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Tfca Mortb Wind.
Tke surly north wiads Mow-tag
Hia trumpet loud and ahi-fli,
And piling high his snowdrifts
Alone the naked hlLL
fie's flying madly southward, -
And soon his angry note
Will soften, and Ue'U dofl his
Icicle broidered coat.
For then he'U be the sooth wind.
And he will wander back
With roses in his whiskers
And roses in his pack.
Ee'Il wave hia flower trumpet
And. northbound, scatter free
His pack of dewy flowers
On mountain side and lea.
Harper's Young Peopla.
An ExpierimesUI Locomotive.
The owners of what are called the
Holman-Caldwell patents are bavin;
fitted up in Milwaukee a locomotive to
. M equipped with a new style of running
goar, which its owners think will accom
"piiHh great things in railroading. The
new running gear consists of a trnc!i
'with ten wheels, three of which on each
aide rest upon the rails, and are sur
mounted by two others, the tires of
which have frictional contact with the
tires of the wheels below.' Then sur-
'Kxmntrng these two wheels is the dnve
wheel of the locomotive, the wheel ar
rangement on each side being that of a
"pyramid, with the drive wheel on top.
As the lower seta of wheels are of
much smaller diameter than the drive
"wheels which transmit motion to them
it is claimed that the ordinary speed of
a locomotive can be doubled by the use
"of this gearing. A stock company has
Been formed to exploit this invention.
and as soon as possible a trial trip is to
n made. It is proposed to first ran the
engine now being equipped from Minne
apolis to Boston. Representatives of the
Holman -Caldwell company have been in
Milwaukee for several days looking after
toe construction of the trial truck and
exhibiting models of the invention to
xaoiroad men. Milwaukee Wisconsin.
Saved by His Wife's Wit.
The Rev. Dr. Clinton Locke, the popu
lar Episcopal clergyman, of Chicago,
made a . bad break the other day, but
was helped out by the quick wit of his
"wife. On the day in question he saw a
lady about to call whom he was anxious
aot to meet. So he said to his wife:
"Now I'm off, my dear. IT1 run up
stairs and escape till she goes away."
After about an hour he quietly tiptoed
to the stair landing and listened. All
"was quiet below. Reassured he began
to descend, and while doing bo he
thoughtlessly but emphatically called
out over the bannister:
"Well, my dear, has that old bore gone
- The next instant a voice from below
caused the cold perspiration to bedew
Ida ministerial brow and rooted him to
the spot. There came a response which
Bounded inexpressibly sweet to him just
tken. It was the voice of his wife, who,
, "with true womanly tact, replied, "Yes,
darling, she went away over an hour
ago, but here is our good friend, Mrs.
TOank, whom I am sure you want to
aaeetr New York Tribune.
Ward and Her Aldiaaaa mt On.
According to The Isle of Wight Guard
ian, the island one day recently was the
acene of a strange dramatic performance
with a powerful "cast" There could
be seen Miss Genevieve Ward, Dr.
Dabbs, Mrs. Dabbs, and a dramatic vis
itor, a Mr. Lumsdaine, together with a
yotmg lady, Miss Ethel Goddard, and
this powerful dramatic company were
engaged in what? They were reading
through a new play of Dr. Dabbs and
Mr. Righton, entitled "Dante," to se
cure the copyright. The admission was
one guinea, which was paid at the door,
and the audience consisted of one person!
And so the qualifications of the copyright
aw were complied with, and the right
of the authors to the title of "Dante" is
legally secure against all comers. But
why not have given us all the chance of
seeing it? for nights are dull and the
atricals are quite in our way such is the
lament of the paragraph writer.
Death of a Jolly Good Fellow.
Mr. Jerome's serious iHns recalls to
any mind an incident which I noticed
with some amusement at his brother's
funeral. He was such a jolly good f el-
. low that even when be was in company
in a coffin he was not as depressing as
an ordinary corpse. An awfully swell
yoang girl, tailor made, with that
aplomb which only nature can give,
came into the room with a young man,
walked with the hippy movement which
was then the fin de siecle carriage for a
girl over to the coffin, looked pleasantly
at Mr. Jerome, and then turned and
walked out again. As she reached the
vestibule she said to her escort with a
cheerful tone, in a perfectly audible
ice, "Well, he had an awfully good
time while, he livedr Could the king
. of terrors have been treated with dain
tier indifference? New York World.
A Primitive Process.
There is no government tag at the
Norfolk navy yard now, and in moving
heavy vessel, along the wharf front the
hauling is accomplished mostly by the
boll teams of the yard, a primitive pro
cess, but the best available at present.
It takes about four yoke of bulls to move
a -vessel easily along, but when they
tackle a big ship like thedoafcteinrreted
monitor Ainphitrite the boils generally
go down exhausted before the rmhng is
ewer. In doing tag duty for the past
year the bull team appears as a new fac
tor in the economy of nary yard affairs.
The late Duke of Bedford eat in the
hoaee of commons for twenty-five years
and in the house of lords for eighteen
-years, in all a parliamentary career of
forty-three years, without opening his
Bps. BHs estate covered 118 acres in
London, with about 8,000 residences or
- Two bandied and sixteen thousand
copies of "Black Beauty" are claimed to
have been sold in America, and the Hu
mane Education association is having
"the work translated into French, Ger
. man, Spanish, Italian and Volapuk.
An Batcle Attacks a Farmer.
i Thomas Shelby, a farmer, living eigit
miles from Lexington, Kv.. on the
Richmond turnpike, had a desperate en
counter with a wounded eagle recently.
He was out riding over his farm
when he discovered a large bird perched
on the topmost limb of a tree. At the
first glance he thought the bird to- be a
black buzzard, but as he drew nearer
he concluded that it must be an eagle.
He noticed that the bird kept eying his
dogs, which were near the tree. Shelby
took advantage of this fact and rode up
close to the tree on the opposite side
from the dogs. He had his shotgun
with . him, loaded with small shot,
When he reached a point about thirty
yards from the tree he fixed. . The eagle
came crashing down through the
branches and Shelby ran to pick it up.
The load of shot was too small to do
more than disable the bird by breaking
As Shelby approached the bird of free
dom turned and dashed at him with the
ferocity of a tiger. By rapid dodging
he managed to keep out of reach of the
bird's claws for several moments. He
finally picked up a fallen limb, and each
time the bird dashed at him he avoided
it and struck and rained effective blows
upon the vicious bird of freedom. It
was not, however, until he had mashed
its head almost to a jelly that the bird
gave up the fight. Shelby escaped with
a number of scratches and took the bird
to Lexington, where it was placed on
exhibition. It is of the species known
as the gray eagle, and is the first one
killed in this part of the country for
many years. It weighed seventeen
pounds and measured nearly seven feet
from tip to tip. Cincinnati Ikiquirer.
I have a friend who is in distress for
want of "something to do." Not finan
cial, but mental distress. He has an in
come sufficient for his wants, but he de
plores the inactivity that is forced upon
him by his failure to secure a congenial
and sufficiently remunerative business
engagement. He has tried the profes
sion of law, but no 4 clients came to his
office, and that did not help him in his
effort to busy himself. Then he tried
journalism, but after a few weeks at
that gave it up because it was degrading
to a rich man to work for $40 a wee!:,
which was as large a salary as he could
command at the outset.
"And think of it, too," said he in a
plaintive tone in recounting his news
paper experience, "I have invested in
my education and in travel perhaps con
siderably over $60,000, and upon all this
investment in myself I was only able to
realize about 8 per cent., and had to
work pretty nearly all night and day for
that" What my friend desires is a situ
ation that will pay him for the actual
work he does, and also a fair rate of in
terest upon his investment in himself.
My friend is modest. New York Star.
-Mew York Girls on Fifth Avenue.
Every pleasant afternoon the mwm.
sions of school girls may be seen swing
ing along Fifth avenue from Fourteenth
to Fifty-ninth street. Thev are nnnilo
in the various private academies along
toat route, ana their outing is in accord
ance with the latest accepted method of
physical exercise. They are an robust
and rosy cheeked girls, and they walk in
a manner that invariably excites the ad
miration of that natriarch of nvtefitri-
ans, Edward Payson Weston, when he
nappens to see them. .Low heels and
broad soles to the shoes, their hands on
their hins. heads err mnnthi
nostrils dilated and eyes sparkling, they
form pictures which go far toward con
tradicting the oft told tale that New
York girls, even those at school, are af
fected with ennui of the worst type.
There are usually a dozen of these high
spirited girls in each nartv. and thnv
accompanied by one or more teachers
wno, aitnougn advanced in years, are
usually fine, superb specimens of nerfetrt
American womanhood. New York
An Intelligent Equine.
The intelligence of the horse has iuat
been demonstrated at Vesper, near Syra
cuse, N. Y., on the extensive farm of ex
Sheriff G. G. Burroughs. Among his
herd of Hambletonian horses in a field
was a brood mare and a suckling colt.
A few days ago the mother partly pulled
one of her shoes off. With a great deal
of "horse sense" she jumped out of the
pasture and went to EL E. Moon's black
smith shop. The smithy started to drive
the animal away, but finally discovered
and reset the bent shoe. The mare then
went contentedly back to the pasture,
scaled the fence and was once more min
gled with the herd. Cincinnati Com
The Proverbial XJrety Cricket.
Carpenters driUmor a mortiw into n
heavy oak scantlintr at Cromwell, on r.ho
Connecticut river, a few days ago, dis
placed a soiia Knot ana round two crickets
in a little round cavitv behind the knot..
The crickets were alive, but not very
lively, ana were or a pale, waxy hue,
with yelloW spots on their backs. They
died within a few moments after they
had been exposed to the air. How did
they get walled into the little hollow in
the Bcantlinz? TJnduestion&hlv ihv
crawled into a knot hole in the stick
years ago when it was a part of a stand
ing tree, and the wood grew about them.
iMUdiphia Ledger. : - .
And Then B XMAnt.
A Spanish author says in a serial story
"Then she looked Bp.
Then he made a movement am it tn
clasp her in his sons.
Then then he drew a drett
from his Docket, scratched a mxtnh n
his kr and proceeded to smoke."
ispamsu neroes are sensible. Detroit
A remarkable petition is on its wav
from India to Qneen Victoria. It is
more than sixty feet in length, and is
sea Dy more than 10,000 women in
bdia who are anxious to have the legal
marriage age for girl raised from, its
present Knrit of 10 to 14 years. '
Love Finds a Way. "
Often a young man has written two
letters at the same time and then placed
them in the wrong envelopes, but the
latest break of this kind was made by
one oi tae prettiest girls in Louisville.
She wrote a letter to her brother, who is
at Knoxville, and at the same time a let
ter to a well known young newspaper
aaan. The envelope directed to the lat
ter contained a letter beginning "Dear
Brother. At first the recipient of the
epistle did not think this strange, as the
young lady, although living in the eitv.
is boarding at one of the female school
After reading a few lines he saw it was
not intended for hiua. Looking at the
end he saw the letter was signed "Your
Little Sister." This alarmed him and he
began to taink how he could get the girl
out of tiie scrape.
Finally he lost his head and did the
very thing he should not have done. He
telegraphed the brother not to open the
letter, tiiat it was not intended for him
This had just the opposite effect, and the
brother opened it, read it through and
then forwarded it to his parents. The
young lady is being sent to school to
keep her away from this aspiring young
jAnm.Ko TM niL. " 1 , '
juiuiuuioh J- vim invuct J 'ctlLl inrq a Call
and a stormy scene was the result. The
young lady's letters have to go through
the hands of the teacher now. In spite
of this aha has managed to get a letter to
him, and he has written an answer that
has reached its destination, proving that
"love laughs at locksmiths." Louisville
He Changes to Stone.
One of the most remarkable human
curiosities ever seen has been examined
by M. de Quatrefages, the French natur
alist. He is a provincial named Simeon
Aiguier, and is 30 years old. Aicruier.
thanks to his peculiar system of muscles
and nerves, can transform himself in
most wondrous fashion.
At one moment, assuming the rigidity
of a statue, his body may be struck
sharply, the blows falling on a block of
stone. At another he moves his intes
tines from above and below and right to
left into the form of a large football, and
projects it forward, which gives bin the
appearance of a colossally stout person
age. He then withdraws it into the thorax,
opening like a cave, and the hollow look
of his body immediately reminds one of
a skeleton. Aiguier successfully imi
tates a man subjected to the tortures of
the rack, as also a man hanging himself,
and assumes a strikingly cadaverous
look. What most astonished M. de
Quatrefages was the stoppage of the cir
culation of the blood, now on the left
and now on the right side, which was
effected by muscular contraction. Cin
cinnati Commercial Gazette.
An Eagle Trapped by a locomotive.
While a Chicago, Burlington and
Qnincy freight train was coming from
Burlington here recently the engineer
noticed an eagle sitting on the track
feasting on a rabbit.
The eagle arose when the engine drew
near, but the locomotive was running so
rapidly that the big bird could not clear
it. One of the wings flapped into the
wedge shaped space formed by the head
light bracket and the extension at the
front end of the boiler, and was held
there as in a vise. The fireman went
forward and released the wing and car
ried the eagle into the cab, where it
showed fight and made tilings lively for
the engineer, who finally cornered it and
brought it here alive. It is now the proo-
erty of R. W. Colville, master mechanic
of the Chicago, Burlington and Qnincy,
and is an unusually fine specimen.
Galesburg (His.) Cor. St. Louis Globe-
Earnings of Bailways for 1S0.
Bradstreet's gives the gross earnings
of 128 railways for the year 1890. The
amount realized on a total mileage of
85,678 was $484,239,134. This is a gain
of 8.6 per cent, in earnings and 3.7 per
cent, in mileage. The gain on 130 roads
in 1889 over 1888 was 8.5 per cent.
Hivery group of roads shows an increase
for the year,' the smallest gain being
that of the Mexican roads, seven-tenths
of 1 per cent., and the largest that of the
southwestern roads, 12.7 per cent. In
addition to the latter three others show
gains in excess of 10 per cent. viz., the
eastern roads, 10.3 per cent.; the south
ern roads, 12 per cent., and the Pacific
roads, 10.9 per cent. The central west
ern roads gain 9.5 per cent., and the
grangers 8.7 per cent., while the trunk
lines show the comparatively modest
gain of 2.4 per cent.
Wet Hair In Wlater.
"What a foolish habit some men have
of putting water on the hair in this kind
of weather," remarked one of the Du
quesne barbers. "Why put water on
the hair at aQ? It is done, to be sure, to
make the hair lie down, but it is more
of a habit than anything else. The hair
can be brushed dry as well as wet. '
You see mm go out of barber shops
with the water running from behind
their ears. In a few minutes it is
changed into icicles. The next day they
complain of earache, neuralgia, or pain
in the back of the head. Do you won
der why? The cause is not deeply hid
den. It is not water on the brain this
time, but ice on the hair." Prttsbure
The late Judse Daniel HUrV vM.
Chester, N. H., was in the United States
senate aurtng rate war, and was known
as a man of wit and Rtronc tnmMM , fw.
one occasion he obtained the floor for a
speech late in the day and asked for an
adjournment, as he had not tasted food
for twelve hours. This wm mfiu1; Kn
when he had a tray with tea and eand-
wi cries Droognt and placed before him
Ins opponents at once voted a rnm
let him eat his cupper.
Marmadoke Watson, of Phfladernrriji.
has devoted fifty-four years of his lite to
school teaching, and has just been given
a reception on the occasion of his retire
ment as a Brinciml of the
schools in his city, at which many f his
rormer pupils, now gray narred men.
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Office, N. W. Cor. Washington and Second Sts.
The Grate City of the Inland Empire is situated at
the head of navigation on the Middle Columbia, and
is a thriving, prosperous city.
It is the supply city for an extensive and rich agri
cultural ana grazing country, its trade reaching as
far south as Summer Lake, a distance of over fwc
THE LARGEST WOOL MARKET.
The rich grazing country along the eastern slope
of the the Cascades furnishes pasture for thousands
of sheep, the -wool from "which finds market here.
The Dalles is the largest original -wool shipping
point in America, about 5,000,000 pounds being
shipped this year.
The salmon fisheries are the finest on the Columbia,
yielding this year a revenue of $1,500,000 which can
and -will be more than doubled in the near future.
The products of the beautiful Klickital valley find
market here, and the country south and east has this
year filled the "warehouses,
places to overflowing -with their products.
It is the richest city of its size on the coast, and its
money is scattered over and is being used to develop,
more farming country than is tributary to any other
city in Eastern Oregon.
Its situation is unsurpassed! Its climate delight
ful! Its possibilities incalculable! Its resources un
limited! And on these corner stones she stands. -
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