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SHARPER. A Trlktcr Who Vn lies ten at Ills Own Uamr. Alter awhile the young1 man with the white hat and rod necktie observed that a friend. of his in Chicago had posted him on a new trick, and he took from his packet the shell of an English walnut which had been cut in two to. make two small cups. lie also took from his vest pocket a common field pea. and explained: I don't say that I can do the trick successfully, but after a little more practice I hope to catch on." Half a dozen of us exchanged winks and ! pitted him at once for a sharper, man from but tiicrc wu a middle-age- d who appeared innocently g introstei. He was not a man by any means but he had a cr.nV.inir. childish look which would have authorised any stranger to ask him for a match or the time of day. "What is the trick?" he asked, as he l?i aside his paper. "Why. it's to manipulate thU pea in this way so and so and this way, until yon can't tell which cup it's uudcr," explained tha other. "That's a new idea." "Yes, perfectly new." "Say! I'd like to learn that myself," "The boys continued the Hoosier. of our are full down tricks, and way astonish to I'd like to get something Vm. It all depends on the twist of the wrist doesn't it?" illu"Tartly Ithat, and partly optical I sion. As told you before can't work it yet, because I haven't practiced sufficiently, but do you thiuk you could tell which cup the pea is under now?" "I think I could," replied Hoosier. "And could you now?" asked the young man after further manipulTHE PUZZLED lndi.-uinpoli- s green-look-in- ation. "I'm sure of it" "How sure?" "Well, as I want to learn the trick, jnd as I am always willing to back iny own eyes, I'll bet 610 I can." We wiiilced and shook our heads at him. bat his smile only grew more . child-like- "Don't want to make it S20, do you?" asked the sharper. "I'd just as soon sav "Thirty it is. Just ho'd the cups firmly down on my knees while I get out my sugar." It took his last dollar, and when it was np lie asked: "Which cup is it uuder?" "This one." The cup va raised, and there, sure enough, was the pea. it having failed to stick to the substancs inside and be lift?d with th shell. The look which canu into . that young man's face was t" see, and he kept qieer if he ha I ta "ks in his as swallowing He gave up the staves without thr;it. a word, but sat for a long time like one in a dream I thought he needed sympathy, and after a while I f nind opportunity to inquire: "How dii it happen that way?" "That's what I: want to find out," he, "Say, you child-lik- e sbsently replied. Hoosier, tak-- these things and see do with 'em." whatyoa can to oblige." 'eriainly, He to k the oups and the pea, and the manner in which he performed was enough to show everybody in ten seconds that he was an old professional. "Anybody wUh to bet?" he smilingly asked, as the pea went hopping about. Nob ulv did not even the young man. He sat and stared and stared, and watched and watched, aad when the outfit wsis returned to him all ha could say was: "Well, by gnm!" Detroit Free Press. S-- X" g 3 A ROYAL RELICS. liemiiiisrmre of .Joseph lonaparte'a KeMulntre in America. The death of the o!d Scotch gardener of Joseph Itonaparte at Ifordentown the other day serves to recall th? imperial glories of the iSonaparta residence on the outskirts of that little city.1 The place now is divided up into smaller tracts for the purposes of an age of progress and business, but hardly more than twenty years ago it was replete with the memories and peculiarities of its royal founder. It was in 1815 that Joseph Uoaapart'. arrived here, a fugi-ivfrom the allied powers of Eucame as the Count de Survil-lierHe rope. and was accompanied by Prince Jjucien Murat M. Mai I lard, who acted as hi secretary, and one or two other gentlemen of his regal staff. Ha was then dominated with trie idea that there was no plac-- so secret as to be safe for him. He. expected at any time that allied might sail up the IIulson or the Delaware and seize him. He was essentially timid, and he decline! any but the most modest receptions tendered him by New York city, which felt fully the honor of a royal presence in her precincts. It was ffaided by this timidity largely that he made for himself this home at Horde The tract of land he bought there contained 1,803 acres, and he - laid it out in parks, rambles, rustic bridge, lakes, drives, gravelled walks, thickly foliaged arbors, and miniature cascades turning e s, men-of-w- ar n-to- miniature water-wheel- s. He embel- lished it also with statuary, but the strangest part of the park consisted in liis devices for safety from the always possible coming of his allied foes. He built a high tower on one of his highest knolls in the midst of the thickest foliage, and from the upper niche of this tower he was wont daily to scan the silvery sweep of tae Delaware for many miles toward the sea. and the highways ruauing to Borden town, to Trenton Md Y(lo nmental In ... and northward toward New York city, for any appearance either of a or a messenger who might convey the tidings that ho daily feared. Hut his greatest precautions consisted of an elaborate, series of secret underground passages through his park, the entrances secured by heavy iron trapdoors inside the dwelling, and opening in various places in dark recesses of a distant wood and upon the river bank. The remains of these passages were visible, a few 3'ears ago, iron doorways fallen to pieces, apertures part'y filled, and in some cases the upper earth having caved in. Joseph, built himself a fine house for that day, the ruins of which are still visible. It was in excellent preservation some years ago. It was of brick, covered with white plaster, with a slanting roof, dormer winter-shuttewindows, heavy wooden and broad doorways with wooden columns on each side. There were grand staircases, reception-roomlarge fireplaces with sculpture work of fine character, bed chambers, the walls of which were hidden by rare tapestry and magnificent old paintings. Many of these remain. It was in this palace that- Joseph passed about eighteen years of his life. Here he received a delegation of Mexicans in 1823 to offer him the imperial crown of Mexico, which he declined on the ground that his experience with two crowns those of Naples and Spain bad left him a pronounced republican. Here also ,lie rveeived a visit from Lafayette in and was induced by that great patriot to open negotiations to seat Napoleon's young son, the duke of Kcichstadt, on his father's throne. From here, when his own safety was more assured, he opened a voluminous correspondence with European agents looking t this purpose, and in 1S33 he departed for Europe to attend the young heir's funeral. Joseph greatly resemble I his greater brother in appearance, and even to the last ha had a vague hope that this personal resemblance might pave his own way to the French throne, but Europe paid little attention to him, and except that France interdicted his entrance on her territory, he was allowed to die peaceably a few PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL. A Ithodo Island man made a net profit of 2,700 in six months by raising skunks for market. He sells the felts of the odorous animals at good figures, aud manufactures skunk oil, which he disposes of to the druggists for a rheumatic cure. One of Albuquerque's (N. M. ) public school teachers is about to marry an Indian now attending the government Indian school there. The brave is said to be very bright, and one who on his return home will probably be elected chief of the tribe. Eighteen opossums were captured and penned by a farmer in Crisfield, Va. On the following morning he was the most surprised man in the countv. All his opossums had escaped during the night, and had devoured all his in number. chickens, thirty-fiv- e A short time ago a boy baby was born in Salt Lake City who had a birth mark of a blood-re- d blotch immediits mark was heart. The ately oyer a killed a wound which bullet exactly brother of the mother, over a year before the child was born, which the mother had seen. After a German had been in this country a year or two he saved SI, 000 and returned to his native land. His relatives refused to believe it possible that he could have come honestly by such a sum in so short a time and wrote to America to see if he had not committed some crime. Two masked men entered a variety store in West Newton. N. J., and startled the owner, an old lady, by ordering her to shell out the contents of the till. As she refused, they violently seized her, and in the struggle whi.-ensued the mask dropped from the face of one of the thieves, revealing her ovn Joseph was a great favorite with tho liordentown people of his time. The New Jersey legislature passed a special act allowing him to acquire the property referred to, and in return ho made many valuable gifts to He gave handsome pictures to a small village academy of design, and laid out the higiiwav which runs between the Honaparte place and the village. He also gave many balls and receptions at which Prince Lucien Murat and the two daughters, Zenaide and Charlotte, were great attractions. Lucien was returned to the French assembly in 1S4S, at the time of the smaller Napoleon's entree into French politics, but he never made any great hit. He was chiefly notable in Borden'. own for hi wild tricks, his excessive girth in waist and a smartness in horse trading that secured the popular sympathy, lie had a separate residence, near the palace, but it was a few years ago devoted to tenement purposes only. The palace was called St. Helena by the exiled king. It fell into the hands of a Philadelphia broker named Bucket, after Joseph's death. The old gardener, McLean, who has just died, was in the , employ of the king when he was a boj-- and must have been eighty years old or more at the time of his death. He had known the king well, and in an interview published some time ago, he is reported to have spoken thus of him: "Up at the palace they always ca'd him 'your Majesty' an I 'Sire,' but inoy Scotchman (ho faither was a was gardener for him), and he always ca'd him Maister Bunypart or your Honor.' Time and again I ha' seen him wi knee breeches and laced coots, and abstracted to'd the lookingsad-lik- e for St. sea. as if he would sar.-Helena, and wi' his head doon and his hands under his coat-tail- s you won id hav tuk him for the image o' his brother." N. Y. Tribune. Besides her own daughter. Miss Winnie Davis, the widow of Jefferson Davis ha-- also an adopted child, now Superintendent cf Parks in Brighton, is sixteen yejirs of age. Her former name prepared to furnish orders for all kinds of was Hettie Tillman, and Mrs. Davis' 1ntertsTfn her dates back about five years. The formerly lived at Beauvoir, Miss., but is now in a northern school. Julia and Mary Howard, twin sisters, died at their home in Wilkesbarre, ia., almost, at tha same time. Th-iideaths occurred on the same dav of the year and at the same hour that they were born. They were 00 years of ago. ' Friva:o grounds fenced. Trefs planted One was a victim of pneumonia and the and carua for 011 reasonable terms. property other of dropsy. 1 he' had lived with each other always. man-of-w- ar . rs s, - 18-24- years later. Uor-dentow- ex-kin- n. g's full-bioo- d An Infallible Sign That Hi-in- k XV nn In- right." "He was doing that when I saw him first, but later he showed that he must have put away something like a gallon. He seemed to loose his head entirely." "Fall down?" "O, no. He walked pretty steadily." Band and Orchestra Instruction. UTAH. by buying a homesite there. If you locate at Brighton you JOHN" WALTER, will be able to boast of living - GESM2IIA, in the finest, most picturesque and healthiest portion of zion, Con tractor & Builder. right on electric car lines and rapid transit lines, and only ESTIMATES GIVEN FOR THE fifteen minutes . ride from 1CRKCT.ON OF the city, and at a five-ceBRIGHTON, : nt fare. The lots in Brighton are situated high and dry, and are sold on monthly payments of five and ten dollars. This property is bound to increase greatly in value. The great Utah Norma! College and Conservatory of Music, costing $100,000 is bcincr.bni.lt in Brighton. Do not let this opportunity pass without taking advantage of it. Dwellings, Stores, Etc. All work guaranteed Corner Park Road and Senior tJrst-clas- in Brighton. money You can. DO YOU WANT :o sell your lots in Brighton or Garden City? J. B. Whipple, jfyou zvant in Ileeoi'cl T3uilclimr. phatic JOHN MICHAEL, your home Carpets taken up, Cleaned and Re- laid, Stoves taken down or set "p, or any general repairing needed, Call ori BARNEY. Cor. of Griove and HuuuIdIi Ste.. iiri&rhton. Tiered Deef CARPENTER and Bcnoral- - House Builder, Cor. and Boundary Sts., Poplar j Srie3it03i. matlo and all work promptly jpSHstlmates attended to. JOHN H. SMITH, Notary Brighton, Utah. s gt-r- l Street; Cleaned, Kalsominefl, Local Agent, Offi.ec s. BRIGHTON. Other people have made Sir Edwin Arnold desires to say that he never said that the stars and stripes would eventually float over every section of South America. He also wishes it understood that he never said anything that could be twisted or distorted into such a ridiculous prophecy. This seems to be suiliciently em- He and Fruit; Omental Trees. j "A LITTLE NONSENSE.' THE JOBBING- DEPARTMENT - IIC MIupiI nfi "lt"i:it, him Oppuil natty! 3OX'T MU 'l i t; i.m.io: ily inflect their froin t'.mt rjiipj Iivo in poverty nnd uieiit ! i i s tlio tut of rbr:iri: v Harrowing ninny, as they look linck onT.st, forever Iks;, opportunity. 1 .i ( i ); l!o Koarh and out. ilniuj;. Iiuprovoyuur opportn-r.i:Ins! mid tip s.curo proncrit v, priiucncp. piuco. 1 was Bftid by "a philosopher, that "the ioiidoss of Kortuno offers CTlfiii '!ij.it taiiity to enrh pot son t t vuro pel hui of life; vmbraeo the rharwo. ami hermm-- out her rirhes; f:iil tod ao mid ho ilop.irts. wvr to return." llow t.h;iU yon find Via Gtl.ll'-- opportunity ? Invosti.itn every clmucetbat thr-- t ul i what all oi lair prou.i-o- ; ppora worthy,I!unit men ilo. ?i-- is an opport unity, ;ieh ns is not oftaai within tho i'H-- ojt liihoriiitr people. Improved, it will firm, ntleuat, a pruml jt:irt in li!'o. The Botiirx opportunity for tn he nalo ntpiilly and honorably m:iny is hero. Hnoy of t tiher fox. Ail npea. Yon ca by tiny industrious per-o- n !o the work mid l?vo at homo, wherever von nre. Evon ure pt'ily'tfiirTiinjj )r :n !$" to $10 por d.ir. Yot hut induttrl-onsl- y vail do s well if yjmt will work, imt too you can ineroase your income n yon goon. Vo ;i'id can j;ivo spare tim only, or nil your time to the work. Easy to learn. Capital liot ruqnired. We sta. t von. All is cominstruct and paratively t.uw nid ro'ill v wonderful. bow you how. Ii;p' Kni'.tire unknown anion g onr work-arSo room to "ipl-iihere.. Wi ito nnd learn all by retnrn nrii. I'uwi.o to delay. Addreaa at onca. II. Ki-juli-- r. nn-- y, 1 Editor "I've paid for this joke before." Humorist "You never paid me for it" Kate Field's Washington. Why He Failed Tom "How did Tomson get on ia business?" Jack "He failed." Tom "So he didn't succeed, poor fellow." Jack "Oh, yes, he did. That's why he failed." Yankee OF The Record Establishment - IIS" E WORK Press. tSs Co., ISux t, ftr. Fort laud, Maine. W Letter Heads. "Say, I want choo Bill Heads, Statements, Envelopes, Business Cards, Visiting Cards, Programmes, Bills of Fare, 4 "that there superintendent's was a tieup on t!e road last night?" "Yes," responded the official, there was. Our agent at Buzzard's Fork married his typewriter." St Joseph Dodgers, News. Stage. tlallctt Note Heads, office, bar-room- ?" W ORK, WHEN YOU WANT ter issue a challenge for me ter fight that man Plugugly, on de fust o' nex' Helping Him Out Bingo "Did "Want to fight?" succeed in cutting down on your "No; he's never a fighting man, you you shopping expenses this month, as I reknow." quested?" Mrs. Bingo "Oh, yes, in"Tongue get thick?" deed, dear. You know that nice wool"Not at all. He was quite rational in en underwear you wanted? Well, I his talk and his pronunciation was as got something in cotton much cheaper." good as usual." Cloak Review. "Weep over some pathetic tale?" M. Got, the famous old comedian "Never knew him to weep in all the of tho Comcdie-Francais- o can occatime I've known him." off the be stage as well funny sionally "Get excited over politics?" an author was as on. Th0 other day "He didn't even talk politics?" his drama, when, turning reading "Well, what did he do?" around, he perceived that the great "He entered into a religious argu- comedian had fallen asleep. He turned ment." and reproved the sleeper. How was it "In a possible, he argued, for a man "to ex"Yes." an opinion of a play when he was "That settles it- - You're right. It's press sound asleep? JJ. Got rubbed hi3 eyes an infallible sign of a man's condition. and remarked, with a yawn, to the Chi1 wonder if he got homo at all." angry dramatist: "Sleep is an opinion." cago Tribune. aac-co-f- rs Is well supplied with every variety of A gentleman who discovered that material for executinghe was standing on a lady's train had the presence of mind to remark: "Though I may not have the power to JP draw an angel from the skies, I have pinned one ti the earth." The lady From flie smallest Label to a Double excused him. Tid Bits. . Sheet Poster. Frantic Mother "Come quick, doctor! Baby has swallowed my silver thimble!" Doctor "What was the thimble worth?" F. M . ' 'Fifty cents. " PSiSOES Doctor "Well, you don't want to pay two dollars and a half just to get a fifty cent thimble, do you?" TO SUIT CUSTOMERS. "I don't think a man should be in charge of a humorous paper who can't take a joke." "I should think not But do you know of a case of the kind?" "I do. I've sent a number to the editor of the" Sidesplitter and they've all been sent back." N. Y. s ? Blade. mont'. See?" His Manager "But he's got a fight on for that date." "Doncher last night," said Follansbee. s'pose I know dat? If he hadn't I him." Boston "O. I guess not," returned Jenkyus. wouldn't challenge "Indeed ho was. I saw him." News. "So did I. He was drinking Some, of "Is it true," said the reporter, course, but he was carrying himself all rushing breathlessly into the railroad toxicated. "Brinks was in a terrible condition Ever visit Brighton ? If not, make this day a red letter day son. 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