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DU4 In the Saddle.
At thft ranch of William Dixon, tlx
Well known Cosumnoa fannor, a singular
Instance of suddon death occurred. Mr.
Dixon's brother, Michaol S. Dixon, sot
t on horseback to drive up somo cat
tle. He had been a sufforor from heart
dUsoase, and I is brother tried to dissuado
him from going, but as ho insisted on
going it was deemed best to havo his
fcsphow accompany him.
Alvin Plumrner, overseer of tho road
district that embraces that locality, was
oming to tho city to transact somo busi
ness with tho board of supervisors, and
aw tho men driving cattle in tho field
near tho road. Presently ho noticed tho
aider Dixon rein up his horse, lean for
irard over tho pommel of his saddle and
remain in that position, tho horso mean
while standing qui to still.
Mr. Plumrner thought that something
was wrong with the man, but concluded
that he had attack of bleeding at tho
noro. Young Dixon rodo up and spoke
to hii uncle, who did not move, and
then rodo hurriedly to the lano and in -
formed Mr. Plumrner
u u iwuuruu
Iris undo was dead,
Mr. Plumrner drove into tho field and
ver to where tho horse and his immov
able rider were, and found that Mr.
Dixon was really dead. He assisted the
young man in lifting the body from tho
one and placing it in tho buggy, and
then drove back with it to tho Dixon
ranch. Sacramento Record-Union.
Charged with Painting n Man Red.
Frank Gratton, a painter, was charged
before Justice Kavanagh at Long Island
City, L. I., with throwing a pot of paint
over tho head and face of Nicholas Red
line, completely spoiling tho lattor'a per
sonal appearance for tho timo being.
Gratton was employed painting a houso
In Dutch Kills. Ho had placed a twenty-five
foot ladder against Rodlino'a
house, which stood within three foot of
the building which ho was working on.
Rodlino ordored him down, and to
hasten tho painter's movements ho pulled
at the foot of tho ladder with a hoo.
Gratton is noarsighted, and, fearing that
Redline would upset tho ladder,- ho up
aet his bnckot of rod paint. Tho paint
truck Rcdlino on tho head and mude
him look like an Indian. Ho ran shout
ting down the street, followed by a
rowd which quickly gathered. Ho ran
Into a barber shop, where his appearance
caused a panic among tho patrons of tho
place. Somo took the paint for blood
and shouted for tho police. Redline's
hair had to be shaved off to tho scalp.
Germans Leaving Ilnssl.
According to our Odessa correspond
ent upwards of ton thousand Gorman
familioa of tho colonial agriculturist
class have, during tho last two years,
migrated from southern Russia to
America. Tho facility with which theso
migrants obtain foreign passports from
tho provincial authorities appoara in it
olf to manifest n desiro on tho part of
tho government to bo rid of tho German
olonists. The comparatively fow Gor
tnanB who of lato years have sought
Russian naturalization have been re
fused legitimation. Tho power and in
fluence of tho landod nobility, which
have rovivod under tho Tolstoi reforms,
promise anything but an encouraging
future for tho German agricultural col
onies of southern Russia. A nioro gon
ml emigration of tho Gorman colonists
la at present only retarded by tho utterly
ruinous prices just now obtainable for
their holdings. Loudon News.
Novel Application of tha Camera,
A graphic history of tho now library
building at Washington is boing pre
pared. At regular intervals, from the
top of the building, occupiod by tho
nperintunding architect and his force of
draftsmen, a camoru is turned upon tho
work-, winch at present consists only of
great hole dug out in the square east of
the Capitol grounds.
Tho resulting picture shows ovory de
tail of the condition of tho work, the
height of tho foundation wall, the piles
f material on hand, etc. It is proposed
to tile theso photographs away, pro'wrly
labeled in such form that they can be
produced if any question arise as to what
Was dono or was not douo at any stage of
tag MroricCarpontry and Building.
An innovation which will doubtless
give rise to a considerable amount of dis
cussion is that of heating mausoleums.
Those of the late Emperor Frederick of
Germany at Potsdam, and of Ids father-tn-law,
tho lato prince consort, at Wind
or, ore both being fitted with an olab
rnto Hystotu of radiators and stoampipos.
This, however, is a fashion which is not
likely to becomo jHipular. For the num
bor of persons who can afford to main
tain steam engines and boilers for the
purposo of keeping thoir family tomb
warm is necessarily limited. Now York
Tho monoy Biont for fetoa, carriage
hire, printing nnd "indemnities," at tho
Hotel de Villa in Puris is said to bo just
fivo times that of tho days of tho em
pire. Tho number of sinecures has been
nearly trebled to llud places for friendH
of the higher officers. Tho lost bull of
tho Hotel do Villa was to cost 140,000
francs, and the oxiondituros being really
10,000 francs less thosurplus was divided
p among tho employes. An investiga-1
uuu may soon ue oxpeciou.
Tho oddest proposition made for a
long timo is that of n iiiuu at Big Bandy
Gup, in the widest jwirt of Koutucky. A
railroad is building In that country and
ono Peter Kidd offers (300 cosh for tho
jirivllego of covering the first engine and
ears that got into that place with a can
Yaa for twenty-four hours and of charg
ing twenty-fivo cents admission to Uie
mountaineers aud their fomilios for en
trimr the tout.
THE NEWLY WED.
A Pullman rorter Tells flow Ha Spot
Them EtIL of the Wee Habit.
It is a Pullman porter, who is talking
to an attcntivo scribe,
"Hardly a week roes by," says the
porter, "that 1 don't see a bridal couple ,
just starting out on their honeymoon. I
I don't exactly know bow lean tell them, I
but they aro as plainly marked to my
eyes as if they had tho words 'brido' and
groom' stamped in big letters on their
foreheads. There is something about
; them that gives tho wholo situation
away; a kind of acling-right-next-tc-mo- ,
darling air. Of course, I' havo made a
mistako now nnd then, but it is very sel
dom I do, and I'vo often found out, nfter j
I changing my mind two or threo times,
1 that I was right after all, though certain !
appearances wero against it. Wo gen- i
erally havo n test which never fails, and
when n doubtful party comes along wo
spring it on them, just to bo sure, you
I "What's tho test? Well, I'll tell you. ;
' Not many weeks ago a couple got into
I my car and sat down very quietly in
I their arm chairs as if thoy bad been used
to it all their lives. Theso didn'tsccm to
havo tho brido and groom air about them
at all, and from external appearances
thoy might havo been brother and sister
or married for years, but still thero
1 waa a something thero that mado mo
suspicious, so when 1 saw them together
I went to tho news company's boy and I
says: 'Bill, hero a a doubtful party; get
out tho Bamplo copies.'
"So Bill got his tests and started
through tho car. IIo handed books to
everybody, and when he camo to tho sus
pected party bo took out of his pilo two
littlo books, and said, so nearly every
body could hear him: 'Very UBeful books,
air;. hints on housekeeping and hints to
newly married people. Only 25 cents.'
"That did it, Tho girl got as red as a
roso and tho man blushed and said a
weak sort of 'N-n-n-no.' Then thoy
looked at each other nnd sort of snick
ered, and I caught him full in tho eyes
and smiled a sweet smile, giving him a
respectful wink at tho samo time. It
was all settled in u minute, and thero
was no doubt about it. Well, ho took it
very good naturedly, und asked mo after
ward how in tho world ho had civen
himself away ho couldn't imagine. I
bcliovo wo could ulways tell, and talked
so nicely ho gave mo a dollar when I got
. through with him.
"Thero aro plenty of other giveaways
by which I can spot a brido and a groom,
and they aro safo generally as tho test.
Ono day a couplo camo in tho car
which, by tho way was jam full and
tho moment they entered it was plain as
day that they wero newly wedded. I
passed by them onco or twice, and then
went in my closet and got tho dust pan
and brusli. I walked right up to whero
tho brido was sitting und dusted up a
panful of nco that lay on tho tloor
around her in n completo circle.
if tho pcoplo in that car didn't laugl
"Tho custom of throwing rlco nfter a
bridal couple always makes it unpleasant
for tho party, as lots of rico is almost
suro to stick to their clothes, hats and in
their hair. About tho funniest rico
thing I over saw was that which hap
pened in my car just two or three weeks
ago. A couplo camo in, and tho test re
vealed to mo that they wero brido aud
groom. Thoy didn't seem to tako kindly
to it, howover, and wo couldn't get any
satisfaction out of them at nil. By and
by tho man said to his wife: "Seems to
mo this umbrella is not rolled up very
"Then ho carefully unrolled it, and,
bczingl out camo threo or four pocket
fuls of rico all over tho seats and floor.
Their friends had rolled up a lot insido
tho folds of tho umbrella, and, next to
tho young man I heard tell about who,
when ho went to sign his immo in n
hotel register, dropped a lot of rico on
tho book when ho took off his hat, it was
tho most binding thing 1 over know."
I heard tho other day that a prominent
clergyman recently lost n call to a lead
ing church becauso when preaching a
sermon as a caudidato ho pronounced n
einglo word incorrectly. "Oh, doctor,
that was a lovely sermon you preached
tills morning," said a lady recently to
her pastor in a largo Now England town,
"but if you will )ardon mo for men
tioning it, its effect was very much im
paired by a littlo slip in pronunciation;
oil placed the accent on tho second syl
ablo of the word 'obligatory' instead of
on tho first." Tho lady in question was
ono of thoso dangerously intelligent
women to bo found everywhere in New
England, and was n meinler of u ladies'
orthoepy society which mado lifo n bur
den to overybody in tho town. Know
ing this, tho clergyman tried to keep up
with all tho recondite pronunciations in
TOguo, but onco in n while ho made a
slip, as in tho nbovu Instnnco, and at
onco heard from somo of tho good ladies.
Correct pronunciation is of courso desir
able, but it is a littlo absurd to mako a
fetich of it. Now York Tribune.
Thero was dust on his lack and grlmo
of two weeks' standing behind his ears,
and as he Ktood on a comer, yesterday,
ho was heard to remark that he was
"What is tho faro from Lansing to
Detroit?" queried a dudish looking by
stander, looking wuggishly an an ac
quaintance. "I duiiuo," was the reply.
"Don't know!" echoed his questioner,
"Young man,'' returned tho tramn.
' impressively, "when I want to go to a
pluco by rnll I get quietly on the train,
und when it gets thero I step oir again,
without asking any blooming fool ques
tions." Detroit Freo Pma,
Slelhml In Ills Kllriira.
"Bolton told mo ho had Uirrowcd soma
money from you. I was surprised, be
causo 1 never heard you say anything
"No: 1 still hone to cet it back."
Tils Colt or New York's HomM.
New York is not a city of homes ex
cept for the favored few. These must be
able to invest from $30,000 to $100,000 in
that "home" and spend from $10,000 to
$25,000 a year to keep up tho establish
ment. I live in a modest flat on Sixty
ninth street, west side, about midwoy
between the Hudson and Central Park,
paying $ 10 a month rent for that privi
lege. The sfimo flat threo squares nearer
the elevated railway station would bring
$00 ier month. There aro solid rows of
residences about and being built near
me, not one of which can bo purchased
for less than $30,000, and thoy run all the
way up to $100,000. It costs from $7,000
to $25,000 to furnish one of theso appro
priately. Strolling up Ninth avenue tho
other day, 1 noted a sign board on a va
cant lot between two residences on a sido
Street Eighty-first Street: "This lot and
party walls, $.'55,000." It was only the
regulation twenty-four foot lot, but the
cellar had been excavated.
Fancy a man in Philadelphia or Pitts
burg investing such a sum in such n lot
five or six miles from his business. 1
asked a contractor about tho matter. Ho
tells me that almost any lot on tho west
side of Central park will cost $10,000 ex
cavatod, and desirablo ones from $15,000
up. Tho cost of excavating a shallow
cellar for a high stoop residence is con
siderable, as tho solid rock must be quar
riod. The steam drills are at 4t in every
direction. There aro six of them hustling
away within pistol shot of me, and tho
dynamite explosions of tho blaster rattle
you up in almost any block north of
Fifty-ninth street. At tho present rato
of building, within the next five years
thero will not be an acre of vacant ground
the whole length of tho great park. Each
succeeding year makes all this still more
and more expensive. Whero will tho
Now Yorker of tho future live? Cor.
An Innocent Mnn Twelve Years In Prison.
The governor has granted a pardon to
A. P. Gipson, who was sent from Shasta
county in May, 1878, to San Quentin
prison to servo a lifo sentence. Tho
crime of which he was convicted was
the murder of a stockman named Schroo
dor, who bore an unenviable reputation
in the community.
Convicted with Gipson for complicity
in tho same crime were men named Hil
brant and Tom Gipson. Tho latter was
pardoned by Governor Perkins in 1882,
and Hilbrant by Governor Stoneman in
1885. Both those Koveniors received no-
titions on behalf ' of A. P. Gipson, but
never paid any attention to them. Hil-
orant maue an amuavit tnat no swore
falsely when ho stated that A. P. Gipson
was implicated in tho crimo. Tom Gip
son also sworo afterward that A. P. had
nothing to do with tho murder.
The man whom Governor Waterman
pardoned was evidently tho victim of a
..nr.l . . i. .
deep conspiracy. Tho petition for his
I , - - , ., ,
I Pardon was one of the strongest over
.EJ l " executive Oyer
ii r. ii o .i
Judge Aaron Bell, of tho superior court,
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who passod sentence, and other county
m : i i ,. V i x .
officials, signed it. Judge Bell wrote in
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connection that ho believed Gipson was
an innocent man.
is ubout 70 years
Let Well A loin-.
An odd story comes from Indiana. In
boring for natural gas tho drillers, at a
depth of 250 feot, are said to havo struck
an immense vein of water, which waa
cased off. At a depth of 000 feet a tre
mendous flow of gas was dovelopod, tho
pressure of which lifted the casing and
lot in tho water above, producing a veri
table goyser. After somo days tho well
had been nearly controlled, when a work
man at the mouth of tho well struck a
match to light his nw. An explosion
followed, and tho workman narrowly es
caped being roasted alive. All efforts to
restrain the well or oven put out tho firo
havo since proved futile, and tho strango
spectacle is witnessed of a resistless vol
ume of fire and water issuing from tho
samo pipe, Tho column is described as
shooting with an appalling roar to a
height of 100 feet. Now York Com
Tho Mettiiest of Ini'eiullitrles.
"1 cannot understand," said a well
known Phihidolphian, "what would in
duco a man, however depraved, to sot
firo to nny property belonging to Mr.
Goorgo W. Chihls, whoso reputation for
generosity is world wide. When Mr.
Childswas building Wootton ho gavo or
ders that ever' man who camo along and
wanted work should bo given somothing
to do. In consequence hundreds of por
sons wero set to work grading and dig
ging, and they wore paid good wages in
cash ovory night. To burn tho property
of such u man is simply abominable."
At tho nomestead steel works, Pitts-
bunr. there is about to bo nlacod nn nf
the largtwt Corliss engines in tho world,
with n horizontal cylinder 61 by 73 inch
es, Tho lly wheel will weigh 200,000
jKMinds. Tho whole weight of tho en
gine will bo over 600,000 pounds, and it
is expected to develop 11,500 horso power?!
Tho Corliss engine was built at tho Solio
iron works, Bolton, England. It is of
6,000 horso power, of tho vertical type,
and stands 48 foot high.
A fow days ago a dog rushing into a
Boston restaurant stirred up a terrible
oxcitoinuut, some of the kitchen em
ployes jumping from tho Windows,
while all the guests mounted the tablos
and tho proprietor chased tho aninud
with a chair. After quiet had been re-
stored it waa learned that the poor beast
wasn't mad at all, as had been supposed,
but only frightened through having been
chased by a crowd ot boys and men.
Tho royal burg museum, which is in
tho Nuremburg castle, built, it is claim-
ed, nearly 000 years ago by the Emperor
Conrad II, is to be sold at auction. One
of tho most remarkable, as well as one
of tho smallest curios tu tho collection,
is liepuer's famous uluirryatono, on
which aro carved 113 various and distinct
THE FIRST PARTING.
"Corns, Era, kiss mamma good night, and go with
nurse to bed.
What, tears? for tharael a moment since you
would bo Rood, you said;
you're quite too big a girlie now to sleep in baby'a
Why soon you will be tall enough to go to school
So kneel beside me. darling, here, and say your
prayers, and I
Will sing that little hymn you lore, of guarding
And when the birdies wake you up, tell Mary you
To have a romp In mamma's bed; Just think, what
lota of fun!"
The mother In tho morning came. In longing, atuc
With throbbing heart and dewy eyes beside the
bed she stood.
Where Eva still sleptsoundly, herarms embracing
! Th8K?.lDbr nf her wore when she had kissed
' Ita ribbons with her sUent tears were stained and
1 limp and wet.
1 Ground the wlilta and dimpled neck an empty
6leovo was set:
While Mary slept she stole away, ere dawn had Ut
That Romcthing of her Idol near her sinless breast
Unheeded, save by Him who marks each grief en
Bhe sought and found her solace for tho first that
she had known.
He Couldn't Eat the Soup,
An elderly gentleman in a restaurant
having been served with a plato of soup
ho had ordered, said to tho waiter:
"Look hero, I can't eat this soup."
"All right: I'll get you another nlato."
On receiving tho second plato tho guest
onco more remarked
"It's no use, I can't eat this soup."
Then tho waiter went to tho proprietor
"Tho old gentleman over there Is com
plaining about tho 60up. Ho says ho
can't eat it."
"You don't know how to wait on peo
ple. I'll attend to him."
Tho proprietor went to tho kicking
guest and said, blandly:
"I understand you say thero is some
thing tho matter with tho soup?"
"I didn't say anything of tho kind."
"You said you couldn't eat it."
"Yes, I said 1 couldn't eat it."
"Will you tell mo why you can't cat
"Certainly. I haven't got any spoon."
A Perfect Man.
Several years ago an artist of Dresden
persuaded a locksmith thero to give up
it was a good thing for tho locksmUh!
who ,. now tho ..,C!n, , A
nis trnuo anu become an artists model.
DroRflon udir.cn rn.r!fin.,ti ,1 i .i
body makes him probably tho most re
nowned model in tho world. In order
tn nrnnrrrt f nr fittitra nrti'cta
dtinllVntn of Ilia nrtrnnnlinnro fl,
tlm ,i!mntr f i?i c . n.ii'
anfabrik at Meissen, recentlv invited
him thero that a cast from lifo micht bo
i"iu mum in, il. ll lAiat IIUII1 mo IIULTIll DQ
takcn of tho of , ,
,8 saiJ that "his muscular development
!, r n, o... f i.i i.j t.
is so complete nnu dotal ed that oven the 1
i, nn,i' ii,,, ,i e
least anu slightest cord of every muscle
ctn,i f,.ti, :n,i i i i !
stands lorth prominently, nnd his wholo
i,,i ii.. ' J ' i
body looks as if it wero woven together.
nr itol, . , . ot . .
havo such a hardness that they feel to
tho touch as if thoy wero carved in -wood."
Brooklyn Eagle. I
Sliver Dciidhrnil Ticket,
Probably tho most unique railroad pass
issued this year is that of tho Silverton
Railroad company of Colorado. It is a
thin silver plato, about tho size nnd shape
of passes in general uso. On the upper
left hand corner of tho faco of the plato
is a vignette showing a curve of the road
between Silverton nnd Ouray Tho pass
is rolled from silver bars and stamped,
tho vignetto and lettering, with tho ex
ception of tho president's namo, being in
relief. Tho name is intaglio, and is gild
ed, as aro tho vignette and scroll. The
number of tho pass and the namo of the
person to whom it is issued aro engraved j
by band. Brooklyn Eagle.
i Floating Hospitals.
A novel idea is tho fitting up of a
steamer in England as a "sea going bos
I piUiL" This is for tho benefit of the ,
l doep sea fishermen, who aro subject to
sickness aud accidents, and often havo
to enduro great suffering beforo thoy can
bo taken nshoro for treatment. One
steamer has already been prepared and
dispatched on this mission and another
will bo sent out as soon as it can be got
ready. San Ernncisco Chronicle. '
The I run Crown.
Tho Iron crown of Lotnbardy consists
of a broad circle composed of six equal
plates of beaten gold, joined together by
closo hinges of tho 6amo metal. Within
is tho iron baud which gives it n name.
It is about threo-eighthsof an Inch broad
and n tenth of nn inch thick, and is said
to havo been mado out of tho nails used
B,1 th, Crucifixion, and given to Constan-
UHO 1,13 ". impress lioiena,
to protect him in battle, Now York Tel
A lettor was dropped Into tho letter
box at tho Auburn nostoffico recentlr.
bound for Boston, with the stamt
cnod on with a pin. It was m
through tho 6tamp near tho right side,
tlicnco through tho envolopo and its con
tents to tho kick sido, nnd back again to
tho front. It was stronger than the com
mon lot of pins or it would novor haro
stood tho pressure Ikwton Herald.
They Were Little Girls,
Master Burrill was nn old time teacher
in tho town of Fairfield. A writer In
The Somerset Reporter says that ho used
to punish naughty whispering girls by
"bearding them" that is rubbing hit
uushaven chin with a week's stubble on
t down their pretty cheeks. It almost
took the skin oIL Lcwiston Journal
Drayton Ives, the well known finon-
clcr and society man, U a bibliophile,
This may not seem to bo nn expensive
pursuit, but Mr. Ives manages to spoiid
a good deal of money upon It, Only
tho other day ho sont somo $1,200 upou
a rare copy of an early edition of the
The Smallest of Twlas.
Mr. Charles Orton, wife of the cough
drop man, who is known by nearly every
person in tho two cities, gave birth a
few days ago to two of tho smallest
babies that there is any authentic record
of. The babies weigh three-quarters of
a pound and one pound respectively, and
are well developed and apparently in
perfect health. The news soon spread
over the neighborhood of tho arrival of
the tinv stramrers. and the houso waa
thronged with curious women until at
last it was necessary for Mrs. Orion's
health to exclude visitors from the house,
and scales wero procured from a grocery
store near by. The babies wero weighed,
and tho boy tipped the beam at one
pound, while tho girl's weight was one
quarter of a pound short of this.
Mrs. Sadio Gray, tho nurso in charge
of tho midgets, was present at the weigh
ing, nnd she said that both babies had
gained nt least three ounces since their
birth. She was sure that Wednesday
the weight of tho two was not more than
three-fourths of a pound and a half
pound respectively. Either child could
be hidden under n quart measure, or
both could bo stowed away comfortably
in an ordinary overcoat pocket. Both
have black hair and havo very pretty
faces. Mrs. Gray told the reporter
that both children were remarka
bly healthy, and she thought there
was no danger of their death. They are
very lively, and are not as "cross" as the
average child, she said. Mr. Orton is
tho father of six children. Tho other
i four are of ordinary size,
He is thirty-
nine years of age, and is the son of tho
late Chief of Police Orton. His wife is
also thirty-nine years of age, and is a
, very pleasant nnd attractive woman.
Both Mr. and Mrs. Orton aro ordinary
sized people. Pittsburg Commercial
The Slwih's Principal Wife.
The principal wife of tho shah of Per
sia, who is suffering from cataract in
one of her eyes, has reached Vienna and
submitted to an operation, whereby it is
hoped she will bo able to view all the
more clearly, on her return to Teheran,
iu uimrms aim graces oi ner wormy
TV hySnnJt the k,"f f klnf'
88 ? T" Wh
linvnrnn nrmirm rim rinlwnv Hf-nf-inti rm
railway station on
Wednesday in tho hope of catching a
Bight of hor, havo received a rudo shock.
Instead of a young and lovely houri.
ui ( , wi4iK (Will lutui) ilulUl,
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they saw from the distance a decrepit
o d nilv. nnr. fnr nlinrr nf fin 1ifl frnm
I a carriage by a number of elderly ne-
j nssis,tcd her into the waiting
room, whero she was received by the
, ui uio rersuiu emoassy. tier
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majesty, besides being blind, was muffled
. - ' -
m a tinck, black veil, and all that tho
gilded youths obtained for their trouble
i WIW IOT
na a iui ivwii) oiyni. oi ino lauies oiore-
1 s'1 md the scowls of tho eunuchs de
puted by tho shah to follow his wife, by
1 n'.5 11 5P,lye?s," to the Persian equiv-
iorjurs. brandy. Professor Fuchs
has already operated upon tho royal eyes
nnd has little doubt ho will bo able to
effect a permanent cure.-
Tho question of tho future of tho over
head wire system depends so much on
tho possibility of perfect insulating that
tho discovery of a material possessing
high insulating properties will bo ono of
tho utmost value. To tho largo variety
of insulating compounds already in exist
ence has been added ono which consists
of a mixture of carbolic acid and shellac.
The two substances aro combined by
heating carbolic acid until it boils slow
ly, and then adding tho shellac, or other
insulating materials, such as vegetable
drying oils, asphalt, rosin, etc. The
product is a semi-plastic mass, remark
ably tough and tenacious, which is but
littlo sensitive to extremo changes of
temperature, and presents a hard, smooth
surface. Tho results obtained with this
now compound aro said to bo excellent.
New York Sun.
A Plve Pound Motintuln Trout.
I Somo years ago tho Cold Spring brook,
that flows from tho Pleasant Valley hills
between liatli anu Ilnmmondsport and
t empties into Lake Keuka at this place,
I was stocked with California mountain ,
trout. Tho stream was a natural trout
brook, and tho California trout thrived
in its waters. Specimens have been
caught, with hook and line, weighing
threo pounds. Ono day recently Harry
Champliu, who runs a grist mill along
tho creek, two miles from Hammonds- i
port, saw a splashing in tho tail raco of
his mill. He discovered that a very I
largo nsn or some kind had got into closo
quarters there, and ho succeeded in cap
turing with his hands what proved to be
a trout that weighed over five pounds.
l Somo timo ago tho teacher of a River
side (Cal.) school instructed her class
how to act iu ciise of emergencies, such
as drowning, gunshot accidents, etc. A
day or so after tho lesssn n lad named
i Haight went homo nnd found his baby
I sister giveu up for dead, after being
1 picked out of a canal. Thero was no
doctor to bo had, and young Haight went
to work to apply his lesson, nnd in u lit
tle while the baby was all right
1 Harvard university is to have a beau
tiful and exclusive jossession in a very
valuable collection of glass flowers made
by secret process by a Dresden firm
named Blatcka. Threo lumdrod or four
hundred specimens liave already been re
ceived. Tho collection, when complete,
will illustrate all tho families of plants
in North America,
j Ferdinand J. Dreer, of Philaaelphia,
has presented to the Historical Society of
Pouusylvauia n collection of 0,000 auto
graph letters ntid reliquary curios. The
collection embraces letters of Revolution
ary interest, and signatures of distin
guished mou and women of tho last 100
Flocks of wild pigeons havo reappeared
at Kingston, Out, aftor many years' ab
sence. Good crops and a sickly 6ummer
ore thought in Canada to mark the years
when wild pigeons are pleuty.
Said a well known clergyman the
other day: "I think tho clergy havo too
much to say about tho smallness of somo
of their wedding fees. Thero is no
earthly reason, in tho first placo, why a
clergyman should receivo any feo for his
services on such an occasion. If fees
aro to bo given at all, they would be
much moro appropriate when a clergx
man is asked to officiate at a funerS,
which in somo cases may consumo sov
cral hours of his time. But, granting
that n wedding feo is allowablo, my ex
perience is that such fees aro as a rule
too largo rather than too small. I havo
officiated at tho weddings of a great
many mechanics and workingmen, and
and in a largo majority of instances tho
grooms havo given mo $10. Somo of
them have given $15 and even $20.
Now, tho lowest of theso sums is out
of all proportion to tho average incomo
of n mechanic. It is much moro than
they can afford for a servico which a
Christian minister should bo glad to ren
der for nothing. And in my own prac
tice I have always returned tho feo in
such cases, unless tho groom was so fool
ishly proud as to refuse it. But in doing
so I admit that 1 am running counter to
tho almost universal custom of tho
clergy. My own personal opinion is that
in an ago like this, when the world is 6o
ready to find fault with tho clergy, it
would bo wiso to abolish wedding fees
entirely. At tho same timo I do not as
sumo to decide tho matter for any one
but myself." Now York Tribune.
Uso Uotli Hands.
Recently, from my closo attention in
many years' capacity at tho circuit court,
I havo been suffering from partial or in-
cipient paralysis of tho right hand, or
what is otherwise known as pen paraly
! sis, tho result, of course, of constant
I writing with that hand. With 60 littlo
uso of that member, I am beginning to
j mako my left hand very useful, and I
1 find it is a much moro important featuro
than wo usually imagine. I think tho
habit of cultivating tho servico of tho
i left hand should bo moro general and
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fln,iiit 1,1 i ,ti,i.M..i
and the right hand saved from tho great
rain upon it. It is not at all necessary
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to bo what is termed "left handed" to bo
enabled to use that hand. I know ono
young lauy artist who is not at all so,
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i vet who can uso tho left band as well as
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can draw with tho left hand as easily as
sho can with the right one, turned to
ward tho right. My caso should bo a
warning to writers especially, not to
1 ?avo 8train. t0 fno, han.d' but tof ,cul
tivntn Inn enrirmn rF rim nrltnr rr nr. Inocl
tivato tho servico of tho other, or at least
its assistance. I now havo to do much
of my writing with my left, and accom
plish it quite as well as with tho right,
and I am by no means "left handed."
St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Ths most remarkable man of our time
is tho non. W. E. Gladstone great in
statesmanship, great in financo (ho won
his spurs of political knighthood as
chancellor of exchequer), great in ora
tory, greatest of all in literature How
this octogenarian finds timo to do so
much, and to do everything so well, is a
Ho has recently published an articlo
on "Tho Futuro of tho English Speaking
Races." It reads liko a chapter in tho
Ono hundred years ago tho English
speaking peoples of tho world numbered
15,000.000. Theso were distributed thus:
In Great Britain. 12,000,000; in American
and other foreign lands, 3,000,000. Today
tho number has multiplied seven fold
and stands at 105.000,000. Mr. Gladstone
quotes tho eminent statistician, Barbara
Zincke, as authority for tho statement
that a century hence tho English speakers
of tho globe will number 1,000,000,000,
distributed as follows, viz.: In the Brit
ish Islands, 70,000,000; in Canada, 140.
000,000; in the United States, 800,000,
000. St, Louis Republic,
Japaneso oranges aro different from
our ideal of an orango as they can well
be, separating from tho jeel almost us
easily as a grajte, dividing into sections
at tho slightest pull, each section like u
eeparato fruit, dissolving its piece into
your mouth with flavor of cherries,
leaving no pulp behind. Very good, ex
cellently good, they aro. They, tho
latest of her fruits, add tho crown of ex
cellency to tho already overflowing cor
nucopia of this "Beautiful Land of tlift
Sunrise," True Flag.
In a blacksmith's shop at Audlom,
England, a robin has luilt a nest on a
ledgo closo to whero tho horses are shod,
and is now sitting upon its eggs. Neither
tha din of the hammer not tho flying;
6parks from tho anvil appear to disturb
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