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Til LEADING PAPER
BEST ADVERTISING MEDIUM,
OF COLUMBIA COUNTY.
WITHIN COLUMBIA COUNTY.
ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1801.
THE OREGON MIST,
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I SCAITOOSE, OUKOON.
HOOTS, .lul BMOK8, ETC.
Country Produce Handled.
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WHtchmakcr and Jeweler,
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. Elegant. Jewelry.
Tim FliK'nt Assorlinoiil of Willulies, Clui kti
unil Jewelry of ull I)ihc!iIiHo:in.
OI'J'OSITH TJIlfi KBMONJ), t'OUTLANl).
A Ntonm furry hag boon put on tlio
Culumbiii connecting La Camas
An Indian school is to bo estab
lished at Lyndon, and a building
will Boon be croc tod.
A lodge of fine galena oro huu boon
Btruok in the King KullivJiu mine,
in tho upper CloElum district.
Tho now opora house at Tort
Angeles is fast approaching com-
plotion. It wilt bo a credit
A little child of John Hplawn, of
Itockland, wits drowned by full
Into a Hpring near which it hud been
Luther IMvis, Bounty coitions
sionur of Clarke county, was thrown
from his curt, and his shoulder was
There is a movement on fool to
organize an athletic club in Tkoa
and olreatly nearly fifty have
agreed to join.
A conger eel five feet long and
weighing eMitren pounds was
caught near Tumwater and placed
Chinamen are trying to root land
Tor agricultural puproscs near
Coupcville. 'I hey have offered as
high as if'JO per acre for certain
The burn of James rraner, at
South Hay, was burned together
with sixty tons of hay and a number
of farm implements. Ijohs, f LWU;
Michael Kett and Stove Qoiirman,
two Colfax luhorcrs, got drunk and
ouarroled. During tho row Kett
was fatally stub I km I in tho stomach.
A band of hobos attempted to
lasso tho city marshal of Httcoda
tho other night, but ho succeeded in
getting out his revolver before the
rope tightened, and drovo them off.
Tho artesian well in tho Moxce
valley, Yakima county, will bring
into cultivation many thousands of
acres of land that needed water only
to make thorn as productive as any
in tlio stato.
Kittitas county has sold 25,000
head of sheep for 1(87,500 this year
There are 40,000 head still in the
county, and the wool clip, 2,280,000
pounds, at fifteen cents per pound,
Tho county commissioners of
Whatcom county are about to call
a RtMicini ('lection to see lfa inntorttv
of her citizens aro in favor of bond
ing for tho purpose of building roads
throughout tho county.
Tho Leavitt house, at Medical
Lake, was totally destroyed by fire
Tho loss is about $')(XK); insurance,
12000. Mrs. Leuvitt was ncarlw
smothered ty smoke in escaping
trout tho burning building.
Tho largo band of horses driven
through Davenport hist week by
Indians aro reported to havo been
stolden ones, and Indian police,
well mounted, passed through in
hot pursuit a day or two later.
Tho Kittitas artesian well is
down GOO feet and still no indication
of water. Tho boring is in a species
of clay that is very tough and sticky,
although the drill was previously
driven through 200 feet of Band-
Plans for tho military college
building at Aberdeen aro now being
drawn. Tho building will be 4xl((i
feet ground plan, two Btories Jn
height, with A basement, and will
bo surmounted by a tower that will
roach eixty-six feet into the air.
Work on the farmers' alliance
elevator at I'alouse City is progress
ing rapidly, and it will bo ready for
use about October 1st, When com
pleted It will bo ono of the most
eompleto houses for tho handling
of grain in Eastern Washington. ,
Technicalities tn tho map of deft
nito location of tho Snohomish,
Skykonnsh it. Spokano railroad
prevented tho approval of tho line
by the interior department and
tho man was returned to be cor
rected, when tho approval will
Tho steam dredge at South Bend
is wound up for two years. Day
and night, Sundays and week days,
its maohinory is employed in suck
ing up the alluvial deposit in tho
bottom of the Wilapa river and dis
charging paved streets upon the.
adjoining tide Iim(.
Tho commissioners of Clallam
county have just closed their ses
sion as a board of equalisation, and
have raised tho county assessment
to nearly lfLOOO.000. This will
enable the county to vote 175,000
tnoro bonds to oomploto tho county
road its entire length. -
Tho Samish Lako jll and Lum
bering Company havo temporarily
suspended operations. They have
cut and shipped about 8,000,000
feet of logs, but a,ro novv cqmpolhd
by the low pripo of lumber to stop
work- At present there are about
2,000,000 feet afloat in tho lako
belonging to the company, which
will not bo shipped until prices will
FAKM AND GARDEN.
NOKTIIWKHT KAKM NOTES.
Those who take fruit to tho can
nery or to tho dryors will find it to
thoir inlorent to handle it with care.
We saw some grecnguge plums in
town this week that had been
brought in bushel boxes and with
out cover from the clouds of dust,
and the boxes being Bet in the hot-
torn of tho wagon box without pio-
tection, of course the fruit was in
no Blrnpo for handling with any
profit. Bring your fruit to market
li i it -i i..
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How is this for tho down-trodden
farmer of the Yakima? J. M. Stout
and W. A, Cox visited tho farmer's
potato patch the other day. Several
liillB were tested and tho yield was
from six to eight pounds to the hill.
Mr. Cox estimated that the yield
would be COO bushels to tlje acre.
Judge Stout asserted it would be
10(K, and to settle tho question tlicy
went to figuring. They allowed five
pounds of spuds to tho hill, 280
hills to the row and seventy rows to
tho acre. The result was 08.000
pounds, or 1050 bushels. Herald.)
Farmers on French Porario com
plain that their lato spring grain
lias rusted considerably, and in i
consequence the yield will not bo j
nearly so great as was exiiected. I
Tho rust has a (Toe ted it visibly and
there will lie much heavier loss
from tho rains than many at first
supposed. Salem Statesman.
Geo. Meyer has already received
sonic 10,000 bushels of grain at tho
Smithficld warehouse, and last week
paid Merit Tillery eighty cents for
lowfeushels of wheat. J. W. Uriod-
well has been receiving lots of grain
at his warehouse and has sold 12,000
bushels. Dallag Itcmizer.
This season has proven tho utter
folly of volunteering upon tho bunch
grass soil, With every condition
fuvorablo it has been a failure this
season, as it will continue to be in the
future. Summer-fallow, thoroughly
worked, gets there every time.
HOW TO KAT Cl'Cl.'MBEKH.
Cucumbers should never bo eaten
without vinegar and popper. Other
wise tho large quamty of woody
fiber contained in them would create
indigestion and fermentation. Oil
and salt should not be used. They
render cucumbers unwholecome.
But here is an excellent way to eat
them. Peel, then cut into slices
lengthways; sprinkle both sides
with corn meal, pepper and salt.
and frv them brown. Cucumbers
treated in this way makes a delicious
HOW TO PVBII'Y WATER.
A saturated solution of perman-
gonato of potassa will speedily
cleanse foul water. About a tea-
spoonful to a hogshead should bo
used. Another method is to put a
tablespoonful of pulvorUed alum
into a hogshead of water and stir
tho water well. Tho impurities fall
to the bottom and tho water will
soon possess nearly all tho clearness
and freshness of the finest spring
HOW TO rKKSGUVE MII.K AMI CKEAM.
Put tho milk or cream into bot
tles and plaoe them in a sauoepan
with cold wator, which rise grad
ually to tho boiling point. Then
take from the fire and cork instantly.
Again raise the milk to a boiling
point for half a minute, and lot the
bottlo oool in the water in which
thoy woro boiled. Milk thus treated
will remain perfectly good for six
TO MAKK I1KNS LAY I.N WtNTKU.
Mix a portion of minced meat
overy day with their other food, and
see that they have plenty of gravel,
old pla8ternig or powdored egg
shells to peek among. The latter
may also bo mixed with their food.
W. It. Vaughan, ex-mayor of
Council Bluffs, is in Now York. He
has gono there to launch a "new
political scheme to the effect that the
government shall pay $400,000,000
to the ex-slaves to compensate
them for their years of labor while
in bondage In short, sharp, sen?
tonpes lie gave the following expla
nation of his proposition) "I have
come to New York to make the next
congressional, candidates pledge
themselves if elected io support the
passage of mv bill through congress.
If tho candidate refuse to do so I
will array tho entire negro vote
against him. It makes no difjcren,c0
whether ho is rmrng W tlie dem
ocratic, fir republican ticket. I
intend to snow him under. Should
both refuse thoy will in fttturo be
marked against whom '; the negro
will invariably throw his ballot.
Tilt) same policy will bo followed
out In every state of the Union,
and should I fail in finding support
in tho two great, parties, 1892 will
sea a new party in the field, .with
the single and solid plank of slave
indemnity for iU platform." -
Salmon havo begun running up
Kogue river and its tributaries.
A 450-foot line has been placed
on tho beach at Newport for tho
protection of bathers.
The house of John Ryan, at the
bead of Vinson canyon, near Pen
dleton, was totally destroyed by fire.
The number of passengers who
have tavelcd on the motor lino at
Monmouth during tho past year
amounted to 57,485. ,
Mr. Ferris, who cut his knee a
few weeks Bince, in Curry cqtiRty, is
Bullering from blood-poisoning and
there is but little hope of his recov
Miss Falkner, of Pulina, Cck,
county, was thrown from a cart
while going to school and her arm
was broken and Bho wa badly
President Polk, of the National
Farmers' Alliance, will visit Oregon
in October, and wilk make two
speeches, one at Portland and one in
Jack Orton and his two sons had
a row with Henry Bell lust week in
which Bell was cut in the back with
a knife. All the parlies aro Indians
on the biletz reservation.
A school of whales have been mak
ing themselves at homo close along
tho bench between Kogue river ant
Hunters cove,- performing thei
frisky and amusing antics.
Tho bridge across the North
Santiam at the new station of Minto
is completed, and the tramway
Lcedy's sawmill is about finished
The mill will soon be shipping lum
Men were busy last week rigging
tho new four-masted vesselot North
Bend, Coos Bay. She is square
rigged on the foremast and is
schooner, rigged on the other three
Much more development work is
being done on the Wallowa mineral
ledges this season than has been
usual for tho past six years. The
character of the work, also, is such
as will be profitable to tho mine
Lord Connemara, a man well
known in Irish politics, and owning
an estate near Lake Linniskillin in
the north of Ireland, was in Port
land a few days since. He is view
ing tho scenery in our Northwest
Money has been liberally sub
scribed by residents of Tillamook
county for the construction of
telegraph line from Forest Grove
to Tillamook and Bay City. The
lino will bo pushed through at an
Messrs. Davidson and Bailey
havo discovered a silver ledge at
Althouse creek, about forty miles
from Grant's Pass. The galena
carries lead and silver at the surface
of tho ground which will assay f
to the ton.
After having been used as
freight depot for twenty-one years
in succession, tho bouthern Pacific
freight ofllco at Sulem, has been
transferred to tho new depot, where
hereafter all freight business will bo
Last week the stage en route
from Canyon City to Long Creek
was held up near the head of Beech
creek, within a quarter of a mile
of the ranch of K. G. Frankes in
lower Fox valley, and relieved of
tho letter sack containing tho regis
tered mail, .
The board of trustees of tho Wil
lamette university by election have
tilled the chairs in tlio theological
department of the university as fol
lows: Professor of .Greek and
Hebrew, Dr. George Whitaker;
professor of systematic theology,
liev. 8. P.Wilson; professorof histor
ical theology, Rev. C. R. Kellerman.
There has been noted for the first
time tho nppoaranoe of a species
of largo herring at Yaquina bay,
larger by one-half than the spring
run, and very fat and of a superior
quality of flesh and flavor, much
resembling that of mackerel.
They run in great schools, and por
tions of the bay are alive with them.
Following are tho ofltoors of the
Oregon Press Association elocted at
Aatorlai A. Nolter, president; J. B.
Eddy, first Vice president; F. S.
Harding, second vioo president; I.
F. Campbell,' third vice presideut;
W. J. Sriodgrass, fourth vice presi
ident; Mrs. W. J. Plymale, fifth
vice president; E. C. Pentland, sec
retary; O. P. Mason, treasurer; A.
Tozier,8ergent-at-arin,s. The Dalles
will bo the meeting plaoe for 1892.
Tho immense auriferous gravel
deposits of Cow creek canyon, along
side of the Southern Pacific railroad
are rapidly coming into, prominence, total annual transportation of over
says tho jijosoburg Plaindealer, and 12,000,000. Tq cary on. success
at no distant day will afford employ fully this immense service reauires
ment to hundreds of miners. In
long past ages a very largo river t
flowed down the present channel of ;
Cow creek, leaving an immense j
deposit of gravel,' in some places .
hundreds of feet in depth, contain-1
ing gold-all through tho mass, from j
the surface to, bedrock.
Great raining excitement prevails
near Salt Lake City.
Another lot of miners have sailed
from San Francisco for Alaska.
A conspiracy has been discovered
in Brazil. The conspirators will
Destructive fire at Winncmucea,
Nevada, on August 30th consumed
Salvation Army soldiers in Lon
don were assuulted by a mob and
several persons seriously injured.
The mayor of Anacortcs has been
sued by a partner in a real estate
firm fora share of100,000 profits.
The accumulated savings of the
working people of Massachusetts
would pav one-third of the national
A German colony is to be estab
lished in Washington county, Ala.,
on a grand scale, to include about
No workman on (he streets of
New Bedford, Mass., can secure
employment until he shall have
The French journals say that
the Belgium government will
declare Antwerp and other ports in
Belgium free ports. j
Thomas McGreevy, a Montreal
olhcial, who lied to this country to
escape arrest for "boodling," has
been located at Portland, Me.
An explosion took place in the
Manglo colliery, near Redminston,
Somersetshire. Seven miners were
killed, two others are missing and
about a dozen seriously injured.
Terence V. Powdcrly, general
master workman of the Knights of
Labor, has accepted the republican
nomination as delegate to the Penn
sylvania constitutional convention.
General Joe Shelby is a throughly
reconstructed ex-Confederate. No
soldier fought more brave than he;
he knows he was wrong and does
not believe in kgeping up tho mem
ories of the war.
The engines of the new cruiser
Maine wcro given a trial at New
York August 31st and proved very
successful. The engines of the
Maine are the largest of their kind
ever built in this country.
A. D. Birnie, of Cathlamet. is
extending his wharf eighty feet, and
Uavid West is making the neces
sary arrangements for the immedi
ate erection of a first-class 250-foot
dock, supplied with all the latest
appliances for the easy handling of
The managers of one of Tulare
county's big fruit ranches have
decided to employ women, girls snd
boys in the grape harvest this year.
They say that picking grapes is
really wonfen's work, and that the
assorting of fruit and raisins should
also bo given to woman and their
boys and girls.
The recent hot wave in Southern
California cost one rancher there
over $500 in one day. He had a
bee ranch at Newhall, which in the
forenoon was worth $600. Abjut
1 o clock a hot wind came up, which
in two or three hours had melted
tho honey, smothered the bees and
cleared out the whole thing.
A big ditch to tap the Owvee
river, Oregon, is to be dug this fall.
Tho head of the ditch will be six
miles from the mouth of the river.
where it empties into the Snake.
The new canal is to bo built bv
English capital, and the cost is
estimated at $250,000. Its capacity
will be 200,000 acres of land in the
A private letter from Albert
Garcia, a prominent citizen of the
stato of Chihuahua, Mexico, tells
of most widespread and pitiable
famine in that state. There has
been no ram in many sections of
tho state for nearly two years,
Cattle are dying by thousands;
men, women and children by scores
are dying of hunger. President
Uiaz has been appealed to, and has
suspended the customs duties in
order that breadstuffs from the
United States can be gotten to the
tarving people with the least cost.
Some idea of the magnitude of
the American postal service may be
gathered from he fact that the
combined length of the railway
postal routes of tho v country are
144,557 miles, while tho transporta
tion of mail on those routes in 1890
reached the enormous total of
186,575,384 miles. Germany, which
comos next, only has 24,552 miles,
and a total ' transportation - of
89,2G7,O0Q miles per annum. But
wnue our .railway sorvice is one of
great, iiiagmiune, mere. are the star
route and steamboat services, which
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extend over 251,729 miles with a
the work of over 90.000 oersons
The postal correspondence of this
country whith foreign lands falls a
little below that of Germany. Of the
90,000,000 pieces sent abroad last
year 70,000,000 were carried by
vessels of foreign rigister.Chieago
THE TALKING DOLLS.
jThrf Would lie More Knt.rtatnlnf X
W. Could Underatiufl TVhnt Th.y
Tbe talking dolls have come to town.
Six dollars aail ninety-eight cent
apiece is dirt cheap for sucli conversa
tional powers as theirs. For entrails
they have small phonographs, sad to
make them speak you have only to
turn a crank connecting with their
spinal columns. Something of a mo
notony there is about their speech, fof
each has only to say for itself a single
short nursery poem, though it will
repeat that as often as may be desired.
Six of the speaking doll babies were
seated in a row yesterday afternoon in
a down-town shop. Their remarks
wcro listened to by an audience con
sisting, at the moment when the Star
reporter looked in, of one freckled
faced boy, two giggling young women,
who were dressed precisely aliko for
the purposo of exhibiting tbe fact that
they were twins; one consumptive
youth, with a preter-naturally high
collar, a fat woman, an old man with
a beard like a goat, and a door-mat
poodlo that was evidently tbe property
of some one in tbe party. Behind the
counter was a pretty girl with frizzed
hair and a coquettish ribbon at the.
throat, whose business it seemed to be
to keep on rinding out talk from tbe
dolls one after another.
Tbe first one was labeled: "Talking
Doll No. 1." It bad a placard of con
siderable size fastened beneath its chin,
which said not the chin but the pla
cardthat this doll recited "Old
Mother Hubbard." When tho pretty
girl turned tho crank, tbe doll said
vyith great distinctness:
"Yah yah yab yah yah yah
yah yah, yah yah yah yah yah
yau van; van van yah yah-
yaa yah yab, yah yah yah yah
Th nh rl, r,h it
It was fortunate that the placard be
neath the doll's cbtn told what it was
saying, else you never would have
guessed it in tbe world. L'ut the two
young women whose similarity of cos
tume proclaimed them twins exclaimed
Ob, ain't it wonderful?"
The fat woman gasped stertoronsly,
tbe old man pulled bis goat beard
reflectively, the consumptive youth
readjusted his eye glasses, tbe boy with
tbe freckles projected his lower chin
derisively, and the door-mat poodle
Talking doll No.' 2 so its placard
announced was accustomed to say:
'Now I lay me down to sleep-" As
was the case with No. 1, the poem in
question was printed out in full, so
that the listener should be able to fol
low without difficulty the verses, which
were as follows:
Yah yah yah yah yah yah
yah, yah yah yah yah yah yah
yah yah; yah yah yab yah
yah yah yah, yah yah yah yah
yah yah yah yah yah yah!" .
That last "Yah-yaU" was "Amen!"
You would never hare guessed it, bow
ever, unless you had been so informed.
As for the freckle-faced boy, he said:
And then he walked out of tbe shop.
But the twins, the fat woman, the con
sumptive youth, the old man with tho
goat beard and the door-mat poodle
itaid to listen to "Talking Doll No. 8,"
which was advertised to repeat tho
words of "Jack and Jill." If it had
been placarded with any other nursery
rhyme it would have been just as well,
for do oue could possibly have told the
jiueieuee. uut encouragement was
given to tbe imagination, which, after
ill, is the most elevated faculty of tbe
human mind. Washington Star.
THE PARROT AND THE HEN.
How Polly Oat Into Mlaehlar and The
Got Out Again.
, Our next door neighbor; writes a
correspondent of Muhsoh's World, owns
an amusing parrot which is always got
ting into mischief, but usually gots out
again without much trouble to her
self. When she does anything for
which she knows she ought to be pun
ished she holds her bead to ono side
and, eying her mistress, says in a sing
song; toue: "Polly is a good giriP'
until she sees her mistress smile; then
she flaps ' her wings and cries out:
"Hurrah r Folly is a good girl!" She
has been allowed to go free in the gar
don, where she promenades back and
forth on the walks, sunning herself and
warning off all intruders.
One morning a hen strayed out of
the chicken yard and was quietly pick
ing up ber. breakfast, wheu Poll
marched no. to her and caller, out
"Shoo!" in her shrill voice. The poor
hen retreated to borowu quarters, ruu
ning as fast as she could, followed by
Poll, who screamed -Shoo!" at every
A few days later Poll extended bet
walk into the chicken-yard. Here,
with her usual curiosity, she went peer
ing into every corner, "till she came to
tbe old hen on her nest. Tbe hen
made a dive for Poll's yellow head, but
missed it. Poll, thinking discretion
tho better part of valor, turned to run,
the hen, with wings wide spread, fol
lowing close after.
As she ran Poll screamed in ' her
shrillest toues: "O Lord! O Lord!"
A mom ber of tho family who had
wituessed the performance thought it
time to interfere iu Poll's .behalf, as
tbe nugry hen was gaining on her. Ho
ran out, "and stooping dowu hold out
his hand. - Poll lost no timo in traVel
iug up to his shoulder. Then, from
her vantage ground, she turned, aud,
looking down ou her foe, scroamod:
Hello, there! Shoo!"
' The frightened hen returned to ber
nest as rapidly as she come. ; s
Married and Single Bank Clerks.
While English bank-directors are
forbidding their clerks to marry on a
less salary than $750 the financiers of
Vienna are pursuing a policy which is
the very reverse. Tbey aro "dismissing
all their single employes and retaining
only those who aro married, their idea
being ttmt a clork who has a family de
pendent upon bint is less likely to go
wrong than one who has not. :
A young farmer at Woilaud, IV, has
named his cows after his vnrious sweet
hearts. Although he bus it large herd
ha fouud uuiuee. enough to no rouud.
MEERSCHAUM IN CHUNKS.
It Come. From Turkey, mad 1 Cblefly
' Cd for Pip...
The meerschaum comes from Turkey
In boxes. A box holds about fifty
pounds, and is worth from $20 to $300,
according to tbe size and quality ot the
pieces. It looks like plaster ot paris
smoothed off and rounded. Tho amber
looks like beeswax or large pieces of
resin. It comes In pieces, and is worth
from $2 to $20 a pound. Meerschaum
to make a five-dollar pipe costs about
$2.50. Tbo ambor tips raw costs about
one-quarter or ono-half as much.
Wh en an order comes for a pipe the
proprietor goes through the stock of
meerschaum to get a piece out of
wbicb tbe pipo can be cut with as little
loss as possible. Four-fifths of the
meerschaum is wasted, though the
ebips are often saved and made into
imitation meerschaum pipes.
The meerschaum is first cut ou a cir
cular saw into a piece a little larger
than tho pipe. If the cutting shows
holes or cracks, the piece is cost aside.
Then it is soaked in water for fifteen
minutes and cut tbo rough shape- with
a knife. Then a hole is drilled through
it, and it is turqed with a half motion.
After tho turning the stem is inserted.
It is smoothed off when dry, boiled in
wax and polished, then it is ready to
be sold. ,
The amber is worked with a chisel '
and turning wheel. The chisel is
sharp and razor-like. A clumsy
operator would cut bis lingers off with
it. An old oerator takes the piece of
amber in his hand and rounds it with
the chisel, the forefinger of the left
hand serving as a guide for the chisel
to play. When it is rounded it is held
against the face of a roughened wheel
until it is turned to approximately the
required size. Then it is uut in the
same turning wheel and a bole is bored
This is for tbe more common and
cheaper amber steins, the same kind
that aro put in brierwood pipes, which
sell for 50 and 75 cents. It does not
take more than a quarter or a half-hour
to finish one of these stems. A stem
for a more costly pipe will take a day.
Tbe shortest time in which a. good
meerschaum pipe can be made is three
dnys. That is for a plain pipe. If the
pine is to be carved that time has to be
added. Workmen have spent month
on carviug one pipe.
The dust and chips from the amber
and meerschaum are saved. Tlieambei
dust is melted and made into ambcrine.
The meerschaum dust is chopped up
ami worked into a paste, from which
the imit.itiou ineerscb.-iuin pipes are
made. It is a common idea that real
meerschaum can be told from imitation
meerschaum by tho fact that real meer
schaum floats on water, but imitation
meerschaum floats also. Imitation
meerschaum can be made to color better
tbau real eerschaum though it does
not last so long, and the color is likely
tn come in streaks. It is bard for.,
man who is not in the business to tell a
real from an imitation meerschaum.
The best quality of meerschaum fro.
qucutly has air-holes and cracks in it.
The Honeymoon at Sea.
A little conversation overheard ono
evening seems to indicate that a sea
voyage is not tbe happiest way ol
spending one's honeymoon: "Darling,
are yon better?" says first turtle dove.
"No, dearest, worse! What is the use
of having a doctor on board who can
not cure seasickness, darling?" A sig
nificant pause. "It is absurd,
says first turtle dove again. "But
how foolish of you uot to spend our
honeymoon on shore, dearest !" I am
sure we shall never enjoy it here."
Those people who mar be unfortunate
enough to have taken to artificial teeth
should use exceeding circumspection
wheu they go down to the sea in ships.
"What a splendid dentist seasickness
is. I had the whole of my teeth pulled
out at one vomit." said a patient to the
doctor one morning. Several dentists
havo stated that it is by no means an
uncommou occurrence of persons to
finish a voyage in a practically tooth-,
less coadition. Dr.Duttou is iucliued to
think that seasickness is in raimv eases
nnl I. i it .V ... urn thnn n I'lirlilnmia l.tleilin
tion following hard upou physiological
sins. "A young man," be says "is
about to go abroad. He, of course,
must see every one and everything lie
fore leaving. So for a few. weeks be
fore his departuro he lives a life ot '
thoughtlessness, eats and drinks far
more than is uecossny,' and lands on
board suffering from catarrh of the
stomach and congestion of tho liver,
anil just in tho proper condition to re
ceive a tcmulo recompense. , mo
consequeueo is that instead of having
an enjoyable and healthful passago her
uas a most miserauie ouu. aim it taxes
him the whole timo to get himself right
again. London Hospital. . "
A Precocious Financier. '
"I womlor if cver. auiong your ram
bles," a friend writes, "you have run
across a lad of 6 Years who exhibited
such a remarkable talent for financial '
affairs as our Paul. - When we loft
Boston for our sojourn in the country, .
last summer. Grandpa gave each of the '
lads 25 cents to ejienil while away.
During our journey in the Steam-cars,
Paul's whole conversation was of the
many purchases he proposed to make;
and no sooner had the lumbering stage
coach deposited tin at our destination, .
than he slipped away from me and ran ,
to the corner store, returning with 15
cents worth of sticky, country molasses '
candy and a dime. I conliscated the '.
randy, with a view to doling it out in ,
limited quantities from time to time, .
ana persuauuu mm to deposit ttie uimc
in my pocket, telliug him that it would ,
be like putting money in the bank,
that I would keep it for him, that any : '
time when he really wanted it he could
coiuo to me and draw it out.
"I had no occasion to use any money '
for four or uVe days, when, on going
to my pocketbook I was surprised to
liud that the supply of loose coin bad
noticeably diminished. At first I could .
not account for It, but after a little
thought I concluded to question the
small boy. - Calling him to me I said
'"Paul, did you take 'your 10 ceut
out of mamma s pocketbook?'
'"Ob, yos, mammal I have tookeu
it out four limes, and now I want it
agiilu!'" bunion 'i'ranseriiti. . . .