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MEDFORD, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 7, 1802.
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B. B. FIOXSL, X. V.
Physician and Surgeon.
' Medford, Oregon,
fiw: Booms S4S.L0.0.E. Bunding
ATTORNEY-AT - LAW.
J. B. WAIT, V. D.
Physician and Surgeon.
Gflee: In Chllders' Block.
S. P. OXABT, K. D.
Physician and Snrgeon.
Offloe on C street.
KOBT. A. UTT.T.KK
Attorney and Counsellor-at-Lav;
Wul practice In all Courts or the State.
J. H, WHTT1U5.
Abstracter and Attorney-at-Law
X MEDPrtRO. ORJWOX.
Office In Bank building. Have the most com
plete an.1 reliable abstracts of tllle in Jackami
W. S. JONES. M. D.
sician ana oureeon.
, Meuford, Oregon.
Office Hamlin Block, un-stalra.
DR. O. F.
It ESI DENT
Jfaken a Specialty of Srst-rlass work at rea-snn-
x- able rates.
Office tn Opera Honse, Mo.lf.inl, Oregon.
&. P&YCS - IL 1.
"s - -
Office ChlMers Block; Residence, Galloway
Aturney and Oouiclor at Law
Office In Opera Block
WJC. K COLVIG,
ATTORNEY-AT - LAW.
Attorney and Counsellor
areata Pass, Oregon.
Tin leadln; dru store of Xedrnrd Is
vGEO. H HASKINS,
tBuceeeeor tn Baklna k I-awton.)
He has anything in the line of
"' Paints and Oils,
. Toilet Articles,
And eiurrudag that la carried la a
Orat-elaas - .
Drug - Store.
Prescriptions Carefully Com
pounded. Kaixt XceUbrd, Oregom.
EAST AND SOUTH
THIS MOUNT SBAXTA ROUTE.
EXPRESS TRAINS LEaVB pobtxahd daily:
1M P. M. I Lt
1J2 r. u. I L
a M a. . I at
San Francisco Lt
Above trajas atop only at the following stations
north of Boaebnrg: East Portland, Oregon City.
Woodbam. baleni, Albany. Tangent. Shedds,
alaay, Harrlsinirg, Junction Cliy, Irrlngand
Koaeburg Mall Umily.
O 86 A. M. 1 L
:0 P. M. I At
4O0 p. M.
60 A. M.
Albauiy Local UaJly (Kxeept Sunday.)
U P. M.
l-T5 A. M
PTJIXKAH BUFFET SLEEPERS.
Tourist Sleeping Cars
For aceom modat Ion of Sccond-ClaHS Paaaengera,
suae ed to Express trains.
vrnst 8IOE DIVISION.
BETWEEN PORTLAND AXD CORVALLIS.
Mail Train Dally (Except Sunday.)
1 30 A.K.
13:16 r. M.
I Lt -Ar
12 J P. M.
At Albany and Corral lis oounect with trains of
Oiegon Panlnc Railroad.
(Xxpnas Train Ifttlljr Except Sondajr.)
Ax I 8 tSfl A. K.
Lt 1 1:5 A. H.
4Ea"Throagfc Uckeu to all polntc East and South
Fur tickets and full lnforuiation regarding
Biss, maps, etc., call on Oo's agent at Med Cord.
M, aiOKULJCK, K. Jf. KOUKK8.
Manager. AaatQ. F. k P. Agt
When My Ship Comes In."
"Wlien my slilp enraea
runs the young-
mail a snnir.
" W liat linivo I lilnirs sliall T do
With the st -nittl or iny wenlth and the Joy
Of friends st. ut-liearted and Irucl"
llo watches and waits 'nenth storm and 8U n
By the si ore of hia life brand sea.
And the days or hln youth are quickly ruu.
Yet never a sail spies he.
"My ship has none downl" In soberer strain
Sinirs the man, and to duty turns.
He foivets the ship In his toil anil pain.
And uo longer his young hope, burns.
Yet Again by the shore he stands irrown old
With the course of his years well spent.
And tr2in)rout on the deep behold.
A dim ship landward beutl
No banner she flies, no sonjts are borne
Froui her th cks as she neara tlie land;
Silent wit sail all souihre and torn
Sl.e is safe at last by tlie strand.
And lol To the nianld ape she has brought
not me ir asures lie iiionrni to nin.
But lionor. couteut aud love life-wroiiiiht.
And he cries, "lias my shin conie hit"
M. A. de Wolfe Huwe, Juiu in Harper's
HOW THE LITTLE CHILDREN OF THE
NORTH AMUSE THEMSELVES.
Dolls or Bnn , Wooden Walraaas with
Flare Mustache, and Ohoatly Birds
with Unb.od.ng Ulgalty.
Did yon ever see a group of children
gel together oil the sidewalk and play
the l.-is'in:Uinr game of 'Esquimau"?.
it is not uniiKe the Mulliti Mail." but
then it requires diffcreul words, aud so
it certaiuly is another game entirely.
All the youngsters gather iu a ring aud
slowly jig around 'and around, while
half of them shrill in a queer siug
soug: Oil, do yon know the K quimauf
Tlte K qulruau,
I hc K quiuiuu? -
The query is solemnly answered with
great alacrity hy the other half of the
circle, who shriek:
Oh, yes, we know tlie Esquimau,
He lives in tbe land of ice and snow, .
Of Ice and snow.
Of Ice aud snow.
Then the whole band bop solemnly
in simulation of the supposed antics of
The fauniest part of it all, accord
ing to a gentleman who has recently
returned, to this city from the arctic
regions, is that the little Esquimau
youngsters have an almost identical
game singing; an odd little tune of
their own and going through queer
antics, unhesitatingly believed to be
exact representations of the children
of tbe far-away South.
Yon would think that so much of the
little Esquimau's time would be spent
trying to keep warm that be wouldn't
have a great deal left for play. But
those little fur-clad tots in the ice and
snow are having more fun than a cir
cus and summer vacations rolled into
They tag around after their male rel
atives just as the small boys do here,
and they fidget their snub-nofcd mam
mas almost to death by stealing off
among the icebergs in a little bit of a
tippy cranky craft made of skius and
things. They listen round-eyed to
tales of harpoons and of deadly bonis
wiln polar bears. lhey tell their
small sisters brave tales of their own
dauntless courage, and when a bigger
boT shouts -PoMr bear!" thev ran
shrieking to llieir relatives, josv as if
they lived on California sAreet or some-
wncre in 1110 luigyro.
"The E-oinimaii small boy is amazing
ly like other small boys. H-'s round
faced ami brown-cheeked aud chubby
ueyonn ueuei. lie wears queer gar
ments of skins and of leathers. He
doesn't know what a hat is. He never
ate a kiuiicI of candy or a dish of ice
cream in hi life, and lie never heard
ol a Imiu-iiall game, but he's lots like
oilier luns fur nil that.
As fur the jfirl. she's precisely like
'"r Il I; siler down here, who hasn't
tbe faintest notion bow good wbalc'4
blubber is. She knows just the same
kind of games. When one brown tot
"goes visilio' another brown tot she
lags ber favorite doll with her, and
then she sits right down in the dark
little hot and begins to "play house."
That doll of hers is a strange-look
ing being. It has a flat face made of
wood or bone and it has Ihestiffest
kind of arms and legs, not a joint in
them, and its eves are just painted on
the face, and it's a lucky dull that has
a bair ou its head; but liltln Miss Es
quimau loves that dull just as much
as if it were flaxen - haired ami
had red cheeks and shining blue eyes.
Dolly couldn't speak "mamma" if von
squeezed it to pieces, ami it would
never think of fueh a Hung as letting
vou tnrn its head, but Hiss Esquimau
doesn't mind that a bit. Site just
dresses and undresses her nnd nhips
her and cries over her dreadful mis
deeds quite as if her name was Maude
Athel Van Bnren instead of being an
unpronounceable thing in consonants
and a grunt.
She has a good many gowns, too, has
little Miss Iceberg. O. yes. Why.
there's her minkskin walking gown.
nd ber oiler sledging get-up. and her
sealskiu cloak, and. finest of all. her
feather dress. Preity things they are.
these gay skin garments. They are
wonderfully made, delicately sewed.
and sometimes lhey are wondrouslv
embroidered with quills from the fret
those benighted little beetle brows
have never heard of Noah's ark. Uit
lhey have a substitute for its weird
animals among their toys. Wooden
walruses, with lierce mustaches, and
ghostly birds, whose unbending dig
nity suggests the splendid reserve of
those familiar patriarchs. Shem. Ham,
and Japhet, so distinctly that yon
look around for the little green trees
and soolted dogs that always stand
guard over the ark.
They don't have trains of cars to
play with, those blue-nosed shiverers;
lhey wouldn't know what to do with
them if they bail, but they have a jol
ly substitute. ' There's a tiny sledge
of bone, drawn by four sleuth-like
dogs, aud there are bold forerunners
going on before and daring hunters
walking nonchalantly behind. There's
a toy for yon. There's something
even'botter than that, though. There's
a regular Santa Clans of aTloll, sitting
in a sledge and driving four beautiful
ly snarling dogs. .
When the bong winter dark comes
on the boys sit in the low huts and
make tiny boats of fish skin cunningly
stretched over a skeleton of lirm wood.
While they are tinkering away at these
pretty boats the small sister sits beside
them on tbe bearskin and make soft
little fur hoots for her dolL
. The niotber is close by making nets
or trimming a robe with a delicate
border of porcupine quills. She can
tell the loveliest fairy tales, can that
little bit of a (at, roly-poly mother-
fairy tales all about " queer little
seals who can turn up their fur hoods
and turn into the splendidest bow
legged men. There are strange legends
abofit the crow aud his wife, ami talcs
of the domestic life of the b g white
bears. When the boy grows weary of
the legends he runs out and has a
tumble in the snow. There's always
plenty 01 snow such sleigii rides, such
8uow lights only think of tho fuu
those little blue-chins have.
They have the funniest kind of foot
oalls. lhey look iikm huge potatoes
mat nave ueen put iiitwn cellar and
sprouted, they're all covered with
long tufts of fur that Hies about in a
most coufusing way when tho ball goes
round. They make snow shoes for
themselves, too, mid for their dolls,
and they go o::l "shoeing."
in ot Mich a dan nlea. Hits living at
the North I ole, is ii? That is when
you're a youngster. When you're
growu up yon want Initios papers
and concerts and t healers and soup
ami itiunt-rs wmi inoicli me course.
and it's ditTcivtil.
But then it's always different when
you're grown up.
DRIVING A THOUSAND MILES.
An Kogllshman Covers th. mtanca with
It is needless for tne to compare the
average swiftness or slrcugth of a
horse as agaiust that of a uiau, as it is
a well-established fact that forstrengtli
and speed combined the horse has no
rival. But it is quite another thing
when we consider the latent slaying
power or physical endurance of a
horse over that of a man. This was
supposed to have beeu proved conclu
sively in favor of mau by the remark
able walking achievement performed a
few years ago by Weston, who, as
your renders may remember, walked
3,000 miles in sixty consecutive days
oamug ounuavs covering, nartlv up
on a prepared track, fifty miles in each
day. It was said at the timo that it
would require iwo well-bred horses to
sncces.-fully compete with Westou.
lu past autl present times for speed
we have remarkable examples upon
record, aud among these 1 tnav men
tion that of Thoruhill, an iuukeeper
from Stilton. Huntingdonshire, who
rode, with a relav of horses. 213 miles
in 12 hours and 17 minutes, lu 1750
the Earl of Marc't drove a team of
four horses nineteen miles in one hour.
There was in this case a siieciallv pre
pared carriage and harness, and these
were so lighi that it is said one man
could carry them. A fe months ago
Lrfird Liousuali! gave us a spleudid ex
hibition iu all kinds of driviug. both
as regards siieed. stylo, and good or
der, having his horse uuder perfect
Having a u Uh to test as far as prac
ticable the endurance of a well-bred
horse, on Monday. July 6. we started
upou a 1,000-m'ile drive dog-cart,
passengers ami luggage being regis
tered over eight hundred weight....- Be
forehand. I consulted an authority as
to the possibility of our covering MO
miles at an average of fifty miles a
day. or 1.000 mile., averarug about
forty-four miles a da v. - L was told
that tbe shadow of disappointment
was awaiting me. ar was advised to
abandon the propped drive,1 as no
horse would be equal to iL - 'The re
sult, however, bits given a contradic
tion to Ibis, aiid -has proved conclu
sively. I maintain, that a horse has,
nnder proprr control and care, more
ttnln.rar.ee than is supposed. We cov
ered tbe 1.000 miles in nineteen davs,
averaging over fifty-two miles a day.
The longest distance namely, sixty
two miles was covered in the last
day. Wheu the following circum
stances are taken into consideration, I
claim I have broken tbe record of oue
borse driving. "
We selected roads at random, and
they proved to be very hilly, covered
with loose slopes, generally unfavor
able to the extent of half the distance
covered; added to this seven- days'
rain. The route taken was somewhat
as follows: London to York, Durham,
back to Glasgow, Carlisle. Kirby.
Lonsdale. Barnsley. Bradford, Not
tingham, Bedford. Lojulon. Tlie horse
we drove is lifleen bauds high and
well bred, aud was in good condition
when we finished the jouruey. as the
following certificate 1 hold proves:
-July 26-1 drove with Mr. D.-ivies
four miles, and consider his cob in
good condition, and no worse for the
long journey he has done."
I had but one object, and that was
to show what a valuable servaol a
horse is to man, and worthy the care
and kindness extended to mine. Your
readers can see that an equal task
would not be performed unless an
equal weight be carried and the same
roads covered. Letter to LoiuUm Times.
M. Victor Dnhnsse. a French surgeon
stationed at Toiiquin. China, says: A
Frenchman naturally thinks the Paris
ian detectives the best, thu English
swear by the Scotland Yards men, and
the Americans, of course, by the New
York detectives. After three years'
residence in China. I do not think
either of the three lanlies ate entitled
to the credit given them. The Chinese
beat them all. They are at oue time
the most expert thieves and at another
the most skillful detectives in the
world. A Chinaman can steal your
watch while you are looking at it. aud
lie can catch the man who stole it if it
happened to lie some other thau him
self, when a French detective could
I have seen evidences of detective
ability among the Chinese which would
startle even Zola. It is impossible for
an evil-doer to long elude the Chinese
detectives. They scent a crime autl
follow it to the last before civilized de
tectives would know of it. In a coun
try of so many people, who all look
alike, this is remarkable. I heard of
one ease which will serve to illustrate
A family iu Tonquin was murdered,
and there was no apparent clew to the
murderer. The entire detective corps
of three provinces wero placed upon
the case and iu three weeks the mur
derer none other than the chief of the
secret police who handled the chase for
the murderer was arrested and be
headed. Think of that. The Chinese
detective force is a secret body aud
the best organized in the world. They
have an eye upon every man, womau,
and child, foreign or native, in China,
and iu addiliou watch each other. In
formers are eucouraged ami collusion
k impossible. The head of I ho Chinese
police is not known, but there is one,
and a very active one too. I have
beard that the present head was ouce
an ambassador to u Europeun country,
but really do not believe that any
one knows who he is. There are said
to be over 600,000 men under bim nnd
bis assistants, who control the various
How She Served the Summons.
She was bright and pretty, and she
dropped into a lawyer's olllie the other
a ay ami askeu for work.
"What can you do?"
"Auything a. wouiau of ability c
do. and more than most men."
"Great opinion of yourself, youno-
WOlllnn "an . ..1.1 1 T .
v,um. auiuuu Qiuriiji lawyer present.
remaps you iiuuic you could serve
! might," said she. -May I look
at it? Yes, I will."
"If you do that you'll do something
we've all been trying lo do for a week.
He's a slippery fellow and bis people
are an posteu. However you may try
iu aou can ationl to lose a little con
ceil," aud the lawyer smiled grimlv.
At 10 the next morning the offlce
door was opened aud the bright young
woman walked in again.
"thought you'd give it up. eh t
round him too slippery for your
"I lie paper is served," said she. It
was her turn to smile now. and she
did it. The lawyer swung rouud in his
"Served the . How'd vou do it?"
"Oh, it was simple enough. I called
at his place of business, looked around,
priced some materials and then asked
if he was iu.
"'No.' said the salesman, 'but I can
do as well.'
"f think not,' I said quietly, ile
has served me before, aud he under
stands just what I wauL'
"Oh. in that case you might call at
his house, lie will be in to dinner.'
"1 did call at his bouse, dressed iu
my best, card case iu baud. I seut in
my card and he appeared promptly.
"Mr. ?' said 1, risiug.
"Yes. You wished to see me on
-I hear you are interested in property
Well. I have a paper which will
interest you concerning it.' offering
him the summons, whie.'i he took with
a smile. He looked at it ami Hushed
crimson. So did I. Nothing was
said. He controlled his temper and ac
companied me to the door.
"Another held opeu to women."' was
the lawyers onlv cnmmcuL A'. 1'
Not a Happy Ioti
Til tell you of a curious duvice or
two for evading the law that would
make you feel creepy if you were to
put on my badge and go into somo
grog shops in Lewislon with the pur
pose ol raiding them, said an oQicer
to a lewislon Juiirwu rejiorter.
"The other day an Auburn mau told
me he had gone into a placo to get a
drink, and tho bartender bad taken a
bottle up from somewhere behind the
counter, then put it back and defied
him to find it. Ami he couldn't
either. - .
"If you go into"a v wuA op
tw tim or Tear down the ceiling,
whatever damage we do we bare gut
to pay for. If we knock down a door,
why of course we dou't have to pay for
tbaL but if we do any damage after we
are in we must pay the bills. So it
is not profitable lo do any wreckage
unless we tr sure of getting some
There is one place where tlieofficcr.
as he enters, is pitched down through
a trap-diMir into the cellar, and while
he is coming up again tho stuff is
poured into the sink and ammouia
kills all traces of it.
'Then there is another way. Four
doors with concealed spring locks lead
the officer, as he enters, into a room
in the back of the house, and the door
hutting after him locks him in unlit he
breaks out and tbe liquor has disap
peared. 1 tell you I'm aluavs nervous
wheu I go into suc'i a place. It
makes me feel as though pen as the
next step would plunge me into a well
or somewhere else."
He Got Hia License.
"Boss, is dis yere de place whar yer
bnys liscofes fur giltin' married In ?"'
asked a young negro of Clerk Meigs
at the city hall yesterday afternoon.
This is the place, young man," the
genial clerk replied. " "What is your
"'Taint fur myself dat I wants it fur.
'Deed yer wroug dar. boss. I wants it
fur er freu of miuo over iu George
town, what is goin'- ter marry L.ia
Jones to-night; dat Is. ef dar ain't no
law agaiu marryiu' Fridays. Sim
Smith, he 'lows dat dar is. 'But I tol'
him dat law didn't teen Georgetown
folks, nowise. An' Ise right, ain't I,
"Well." replied Mr. Meigs, "the
law of superst'ilion is against marriages
ou Friday, but I feel you are correct in
stating t-at it does not 'lecU' the good
ieople of Georgetown."
1 kuoned yer'd 'plain nie, Jndge,
yer honor. I kuoued dar wuz two
diPrenl laws fur Washington an'
Georgetown, fer year only giu fifteen
days in Gcnrgelowu fur do same 'fensa
dat yer nils thirty days in Washing
ton. I knows, fur Ise tried 'em Itofe.
Make dat lisens for Henry Jccms John
sou an' L:7.a Jones, please, vi :"
'Both live in Georgetow i.?" asked
Mr. Meigs, as he proceeds lo till out
the desired document.'
Y:is, salt; bofe uf us I means dey
bofe liv's tlalisah." WitxhiiHjUm Mar.
How lo Itltln a Swimming Jlttrae.
To begin with, it must not be sup
posed that a horse always swims nat
urally, aud with ease, the moment he
is off his feel iu the water. The ani
mal, uuder such circumstances, has
but one notion, to keep his head out of
the water, and to lift his shoulders as
high as possible.
In doing this his hind quarters sink,
and he finds himself almost standing
upon his tail, or at least iu a position
In such a position, if the rider draws
upon his reins, or throws his body
back iu the least, the animal's hind
quarters will sink more and more, his
body will take a vertical position, and,
beating the water uselessly with bis
fore-feet, he will finally sink.
As soon as the horse gets off his feet
in the water, let the rider grasp a
handful of the animal's mane, leaning
at the same time well forward upou
his shoulder, but without touching the
horse's head. The rider's knees should
be pressed tightly to the horse's sides,
otherwise he is likely to be swept off
by the water.
This is the only position which will
enable a man to remain iu the saddle
and the horse to swim at the same
The reins must be. held loosely aud
eacn well to one side. If the hrse is
to be guidud in the water give the
loose rein a little jerk In the dirt'etioa
desired. , But it is in tbe highest! de
gree important never to pull od the
....... a b..,,.. .1.. - W.'l'j..' . --L
Mn Who llMvn Kii"n from Ilia Ama
nariisls ll.sk l Itpppona bl l'laces.
-Never bo nny man's private secre
tary. It wiU.unlit you for all work of
So said the president of one of the
largest banks in this city to a reporter
oue day last week. Perhaps this is
good advice, and is well worth heed
ing by a young man v b intends to
enter fcome commercial pursuit, says
the N. Y. AVu.; but in thu business of
practical politics the private secretary
stands a remarkable good chance for
advancement provided thai he is made
out of the right kind of material, aud
if he is not successful there is no 'start
in life that will do him any good..
Col. John Hay, the author, poet.aud
editor, made his first reputation as one
of the private secretaries of Presideut
Lincoln, llu subsequently married the
daughter of Aina-ia Stone, a many
limes millionaire of Cleveland. O., and
his fame since theu has been more of a
source of gratification than of income
to him. John G.. Nicolay owes what
ever of greatness he can lay claim to
to his service as chief private secretary
to Pre-idenl Lincoln.
A still later instance is ex-Private
Secretary Col. Daniel Lamont.
Although he may, and probably is, a
millionaire and a potent factor in
street railway circles, bis chief fame
will always rest upon his brilliant
work iu the office of the white house
during Mr. Cleveland's incumbency of
that historic mansion.
Being a private secretary certainly
has not ruined him iu work of respou-
lo other lines of't-jsiuess than
politics the private secretary does not
fill so large a place. With the excep
tion oi Horace u. UuvaL who is tbe
private secretary of Chauocev M-
Depew. it would be difficult to recall
the name of a single private secretary
to a commercial man who is generally
known to the public of thisciiy. There
are uo Wall street private secretaries,
not even in the largest corporations,
who are generally known.
Mr. Rockefeller's private secretary
may be a very important man in the
big white Standard Oil building, but
when the public hears anything about
Mr. Rockefeller or his doings the io-
lorniation comes irom nun direct, or
from one of his brother officers, Wheo
it comes 10 lame tne vt all street priv
ate secretary "is not iu iL" llu
principal reaps it all.
It is rare. too. to find in the business
part of this city many successful busi
ness men who started out in active
life as private secretaries. The busi
ness man is secretive, as a rule, and
does uol con tide his secrets to his
private secretary. He needs some oue
lo represent hint in miuor matters, to
run errands for htm. ami to answer
hia ordinary correspoudeoce. . The
important letters tho shrewd business
wwuo. answers hunaatf. The itunonant
dispatches be sends bimwslf in cipher
and tbe important omfereuoes are at
tended to by tbe business man iu per
son. The private secretary in such a
place, if he be shrewd and has tact and
industry, becomes valuable; but il is a
fixed value. He is iuvaluable almost
as a private secretary, but lie never
will be promoted to a post of higher
responsibility and trust. He is too
useful where he is. In the largest
manufacturing concern in Newark the
private secretary has served for forty
years nnuer nve masters. He is a
walking price-list indexed ami run
ning back nearly half a century. He
Knows everything that any oue wants
to know, but be is still a private secre
tary and he always will ho one and
his salary today is just (15 a week
higher than it was thirty-live years
Gave Orders to the King or Co re a.
Arthur Frascrof Philadelphia Capt.
Lee. who died suddenly at the Hoff
man bouse the other day, you remem
ber, was one of the most intrepid of
men. He once ordered the king and
cabinet of Corea off their own parade
ground Iterance lhey tried to dictate to
him concerning the handling of the
native troops. CapL Lee was em
plot ed by the Corea u govemuieut as
military iuslruclor of the army four
years ago. aud he kuew his busiuess in
every phae. With two other Ameri
can officers w ho were employed with
bim in similar capacities be had charge
of the army ami gave it thorough in
struction, elevating it beyond the
standard of even the Japanese troops,
the best drilled in the east. Lee and
his fellow-officers didn't get along to
gether very well. The troops liked
him exceedingly, but on the day ha
ordered the king aud cabinet off the
parol' grounds, because they got in
the wa. i .to came near being a re
volt auion them. Lee was inexora
ble, if polite, and the king aud the
cabinet left without a protest. They
always respected leu for bis action
and treated him nilli great courtesy
afterward. .Si. l.ouis (i obt-Democrat.
Oddities or Kast Indian Ijife.
The recently published loiters of the
late archbishop of Bombay give some
iuleresting glimpses of. life in India.
"After breakfast." be says in one of
them, "1 bad to sisten to an address
and theu to a series of complaints
against the parish priest, who was
present and defeuded himself vigor
ously. A curious case of couscieuco
came before me. The pagans had cou
secratcd a cock to one of their gods.
The bird is taken to the shrine, offered
to the god, and then set free. Can a
Christian kill the cock and eat what
has been offered to idols? The com
mon Christians dare not touch such a
bird for the world. I fear the priest
shot it and made one or two good
meals of it." Of the same sort is the
following: "Not long since a devout
Hindoo gave a live bull to one of his
gods, and turned the animal loose. A
less worshipful mortal collared the
bull ami yoked bim iu his cart. There
upon followed a lawsuit; the dovout
man claimed the bull, but the judge
decided that the bull was uot his he
had given it to his god aud he im
plied that the deity liad not looked
after his property."
A Small Philosopher.
Ho yvas 6 years old, short for his age,
and lutrefooiud aud dirty. His eyes
were sharp and watchful and his face
was lined and old. Hu ran away from
school for weeks at a time and scoured
alleys anil instinctively avoided all the
conventional and decorous paths of
childhood. When he listened to ad
mntiitinns and promised to amend, his
inner ear was deaf and bis words were
from the lips outward; but he voiced
his genuine experience and retteotion
with the brevity of a maxim:
"I thiuk I'd rather be a girl; they
dou't get so mauy kicks." .
Lots Is dead :
Otre hi in burial like a king.
Let the nilnstar death bells ling.
And with sable batig the wall
For a monarch's f uneraL
Lay what lie alone made dear,
April's sunshine and Its tsar.
May's brlRbt blossom with inorn
And midsummer's golden morn.
At his feet
Put all sweetness ones was his.
Bony hlunh-and rapturous k Ins,
And a tress ot silken hair
1 bat a loTer once found fair.
"hall be bis of heartfelt sighs.
Holy water from sad eyes.
And the chanted litany.
Libera me, Oomlna.
Than, when all tbe rites are said.
Bet a marble at his bead,
I-et this epitaph there be:
"Ere be died Lots murdered me."
Crawford KlchoUa, In Saw Orleans Picayune.
A LONG MOMENT.
By Hugh L. Condon.
(Copyright 1BJL. by The Cnlted Press.;
It was my day in camp; for it was not
safe, in that quarter of the Adirondacks.
to leave one's possessions very long: un
guarded. Toward sunset there was a great whir
ring in tbe air. followed by an Immediate
splashing In the lake, uear tbe canip
ahanty. Looking out. I saw a flock of ducks, some
five hundred yards away, swimminar and
fluttering about, as It bait-mad at tbe joy
oi new-iounu water.
For an hour I had been wondering what
new dish I could surprise the boys with,
at supper-time, and here now was my
very chance, close at band.
Catching up a shotgun and a few
loaded cartridges, I went a little way
down tbe lake-shore, where my game
would be in easy reach.
So intently were my eyes fixed upon the
ducks that I did not see a low-lying snarl
of wiry vines, just before me. Catching
my feet In tbem. I was throw face .down
ward upon the ground, so violently that
one barrel ot my gun went off, the charge
tearing an ugly bole in my right thigh.
A sickening sense of pain and weakness
swept over me, but by making powerful
resistance, I escaped losing conscious
ness. Tnough no artery was revered, a tor
rent of blood rusued out of my lacerated
member, which I staunched as well as I
could with shreds and bandages, torn
from my flannel hunting-shirt.
Then I reflected upon tbe situation.
In an hour tbe boys would come to my
rescue, as it was a strict regulation ot
ours to got hack to ramp at sunset. But
to stay where I had fallen, until then, was
oat of tbe question ; for the ground was
covered with myriads of ants, which
were already crawling over me, despite
ray efforts at keenjug them oft. Soootaer
would attack tne in" earnest, unleoo I
moved and no man could Btwa.& their tor-
turlna-annarattui for an bour.
Clearly. I must move at ones, tn cpite of
tbe danger of fainting.
Bracing for the effort with every nerve.
I began crawling bark to camp, a fresh
tide ot blood eluding my bandages with"
When bait the distance was covered. I
was so nearly exhausted that a bait for
rest was necessary. .
Then a new idea occurred to me, and
drawing my revolver I fired three rounds
of two shots each tbe signal of distress
which the boys and I had agreed upon for
emergencies, when we first went into
Soon I heard their answering shots, less
than a mile away, and knew that thev
would come to roe as fast as the dense un
dergrowth would permit probably reach
ing me in about ten minutes.
Brushing off the murderous ants, which
were causing me the most execrudating
agony by setting their strong Jaws in ttm
edges of my wound. I again pressed on
toward camp, leaving a trail ot blood be
hind me as I went.
The last ten yards ot that difficult Jour
ney I made with bright colors flashing be
fore my eyes, and with loud ringing
sounds In my ears, so near I was to faint
Half way through the shanty-door my
strength gave out, and I could go no
Again dislodging tbe ants and tighten
ing my bandages, I settled myself to
await the coming of tbe boys.
y bat kept them so long?
It seemed an hour since I had signalled
them, the pain made time drag so.
Would they never get there?
Surely tt was time "I beard them, any
way; and yet there was no sound ot them.
My throat was dry. and pains first
dull, then sharp and agonising shot
through my wound. Altogether. I had
never before so longed for the presence of
my fellow-beings. X.,.
Ah! they were surely coming, for
yonder a twig snapped under a heavy
Raising myself upon one elbow. 1 looked
eagerly in tbe direction of the sound to
see who the first comer was, and saw not
a man, but a panthei I
The sleek, tawny brute was coming
slowly toward me. his bead so low that
bis nose seemed to touch tbe ground as
Wonderingly I looked closer, and then
I understood his strange movements.
He was following my trail, from the
place where I tell when shot, and was lap
ping the blood which marked my course,
as he came.
What my fate would lie, when he
reached me, unless the lioys got there
lln-t . it was not at alt difficult to guesa.
Tho gnawing ot the vicious ants was
I had no thoughts nor eyes for anything
but the panther.
Weak as I was, I managed to keep my
head elevated, first on one arm and then
ou the other, so I could watch every move
ment of my approaching foe.
Once or twice he paused for a moment,
to sniff the air, and then came on, lapping
up tho blood I had lost, as deliberately as
When he was within ton feet of me, I be
gan counting the seconds which were
likely to elapse before he reached my
I no longer felt the pains In the wound
1 was only conscious ot one thiiu? in the
universe the panther.
Nearer and nearer he came, with ap
parent rogardlessuess as to how far away
tho source of his enjoyment m ght be.
At last, cither a glimpse at me, or a sud
den realization that he was uncomfortably
uear the ablding-uace of inon, caused him
to pause and sello backward on hia
haunches, tvith a slight gto ri.
A swift uudulaut quiver ran iver him, as
If he contemplated b-'ringlng at me; but
if this was bis idea, be at oitco changed
his mind, got up, aud resumed lapping my
Such Blight breeae as there was blew
toward mo from him, foul with the nause
ous odors of his fetid breath.
Again a twig snapped. -Was
It the boys?
Oh, if it was only them If heln were
only at hand!
I dared not attempt raising myself to
aee, the panther was now so near; and so
I pressed every energy into the business
But aside from tbe slight noise made bv
the breathing ot the blood-lapping brute.
a oouiu near nothing.
Nearer and nearer vet cams the
panther now less than two feet away.
m, wny oiun i toey shoot. If the boys
were there, as lhey must be why did they
suffer the prolonging of agonies which
must have been so palpable to them?
Once again the panther lifted bis head
Satisfied that no danger was mena"eTng"'j
u". " too to tapping once more.
The sun was nearly down. Looking
across the lake, I saw its last rays paling
on tbe western hills.
My hope of rescue waned with It.
Long before sunset-ti me came again I
should be dead. Of that I now felt certain.
The panther, though, gave me no time
He bad reached my wounded side.
The bandages interfered with bis pleas
ure, and with a low growl of impatience.
oiieu a paw anu struck them away.
Then I felt his rouirh tonr.uo Hoir ih.
blood from my torn flesh.
A groan of anguish escaped me, he hurt
Answering It with another growl, he
lifted bis bead, poking his foul-smelling
nose into my very face.
It is said that the human eye has power
to intimidate dumb beasts, even in des
perate quarters but my eyes, full though
they must have been, of the strength of
hopeless despair, had no apparent effect
He seemed to regard mo contemptu
ously; for drawing in his breath and giv
ing a little miort in my face, he actually
spattered a spray of my own blood in my
mouth and eyes.
" Quick r whispered a low voice. Just
outside the shanty. - -
My heart gave a migbtyand joyous leap.
Help was at hand, afur all.
With a rnor menni-iug growl, the pan
ther crouched back on his haunches, his
bead up and bis nostrils quivering, listen
But only for a moment.
Either disdain or' thirst soon overcame
Again he gave a little snort, leaned for
ward and resumed lapping away at my
now vigorously bleeding wound.
Despair re-asserted its reign.
Vhat irere the boys waiting for?
No doubt they were there, for I bad
heard not only the snapping of twigs, but
that one whispered word, as well. '
Couldn't they.see that the monster be
side me was lapping my life away?
"ere they afraid were lhey mocking
me why didn't they fire?
That rough, awful tea tine toninie
seemed to lick straight through my
quivering ooay. into mr very heart, the
pain irom it maue me sick and faint.
Again there were sounds in my ears
ringing sounds, as of many bells: and
roaring sounds, as of mighty and adja
cent water-falls and with these, swift
and bewildering site -nations of vivid
light and totai'darkness, in mv eyes. And
through it ail. tbe cutting, drawing pain
from that tireless tongue, each second
growing more intense. . O. God, would it
The noise of a rifle and a shoUrun. fired
so nearly at the same instant that thev
gare an almost simultaneous reoort. .
j oen tne pain tn my side stoppe-d. and
the oaather screamed out clawed the
&artn, as u In mortal agony.
there was a contused murmur of excited
voices, the noise of a great deal of rushing
about, a great jumble of sounds altogeth
er. Presently some one's band was thrust
through my shirt and placed over mv
heart, and some one s voice said : We
were in good time he is ail right-" And
then, so weak was I. that with the con
sciousness of safety came utter uncon
sciousness of ail things.
WaalUaugtoa's Cleric ,
There is in a Sutter street watchmaker's
establishment an old dock with a history,
says the San Francisco Examiner. It was
once owned by George Washington. The
watchmaker who has been repairing it
ays that he recognises that it is of Eng
lish make, and that it must date back at
least a couple of centuries. Its present
owner is Dr. B. H. Macdonald. who has
documentary evidence in support of tbe
claim that it was once the property ot the
first President of the United States. It
has been in possession of the banker's
family for many years.
The works are very simple and strong,
the motive power being supplied by two
large weights. Tbe case is of solid mahog
any, almost devoid ot ornamentation and
not unlike in :enerai design the hall docks
which, under the name oi modern an
tiques." were fashionable a year or two ago.
The dial is a curiosity. It is njadeof brocoe.
the circular portion being silvered and
bearing engraved subdivided circles on
each side of tbe Botnan figures. The In
ner circle is. strangely enough; divided
into twenty-four parts', so that tte hour
hand alone denotes the portion of the
The exterior curie is subdivided in the
usual way to denote the sixty minutes.
There is a small inner dial round which
the second hand moves Is a very jerky
manner very foreign to the easv modern
escapement movement. In the semi-circular
spare above the dial there is an
elaborately eugraved movable image of
tne moon, tbe various phases of which are
regularly displayed in consonance with
the movements ot ue heavenly body it
self. The day and date of the month are
also indicated, and a small silvered plate
bears the words in clear letters: "Peter
1 Marac-t need Im BrieBa.
It Is one of the "tea secrets" that tab
let tea is manufactured at Haukow in
factories belonging to Kussian lirms
there. It is made ot the finest tea dust
procurable. The selection ot the dust is
the work ot skilled experts; the cost of
the dust varies from twenty cents a
pound upward. . This dust is manufact
ured into tablets by steam machinery.
About two ounces and a halt of dust are
poured into a steel mold on a steel cylin
der. The dust is poured in dry without
steaming, and the pressure brought to
bear is two tons per tablet.
Great care is required in the manufact
ure aud packing of tablet tea, and the cost
Is comparatively high. The tablets are
wrapped In tiu foil, then in expensive and
attractive paper wrappers, and finally
packed in ttu lined cases for export to
Russia. The tea, it Is stated, loses none
of Its flavor by being pressed into tablets,
and, as tablet tea is only one-sixth the
bulk of leaf tea, it is most convenient for
travelers, and also for Importing into the
remoter regions ot Russia. Buffalo Com
mercial. Cfctckems Pk-ked by kSlecrrlclty.
Can it be possible that -wind alone can
completely strip the feathers from a
chicken aud not hurt the fowl? Never; but
it te possible for electricity to do this,
l'lnco a man or a woman on an insulated
slool so that the electricity will not pass
through the body to tho earth, and then
heavily charge the body with electricity
add every hairot the head, even a woman's.
long gair, will stand out like iron spikes or
the sized hair ot the Circassian showgirl.
No doubt If the elect ric charge should be
increased lt would drive every hair out ot
the head, and this, is the reason tnat so
many chickens are stripped by tornadoes.
Koit Worth Gaa?t to.
A lueer luwrlpttow,, -
Bronson That was a queer inscription
Enpee put on his wife's tombstone.
Loiigbecker w ti.it was it?
iironson lis better to have loved and
lost than never to have lost at aib" N. X.
The man who tries to avoid mountains
not uavo JT WW&OU rUUU. . y
Prof. Eissen welter, ot Geissen. claims to
have discovered the bacteria which pro
duce baldness by destroying the roots ot
iheuair. s .
Old -Tl--3e Babies Wen Happy.
FniTog : One would think, on
read in (; an Srti4e on "Fortanata
Babies "in tbe Sun4ar3!ronicle of
Dec. 20, that it is a marvel that-ire,
are any babies now and that the an
cestors of the babies oT to-day did not
all perish from neglect before they
grew large enough to wear short
dresses. The Chronicle's correspon
dent runs on in the following stytei 1
" Tim a nAavkn the babv was rele- 'a.
gated to a very inferior position when
he was required to take a back seat,
as it were. He or she, as the case
might be, was regarded as a sort of
necessary nuisance, on whose account
or for whose behoof it was not incum
bent tliat any adult should , for a
moment aiseommoae mmseu.
j.u&U3w.l Ul li&iiug a uiuac w wo
for it, or instead of receiving the con
stant attention of members of the
family, it would have been crowded
to one 6ide and left largely to its o
devices. Instead of the haadsome
rattan or the ornamental wooden
rocker or cradle it had a clumsy sort
of ark, made or rougb lumber, wiut a j
rrrw'it iktIit wrvwlan " Amr fTlf WA
end, and mounted on low rockers, in
which it was roughly rolled to and
fro until syncope set in and there was
a period of something called sleep.
but which in reality more closely
sembled the effects of a temporary
paralysis of the brain.
" When the infant of fifty years ago
was taken out for an airing, does any
one suppose that his majesty was en
throned in one of those poems in np
holstery and wickerwork that are now
to be found in the great baby carriage
establishments all over the land ? Far
from it. " x - -
Instead he was in good lock .if he
were the owner by .hereditary-descent
of a clumsy two-wheeled cart without
springs or cushions, inJo--hich he
was dumped unceremoniously and
bumped over the stones aad k5d at
the imminent riskof his tended li"ps
and fragile bon.eS.
" Instead "of a potent adjustable
sunshade, made of silk and fringed
and embroidered in gorgeous shape,
j hideous sunbonnet, about seventeen
sizes, was wrapped around the infant's
head, and thus attiredhe ,wasdj!V(M-"
imssea wiui scant reremony to taiLt;
his chances with the calves and geese
and other farmyard occupants.
" When the luckless youngster, by
the advent of a companion in misery,
was forced to abandon hit coffin-like
hooded cradle .was he given oue. of
those handsome works of art in
polished brass that adorn the nursery
of to-day ? By no manner of means.
A 'trundle-bed made of rough boards,
with a tick filled with straw and cov
ered with patchwork quilts of the log
cabin, sunrise, hit-or-miss, or no pat
tern at all, was the luxurious coach,
upon which he reposed his aching;
limbs, this trundle-bed by the way
usually . acconunodatingj anywhere
from two to half a dozen of the smaller
members of the family.
" Contrast the toys and playtbr
of the babe or child of the last gener
ation with those of which there is such
a superfluity for the enjoyment of the
modern infant. A doll made of rags,
a broomstick, a box of rough blocks,
did duty for an entire family in those
times. But the baby-jumpers,, the
perambulators, the adjustable hi?h
chairs, the thousand and one things
now made for the use or pleasure of
the infant all testily to the' high es
timation in which that indiyiihwLis
held and the prominent place that has
by common consent been accorded
him in everyday life,1'
I cannot agree with the writer of
the Chronicle's article that the babies
or the present day have anything more
to be-thankful for than those ot the
happy days of old. The mothers of
old times, instead of regarding their
babies as a " sort of necessary
nuisance " loved them with a love as
strong as any mother now can feel, S
and eared for them better than tlr
mothers of to-day could do if the
would. There were strong, healthy-S
mothers in those days, who would
think netting cf picking up the baby,
and walking three or four miles
through the woods fosjan afternoon's .
chat, who carded, spun and knitted
or wove their own and baby's clothes
and did all tlie household work; who
supplied nature's food to the little one
ftom a healthy body and co
have been persuaded to trust iiim
the hands of a hired nnrse. 1 -
The baby's tough. divT"tiiofle
days was as much an abode ot bliss
anI a haven of rest to hhn aaTISeTuosl
artistic contrivance of to-day could
be, and instead of being spoiled and
pampered and brought up a -dependent,
helpless dude or dudine, he
grew up a sturdy man or woman,
broad-chested, big-lunged, weU-knit
The stout-hearted six or seven-root
men of revolutionary and later days
were the product of the old-time treat
ment. Pity we couldn't exchange a
few millions of the flat-chested.ane-,
sucking, cigarette-smoking littie two
legged nuisances produced by the
modern style of bringing -up babies
for as many men like those ot the
olden time. The proof of a pudding
Is in the eating. By their works we
may know them. Contrast the pro
cession of stunted, pale-faced runts
one sees on the streets of any of our
cities to-day with the healthy, well
developed manhood of the past and
ask yourself if the modem has more
to, be thankful for than had George
Washington 'and his conteajajsjajegfee
in those days before he chapped the
cherry tree.- J
Tabitha Axse Huggixs.
The Kussian government
dered iour new ironclads. -
Uld not I