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ROSEBURG, OREGON, MONDAY, APRIL i, 1895.
I . 1
ST.VTE OF OHEGOX.
C S. Senators..
(J. II. Mitchell
J. N. Dolnh
onrossQen jw fc'
.ttorney-Genenil..-G. E. Chamberlain
Governor- -.Sylvester I'ennoycr
Socrcury oi Sitae. Ucorya W. Mcllnde
State Tnwsurcr. .-.Phil Mctschan
iupt rub. Instruction J K, B. MeElroy
State Printer Frank C. Baker
Slcialr Hoard of EqnaUxatlonA . C Woodcock
SF. A. Jlooro
C E. Wolverton
it S. Bean
A. B. Comps-n
. B. Eddy
(I. A. Maeruci
Clerk ot Railroad Commission Lydell Baker
SECW.ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT.
J. C Follertoa
rrosocntias Attorney .: Geo. M. Brown
c s. USD cmct, Koycnuca.
Reoriver R. S. Sheridan
XcgUtcr R. SI. Vcatch
O. &. WEATHER tCEEiC.
Senator Henry Beckley
F. W Benson
.a F. Cathcart
W. A. Frater
..J. A. Underwood
I. A. sterling
a. . eteami
tV. tl Wilson
JO, II. Maupln
Vfll 1. Herdon
Dr. K. U'iflller
crrr or boseedeo.
J. II. Shupe
il. F. Rapp
B. O. Stronc
U- F. lUcc
W. F. CarroU
J. A. Cox
The Clreall Coart for Danslas County meets
three times a year as foiknrs: The 3d Mon
day in iUrcfc, Ike -tth Monday in June, and the
lsi Monday la Dec-cater. J. C FuUertoa of
Hosebare jaJe. Geo.M. Brown, of Rweborg,
prowooilnj; allot cey. ,
CoamrCoirt meets tW 1st Wednesday after
the 1st Maadar ol January. March, May, July.
September sad November, A. F. Stearns, of
Oaxlaad. jadce; C. IL Maupln of Elkton
and W. L. Wilson, ol Riddle, conunissioners.
Probate Court is in session continuously, A. F.
TACREL LODGE. A. F. & A. REG CLA R
Av mceUns the 3d and ith Wednesdays in
TTilPQUA CUAFTER, XO. U. R- A. M HOLD
u their regular coaTocauoas atMasonlc hall
oa the rst and third Tnesday of each moath.
Yisitiag companions are cordially invited.
Lusoex Cxso. Secrelary.
PUILETARIAK LODGE. XO. S. L O. O. -.
meets SiWrdar creaias of each week at
o'clock in tadr hafi at Easeburs. Mcmbera of
the order In good ssaadiar are invited to attend.
Fease G. Micxui, X. G.
X. T. Jewett, Sec'y.
TTXIOX EXCAMPMEXT, XO. t, MEETS AT
U Odd Fetlows hall oa second and fourth
Th3risys e-f each month. Visiting brelhren
are iavficd to altesd.
FtASfG. Mtmi.l, Scribe.
HjLtcr PastT, C P.
-nOSERtJRG LODGE. XO. Ifi. A. O. V. W.
meets the ceond and insrth Moaday of
nchmoathat;p. ra. at Odd Fellows halL
Members of the order In goo3 standing are in-
Tlted to attend.
nEXOPOST. XO.I3. G. A. E MEETS THE
maad third Tharsdays of each month.
TTQMEX5 RFIJE? CORPS XO. 10, MEETS
sQ ieccchl and -fourth Thsxsdays in each
:-J f w VllKT.iri'l'Cbft -br.ld' i Granre HallV
Eostbarg. the rr Friday in Seoemtier, March
ana J cne, ana tae intra raaay in aepieaoer.
T OSEBCEG CHAPTER, XO. S.O.E. S MEETS
the second and fourth Tnursdays ot eaen
iLlDELTXE B. COXKLTXG. W. M.
osebceg nrviaox xo rt b. of l. e
taeeu e very mcooo us mzna cnnuT.
T? OSEBUBG I- D. LODGE, XO. , L 0, 0. F. j
meets on Tuesday evening of each week at
the 01 Fellows hall, Tinting sisters and
arethrcn are invited to attend.
Miss Sij.h Wutbeelt, X. G.
Fejjs G. Mifrr 1 T. E. pjc
A LPHA LODGE, XO. 7, X. OF I.. MEETS
every WesMsday evening at Odd Fellows
n.n Visttias brethrca in good standing cor
diaBy invited to attead.
SE3ESE X. EZ4WX.
jgBowa' & Tusmr,
Taylor Wilson Block.
Attorney and Counselor at Law,
"Will pnrtiot in iU tie camzUvt tie SUteJ Of
fice is the Ooert Hook. Donglss county, Or.
Attorney at Law,
OSes aver the Postofflrr on Jackson strret.
Attorney at Law,
jj B. C0PFMA2T,
Physician and Surgeon
02te:At Dr. Uoorers old stand on Oei Street
nesj4ese OK. Lan & Jackson Streets.
j. ozias, sj, a.,
Phj'sician and Surgeon,
OSce in . Marks & Co.'s Block, upstairs
Ctlie jem?Ur aaeweed day or night.
Physician and Surgeon.
Graduate Rush Medical College.
Diseases of Women and Children a Specialty
OFFICE, RXHs9&K, Marsters' Buildln;.
Ruicescz, Dooms Ktreet, second iiiace east
La Fayette Labe.
JUDGE L. IJOOHXCT
Attorneys & Counselors at Law
Vi ill practice In all th eonits of Oregon. Of-
MRS, 37. BOYB,
DEALER 1M CHOICE-
EJooks and Children's Toys.
A FULL LIXE OF-
.Praits, 5nla, French Candies, Confectionery
Canned Goods, Coffees, Teas, Elc.
IHXOliTED KEI WEST CIGAES.
CHOICE BRANDS OP CIGARS
"yiLL. P. HEYDON,
and Notary pnbllc.
Orricr: In Court House.
Orders lor Surveying and Fisld Notes should
bo addressed to MU F. Ileydon, County Surf
vcyor, Roscbur?, Or.
Attprney at Law,
Room Marstcrs Bulldlnr, - ROSEBURQ, OR,
rsp-Buslncfs before the U. S. Land Office and
mtnins cases a specialty.
Late Receiver TJ. S. Land Office.
TJ. S. Deputy Mineral Surveyor
and Tiotary Public.
Orncx: County Jail Building, up stairs.
Sneclal attention oaid to Transfers and
Address. ROSEBURG, OR.
JpTRA BROWN, M. D.,
Physician and Surgeon.
Cbxd: Dise&sts of Wenen & Sped<f.
Office UP Stairs, in the Marks Building.
Residence, 112 Cass Street, ROSEBURG.
J L. MLTJLER, M. D.,
Surgeon and Homoeopathio
&2Chruaie diMues a pecialtf.
J. F. BARKER & GO.
A special fcracd J imsdalterated Tea. Oar
la hariag a large sale. Xcw stylta oi
Glass and Delf Ware
At aatocahicg low poses. Osr own easaed
Tosa atx ara Ttry popular.
Wc are always in the Lead, and mean to
The Golden Harvest Is upon ns, and farm-
era are smiling because Woodward
loois to their interest.
These are all Leather and Warranted.
At Eoduced Prices.
Consult your parse and be sure and tee
Yt oodwarri before buying.
W. 6. WOODWARB
H. 0. STANTON
Has jut received a new and extensive stock o
DRY : GOODS
Ladies' Dress Goods, Ribbons, Trimmings,
Laces, tc, Etc
-ALSO A FIXE STOCK OF
BOOTS AND SHOES
Of the best quxllty and finish.
Wood, Willow and Glass Ware,
Crockery, Cordage, Etc,
Also on hand in large quantities and at prices to
jail ue unu. auo a large swee 01
'Which is offered at coat price. A fall and
select stock 01
Constantly on hand. Also the
LATEST NOVELTIES IN STATIONERY
General tgtnt tot every variety ol subscription
books and periodicals published in tb United
fit tea. Persona wishing; reading matter of any
kina wui do to give me a call.
The Old Reliable
1 lMM 1 i
215 Montgomery Et, extending from Pine
to Uuih Sti., San Francisco. Cal.
Badness center of tbe city, convenient
to all banks, insurance Co. offices and
places oi amusements. Containing 300
J. 8. VOIINC, Prop.
Teehs: fUO, 12.00 and t2.Kj;per day. Free
co sen 10 ana lrou ug aoia.
(Successor to J. JASKULEK. )
radical : Watchmaker, : Jeweler : and : Optician.
WATCHES, CLOCKS, JEWELKY. AND FANCY UOODS.
Ciroiiuine JL5iuv;11Ijiii ISyo
A COMl'I-ETK 8TOCK OK
Cutlery, Notions, Tobacco, Cigara and Smokers' Articles.
Also Proprietor ami Manager of
A SQUARE DEAL-
h 1 u
If Business Is Not Good.
Are the Rooters for the Business Hen of Douglas County
T T "T TT
II WT I T.
Tt AT T T T and
Wl I J I j He
AT) 000 PIECES SHEET MUSIC
Mailed to any address
Catalogue of this immense
We have also secured the agency of the Wiley B. Allen Co.
T. K. RICHARDSON,
Tlie Howe Farm, east of town, has been plat
ted and is now on the market
3, 20, 30, and 40 acres, ranging in price from $25 to $100
Any one wanting a fruit, vegetable or chicken farm
or a suburban home can
All lots sold in First
than doubled in value. The
the future. More fortunes
ing town or city than any
For information or
instate Uihce, or on
BEWEItf & ESTABROOK.
Stephen Street, between Oak and Cass,
Slacbluc Worlc a Specialty. HOHUllVRG, on.
Glnsscn tiiicl tipoolnclcM
llosoburg's Famous Uargain Store.
' I '
I ' I ' I
10 n vi
Is what we give to every cus
tomer, for we believe the best
advertisement possible is a cus
tomer pleased with what we
have sold them, they will come
again and again, and their friends
will come too. ,
We are not here for a da'
or for a month.
We are Here to Stay.
It is now well understood that
K. Ricahrdson is the best es-
Organ dealer in the State.
has secured the American
for One Cent Extra.
stock sent free ou application.
in Lots and Blocks containing
now be accommociateu on easy
Brooksidc addition have more
prospect is much better for
are made in lauds near a grow
other way. Sieze the oppor
conveyance, call at ouy Real
What is It
Itis the new shortening
rnlftnp- tlie place of lord!
sj or cooking butter, o
m hn,u- Costs less, goes.
farther, and Is easily
gjdigested by anyone.
AT ALL GROCERS.
Refuse All Substitutes.
Made only by
Jtr N. K. FAIRBANK & CO.,
il ST. LOUIS and
' CHICAGO, NEW YORK. 9
A Sovereign Remedy fjCpyghs.
CoIdaLaGrippe rial! AfPectioas
c? IhiThroat Chest ari Lungs.
SEMO VOS PR1HIR.
Sold bv A. C. Marters & Co.
; WS erUff-ftsE1 ISTHE BEST. I
WfiVknT FOR A KING. I
?4?3SJ FiNECAlf MfaJBAJSa
Over One .Million People wear tbo
W. L, Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All ourshoes are equally satisfactory
They Zl ve the best value for the money.
They equal custom shoes In style and fit.
Thtir wesrlnz qcaiiUes are unsurpassed.
The rrls are unIIora,stampcd on sole.
Vrxa Si tc S j saved over other makes.
If jTXirdniK cannot supplj-ysawe can. Sold by
dealers everywhere. Wanted, agent
to take exclusive sale for this vlclnitv.
Write at once.
of the eyes
and tones tho
Fains in tho
tho age. it
uas been en
dorsed by tho
of tho Uls
chargo in 20
bT dnv or
quickly. Over 2,000 private endorsements.
Prcmaturcncss means impotency in tho tint
etKo. It is a symptom of seminal weakness
nnd barrennea. It can bo stopped In 20 days
by tho mo of IluJynn.
Tho new discovery was mado by tho Special
ist of the old fainou3 Hudson Medical Institute.
H is tho strongest vltnlizcr made. It is very
powerful, but harmless. Bold for 81.00 a pack
nroorS packages for S3.00 (plain scaled boxes).
Written guarantee given fora euro. Ifyoubuy
Fix boxes and aro not entirely cured, six more
will be sent to you frco of nil charges.
Send for clrcularsand testimonials. Address
QI10D3ON MEDICAL INSTITUTE,
.function Stockton, Market A: Kills Sts.
hail l-raiiclsico, Cbl
n 1ST PI 1 J
Cures CORNS, BUNIONS and WARTS Jfc,
W SPEEDILY and WITHOUT PAIH. W
FOR SALE BYALL DRUGGISTS. W
5 LIPPUAN BBOTHEBS, ftep'n, T
6 Llppmtn's Block, SAVANNAH, OA.
WERE THE CATTLE STOLEN?
"Good Indian" Discourses Upon Bad
Whiskey and Cattle Thieves.
Elk Creek, March 18, 1893.
Editor Plalndkaler: Please find en
closed an article that recently appeared
in the "greatest country newspaper in
world," over tho aignattire of "Ranger,"
in which tho writer makes several asser
tions that are so palpably erroneous. I
deem it my duty to contradict them.
It is immaterial who was the writer of
the article referred to by "Kanger" aud
over (he eignaturo of Albert Pool. The
asjcitions contained in it were his and
I believo aro correct. As to ' Ranger's"
accusations of being :i better hand at
sampling Old Nat's poor whisky than
gathering wild cattle, I plead guilty and
throw myself on the mercy of the court,
but at tho same time should liko to en
quiro on what grounds docs Ranger base
his assertion that Nat's whisky is poor.
Now, respecting his assertion that the
business of slaughtering those wild cat
tle was conducted with "small profit."
How is "Rang-r" aware of that fact?
Was ho personally engaged in the nefari
ous business, or did the cattle thieves,
if any exist in this section, throw open
their bosks or his inspection? Such a
course is unprccendented with gentlemen
of that profession, an.l P, therefore forced
to the conclusion that "Ranger" himself
had personally experienced its unprofit
ableness. Now, respecting I113 statement that all
of the Thomason cattle were driven out
of this section years ago: My wife, as
Thomason's widow, Is head of tho family
and guardian of the property, contends
that when she sold those cattle to liqui
date some debUcontractea by the family,
a number were left on the range which
they were unable to gather, and sices
that lime over nine years ago) she has
lo3t several head the progeny of cows
she subsequently acquired, end I my
self have sncn no less than fonr old cows
and one bull with the family's mark and
brand on in the wild band. My wife's
assertion concerning those cattle is con
firmed by pcveral old residents in thii
vicinity. Now I do contend that if, as
Ranger' asserts.thosc cattle were driven
off the range, it was without my wife's
knowledge or sanction, and they were
stolen, end if "Ranger" has and knowl
edge of the matter and fails to inform us
who the parties are that drove those cat
tle off ho is an accessary of thieves.
It is true that a great many DL cattle
now owned by Mr. Dixon and his part
ners aro running in this section aud it is
likely that some of them have been
stolen and efanghtered, bnt of that I
have no peisonal knowlege, and though
I may accept as the truth what Brown
tells me he. heard. Jones say.itiwould
Justice. Befora clo3ing this rather
lengthy a'rticle I would ask "Ranger" one
or two questions which I trust he will
have the manhood to answer over his
On what grounds Mr. Ranger, do you
base ycur assertion that Nat's whiskev
How do you knoA- the bu3ines3 of
slaughtering tliae wild cattle is not
Who are tho parties, that drove the
Thomason cattle off this range ?
Come out like a man and answer those
questions trntniuily over yoar own sig
nature. Never mind if th article is a
little ecarillous and extends to the length
of commenting on vour neighbors domes
tic affairs and convivial habits. The
greatest country newspaper won't object
to it for a trilling matter ot that sort.
Tell the truth aud thy whole truth, even
il by so doing you not onlv shame the
devil but make old -Sat himself blush,
John F. Elliot alias Good Indian
Mrs. V. V. Williams, whose funeral
notice appeared a shoit time since, was
born in Putnam county, III., Dec.S, 1S31
Iler maiilen name was Susan Francis
.Mitchell. Her father, Frederick
Mitchell, and his family crossed the
plains in 1S32, parsed ihe winter at Mil
waukee, Or., and in the spring of 1S53
moved to Douglas county. In June,
1S34, at hcrlfathers'd residence in Look
ing Glass, she was nmrried to Mr. I AV.
Williams. In ISM Mr. Williams and his
family went to Wasco county where they
remained five years, at the end of which
time they returned to Doughs countv
and bought back the 'farm wlikh they
had previously owned at looking Glafs.
.Mrs. Williams was tho mother of
thirteen children, ten of whom are liv
ing. Alfonso Williams died at Looking
GIubb in 1SG4, aged 5 years. Mrs. W
T. Wright died at Uoscburg in 1SS0, and
is buried at French Settlement cemetery
Mrs. . J. Shoemaker died and was
burrieil at Cove, Union countv. The
married daughters are Mrs. A. J. War
ren of Spokane, Wash., Mrs. Edmund
Marsh of PottOrford, Curry county, Mrs.
F. U. Hamlin of Roseburg, and Mrs. Jus
Newland of Olalla, this countv. Tho re
maining children, who live at the familv
residence in Looking Glass, nro l?eaure
guard, JeiTerson, Lwra, Fannie. .John
and Charlev Williams.
The funeral services were conducted
by the Hev. E. Norcross. The body was
buiied in Looking Glass cemetery by tho
side of bet husband, who died but a few
fltott months before. A l.irgi- rcimreia-
tiou of sorrowing natives and sytnpa
thizing friends were in attendance.
Oh. mother! We miss thy kindly fnce,
Thy svmpalhv, caro and love;
But wo know thou hast gone to thy reward
In tho realms of iwaee above.
For Over I'ift)- Years.
An Old and Well-Tried Kcmcdy. Mrs. Win
slow's Soothing Syrup lias been used lor ovc
fllty years by millions of mothers for thei
children whilo teething, with perfect success.
It soothes tho child, softens tlio gums, allay:
all pnlu, cures wind colic, mid is tho bes.
ronicdy for dlarrlmm. Is pletu-aut lo tho taste,
Bold by Druggists In every part of tho world
Twenty-five cents a bottle. Us vnluo is Incal
culable. Ho aura una rsic lor Jlrs. wlnslow
Soothing Syrup, ami taLo no other kind.
If you aro in need of any thing in tho
hat lino it will pay you to examine tho
new stock at Oaburn'a now storo.
SHE WAS OVER EIGHTEEN.
And So the Groom, Aged SoTenty-flrc,
Kaslly Got a ZJcense.
Christmas morning Connty Clerk Fcs
Biorwasin his offico attending to certain1
imperative work when tho iron door,
which was slightly ajar, was polled slow
ly open, and a man, whoso hair wa3 as
whito as tho driven snow, with a beard
fully as frosty in appearance, camo into
tho room and walked np to the connter.
'Say, yon young man over there,"
began tho ancient gentleman, "is this
ero tho placo whar they giv' np o'tin-
cates fur tu git mar'ed?"
'This is tho placo where marriage
licenses, aro issned," said Mr. Fessler,
who added, "Do you desire a marriage
"That's 'boat tho sizo uv it," said
tho old man, and ho shambled over to
tho license window.
'You will have to produce a witness
who can swear that the lady is over 18
yoars of ago. " This wa3 tho information
given to tho antiquarian.
"Well, you jistwaitaminit," here-
plied and then disappeared. Within a
few seconds be reappeared, and with him
camo n lady whoso hair w3 a3 white a3
his own, and whose appearance indicat
ed that sho was bnt littlo behind him
in tbo race of life.
'Now, look here, son, " said the old
man, "this 'ere lady is tu be the bride.
I don't thick she is tu giddy not fur tu
kno' her o'n mind, do you?"
No further questions were asked. The
affidavits were drawn. George H. Wil
son sworo that he wa3 over 21 years old,
whilo Mary E. Ausman made affidavit
that she was more than 18 years of aga
"Say, son," remarked the old mana3
ho took tho lady by tho hand and start
ed for tho door, "say, son, I'm 75 years
old, and she's 72."
They were seen goingdowa tho Dela
ware street stairway hand in hand, ap
parently as happy as though their foot
steps had not passed the border line of
threescore and ten years. Indianapolis
THEY LOVE PEACE.
Cut They Will Fight to Protect the Queen
and Their Wires From the French.
Although no great power ha3 been
able to find an excuse, good in diplomacy,
for interference in behalf of the Mala
gasy, it is not an exaggeration to say
that tho public opinion of Europe is
unanimously opposed to the French
plans for tho subjugation of the island.
Much sympathy for tho islanders is ex
cited by tho description of the annual
ceremony cf the bath received in Lon
don this week. Madagascar is not with
out her old man eloquent The prime
minister, addressxnK the queen, said:
"Wo will defend you and our father
land to tho last breath. We have guns,
cannon, powder, shot and all the neces
saries of war reaay and prepared. Ihavo
heard what women say. They say the
French aro bad and wicked, and they
know a good deal about it But rest as
sured we will nevac j again , allow,OHr
wives ana aaugnrers to oe taxes ny ma
French. You. cur queen and mistress,
love peace. So do we, but not at the
price tho French ask for It Wo will
therefore resist We will fight till we
die rather than submit"
Strangers in Antananarivo at the an
nual feast were surpriseaVto see tho pop
ulation given up entirely to the merry
making which accompanies tho bath
which the queen and all her subjects
take once a year. Nobody-was disturbed
anparently by tho knowledge of an in
vading army being gathered to deprive
them of their independence. London
X Wondcrfsl linguist.
Tho death is announced at Bourne
mouth, England, of tho Rev. Solomon
Carsar ilalan, ono of tho greatest lin
guists of tho age. In addition to French,
German, Latin, Spanish, Italian and
Greek, ho was master of Hebrew, San
skrit, Chinese, Armenian, CopticSyriac,
Ethiopic, Sahidic, Memphitic, Gothic,
Georgian, Slavonic, Arabic, Persian,
Tibetan, Japanese, Anglo-Saxon, Welsh
and many other lanKnages. His last
work, completed juit before his death,
Original Isctes on tho Book of Prov
erbs, "contains nearay 16,000 illustrated
quotations culled from the eastern fa
thers. In tho Bodleian library at Oxford
is n volnmo contai ning a psalm written
by him in moro th an 80 languages. He
was tho son of Dr. Caisar ilalan of Ge
neva and was bornin 1812. New York
Frosress- In the South.
The south has. made wonderful indns
trial progress in tho last 14 years, and
in no year has it gono forward with as
much rapidity as in that which has just
closed a year of depression. Since 1SS0
tho railroad mQeago of tho south has
been moro t'aan doubled. Tho yield of
cotton for 18A4 is nearly twice tho yield
of cotton in, 1BS0. Tho yield of grain
has been 450,-000 moro bushels than in
18S0. Fivo times tho amount of coal
was mined iit 1894 than in 1880, and
the amount of capital invested in cotton
mills between tho years mentioned
shows a liko increase. So through thd
entire list Chicago Times.
The Fall In English Wheat.
The fall in tho production and price
of wheat and other grain in England is
shown in a manner which startles Brit
ish agriculturists by tho returns of the
board of agriculture for the year just
closed. Fivo years aco tho sales of Brit
ish whoat reached 3,500,000 quarters,
tho averago price being $7.'S0. Last
year less than 2,CO0,000 quarters wero
produced at $5.o5. Barley and oats havo
Tho Czan Is Liberal.
A Moscow corrcepondent tolls a story
of tho now czar w!hich is quito in ac
cordanco with all that has been heard
of his character. In tho list of officers
recommended for promotion recently
prescutcd to him mention was made of
tho ago and tho religion of tho nomi
nees. Tho emporor struck out tho col
umn about rcligicin, saying that it was
no concern of his.
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Prico'Jo conts per x. For sale at A
C. Marsters & Co.
Bring your job work to tha PiutsnEAL
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cheapest ajid host work south of Portland,
AN UNPROFITABLE ROAD.
Railroad That Cannot Compete With
Tho recent report of tho Sonora branch
of tho Atchison, Topcka and Santa Fo
system, a lino extending from Benson,
A. T., to Gnaymas, Mexico, is not en
couraging. Tho road runs along, at the
foot of immense mountains, through a
waste of sandy deserts and uncultivated
prairies. There aro few towns or villages
of any importance situated near this
road. It was constructed at an enor
mous cost, and it was tho dream of tho
projectors to make Gnayma3 a danger
ous rival of San brancisco.
Tho ocean route to Australia and the
Central and South American ports is
hundreds of miles nearer Gnaymas than
San Francisco, and the former port was
intended as a depot and entrepot for all
imports and exports from those coun
tries. But. tho scheme met with a mon
strous failure. Tho traffic between this
Mexican port and the United States
scarcely brings in sufficient revenue to
pay tho actual expenses of its train serv
ice. Indeed there has been some talk
of abandoning that part of the road run
ning between Nogales and Gnaymas, a
distanco of nearly 300 miles.
A peculiarity of this road is the fact
that no freight agent has ever yet been
able to mako a tariff that would com
pete with the burros that have a lino ot
commercial travel running parallel with
tho Sonora railroad from Hcrmosillo
to Nogales, Benson and Tucson. Two
dozen burros are capable of carrying
about as much freight a3 a box car.
This mode is cheaper even if it is lon
ger, but who in that country reckons
time? Moreover, custom duties are reg
ularly saved by the burro routo in both
directions. Cincinnati Enquirer: ,
THE WEDDING FEE.
The Grocm nnd the Justice Got Mixed Over
It, bat Both Are Now Wiser lien.
A few days since a couple from Bur
lington, Vt, visited Plattsburg in search
of a magistrate who would tie tbo nup
tial knot When the mamage ceremony
was over, tho groom wanted tho justice
to kiss tho bride, saying, "Squire, jou
kiss her first" The squire did as ho was
requested. Tho groom asked him how
much his bill was. The squire, highly
elated, said, "Well, young man, seeing
as it is yon, I will call it $5." "All
right;" said the groom, "you have had
a kiss, haven't yon?" "Yes," said tho
squire "Well, then, you give me a re
ceipt, and I will give you 2, and that
will mako it square.'
Tho justice hesitated a moment and
said, "How do you mako that out?"
"Well," said tho groom, "you have
married us, haven't you, and you have
charged me $5?" "Yes." "And you
havo taken the first kiss from tho
bride?' "Yes." "Well, I have charged
you 3 for it, and that leaves two due
you." "Very well," said the squire,
"if that is so, I will take the other two
now," and as he was in the act of kiss-
. mg.the bridejic3ino.affCHn
'aBavujusttealeffhdeF that- '
knocked mm to the floor. Tho result
was that tho groom was arrested, and
when arraigned pleaded guilty and was
fined $5 and costs. Both the justice and
tho groom havo concluded that they are
better and wiser men than before this
happened. Albany Journal
Queen or Old Clothes Dealers.
"La Heine du Temple" was elected
in Paris and is to bear tho scepter on
Midlcnt day Tho correspondent of the
London News writes: "Tho titlo 'Queen
of the Temple' is euphonious. Her
kingdom, the Temple, is an old clothes
market in an iron building on the site
of the convent of tho Order of the
Knights Templars. The election took
placo in the Cafe des Enfants do Paris.
The electorate was formed of tho wom
en dealing in old clothes. Of the 120
present, 101 voted for a Mile. Clara
Hecquet, she being thought tho best
looking and most amiablo o tho nine
competitors for tho ephemeral royalty.
Clara Hecquet is 10, has a fine figure
and is n blond with regular features
and an oval face. She was declared
good as she was lovely and devoted to
her infirm mother. Tho maids of honor
are of tho number of the graces and
wero also elected. "
A Dream Totaled tho Way.
Tho Psychical society will investigate
a remarkable incident that occurred in
tho Scottish mining district of Ben Har
on New Year's day. A miner, Donald
McFarlane, disappeared on Sunday.
Thero was no trace of him after a two
days' search. On Tnesday Robert Hal
bert, an old man who has tho reputa
tion of possessing second sight, and who
is a brother-in-law of McFarlane, fell
asleep and dreamed that ho saw the
missing man in a particular part of Al
mond water, which is sonio miles dis
tant Mentioning this to the neighbors,
they went to tho place, saw the foot
prints of tho missing man in the snow,
and eventually found the man himself
standing in tho water, which is three
feet deep, with ico frozen around him.
He was dead. London Standard. i
More Carious Than Dangerous.
A few days ago Mrs. John Harriott
went ont on tho prairio to look after
Eomo young stock, and on her return
home was followed by seven wolves
When sho saw them coming, she ran
with all her might. Suddenly sho stop
ped to seo what they would da She
started on again, and they again follow
ed. Tho wolves followed at just a cer
tain distance behind until she reached
home. Inkster (N. D.) Tribune.
More Than a Century of life.
Mrs. Catharino Noland died in Litch
field, Ills., last week, aged 112 years
and 1) days. Sho was born in Wicklow,
Ireland, Dec 25, 17S3, .seven years be
fore Washington's inauguration. De
ceased had for years to wear spectacles,
bnt second sight returned, and when
she died sho conld seo as well a3 in
yonth. Sho was probably tho oldest wo
man in Illinois end had lived in Litch
field for 40 years.
Ilcware of Ointments for Catarrh
ttiat Contain Mercury.
at itiTeury will surely destroy the sense of
imill mid completely derange tho whole system
wncn entering It through raucous surfaces.
Such articles should never bo used except on
prescriptions from reputable physicians, as the
dacisce they will do is ten fold to the Rood jon
ran posslblv derive from them. Hall's Catarrh
Cure manufactured by K. J. Cheney A Co., To
ledo, (., contains no mercury, and Is taken in
teruallv, nettni: directly upon the blood and
rnueout surfaces of the system. In buying Hall's
rntiirrh l.'ure Im sure vou cet the ccnulue. It is
! nteen Internally, nud "made i Toledo, Ohio, by
F. J. Cheney & Co. Testlmftnials free.
Sold by Druggists, prico To c. per bottle.
Dr. Price's Cream Baking Powder
Awarded Gold Medil Hid winter Fair, San Francises,