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Lincoln County Leader.
J. F. STEWART, Publisher.
' TOLEDO OREGON
A PFCUUAH CASF.
A Tlraln Tran.f. r That Uesnlleil In Auto!
The city editor of a iiewmnper which em
ploys tin- services of mi chic i-prising young
man a fii'tiid of mini ton small amount
one any to investigate a strange
ioi j wuiuu nan come flown over the tele-
pnone trom the ionrt.-mtb Ward boHpital,
lie gave the young man an order on the
ctisnier lor Ills car fare. Having exchanged
that for 10 centi," worth of malt extract
with a pentP-miin on William street, my
friend walked up to the Fourteenth ward.
He passed lib credential In to the chief
surgeon at the hospital and was admitted.
"What is this ease you told us nU.iitt"
he asked. borrowing the chief surgeon's
Kiirie losniirpi'ii ins pencil. "Vou haven't
mum; a successful operation, have your"
Worse than that," replied the chief sitr-
nam. minutely worse. A young man
iiumeu JHIIW1I WHS
"Got his first
nnincf" queried the re
"No. lie was".
a week ago"
lic wits brought In here
w.... i, . . .
v-nii t, iic ;,H Drought, III here a
wei-K aKi, vvui, a had wound in his head,
lie had been struck by a brick which had
lanen rrom a passing building, and"
"A passing whiclif"
"A building which he was passliig, and a
punui nis Drain was missing. It looked
like a pretty serious matter, and so I took
bold of the case myself. We found that II
would be necessary to supply the deficiency
... wi.uiin. ,Y a Uave i,ono , SUHru i1(jr0
ho wo sent out. After awhile wo found
an Irishman who had been mortally wound
ed in n prize light, and who bail no further
use for bis brains. We operated on him
mm union me transfer. Our patient wasan
American, and ho seemed to get along first
rate until yesterday. Then he got iipout of
...mi nun assmi i u'li ins physicians, throw ing
"""" "mrs. JlertiK-sii'tj-.cA
ulze bis wife and claims that be. alone aiifl
unassisted, can lay out any seven men in
me Hospital ir ho Is not molested by the po
lice Ho also speaks Willi a strong Irish
accent mid baa gone back on his politics.
He claims bis nanie Is Dohiu."
The chief surgeon reached bi-hlnd him
forhis handkerchief and wiped the perspi
ration on his face, with tho air of a mini
whoso conlldetico bad been abused.
"How do you account for the change?"
the reporter asked, recrosslng his legs on
tbo window sill.
"Wo don't account for It at all," tbo
chief surgeon answered. "We find nothing
In history like It, anil only an autopsy will
reveal llio secret. I regret t hat wo cannot
perforin an autopsy now. Will yon bavo a
"Thank yonl lint how Is It that"
A tremendous fall and a wild whoop of
defiance from above stairs Interrupted the
reporter mid caused tl. chief surgeon to
rise ami remove his cuni,
"That's him," bo said. "Voti'll bavo to
excuse me for a few mlniiles. If I callyou,
I wish you'd come up to assist me; I some
times" An tbo chief surgeon disappeared, Jim
Bound of a amnio came from above, accom
panied by the words,-
"Tak' yer corner, ye bald bended mlck
tiilt' yer corner, erdl'll basto thn face off
8hn looked upon Hie pale, slender youth
kneeling bcfoio her n,,.; ,'.ns moved to oily.
There was t ler ayiupniliy In her bearing
as shotold him she could never bo bis w ife.
Ho heard her answer with it bowed he-nil.
".May 1," bo asked simply, when she had
lipoken, "propound to you onu other tjues
lion before I rise from my knees?"
Jlis glittering eyes were fastened upon
her face now.
Ho was terribly earnest,
"any corns, btiulotis or Inverted
Hho shrieked as It dawned upon her that
be was, after all, a chiropodist.
When bo strode away forever, tbo snow
crushed beneath bis feet with a merry,
mocking sound. Detroit News-Tribune,
Npolleil Ills Ciileuliitliiiis.
"Don't you liko the room I gave you?"
said the hotel clerk tu the drummer (rum
"Yes, the room's all right. What made
you ask? Do I look worried?"
"To be dank, you do."
"Well, I am feeling rather uncomfort
able. You sis, I eamo over on I lie S. I O.
aud W. mad."
"lint III late, I suppose."
"No, we got iu ou time, and now 1 have
about si, hours on my hands that 1 don't
know what to do with," WasblngUiu
Bodkins Doctor, how can Insomnia be
Doctor-Well, the patient should count
lowly and In a meditative manner fttill, ami
HodkliiK-That's all very well, doctor,
but our baby can't count,- Life,
Au Olillglng Creature.
Hb The other night at the dance 1 took
the same girl dowu to supper three- times.
Shi She w as very aecomiiUHbiting.w asii't
lie Whs Not to lllnme.
Ho-You must think 1 am a blamed fool I
Hie (kindly) No, I don't think anybody
ever blamed )on. Detroit Free l'n-xa.
.11) .Matrimonii Views.
1 will not wed a Mower, to hsve my lispey
Toriiietueil by the virtues of Ids "1st, lament
I will not wed s bachelor, with heart of solid
To h-iii1 his evenings at Ihe rlub and leave in
I will nut wed millionaire, to be accused of
If be should rhnnre to rww sway a bit to-for
A poor ins u's wlte I'll never be, to bake and
tew ami broil.
With Lalf a doM-u ttitle om. to add to all uir
I will not w rd a hand-Sim ouui, a "sport"
would not ruft me--Tbey're
Wmnd to hsv anutlirr wife, aud some-
times two or three.
A homely in nil It not uiy style-, "dude" I
w oo Id detest
I eoald not love a selrniti nun or one who's
proa to Jest.
I will Dot wed the man who treks for year my
love to uslit;
Tht eery tin iit-tt of tits tult would always
bring ui pjilu.
1 will Dot wed the man who oltlmt to love iu
at first iilanre
la (art, 1 wiU uol wed at all, uuUl I ft a
A Warning e F.leclrtcel Men.
An electrical workman. Iu Iter I In died
from the rlToets of copK-r poisoning formed
by holding the two ends of lb battery
connections In bis mouth. This should be
a warning to the majority of construction
men who continually us this method of
It-stlug small curivuta Nw York World.
, A $40,000,000 Bhip canal across Ireland
It iB said Unit there are 30,000 Budd
Hints in I'arie.
Cholera is reported at Constantinople,
chiefly in the barracks.
A congress of doctors from all over the
world will be held in Koine next month.
William Aetor Chanter, the American
explorer, is at Mombasa in good health.
It has been definitely settled that Eng
land is to buy the trunk-line telephones.
I'aris hag borrowed 140,000,000 for the
preliminary expenditures of the World's
Fair of 1000.
Kossuth is reported to have become
totally blind as a result of his recent at
tack of influenza.
Beloochistati is now British. England
holdM most of the mountain country on
the Indian frontier.
The report that the British Parliament
would be dissolved in thirty davg is pos
itively dauicd at London.
An international mining and metal
lurgical exhibition will he held at San
tiago, Chili, this September.
There have been immense imports of
wheat into Franco recently in view of
the increase in import duties.
The weather in Australia during the
present antipodean Hummer has been
unusually hot anil oppressive.
The iniM)rls of hay into Great Britain
from the United States were 101,1.12 tons
in 1803 against 11,58 tons in 182.
Empress Frederick of Germany bus
arrived at the Isle of Wight for a long
mii vi iicr iiioiucr, iicen ictoria.
It is stated that M. Cleinem can Lo
calise of his attacks on the administni
tion of the French navv is to be nro.i-.
1 lie stntement Unit t ie IV iici-ku ,.f
w ales lias retired from society iu conse-
lucnce oi iiieiuui troubled is vigorously
Russian journals comment verv hit.
terly on the French xlicy of increasing
the duty on wheat, which is. prejudicial
to the Russian grain trade.
Milan. Italy, will hold a national nv.
hibition of wines and oliveoils this year.
The exposition will be opened in'Mav
and remain open until October.
The Russian railroads, owned hv tbo
government, in 1HH1) and lKIK) paid the
interest on their cost and the Stat
and paid up a surplus of $,'15,000,0(10. '
The Russian orthodox IliiHsiotmi-iou
have so failed in their proselytizing ef
lorts among the Khirgese that thn in is.
aiona will probably be shortly withdrawn.
White horses are to bo barred mm
military service in Germany. The Em
peror has ordered that no morn b i,.m.
chased for the army, and those now in
use aro to tie soul
1'oor health mav comncl Mr. Mellon.
aid, United Slates Minister to Persia, to
resign, and t ho American missionaries
will ask the reappointment of ox-. Min
ister 'I'm x ton Itealo.
Australian refrigerated meat has been
put on tbo Vienna market, where it can
compete iu price with thn domestic prod
uct., aiiiioiigii .Austria-Hungary ts a large
Paris has gone daft over things Rits
Sinn; the latest manifestation of the
crime is the gift by a French woman to
tne women's iosiii a s of St. Peters hnr
..f O Anil ,- ,., ,
oi n,uou smelling ihiiiics.
It is said to be of
in liomlon for proprietors of nublii
houses to hold life-insurance policies on
inebriates, so as to protect tbemselvi.H
against the loss of patrons.
The London Dailv News declares tlmt
ihe dihcluirgu In bankruptcy grunted
-iiiciiuei wavill DV llio Apnea t'oltrt in
i'ooiiii win noi remove i ih ii siiun iiii-
lion for a Purliamentary sent.
The conitiiituilcrs of the llra.iliau war
vessels liiadeutes. Santos and Hulmi
suspected of disloyalty, have been de-
u-iveti oi tneir commands, and others
lave neen uppoluted in their places.
RusMia piivs no Hitlarv to the (".nr. but
as ho has about 1,(HH),IK)0 sitiare miles of
larms, mines ami othor property, with
an income oi si,utai,utiua mui.Mi, bewiir-
net along lineoniplainingly.
Elijah llallol'd. who now wears otuui.
lets iu the regular army, is also taking n
hand ill newspaper work. He is cinrinrod
us editorial correspondent of the Omaha
Lliristinn Advocate, n Methodist publi
Alexander III has just alllxed his siir
nature to a protect of aw now hcino-
eliilwrnted by lliu Council of the Russian
Empire, which is destined to render in
alienable the landed allotments of the
A syndicate proHes a Pan-American
(icgrapn line to extend along the Pu
elllc Coast from Victoria. II. V.. In Sun
Diego, Chill, passing through the United
States, Mexico, Central American States
anil Tactile I oust countries of South
The death is announced of General
Maltell', the richest, though not the
largest, lauded proprietor iu Russia.
Among his possessions were twenty-nine
mines, of which llftceii were of II rut im
portance and gavo employment to some
Ir. Maty Pierson Eddy, a young grad
uate iu medicine of a Massachusetts col
lege, has U'en anthorucd to practice her
mofession among the women of Syria.
The Grand Vizier accorded her a "tier.
tonal Interview, and apokeetuviirnglngly
as to nor proiessiouai career.
Returns of the Manchester shin canal
for a riven t week show that "twenty
nine vessels were berthed at Manchester
and Salford docks. They carried about
17,000 tons ol merchandise. There were
also many passenger trips. Tne locks,
sluices aud other machinery worked
Egypt is alsntt to submit to the Euro
pean powers the project of forming a
reservoir for storing the water of the
Nile and during the season when ti n
river is at its lowest utiliiiiig the water
. i,.,,, ,,,,,, im)I lilt' H HUT ,
for irrigation, thus adding etiortuoulv
to the wealth of the land bv extending
it cultivable area. ' i
ti .1 i . c . r -
The other day at Saratoir. Russia, a '
xasant woman walking near the villsire I
was surrounded and devoured bv a im.-k I
ot nine wolves. Another easant going
to market was set upon bv a puck of
wolves and torn to shreds. Nothing w as
ion oi i ne man aim m Horse but a lew
Isutvs and lulls of hair. I
M. Poussot. founder of the fatuous
brasseries in Paris, died some w eeks ami.
leaxing a huge fortune. uinaMd throiudi
tho mnves of the U-or hull, lie ho
Htlrathed over $200,000 to h divided,
among twelve old customers of hi first
establishment, whose potation started
him on tht highway to prosperity.
Report from the far East art to the
fleet that the silver crisis it Uvomiikg
more and more acute, There is a scar-
lOitvol currency in Shanghai, Hongkong
ami Singapore, aim a committee of the
Hongkong Chamber of Commerce re
cently passed a unanimous resolution iu
favor ol the coinage- of British dollars
either in India or England. The Time
corrtMpondeut avors thm t), leading
ChliiM favor a British dollar.
Xortliern Pacific Receiver
the Employes Agree.
IMMIGRATION TO NEW YORK.
A Common Pleas Judge at Kansas
City Naturalizes a Chinamen,
But It Doesn't Go.
The government of Chicago cost near
ly $10,000,000 last year.
All the leading papers in Chicago are
now members of the Associated Press.
St. Ixuis will again allow married
women to teach in her public schools.
Ex-Governor Campbell of Ohio pro
poses to try for the Governorship next
The new gas comnanv lies been iriven
the right to supply the people of Chi
inmates of the State nrison at I rnvi-
dence, li. I., are making boots for thn
Boston lias succeeded in iMittimr mom
than SO per cent of its telephone wireB
pluced under ground.
It is proposed in Kansas Citv to issue
$200,000 in bonds and with the proceeds
erect, a ptioiic-iiorary ouilding.
' Chicago is now asking itself the oues-
tioti whether to reduce the salariea of
the police or school teachers first.
There is said to be a scheme afoot to
produce the Passion Play at a summer
resort near New York this summer.
The I-oiiiuiuiia lottery is seeking to set
up its ring in Florida, hut Governor
.Mitchell will probably knock it out.
Tbo "tickle" winter weather in tho
peach-growing section of Kentucky has
left little hope of any crop of tbo fruit.
The passenger-rate war will make it
possible at an early data for a $5 rate
iioiii tiiu Missouri river to the Pacific
Three millions of greenbacks were
among the deposits made at tho New
York Kuhtreastiry by subscribers for
The shortage of John W. Love, the
Watkins (N. Y.) bank cashier, is $U0,
000. It. is believed Ixive has sailed for
New York city will at once extiend
$'.'20,000 on park improvements to pro
vide work for the unemployed and $250,
0U0 soon afterward.
Two aluminium boats are being con
structed at Baltimore for an Arctic ex
pedition, which is to start northward
early this coming spring.
Dr. Henner, the Commissioner of Im
migration, says that tho immigration to
New York iu January lias been lower
than for any month since 1847.
The city of Philadelphia expended
$irl),0(K) for election booths, and the
most of them were wrecked after three
elections had been held in them.
Shall habitual inebriates try the Keo
ley cure at the expense of the State?
That is the novel proposition of some
petitioners in Cayuga county, N. Y.
The Common Council of Emtioria,
Kan., passed a hill placing a tax of $500
a year on dealers in cigarettes, anil the
Mayor, a tobacconist, vetoed the bill.
John W. Mackay has tho practical ad
ministration of the all'airs of the Com
meivial Cable Company, which early in
the spring will lay two more cables to
Eleven of the twelve thirteen-inch
guns to be made have now been jacketed
and are gradually Hearing completion.
nicy are lor the ships Indiana, -Mussu
chiiHctts and Oregon.
As a step tow ard "saving the count rv
the citizens of Westerville, Columbus
(utility, O., suggest biennial sessions of
Congress, and oiler to subscribe $25
apiece to tide over tho present financial
An article In tho Now York Herald as
sorts that there are strong reasons for
thinking that the Pennsylvania Railroad
(A)tnpany la Interested in the propose
trolley line between New York and Phil
adelphia. A recent reception at the White House
demonstrated that the house is much too
small to hold the crowds that attend
every reception given iu it. The coun
try has outgrow n the Chief Executive's
place ol residence.
Common Pleas Judge Andrews at Kan
sas City naturalized a Chinaman, aud
l upturn llogartv, treasury Insnector.
threatened to proceed against him if the
papers were not recalled, as they were
issued in violation of the law. The
Judge recalled tbein.
George N . Chtlds two days before he
was taken ill received letter's from Canon
Farrar and the daughter of Charles
Dickens, iu which Isjth thanked the
1 hiladeliihian for checks for 100 each
which they had received from him to lie
used among the poor,
The Trustees of St. Patrick's Cathe
Iral at New York have prepared, and in
I few days will present to Josenb A.
lmolioe, the millionaire banker of San
rranctsco. a milium and niUL-niiicentlv
illuminated album, containing resolu
tions of tluinks for the IdL'.OOO altar re
cently presented by Mr. Douohoe to the
The receiver of the Northern Pacific
and the employes have reached an agree
ment. The demand of the trainmen to
lie paid for overtime caused bv wrecks
was cancelled. It was agreed that the
standard run should he 100 miles and
the time allowed to make it ton hours.
Shorter rims should lie paid in pttMr
tion to the number o( miles.
Great excitement has been caused at
Lincoln, 111., by the discovery of an un
successful plot to blow up the jail of Uv
nan rountv. located ut l.iiosil,, f..r it...
l'l"'lHM, liberating a notorious local
'"'inal under sentence of six years at
Juliet prison. Tho parties implicated in
1110 I1'0' nr0 Arthur tioodpasturo, Ida
Shells .,.) t win; J '
A scheme has boon mooted bv the Ni-
" '"' '' aim Mvor railroad to
construct a bridge from the Canadian
side ol the Niagara river to Navy Island
nou uieiice 10 tne i nnoei states slum.
The new bridge Is to be of steel and to
rest on two ris-k ledges midwav Mwccn
the top of the banks and the water's
edge, it will Um'sHI f.vt long, and it is
estimated to cost $200,000. The work
will lsgin in the spring.
The House Committee on Public I .!.
ha voted to favorably report the bill of
llartman of Montana for determining'
the title to mineral lands in Montana '
and Idaho within the limit of the land
grants ol the Northern Pacific railroad
, , .,, . .
I ndcr the bill commiiisioncrs are to bo '
piKiiiiteu oy tne i rvsnient to examine
and classify ss noon as possible all lands
within these grants with regard to their
mineral character and to reject all claims
on behalf of the Xorthem 1'acitio on
mineral lands exclusive of coal aud iron
property. The action of the coniuiis
loiicti i to be linal.
rbe Latest Schemes Worked by Hnnrrt
A well dressed men approached the des.k
in one of the largest restaurants in thi
city a few eveniogs ago and laid his check
on the counu-r. His left band dove into!
the Inside pocket of his coat, and a it
rested then n mnmi-nr tnr.lr nt .timrifi. !
stole over bis face.
"Welll" be exclaimed.
Then he began to search through all the
other pockets in bit garments, but he et j "I know nothing more curious or inter
dently was not successful in finding the esting in nature than the development of
tnuch sought object his pocketbook. the dragon fly," the profew.r said. "Any
What was worse, even, the contents of bis one who, in' the early summer or late
thange pocket amounted to only fifteen spring, will look down into the depths of
With an apologetic smile, the well
dressed stranger leaned on the desk and
"I have just discovered that I have left
my pocketbook in my office coat, and all
the money I have is fifteen cents. The book
contains all my cards or I would give you
one. I'll step in tomorrow and nay vou.
.or, if you m desire, I will leave some piece
ui jeweiry nere as a surety."
The cashier gazed critically at the man
for a moment, and then said: ,
"Just leave us your name and ndrlresjc
That will do, I guess. No, don't think of
leaving your watch. Accidents will hap
The man was profuse in his apologies
for having to make them wait, but he
wrote the name of Philip Raymond ,n a
small slip and then departed. The ad lress
be gave was in Fifty-seventh street west,
and the amount of the check he left was
A Recorder reporter who witnessed this
called at the restaurant the following
evening and asked the proprietor if the
check had been paid during the day.
"Of course the check has not been paid,"
he said, "and what's more, it never will he.
I waited until noon for him to show up
with his money and then sent a boy to the
address he gave. The lad found that no
one of that name lived in the house, or
even in the block. He was a splendid
The better class of restaurants on the
west side have lately been subjected to a
unique game, perpetrated by two well
dressed young men.
One enters the dining room and picksout
a table where some customer is about to
finish eating or where no one is sitting.
After H perOMnl nf tho Ml) rf f;lj-,. .c
out a long order. He begins at once to lie
very talkative to the waiter, ami when, a
moment later, his pal sits, down opposite
him ho strikes up an acquaintance in the
presence of the white aproned attendant.
The second man in the meantime has
ordered some light thing, like toast and
tea, and while he is masticating the brittle
crusts No. I asks him in a friendly manner
to partake of his bounteous repast, which
is really too much for him to eat nlono.
No. U gladly accepts, ami the waiter is
Instructed by No. 1 to bring extra plates,
etc., and serve for two. After that the
men eat anil talk pleasantly until No. I
suddenly remember an engagement. He
excuses himself ami hurries away, taking
with him the fifteen cent check, which he
pays nt the desk.
No. 2 quickly finishes eating and then
asks for his check. The waiter picks up
the remaining check and finds it is the one
he gave to No. I. He at oneo guesses pact
of the truth and goes to tl)c proprietor.
Tho latter comes to No. 9, who says lie
doesn't know anything about the swindler
except that he invited him to cat. The
waiter substantiates the story, nnd No. 2
also leaves the place after paying for the
ten and toast. It has cost the meu just
thirty cents for a comfortahledinner wort h
eight or ten times the amount. New York
Umbrellas and Their llundles.
"Moot f t, expense In the umbrella of
the present my," said a well known man
ufacttirer of these rain protectors in the
city, "Is spent on the handles. You could
scarcely give one of the old fashioned,
plain, Seoich umbrellas away if you want
ed to. People will pick out of an assort
ment of several hundred, the fanciest gold,
Bllver or natural wood ornamented ban
died umbrella and pay a square price for
it and be satisfied, nnd the more elaborate
and novel the handle the Isjtter Is the sale,
"Tho cxpcnso.upnn the handle, makes
the material of the covering suffer in
quality. The sticks break easily because
the handle Is a separate piece glued and
fitted on. The old, roomy, solid, crooked
handled, blue and green Scotch gingham
uinnreiias that Urccley and Franklin car
rled Iu their day are seldom If ever seen.
Miwnud then a stand by from tbecoitu
try brings along the family heirloom on
rainy day." Philadelphia Press.
A Pointer for Young Men.
A man who was married alsiut four
weeks ago, and is consequent! still bask
Ing In the light of the honeymoon, told
reporter that he round it to be of the great
est possible importance to "get on the right
Bide of tho girl's mother." Ho said if the
girl is disinclined to favor your suit, if you
w ill enlist tho services of her mother, you
have no idea what an ally she will prove
nerseii. .ow, tins Is a tangible idea. It
Is a diagramed plan of action. Find out
what the girl's mother likes, lie attentive
to her-in fact, court the mother in a thou
sand little ways. Listen to her when shf
talks to you, even if she bores you to death.
Laugh at her jokes, defer to her judgment,
ilsk nor advice, confide in her your busiiies
plans, tell her aliout your mother and your
childhood, see that her daughter wears
rubliers when she goes out and go tc
ion can nearly always score a strong
point with her if you go to church and
casually mention tho text. Iu short, be
sou to her. You have not the least idea
liow she can assist you. She w ill noint out
your lovely traits to her daughter in yout
absence. She will Invito you to dinnei
often, and prepare for vou. tx. what it
more, lliiuk of it w hat an opportunity:
Hut have a care lest the mother misinte'r
pret your Intentions and appropriate them
to norscll.-.New lork, Kecunkr.
Dangerous things look safe, and saft
things lisik dangerous. The trouble it all
In Ihe lK holder t eye, as the common ex
prcssion is. An hngiisliman was ou a voy
age to Spain.
Ships were living by, of varying thane.
rig and color. One, the Englishman no
ticed, was hearing slowly down toward
him, with her cargo piled on deck hall
way up the masts! What could she he I
How could sbo hone, laden In this wav. tc
live out the faintest suspicion of gale?
1 lie I'.nglisli traveler was considerably
exercised alsiut her. Something surelv
ought to Is- done to make such rascal I v
"deck loading ' Illegal and impossible. He
scanned the vessel with bis glasa. The
breeie wits light, but she issle buoyantly.
At Inst sailor cleared up the mystery.
v tiy, sir, he said bluntly, "she touly
a coaster loaded with cork. Youth'
Some (lid Yerc on Ktnga.
So utiscientitic a thin v.- as the old f...h.
loncd posy ring ha been the them oi a
lecture before a tcientiflc assembly. Tost,
It teems, originally meant verse presented
with flowers, and Nourished when houqtictt
were called nosegays. Later the word wa
applied to the llowert themselvis but nr.
terward altered lis meaning to the tvaM-
- ., muug it
mnt or motto Inn-rihed upon
tion ring. It was In tht- dara that th.
evmnionpUrv wishes, "You never knew a '
heart mor true" and others survived, but I
one worth quoting was that of the groom
who put on his bride's ring. "Lov him
ho gives this ring of jrold, 'tis ht tiiuii
kUs th whan thou'rt old."-Xw York
FROM LA ii V A TU 1 LV.
EVOLUTION OF AN INTERESTING AN
IMAL THAT IS COMMON.
The Prftty Creature That It Seen Every,
where In Ihe Saminer Time end Is
Known as "Ihe Devil's Darning Needle"
Looked Ooce Like a Hnrrl.1 Centipede.
i Mine quiet ool or reedy pond, where he
can see the bottom, will see many curious
forms of insect life creeping things, dart-
ing things, swimming things; big beetles,
armored like ships of war; fierce looking
wornilike creatures, and othera so closely
resembling the frightful centipede as to
startle one v. ho sees them for the first time.
Many of these hideous looking things are
the larva? of what lateron lax-ome familiar
j and hiBtifiil winged creatures, some that
delight the eye nil summer ' long, and
others that sport ill the sunlieams only a
j "One among the formidable memliers of
that subaqueous insect community will
I particularly attract the eye of theohserver.
It is a broad shouldered creature an inch
or so in length, and with a big, angular
head, with a big, brilliant, bulging eye at
' each tipjier corner of the head. From the two
j lower corners project a pairof strong jaws,
incurving like an elephant's tusks. The
face is covered by a singular contrivance
which resernhli-HM mask, and which, how
ever curious it may seem, is actually a
part of the creature's under lip, the other
part being folded up and put out of the
way agai list its stomach. Six active legs,
three on a side, hang from tho shoulders.
The hoily tapers in eight short segments to
a point, and to the edge of each segment is
attached a short, sharp spike. From the
tail project in a cluster five needle pointed
spikes llaring apart at the points, the bases
meeting around an aperture no larger than
the point of n pin.
"It has inside of itself a pair of oxygen
extracting gills, not on the outside as the
commonplace fishes wear theirs. It has
also stoweil away among Its machinery a
suction pump and un ejecting valve. The
insect is constantly pumping fresh water
Into lt;:r!f through the ipiku iia.i.diJ
aperture in its tail, extracting the oxygen
by its interior gills, and then ejecting tho
exhausted water through the same aper
ture, in other words, the creature
breathes through his tail. If it lie a mo
ment at rest in the pond this inspiration and
expiration may be seen in the gentle work
Ing of the ejector as it forces the water out,
r ngiuen tne creature, or let it see some
prey he covets, and it shoots the stream of
water from its body with such force that
it impels the insect forward like a flash,
sometimes a foot or more. When this in
sect makes a rush of that kind rest sure
that whatever it has aimed at It gets its
I hat s right; get's his lipon. Amazing
as are the other iippuitpnances of this
unique sulmiucan prow ler, they are but or
dinary mechanism compared with that
UIKlernp or his. It Is folded up against
his stomach something as the carpenter
might fold his rule. On its extremity is a
pair oi nippers, sharp and strong.
"As lime passes some startling changes
come over tins aggressive water denizen.
His head begins to swell and his hack 1
hump itself. The more his head swells and
the higher bis back is elevated, the harder
he works, for his appetite increases with
his. apparent importance. ISy and by, if
jou which inai closely, you can't help
noticing mat ne has evidently struck a bad
streak of health. Physicaldistressof some
kind Is getting ils clutch on him.
"Any one who has ever had the asthm
or seen some one else have it w ill lie struck
with the fact that if anything ails this
erstwhile stalwart despoiler of iiis fellows
It is the asthma.. When he exerts himself
It is easy to see that be can scarcely catch
his breath. His eyes bulge more than ever,
ami ne lanors hard tor the lusii indent oxy
gen he manages to pull in. You can almost
imagine that you hear him wheeze. He
knows that his only hope is change of
climate, ami at last he seeks it. He climbs
the stalk of some convenient rush or reed
or water plant and haves his native ele
ment for the air. He ascends the stalk
few inches above the surface of the pond.
tie seems to have taken the third degree
oi mat tired lei-ling. He clutches the reed
with his six legs as with the grasp of
death, lie rolls his head and sways his
uooy nun struggles tor liroath.
Keep your eyes on him and presently
you will see him hump himself as if for
one .iiipreme and linal effort, and crackl
goes something, n ever any one was
ripped up the back he Is. Hut he did it
himself, and by tl has conquered relief.
1 1 is clot lies had become too small for hiin
and he Is emancipating himself from their
elasp. There is a glistening sheen at the
Head ami shoulders be now rears aloft, and
the big eyes ureas brilliant as diamonds.
It was a bard struggle, hut be bleat lies
again. His gills have given place to hum
power, aud he will never have to separate
ox gen irom water again in order to live.
lie rests awhile, and then vou see that
there is still something of moment ou his
mind. Pretty s.xui lie tugs at himself
again, and you can scarcely believe your
eyeswneti irom that chunky, segiueuted
thing that a few momenta liefore was
prow bug ou t lie pond bottom only an inch
length is developed a slender trunk
more than two inches long, gleaming in
brilliant lines. It resembles nothing so
much as a humped back mosquito wrig
gler, enlarged many times.
"But that big humped back has its duty
to perform. The great cluhlike Insect still
clings to the reed stalk, and Its mind is
still agitated by a vague unrest. Present
ly from each side of the rounded hump
something slowly moves outward, until at
last it has unfolded gradually Into two
pairs of long, slender, delicate, quivering
gossamer wings. For a moment longer
this strangely transformed creature rests
upon the stidk, and then sails away In er
ratic flight among the reeds anil rushes
and out tho waters of the poul the
dreaded devil's darning needle of your
childhood, whose sole mission you thought
was 10 pounce upon you and sew up
your ears. In reality the harmless aud
useful dragon fly. most wonderfully and
beautifully transformed, and going forth
to prey upon and destroy Its millions of
noxious insi.t pests, which but for the
dragon fly's j ersisteut and tireless pursuit
would make iUv life of man cam-lr worth
the living."- New York Sun.
Hate Has Limit.
He Do you stiil reel angry with mef
She I desi.lse you! I abiinr vou! 1 bat
He Then perhaps you'd better break
your engageuu nt to accompany me to the
hue Oh, I don't hnte vou to much a
thai-New York Wceklv.
Dickens tba Hr.t w r,,r fr (.hlldrru.
I draw attention to the iinMln.,, i
children lu Dickens not so mnch Iu order
umii ins success or railure in this de
partment as to emphasue the fact that ht
was on of th firt nf tb great writers at
fiction who rccognixrd the charm and
Interest which children, give to a book -Xatiotial
tost uf an Orn Steamer's Trip.
A big steamship burns about 300 tons ol
coal daily, and t!,e average cxprnsc of
voyage to Liverpool and return is TJ 0OC
for a vessel hk th Tutonlc.-Xw York
IHE P0RTLAXD MARKETS.
Whiat Valley, 85c;
77gil80c per cental.
Easter Smoked Meats ako Labo
Hams, medium, 12(gl2,'s'c per pound;
hams, large, lljfgiasc; hams, picnic,
11 k 12c; breakiast bacon. 13(3 16c:
i, .. - . .
; enort clear sides, lOlZc; dry salt sides,
: 8'1i10,'sc; dried beef hams, lS'oCftlSe;
lard, coin pound, in tins, tug 10c per
i linnnil- niiu in tin. 11191 n- t,,,m'
, - - - , ... '""-, V9A...gV, l-S.O
i tei-t Mils tHRll- nir-n' f--t Jila 1
BOPS, WOOL AND BIDES.
Hops 'Wos, choice, Vita 14c per pound ;
medium, 9iailc; poor, no demand.
Wool Valley, 10(gllc per pound;
Cinpqua, ll(al2c; Eastern Oregon, b(g
10V, according to quality and shrinkage.
Hides Dry selected prime, 5c; green,
salted, CO pounds and over, 3,'2c; under
00 pounds, 2 3c; sheep pelts, shearlings,
10oJ15c; medium, 20(i3oc; long wool,
30ra60c; tallow, good to choice, 33c
LITE AND DBESSED MEAT.
Beef Top steers, $2.50(a3.00; fair to
good steers, $2.00(o2.25; cows, $2.25;
dressed beef, 4(25)c per pound.
Mutton Best sheep, $2.50; ewes,
Hoas Choice heavy, $4.00(34.25; me
dium, $4.00; light and feeders, $3.00
4.00; dressed, 6,l67c per pound.
Veal Small choice, 0c; large, 4c per
Manilla rope, l in. cir. and up, 10c;
manilla rope, 12-thread, diaui., 10ac;
manilla rope, 6 and 9-thread. V. and 5-lti
diam., 11c; manilla bail rope, in coils
or on reels, 10c; manilla lath varn.
tarred, 9c ; manilla hawser-laid rope well
boring, etc., 13c: manilla transmission-
of-power rope, 14c ; manilla paper twine,
lie; manilla spring twine, 14c; sisal
rope, 1 in. cir. and upw ard, 7ic; sieal
rope, 12-thread, diam., 7c; sisal
rope, 6 and 9-thread, 1 and 6-10 diam.,
84'c; sisal lath yarn, tarred, 74c; hop
vine twine, tarred, 7c: sisal oaner twine.
FLOUR, FEED, ETC.
Floor Portland, $2.05; Salem, $2.05;
Cascadia, $2.05; Dayton, $2.05; Walla
Walla, $3.00; Snow Hake, $2.75; Corval
lis, $2.05; Pendleton, $2.05; Graham,
l.v; snr-ernne, ?L'..D per Harrcl.
Oats lute, 3334c per bushel ;
gray, 3132c; rolled, in bags, $5.75
6.00; barrels, $0.00(36.25; in cases, $3.75.
Millstoffs Bran, $13(316; shorts,
$15(316; ground barley, $16(a,18; chop
feed, $15 per ton ; whole feed barley, 60(3
7Uc per cental; middlings, $23(328 per
ton; chicken wheat, 05c$1.15 per
Hay Good, $1012 per ton.
Butter Oregon fancy creamery, 27'i
30c; fancy dairy, 22,ls25c; fair to
good, 15(317)ac; common, ll(312c per
pound ; Californi i, 45c per roll.
Cheese Oregon, 1013c; Califor
nia, c; Young America, 1215c;
Swiss, imported, 30(332c; domestic, 16
(3 18c per pound.
Eoos Oregon, fgenerally 15(gl6c per
dozen; Eastern, nominally the same.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, quoted at
$3.00(33.50 per dozen; ducks, $4.50
5.50; geese, $8.00; turkeys, live, 12'ac
per pound ; dressed, 14c.
vegetables and fruits.
Vegetables California cabbage, lc
per pound ; potatoes, Oregon, 60(375c per
sack; onions (buying price), $LO01.10
per sack ; sweet potatoes,2sc per pound ;
California celery, 85J0c; artichokes,
$1.00 per dozen; California lettuce,
2l)35e per dozen ; Oregon hothouse let
tuce, 40(3 50c ; cauliflower, $2.75 perorate,
!0c per dozen ; parsley, 25c per dozen ;
sprouts, $1.00(81.28 per box; string
beans, 15(3 18c per pound; asparagus,
12'oH per pound.
Fruits Sicily lemons, $4.00(34.50 per
box; California fancv, $3.50(34.00; com
mon, $2.50(3)3.00; bananas, $1.503.00
per bunch; Honolulu, $l.5O2.50; Cali
fornia navels, $2.25 3 2.75 per box; seed
lings, $1.25(u2.00; Japanese, $1.75(32.00;
sunflower, $2.75; apples (buying price),
green, 5065c per box; red, 5075c;
late winter pears, 6580c per box.
Canned Goods Table fruits, assorted,
$1.752.00; peaches, $1.852.00; Bart
lett pears, $1.752.00; plums, $1.37,
1.50; strawberries, $2.25 2.45 ; cherries,
$2.25(32.40; blackberries, $1.85(32.00;
raspberries, $2.40; pineapples, $2.25
2.80; apricota. $1.65. Fie fruits
assorted, $1.20; peaches, $1.25; plums,
$1.00 1.20; blacklrries, $1.251.40per
dozen. Pie fruits, gallons, assorted,
$3.163.50; peaches, $3.50 4.00; apri
cots, $3.604.00; plums, $2.753.00:
blackberries, $4.254.50; toinatoes,$1.10.
Meats Corned beef. la. 1 fin- 9
$2.25; chipped. $2.40: lunch
$3.50; 2s, $6.757.00; deviled ham, $1.50
(32.75 per dozen; roast beef, Is, $1.50:
2s, $2.25. .
Fisu Sardines, ifs, 75e$2.25
$2.15 4.50; lobsters, $2.30 3.60; sal
mon, tin 1-lb tails. 1.25(l .. iW
$1.75;2-lbs, $2.252.50; -barrel, $5.6o!
Coffee Costa Rica. 23c: kin !,a-,..
Salvador !,. . M o,;i .io... . '
buckle's, Columbia and Lion. li)t)-inn,,,l
cases, $24 80
uried 1-buits 1893 nack. P-tit
prunes, outtsc; Sliver. 10(312c: Italian
M3 10c; German, 68c; plums, 6 10c;
evaixmited apples, 8 10c; evaporated
apricots, 15(tl6c; peaches, I012'c-
pears, 7llc per pound.
Salt Liverpool. 200s. 15.50: inn..
$16.00; 60s, $16.50: stock. lS.50r3u.5n. '
PYRirKastern, in barrels, 40 55c;
in half barrels, 42i367c; in cases, 35
80c per gallon ; $2.25 per keg; California,
in barrels. 20(3 40e
keg. ' -v.- rc.
SUOAR D. 43.c: Golden f!
C, 6c; confectioners' A.6V; drvgran
ulated, 5'uc: cube, rrusbtxl n.l
dered, 6Bc per pound; L4c per pnUnU
uiDcouui on an graues lor prompt cash
uiapie otigar, iodine per pound.
Kk e Xo. 1 Sandwich Ulan.) J tk,.-.
5.00: no Japan in market.
Beans Small white, Xo. 1, 2J4'c; No
-, 2SjC; large white, 2S,c; pea beans,
- 4 . .iim, -.-..c; oayou, L'c; butter,
3c; Luna, 3'4'c per pound.
IVki.kk Harreln. Xo. 1. o,jtn.. r.
gallon ; Xo. 2, 2ti28e; kegs, 5s, 85c per
keg; half gallons. $2.75 per dozen ; quar
ter gallons, $1.75 per down.
Spicks Whole Allspice, 18T20c per
pound; cassia. 10(3 18c: cim, ., .
40c; cloves, LSiifSOo; black pepper,' 20
Kaisixk IxHidon lavers. boxes, $1 75
f.WL i!"1"', -'-0Oi2.25; quarters,
$-.2o((2.75: eiirbt ha no i 1
uscateis. hexes, tl.fio- fan-,,
$1.75; bags, 3 crown, 4i,5o per pound;
4 crown. 6(S5t-c.
i.ioisi.w; nags, U(iio
A Coml t iinl Fur Wagner.
I'olicctiiau- And arc not the folks at
Didrty-Xo, iudade, .Mr. Roundsman.
They have all gone to th theayter. and it s
on of Wsgut-i-'s i.perns, 1 bear. God bliss
the man. lie wrote such large pieces that
1 niall nltme iu the house for the next three
hours. Texas Siftins.
As Ha rnderatood It.-
"I lave no objection. Tommr, to your
playing with the rich banker's "sen." said
the poor widow, "if he is a good bo). But
yon dou't toady to hloi, do youf"
"Yp," answered Tommy. "Ms aad him
plajrs leapfrog "-Chicago Tribune.
FAB3I AND GARDEN.
The Sorghum Plant -Makes
Excellent Forage Crop.
AMMONIA IX THE MAXURE PILE
The Financial Stringency Does Xot
Affect the Dairymen as It
Does Other People.
gefclXd.'16 PigS farrWed D0W do n
Moist earth is said to be nature's cure
for wasp stings. re
. Holding stuff that is for sale too Ion
is just as disastrous as selling too vJJ
In filling the icehouse set the block
of ice on edge. It will not melt so fast
and is easier to get out. '
A plentiful supply of straw for bed.
ding increases the comfort of the animal
and the size of the manure pile these
The ammonia wbicb in
the manure pile, and which can eailv
be detected bv thn , ; '
: ", J omen, ia vaiuanie
Prevent the waste by occasionally aD
plying drv earth OriTVIlflllm in tU
Do not disDose of tbo l,;r...
from your good cows. Those coming notv
will, if kept thriftv. be read t
grass in May or June, and will then jus
shoot ahead if given a little milk or
If a piece of land is tn iu -i....i.i
cropped next season, fertilize it freelv
and plant crops which mature ouicklv
such as wheat followed by millet or
sweet corn followed bv buck-liB.J .
Dairymen don't have to borrmw
money ; so financial strengency does not
aflect them as it does other people. The
reason is that tbev am nu, " t .
job and receive their monev at fvor,nort
Go down to the " slough," and after
cutting a hole in the ice get down and
drink, and you will learn enough to real
ize that, if you make your cows face
wintry winds tramping after ice water
you are not much of a man after all. '
Tiles of decaying matter about the
house or barn are a menace to health, as
well as a breeding place for insects.
Even heaps of rotting wood had better
be got rid of by burning in the stove or
in the open air if not needed for fuel.
In some of the great cattle-producinz
sections, where once nothing was thought
of but stock, land owners are now com
bining farming with their stock-growing
This combination is true agriculture.'
Either branch by itself lacks something
Do not think that the winter is a sea
son for leisure only ujion the farm. When
it is so regarded leisure becomes only
another name for loallng. Study, read
plan, think and tit yourself to be a bet
ter farmer next year than you have ever
been. There is room for improvement.
The sorghum plant makes an excellent
forage crop, and is especially relished by
the cattle. It is cut and dried somewhat
like hay. If syrup is to be made from
the plant, the blades are removed and
used for stock and the stalks run through
the mill. The refuse from the syrup
mill makes an excellent grade of jmper.
Go away from home a little during the
winter if you can, and learn what the
farmers are doing elsewhere. When you
are in new places visit the markets, and
see what products are in demand and
what prices are heing obtained. Every
sort of information that at all relates to
your business is of value, and you should
neglect no opportunity to procure the
It has been demonstrated that 100
pounds of sand will absorb 25 pounds of
water; 100 pounds of loam, 40 pounds;
100 pounds of clay loam, 50 pounds; 100
pounds of clay, 70 pounds. This ex
plains why some soils always appear
drier than others and whyafler a shower
some soils become like a thick paste,
while others are nnlv , .....: i..
, " - -' - wuluuiQ.i,,;!,
What sort of a walk bovo fm
the house to the barn? Some who read
this doubtless have only such as nature
made, and nature dnoa nnt ......
good ones for wet ami muddy weather.
It would be wise to take the job in vour
own hands before the season has "pro-
f"7" "mci aim nave at least a solid
board walk that will liwn .1
and your boots clean.
Farmers' Monthly says: The selection
of the finest individuals of a breed is of
as much or of more importance than the
choice of a breed. Pure breeds have as
strong an impulse to perpetuate their
inferior characteristics n tlui 0n-;-
qualities. Breed only from the best
males that can be procured. Avoid those
showing the slightest trace of sickness
or the effects of disease. Disease or a
tendency to disease is transmitted.
Weakness reproduces weakness; vigor
begets vigor. Hereditary unsoundness
or a predisposition to disease mav be
made the dominant characteristic "of a
strain. The offspring of stock that is
very young or immature, or imperfectly
developed, or that is constitutionally
unpaired by privation or neglect, wiil
inherit a condition of the system that
readily becomes diseased from slight ex
citing causes, llardiners, vitality and
vigor ol constitution are of more impor
tance in jioultry for profit than all other
qualities combined. Only the most vig
orous should be bred from. Birds hav
ing a strong, bright eye, that are cheer
ful and active and are not much above
the average of the breed in size, are the
most desirable. A dull and sunken eve
shows defective nutritive power and lack
of constitution and vigor. The progeny
of two-year-old fowls grow larger, ma
ture earlier and feather more rapidly
than that from younger stock. A cock
erel mated to mature hens usually gives
large and vigorous chickens. If the hens
are few in number, there is generally a
preponderance of cockerels, especially
from the earliest
generally more efficient early in the sea
son than cocks. If pullets are to be bred
from, thev should be mated to a mature
cock. The earlier eggs will produce
more cockerels than the later ones. As
a rule, other thi
fewer the number of hens allowed to a
male the greater the number of cocker
Tit For Tat.
Watta-I never buy from peddlers, be
cause most of them are foreigners.
Potts-I don't see any reason for that
do, because I know If I was
telling to a foreigner myself what sort of
truck I would stick him with if I could.
See? Indianapolis Journal.
A Lesson From the "Arabian Xlchte."
Mamma-Did yon he- me whsn I called
you to come In?
Msmina Then why didn't yon obeyf
Tommy-That book Santa Claus brought
m says, "To hear Is to obey. "-Puck.