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MADNESS IN PLANTS.
Mexican Weed That When
Will Drive Men Crny.
Marihuana is a weed used by people
of the lower class and sometimes by
soldiers, but thoc who make larger
use of it are prisoners sentenced to
long terms. The use of the weed and
its sale, especially In barracks and
prisons, are very severely punished, yet
it has many adepts, and Indian women
cultivate it because they sell it at rath
er high prices.
The dry leaves of marihuana, alone
or mixed with tobacco, make the smok
er wilder than a wild beast. It is said
that Immediately after the Hrst three or
four drafts of smoke smokers begin to
feel a slight headache; then they see
everything moving, and Anally they
lose all control of their mental facul
ties. Eerythlng. the smokers say,
takes the shape of a monster, and men
look like devils. They begin to tight,
and of course everything smashed is a
monster "killed." But there are im
aginary beings whom the wild man
cannot kill, and these inspire fear until
the man Is panic stricken and runs.
Not long ago a man who had Smoked
a marihuana cigarette attacked and
killed a policeman and badly wounded
three others. Six policemen were need
ed to disarm him and march him to the
police station, where he had to be put
Into a straltjaeket. Such occurrences
There are other plants equally dan
gerous, among them the tolvache, a
kind of loco weed. The seeds of this
plant boiled and drunk as tea will
make a person insane. Among some
classes of Mexico it Is stated that Oar
lotta, the empress of Mexico, lost her
mind because she was given tolvache in
There Is in the state of Michoacan
another plant the elTects of which upon
the human organism are very curious.
The plant grows wildly In some parts
of Michoacan, and natives have ob
served that whenever they traverse a
field where there were many of such
plants they lose all notion of places.
For this reason when a person reaches
a place where there are man of these
plants he forgets where he is going,
where the place Is and even where he
Is and what he is doing there. It takes
from three to four hours for a person
affected by the smell of the plant to re
cover the full control of his mental fac
ulties. Another very curious plant H the one
called de las carreras in some places
where it prows. When a per m drinks
a brew of the leaves or seeds of the
plant he feels an Impulse to run and
will run until he drops dead or exhaust
ed. Mexican Herald.
Trout season and the very mention
of this ever pleasant, theme brings a
sparkle of pleasure to the eyes of the
anglers, and their faces are wreathed
in smiles at the prospect of lauding" the
speckled beauties, on the banks of some
of the teeming trout streams along the
line of the California Northwestern
Kail way. Thanks to Mr. A. W. Foster,
president of the road, and the rest of
this progressive company, and the
California Northwestern lish hatchery
established by them at Fkiah with
the spawning station at Willi!-, there
will be no lack of sport, for for years
past they have replenished the streams
every season with millions of little
trout tlia.t were kept at the hatchery
until they were able to take care of
themselves, then liberated by the thou
sands at a time. The best part of one
of these jaunts or li'diing excursions
into this part of the county is that the
angler never conies back empty handed.
He has not only dined himself upon
the gamy little fellows, but friends who congregation, were good evidences of
do not know what it is to get a whin" the old sa nig poor as church mice!'
of the invigorating mountain air, ami To sum it all up I found 1 couldn't
feast their eyes on the loveliness of this "llbrd to attend church in the city. I
part of the world bountiful with it don't doubt but there are churches
amounted to nothing, and finally we
were compelled to move out and seek
other quarters. We attended church
where the owner of the home we had
lived in preached. The people in gen
eral spoke of his eloquence, and they
did not exaggerate he was a silver
tongued orator and delivered many
truths in a forcible ami sincere way
that would have appealed to nie, had I
not lived in his house. The lirst ser
mon 1 heard him deliver was a begging
sermon, ami he was the best beggar L
ever heard; he could talk the money
right out the congregation's pockets.
I was on a small salary and had a large
family to support. I could give little.
On the way out of the church after the
sermon, the ending of which ellectcd
nie like a dose of bit tors after a good
dinner; 1 was informed that I could
secure my pew by applying to a certain
party. We were strangers and not a
single person gave a kindly greeting.
Then I began to figure it all Up, the
renting of the pew, the regular Sunday
donations, the children's contribution
to the Sunday-school, the paying of
even a small amount to the things
mentioned in the begging part of the
service. The pastor was wealthy, own
ing houses and lauds galore, and
strictly speaking, 1 with others of the!
WOMAN ANDFASHION MA,ESTIC SCENERY.
Becoming breakfast jackets tire al
ways in demand by women of taste
and judgment. This one includes a big
cape collar that gives breadth of shoul
der and grace of hue. The sleeves al
low a choice between the llowing style
and those gathered into cutis, as shown
in the back view, in tins case of the
model the material is blue ehallie, the
trimming string colored laer, but
countless others are equally appropri
ated grandeur, and mountain and
valley, canyons and mossy banks
spangled with Mowers ami ferns, are
sure to be remembered with that most
acceptable of gifts--a box or b:isket
lined with sweet-smelling ferns and
containing a mess of speckled trout ; a
dainty trophy of the success and skill
of the angler. Many sniglers are turn
ing their eyes toward t his mecca of the
trout fishers, for they know by past
experience what to expect, and they
don't have to go an all day's journey
to get there. Anglers are born exagger-
ators and we can be prepared to hear
marvelous tales. The lenirth and
breadth of some of tin? little trout will
be truly marvelous, and the veracity
of the angler will never be questioned,
although a great deal of allowance will
be made by the friends, who know that
they are perfectly reliable on every
other subject, and their word is as good
as their bond.
here where we would be welcome ami
not made to feel our poverty.' When
the question is asked, 'Why San Fran
cisco people are not more of a church-
going people,' 1 know that many of
them are afraid of the begging sermons
and the demand that is made on the
man with a small salarv."
JURIOUS ROCK FORMATIONS ON THE
The IMllur.s of Hereule, Two IMctur
etie IlxiNitltlc CnlumnH, nine From
Hit? Oregon Side of the Stream.
TowitIijk Mountain Peak.
The person who gave the name Pil
lars of Hercules to two picturesque
basaltic columns rising from the edge
of the Columbia river, in the Cascade
range, on the Oregon side of the river,
chose a name that was peculiarly ap
propriate. One of the interesting nuts
which the geologists In this country
have had to crack has been when and
how the majestic Columbia burst
through the basaltic Cascade range and
found its way to the foaming margin
of the Northern Pacific ocean. Who
knows if the mighty Hercules who,
according to the ancient (."reeks, when
returning from the western kingdom
of Geryon tore asunder the European
and African continents In order that
tlie waters of the Atlantic and the
Mediterranean might mingle did not
go beyond Erythia, Geryon's island
kingdom, and perform a like service
for the Columbia river? It certainly
would have been a feat worthy of his
prowess. The Columbia river, after
pursuing its placid way across the arid
wastes of land on the eastern side of
the Cascade range for nearly 200 miles,
approaches the stately row of moun
tain peaks and pushes through between
the towering peaks, Mounts Hood and
Adams. After descending in a boiling
cascade, from which it is said that the
range of peaks derives Its name, the
EAR OF DIONYSIUS.
FROM A WIFE'S DIARY.
A word to the wise is resented.
Many are called, but few get up.
"Where there's a will there's a law
suit. Fools rush In and win where angels
fear to tread.
Misery loves company, but company
does not reciprocate.
I.ove Is romantic. Matrimony Is de
cidedly a uatter of fact.
When we hear of other people's trou
bles it reconciles us to our own.
We never know how good we
going to be until the opportunity
If you bestow a favor forget it.
If you receive one It is wise to
Happiness is the greatest of tonics,
the best of cosmetics and the envy of
dyspeptics. Detroit Tribune.
Advice About Esrs.
A writer in the Delineator gives some
sensible advice about eggs. There is a
general Impression that eggs, acknowl
edged to be a complete food, may be
safely eaten on all occasions. On the
contrary, as the writer alluded to
points out. Invalids and young children
should nei'er be given eggs unless they
are very fresh. Persons suffering from
biliousness, gastritis and several other
troubles tind dilliculty in digesting even
fresh eggs. Some physicians declare
that the slightest tendency toward
rheumatism makes eggs undesirable.
The white of eggs whipped to a frotli
with a little water is a good thine to
give fever patients, as a rule, but the
physician should be consulted before
even this Is given to a sick person.
The most elevated river in the world
Is tha Desaguadero. In Bolivia. It is
of a considerable depth, and its whole
length, from the village Desaguadero,
at the south extremity of Titicaca, to
the north end of the lake Aullagas, is
about ISO miles. The average eleva
tion of the valley or tableland of I esa
guadero above the level of the sea is
about 13,000 feet. The river whose
source lies, highest Is the Indus, which
rises on the north of the Kailas Parbat
mountain, In Tibet, 22,000 feet above
Trout season brings to mind a real
true lish story. Three old-time friends
packed their lunch baskets, and when
the work was finished, they could have
well been the envy of every epicurean,
no matter how fastidious they might
be. Then they sallied forth with silken
lines, artificial Hies and cans of real
true bait, lish worms and the like. All
loved the sjHirt and trudged miles be
side the stream wending its way like a
silver ribbon between the mossy bank?..
One of the trio carried a novel and he
fell by the wayside no, I mean the
stream-side, and was soon lost in a love
tangle of a people in another part of
the country, to all aDnenninc. He
" I A -
was playing possum however, for every
now and then he would deftly transfer
a trout from his friend's basket to his
almost empty one, until he had quite a
respectable mess to carry home as evi
dence that he had been fishing and
wa really successful. L nkind friends
had remarked on previous occasions
that he v:is too lazy to lish when he,
poor fellow, was only tired. All were
in high glee when it approached the
time for starting home, and no one was
in better spirits than the man with
the novel, who chuckled with glee over
the surprise he had for his friends.
They finished the last of their lunch ;
then the angler who Snid walked and
tlshed sill day, proposed that they open
their baskets and count their fish.
"Done," said the novel reader :is he
dumped his basket of trout out on the
grass and began to count, ' What are
you doing?" he asked excitedly of his
friend the persevering fisherman, as
he watched him appropriate one trout
after another from the pile. " Simply
gathering up my own lish," said the
man cooly. "They are mine, every
one of them," said the novel reader.
"Oh, no; they are not," replied the
other culmly. "See that notch in the
tail. I brought my scissors along and
cut a notch in the tail of every lish I
caught." When the wise man got
through counting the tired man had
an even half dozen little speckled trout
in his basket, and remarked that he
had had the meanest kind of a trick
played upon him.
IT la Sad I.on.
"Darn the luck: I lost a peach of an
"Yes, people don't seem to have any
conscience about swiping umbrellas.
How did you lose it?"
"Well, It was standing against the
wall in the restaurant. I kept my eye
"You bet you have to! Well?"
"And Just as I was getting up the
fellow that owned it came along and
took it!" Cleveland Leader.
"Does he think there Is any money
In raising chickens?"
"Yes; he says for every grain they
give a peck." Yale Record.
"GnirlUh an She In Spoke."
Dumley Do you take your breakfast
downtown? Quibble Yes, but I eat It
at home. Boston Transcript.
"Force of the Fntare.
Cut off the future, and man Is the
most timid of creatures. The demons
and dragons are too terrible for him
to face and attack. But spread before
him the illimitable future, and he will
dare all things, certain of victory at
last. Any night, however filled with
weeping, can be endured by one who
knows that Joy Is coming in the morning.
" You asked nie whether 1113 children
attend Sunday-school and church,"
said a gentleman the other day, "and
I truthfully say 'no, they haven't for
many a day.' There was a time in our
lives when every one of us went, from
the oldest to the youngest, but that
was when we lived in one of the little
nland towns. You knew everybody
and you felt at home in the little house
of worship. Everybody sung the good
old-f:Lshioned hymns led by our volun
teer choir, and we sang with a will,
and as though we meant evey word we
uttered. When the sermon was ended,
our pastor came down and stood at the
door ami welcomed thostranger within
our gates, extending a cordial hand
greeting with cheery words to both
old ami young. When we moved to
this big city, we thought, now we can
listen to eloquent discourses and enjoy
the singing of anthems by cultivated
voices. As luck would have it, the
house I rented was owned by the pastor
of the church whore we proposed to
attend divine services ( 5 rent promises
were made by the agent in regard to
putting the house into perfect repair.
The rear of it was in a most unsanitary
condition and so filthy in appearance
that it would have lxjen at once con
demned had a health olllcer visited it.
Promises by the real estate agents
Togo's Nerves Steadied.
Admiral Togo, commander in chief
of the Japanese navy, whose prowess as
a fighting man has won world-wide
praise of late, comes from an old school
of Nippon warriors. I lis naval educa
tion is of the best, and he has been
trained in every way to be a fearless,
calm and tireless lighter. In his youth
he and his fellow students at the Japa
nese naval acadeniv were accustomed
to at tend an annual banquet. They sat
at a circular table around a slowly re
volving cannon loaded with a ball ami
trained to the level of their heads. The
trigger w:is so arranged that it could be
touched from a hidden source outside
of the banquet hall. That at some
time during the banquet the cannon
would be tired every one at the table
knew ; but just when, or in what di
rection it would be pointing was a mys
tery. Of course, there was a possibility
that the ball might crash harmlessly
between the heads of two banqueters,
but it was equally probable that it
might carry oil the head of some stu
dent, let no one llincliel. 1 liese
chances were equal to all. The pictur
esque object of destruction revolving
during tlie jovial hours of the banquet,
pointing from student to student, and
ready at a given moment to blow any
one of them to pieces, was considered
in .Japan admirable training to steady
the nerve.- t.f a lighting man.
Talking Makes Wrecks,
(hie of the chief iva-oiis lor the fre
quent nervous breakdowns amoiii;
women is that they talk too much. If
you will look about you will see the
truth of this, as the women who chatter
and gossip most, among your own ac
quaintances, are tho.-e who most fre
pKiitly have attack.-of nerves, necessi
ating doctors or drugs. Ellen 'ferry
the act res-!, once sought a physician
for advho, which was to pass three
hours daily swinging in a hammock
beneath the trees. She hired a house
in the suburbs, swung a hammock as
ordered, and recovered. Tnen she
learned that the prescription was sim
ply a ruse of the physician to keep her
from talking. M me. Calve talked too
much, and her physician insisted that
oe lie ail day in a l oom u illi Hie sliaOt
. rawn, arising only logo to the opera
die speedily recovered, because slit
Had absolutely abstained from talking.
New York physicians quite generally
give this tongue-rest cure for norvou
troubles among women. --Detroit Free
Nitrogen Accessary For Life.
Thcatmosphere is compose) of a mix
ture of oxygen and nitrogen, the former
substance being essential to life. 1 1 has
been a matter of scientific speculation,
however, what part is played b the
mitogen, and whether it could be sllp
mImhi.mI I iv bvilroireii. Professor M..I'-
cacci of Palermo, Italy, has recently
shown that in an atmosphere artificially
constructed with an equal amount of
hydrogen substituted for the nitrogen,
life cannot be supported for any length
of time. Professor Mai'cacci tried to
keep animals in such an atmosphere,
but he found that, they soon died, the
same ellccts being noticed as would re
sult from cold. This is explained by the
fact that hydrogen possesses greater
conductivity for heat than nitrogen.
CH A I.LI I AND LACE.
ate, and the model will be found an
excellent one for washable materials.
The jacket is made with loose fronts
ami tucked backs and is shaped by
means of shoulder and under arm
seams. The sleeves are in one piece
each, either left plain or gathered into
straight cuffs, and the cape collar is
arranged over the whole. The i,uan
tity of material required for tlie me
dium size is ."1 yards J7 inches wide.
3 yards 'M inches wide or l!:"t yards
44 inches wide. v. itli . yards of lace
and yards of insertion to trim.
I'lir Home Drcxsnuiker.
In home dressmaking the long seams
are often ditlieult to get quite straight.
As an aid in seaming pieces for the
skirts of dresses, cloaks, etc., adopt the
following plan: Place one piece of the
material on a smooth deal table and
the other above it. Smooth lightly Into
place, and at one end of the seam pin
a tape measure to the stuff and through
into the wood. Draw this down m the
other end of the seam and a cam knock
.in the pin. Then with lone thread lack
by the edge of the tape measure, and in
seaming use these stitches as guiding
ItlbhoiiN For Sniiiiucr Hutu.
Ribbons enter into the trimming of
most of the spring models, as they
have done this winter, only they are
treated in a somewhat different way.
The heavy quillings and shirred rueh
Ings have gone out of fashion with the
high crowns and Instead are ribbons
twisted carefully round and tied in a
simple bow on one side or else made
up Into little tied knots. Therefore me
dium and rather narrow widths are
most In demand.
The Now 1 In ud llnur.
Leather hand hairs with two square
pockets buttoned down by Maps on the
outside are rather novel.
Tor 11 Little Hoy.
This model is an ideal one for the
little boy. being easily laundered and
well adapted to many materials. The
simple, graceful lines gie a jaunty air
to the little wearer. The waist ami
Columbia, or, as it has often been call
ed, the Oregon, rolls between ever
widening banks to the white bulwark
erected by the turbulent sea across Its
One with a good strong arm could
throw a stone across the river at tlie
point where it enters the portals of
the mountains. Literally the river lias
turned itself on edge in order to
squeeze through. Some distance be
low this point the river pours over a
succession of rugged ledges; then It
smilingly passes on its way to the sen.
The scenery in this cut through the
mountains Is thought by some to rival
in sublimity that to be found any
where in the world. Pinnacles of vol
canic rock tower toward the heavens.
On them have lodged seeds carried
thither by the wind or birds. From
these seeds trees have germinated.
These cling to the rocks with a remark
able tenacity, and some of them, one
would thin';, have a precarious living.
On the very summit of one of thC3e
Pillars of Hercules a single repre
sentative of the evergreen trees which
abound on the western slope of the
Cascades elevates Its foliage with all
the impudent audacity and farcical
diminutivenos; of a clown's stovepipe
hat. There It stands as securely fas
tened and Its foliage as raklslily in
clined as the hat on the clown's brow
What depth of soil it has In which to
plant its roots doubtless not many
know, for itie ascent of the column has
probably been accomplished by few. It
is said thac in the early days of com
merce on the Columbia, when sailing
ships plowed their way up the stream
into the heart of the country, the yard
arms wouli- often become entangled in
the branches of the trees which over
hung the water. To the sailors after
their long sojourn at sea it was like
entering naradlse. Beautiful water
falls add to the charm of the scene.
They come pouring as If from the sky
over precipices SOU feet high and. hid
den In mist, plunge into the serene
bosom of the great river.
There are a number of other striking
formations of basaltic columns besides
the Pillars of Hercules. There are bat
tlemented castles, rounded domes and
u thousand rocks of other fantastic
diaper. One group of pinnacles, down
which numerous small streams descend.
Is called I'upc Horn. Dominating the
scene everywhere through this region
are the two extinct volcanoes, snow
capped warders of the pass. Mount Ad
urns on the north and Mount Hood on
The Indians have a legend as to the
origin of tho obstructions to navigation
which form the cascades. They say that
the two earth giants, the mountains
iealous ot each others power, once
piarreled furiously. They belched forth
tire and smoke and hurled great si ones
.it each other. Some of these stones
passed across the river, while many
others fell Into the stream. In the tlery
conlllet a roof of rock which spanned
the river was broken into fragments.
The lodging of all these fragments and
stones In the stream created the cas
cades. The whlto man has several theories.
One Is that the ledge of solid rock over
which tho current sweeps was deposit
ed by a great rocksllde down the sides
of the gorge. These mountain sides are
wildernesses of broken crags extending
to the summits, ''.000 feet high. The
ledge Is crowned with large bowlders
so great that the massy body of water
cannot move them. New York Tribune.
.ie of the I'aoionn WhlMperlnsr Placea
of the World.
Among the notable whispering places
f the world is tho "Ear of Dlony
Hus" of ancient Syracuse. It is In
the shape of a parabolic curve, ending
In an elliptical arch, with sides par
allel to its axis, perfectly smooth and
covered with a slight stalactltlc incrus
tation that renders its repercussions
amazingly sonorous. It is 0-1 feet high,
from 17 to 35 in breadth and 187 deep.
It has an awful and gloomy appear
ance, which, with Its singular shape,
perhaps gave rise to the popular and
amusing paradox that DIonysIus had it
constructed for the confinement of
those whom he deemed inimical to his
authority and that from the little
apartment above he could hear all the
conversation among the captives who
were brought to the ancient town of
Syracuse In the time of its splendor,
when It was the largest In Sicily. The
sound of words uttered with a low
voice is augmented In vaults or gal
leries so as to become nudible at a con
siderable distance from tlie speaker.
A like effect takes place in a less de
gree when sound ascends from the bot
tom of a deep well or when words are
uttered at one extremity of a long cor
ridor or passage In a building. If a
pin be dropped Into a well the sound
produced when It strikes the water is
distinctly heard at the mouth or the
sounds of words spoken near the sur
face of any well Is similarly augment
ed. Try it. New Orleans Times-Democrat.
A FAMOUS STAR GROUP.
Old Time In Wanlrlntcton.
Dr. Edward Everett Hale in an arti
cle on "Washington Then and Now"
m the Outlook discourses pleasauti'
of the capital as, he lirst knew it:
"The city hasgrown In those sixty
years from a mudhole which had 30,
000 people perhaps within its borders
to a city of 2,")0,000 inhabitants. The
onlv nart of this common (not far
from the corner of I and Seventeenth
streets) which was fenced In must
have been near where tlie British em
bassy is now. We called It the gymna
sium. I think. That was the high
sounding name for a bowling alley
which the young men kept up. I re
member one afternoon we persuaded
Mrs. Madison, who was still alive, to
visit us there, and with great effort
she got a ball down the middle of the
alley and was complimented on her
knocking down the king. President
Tyler came over and played with the
young gentlemen sometimes. Every
thing had the simplicity and ease, If
you please, of a small Virginia, town.
Whenever tlie weather would serve a
great many of tlie southern members
of the house or the senate rode to the
capltol on their saddle horses. There
were thirty or forty posts In front of
the capltol near where the statue of
Washington now stands. You rode up
to one of those posts and hitched your
horse. You left him while you went In
and attended the meeting of the house.
You came out and unhitched him and
rode him to your 2 o'clock dinner." .
CoiiMtellntlon Orion In
The constellation Orion is mentioned
in tlie literature of all ages. In Egypt
It represented Horus, the young or ris
ing sun, in a boat surmounted by stars,
closely followed by Sirius, which was
shown as a cow. It has also been
found sculptured on the walls of
Thebes ",l00 years ago. And on the
men of that early time It shone down
from the same position and with the
same brightness as It does on us today,
a striking example of the unchange-
ableness of the heavens.
From the days of the early Hindoos
to the present the constellation has for
some reason borne always a stormy
character. Allusions to Its direful Influ
ence are found everywhere among the
classic writers. Thus Milton wrote:
When with flrrco winds Orion arrived
Hath vexed th Red sea coast.
The loss of the Roman squadron in
the first Punic war was ascribed to the
lieets having sailed just after the ris-
ug of Orion. The group has also been
employed as a calendar sign, its morn
ing rising indicating the beginning of
summer, its midnight rising the season
of grape gathering and Its early een-
Ing rising the arrival of winter, with
its attendant storms. In recent times
the group has always represented a
great hunter or warrior. Its present
title came into Greek astronomy from
the Euphrates and originally signified
the light of heaven.
The best patrons of the public libra
ries are the .lews; the best patrons of
the public schools are tlie Jews; the
best patrons of the city and state col
leges and unlversi.ies are the Jews.
And of the Jews the best patrons of all
the means offered for education are
those who have recently escaped from
the bondage of their European oppress
ors. In this respect the Jews are to
this day what the western pioneers of
the early nineteenth century were to
Those pioneers, with their indomita
ble passion for improvements, gave
tills nation the tremoudoii.i foru-ard
impetus which is still carrying it for
ward and which will contine to carry
it forw d despite the increasing num
ber of fu.i stomachs, superciliously ed
ucated descendants of those pioneers
who are advocating "culture" and
Keep your eye on our Jewish fellow
citizens. They are not in the habit of
getting too good for their business.
They give a wide berth to any scheme
that tends to make a man less energet
ic, less capable, less alert. Above all.
they don't put their business out of
mind when they are amusing them
selves. Saturday Evening Post.
Palm Sunday Is known In England
as Fig Sunday because In many dis
tricts tigs ure freely oaten on that day.
The custom Is common In the villages
of Bedford, Bucks. Hertford and
Northampton and is found in some
parts of north Wales. As Palm Sunday
approaches the shop windows of Dun
stable are filled with figs in readiness
for the crowds who go to the top of
Dunstable downs to regale themselves
on that day. At Kempton, in Hertford
shire, to "keep warsel" Is to feast on
figs or tig puddings with your friends
on Palm Sunday. Fig Sunday Is proba
bly connected with the story of the
barren fig tree, which forms part of
one of the lessons for the day. London
Gormandizing at Sen.
Before Breakfast. Tea. coffee, choc
olate, grapes, pears, melons, biscuits,
bread and butter.
Breakfast. Everything customary,
finishing up with hot cakes and sirups.
11 a. m. Pint cups of bouillon, bis
cuits. 1" Noon. Sandwiches of all sorts,
carried about tlie decks.
1 p. in. Lunch. Items that did not
appear at breakfast and some more.
3 p. in. Trays of ices, biscuits, cakes.
4 p. 111. Tea, coffee, chocolate, bis
cuits, bread and butter, toast, cakes.
5 or i p. m. -Taffy and other sweets,
carried around on trays.
7 p. m. Dinner. A new creation, in
cluding oysters, whitebait, turtle soup,
venison, hothouse fruit and similar del
icacies. u p. 111. - Supper. Broiled bones, sand
wiches, fruit, tea or coffee, lemonade,
etc. Menu of the New Cunard Liner.
A Tailor' Proclamation.
The art of advertising has reached a
high pitch of excellence In these days,
but old newspapers and circulars fur
nish some fetching examples which it
would be difficult to improve upon.
Fifty years ago a Maidstone (England!
tailor made this alluring appeal to tlie
"Neoteric cutting. Coats, trousers
and vests, In alamodal style and ma
terial, are scientifically constructed
and symmetrically adjusted to the an
thropological tlexibllities, for a thau-
maturgieally minute, prompt, mone
tary gesticulation." Then follows the
address, where your "commands will
be executed with rabdologlcal exacti
tude and molllloquent courtesy."
ninhoit Ilrook' Joke.
Some years ago Bishop Phillips
Brooks was recovering from an illness
and was denying himself to all visitors
when Kobert Ingersoll called. The
bishop received him at once. "I ap
preciate this very much." said Mr. In
gersoll. "but why do you see me when
you deny yourself to your friends?"
It Is this way," said the bishop. "I
feel confident of seeing my friends in
tho next world, but this may be my
last chance of seeing you."
A M'omlerful Watcli.
A watcli has just been completed aft
er seven years' hard labor by a noted
Paris watchmaker. It Indicates tlie
hours, seconds, days, months and years
'(making the necessary change In leap
yean, lunar phases, seasons, solstices.
equinoxes, hours of the rising and set
ting of the sun and time of 12T cities of
It Includes a thermometer, hvdrome-
ter. barometer, altimeter (good up to
1.H0O feet, which Is hh enough for my
purposes), a compass and a repeating
chronometer. It also shows the celes
tial maps of the two hemispheres. In
which even stars of the fourth magni
tude can be located in their exact posi
tions thr ugliout the year. My old
longing for the Strassburg clock has
quite vanished. Unfortunately the
Louvre has alreadj acquired the new
watch. T. P.'s Weekly.
The Indian rhinoceros is slowly be
coming extinct. There are only four
specimens in the zoos of the continent,
and the rliinosceroses in the jungles un
becoming so rare that one is but sel
dom seen, even by the most ardent
All men over tiO are to be discharged
from Portsmouth ( Knglaiid) dockyard.
The regulation will allect Pit) men.
Hitherto men have been allowed to re
main until they have reached the age
Marriage life on an average lasts
J'etaluma's population has more than
doubled during the past two years.
skirt are all In one piece, closing down
the left side. A belt of the material or
one of patent leather may be used.
It would bo very stylish made of red
or blue pique, trimmed with a band
of white material and white leather
belt. Gingham, duck, madras or any
of the lightweight materials may be
used in the making. The medium size
requires one and three-quarter yards of
forty-four inch material.
A Servile IIoiiMe of Lords.
When King Henry VIII.'s name was
spoken in ids presence in the house of
lords every peer prostrated himself
with Asiatic servility. An entry In the
records of the house gives the sub
tance of a speech delivered by tlie
chicellor on Jan. 1(5, loll. In which
the king's goodness and wisdom are
extolled, and It tells us that whenever
his majesty was mentioned, 'which
happened often," all the lords pros
trated themselves, bowing to the
ground as one man.
Then lie SnlUed.
"Mrs. Cusehley remarked to me that
it must l.e piesa..t t. be married to a
clever man," said Proudley's wife.
"And what did you say?" queried
"I told her, of course, that I didn't
i:now; that I had only been married
AVhere He .""lade Ills .Money.
Years ago a gentleman set tint in the
south of England and becime very
popular in the neighborhood. The coun
ty families could never discover how
he had made his money, but were sat
isfied by his solemn assurance that It
was not in trade. Nothing could ex
coed the ordinary gravity of his de
meanor, which, Indeed, caused him to
be placed on the commissi. n of peace,
but now and then, without any appar
ent provocation, he would burst into
such a laugh as no one ever heard be
fore except In one place.
""Time and Dookn.
conomy of saving time Is wise,
but there Is an economy of spending
time. In reading, especially, hurrv Is Kot- xvnaf n..,i n.,un 1
I .1 If I . . 1 . . ' - . -
itcauiug is tue maKing
Speed of the Gulf Stream.
It Is said that tlie gulf stream is run
ning so much more rapidly than for
merly that sailing ships cannot make
headway against Its current. This "riv
er In the ocean" Is caused by the wa
ters of the gulf of Mexico piling up
until that oval caldron rises two or
three feet higher than the waters In the
mid-Atlantic. Florida strait, about
ninety miles broad, forms tho only
egress for the waters, which How
through tills narrow outlet, between
of thoughts, of Ideas, of pictures In the
brain. All young photographers know
how little Is to be made out of an "un
derexposed plate," but do they under
stand that there may be such a thing
as an underexposed brain? It takes
time to make Impressions on the mind.
If you read too fast, either aloud or tr
yourself, or skim over your reading,
the mind receives poor Impressions or
none at all. St. Nicholas.
eight or ten miles an hour.
The DeNeendlnjr Senle.
When a girl Is first engaged she tig
nres on a ten room house in the swell
part of town. As time goes on the
house gradually decreases In size until
It Is n four room structure. Then all
tlie fancy trimmings are left off. .1 :
next the house Is located in a re::-.
part of town. Finally when t!:
couple will reside with the br;
ther. Atchison Globe.
Where thev could have hoard If 0117,
zled tho county families for five and ! d,nK comCH ofT U Is announced I .
twenty years, but at last he was be
trayed unconsciously by his own grand
child, who after a visit to a traveling
circus Innocently exclaimed, "Why,
grandpa laughs just like the clown!"
Of all the cants In this cantlug world,
though the cant of lrypocrites may be
the worst, the cant of criticism Is tlie
most tormenting. Sterne.
Hint For the Front Lavrn.
As the snowdrifts subside tlie careful
gardener will notice that they leave a
thin, sticky coat of black soot on his
grass plot. This must be removed at
once or it will destroy tlie turf. Every
morning wash the lawn with castife
soap, cleansing thoroughly. Do not
shampoo the grass, as It will cause It to
Bpllt at the ends and fall out. Dry
carefully with a palm leaf fan. A good
lawn Is worth all the care you bestow
upon It. St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
JTo Sach Thlnjc ai Orerrrorlc.
Do we suffer from overwork? A
practical method of determining the
measure of fatigue is to trace the tired
feeling to Its source. We may learn
that what we have been calling over
work Is nothing more nor less than
worry or boredom. The human ma
chine was built to work. Dr. Cater.
Artist I've Just finished old Cash
ley's portrait, but I haven't done him
justice. Friend Haven't you? Artist
No; he's paying me handsomely for not
doing it New York Tress.