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JACKSONVILLE, OEEGOff, THURSDAY, MAECH 1, 1888.
SrATE OF OREGON.
U. S. Senators, J. II. Mitchell, J. . Dolph
Jonnressman, 15. Hermann; Governor, 8s.
Pennover; Secretary of 6ute, George .
tfcBriue; State Treasurer. Geo. .Webb;
State Printer. F. C. Baker; Supt. Publ c In
fraction, E. It. McElroy; Supreme Judge,
W. P. Lord, Chief Justice W. W. Thayer,
t, S. Strahan.
FIRST JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
Comprising Jackson. Josephine, Lake and
tlamath counties: Circuit JudRe, L. R.
rYebster; District Attorney, W. M. Colng.
Senator. A. C. btanley: Representatives,
T. Bowditch, R. A. Miller; County Judge,
'DePeattf. Coraml'Moner. Hen). Hay
nond.S.A Carlton; Clerk, W. H. Park";
.neriff, li. W. Dean : Treasurer. . Fiiher;
Vssessor, J . M. Childers ; School Supcnnicn
Itnt, N A Jacob?; Surveyor, F. A. Engli-n;
Coroner, R. Pryce.
Senator. H. 13. Miller: Representative, S.
V. Mitchell ; County JudKc,K Col vig; Com
missioner, S. Messenger, J. M. Payne;
,1erk. C. K. Chanslor, Sheriff, T. G. Patler-
asn; Treasurer, J. W. llowaru; asstout.
J.B. Lewis; School Superintendent, K t.
Hathaway; Surveyor, W. N. Saunders ; Lor- .
KLAHATIl COUNTY, j
Joint Senator,. C. M. Cartw right of Wasco; ,
Representative, R. McLean of Klamath; i
County Judge, G. W. Smith; Commi
w'eners. J. L. Hanks, R. A.. Kmmltt; Clerk;
W. C. HHle;blierin, M U. onuuera; uw
urr, G. T. Baldwin ; Assessor. R. B. Ilatton ;
Ssbool Superintendent, W. E. Greene; Sur
veyer, R.B. Moore.
rescntstive.R. McLean of Klamath; County
Judge. A. Fitts; Comnus'-loners, ueo. n.
Jones, C. Loftus; Clerk. W. T. Boyd: Sher
iff, A. J. Charlton; Treasurer, A. McLal
len; School Superintendent, A. H. Fisher,
.Assessor. O. L. Stanley.
MEETI10 OF COMtTS, ETC.
The Supreme Court of Oregon meets at
Salem, regular term commencing on the
fint. Mondays in March and.October.
Circuit Court for Jackson county meets
the first Monday in April, September and
December; for Josephine, the first Monday
in March ami August, for Klamath, the
second Monday in June and firt Monday
in November; for Lake.the third Monday m
May aad the second Monday in Oclobtr.
For Jackson County, Probate and Com
missioners' courts meet every month, com
mencing with the first Monday; for Jose
phine county, the first Monday in January,
ipnl, July and September; for Lake county
very alternate month, commenting the
. rat" Monday in January. For Klamath
ounty the first Wednesday in March, June,
.eptember and Nov ember.
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW,
- SltifbMrOrr w : " ' "
"Will practice in all the courts of the State.
Office in Hamlin's brick block, up-stairs.
T. B. ICX33ST,
ATTORNKY & COUN8ELOR-AT-LAW
TTU1 pracUcs in all the Courts of this State.
Office on California street, opposite J. Hu
II. K. II-AJSIXJA,
Jacxioxvillb ----- Oregon.
Will practice in all the Courts of Oregon.
OH On Oregon Street, in Orth's Block.
j?. i. jpitir,
ATTORNEY & COUN8ELOH-AT:LAW,
AYlll practice in all the courts of the SUte.
Office in Court House.
J.W. Rojiiteos.M. D. R. M. Gill, M. D.
DRS. ROBINSON & GILL,
Physicians and Surgeons,
OIBro on California Street, in Mrs. Ga
-Calls promptly attenaca aay or uignv.
3. O. ALIiSN, 2. D.
flV-Diseaie of women and children a
Teeth extracted at all hours
kLaughlng gas administered, if
'desired, for which extra charce
will b made. Office on corner of Califor
nia and th streets.
T. JR,. YOUNG, r. I.
Physician & Surgeon,
CENTRAL POINT, OR.
Calls promptly attended to at all hours.
Ia. X.. WHITNEY M. D.,
EAGLE rOINT, OR.
ITaying located at this place, I ask a share
cftht patronage of this section. Calls at
ttoded to at any time.
DR. "W. H. SOMMERS,
Fhysician, Surgeon and Aceoveher
IONSI7t.ATrON IV RPTIMAV AVn
J Inglith. Calls promptly answered both
Office and residence next door to Dr. Will
Jackson's dental rooms on California st.
It Pbtck, M D. E T Gkakt, M. D.
PRYCE fc GEARY.
Phyciciaris and Surgeons,
Orncs In Hamlin's brick, up stairs,
JUtldsno of Pr. Pryce at the Riddle Ilouie.
"Dr. Gry oa 0 Etrwt.
Manufaeturcrand Dealer In
LERY. ITISHIG- TAOIOLTL.
HARDWARE, PAINTS, OILS, VAR
NISH, GLASS, E1C.
HAVING FAILED TO Cl.OSr; OUT
rav business in Jackonvilli', as I
wished" to do, I have concluded to continue
the same on a larger scale than ever. 1
was in San Trancisco recently, w here I laid
in one of the largest and best stock of all
kinds of Hardware. Ammunition, Cutlery,
Fire-arms, mid Sporting Goods, ever
brought to this market. These goods will
be sold at the lowest possible pri. e.
I will guarantee these good to be just
what I represent them to be. I feel thank
ful to my old customers for their past pat
ronage 'so liberally besieged, and would
rcpectfully solicit a continuun c of the
same. Jouk Millee.
IS SELLING ROODS AT
BED EOCK PRICE.
When vou want anything in the MER
CANTILE line, don't forget that he has
always on hand a
- -v - - - caps 4
IN FACT THE
Dry Goods department
I always have on hand, a fine stock of
TAKEN AT THE HIGHEST
i I have a fine lot of Lumber and am
now ready to fill all orders for any
Onr Nrw Starr, which we now occupy,
atai about 3 acres or Floor 'Spare.
OTIte BUYERS' GUIDK li
lainrd Sept. and March,
eacai yrar. J- 36 pun,
8x11 tnchcs,wtlh over
whole Pit-litre Gallcrr.
GIVES Mliolcsale Price.
dirrri to con.Mtnra on all good, for
personal or fhmtljr nse. Tell, how to
order, and gtvea exact co.t ofevery
tfclng jou n.e, eat. drink, wear, or
hare ftm with. These INVALUAULE
BOOKS contain Information gleaned
front the market of the woild. A
copy sent FREE npon receipt of
10 cts. to defray expense of mailing.
MOM-COMERY WARD & CO.
111.1 It .lllrhliran ATraae, Chlcace, III.
WATCHMAKER AND JEWELER,
California tre t,
"lirAKFS a epcoiality ofleaning and
ill repairing watches and clocks.
Charges reasonable. Give me a call.
CITY BARBER SHOP.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS FULLY PRE
pared to do all work in his line in the best
manner and at reasonable prices.
Tins powder never vanes. A min el id
purity, svrtiiijth and wholesomen,i!.
More woniim'c.il than the ordinar
kiiuK, and cannot I).' so'd in compelition
Willi the multitude of ovv test, -.hurt
weight, alum or plu'Sphate puvdrn.
Sola villi; in emu. ItoVAL RaKO ? W
KEtiCo.. lOHWall-st. N.Y.
Win. HiLIf LEY.
Cattle branded A
on left hip and side
Pair marks: Swal
jow fork in left ear;
rop and split in
HA1TLEY & LOYE.
CATTLE . AND HORSES BRANDED
II L on left hip. Also cattle branded
II on left hip r side, also cattle branded
"" pn left side or hip. aL-o branded with
a figure 5 on left .ido orhin. Ihe ear-marks
of the above brands! are iVhort crop in left
ear. and lone crop in richt. Also cattle
branded with SP on left hip,
crop in right ear, hole and split-out in left.
ROGUE RIVER DISTILLERY,
JOHN A. HANLEY, Pro.
CATON &. GARRETT General Agents.
In Quantities and at
Prices to Suit.
JOHN A. IIANLEY.
Jacksonville Jan. 8th lj".
Dt-v- Oisrci3 Store.
CUPP1XG AND BLEEDING CARE
fuUr performed. v "'
C. B. ROSTEL.
Jacksonville Or.. Dec 11. 1S77.
17ERLMID TO GHL1F0RR1
Oregon & California
Jf7"THE MT. SHASTA ROUTE JZ
Time bc.Tictn Mtdfnrd and San FrancNcu.
CAUIOKttA EXFEEfS TBAISS PILY.
rt-as a m
7.40 a M
Leave Portland Arme
Leave jlcdfi.rd Leave
ArrivtSan Fran leave
man Buffet Sleepers
EXCURSION SLEEPERS for Se-ond
Class Pasnnecrs on all through
EMIGRANT SLEEPING CARS, between
Portland and Ashland, Sis tivuui and
San Francisco, FREE OF CHARGE.
The O. & C. R.R Ferry makes connection
with all the regular trains on the East Side
Division from toot of F. street.
West Side Division;
BETWEEN PORTLAND & CORVALUS
MArLTOAIN DArLVfKSCEPT SCXDIY.
12.25 r M
Leave Portland Arrive 1 1 :15 r M
Arrive Corvallis Leive 1:30 r m
EXPRESS TBADt nATLY (EXCZFT SLTfD 4Y.X
4:S0 rM 1 Leave Portland Arrive 1 9:00 a ji
8.00 t m I Ar'veM'Mi'nvUleLc've 1 5:45 a m
At Albanv and Corvallis connect
with trains of" the Oregon Pacific Railroad
For information rejrding rate, maps, etc,
see Compnay's Agent at Medford
R. KOEHEER, E. P.
Manager. G.F.i Pass. Agent.
SENTINEL $2 00 per year.
STATU A.D COAST.
A bank U needed in Grantif Pass.
Ashland in to have a hotel bnilt by lo
cal cipiulLu. The diggings wih soon
There was an immense: falling off of
wool impcrts in 13S7, comp ircdjivitli pre
vious years. J '
Geo. Nelson accidentally shot and
killed himself while chopping wood near
Santa Cruz, Cal.
steeaoofiR. D. Sinlora,eof Gual'a
Oregon was twen y-nine years
the 14th of February, lue state was ad
mitted into the union of St.tcs in ISo'J.
$700 are offered for the arrest of the
murderers of the Monmouth Chinamen
i o u hich.deeil was committed not long
Smallpox cases are reported at Duus
muir, Cal. Drifting ncrthward. Fears
are expressed the disease will bpre-d
over the eutire state.
Several regi-tered p ickage? were lately
opened iu the .Spicer post-office bv un-k-iow
n p,iriies, an J their contents appro
priated for private use.
Conj;re-inan Hermann hasintroducvd
a bill to congress asking for $20,0 0 for
the luiprotemeiitof the wagon road be
tween Roue rher valley and Fort Klam
1 m o cases of small pox were reported at
Eureka, Cal., on the" 10th. One was
brought from Gold RlulTs, and the other
was working in that city. Both are re
cent arrivals from ran Francisco.
J. W. Powell, director ot the U. S. geo
logical survey, endorw-a emphatically the
plan projn?d by S. nator 'Dolph and
Repre entatie Hermann to create a pub
lic park at Crater and Diamoud lakes in
Owing to scarcity of freight, freight
raius over the O. & Q". between Portland
a d Junction city are only running on
lon mj s, Wednesdays and Fndaj s.
From Junction south ouTuesdays,Thur
dayi. and Saturdays.
We understand C. Coulter who recent
ly purchased the Snirtden group of mines
at Gold Hill, has IxjiTVd tiie same to a
San Franciseo f.jnJiALi.srho, it is ex
pected, will open up on an extensile
soala in tha naar future.
Governor Pennoyer has determined to
strictly enforce thu rule of the executive
department to the effect that no personal
solicitation or importunity will be cou-
sidcied in reference to applications for
pardons or commutations of sentences.
Salem is agitated o era railroad prob
1 in that of a narrow guage connection
uilh tho Oregonfaii line uf railway, which
m. Reed proiioss to furnish them for
.t honu- of Jlo.OOO. The Board of Trade
ot that burg uas tne matter uader consid
Superintendent Clow of the State pen
itentiary repoits that more convicts have
been dUoharged during "the past two
moiitlM than have been received. The
iwiiitentiary now contains only 541
prisoners, a lets numbsr than for some
Hoopla! Hear the Yakima Repu! lie:
There aielO 0 b'juare mila of the best
wheat la.nd in the world in the Big Ben l
countr open for ecttL'tneitt. Think of it '
Over a million and a quarter acres of ar
able 'wheat bell, R0 miles long, from
Spokane to Waterviiie, Ijing idle. Pon
der this, ye blizsard-blowii fanners of
the frigid East and Middle West.
II Gasquet informs the Record that
alioui the first of Jlurch he intends start
ing freight arid passenger wagons to run
from Cresiwnt city to Waldo, making
snii or tri-weekly trips as (lis business
will warrant. This will give people in
vicinity of Waldo an opiort,
is quicker and ij
nhcVHK the other rou
meniK will also be roads to co
time to Grant'sT.iss.
City Marslnl Ford Nijjhtwatthman
Wright displayed unu-u.il activity on
Wednesday last by capturing and in car
cerating in the city cahbooce 6een
lieaithy looking young tramps. The-e
festive j oung gentlemen of leisure were
in crvieued on Tliurklay morning by his
honor S. F. Flov'd, wbo kindly Krantcd
them the priiilege of wielding picks
and shovels upon the streets of Roseburg.
When the appropriately harnessed, or
rather tethered in pairs with short bnt
senicable chains, they attracted consider
able attention as thav marched down
Tack'on -treet. Plaindealer.
Walter Nenstadt, W. J. Pilcher, Simon
Hamburg and Mary Ellis, the half inter
est swindlers indicted by the grand jury
for swindling F. 31. Parker, formerly of
inhvcounty, were brought before Judge
Tooliy of San Francisco a few days since
una writ of habeas corpus, and he or
dered them discharged from custody, "it
appearing that the offenses chanted in
the indictment upon which petitioners
were in custody are barred by the statute
of limitations." Thus it seems that Cal
ifornia is as lax as ever in punishing
ocoundrels. No wonder the citizens of
that state become restive and often take
the law in their own Ijaiids. Tarter was
sent to jail, because- he could not give
bonds to appear as a witness; and while
the thieves were free, their victim lan
guished in prison.
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m I I I i inn It 11 -tnuiril m wrln m t.tia an
Extracts from the speech of Hon.
John II. Mitchell, U. S. senator from
Mr. Phesidext: Whatever doubts may
have heretofore existed in any unpreju
diied American mind in reference to the
impertUve necessity and alwolute pro-' were formerly here, or who mav hcreaf
priety of some plain, imambiguous, ter leave the United States,
and positive provision, either I B it has this been done? Wliat effort
by treaty orle.dtlativeenactment, where-1 ha, ea ml,U by the Administration in
by all Chinese person? of whatever iti- j poer.orthose precedingit, forthatmat-
jm-e and except perhaps gov'
iliould be forever ex
erly or cot, should by thojohfneso Government hawng in view
history of Chinese affairs on the Pacific
coatforthe past three years, as well
also as by the alarming increase of the
arrivals of various classes of undesirable
immigration rt all our principal p rts
duringthe same period, be forever dissi
pated. African slavery was a corse from the
beginning; a dark blot on the constitu
tion; a detected main on our statute
book; a constantly threatening cloud in
our national firmament for a period of
more than half a century. The specula
tive benefits it promised fed the cupidity
and avarice of men. It evoked a social,
monetary, and political power that grew
strong, aggressive, defiant, and finally
involved onr nation in eiWl war Blood
flowed like water, nnd millinns of trea
sure were consumed. A ghastly sacrifice
of a million human lives Rwelled
the awful aggregate of the terrible cost,
and slavery and the live power perish
ed. Nations like individuals should
larn wisdom from expf rienco. The sac
rifices of one generation sl-otild stand as
the great historic leosons to guide nright
those who succeed. These sacrifices in
the pist for the preservation of human
libertv and free eovernment chnnld be
the tnu'e but eloquent instructors of the
generations that follow.
0r Foil is atrain polluted with the
curse of human sdvprv. The domestic
frannnility, th" public peace. Hip ceneml j
welfare are asain menaced in a nouive i icsi-u.usu aim m'uiuai receptacle m pj
form. not by our own people throush a I gan and debauched people of a tabooed
poj-missive government, not this time by race, numbering one-half the population
a dom ftic. but a foreign foe, who not I of 'he glole, the Adininietration, so far
onlv seek to occupy this country as the
locu'ts occupied Eirvpt, but aleo aim to
estaMish, and who have established
wiliiin onrborders, without out consent,
in viobtinn of our fundamental law, in
dfimre of municipal reit'lation, in di
rect antagonism to right, justice, ordpr,
a"d decency, a system of human bond
a"i more detestable, more degrading,
rrfTP bliehtin?, and more detractive,
morilly. wviallv physically, and politi
cally than -was ever that of African sla
very in its palmiest days.
Pmfptsins to pro-epd nnderfhe solemn
r-nsrantees of treaty stip'iHtiot,qt thes
refirpsontafi.ps of over 4"0.000 CO" on
ple with all tho sagacity, shrewdness,
and nT'evenncp, .as wp1 as sbilitv,
that characterize thir masters and lead
pr, are gradually and rapidly possospinc
themsplvps of this country, bria-jinir with
them their systems of laws, their own
imnerial customs, their own peculiar
vi es their ovn piian institutions; and
the chief enrner-stoie of all whch, as
has been and is now beimr abundantly
demonstrated is the very worst forti ot
human servitude. All their iminrities
and disenstinc; criminalities, inc'ndins
all those offenses known to the American
criminal calendar, and many others of a
ninn too denraved and dismatt!i5 to
to "nd mention in either the moral or pr-
liticil codes of civilized men. they eek
to establish here. Already the have es
tab'ished an 'mperium in imperio in our
To enable them to carrv out their eva
sions of the law, to defeat justice, to es
ta'ish and perpetnate crime, to dpstroy
'nnocpncp, to canonize prostitution, to
jitive officers of the Govern-
and hiKidwink courts of
to ohTO ?hd swindle the Government in
everv essential parti"nl.ar, perjury is a
crownin virfii", whila hypocrisy, deop
tion and fraud are instrumentalities in
Yet. lot-vithstandin? all this, we must
be told from year to year, in congress
an 1 el'ewhpre. that wp are powerless ns
a nation to pnt an end to this prodirious
evil, oceans'". fopoo'h, in order to do
this it may to some extent perhaps be
come necessary to modify our treaty
stipulations, with China.
Mr. President, rather than to permit
this oriental octopus to fasten i's disgust
ing and poisonous tentacles npon ns
more firmly than they already are. it
were better tint every bne of treaty stip
ulation with the Chinese Empire that ob
sfrncts the. wav be swept from the jta'nte
boot. All will concede, however, and
non have d-nied, that the propor
course to be attempted fir in reference
to this matter wis for this Government
to have made an earnest, honest effort
to sc-nre. if possible, bv friendly negotia
tion, such modifications of existing trea
ties as would forever exclude fur-
ther Chinesp from coming to thi3 country
as well as those now hero who may vol-
j nntarily leave as those who have never
been here, with the exceptions before
stated. And in view of the concersions Louisville and Nashville train, described fortune and sbunk which led to the for
herelofore made by that Empire in ref-iitthus: mer. Courier.
erenrc to the restriction of Chinese im- "I beheld a fearful black cloud coming We nnder-tand that the land, above
rriizration, it is not matter of much from the northwest. If was. in the shape spoken of, belonged to Mr. PHppj, and
' doubt that this Government, if th prop- cf a cone, and could be plainly seen re- lies adjoining ths town of Medford. Ed.
er effort had been made at the proper
time an effort characterized by that
earnestness and good fauh Ibil 15 im.-
portanco demanded could have pecurad
such modification of existing treaties.
At least such modification doubtless could
have lieen secured us would have preven
ted tha return to thwenuntrv of Midi nn
ter, to secure thisend? Whatstepshave
been taken, by the President or Secretary
f 6fSfatB" fovfani hegotiaf ibnsvw itirtlie'
such a result? wo hear rumors of trea
ties with Russia having reference to cer
tain das-.es of offenders against the laws
of the respective countries; We hear of
commissions sitiing in liiiili council week
after week, and month after month, over
certain disputed questions relatiug to our
fishery interests; ehae a renewal of
treaty stipulations with Hawaii covering
certain commercial and political matters
of some importance it is true; but in ref
erence to this herculean of all gi int evil"
that is being imposed upon and imprcs-ed
upon us, from tho shores of Asia, this
evil, which embraces within it explo
sives more da idly than dy araite, an
evil'that depresses labor, corrupts mor
ajs, debases youth, makes mcrthand ec
of personal freedom aud female virtue,
mocks at justice, defies law, dwarfs en
terprises, obstructs development, chains
personal liberty, destroys tcrsoual free
dom, menaces the public pace, invades
domestic tranquillity, endangers thepuls
lic welfare, converts whole sections of
beautiful American cities the homes of
civilized, cultivated and refined people
into squalid, wretched, crime-smitten?
and leprous-spotted habitations of the
Idnest and most debased classes of the
pagan mongo' in reference to all this,
iu reference to ridding this country of
such an evil, for the purpo'-e of saving it
from a deadlv assault upon its most vital
V-uta, and sscuring it from becoming the
as we are acvised at present, has ma.io
no sffort whatever.
Nearly 300 llouics Bcttrojcd.
Mr.VEKfox, 111., Feb. CO. The cv
clo le yesterday destroyed nearly three
hundred residences and places of busi
ness and unhoused from 1C00 to 15 0 Ar
sons. In the falling o walls many peo
ple were buried under the debris, and
thirty-live w em killed. Twiee as many
more were injured, eight or ten so sen-ou-ly
that their lives are despaired up.
Preceding the destructive wind was a
heavy fall of rain for half an hour, which
drove all the inhabitants to shelter. This
was" followed by a slight hail storm, ac
companied with lightning, and then a
furious cloud, which formed into a funnel
shaded cyclone, struck the southwestern
porlio of the city, uarooling every thing
in its path. Taking a ditgonal course
through the business pari of the city, it
u proofed and dismantled the supreme
court building and crushed the Methodist
and Baptist churches into worthless mass
es. At one point the destructive element
jumped upward and missed i-everd stores
and residences, but soon pounced down
again, tearing down heavy brick bnil-
dinaa, wrenching and tearing frame
structures out of semblance ami making
amele-ts mass out of solid banks. The
massive court house, that occupied tho
public square, was literally torn to pieces.
This wa- tho extreme point to the north
which the storm reached. Fifty yards
siuth the storm seemed to be at ils height.
On the corner of Washington street and
the public square Crow's block, a three
story brick building, was demolished,
and taking fire, was consumed, and the
owner being caught in the falflng walls,
was cremated. Across the street was a
row of two-story frame buildings with an
occasional brick. The brick buildings
were .-aved in and the frames crushed
out of shape against each other. Near
the corner to Hie south were a lot of frame
structures which served as dwellings and
warehouses. They were blown down
and burned up entirely. The stoijn was
OVEE IN THREE MINUTES
And people who were unharmed gave
assistance to the needy.
The Cre company, aided by tiie citizens,
who had organized into squids, bean
the work of putting out the fire and re
moving unfortunates. The major called
for assistance from tho neighboring towns
which was promptly given.
What was left of the supreme court
building was turned into a morgue.
The storm does not appear to have
done any damage out side of Mt. Vernon.
Had the storm arrived an hour earlier
the loss of life aould have been frighilul,
as the churches which were destroyed
were crowded at that time.
a GEArmc DEscKirnoN.
St. Louis, Feb. 20. A witness who saw
the cyclone at Mt, Verr.on, III., from the
volving around an imaginary axis, and
at the same time, jouncing up and down
j.thro;uli tha air with a wonderful and
friahtlul speed. It gnvr denser ani dar
ker, and its blackness assumed a fierce
ness that was appalling. The wind in
our immediate vicinity was now blowing
with an increasing velocity. Men and
women in the streets were blown to tha
ground. In a moment the whirling cloud
arrived at the town, and could bo Been
dipping down hero and there, tearing eff
house roofs, and then rising higherin tho
air again. Like a swaying baloon, it
would float along with lightning-like ra
pidity, but-soon swooped down again up
on the defenseless little town in another
spot, raiding houses and trees, licking tho
sines of buildings and teati ig great holes
in them, und leaving devastation behind
it. As tho cloud woul 1 dip down and
rise again it would carry trees-uprooted
in the air, and throw them to tho ground
with mighty force a hundred yards dis
tant. Parts of houses, roofs, trees, bricks,
boards, with all kinds of debris, were
flyinu through the air at a fearful rate,
and were leu p lied in incongruous heaps
along tne track of the cloud.
Passengers on our train were frighten
ed, und a veritable panic ensued. Wo
men screamed from fright. The cloud
slipped down on the north sido of the
train and demolished a house, but just
before it arrived at our position it arose
and pa-sed over us with magical swift
ness, and dropped down on tho earth to -the
south of the train, where it complete
ly destroyed another building and passed
on in its work of destruction. The pass
age of the cyduno occupied about two
FLAMES FOLLOW THE WIND.
Fully Jialf the town was 'wrecked, and
the to udd to the horror of the wind, fire
broke out among tne ruins. From the
tram we could see the smoke and flames
rising from a,dozen different houses. A
Btrange tiling was that three minutes
after the cyclone h id passed the sun wa3.
shining brightly and tierenely on theT
scene of desolation.
Mt. Vernon is tho county seat of
Jefferson county, Illinois, and contains
3.2C0 p'inlation. It is seve. ty-six
miles from St. Louis. It is a flourishing
town, and has flouring mill4, woolen and
sawmills, and railroad mach.ne shop3. -
WOj!E. I V OFI'JtXS. "
Now York Sun: Whoever goes into
any of the large office buildings down'
town will be ertain to hear the music of
women's voices issuing from the office,
will meet women moving bare-headed"
through the hallnajs, and will see them,
at WQik or at luncheon through the open
doors. They are private secretaries,
type-writers, stenographers and cashiers.
Thea earn from If, to $25 a week, and are
a well-dressed, comfortallej appearing
lot of young women, but very man? of
them indulge in the weakness of carrying
book- to and from their offices, long be
fore school hours in the morning and
long alter them in the! evening a3 it they
are ashamed to hive it suspected that
they work for their living. The employ
ers of these women are fond of asserting
that their presence-.down town has revo
lutionized the old office methods, driving
profanity out and compelling the male
denes to dress neatly and to remain po
lite suave, amid all tho perplexities and
irritants of business. To someextent the
beautifications of offices with handsome
carpets, and even.the addition of elegant
ornaments to tiie most luxurious appoint
ments, a. e said to be traceable to thT
presen m of the fair clerks. On the other
hand some of the male clerks assert that
though girls aie bo plentiful downtown,
their employment isof so recent a date
that they are not yet confronted with any
thing like the discipline to which all the
men and boys must conform. When
there is any prospect of an idlo afternoon
they are apt to be sent home. It is said
that men who used to lay out work ahead
for male secretaries when they were go- .
ing to be away for a day are apt to tell
the girls who haye now taken the places
of the men, that they need not come to
the office on whatever day the employer
expects to be absent. Doubtless envy
exaggerates this kindness to greatextent,
tiut, even, if he girls really do have bet
ter times than the men, who is so cruel
a3 to wish it were not so7"
A Lccky Jdmp. For nearly thirty
years a man living within half a mile of
Medford has cultivated a 53-acro tract of
land, which is now valued at about $100
an acre. It was a clear game of fraud.
Not a particle right had he to utilize the
ground, to the precluding of an actual
settler. The land belonged to the gov
ernment. An investigation proved this.
A poor worthy man by the name of Crys
tal, a resident blacksmith of the above)
place, concluded he wanted that particu
lar tract of land, and he is now in pos
session of the same, and his friends are
elated over the fact. The practice oL
smuggling land is too common, and thlv
sooner these malefactors are hrought to
time, that much better it will bo for the
country. Land is plenty and cheap, and
there is no excuse for such criminal prac
tices. In the above instance Mr. firvu-
tal is to be congratulated unon his eood