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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
1. 1 CAMPBELL. Proprietor.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
luKODOitB Thomab'b wife'takes as
much interest in cookery as he dots
Eoyalty has its drawback, Prin
ces Louise of Lome in jut 40, and
can't pass livrt-clf of an 30, for the fact
is recorded in all the English almanacs.
Weiistbu was in college at fifteen,
gave earnest of his great future before
lie wars twenty-five, and at thirty was
the peer of the ablest men in congress
When workmen were sinking the
well for the sugar works at Douglas,
Kan., a stratum of live frogs was
truck at a depth of 50 feet
Queen Emma of Holland is a bru
nette, whose eyes would be pretty did
she not continually wink when speak
ing, thus giving you the impression of
preparing for a good burst of tears.
A I'kcuuab case of nervousness is
that of a lady io South Troy, New
York, whose attacks, it is said, usually
terminate with the dislocation of her
Dkb Moines, Iowa, has been stirred
op over an attempt at grave robbery
in a cemetery on the suburbs of that
city. The ghouls were medical stu
dents and narrowly escaped lynching.
Tu choirs of the Church of Eng
land include 154,000 voluntary and
19,000 paid male silvers, and 75,000
voluntary and 2,100 paid female ring
Yale's historic fence is again
threatened with destruction, and the
tudenU have petitioned the corpora
tion to use their influence toward its
The French Transatlantic Steam
hip company has furnished its large
fleet with complete apparatus for
"dropping oil oa the waves" during
An English philanthropic says
there are no fewer than 30,000 gypsy
children in England, of whom not
mere than 5 per ceut. are able to read
Marie Antoinette's scissors and
penknife were recently sold at nuctiou
lor $130. The relics were terribly sug
gestive of the instrument which
caused her death,
The widow of cx-Uovoinor Colby, of
Now London, Conn., aged ninety-two,
aiado and contributed a handsome
tidy to the fair lately held by the
ladies of that place.
The House of Representatives is
constituted of 325 members from
thirty-eight states, and two delegates
from each territory. Tho latter have
no voting power or places ou commit
tees. Only one civillian out of tho Presi
dent of this country gained his first
election after ho was sixty, and that
one was James Buchanan. Tho
clianco for presidency after sixty is
small and growing Ions.
Si'KNi'Kit, Mash., has public-spirited
ciliions. Tho other day one of them
gave 11 acres of land for a public
park, another gave f M.OOO for a high
Bchool, and another gave $25,000 for a
Thk Arabs exhaust their groens
and blues, and purples, and reds, and
black upon the walls aud ceilings and
make their apartments a perfect
kaleidoscopes of colors, and with
beautiful results withal.
Tukkk is a Shakespeare Hotel iu
8tralford-upou-Avon, and instead of
umbers the names of plays are on
Uie room doors. "Take the gentle
man's luggage up to llomeo and
Juliet" is a common order.
Thick K is a concern iu New York
which employ girls to crack aud pick
nuts, the kernels of which are told to
confectioners. The shells are sold to
be ground up and used in the manu
facture of spices.
William Pitt entered the uuiver
aity at fourteen, was Chancellor of
kite Exchequer at twenty-two, Prime
Miuisterat twenty four, and so con
tinued for twenty years ; aud at thirty
five wns the most powerful uucrowned
bead iu Euroe.
Lexington. Miss., has three femi
nine residents who play au important
part iu keeping the town in communi
cation with the reot of tho world
One of the ladies aforesaid is post
mistress, another ixprccs agent, and
the thiid h.ts charge of the telegraph
itout of the Principal Event! Now
attracting PahLic luterui
Two hundred bakers of St. Louis
are on a strike.
A fire destroyed two blocks in the
heart of the city of Brsinard, Minn.
The losses aggregate $50,000.
George Wilson was hanged at Al
bion, N. Y., fr strangling his wife in
Fire at Elmora, Colo., destroyed
half the business portion of the town.
Loss, $15,000 ; insurance, $6 000.
Joseph Stefford. of New York, bell
boy, shot and killed Rosie Sheridan,
cook in a boarding house, and then
shot and killed himself.
Wm. Moore, the colored man who
assaulted Mary Bingardiner at Mat
toon, 111., was taken from the county
jail and lyuched by masked men.
George Arnold shot and killod
George Burton at Minn tore, Neb., in a
quarrel over the tettlemeut of a debt
of $12. '
Marion Stewart, who had been
drinking heavy, shot and killed his
wile and his brother at their home
near Louisville, Ky.
While Robert Foster and Mr.
Swartieman were on their way home
in Hitchcock county, Neb., during a
terrific storm, they were both killed
James McGeerge and Wm. Smith,
special deputies of the sheriff, got into
a quarrel at rrinevilie, Bio., anu snot
each other fatally. A bystander was
Joseph Toniowski, a wealthy farmer
at Warren, Minn., was murdered in
the woods by his 18-year old nophew,
in the hoo that he would get some of
the old man's property.
About 400 people were precipitated
from a grand stand at Memphis,
Tenn., by the scaffolding giving way.
None were killed, bflt numbers had
legs and arms broken.
During a practice game at Recrea
tion park at Pittsburg, Pa., Dunlap, of
the Pittsburg baseball team was struck
in the face with a hard hit ball and
broke his jaw.
A Lincoln, Neb., firm, with a capital
of $5,000,000, will develop coal lands
and esUblihh furnaces near Alva,
Miss., and will put up an iron and
steel plant at Oiuaha, Neb.
Joseph Greenfield, who stole furs
valued at $2,500 from his father's
store, on Broadway street, New York,
was churged with theft in tho court
by his father, and committed iu de
fault of bail for trial.
During a sham battle that took
place in the celebration of the Fourth
at Kilburne, Wis., J. W. Carpenter
was killed aud C. 11. Foote seriously
injured by tho premature discharge of
Tho livo-story building of the Read
ing Hardware Company, of Reading,
Pa., was destroyed by fire. The loss
aggregated $350,000, well insured.
Seven hundred employes are thrown
out of work.
Patrick Coffee, a worthless drunkard,
shot Miss Agnes Smith in Jersey City,
and then turned the pistol on himself.
Both will die. Coffee, who has a wife
and grown-up children, was infatuated
with Miss Smith.
A big timber raft will be launched
at Joggins, Nova Scotia, during the
present month. Tho raft contains
22,000 logs, is valued at $30,000, and
will take six days, at $100 a day, to
reach New York.
Annie Ahrend was arrested at New
ark, N. J., for attempting to poison
her father, brother aud sister. She
confesoed Unit she bought the deadly
drug aud administered it to the family
out of curiosity to see how it would
M. B. Wilson, of Marquette, Mich.,
one of the bosses ou tho now govern
ment building, was shot and fatally
injured by a Polish workman whom
he discharged. The man then shot
himself in the mouth, indicting a
Theodora Castors, a farmer, was at
tacked ou his way home from Kings
ton, Mich., by three brothers named
Drost, who demanded his money. He
shot one dead, fatally wounded an
other, and thinks he hit tho third, who
Peter Broneck was hanged at St.
Joseph, Mo., for the murder of hie
wife two years ago. The prisoner has
borne up bravely, and dome 1 any in
tent to commit the crime. Heclaimed
that ho was drunk when he did it,
though at the time he declared he
killed her because she was untrue.
While a train was moving up hill
from Butte, Mont., the cars became
uncoupled from the engine and dashed
down the grade, jumping the track
and killing two bovs, named resixc-
tively Green and Burns, of Center-
vule, aud injuring two brakemon
whoso names are uot known.
Lawrence Russell, of Springfield,
Mo., has been placed under arrest for
uiclosiug his 10-year-old son iu a box
four feet high and makiug nim stand
live hours in that position. Also for
tying the boy to a plank and smearing
molasses over his face to attract fiW
to torture the child. Neighbors inter
fered and caused the arrest of the un
A storm at Boston, Mass., over
turned the sloop Millie, in the cabin
of which were John Gamon, Mrs.
Catherine T. Tripp, sued 105, and her
little niece Katie T. Tripp. Gamon
when taken from the water was alive.
Tho btnly of Mrs. Tripp was found
near the yacht. The body of her lit
tle niece is supposed to be still iu the
cabiu of tho o w turned boat. i
Devoted Principally to WaihingtoD
Territrry and California.
A man named Cleveland Kinne was
drowned while bathing in the surf near
San Diego, Cal.
A Chinaman Was found dead in bed
at Anaheim, Cal. He had been poi
soned. Robert Anderson, while out driving
at Santa Cruz, Cal., was thrown out
Train Dispatcher W. P. Rudd, of
the Sonora railroad, shot himself at
Nogaks, A. T.
The garrison building at Walla
Walla, W. T., was burned. Loss about
A drunken man who e name is un
known, was drowned at Seattle, W. T.,
while out rowing.
Frank Gallagher was drowned at
San Rafael, Cal., while iu bulling.
The body has not been recovered.
Henry A. Caulfield was run over
and killed by a train at Sacramento,
Junes B. Kennedy, fireman on a
railroad, died from injuries received at
Ren ton, W. T.
A disastrous fire broke out in
Marysville, Cal., in which the most
valuable business houses in the city
were destroyed. Loss about $200,000.
San Francisco customs ollicials
made a seizure of about 100 pounds
of opium on board the steamship
Mexico, from Victoria, B. C.
By a premature discharge of a blast
at San Francisco, a man named
Michael McDormott was killed by a
bank caviug in on him.
A man named Haskell shot and
killed a man named Frayer, near Los
Angeles, Cal. He mUtook him for a
Wm. Fulton was seriously and per
haps fatally wounded at Visalia, Cal.,
by the accidental discharge of a pistol
be was flourishing while intoxicated.
C. B. Sylvei-ter had the end of his
nose bitten off by a fellow with whom
he had a fight in a melodeon on Du
pont street, in San Francisco.
Wm. W. Hammer, a young man
who has been stopping at a San Fran
cisco hotel, committed suicide in his
room by shooting himself in the
An old Indian named Christoro,
while intoxicated fell across i street
car track at San Diego, Cal., and the
car passed over his body, killing him
Ed. Wales, a blacksmith, whilo en
deavoring to stop a runaway ten in at
San Jose, Cal., fell beneath the wheels,
which crushed his skull, killing nim
The dead body of a Swede named
Oltf Mahberg, was found hanging to a
tree in an orange grovo, at Los An
geles, Cal. Deceased was about 35
Fire bruko out in the basement of
the building occupied by the Oakland
Tribune, at Oakland, Cal., and dam
aged propei ty to the amount of $15,
000 or $20,000. Fully insured.
The Weld county fair buildings at
Greeley, Colo., burned, and Wm. Mo
Cleland's $5000 stallion Rembrandt
burned to death. The Johnson (lour
ing mill ali-o burned. Tho loss ou the
mill was $25,000.
Olo Olson, a sailor on tho scow
schooner Theresa, whs drowned off
the Vallt jo street wharf, at Sun Fr.ui
cisco. He fell overboard from the
vessel and could not be rescued in
A railroad engine ran over a China
man at Sacramento, Cal., and instantly
killed hint. The pilot and a portion
of the running gear of the engine
wero splattered with largo pieces of
the dead man's brains.
Ed. Brotn-e, who had been over
liituliiit; machinery in a sawmill at
Visalia, Cal., set the engine going to
try its sjH'ed, when tiio great drive
wheel burst, and a fragment struck
1! rouse in tho head, fracturing hie
Charles Barks, a 13 ear-old boy,
was sitting on a doorstep at San Fran
cisco, when a boy named Hoppo or
dered him to throw up his hands.
Upon his refusal to do so Happo pulled
tho trigger. The ball entered llie right
temple, and barks fell to tho sidewalk
Ernest M. Keller, aged 21, wa
drowned whilo bathing in tho surf
at Mantecito, Cal. No one was with
him except two email childron. It is
supposed ho got into a hole and whs
uuabio to s a ini. Ho leaves a widow
and a young child.
An engine and car on the car line
to the Cliff house were derailed at
San Francisco, Cal. The engine was
thrown on its side, but the engineer
jumped out, receiving but a few
scratches. Tho passenger coach was
canted on its side up agains. a sand
bank. The seats were overturned and
all of the windows broken. The occu
pants were badly shaken up and some
of them cut by broken glass and
bruised. There were noue seriously
A teamster named E. W. R. Lange
was driving near the comer of Jack
son and lupoT.t streets in Sm Fran
cisco, when his waon struck an old
rice sack lying in the gutter. Some
hones droptH'd out and he investigated
the matter. It w.ts theu found that
the skeleton was entirely bare of Heidi,
and only the head and ribs were at
tached. The body might have been
in the sack about thiee months fn m
appearances. It was j resumed that
it was the skeleton f a Chinese child
that h d been pie-pared K r shipment
to China, 1
Dgvoted to the Interests or Farm en
A succes.tul grower of this berry
tells his plan of action as follows: To
grow strawberries well he put land in
good order in advance (1) by planting
it to tome crop the year previous that
has to be highly manured and well
cultivated. (2) He sets in rows so as
to cultivate them both ways, und runs
the cultivator close to the plants. (3)
Never allows weeds to get a start and
be over half an inch high. (4) He
mulches old plants with cheap hay
and does nothing to the plants until
after fruiting, letting them grow up
through the mulch.
By following this simple plan of
cultivation he has no trouble, and
grows strawberries as cheaply to the
bushel as corn or potatoes. Of course
they are more profitable. Strawk-rry
beds should be set three feet apart in
the row aud plowed both ways and
kept in tho best possible order. The
crop is early and furnishes means at a
season when farmers need money and
would else havo to borrow it. If there
are young people in the family to pick
them and pack them it will furnish
them pleasant occupation aud it will
also pay them well for the time in
vested. Where a pasture is overrun with
weeds turn in the sheep, and they will
keep down the young weeds. Sheep
eat slose to the ground and diligently
search for all the young and tender
Every blossom left on the young
strawberry plant will enleeble it to a
certain extent. If the plants be ex
pected to throw out runners and
thicken in tho row they must under
no circumstances be allowed to blos
som and fruit.
The lawns that are frequently
mowed will soon die out unless some
kind of fertilizer be applied. Every
time the lawn-mower is used a certain
proportion of the elements of the soil
are removed, as it is really cropping
No delay should occur in going to
work in the apple trees to destroy the
caterpillars, as thev will quickly fes
toon the trees with their webs. The
sooner they bIiuII be removed the
easier tho work, as the young worms
cau now bo caught in tho webs.
The ordinary littlo hand-weeder is
the best implement to use for eradicat
ing weeds among thickly growing
plants, especially where the hoe may
be detrimental. Ou heavy, hard soil
its use is not profitable, but on light
soils it permits of effective work, and
at a low cost.
rri . i . i
me persimmon tree uoes uoi uu-
prive the soil of a large amount of
fertilizing elements, and for that rea
son makes the best of shade trees for
stock. Iu the South, even on aban
doned fields, the persimmon is allowed
to grow. Its growth is slow, however,
but its fruit is highly valued by some.
White clover is the best pasture
grass that can be grown for sheep.
As white clover is a short gross, it is
more desirable than red clover for
grazing, as sheep detest long grass
preferring to crop close to the ground
Ou a mixture tif grasses iu a pasture,
cattle aud sheep may be grazed to
gether, as the grasses that may be
objectionable to the cattlo will b ap
propriated by the sheep.
If fruits of any kind are to be Bet
out, se-o that tho supply be purchased
and the ground picked out and pre
pared, tho stakes set, so that wheu the
time shall come for transplanting
there need be no delay. Willi many
spring is considered tho best time for
selling out fruit, and if this plan be
intended, so far as possible, tho work
should be done early, so that the
trees or plants will be able to make a
good start to giow before hot, dry
weather shall set in.
Many people suppose that artificial
incubation is a modern invention
Such is not the case. The Copts ol
Ejiypl have been engaged m aitificial
evg naiiuiing lor centuries, mere are
700 establishments for that industry
within a short it stance of Cairo, mid
the production i f chickens from the
ovens reaches 12,000,(100 annually
i'lto season for incub.iting Lifts
through three months in the e.trlv
summer. Tho country p ople take
fresh eggs to the owners of the ovens
and givu two for each newly hatched
In olden times sowing land with
salt was a symbol of its desolation
In large enough quantities it will
destroy every trace of vegetation.
Even those plants which, like aspara
gus, are natural lovers of salt, can
liHve too much of a dose, but after
time heavily sailed land recovers its
f. rtility, and may even be the better
for this treatment. We have heard of
farmers who, by mistake, applied too
much silt to wheat ; but they seeded
the following spring, and for several
years thereafter tho field that had
been over salted produced enormous
crops of hay. The tendency of salt
is to make the soil moit and cool. It
is, then fore, excellent for crops that
require these eoudilions.
Sheep are close feeders and can get
a bite earlier than any other domestic
animal. But ewes suckling lamb will
need graiu early to keep them in rl ah,
while the succulent grass stimulates
nn k production. Later in the season
.i. . i . . l , i ...
me mmo ueuianus more muic )Ut as
the failing pasture make less. It is
then that an rm hid of cut clover in
hi in to eath eiiibt or ten sheep
nu kes a valuable sddi ion to the pas
turefctd. It may he vari'd with oc-
c iMonal cuttings ol green oatf, which
just Let. rv tin y Iliad out are very
u h and mcculcit 't
Reliable Quotations Carefully Bevised
WHEAT- Valley, $1 20fl 221
Walla Walla, $1 12 I 16.
BARLEY Whole, $1 101 12J;
ground, per ton, 325 0027 50.
OATS Milling, 4243c. ; feed, 44
HAY Baled, $15 00 16 00.
SEED Blue Grass, 14416c; Tim
othy, 9J10c.; Red Clover, 14 15c.
FLOUR Patent Roller, $4 00:
Country Brand, $3 75.
EGGS Per doz, 25c.
BUTTER Fancy roll, per pound,
25c; pickled, 1520c. ; inferior
CHEESE Eastern, 1620c.: Ore
gon, 1416c; California, 14 Jc.
VEGETABLES Beets, per sack,
$1 50 ; cabbage, per lb., 2Jc. ; carrots,
Derek., $1 25; lettuce, per doz. 20c;
ouioiiB, $1,00; potatoes, per 100 lbs.,
90c.$l; radishes, per doz., 15zUc,
rhubarb, per lb., oc.
HONEY In comb, per lb., 18c;
strained, 5 gal. tins, per lb. eje,
POULTRY Chickens, per doz..
$2 254 00; ducks, per doz., $7 00
9 00; geese, $7 009 00; turkoys,
per lb., 16 18c.
PROVISIONS Oregon hams, 12c
per lb.; Eastern, Ulo4c; Eastern
breakfast bacon, 12 Jc. per lb. ; Oregon
1213c; Eastern lard, 10lljc per
lb.; Oregon, lOJc.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, $2 00
2 50; Sicily lemons.. $b 507 00;
California, $3 50 5 00; Naval oranges
$6 00; Riverside, $4 00; Mediterra
nean, $4 25.
DRIED FRUITS Sun dried ap
ples, 7Jc. per lb. ; machine dried, 10
11c; pit' ess plums, 13c,; Italian
prunes, 1014o. ; peaches, 12 J14c ;
raisins, $2 252 50.
WOOL Valley, 1216c; Eastern
Oregon. 10 14c.
HIDES Dry beef hidee, 810c;
culls, 67c; kip and calf, 8 10c;
Murrain, 10 12c. ; tallow, 33Jc
LUMBER Rough, per M, $10 00;
edged, per M, $12 00; T. and G.
sheathing, per M, $13 00 ; No. 2 floor
ing, per M, $18 00; No. 2 ceiling, per
M,$18 00; No. 2 rustic, per M, $18 00;
clear rough, per M, $20 00 ; clear P. 4
S, per M, $22 50; No. 1 flooring, per
M, $22 50; No. 1 ceiling, per M,
$22 50; No. 1 rustic, per M, $22.50;
stepping, per M, $25 00; over 12
inches wide, extra, $1 00; lengths 40
to 50, extra, $2 00; lengths 50 to 60,
extra, $4 00; lj lath, per M, $2 25;
1J lath, per M, $2 50.
BEANS Quote small whites,$4 50;
pinks, $3; bayos, $3; butter, $4 50;
Li mas, $4 50 per cental.
MEAT Beef, wholesale, 33c;
dressed, 7c ; sheen, 3c ; drc-sed, 6c ;
hogs, dressed, 77Jc; veal, 78c.
COFFEE Quote Salvador,. 17c;
Costa Rica, 18 20c; Rio, 1820c;
Java, 27c. ; Arbuckle's's roosted, 22c
SALT Liverpool grades of fine
quoted $18, $19 and $20 for the three
sizes; stock salt, $10.
PICKLES Kegs quoted steady at
SUGAR Prices for barrels; Golden
C,5Jc; extra C,5Jc; dry granulated,
CJo. ; crushed, fine crushed, cube and
powdered, 7c ; extra C, 5c; halves
aud boxes, higher.
OLD NURSERY TALES.
The Antiquity nrtha Fairy Sturle Told to
"Little Red Riding-hood," bcinji gen
erally supposed to be tlio story of the
Dawn, or of the spring, first swallowed
and then rescued from the jaws of Night,
or Winter, is to be met with in the my
thology of tho Greeks, tho old Aus
tralians and tho Scandinavians.
"Blue Beard" is a well traveled vil
lain. He has been in Zululaiid, Russia.
Persia, Germany, Italy. Scandinavia
and elsewhere, wearing successfully
tho garb of each of his adopted homes.
This story is curiously interwoven with
the myths of Tsyclie, Semele. Pandora,
and other examples of woman's curi
osity; so that there seems no reason
why we should not actually look for
the beginnings of "Bluo Beard" in the
Garden of Eden itself.
Puss iu Boots," so far as it is possi
ble to trace him, appears to have set
out on his travels from Zanzibar, in the
form of a gazelle, to havo passed
through India as a jackal, to have
visited Russia, Sicily and Mongolia as
a fox, and at last, as a cat, to have
roamed over Italv, Sweden and Nor
way. France and England. In gome
of theso places the story, owing to an
episode in which the hero is ounished
for ingratitude to his benefactor, has !
tne auvaiuage ol moral, but in most
of the old versions Puss's evil practices i ,n" excavation these sections
are undisguised, and, contrary to an 1 40.0(X000 cubic metei-s. as claimed "v
the orthodox canons, he is left smiling I tl,e company, it would require tweutv
at the end of the chapter. five years to complete the work t 111
w;.i....n.. i ...,..
viu'iiivu, n uuso luiiinue-e we
are inclined to rank as the most en.
thralling ol all the nursery tales, is
scarcely less widely traveled than her '
companions. In Katlirland she is
kuown, disguised as a boy, with a
friendly ox instead of a fairy god-)
mother. In Finland. Servia and anion?
the Gaelic Scotch we stiil have the pro-
ieciui ueast. XancJuMer Courier.
Five native girls from Alaska have
been taken to M usacliusett to be edu
cated. It is iue intention to return
tlieui to Al n'x i as teachers, if they
uo not Li in y certain
nil- - irN.is.
An Inymt inent or Sftno That Yields
Old-time Pittsburgh,, woul.l han)1
need an introduction to 1'liii;.. ii.
I.;, 1,11.. f,,iM,.l.... ,i.., w: ..r ""l-
" ' inel)K,e
tate in East Liberty. About sixty
ago his mother gave him five U'nH
,i..ii..a .-..,.!.. -iM. . , "uni,M
fever had not as yet niiiiati.il ., V
Eastern communities, but Piijn
tired with a restless ambition to
West, and seeing but little prwfj
n i;1" um "i a iiiniii-.ri i.n
I ! ..!.. - " ' J'
llt-vcii wmJini Kiu mining g) . .
... ..1. I. I. . i . ' I-
IUI I II in ii immune, ill); ll llaltt'd at th
city oi jM-ie, men nitio more tlin
.:.!.. I......I.. ii.:i:.. . "n
lllhcsmu imiiiu-i. a llllljf mill
1, ....... In. 1 1 1 I ...
lie was offered bv an an old sut'tlerojl
hundred acres in tlio town for five bun.
dred dollars, ho gra.ipwl eagerly at
supposed bargain, but shortly f1(,r,
wards relented and wanted bin mn '
I lr lint .,ul..l.. .1 1 .
generally made on tho basis of
funding the money if goods arc not SJt.
isfaetory," and Philip hud to keep
land. Ho came back to his niothwt.
Pittsburgh, broken-hearted over his iu
luck, and cried like a child ntwhath
considered a robbery of his five hua
dred dollars, and both agreed ittm
"bad slip" for Philip. Thirty
later this land could not bought for
two million (loii.irs, ami is new worth
nearly four million dollars. Of cnnrs
all this, on the Carpentcrian theorr
i i.. ..l . i... i i .
was uriiugui wmim uy nam work,
rive and thirty years ago the most
noted hostelry in tlio city was kent u
the junction of the Seventh street ronj
and tho East Liberty turnpike, bv i
sprightly old German lover of the turf
named "Pap" Beitler, father of the
noted turfmen Sam and Joe Beitler
For nearly a generation it was the "nut
of town" resort for sleighing parties
in winter and driving parties in sum
mer, pretty much after tho fashiooof
"mine host" Keating of later davs.
It was famous for its poker parties and
frog suppers, and many a pleasant
evening was spent there in the "lon
ago" by coteries of what Broker
Holmes and attorneys Andrew Burke,
Biddle Roberts. W.E. Austin, Henry
McGraw and Colonel Sam Black were
the chief attractions. "Pap" Beitler
had a famous black stallion which wis
known all over that region, and it was
probably not worth over $100. Ths
owner of a largo tract of land near
whero East Liberty Station now stands,
but whose heirs do not cure to have his
namo mentioned, took a fancy to
"Pap's" horse and offered him 100 acres
of land for him. "Pap" preferred to
keep the nag. Tho Beitlers are now
nil dead and the land which "Pap" re
fused for his horse could not now be
purchased for $1,500,000. Pittsburg
DE LESSEPS' CANAL
The Proponed Alteration In the l'lanoftht
l'an m Dlteh.
It has cost some hundreds of mil
lions of dollars to demonstrate toCount
Ferdinand Do Lesscps that stone ha
not the degree of permeability pos
sessed by sand. It was no trick stall
to dig n hole through the granulated
plain of Suez.; but canalizing the solid
rocks of Panama is quite it different
tiling. This is at lust admitted by De
Lesscps, and he now proposes to change
his work from a sea level to lock
canal. But will the undertaking, even
in its new shape, ever bo finished? Cis
its promoters ever nil so the vast sua
needed for its completion?
Le Genie Civil, the most prominent
engineering periodical in France. Iw
an article in a recent number on tie
subject of the proposed alteration in the
canal The statistics it presents mu-t
certainly startle the Gallic entiling
who have been inveigled into diuiipicj
money by the cart-load into a bigilitcb
which promises to remain for nil time
"without form and void." Following
is a synopsis of statements ninety
this French scientilie authority which,
by the way, is not hostile to the enter
prise: "The tivo divisions into which the
line of the canal at Panama is divided,
contained at the outset, 18.). 000.0
cubic meters to he removed. '1 he accom
plishment, up to this time, has been
follows: In the first division, from
pinwall westward, threu-fifths 'J
excavation, and in the fifth diveM
from Panama eastward, one-third:
In tho second and third divisions, from
; Tavernilla to Empmado,
each, and in tho fourth division, W
Cuiebra. two twenty-sevenths. Of the
total accomplishment of 30. 666 6S
cubic meters out of the 135.OtKl.00C' to
be extracted 19.6fi6.666 conies from th
Atlantic and Pacific sections, where
the earth is soft and the dredges en
counter no serious obstacles. From
the three central and difficult division
11.000.000 cubic meters have been ev
traded after seven ve.irs' operation,
and out of a tntnl if ftfi OO0.000. Even
if the substitution of a canal
locks should reduce the total renism-
' enme rate of rtrooTPss. in tu'
, , ,..i-lt
; even at the present rate, the agr-r1
! "l ",B existing u "
pounded, would amount i-jljOO.fOO-
.. . t i v. nvuiti lid, v '
auirenieiits of its commerce, an 'n'
..n.i ii... ..-li .....,!.! i....... r,,r tne "
riininlit 1'iinnl. nut mora than lift1"
feet iu depth (4.57 meters), ami l'"r'
dened with debts exceeding f LOVO-OW"
000." Chicago Times.
The ladvwhoimsed to herhu'nJ
as the model for the figure of Freedom
painted in the dome of the Cap'1"
Washington, now keeps a Nunlm
houe. and frowns uin the d :
mem clerks who aBk twice frtuiwr-