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NISSLY & EMMERT, Publishers. SALINE, WASHTENAW COUNTY, MICHIGAN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 3, 1882. VOL. II. NO. 41. E BUSINESS DIRECTORY. PROFESSIONAL. Q "W. OHANDIiEBj M. D., Physician and Surgeon. All calls promptly attended to. Office at residence, first door north, of M. E. Church. 0. C. JENBTS-S, Surgical and Mechanical DENTIST. Office, 19 South Main Street, opposite First National Banlr, • ./• -A^an. Arbor, ■Midi. TV ?.-dcIiACHLAN, Physician and Surgeon, Office and residence opposite M. E. Church, ^^f3-*li*iattstreet, Saline, Mich. f 58 I & SON, Attorneys. All kinds of legal papers neatly and correctly dratm. Collections made and promptly remitted. Office on Mc Kay street, Saline, Mich. E. 3 ones. Frank E. Jones. TOT, B. GILDAET, Attorney at Law, And Justice of the Peace. Office overNichols Bro's. store, Chicago street, Saline, Michigan. ry E. HITMPH-RE-r, Real Estate Agent. Government Lands located. 20,000 acres of choice wheat lands, for sale. Correspondence solicited. EBsbuiy, Barnes Co., D. Tv -f-nSCEL-GAKSOUS. Rfirs. W. F. LARSELERE, The Old and ReUable DRESSMAKER and GUTTER Again offers her services to the ladies of ^T this vicinlry. PRICES SbS^^SOlSr-^-SHj-S and Satisfaction. Guaranteed. Shop at residence on Henry street, west.. / GEO. Thi f? SHERMAN, i old and reliable on and Carriage Maker, Jo"b work and repairing promptly done at reasonable rates. Shop on Chicago St., west. MYRON WEBB, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, And. Ins-iranee Agent. COSVBX ASCIXG ATTEXBED TO PROMPTLY. Spocial Attention Given to Collections. Otlivii 3d door west of the postoffice. E. A. REYNOLDS, -Notary Public, Real Estate, IX.<t*RAS-CE AND COLLECTION AGENCr. _-.>iiice over X. C. Putnam & Go's, store, .Milan, -All business entrusted to me wilt receive prompt attention. *<- ^-atr-oiiize The Boys ! 4AUSER~& CLAKK, Proprfetors of THE NEW LIVERY STABLE, At the OL35 AStSSICAlT HOUSE BAB1T. '«! I.OO isfor ;e. LUm THOMAS ECCLES, a The Pioneer BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, Is now located in the Burg building-, on Chicago St., where he will be glad to see all his old customers and many new ones. Repairing Neatly and Promptly Done. THE REVENGERS. Ballou's Monthly. -PopI' •Yes'm.' • 'Take that big basket with the broken bale, an' dig me 'bout a peck o' potatoes. Look lively now. Don't stand there staring at me like a dumb thing. Fiy around.' 'Yes'ui.' Pop, a thick-set little fellow black as the ace ol spades, seized the basket Miss Faithful Sharpe designated with her lean fore finger, and started out. In the garden, Andy, Miss Faithful's nephew, and the cause of much of her tribulation, was engaged in weeding. -He averaged one weed a minute. At that rate it would take about three months of constant work to clear the beds. But Andy didn't care. He hated work, and it wouldn't have distressed him if the garden had remained unweeded from the beginning to the end of the year. His aunt's example, and her many niaxims,and long lectures on the nobility of honest toil, never W. HELLER & SON-. Horse Shoeing & BlacksiiiitMng If ydm* horse forges, interferes or is irregular in his gait, give as a call and we will regulate him s> he will not anoy you. Special Attention Given To horses havinjc weak and diseased feet. SHOP 02T ANN ARBOR STREET. GEGS-tGE EHM1S. Merchant Tailor and Cutter, I have a, full line of samp les of goods carried by a leading eastern -lobbing houae, which I will furnish my customers at ^7vTHOIjS!S^.11iE PH-ICB- I buy my trimmings of jobbers and give my customers the benefit. Don't buy anything in the clothingr line until you have examined ray samples and got my prices. I will save you money. All wort warranted. Shop over Davenports & Son'3 store. xion. A.S.BHIO-*. •W-.B.-fflBBEl". BLITO'N' & I8BEL.L, pnorr.rE*coits op the Livery*,. Sale and Feed Stables, STAGE AND DRAY LINES, • Office South Front Street, West Broadway, TOWER CITY, DAKOTA. ways furnished at reasonable rates, QCHAIKEE & SCHMIDT, Proprietors of the TJnion. Block MEAT MARKET. _ All kinds of — MEAT,POULTRY, FISH ETC AtLowestLWn-rPrlces. No. S, Union Block, saline, Miehli-an. FIRE, FIRE, EIRE! „.- -■-TKvj'V* »«. by r **■-■ ;«—' Protect yourselves against Ibsg by fire, insurin-f property with W. H. DAVENPORT, Apnt J?or the foljowlne first-class companies: KEAG-ARA, of Hew York, CONTINENTAL, of N, Y,, Detroit FIRE & MARINE ASSETS, $6,000,000 tosses paid Promptly. RATES AS LOW AS ANY First-class Company* had any perceptible effect upon Mm 'What are you going to do, Pop ?' he asked as Ms co-sufferer, who viewed things pretty much as 'Mars Andy'did emerged from the house. 'Goin' to dig taters.' Bigging potatoes had always been hateful work in Andy's eyes before, now it did not strike him so. Anything was better than weeding. 'Say, Pop, I'll dig the potatoes, if you'll weed some.' Pop shook his head. 'Can't Mars Andy,' he answered. "Ole Missus, she tole'me I'd got to go and get dese yere taters my own self, an' not stop foolin' roun* wid nobody. She say she spec Mars Andy gwine to ax me to weed, an' so she tole me not to stop nohow.' This was delivered very glibly, for Pop hated weeding as much as' Andy did, and never found any difficulty in framing an excuse. 'O, pshaw,' said Andy, who did not think of doubting Pop's veracity, knowing as he did his aunt's opinion of his industry. 'That's the way she always talks. She don't mean nothin.' Gim me the basket.' 'I dasn't Mars Andy,' and Pop clung with a well-simulated shiver of fear to the broken bail. "Ole Missus, she'd take an' tar de head square off'n me. 'Deed she*would.' 'She I Now you know you're gassin', Pop. There ain't as much fight in her as she makes out. But go'long. I believe I'd druther weed anyhow,' said Andy, making the best of the inevitable. 'I only know one thing: you're that mean a Jew wouldn't buy you. Pop proceeded to the potato patch with a heavy heart. Andy's last words eut deep. He wondered how he could make peace, and turned out the contents of his pockets, thinking he might find something to propitiate the friend whose friendship was so dear to him. But nothing appeared of sufficient value to serve as an offering—an alligator's tooth, a rattlesnake's rattle, a big cone, a piece of string, the core of a turnip, a glass button, and a piece of rusty iron. Por none of these things would Andy care. He had plenty like them; only better. Two boys, in close conversation.came to the rail fence, taking the road which led to the river, half a mile off. Pop pricked up his ears on hearing something one of them said, and ran to repeat it to Andy, forgetting, in his excitement, all about their recent difference. 'I say, Mars Andy, now's our chance. We can get eben "wid dat Bob Harris and Tim Waters for stealin' our clo'es when we was in a swimmin' las' Sat'- day., Dey's gone down now to go in dairselves.' 'Good luck!' cried Andy. % didn't believe we'd get a chance for revengef so soon. You get through your potatoes, Pop, and let's be off.* We'll show 'em that stealin' clothes is a trick we can play at, too.' Pop wasn't ten minutes digging the potatoes. Then he walked softly around to the kitchen window, which was open, for the weather was very warm, aKd succeeded in getting the basket on the deal without attracting the attention of argus-eyed Miss Paithf ul. A little later, when she went to the door to see how the weeding progressed, neither of the boys were to be seen, and she screamed their names until she was hoarse, without eliciting any reply save from , the echoing pino woods. The boys proceeded with great caution as they neared the river. In the middle of iHay a small island, almost overgrown with bushes, which afforded a capital screen. On the other side of this island from where the boys were, the water was very deep, but nearest to them it was so shallow that they could wade across with ease and perfect safety. Very careful to make no noise, they hunted around among the bushe3 until they found two piles of clothes. Hastily picking them up, they ran off with them, just as a shout was raised by some one in the deep water. 'You'll know how it fells to have your clothes carried off, now," sung out Andy, as he and Pop waded back to the shore in great haste. -You'll let ours alone the next time we go in, I reckon. They did not stop to hear the answer that was shouthd after them, but, hurrying home, hid the clothes in an empty bin in Miss Paithf ul's corn-shed. •Let'em get home as best they can,' chuckled Andy. 'We had a good right to take our revenge.' 'Lessen us call ourselves de revengers,' suggested Pop, 'That's the name for us,' cried Andy. 'You've hit it this time, Pop. 'Revenge is sweet,' you know, and I reckon we never felt better than we do now. Tim and Bob'll never hear the last of this,' This was Thursday. Every Thursday night there was a prayer meeting held in Crosstown Methodist church, situated a mile from Miss Faithful's house. Andy and Pop always went; not because they liked it, but because Misa Faithful, who was a devout member of the congregation, was afraid to leave them at home, for fear they would burn the house down or commit somo other desperate deed of a like nature, "Please let us stay home to-night, aunt?" pleaded Andy, as he sat with her at supper, while pop slowly polish ed the tins at the sink, averaging a rub every two or three minutes. "No, don't ask it," was the decided reply. "I can't trust you. Like as not you'd burn the whole place down before I'd got half to Crosstown. Come, Pop, sit down and eat, while I clear away the dishes, and then we'll start. You both deserve a thrashing for going off this afternoon without leave, and attending meeting is small enough punishment, goodness knows." The church was full. It had been previously announced that Deacon Ellis and Deacon Snow of Glenville, who were visiting Deacon Marley for a few days, would give their experience, and the attendance was consequently very large; for these gentlemen were looked upon as "shining lights," and great respect was paid them. Miss Eaithf ul had invited" them both to a late supper when meeting should be over, and had; on the way to church, given Andy and Pop many and earnest directions as to their conduct on the forthcoming great occasion. But neither of the eminent gentlemen had arrived when Miss Faithful a little late, entered the church with her two charges. Already inquiries were being made about them, and anxiety, mingled with disappointment; was vis- able on every countenance. Half an hour passed, and still the dea cons did not come. And then Deacon Marley rose slowly from his seat. 'My friends,' he said, 'I am likable to account for the extraordinary absence of our respected brothers. They left mvjhouse at five o'clock with the intention of taking a walk by the river, and, since thej> did not return to tea, I anticipated meeting them here. I greatly fear some accident has befallen them. Andy looked at Pop. Pop returned the look. The same idea presented itself to the minds of both. It was an idea that struck a chill to the very marrow in their bones. 'Aunt,' whispered Andy to Miss Faithful, 'I'm awful sick to my stomach. I guess it was that piece of cocoanut pie I ate. I've got to go out. Can't Pop go with me?' He looked so pale that Miss Faithful credited his assertion of sudden illness, and nodded assent. t. The boys went out together, careful not to glance at each other, for fear of being suspected of their complicity in the absence of the deacons. 'We've done gone an' done it now, 3hore 'nuff,' whispered Pop, with a shiver, when they were once out of the church. They set off for the river with the speed of young deer. When within a few yards of it they heard shouts for help. 'Dat's dem,' said Pop. 'Dey mus' be pow'ful mad by dis time.' Tha deacons were indeed considerable out of temper, as well they might be, far they had been wading around in the shallow water near the island for nearly three ho"urs, shouting at the top of their lungs for assistance. 'Hollo!' answered Andy, 'what d' ye want?' He asked the question by way of taking every precaution against suspicion, for, of course, he knew very well what they wanted. 'Some wicked boys stole our clothes,' answered Deacon Snow; and we've been here ever since half-past five. Whoever you are, I'll give you a dollar if you'll go to Deacon Marley's, and tell him to send us something to put on.' 'And I'll give you another dollar if you'll hurry up, said Deacon Ellis. The boys were off like a flash, and returned in a short time with all necessary garments, and Deacon Marley following in their wake. It was too late now for the deacens to attend meeting; the congregation had dispersed. So they went at once ,to Miss Faithful' a, where, over a goodly supper, they recounted the story of their wrongs. Andy and Pop were sent to bed, after receiving high praise for their timely aid.- . 'What made v >u think of coming to the river?' asked Deacon Ellis, as he patted Andy on the head in a benign manner. 'Deacon Marley said you'd gone there to walk,' answered Andy, in a "very low tone, 'and we thought you might have fallen in.' 'Good boys,' said the deacon. 'You deserve a holiday to-morrow for this.* The boys did not seem very appreciative to the praise lavished so freely upon them. Miss Faithful, made suspicious by sad experience, detected embarrassment in their manners, and guilt in their faces. A horrible thought seized her as she recollected their unexplained absence of the afternoon. She waited until the Deacons had lighted their pipes, and then excused herself for a few minutes. Going up stairs, she opened the door of the back attic. Pop's bed was empty. In the front attic the condition of affairs was tlie same; Andy's bed had not been disturbed. Suspicion ripened into certainty at once. Miss Faithful leaned from the window of the back attic, and looked down into the yard below. Nothing was to be seen or heard. Going softly down the back stairs she opened the kitchen door and went out. All waa still. .Exercising great caution in her movements she made her way toward the barn-yard, turned a corner of the barn suddenly, and almost fell over two small boys, who, by tho light Of a lantern, were digging "with an energy she had never seen equaled. The hole was already nearly two feet deep. On the edge of it, awaiting buri?l, lay a heap of clothes. "Andy! Pop!" Perhaps it is as well to draw a veil over the *cene that followed. Suflicient be it, that both the deacons were given a chance to excerise their muscles on two small boys, and that the boys in question "took their meals standing" for a^ week to come. More than all, the story got out, and was the source of unmitigated delight to Tim Waters and Bob Harris, who after all, had not gone in swimming on that fatal day, and who were never weary of taunting the unhappy revengers with their unfortunate mistake. * LILLi'BOWERS. Abducted Fifteen Yeais Ago. tfOTOTO BY HER MOTHER, JtJI-X20th. '82 A sensation was caused in Hudson, Michigan, over the discovery of a lost daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James I. Bowers. She was stolen at Sandusky, Ohio, 15 years ago, her whereabouts being only just discovered. She arrived in Hudson with her mother Saturday night, July 22d. In the eastern suburbs of Hudson is small but pleasant farm-house, the home of James I. Bowers. He has been in the employ of Wm. A. T/hitney & Co., spoke and hub manufacturers in Hudson, for many years. In 1867 the family removed from Hudson to Sandusky, Ohio, as Mi-, Bowr- ers had secured work in that place. It was Saturday afternoon, October 26 of that year, their little daughter Lilly, then only about 2i- years old, went to play with a little girl in the next house, In about half an hour her mother went after her but she was nowhere to be found. Four or five of her playmates were around but nothing could be discovered. Bells were rung all night and criers sent out, "On the following Monday the public school was dismissed and the children turned out. en masse to join in the search. Every well and ci3tem was examined and the bay .dragged, but to no avail. Whether she was lost, stolen or dead no one knew. On Tuesday a reward was offered for her body, dead or alive, and the next week a reward of $1,000 was offered for her delivery with a promise that no questions would be asked. The case was placed in the hands of a detective; constant clues kept springing up as to her whereabouts, and reports coming in frqm different places that she wras found, but all proved false. Time and time again the anxious parents' hopes were raised high with the thought that their darling was at last found; but they were hopes raised only to be dashed again into disappointment, when they would discover what seemed to be the right track was the wrong one,and the reports were groundless. The following spring it was rumored that an* old German woman, living near Fremont, O., had found a little white girl in a gipsy camp in that vicinity. Mrs. Bowers went to Fremont at once, but she arrivad too late. The old German told her that, some days previous, a band of gypsies who had been encamping there had left a little girl behind them. She found the child crying in the camp and took it home. She kept it three days;and then another band of gypsies coming along, she had given it to the leader, a man by the name of Jack Patterson, who said they had spent some time recreating at the state prison in Jackson, Mich. She said the child had a sore foot, which convinced Mrs. Bowers that it was her daughter. Nothing further could be found of Patterson till about five weeks after, when Mrs. Bowers learned that he was camping near Elmore, O. She went there immediately, and traced him to within about ten mile3 of Perrysburg, when he was immediately lost sight of. Most women would have given up in despair, but she went home to try again. She- spent a whole night in writing letters to towns throughout that vicinity in hopes of learning where Patterson was; but nothing could be heard. She wrote to a man by the name of Levi Stanley, at Dayton, who was then the chief mogul of the Ohio gypsies. Stanley at that time owned two or three farms in that vicinity, on on which he lived with a portion of his people. He sent her a very polite Teply, saying he would do all he could to help her; but it was an unheard of thing for his people to steal children, as they had all they wanted of their own. Mr. and Mrs. Bowers stayed in Sandusky about a year and a half after their child was lost, and then moved back to Hudson. As a drowning man catches at a straw, so every new clue was caught at by the afflicted mother. Bumors would come that the child was in Minnesota, in Wisconsin, in Illinois, and then back again in Ohio. Many places in these states she visited, but everywhere it seemed to be a search in vain. In a buggy Mrs. Bowers traveled through the country north of Hudson, stopping from door to door with her anxious inquiry for her lost child, but as usual her search was fruitless. On the 9 th of July she learned' that a lady living at Genoa, Ohia, could give her valuable information in regard to her daughter. She went there last week, and after a search of 15 long years found her child at last. The girl was brought to Genoa about 12 years ago by a gypsy, who gave his name as McElroy, but who in reality was Patterson himself. He went to work on the railroad in that place keeping the little white girl locked up m a log hut,with four other children which he claimed were his, while he was absent. His cruel treatment of the authorities, and Patterson,to save himself from trouble, handed her over to a well-to-do farmer of Genoa, Mr. James Calkins, who adopted her, and with whom she has lived and enjoyed a comfortable home ever since. Her only clothing at the time she was taken from the gypsies was a piece of old sacking around her waist. It has been a most remarkable search, and the child has had a most remarkable mother to persevere in the search for 15 years. The. lost child is now a young lady of 18 years, and is a healthy, intelligent girl. It is not as yet determined whether she will remain with her parents or return to the family in Genoa with whom she ha3 so long lived. and swooping down on the sleeping prey in the early dawn —he is right. For such work horses are not suited. No Biloeh is a "man" until he possesses a mare. Until that climax to his ambition is realized he is a coolie, a cutter of grass, a herder of sheep, a mere cipher, a clod, a thing of no account in the body politic of .his clan. Government, seeing the wiry endurance of the Biloeh mare,, has for some years been wisely liberal in its endeavors to encourage horse breeding, especially that of colts, in the district. With this view a large number of first-class Arab and T. B. E. horses have been introduced into Derah Ghazi Kban, and annual horse fair i3 held, at which large money prizes are given for young stock, particularly for colts and geldings. ' Thus* in spite of his prejudices, the Biloeh is, by that all-powerful destroyer of inherited customs, self interest, slowly but surely learning that it is worth his while to rear his colts. Another means, and almost more effectual, has been followed for years by successive district officers, and that is by having at the annual races for mares, races for colts. Sleepy NeAV Yorkers. If the New York route is to successfully compete with the St. Lawrence route, the New York canals must be made free, and must also be enlarged, and the shore sharks at Buffalo—the middlemen, the elevator combination, and the "'forwarders"—must reduce their charges. Of course, nothing will be done that is not forced. Well, the force lever is already at work, but the New Yorkers-are not yet fully aware of the fact. Hundreds of thousands of bushels of grain from Chicago are even now going through Canada by rail or by water down the St. Lawrence, which might just as well be secured to the New York route. First of all, the elevator combination at Buffalo must be broken. Two or three elevators, bought or built by parties who will not sell out to the combination, would burst the ring in twenty- four hours. The following, from the New York Nautical Gazette, indicates the apathy as yet on the question of free canals:—"Kepresentatives from the different commercial orgaizatious met last Thursday at the Chamber of Commerce to organize for the purpose of securing the adoption of the free canal amendments to the constitution at the approaching State election. Only twelve or fifteen members of the committee were present, and Mr. L. J. Stark, the chairman, was absent. It was stated as an excuse for the small attendance that most of the members were out of town. Mr. George Wilson, secretary of the Chamber introduced Mr. A. B. Miller aa temporary chairman. Mr. Miller said that as there was not a quorum present all the business that could be transacted was to name another day for a meeting. He referred to the importance of the issue to the people of the State, and said that this movement, should have been begun three months ago, and there was all the more need of speedy organization now*. He said it was necessary to reach the farmer and obtain his vote in favor of the amendments. The farmer's bugbear is taxar tion; and as the amendments would throw the support of the canals on the people of the State, the farmers would be likely to vote against the amendments, as adding to the volume of taxation. They must be educated out of this idea and be.taught that free canals would be beneficial to the whole State. After some discussion it was decided to adjourn the meeting till next Tuesday afternoon. A continuation of the big grain shipments from Chicago to Montreal, via Kingston, will bring the New Yorkers to their senses. Chicago and the West don't,Qare especially-which route the grain goes by, so long as it goes and is paid for.—Inter Ocean. _ m*rrm Fashion Notes. Egyptian Canals. Feather fans are very fashiouable. Handkerchiefs embroidered in colors are in high favor. Embroidered crepe is among the novelties for mourning dresses. Pink cambric dresses trimmed with lace are very fashionable. Flowers are the extravagant trimming of the dressiest bonnets. New French capote bonnets are covered with white elder blossoms. Long-wristed mitts and mousquetaire gloves are worn almost exclusively. A new and very handsome shade of cardinal is much used for children's dressess. Clusters of large strawberries on a cream ground is one of the. latest designs for painted muslin. Ficelle lace in wide fan-pleatings with smaller fans above of ivory-white pleated lace are worn as throat bows. Tenetian lace three inches wide forms a flat border for neckerchiefs of light silk. The scalloped edges are turned upward. Dotted and plain mulls will be very popular this season; so also the striped mull in white. Tinted mulls are not so fashionable as white. Daffodils, dandelions, yellow xulips, and buttercups are the fashionable flower of the hair. White lilies are the choice for house decoration. Bridal dresses are again being made of white gros-grain and repped silk. They are elaborately trimmed with elegant white silk, embroidery and lace, and the regulation orange blossom is now mingled with white roses, geraniums, and lilies. Eastern Horse Racing. The Pennsylvania Bailroad Company have issued orders to all ticket agents to refuse to sell tickets to persons who are intoxicated, and all gate- men are instructed to pass no one who is under the influence of liquor. Is it strange that so large a corporation would attempt such an outrage upon "personal liberty!' Muckwoocl's Magazine. A Biloeh has an intense love for horses and horse racing, or rather mares and mare racing;, for these outer barbarians kill all their colts, partly because from the scarcity of fodder at certain seasons -rearing them would be expensive, but chiefly because the horse is almost valueless among them. One man can hold twenty mares, but not two horses. Mares neither fightnor neigh; horses do both. Mares are gentle, easy to manage gregarious; horses are rough, troublesome, unsociable. So argues the Biloeh; and in his hills, where every man is still a preda- tory animal, living largely by sheep stealing, making long, forced marches —often fifty or sixty miles in one night, "Gen. W. Wright, a well-known engineer who marched with Sherman to the sea, and has been prominent in political affairs, died in Moyamensing Prison, Thursday night. He had been arrested and sent there for lying drunk in the street. Gen. Wright became connected as civil engineer- with the Pennsylvania Railroad Company in 1848. Leaving the employ of the company in 1854, he was appointed revision engineer of the Honduras Inter- oceanic Bailway survey, which was made by John C. Trautvine in 1857. After remaining under Trautvine until the surveys were completed, he traveled about. the world until the breaking out of the late war, during a part of which he served as .chief of the Engineering Corps of the Army of the Potomac. After the war he became careless in his personal habits and finally descended lower and lower until he. became a common sot."— Newarlcltaily Advertise*}. Arabi has already dammed up the Mahmoudieh canal which runs from the Nile to Alexandria, and diverted its current in order to rob the city of its water supply. The level of the water between the dam and Alexandria is said to be falling at the rate of seven or eight inches a day, and-when that ditch-full is exhausted there will be no more from the Nile until the annual inundation, now about commencing reaches its height in August or September, when it may be impossible for Arabi to prevent the overflow from finding its way into the canal. English engineers have been busy in cleaning oat the reservoirs on the site of ancient Alexandria, which have been unused for several hundred years, and it is hoped that a considerable quantity of Nile water may be stored away in them before the channel became empty. This canal, which was one of the great works of Mehemet All, connects Alexandria with the Nile at Africa, about 27 miles above Bosetta, and f ol- lows in a part of its course the ancient Canopic branch, and the old canal of Fooah, which the neglect of the Mamelukes allowed to finally dry up about a century ago. The present channel was begin in 1819, and during the ten months of its construction by the labor of 250,000 men, it cost $1,500,000 and 20,000 live3 of those who perished by accident, hunger and disease. Its length is about 50 miles, with an average width of 100 feet, and it has hitherto been navigable for large river craft, throughout the year. The entire cultivated portion of Egypt is covered by- a network of canals whose maintenance and repair have been the special and anxious care of the government from the time of the Pharaohs. The whole system measures lineally more than 8,400 miles, with a water surface of nearly 100,000 acres. It comprises two classes of channels, the largest of which/called sefl, or summer canals, are used for both navigation and irrigation, while the smaller ones, called nili, or high Nile canals, serve only for irrigation. Of the 113 navigable canals,' 62 run through upper and middle Egypt, and 51 through the* lower provinces. Of the former, the chain of channels which generally go under the name of Bahr- Yousuf winds down for about 350 miles on the west side of the Nile to a point a few miles above Cairo. The Bahr- Yousuf proper, however—literally "Joseph's river," from a tradition, that it was built by Joseph, the son of Jacob, during the captivity of Israel in Egypt —taps the Nile above Mellawee'and runs Westward through the Libyan range, after watering a great expanse of country enters the Nile again above Eigga. The lbrahimich, the work of the late Khedive Ismail, and the next greatest channel on the west side of the river, begins near the town of Assiout and runs nearly parallel with the Bahr- Yousuf for more than 90 miles, f utther watering the wide extent of fertile land which the- sweep of the river to the Arabian hills, below Behnesa, leaves on its Libyan side. Besides the Mahmoudieh, there are four other canals of chief importance in the region below Cairo. The Ismai- leh, built by Ismail, the predecessor of the present Khedive, starting from the Nile near Boulak, runs northeasterly in a fine, broad, navigable channel for about 55 miles to the fresh-water channel from Zagazig to Suez by way of Ismailia, and so gives water communication between Cairo and Suez. The original fresh-water channel from Zagazig to Ismailia was widened and deepened to 180 and llf feet so as to be made navigable, and by that means produce from middle and upper Egypt can be shipped to Europe from Ismailia instead of being sent to Alexandria. The Bar-Moez, supposed to be the old Tanitie branch of the Nile, runs from the right bank of the Damietla branch into Lake, Manzaleh. The Chibin-el- Koum, a fine canal nearly 90 miles long, zigzags across the delta, and the Me- noufiehd crosses the delta a short distance below its apex. These main arteries, however, form little more than one-fourth of the whole canal system of the country. In upper and middle Egypt there are 348 minor channels which are only used for irrigation, and in the lower provinces there are 408. Of this total of 756 irrigating canals, measuring in all 6,500 miles, a few start in the delta direct from the Nile, but the great majority are secondary channels distributing the water from the main canals to the arable extremities of the country. By means of this network of canals, aided by large reservoirs oi natural basins for holding the overflow of water, the yearly inundation is caught and distributed over the whole agricultural portion of Egypt. The canals are embanked like the Nile itself, and each village is compelled to keep the works in repair. When the annual flood comes, a section next the river is dammed up until the surrounding fields are drenched, and then the first dams are torn away and. others built further down, and so on until the whole country has been watered. The usual rise of the. river is from 19 to 24 feet, and when it exceeds or falls short of these limits the crops suffer by drouth on the one hand or too much flooding on the other. The canals have in recent years been largely under the management of European engineers who have now abandoned their work, and unless Arabi is speedily" out it is to be feared that the year's crops will be destroyed by too much water or too little, to say nothing of the water famine that he is likely to produce by cutting the canals that supply Alexandria and the towns from Suez to Port Said.^--Post <& Tribune. leaving him in a tight corner for the night. "The next morning, I went around early to the market to buy something for my snake to eat. I got a couple of little animals, something like our rab- bits,andI carried them around to my consignee's house. I found the old gentleman hadn't turned out Of his hammock yet; but he soon got up, and went with me into the yard. When we got there, we saw the .packing-box all burst open, the boards lying around loose, and no snake to be seen. We looked about, but could see nothing of him. I was amazed enough, to be sure, and the old gentleman felt quite uneasy at the thought of such a creature wandering about his place. " 'We won't look for him,' he said. 'Those Indians are still in town, and we will send for them.' "The Indians came, and they soon found him. You can't imagine where he had hidden himself. There was a pile of earthen drain-pipes in one corner Of the yard, behind the bushes, and he had crawled into the one next to it, and then into the next one, and so on, inand out, until he had put himself into five or six of the pipes. He had probably seen, through the holes in his box, some of my old consignee's eMck- ens, and, being made perfectly ravenous by the sight, had broken out. Then, having made a meal off one or two of them, he had crawled into the pipes. "TheIndians were nofrlong in capturing him. Fortunately, his head stuck out of one of the pipes near the ground; and one of the Indians, taking a long pole with a fork at the end, climbed on a high tree fence near by and pinned Mr. Snake's head to the ground, leaning on the pole with all his weight. Then the other Indians straightened out the drain-pipe3 in which he was, and began to draw them off him, pulling them down toward his tail, and ' first exposing the portion of his body nearest his head. Then they took a long, strong pole, and, with bands of the tough grass whieh grows in that country, tied his body to the pole close to his head. Then they bound him again, about eighteen inches further down. Slowly drawing down the pipes, they tied him again to the pole, about eighteen inches below, and so on until his whole length was fastened firmly to the pole. Thus he was held secure RELIGIOUS. until the box was nailed up again, and- I had sent for a blacksmith to put iron bands around it, so that it shoiild be strong enough to hold any snake. Then the creature's tail was loosened and put through a hole in the top of the box. Then, one after andtner, every fastening was cut, and the snake pushed gradually into the box, until, his head being fastened over the hole, and he was snug and tight and ready for his voyage." An honorable member of Parliament who presided at the recent anniversary of Mr. Spurgeon's Orphanage, Mr. Msr- ley, complimented the orphan boys there trained by saying that he found among them better manners than were \ displayed nightly in the House of Com- ! mons. - '•-. ■ | The motive which inspires England's ! European policy may be as selfish as f that which has actuated hei*"move- j ments in India and China; but it can i hardly be doubted bu^that, if she as- ' S sumes a protectorate in'Egypt, it will ' j subserve the ends of peace aiid order, **" i and promote a better than Moslem j faith and civilization. | A cobbespokdent writes from Sar- 1 atoga to remind christian people that 1 it is a good place for them, if they only j bring their religion along with them, ! and that it is not necessary for them I to say with the little girl, the night j before leaving, "Good by Dod; I am do- j in'to Saratoga to-morrow." j It is stated that within ten years a j Protestant christian died for his faith ! alone in the prison of" Kioto, Japan, j where Joseph Cook recently defended 1 the christian faith before an immense \ audience of legislators, vice-governor j and lower officials, together with phy- I sicians, lawyers, editors, teachers, - j priests, pupils and merchants.. ■-In'''a *-«^-f brief time, how great the change.. [ Goethe says: "Thelonger I live the } more certain 1 am that the great differ- ! ence between men, the great and in- I significant, is energy—invincible de- j termination—an honest purpose once j fixed—and the victory. That quality j will do anything that can be done in [ the world, Snd no talent, no circum- ; stances, no opportunity will make a \ two-legged creature a man without it," I * :*te> '' A Parallel Case. ' I c: <**9B* Weld Dogs.—Wild dogs are plentiful iu Assam, less so in Burmah. All wild dogs are said to belong to one species only, but I should say the Burmese wild dogs differ from the Assam, and both from the beautiful animal found near or at the foot of the Western Ghauts in Indian Col. McMaster had a Burmese wild bitch, Evangeline, 5 nasty mangy creature, and as offensive as a polecat. He gave it to the People's Park, Madras. * She was much smaller and of a different type altogether to the wild dogs I have seen elsewhere. The Karens also assert the existence of a black-and-white wild dog found in their hills, the young of which they capture when mere pups and train to the chase. After an infinity of trouble, Capt. D'Oyly procured a pair about half grown; they were about the size of a small eolley, black and white, tails very eurly, carried over the back in almost a knot; very hairy, especially about the fore-quarters and chest; small, uptight ears; head pointed like a fox's. They dug holes, and crawled into them backward, lyingwitli just the tips of their noses and ferrety eyes visible. They were very savage, and, although very young, would not allow themselves to be handled. The bitch soon escaped. The dog, after that, in time became quieter, and D'Oyly, by feeding it himself, got it to be more sociable, and it became sufficiently tame to follow him about. Knowing the interest Sir A. Phayre took in natural history, D'Oyly took his dog down to Bangoon to show Mm to Sir Arthur, but the very first day he was taken out in Rangoon he got separated or ran away from his master, and was never seen again. We both tried to get others, but did not succeed, and though I have traveled about a good deal in the Karen hills, I never saw a dog or bitch of the same breed again.—The London Field, As a parallel to the strange sight in Frankfort, Kj„ when 23 convicts, professedly converted, were escorted by guards, armed with rifles, from the penitentiary and baptized, the Rev. G. J. Johnson furnishes the following for the Christian Secre- tary. It is mentioned in the Life of John M. Peck: A murderer by the name of Green was in prison in Alton, Ills., in 1823, awaiting execution of a death sentence in about one week. Mr. Peek and others were so impressed with the true repentance and genuine faith of the man that they resolved upon complying with his request for baptism. First, Eider Peck preached a sermon in the prison from Luke xxiii. 29-42, the case of the penitent thief. The prsoner then related his experience fully confessing Ms crime and exhibiting sineerest penitence. All who heard were deeply affected and many were melted to tears. He was then conducted to the water, the Mississippi river, about 200 yards from the prison, having a small chain attached to his leg. and a rope around his body and arms which the Sheriff continued to hold, even while the ceremony was being performed and until he was restored to his cell. Mr. Peck says of the event: "To baptize a murderer, under sentence of death, and who was inevitably to be executed in one week, was a novel thing, what I should least thought of doing once; but in this ease I became satisfied that it was my duty, and therefore would not shrink from it." Return to the Holy Laud. O A Bothersome Boa-Constrictor. Krom St. Nicliolas for August. "Did you ever carry any really dangerous animals on your ship, Captain John?" said I. "Well," said he, "once, when I was in Para, I bought a snake, a boa-constrictor, seventeen feet long. I got him of four Indians who caught him some twenty-five or thirty miles up the river. They brought him into town in a strong covered crate, or basket, Avhich they carried into my old consignee's yard, and I got a stout packing- box, and had it all double-nailed, and holes bored in the sides to give * him air. Thenthe Indians put the snake in the box, and we nailed him up tight, About Sweet Cobist.—Strange as it may seem to those accustomed to sweet corn, there are parts of the country where it is yet unknown. In many places in the West and South people still content themselves with the "roasting -ears" of the common field corn. The history of sweet corn is obscure, but there are facts which point to its origin with theNarragansett Indians in Rhode Island. There is the same differ-.] ence between.sweet and field corn that there is between wrinkled and common peas. The conversion of the contents of the grain into starch is arrested,-and the seed in both remains much wrinkled. The writer can recollect when a Massachusetts man living in Rhode Island sent annually by stage, as an acceptable present to his friends in Boston, a basket of sweet corn. Itis within comparatively recent times that sweet corn has become common. The American Agriculturist no doubt- reaches many, who are not familiar with the varieties of corn known as "sweet," and we do a good service to these when ! we call attention to its superiority to any common kind of corn. The mail now allows every one to procure seeds from dealers anywhere at a mere trifle for postage, and the seeds are within the reach of all. Among the earliest varieties "Early Minnesota" is one of the best: for the main crop we have used "Triumph" and "Excelsior," and consider which ever one of these happens to be on the table at the time as the best. Besides these there are a dozen or more varieties, all good and vastly better than any field corn.— American Agriculturist. The temperance ladies of Denver, The Jewish Chronicle, the organ of , the wealthy English Jews, believes in the literal return to possess the Holy Land. Its confidence seems to be in efforts to colonize Palestine, and is stimulated by the New Exodus which recent persecutions have caused. As the movement seems to be irresistible, ' and as it cannot be stemmed, that jour-, nal thinks it should be guided into right channels. The Chronicle says: "We Jews have held" for nearly two thousand years, that the consummation of the ages of suffering we have passed through will only be reached when, we again possess the land of our fathers. Is that trust to die away just at the moment when it appears about to he fulfilled? Or, is it to be expected that the return will be brought about by mean*" so mysterious as* to be beyond the co-operation of human beings? Goi works his will through the wills of men, and if tlie prophecies, are to be fulfilled it will be because they are to be fulfilled by human wills and. energies. These may seem to be high topics to drag into connection with a practical plan for placing a few Jewish colonies in Palestine. But itis from small beginnings such as these that great events often arise, and the return of a small body of Jews to the Holy Land can never fail to bring to mind the possibility and the practicability of the larger return to which all Jewish aspirations have hitherto pointed." A New Sermon Every Two. Col, arranged for a large procession of boys on the Fourth to march under a temperance banner. The whisky interest got wind of it and hired the boys not to march, giving each a pair of roller skates. The ladies will try the boys again. Mr. Mahaffy in his book breathes a liberal sympathy for the poor and hard-... worked parish priests of England, who are too much occupied with the distractions and trivialities of family life to prepare suitable sermons. He suggests that a collection of sermons be made by each church, from her greatest doctors, and used freely by every parish minister. He thinks this would cure the habit of plagiarism, which is now permitted, and must be permitted, and which leads to lax notions of honesty and a low standard of morals. The following- extract contains food for reflection by occupants of the pews as well as of pulpits: "To expect from any one two good sermons every week, or even one, • is unreasonable; how much -more to expect them from a hard-working parish priest—from a man whose practical duties and whose family cares must occupy most of his time. This is a matter that is already pressing^!or action. Our church members have decided against a second preaching service by staying at home. It is high time they should release the minister from the cruel necessity of preaching to pews. Lknow it will be said, fill the pulpit and you will fill the pews, but this reply is as shallow*as itis false. It is to be hoped the time will come when no man who is capable of making a good sermon will be expected to produce an original sermon more of ten than once in two or three weeks." Mrs. J. W. Woodworth of Boston, is said to be ex-Vice president Wheeler's prospective bride. The Biblical Hecorder of Raleigh, N. C.,says that "Rev. Mr. Hicks, who has made so much of Guiteau, once lectured at the north on Mr. Lincoln and then turned south with the name of Gen. Lee in place of Lincoln. He made money by the lecture." • • •. .Jin ilgl|imi_JJ i iili.;*Mt.»i.~iw.i-.r1»- BSW^WMWBimBIMw-HH-^-^^-lWH! m^^mmm mmmmmmmm TSlS^^i^^^^^^^S^^^^^f^^S XSaWOTi^lgagO ' ,. '...»-■■*»--«,^-Wi. J*.-.<iyi''-' ■ ,--|H'"WMi'ifi IIN , iy ■■.'!■»^.ft^n.h.^..,,,,■>>! !*■» 11,*IV, nin^n****^ 1i,*Wil^^ U'i,»tWliWjIMWWfy jWU^ jl»|lii .jm;ift r A -J V e ■sttraiWiaiftl^ bMimMMJ^^tiimmii •'-••-i «- -.■ ,. • r .:-.--«r. A^Y-^-^-Yi-aB,-^^
|Title||1882-08-03; 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||1882-08-03; 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, AUGUST 3, 1882.
VOL. II. NO. 41.
Q "W. OHANDIiEBj M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
All calls promptly attended to. Office at residence, first door north, of M. E. Church.
Surgical and Mechanical
Office, 19 South Main Street, opposite First
National Banlr, •
Physician and Surgeon,
Office and residence opposite M. E. Church,
^^f3-*li*iattstreet, Saline, Mich.
All kinds of legal papers neatly and correctly
dratm. Collections made and promptly remitted. Office on Mc Kay street, Saline, Mich.
E. 3 ones. Frank E. Jones.
TOT, B. GILDAET,
Attorney at Law,
And Justice of the Peace. Office overNichols
Bro's. store, Chicago street, Saline, Michigan.
ry E. HITMPH-RE-r,
Real Estate Agent.
Government Lands located. 20,000 acres of
choice wheat lands, for sale. Correspondence
solicited. EBsbuiy, Barnes Co., D. Tv
Rfirs. W. F. LARSELERE,
The Old and ReUable
DRESSMAKER and GUTTER
Again offers her services to the ladies of
^T this vicinlry.
and Satisfaction. Guaranteed. Shop at
residence on Henry street, west..
i old and reliable
on and Carriage Maker,
Jo"b work and repairing promptly done at reasonable rates. Shop on Chicago St., west.
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
And. Ins-iranee Agent.
COSVBX ASCIXG ATTEXBED TO PROMPTLY.
Spocial Attention Given to Collections.
Otlivii 3d door west of the postoffice.
E. A. REYNOLDS,
-Notary Public, Real Estate,