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oyer o c:?;es
HE "17EST BF.
Favors Equal Law tut Hqual
Taxation. A Protective Tariff and
Tariff Reform, an Alieu Lod Law
Senator elected by the people ml
til other needed reforms.
Of the Wkst Kipk, art distrib
uted monthly. Advertiser! will j
take not of the fact that we do
not send oat "frre paper whlcb
are not red."
AN INDEPENDEPAPBR ""DEVOTED ESPECIALLY TO THE INTERESTS OF POLK COUNTY.
6 J .0.1
THE WEST SIDE.
R. C. PKXT!.AXt,
R...irt t lh IMrt In lnlailaet,
Oru, khhI Iw sisilef.
rAVARLK IN AlWANCK.
Six Month ' '-no
Three Month J
When uot paid iu advene 5
luUMutooN l.tllMIll l III hWlt t !
Alum (Hi. must l lh yK. no th Wltlaweli
Hvr, and 00 wln " or. . a
I'sHdiriil Ktllnwt; mutant HtiilMIn l
low ,,: U Hi irluiMl hl.iim imlnl lor
enuuiy, whii'h h one l His Wii, "
wealthy and. tltlekly pur-nlaled. In Uw Wlllaai
The u'lill IncrNului elreiilalloa lli "
Sim U suioyiu nlil 11 ui IW.IHI ( m Ui
ol Advrli4ii Medium,,
! Ill TH !
Latest and Best Styles,
LOWEST !: UVING RAT15.
Physicians & Surgeons.
IT. S. Ksumitiing Surgeon.
Oftee: out tll of Mali,
.i;irnk v n.
K. U. KKtVHl'M, M. D.
GRUWKI.I. & KBTCIIUM,
Physicians nnd Surgeons.
Offle; Ofixwlle first Nlll Huk.
DR. J. k I.OCKK,
Physician nnd Surgeon.
linen Vita, Oregon.
J. E. DAVIDSON', M. I).
Physician and Surgeon.
D. 8. KCAMISINO SURGEON,
DR. J. B. JOHNSON",
All work warrsnted to give the bent
JOHN' J. DALY.
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
0n- Vlll t, nppmlu C.irt llmim,
DAI.I.A-I, POI.K i'OI'NTY, OhKllOS.
A. M. HURLEY,
Attorney ami Counselor at Uw.
mre: Cur M iln mil Moiimonlh 91.,
first fjatiopal BarjH
President J- 8. COOPER.
Vice Presldont, L. W. ROBERTSON.
Cashier W. H. HAWLEY.
ll. P, Thompivn, J. . f'i,
,. W. RabrrltoH, W, Vntltn;
. W. WhUeakrr.
imiiwiiiiieiioiiii - - i
nnd .ell expliie on ail ImpiirUnt xi!ut.
Ippoli reeelvpd .ul-Ject to ehrfk or (in
eerfipie ol dopm!!. Collodion, milc oil ll
miIiiIi on lavurnlile term.,
TOmce hnnr:9 A. M. In 4 I'. M.
Hll' burglar proof ,fo eerp(l Vle
CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000.
H. HIRSCHBERO. - President.
ABRAM NELSON, Vloe President.
W. P. CONNAWAY, - Ceehler.
A Mncra! bnklnit snrf exoh,ngo btnlnew
trMiMU!tl;lru m'le:blll dlnfloiiuti-dimini-mercllcrelll
(rmiuxl; doHll, rcmolveil on
ciirriint iwcoiiiit ut.Ji(:t lo nheck: Inlerc.t pl'l
on lime (1biw1H.
Joshua MoDanlel, H. H. Jasperson,
A. J. Goodman, H. Hlreohberg.
Abram Nelson, T. J. Lee.
I. A. Allen.
KHtahlitilieil by National authority.)
Capital : National : Bank !
Of SALEM, ORBQONi
CAPITAL, PAID-UP, $5o,ooooo.
H. 8. WAIXACK, W. W. MART1K,
Prenldent, Vice Pruiliicmt,
3. It. ALIIEKT, Caililer,
To Farmer, on wheat and other merchantable
produce, eoimlKned or In atore, either In private
Kranerlea or public warehouaea.
Draft, drawn direct on Mew York, Chimin,
Ran Vrannlaco, Portland, 1Oinlon, t'arlt, borlln,
Uon, Kon( and Calcutta,
( $2.00 PEU Y EA I t. )
Million, .mh, Vl. fork, Ham, Kaona,
urii-q niMi. mmum, MP rmmrj ami nam.
In Hvwuu. All hhI ilrlli rJ ItM ul elmrf
A. i. GRIGGS,
S. T. Irvine, ruttcr. Choice menu
t-oimtniitly ou Imml, Jinvidmm' llruk.
mm amamm nu mm.
!. UilUtll teflknuMlKiD ud IrHtoitoa. wd Uk
Mlf nnlnUu HktMte mk! uUnt
iniclte Ileal Estate fo
Of Indopendonce, Oregon.
TruiiMi-U Knirral Rrnl Kslnte HiuinrM
liny mul rll, I'miierty, 1M1
Cenvry snt'V tuinc.
I'artic haviuK l.ml for unle w ill liiiil
It to their ttilvatilaue to
LIST THEIR I'KOPKliTV!
With tlii Company, they ar ilally
uriiiliiiK lit of Inml runt, thu lr
iiiK tWirWe proerty htfor the rei
dent of the Kni.1,
J AMI'S GIIISON.
J. W. K1RKI.ANU, I'rcAi.lriil.
G. V. SMINN,
Houbb, Sign & Ornamental
rwr IUntiti), CrniuiiiK. I'rwoiiiu.
Ktr, l'nint room oiue Johiivm',
Slutilm, linlv riiilciuc, OrrtiH.
M4mifi tnrer of ;
And IH'nlrr in
All kinds of Harness & Saddlery Goodf.
Cnrrine Trim iti i n k mul Repairing
It. HUXCE. Manager.
la iw preparril to innke any kiml
of Cnatiiig in
BRASS OR IRON,
On short notire, la now nt work
Bunco's Improved drain Crusher,
Acknowlrdurd totie the bet ffraln crtuher In
Amrrln,truhrrt, cltrp.l ami mol durable.
A full lll ul thr cUo of work dune al Ihl f mo
il ry will he publlnlird In till. pairr. Any pcriHin
in want of a
POHTAHI.K HAW Mil,!.
Can lie upliril here. RclrliiK done fur all
kimU of inmhliirry. Miiln utrrel, lmlririiilruce.
J. It. COOPER, Proprietor.
HKST HHANDS OK
Wines, Liprs anil Cigars.
1?ol Bounty Bani,
Incorporated under the Law of Oregon.
D, T. HTANLP.V, IRA C, I'OWKIX,
Tlna a nral hanlilne hnalnena. Sltrht draft.
nn Mew York. Han Pranclacn and Portland for
any amoiinl. Kecolve, dcpoult, aiibjnct to
cheek or on certincatea 01 neiHiait. i;mieeuona
receive prompt altunlliin liuarilod by double
Mi Ada Jtidnon. Mr. WilliainH,
JUDSON & WILLIAMS,
Esmoijd :-: jlotel,
Front and Morrison Sts
THOS. OUINEAN, Propr,
E. E. Krengcl,
: WAGON HK
M.imifiicturrr of the
Krengel's Iron Fence.
Mr. Thomas J-Vimcl, lute f Chi
ean, an rxn:ricn.tl hiirw
shocr, makes a njwialty
of that line.
Circular and Crosscut
l MINK IIY
K. II KRBNGEL
J. A. lUiwntau.
W.J. K ill land.
:rrijnlrtir of the
C Street - Opposite Post-Office.
HORSE SHOEING A SPECIALTY
W. GRUWELL & CO.,
Citv Driiij Store.
.; ,V full line of -:
KINIC - CIGARS.
C. W. Crtiwell. a runipeleiil preai-rip-tloii
clerk, will !c in rhnrge. l'riret
VM. JOXIiS, rropriutor.
Tliia I'erry ia now in oierutloti, and
prepared to transfer pavi'K'r and wag
on to or from the City,
It will pay persons ujarjtlrjq a
View of Polk County.
To rroaa the I'erry nnd go lo the
top of Proapect Mill,
Elkins & Co.,
I'KOI'KII'.TOKS 01' TIIK
Hauling of all Kinds Done at
Will peed, OaH, tel? 0 pir Uood
"Collections Made Monthly.-a
C Street, Independence, Or,
A. W. HOWELL, Prop.
Firat-clnaa in every respect, Special
attention (riven tratiaient cnatomera. A
aample room for commercial traveler.
Mitchell & Bohannon,
: Manufacturers of -.
SCROLL SfWINQ AND
Main Street, Independence, Oregon,
POLK COUNTY OKI'MOX. FRIDAY, FKHUUAHY. 28, 1890.
:Ar atlll al the front ltli:
They lire rciuly to
MEET (Ml PETITION
IS l-VtKV UXUOF
n :. mm
: BARGAINS IN :
C A. I'ARKKR,
riaua and Siin lfii aliuna fiirniohed on
appltiatloii. hltiimlc mmle.
OlTirc; Cor, Kaihoad and C Sla
fjeu; peed 5tore.
II. M. LINK & CO,
I Itavr o-ed np a 1'irat IVed Store
i on the emit aide of Main atrert 'nnd
' ill keep roiiatuntty on hand
HaW Hay and Straw, Oats, Chop.
and Wheat for chit ken feeil, or any and
all other kind, of teed that the trade limy
demand. Give Mi a rail.
GEO. E. BREY,
ANT) GRAIN' BKOKliK.
F. J. MORRIS, Prop.
Pine Wines, Litjitors
MIXED DRINKS A SIT.CIALTY.
Whiteakcr Brick, Independence.
J. H. ALEXANDER,
BEONA VISTA, OR.
lrnvlnif nun linm-il the stock of Ilriiua
formerly owned hy I,. W, Robertson, I
am prepared to meet all the old cualo
inera, and ninny more new one. 1'nlr
nnd cotirteou treatment to all.
COUNTY SURVEYOR & LEVELER.
Auctioneer and Appraiser.
Kllmalea of all Con.lrncllve wovk made am!
Atlrnil, Weitnraday and Thiirwlay III Coimly
Court wcrk al Uallna, Ori-uiiii,
Address, Dallas, Polk Co., Or.
How to Keep Warm.
It may not ha frmiwully known that,
when expound to severe cold, a fee-ling
of warmth U readily created by re
peatedly tilling the lung to their ut
most extent in tho following ninnnnr:
Throw the shoulders well back and
hold tha head well tip. Inflate the
lung slowlv, the air entering entirely
through the none. When tha lung are
completely Mind, hold the breath for
tea aocond or longer, and then expire
It qulokly through the moulh. After
repeating the exercise while one
chilly a feeling of warmth will bo felt
over the entire body, aud even In the
feet and hand. It Is Important to
practice till exorcise many times each
day, snd especially when In tho open
air. It tho htiblt ever becomes uni
versal then consumption and many
other diseases will rarely If ever be
heard of, asserts the Northwest Mago
tine. Not only while practicing the
breathing exorolso must the clothing
be loose over the chest, but beginners
will do well to remember In having
their clothing llttod to allow for the
permanent expansion of one, two and
even three inches which will follow.
A Church Unlit by a Girl.
Let no one inner at the hired trlrl.
There is a church In this city wliioh
was built and Is sustained out of hot
savings. It belongs to one of tha
evangelical sooletlu and Is located on e
fashionable street, In a quiet atisto.
cratlo neighborhood. It Is not named
after any mint, but Is simply and etfect
Ively known us the "L'luiich of the
Hired UTrl." Detroit t'm Vrtu.
A CHEAT H088-RACE IN ARKAN8AW,
The lllaaalrtiu Kaet f One el tin
"Were you ever at the Hwampalmro,
Arkf" aaked a drummer at the Dun
ran yesterday, a he Joined a group of
fiillow traveler. Jiutie of the crowd
bad boon there.
"I'm juat from there," continued the
linker, as he paaaed the elgnrs and
took a seat In tha elrcle," and while
there 1 went to Moatjullo I'm k. the new
rnce-coiu an, There was a Hood deal of
excitement and much belting, the con
teatlug horse btdng an ajrrd clnybnnk
and an old flca-hlUen grayonly two
entries. The regular Jwlgr were part
owner of the Imrni ennred, and It
was iliHMiiod iirndeiit to eall lu ait un
biniuHl and diainlereaUid party to Indus
the race. No Col. Wood of Hoar Itldge
was requrated to scueptthst Imporinnt
olllce, Willi the aaalatance of several
Itiemlmrs of the a'irlnliuti the Colonel
and hi lug mounted the aland. After
several fiiUu start the flyer gut on"
fairly well, ami the race wa eloaely
eoiiU'loi as far a the hoineatrvteh,biil
at that point the gray Imrse, In pitting
thrmiKh a amp that had not been
jniiM-rly drained, mired up to his
knees In mud, The elavbatik was a
little more fortunate, being on the in
side track, where he struck firmer dirt,
aud won enally, coming In al the fliiiah
probably 3Mnla ahead.
"The ely bank's backer were, of
eoure, wlld'wlth Joy and they picked
bun up bodily ana carriiil liliu siuuml
on tiicir aiiouiiier.
J heir Joy was
only momentary, however,
IHii.mi, staiiiiing up on a oap-tMix ami
fliiiirUhliig a imlr of silver-mounted
derringer, said: Gonllcinuii n( the
bwamiwlHirO HIikkI llorae Association
and fellow4Hiiiutrvmn: All Ms on
the race what hev' Jut been run air do
"Now was the time for theold gray's
backer to jell, and Von bet they never
lo.l the oiiMirtiiull)( For full ten lulu
tiles the shoiiu were deafening. In the
meantime three men died unnatural
death and two other were disabled
"i don't mlud getttn' my r hltllngi
Cilt out,' said a wounded man leaning
etfttltiat the judge's alinii! and held til
hat over hi abdomee; 'an' I ken uiau
ai;e to L'it along with only one e,v, but
t'iiliin' I'm a mil of a wolf if'l ken
see how in the linllon you can declar'
the bel off when the givy Wlis beatUoO
"tienllemeur roared the Colonel, a
lie finished reloading hie derringer and
look another pull at the jug. -Gmitle-men,
my decUiuti was prompted by the
rule, and regulation of all llrat-class
race track, and that high nense of
hiuiah ehsracii'i'intic of a Kentucky
bred gentleman, bint. I am not Igno
rant of the fad thai the grav were
left 8U0 yard behind III yonder neigh
boring aw Bib p. but my decision wus
based on the fact that them two jailer
run a dead heat, an' 1 am here lu de
feud mr Judgment an' my hoiiah."
Way of Hie Ihwiou Girl.
A lloaton cirl alartiusr on a mlloo-
ary trip to Japan twelved from a bevy j
Of nr tcmiUlue inemi a wieraui
emiehed in the following lyglot
l arlaaiuia Aniica! RelicHe asliita
mua. 1'auset noli. Atlf iedemelien.
W hich, according to the (n()irgt
tioiiuhrt (and. by the way, we aie mt
fectly willing to lake the word of tho
Can'trryitlumntitl for it) liieana:
Nloat Helmed Friend: We who are
left salute you. Think of us till we
meet Binilu. The Lord watch between
Now that's Juat like a gang of girl,
lo Slav al home aud send a telegram to
a friend which the recipient can't lead
until she jrcl to her Journey's end and
unpacks her trunk aud get out her
dictionaries. If the traveler had len
a man, aays the Kansas City Krrig
AVh s. hi chum would have gone to the
station with him, aud then the two
would have sHut the Inst few minutes
In the little refreshment parlor acroas
the street until there was no time left
for anything more than:
"So'buig. old mini. Take cure of
And. after all, tho homely phrase of
slangy leave-taking menus lust a much
a the verbal decoration drawn from
three dead and two living languages.
The Color Mne.
T .. Tl.llA.1ul..t.U M,l.t..ti l,,i. ft n.ilnmil
J II S IIIKIUIIMIH,. , ,, x. ,
population of about thirty-five tlioii.
.....I ll. .nln, lln. llHI ttllllllHl SlltlrillV
nun, ,iiM w'twi .,,,.,,...
disappeared, according to tlie N. I.
Tnbutte. J Here are six inuuciiiiui gui
niiiKa In f Im rile three colored
lawyer and Ave colored physicians.
t.' ,1.. ...I. ......I I ..nM l.n. n,.,iHB,l
vno oi loo rumiTTii n.n
swords with some of the nitxt brilllnnt
lights of the bur, and one of the phy
siciaus has a practice of $10,000 a year.
Three colored dentists have a flourish
ing practice, and one landscape and
one portrait artist are doing good
work. There nrn twenty-seven colored
churches In Philadelphia, a brunch of
the Young Men s Christian Association
ui.,1 iltnm siiiiilniie drntniitln societies.
There Is a colored worklngmeu's club,
wllh a kindergarten attached, and two
liillitmitlnl nice papers are puniisncii.
Tl.nw. srn IwiiKn colored llllisotlin
lodges, six colored lodges of the
Knights of I'ytliias ami twemy coioreu
,i,l ril,iu .' Initi'na. Tluire Is a crnat
deal of wealth and rellnement among
., , i i. in. it... i. .i. .i.t..
Hie COIOIIMI peupio in i iiinmi n'iiiM.
Wliy Mountains Were Itullt,
The Islands coinposlng Now Zealand
ro 800 miles from tlm nenrost conti
nent, aud the largest bout tl. intlvcs
have is no biggerthan nn Iuiliiinciinoe.
Thon they resemble neither Hie South
American Indian nor the native of the
Australian continent. Their own the
ory Is that tho Great Spirit was llshlng
one time and throw his lino down from
the sky to hook a whale. The hook
struck In the ground, and ho pulled
and puffed until he drew a mountain
tip to the sklos, which is now called
Hangarirl. Ho flow along the clouds
In a rage, and tried his luck 600 miles
away, with no hotter success, for this
time ho brought up Ml;. Kginont, a
peak 10,000 feet above tho sea level,
ltutli these snow-capped peaks may be
seen to this day by mariners fur out at
sea as proof of tuo correctness of the
It it not easy to convert the Maori, but
once converted ho Is a pious and In
telligent christian. They all ride on
horseback and are very fond of fine
and bright-colored clothing and jowol
ry. It is nothing uncommon to meet a
Maori lady coming Into town in com
plete riding habit astride of a linn horae
pulling away at a black clay pipe un
der her veil.
AtCorry. Pa., when tho free delivery
of malls wont Into operation, there
were uuu applications tor tno tour post'
tlons of loUur-eaiTlors.
Damage iu Powrroy by Freshi'Is
Colon Paclllc Open,
WTOIl.V MINKS YIKI.D IWMI TONS A DAY.
Ueerge Kalliusm Attempts Hslride al Al
kn) Mare I'ealoftlees KatabllahM.
The Han Frsnclseo presbytery bo
tiiu'ii auuiiiKi a revision oi me comesKiun
' J-elshJH, J. Hunt, proprietor of the
rvnuiit i iwt iuielll)(i'iii-er, in hi vvasie
The clliMinsfsf IWoda are miaul
uioiisly in favor ul liicorjHiratiog utidiT a
wmn i iiaricr.
The I 'nil hi PscilU' line which lias been
lilin kttili'd bets ecu Portland, Or., and
the I'ullrs by the slides, is opm.
A, J, Klwk, atted-lil, from Stay tun, a
native of New York, was brunhl to the
asylum. He is iraay over nditfion.
The Ituseian bishop of fan Francisco
will Im recalled, lie will be siuitwlcd
by theaictiimandrileol HI. PetemlHirg
Fluy.l ItuMell, a young man who was
severely liijunil by latliiiK on a broken
siilrwitik l Milton, settled with the rily
For waul of sure at least one-tliird of
the cattle in the White lilufT ranw died
diirina' the winter, sivurdliiK to a Kits
villerveldetit. Not a true bill as returned against
K. A. Jolmsun, tbs I'urtUiid barumder,
it not bavin- been a eler aiwault upon
toe aiueas woman.
The Columbia river jetty lias Wn so
fur esluiiile l luwahl the sea that Its
outer cud I now two and three-tenth
miles (rum Furt Hteveu.
Connlilerabte damage was lune the
sidewalk and streets of Pomemy by the
recent freshets. In sums (duces sidi
walk acre eompleluly uiulcritiim-d.
The filly ()rtia, w Inner uf the two-year-uld
siaki-e al Hants Itosa laet fall, 'dieil
ut hsu Fraoeiset), Iter owner, Captain
Harris, bad refused H,0o0 for lier.
It Is estimateil that 2f00 bea-I of cattle
have li-ii IimI In Ivmnliis ciunly tins
winlor Imm biiimi thulr owuet were not
able lo fe.nl them nr did not trt-licvu in
feetlmg range stock.
The cattleman of the Toie-bet, Harry
Slisw, riirls that hi cattle wintered
U-ttt-r than bis horses did. He lost only
two out of '."ll bead of i utile. The lu
ul borMs was aUnil 3 per cent,
The ship Jlx I lowes arrival st Han
Francisco, 170 days from New York.
The Howes sturli-.! frnni New York to
race wllh Ibe Charmer, which vessel I
arrived more than a month ono.
The (tucoda mine are now turnlnit
out I ii tuna ut coal a day. This will
soon tie im-reawd to 4ist. The land I
owned by the company covers 3tS) ai-res I
ami Ui supply is praclically unlimited.
The brig John 1 Spreckels and the
barkentine Marion came into collision
outside ban Francisco hartwr. The
brl)i a much daittHifed, but manal .
to sail in. Uf pairs to the Munition will .
cut f .mi.
A peiitteman from Klleiisburvh slates
that traM-e of Kold ran le found iu every
portion of the klitius valley, and soon a
great mining exeilemeiil will lie created
there, as great as was ever known in Ne
vada or California.
Governor Witlorinan uruteala aminat
the movement lo have the Yoeemiie
valley revert to the care of the govern
in, ml. ilu is bittt'r auiiihHt Kate Field.
j. M. Hutcliins and Mr. Juhnson, of tlie
( enliiry, a instigatois of the scheme.
Tl.a Ir.lul iiiti1uv nt tit.M. f all H.l
tiiiiiulitiea In the Hawaiian kingdom iu
I huh u 14 .'UM lit this nnu-.l.r H.U'ill
are Huwaiians and are Portuguese.
(l all other nalionalilies cointxned there
are :'4"0, considerably less than one llfth.
I'listiiHiitia Inivii liepn pHtulilisbed at
Crestiin, Linn county, Or,, with Henry
Vni forth Kit master; at Kichmond,
King county, ash., with l..t. Adams
iHiMtiiiastiir. and at Kiverside. Malheur
county, Hi., with Teresa McKea Kit
mletrt'se. Mr. Hunt tdaces the amount of w heat
now stored in the Walla Walla district
and along the line ol his Mads at from
WHl.iHXI to tfiHI.OOO bushel. Including
nai ley there are iu the neighborhood of
1 ,imki)0.H) bushels ol grain in tlie section
(ieorge Saltmandi, who attempted su-
ichle at Albany by shooting liimmdl in
the bead with a revolver, is still alive.
Part of bis braid wns blown out, and
bis physician thinks be cannot recover.
I I IM V, lit II tt if,,. U'llilMH Wlllltld lllltll'tilll
by Iter husband is sligiit, him been bv
TliomoH Y'elveilon, proprietor of a
small lodging house in San Francisco,
died from injuries received a 'week ago
u l.il.. m,.r...r.,.l l u..,.lll u-lll. .I,.),n
Carey, a hnlger at the lioitso. Before his
ucain i civenou Hiaieii tnai ins injuries
were caiiKcd by a kick in the stomach
The suits of iSjbnstlim Fisher and
others against the estate of Charles Mc
Laughlin, deceased, to enforce a contract
calling for the transfer of ItHl.tXKl acres of
land in tlie Moquelenios grant, was com
promised in San Francisco, tlie estate
purchasing the interests of the plaint ills
and receiving a cancellation of tlie con
tract. The terms of settlement are not
Secretary Itlaino has telegraphed
United States Consul McMasters, at
Carthage, Columbia, for a report regard
ing the continued detention of the Amer
ican schooner Julian for alleged viola
tion of the customs laws.
Robert Louis Stevenson, the novelist,
has bought a plantation of 400 or 600
acres near Apia, whore he intends to
make bis future home. He finds the
climate of Samoa to be better for his
health than any other place ho has vis
Owing to the agitation In Ontario for
the abolition of separate schools, Roman
Catholic electors are required to sign a
declaration, approved by tho bishops of
Ontario, that they wore supporters of the
separate schools and opposed to their
The Opinlone of Rome declares that
Russia is intriguing against tiie interests
of Italy in Abyssinia and is seeking to
obtain a harbor on tho east African
coast at which forts will he built and
other steps taken to establish a basis of
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A MARVELOUS STORY.
Has lb Ursa, Wnlls iraui, HrappmrsS
rortsBdltig s Usosrsl Smaah-tlp.
A story which wvors strongly of the
marvelous come to u from the In
terior of Asiatic Turkey. Three
Musaulmea travelers were lately
journeviiig to a point near Pimlank.
On arriving nt a spot called Alil.it. on
the Lake of Van, one of them ap
proached the water and began hi
morning ablutions. As he was dipping
his feet for the last time he suddenly
altered a scream and Itifortned hi
companion that he was being dragged
Into the lake by some uiiaeen murine
monster that wa holding to tils leg.
His friend rn-lied to hi assistance,
and taking him by the hand and arm
succeeded in bringing him ashore, but
what wa their surprise to see the mon
ster also emerge from the water firmly
attached to the man's leg by Its teeth.
It w a hort'id-liMiklug creature, with
Ilia leg and body of sit alligator aud
tlie head of. an alligator and the rest
less, liilles eye of a seriicnt. lie-
twecn It fore and hind leg, on either
ide, were large, ribbed, leathery-look-lug
wliiir. The tail was scalvd. but
uot barbed like that in the picture of
the typical dragon.- With the exeep
I on of the under part of thethroat aud
the tip of tire w ing", feet and tail, the
creature w as a beautiful creamy white
and Its akin soft a velvet. Knives,
dick, stones, and everything else
which were brought to bear Uin the
monster proved unavailing, aud at last
the liigeiilmis travelers bethought them
selves of a heroic measure. They built
a eood fire and pulled the neck aud
belly of the beast, bird, or (Un across
it, taking good care net to burn me leg
of their comrade In the operation. Aflei
thlie the aeorching bent aroused thf
animal from its torpor. It began to
move its body sad stretch out lu
leathery wing after the manner of
bat. and Kiiddmily uW into the air,
Still holding the man bv the leg. Aftei
arising to the height of about 200 feet
look a "header'' downward toward lb
lake, into which it plunged with t
mighty splash, butying itself and victim
out of sight. The native are greatly
excited, believing that the great white
dragon ha reapH-ared and thai tlie eud
of tho world Is near st hand. '
A Wonderful Typewriting Machine.
Wler's erytograpb is a small type
writing apparutus lending iuelf admir
ibly to the purposes of secret corres
pondence. The apparatus is only about
twelve inches long by three Inches wide
and one and a half Inches high. It
consist of a ty-carrler for ordinary
letters and figures, which can be placed
in any order that may bo desired.
There Is also a moveable index plate on
whlob tho tetter and figures appear in
the order in w hich they are placed In
the type-carrier. On a small tablet in
the center of the machine are four
white sec and a central black one,
and opposite these specks is a movable
pointer. Hy setting the pointer to the
black space the machine can be used ss
a simple, ordinary typewriter. To
work it the index pluta is shifted to the
right or left until each required letter
is in front of a pointer connected with
the printing key. llv adjusting tha
plate and pressing the' key an ordinary
type-writieu letter can "be preparetL
for writing the movable pointer is set,
say, to the tint white space, reading
from left to right. A message can then
be wrilteu In an unintelligible cipher,
which can be varied iu its details as
may le previously agreed iiki by tho
panics corresponding. If so agreed
the recipient of the message sets his
movable iHiinler to the fourth white
space and then reproduces, as it would
miii, the jumble of letter and figure
In the communication before him; but
on removing the printed paer from
the machine ho will lind that be has
before him iu clear, Intelligible lan
guage the precie Information the
sender desired to convey. English
It Is a peculiar faculty of human
memory to misquote proverbs and poe
try, and almost invariably to place the
credit where it does not belong.
Nine men out of ten think that "Th
Lord tempers the wind to the shorn
lamb" is from the Bible, whereas Law
rence Sterne Is tho author. 'Touring
oil upon the troubled waters" is also
ascribed to the sacred volume, whereas
It 1 not there; In fact no one knows its
Again, we hear peoplo say: "The
proof of the pudding is iu chewing t' e
string." This is snaut nouseuse, as
the proverb says:
"The proof of th podding is in the
eating thereof, aud not lu chewing tho
Nothing is more common than to
A man convinced strains! his will
la ol the same opinion sillL.
This Is an impossible condition of the
mind for no one can be convinced of
an opinion and at the same time hold
an opposite one. What Butler wrote
was emltiontly sensible.
He that compile atmlimt his will
Is of. tils osra oulnlou aUU.
A famous passage of Scripture Is
often misquoted thus: "lie that is
without sin among you, let him cast the
first stono." It should be:' "Let him
first cast a stone."
Sometimes we are told: 'Behold
how groat a fire a little matter kind
leth, whereas St. James said: "Be
hold how great a nintter a little tire
klndleth," which is quite a different
We also hear that "a miss is as good
as a mile," which Is not as sensible or
forcible as the true proverb: "A miss
of an inch is as good as a mile."
"Look before you leap" should bo:
"And look before you ere you leap."
Pope is gonorally credited with hav
Immodest word, admit of no defense,
For want of tleovnoy is want of souse,
though it would puzzle any one to find
the verses In his writings. They were
written by tho Karl of Uoscominon.who
died before Pope was born.
Franklin said! "Honesty is tho best
policy," but the maxim is of Spanish
origin, and may bo found iu "Don
A Cutting and Shocking Machine.
Mr. Taylor Hoggs of Ross County
has invented a machine that will do
what uo othor mauliino ever invented
can do cut and shock corn successful
ly and do it qtilokly, surclv, and econ
omically. In a test made on heavy
land two horses pulM it easily. Tho
Boggs mauliino "lays the corn buck
against a powerful sicklobur, where it
is out and then laid back upon a tab)'
where it remains until enough corn to
make a shock has accumulated, The
shocks are tightly compressed and do
posited on the ground, standing as
erect as an Indian. " Vhillicothe (0.)
EASTERN - NEWS.
Failure of a Large Fish Detling
Firm lo New York,
AX OLD MILVEB MISE WWD IM TEX AH.
II ingirlM kif K.rsi-rrs-A freight
Trail at Alteeia, Pai.,Wrrk4.
Woodruff A Farnbam, fish dealers of
New York, have failed. Liabilities be
tween ;W),(si ami to0,0uo.
Tlie PhlUuloipbla presbytery refused
to agree to a revision uf the confession of
faith by a vote of ti yeas to 42 nays.
The presbytery of North Itiiladelphia
voted against revision of tlie Westmin
ster confession. Tlie vote was OS to tl.
Several oyster sloops were sunk dur
ing tlie storm ou tlie Atlantic and at
least twenty lives are thought to have
The worst snow storm of the season
has been raging in Colorado and
Northern New Mexico. Traffic is almost
The national conference of charities
and correction will lie held earlier this
year than usual, It I railed to meet in
Baltimore May U 21.
The widow and children of the late
Conrad SeipP, the brewer, sent to seven
teen different charitable institutions in
Chicago 1 35,000 in cash.
James B. Clary, a farmer near Colum
bia, s. C, made an attempt to kill his
entire family. He was overpowered
alter mortally wounding tils wue.
A secret meeting of flint glass table
mnnufacurers was held in Pittsburg, st
which it was devuled to form a trust, but
definite action was deferred.
A wagon eontainin" James Seals, bis,
wife and their four children was swept"
awsy by a flood near Burnsville, Miss.,
and all the children were drowned.
Father Joeeiib Smith, pastor of a
eliurch at Milford, Pa., was fined for
cruelly and wantonly beating his twelve-year-old
nephew, and has disappeared.
The National Starch Manufacturing
Company was incur xiraled in Covington
under the Kentucky law. ll owns au
the starch factories in the Crated States.
W. A. Booth, secretary of tlie Fish
Bros'. Wagon company at Racine, Wis.,
who. in October. 1hm. abscomled with
over lO.OOO, has lieen located in a Cal
is ,dinnil mifti Minhoxjelintf lfiO.QOO
florins, the prorly ef the Austrian gov
ernment, w ill have to go back to Austria
to stand trial.
William Karrwll a isi-mor tinwr Iron-
ton, Ohio, was killed by bia son, lees
than twenty years old, who was protect
ing his mother in a dispute between her
and his fattier.
Tlie grand carnival pageant in New
Orleans moved at noon February It. It
was the most biilliant in tlie history of
the carnival. The crowd of visitors
was unusually large.
I'll is V. Bard, cashier of the Lincoln
National bank at Lincoln. Pa., is a de
faulter for f,000, and was arrested.
F. W. Hull, a wood and coal dealer, was
arrested as an accomplice.
A Fortress Monroe special printed in
New York tells of a sensation caused by
the alleged marriage by a negro preacher
of a New Yora banker to Mrs. Alice
Snell-MeCrea of Chicago.
A freight train ran away while going
down the mountain at Altoona, Pa., and
was wrecked.' Two engines and a large
nnmlier of cars were demolished and
several trainmen badly injure"!.
At Allendale. 8. C forty negro women
dressed in male attire and nearly beat to
leath an old negro woman who ex-
nressed the opinion that the negroes re
cently lynched in Bammcl! county got
w hat they deserved.
.Ti.lin k"rN'k (lie "Ilnnmu-ian Kins."
who was supposed to have been kiiled
in a runaway accident in vt Ukesoarre,
Pa., was murdered. Stab wounds have
been found on his head and neck. No
clue to the mnrderer.
The State of Missouri has lost its first
suit in the effort! to forfeit charters of
resident .corporations under the anti
trust law, owmg to the fact that the
companies had uot been ordered to make
the required return.
Six members of tlie committee of tlie
Rochester, N. Y., presbytery have re
ported favoring certain changes in the
confession of faith, but the other two
members projoee to await the action of
the general assembly.
T, h, KOiuv.i.l flint in nhl si Ivor mine
aliout which marvelous stories were once
told by the Indians, but which was lost
years ago, and to And which many
efforts have been made, has been found
near Gainesville, lex.
A geologist has discovered a mound
builder's burying ground in which many
alfi.t.iittiiu nf itniiiiuiHA siy.n wni-rt found.
near Hamilton, Ohio. It is thought that
tlie discovery will prove an important
one in the arelueologiortl circles.
TI.a (tida nmntntil-v ut. Sun Mari'nA.
Tex., was burned recently. Three of the
..Ulu i.'ua fiA-mliulv hllrlioit. mill thirty
others only escaped death by jumping
1 ... ...i..,!,.a a milium
irUllt IIIIIU -IHUIJ niimuiin w K...111.1J,
from which they escaped by ladders.
Napoleon Laval, of Charleston, R. C,
called at the store of IVmar & (Jo. and
asked to see his wife, who is separated
from him. When she appeared Laval
fatally shot both her and Mr. F'eldman.
Ho refuses to make any explanation.
Mr. Charlton's motion for the appoint-
,unl ,f i. ttaliwf. omtimittaA tn inniitrA
into the exodus of native-born Cana
dians and immigrants from Canada to
tho United States was defeated in tlie
house of commons by a majority of
Members 'of the Manufacturers' Asso
ciation have decided to close every
leather factory represented in tlie asso
ciation, and to keep thorn closed until
the men return to work at the factory of
Boggs A Cobb. This means tlie enforced
idleness of 1500 men.
A warrant has been issued for the ar
ms nf Mm. K. G. Lhmincott. an Atlan
tic. City, N. J., hotel proprietress, who is
charged witii torgmg tne name oi ner
sister, Mrs. Haines, to three mortgage
notes. She also stole all the deeds,
bonds and other securities of Mrs.
Haines contained in a Philadelphia safe
deposit box, the amount being many
rhousand dollars. Mrs. Lippincott is
supposed to have gone South,