty dozens are taken each day it is considered very satisfactory. The best frogs are taken from the ponds in the immediate neighborhood of Boston, but good ones are secured from Brookfield, Fitchburg, North Adams, and greater or less quantities are taken in nearly all parts of the state. After the frogs have been secured and conveyed home, those that have been killed are immediately dressed and sent to the markets. The heads are cut off and the body is split down the underside and the skin carefully removed. Then they are carefully washed several times to cleanse them of: all particles of spawn or other extraneous matter. The legs are generally separated from the body, because most places serve only the former to their customers, but others purchase the frogs whole and use the bodies and forelegs in stews and fricassees. The business has already been injured by inexperienced parties delivering frogs which have been very improperly dressed. The living animals are placed in large hogsheads filled with fresh water, in which they are allowed to stay for several days, and during this time they are regularly fed with chopped fresh meat and fish, celery, cabbage and other green vegetables. At intervals of every two or three days, all the frogs are taken from the water and allowed to exercise themselves, within prescribed limits, and to enjoy a thorough sun bath. After having lived upon dry land for a while, they are again placed in the tanks, and these operations are continued for some time, or until they are well fattened and in condition to be killed and exposed for sale. The handling of the frogs during these operations requires more than ordinary care and experience. One peculiarity about the animals is the fact that they do not breed when in the water tanks, in a state of captivity. From Mr. J. M. Beck of Cambridge, who is probably the largest dealer in frogs in the state, and the only dealer who keeps them on hand throughout the entire year, many interesting facts about this peculiar business were gleaned. He supplies all the largest hotels and restaurants in Boston with frogs by contract, at a stated price per dozen for the year. During the busy season he keeps a dozen or more men employed in catching, all over the state, and even sends parties into the state of Maine for frogs. The most of these men are employed on a salary, and sometimes their trips are far from being profitable. The frogs that are caught in distant towns are shipped to their destination by express, alive, in boxes especially constructed for the purpose. These boxes are arranged with several slat floors, which are covered with wet grass or moss, and the mortality among the animals sent in this way is comparatively small. The matter of-.keeping live frogs through the winter in quantities sufficient to supply the market requires considerable labor. A room has to be prepared with a moss floor, and the temperature of the room and of the water of the tanks in which the frogs are confined must be kept very even, and every frog, at least once a week, must be taken from the water allowed to run loose upon the mossy floor, to keep them in good condition. Some idea of the extent of the business can be gained'from the fact that Mr. Beck handles nearly 500 dozens of frogs every week during the summer , months, and 250 dozens each week in the winter, making a total of 150,000 frogs yearly, the most of which are consumed in and around Boston. The average price obtained for them is from sixty to sixty-five cents per dozen. The Irish people were the last to take up the custom of eating frogs, but as a matter of fact, the largest orders ever received were filled on the 17th of March, 1882, St. Patrick's day. Mr. Beck, besides supplying the markets and hotels, regularly sends frogs to the colleges and medical schools and to several physicians and surgeons for vivisection and other surgical studies. Biggest Things on Earth. Folk Notes. Boss Winans is building a $100,- 000 house in Baltimore. Herbert Spencer will be the guest ol Professor Youmans, while in New York. Professor Lovering, of Harvard; will spend the summer at Ferry Beach, Maine. Bev. Dr. John Hall and wife have sailed for Europe, and will remain abroad until fall. The Rev. Theodore L. Cuyler and wife, and T. L. Cuyler, Jr.. Brooklyn, N. Y., were in Detroit last week. An excellent portrait of Eobert Browning ha3 just been painted by his son, Itoberfc Barrett Browning. Mr. John H. Smyth, the predecessor and successor of the late Bev. H. H. Garnet as United States Minister to Liberia has sailed for his post of duty. E. B. Fairfield, Jr., superintencent of schools at Tecumseh, Mich., for the past two years, has accepted the super- intendency of the Grand Haven schools for the ensuing year. Geo. Huntington, Esq., (son of Bev. Jay Huntington, of Howell) recent graduate of Brown University, has been secured as principal of the Saginaw City High school. Alfred II. Pease, the well-known pianist, whoje parents reside at Buffalo, N. Y., has been missing for several weeks. Fears are entertained that he has been murdered and robbed. L. P. Sherman, of De3 Moines, a brother of General and Senator Sherman, fell from the roof of his hou3e, by a ladder slipping, and was dangerously in j ured. He is unconscious. Mr. James E. dough of Detroit, the senior member of the organ firm of Clough "& Warren, has a rare collection of more than 300 varieties of monthly roses, each plant having been selected with&care and discrimination. The Bev. Dr. William B. Williams, the oldest Baptist minister in this country, has been induced ta take a voyage to Europe. He is accompanied by one of his sons and will be the recipient of much attention from the denomination in England. A minister of the established church in London, says: "We need to pray that the Church may be saved from formal proprieties and Btur-id improprieties, front being either frigid or frenzied." It is a thin partition, often, which divides the two. Mrs. 11. H. Dana recently purchased in Paris the fine portrait of Longfellow by the artist Healy, which has for years been the chief ornament of that painter's studio. It was painted in, Borne, during Mr. Longfellow's visit there, and in it Mrs. Dana ap: jars, a bright-eyed little maiden with golden tresses, peeping over her father's shoulder. The largest city in the world is Lon- don. Its population numbers 3,020,871 souls. New York, with a population of about 1,250,000, comes fifth in the list of great cities. The largest theatre is the New Opera House in Paris. It covers nearly three acres of ground. Its cubic mass is 4,- 287,000 feet. It cost about 100,000,000 francs. Thelargesfc suspension bridge will be the one now building between New York city and Brooklyn. The length of the main span is 1,595 feet six inches; the entire length of the bridge 5989 feet. The loftiest active volcano is Popocatepetl—"smoking mountain"—thirty- five miles southwest of Puebla, Mexico. It is 17,784 feet above the sea level, and has a crater-three miles in circumference and 1,000 feet deep. The largest island in the world, which is also regarded as a continent, is Australia. It is 2500 miles in length from' east to west, and measures 1950 miles from north to south. Its area is 2,984,287 square miles. The longest span of wire in the world is used for a 'telegraph in India over the river Kistuab, between Bezorah and Sectanagrum. Ifc is more than 6000 feet long, and is stretched between two hills, each of which is 1200 feet high. The largest ship in the world is the Great Eastern. She is 680 feet long, 83 feet broad and 60 feet deep, being 22,927- tons builder's, 18,915 gross and 13,344 net register. She was built at Millwall, on the Thames, and was launched January 31,1857. The largest university is Oxford in England, in the city of tne same name, fifty-five miles from London. It consists of twenty-one colleges and five halls. Oxford wa3 a seat of learning as early as the time of Edward the Confessor. University College claims to have been founded by Alfred. The largest body of fresh water on the globe is Lake Superior, 400 miles long, 160 miles wide at its greatest breadth, and having an area of 32,000 square miles. Its mean depth is said to be 90® feet, and its greatest depth about 200 fathoms. Its surface is about 635 feet above the level of the sea, The biggest cavern is the Mammoth Cave, in Edmondson County, Ky. It is near Green Biver, six miles from Cave City, and about twenty-eight miles from Bowling Green. The cave consists of a succession of irregular chambers, some of which are large; situated on different levels. Some of these are traversed by navigable branches of the subterranean Echo Biver. Blind fish are found in its waters. The longest tunnel in the world is that of St. Gothard, on the line of railroad between Lucerne and Milan. The summit of the tunnel is 990 feet below the surface at Andermatt, and 6,600 feet beneath the peak of Eastelhorn of the St. Gothard group. The tunnel is 26J- feet wide and 19 feet 10 inches from the floor to the crown of the arched roof. It is nine and one-third .miles long, one and five-eights miles longer than the Mfc. Cenis Tunnel, The biggest trees in the world are the mammoth trees of California. One of a grove in Tulare County, actording to measurement made by members of the State Geological Survey, was shown to Be 276 feet high, 106 feet in circumference at base, and 76 feet at a point 12 feet above the ground. Some of the trees are 376 feet high ■ and 34 feet in diameter. Some of the largest that have been felled indicate an age of from 2,500 to 2,000 years. The largest inland sea is the Caspian, lying between Europe and Asia. Its greatest length is 760 mile3, its greatest breadth 270 miles, audits area 180,- 000 square miles. Great Salt Lake, in Utah, which may properly be termed an inland sea, is about ninety miles long, and has a varying breadth of from twenty to thirty-five miles. Its surface is 4200 feet above the level of the sea, whereas tlie surface of the Caspian is eight-r-four feet below the ocean level. The home is the sunniest side of every great people. Without devotion to home there can be no devotion to country. The home is the cradle «f good citizenship and patriotism; it is the fountain of happiness, not only to individuals, but to nations as well; and it is the one spot on earth that should be guarded from needless shadows. The highest monolith is the obelisk at Karnak, in Egypt. Karnak is on the east bank of the Nile, near Luxor, and occupies a part of the site of ancient Thebes. The obelisk is ascribed to Hatasu, sister of Pharaoh Thothmes II., who reigned} about 1600 B. C. The whole length is 122 feet, its weight 400 tons. Its height without ^pedestal is 108 feet ten inches. The height of the obelisk in Central Piirk without pedestal is sixty-eight feet eleven inches, its weight about 168 tons. The largest bell in the world is the great bell of Moscow, at the foot of the Kremlin. Its circumference at the bottom is nearly sixty-eight feet, and its height more than twenty-one feet,, In its stoutest part it is twenty-three inches thick, and its weight has been computed to be 443,772 pounds: It has never been hung and was probably- cast on the spot where>it now stands. Apiece of the bell is broken off. The fracture is supposed to have been occasioned by water having been thrown upon it when heated by the building erected over it being on fire. The greatest wall in the world is the Chinese wall, built by the first emperor of the Tsin dynasty, about 220 B. C, as a protection against Tartars. It traverses the northern boundary of China, and is carried over the highest hills, through the deepest valleys, across rivers, and every other natural obstacle. Its length is 1250 miles. Including a parapet of-five Ceefc, the total height of the wall is twenty feet; thickness at the base, twenty-five feet, and at the top fifteen feet. Towers or bastions occur at intervals of about 100 yards. . Among the most remarkable natural echoes are that of Eagle's Nest, on the banks of Eillarney, in Ireland, which repeats a bugle call until it seems to be sounded from a hundred instruments, and that on the banks of theNaha, between Bingen and Coblentz, which repeats a sound seventeen times. The most remarkable artificial echo known is that in the Castle of Simonetta,about two miles from Milan, It is occasioned by the existence of two parallel walls of considerable length. It repeats .the report of a pistol sixty times. The most remarkable"" whirlpool is the maelstrom, oft the northwest coast of Norway and southwest of Mo3ken- sesol, the most southerly of theLofoden Isles. It was once supposed to be unfathomable, hut the depth has been shown not to exceed twenty fathoms. The whirlpool is navigable under ordinary circumstances, but when the wind is northwest it of teff attains great f ury and becomes extremely dangerous. Under strong gales the maelstrom has been shown by official statistics to run at the rate of twenty-six miles an hour. The greatest fortress from a* strategical point of view is the f am/33s stronghold of Gibraltar, belonging to Great Britain, situated upon the most southern point of land upon the coast of southwestern Spain. ., It occupies a rocky peninsula, jutting"-£s£~^to^t^ sea, about three miles long and three- quarters Of a mile wide. One central rock rises to a height of 1435 feet above the sea level. Its northern face is almost perpendicular, "while its east side is full of tremendous precipices. On the south ifc terminates in what is called Europe point. The west side is less steep than the east, and between its base and the sea is a narrow, almost level span, on whiqh the town of Gibraltar is built. The fortress is considered-impregnable to military assault. The regular garrison in time of peace numbers about 7000 men. The greatest cataract in the world is that of Niagara. The Horseshoe fall on the Canadian side has a perDendic- ular descent of 158 feet. The'height of the American fall is 167 feet. The Horseshoe fall, which carries a larger volume of water than the American fall, is about 600 yards wide and extends from the Canadian shore to Goat Island. Geologists are agreed that the cataract was once six miles nearer to L?ike Ontario than at present. Although Niagara is certainly the greatest cataract;, it is by no means the highest. TheYosemite fall in California surpasses all other contracts on the globe in height. It is formed by Yosemite creek, which is an affluent of the Merced Biver. The average width of the stream in summer is about twenty feet and its depth about two feet. From the edge of the cliff, from which the water plunges, to the bottom of the valley the verdical distance is about 2550 feet: but the fall is not in one perpendicular sheet. The biggest diamond in the world, if, indeed, it be a diamond, is the Bra- ganza, which forms parts of the Portuguese crown jewels. It weighs 1880 carats. However, not alittle^doubt exists* of its being a diamond, as the Government ever allowed it to be tested. It was found m Brazil in 1741. The largest- tested but uncut diamond is theMattam, belonging to theBajah of Mattam in Borneo. It is of pure water, weighs 367 carats,""and is of a pear shape, indented at the thick end. It was found about 1760 at Landak, in Borneo. It has been'the cause of a sanguinary war. Before it was cut the Kot-i-noor, which is one of the English crown jewels, was the largest tested diamond. It then weighed 709 carats. When in the possession of the Emperor Auren- gebe it was reduced by unskilful cutting tojlS6 carats. During the Sikh mutiny, it was captured by British troops and/presented to Queen Victoria. It was recut, and now weights 1061-16 carats. 1 .1 WHOAMHIAH? Am He Wid Us and of Us and . Among Us. "Who am a liar?" asks the olcl man, as he rose up in his usual place, and .- glared around him. . "^ Pickles Smith, Trustee PullbSck; Samuel Shin and Evergreen Jones started and turned pale, and there was a deathlike silence as Brother Gardner continued : /An' what shall we do wid him—wid de liar and de liars? De liar am wid us an' of us an' among us. He gits up wid us in de mawnin' an' he lies down wid us at night. Go to°de grocery, an' de grocer smiles an' nods an' lies. Go to de dry goods man, an' he has a welcome an' a lie. De tailor promises a suit when he knows he can't finish it. De shoemaker promises a pair of butes for Saturday when he has three days' work on the nex' week. De ice man charges us with twenty-five pounds an' delivers sixteen. Our carpels are warranted, an' yet dey all do fade. De plumber plumbs an' lies. De painter paints an' lies. De carpenter planes an' saws an' cheats. De dressmaker not only lies but steals de cloth. We all lie troopers fifty times a day, and de mainwho won't lie doan' stan' any show. An' yet, my frens, whar will we bring up in de end? When Waydown Bebee axes me fur de.loan of a dollar till Saturday, he lies. He knows he can't pay it back under f o' weeks. I know he knows it, an'I lie. I tells him I jist paid out de las' shillin' fur a wash bo'd, an' can't*possibly raise no mo'. If I ask Judge Hostet'ter Jackson to sign a bank note wid me he lies when he says he promised his dying* gl-an'mud~,-- der nebber to do so. We lie when we w'ar better cloze dan we kin afford— when we put on airs above us—when we put on our backs what orter be fodder fur our stomachs. We has become a red-hot, go-ahead, dust-aroun'nashun, but we has also become a nashun of* cheats, liars, and false pretenders. We adulterate our goods, cheat in weight, swindle in measure, an' put on broadcloth coats to hide de absence of dollar shirts. Our society am full of false pretenders, our religion furnishes a cloak fur hypocrites, an' our charity am but a high-soundin' name fur matin' a do^ar bring back ten shilling. I doan' know what de principal wickedness of Sodom consisted of, nor wedder de folks in Gomorrow told lies or pitched pennies, but if either one could beat ah American town of de same size fur lyin' and decepshun dey must have got up werry airly in de mawnin'. an' stayed awake all night long. We lie an' we know we lie. We play de hypocrite, we cheat an' deceive, an' yit we want de world to pick us out as shinin' examples of virtue, an' we expect our tombstones to bear eulogies georgious -huff fur angels. Gentlemen, let, ns kick each other into doin' better! Let de kickin' hegin just whar it happens, fur we can't hit anybody who doan' nod it!" Waydown Beebe arose to inquire if he had ever borrowed a dollar of the President and neglected to return it on the date specified. "You has, sah!" was the prompt re- Waydown scratched his head, looked around for a soft place tohreak Ms fall, and finally sab down with a look of melancholy sweepingover his complexion.—Free Press. -*- -J0& ^ r$#i!Qmi*w.Ki&ipt ^-^<-g.j'---jrWT?a-^^ -TTMin7»WTiJM»«§ i-f'.."'■ pa. .'.-•. a. . . . „.„. ^^i^Mfc^wwww ii. ji li*ij ...^.. '.jiff ,i — .ixic,Ua^L^u~y.«-Aw^;,4-->-^ . ^x^^ri^^r^^i^fffe^fc^MMteg^i»jr^-j— l£f* t* tt^£#tt<**ii.-*irk&i#M*x "* w fl-jffflfi A 1 A ■-|pjj$4g!ig»«*« -jx^m^i^ *-;p ilf.hfW'Mrttt-WfriJ ■\+X,-*Mi-/wiWiM^W,Km*ttit*\mtiti«^ ■T^yjtHiVfftlW i't i aWMtrtifl-ift-1^^ j-a-j-*** yt-aV r m«i ..U-m wViiMih^MWSiMh»itl>-ffi^ .iwww* ^*-";,';--i-'",f'"V,'L"irv-f"i,P"'-i"tf.'''-",'iT-i''"t'l'KJ "P"1**' ^s^.---"5*-"-""
|Title||1882-07-20; 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||1882-07-20; Saline Observer|
|Publisher||LeBaron & Nissly|
|Subject/Keywords||Saline (Mich.) - Newspapers; Washtenaw County (Mich.) - Newspapers;|
|Copyright Permission||This material is in the public domain.|
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NISSLY & EMMERT, Publishers.
SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, JULY 20, 1882.
VOL. H. NO. 36.
<3 "W. CHANDLEK, Iff. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
All calls promptly attended to. Office at residence, first door north of M. B. Church.
; r\ C. JENKINS,
Surgical and Mechanical
Office, 19 South Main Street, opposite First
•A-nil jft-i-too-r--, - IR/Iioli.
Physician and Surgeon,
Office and residence opposite M. E. Church,
" ^jjrian street, Saline, Mich.
"jCT J03STES & SON",
AU kinds of legal papers neatly and correctly
drawn. Collections made and promptly remitted. Office on Me Kay street, Saline, Mich.
E. 3 ones; "Frank E. Jones.
TXTTfl:. Bf. ©ILBAET,
Attorney at Law,
And Justice of the Peace. Office overNIchols
Bro's. store, Chicago street, Saline, Michigan.
VTT E. "fftrMPHBEY,
Real Estate Agent.
Government Lands located.. 20,000 aere3 of
choice wheat lauds for sale. Correspondence
solicited. Ellsbury, Barnes Co., D. T.
Mrs. W. F. LAR2ELE8E,
; The- Old and Reliable
DRESSMAKER and CUTTER
Again offers her services to the ladies of
I this vicinity.
and Satisfaction Guaranteed. Shop at
residence on Henry street, west.
MISS A. SWIFT
Would inform; the paople ot" Saline and vicinity
that she is njow prepared to d > all kinds of
Cutting-sind/Fittm-.'. All work jrtiar.intecd
to irive satisfaetiba. It win on Main St.,
In residence ot Mrs. Pa'l > Fowler.
lias open'l't -i
OverNicliols Bro's drug: store.
Where she will bs in attend-,a*:cr herself, on
Tuesday of each week.
MRS. m. L. FORBES
-v> Invites the la-lies of Saline and vicinity to
"sJ--_ call aud examine her elegant new stock of
1 Spririg&Suiniiiar P?1Iif Inery Goods
Booms over Buvenpart & Son's store
GEO. R. SHERMAN,
The old and reliable
Wagon and Carriage Maker.
Job work and rf-pairing-promptly done at reasonable rates. Shop on Chicago St., west.
THE TRUE CHRISTIAN SPIRIT.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
And. Insurance Agent.
COXVBVA"!fOrSO ATTENDED to promptly.
Special Attention Given to Collections.
Office 2d door west of the postoffice.
i . ■
E. A.. REYNOLDS*
-Notary Public, Real Estate,
xxsintAxCE and co-.r/acrroN agency.
"Office aver >'. C. Putnam &Oo*s. store, Milan,
Mich. Ail business entrusted to me will
rwive prompt attention.
Patromze Tli© Eoy*- !
MAUSER & CLARK,
THE NEW LIVERY STABLE,
OX.D AMEBICAIT HOTTSE EABN.
Dealer in the celebrated
M'eriden Co.'s Silver Ware !
And "Watci.es, Cloelis & Jewelry,
ilead-juarters at Kesidenee, on Henry St., 2nd
door ea3t of Baptist church.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER,
Is now located in the Burg- building, on
Chicago St., where he will be glad to see all
Ms old customers and many new ones.
.Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done.
W. HELLER & SON.
Horse Shoeing & Blacksmithlng
If your horse forges, interferes or is irregular
in. Ms trait, ffive m a call and we will regTi-
late hiin s-j hi will not anoy you.
Special Attention Given
To horses havin