INDEPENDENCE ! Subscribe for this $560,000. Iti improvement thoulri be made in Independence and vkln Ity, during the next two years. Paper until July 4th, 25 Cents. AN INDEPENDENT PAPER DEVOTED ESPECIALLY TO THE INTERESTS OF POLK COUNTY. VOL Yll. ( 12.00 PER YEAH. ) INDKPKXDKXCIi VOUv COUNTY OIIKGON, FRIDAY, JUNK, 20. 1800. ( FIVE CENTS PER COPY. ) NO. 33. I THE- lite THE WEST SIDE. L C. PENTUSD, ITKI.ISIIKR. N(Ll.rd it in. P.! ttdrr tu tudVetud, Oreguu. w wKtmid lw Nutlet. bUMSCKII'TION KATKS. rAYAKl,ll IN ADVANCK, One Yer . ... Ij.oo Six Mouth Three Month. When uul id in advance i.eo I jo TO ADVERTISERS. ltttnpM llw.l4 l Ike ha4 of ! ll..u nuvtol In ytl, m Ik WIIUllf rt'r, ln4 nit lh wla Hut HI lb Or. ad t'Utir,tt Htir.l; eA.Uitwi pntu nl : lu t.i. I in. prlnr! afetltif yotal hw lh f nit.iv, which In .i of lh lrt(, nat wealthy and ilneklj populated la th Willaaa II ity. Th.kwdit ii-mIi elrtilitnn tii. win Him la tulovlu aaaM II In o.ut ut tat fetal of Aditrtl.ini, tUdluai. JOB PRINTING! in te f ' Latest and Rest Styles, 4K AT TUB !' ' LOWliST :: LIVING RATES. P1IYS1CIANS-DKNTISTRY. LEIi & BUTLER, Physicians & Surgeons. U. S. Examining Surgeons. Offlcti .l lil ul Mnlii St., tNOtrKSDRMK, OKRIIUN K. L. K ETC HUM, Physician and Surgeon, Offle. oppoatl Kim National Haul, INDtPKNliKNCsY OKKUOM DR. J. K. LOCKE, Physician and Surgeon. Bueua Viala, Oregon. j. E. DAVIDSON, M. D. Physician and Surgeon. tT. 8. EXAKIHIHO SURQSON, Independence, Oregon, DR. J. B. JOHNSON, Resident Dentist, Atl work warranted to rive the beet of Satisfaction. iMDHrKNOKNCK, OkROOM. ATTORNEYS. JOHN J. DAI. Y, Attorney and Counselor at Law COM, ACTIONS MADK. Office: Mill il., Oppmltt Court Itou., DALLAS. ra-ICCOt KrY, OhKUON A. M. HURLEY, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Offlct: Cor, Halo till Moumoiilh 81., IM'KITNIiF.KCE, : OREOOK BANKS. pir5t(atio9alBai)H INDEPENDENCE, OREGON. President .....J. S. COOPER, Vice President,!.. W. ROBERTSON. Cashier ......W. H. HAWLEY. DIRECTORS! D. P. Thnmpinn, 3. $. Cpr, X. If. MaborUon, W. If. CotUnt, O. If. WMtktr. Trrie.ianri fcanUiigkoaln. Bfi Dd iu i(!bau on all Imporuuit point. napn.lt reenltad infc)rt l etiaek ee ea :rMncawof dapnalt, C.Uaeileu 4011 Hut. on farorabla ttru, -OfflcBoan:IA.K.te4P. K. flail' burglar proof f eear4 f Tel riui Lock. THE INDEPENDENCE National .'.Bank! CAPITAL STOCK, $50,000. H. HIRSCHBERG. - Preelalent. ABRAM NELSON, Vloe President. W. P. CONNAWAY, - Cashier. i gtnaral banking and ezebanfe fcnilaaa tnui.ted: lo.u. mod.; bill dlMouatnl:aav mcrelal eradlla trani.d; depo.lla relTd ea oorr.oi amuiit tubjeol le ohack; lnlrH paM u Ilia depoall. DIRECTORS! Joehutt MoDanlel, H. H. Jaepereon, A. J, Goodman, H. Hlreohberf. Abram Nelaon, T.J.Lee. . I. A. Allen. JOHN ALLEN, Dealer in CHOICE BEEF, Milttoii, l,.ml, V..1, Pork, -Ham., Bwn, h.l, iouiiii .Kin, Huilr and Uaaa lu Semtiu. All 0MitI delivered fro ol ear(, J asperson& P'arker ' Independence, Oregon, ' Ardiitects, Builders an. Contractors. Alwtraln Ih.lr Saak and hoot faelnr. and Wlll try tli.lr tia.l to plMa all. Olv.lkana trial and b conrlnoad ibt tker f tertkr d yew eaooatje, ' " THE 8- Of Indepondonoe, Oregon. Trenaect nenerht Real Katate Huatneet buy tiui aetla Pmperty, affect luturenre and doe e geueral Couvevauc Buaiuea. Tarttee having Lend fur aate will Bnd It to their dvautK to 1ST THEIR PROPERTY! With Oil Cempanv, aa thee ere dell sending lleta of land eeet, thus plac ing desirable property before the real Ueute of the Haat, JAMKS GIBSON, J. W. KIRK1.ASU, Preeidenl. Secretary. G. W. SHINN, Hauis, Sign & Ornimsntil Paper Haii(iiiK. Graining, I'rearuttig, lite, i'aint riwttu oppiiie Jiihnm)u"i Stable, lttdependeiue, Oregun, Arcade Saloon J. R, COOPER, rropriotor. BKST BRANDS Ol ffi lilllAIV t j IJI4UUIO M. BEAMER, : Manufacturer of And I'ealrr In All klndt of Harness & Saddlery Goodt, Cerriege Trtiniiiing and Repairing . INDEPENDENCE FOUNDRY, E. BUNCE, Manager. la now prepared to make any kind of Casting in BRASS OR IRON, Ou shurt notice, la now at work manufacturing Bunco's Improved Grain Crusher Ackowta!rd lobe the heat train eru.h.rta Amcrlta atreof.t.chr.peoi and tntt durablt A full liN of 1 he tlaw of wora dona at Ihla foun dry will h pubH.hrd la Ihla ppr. Any pcrasii la want of PoaTArU.RaAW MII.T. Can b aupplird hra, krpairiuf done fhr alt tincl. of roavhinery. tl.iu .irct, ludcpcndfac. L?ol (Bourn? Bani, MONMOUTH, OREOON, tnrorjiorated under the Lews of Oregon. D. T. .TAMMY, 1HA C, rOWIM frt.ldrnt t'aihlar. tnrt a tnrl banklnt bii.ln.M. Slcht draft, on New Turk, San Pranclicu ud VmflmA for anr manul. K.mlvM dapaalt aub).t I ohwk or on iwrtlfloaaa of dopoalt. Cnlltntloca rwalr prompt aitaiitlon imarded b; UouU chronomtr Yale lima lock. , Miss Ada Judaon, Mrs. William. JUDSON & WILLIAMS, DRESSMAKERS, (Bwmm Fitting , A SPECIALTY. A. E. GRIGGS, MEAT :MARKET, 8. T. Irvine, cutter. Choice meats eenaUaUyoa hand. Davidson's Brick. mi mm . WM. JONES, Proprietor. This Ferry Is now In operation, and prepared to trsnnfer passengrra and wag on to or from the City, It will pay per-5005 uartln$ a View of Polk County. To cross the Ferry and go to the top of Prospect Hill. GEO. E. 13 KEY, Commission Merchant urn HARNESS AND SADDLES AND GRAIN' BROKER. . rruflpsndBnco, . OragDn. FRANK' BUTLER, lOUUTY SURVEYOR & LEVELER. A uo'lonner tinil Appraiser. . 'tttluiuLf. of a'l Coii.trtiotlvr work made and plana t'tinil.licd. . At'cmli Wnlnmlay and Tlniradajr In Count 1 .k ai Uallua, Urafon, Acldreae, Dallae, Polk Co., Or. E. E. Krengel, k A IS l -:- TON REPAIRING. .. MamtfiirtureT of the r . 1 1 BOSS CULTIVATOR 1 -:Aml:j- Krenpl's Iroa Fence. HORSE SHOEING. Mr. Thomas Fetim:!, tate of Chi cago, aa experienced hoise Itoer, nittkee a iialty of that line. Circular and Crosscut Saw Gumming DON B BY E. E. KRENGEL (UaUPPnSjMXKi F. J. MORRIS, Prop. Fine Wines, Liquors AND CIGARS. MIXED DRINKS A SrECIAUY. Whiteakot Brick, Independents. (Eatabliahrd by Nntional authoilty.l -:THE: "iipiliil : National : LM ! OIT MAI. KM, OfttXOON, CAPITAL, PAID UP. $5o,ooooo. SURPLUS, IS, OOO. ...WALLACE-, W, W. klARTZN, rraaldaul Vie PrldaL J. H. At HKKT, Ca.hlar. LOANS MADE. To Frmr on wbt and Mkr mrrhnlabl prodtt., ooulffnd of la atnra, ollhar la prlvat (riHi.r or p.. no w.rtnmiMi. rr(l. drama drt oo Maw York, Chimin, Sv rram. fontud, Uudtia, t'arU, llerUa, Uun( kua( and I'loau Elkins & Co., PROPRIIiTOKS OK TUB City Truck and Transfcr Co. Hauling: of all Kinds Done at Reasonable Rates. Til! Feed, Oak;, sl? 0 Fir Uood For Sal. aafCoUections Made Monthly.- INDEPENDENCE, ER0C0N 6ITY jHOTEb, C Street, InderKiiflcnce, Or. A. W. HOWELL, Prop. First-class In every renprct. Special attention given transient customers. A simple room for commercial travelers. Mitchell & Bohannon, - MnlinfHotiircre of :- SASH & DOORS. SCROLL SfWING AND'-'.'" HWJ QEPrllRINQ. Main Street, Independence, Oregon, J. H. ALEXANDER, -:I)ealer ill: Drugs and Medicines, BEUNA VISTA, OR. Having purchased the stork of Rmgs formerly owned by l W, Rolicrtson, J am prepared to meet all the old custo mers, and many more new ones, 1'uir tud courteous treatment to all. A llatllusnnke Unhy. Alio .PHwn,a 1. tunuu .lull, n lublL 1 1V.... 1.,, 1.. a. WllbLtlll UJ M USW VUlllllJ liUlJ'. Al ter giving the Dume mid dale of a child's birth, she writes; "Whore the child's lingers and toes ought to hnve been there were rattlesnuke'i heads, and there was a small snake grown from the top of its head and hung down on its face. The head of the snake was the child's nose, and when ever the baby moved i he snake on iti face would raise up, run out Its tongue, and hins. The baby only lived live hours, but the snake part lived live hours longer." Portland Oreyomun, TlCRBlS ON SALE Tt DENVER (tank, Kansas Cilj, Chicago, ST PAUL, ST. LOU'S. AND All POINT East, North South, for turilirr parili uUn Imjiilr of atiy ssvut of Ui I uuipaii) ur T- W. LEE, u. r. a r. a, I'orlUmt, liri'(Mii R. D. COOPER, (ItHit'ral Mmiatr lluti.i'Mitini, nri'"H, YAyi'INA HAY KOUTlw Orcuon Pacific Railroad Oregon Development Co.'s Steamers. Short Line to California. Freight and Fares the Lowest Hi r.AMHK SAII.INl', PATliK, tM VAUVINA. tt illamtlle V.llry. Arll 4, 14. a). ; raoM ar raaNviMo, I WUIae Vathrp, Uatt h, in, 1. tr, HM ! h ctmipany it.rrvr. lite rlaltl to cttatisff " 1 ttis ttairo wtiliuni u4iv. I Tialn. nnmrt'1 with Hi. ! I' H H, ami llv ! Ihwu i Citivatli awl AllHiiiy, ; The (lrit!in I'liciilc Mi'uiiiIk'uIn un (lit 1 Willanii'ltt liivi-r l'ivili!ii i!l hwve j I'tjrlluiiii, aotit'ilHiunil, Mimduy, VVimIiikH' i day and rrtilwv at IS a, 111, .Arrive ul Curvullia TinMlny, Tlmiaduy and filtir- i lay at i:;0 11. in, Leave t tirvttllin, iiurtlitHiiiiid, ,juinluy, Woilnoniluy and : rndtiy at Ha, in. Airive at IVrtluml 1'iicailay, Tliurcdiiy and Suliirday at 9 .K' p. 111 Mil Ali.iul.iy, iiitni'H'liiy him Kridiiy taiih niirlli and wmtli Ixnitid I'lMiU lin out nii;!it at iuli'in, leaving there at (I a, 111. C It. Itiwwrll. )r , C. C. M'iiii. ' 1 lirn r 11 1', aki '. l tu. ah. i. r a r, a 1 j4 MniiiKuniriy til., 11. 1" H H I tmtt I'l.n. l.co Coivalh. iM.San i (IKKATOVUa-VXI) KOCTU. Northern Pacific R.R. j TWO KAHrTKAINallAll.V' Ni(.HANi;itl'l'CAK;l' SHOKIbTUNETO CHICAGO And all uouil Kail, el Bt Paul and Minneapnlia. The Northern Pacific Railroad la lh oitly Hue lunntng PaasenBerTrais. t Luaurluus Uay toachea, Pullman Polece Sleeping Care, Haiaca DininH Care i"-ul ;jsil From Portland to the Est. 5o that your tltiht reed via th Noithurn Haomu H, H, nd avoid clianao of car. l.rnv. I'uiilaiiit al t.Ki A M. ami f M lull arrive at MUiiirnHiliaor i'unl al r h PaolflO Olvlalon.-Traui.lravt I'nml aiM si erct dully al 11 w A. M. il J f. M ; ai rural New Titciutia al 7:10 P. M. aait t A. M., oaiirrlliia ilh Coatuiny'B lxl for all rm"a 1 fll-,?l ftuunil. A. U, CHAHLTuN, AM. ti'l t'aw. Agtnt, No, in, l'ltl alrrcl, I'utltand, OrrgnM. rDepot, Cor, Flrat and C streets. TOLAXl) TO CAI irOKNIA VIA ' Si'iitlii'in l'acific Gdiiiany's Line, t he Mount Shasta Route! TIM It UHTWWiN Portlund and Son Francisco SOHouibl Ciillloriiln Itaurcna Tram rum Imllv liriw.'rii I'orilnml aiuati l-ioncio. "ltnuth.1 " . ' I Nrtli; J;im p. ill. 1 i,v. "rortlRiid Ar, I io:s. 111, :i p, m. i,v . Altmtty Ar. 6:45 a. 111. 7:4 a. m. I Ar, Hnn Hinuclison I, v. 7:00 p. pi. Local 1 iiiien(;cr Daily, except Sundiiy. I,ve, I Arrive, I'nrllaiul Hot A, M. Ku(rrne a P. M. Kilgrnc.,,, , y uo A. M 1'ullluinl. .. . I'. M. Pullman Buffet Sleepers. TCURIST SLEEPING CARS. I'or acTOinniiiitntlnti of Brmnd Ctnai paf n gf ra attachhl to rxttrraa tniina, The a. V, i.'o'a Perry mnkca connection with all Hi regular triilim oil the Kant Kiilc Wlvlaloa from lout ol V, ritiTdt, WetJ8ide Division. Bet. Portlond and Corvallls. Mail Trmui)uily, except Sunday. 1,RAVR, Portlnml ,,. 7 A. M. mlc'ilrncc, ,li:f A. M, Corvallla ...i:jii,1'. M. lmlf'tlenee.. a;ji p, M. Auu.t.u Imlc'tlriice. .11114 A.'M. Corvalli .. -hhj I'. M. Illtl'drlic. . j:.W !' M' 1'ortliiml . , , . Cue V. M' At Alhnny ami corvalli connect wllh train 0 Oregon J'acllic R. K. KxpreSB Train Daily, Except Sunday. T.KAVK. I Aaaiva. Part In lid 450 1, M, McMlunville 8:ooP, I. MoMlnnvllle .jms A. M, I Portland , .em A. .. Through Tlekets to all Point South and East "Via Callfoinia I'lll'SllT Ol'FIUKai Cllvofflct, No 134, Corner Wrat and Aider ata' Depot oAici!, Corner H and front at.., .Portland, H. KOHMI.KK, R P. ROOKKft Mnnngor A. t O I' (t I'.Agt, Polltloa and Iiltcruture. In a ruccnt Iniurvlow Entile Zola, the French novelim, imldi "I have always Instinctively kopt clear of politics. A man cannot be a politician anil a liter ary man at tho same time. These are two beings who strive In different way for the same goal, that In, to be known and lauded by the multitude." No Distinct Hcmunitiriiuoe. They had a big banquot at Spokane Falls the other night. The ruiiorler who attended it concluded with the eandid admission that; "it Is not distinct ly remembered by anvbody present who uada the last speech."" K A 1ST Mil IV NEWS. An lix-Com l t of New York Saves Eleven Lives. SKVKIl.a DKATIIS rll'lM IIVIIIllH'lllilllA, llnilruail NeHa.-Niimi'rias MaHers ThreMsheul the Ksal. Colmnliiia, Ohlii, is IisvIiik anriona trMithle with the at root -car atrikern. Califurntti line inude a domnNil for tun acres to dlxpUy Imr hortlHtiltiiral pro din ta at the Wiild'a Fair. At Kllawi'trtli, Me., a riot occurred lie twiion circus employe ami iown men. Many broken heads naiiltfil. A (111 Inns wind and rain storm swept over IVniriil Mnhraaka, lining a grwt iIimI id daumife, Imt aa fur aa learned no lives were Inat, The aiath Internatinmil Knnday Helnxd CoiiviMihuii of the t'lilled Sta'tee and llrltlah North America, and province will "'ii in i'iltatiiim June Mli. The wile of Piinhd Ixnkrood. a well to do farmer of V'liieliiud, N. J., Iiaa Uen arnwtml on the cliaro of tryniKto iioiaoii her liiinliund by placing morphia In hi tea cup. The contract labor lnieclois attached to the New Ytnk baro utlice atopied acvcii liiKliina from landlni;. Tlicy wure expert kI.im blowira and wore Umml fur tiliiHulHiro, N, J. Fx. limine ftmker Wnllf of New York httH dlr.inniii'l with flll,(sK) of money which iimiiiI one bundled Itahiewa had cutriiittiHl to bun to aeml to relatives In Kimnie to pay pawniKe to this country. A nuuiiar of children were bitten by a mbld diiif In liny, Ibdjfitim, a Sw days iii, and two of them have died from by drophiiliia, Hveral of the aurvivura Iijvo n,.i Mnt to M. I'aatenr f;f trvat ini'iit. Near Aihllmm. Hlenlien county, N, Y., Kitiiiictt t'rane nliot Mm. liale 'i'errv. a limit led Hiiiniiii, I lie mother of four I'luldrcii, Iwiiiiw hIiii rcfiwd to aiit-pt In Htli'iitK.iia aa a luvcr, and go and live tii'li him, i;ivl. l!.'i!iin lai-aine Involved in a iiturril in a rutliMiu in Ij l'uile, linliiina, with a yuuiiif coiintiyman named Wil liam IWcklii. The latter alrui k Keitan a juiwi-iltil Mow In the lace, hich rewiilled 111 breaking lite nci k. , : .liibn f. KidlivMti via amililuMt l,v Jaime 11. ltMinley, the veteran new-; tua-r publinber man, at a Umpiot in V ttliinif1nn recently. llniiuh'V re- fiiwd an introduction with the remark: tiial Sullivan was a bnlW. The acliixil aliip Saratoa. sailed from iN'hiwure Hrt'itkwatir for her Oral wa iiyiiK", Jiini" let, hbe has I0!l Imya on Umid, and will visit KavaJ, riontliauip tun, l.leUin, Maderia and otlmr pulnte, ri.iirniii(! iff l'hiladelphia alwut Octoiier. j l'lt Jndtte Henry X. AuhIIii, an old 1 uiemU'r ol the t'liii up) Itnr and one of ,tl'n f.iundcra of the city of Kokiik, Iowa, Mia len impriaoiied by order of Jtul) j Koblntiat fur the emlctlt'inent of funda 1 (ruin an eatnle of which he was admin i trutur. Hill Thomas, a colored hraktmn,"a giant in ai and strength, was shot eiitht times at itirminghani, Ala,, by six colored men, and Inalautly killed. Thulium was bated tor his physical MreiiKth, r'our.nf the ncifnws are un der arivst. At Kl I'aeo, Teg,, !on Harlow and M. (ioiidiue, two promineiit young men, tjiiarrclcd over the In Iter's attention to iWlow'a l(i year-old aicter. (ioiidine nlmt and killed Harlow. ;riiiK the shiMitinu tliitmilisinietested permits were wounded. In the collixion of two freight trains on the Wabaeh Kailroad, near St. l.oitiH. Jiuin 1Mb, eight men were killed and twenty-live injured. One train was en route to the Kansas City races with eight palace hntse cars. Manv of the horeea 1 were killed. TI11111111H J. Diihso, years old, ex chiel of detectives of New Orleans, w ho ecdHd from the stale xnitentinry at Hatim Konire, where he was serving a sentence of fourteen years on a convk t ion fur forgery on Nov, i!0, lnwl, has lieen arreided in New Yorg. Krunk Manning and .lames Tvc, en listed men at Kortreas Moiiiimi, Vg., md a dillliiilty at Mill I 'reek, and on their return to the fort, while Tye was silling in his room preparing for target practice, Manning came to his dour, rille In band, and hIiuI him through the liottit, causing instant death, The American Wheel Company of Chicugo has purchased White's wheel works in Kurt- Wayne, Ind. It Is one of the Urgent wheel factories In the state. The eaiiie trust lo controls N. G. Olds A Hons' works of Fort Wayne, and now operate fourteen plants.' it is Mild to liavo a eomur on hickory. Hevesal white men went to the bouse of Henlley Davis, a colored man, near Augmdii, lia.j recently, for the purpose of whipping his daughter, Davis resisted willt a shotgun and axe and killed one while man and seriously wounded two others, but was himself mortally wounded. Further trouble is feared. A doKcn persons have been bitten at, Hinillillelil, 111., by a supposed rabid dog, The dog was finally killed, but not until he had bitten several other dogs. James lievard and two oilier persons have al ready died in great agony from hydro phobia, It is learned that others may lie sei,cd with the awful disease and the whole neighborhood is' In a state of dread, Mrs, i'areoiis, in a speech recently miidii at Chicago, said dynamite was to be the liberator of the human race, not that peoplu, should go around with bombs and destroy human life, but that as gun powder had destroyed the power of feu dal barons so would dynamite In the hands of the working classes tender the armies of the capitalirtta useless In a street tight. A rumor that the Philadelphia & Head ing railroad company hud ordered its conductors to withdraw from the liroth erhood of Conductors or leave the ein pliiy of the company has been confirmed by Assistant Superintendent Bouxan. The action was resolved upon by the of ficials of the company after the last con vention of the Brotherhood of Conduc tors, who assembled at Rochester, N. Y on May 15th. Mr, I)onano says they have all promised to leave the Brother hood, and some have already done so. "THE AIR-BRAKE PIP IT." Aa XaglHMr lUrnlaaa and Mnalwty la lilasUlinliig Cr.dll Thartfof. W went winding up the mountains, ayi a writer In the Philadelphia limn, our massive engine drawing u up the curving grade without an apparent effort. We had crossed an Iron bridge and made a curve, at the end of which another was in light, winding to the left, and from the track a cottage home loud in the shadow of the bill. Look ing past It to a point Just beyond, which was visible from my side of the engine, I inwr and excltedlr exclaimed "A child on the track!" At the exclamation John sprang from his (eat Una glance down the track and Ids face became pallid. A child, 8 yean old perhaps, 'stood midway be tween the rails and not 100 yards front the engine. 1 looked from John to the child. Jt stood facing us, dapping lu nine nanus a it was wont to uo iiotn its mother' arm, jterlmpe, at the pass ing of the car. In another liwiaut I was thrown forward, almost pitching through the glaa window In front. At the lame moment I heard a scream, a womau'a voice, and with arms aloft and faee paralyaed with terror the mother stood upon the steps of her cottage. We were nearer the child It was not twenty yards from the engine, which, under the pressure of the air-brake, was bumping and jolting furiously. I looked for John: his seat was va cant; again ahead; the pilot was within twenty feet of the child, the train still In motion, too rapidly to be checked before reaching iti 1 shut my eyes; my heart stomlstllL Again the moth er s heartrending scream, and I opened my eyes to see the child tossed several feet In the air. My head swam as I averted my eyes, and 1 fancied I beard the crushing of the little 401111 by the now slowly involving wheels, when in husky tones I heard a man's voice ut ter. "Thank Uodl" 1 otiened my eyes, and standing upon the pilot was John Akers, holding in his arms the child, Its face wreathed In smile. The engine was now at a stand still. From the cottage the father came with a blanched faee and trembling stent. The child, In merry accent, Called ouli "Want to ride, papa?" lie 1....1. 1.1. I,..l, Im.n l,.l,n iU ... W. ,1 VW'f . . .U wui.m ...... V. tended hands, and, folding her in his arms, sauk duwu on the earth beside the track. John clambered back to his perch and sounded the whistle. The passen gers looked out of the windows, won dering what bad occurred. A trem bling hand drew the lever, which start ed the engine, pulling and hissing until It was going at full speed again. I looked toward John hi blue eyes were on the track ahead, but they were dim med. Tears were 00 bis cheek, as be, perhaps, thought of what would have been his feeliugs If his own little girt had been the oue on the track. Not a word did either of us speak until at Chrlstlanburg, on the tup of the Alle ghaniee, S.0UU feet above the level, the train stopped. As I started to leave the engiue I turned and grasped John's hand. "You did a brave thing, John a no ble act." " T'wai the air-brake," he modestly and bluablugly replied! "'twas the air brake that did it " A STRANCE LAND. PmUh at ABtrllFlowr WlthMl Odor Na Shad. Australia la a country In which na ture has established conditions un known elsewhere, tavs the Boston Journal, and where civilisation must adapt Itself to surroundings which it Hilda novel and strange. It Is a coun try full of absurdities In animal, vege table, and human life. Its unlive race, in point of Intelligence and develop ment of resources, is far below even the cave-dwellers and the people of the stone age of Europe. Its animals per petuate tytws which disappeared from every other part of the globe some millions of years ago. Its trees and plants are representative of species found elsewhere only in chalk and coal measures. Hardly anything here has the char acter and quality of its relations in other lauds. Although the trees and flowers are chlellv those of tho temoer- ate sono, the birds are, for the most part, of the tropics, and flash the gor geous oolots of the parrot and the oookatoo through the dull foliage of the ad-toned eucalyptus. The birds have no song, and such notes as they possess corn like wlerd echoes from a period when reptiles were assuming wings and filling the tree-tops with a strange Jargon, Wore heard only in the wampsand fens. The flowers have no scent, while the leaves of every tree are full of odor. The trees oast no shade, since every leaf Is sot at edge against the sun, and shed, not their leaves, but their bark, which, stripping off in long scales, exposes the naked wood beneath, and adds to the ghostly effect which tho forest already holds In the pallid hues of lis foliage. The contour of tho country is of one that Is but newly risen front the waves. Its thousands and thousands of siiiuire tulles, level as a table and set wii.lt uo oilier growth than the gray eucalyptus, looks like the uplifted bed of some great sea nud is as monotonous as the unrelieved expanse of coast Itself. Here and there are low hills, which how lu their sides and in the country about thetu tho evidences of ancient lava flows. Elsewhere are idled up masses of bowlders, which show the long-ago courses of glaciers over the face of tho laud. Jbvei'ythlug seems pro-historic, hoary with age, and for gotten. . To the travoler from other lands au Impression comes that he Is visiting a country which had ceased lu Its development long eons ago. The Itlohest Actress. I saw Lotta reoontly, and the little actress seems to be enjoying her rest hugely. Although the richest woman In the world who has earned her own money, she does not seem at all bur dened with business cares. She has a hotel in Boston, adjoining her Park Theatre, which she owns. 8he figures among her a-sets a flat-house in New York and lots of real estate in different parts of the country. Yet she does not bother with its management. Her shrewd mother, who has saved all this money, takes all the responsibility of Its care nud Lotta is left to enjoy her self. After this year of rest and pleasure in the United States she Is go ing to tuke a trip to Europe, ami it has not yet boon decided whether she will work next year or not. She Is old enough and rich enough to enjoy the balance of her life out of the theatre. AT. T. Letter. The March of Progress. ' "You onn kiss me If you want to Charley," she said, "but" aud a de lightful color suffused cheeks, brow, and neck "my brother is behind that screen whore you see a small hole in the center, with a detective camera." coast nm The Experiences of an Exploring Tarty. P0KUAXD PLASTKHKIIS' STKIKK OFF. Jay (UnM A kiiI a at Wurk Is the North- west. The total loss bv the llucoda fire of June 7lh was l,"(),iiO!i. Only married men are emiiloyed on irei wot a in fan Hmgo. Union lias been selected as the county wm w , nun vuumy , l. ..1 ... The strike of the Portland ulaaterer's was declared off Juno Htli, Potts and bis wife, the murderers of Faaivtl, must hang the ZUth Inst. Yreka, Cat,, baa a new Ik'mocrutic paper, called the Hisklyou Telegram. Chinamen are mid to lie taking out a great deal of gold from Southern Cali fornia mines. Mexican authorities' refuse tu allow American stockmen to, return rattle which stray! nto Mexico.' The did Fellows' Ixxlico of Vucaville. Cel.. buried the remains of a diseased brother recently by moonlight. Mrs. McKverey, an old lady of 70 veitrs, waa killed by a railroad train at Mad Hiver, Humboldt County, Okanogan is the largest county (sflOO ' wpiaro miles) and Inline! is the smaileHl (175 wpiare miles) in the slate of Wash ington. A printer named Morris Adams, while boating with five others in the N'attle harbur, was drowned by the lioat being cgpsixed. ... . John Woltskill of Yolo County, Cal., in thinning out a grove n( walnut timU'r on Ids place, sold a carload of U, 11,1 fed for la,. The Henttle Kvenlng Press exploring party met with many mishaps, and were rescued from atarvation bv an Indian and a white proniatcior. P. O. Sullivan killed a 5(H-)Hinud la'iir on the South Fork of the Boise River by slipping up while bruin slept and plung ing a knife in a vital spot. . The residence of T. T. Hamlin, Tulare County, Cal., was burglarizd by a Chinaman and l;J7 aud a watch taken. The Chinaman was arresled. Twegty-fijur (Tiiuiw were trailed from Mexico into Ari.ona. They were over taken on the desert, where they bad nearly perilled for waiit of water. William Moodv stetnied on a banana peel, at tiridley, Cal., and falling broke ! a no. lie workei nan ine ucxi uay ih fore he know what was the matter with him. ... Captain I, W. Ues, Chief.of the San Francisco detectives, has inn-n allowed but 100 for the capture of the stage rob ber, Frank William. Ilia claim was wrTum. W. F. Harmon, who forged the signa- ........ I....... In a ..li.,,. I. f.,r III IT. Ul iiailVH w w .... IIWHI011 the Humboldt County Hunk, has U'eil found guilty by a San Fran cisco court. Two highbinders, ordered by Ipiong Wing to kill Sam 1-ee, tired at him at. Woodland, Cal., Thursday last. They succeeded in wounding Ah Tse. Quoiig Wing was arrested. ' Frank Smith, alias Whaleu, who is charged with the killing of J. C. Margot. a San Francisco saloon-keeper, was held to answer beforo the Superior Court with bail fixed atf-tl.tXH). The body of ex-District Attorney Frank M. Osterndor was found by the grave of his child in the cemetery at Merced. Cal. lie left home after a quarrel with vbis wife and putcbased lailmtm. TI,o .,,.,. 1 r.vnlrv IT Si A fur some time stationed at Walla Walla, passed iiirougn roruttiui, oune tiiin, en route to their post in Arixona. A large iiiiinher of soldiers from Fort Cu'iir 0" Alone also arrived. J. M. Miir.son, of the Point Adams Lighthouse, enys that a pair of pretty Chinese pheasants, in gorgeous plumage arrayed, come to the lighthouse twice a week. He looks out for thorn mid pro tects them from marauders with, mur derous guns. The Sierra Valley Leader srvs ; There are capitalists here from New l ork who are endeavoring to induce the ranchers of this valley to sign contracts for water to irrigate the Inml at $7 per acie for the first year and f 3 ler acre for each suc ceeding year. Arthur Keniley, one of the oldest set tlers on Big Meadews, Nev., was drowned while trying to swim his horse across a nlough about two weeks ago, and his badly decomposed and mutila ted hody was found nine days later in the Humboldt. Two young girls were arrested in San Prancinco the other day for vagrancy, When they appeared for trial the next morning two young men stepped into court with licenses eager to marry the wayward girls. The judge allowed them their honeymoon. Lieutenant D. L. Braimird of the Sec ond Cavalry, arrived at Vancouver last week from Fort Reno, Mev., with tho horses of his troop from-Fort Bidwell, Cal., intended for troop K of the Fourth Cavalry, which lias been ordered to take station at Vancouver Barracks. The Sixth Annual tournament of the Sportsman's Association of the North west will be held in Portland June 12, 13 and 14. Prizes aggregating $0,000 will bo offered. Residua the modal for the beat average there will be the Asso ation gold badge valued at $250, and the Taeoma (llobe diamond trophy, It promises to be the largest meeting ever held in the Northwest. Washington, Montana and California teams will par ticpate. It has just transpired that recont nego tiations for the purchase of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Kastern Railroad have been in the interest of Jay Uould and other New Yorkers. J, B, Pace, the wealthy Virginia tobacco planter, and a Urge holder of the stock, lias been the prime mover in the matter, and It is now stilted has secured a controlling interest In the road. It is also asserted tliat the road will be at once extended eastward to Spokane Falls and connect with the transcontinental road and north to con nect with the Uauadian Pacific. SPORTING NOTES. Peter Jackson Anxious to Meet Sullivan. A RACK AND A FOBTt'NE WOK. Hexing, Rowing, Rianiag, Wrestling ad Kbeetiig. Young Mitchell is in training for bis meeting Willi m uianciie we Z7th mat, Peter Jackson is impatiently awaiting the result of Sullivan legal complica tions. Small Uopes, whom Vanderbllt paid $10,000 for. Is now pulling an express wagon. F.dwurd Ilanlan defeated Fred ' A. daisied lula single scull race at Little Koek, Ark., on May 25th. Tommy Warren, "the Spider" knocked down a bully becauae he insulted his dignity by calling him little dude. At lrondeuuoit. last week, the two contending teams with the Umpire, were arrested for playing baseball on Sunday. August Belmont won $20,000 on May liith, at the Brooklyn Jockey Club track, by winning the first race with Her High- liens. At Knringfleld, Mass.. on May 30th, John Joyce defeated John Casey in a 3-mile race for $.00. Time, 20 minutes 40 seconds. Congressman Scott has quite a num U'r of 2-yes--olds who will win with long prices against them during the New York Jockey Club meeting. George L Blanche, the Marine, has lxeri doing Boston. One would suppose be should tie on the slope training for bis battle wiUi Young Mitchell. Huntress, owned by the Chicago Stables, is one of thetieet fillies racing on the turf. In the West she has so far captured the majority of the big stakes. Kdward Ilanlan, the oareman, still continues to be popular. The sporting denixensof Little Koek, Ark., gave him a royal reception during his sojourn there. The Southern Athletic Club offers'a purse of $3,000 tor Jake Kilraiu and Joe McAuliffe to battle for, or the same amount for Ed. Smith and Jake Kilrain to lie contended tor in July. Senator Hearst's $40,000 colt, King Thomas, ran unplaced in the Fort Ham ilton handicap at Gravesend, L. I., on May 28, carrying six pounds less weight than Judge Morrow, the winner. Juke Kilrain, the well-known pugilist, arrived in Baltimore, Md., on May 2tfth. He staled he waa enjoying the best of health, and willing to meet any pugilist in the world according to any rules. Adams, the jockey, was snspended at at the St. Louis Jockey Club track, on Decoration Day,'.for pulling Dutchman and Mable, two of the favorites. The owners were ruled otf and all bets de clared otr. George Henry and Greek George signed articles of agreement May 31st to wrjstle best 3 in 5 lulls, catch-as-catxh-can, for $250 a side. The match is to be decided at Scranton, Pa., two weeks from June 2d. The eight oared race between Bowdin College and the Boston Athletic Associa tion was rowed on May 30th on the Charles River, Boston. The distance waa one mile and seven-eights. The Boston crew won in 10 minutes 43 1-5 seconds. In a half-mile dash at the Brooklyn Jotkev-Club track at Gravesend, L. I., on May 20th, Civil Service and (jeraldine ran a dead heat in 48', on a heavy track. Father Daly'.insisted on theVaoe being run off, but Porter Ashe of Califor nia refused, and the judges decided that Civil Service should receive the purse. The international tennis champion ship match betweeu Thomas Pettitt, of Boston, and Charles Saunders, of Eng land, for $5,000 and the championship of the world, ended at Dublin, lreland,'on May 30th. Pettitt won three seta, mak ing a total of seven sets. Saunders Kcored one set, bringing his total up to five. Pettitt. is now champion of the world. George Le Blanche, when he fought Jack Deinpsey for the "Police Gasetto" championship belt and the middle weight championship ol the world met with defeat. Le Blanche claimed Demp eey won on a foul blow. Again, when Le Blanche conquered Jack Deinpsey at San Francisco, Dep8ey made an excuse that the gloves T vre too Urge and that Le Blanche cotamitted fouls. At the New Jersey Athletic games at Bergen Point, N. J., on May 3th, Willie D. Day started in the three mile race which was a handicap and Day started from the scratch. The other competitors were allowed starts ranging from twenty seconds to two minutes. At the crack of the pistol Champion Day was off, and the shouts and cheers were deafening. Day ran his first mile in the fast time of 4 minutes, 35 3-5 seconds, and; the two miles in raiuutes 36 2-5 seconds. The most remarkable performance at the annual shoot of the Newark Shooting Society, at Newark, N. J., on May 30th, was the feat of William Hayes. On the ring target he distinguished himself by making 74 out of a possible 75 points in three shots, this being the first time this score was ever made in the shooting park aud the third time it was made In tins country. Bernard wanner, presi dent of the Zettler Kilie Club, also made t he tine total of 73 in three shots. Ou May 29th, at the California Ath letic Club, Robert Fitsssiminons, of New Zealand, tought his first finish fight in this country for a puree of $1,250 and knocked out Billy McCarthy, of Aus tralia, in 9 1 omuls. Fitzsimmons avoided his opponent's blows and landed appar ently at will upon the Australian's head and "face until they bled profusely, while Fitsiinmons remained unmarked. Mc Carthy was knocked down several times, during the fight, and was unable to re spond after the ninth round. Carbine, the Australian racehorse, must be a wonder. At the Australian Jockey Club he won the Autumn Stakes, one and a half miles ; the Sydney Cup, 2 miles ; the All-Aged Stakes, 1 mile ; the Australian J. C. Plate, Smiles, and the Cumberland Stakes, 2 miles, all lu four days. Carbine is four years old, and is by Musket Mersey. As a two-year-old he ran 5 times and won each race. At three years old he ran 13 times, won 9 races, was second three timeB, and third once." This season he started 14 times, won so far, 9 races, fin ished second twice, third twice, and once , ran unplaced. lie started in 32 races, won 23. finished second five times, third three tunes and only ran ouce unplaced.