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About The Medford mail. (Medford, Or.) 1893-1909 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 20, 1899)
. Cuba Plvuiule returned this week
from vast of the mountains.
Attorney A. S. Hammond returned
Wednesday from Portland and Salem.
Knud Neilsnn was In (rum Blir Stlckv
Tuesday and subscribed tor Til K MAIL.
Fred Johnson left last week or
Lelaml, whore he will uugaga la min
ing Misses Jessie Oder and Jennie Hib-
bard wore, visiting Ashland friends
Diilb-rt Torrlll was In from Browns
bora Tuesday for a short social and
business stay among his friends. .
Hon. and Mrs. J. H. Stewart returned
Monday evening from a visit to rela
tives and friends to San Francisco.
Calvin Wlnningham, of Trail, who
kas been up in Douglas County for sev
eral months past, is now stopping over
on Forest creek.
Mrs. K 3. Enyart was at Central
Point Wednesday night upon a brief
Visit to her old acquaintance, Mrs.
Shirley,, who is quite ill.
A. L. Howell, a stookman of Malheur
County, was in the valley this week
upon a visit to W. H. Bi.sh and family,
with whom a daughter of Mr. H. has
been stopping for a few months.
Mrs. I. C. Hobnett, of Central Point,
was in Med ford Inst week upon business.
She reports that her husband's busi
ness, whloh is that of retailing general
merchandise, was unusually good dur
ing last year better than any previous
year, and very satisfactory.
O. Bursell was in Medtord last week
from his uow farm purchase, near Cen
tral Point. Mr. B. has recently closed
. a deal whereby he has purchased the
old Love place, of 300 acres. He has
also rented the old Ross place of 280
acres, the most of which he has in
Assessor Pendleton is in from Table
Rook. He reorts the roads bad but
ney nave been worse. Me says the
. vmwbu lane, mat portion oi it wmcn
the county graveled last fall, is in rood
ah.ioe, but some few ruts ought to be
nuea oeiore tney are cut through the
Judge Crowell waa at Ashland yes-
terday bearing evidence in a case
wherein W. S. Barnum, of this city,
asks for guardianship ever his father,
who lives in Ashland. Attorneys Whit
man & Briggs are attorneys for peti
tioner and G. W. Trefren for Mr.
Mrs. I. M. Muller and children left
Medtord Wednesday evening for Gold
Hill, whore they will reside perma
' neatly, and at which place Mr. Muller
bag a position in Merchant Rosenthal's
general store. Their many friends will
wish them abundance of success and
happiness in their new home.
Mrs. M..A. Stoddard arrived in Med
tord last week from Lodi, Calif. After
a couple of weeks' visit with her sons,
the Taylor boys, she will go to Port
land aod reside with a widow daughter,
Mrs. A. i. Mundy. Mr. Stoddard, the
' highly esteemed husband of this lady,
died a few weeks ago at the family
home in Lodi.
Druggist W. H. Cain was up from
Cold Hill Tuesday. He says pretty
aearly every man, woman and small
- boy is bitting the high places on some
' one of the several trails that lead into
the mountains, and all these with pick
aad arel on their back in quest of
' the glittering gold which the recent
heavy rains have, made It possible to
bring to the sight and uses of man.
Alfred Weeks, of the firm of Weeks
A On, lett Medford last week for a
couple of months' stay at his old home
in vaoaaa. Mr. Weeks has well earned
this vacation and The Mail hopes he
'Will eajoy It. Mr. Weeks is an unmar
ried man but come to think about it
this bit of information don't seem to fit
onto the rest of ,he item just right,
however. If Cupid, the little rascal.
eto to firing his arrows around too
nrotaucausiy one of them may strike
Alfred and it will be a mark worthy
unoice oi an uanaaa.
uuso jeners, oi central foint, waa
in Medford Wednesday. While here
the gentleman related the facts regard
ing a rather serious experience his son,
Prank, had recently while in orth
eastern Oregon. The young man while
traveling from one town to another on
horseback encountered a severe snow
stoma ad when night drew nigh-he
lost uis trail. While hunting for the
trail his horse ran off, leaving him
alone in a foot of snow and no trail to
guide his footsteps. He wandered about
in the bdow with no food to three days
and three nights before an habitation
'was found. At the close of the third
day be was fortunate in discovering a
half-breed's hut, and by the occupants
he was taikea in and fed, and means
vera provided him to reach a nearby
' A. G. Ideas and family, wife and son,
avriteA rn Medford Monday evening
from Pasadena, Calif. Mr. Heas has
but recently traded California property
to Mr. Fish for the old Callahan ranch,
wfofcsa is situated a few miles east of
afedford. The ranch comprises 400
aeree, one hundred of whloh are now
raider cultivation and upon which are
some farm buildings. Mr. Hess ex
pects to engage largely in growing
hog und will at once commence ar
ranging bis farm lots and buildings for
caring for a large drove. He is ap
Mk(nt)y a gentleman possessed with
hustling ipronensities and there seems
tittle 'drabt but that he will make a
auooemln his new Bold of labor. Aside
firm bning a man who rises early in
foe morning and stays w.'th his work
until late at night, he Is a Clicking fine
gentiflmm to meet. The M..;l hopes
he will sucoeed in his new home, He
moved to the ranch on Wednesday of
this week. The Mail will furnish
him with all the local, state and oounty
news for the next year.
How to Prevent Pneumonia.
You are perhaps aware that pneumo
nia always results from a cold or from
an attack of la grippe. During the
epidemic of la grippe a few years ago
wnea so many cases resmtea in pneu
monia, it was observed that the attaok
wxs never followed by that disease when
Ufcamborlalu s uough Remedy was
ntd. Itcountoracta any tendency of a
cold or la grlpue to result In that dan-
lero8 disoase. It Is the best remedy'
not iuu wuriu iul uau uuiub nuu in grippe.
Kvery bottle warranted. For sale by
Cteas. Strang, druggist, Medford; Dr.
J. flinklo, Central Point,
LURE THE ALLIGATORS.
Heaters Imitate the Qraata of the
Muthar and Attract the
The alligator Is said to be In such re
quest that It is rapidly disappearing
from the set lied ports of Flurida, and
even becoming scarcer In such remote
regions as the Everglades. A constant
war Is waged against it by the tax
idermists and the dealera In curiosi
ties. A writer InFopularSolence News says
that the young are frequently lured
from their lurking places by a poor
Imitation of the grunts of the mother,
and men expert In mtmlory sometimes
capture large numbers In a day. 'The
little creaturea respond promptly to
the calls, and pour out of the cavities
in hot haste to see the caller.
The most expert "'gator callers"
the writer ever knew were swamp
rangers, both white and black, who
were born and brought up within a
short distance of an, alligator swamp,
and knew every intonation of the
These men would make a matron
charge wildly across a broad stream
by Imitating, the frightened) cries of
her young, or lure n decrepit old' bull
from his cave by Imitating the grunts
of tne female. Ilioy could, in fact,
delude both old and young, and often
earned good sums by their art.
A WOMAN'S TACT.
he Drew a Pair at Opr aiaaaee
the Coart mmt Oat lata
A Detroit lady once had an experience
oot in western Kansas that she will
never forget. Just after her wedding
trip her busband was called to that sec
tion on business, and they decided, like
sensible people, that both should go,
Out of spite, a typical real estate shark
of those days had the husband arrested
because he declined to stand quietly by
and see Himself swindled.
The prisoner was taken befoiy? a jus
tice or tne peace who knew a good deal
more about the reports of a six-shooter
than those of the supreme court, and
who could have drained the fountain of
knowledge had he drank as copiously
there as at some other places. The
angry bride insisted upon attending the
trial, and in the midst of it she so far
forgot herself as to level a pair of opera
glasses upon the court, whose big head
bore striking resemblance to a brush
heap. It was a new one on the justice
and too much for him. He swiftly
oucKea under tne table and shouted:
"Deputy, disarm that woman." After
getting the drop on her the officer se
cured the glasses and: laid them ginger
ly Derore ine court, who promptly
roared that the woman was fined 11,000
But she did not lose her head. Ask
ing the right to speak for herself, she
went to the "bench," explained the
glasses, had the justice look out over
the plains with them and then, after a
few pretty words of apology, gave them
to him. He hit the table a mighty blow
to reconvene court, opened the drawer
wbicn contained bis personal arsenal,
and fined the prosecuting witness $25
"fur insultin' a visttin' lady and gent
In contrariety ter law and eterket."
ONE OFFICIAL FAVOR.
That Waa All Mra. Cleveland Asked at
Bar Baabaad Darin Bis
White Bout Dart,
All during Mr. Cleveland's two terms
as president, Mrs. Cleveland's most in
timate asociates were those whom she
knew before marriage, says a writer in
the June Ladies' Home Journal. One
of them was the wife of a clerk in the
treasury department, who lived in one
of the most modest little homes in
Washington's most unfashionable dis
trict. This made no difference to Mrs.
Cleveland. Often the white house car
riage called to "pick up" the friend for
a drive. Another of her intimate friends
in Washington was a young woman who
taught music to support herself. Mrs.
Cleveland obtained many pupils for
her. Another was the wife of a strug
gling lawyer, and each week a bouquet
of' white house flowers came to cheer
the home of the friend of. schoolgirl
days. A fourth was the teacher of a
small kindergarten, who, when the
Cleveland children reached a suitable
age, transferred her school to the white
house, and the children and grandchil
dren of the cabinet members, and of the
families of Mrs. Cleveland's friends,
and of the friends of the president, be
came her pupils. The only "official"
favor which Mr. Cleveland asked of her
husband while he was president was the
appointment to office of the husband of
her college roommate.
Steered film Wrong.
"Heard a good one when I was in St,
Louis," relates the fat drummer with a
penchant for story telling. "You know
that the St, Louis and Anchor line failed
some time ago and many of its assets
were sold at auction. Among them was
the magnificent looking water pitcher
that the people of Baton Rouge had pre
sented for use on the boat named after
that city. The story told among a few
of his acquaintances by an old river
pi! ot, vae that 168 citizens of the town
contributed a silver dollar, each, that
these coins were melted down and out
of the material the pitcher was made,
ft bore appropriate inscriptions and
had gome additional value because of
its associations. '
"Those who had been posted by the
old pilot kept quiet and at the sale were
on the lookout for the pitcher. It was
run up to $40 and knocked down to a
friend of mine."
"Made a good thing of it, didn't he?"
"I should say not. There wasn't a
grain of anything but pewter in the
pitcher and now my friend Is Impa
tipntly camping on the trail of the
HE DIDN'T LIKE THEIR ATTIRE
A Flala-lnokaa Youua Man Doable
the Slueerltr of Two Chi.
caao Itraet I'reaehara,
Two itinerant - "preachers" In a
wuguu, elaborately attired and silk
halted and accompanied by a iluzeuor
more women of aborted, ages, caused
a partial street blockade at the cor-
ner of Madisou and Dearborn streets
uu a reoeut evening. Attracted by
the slnglug and the powerful voice ex-
hortutions of the preachers, a crowd
of boys of several hundred soou gath-
ered about the vehicle, says the Chi-
cngo Inter Ocean.
A prominent fcuture of the "service",
was a collection takeu up by half a
dosen of the youugest of the women as
soon as a considerable number of peo-j
pie had congregated.
Near the close of the meeting a well-,
dressed and Intelligent-looking young
mau in the crowd created something I
of a sensatlou by stepping to the front!
aud requesting permission to ask a I
question. The "preachers" seemed to
have a suspicion that his Intentions
might not be honorable and sought to
iguore him, but he persisted, and,
pointing at the portly pair whom he
was addressing, inquired In a loud
"Say, do you fellows ever try tohelp
anybody except by preuchiug? Did
anybody ever hear of your feeding the
hungry or clothing the linked? If I
caught either of you doing that once,
lustead of singing .hymns in a white
vest, swallow-tailed coat, and plug hat,
1 for one would feel a lot more like ac
cepting your invitation to be a Chris
tian." Neither of the persons addressed at
tempted .to make any reply to this
eccentrlo broadside, but took their
seats and the wagon quickly departed
in search of past ures new.
SHE ROUNDS UP HOBOES.
A Weetera Woman Who Is an Bapart
. la Peraaadla Tram pa to Work
an a Rallraad.
Mra. 8. J. At wood calls herself the
"Hobo Hustler of the Weet,"aud there
Is possibly no ether woman In the
world who holds a similar position,
says the Kansas City World.
Her business is to gather up all the
Idle laborers she can 11 nd and put them
to work on the Union Pacific railroad
in Colorado, Wyoming and other west
ern sections. She has been employed
by the Onion Pacific in this capaoityfor
the past 12 years, and the company
flnda her services indispensable.
Mrs. Atwood arrived la Eanaaa City
tbe otner day. and. tne next day she
left with 50 met for Wyoming. Most
of the men were negroes. 8everal of
them had the aonearance of tvDleal
hoboes.1 Mra. Atwood has been In the
business so long that she says she can
tell by looking at a man whether or
not he will make a good band. When
she sees one who suitsher taste she ap
proaches blm without hesitation and
asks him bow he would like the posi
tion she has to effer. It only requires
he Tvork of about a minute for the
terms to be arranged, and the man is
escorted to some corner where others
she has engaged have been congre
Mra Atwood has no place she calls
ber home, but he usually makes Den
ver her headquarters. Most of her
lime la spent between Denver and
Portland. Ore. She says she does not
exactly like the style of tbe men she
received In Kansas City, as they do not
look sufficiently hardy, but that labor
ia very scarce In the far west just now
and she could do no better.
'The "hobo hustler" is a little wom
an about 30 years of sge. She has
short enrly hair that la aa black as
night. She walks with an agile step
and always has a pleaalng smile for
even the toughest hobo.
Is the Title of a New Omelal with Ex
traordinary Powers, In
The following from the Venezuelan
Herald will be of interest to Vene
"The Mexican Central Railway com
pany is engaged- in a new experiment,
which, if it Isr all that is claimed for it,
iviil be of Inestimable value to tbe res
idents of this city. To show how ear
nest they are In the matter, they have
created a new office that of mosquito
commissioner, and the portfolio was
awarded to Capt. George C. Sperry.su-
jiermtendent of telegraphs for the
i.xpcrimen.ts in different parts of
the United States, and in New Jersey
particular, nave demonstrated the
fact that the extermination of the mos
quito, can be successfully accom
An exchange, in discussing the mat
ter, says: .
"Scientific investigation has disclosed
the fact that a few grains ot perman
ganate of potash will destroy all the
embryo mosquitoes in a very large area
of mosquito swamp. At two cents an
acre all the mosquitoes can be killed oft
for a space of 30 days, and as the breed
ing time is but two months, four cents
will assure protection for the entire
year. This places It within the possi
bility of a'state, and certainly a city,
to entirely rid itself of a great nuis
ance." April and May are the two months in
which the mosquito breeds. They are
purely local In their habits, and not
migratory, as some suppose, and they
seldom move more than a hundred feet
from the place of their birth. Hence
to exterminate the breed in a certain
locality would rid that locality of the
pest for. that season at least, and the
method of extermination is so Inexpeni
five that an entire community may be
rid of them at a very small expense.
00 SLOW ON , WIDOWS.
That Waa the I'laii of ttooa Advlas
Oae f Thau Uuva a Suturt
A score of us were sitting In the
shade of the depot building wultlug for
the train, which was uu hour lute,
when'n yoke,' of oxen attached to a
queer-looking cart turned the corner.
They were driven by a woman about 90
years of ago, who was barefoot uud
wore a mini's straw hat.
"lilt up thur', lluekl" she exclaimed,
as she laid the, "gad" on the on ox with
a resounding whuek. "You, thar',
I'oter, what you sklttlaluin 'round that
way fur? Whoa, nowl Both of yous
She turned thorn up to the platform,
threw down some hay takeu from the
ca'rt, and came up among us to Inquire
of the de-pot agent about u barrel of
salt. He was busy then and she was
waiting around, when the smart Allck
of the crowd, who was traveling for a
wine house, remarked in tones meant
for her to overhear: :
"I have always said If I married lit
all, I'd marry a woman who could drive
"Is that meant for me?" she asked,
as shu walked straight up to him.
"Are you a widow, inu'iim'.'"
"1 am. llln a wldder ever since a
suwlog rolled over Jim nine years
"And you'd marry again If you had
the opportunity, would you?"
"I would. When Jim 'lay n-iryln' In
the house he told me to marry agin if
I had n show."
"Ahem! I tee. Could you love a sec
"I ccxild. It runs in our family to
love. Wo begin nlrly and keep It till to
the grave. What's your proposition?!
i ui a piatn woman, run o' duiichs, ami
never do any foolln'. If you've got
anything to suy, spit It right out afore
"I I don't want to marry Just now,"
"Don't eh? Then what's the use of
fret tin' me on my tiptoes about It?
tou mini, you jest the same as asked
nie to have you, and I Jest the same as
"0! No.no! I merely made tome In
qulrles!" he replied.
"Them inquiries was about love, sir,
anil my heart' a-thumping away like
all git out! I said I'd marry again, and
I will. We are engaged. When do you
want me to be ready?"
"Madam, you have totally misunder
stood me," explained the young mnn,
as he turned all sorts of colors and ap
peared to grow small. "I asked you a
few questions out of curiosity."
';.Mebbe the Jury will call it curiosity,
and mebbe they won't," she said, as
she set her jaw.
"They don't allow no foolln' 'round
in Posey county. When a feller goes
as fur as you hev It's a hitch or dam
ages. I'm a-lremblin' all over like a
girl, an' my heart's a-tryln' to Jump
out. It's regular love or I don't know
the road hum. You don't kave here,
young man. till this case Is settled."
"But, ma'am you see "
"I don't know nuthln' but marriage
or damages. You've asked me to have
you. I said I would. Will you marry
"now how much ?" he gasped, as he
looked around and failed to find any
"Wall, 8aginaw snlt Is a dollar and a
quarter a bar'!," she replied, as she
glanced at a row of barrels down the
platform. "I guess the oxen kin git
hum with two bar'ls. Make it two
and I'll call it squar'."
everybody grinned except the young
man. He realized that he was done
for, and got out of the box by plank
ing down the tt.iO to the agent. The
cart was driven around to tbe spot,
tne barrels loaded up, and then the
woman came back to tbe young man:
1 ve settled this case, and the salt
is in the cart, and I Jest wnnt to re
mark that If you happen this way agin
and you happen to feel so awfully cun
nin that you can't hold yourself, you'd
better go slow on wlddcrs. Thar's 10
of us 'round here, an' we all drive vol-
Icr oxen hitched to enrts, an' we nil
go b'arfoot In the summer nnd sigh to
get married agin. The reg'lar flggcr is
three bar'ls of salt and a pound of tea,
but, owing to your youth and that
thunderstorm comln' up, I've let vou'
off easy. Good-day, bubj good-day
all!" N. Y. Herald.
TELEGRAPH POLE FOR A SHOP
narneee Dealer Who la Dolna a
Roshlaa Daalncaa In th Mid
dle of Went Street.
A telegraph pole In West strceit, New
York, is utilized as a store, says tbe Sun
of that city. The pole stands in tbe
middle of tbe street, not faf fromOanse
voort market. The stock of the "store"
consists of harness and saddler's hard
ware. These articles are bung upon
Iron spikes driven In the pole. The pro
prietor, who is also clerk, cashier and
barker," carries some of the slock on
his person. Lighter weight articles are
around his neck; currycombs, brushes
and other articles are In his pockets.
He holds a bunch of whips under one
arm and carries one la&b in bis hand
He circles about his "store," crying hit
wares to tne passers by. There ure few
streets in New York where there is as
much teaming as in West street, and
most of the trade thatcomes to the tele
graph pole is from teamsters.
'What does he do when it rains?"
That is always the question of those
who notice the odd place of business.
The proprietor shifts bis stock across
(he street to a place which he patron
izes and his patronnge pays the rent.
But he does not shut up shop on rainy
days. Ifavjng stored the bulk of his
stock he goes on a soliciting jaunt
nmong the shops, carrying n few "side
lines," like commercial agents of the
more pretentious class, and these are
salable anywhere. .. . '
CHIPMUNKS IN A CEMETERY.
Thar Are Ino,rraln lo Haulaly la
UruoklrN'e'Ureauwoud That a
TriDr May lie (Jallad lu,
. Greenwood oc mot cry IsstilTurlng for
the second timu In Its history from n
too gruut Increase iu( its colony ol
chipmunks. Klghtevii years ago they
became such n nuisance (lint u t nipper
vun employed, and IIH.IHH) small, striped
pelts were the results of hlsllrst year's
work, says the Now York Sun,
This year It vu noticed that uu un
usual number were about, even iu ilia
early spring, when the chipmunks first
appear after n winter's sleep. Now It
is estimated that there nro at least
20,000 chipmunks lu the cemetery, hud
a great deal of Oiuungu Iuu been donu.
Through their burrowing habits they
have undermined Uie gravestones, and
even lu many vases caused graves to
sink in,' when rainwater hits helped to
hollow out their burrows.
The chief enemies of the chipmunks
are the tlorUu, for the animals nip
growing plants .it the roots to reach
the sap. One Itrooklyn florist says that
since Definition day he has hud to put
In USD new plants to keep upon original
pint of 150. Florists with contractu
to keep graves lu condition have en
tered strong protects, but outside
florists, who work by the piece, have
been making money.
The eight special policemen on the
grounds have been furnished wit li poi
soned nuts to scatter about- No di
minution has yet nppeured In the rhl
niiiuk army, ns they reproduce three
or four times a year and increase four
fold iu a season If not cheeked. Hut if
poison fulls another trapper may be
TAUGHT HIM A TRICK.
A Trlekr Dealer lu Pralt 'l'ars Kaar.
Ir for a l.aaaon In Surtta
"Fairest side to Huston," suggested
a young man who stood watching the
proprietor of a downtown fruit stund
w''o was engaged In repacking a case
, 01 sirawuerrics, placing tne small anil
decayed, ones in the bottom of the
boxes, the large uud lunvious ones on
top, says the Chicago Chronicle.
"We have to do that, young fellow,"
was the reply, "Everybody expects
to be cheated a little aud t hate to dis
"Come, now," mild the loiterer, as he
approached the stund. "1 worked last
season In a South Water street store
and can show you a trick that will
double your prollts."
"I don't see how it can be done, for
I'm s pretty close llgurer myself. What
do you want for the pointer?"
"I'll take a box of berries. The secret
Is this: You want to grade your fruit,"
The young man emptied six boxes
upon the stnnd nnd rapidly tilled one
of them, selecting the larger berries.
"Out of a 21-box case you enn gel four
boxes that you enn sell for ten cents
"And how will I dispose of the other
"You'll have to consult a peddler on
that point; It's out of my line. I'll
tnke these," and the dispenser of
South Water street secrets seized the
box of selected fruit and hurried
around the corner.
a Taeaa Dare Is Dona la the Oaea,
Without Aay 'Arrr and 'Arrlet
. Hilling and cooing are as much a
part of summer time diversions as eat
ing Ice cream or drinking todu water,
but billing and cooing "in evidence"
are confined to social strata in which
the fashionable maid and man Have not
the slightest concern, says the Phila
In fuel, ultra-smart romancers ro,
rnance so elegantly that unsympathet
ic daws find little chance to peck at
Climb as high as you may the
heights of common sense nnd you will
fall to discover wnndering In the dale
of amatory foolishness a single couple
belonging to really good socli-ty will
ing to afford the slightest chance to
the curious for funmuking.
. Sentimentalists gaze in amazement
at tbe latest victims of love' dream.
There is a blissful maid, an enamored
lover. The pair eschew shadowy cor
ners. They court electric lights. They
are the center ot the gayest mldnunv
Why? Ilecausc shying awny from
friends and relatives, watching fever
ishly for a chance to look Into cadi
other's eyes, hold each other's hands
and whiaier silly nothings into each
other's ears has too much of 'Arrlet
and 'Arry mannerisms to suit these
modish young people.
This Inte century love-mnklng Is de
lightful to those who must fill the un
enviable position of onlookers. There
Is no greater misery than being
obliged to put up with the selfishness
of a spoony pair blind or indifferent to
their duties to polite society.
The new order of affairs may well
cause Interested people to rejoice. A
reserve so excessive that a match may
be made and the wedding .arrange
ments completed without anybody be
ing the wiser brings a distinct blessing
to all parties concerned.
Iceland's Health Dae to the nalhtnb.
An Austrian professor, who believes
In the value of hygiene, declares that
Englnnd largely owes her supremacy
over other nations to the national
bnthlub, and that the only sure way to
outstrip Knglnnd Is to beat her In the
use of water.
Railroad Profits' hy Comparison.
The percentage of profltBon the rail
ways Is. on the average, 5.40, as against
2.60 for Great lirltnln, 11.0 for' the
United States, and 8,3 for tho Aus
TRADE AND THE FLAG.
There la aa Hrror la the Mas I at That
h Una Follows ha
The maxim that trade follows the
flag oovors mora error than truth. It
Is ofteuer the -anie that the Hag fol
lows trade. Hut, If foreign nations
are going to exclude us from trade
with China and Africa on the same
tonus as their own subjects, we have
gut to make a. way for trade by send
ing the Hag with lu usual aocompanl
mtnte of breeoli-louders. If the United
'States and lSugluud would not he
driven out of Chlncss trsdo by the
gradual extension of Uuttlan and
French frontiers, thry will have to
keep tin door open by. Inserting the
niuzilo of a cannon Into it. England
has get her cannon mounted at Wei
Hal Wo I and Ilong-Kongi Manila Is
not so near as would be desirable, but
It will do very well as a plaoe for our
guns, write Fred Perry Powsrt la
Llpplncott'a . '
So the more commeroe Is extended
the more danger there Is of war. Prob
ably the United States and England
would never make war upon eaoh
other, for commercial reasons, In spite
of t he radical difference In the eco
nomic policies of the two nations. Hut
there nro nations In a more backward
stago of civilization nnd economic de
velopment which confess their Inabil
ity to do business under the policy of
the "open door;" thry admit that on
account of their inferiority they can
extend their trade abroad only 'by
armed seizure of foreign territory,
exoludlug other nations or admitting
them to the privilege of shooting on
their preserves only by charging them
roundly under the forms of a dis
criminating tariff. These other na
tions appear to be willing to light lu
order to keep competitors a way. There
fort, the notion that are willing to
enter a peaceful struggle for commer
cial success flud that they must b
equally willing to fight, or withdraw
from the contest altogether.
A FLOATING SNAIL.
Aa lalareatlaa I.ltlla Creatare That
saielr Sal la While Uraat
Thrre Is a small snail which Is so
fond of the sea thnt It never comes to
land, and It builds such a capltnl boat
for itself and its eggs that while largd
ships are sinking and steamers are un
able to face the storm it tosses about
In perfect snfety, says the Philadelphia
Tho little snail Is of a violet color
nnd Is therefore called lantlilna. It
has a small shell and there projects
from the under part of the body a long,
tongue-like piece of flesh. This Is tlin
raft, and it is built upon moat sclentillo
principles, for it has compart menu lu
ll for air. It Is broad nnd tho nlr com
partments are underneath, so that It
Moreover, the snnll knows how to
etow awny its cargo, for the oldest
eggs and those which hatch the soon
est are placed in the center and the
lightest and newest on the sides of the
raft. The Ianthlna Alls its own air
compartments by getting a globule of
nlr underneath Its head, the body Is
then curved downward beneath the
i aft, and, the head being tilted an one
side, the air rushes In nnd Alls the
spaces. It feeds on a beautiful little
Jelly fish, which has a Hat, raft-like
form with a pretty little sail upon It,
und they congregate In multitudes
when the sen is calm.
Sometimes specimens are washed
upon the northwestern coist of France,
nnd when they are handled they give
out a violet dye.
MEDICAL TREATMENT FREE.
The llek Poor Are Takaa Oara aff la
Franee hy Provlaloas aff tha
Official reports show that France
with a population of ' 38,600,000, hat
nearly 1,SOO,000 of Indigent persons, ol
whom ,179,000 are Inscribed as sick
The country physicians are paid to at
tend them and the total thusdlsbursec
In 180S, the first year the scheme wat
practically in operation, amounted tc
1.771,472 franca. Kaoh one of the It.
000 practitioners received, on an aver
age, about 190 franca
The average to each physician, le 3(
patients, with three or four visits tc
each at about 30 cents (a frano and a
half), for each visit,
Tho total expense Includes hospital
nnd midwife service, transportation.
Instruments and mcdioincs, ani
amounted to 4,808,030 francs, This ex.
pensc was shared by the community,
the dc'pnrtmcnt and the state, rcspea
lively, 3,000,002, 1,104,710 and 30S,ltK
The first article of the law states In
effect: ' "Every alok French person
without resources receives, free oj
charge, from the community, the de
partment or the stnte, medical cart
at home or in a hospital. Lying-k
women are Inotuded In these pro
visions. . Slok foreigners without re
sources are also Included if the gov-,
ernment has entered Into a treaty ol
reciprocal assistance with the nation
to whioh they belong."
Grandpa Is visiting them, and the gov
erness, while riding on the oross line the
other day, bad this to say to an old
school friend: "He Is worth nearly a
mlillon nnd his word is law without n
question. The other day he gathered
the wnr situation from the Free Press
nnd then asked for a map. There was
not one In the house and he grumbled,
Before night sovon delivery wagons
stopped at the house.' All, of them
brought a map and one brought a big
atlas In addition. Father, mother and
the children had given an order to