Ashland tidings. (Ashland, Or.) 1876-1919, November 26, 1886, Image 1

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Eriitor and
Terms of Advertising:
One nuuiiru, first insertion....................... uQ
Each Addition««! insertion........................
Local Notices, per line.............................h>c
Regular advertisements inserted
1 ¡lierai terms.
Jn. copy, one year ...........................
six months........................
“ three months....................
Club Kates, six oopi»« for...............
Tertna. in advance.
Change or Baseball Rules.
Geo. B. Currey,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law.
Will »tier'll to Cit.«es in the court« of Oregon,
render advice xml prepare papers in the set­
tlement nt estate». make applteation« for
paten’» under the V. R. mining law», and
may be consulted on all matters pertaining
to «.overninent lauds. School and h*
" aiup
land» and claims against the f. S for scr-
vice» or lo«»e.<
OFFICE—Mam «tree».
township plats on file in the office.
The Royal Baking Powder Declared Superior
to all Others.
J. T. Bowiitch,
Attorney and Counsellor at Law
The lact that Royal Baking Powder is, in all respects,
thp Lest baking powd« t olleietl to the public lias been
established beyond question.
Prof. H. A. Mott, when employed by the U. S. Govern­
ment to analyze the various baking powders of the market
to determine which was the best and most economical, after
an extended investigation, reported in favor of the Royal,
and it was adopted for government use.
Prof. Mott has continued his examinations of baking
powders sold at the present day. and now affirms it as his
deliberate judgment, arrived at aftermost thorough research
and a careful examination of rhe principal brands of the
market, that the Royal is undoubtedly th«- purest and most
reliable baking powder ottered to the public. Prof. Mott, in
his recent report, says :
“The Royal Baking Powder is absolutely pure, for I
have so found it in many tests made both for that company
and the U. S. Government.
“I will go sti’l further amt state that, because of the
facilities that company have lor obtainin'.'- perfectly pure
cream ol tartar and for other r< a <m.* dependent upon the
proper of tiie same, an i ihe method of its prep­
aration, the lh.yai Bakiilp i
* udoubtedly the
purest and most, reliable baai: •. p< v..ier «»ttered to the
Du. HENRY A. MOTT. P ii .D.”
Will practice it all court« rtf the fitale
Collection« promptly made and remitted.
T. B. Sent,
Attorney and Counsellor at
ill proi-tiee in all the court» of Oregon.
Office in th. court house.
Albert Hammond,
Will attend promptly to any btiainesa in the
Une of land suneyiuf. locating ditches etc.,
and everything pertaining to civil engineer-
Hatbfaction guaranteed
Office at the j.o.-toffice
J. S. Howard,
Notary Public and Conveyancer
Ail kind« of real eitate biuin»-*« given < »refill
attention. and Information furnished con­
cerning property in the new town.
F. H. Young,
Specialty: Diseases of Women and
Office at Ashland House.
Dr. S. T. Songer,
Office one door south nf Ashland House on
Main etreet
C. J. Seohrist, M. D.,
«jffie« at residence—«late at Engle Bros.' drug
[ 10-40
Lut, I
5. tìmernment Ltoinist.
J. 18. Walter, M. D. S.,
Will practice his profession of Dentistry
—AT —
A shland , O regon .
11 s
office In College Boarding Home
Miss Alena Weber,
A Large invoice of
Teacher of music at Aihland College, will give
in»tru<-t!«>n» In
Men’s and Boys’ Winter Clothing.
To a limited number of pupil» outaide her
college class.
Re» id. nce at Mr. A. G. Kockfellow ’» on Church
street. I
Caps, Boots, Shoes, Etc., Etc.
A. L. Willey,
Thet>e goods are all of the best quality and most desirable patterns, and
will be offered at astonishingly low prices for CASH ONLY-
A shland , O regon .
Young Men's Nobby Check Suits..............
.......... 318 00
Red Mixed Suits ...
.......... 16 oo
Men’s All Wool Plaid Suits................
.......... 14 oo
“ Fine Black Diagonal Suits........
.......... 20 00
“ Cork Screw Cutaways. . .
.......... 20 00
“ Silk-Lined Chinchilla coats and vests............
.......... 20 00
“ Heavy Brown Check Suits, new and stylish.
............ 12 00
Boys’ Suits, all kinds............................
82 00 upward
Fine Line Men's Light Weight Overcoats .
Men’s All Wool Underwear, per suit .
... . 82 CM) to 4 00
Men’s KBit Underwear.................................
.......... 50c to 1 (X)
Boys’ Knit Underwear .............. . ................
.......... <50c to
Men’s and Boys’ Overshirts, all styles—cotton and woolen
A Fine Line Navy Blue Overshirts, extra sizes...................
o 50
Men s Joisey Overshirts—the boss for winter ... ............
Heavy Cotton S<x:k», 2 pr .........................................
Heavy Woolen Socks, 3 |>r..........................................
1 00
Fine White and Percale Shirts a s|»eci»ilty ..............
Fancy Neckwear in ne a and novol patterns.
.,50c to J 00
Boots, 12 cases received this week, per ¡»air............ ..83 00
Boy»' Bouts............................................................................... . .82 .">0
?<«?• Don’t fail to examine our stock of Men s Shoes.
* prepared to give estiniates. to fnrni*L mate­
rial. and complete all kind» ot building»
on reasonable terms. All work warranted to
give »aUtfaction.
■HOP— on Mechanic street, over Youlu A. Gil­
roy'« store-boule and office.
m . 1. m ' call .
Hammond & McCall,
Loan« negotiate«!. Fn>p« rt> bought au«l >o!«l;
collections atteu k«i t»> Abstracts of title fur­
f^*Htirveylng of all kite!- «¡iti-fa« torily aud
promptly done.
We otfer for »ale the following de-» rit«c«i real
The Hargadiue property, ooniusting of
very desirable town lots, improved and un­
improved; and fanning lands and atock
ranohes tn sizes to suit purchasers, np to
tiOOO acres; h I ho ,
ohnson ’ s
B lock ,
Ashland, Or.
Clothier & Hatter.
A Goon S tt ■ K ancr . OfiO acres, six miles
East of Ashland—good for summer or win
tar range.
T wrnty
----------- DEALER
wr Will make estimates and bids on all
buildings, public or private, nnd furnish
all material, plans and specidcations for
the construction of the same.
CASH BUYERS, Govern Yourselves Accordiuily.
i-t?“General shop work done in short
I-«F* III work gaaranteed to be first-class,
nnd of Intent designs.
Hick Headache.
Mental Depre*«lon, Howel Complaint«,
Etc., Etc., Etc.
Endorsed by the u^e of
Million« of Bottles as
The Bank of Ashland.
S for
pump on
Io 16
ptiblic that he ha«
New the railroad depot iu
Plain and Fancy Cassimei'es, Flannels, Hosiery, Etc
Where be is pre par
to «io all work in hie line
at short notive and in the best manner.
w. n atkin ' os
Wooden Water Pipe !
REPAIRING DONE at Short Notice.
£YMDTniMft> Bitter ur bad taste tn mouth;
01 Iflr I UIVIQa t«,ngue coated white or
covered with a brown fur . pain in the back, sides,
or i Mats—often mistaken f r Rheumatism; sour
st«»mach; 1 o * n of appetite; sometimes nausea
and waterbraNh, nr indigestion; flatulency and
acid »•’.ons; bowels alternately costive and
lax, heatiache; ’« ** of memory, with a j ainful
scnNati n of having failed to do something which
ought t» have been doiu . debility; low spirits ;
a thick, yellow appearance cf the skin and eyes ;
a dry cough ; fever ; restlessness ; the urine is scanty
and high colored, and, if allowed to stand, deposits
a sediment.
Vice President.
Manufacturer of
MTSt air building a specialty.
Rv'ddunuu .cur
For Children, for Adults, and for the Aged.
J^^Saah, Doors and Mouldings on baud
and for sale at lowest rates.
: •
It acts with extraordinary efficacy on the
Shop on First Avenue, near Main St.
1» generally used in lhe South to arouse the
Torpid Liver to a healthy action.
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Groceries and Provisions
Architect and Builder
13. K
Magnetic soap takes the lea«l Geo. H.
Currey, sole agent.
Fresh and complete st«x'k of staple and
fancy groceries at the R«xl House.
Successorio Hunsaker & Dodge,
Printed stationery at lowest rates at
the T idings office.
AcUbn ot good w«H»d land near
Office .«lid Sales Rooms in Masonic Building,
W. U AlKlNdl». Secretary and Genera) Manager
The committee appointe«! to revise the
national rules of the baseball game met
at Chicago last week and made the follow­
ing changes:
The high ami low ball system of deliv­
ery has l>een abolished, any ball now be­
ing considered fair that passes th«' bat­
ter between his shoulder and knee, ami
that ¡tasses over the plate. Bunting in
future will not be allowed. Any obvious
attempt to mak«' a foul hit will Lie scored I
as a strike.
Clulis will not toss for choice position
in future, the right of choice resting in­
variably with tlio home club.
Five balls ami four strikes will lie al­
lowed. instead of six balls ami three
strikes, as heretofore. When a batsman I
takes liis base on balls he shall lx* credi-
te«l with a base hit. Any motions what­
ever on the part of pitcher made to deceive t
the batsman shall be considered a balk.
If in running to a base the runner
touches anti detaches a base bag, with­
out lieing touched by the baseman, he
will be safe.
Captains of clubs only can question an
umpire’s «lecision.
The old rule requiring a runner to re­
turn to his base on a run when a foul hit
is made was rescinded. Hereafter a run­
ner can walk to liis base. No runner can
have a substitute run for him in ease of
injury, but must retire from the game.
A batter is out on the fourth strike,
under the new rule, whether the ball is
dropped or passed by th«' catcher.
The question of having two umpires
ami a referee was dropped.
The pitcher’s box was shorten« I to live
and a half feet, and the pitcher will l>e
required to keep his forward foot firmly
on the ground when alwiut to deliver the
ball. His rear foot must bo on the back
line of the box, ami he will be allowed to
take but one step when delivering the
ball. The ball must be held in plain
view of the umpire. The pitcher cannot
deliver tlio ball to th«» batter after mak­
ing a feint to throw to first base, but
must resume his position in his lx>x.
Only two coaches will be permitted,
and they shall have a right to talk to the
base runner only.
In scoring, when a batter is given a
base on ealle«l balls, a hit is credited to
the batter, and an error given to the
pitcher in the summary only. All bat­
ting errors are charged in the Nummary,
as are earned runs, home runs, two ami
three base hits, double plays, base on
balls, hit/Jby pitcher, passed balls, wild
pitches, time of game, mid umpire.
The pitcher will be given no credit for a
strike out. In place of total bases a re-
cord of stolen bases will be kept, Any
attempt made by a player to steal a base
must be credited, whether an error is
made or not, if the runner is successful
in reaching a base.
The committee also passed a rule re-
«¡luring each association to ap point a
joint rule committee at each annual meet­
ing. to act for one year.
All kinds of lumber for sale at bottom
prices. W. G. T anner , Ashland.
Job Printing
Of all de-jcriptions done on short notice
Legal Blanks. Circulars, Businem Cards
Billheads. Letterheads. Potters, etc., got
ten up in g«x>d style at living prices.
1 50
Terms ot Subscription:
The Annual Bau<|u«*t— I rmulnt nl Democrats
In tt tenda lice.
Chicago, Nov. 17. The fourth annual
banquet of the Iroquis club occurretl to­
night at the Palmer house. Among the
large number of «listinguished deni«x‘rats
to whom invitations hail lieen sent the
following are the mot>t widely known who
tcceprixl and were presimt: Hon. John
G. Carlisle, Hon. J. B. B« « k, Hon. Ed­
ward S. Bragg nnd Hon. «1. Sterling
The following letter of regret was re­
E xecutive M ansion .
W ashington *. N ov . 12. 1886. \
Edward Forman, Esq.. Corresponding
Secretary: .V// Dear Sir: I regret ex-
ceedingly that official duties, just at this
time unusually exacting and important,
pK ont my acceptance of your invitation
to attend the fourth annual banquet of
the Iroquois club on the 17th inst. I am
much impressed with the present import­
ance of a thorough and timely discus­
sion by the people of the various ques­
tions which arc related to the good gov­
ernment and prosperity of the country,
and which, because they are so related,
concern the welfare and s’tccess of the
democratic party. In the work winch
must be undertaken of presenting these
questions to the judgment of our citizens
in such a manner as to remove misappre­
hensions and aid a correct conclusion, I
believe that the Iroquis club will prove a
most effective instrumentality. Hoping
that the approaching banquet will be the
occasion of pleasure as well as interest
and usefulness, I am yours sincerely,
G koveb C leveland .
Among other prominent persons who
sent letters of regret are AbramS. Hewitt,
S. S. Cox. Roswell P. Flower. William M
Endicott, Perry Belmont, Governors D.
H. Hill and Fitzhugh Lee, A. G. 'Thur­
man and Fitz-John Porter.
After the banquet, nt which Itetween
200 and 250 guests and members of the
club sat down, the following toasts were
made and responded to as indicated:
“Treasury Surplus and Tariff." Hon. J.
B. Beck: “The Public Lands, the People’s
Heritage for Homes," Hon. \V. A. J.
Sparks; “The Great Republic.” Hon. W.
W. Fuller; “The President of the United
States,” Hon. Edward S. Bragg; "Mon­
opoly shall not Rule," Hou. J. Sterling
Morton; Sanctity of the American Home,
the Safeguard of American Liberty, ”
Hon. Janies R. Doolittle; "Democratic
Party,” L. J. Kinue; “Young Men in
Polities," Hon. F. W. Lehman; "Ameri­
can Industries, their Growth and Pros­
perity cannot lie Promoted by Unneces­
sary or Unequal Taxation.” Hon. John G.
to do that, and I am afraid it has not,
rather than have the money locked up,
the appropriations increased, or extrava­
gant premiums paid, I shall projxise, lx*-
fore this congress adjourns, to loan the
surplus at say 2 ¡>er cent, ¡»er annum to
any one who will deposit th? outstanding
4’2 per cent, bonds of the United States
as security, apportioning the amount
loaned in the tiret instance among the
states in proportion to the population,
ami authorizing either party to cancel the
transaction by giving the other six
months’ notice. If the citizens of the
several states do not take this proposi-
tion, I would, after ninety days, make it
free for all. Some lietter ¡»lan to get the
money restored to circulation may lx*
suggested. If any of you can do it 1
hope you will. I have no pur[x>se except
to keep the surplus in uae till we can pay
our debts ami avoid paymeot of exor-
bitaut premiums, the making of extrava-
gant appropriations, or worse thau all
kx'king up in our vaults the people’s
money. All we need is removal of un­
necessary and unjust burdens. The man-
hotxl ami muscle of our people will soon
secure our supremacy.”
John G. Carlisle of Kentucky. R|*eaker
of the house of representatives, made
the leading address of the evening. The
toast to which he responded was “Ameri­
can Industries; their Growth and l’ros-
lierity Cannot be Promoted by Unneces­
sary or Unequal Taxation.” Although
the toast asserted a self-evident truth,
began Carlisle, we cannot afford to ignore
the fact that even in this age of philo-
s >phic speculation and practical knowl­
edge there are men in the front ranks of
literature, polities anil business, who se­
riously contend thai the government can
make its citizens rich and prosperous by
taxing them. All taxatiou, Carlisle de­
clared, no matter how it may be disguised
or in what manner its payment may be
enforced. is ultimately a charge upon
labor. He emphatically stated that sub­
stantial equality in adjustment of rates
of taxation, and uniformity in the desig­
nation of articles upon which it shall be
imposed, are not only attainable but es­
sential. Under the present system of
taxation for protective purposes, a few ;
have become very rich, but many have
become poor, and the gulf between lux­
ury and penury is growing wider and
deeper day by day. But with the power 1
of taxatiou exercised only for the pur­
pose of raising revenue for the support |
of the government, principles of sub- I
stautial equality and uniformity can lx* I
recognized and enforce«!.
Carlisle conclude«! in the following I
words: “No matter who may desert or ,
who may falter, the great fight for reform j
will go on. This country does not belong
to either mon®i»oly or communists, and
the people will save it from Ixith. The
people, in spite of all combinations and
conspiracies, will ultimately see that true
principles of justice and equality prevail
in the legislation of the country. Even
to prevent a continuance of long-prevail­
ing, existing and constantly increasing
evils, they will not rush from one extreme
to another, but will proceed carefully, de­
liberately and resolutely to correct in­
equalities and remove unnecessary bur­
dens ami open the paths that lead to
peace and prosperity. While free trade
is impracticable, industrial ami commer­
cial emancipation can and will be accom­
plished by wise and moderate measures
of reform, without interfering with any
private enterprise or injuring any public
interest. To this some of ns at least are
irrevocably ¡Hedged, not only by the tra­
ditions and declarations of the political
party to which we belong, but by a sense
of personal and official duty which can­
not be disregarded without betraying the
confidence repost'd in us by the people.
Whether in public or in private life I
shall stand by that pledge, and to the ex­
tent of niv abilities ami opportunities
contribute in every way to the early and
complete triumph of revenue reform."
W. A. J. Sparks, commissioner of the
general land office, in speaking upon "The
Public Lands, the People’s Heritage f«»r
Homes,” gave his views upon the ,»r«q»er
policy to be pursued by the govemment
in regard to each class of public lands.
He referred first to lands that ha«l been
granted to railroads. He held that while
the obligations of the government, as far
as incurred, must be carried out, the ef­
fects of this doubtful and mistaken land
grant legislation must not lie so magni­
fied that, while requiring of the govern­
ment a strict compliance with its part of
the contract, the corporations shall be al­
lowed unlimited license to violate theirs.
It was true that it takes two parties to
tnak«? a bargain, and it was equally true
that failure of one party to a contract is
release of the obligations of the other.
He was ¡»repared to say that in grants
amounting to 110,000,000 acres there lias
been no such com|»liance with the law by
the companies as binds the government
to any legal obligation in resp«>et to
granted lands. By the Northern Pacific
railroad alone nearly 40,000,000 acres ot
the people's heritage for homes were lx*-
ing unjustly withheld. An act should be
passed declaring forfeiture of grants, it
only to the extent of the portions of um
constnicted roads at the time fixed by
law for tlieir entire completion. Such an
act, while a measure of partial justice
only, would yet be of incalculable benefit
by restoring to the p«x>plc for settlement
an«l free homes not less than seventy
millions of acres, and would leave th«
companies, at the average price of lands,
more than enough to meet the légitimât«
cost of the entire construction of then
Great laml grants to private» individ­
uals, Commissioner Sparks said, wen
nearly all made for colonization purposes,
and are not binding unless the contlitions
involved have been complied with. His
characterization of these grants was al­
most equally sweeping as that of railroad
lands. The manner in which existing
laws operate in regard to swamp lands,
pre-emption, homestead, timber culture
and «lesert lanils. wa^insparinglv con­
demned by the speaker. Before resuming
bis seat. Commissioner Sparks briefly re­
viewed his course in office, and «leclared
that his office had been directed solely
to the ¡»revention of illegal control oi
lands, recovery of those fraudulently held
to which title has not yet been passed,
and to protection of lauds for actual set­
tlement an«l Ix'uefitof actual inhabitants.
Mammoth Chee*«-.
New York Timc‘
'L’homas J. Lipton, of Glasgow , who is
saiil to lx» the most extensive retail pro­
vision dealer in tlie worlil, lieing th«1 pro­
prietor of over thirty stores iu Great
Britain, is awaiting a big consignment
from New York in the shape of fifteen
monster cheeses that are now on tlieir
way over the <x*ean. They are the big­
gest cheeses ever math'. Richardson.
Beel»e «V Co., of East Aurora, New York,
have built them, having found it neces­
sary to obtain and use the milk of no
fewer than 3,000 cows in one day. The
cheeses weigh from 3,.500 to 1,000 pounds
each, the curd in their composition com­
ing from several different factories, lieing
pressed, ground, mixed and salted at the
Aurora factory that turns them out com­
plete. They are about four an«l a half
feet high and over six feet in diameter,
with a circumference of twenty feet. It
was iu'cessary for the makers of these
monster cheeses each weighing as much
as seventy ordinary ones to const ru«'t
an exceptionally big press, and when
each cheese camo from the press it was
essential to move it swinging upon trun­
nions, so that it might be turned anil set
either end up, much as Lieutenant Gor-
ringe swung the obelisk— all this without
marring the form of the cheese, not caus­
ing it to bulge or change its form in any­
way. The success of this application of
mechanical devices was complete.
Though they are of such great size the
cheeses are all perfect iu form.
Wh) Appl«'« Are Scarce.
iGr«»* Valley (Cal.; Titling
Applee are very scarce in town. an«l of
course high. This is the case when there
are tons of thousan«ls of apple trees in and
Senator Beck of Kentcky was called around this town. The codlin moth is
ujx»n t<> respond to the momentous toast. the fellow who makes this king of all
“The Treasury Surplus and the Tariff.” I the fruits f^arce this year. You may say
He declare«! that needless taxation had what you please alx»nt oranges and other
brought on our troubles. The surplus citrus fruits, but the apple is the stand­
revenues of the government were pro­ ard and the boss. And next year there
duced by excessive taxation ami can only will lx« another apple scarcity and per­
lie stopped by reduction of taxes. “We haps famine if the codlin moth is not en­
cannot l«x'k up hundreds of millions in ergetically proceeded against this winter,
the treasury without bankrupting the anil if the hostile work is not kept up un­
people by depriving them of their circn- til th«? blossom conies upon the trees in
; lating medium. God knows our appro- the spring. And all must join in killing
Transacts a General Banking Busine s i priations are extravagant enough now. th«' moth. A dozen neglected trees in a
I ami surely we ought not to buy bom Is not bouse lot will keep the codlin moth alive,
Interest allowed « n Time Deposits.
due at any premium the holders may de- and from neglected trees the insect des­
Collections made at all accessible points "U fa­
mand therefor. Nothing remains that I truction will spread to all orchards.
vorable terms.
Sight eXi'tiMUEv Htid telegraphic transfers sol«i can see except to reduce taxes to the There should be organizations, or at least
oil Portland
Frntn i«« o and New York.
(¡•jld duit bvV'jht at standard prices. I point needed for the wants of thegovem- an understanding, in thi6 fight against
| meat. If oetigrese U-ia not bcuae enough i the fnrilin moth-
N ew Y ork . Nov. 18.—Ex-President
Chester A. Arthur di«xl at his home in
this city at 5 o’clex'k this morning. The
news of his sudden death came as a gTeat
surprise. Not witlislaniling the alarming
rumors as to liis health during the Hum­
mer months, a sui»j»s«'d improve­
ment in his condition was noted during i
his stay in New London, Conn., and the I
apparent confidence expressed by friends |
who remained close to him create«l the
impression that liis health had been radi­ ■
cally improved, giving him promise of a
new lease of life. His disease was olio af­
fecting his kidneys, ami those near him
ha«l uo faith in his recovery; but his sud-
d«-n demise was not spoken of. He l»egan :
to sink shortly after midnight, and at 3
o'clock it was known that death was ap- |
preaching. He passed away without ap- .
parent pain.
Arthur’s death was unexi>ected. it be-
ing not suppose«l outbid«' of his house I
that he was in any immediate danger.
As s«xm as the news was ma«ie publi«*
many flags on public and private build­
ings were plai.'ed at half-mast. Arthur
hail lived at 123 Lexington avenue for
twenty years or more. A stroke «»f cere­
bral apoplexy, sudden, but not wholly
unexi>ected by the attending physicians,
terminated his life. The 6troke came in
liis sleep, between Tuesday night and
We«lneeday morning, and he «lid not rally
thereafter, liis death was painless, the
slow going out of a burned ilown candle,
and for hours before the end came he
was unconscious to his surroundings.
His son and daughter, his sister, his
former partner. Sherman W. Kuevals,
and his closest friend, were at his bedside.
All reports to the contrary, notwithstand­
ing. Mr. Arthur’8 health was not improv­
ed during his stay in New London, an«l
on his return, October 1st, he was no bet­
ter than when he left the city. As time
pa**e«l there was no permanent improve-
m«»nt and the physicians feared some
such sudden stroke as the one to which
lie succrtmbed. In his enfeebled condi­
tion even a light stroke of apoplexy would
prove fatal to the once robust patient.
But with the beginning of the present
week a marked change for the l»etter set
Tuesday theex-l’resideut felt better and
stronger than at any time since his illness,
and commented hopefully on the fact.
It was near midnight when his attendant
left him alone in his bedroom, an«l noth­
ing was heard from him during the early
morning hours. He was not disturbed
until his attendant entere«! his room at
8 o’ckx'k yesterday morning. He found
Mr. Arthur lying on his side breathing
heavily, and could not rouse him.
The family answered hi» summons, but
failed to elicit any sign of consciousness
or recognition from the ex-I’reeident. In
alarm they summoned his physician, Dr.
Peters, who has been in attendance upon
Air. Arthur throughout his illness, and
who ree|x>n«led promptly and at once saw
that he was suffering from a stroke of
cerebral apoplexy. A Binall blood vessel
in the brain had buret, and paralysis of
the right side ensued. From the moment i
the iliscovery was made, all hope was
known to be in vain, but no efforts were
spareil to bring the patient back to con­
sciousness. They were all alike failure«.
Mr. Arthur lay motionless and speech­
less all day. He knew what was goiug
on about him, for he pressixl his doctor's
hand and put out his tongue when asked
to do so, but be never spoke or gave any
other sign of sonsciousness. Last night
at 6 o'cltx'k the enfeebled pulse, more dif­
ficult respiration and other signs of phys­
ical failure imlieated to the watchful eyes
of his physicians that the end was draw­
ing near. A change of course came on I
rajtiilly. and his sisters anil children 1
gathered at his Itedsiile. Dr. Wm. Valen­
tine. Dr. Peter’s partner anil .Surrogate
Hollins stayed with him «luring the night.
People Who Live in Tree*.
¡New York Sun.]
Dr. I jouih Wolf, who made the sensa­
tional discovery a while ago that the
Sankuru river afforded a more direct and
more easily navigated route to ceutral
Africa than the Congo, made anot her dis­
covery in the course of the same journey
which was quite as remarkable if not so
important. Ou the banks of the Lonami
river, far toward the center of the conti­
nent, he says he found whole villages that
were built in the trees. The natives,
partly to protect themselves from the river
when in Hood, and partly to make it more
difficult for their enemies to surprise
them, build their huts on the limbs of
the trees where the thick foliage almost
completely hides the structures from
view. The inmates possess almost the
agility of monkeys, and they climb up in
or descend from their little houses with
astonishing ease. It is believed they are
the only Africans yet known who live in
trees. In Borneo some of the natives
are said to live in trees, and Mr. Chal­
mers in his book on New Guinea, tells of
of a number of tree houses that he visited
on that Island. These huts, which are
built near the top of very high trees, are
used for lookout purposes, or as a place
of refuge for women and children in case
of attack. They are perfect little huts
with sloping roofs and platforms in front,
to which exten«L« the long ladder, by
means of which the natives reach the
huts. Mr. Gill desenbss one of these
houses which was used as a residence.
He says it was well built, but that it
rocked uncomfortably in the wind.
.GruulS l’a.b Courier, Nov. 19.
On last Fritlay evening just before 10
P. m .. news reached this city of a battle
unto death which «xvnrred at the ranch
of ol«l Indian “Umpqua J«je," about six­
teen miles down the river, between Joe
and a greaser named Albert Pico, the son-
in-law of J«Ae. The coroner re«|ueHt«xl
Justice of the l’eact« John Gixxlell to go
to the scene of the conflict an«l holil an
inquest. Accordingly he in conipanv
with Dr. Vandyke. Prof. B cubou , Rubt. S.
Smith ami others started alxmt 10 o’clixik
for Joe’s ranch, which they reached about
three o'clock in the morning. After they
had shouted, Pico's wife, leaving her in-
fant anti another small child with the
two null, came to the river and ferrie«!
them across. U|x>n their arrival at the
ranch, they found lxjth men dead. Pico
had just bought a new Marlin rifle and a
go«xl supply of whisky had licen obtained,
which we understand the Indians got
from Lee.bu'k. a Chinaman of thisphuN*.
Thus stoek«-d up with glory the two men
went out in the aftem«x>n to slioot at tar-
get, after which they returned to the cabin
and played a few games of cards. Altoul
this time I’ieo ap|»eare«l to be very gouty
an«i inclined to lx? mean, and, noticing
the dogs after a inttle, lie got his
new gun and went for the dogs killing
lstl.ii of them at three sh«Jta. About
this time it seems that Joe suspicioned
that Pico had made up his mind to kill
everything ou th«1 ranch, so he shot a
load «»f bird shot out of his old yager
aiul load«* I it with buckshot, he then
shut and fast«;n«Hi th«? tloor with a chain.
I’ieo soon returned iu a perfect state of
frenzy, apparently bent on the destruc­
tion of everything lx?fore him, and find­
ing the door locked against him, he at­
tempted to force it open, when Joe told
him to not come in but to go away and
let him alone, to which he replied by
smashing the door <lown Ixxlily and
plunging into the house; the same instant
Joe fired, the entire charge of buckshot
entering loco’s Ixxly at the left groin,
severing the femoral artery- and leaving a
hole through him nearly as large as a
man's fist. Pico fell, but with his hip
shattered to pieces an«l his life’s blood
rushing from his b«xly, he arose to his
feet anil fired three shots at Joe with
startling rapidity and unerring aim. one
of which tore Joe's heart into shreds, and
another ot which passed through his
body entering the left side of I ub I »ack
and coming out below the left nipple.
The tlurd shot is not accounted for. Both
tncn fell dead at the same instant. The
family consisted of Joe and two «laugh­
ters an«l I’ieo. he having married «jne of
them. When the shooting lx?gan in the
house the two women ran out doors, re­
maining until all was quiet in the house,
when upon their return, they found to
their horror that both men were dead.
Oae of them started immediately to An­
derson Vannoy's for assistance. Arriving
there, Holman Peter kindly came to town
for a doctor and corouor. Prof. H. L.
Benson, Robt. S. Smith, Holman Peter,
Ira P. Sparling, A. Vannoy and W. L.
Gibson actcil as a jury- of inquest, finding
that Umpqua Joe came to his death from
a gunshot fired by Pico, and that Joe
shot and killed I’ieo while acting in self-
defence. Th«jse who attendfxi the inquest
say the scene was one of bbxxl and des­
peration carrietl to the utmoet extreme.
It seetns that I’ieo was a dangerous man
and that Joe wanted to get rid of him,
an«l that I’ieo hail on several «xvasious
run everyIxxly off the ranch, they having
to flee to save their lives. Umpqua Joe
is the Indian who, titling lhe savage In­
dian ware of Southern and Southwestern
Oregon, turned against hia savage broth­
ers and warned the whites of th«' plots
laid to niunler all the settlers in the
country, which information doubtless
saved a large number of lives, and in be­
half of this his family xboukl not be for­
gotten, n«»w that the old man has gone to
the liajipy hunting ground.
How a M«x1«-*t Man from a Mountain Stair
Trie«l to Let Along in a Slouch Hut.
iTowle in the Button Traveler.;
Senator Keuna. of West Virginia, is
one of the plainest and most unassuming
of men. He walks about the streets with
his black slouch hat tipp«! down over
his eyes, and looks like anything bnt a
lordly possewir of a senatorial toga. The
other day Mr. Kenna went down to the
government printing office, that tremen­
dous bureau where the civil service law
doee not corrupt and where the refor­
mers do not break in and steal. He
walktxl up to the d«xir and was at
once stopped by l’at Murphy, the some­
what pompous man on duty there. The
senator said he would like to see Public
Printer Benedict. Pat l«x>ked hitu all
over and said: “Mr. Benedict is too busy
to see printers out of work to-day.”
Kenna was trifle amused, bnt the
watchman's manner annoyed him, bo he
prtxluced a card liearing the name of
“John E. Kenna. West Virginia.” and
ordered Pat to take it to his chief. He
mx>n returned with the information that
Mr. Benedict was engaged and could not
see hnn. By this time Mr. Kenna’s pa­
tience ha«l completely «»zed out. He told
the watchman to return at once and tell
Benedict that “Mr. Kenna. a Senator
from West Virginia, wished to see the
public Printer on a matter of busmeM."
There was a transformation scene in a
second. Murphy fairly flew upstairs
with visions of “instant discharge” float­
ing in front of his eyes. He came back
Tlie Differenc«' Bt-tiicen Cook xn«l Wife.
before Mr. Kenna realized that be had
¡Tvxa« Hitting».!
gone, and in his most obsequious mode
During the alxuence of Mre. Yerger, the showed the senator to Mr. Benedict's of­
cookiDg of Matilda Snowball had not fice.
Ix-on giving entire satisfaction. Colonel
Startling But True.
Yerger said to the cook:
P oint . Texas. Dec. 1, 1H85.
“Look here, Matilda, this kiu.l of
After snfff-rinu for more than three year«
c«x»king just simply ain’t going to do. ’
with di&ense of the throat and lungs, 1 got
so low last spring I w«s entirely unable to
"What’s dat you say?"
anything, and my coagh was so bad I
“I say your cooking ain’t worth a con­ do
scarcely slept any at night, lly druggist,
tinental. I don’t propose to pay you 815 Mr. H. F. Gixxlnight, sent me a trial bottle
of D r . B okanko ' h U ouoh and L ttio S yrvp .
a month to burn up niv victuals."
I found relief, and after using six $1 hot
“And I want to tell you sumfin’. Yer ties, 1 who entirely cured. J M W eldks .
muan’t talk ter dis colored lady in dat Sample bottle 5 cis at Chitwood A Son's, b
tone ob voice. I want yer to onderetand
Gilmore’» Neuralgin Cure is a positive
dat yer mustn’t talk ter me as if yer was eure for Neuralgin in the the face, aide and
atomatb. For aale at the City drug ptore.
udkw ter yer wife."