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About Grant County news. (Canyon City, Or.) 1879-1908 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1891)
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The Paper for the Farm,
the Workshop and the
la! nine A77.
C'l.WOA- CITf, G1U1XT COU,YT)'. Olth'OOA', TllUJiSDAY. I) ICC 'KM Ui l-lt 3, IS9.L
THE TERRIBLE COBRA.
IlidtVt Vrnnmnni Serpent That l Ho
UrtMiletl lif the Nttl.r..
It iraa n hot .'tanttay m.irnln H I;n,
without a e,nui in the hratcn skies, say
rrHrr In the Christian InU'tthjrencer
We had jnt come home from early
morning services and IumI taken iar
scuts al Um breakfast table. At thsi
"pen d'jnr of ourdlnlng-rrxmi tmr Telri
tpt vho,.ACinT sppcnroL saying;
"&lr. nWg cobra hu Just Iwn chasing
h (rag th rough the wlmlc length of our
front veranda. He struck at it oaiti
und again a It spmng jiast the -vn
Ih-s of Jour sitting-room, but th fnv.
ntt.-rliV piercing shrieks (us n frog on
wlien iHirsuod ljr ir serpent) sprang
eneh time quirk enough to elude lu
jaw, and bye the r Ihey nish.xl nir the
end of the veranda an. I tbe frog sprnng
Minlcr a lsx thnt In standing there, tixi
near ilown upon the bard lloor for the
f eobrn in gri under, nnd secnx-l " i
"Well,' said I. "lvhrrp Is the cobra i
How?" "Thnt U just what I ilon t
know," villi he. "for while I mth look
I UK to sc what had I ,. hoc of the frog
- how In' had got aw ay- tlK etibrn dis
appeared among tli llnwcr-xita, and I
cannot m where ho has gone." "Ho
must liuve n hole there close by Ihe
vemndti soiurwlicre." will I. "Will
yon please go anil watch until I com.-.
iuhI se If you can get sight of him again,
for he must Iw killed if he lircs ii neur
the lioitM iui thai."
I ilon't go a-shootlng on Sunday, hut
I went for my pistol thou, for I con, 1.1
erel It decidedly a work of necessity
iuhI mercy U put nn end U the danger
of nuntclccs or our people leinK liltten
ly that ilondly eolinv. Soon appearing
with a revolver, which I kept for trav
ellnjr through the junlen at iilffht, I
went to hunting fr the cnhru'K hole.
Two lurire mitive llower-pots hLxmI
nlxmt nix feet from the t ml of the ve
ramla, with each a liemilifut roio ffrow
inj; in It. of which my wife w.ii very
fond, mid tH-tiilo which Ik almost daily ,
U)1 piekin? oif tlewl leaves or water- !
nil? mm tending the ms s. 1 iuhim di
covered a 1101c in me jjrouml alHiiil as
lartfo as my wrist, itartlallr winecBletl
hy Iha (frttiw that wan growing right lc-
tween tho two llower-pit.. which wen
far enough apart for a stsoii to stand
U'tween them. The hole went down
Ierpeiidiculurly. growing larger ah It
went deeper. It took but a moment to
til ing a hand-mirror and throw a re
ticulum of tl u bright Mill right down
into thu Itolo. It revealed u horizontal
t'hnmlier only a foot or mo deep, ami the
glistening fccaloK of a cohra colled up at
Taking a pieco of broken wagon-tire
lu my led hand to htop up the hole vt ith
and jil.iclng the end of it slantingly in
the hide, I tired down Into it. Not a
motion was Keen. IhndmiMKNl. Tuni
lu',' tho tire Hp edgewie I llrvd again.
What a uiuiruiing there wni.! 'I he
cohra had lven wmmd.sl. o struck
up vleioiihly at the iron, which was
turned down lint an houii l I had fnvd
to U.-cp him from darting out at nn. I
turned the Irone l.rewihc aa l iiri-d a'.iin
anla.r.iin. When 1 h..d unloaded toe
fci:.l!i harrel I let him strike his head
out and . aught it against the ide with
tho iron tin-. 1 had brought with me a
pair of Urge heilgo-sliears. With these
1 caught hold of his protruding neck
n:id with a htout pull with luth han.U
pulled him out and gnro hun a lllrt out
Into the compound. What a scattering
tneii' was of men, women, mid children
.My ullention hw been so taken up by
tho uiake that 1 had not nutioed whnt n
big croud had ifathered around. How
they herenined und ran! for they did not
know Uiut the grip of tha hear had
dUlocaU-d the fellow'k neck, ami swing
r full-hixed cubra Hying out toward
them they seemed to think he wa
springing nt them.
An 1 had gripped tho head of the co
bra with thu she am I had given the
wugon-tire to the teacher, linking him
to Insert the end again Instantly that 1
drew the cobra out, for wliere one co
bra k. you will usually Qui! a second. I
eiHoc Inm-'U nod thntw tlw rys of the
mt In again. Yea, theiir were bright
oobm'k hA'itl and another is:ibrn wrig
Kl'ng. lAkuliag my pisUd again 1 re
iKSObxl the Uriug, hoping that lie would
stride hU head out, so that l conlil
natch his head al . Squirm and strike
as he did his head did not come out of
tile liide until 1 h.ul llred many times;
but it iiuully came and l secured him
h!o. On draw log him out null cxtun
iainx him cl.jucly we found four tee u
phtobkoil holes ihroiurli hU Lsxly, mvl
btill Uurc whi. fight In him. Any thrv -of
tie: v.'oumLs wojld liuvo proved fatal
i. I time; but he di -d in iking a splcinli.1
light. Wv laid the eobrusi out on the
vornndu and Jiwasuiv.l tliem. One of
thclil lucasured II v.- feet eleven inches
niul the other six feet und two Inches,
than which one rarely Und a t-obru
larger- Tindr hiilu showed thai they
li!t cvkleutly Imn livlnif there right
ntn.mif the tt iwut pot '. thnt were t -tilled
iluHyaml within sin feet of our veranda,
cud within tw.-lvr fwl of my study ibur
f r weeks or inoottis. Though the co
bra Ik tlm deaUiUmt M-riiit known, nud
thousand of person die of their bite
yunriy In Imlln, no one in our mUJuu
lint uver Uun banmtl by unit.
FOR THE FAIR READER.
I.10HT .gloves can U rlesned with
; oom menl; black kkls, with h lrioi
of oil to which aafcw drofis of Ink hnrv
An invitation to an evening reception
calls fir a written rrgret, but whoilwr
yon accept or decline a formal call
I should 1st mode nftcrwartla.
j Cut m-H we,Wlngi are on th ibsglliw.
ncconllttg U the ecclesiastical commit
tee of the l.ltehflel.l ill.ss-san eoliven
tkw ttreatcr privacy and les cost me
MtMMt to le sought for.
A tut.VTV Utile rackcr U now scrrcil
with oysters on fashlotisble tabic. It
Is in the shaH uf a blue-puitil oyster
slwll. sml U snl.l to lw sjsvlully nice In
uallty a well as picturesque lu form.
Vni.vrr l now the fashkinnble ma
terinl for brklosmokls' sIkh-s. The only
obJ,-ct,m to it, i.Wm the I'nll Mall
(iniettu rather nnitely. Is that it makes
th feol Imik somewhat lrgv The
favorite shades for evening wear are
lieIiotroiH primrose, mow green and
AS art 1st U) I'.eoorntlon at a reent
lasnKuiauie Mine neon eonslstcil or n
largo basket of w hlte lilacs In the Cen
ter of the table, and from this rstpvs of
lilacs slid smlln cvtciKhil to th plate
or each guesu I.a h rope tenniuaUd In
a larjc cluster of I'.irtuu riok'U, rvstlns;
on a lai-e hamluerchief, which was de
signed as a souvenir.
l.umioiiiKHv In silk, rlbUin ami g.dd
throail Is wvii on nearly every article
elestgned I ir homo or p.-rson.il decora
tion. A pretty young girl at a recent
ball wore a dress of tulle with dainty
umiimitlory in blue ribUm lu forgcl-me-
not. Her white satin sllpjs-rs were
also covered with blue rlbUm embroid
ery of the same dainty llowcrs.
HER MAJESTY VICTORIA.
Md.Uno. .lt.s..l Wrtl KnUrlslutiiflr or
Her II. in. n Uf.
Mine. Alluinl In the New York World:
A good deal lias Imh-u suld latidy In tho
nenpaK-rs concerning Queen Victoria,
hut so niurh of It I calcuUtrs! to give
fslm Impressions with regard to the
ljuren that I am tKiitHl to send you s
few nob-1 slsiut her, ami. si I hate had
the honor for a long tlmepaslof person
ally being acquainted with her Majony,
I l.pn you tll lelleve tlmy aro true.
W 1th rer.ird to tho Queen' piddle ca
pacity It Is netslless for Inn to speak,
as all the world knons hw she has ful-fllb-d
her numerous and arduous duties,
and I shall therefore oonflno mysolt to
emlestoring to glu some Idea of her
prUste life, and csptvUlly of her In her
Scutch highland home, as It Is there
thai I have seen her most anil havo had
the best opportunity of Judging. j
The Queen rKes tsarlv In the marnlnr.
and sfler breakfast reads and aniwers 1
her letters and transaoo hiislness. iihn .
Is fond of the oten air. and If the '
weather m favorable often has her pa '
pers taken inUi a tent or summer-house
upon the lawn, which oommands an or
U nslreaiid most lnely view of lielf
nagar, lu surrounding mountains and
the valley of the I lee.
After this com in a walk or a drlvo In
a pony carriage, and then luncheon, st
which no u no Is ever present eiuept
member of the royal family.
During the afternoon the Queen takes
a long drive, often etttinJlng to oer
thirty miles and always lu an open e-ir-rlafe.
She dlnei late, never Iniloro 8:30
p.m. An hour spent In tho drawing-
room talking with the ginww wliomay
iisve iH.n inviKsi nntshiM the day, and
the Queen relires to rest.
llie Queen is faithful to her old
icsletl to the young t .!..., w,o Mars H
p-n and rinds flm h.-i..Ur blUs.
"Wkere s the resr , i, Klljah.
"Oh, my fee Is s!.-' Is tt. reply.
As .Simpson edges t..ard the door he
lays to his father's frleud; ' I jrue. -m
ucky to get S. I'm afull uhid ran
lldn't know my grondfaUier.'
PEOPLE OP AMERICA.
(IKS. MiiJta' wife Is n sUter of ,enat..r
Ciini.-mr.'s wlfc and a niece of iienntor
and Hen. Mu'ramtt.
Jov Twioit, of Tcmicsve, goes out
of oiiiee with a r.ssir.1 ..f grouting eight
hniKln-il and mie p.ir l"ii.s in four years
ami i lie nick nam.' i r titc paiiloti gov
Mw TitOWMiA KiitM Kit. ly gave b
b. II at which di..n-'i..;i'i . runiisbeil
the music. To hic t n p. i f. ctly In
keeping the dnm in-r s:,ouhl hare l-eli
mi the electric llghl fanUn.ll.- Uh.
It im.i: Joiw I.iinu .i-. ju .l cb rated
to tl.e supreme, omrt '.s.m-h In Mau
chusi'tts, is a direct .U sv,i.laut of it wr-
Mm i'i tliut name wh c.ime over In the
Mnvlt.'Wer, mid who pre.iche.1 for the
pilgrims in U'.i den.
n.sk .if X,-r York's H. h.-sl m.m-ti lu
real eslute U Me s I'. .11. u.lcr, w ho has
sn iniorue of smiy t.'x-u v.u.t dot
hni a year. She Is nmit llilrt y-rlvc
years old. Is tall, t.l. n.I. r unit pretty,
and piawesses a line vohe,
Si.xat.ih Auuit'-n, ..f UHikit. Island, ts
iiiiel umt genii. manly, hut likes a hit
of good fun. In .irum.-r. when tsn-
gn us is not sitting, be Ix urouml 1'rovl-dene-
alt the time an I nlwcya ready
for a clALi-hoUc duwu the lay.
l'UASk HaTtom Is a typical Amarlcan.
He (s.inmcu.'id life a-, u ne.rsbov, and
was stmaU-r gMi.-rul of the I'liltM
Till: lxndon Hospital says fully 250.
(nhi ueains iccur in ureal Hrltain every
year that could bo prcv enlotl by prois.'r
I.NVK.vrioN, a London scientille jour
nal, says that it has lieen discovered thnt
the kolu nut lias the power to restore
to normal condition the worst suilctvr
from intoxication or monomania.
(lot chew em' cramp Is a new addition
to the types of disease produced by the
frequent use of a single group of mus
cles. It is n muscular in.-.inlintion
similar to writers', telegraphers', nillk-
iiihIiIs' and ulgarmnkers' cramp.
Vestern Medical l'cortcr.
I l.irs have long been accused- not
without reason -of spreading dUoa;
but It is asserted now from Havana that
lil(Miiitoos have u use, for if thev In
oculate anyone nfter biting a yellow
fever patient, the disease which follows
Is so mild that fatal results nru nue.
As English dentist who triwl hyp
not Ism lu his profession was very suc
ccmiiiii. nc cxi no-ten a t.sitn lor a
lady w hen .she was in a hypnotized con
dition, ami when she was awakened
she audi she had not felt the r. moral of
the bsith, ami she litis nut cxiriencfl
any .lis.-iimf.irt slncsj.
A rurcscii physician has discovered
that the cause ot articular rlicuiiiatisni
in to U- found In a N)s-elllc luk-ro-or-
gnnlsm He has oultivaU-d the microbe,
nn.l after Injecting it Into rabb.ts, has
observed the itillammatioii of the living
m.'iiibrani) of the hcurt which is cluir-
ncloristic of Intlaiiiinatory rhcumntltm.
Tiik sister-in-law of a pauper In the
lioi-hoi!Sf at tiluxguw, SvotlaiKl, has
leiueathcd $70,(HMj for church pur-
Tiik will of l.ndy U. .!. ry leaves
three million dollars of her rsoimlty
to her husband, no end of reully, and,
Im-sI.Ic remembering some of her ltoths
child relatives, provided for her ser
vants. A Mas. mik of Kansas City, who
died recently, left tliki.OOO to distant
relatives und cut olf Iwr husbaiul with a
J4 legacy and a request that he wouldn't
make n fisd of hliuwlf by sp'mling it
A iiu-ii lady of At.-hlson, Kan., made
her will recently, slid lu it she says that
all her fortune is to Is. given to her hus
band at the end of live years If he call
prove that he has vi-.lt.-d her grave ten
times during thut (Mrlod.
Tiik w ill of the lute Vice 1'rcsldent
Md'ullough. of the Pennsylvania rail
road, bequeaths the bulk of his estate,
valued at Jflu.oOU.OOU, to his two grand
children, the sou anil daughter of his
daughter, Mrs. Harry Darlington, of
Tun late Mrs. Mary C. .Shaw, of l'ltts
burgh, l'a., has left the Income of her
property, amounting to about fifteen
hundred dollars, to Miss Alice II.
I'lctchcr. for her life-time, to aid in her
i resenrvhrs in ethnology and arcliuMdoyy
mining mo iiiuiaus. V
friends and thoughtful for every Issly 1 wta, lesldont Arthur. He has
uu wiimiii she comes In contact, re-nietulx-riiig
the smallest detail about
them, their families, and their occupa
tions, slid giving evlitetico of this at
nuHit iinexpecb-U Mi.uiH'iits. A olrcuin
stance wlii.-h happened to mo jusUtlist
strongly tlui truth of this. I'our v.-ars
ago 1 wsa singing si the ltoyal ()M-ra at
lienui, ami was not even aware that the
Queen knew of my entrageiutint there.
1, s.sin alter mv debut, was alalan.'n
dinner psrty al the llnglish Ilmlsissy.
and silting next to me was one of the
geiitienien of IheCisiHii I'rlneess' house,
hold, liurlng dinner he put Into my
a n a a toiegram, UMIIiig uiu to read 1L
This was fronj iheQueeii to her daughter
(now the ISnipres I rislurlckJ, r.s-om-
mending me to her and desiring her to
do all she could for me. NeisilesH to
say that after this I was so cxrltist that
I could eat no dinner, and I Insist. si on
keeping the tebwraiu, onu of my
Her Ma)eitr Is fond of mnslo and Is a
isl i.iusi.-ua. Mi., stiuh.il music with
Vendelss,iln and i:i;;;ng w Hh laldache.
ta con-- . .iii-ii, e of tins teachinir hi.
infer i '.he old Italian music u any
tin i, hut At the ar.i- time she can ap-...s-iut.-a
iy thing thai Is gwsl In the
it. iici n ai i tin- 111 I knjw Mm ex.
"-rleaci., .ut I have suiiir all kinds of
oisli to to r. the new and the old. The
Qun a Is ui-ich tourli.it by a slmnle.
Iiomely ballad, and after I bale stiiur to
r s.uigs ija- U.iiim Aitatr" or ' (11.1
t'ollts at lluiiiu" 1 have seen lesrs lu l..,r
8b"- has non In retirement for a great
mail) j. ais, and during that Urn., has
ln.t l.. ea p.. n-i.l at a sllljle .imriitl.
Hrftiriii4ii.'e; yet she reiucniltcrs well
the old artUts und the uiunii.ir In
wuloli tbey rendensl Urn various well
known rules. Kor Instance, when I udd
In-r that I a as stud) Ing the "llugueiiois."
snd as folii to sing It In America, she
said tnat was one of her favorite Mr.is:
that she thought .Mario was sux-rb as
ltoj, and that although (irisl sang
tin- music sph. mildly, sho never roullsisl
h r iib a of the char-acur of Valentine.
Ihe Que.-n herself look afu-r the
w lfre of all h -r tenants and s. rvanu.
nu ir any .ci.. of thi w Is sk-k she l.ih
llrst one to pay th.-m n visit and Uvtt.,
lie in little iiuforts.
Huriug her suy In Soullund shu L.t-..-
a plaasuro during her drives tu stopping
at various e tucs to ask after tho a.-l-fr
of Ihu innisws. When so occupied
the Queen I. at kind and slliinb. as am-
urduiory lad y uauid (hi. When she tm id
one of her first visiu and Utuk tas
la-en everything on a new spasr. from
newslsiy to editor, and would rather lie
the editor of a live newspaper than
."utter l'oi!r.i:iiSni i r , of the While
Star lU-et, c.mkleri l.linsalf the great
est trareler that eier live I li nnse dur
ing his connection w ith the company,
he has sit'ud Ms.Joo nautical miles, or
tin, ooo stumlard miles, ueurly four
times the di.-.tancc ls-tween the earth
und the moon.
Ijf the stx-lcty of tie- lied Cross a sh
rlut arrluisologlcul .irtinent Is form
ing, the mUiiioti of which will lie to
prevent the vandulistie destruction of
old monument and works of art lu
time of war.
Iv A I tor f, Switzerland, the Tell
monument committee is making every
cllort to press forw ur.l Us work. I'our
prizes of fl-UI. SJ;!k, (I'J.'.O mid 9100 have
Is-eii otlc.reil for the four ln'sl plans for
Tiik historical gray out of Nnisdeou
I., which was stolen fr.uu n iiiuseiim,
was fouud recently hy the jsilice lu the
Quarticr du Temple in I'uri. An old
clothes dealer had given the thief (.ev
enly ueuts for It.
An Italian nobleman, lh Count de
Ijirgucs, Is owner of an anokiut w.nxt
cngi living of ( hristopher l olumlms,
which is U-lie vis I to Ik- a true likeness.
It will probably have a place III tho
coming American e;s.slti.n,
Mh. Wali-okii, the Ln.'lish antiquary,
has started subscription to pay for re
cutting the inscription on the tomb of
(leorge ('hupmaii. who translated
Homer and who is buried in the old
cliuruh of St. (illes-iii-Uio-KlBlds, bin
don. Dt'Hl.vil the rec-iit demolition of the
old wall Of Tcinesvnr, a grent stone
goblet was found underground. On it
was the Inscription: .it-fan lawonosy.
154-." It Is suppoM-d to lie the goblut
given to Stefan J,oono.y by the women
of Temcsvar for hU brav.-ry in defciul
lng the town against the Turks.
MOT KNOWN UY NAME.
I'l. ituoMi s colored waller who threw
ae-.lf. -s,t at the bead of .lolili 1.. Sub
l liv :. is s-n to apH-ar in n tableaux as J
-.) .x .l. fyln-f the lightning. ' i
A W AMiiNoios- swell lins a S.'i,hn) ,
brown ssllt thnt was formerly the '
pr-qs-rty of the king of WurlcmU-rg.
The dog feels his sisltlou keenly.
A i-.il.oitKli woman who kidiiacd
child front IU nreuts at Sun Diego,
Cat . was arrested nud explained her
action on the ground that she hoard
thnt the child was Is-lng III treated.
A MIXisn iiof Iannis, N. . Is n tvpl
e.il UlepUHiuiiilii... He was taking din-
ucr with oih-of hU isirlshloners lately
u.iu won in too u.'l of saying grace,
when li.- ssk. ted il sllier "isiii from
A ioi.otu.li woman living near llm
llluc river, Indian territory, it re-
ttortcil to have given birth to four c till
ilrrn. all of whom are doing well. "The
WHliblned weight of the children I
i -. . ... ... ,. . .
.v mi. -so nim in iinuuiiKii, Mo, lias
tnad... three nt tempt within u week,
while i .11 the street, to .break awav
from n sweetheart for whom Ids love
has grow -i torpid, and In the spi luting
matches she has run him down each
IN W.tm nsburg, Mo , lives a light
HiiU calculator who has done. In three
Ivours, w.-rk thnt would have taken six
ordinary accountants slv dvs. lie enu
al.. al any perl.sl of the duv or night.
gi-. c tliti oaact uiorldl.iii time In hours,
minutes nud s.-c.ui.ls, though he cutiliot
tell lime b I'siklng at a watch or elook.
AT THE CAPITAL.
l'Hiii.r-.r Harmiimis Is fond of a
game of billiards und usoa a heavy cue
wii. a he plaj s.
Cu.i:Li:t 1'iMrKli, tlui new secretary
of the t.v isurv. Is a liilllloiinire and li
st.s-!,h..l,. r In the Standard Oil ("o He
made his start us u dry gissls merchant.
Till: champion billiard player of the
senate Is Senator Wolcolt, although
Senator 111, u-k burn Is u close second.
Vance, llutler iuuI uveu I'aliiiiluds are
fund of the game.
Will... Hey, I'hllllp. Ilnsiks, of llos
ton. Was rets. ..... In Wsshlugtoii he was
given the privileges of the llisw in the
senate, an honor rarely uce.ir.lrd even
to distinguished visitors.
(inv. Hu i 's seat ill the senate will tm
licit to that of Senator Daniel, of Vir
ginia. His.lcsk son the outer row of the
item. s-ratic side nlld was is-cillilcd f.
tw .-lie years by Senator Wude Hutup-
Sim?k tho election, In sss, there have
teen more changes In the present house
of representatives than there has Is-en
in mil' other house since the foundation
of the government, ten iu.-uib.-rs having
died, six resigned and nine In-eu uu
neaU.-.l. -- -
TRICKS OF CUPID.
A rAf niMti.K of (leu. Sherman's au
tograph w 111 adorn his tomtntoric.
Miciiai:i. Davitt Is credited with the
design of making California his home.
Cof .sr Hi.mitur IIisuaiii-k says that
the Kugllsli are doing splendid work
for civilization lu Kgypt.
Jon.v T. Koun, of llaltlmore, Is re
ganle.1 as the oldest thentrlcal mali
nger lu the t'nlted States.
Ir Is said that the grand duchess of
KnAO-Weliner owns the most perfect
collection of lewels lu the world.
Jos:i-ii I't iiTriu has a fad. Il Is to ! s'l"""tiy
commence whatever he has to do of Iui
Isirtanco on the tenth day of the month.
M All iUAJAii Dill i.i:i:i-Simiii and his
ton went granted an Interview of moro
than nu hour by Queen Victoria nt
Titr crown prince of (Jrvrce lins a
chapel snd altar for use iisin the field
when he linp-us to lo engaged ill war
No t.rss than flre hundred and sli
teen original poeir.s, It Is said, were
sent to Von Moltke on thu occasion of
his birthday celebration last October.
Tiik sultan of Turkey Is said to be mi
exx-rt at the great American gnine of
drnw siker, though where and from
whom he learned It is not known.
Mu. KuisK Tu. mill:, son of iur T.
De Witt Taluiagc. has Ik-cii nts-epteil by
the llnsiklyn I'resbytery as a candi
date for the Presbyterian ministry
SiuKnwiN Aiisolli savs the mikado
of Japan innlwa; s obliged to wnlk nlouc
In public, his iinn Is-lng considered too
sacred for even ihe empress to take.
Mil. T.wi.isn, a llritish incmU-r of
p.irlliimcnt who died recently, was sup-sk.-i1
to have the largest collection of
foreign stuuiH, any man ever isisacnsciI.
Du Si.ivAUii Wi:iiii. of New York. Is
very much of a society man. He im
credited with owning u hundred scarf
pins, more or less, and he liclungs to
all the swell clubs.
WRITERS AND PAINTERS.
Hungarian novelist. Is n
Uosa Iloxiiia ii's latest picture, lu the
sixty-ninth yenr of her age. Is u hind-
scav painting, "After u Storm lu thu
Sknoii (IaI.Isis, n rising Spanish
novelist. Is a modest and retiring man,
very fond of hemming handkerchiefs on
n sowing machine when not engtigcd In
Vi. aiuuiii Kiiuoi.K.s'KO, the talented
Russian wiit.-r, Is now- a prisoner In the
fortress of .St. IVler and SI.
Paul His arrest Is due ton seilcsof
in tides entitled "tu IK-n-rtcd I'.il.u-es,"
Vn.v v l'uit.uiiiv Is at present prob
ably the most noted irtiult painter In
llermaiiy. Sho 1ms iccelved an nnlcr
for ii llfe-slicd sirtrult of the cinpiesii,
'though she has eicelled so far only lu
the jsirtrults of men.
Tnc prince regent of llsvarla has
, made the r'reneh painters Cuxln, ('our
, tola and Hull olllecr of the Order of
j Merit of St. Michael and given the
i knighthood lu the suinu order to Car-
Here, Onlre and llliu-t.
O.si: curlmis habit of the venenilihi
Jules Simon Is thnt he docs most of his
writing lu Im-iI. l'or many years he has
pursued this practice; he lies Hut on his
buck, holds n tablet of pax-r alxivc him
nud does Ids writing thereon -kccmlug-ly
nu Impossible thing. Yet the old
gentleman's ehlrogrsphy Is n murvul of
neatness and etacturss.
ENGLISHMEN OF NOTE.
llml i Die Islsle In Wlileti s.imn Prsipln
Any of us cuu ic .lcuiU-roccaidoiiully
meeting v. ith p -opt- nU iupis ur to
Klory ocr l heir uiif. rtunes. 'In u muu
or v.ouiun, of UiU turn of mliMl, a
giicvi.uec f some hied ts-cotues u
neeei. ity. Ith. ut It, life ifrows stnUi
Tu be vtibifoi-liibly miserable sounds
auoinaious; I ul tlun, huitiun nature,
U-in:r InlioiU) lu lU variety, hrmsis
TUr la tu ettroqtt Iwlf-lRvnlkl,
who. wbife never OuU anaugb tu d, U
ii iruUl wiiM u Um ilootM-, nmj mel
miuboly Uo V W fricruU, 'llm innn-
Wn.li horses are numerous lu the
mountains ueur Antelope valley, Ne
vada. Il Is diltlcult Ui keep tatiie liur.-s
lu that section, us they s.s.11 U-coiuc
:isi oi.t.-nled ami wniulerolf to join the
Tin. ss-vr.-tary of the manufacturer..'
burvau of Denver says that lu (iiiiintson
w.unty, f.d., then1 are three hills of
solid iron und manganese ores sou, ,mxi
uod l.llM feet high, their Iwscscovvrlng
in-.re than I, ooo acres.
T'ikio: Is a tract of forest tnes in
-lUtheru Oregon, euibnielng aUmt 1 tt, -sii-.-j..rc
miles, which. If cut and sold ut
sltiiA-r I .om feet, would pay our national
libttwk-e over. It Is estimated thut
he mr.Munt of mereJiiinUibJi! tliula-r ri'peatlng his g.ssl wishes omr and omr!
sun ui my mile iw was So much
struck with thU tbst tin said to me after
sl.o was gone: "U uiaunu,i, wbala liltlo
outan for suck a hg Queen!" It I, ajj
this that h it eitt.lii Uio Queen so helmed
hy all her s..b
I have cudeuvorod In thei few
Uug login- a slight Idea of Queen
Motorla, and If In doing so I ha VII 111.
truded myself too much II Is his-auso f
can not help It, th alxivc being lly
ruliiil experleuc-iof her Majesty.
HIS FRIEND'S SON.
Thst't Why llie l.,,i-r Wu 111.. I i
lllilljr UU I'llriit,
A young man visits the olllci. of an ai-
Uirney, sals the New York Herald, i.n.1
gives h!ni a claim of SUM to collect.
lour naine, ' asUd thy dlsciplu of
"Klljah 8linisoii,." Is tho reply,
"Nut tha son of my old frluml Ugo
Muinssiny 4V Well, you don't know
how glad I am to meet my old friend's
sou. tliie mo your hand." and ho wrings
the young man's huiid with tho utmost
fusion, adding: "l hiiHiyou wl oomo
lu and see im. often. It will bo a treat
for uu.. I SHsuro yon, to havo on oie
(wrtunlty of conversing with you about
A week Inter young Klljah calls again.
I ho law yer rushed toward tO LTIIIlL Mil.
scUes Isjih his liahilH ami Hhakiw them.
l-indil.g iimoUIlU Ut IB,KHJ,WsJ,(sjo ci,t.
-iv i i:.oni livgunittu.
his groat iilonsuro at
In hM xwur to stir u
--Ttc maU of a Maine scboaner h-s a
Uiat foltowvi him 111. , ,i . ....
1. -II.......J ... . .. . . 7
m ..v ... tu .vsg a bam in
v.bpt!Vr it like.
hailng had II
l "Thou you huv thu luunoy for mo?"
"CorUlHly. wrtalHly. Iluru It is,"
Und ho bunds an envelope carefully
Tiik rlu.llng of a sk.-h ton ut Sernu
lon, Pa., sturU-d it police mystery, until
the Imnos worv found to bo those of n
A vktkua.v hunter of Dnnforth, Me.,
lu ntt.impiing to kill a huge Ix-ur with
i knife, was carried three miles on the
inluml's Iwuik beforo the wild Ixnist
lied from Ihu loss of hl.asl.
"Tinmw up your hands and cash!"
yelled a highwayman with n gun to
Patrick Matthews, of Sheiiamloali, Pa,
Matthews gnve up a p ickago ho w ns
currying, then knockcl the man down
w llh ii stone, and, r.c i. ring his pnclc
A irilltllil.H uieth.sl of sitletile was
n.lopt.-d by a inachlnist of uldlieiin,
Westphalia. He put the engine at its
highest mhmI and then threw himself
against the lly-whccl, w hleh stnick bin
heud oft at once and tossed his body
against the wall with rushing force.
Unther violent, but d.-.i.l sure.
A imx c.HiUltilng n U snake, con
signed to King A I'runlihn's circus, fell
mid broke open In the Ht.utherit express
ortlce at Itiriuiiiglutm, Ala. Tlio snake,
seven feel ill length, drove the other is,
ciipuuts from the ofll. . and c. ,in-lleil
the night clerk to tulo- refuge In tho
vault, where he s nl hours U-fore the
snake was recaptured.
Ni; of the largest ilov il flshu. ever '
caught In I'liBct ssMliiil was iHiughti
near Port Madison the other day by
some fishermen. lieu lirsl caught It
would measure, spread out, fifteen or
twenty feet across from t!,i to tip uf its
arms, (In each of its i ight arms wum
over two liiinilred suck, i-, milking in
all upward of sixteen huudred.
Tiik latest fish si. it comes from
Ocaln, Tin., where lh. c .k at n res-1
tuuraul Is alleged to hale foi.ud a ilia-J
iiioml ring In a Hull's Ntoinnrh. Thu
ring Is of handsome d. .igu and contains
m-v.'ii snmll stones s-t in a circle, with
one larger than the n t in thu center.
Inside the bsiul on the lower side are
engraved Uio letters is K. K. The ring
I a valuable one, pnibably worth from
one hundred to nun huiuliod and twenty
live dollars. .
Ilr. "Charlotte, I love von; can
not return my Blfectlon?" She -"I
afrakl I'll have to, as I have no use for
In Lake county. Tenn., a short time
since, n loling 111(411 of tilelitv seven
lll.irrl. d a widow of fortv uine, who ha
sei. nt. -,-u living.-hihlrc n.
I. 1.- 1.111c. Ivy , the other .lav. Pol
ly onu i oi! ins. agcil twelve year., Hiis
in, i ie.1 to Jesse Istnahue, a w hfrnvcr,
tin; ty three yuors old, Polly s parents
coo . Ullllg.
A liiv.u. lover of aSturgls (Mich )glrl
sui"veiled ill getting a t.iuixirarv st
poiici iciit of the ulhcr fellow 'siii.irriugi'
to h- r by having his new dress suit
st..h-:i from the tailor ah ip.
Minus seven minutes after a roiipb-ent.-iid
the Atchison courthouse tin-
other day they came out mail and
wife. The license had Iw.-n obtained slid
the e. reiuoiiy performed within that
Ma i. iK Curt r-"So you refuse me
Miss I'oiid.iut?'' Miss r.--"l'nnery sorry
.Ma)..' l ru.t. but your sou has Just pro
(x . I to me, and I accepted him."
Major I. "(oxsl gracious! You don't
mean to say tho Ixiy has Ik-cii such uu
Miss WiMTiiiuir "P.xir .lack has now
Ucii a fiill-lle.liMl aruhlt.H-t for sli
in-. nibs, and he hiisu t had a single com
mission. He designs U'lilitiful hoilsek,"
Mr. Towues "Miss Winlhrop-liM,allc-
can t I x-rsuaU- mu to let j our brother
ilc.o'ii a nice con u try hous.- for- for us?"
SANITAn Y CLIPPINGS.
Ni:vrn breathe through the mouth
unless it Is liul-.xv.lblu Ui breathe
through the inxvo.
Waii-.U kept lu a r.xsu for awhile is
unlit for ice. and Ice w ater should al
M.i,s Is- kept eorer.-d up
A I l siiu handkerchief tied, without
fol.li.i,' over tl.e face Is u complete se
curity .i.fiinst soli. K-utl. in fr.nu smoke;
!t s-rmits tree br.-iithlug nud. at the
same tune, excliulit, thusiuokr from the
1 11 1 's.
Vi..x ru.vTlns Is ii provision of nature
too often abused. lAcr) sleeping rx.m
should have Us w iuilows ojs-n an hour
every morning, and all the IhnI clothing
laid 0(0)11 to tin- ulr, wlietu, If (xisslble,
the sun can shliiw iixin them.
A si .. i l l i,ii joint lu a suw cr or drain
lis' ni iy lx- tested hy wrapping it with
,u i.iule layer of white Muslin moist
ene.l with ii solution of acetate of lead
t As the ims escux-s through the meshes
of the cloth, it will be blackened by the
sulphur comix. uiids.
A SU Iiuls woman thinks that mar
ried mini ought to wear rings on their
Augurs, as the ladlcsdo, Indicating their
social status. She says If they did there
would not Imi so many wounded hearts
lying around. When a gentleman aje
proaolms s Isdy she could readily di
tormina whether ur not ho Is In or out
of the matrimonial market, and duuiean
'Nl'lisis.' ain't what it used to Imj
said Mrs Hump "They tlx up all their
liicillcines so nice iftiw u.u s that there
ain't no fun In mnkiiig x-ople lake it at
all."- ludiaualxdls Journal.
"Siv. have you ever had vour store
broken Into?" "No. You see. every
thing is so very cheap here that If a
thief Wi.nlfl anything he simply coni.-s
III und hiys for It." I'llegcnilc lllnlter.
IN l'lorlilii, I'lrst Oiiesi hy (o run
spehk of that gentleman sv. his high-
uess?" S.-.xiiid (iit.-st "lie is the pro
prietor of this hotel When you isiuu
to pay your bill you'll understand II
more fullj ."
"What makes you color your lemon
ade red'.'" ashed the curious old gentle
man of the circus iiieichnut "(.rent
Scott," was tho Indignant rcssinse;
"you don't expect us to take money for
clear water, do you?" Washington
CONCERNING OTHER NATIONS.
A Si:w map of I'hlnti has been ordered
by the emperor, and Hid surveys have
Mil. lliiiriis, I'. H. consul at .Sydney,
says that the people lu Australia have
Ix-gun tu discourage Immigration.
Tin: exxirt of euuurles from (5cr
miiny Is very large. Kv. ry year nlxnit
lao.Utsiof thi-s.- birds nr.- scut to Amer
ica, a. two to Kiigland. nud alxmt 'J.ooo to
llunir Iliiir.iiv's national debt
nm. innts at present to three billion four
hundred ami ninety two million dollars.
It Is more than f uir times as large ns
the debt of the I 'lilted Mates.
An llnglish army ofllc-r says that it
has rained only twice in tweiity-nliic
years in Aden, and then only enough to
lay the dust. "The last time It rained
thcie was three years ago, after twen-ty-slx
years of drought."
Tiikiii: Is u great ilciniiiid for Russian
sugar tu central Asia, especially In Per
sia, w hither It Is trausixirted by way
of llatoum nud I'nll. This demand has
caused many large sugar factories lu
the south to double their working capao
ll' Tumi. s nothing more discouraging
to a man than thoughts of how greut he
Intend. '.I t., he Atchison tiloU-'.
Till: chances are that the until who
hates himself h;istudlcdhliiis.-lf pretty
tboroiighlv Mllwiiukce S.-iitilic.
Kvcui mini U the archilect of hit
own foi tune. And It's luckv for the
most of us thut there's no building lu
Yof may lx- sure that a man has u
very angelic dlxjxs!lion If hu never gelt
mad wliuii hu fulls to guess u riddle. -Souiervllle
riiiijisoi-iii.ii is a man whocun feci
us easy over his own troubles as he
diH-s over his nelghlxir's. There ure no
philosophers. Atchison (Jlolw.
Ir Is ii mini's Hut t to work for his
dally bread, but a gil many sn-u are
fools to work as hard as they do for a
little cake and pic Some rvlilc Journal.
I'm: sun tells the troth ulxmt a man
when It takes his picture, but the pho
tographer has to do a gixxldeal of lying
with his retouchiug pencil lx.-foru he
can sell it to him.
Tin: ship of matrimony has a ruin-
piuilonw ay, hut there Ik tiiuny hiishuiids
und wives who never find It.
Aluir.M i: makes the heart grow fond
er, but presents Hoiiictliui-s have the
suuie effect, Chicago I'lguro,
A m uiaim: writer nllirius that there
Is no such thing us uhsoliite silence. If
the man Is married he Is right alxiiil It.
A nt nu innn who has tx-i-u rclccb d
by n iiuiiiImt of Ix-llrs suys he thinks
American Ix-unty Is on the decline.
Il tx-ople worked as hurd after mar
riage to keep each other as they did 1x
lore me engagement to w In raoh other.
iinirrlugc would Ixi more of u suo-
i'vs. Alohlsoii tllobc. .
Tin: late Karl llraiirllle spik Prcneh
with a purer accent than any content
Sin I'liAtii.ts Dii.ki: Is rery fond of
fencing, ami lu one of thu nxuns of Ids
laiiidon house he has u choice collec
tion of old swortVi nud handsome niplert.
Sill KliivlN AliMil.lt is an absent,
inln. led man and Is somewhat negli
gent of his atllrc. He has a mild eye,
n calm face nud a general ulr of Itullf-
Tin: new Karl tlninvlllc Is a pain
fucivt lad of nineteen. He Is at present
a student at Kton, ami cannot tukc his
place lu the house of lords until he at
tains his majority.
I.oiiii Sai.imu uv recently lost a fa
vorite servant by diphtheria at Hat
Held house, and the next day he had
the w hole eustlc drainage overhauled
at an exx-nso of several hundred
Sin ( Mvm.Ks Du. kk Is forty-eight
.urs old lie Is n Ulan of average
height, with a lung brown Ix-ard and a
deep volw Is wealthy, capable of
hard literary wurk, a convincing speal;.
cr lu parliament ni.d s mini of eixxl
milliners nud eicellcnl tnsi,- lu di-ess.
AMMONIA AS A CLEANbCR.
A rtw drops In a cupful of warm
water, applied carefully, will remove
sxits from puliitlugs ami uhroiuos,
(itiKAsi: stxits may lx) taken out with
weak aiiiiuonls lu water; lay soft whltu
paxr over and Iron with u hot Iron.
Yi:i.i.ov status left Vy sewing inn-
chilli oil on white limy Ihi removed bv
rubbing the sxit with a cloth wet with
niiiiuoiiia tiefiiru washing wild soap.
Loi-u. parts of sium.mU and lur
pciitiuc will take paint out of clothing,
even if it lx- hard and dry. Saturate thu
sxit us often sa ucesury slid wash out
In soup suds.
1 1- those who perspire frrely would
use a little iimmoulu lu the water they
h.ithc lu every duy It would keep the
llesli clean and sweet, doing away with
any disagreeable odor.
I't'i a tablesp-xinful of ammonia lu a
quart of water, wash your brushes and
cunbs In this, and nil grease and dirt
will disapx'ar. Uliise, shake and dry
in the sun or by the tire.
I'l.vNNi.i, and blankets mny lx soaked
In a pail of water routaiiiiug one tuble
sxxiuful of uiiiiuonla and u little suds,
liilb as little as possible, nud they will
Ik- white and clean slid is, III mil shrink.
WATERS UIO AND LITTLE.
Tllllir V-TlllitsK steauitxnsU liurlguto
the Congo river.
Tut: greatest ix-ran depth ever found
by measurement was In the Atlantic
near Puerto ItU-o, 4, CM futhoius.
Tin: deeHisl running streum that Is
known Is the Niagara river, Just under
the susjM-njI.in bridge, where il Is 700
feet deep by actual measurement.
A I. i:rnkii Investigator says that the
(treat Dismal swamp Is not u swamp at
all, hut a Ix-uiillful sheet of clear water,
mid "the healthiest place on the conti
nent." Tin: average soundings In the oxiu
Atlantic give a depth uf -J.OOO or 3,001)
fathoms. The sun's rays Illuminate
this mass of water to the depth of 400
or :is) fathoms only. The greater part
of the ocean lx-d Is thus pitch dark.
AixxiuniMi to I lerr Japing, thu hourly
rale of water falling over Niagara fulls
Is III J.IWd.OoO tons, representing 10,000,
ooo horxc-xiwcr; and the total dally
pnxluctloii of coal lu the world would
just nlxnit sullli-e to pump the wuter
Dov't call a spade a spado when It Is
I'ahiiios stul ilceeucy should lx: alwnyi
on gil terms.
No u a N Is iircnuutuhie for thu mis
takes of Ills friends.
A has' Is frequently known by the
company he keeps nut of.
Don't lose sight of nn honorable ene
my, he'll make n gixxl friend.
No man ever yd minded his owu
billsness who didn't gut Into trouble.
Ilowi-.vi ll groat some men's abilities
lire, their liabilities ure always greater.
IIiinistv is the Ix-st policy, Ix-cuiise II
Is the only policy which insures against
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