The Eugene City guard. (Eugene City, Or.) 1870-1899, January 01, 1881, Image 2

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Congress will hike A reccHS from Dec.
Z'A to January 3J.
The gosslpor are talking of Gen. McI)o
well as war secretary under l'rcsldeut Oar
Hitting Lull Id it the mouth of milk river
coming in lur me purpose oi msaing
Charlce Whitney wan killed by Wesley
Welch at f ort Neott. Kansas, on tne .'otn,
Domestic trouble the cause.
Chadwh k of Connecticut lion resigned
from the Board of Government Director
of the Union Pacific Itailroad.
In 1872, 6,174 vessels entered Chinese
water under the American iiuu una in
JH70only 1)31 vessel entered andcleaied.
On tho 20th the seualo par-ted tho bill
refunding the eiflit-per-cent. District of
Columbia certlllcate lulo tureo-pcr-cem,
fifty-year bonds.
Hicbinond, Va., dispatch of Dec. 20th.
rive inches or snow liere; now ruiuintr;
now along the Chesapeake and Ohio rail
road 7 to 18 Inches deep and still falling.
The pope has conferred on I). J. Mur
phy, a wealthy merchant of San Franclaco,
the hereditary title of Marquis, In recog
nition of his great tcrvlco to religion In
America mid lOuropo.
live firemen lout their lives in a burn
ing building on the evening of Dec. llth.
Their names were Thoina Cooling, Win,
Kelly. David Love, Kdwaid l'urker and
Andrew Darnell.
A party of railroad and mining capital
ist will leave Chicago in January to go to
tho city of Mexico via Kew Orleans and
Vera Cm, and return via Havana. Ob
jects, business and pleasure.
Theft. I'aul board of trade, has adopted
resolutions urging- the improvement of
lake and river water routes to the seaboard
fur Minnesota producU and calling on
western congresHinen to usetlimriufluenco
in the matter.
(lor. Long of Mans., accuses Sccinlnry
Re bun of unfairness ia his statement of
the 1'onca Indian case and declares that
Schurx knows that the Indian department
drove 700 Poncaa from homes they were
known to have a right too.
The senate judiciary committee laid
over Judge Woods' nomination for the
supreme court, together with others.
Memorials have been received strongly
urging Woods' confirmation and lie will
pmhitbly bo confirmed.
I'apors were presented containing eor
resK)iiil()iice between (len. Hchollold and
Major (iardner relutive to the Kitz John
1'orlercaso, and also the recommendation
of tho secretary of the navy for an ap
propriatiou of $'J0,iKH) for a centennial
map ol the United Slates and territories.
The house committee on public lands
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Illtwr iliuruiiu umcumouii niiuniguiiii?inn,
refused Py a vote or 4 to s to equuii.e
lioineMeuds. Many objection to the bill
on the part of the majority of the com
mittee was thai tlio iioneine, ir any, would
Inure to land speculators, and not to bona
tide settlers under the homestead entry,
The supremo court of the United
Hiatus has decided that an individual
shareholder of an insolvent national
bank cannot bo compelled to pay more
than his full proportionate share of the
J Ti "i1 "1Ji " f" n nMnr tp.niake good
othir sliareliolder lo pay fnoii pi'opor
tionatuVliure. v
Ten men have boen arrested in New
York being a part of a large gang of
connterfoitem whoso operations have
been very extended, their work being
mostly In silver coin of which large sums
l ave been made by them. They are
part of Tom Hallards gang, who is serv
mg out a thirty years teiui III tho New
York euileutai'V.
Senator ltayard says resoectiiiu the lei
tor from lloulvtcll, Arthur and Conkling,
published In the Philadelphia Press, that
me stsiement therein nttriliuteu to linn
came to his knowledk'O tlrst on llio 27 1 1
of November, and that ho then declaicd
that he had never made such astntcmout,
mi resented lite iinpulttlion. 1 ho slate
ineut referied to was what tho writers
had with special agent Javue divided
2ti7,(X)0 received Irom Phelps, Doilgo
t o., wr niiegeu customs unties.
Thomas Dilley. an old resident and
wealthy farmer was fouly murdered near
i omnia station, lowa.on ttieniulit or the
llth. His wife was also fatally injured
by the murderers. They were found hi
bed by Ihe neighbors, tho man dead and
the' woman uucoiiscious. There was
ii,ito a sum of money iu the house which
was not touched. It la believed that an
old grudge and a law suit in which Dillev
rame out ahead were caunes of the deed.
Two young men, Clement and Albeit
(iallion, are suspected, and the police at o
On their track.
The hoii-e committee on Indian a Hairs
in view of the urgency and importance of
legislative aelion upon several bills re
ported from tho committee, and now
pending before the honse, instructed tho
chairman t i ropiest passage by the house
of several uiatu rs pertaining to Indian
fairs. Chuliumii scales was also in-
Mructed lo oiler an amendment to a I
now pending upon the house e.ili
which provide, for the -W5TM
u. --r-liJ n'torThe obiect of
inr ii.ioiiuiuvt. s n-iu eiiouu to intuitu
holders of tlmao lands alreatly alloted the
same benefits and privileges a are pro
vided in tlio proposed bill. House com
mittee on public lands agreed to-tky to
iestrt favorable upon Ke prist illative
Pel ford's bill making a giant of public
land for tho purpose of establishing a
cemetery at lauvillc, Colorado.
A flrooceurcd at Pcusncolaoo the llth
destroying nine-tenths of the business
iiart of the dtv. The tire htted for eight
Honrs. Five blocks in the heart of ihe
it v were burned, ltalofox street from
Wittlch's coiner to the middle of the
block opposite the pis is Is swept clean.
The fire sioped ou government street at
the City Hotel east, and one axinnre and
back of lbs custom house west. Over Its)
establishments are gone, embracing ihe
Ulain bnsliifM buildings and turning out
about tlfly families fiom their lions".
The custom liotisc, postoltice, Merchants
llolel, llrvnts' bank, both IcIegMph of
licea, both newspapers, Dunn's exenange,
Wright's dry good house and tliecouuiy
clerk's otlice are among lite well known
buildings burned. County Clcik l-arne,
for the liflh time in his term; saved the
records, but while doing Ibis his own U'-e burned and he is bunting for
Lis family. The railroad dcimt ami adja
cent utilli "eeuu-d Certain of ltrut lion
and locon! !' slixl sll night tiled up
ready to P"'l the ooinpany ttpitjitnenis
and other propvily out of Iowa. Much
jufferiug must ensue.
in . rr u ..t auts court of Delewai
. ' "Vni.7i". .i7h,ch other in regard
orderly conduct ai ins i'-!,..,-..
on. i MpDoiiald heavy grain deal
ma in i tatrn lit VA failed with assets er
timated at .'jO,000 and liabllitie at . fW,
uu ri.uu i,..,i...i tlio market on the .tui
i of wheat and asim
Willi I V
liar amount of corn thai breaking price,
and aiding their own downlisll. I heir
fa!lure slsrj involved of Kay, Mt Luure
and Co., whoso assets snu imon m
small. Wiiuintho pssiwuuio
declined 15 cent ana corn j cents i
The President has appointod the follow.
ud to Indian Jerri
,,,n nmv bs and after confer
certain tho fads in regsrd to their recent
removal and present condition, 10 far a is
necessary to deterinino the question of
...i... .,,l immunity reon re should
An... tt irii inn 1'onea Lriuuui
.Mljui.- , - .....
he done bv Ihe government oi n o uuucu
Hales and report meir unit".;""-
rominiiieiidations ill the premises: ling.
. . . .. ll illlulfltlt St Mil
lien. Oeorge Crook, U. 8. A., Brig. Gen.
K....n Miia. II. H. A.. Win. btiekney.
of Washington, and Walter Allen, of New
mn Mfiu itlMtlieournoaeoftheforcgoing
request to authorize aroinmu'Hiuu lutuao
.i.uim.i.r ictn mav in theiriudirttnont le
necessary to enablo them to accomplish
ho purpose sot lonn. urn. roua
horized to lake with liim two aide de
camp lo do clerical work.
In the U. f. hoUM) ot representatives,
on tho 20th, a joint resolution wai inlro-
need providing that lanus in tne inoiau
rritorv to which tho Indian title was
extinguished, and which are unoccupied
by Indians, are public lands of tbo
nited Htutes.and are hereby declared
snliieet lo auttlemont under the home
stead and pre-emption laws; also, a bill
li repeal the lax on baiiK checks ana de
ismils; also, to abolish the government
directors of the union raciiic rauroau
company; also, to prevent irauo ana cor
ruption in the election or president, vice
president, senators and representatives;
so, providing lor uouo;e,or return, pos
tal t arda; also, to make the prosident in-
liizible for a second term; also, toamend
law relative to the immediate transfer of
dut iable goods. The majority of the com
mittee on elections reported on tue Mas
sachusetts case, declaring taring enti
tled to the scat instead of lloynton.
A comimn v has been organized In New
York in Deposition to De l.esseps Canal
:o. of Paris. Socrotary Tlioinpsou or tlio
navy is president. The company only
hk that uongress hiiould Rive it a char
ter to open .its books to subscriptions in
the Umtod States as the French company
to-day permitted to do, and It does not
seek any subsidy, subvention, grunt of
credit, money or bonds, or any financial
aid whatever. A summary or tho points
presented was: Hist That tonnage
which passes through any canal will be
mostly furnished by American coasting
trudo'and that it ia important to the
United Stales that tho tolls upon the
canal should be as moderate as jodhl(.
It is not wise for Americans to encourage
a canal under a working management
which will levy discriminating or extor
tionate tolls on American vessels. Sec
ondIt Is vital to American interests
thtit the canal shall bo under American
control. In case of a war tho canal would
be the nearest route from the Atlantic to
the Pacific states, and it would otter
means of escape from ono ocean to the
other for pi 'rclnm' .""r'j.igainst
even! Hip' t.v "y foreign power. A
u Jw., vi.nal under French centred, in
the event of war between United Stated
and France, or any of her allies, for in
stance, would be closed to the United
Slates chips, and our commerce would
Immediately become the prey of priva
teers. Third The United States should
Rive encouragement to tho route which
Is the most easily approached by mer
chant vessel. The Nicaragua route is by
far Ihe easiest of access tor sailing ves
sels. The buy of Panama, on the contrary,
Is notoriously dilliciilt of npprohoh for
tnai class ot vessels. The prevailing
winds are all in favor of tho Nieunignan
route. Fourth The Panama canal,
whatever may bo said on (hi) contrary, is
liWly to be built with a view to its ulti
mate control by tho French government,
lis charier was obtained under French
law and French authority will control it.
Tlio Isthmus of Panama is a place no
torious for trouble with laboicrs. The
United States several time hud to land
troops there during the construction of
tho l'lihuhia railroad, end De l.esseps
would undoubtedly iu like manner call
on Fiance lor troops, to aid him iu case
of trouble. Troops once landed Ihere
would bo a defiance of the Monroe doc
trine and a gross violation of the tradi
tions of our people. Hen. Urant. Pillinirs
of tho Northern Pacific, Higgs, a Wash
ington bunker and other capitalists, are
lite incorporators.
City Mfo Xut Very Sociable.
A gentleman at Williamstown. on tho
piazza oi tueiuansion House, sy a np
to another, and asked:
"Are you an alunivtsy
"Yes.1 -r
"Of what elf' ,
!!?' U5"tM t '"55-"
(iJfii of that claas," replied tlio other.
Where are yon living?"
"For thirteen yeara I havo locn living
iu New York."
"Why, I livo there; where did you at
tend church?"
"I have attended Ir. Crosby'a church
all tho thirteen yeara.
"Indeed! For aa much aa thirteen
years I have been goiug tn that church."
Their pows proved to lie on opposite
sides of the same edifice, and the Pres
byterian sociability had iuall that period
failed somehow to bring together these
men, who for four yeara here had knowu
each other like brothers New York
Lveuing Post.
A (hni. Who Fkakh Siii Will hi
Eatkx. There is living at the house of
Captain Meaus. girl aUtut uiue yeara
of age, whoso history is remarkable. Au
American vessel called at a small island
iu the Taeirto Oeoau to procure water.
The island was inhabited by eaunibals.
They brought this little girl to veil for
tho Captain's dinner, olleriug to prepare
her for cooking if ho would buy. The
Captain told them that he would buy
her. She waa bought, and the Captain
afterward meeting Captain Means, gave
her to him. She still believes she w ill be
killed and eaten, and when stranger
outer the house she clings to Mr. Mean
and liega protection of her. J Mil bridge
1.mpj journal.
A disfigured man ftvls ImhI. of couwe.
aUntt Iwitu marked for life; but when
he is markoA for death Le must feci
rvx ri'ivri'iiic
In Tii of the nr approach of lbs time
when Dai bt-iup culture ior uw hmt ut
become au Important factor in the agriculture
of our tw. !' kul1 ,r"m ,,,e ltur" ,
Yorknr iUu following oxcullcnl article en the
moil approTixi metnoua oi uuuis
will be a wi llil If ' ruuH of H'i lPr
clip II out and it for future reference:
AUhougli In frixpient eases, afUT tlio flax lias
beou Ihraslitd. tlia stalks are aold to the maim-
fueturur lo nroparo Hie lllwr for u or sale, ycl
as (hit is o(ua done eitlier wholly or, moro
comuioiilr. Ill part, by Ihe farmer biinttlf, a
short accouiil of the rocs will bo either of
use or littoral. Tlia Max stalk coit.iU of three
parts: find, woody, central hollow slem,
iallwl the-nltere, Ikkivo," '.shires," "boon"
or "hurl;" aocond, a llbrotis ihBatlt surround
luff Ilia shore," and, third, s delicate ouUido
ctivvrlng of kin or bark. Tho lihrous sltoatli
or lllor-theoitly valuable pari of the stalk
I. 1.-I.I fu.1 to the "shove" by Difans of mu
cilaginous substance, and tleohjoct of the sub
aenurnl Droits Is to anparate it eorunlulely
from Its worthloss surrounding.
I..tii..(. ..p r..tOnir limji for itA obfot't tO dis-
solro litis glutinous sulmtance, and when the
iirnnma Laa lsU !roM-rlV attended to the
ahiroi roadiljf u paralu front the fiber. There
are twu way of rotting flax aerial or tlew rot
tinv mil water rotlina or aloeniug. The for-
iniir it the slower, but. being theinoro conveni
ent and the Ium uupliaaaut, it ia the mode com
monly practiced in this country. As soon after
the harrcst aa convonlent tho stalks are carried
Ui a Ntiiooth grass plot and spread out la long
watln. care bvina taken to spread them of a
nniforui thickness ef a quarter to a balf-incli,
with tlio butts even and tho straw straight. To
prevent tangling and to facilitate turning a
pace of a lew incites snoiiiu uo ten ucmtrn
the ai aoent swaths. In a wml or ton days tho
swath should lie turned npside down by run
ning a long, slim pole under it and turning the
Doleful ' over. Tins can bo done better by
twu men. or a man and boy, with a long pole
than by ouo man with a short polo, Watiso
wlnin a nor lion of tlio swath is raited tho Dart
connecting it with the rest of the swath is like
ly to becoitto more or less tangled unless some
body stands nu the part where the separation is
to uo made. Homo only turn the Uaxonco
lion the top sidu is thoroughly weathered; it
is better, howerer to turn it twice, lost tho un
dor sido should become moldy, especially on
wet ground. Dew rotting tukes a longer time
iu cold and dry than in wot and warm weather,
alternate rain and sunshine being the most fa
vorable condition for speedy rotting. The pe
riod varies from tltroe weeks to double that
length. The flax Is snflicicnlly rottrd when
the stalka assume a silver-gray color, and tlio
torn, If it is bent between tho fingers when
dry, snaps liko Rlass, and tlio fiber Depurates
freely from the slnvos. 1 lie straw should then
bo colluuted by ruse, or, jireloruiiiy, by niiml,
and bound iu moderate sized nhuavm, which
should hot bo net on ond until thoroughly dry.
In water rotting tho llax is either placed in a
sluggish stream, or a pit is prepared for it,
through which thero is a How of wsUir from a
stream or spring. 'Soft" water, however, dis
solves the mucilaginous substance sisiner thuu
"hard" water, and watur impregnated with iron
or other mineral matter is unsuitable, as it is
apt to discolor tho titter. A likuelloct is pro
duced in a stagnant pool, so that a change tit
water is nercssarv to a satisfactory result. Tho
Mux in tho watur should not touch the ground,
so that it is always convenient to make a rough
platlurut, four or five inches from tho bottom,
of rail or boards held down with atones or
stuk' for it to rest on. On this the bundles
are iiloied in an inclined itosition, and the wa
ter isht into the pit until it is four or live
incites over tho top of the llax, winch is held
down liy atone or other weights or by poles
laid across aim prevented from rising by being
fitstemnl to stakes. If the flax is ovorrotted
the tlls'r is injured or ruined, so that great euro
must ho taken to prevent this mishit). Tlio
cooler tlio water, tlio longer the flux vU he in
rotting; hut if of the a"!! xiv-J ,. myn
proems sltuuiMr?-iH uve days the llax should
dav- . ' .my examined to determine whether
it is totted enough. To decide this point, take
from the center of a btuidlo an averagi-d-siscil
straw, ln'k a pieeo about six inches long from
the middle, ot it. and draw tho boon down
wards; if anffliUiitly watered It will slip frem
the llbor without breaking the lutter. Tho
huudlo should then be Uf tod out carefully, in,.
ImiuiuI, and tho flax spread out to dt v o'n tlio
grass In swaths, unvh the sumo as In dew rot
ting. If it lias been taken a trirlo too soon out of
tho water tho rotting ran bo completed on tho
grass. When the flax has lioon rotted enough,
it is gathered ill bundles and housed, stacked or
sold, hi some pluccs rotting is followed bv
tiring, especially when the rotting has not lieeit
Biiniciont. This is dono bv spreading tho llax
thinly, either on a ra. lt about four feet high,
under which a low tire burns; or over sit un
derground Hue, through which the hout from a
Hie passe. Moiiufactuivra generally prefer to
buy tho lllier either before or after' rotting, as
they usually havo conveniences for performing
the other oKnitiont U tter than tliev can bo
poi'foimod on the farm.
ltieaking, when done on tho farm, is per
formed either with a hand power break,"
tho object being to break tlio straw across at
short intervals so os to facilitate the separation
of tlio slaves front the fiber. Jty shaking tho
broken stalks well most of these uro got rid of,
and those that still remain are worked out by
scutching. For this a scutching or swingle
board is needed an upright, hard wood board
of a convenient height, fastened at the lsittom
to a Itoricontal support or sunk In tlio ground.
On tho lop of this, or, better in a notch rut at
a convenient height in the sale of it, a handful
of the britkuu flux is placed, and muck sharnlv.
close to tho board, with a aetit'heror swingling
knife a hard-wood, dotiblo-ecged knife, n.
r.,. i v . .1. i J .
u iisiuuoi wjyiji, tunnel
snd hiftl on die I'oscl,,,;!, tu,, Bhtv. are
" WK " ftTevolvina power scuUdiei
wttn liTHr nf Ltdvo Keratunvl liL.t t1,.
moK'i (g a wlnl, is also used for the same
r . . - . . -r
IlaUeling is tho final process of dressing
and ci Hints in drawing the Bcutelied filler
tliroug a comb or Itstchel consisting of iron
ttvth aVut six iuHw long. ontM.'ighth of an
Inch in iatneter at the lower end and tiering
to j.ou. aiioui len of these are set a quartc
of an nit apart in a hard-wood board, and Hie
niar Is van it through them until it is freed
from slbliives and coarse low, when each
handful Islightly twisted, and the product is
iwuj oTiaraei.
jinKu anil scutching are largi lr done at
ereaenl h.iue ept'iation by a tttsoliliM whirb
does not t,e up much more room than an or
dinary taling mill. The btiitclt of flax is
spreaci upoa table in frout of the machine, a
sol tf gron rollers seize nptn Ihe stalks and
break Ihemiioroiighly by a peculiar motiou.
llien ther i atraighlwav lo the aruL'hers
aisivc me tt.-ra, where ihov are freed front
lite sinves. ',(, whole 0)sration 'lakes burfa
linn iime. at leaves tho flax beaittibil, e lean
and hiiiiii-jtH,ut a single tangled BUr. A
mat-nine oi u B,nj , r,(h tlax-raising dis
., ..,.. uKe jjf,,,, ouirreiK m the prof
its of the faro.,, who would then be able to
reatiu- a iir i onto from the liber as Well
from the iced..
r- O'lUtTatT i sitting in his room
im ut titan ,H up and Ins arm m
sling, when a ttle boy sticks his head
in ami asks: 'le feyther mnt me to in
quire bow youve waa couiiutf on this
morning?" '".li ver flyt,er to atU-ud
a llalvtv.ton wl(j niPt,tin ,j cuu
chairmau a lis n,i U6 win finii it M
out widout ak',"
An appropiiarit,.,. iu tlio Hucago
Inh-r-lhtaH isty,iU8 grnc.fui tribute to
thrte or "'" niAprotn incut women iu
America: her, M ,he wori j
found thrtHi WU,.,,,, iu an 0lUMliT
and noble virtnevvl j(rm. Orant,Mri.
Hayoa and Mrs, Th(we ho
appm-iate the wtnj. aj ennobling iu
fliielioe Will feel , nt4,lrtn u u,n.
ehlel. and l.un,a.v iu ila jiriirtl
aeuM by U, Um of slIC,VHai)n, ,
A Tlj-fr Jlovel TUjlblrig.
"Well, my boy, if you want a tiger
you've come to the right place, for tin
aud the bit around Fort I'erovski are al
most the only jota ou the whole river
where there are any loft; indeed, I might
aay the only lot in H Central Asia,
excent the great jungle of the 111, two
day jonrnov north of this."
Ho speke Colouol retroff, the Bussian
commandant of the little outpost of
Tchinaz, on the Upper Hyr-Daria, to hi
excited junior oflioer, Lieutenant Oalkin
who had made up hi mind that the first
dutr of. every right-minded oflioer wa
to shoot tiger single-handed and that
hi life would be a blank to him till ho
Lad done so.
"And what' the boat way to got at
thorn?" asked the handsome young man
with a flush of intenso excitement on hi
"Woll. if vou are anxious to make
their acquaintance," naid the voterun,
smiling at the lad' eagernoss, "thero aro
several way of doing it. First and fore
most, you can just follow the tiger'o trail
till you come upon him and then shoot
him down, but that' rather dangorou
and not very certain either for the trail
is liable fo bocomo blurred in among the
"Woll, seoondly, you can drift along
the bank in a boat and fire at 'em aa they
come dowa to drink but that' not al
ways certain, bocauso if there's a moon
thoy see you and run away and if there
ia not you can't see them ut all. Thirdly,
there's the cage."
"The cage?"
"Yes, you shut yourself up in an iron
cage among the reeda with a big bit of
horse flesh beside it by way oi bait ana
when the tiger scents the moat and comes
after it you may fire at him."
"Capital! shouted Ualkun, with a lond
laugh; "that's nuite a new idea. The
cage be it, by all means."
"Well. I wouldn t begin witu that u
wore you my boy," said the Colouel
gravely, "for its risky business at best.'
A tigor bust is very good fun so loug as
its you who are hunting tho tiger, but
when the tigor takea to hunting, you it
altera the cose a good ileal.
However, Galkin waa not to be moved,
and the next morning found
him iu hia cage among the huge reeds
(bill enough to overtop a six-foot gren
adier with a cap ou) through which, as
they swayed iu the morning breeze, ho
caught a passing glimpse, every now and
then, of the broad, shining river.
The most trying part of an exciting ad
venture is the waiting of it to begin, and
so our hero found it but lucky he had
not long to wait. Tho Central Asian ti
ger has a koeu scent mr prey oi any
kind, aud the warning crackle of the
rceda was speedily followed by the glid
ing out of a huge, gaunt, yellow body
straight toward Ctalkin's ambush.
Despito his porilous position, for tho
cage was an old one and its rusty bars
seemed hardly to be trusted ngamst the
rush of a full-grown tiger, Galkin could
scarcely holp laughing nt this curious
reversal of nioDan""n rules the man in
tonia-rw . .: utho
the man to lot either the joke or the dan
ger unsteady his hand. He aimed care
fully at tho vital spot behind tho fore
shoulders and let ily.
Tho huge beast leaped high into the
air, rolled over on his back, and after a
few convulsive kicks lay dead More
him. Hurrah! TJp sprang Galkin,
quite forgetting tho cugo in his excite
ment, aikt hit his head such a rap that
for a mokient he hardly knew where hu
waa. I
The slout was answerod by a long,
snarling Ipry and out from the reeds
broko a setond tiger, evidently, a young
one, nlthoigh quite big enough to have
liniahed oit friend at ono bite. Galkin
felt for hisbartridgo pouch to reload for
a second sliit, when lo! no pouch.
Lut if thflman wa at a nonplus the
tiger himself seemed to be no less so.
This crossbaiTod machine with a
motionless h iman figure inside of it (for
Galkin, tiudiug himself defenceless, re
mained aa stkl as a statute.) was a com
plete puzzle to him. Ho had never seen
anything of tie kind before. It might
lie a trap,' Who could tell? On tho
whole he appeared to think that his
wisest waV was to begin with the horse
flesh, which he soon disposed of a
somowkal disagreeablo hint to Galkin
which might shortly befall him.
iir.Kiast over the tiger kitten seem to
..... tili,k.,n. I H. 1 a
A,viumito. yiio leaped nv-,rr,-.rsT
l... it un.l V.:.. - r -oiai
U , isv---" "re rorepaws on Uio to its face bo near Galkin
that the poor Lioutenant almost felt the
hot, rank breath. Suppose the burs were
to give away i
it.. .t:i i .
nun wuoi um uuppen was almost as
bacl. Overbalanced by tho brute's
weigm, the cage rolled over aud the un
lucky oilicer along with it, while the
tigor, delighted with the sport and evi
dently thinking tho whole affair a toy
meant for his own special amusement,
patted it about with his huge paws like
a cat playing with a mouse, tumbling
it over once or twice aud bumping poor
fi..n,:.. - i. i i?i. . r 1 ..
u.uaiu agmunv vuo uars uu ue was pretty
men uiuisuit, aii at once mere was
ircuieuuous crasu, as a thick clump of
reeds gave way, and splash down into
the river went cage. Oalkius and all.
Fortunately for our hero, there was a
mud bank close to the shore, so that the
water only came to his belt: but even
iu Bt wtuai uorp in a coia river for an
lmienuiie timo witu tiger mounting
guard over him, was anything but a
pieuaam pronpeci. moreover, the tiger
that was standing on the bauk altove
with a face of disgust at the loss nf hi.
toy, seemed wrongly inclined to lean
uuniiaim ii, iu wuicu tne SKortsninn
weuld be rolled over iu deen water n.l
downed at once.
Just at that moment came the sharp
crat-a oi a nue. ine tiger fell headloug
into the river, while Oalkin. looki
saw a loat coming toward hi in pulled by
two Tartars, behind whom anneare.1
grinning face of the Colonel.
1 nope you like your day s sintrt mr
lior," chuckled the old aoldier. aa Iih
opeued the cage and pulled out his half
drowned comrade. "I wa tip stream,
looking to see if I could Cud any game
worth firing at, when 1 heard the
of your piece aud came along to see what
bad happened, and on the whole, I think
its just aa well I did."
The Cik'i yavht makes 15 knots an
hour, but lite rhila-llphia Ckrvi,Je
thinks mi in i a cin-otuslauce to . of thread that a m u u7inl
. . . i. ... - . o i
W lsi-a. -
Iilllll.V OI j i
our largest, riohost,
aud in $ oy nys most attractive, but boarding school and engagod to be mar
least km wu Vjirndoncioa. It olova- riod, and, as sho know nothing about
lion is fi im 'Alii feet above sea level in cookinc or housework, is trointr to takn a.
tho lowt SnJa, river valley, to 10,000
feet on it its mountain peak; a
large pujt lvuid s'xive tho altitude of
40tHJ fet-ti -Ti' ilier portions are bro-
kenupht ) i. cession of mountain
ranges, iu mun.v place very steep aud
rugged. Kt'Iow these aro high rug god
hills, 0jn vhi r ! uitritious grasses ore
found, ul iniin yU)t pasture lands for
stock. H ill lof "j are the tuble or "sage
brush" li, i &, rt H ia 80il, and
WIR.1 ltAl4i.T.r iiinmiTvn
And cullii.ted, piulueing large crop of
cereal akr ogcLblea, and are fovora
ble to Uii'pWtli f various fruits. Tho
monntai'.y aro usually covered with
forests (line, fir; and other timber.
Of swift,' ilble rirers and doep, placid
lakes. LluliAlutS i(J actnas. RnA river
balmou, iW;' Clearwater, Kootuia,
Hear, lluft, t ayett, Weisor, and other
streams aro clear, strong currents worthy
of thoir homl. Ot Idaho's toUl area of
58,228,100 acff.s, oUut 12,000,000 acres
are ajrricnltuad: 25.biM.OUd ae. imatnra
i..n.i. , inivin iL.i.'. i.... ....
' -p. ,
8,228,100 ocros, consisting of mineral
lands, inaccessible inounUiin peak and
lava uctis. llio capacity of sou ana
climate for a wido rahge of productions
may liest lie judgod tiom
tho fact that
not only do all the cecals and vegetables
which can be raised north of the cotton
1 i il . i' rti . i
growing nuo in uir Aimuuo oiatcs,
flourish in thofgreato.t perfection here,
but Idaho appbs, pea s, plums, peaches,
graiies, nectarines, apiicots, and many of
the smaller fruits, are prouonncod very
superior in size At .jowiston, peaches
ore found bloouLing ir.the
midwA oi" F-DitUARY.
Fruit trees aud linos row very rapidly,
Tho long, dry, abundance of
sunimnt, a warm sanuj sou wttn perfect
nndcr-drninnge and the plentiful water
supply alTord all the tonditious neces
sary for the rapid grow (laud ornamenta
tion of orchards and vineyards. Mer
cury rarely falli to 10 degrees below
zero in any of the valleys, aud that only
during the coldest nights of winter.
Idaho enjoys the wme, bright winter and
summer skies, the equable temperature
and cool summer Dights often described
ns common to the 1L
the Hbcky mountaius,
with, iu addition
From tho l'licitici Cattle, shoop and
horses require but littlo prepared food,
ond are rarely sheltered, on the great
stock ranges. Wheat yields an average
of 35 bushels to tint acre, and we are told
of large fields in Western Idaho which
average Co bushels per acfo; oats aver
age Ti.) bushels, un exception being noted
recently in which a North Idaho farmer
raised 1101 bushels ou ten acies.or HOJi
bushels per acre. Farms are to bo hail
in almost any of the desirable valleys
under tho hometend and pre-emption
laws. Tlio principal aro those of the
Shako, Salmon, Winner, Boise. Clear-
I water, Raft. Owyhee, l'ayotte and Malad
lnignih, .IT10 a gT ,;".,,trJr t0 lm"
cure homes " tUose w dosne to Pro"
OX l'UllUCuJv.
oneiavm Z Z ,
nuiuit eapttai an
ilotir mills ar
points stillicient
local ilcmauds
the settlor. About 25. M M 1Z "7 1 .
mo iiiuiuur retiuircd Tor mmn
settlor. About 23.000 1
toned on Idaho bunch-grass, wero mar
keted during the year Jxj'.i Tho inter
ior of Idaho from tlio S:tV Vrxith .noun.
tains cast to Oneida conuj .-.und north of
the Snake river lava finl.ia i
has heretofore been 1,f.o.i
unexplored region," ocH'ttinff 20.000
stltiare miles or more, M.Unew map
has been mudo which fcl-T. tho entire
soction iu detail. pi
, ffly
V omen Volt
rho pica of the 'niitii;
u suffra
e elective
gists is that the exorioi-e tA
franchise is oulcninted
sbinding of woomauhood
le degrading to women
jer the
it would
-fX in the
pool or pontic ; CM.t argument
iwered by ;uo ft fttJf tdl of our
is answeretl
iiiiouigeui; wamon mix iioido oi- ie8s in
puiiiuj" now eapcomliy in all impor-
-Vi- elections. Iu Priwideutial elm
they frequently become quite
. . 1 ho TJUiUll' I
siustio as tho men. and that. i.n w;ti...i
A O .,H...
uny sacrifice of those fiue traita that are
supposeti most to ndom womnnlinn.1
Surely, tho exercise of the franchise a
momentary affair, and in the performance
of which we can see no more improprie
ty for woman than there is in ulking un
vailo.1 upon tho street-could not possi
bly be ony more degrading than the
waving of a handkerchief at a political
profession, or occunvincra front u. i
political meeting. They would exer
cise the privilege with quite as much
sound discretion aud judgment as the
average male voter, and certainly much
less corruption and whisky.
In Wyoming, whero nm.. I,.- ,
for several yeara, no such vij conse
quouees have followed their ererci se of
the franchise as are predicted bv the
male alarmists. The women tWe are a
power which can not be igiored
thus far that power has invtffiy 'bceJ
exerted for good. It is said d the C
men voters there, that, while h Umr
with party principles, they , LtTco
ainentioiw . . . . 1 1 - j . " "
riolit l,oi 1, ...... i . . " 'CI
...uu mum voters i i w
their tickets a good deal. ; ti,
there is nothimr nl
latly voter. The law requvt,
space of fifteen feet squat i,,:,-,
the ballot box. The nt,,,,..., . .t
VHi'la ....1 . , , T V
Partv m.-ioai,
-..u m- ,.H aireaiiy pr.-, , ;
from the carriage, th.. . .. . ! ,
onitlr full- 1 1- ... . - i:
way, while she walks to tlsv i
oiuing U hind which sit
election judges, gives Ler , a.
Iter vote in the Iw.t . -1
; " "irrv " rHn i.
hurely there is uotLiug ,
this; but rather doe. iti r
exalt and purify the U;,,
..; i-i
' )
ofUn 'rrnpted to
f! , v.- i
Jt?. X I
ti a willingness to work, dcoi..:, i"' '. """" Vuur
e catubliHln-d aL varins. i . . T. .. w,lul ue V". 1 " SO
to manufacture, flot.r for Tr. 'l lrd?
. and also sawmills to cui Now? what shall H' W?
posit her ballot she atecU atA
deference aud jtolitcness U- t
and sjLlatois. Usually ' i"i.
to the .Hilling pW, inVr'. tep
I i
a'.., I
"" mo nana: but it
1Utf , ,, - -- - o u ,t,
A Lesson In Cooking.
Miss Cicely Jouus is just home from
few lessons in the culinary art, to lit her
for the statiou iu life which she is ex-
'Mieted to adorn with housewifely grace.
bhe certainly makes a charming picture
as she stands in the kitchen door, drapod
in a chintz apron prettily trimmod with
bows of ribbon, her bungs hidden under
a Dolly Vardon cap, aud hor dimpled,
white hands encased in old kid gloves,
while she sways to and fro on hor dainty
kid hoela, like some graceful wiud-blowu
I Mower.
"Mamma," she lisped, prettily,
please introduce me to yourassistant."
Whereupon mamma says, "Uridgot,
this is your young lady, Miss Cicely,
who wants to loam the name and use of
everything in the kitcheu, and how to
make cocoauut rusks and angels' food,
bofore sho goes to housekeeping for her
self." Bridget gives a snort of disfavor, but,
as she looks at the young lady, relents,
and any, "I'll throv.-'
a a i i tt r
u ?ow . "V"
Uiceiy wnen tuey are olono, "tell me
everything, lou
every thing, lou soo I don t know any
thing except what they did at school,
and isn't this old kitchen lovely? What
makes the ceiling such a beautiful bronze
color, Jindget.'
"Schiuoke," answered Bridget shortly,
"and mo ould eyes are put out with that
I "achmoko I must remember that:
I i -at , a . . . ...
ana uriuget, wiiat aro those slimy things
ou.tbe wall?"
"Rivers tin kivcrs for tho Dots and
"Rivers? oh, yes, I must look for the
derivation of that word. Bridget, what
are those round things iu that baskotV"
"Praties! (For Lord's snkn, where liez
ye lived niver to hear of praties?) Why,
they're the principal muto of Ireland
whero 1 kim from.
"Oh, but we have corrupted the name
into potatoes; such a shame not to koep
the idiom of a language. Bridget do
you mind if I call you Bridget? it is
moro euphonious, and modernizes the
old classic appellation. What is this
liquid in tho pun bore?"
"Och, murther! Where wuz yo raised?
That's millick, fresh from tho cow."
iMi-1-ick, that is the vernacular I sup-
Ml 1 . . 1
pose, of milk, and that thick, yellow
"Is cranio. (Lord, such ignorance.")
"darnel Now, Biddie dear, I must
get to work. I'm going to make a oake
all out of my own head for Heurv
bo's my lover, Biddie to out when' ho'
comes to-night."
Bridget, aside "Its iload he is sure
thin if he ntes it!"
"I've got it all down here, Biddie, on
my tablet: A pound of butter, twenty
eggs, two pounds sugar, salt to your
taste. No, that's a mistake. Oh, bore
it is. Now, Biddie, tho eggs first. It
says to beat them we'll; but won't Unit
break the shells?"
"Well, I'd break them this time if I
was you, Miss Cicely; they might not set
we ou Mister Henry's stunimach ef ye
didn't," said Bridget, pleasantly.
"Oh, I supposo the shells are used sep-
...... i .1 no -r, i , .... 1
aiuwiv. iiiero i j ve oroKen nu tlio egirs
into the flour,
I don't think I'll nsa the
t- . -.r. ... . ' '-
' "llss oly, bitty
., , " : 1 ? ' uo "n"8 tlie lit
tle darlings m and let me feed them.
m J"st lb 'ng to have one of I hem for a
ptt. I saw somo Canton flannel ones
once at a fair, and they wero too awfully
swoet for anything."
Just then the lisll rang, and Bridget
returned to i announce Mr. Henry, aid
Cicely told Bridget she would ta(e an
other lesson tho next day, and then she
went tip stat in her chintz npro Sj
mop cap. with a littlo dab of fl,o,r
1'ertip lifted nose, and told 1 y she
ho told her she must not get overheated
or worried out, for ho did no care
!? C.UU c?ok not;he!houU
talk to her, aud it was only sordid
,1 . , ' ' '
luat cared for cookinir
,And meanwhile poor BritWt , ;.
slamming thinm in tl, L-.tA laZ ""TAT
in? In 1141 , " 'v"liu mm
-o ..v.o.i! iu ucr own
sn-enf. iMim..
uuuut, --wirits
tll.nir, ll-
Soloinon and the Blacksmith.
. TI,08to'7go'sthatdnnnz thn In, in
bolomon moved about from Jblo o
Aly friend, what is your trade'
A carpenter. '
And who makes your tools?
ihe blucksmith.
o another Solomon said:
"v is your tnule?
A mason.
"ms'on which thl . m,M' ,th bar
bold relief . m,U3clH8 Rt001 out in
metll he worke,T"ieIjr 8 haM ns '8
maitK!' -Plica the
"1.. i i b. "uu anvil.
n who makes your tools'"
uake em myself."
herenimti -... r. .
give it to the pigs. It'smeselfu"t bse' '
crtily r m'hl '
to'S ' f 0,,, ,Bi,Wi0 ! on dou,t ean i
. ? .n Lve ome dear, cunning I
"Wr br(vl,inT 7 ?, ra.ni1 immedi-
chanic;.! ". "."' n kluS of mc-
i own tw. J I " u 11 "ot only make
tisanswtr;V Z,,-an other
their it ""1 ""-wgo to him to
Hy. it ia
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