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EUGENE CITY GUARD.
I. L.CAHPBKLU . . Proprietor.
EUGENE CITY. OREGON.
THE PACIFIC COAST.
An Unsuccessful Attempt Made
to Wreck a California Train.
The Pacifio Midland to Build to Beat
tie - Earthquake 8hocki Felt
in Southern California.
TnUi ! in San Francisco.
Seattle bad a 42,O0O fire last week.
Conrad BuchU-r suicided at Astoria,
Dallas line organized a Board of Trade.
The Midland Pacific will build to So-
Port Towneend bu bad an eartb(juake
Arizona Pioneer" eulogized General
Whatcom'a new Courthouse la to coet
Umatilla rounty'i fall wheat it In fine
Hulsey la offering a $4,000 bonus for a
Jack Palace killed V. If. Kelly at Ran
Nine t?als, worth :'00, drifted ashore
The Oregon ie fully repaired and ready
Stock la dying by the hundreds In liar-
A canal la to Join Port Townaend bay
Money baa liecn potted for the Carroll
McAulitl'e ft iht.
The Pathfinder suffered damage In a
gale otf Victoria.
Herman Leulscli assaulted Angnsta
Colith alTa oma.
The ferry at Pooria, Or., waa washed
away in the flood.
All the atock of Haldol's big new can
nery Is iiibserilied.
l.atie county, Oregon, lost 15,000 by
the flood in bridges.
Henry Geor,re list sailed from Han
Francisco for Australia.
Sidney K. Marsh, a Port Townaend
newspaper mail, la dead.
Everylmdy la jubilant over the wheat
rotj.'t lor next season.
The 1'nioit Pocille will not build
wharves at Port Angi les.
A New York capitalist offers to estub'
lisii a creamery at Salem.
Seattle bakers have ruined the price of
their products 10 per cent.
The Orcipnian sold at 50 centa a copy
at Salem during the Hood.
Ned Buckley, the, actor, waa lmunded
by a rival In Sau Francisco.
Arhntiton, Or., has bad an ttneuocfs
fill attempt at jail-breaking.
Joseph Dlnklospell was fatally aspbyz
iated In a bold at (illroy, Cal.
A clever check swindler bat been op
erating at Tacoina and Seattle.
The KlleiiBburKh And KorthwcHtern la
rxlvurtislng for bridge material.
Pete McCoy finished Charlie Clcaton
is ail roiui'ls at San Francisco.
Weston, Or., claims never to have had
a business failure in its history.
Earthquake shocks have been felt at
Colton, l'ouiona and San Dlco.
The Aisetsort' convention at Portland
deuouueed the mortgage tax law.
The Northern Pocille will put a strainer
on Mat-en Kalsnia and Anions.
Three arrests have Wn made of an
organised band of thieves at Colfax.
' An untuivoistul attempt was made ti
wreck a train near Santa Maria, Cal.
The Western Union Is filling In a
new cable acrou the river at rortluiKU
The Central Paclllc will keep its roed
ojieu by snow plows Instead of shed.
The Northern Pacifio will put on
daily train between laoomaaudChvhalit.
F.aHteru capitalist! are contiderlug tin'
Roselmrg aud Okii ty railroad project.
The Vancouver school for defective
youth has pawed a aatiafaclory iiiinc
The La Orande-K'gin branch will 1
pushed at once, so Contractor Antonello
Slil damaged in the gales are Hitting
luck into initn ictoria ami rin r ran
cisco. The Northwestern Investment Com-
fsny of I'endlctou has incorporated with
The land Commissioner has ordered
two townsbipt In Columbia county, Or.,
to be reeurveyed.
In San Francisco K 0. Lewis, sged 70
years, sliot Iimmx'II on tils wile s grave;
San Francisi'atis are liecoininii agitated
M-amo the murderers there go unhung
fifty-six In two years.
The Frlckeon from Port Townsend to
Valparaiso bad to throw her cargo of
lumlier overiioaM tn a gale.
Perry Osborn'a 17 -year-old daughter
commitu-d still ile iy drowning near
I.tiion to Hide her siisme.
J. L lc, Sei ial Und agent of the
tiovernmcnt, la In Asiorm lusiMMling
swamp lanas in mat vicinity.
The eorner-stone of the reform tcliool
at Whittier.Cal ,waa laid by the Masons
in the presence ot 10.0UU people.
Frank S. Cartwright, t son of Senator
Carta ncht fit Oregon, suicided at llel
ena. Financial troubles formed his
Millionaire Mackay telegraphed to
Portland his satisfaction at the hard work
done by Manager Jeff Hayes curing the
storms and Hood.
Augustus Somonl found his long-lost
son In Seattle with a minstrel man, and
endeavored in vain to induce litiu to re
turn to his Philadelphia home.
It is estimated that the damage done
in Sonoma county, California, by the re
cent storm w ill ree.ii .'10,IM, t.'UU.UOO
of which ia railroads and bridges.
Tlie Water and Electric Unlit Com
pany, recently organied st Indcnend
"nee, Or., whose capiul Is 4O,0uO, has
elected the following cthcero : President,
A. J. Goodman; Vice-President, J.lkirn
tife; evrriry, II. II. Jaaperton; treas
urer, If. Hirschbcrg.
Secretary Blaine Resumes His
Th Methodiitt to Build a National
TJoirenitj at Washington City
Sam Randall is again very ill.
The Navajo Indians have been pacified.
The Blair bill is now on ia the Senate.
Lieutenant Schwatka is ba k from
West of the Cliicago Times is out on
A mail train waa demolished near Con
General Sherman hat just celebrated
his 70th birthday.
Natural gaa exploded and killed two
miners at Kittaning, Pa.
A gas explosion near Lti.ernoborougb,
Pa., killed three miners.
Dr. Newton, the New York clergyman,
has denounced Calviaism.
Cleveland attends the Central Prc.by
teriao church in New York.
Colonel Isaac Putton, a prominet citi
zen of New Orb ans, Is dead.
The famous Planters' hotel of St. Louis
has been cloned by the Sheriff.
Little is done in congress but to quar
rel over the proKwed new rules.
Iuli T. Barin hat been nominated
United States Marshal for Oregon.
The largest dance hull In New Jersey
burned at Patterson. Jiss, 1:100,000.
The Atchison road's earnings last
month showed an increase: of .'W4,000.
General Morgan baa been confirmed aa
Indian Commissioner after a bard fight.
The House committee will report fa
vorably on Casey's Wyoming admission
Daniel Desmond wat killed and four
othera Injured in a gat explosion at St.
The death of Mrs. Tracy has imt an
end to Washington society evenla for the
General Miles is in Washington tohelp
out the project for Piiellic Const appro
priation. A ladv nave birth to a child in the
Grand oxra bouse at New Yora during
The annual convention of the National
E'ectrie Light Astociation ia in Bunion
at Kiinru City.
Tho President promised the colored
people a convention nut lie wouni io an
lie could for them.
The American Building and Loan As
sociation at St. Paul has a deficit of 75,-
001) in itt accounts.
Tho Methodist! w ill erect a national
university at Washington near Cleve
land's country home.
Thomas Kane wat hanged at Toronto for
tho murder of his wife in November. He
met hit fate reajlutely.
W. II. Miintetter and wife of Young-
towu, 0., were struck by a pasting train
at a crossing and killed.
Kills Bard, cashier of t''a Lincoln ( Pit.)
National batik, Is a defaulter for JI),(HH),
and has not yet been captured.
Nellie Illy lectured at I'uioii Square
theater, New York, on her trip around
the woild. I he receipts were l,-l(Hi.
The Dania from Hamburg to New York
reports parsing through fifty iceberg in
the North Atlantic on her liist voyage.
Two Isiats containing eight boytwere
unset In the Mississippi river at New
Orleans, and all of them were diowned.
The schedules in the afxlitnincnt of
I).. I..... I' I... .1 n V..ui V...L
show liabilities of fTINl.tXHl and ante's of
The Senate Naval Committee bus o
dered a favoraMe report upon the bill to
transfer tlie revenue marine to the naval
Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Slater at Kingston,
N. Y.. were drowned in an uiisiiccesslul
effort to rescue their four children trout
the same fate.
Blaine resumed his oludal duties at
the Statu Department last Weximalay
morning lor the tlrst time since bis re
Postmaster-General Wanannkcr is
s.ild to be a candidate for I'iiIumI Sla'es
Senator to imvoed Don Cameron, whoie
term expirta next year.
Haitian bs challenged O'Connor t)
row him at Dululh iu August afu-r the
Australian regatta, which he says In
thlnki O'Connor will win.
At Garden, O., It has Iwn found that
Nancy Siuitb obtained a cnaioii aa the
widow of a soldier from whom she was
divorcevl many years lefore ho died.
A train on the Norfolk and Western
railroad waa wry, ked near Bristol, Va.,
by rails spn-ading, and I he expreM met
tenger aud bavgage man were killed.
Samuel Van Dusen AblMitt. ajeil 17.
committed suicide at the home of his
grandfather, Samuel B. Van Dusn, in
New York, thooting lunmU behind the
Secretary Pnn'tor, who Ins for some
lime lieen considering the advis tbiliiy of
yurchasiug the swonl of the la'e General
amee Shields, has llnallvdcc ded to pv
110,000 for it.
Josiah Sherman, a Republican, baa
given a site for the IV'.ooO hospital at
Atlanta in memory of Demy W. tlindv.
lUdh white md black patii nts will lie
admitted to it.
It it rumored In Washington that
General tVhoheld is to marry Mrs. Kil
patiick, widow rf the lute Colonel Kil
patrick. The widow, a Cuban by birth,
is spending the w inter in Waahiiiou.
Senator WaWt has introducvd a bill
toautliortae the acouirtion of lands (or
coke ovens and other improvententa st.d
lor r'giit ol way tor wagon roa Is, rail
roads and tramw'ava in connet tion with
The S jcietv of Pioneen of Ariiona hs
adopted resolutions protcling avalrist
re-ni'val ol tiie Cliiricahna Apaeh
from Mount Vernon, A 'a., to Fort Si 1. 1. 1
Sena'or Mitchell has inlmlii,-A.I a I, II
to pay Hon. William A. Markw wither of I
Portland, Or., . '.tm (or mon-y paid '
cirra wuen rULriwraiiirrwu k...mi.. ..I
Iht Land Office at On gon City.
ig p Ui ksa by the fleets of lat
month in that eection.snd instead of
muling the damage to amount to tuO.
OdO, as ws at first report!, it was found !
nearer f, 40,000.
A New Peruvian Cabinet Has
The Erititb Premier Said to Ee Suffer
ing From an Incurable Diaeaia
Death of a Saltan.
George Augustus Salt has married.
Kmin Bey has decided to go to Kurojie.
Tho F.mprers of Austria it growing in
sane. Oporto will vote money for national
Fred Doiigliss it pleated with his
The American fjtiadron lias arrived at
Ville do France.
The German troopi In Fast Afri a are
Dr. Scbllemann, the explorer, ia back
at Athens from Troy. ' '
Several plotting Bulgaria commanders
have been disiniMcd.
Tlie Sultan of Zaozihar is dead. Hit
brother tuccee1a biin.
Mobs are crying for a Dictator in the
ttreetaof liio Janeiro.
Russia is heoming alarmed at Chinese
aggression in Manchuria.
Znrilla, the most ipuUr Spanish Re
publican, it living (tiictty in 1'aria.
Tolstoi's new drama, "The Power of
Darkness," has just been produced.
The Duke of Orlnans has been sen
tenced to two years' impriionment.
Serpt Pinto has scceiited the leader
ship ol the l ortugueae Itfpuhllcana.
Pamell bat compromised his lilicl uit
against the 1Oiulut) Times for o,000.
Grace Darling's brother George Is still
living at Noith SuuderUnd, Kng'and.
F.nglish merchants are being expelled
from Lislwn'a commercial associa ions.
ThntriKjpa of KingMenilek of Abye
tinia have Milled tlie army of lias Alula.
Kdward Greig, the Norwegian coiu
oser, it the rage in Loudon musical cir
A duel la on between the British Min
ister at l.islxui atid a prominent Portn
guese. The dock laliorers of Dumbo, Scot
land, have struck for an advance in
Lieutenant Andreatand bit sweetheart
paisoned themselvet at Stuttgart, Uor
many. The heir to tho tlmi'ie of Itoiinmnia
baa fallen in love with (ueen Natalie of
Brii7.il it trying ti form an offemive
and defensive league of llispano-American
John Morton, 75 yeait old, shot and
killed his ion and daugliter-in-law at Mi
General Salamanco, Captain-General
ot Culw, bat httm interred with great
pomp at ll ivatu.
The Klhorn Mining Company of Mon
Una was placed on the Loudon stock
market Ust week.
The formr piluea of Margaret of Na
varre on the Rue de Seine, Paris, was
burned; lors, 4INI,(MN).
The opposition of British hunkers has
killed proposed legislation in Parliament
for an irsiie of ill notes.
Lord S.i!Muiry, the Knglish Prime Min
inter, ia said to be suffering from an in
sidious sml incurable disease.
A partner of HerrMost Is under arrest
in Germiny for a murder dona in ISHii
there before he came to Amerira.
' King Mwsugit bat regained authority
over I'ganJa, dest'oying thcslavedhowt,
and is friendly with the Christians.
Loiiit Rulienstein, champ'on fincv
sk'iter of America, won the champion
ship of the world at St. Petersburg.
The Paruellite members of Parliament
have re elected I'arne'l Chairman and
adopted a vote of confidence in him.
The Australi'in Colonial conference ha
unau)iunusly adooted Sir Henry Marker's
motion iu favor of Colonial federation.
A German St ite Council will lie con
vened within a short lime to consider the
roscripta lately issued by the F.mpcror.
The French Cabinet has de'ided to ask
Geriminy for detail of tho labor confer
ei ce to whi. h it has liecn asked to take
The Briti-h corvette Conquest is ashore
on the Maud of IVmlia, thirty miles
north ot Zanzibar, In a dangerous posi
tion. A Russian imperial decree, just pro
mulgated, authorise! the issue of a lur
ter redemption loan of 00,000,000 wublcs
at i per cent.
King Kalakaua of the Sundwich isl
ands hat prat poncd b;s visit to this
country. Probably he could not borrow
A Madrid dispatch savt that the Or
leans plans w ere settled at a family coun
cil a' San Lucat before the Count of Paris
sai'tHt lor America.
President White of Cornell College
says the bad streets and smells of Con
stantinople make him homesick, thev so
ttrongly rrsemblo those of New Yort.
The English Government ha, not vet
consider! tlie invitation extended 'by
Swi'aerlaud to KnuUmt to take part in
iu proved labor conference at Berne.
In the French Chamber of IVputiet
raniene moved the repeal of tho law
banishing pretenders to the French
thren. The motion wat rejected ssj
The Pope la well, but In consequence
of the dca'h ot his brotb r.ii...i
Pevl, his Helinest ill seclude himm-lf
lor a lew days 1 be body o( the Cardinal
Is lying in state.
A new Oabini't has tarn I.mV.I n
Peru as follow s : Foreign, Dr Ynipiren ;
m te, t oionel rerryos; r, Colonel St
raila; Finsm-e, liebiadej Justice, Su
preme Judg, Ualhndo.
In the House of Lords the Duke of
rusMoa ins oain on bis eHii n. He
wss aecomiiaiiieil hr the lrirw of V .l.,
and tiie Dukes nf Norfolk sn I Weetmin
ster, wearing rotct of state.
ButTslo Bill's Wild West show, backed
by a syndicate of American capitalists,
Vi'k iu 7."0,000 in 1'aria during the Kx-
idion. Ol this the tyndicmt, of w hom
. P. Jonea it one, get! I.MO.ttM.
next month in view of the minority of
Ital sn Carlinxls as romparv.1 with "the
niimlr nf fon-ivn (ardiniU ti, P.-..-
has decided againM the holding of tlie
use lore lsrs outsi,! of lioine.
Johtiers hare been exceedingly hu.y all
the week gelllui; off order snd recelvli g
goods delayed by the blockade. Continued
t4 weather still retards ouUlde biisines,
but as sooo as weather and railroad as
sume their normal condition a eonsld r
sli'e Increase I nticlptied. Altogether
the outlook Is com. dered cheering, and
the pr"peitivs requirements ot coiwump
lion liiKplres a f.ell g of conflJence re
gardliijr the future thit Is the mott slgnif
cant feature of I ho prewnt situation.
Al.ltll I I.TI IIAI- IIII.KMKT.
Ilraklng Plow uVul
Hros.b a .tS-eders ,
lllndlriK Twine piperrldi V
IIIimIIiix Wire " ' .,',
(iralu Drill 1( "
lia.igllow I"" '?
O.bornes Mowers .. . aiperctdi
litM.r . " 1
" ComMwrs&lipr " "
' Dn.np. rs -
" Sleel-frame. !(
ijuid'g Harvester " " '
Hsilroad lit row. Iron "his liNox 4S. .M
Itnllroid Harrow. wcd will '
!-! Plow tr'
Silld sn-el M-rsiH-rs h' It,
Sleel (link harrows J'
Sprlmr wsguus ''.
Su ky Plow ';''"
wsiwiog plow ,. ",r,
Wig ni,all make W$W
Hnrlis, 40 In 1.
II ir apt. -IS in
hurlap, Oi in J l
(iniinie. SXHI .''!
PotaU) lia. net cah
V,K.Htl.. " !
Wheat sai-Ws, spt. Ii'-t e sh ..... . i t
Wlieat sack, exlrM, nccnnd baud . . 04
( Or KK)
(iu 'u'" ia. P It..
Uva tf II L ' ("
N.UlWa lti' S,lCtb
Ibo, tl. fc,'.
Sslva-lor. f tb 2I"--J
Itna.led. In Bin.
ArbucSle' Aibe-a, ft y .
CloMet &!).' t'oluuibla 1 tlprs ... Vndfl'
Cahbige. f 11)
nnM.i. vr.,011 tf Aaz
Celery, dos 001,!1
Lettuce, rdox J-
OnioiiH. 1llllei ??"?'V,
I'nlAllHS. If 1110 tbS .
1 l H)
Potatoes, sweets, 111
Turnips, 1 sk
Chickens, larg young, If dox... fl 00?0 59
( lilckenH,old 5 a
Ducks, tfdoa..... 7 M
!:.. vou.ur. V d..X 10 U0I1 0!
Turkeys, younK. lh
Grouse aud Pheasants
tit km 11 nil it ,
Banana. Imnrh .1 .104 IKI
I.VI11011H, Ciilifornln, fbx 3 .3 t IHI
I, onions, Sicily, 9 bx, new b ."n'CeO (In
Limes, ewl I Ml
(iraiiKi-H, Kiverhldes 3 Uu
O aiigei., SeedleNS 4 X'H 7."'
Barlev. whole, If ctl
Coni.'l' 100 Its
(Ku. uimmI. uld. V biiHhol.
OaU, new, " 40 l
Kve, f limtl'S, nominal 1 itfcl 'Si
Wheal, Valley, f l Utlm 1 17, (a 1 211
Wheal, KaHksrn Oregon 1 llij'gl 13
II I I It V I'ltOllK K.
Oivkoii lancy creamery- S1!
Choice dairy 27
Pickled, California liCaiO
Kasu-rn fancy creamery
California cliolce. HOg')
Oregon lull cream 13
Ori'KOii skims aed old 10
Swia Cheese, domes! Ic 1SHI
Young A murica, Or. 14
Oregon, If dm 2.Y83 I
Eaiteru, dot 120
1.0 r it.
Portland patent roller, Ifbbl 3 75
Salem ialent roller 8 75
DiyUui patent roller 8 113
Cam-ad i a patent roller 3 tl
Country brands 3 fkl
Mi-Minuvllle. 3 73
Sail- rllne 2 Ml
Wlille Lily 8 73
(irnhtm 8 25
liye Hour 6 W)
U rasa Meeda,
Tlmolhv 6 ffll 0
Orchard Gross 11 fcl2
Red Top 7 fat
Blue (irawi 12 (814
Knglish HyeGra 7() 0
Itillnn Uf liras- DVU
A tixi ral iau bye li aa. 7j(aiB
Menqulte 7 m 10
llunrnrlsii Millet. 8 ' 6
Mixed Lawn lirasa 12015
Bed Clover 10 1U
White Clover It! 1. 18
Alsyke Clover IA 17
Jjax 4J( 5
Hemp fi (s) 5i
Itape, California 3 (tf 4
Bran, f Ion ' 17 00
Hay, ton, baled. 13 OOSltf 00
lirniind Harl.y, V ton S2 FX2i IW
MiliChnn.kli.il. 14 no;.-ti i.i
Oil Cat Meal, tton U lafls 5U
Stiorla, ton ID 00 20 uu
LI'NIIKK-KOI UII AX II IIHKMNKIl.
Ro'igh PerM, fit) 00
KdKMt ii 00
T. & t;. sheathing la ui
No. i ll'Hiriug no
No. i ceiling is (in
Nm i niHiic is no
Clear iwu-h ) 0.1
Clear P. 4S. ij JO
No. 1 ll.Kiring tiM
No. I ceiling hj 50
No, 1 rustic ti M
itepplug. jo 00
n. iit t ion 17 00
lnHMjiiV eMn V ii)
round Hock, Ao-R. hao. If ton U SO
The late Mrs. Beesly. the wi'e of Pro
fessor K. S. tUsly, whose death was an
noiii.ced by cable'a few days an.waa an
aracnt supiorter of the Irish National
ists, and was the autliore a of the mucrj
annit Knulish version of ' The Wearing
ol the Orven."
Kire in the New York World office,
wh.ii w. rk was nearly oompl-tel. cause,j
a wnc amsng the printers, bat the edi
torial force wss cool and prevented acci
dent .turirft the flight. The fire waa
Th low boat Port Ea.lt sunk In
the M ssissippi opKite Memphis by
running into a pier. A colored cook w as
dmwnnl, but the reels of the crew of
forty were rescued, many of them cut
and bruised. Ixua,
IXwwIas S.tiiwn, a prominent New
York bmke", bat eloped with Mrs. Alie
Sneil-.M.Vrea, diik'htr of the murdered
Chicago) millionaire, for Siuth A meres. J
lis left behind a wife and two childreu. '
'YES, LITTLE DEAR.'
l,.. went to rhurcb onr Sultry iaj.
His k- t awk, I'm ' "
Till "foiilihl)" stsrted on Ms way.
Tli inonients Into hour gn-w i
Odear! u dear I whsl should '
t'n rn, li glided from the pew.
And up the slide demurely went.
On some sl.x.rlilna mission be.
Ilereye filled wllb s Umk Int-nU
fhe t.ped snd sld in plslnllve tons,
Wllb Usnd uplilled toward tlie dome:
"Please, preacher man, csn I go homer
The treble voice, bell Ilk In sound.
JMnturlii'd s sermon most profound;
A Idler swelled ss It went round.
A smile tlis pastor's face o'erspresd
llt paused snd bent his stalely head:
"Ves, III" oosr," bs gently said.
She Looks After the Welfare of thd
A balloon descended one day In the
cornfield of a krmer on the banks of
the Ohio, In that region of Southern
Illinois locally known as "Kfrypt."
The mronout, a alight, aoriou-looktn&
young (jentloman with sptMiUcles, ex
tricated himself from the balloon Just
at the farmer came running from the
next field to the scene of the descent.
"Kcckonyou lit suddln, didn't you?"
said the farmer, "tilad to see you, sir,
on my property, though folks does
gener'ly come In by the front yard when
they're comp'ny. Much shook up, do
"No, I thank you," said the balloon
1st, "I'm very comfortable. When I
saw the 'chute was bound to come down
anyway, I steered for a cornfield. It't
lucky you didn't have the river run
through this Held."
"You moiight have got seme wet,
that's a fact," said our farmer with an
appreciative grin. "Sphinxy says the
Nllo don't neverdrown folks."
"Sphinxy? Tho Nilo? Where ami
"In Egypt! Impossible. Why, I only
loft Cincinnati day before yesterday!"
"Yet here you be, said the farmer.
"My name's Shelby, and my folks will
be tickled to death to have a ballooner
to dinner. They's yellow-legged chicken
fried, toe, to-day. I see Sphinxy and
her ma fixing it when 1 was to the
pump, a spell ago."
"Hut what do you mean aliout the
Nile?" persisted the stranger. "My
name Is Sewall, and I'll be much
obliged for a dinner, but I don't under
stand. That's the Ohio river, and I
must surely have como down 111 Illi
nois." "Sh ucks, now," laughed the farmer.
"Reckon you've lost your bearings, ca
roering and shassaylng up 'round In the
clouds In that machine o' yourn. In
Egypt you lie, and I reckon you won't
And a pearter section of country nowhur
you'll look for It, Come on In. and have
some dinner. 'Taint dlnner-timo for
half an hour, but I reckon you'll want
to rest up some, before you explain your
star-cart to an old fellow like me."
"Oh no, Mr. Shelby," said Mr. Sewall,
"your hospitality shan't run away with
your curiosity In that way. Let us spend
the half-hour with the balloon. I'll tie
delighted to tell you any thing I can
They were still looking at the balloon
and talking It over when a tall, young
girl, wearing a green gingham sunbon
net and a freshly-starched pink calico
frock, came out across the corn-Held
from tho farm-hoiiso. She walked up
to her father' and, without looking at
the balloon or the balloonist, said: "Paw,
come to dinnor. Maw says its spiling
powerful fast for lack of eating."
Then she turned and walked away to
ward the house.
"That's Sphinxy," said her father, In
a tone 01 pride. ".Most women ioiks
would have stood around and pestered
us to death asking questions: 'What is
that?' ilowdid it get hero?' and all
the like of that. Hut Sphinxy, if you
notice, 'tends strictly to her own busi
ness. 'Paw, says she to me, 'come to
dinner,' says she. That's enough for
Snhinxv. and no questions aked. Its
always her way.
"Why, oust they was a cyclone come
sudden ono night; first ono over heard
of In this part of the country. Sphinxy,
she was milking the speckled cow when
it struck the milklng-shod. It took the
cow and her both right up, whirled 'em
round and whisked 'era oft and landed
'em both on that thur Island out yander
In the river. I had to fetch 'em both off
In a flat-boat.
"Sphinxy scared? Not a bit of it!
" i'aw,' suld she, 'I'm sorry I spilt all
that good fresh milk,' says she, 'hut it
don't seem to be Specklo's fault no more
nor mine,' says she. Never asked once
what struck her. No, Sphinxy never
asks no questions. Said afterward she
knew the Nile wouldn't drownd no
bodyV' "Do you really call the Ohio the Nile
down in this Egypt?" asked Mr. SewalL
"I remember now hearing that South
ern Illinois is Egypt"
"Shucks, now, you're getting your
wits back, aint you?" laughed Mr. Shel
by, as they walked toward the farm
house. "We call It the Nilo here on
our farm. Well, 'this Is the land 0'
corn and wine,' and they alnt no tailor
corn than mine."
Mrs. Shelby tat down to the dinner
table with her husband and their guest,
w hom she welcomed cordially, and con
cerning w hose adventures sho asked a
hundred questions. She waa a small,
sallow, vivacous woman, and Mr. Sewell
had scarcely a chance to answer halt her
questions, so rapidly were they show
ered upon him.
Sphinxy meanwhile, still wearing her
green gingham tunbonnet, waited upon
the table. She sliced a cucumber fresh
from its cooling In a pall ot cold well
water, filled Mr. Sewall'a glass with
milk, and brought him a piece of pie.
Still he had not teen the face of the
girl with the extraordinary name. She
was hidden from observation by her
Her figure was slender, and not un
graceful in her clean pink frock, her
hands were singularly nice hands for a
girl who washed dishes three times-a
After dinner Mr. Sewell sat upon Oil
piaua with his host and hMtesa fot
half an hour while the daughter cleared
away the dinner thing. They could
hear the rattle of dishes in the kitchen,
but no sound of Sphlnxy'a voice.
.' Mr. Sewall asked after awhile bow fat
It was to the railroad station,
"It's a matter ot seven miles, said
Mrs. Shelby. "Be yon going right
back to Cincinnati with your balloon?"
! "I think I shall. It't badly out ol
rear." said Mr. Sewell. "I thall know
how to arrange it in better shape next
"And you think yoa must be leaving
us right off? Thai's bs bad," said Mr.
Shelby. "Well. If you must go, J "
drive vou over to tow 11 in time for you to
take the eight o'clock train this even
!.. f.,f I'lncinnatuh."
"t ahall h very much obliged to you.
said Mr. Sewall, "and If 1 could offer (
tl"l)on-t mention it Proud to haynj
sky-scrapers como to visit u. Drop In
on us whencvr you feel like dropping, j
returned cordial Mr. Shelby, laughlo? I
at his own wit "and next time you
drop, we'll haven feather-bed out In the ,
cornfield all ready for you, eh, mother. ,
Sphinxy came out on the piazza. I
"Paw," said she, "tho cat's fell dow n j
the windless Into tlie wen. me mo. .-..
off and tho cut's squalling "
Mr. Slielbv disappeared in great ex
citement, followed by Mrs. Shelby.
Sphinxy turned to Mr. Sewall, looked at
hlra with a frank smile, then ran out to
the well to aid In rescuing tho cat
whoso accident she had announced with
much calmness as she had announced
dinner, in the usual and unexpected
presence of a balloon and a balloonist
Mr. Sewall had smiled in return.
Her look bad expressed tho most In
tonse admiration. It was evident that
the descent of tho balloon and the ap
pearance of tun young stranger at din
ner had touched Sphlnxy's Imagination.
Mr. Shelby was clambering down tho
stones within the well-shaft when his
visitor reached the curb. It was a
porllous descent and a still more slip
pery ascent after he had sent the
drenched cat up in the rescued bucket.
At six o'clock Mr. Shelby brought a
rickety old buggy and a lean horso to
the front gate, called "Hello the house!"
and announced his readiness to take a
passenger to town.
Mr. rvwall, who had spent most of the
afternoon In a sound sleep on the loungo
In Mrs. Shelby's best parlor, making up
for sleep lost while In tho clouds, came,
out refreshed and ready to go. They
were to drive to the cornfield fence and
take up the broken balloon. Mrs. Shelby
shook hands heartily, and stood on tlie
piazza smiling and speeding tho part
Sphinxy came around the corner of
the house, and walked across tho grass
to Mr. Sewall. Half-way down the
front yard, midway between her father
at the gate and her mother on the steps,
she stopped bcHido him.
Sho had left off her tunltonni't, and
he saw a bright, girlish faco She held
out a small parcel.
"You might need It. Tlon't open It
till you get to town," said sho, blush
ing with timidity. Then befoio ho
could thank her or say good-bye sho had
put the parcel Into his hands and had
run away. Her pink frock whisked
out of sight around the corner of the
"What did Sphinxy present you
with?" asked Mr. Shelby, as his guest
got into the buggy bosido him, looking
at the parcel with much curiosity.
"She said I'm not to open It till we
get to the town," replied Mr. Sewall.
"It was verv kind of her, I'm sure,
whatever It is."
"Sphlnxy's a girl of few words. Never
spoke to you at all till you was leaving,
did she?" said Mr. Shelby, touching the
lean horse with his hickory twitch.
"Not once," answered Mr. Sewall.
At the railway station in tho village
he opened tho parcel containing
Sphlnxy's gift H was a little old faded
red silk purso, netted in an old-fashioned
form, and gleaming through it Mr.
Sewall could bco two gold pieces.
"Why, this Is "very kind of your
daughter!" lie exclaimed, astonished,
"but really I can't accept her money.
The purse looks liko a keepsake, a
treasure of her own, too!"
"It is. It belonged to her grand
mother, who left it to her when she
died, with them two five dollars." said
Mr. Shelby, in low tones of much sym
pathy and tenderness. "Sphinxy thinks
the world and nil of that money. I
reckon she thought, being as you'd conic
by balloon, going home by train with
car fares to pay and so on might come a
little awkward to you."
"Hut you will take It back to her, and
explain that I have more than enough
to pay my fair to Cincinnati, won't you?"
said Mr. Sewall. "And toll her how
much I thank her. She Is very good and
"Sphinxy Is a good girl," said her
father, "and she's ono that's wonderful
set in her own way, two. 1 don't think,"
be added, thoughtfully shaking his
head, "1 don't think sho would, to say,
really stand it if I should take tho
purso back to her. No." ho said, with
determination, "I can't take it buck to
Sphinxy, Mr. Sewall. She'd take on and
cry if I should do such n ,hing. I know
just how that girl thinks, though she
never says much.
"She always feels as though nothing's
too good for any body that comes to see
us, and when any body come:, so to say,
right out of the sky, her granny's pres
ent's got to go, or Sphinxy wouldn't be
Sphinxy. She has had some notion of
saving up her chicken and egg money
to put with it and buy her a melodeum,
but laws! sho'll never do it She'll
just spend all she gets along, for pink
calico dresses for every day and white
Swiss for Suudays, and there that
purse '11 lie in her trunk. Take it along,
Mr. Sewall, tako It along, do. I really
couldn't tako it back to her, nohow."
"Well," said Mr. Sewall, reluctantly:
then, as a thought camo Into his mind,
he smiled, and put it' carefully into his
"How did you happen to name your
daughter Sphinxy?" he asked. "Oivi
her my bet thanks, won't you? It's a
"Yea, rather odd," admitted Mr. Shel
by. "Hut I noticed when she was a
little bit of a slip of a thing that she
never asked no questions the w ay hei
mother does. Perhaps you noticed Mis'
Shelby's way. 'She's a powerful pood
woman, niy wife is, but she can't never
seem to stop asking questions and my
girl's just the other way.
"We named her Maria when she wai
a baby, but when she was about three
years old a man come through these
parts peddling reaping-machines, lie
staid to my place over night and he
told me that he heard sav that in the
early original Egypt back there in the
Id country, there was a race of women
what never asked no question,
"Now them women is called sphinxies.
and I says to my wife right oft we'd
name our little girl that 'If she'll
grow up to be one of them kind of wom
en,' says I, that's the best kind ot luck
I can wish to her husband when she
"My wife say Oh! there's your
train, Mr. Sewall. Cot your check all
right for Chat balloon? rd! Now da
come and see nt sometime, and drop
down on ns whenever you feel like it
Mr. Sewall wrung Mr. Shelby t hand
gratefully, then Kurrled Into' Us ear.
From tho window he saw the tall figura
In blue jeans, the kindly, smiling face,
the gesture of affectionate farewell.
About a fortnight later, tho young
B-ronaut whose regular occupation in
life was In a large Cincinnati banking
house, where he held a responsible posi
tion, received a letter, which he put
away, after readlng.wlth two gold pieces
In a faded silk purse. It was writ ten on
blue-ruled paper with pale Ink and
signs of a spluttering pen, but It seemed
to please Mr. Sewall verv much as he
read It This was tho letter:
Iikar SIB Vour letter ciinie duly to hand,
also the box with tho music liistruiiiem iy
frute, which I took home and unloaded, an,
set It up In the purler bi-foru my w Kb and
Sphinxy sen me.
And then In comes Sphinxy and sets down
end played a piece she learned of her
school-teacher, who ha (rot a melodeuni,
and she suy, a she played her piece: pw,
uys she, till Is an organ with thirteen stop,
snd I nevorsposed I'd ever have, a nielodcum
like teacher, says she. And as to where 11
came from or any thing about It the nevci
akcd no ijuestlons.
(So no more at present from yours respect.
July, Josai'ii PiiELHr.
1'. 8. My wlfo presents her compliment,
and says tell you we. are all very niucb
obllxcd. and so we are. Hphlnxy went to
town and boiiKbt a piece, of sheet uiuilc with
asonxabo'uta'bulloon man on It, and aha
slims it every nbjht when she plays on th
The purse and Its contents found their
way back to Sphinxy the next summer,
hut Mr. Sewall keeps tho letter. Min
na C. Smith, In Youtli't Companion.
Ills Latest Achievement Even Grander
Than 111 Mrst Nneccsses.
In the history of exploration and ad
venture few things are more memorable
than the dispatch lately received from
Stanley, announcing that he and Emln
Pasha are well advanced upon their
journey to tho east coast of Africa. It
is almost a quarter of a century since,
to the amazement and admiration ot the
yorld, a man previously unknown un
dertook to find Livingstone, and found
him. Of the career thus begun it was
fitting crown that Stanley should deter
mine to rescuo Emln, and should tri
umphantly fulfill his purpose.
We had learned from former dis
patches that when Stanley, aftur accom
plishing the long and dilllcult ascent of
tho Congo and one of Its main allluents,
first encountered Emln Pasha, tho lat
ter was unwilling to forsake tho equa
torial province which his self-devotion
had carved out of the heart of Africa.
Although cut off from Europe by
tho capture of Khartoum, Emln l'aslu
continued faithfully to humanize and
civilize tho peoplo committed to his
euro, and ho hud up to that time suc
ceeded In protecting them from Mahdlst
aggression. Should he abandon theni,
he knew that they would speedily ro
lapso Into savagery and be anew sub
jected to slave-hunting devastation. He
would stay at his post, thereforo so ho
told Stanley as long as thoro was work
for him to do.
It is fortunate that Stanley did not
take the man, whom he had como to
rescue, at his word. Had he dono so,
and returned to Europo by way of the
Congo, we now know that Kmin must
have Bhared tho fate of UordoH. He re
traced his stops, however, only as far ai
the place where ho had left a large de
posit of arms and ammunition with bis
rear guard. Onco possessed of these re
sources, Stanley hastened back to the
last surviving representative of the
Khedivo's authority In Central Africa,
but found that In his ahsonco Emln had
been mado a prisoner by some of
his own men, and that the forociom
Mahdists were advancing up the Nile.
From tho tneagor nows thus far forth
coming, we know not what measures
wero taken for the liberation and es
cape of tho heroic Governor. Hut tlia
measures must havo been effectual; .Mr.
Herbert Ward, who was for several
years Stanley's companion In Africa,
has no doubt of the correctness of the
Hoth rescuer and rescued deserve ti c
homage of the world. The high aim of
Emin's self-consecrating labors and the
brilliant gallantry of Stanley's achieve
ment will shine forth on tho dark back
ground to which, it Is too probable, the
heart of Africa is now condemned fot
many years. X. Y. Ledger.
The Man Who Marries Money.
The man who seoks a wife for tho pur
pose of securing the means of living
without working does not merit the re
spect of the meanest person on earth.
His Intentions are so manifest that they
deceive no one. Ho plans his attack
with the ingenuity of a General. His is
an aggressive courtship, and a hypocrit
ical one as well. Ho can not afford to
let the flame flicker for a moment lie
must act the role of deception contin
ually. If there Bhould ever come the
moment when a feeling of self-independence
and self-respect enters the
young woman's mind, his hopes in that
instant may be shattered beyond re
demption. There is tho necessity of
eroi'-present caution and a constant re
course to hvpocriLV. Detroit Free PreiA
The l'realdeiit Ceased to Shave to Gratify
a Very Young Lady.
President Lincoln's kind heart always
responded to a child's advances. He
Indulged his own children, saying: "It
Is my pleasure that my children are
freo and happy, and unrestrained by
parental tyranny. Iatve is the chain
whereby to bind a child to its parents."
Hefore his election in I80O a little girl
of eleven years, seeing his lithograph
portrait thought his appearance would
be improved should he wear whiskers.
She uttered her childish thought in a
letter to Mr. Lincoln, and In a few days
received a friendly answer, in which be
"As to the whiskers, a I have never
worn any, do you not think that peo
ple would call it a piece of silly affecta
tion were I to begin wearing tlc'Bi
During his journev to Washington.
after his election to the Presidency, the
train stopped at Westfield, Chautauqua
County, at which place the little girl
"I have a correspondent In this place.'
aald Mr. Lincoln, "a little girl whose
name is Grace Bedell, and I would like
to see her."
She was brought to the station. lie
stepped from the can, extended bis
hand and said: "You see I have let
those whlskrrs grow for you, Grace.'
Then kissing her, he bade her good-bye
When he stood up at the Capitol w
deliver his inaugural address fricn-1
were surprised to see that the President
wa raising a crop of whiskers. Vexed
at his spoiling a fare which expre-d
pow-pr and pathos bv wearing a coarse.
stiff, ungraceful beard of the blacking
brush variety, they made Inquiries, and
learned that he had ceaW to shave t
gratify a very young lady. Youth
(.urn pan ion.