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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1892.
the oregon mist.;STi HELENS
Nkt KOEVEHY t'HIDAV IflOHNIIM.
THE MIST.PDBLISHINQ COMPANY,
J, R. BE SOLE, Manager.
OH ICIALf CQUNTY PAPp.
JJ aawerlpilaM Ualn.
(in copy on year In advance , II Ml
Olio eojiy alt month. i 7
Winnie ouiy ,. 6
I'riifeaiilonal card, one year
One eoliimii one year ,.... .
Half eolumn una year ,
Qimrtnr eolumn one year
Ou inch oii nifiiilh ....... ..
)n turn three mouth. ......
Uu. Intth.lx mouth.
Loeul notloa.. lncnitt. tier line fur Wr.t Inner
tlun; 10 conn ft line lur each iiueuu.iil (li
ven inn. ,
IKul ulvrllwmnlt, II.M per Inch fur drat
IDMirunii, nn 70 cent, per men lor um ii .none
COl, U Mil I A COU STY .IMUJCCTOK V.
Hiit. ul Huhuuli.u
A Meioior.. .......
I), J. 8wlter, Ht. Helen.
K, K. Uuirk.Mi. Helen.
wm. Meaner, hi. Helen.
'. Hole, HI. Helen.
, J. II, Well.. Hcaiiponne
0. r. Hue.li, llulnler
..A. H I. line, Manner
jl.ranl Hiiencer, Veriioula
III. W. Hume.. Mayiicr.
f -S-aS-S- ! !"5-E.
Masohic M. Helen. Ite, No. M Regular
foinmiiuloation. firm nuil thlnl Saturday In
each inunlh a!7:Mr. M. .1 Manuiilo hall. Vl.ll
Iiik ni.iubeni In ooU ataiiuiiis Invited to at-
MAwiHIfl.-lUlnler I-fMlire, No. Jl-Hpiteil
meeting. Nalurday on or hefure each full ioon
f ?:HU r. . At Mammle hull, iivur lllanchard'.
tore. VIhIIIuk uieinliera In good .lauding In-
'. Vltl'li tOMUMul, '
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Down river Omat) clo at K-W A. H.
Dp river (boat) ekwca num.
The mull fur Venii.nl. au1 IMtt.burr. l.avi
fit. Helen. Monday, WediteMlay and Krlday at
The mull fur Mar.hl.ml. dat.kanle and Mlat
leave, qiiluu Holiday, Wodnemi.y and. rrlday
M.ll.(rallway) north clnaa a' 10 A. a.; Jut
fortlaud at a r. M.
Traveler UulaeKlver Haalea.
tnkO. W. SKiVii- Unven Kt. Helen,
fur I'orlUnd at It A. M. Tuewlay, Thundav and
H.tuMav. l-ave. HI. Helen, fur (,'lat.kanle
Monday, Wedniwlay and rrlday at :0U a, h.
mtkamir lAt.rA-lave. 8t. Helen, tur Purt
land 7 4. H, rtturnlug al StM r. i
Htm a MRU Ju.mN K ai.loon lave St, Helen,
fur furtlaad d.Uy ept Hutnlay. at 7 A. , ar
rlvln.al rartlaml at 10 X0; reinrnlnv, leave
I'oril.nv at 1 r. .. arrlvlnn at Ht. Heleu. an.
B. H. It. CI.IKK,
rilYSlCIAN and SUIIQKON.
Ht. lleleim, Oregon.
R. K, II ALU ,
PHYSICIAN and SURGEON.
Clatekunle, Colli in bla county, Or.
yy . bice, .:'.. S-A -'
8T. IIKLRN8, - OttKOOff.
Deputy Dintrli t Attornty for Columbia Co.
11 AH. W. MAYOKR, . ,-.
aVOTARY PULBLIC and
.INSURANCE AG EXT,
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T. A. Mc'Datoa. ' ' A. 8 Dna.it.
Oregon City , Oregon .
Prompt atUntlon gWen lund-oince bnainesa.
SURVEYOR and " t
: CIVIL ENGINEER,
St. Helena, Oregon.
l.,tr aurvavne T.iiml Unrvpvlllff. town
lulling, and engineering work, prmnplly
W. T . i'iY.
J. W. Dbatkr.
IJl HNKY PBAPRR,
Oregon City, Oregon,
Twelve Veara' experience as Reglntcr of
the United Htatea Linirl Offloe here, reconi
nicnila ua in on. aiiecinlty of nil kimln of
HtiMiiieHH before tlie Land Olltiie or the
( our In and Involving the Ueuerul Land
JROOKENBROUaH at COW1N0,
Oregon City, Oreuon.
( t.ate upeclnl tRent of Oencral Innd otnee. )
HotueBleiid, Pro-eraptlon, and ftn-ber
Land application., and other Land Office
ImnlnesH a .peclalty. OJBce. second llnor,
Lund Ollh e Building.
A. H. BLAKESLY.
) Proprietor of
ST. HELKN3, OREGON.
The house hn been fully refurnished
throiiudiout and the bent of accnui- ;
modiitinna will be given.
fiTAOE rnh In oonnectlon with 'i
the hotel contiecilng witli the Norlh
em rauillc Hiiilroad at Milum. Mingo
for Taconia truliw 10 p. m. ror l'ortlaml
tridn at 3 p, m.
? A Specialty.
ISDWIlSr ROSS, DKUGGIST.
( UKAMSH IN
PURE DRUGS, OPTICAL GOODS,
MEDICINES, TOILET FANCY GOODS, .
t ARTICLES, CHEMICALS, STATIONERY,
" I CONFECTIONERY, NEW NOVELS, ETC.
And everything tisuully found in a FirstrCliiss Drug Storo.
Physicians' Prescriptions carefully compounded at any hour, day or night, by a
coiupotviit and EicrU'ncil DniKKixt, ' 1
ST. HELENS, OR.
Joseph Kellogg &
Joseph Kellogg and Northwest.
FOR COWLITZ RIVER
NORTHWEST leaves KELSO Monday, Wednesday,
and Fiidity at 5 am. Leuves PORTLAND Tuesday, Thurs
day, and Saturday at 6 a. m.
JOSEPH KELLOGG Leaves RAIN I lilt at 5 a. m.
daily, Sunday excepted, arriving at "Puitland at 10:30 a; m.
Returning leaves Portland at 1 p. m., arriving at 6 p A
Don't Buy Your Drugs
-ANYWHERE BUT AT A REGULAR
YOW WILL FIND THE
Freshest, Purest, and Best of Everything
, AT THE
Clatskanie Drug Store.
I DR J. E. HALL, Proprietor.
STEAMER G. W. SHAVER.
J, W. SHAVER, Master. ,
Leaves Portland at Alder St. dock Monday, Wednesday, Friday
for Clatskanie, touching at Sauvies Island, St. Helens,Columbia
City, Kalama, Neer City, Rainier, Cedar Landing, Mt. Coffin,
Bradbury, Stella, Oak Point, and all intermediate points, re
turning Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
find a pnceioaa noon
Nm Queen1. A ntl lialrlne II. per bottle, aent lo wfety malllnr boxen, poat.ae paid by u. (aecurelr
....... AhuH.ii..i anA n, ...mm Iit utter with full .ddrem written Dlalnly. Corre
V, .. 1. K,KlAln. h
Sontatna. W Invite yon to deal with n. and you will end everythlnn u JKPrIfd- Cut thl. out and
andKMlay. AddreiaQUKN OHKMfOAL CO., 174 Kaoe Streat, ?A'.T'lJJJ.ViAii li
real.ter lour letter at anv foet omoe lo ln.ure It. mfe delivery. W e will pay anpa for any ca.a I1
ffallura or alightaal Injury to any pnrcha.er. Kvery bottle guarauleea.
. . . . . m . mms aa imiIm MOuMiit AnU-Katrtna.
, akaaaaaaaai afelikntealart IvawtaaM with ardar.
Orders from the
Country filled by
Return Mail.' .
Co. s River Steamers,
HEW DISCOVERY ir accident
In eompoundlng a Mlutlon a nan wa. aecldeniiy .ullied on the nam!
and on wanbinr afterward II wu dlwuvereo tbat the hair wan com.
plelely removed. We at ooo. put till, wonderful preparation, on the
market and an areat ua. been the demand that we ar. now introducing
It throughout the world under the name of (tueen'a ikaU-Ualrine,
IT 13 PERFECTLY HARMLESS AND
80 SIMPLE ANY CHILD CAN USE IT.
J&T the hair over and apply the mixture for a few anluatea, and th.
hair dlnappeara a. It by maglo without the lla:htet pain or Injury when
applied or ever afterward. II (.unlike any other preparation ever used
fora like purpoM. Thousand, of LADIKS who have been annoyed
with hair on their FACK. MICK and AKMS atleat It. merlta.
O K N TI. K M E N ho do not appreriate a beard or hair on their neek.
in vueelt'a Anti-nairinewoicn ooea away
Mnrtwln. O fuLlim n,Wth IB Btter IDIDOMIbllltV.
n wm, ,,u m,.,., ,i "' Vr , J
Oood aalary or Ooaailalo to Agaaia. . I
The Supply Department at
SAPPHIRE AND RUBY BEDS.
Mexican Gov.rnment Banishes a
J Woman Claiming to Have
Helena, Mont., sapphire and ruby
beds comprtee 8,000 acres.
The Santa Fe runs a potato train daily
from Los Angeles to Chicago.
A veritable silver bonanza has been
struck at Meaa City near Phoenix.
Complaints about the Soldiers' Home
at Santa Monica are becoming frequent.
Extensive niter beds have been lo
cated in Death's Valley near Resting
The turquoise stone (onnd near Phoe
nix, A. T., has been pronounced of a
superior quality. r - 1
The Arizina Board of Territorial
Equalisers met recently, and will raiee
the taxes on all railroads in the Terri
tory. San Dieso is still striving for the erec
tion of plant to work the iron ore from
the Tempuatete mines in Lower Cali
fornia. The supply department at Mare Island
is being investigated. There are charges
of favoritism which excludes legitimate
The Kid gang of renegade Apaches are
committing depredations In Arizona
again. Murder and theft are their em
ployment. The wood camps in the mountains in
Nevada are opening up for the season's
work, which promises to end earlier than
uuil this year.
Prospectors from the New river coun
try ridicule the story that the Salton
Basin would become a lake this season,
limilar to that of last year.
W. O. Bailey, who with his family
vere supposed to have been lost on the
Colorado Desert, have been rescued.
The hardships of the party are described
It is stated that 3.000,000 pounds of
rool will pass through the hands of a
ocal merchant at Albuquerque, N. M.,
The Monarch mine in Silver City,
Tev , is being guarded by a shotgun bri
gade. The property, which is very val
table, is in litigation, and there are
A combination of lumber dealers in
Southern California has caused the stif
ening of prices. The mountain dealers
have had difficulty in competing with
the Oregon trade.
A Boston syndicate has purchased
1,600 acres near Deming, N. M. Ibe
land will be irrigated through force
pumps and wells and rendered valuable
for farming purposes.
The various Phuenix (A.T.) banks and
mortgage companies have levied attach
ments on the Phoenix electric-light
plant, aggregating $10,50 J. The failure
is said to be complete.
O. W. Dunn, the California naturalist,
has collected over 70,000 Insects belong
ing to the horn-winged family, 6.000 of
the cricket tribe and about 4,000 butter
flies and numberless rare plants and an
imals. The Yaqui and Mayo "ndian troubles
in Sooora, Mexico, are assuming large
proportions. The Mexican covernment
la massing soldiers in the Ysqui country.
Sixteen soldiers were recently killed in
an ambush fight. ,
Benjamin S. Bailey, the man who
swindled the United States out of a two
cent stamp at Porterville a few days ago,
pleaded guilty at Los Angeles in the
United States Court, and was sentenced
to pay a fine of $70.
Work of rebuilding the Walnut Grove
dam near Phuenix, A. T., has begun.
When finished this reservoir will cover
an immense tract of reclaimable land,
and will also give a strong impetus to
placer mining in tbat section.
The interest in the North Side railroad
Is increasing at Phoenix, A. T., and its
completion in the near future is an as
sured fact. By July 1 they will be lay
ing the track on eighty miles of the
grade, and by November the road will be
In boxing up the remains of United
States soldiers recently exhumed near
Presoott, A. T.. three Indian spear heads
made of hoop iron were found in one of
the skeletons. One of the spears had
entered the back, and the head was
(onnd fast in the breastbone on the in
The Mexican government, so it is re
ported from Nogales, a town on the Mex
ican and Ariiona border, baa banished
Santa de Cabora, a Mexican woman, who
claimed divine power, and who is charged
with inciting the Mavo Indiana to re
bellion and murder. The woman is on
the Arizona side at Nogales.
The heirs of George Hearst Phoebe
Hearst and William B. Hearst have
brought suit at Phoeutx, A. T., to quiet
tiwe w tue etui uv t. wuin.ns j
gaJea land grant. This land includes
thai occupied by settlers on the San Pt
dio river, inking in the town of Fair
lank wil the greater portion of the
Mormon settlement of St. Davids, as well
as other valuable valley land.
W. W. Taylor and Harry Bailey, two
notorious confidence men, have swindled
several parties at Loa Angeles, and Bai
ley siceeaded in marry ng a wealthy
widow, although he Has a wife in De
troit. The police ordered Tavlor from
town, rod before Bailey could dispose of
much oi' hie new wife's property he, too,
had to leave. They are said to be oily
men, pleasant talkers, with a fund of
information, which they freely make nse
of with tourists and susceptible people.
The Sacramento police made search
of premises occupied by highbinders,
and recovered, hidden in the bneeinent.
a looked box containing the records of
the organization and all the insignia of
the vicious society, tnciumng tne snort
ticks paused around to memliers when
ever the murder or robbery of a hated
Chinaman isjroposed, to notify them of
a meeting. The capture iaan important
n, and may lead to much desired in
Captain Louis Kempff to be Assigned to
the Command of the New Coast
Defense Ship Monterey.
The House has passed the bill giving
(6 ,000 for a pedestal and monument to
ieiieral W. T. Sherman.
Senator Blackburn has introduced a
bill appropriating $1,200,000 for the pro
curements under contract of fifty mor
tars and carriages for the defense of the
The Department of Agriculture issues
a statement showing the imports of
American corn into Germany for the
first three months of this yearcompared
with a corresponding time last year,
have increased from 1,110,000 bushels to
Mr. Caminettl has been unable to get
his mining debris bill before the House,
and the result is that if the House ad
journs on July 4, the date which is con
templated, there will be no chance for
the bill to pass. It requires unanimous
consent to bring it up, and that cannot
It is understood that Captain Louis
Kempff is assigned to the command of
the new ' coast-defense ship Monterey,
which is nearing completion at the Union
iron works in California. In order tbat
be may superintend her fitting out be
will receive preliminary orders to her
during tne present month.
The House went into committee of tl e
whole for consideration of the agricult
ural appropriation bill.; The bill was
ream by paragraphs lor amendments. .).
D. Taylor of Ohio took occasion to make
a vigorous speech, which was answered
in the same vigorous manner by Simp
son of Kansas. The committee rose,
and tbe bill passed.
Representative Hermann has suc
ceeded in passing a bill extending for
three years the time of settlers who are
purchasers of forfeited railroad lands,
and whose time to make payment ex
pires September 23 next. McMillan of
Tennessee antagonized the measure, but
when Hermann explained tbe history of
the bill he withdrew his objection. Her
mann read to the House resolutions
passed by the Republican and Demo
cratic County Conventions of Wareo
county. Or., where many people reside
on forfeited land along the railroad. He
also read petitions from the State Grange
and Alliances, asking for this legislation
and stating that by reason of the failure
of the crops many persons were unable
to pay for homes.
Senator Dolph has secured from the
Committee on PuM'o Buildings and
Grounds a favorable report upon his bill
to increase the limit of tbe cost of a
public building at Portland to $1,000,000 ;
also a favorable report of his amendment
to the sundry civil appropriation bill for
the same purpose. . The Senator says he
will secure the passage of h's bill through
the Senate at the fiist favorable oppor
tunity, but hardly hopes for a favorable
consideration in the House. He fears
also, if he succeeds in getting the amend
ment to the sundry civil bill, the House
will refuse to concur and it will be
dropped out in the conference, and he is
not certain that it will not be better to
defer tbe attempt until the next session
after the Presidential election.
Tbe Treasury Department has prepared
a statement protesting against the action
of the House in passing a legislative, ex
ecutive aim juuioia.1 apprupriHkiuu mu
with a clause requiring manifests giving
detailed information, including values
to be presented before cars containing
merchandise in transit through the coun
try will be allowed to go forward. The
statement says tbe presumable object of
the clause is to secure statistical infor
mation regarding exports, but declares
that the practical effect will be a dis
crimination against American railroads
in favor of foreign lines, as shippers will
not submit to the. annoyance proposed
in the regulation. It says a similar reg
ulation was put in force some years ago
by an order of the Treasury, but was re
voked on vigorous complaints by Amer
Shorthand in Boston Schools Embossed
Books for the Use of Blind Per
sons St. Louis Schools.
Shorthand is to be taught in the Bos
ton schools. .
There are 6,809 whole and 1,821 frac
tional school districts in Michigan.
The public schools of St. Louis give
employment to over 1,000 teachers.
New London, Conn., has been selected
as the site for the Catholic summer
Embossed books for the use of blind
persons have been prepared in more than
250 languages and dialects. ,
Mrs. Sidgwick has just been appointed
principal of Newnnam College, Univer
se ty of Cambridge, England.
There are 630 women students in the
University of Michigan, distributed
throughout all the departments.
In one of the public schools of New
York city there are 710 children, all but
ten of whom are of foroign birth and
In Paris the common public schools
are provided with medicine cases, aud
instructions are (.iven for the use of
The New York Legislature passed a
bill making the teaching of musio In the
public schools compulsory. Governor
Flower vetoed It.
Jacob Gould Schurman, Cornell's new
President, is yet a few years under 40,
but a notel scholar. Twenty-odd years
ago he was a clerk in a grocery store on
Prince Edward Island.
President Eliot of Harvard, not satis
fied with tbe mess he made by his Mor
mon speech, has again got himself in
hot water by his disparagement Of the
American puiilic school system.
; Cornell University has given Presi
dents to three universities Schaefer to
Iowa, Jordan to Stanford and Andrews
to Brown. Eight members of its fac
ulty have declined college presidenc-'es.
The Bcliool of architecture of the Unt
versity of Pennsylvania ia to have a
"traveling scholarship in architecture,"
with an annual income of $1,000, which
will enable the holder to study the beet
models in Europe, t.
It appears from the official weirds
that last voar articulation was taught to
no lee than 4,246 pupils in American
schools for the deaf. In a large number
of these cases the infirmity dated from
birth and was inherited.
Methodist "' Minister Arrested
for Jumping Board Bills.
MINNEAPOLIS FLOUR OUTPUT
Cotton Acreage in Tennessee Less
Than Last Year A Jilted
. . Woman's Revenge.
The New York Grant monument fund
Chicago has an elevated road, and is
elated over it. ..
In Minneapolis 7.877.947 barrels of
flour were made last year. -
The exports of (fold up to date this
year have been exceptionally light. -
The cotton acreage of Tennessee will
be 10 per cent, smaller than last year.
Chicago Board of Trade market quota
tions will soon be distributed free to the
A jilted woman in Chicago hired a
prizefighter to spoil her former lover's
The wall-paper trust has been incor
porated in New York with (14,000,0u0
A young Methodiet minister has been
arrested at Atlanta, Ga., for jumping
Gas is to be manufactured in' Long
Island and pipedennder the East river
into New York.
Colonel W. B. Remy, Judge Advocate
General of the navy, has been placed on
the retired list. r - -
Louisiana's 8up.me Court decides
that tbe "Jim Crow" law does not apply
to interstate passengers. .
The New York R v,r I of Education is
preparing to wii ...it all saloons in the
vicinity of schoolhoutes.
The Kansas crop report shows wheat
acreage equal to last year, with an ex
cess of corn, but backward.
For three vacant chaplaincies in the
United States army over 4,030 applica
tions have been placed on file.
For killing a negro Section Boss An
derson of Greenland, Fla., has been
threatened with a negro uprising.
United States troops have been sent
to the scene of the troubles between
stockmen and rustlers in Wyoming.
The city of Chicago, feeling that its
attractiveness is somewhat at stake, has
organized a society for the prevention of
smoke. "; - -
Mississippi planters in the river bot
tom are moving for a permanent reduc
tion of tax assessments on account of
The crops in Kansas are in grand
shape. Corn is growing well, and the
wheat is heading out. In Nebraska, ion,
the crops promise well.
An ' ordinance licensing gambling
houses in Omaha was signed by the
Mayor, and they are running wide open
in violation of a State law. - 1
There is talk of submitting the Lou
isiana Stsnatorahip to a vote of the white
people of the State, the Legislature be
ing unable to agree on a candidate.
The descendants of tbe immortal Davy
Crockett will celebrate the lObth anni
versary of that deceased hero and states
man at Kutherford, Tenn., August 17.
An unknown foreigner has created a
reign of terror in Cambridge, Mass., by
stabbing number of women, whom he
accosted on the streets after nightfall.
Owing to tbe long sea1 on of spring
rains, much of the bottom lands in West
Tennessee, heretofore planted in cotton,
will tbla season grow corn or some otber
A New York insurance company will
put up a building having twelve stories
and a high gable, with a street frontage
of 36 feet 6 inches. It resembles an
Dr. Nagle of the bureau of vital sta
tistics says that so cosmopolitan has New
York become in recent years that more
than 100 languages and dialects are
spoken in the city.
Governor John Young Brown of Ken
tucky has signed the bill compelling all
railroads in the State to provide separ
ate cars for negroes. The law will go
into effect in ninety days.
Bev. J. W. Wilson of Indianapolis ha.
entered upon a vigorous crusade against
church fairs, grab bags, raffles and all
other schemes to raise funds for church
purposes in illegitimate ways.
The labor organizations of New York
city have begun war upon tbe Chinese.
It is their purpose to arouse agninst the
Mongolian such a cyclone of public ha
tred as will drive him from the town.
A large and finely equipped hospital
has been dedicated in Atlanta, bearing
the name of the late H. W. Grady, ed
itor of the Constitution. This memorial
ia the result of a popular subscription.
The Interstate Elevated railway of
Kansas City ia to be changed from a
steam to an electric system at a coat of
$5JO,000. It is expected that the recon
struction will be completed so that the
line can be run by July 1.
One of the largest and hardest log jams
ever known in the Northwest has been
forming in the St. Croix river at Eagle
Island. It is over five miles loug, and
the logs are piled up in all shapes, and
it contains over 150,000,000 feet.
The Wigwam in Chicago, where the
Democratic National Convention will
meet, has a frontage of 600 feet on Mich
igan avenue, and is 350 feet in width. I
is the 4argest convention ball ever
erected, and Its full capacity is 20,000.
Prof. H C Adams, the statistician of
the Interstate Commerce Commission,
makes the statement that out of 153,23o
trainmen in this country -1,469 were
killed and 13,172 injured last year. Of
these accidents 37.94 per cent, of the
deaths and 45.67 per cent of the inju
ries were sustained by railway employes
while coupling cars or setting brakes.
At Barnwell, S. C, the other day un
der the grove of trees where eight ne
groes were brought from the county jail
in December two years ago, lynched anH
riddled with bullets Governor Tillman
made this utterance; '"There is only
one crime that should bring on lynch"'
ing. I at Governor would head a partv
to lynch any negro that would assault
a white woman." The remark has
caused a sensation. .
WORLD'S FAIR NOTES.
Helena, Mont, Will Send to the Exposi
tion a Meteor Discovered Near
That' City-Mr. Childs.
The Salvation Army intends to show
at tbe exposition in a complete manner
its whole scheme of moral and social re
form. A relief map showing San Francisco,
San Mateo, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz
counties, Cal., is being prepared at an
expense of $10,000 for exhibition at the
Aa evidence of the great and wide
spread interest abroad taken in the
World's F.,ir it is announced that more
than half of the mail now being received
by the Slate Department at Washington
is in relation to it.
William Saunders. Executive Exposi
tion Commissioner for Canada, says that
a large and excellent exhibit from the
Dominion is assured. It will be espe
cially notable in the lines of agriculture,
dairying, minerals and manulactures.
The principal commercial organiza
tions of New Orleans have uiited in a
petition to the Slate legislature of 1)0
isisna, which assembles this month, to
make a World's Fa'r appropriation of
$j0,000. A bill making such an appro
priation has been drafted.
Georee W. Childs. the Philadelphia
philanthropist, signalized his visit to the
World's Fair grounds by planting a lin
den tree on the "wooded island." Mr.
Childs has donated to the exposition a
number of rare and beautiful palm trees
from his conservatory. He is very en
thusiastic over the fair and its prospects.
The New York State building at the
exposition, as shown by the plan which
the Uommisaioners rare approver, win
be one of the most commodious and ar
tistic of all. It will measure 97x193 feet,
be two atones high and covered with
"staff," treated to represent marble.
The estimated cost is from $80,000 to
Prof. Charles D. Walcott of the United
States geological survey intends to have
at the World's Fair an exhibit which
will illustrate a sevitou i intrwui.ua
crust by specimens of the rock strata
placed in their proper relative positions
and by collections of the characteristic
fossils shown in connection with the for
mations in which they are found.
President Harrison has accepted the
invitation, conveyed to him by a com
mittee, to attend the dedication cere
monies of the exposition building next
October. It is believed certain that
every member of the President' Cabinet
and of the Supreme Court and nearly
every Senator, Congressman and Gov
ernor also will be present on that occa
sion. Helena, Mont., will send to the expo
sition a meteor discovered near that city.
It is composed of nickel and magnetic
iron, and ia in two pieces of ninety and
seventy pounds respectively. It is re
ported that when found these pieces
were in a hole in the ground large enough
to contain s house, from which fact it is
inferred that the meteor exploded when
it struck the earth.
Philadelphia's contribution to the
Pennsylvania exhibit at the fair will In
clude a number of articles of great his
tnrlit interest. Amons them are the desk
and chairs used in the Continental Con
gress and tbe celebrated portraits ol too
Declaration of Independence. In the
art exhibit, which promises to be large,
will appear the very va'uable painting.
"The festival of the Brides ol Venice,
by Giacomo Giacomelli, and a mosaic
nicture representing the discovery of the
remains of St. Marcus, the patron samt
of Venice. The latter contains more
than a million pieces, and required in
its making seven years of patient work.
The prospect is that the engineering
congress, which ia to be held in Chicago
in itvs under the auspices ot tne worm s
congress auxiliary, will be a gathering
of verv great scientific importance. Of .
the $15,000 estimated to be necessary for
its expenses $10,0 K) have been raised.
Many of the most prominent engineers
of the world have accepted memberships
on the advisory conncil, among whom
may be mentioned William H. Maw and
James Dredge of the London Engines
ing, Don Fernandez Ial, President ot
the Mexican Society of Engineers and
Architects, C. S. Gowzski ,0! Canada
Edward Everett Hale, Jr., Made Professor
6f English in the Iowa State Uni
Mrs. Mary Russell Day has been made
State Librarian of Kentucky, the Legis
lature appreciating her eminent fitness
for the place.
Miss Hannah Fairchild of Westport,
Conn., is in her 78th year. She has "eeu
a member of Christ Church for fifty
five years, and has not missed a service
during tbat period. ; . f '
Hon. Andrew D. White is credited
with having made a rare collection of'
posters, including incendiary placards
put up on the walls of Paris during the
Dr. Mary Walker appeared at the
Cleveland snap convention attired in a
frock coat, trousers and a silk hat. She
v Aited to bo chosen a delegate to Chi
uago, but was not chosen.
Rider Haggard has turned farmer, and
while delighted with his bucolic experi
ences, is puzzled to understand why milk
that baa had all the butter taken out of
it should be called buttermilk.
Edward Everett Hale, Jr.', who grail
uated from Harvard in 1883, ba been
made professor of English in the Iowa
State university. He has been an in
structor iu the same branch at Cornell,
Vice-President Morton's . daughters
have an active share in church work at
Rhinebeck. They conduct a sewing
school for poor children Saturday morn
ngs and a little Sunday-school twenty
four hours later in a room in Mr. Mor
United States Senator Irby was re
cently collared bva policeman in Co
lumbia, 8. 0.. and compelled to give np
a revolver which he was carrying around
with him. The only weapon allowed to
be cariied in that city must have a cork
in its muzzle. ;
Count Leo Tolstoi, the Russian poet
and novelist, whn.e serious illness is re
ported, can handle farm implement n
well as the pen, ami is wt'iat a skillful
shoemaker. During the latt winter and
spring he has worked incessantly among
bis famine-stricken countrymen.