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Popular Fund Passes
OREGON RELIEF INFORMATION
Succor Sent to Those Who
Are in Distress.
EFFORT MADE TO GET WORD
Nine Hundred Xames of Portlandcrs
and Orcgonians in San Fran
cisco Sent to the Bureau
to Look Up.
MAYOR KCHM1TZ GIVES TllANKS.
The Oregonlan last night received
the following telegram from Mayor
Schmltz. of San Francisco:
"San Francisco, April 21. The Ore
gon headquarters tent will be tnoel
acceptable. Alo other supplies. Your
assistance l deeply appreciated.
"B. E. ECHMITZ, Mayor."
The raising of funds for the relief
of the California sufferers, organized
by The Oregonlan in conjunction with
the Evening Telegram, has met hearty
response from the people of this city
and JG003.50 was raised yesterday in
addition to the 114.171.75 subscribed
the first day. This only includes sub
scriptions counted In- up to C o'clock
last night, and many more, amounting
to several thousand Hollars, will be
added today. The popularity of the
fund has been proven by the steady
flow of funds, from rich and poor alike,
and all classes are represented in the
Relief Work Hushed.
Relief work is being rushed with -the
greatest vigor and a carload of the fol
lowing supplies "was sont last night:
One hundred cases cream.
Fifty boxes candles.
One hundred cases crackers.
One thousand pounds coffee.
rive hundred pounds tea.
One hundred thirty-two boxes pork
Twenty-five cases sardines.
Fifty cases oysters.
Fifty cases deviled ham.
Fifty cases corned beef.
Fifty cases canned salmon.
Twenty-five cases soups.
One thousand pounds cheese.
Three hundred pairs blankets.
Two hundred comforters.
Honorary Advisory Committee.
The honorary advisory committee
co-operating with The Oregonlan and
Telegram has recognized the necessity
of Immediately meeting the direct
emergency and only such supplies were
sent as could be immediately distrib
uted. The movement has met with the
greatest approval on all sides and the
hearty co-operation of all has again
proved the liberality of Oregon people
In response to the dire need of San
Liberality of Chejplis.
The following telegram was received
by The Oregonlan from the Mayor of
Chehalls: "Chehalls has wired you $575
for relief California people. Use It at
your own dlwretlon for their benefit. L.
V. M. KillnBSworlh Helps.
W. M. lCllllngsworth. of this city, sent
the following letter with his pubscrlptlon:
"Portland. Or.. April 21. To the Edi
tor ) Inclosed please find check for 525:
also I desire to give the dividend of my
Lewis & Clark Block. In amount $25. mak
ing my subscription $50.
"From all appearances your supply of
coin will be ample for immediate relief.
However. I greatly desire to add my lit
tle, for it Is the one raindrop that makes
the mighty river and ocean.
"Most truly wishing that your efforts
will be more than successful In relieving
the distressed, sorrowing lives of our
dearest neighbors God bless the noble,
kind-hearted Callfornlans In this their
darkest hour of misfortune.
"W. M. KILLINGSWORTH."
Generosity From Astoria.
The following was received from Gcorgo
C Flavcl. of Astoria:
"Am sending $500 for San Francisco re
lief fund, account George C. Flavel.
"S.-S. GORDON. Cashier."
Exposition Stock Contributed.
The Bridal Veil Numbering Company,
through its manager. J. F. Bradley, sent
the following letter to Secretary Henry E.
Reed, of the Lewis & Clark Fair Associa
tion: "Kindly turn over to The Oregonlan our
stock, the certificate which you hold, in
dorsed by us. same to be donated for the
San Francisco relief fund."
Information Bureau Established.
The Oregonlan Information Bureau, es
tablished in connection with the relief
headquarters, has been the recipient of a
constant stream of inquiries yeslerday
and more than POO names were submitted.
These were immediately sent to the Ore
gon headquarters at Oakland, which will
at once proceed to locate aa many as pos
sible and Inform their Oregon friends and
relatives of their situation. Many pathet
ic scenes were enacted as mothers, "with
tears in their eyes, inquired for their
sons, children tor their parents, men' and
women for their relatives and friends. A
force of men was busy transmitting the
names during the day. and the bureau is
confident of being able to locate them and
allay the fears of the many citizens of
Oregon anxious about the late of their
loved ones Jn the stricken city.
Xilet of Subscriptions.
The following is the list of subscrip
tions. Amount subscribed, as shown in this
list, is based on actual redemption
value of Lewis and Clark Certificates.
Number ofvshares of this stock donat-
cd for "aid of San "Francisco sufferers
is publishes After each same, of Xhis
JJ8tJU . .,.r.... 62-53
j. v. Lruwcii!
H. W. Monnaste. 10 shares.
R. B. Xorthrup, 1 share
Geo. W. Spokes, 1 share.-..
E. A. Klippei, 2 shares
Geo. Zlttraayer, 5 shares-...
Frank A. Plerson. 1 Bal"5;
Asilov &. Rumelln. 25 shares.
R. M. Gatcwood. 1 share...,- .r-OD
F. W. Mulkey, Sd shares..... 12-9
Lewis-Stenger iarper ou.i
Company, 25 shares, re
demption value t,";'
Credit was given
Stenger Barber Supply Co.
-yesterday's Hat for
cash subscription, which
has teen withdrawn. In
L. Samuel, 3D shares
Dan Kelly. 3 shares ---
A. C. Gowdy, 2 shares
J. P. Ecklcr, 1 share
J. M. Rodgers. 1 share
George M. Hawcs. 2 shares...
Kirk Sheldon, 2 shares
David Phillips, 1 share
E. L. Corner. 1 share
Mary A. Corner. 1 share..----
Sol Bloom. I share..
Otto Schumann, 10 shares.. -
Maxwell & Tllton, 2 shares..
Henry Hewitt & Cc 10 shares
E. ."V. Wright, 2 shares..
Brown & McCabe. 80 shares
E. W. Wright, 5 shares.....
Schade. Harmer &. Co., 10
Ella Elsenbach. J share
Curtis C Hall. 1 share
F. C. Trahar, 1 .share
Carlson & Beck, 10 shares..
R. C. Prince. 5 shares
Albert Johnson, 1 share
IL C. Colton, 10 shares
Joseph Day, 1 share.
Good Samaritan Hospital, 10
S. E. Josephl. 10 shares
Brubakei. Xormandln & Kay.
Charles Conrad. 5 shares..--Arnold
S. Rothwell. 5 shares
J. P. Betts, 2 shares
Otto S. Binswanger. 10 shares
Dr. C. R. Tempi eton. 5 shareB
Dr. P. L. McKenzle. 3 shares..
George W. Hazcn, 2 shares...
Anderson Bros., 5 shares
J. A. Melton. 24 shares
Mrs. I. Kaufman, 10 shares.. -Davidson.
Ward & Co.. 10
0. H. Smith. 1 share
1. Goldsmith, 2 shares
E. A. King. 10 shares
J. B. Harrington, 5 shares....
D. R Young. 5 shares
Hellbron & Co., 5 shares
W. S. Conscr, 2 shares
Doernbecher Mfg. Co.. 50
Columbia R. &. P. Sound Xav.
Co., 50 shares
F. Llnd. 1 share
R. H. Blossom. 1 share
Mrs. F. M. Anderson. 2 shares
L. P. Clark. 1 share
Gradon & Koehlcr, 5 shares..
W. H. McMonlcs & Co., 25
F. I. Ball, i, shares
Ballou & Wright. 5 shares...
Phil Herz, 1 share
J. J. Hawcs, 3 shares...
Blundcn & Vclten, 10 shares
Butler-Schutzc Co.. 2& shares
Portland Glove Works, -S
JSan Bros., 30 shares
Louis Rau. 1 share.........
John L. Travis, 1 share..
M. J. Clohessy, 2 shares
J. W. Campbell. 3 shares....
T. W. Vounger. 5 shares....
H. Trenkman, 10 shares
Henry Lavson. 1 share
Wm. Kllllngfjworth, 10 shares
Charles Tolman, 2 shares...
R. C. Hart, 2 shares
John B. Frost, 1 share
Dr. A. D. Walker. 2 shares..
Franklin & Co., 10 shares...
H. Claussenlus & Son, 10
Virgil Coomer. 2 shares....
L. H. Wells, 1 share
A. C. Fairchlld. 1 share
W. J. PedJIcord, 2 shares...
H. ?. Albce. 3 shares
F. A. Routlcdge. 1 share
F. W. Orth. 2 shares ..
W. H. Markcl & Co.. 20 uhares
James Gleason. 4 shares
Walter and Louis Gleason, 2
United Slates National Bank
George S. Whiteside
Rlsley Brop.. Milwaukle. Or.
Employes FJelschner, Mayer
A. T. Hugglns
Mrs. John West
Willamette Tribe, No. 6, Im
proved Order of Red Men.
amount contributed as pub
lished yesterday, 50 cents,
amount should have been
George W. Davles. 1 share
E. House. 10 shares
D. W. Jarvis. 1 share
John Kunz. 1 share
X. C. Hansen. 1 share
H. Slnsheimer. 10 shares
L. Petros, 1 share
John L. Vestal, 5 shares
"W. W. Hlgglns. 1& shares
J. D. Coleman. 30 shares '.
George L. Storey, 3 shares....
D. Germanus. 5 shares
Jonas Frledenthal. 10 shares...
David Stearns. 10 shares
Edward Kingsley. 2 shares
George B. Storey. 2 shares
Sam Margutles. 1 s"hare
Hogue & Wilbur. 2 shares
Otto L. Lehman. 1 share
Dr. H. C. Miller. 5 shares
Frank Schlegel. 1 share
Pr- A. E- Rockcy. 100 shares..
J. D. Meyer. 10 shares
Fred k V. Holman. 10 shares...
Rankin & Co.. 10 shares
R. Koehler. 25 shares
Dr. S. M. Hamby. 1 share
W. A. Hathaway, 2 shares
Conrad Stark. 2 shares
T. C. Humphrey. 1 share
James X. Davis. 2 shares
H. AL Glen. 2 sharps
j Paul. Baumel. 2 shares
"n""i oimon, iu snares.
R. C. Church. 2 shares
Wm. Beutelsoaciier, 1 share..
W. B. Knapp, 2 shares......".
F. Byerly, 5 shares
L. C Kvrns, 10 shares......
Julius Xru berger, v
Hear -Vtederbeirc, &Ti&& bpr.
Pacific Xsgalla jCsjJaI:,
w. h. s..'..j
Employes Union Laundry Co....
Employes Mersey Dock..
T. Arden .
J. W. Lwjjtr A
Mrs. EL Pjitelkau-.ii
Marine' -engineer . v. -. T ...'.. . '
City or Chehalls. Waah (tel
egraphed to The Oregonlan
through Coffman. Dobion Si
Co., bankers, to Ladd & Til
L. K. Danforth
H. TV. A. Tramm, AjUca. Wash
C M. Smith, amount con
tributed by residents of
Jefferson, Or., and vicinity
X. S. Hanckel
Hellbron &. Co. Pullery at
Sell wood, employes
A. If. Shields '
George Haher '.
L. Z. Water
W. C. Van Glaher
J. K. Dervall
POPULAR FUXD $M.4755.
The popular relief fund, orcaalied
by The Oremmlan In conjunction with
The Telegram, for the Immediate aid
and rrllef of the San Frandsca vcf
ferers. has been teadl!y Krowtsc. Vp
to 0 o'clock, last night $90030 was
raised, which, with $14,471.75 sub
scribed the first day. brocrht Use
amount to thc macalflceat total of
$20,473.25. Several thouMnfa xasre
are in fdcht.
The work of Immediate relief U be
Inc rushed by Mr. F3 elf cheer, the
chairman ef the advliwry committee,
and a carload of auppllrs was rest
to the stricken city last nbchu The
susrllca are Intended to meet imme
diate emercency and are for Immedi
3Jorr than tO0 names of friends and
relatives of Portland people were aub
milted up to a late hour laat nlcht.
and the relief neadauartera at Oak
land will immediately take stc? t
located them and Inform their anxlaus
friends of their whereabouts and condition.
CASH SUBSCRIPTIONS RECEIVED
SINCE LAST STATEMENT.
Goldsmith & Co
S. J. Freedman
Sol Bloom ...................
F. W. Mulkcy
Mary T. O'Brien
Frances C. Harrington
John B. Harrington
Miss H. S. Hollingsworth. Meier
& Frank relief fund
W. S. Conser
W. H. Morse
H. W. Monastes "
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Reese
C. K. Pflurer
E. J. Thomas
I J. C, Fry "
I Moy Back Hin (Chinese mer
chant I All Chinese women of Portland
John C. Toby
! Frank Malmquist
I Indian War Veteran
Jubttx &- Sallns....
! George W. Stokes
ocnaae. warmer Co
O. L. Wright
Employes Northern Pacific tick
et office. Third and Morrison
A. "L. Parkhurst
W. 1L Crelghton
Mnflnmd loin T-Titrt nn
I Mrs. D. S. Murphy. "
u. a. Jiurpny. ....... ..........
M. L. Cooper
Gradon & Koehler...
""alter A. Gradon
C L. Hoover 7.
J. K. Slsson
E. Q. Spltzncr..
T. C Trahar
W. I. Howard
Employes Rosenthal's Shoe House
a A. Snell
William Burness ".' , ...
Seymour C. Friendly...
Fred W. Bay
J. T. Gregg
K. Shanon -
W. Sandstrom -
E. G. Drown
F. M. Pel ton
L. A. Duvall
Miss Francs Spencer..-...-.
Joseph Schlema .........
E. J. &
Fannie D. Northrop
Mrs. I- Zlnsley
F. W. Torgler
John Caldwell, Beavcrton,
M. Seller & Co.. omployos
J. C. Carrington
R. C Baker
Mrs. M. A. Franklin
F. C Bmwn
F. C. Dolling
Mis D B Downs
T. X". Larson
C W. Carlson
N. Eckland - ,
A. J. Serene
James H. Sheldon
H. E. Xoble
W. H. MeMonies & Co. craployca-
F. J. MeMonies ;
Ieo Swiraky . . -
A. E. Roftsltcr '
O. H. Rowlands
R, C Beach
M. A. McICInley
A. E. Morgan
C. A. Priestly
J. W. Bowman ..7
J It. MrllnnlM
: Ed Ommer
1 Ray Johnson
i Charlea Crablll
1 II. E. Rosstter
J. J. Hlggins
F. W. Fxtrber
) V . L. Boatman : . .
j Walter Spencer
j Crown-Columbia Pulp &
j Paper Co., Cam a 5. Wash..
William Sheahan -
; L. L. !adbcttor
I S. D. Freeman ..............
1 M. J. O'Brien
! George Purrler
i John Stuber
j J. C. McDowell
F. L. Mattox
;T. J. Lindsay
. Ales Jones
! IL aodawasser
J. W. Rodgers
J. A. Johnson
James Simmons .......
O. II. Knapp
C. H. Heraatreet
F. X. Baker
W. F. CoIIard
W. S. Dennis
'E. cox .;
j TIni Turner
, Robert Laver '"'
J. Macintosh "
J. E. Williams v...
W. H. Swain
John Ough "
. Robert Mitchell
.Carl Backer -"
. Bedc Butler
I M. Adair
Henn Polle ""
; A. Davl3
' L. B. Steam, cash
n v Vt "ciory employes
I R- Koehler
I Scld Back, cash
1 J. E. Blair
I Knapp '
' S. A. McKecver..
' R. W, Bullinston
F. W. Buhman "
' Edward Dougherty "
; Mrs. X J. Searlcs ;'.'m"
; Grady Pickett
I Xellle BniPdage '
George Hjlliard .-11!!
uPeter Michael .'..!
, Sam Rodet
M. M. Schencx
T. H. Bcanne
J. J Harrington ...."
G. C. "Scott
Carll Xlllson .,.
. George Farrll
Oscar Fletcher -V.....
; Charles Fierta .".
j C. A. Franklin i
' Henrj Lorenz
L. T. Huycko
1 Max Xewmann
j J. W. Slaughterback
w. K. Morris
Frank Prenchoff w.,
w..w. Durw nf-
Jpsseah K wrtca . . r
ET D. Sampson
Adolph Prrpon1x.v.-.fc..,...v.. .
F. A, Dole.... ... ' ...
"W. SnMh l r.
G. Marker n
V. Simpson ....................
F. O Stout
IL E. Jones.... ,
John Hargrcaves ......
M, J. Caranaugb -
E. W. Smith
J. . L. Brundage
J. W. Conn .'.
Mrs. C IL Leadbetter
F. ' F. Pit lock
Fred Collard .-
Will lam Edmonds
Louie Collard A
William Hargreaves -...i
C C. Potter
IL C McLean
R. R. Owen
J. W. Schraedcr
K. L. Cbappell
P. Huli ...7.
A, B. Godfrey .-v....
C. H. Wolf
J. R. Pickett
W. D. Marchbank.
A. F. Hendennan
"Walter You race
H. D. Starks
W. A. Youtse
C W. Hesselberg .
Claus I uhman
J. J. Houp .-.
H. Farrell .
Beach &. Simon
Henry Lawson ....1
W. ji. Kiiilncswnrth..... ........
George II. WUIlams
X. W. School Furniture Co..
by John H. Voght &. Co.
W. P. Palmer
M. W. Parellus
Lillian E. Tingle
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. Hansen....
Lewis-Stenger Barber Supply
Wilbur K. Xewell
Mrs. George L Thompson
Charles Coopcy &. Son
Cash from a lady
W. L. Bentley
Chn.i. Coopcy & Son, Employes
D. E. Chattfn .......
George F. Kllngbcll
C. O. Gullander
William B. Dolan
Miss Georgia Hughes
Mtt Anna. Williams
Mbsa Cora Williaxss
Miss Susie McAnally
TRAINS QF TROOPS
They Start for Stricken San
'Jacefc. SaIz. Ga- Mer.. Ssa Fraacisco.
Cat. U. S. A."
1 What acttwly a&ppeaed was this, as I
kaswa as the owner of a big tannery at
Beafeku arrived at the hotel, an notic
ing Cploael Hecht's name and title on the
register, decided that he needed a title
huaeelf. So ho wrote after his name
what h5 thought was. a proper abbrevia
tion for general merchandise. It worked
beaatlfuMy. During his stay at the hotel
he was respectfully addressed as 'General
LOADING REVENUE CUTTER
Total $ 6.002.50
Previous subscriptions 14.471.73
Grand total $20,475.25
J. M. Acheson Co., 10 shares
Lewis and Clark stock, re
demption value $ 25.00
(Amount contributed by J. M.
Acheson Co. appeared In yes
terday's issue as $12.50.)
C. H. PIggott. 1 share Lewis and
Clark stock, redemption value 2.59
(Amount contributed by C IL
PIggott. appeared in yeter-day-s
Issue as S 12.50.)
Pacific Bridge. Co.. 25 shares
Lewis and Clark stock, re
demption value S2.50
(Amount contributed by Pacific
Bridge Co. appeared In yester-
day's Issue as J 12.50.)
Amount- 15 In j'esterday's list credited
to M. J. Walsh, was contributed by Perry
Thorallnson. and should have been cred
ited to Mr.'Thomllnson.
GREAT STRIKES COST.
Loss In Last Anthracite Struggle "Was
Xew York Times.
"The miners and operators In the an
thracite oal fields of Pennsylvania
have only a short time In which to
agree or disagree over the conditions
which will govern the operation of
the mines aftir April 1. It will then
be necessary for both miners and op
erators to give thought to the cost of
the struggle between them, even
though they may now Ignore the 'In
evitable consequences of a failure to
come to an agreement.
The great anthracite strike or 1902
Is estimated to have caused a mone
tary loss of fully 3100,003.300. Of this
amount the miners lost In wages, ap
proximately. 529.030.000. and the bal
ance represented the losses of the coal
carrying railroads and the numerous
other losses incidental to the suspen
sion of business In the anthracite field.
Comparison of these figures with those
covering the losses In other strikes In
recenX years indicates that the anthra
cite strike was responsible for greater
loss than any other strike of the past
16 years In either this country or Eu
rope. Figures compiled from various
sources go to show that the anthracite
strike losses- wero fully 50 per cent
larger than those caused by any other
Some of the strikes of recent years
which have oaused very serious losses
are recorded below, with the estimated
loss In each case: ,
- Loss In
United States. l02,.$2K.KW.009 J100.O00.0Co
Smith Wales. l&M. . 10.000.000 SO.ooo.OOO
England. 1W3 .. 3Q,00.O00
Denbigh Colliery.- "
Milan. IWM '..
Grimsby. 1S0I S 013.000 X 2.913.000
Bulldlnjr strike. New
York. 1WJ3 3S.SOO.000 '6S.S40.003
Snipping strike. Mar
seille. 1904 20.OCO.000 40.000.000
Why Women Are Beautiful.
According to a London specialist who
has made a careful study of the subject,
the reason why women are better look
ing than men Is because they are more
Indolent and are not called upon to use
their brains as much a& men are. Hard
Intellectual work and assiduous attention
to business, he ay. are harmful so far
as physical beauty Is concerned. As proof
that his theory I correct, he points to
the Zaros. whose home Is in British India.
Among them women hold the place which
In other -countries is occupied by men.
The Zaro woman manages the affairs of
state, goes Into business on her own ac
count and docs not wait for a proposal of
marriage, but proposes herself, whereas
the Zaro man has nothing to do but cook
the meals and look after his children.
The natural result, says the edestlit. Is
that the men o this singular tribe are
very pretty and the women are unusually
Cstacht Cold WhHe Itsatter a. BwrrUr.
Mr. William uomxs Laaorgaa. provin
cial constable at Caapleau, Ontario, says:
"I caught a severe cold while hunting x
burglar in the forest swassp last FalL
Hearing of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy,
1 tried it. and after using tws small bot
tles, I was completely cured." This rra
edy Is Intended especially far coughs ana
colds. It will loosen and relieve a severe
cold In less Him! than by any other treat
ment, and Is a favoritb wherever Its su
perior exrellflpce has beoowe kaewx. - Far
aale by all druxxlatsL -
Perry Will Carry Shipload or Pro
visions Prom Portland to the
Golden Gate, Probably
With United States Government officials
and citizens working hand la hand, sup
plies are being rushed to San Francisco
as rapidly as possible. Relief trains and
the United States revenue cutter Perry
are now. being loaded In Portland with
supplies for the homeless In the stricken
city, and they will be sent out as soon as
the supplies can possibly be loaded Into
them. Two trains, containing more than
2.CCO.C03 pounds of food, have already left
the city, and a third, made up of 20 cars,
will leave the city this morning for the
south, and others will follow as rapidly
as possible. The great need of food for
the hungry Is more pressing than money.
Bedding, clothing and shelter are being
collected rapidly, and the train which will
leave this morning will contain large
quantities for the sufferers.
Troops Start for San Francisco.
Two trains containing soldiers and offi
cers of the Seventeenth and Xincteenth
Batteries. United States Army, left the
Union depot yesterday afternoon, and a
large number of horses and mules with
forage will leave lor San Francisco this
morning. The men of the Seventeenth
and Eighteenth Batteries are being sent
to California to relieve and to assist the
overworked soldiers, who are fast becom
ing worn out by the strain of the last few
days. Wagons and supplies will follow
them. The work of relief for the Govern
ment is being carried on by Lieutenant
Loading Perry With Provisions.
In her berth at the Alaska dock the
United States revenue cutter Perry Is
rapidly being loaded with provisions, and
It is expected that by this afternoon she
will be ready to depart. The work of
loading the vessel is being- done by a
large crew of men. The revenue cutter
will be supplied with everything that It Is
thought will be needed by tne homeless.
In the supply train which will leave to
day there .will be almost -tCO.OCO rations,
or enough to feed the entire population
for at least one day.
With the large quantities of supplies sent
xrora foruana. and augmented with train
loads from Seattle and Tacoma. tne desti
tute In San Francisco will be Immediaielv
relieved. By tomorrow trainloads of pro
visions will begin to arrive from the East
ana. wttn those which have already been
sent front Los Angeles, all anxiety as to
the condition of the needy will be dispelled.
VISITS BY TELEPHONE.
How Life Is Brightened In Fanning
The life of the farmer of today Is far
different from .that of thA farmi-
years ago. Time- was. not so very long
ago. wnen tne usual farmer's life repre
sented a dull and narrow existence. Iso
lated, as he necessarflv
world's great centers, he knew but little
or me outside hte own little community.
Xews was hard to obtain, and
In the obtaining. Xewspapers were fre
quently a week late, and malls most un
satisfactory. Even local news was only
uuiamca oy messages carrlod from house
to house by special messenger or tha
rural mall-carrier. The farm table was
limited to products of the place. And
then the farmer's wife how colorless her
cays were, wun no new fashions to dis
cuss, no shODnlnir to nlan. nn nr ovum
except those from the "village store": no
gossip 10 revet ins i-Jfo tor both was
mere humdrum existence
Time, however, has made rapid strides
In Improving life for the farmer. For
quite a while he has been realizing thm
benefits to be derived from the greatest
01 moaem inventions the telephone. By
this means he Is connected with the vil
lage and brought within
tancc of hts far-away neighbor. He can
oruer gooes, nave tnera delivered, and
not leave his place. The doctor can be
summoned without a tone mMnlrhl r4t
Fire alarms- are effective before the house
Durns to the ground. His table may be
supolled with delicacies from nil
world. Dally he may receive the latest
weather and crop reports, and ascertain,
at any time, the conditions of the market
in which he Is Interested. His wife Is In
touch with the city's largest and finest
shops: she can obtain news of friends
ana reiauves xor tne asKing. All of these
doors to I'a broader life are opened to
them both by the use of their telephone.
The development of the distinctly
farmer's line telephone service has been
rapid during the past 15 months. The
telephone companies hare recently In
stalled a new system for the farmer's
convenience In several of the Western
States, and In six months It will be In
vogue wherever telephones are used. The
latest current news of the world will be
supplied the farmers dally through the
rural telephone companies. At noon each
day the news Is transmitted from the
cities to certain designated country towns.
At 1 o'clock all the subscribers on the
rural lines are "rung up" and the news Im
parted to each listening member. This
novel plan has made quite a hit. It Is
far ahead of the rural mall-carrier In cir
culating news, and places the farmer In
touch with the world's new long before
the dally papers reach him. Furthermore.
It Increases the sale of the newspapers,
as In the 20 minutes' conversation the
operator can only give the briefest out
line, which whets the curiosity of the
rurallte for full information. But above
all. this system Is of the greatest value
and benefit to the farmer, adding much
pleasure to his dally routine, giving him
interest In things that really count, and
In this way broadening and bettering his
HAS AN IRON HEAD.
Man With Sledge-Proof Skull Likes
to Have It Hammered.
Xew York World.
A hard-headed man Is James Mandy. of
Barnum's circus. At least 300 pounds of
atone. In slabs varying from five to eight
inches in thickness, are cracked on his
skull weekly with a sledgehammer weigh
ing ten pounds In the hands of any able-
bodied citizen who cares to do the deed.
The result Is always the same. The gran
ite slabs always fly apart after four or
five blows, and Mandy emerges from the
ordeal with the queer-looking corn on top
ot his head a little redder, perhaps, but
otherwise unscathed. There Is no possi
ble chance for deception, because the
hair on top of Mandy's head Is worn away
in spots from the pounding of the stone.
There are many queer occupations In
life, but Mandys may be ranked as one
of the queerest. He figures It out that
50 tons of stone have been cracked upon
his skull since he began the business, and
that he has been hit and hammered and
slugged with blackjacks and Inch boards
not less than 5000 times. Mandy also
asserts that his head Is solid bone. The
fact remains, nevertheless, that he has
a brain concealed somewhere about his
person, because he talks Intelligently,
and even entertainingly, about his call
ing. A few days ago he was hit over the
head with a blackjack by a tipsy but
muscular spectator. The blackjack was
broken, but Mandy is still doing business
He says that the force of the Impact of
the hammer on his head ranges from 500
to 1500 pounds, but this is probably an ex
aggeration due to his professional pride.
The blows he receives daily are bard
enough to kill an ordinary citizen. And
yet Mandy never has a headache. His
feet ache sometimes, and this fact sug
gests an astonishing surmise as to the locality-
of his brain.
At the afternoon performance a few
days ago Mandy began by asking anyone
of the 30 or 40 spectators standing around
to please smash him over the head with
an inch board.
"I feel sleepy." said he, "and I want a
whack or two to wake me up."
"Do you mean it?" asked an incredu
lous man. who looked like a blacksmith.
Without any preliminaries the man
swung the board high- in the air and
brought It down with fearful force on
Mandy's head. The board split from
.end to end. and also broke squarely across
the middle. It looked like murder in tne
first degree, but Mandy only yawned,
smile faintly and said: "Thank you. I
feel better now."
Then Mandy brought out a blackjack
and asked one of the bystanders to hit
him a real good one.
"Xot on your life." said the visitor.
"I'm not In the man-killing business."
Eventually a tough-looking youth who
seemed to know how to handle a slung
shot bit Mandy a terrific welt Just above
the right temple. Instantly an angry
welt appeared, but Mandy was otherwise
uninjured. The blackjack was bent and
"I forgot to tell you to hit me squarely
on top of the head." said Mandy; "you
see. a glancing blow is likely to cut the
skin and cause a sore."
The attendants then brought out a slab
of red "neggerhead" stone and placed It
on Mandys head, and proffered a huge
hammer- with a three-foot handle to the
"Another trial to the sian who will ring
the bell." said he. A lanky person resem
bling Fltzslmmons took the hammer and
prepared for the slaughter. Mandy placed
the stone on his head holding it at either
sido with the tips of his fingers. After a
few preliminary swings down came the
hammer on the stone with about half
"You must hit harder." said the man
with the bone head, as the stone remained
unbroken. Again and again the hammer
descended without result. At the fourth
blow. Mandy took the stone down, saying
that the stone would probably break at
the next effort, and that In order to
protect his face and eyes from stone splin
ters he would place a towel over his head.
This done, he once more lifted the stone
to his head and bade the man with the
hammer strike bis hardest. The ham
mer-swinger had evidently made a mental
resolve to kill Mandy on this occasion.
He struck the stone with all his force.
Mandy quivered under the shock, but re
mained bolt upright, while the stone split
into two pieces and fell to the floor. Then
a granite stone resembling a paving block
was produced. Another hammer-wlelder
came forward and cracked it on Mandy's
head after six blows.
"I feel better now, gentlemen." said the
bone-headed man. "You have given me
an appetite for dinner."
He has agreed to sell his skull to Dr.
M. A. Zlter. of St. Mark's place, Brook
lyn, for $C0. The skull to be claimed after
Mandy s death. According to the agree
bent. Dr. ZIter pays Mandy 35 a month.
and Is to continue to pay it until the 3300
has been paid. Should Mandy die before
the full amount has bene paid the surgeon
is to get the skull anyhow.
In appearances Mandy Is of medium
stature. His skull la broad and bulging.
at the sides. The top Is comparatively
flat, except at the very apex, where much
hammering has formed a sort of ex
crescence or callouslty which tends in
measure to protect the bone from injury.
Acquiring a Title In Europe
"The martial spirit that pervades Eu
rope makes the average civilian very
much of a nonentity as he Journeys about
the gay cap I tain acro?s the water." .re
marked Henry Stem. "Which- leads up
to the advice that, if you want to attract
attention when you go to Europe, you
want to have a military title attached to
your name. The fact was forcibly im
pressed on my mind while I was on a
European tour some time "back. The
clerk at the Grand Hotel In Paris re
marked to me that two distinguished of
ficers from my city had been spending
soese time at the hotel a little while be
fore. I was curious to ree who they were,
so we looked back over the register for
their names. We found them without
such trouble. The first to greet my gaze
was written down In this fashion:
Col. M. H. Hecht. San Francisco.
Cal.. U. 3. A.'
" "Further down on the page.' Inter
rupted the clerk. you will notice the
sasae of Gen. Salx. .'
"There, la a hoM ha ad. was I ascribed
A Real Riley Rendezvous.
Indianapolis Cor. Xew York Sun.
James Whltcomb Riley, the Hoosier
poet, and John Dickey, a close personal
friend, have purchased Bear Wallow Hill.
In Brown County, and are going to Im
prove the site with a magnificent house.
which will be a kind of Intellectual Sum
It Is proposed to set ouV 50CO fruit trees
early this Spring, and when the improve
ments are completed the resort will 'be
opened for people who wish to spend a
quiet month or two In an atmosphere and
amid scenery which have inspired some of
Riley s most beautiful poems.
Bear Wallow, so named from the bears
that wallowed on its green slopes and
rocky sides, is one of the moat pictur
esque spots In the state, being very high
and surrounded by wild and rugged coun
try. An lnterurban traction line has been
projected through the country and will
run at the base of Bear Wallow Hill,
making it easily accessible from the cities
and (owns of the state.
The house to-be erected upon the crown
of the bill wllltbe three stories high and
will contain 27 rooms. Here It Is the pur
pose- or the Hoosier poet to gather around
him the men and; women who have made
the country famous for literature, and
though the doors, are to be shut to none.
It Is understood that the intellectual will
find the place specially adapted to their
Talking Machine Beat.
At an entertainment one evening,
young Mr. Yaacy was Introduced to a
woman whose friends always spoke of
as being a "splendid conversational
ist." "Talks some, doesn't she?" asked aa
admiring friend half an hour later.
"She does." assented the victim.
"She only gave rae time to say yes
s a ps.' aad waea .we quit I was about
sixty ycse.HERs' behiai."
Harrimarv Line Bringing Sup
plies From Eastern Points.
TRAINS ON FAST SCHEDULE
Reports to General Manager O'Briea
or Every Car Being Moved on
the Line From Cities
of the Fast.
The following telegrams have been, re
ceived by J. P. O'Brien, general manager
of the Harriman lines in Oregon, from A.
L.- Mohler, general manager of the Harri
man lines at Omaha, which tell In detail
of the relief work which Is being done by
the cities of the Mississippi Valley. Tho
messages account for every car of sup
plies shipped over the Harriman roads
from the East, which are hauled free of.
charge by the railroad company:
Omaha. April 20, 1008. Now moving for
rellaf of San Francisco sufferers car of meat
from Topeka. car of flour from Osceola, car
of provisions from Stromberg. car of flour
from Xorth Platte, car of flour and corn
meal, car of canned corn from Grand Is
land, car of flour from Cambridge, car of
provisions from Nebraska City, two cars of
flour and provisions from Aurora, car "of
flour from David City, also four cars com
ing from C. & N. W. today, containing Gov
ernment tents, etc.. which will go forward
on first No. 3. also car of potatoes from
Omaha. April 20. 1003. We forwarded on
April 19 from Omaha three baggage-cara
loaded with Government supplies, stoves
and pipe from Denver, one baggage-car load
ed with bedding, potatoes, canned, goods and
flour from Cheyenne, one baggage-car loaded
wxtn Government tents, etc Today we. will
ship from Greelev 10 cars of potatoes, from
Lucerne six cars of potatoes, from OreeJey
two cars of flour, from Fort Collins one car
of flour, from Omaha four cars of beans,
rice, flour, soup, coffee, milk and corned
beef, also one car of Government tents from
Sooth Omaha one car of ealt meat, from Den
ver 13 cars of provisions, from Fort Riley
three cars of Government tents, etc Tents
from Nebraska National Guard forwarded
by express. Cars from Denver and vicinity
will be run on special at passenger train
time. All other cars' will be attached to
Omaha. April 20. 1006. Just advised wa
will receive tomorrow at Omaha 13 cars of
canned goods from Chicago, on car of flour
from Blair, one car of provisions from Ray
mond and one car of cereals from Cedar
Rapids. Ia.; also will receive at Denver to
morrow night 25 cars loaded, with United
States Express shipments. Government goods
from Philadelphia, Including one coach oc
cupied by trainmen and attendants, one car
of miscellaneous supplies from Hastings and
one car of meal from Mllford. Neb.
Omaha. April 21. lOOtf. We are moving to
day for San Francisco sufferers the follow
ing cars: Eight cars of provisions from Kan
sas City, two cars from Interior Kansas
points. 10 cars of provisions from Denver,
one car of provisions and clothing from
Raw lings. Wye; car of provisions and cloth
ing from Rock Springs. Wyo.; car of mis
cellaneous provisions from Kearney. Neb.;
car of miscellaneous provisions from Fre
mont, Neb.: car of Government supplies from
Chicago: 10 cars of packing-house supplies
on Eastern orders from Omaha. Neb.; car
of condensed milk from Omaha. Neb.; three
cars of provisions and supplies from citi
zens of Omaha. Neb.
Omaha. April 21, 1006. We received the
following additional supplies for movement
today for relief of San Francisco sufferers,
viz.: One car of provisions from Columbus,
Neb.; one car of cornmeal from Beatre.
Neb.: one car of provisions from Grand Is
land: one car of canned goods and clothing
from Omaha, ono car of canned goods from
Kansas City. Mo.: two cars of crackers from
Biggs "Who was it that said, 'Man.
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Blggs "Why do you call It impractica
ble?" Diggji "Because no roan can find out
personally that he Is afflicted with the
habit of snoring."
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