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About The Oregon mist. (St. Helens, Columbia County, Or.) 188?-1913 | View Entire Issue (Sept. 18, 1891)
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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER, 18 1891.
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DllV GOODS, OllOCEUIEH,
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Country Produce Handlod.
JOHN A. BECK,
Watchmaker and 'Jeweler,
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unil Jewrlry of nil l)i M'ilillon,
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Hand fur making gluHH Iiuh been
found near Bpokano.
HnohoiniHli iiiorcliantH will organ
ize a clminbcr of oornmurco.
Tlio bigi.'Ht run of Hiiimon known
for yuan liiinappcarud in the Skagit
Port Angoltis linn voted to bond
ltnelf for iiO,00() for city improve
nienlf. TwoMirpoirien weroreoentlyeauglil
in ( jray'u linrbor. Ono of thcin
weighed 200 ioiiih1h.
Tlio EllotiHburg expurimenliit
nrtvoitin well (h down 700 feel, mid
in now boring through Hundstono.
Lewis eoiinty proiniHeg to Bend a
log fifteen feet in diameter to the
lucomii oxKHition, provided it can
'l"he lympiii Iiglit and Power
Company ban gained .coniplelo con
trol of tlio water power of the Den
Chutew, valued ot 3o(),000.
Tlio Iiidlingham bay KxpreNH
wniits Indian names given to the
dilTercnl loeatioiiB about the Sound,
rather than the old hackneyed
Kantem tit leu.
Pullman ban mild her nebool
bondH of if'ioKM) at a premium of
HO, and ns hooii a H)nniblo work
will bo commence on . the new
!y the fulling of a huge fir tree
the new renid(nico of Frank l$rig
ham at Toledo watt completely
dcmoVahcd. None of the family
were in the houne at the time.
There in tho largest run of hump
back Balmou at Port Townaend
that him been cn for twenty yearn.
They are Hold at five for ten cents.
They are only good when salted.
Twenty-four veterans ore now
imitated of the State Solders' Home.
Of the appropriation made by the
biBt legislature, .'10,000 hvo Inum
expended, leaving 14,400 on hand.
In order to settle the matter as to
who will pay the militia who acted
us guards in the mining strikes, a
suit is to be brought against the
stnto by tho commissioned oflicers.
New discoveries ore sonstantly
being made in tho Swauk mining
district, and tho claim is made that
it-will soon prove itself one of tho
richest placer mining districts in
The infant child of J. A. Taylor,
of St. John, fell out of its cradle
and bit its tonguo in two. Tho
babo whs placed under the influence
of chloroform and the tonguo sewed
Tho JefTerson county commission
ers have begun suit against the Port
Townsend & Southern Railway
Company for 10,000 for destroying
four miles of highway between Port
Townseml and Port Discovery.
Farmington this woek furnishes
tho rather peculiar cno of a thief
breaking into, instead of out of jail.
Tho jail doors were left open by an
officer, and a pair of blankets
were stolen from the bed by some
Farmington citizens are delighted
over the bright prospects they now
enjoy of soon having another flowing
well. Work on tho artesian well
ot that place is progressing favor
ably and every indication of speedy
success is given.
Near Walla Walla a farm of
ninety-fivo acres this year averaged
sixty bushels por acre of A No. 1
wheat. Tho grain was sown last
fall on throughly prepared giound
and tho owner is jubiliant over the
results of his year's work.
Tho trustees of the State Normal
university at Cheney havo rented
tho brick building known as the
Pomeroy hotel for the use of
tho school, and as soon as it
can be put in readiness tho school
will be opened there
It is reported that tho South
Hend Land Company and O. W.
Bell havo sold property near that
city, to tho amount of over 1,000,
000, to a Northern Pacific syndicate.
Tho deal involves tho establishment
of sumo largo manufacturing enter
prises. Tho people of Whidby island ore
fighting Chinese gardeners, and
farmers aro refusing to leaso them
lands. This year tho frugal Mon
gols will havo 750 acres which will
yield seven tons to tho noro, mak
ing a total of 5250 tons, which nt
10 per ton yields the snug profit of
Tho talk of mismanagement of
the soldiers' homo at Orting seems
to bo uufounded, says the Wash
ing Herald, and, started by political
enemies of tho presont management.
Tho soldiers ore not compelled to
vork;, as has bepn claimed, and old
soldiers' pensions do not go into
the homo fund.
An old lady named .Sohnopper,
living with her huHbnml at Che
halis orcok, where tho latter was
engaged in ferrying, last woek com
mitted suicide by drowning her
self in tho creek. She was afflicted
with a'eanoer. and this was undoubt
edly tho cause of her act. Her body
was taken to Hoquiam for burial.
Tho riamo of Springfield station,
on tho Southern Pacific road, has
been changed to Henderson.
An Odd Fellows' lodge with
twonty-fivo charter members has
been organized at Hood River.
Firo destroyed .300 bushels of
grain on the farm of J, H. McClung
two and a half miles north of
Many carloads of melons and
fruit aro being shipped to northern
markets from tlrant's Pass. Tho
yield is largo and quality good.
Tho public school toachers of
Grunt county have joined forces for
tho purpose of establishing a system
of grades for tho schools in that
Ren Morgan, city marshal of
Pendleton, while taking a drunken
man to jail, lost a large handful of
his whiskers, ' which the drunken
man pulled out by tho roots.
Linn county was named in lienor
of United States Senator Lewis F.
Linn, of Missouri, who introduced
tho memorial in congress in 1840 to
havo Oregon declared a territory.
Tho new ten-stamp mill has
arrived at the Sanliam mines, and
its operation is anxiously awaited
as it is predicted a boom in mining
properties will immediately follow.
Tho wheat crop in tho vicinity of
J lunar, Wasco county, is a disap
pointment. The grain is shrunken
and it is feared that very little in
that neighborhood will be found in
a different condition.
Huntington is fast becoming ono
of the most prominent stock-shipping
points of Kustcrn Oregon. Last
week 1100 head of sheen were
shipped to Chicago and 300 head of
beef cattle to Portland and the
Dr. E. A. Knight, a dentist of
John Day, urant county, was stop
ped the other night on tho road
between Fox Valley and Long Creek,
by a man who presented a Win
chester rillu at his head and relieved
him of his pocket-book which con
A subscription paper is being
circulated among the business men
of Portland to raise money to secure
tho meeting in that city next year
of the sovereign grand lodge of Odd
Fellows. It will take 15,000 to
secure this meeting of Odd Fellows
in Portland. .
Tho result of tho fire at The
Dalles has been that many persons
who lost everythig they owned are
in actual need and relief is much
desired by tho mayor of the city.
Portland and other cities will con
tribute liberally in both supplies
Tho slate mines near Merlin are
attracting an unusual share of pub
lic attention at present. They arc
pronounced by experts to be among
tho best in tho country, and will no
doubt be operated on a large scale
for roofing slato or high quality in
the not very far distant future
E. W. Hammond, tho Wimer,
Jackson county, botanist, estimates
that thoro are 400,000,000 feet of
lumber in tho trees of Oregon, tho
transportation of which would
require 200 carloads per day for
each working day in the year for a
tnousana years, ims allows tnroo
pounds to the square foot and 20,000
pounds to tho car.
Tho fourteen year-old son of Mr.
Dan Raines, who resides near Mill
City, iu Marion county, was acci
dentally caught in tho pulley of a
threshing machine, tearing tho left
arm entirely from tho body. Mr.
Hobson succeeded in getting the
artery, and stopped the blood, and
to this gentleman's knowledge and
prompt action the lad will owe his
Hillsborois enjoying a building
boom. Forty new residences, tho
Masonic temple and city hall, tho
pressed brick block, the Lindsey
block and Finney's and Lyon's new
business houses, all costing not
less than O.OOO, wator works and
electric lights at a cost of 18,000,
and a now courthouse wortli ?4U,tJOU,
makes a grand total of. inoro than
Tho Rosoburg Plaindealer says
ono of tho mines in tho Bohemia
district has been bonded to sonio
capitalists for 180,000. It learns
that two capitalists have been
inspecting tho Anna mine in that
district and it is reported they havo
offered O.OOO cash for tho mine.
Tho Bohemia district may yet get
into the hand.8 of some big company
that will bring forth tho precious
metal hidden there.
Tho Dallos, Portland and Astoria
Navigation Company have fixed
tho rate on whoat between The
Dalles and Portland nt 2.20 per
ton, which is about four cents less
por bushel than tho present rates of
tho Union Pacific Passenger rates
are fixed at $2 single trip, and 3
tho round trip, tickets good till used.
Tho reduction on all classes of
freight will averago from 30 to 40
per cent, less tha n the present rail
M. Orevoy, ex-president of France,
Portland is organizing a naval
All the switchmen in Lima, Ohio,
aro on a strike and all trains are
J. Sloat Fassolt has been nom
inated for governor of New York
by the republicans.
United States District Judge
Sawyer died suddenly at his home
in San Francisco a few days ago.
It is reported Jay Gould will retire
from active business life. He has
been in ill health for some months.
A bloody prize fight between con
victs occurred at the Idaho peniten
tiary. Tho warden acted as referee.
Tho present estimated expenses
of the world's fair at Chicago will
be 18,000,000. Chicago has sub
The boiler on a passenger train
exploded at Oyster Bay, L. I., and
the engineer, fireman and a brake
man were instantly killed.
San Salvador has been visited by
a terrible earthquake. Many per
sons were killed and over 1,000,000
worth of property destroyed.
At Niagaria Falls a few days ago
workmen unearthed the skeletons
of fifteen soldiers of the war of 1812.
Several valuable relics were also
The decree of Germany opening
tho markets of that country to
American pork has been signed and
tho Uerman embargo on American
hog is off.
The Siuslaw country is settling
rapidly.. Tho hill locations of Lane
county are numerous and profitable
for fruit, vegetables and every pro
duct of the soil.
At Lima, O., Tom Johnson knock
ed James Lewis into a threshing
machine, and he was ground to a
pulp. A brother of Lewis then
killed Johnson with a pitchfork.
A meteor of unusual brilliancy
passed over Tucpon, Arizona. It
appeared to be the size of a barrel,
with a long tail of bluish-green fire.
It increased the temperature ten
Labor day was generally obseved
throughout the country by tho labor
ing class. Parades, picnics and
public gatherings made up the
demonstrations by those who made
it a holiday.
The great council of tho Improved
Order of Red Men held its fifty
fifth annnal session at Cleveland,
O. The total membership in the
United States is 108,444, a gain of
10,000 during the past year.
Timothy Hopkins, of San Fran
cisc, will contest the will of the late
Mrs. Hopkins-Searles, his mother
by adoption, and lagal advisers
havo commenced preparations for
the contest. The will left the
many millions of property to Mr.
Searlos, and gave nothing to young
H. II. Emmons, of Portland,
allowed himsolf to bo forcibly
ejected from a N. P. car between
Puyallup and Tacoma for the pur
pose of having grounds for a dam
ago suit against the company. Mr.
it. is a lawyer and will fight the
company for damages with his own
professional club. ' .
The road from Tillamook river
to tho lighthouse will be built by
tho government next summer.
There is about 13,000 of money
remaining of tho appropriation to
build the lighthouse, and it is
thought that it will be an easy mat
ter to divert it to the road fund,
under the circumstances.
Tho committee having.in charge
the selection of proper building
stone for the new Portland Chamber
of Commerce building, after having
examined a number of stone quar
ries, have adopted tho lonio stone.
Werk on tho new building will soon
bo commenced in earnest and it
construction rapidly pushed for
ward. There is likely to be litigation at
Ashland over the water in Ashland
creek. Tho fruit growers uso so
much of it as to subject tho mills in
town to serious inconvenience. The
peach growers areue that the peach
crops bring in from 50,000 to
75,000 a year to that place, an
amount far exceeding that realized
from any other one source, and they
will encourage peach crowing to the
utmost, evon if it takes every drop
of water in Ashland creek to give it
tho necessary fostering care.
General Lafayette Cartco died at
Boise City, Idaho, September 1st,
aged soventy years. Gen. Cartee
formely resided at Oregon taty and
Salem, and was a prominent man
in Oregon politics in the early tit
ties, being at ono timo speaker of
tho Oregon houso of represenatives
and for four years chief clerk in the
oflicov of Surveyor-General J. S.
Ziebor. He w:vs for some time in
the employ of tho old O, S. N. Co.,
and engineered the first steam rail
road built around the cascades and
FARM AND GARDEN.
HOOM KOK POUI.TIIY.
Our poultry houses are built fif
teen feet wide, to give hens twelve
feet square and a walk three feet
wide extending through from one
end to the other. It has been
amusing to hear the expressed
opinions of our different visitors as
to the number that can bo kept in
a pen. One will ask "How many
hens do you put in there?" mean
ing in one of tho twelve bv twelve
pens. We reply "fifteen."' " Why,
there's room enough for fifty" will
be tho usual retort. ' Not if you
want them to lay well," we answer.
We really believe twelve would be
better, pay better proportionately
than fifteen." Then come the
arguments, ' why, so and so keeps
fifty in his houso and they are not
a mito bigger'n these."
To one farmer visitor who was
arguing this wo said, "How far
apart do you plant your potatoes?"
He replied "About three feet the
rows, with hills about two feet and
one-half apart in the rows." " Why
don't you put your rows ono and
one-half feet apart and hills only a
foot? you'd get twice as many hills
of potatoes in an acre?" we said.
"Yes," he snorted, "and woden't
get my seed back!" "Why not?"
"Because they would be all so
crowded together that they would
all run to tops and there would be
hardly any potatoes and what were
there would be no bigger than bul
lets." "Precisly so with fowls,"
we replied. " If I put three or four
times too many in a pen they will
be a prey to all the vices that fowl
flesh is heir to and I won't get eggs
enough to give me the feed back.
You plant your potato field in rows
three feet apart and hills two and
one-half feet apart in the rows
because experience and observation
have taught you that will give you
tho maximum of eatable tubers
with tho minimum of labor, seed
and manure expended. I give my
fowls ten square feet of house room
each because I believe I can in
that way get the maximum of egg
yield for the minimum of feed and
labor expended and experience and
observation havo strengthened the
conviction that my figures aro not
far from right.
Economy of labor is another
consideration, and we believe fully
that it is easier to care for the
cleanliness and welfare of fifty
fowls divided in four families and
housed in pens which gives ten
square feet of room to each, than
to care for the same number in one
flock in a house or pen which gives
but five square feet to each.. We
provide outside yards which give
each fowl 100 square feet, making
the yard 125x12 for each pen of
fifteen. In yards of that size the
grass is growing green and abun
dant all the growing season, and it
saves greatly in labor to have fresh
grass always accessible. The green
food problem is dismissed from our
thought them. In fact, wo look
upon liberal room in houses and
yards as a most important aid to
profitable poultry keeping, and we
keep poultry for profit! A. F.
Hunter in New England Fai mer.
Sow plenty of rye for pasture.
Have the soil in a good condition
for fall seeding.
Better be a little ahead of the
work now, than to get behind. .
Do not attempt to winter more
stock than you can shelter.
If. well fed, early hatched turkeys
can be ready for market early.
It costs less to fatten stock during
tho next two months than later.
Store awav plenty of bedding and
make all of tho manure possible.
It is no item to feed turkeys for
size. Medium weights sou tho
If grain is stored for higher prices,
have the granaries water and vermin
It i8 usually not best to wean the i
colts and calves while the weather
Whon prices are good, it is gen
erally best to sell the onrly potatoes
Better sell a part of the stock
now, than to he obliged to sell all
half fat a little later.
Gauge the quanity of seed wheat
by the time of sowing and the con
dition of tho soil.
Do not sell off all of the best
animals on the farm and then
expect your stock to improvo by
Ono item in cutting shoaf oats
before feeding is tho saving of waste.
Adding a little bran improves the
value as a ration.
Thero is no advantage in sowing
grass seed unless thero is sufficient
moisture in the soil to induce a
good germination of the Boed.
Prices of nearly all kinds have
advanced some, but the best crude
of beef cattle havo advanced the
most, while there is no advance in
A WINTER HOME ON A MOUNTAIN.
Tha Family That Lire on Ilia Top ol
Overlook During tha Cold MonthM
"I have plenty to read up here, and
I can't soy that I get lonesome at all,
though I have no neighbors, " (aid
Mrs. Charles Brink the other day in
her cottage on the summit of Overlook
mountain in the Catskills. Sinco the
winter signal service station was aban
doned a year ago on the top of Mount
Washington Mr. Brink nod his little
family live at a higher altitude during
tho cold months than any one near tho
Atlantie sonboard. Mr. Brink is in
chargo of the property of the company
which owns tho highest mountain
houso in tho CaUkills, and during the
severest winter weather, when gales
aro particularly lively round the sum
mit of tho line old bill, he and his fam
ily are there alone in their snug little
cottage, 3,200 feet above the level of
the sea. '
About live vcars ago Mr. Brink's
ihysician told him that if be continued
iving at West Hurley he woutd die of
consumption lie was told he must
make" a change of climate, and so
Brink made the change. Instead,
however, of going several hundred
miles away, he changed climates in a
perpendicular direction, and by mak
ing his homo over 3,000 feet above the
sea he found tho dryness of atmos
phere that was essential to his recov
ery. Now a more vigorous and hardy
man could scarcely be found in the
state. Mouutain air has done won
ders for Mr. Brink, ami he is just
about to upend his fifth winter on the
I summit ol Mount uvcrlooK.
Mountaineers get so used to running
j up and down hill, that Mr. Brink's
hired man thinks nothing of traveling
nearly three miles every day far down
the mountain side for the little milk
the family consumes; and, though no
one else lives on top of the mountain,
the Brink family is not deprived of
social pleasures dunng the winter, for
now and then sleigh loads of people
climb the steep ascent from Woodstock
and have a jolly party and lots of
dancing on top of the mountain. The
snow-clad cauntry below is plainly in
view on every clear morning from
near Albany to the Highlands on the
Hudson. Parts of several states are
seen, and the view is as tine in the
clear air of winter, when everything is
snow-clad, as dtiriug the season of
verdure. Mr. Brink generally makes
one or two trips a week down the
.mountain to the post-office and stores
at Woodstock. During the great bliz
zard, however, he was cut off from in
tercourse with the rest ef the world
for about two weeks by the impassable
nature of the roads.
His wife is very fond of reading, and
though her little daughter is away
from her at school she rinds plenty to
occupy her attention with an ample
supply of reading matter and her
household duties. Oue of Mr. Brink's
occupations during the winter is till
ing the ice-house for summer use at
the hotel. He cuts the ice from a res
ervoir of water that is kept on the
mouutaiu top, and last wiuter, when
the whole eastern country feared that
it would not be able to harvest any ice
at all, he succeeded in getting his
usual supply without much trouble,
which shows that the top of Overlook
mountain, besides being a solitary
place of winter residence, is also not
a little colder than the surrounding
Gowns fur Girls in Business
A busy girl, one who is out in the
work-a-d.iy world, writing and writing
to keep the accounts ot a great firm
straight, wrote and asked me what I
should advise for a business dress.
First of all, I should say let it be quiet,
let it be well-fitting, and let it be of the
kind that will attract attention only by
its absolute neatness. I know the
temptation is very great to put the
money in a pretty plaid frock trimmpd
with velvet, perhaps iu a silk, and to
wear it for a little while for very best,
and then to take it for the office. This
is the last thing in the world you ought
We can learn some lessons from men,
and did you ever hear of a man taking
a shabby dress suit for office wear?
Put your money in a frock suitable for
business, and keep it exclusively for
that. Leave the frills and frivols for
the other hours, and make your own
gown partake of the exquisite sim
plicity of that worn by a Quakeress,
anil it will never offeud even when it
grows a little shabby. Probably the
most useful business gown is a dark
blue serge. It does not show the
stains or dust as quickly as black cash
mere, and the material itself, being
rather rough, doesn't grow glossy.
Fashion the skirt after the manner of
to-day, plain at the f.ont and sides and
with 'a double box-pleating at tho back.
Then wear with this a fitted blouse of
the same material, belted in and not
having the loose look usually given to
a blouse. I recommend the blouse
because while it is whaleboned, it is
not to the extent of tho basque, and,
Bitting for hours in a basque having
bones extending to the edge of its skirt
meaus getting it shapeless in a very
short time. Have a black ribbon stock
at the neck, and then neither collar,
or, indeed, a white finish of any kind,
is necessary. In buying your material
get enough for a new pair of sleeves,
for your sleeves will certainly be
shabby and worn out before your
gowobegius to go. Now, just remem
ber this, a well-dressed girl, which
moans a girl suitably dressed for your
position, is certain to havo more re
spect shown her than one who is un
tidy and overdressed. There always
conies a time when the bright colors,
the gay ribbons and the pretty lace
cau be" worn, but it is certainlv not in
the counting-room, iu the offices, or
wherever your work may be. Ruth
Ashmore in Ladies' Home Journal.
Monte Carlo. '
The profits of the tables at Mont
Carlo last year wore greater than iu
any previous year; in fact, they were so
satisfactory that the compauy decided
to enlarge the Casino, and tho work
has been proceeding rapidly all through
tlio summer.- So far there have been,
very few visitors 10 Monte Carlo this
season, nml only five tables in the
center loom ure buiuj; played at. . ;
A VERY NUMEROUS MAN.
Ba raiaad Throat a Parry Gala Oftaa
Enoo(h to Bawlldar tha Tlnk.t Man.
"It is a singular thing,"' remarked
one man to another as they made their
way toward the ferry walting-rooui,
"how long it takes the average man tj
get accustomed to faces that he is see
ing every day. That fellow at the
gate makes ma show my commutation
ticket every time I come thro'.';'!
though he scos me every day. I never
have trouble with the train conductor,
but that is because be is a man of un
usual intelligence. I have met many
conductors who would make you show
yoor ticket at every station, and would
never get to know you, even if you
rodo with them twice a day. That's
the kind of a man that fellow at tho
gate is. It's awfully provoking, when
you're running for a boat, to have to
stop, nnbutton your overcoat, and get
your ticket out of your inside coat
pocket I'm a pious man, but it makes
me swear sometimes."
As the two walked about, waiting
for the boat, an idea struck the man
who had been talking.
"It would be interesting." said he,
"to see how many times a fellow could
walk through that gate without being
recognized. Suppose we try it?"
"AH right," said bis friend.
"Yon go along, and I'll stand hero
The commuter went out through tho
wagon gateway into the street. He
returned through the passage gate.and
bad to show his ticket He tried
again, with the same result He tned
several times more, and still the ob
durate gentleman failed to recognize
him. There were few people going
through at that time, and it was sin
gular that his continued reappearance
was not noticed. Persistence, did,
however, have an effect at last On
the sixth trip through the gateway the
gatekeeper stared at him in a rather
bewildered manner. On the seventh
trip the gatekeeper swore gently to
himself, and demanded to see the name
on tha commuter's ticket The com
muter permitted him to read it, and
on reaching the waiting-room said to
his friend, "He has found out my
name. Lend me your ticket."
On the eighth trip through the gate
way be showed his friend's ticket The
gatekeeper swore loudly as he ap
proached. I've got yon," said ho, "you can't
make game of me. Let me see the
name on that ticket"
The commuter assumed an air of in
dignation, but complied.
"Well, I'm beat," exclaimed the
fatcman, as he read the ticket And
e scratched his head in perplexity.
"What do you mean by addressing
such harsh remarks to me?" asked the
"Well, I'll tell you, stranger," said
the gateman in apologetic tone, "you're
the most numerous man I ever ran
across. Chaps looking just like you
have beeu passing through this gate
way in a regular stream for the last
fifteen minutes, an' I began to think it
was some fellow making game of mo.
But I guess it must be something the
matter with my eyes, for I see by your
ticket that 'you're not tbo feller I was
layin' for." JV. Y. Tribune.
A Matter of Porcine Identity.
Two or threo lawyers were talking
of old lawsuits the other day, w hen
one of the oldest members of the In
dianapolis bar remarked: "I remem
ber the Perry township pig case that
took up a good part of .one term ol
court having come tip through a Jus
tice's office. The case was tried, 1 be
lieve, by Gov. Wallace, father of out
Postmaster, and there were at least
two firms of lawyers on each side.
Sims Colley and Thomas Walpole were
in the case, and, so far as Mr. Colley
was concerned, he was then in the full
power of his renown. The case gave
him full opportunity for the display of
his picturesque genius, and the drolle
ries be infused into it long furnished
matter of laughter for the bar. Mr.
Colley, however, no matter Ho w absurd
ly droll he might become, never lost
sight of the best interests of bis client,
and certainly never lot sight of bis
own in the shape of as tat a fee as it
was possible to obtain.
"The question was about the ident
ity of a sboat" continued the lawyer.
"The witnesses on one side swore it
was a pig in a barnyard, and had never
been out until it had been put into a '
pen, from which it was taken to be
slaughtered. The witnesses on the
other side swore that they had known
it from the time it was a suckling. But
the great point was the proof of an
ear-mark. One claimant sustained by
one set of witnesses, said tie marked
an ear of tho shoat with his pocket
knife, and the cut w'as explained at
great length to the jury. The other
claimant said the mark on the ear of
his shoat was torn by the teeth of a
dog. It was at this stage of the testi
mony that a sensational feature was
introduced. One witness, having
brought his testimony to an exciting
point added a climax by pulling from
his pocket a pickled pig s ear, which he
declared to be the ear of the shoat in
question. This created a great uproar
in the court room, as the effect of this
pictorial testimony upon the jury could
not be measured. Ibis witness with
the ear was, however, measurably dis
crcdited.and the case went on. Medical
experts were called in to testify as to
wbat the difference In appearance
would be between a shoat's ear cut
with a knife and one torn by the teeth
of a dog. The experts did not agree,
and the jury disagreed, and another
trial was held, the second jury disagree
ing as tho first had done. Charges of
perjury were made On each side, and
a number of assault and battery cases
grew out of it. The costs ol litigatloa
were between H00 and 1500 on each
, "What was the shoat worth?"
"About $1.50; but the litigants werw,.
fighting for principle." ifWtiinapw.Jt
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A Terrible Loaa.
"They say Mrs. Smith took on torri- - -bly
at Smith's death."
"Yes; Kor thing! sha could scarcely,
be recorfoilod to his loss."
"Did una got much insurance?"
"No; it was n total loss. All hi
policial had lupsed." Judga.