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HILLSBORO. WASHINGTON COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 1881.
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LATEST NEWS SUMMARY.
MY TlXEOBilPIC TO DATE.
Twines to Iowa farm era this year from
poor seed will amount to $2,000,0.0.
Postmaster General James has i-su-d
orders that all official matter emanating
from any of the departments of the goy
vrnmeut must hereafter le treated in
every repe';t as firat clasa raatter uiiless
the wrapper or envelope distinctly HtateH
packages enclosed ' are printed matter.
The secretary of the treasury has ibsued a
circular for the information and guidance
of officers of the department requiring
that official communications thall be
hereafter properly briefed by writers.
Commissioner Fifk and President
Jewett, of the Eri road, pronounce the
Btory of Eri and Central cut rates as
uutriie and- President Jewett said that it
is not true that Krie elevators are full and
thoseof the Central comparatively empty.
I have not received notification from
Vanderbilt that henceforth roads under
his control would compete for business
regardless of the pooling arrangements,
nor do I expect such notification. The
Erie has fully adhered to arrangement.
A terrific hail and wind storist Da.-sed
' oVer'Deadwood on the Oth, doing great
damage. Hail stones the size of hen's
eggs fell for over two hours. Oue stone
measured twenty-two inches in circum
ference. A whirlwind struck in Iead
wood gulch near the continence of White
wood and Deadwood gulches, completely
destroying four houses, killing one
woman, wife of John A. Wolcott of St.
Louis, ahd seriously injuring Mrs. Thomas
and her two children. Hundreds of trees
on the hillside were uprooted and
hurled in fcome instances a distance of
over 500 feet.
Notwithstanding a reduction of from
1400 to GOO in the clerical force of the
census bureau, the appropriation will not
admit of the payment of salaries to the
present force beyond the 10th inst. Upon
recommendation of 'Superintendent
Walker, and ns the only available means
of averting entire cessation of operations
until next winter, the secretaiy of the
interior has issued a circular to employes
of th census bureau, in which, after recit
ing the fact that the appropriation is
nearly exhausted, he says that if they
desire tocontinue upon the work of the
census office as volunteers, expressly
disavowing any claim against the gov
ernment in consequence thereof signify
ing willingness to leave the matter en
tirely with congress, they will be permit
ted to do so.
A case of intermarriage of a Chinaman
named Lee Chin and a white woman
named Mrs. Eva II. Leo, is attracting
much attention at "Cheyenne. The stat-
utes of Wyoming forbid such intermar
riages, and the couple had the ceremony
performed In Denver, the Colorado laws
not prohibiting. Mr. and Mrs. Leo Chin
have been indicted for miscegenation.
The Chinese consul at Denver, under di
rection of the Chinese ambassador at
Washington, Las become interested in
behal'of his countryman and will contest
;he case in the courts Judge W. P Car
roll and J. C. Baird have been retained to
defend the case. Meanwhile a full state
ment is being prepared for the Chinese
ambassador to present to the state de
partment, and diplomatic correspondence
is likely to ensue.
A railroad accident occurred near
Davenport, Iowa, on theGth, two heavily
laden ireight trains colliding, plunging
into one indescribable mass over thirty
freight cais laden with lumber, agricul
tural implements, corn and fat hogs were
wrecked, piling up much higher than the
telegraph poles. Engineer Anderson and
tirem m Matthews ol the east bound train
were caught on the wreck a they at
tempted to leave their engine, Anderson
having a leg broken ami sustaining a frae
. ture of the collar bone, and Matthews
being badly scalded about the face. The
engineer and fireman of the west bound
train jumped and saved themselves. The
bead hrakemen of each train, whose
names could not be learned, were killed.
One body was found crushed under one
of the tenders. .
Ladd and the greenl3Ckrs propose
to carry Frye's district, and the democrats
propose to carrv Morton's district. The
New York loss'would make the republi
cans in the. minority provided two Vir
ginia readjusters don't vote with them.
This is doubtful; the democrats claim
them. On the action of IlyKtt Smith, of
Brooklyn, will depend the organization
of the house. The greenbackers say that
ail ol their men will be firm for the party.
A warm contest is probi.ble, and it is now
said Conkling will participate if beaten
for re-election, and will prevent the ad
ministration from controlling the organi
ZAtion through his friend.-. The demo
crats are dissatisfied because removal of
several democratic employes of the senate
had been ordered. The employes claimed
that the democrats made a 6tand against
this thing, and yet new democratic sena
tors demaud removal of old employes for
the benefit of their henchmen.
The steamer Dispatch with President
Garfield, Hecretary Hunt, Admiral Porter
and others arrived at Fortress Monroe,
on the 5th. They came ashore at a hotel
where they dined. There they were met
by General Getty and stall. A reception
was then held.
The comptroller of the currency re
ports that of 4G7 hanks which held $44,
635,850 six per cent boud, all had been
extended at 3 per cent, with the excep
tion of two banks holding $305,500. One
thousand three hundred and fort v-eig lit
banks held iltJOaUoO of five per" cents,
all of which it is estimated hnve made
applications for 3Xteusion, with exception
of banks holding from three. to five mil
lion, A meeting of the Boston produce ex
change was held to consider a project for
a world fair ii that eily. Speeches
were made by a large number of members
favoring it, anil u resolution was unani mously
adopted that merchants heartily
f.tvor hoi liii a world's fair in Boston In
1S85, and we are ready to" extend sub
stantial aid to the) enterprise. . commit
tee ofsix was appointed to act with others
Gov. Pitkin, of Colorado received a
telegram from the sherili' of Conejos
county saying that the county is powerless
against desieradoes. C. Allison, a leader,
has threatened an attack on Autonita and
Conejos. We have good men but no
arms. On receipt of the above the gov
ernor offered a reward of one thousand
dollars for the capture of Allison, and two
hundred each for the remainder of the
gang, and also ordered arms shipjied to
Three boys, Daniel Frazer, aged 8; Win.
L. Pounds, same age, and Edward Kirroni,
aged 10. were buried under an embank
ment at No. 92 East Broadway, New York
on the 5ih, and taken out dead. Work
men were excavating for the foundation
of a house. These boys, with a number
of others, went into the excavation to
play when the embankment fell on them.
Thos. Molloy, another boy, was caught
under the falling mass hut escaped. The
coroner will make an investigation as to
responsibility for the accident. The lot
was not properly protected, and it is said
that the embankment was undermined
Representatives of the attorney general
aud iiostmaster general, now and hereto
fore in charge of the star contracts inves
tigation, emphatic illy discredit the pull:c
rumors that Secretary Blaine is being
implicated in the matters refeired to, and
that in the interests of himself or impli
cated friends he erdeaored to fctop or
impede the investigation. The commit
tee of investigation and the superio"
officers of the department unite in de
nouncing all such repoiln as utterly
groundless, and say that on the contrary
Secretary Hlaine from the very tirst en
couraged the investigation most heartily,
and has constantly taken thegronnd that
it should be prosecution to the utter
most. A special from New York has a story
that wi'ien Conkling and Piatt were con
templating resignation they sent a special
inesi-enger to Gov. Cornell with instruc
rtiointofind whether they were sure o;
re-election. 1 he intimation was given
that Coukling had sent a messenger to
Albany on important business, xnd he
was taken into port by Conkling's friends
inNew York,spentSunday in conviviality
and card playing, and missed the train
for Albany that rdght. Conkling not
hearing anything from him next day
concluded that all was right, aud went
ahead with his resignations It was not
until the day the messenger returned
that he learned his terrible mistake.
A special from Society Hill, South Car
olina, says tiiat John II. Hartwell, aged
11 years, son of t lie Kev. Dr. J. I. Hart
well, southern baptist missionary to the
Chinese in San Francisco, arrived" here on
the 2d inst., and went to his aunt, Mrs.
Ellen C. Eilwan's' residence. He fays
that he was living with his father on
Washington st., San Francisco, and that
on ay 221, while on his way to the
Eddy S reet Bapti-t church, he was kid
napped by a man, a stranger to him, taken
to ( akland and thence on an emigrant
train to New Yoik, arriving in that ity
on the 30th nit., at t P. M. There he was
put into an uuocrupied house where he
was detained until the following day,
when some money was given to him and
he was tcild to go. He came south on a
through-ticket to Greenville, S. C. He
seems to be an exceedingly bright boy
anil tells many thing about his abductor
that appear incredible He says he prefers
to live in Society Hill.
A number of heavy impoiters and bus
iness men of New York and lawyers who
have business in relation to customs col
lections and dut iesare making an attempt
to procute removal of Second Assistant
Treasurer French on the grounds tint he
lacks knowledge of customs law, rules
and regulations and the general duties of
his office pertaining to customs matters.
Nobody is proposed in French's place.
Officers of the trea-ury department
who distribute government stamps, notes,
etc., have made complaint against the
management of the bureau of engraving
and printing. They have complained
tli at t tie bureau is dilatorv in supplying
stamp- and notes, and the work in some
cases has been badly executed. Tobacco
stamps are said to be specially bad and
uearly worthless. Tobacco manuracturers
of the west have protected against the
poor stamps' supplied them. No charges
have been made against'the bureau or its
management, but these complaints are
ojienly made by treasury officials.
Attorney-General McVeagh hps been
vigorous and untiring in hunting down
the star route ring, and has more evidence
than the public is aware. He has starched
all the records of the departments con
nected with the star route contract, and
confidential special agents have been sent
secretly to gather testimony on the line
of expedited routes. Nothing has been
lett undone that could unearth evidence
of fraud. At first the star route ring
talked boldly on the supposition that so
long as no niemlier turned state's evi
dence, they were L-ife. Boasts were made
here in Washington that the investiga
tion would f.til. It is apparent now thai
men who shared in the ting are anxious
and uneasy, um it is predicted that some
of them wilt leave the country. Attorney
(ieneral McVeagh and Postmaster Gen.
James are determined to prosecute the
ring, and they have evidence enough to
procure indictments against numerous
jwrties. The postmaster general has cop-,
les of Dorsey's correspondence with hiis
agents who procured petitions, for star
routes. Some original letters and docu
ments throwing light on methods em
ployed in Arkansas and the southwest
have been obtained, and depositions of
som persons who helped prepare the
way for expedited routes have been pro
San FmAjmisco.' Jan. Il.-i8tcrlitui exchange on
Voudun bankers. Oil day.. do. documentary,
Transfers, S preiuintu to par.
Nkw You. Jan. 11 Stiver bullion, 1000 fine ft
One 'jnnce, opened. 111 H-
sterling exchanKe, prime banker', loug. $4 84 X:
abort, ft Sti. Oood rommer -11, from lVc
lower; lx-umtntj-y, A1 He twr.
V. S. Boads-Stf of 'HI. MWS : 4S. 115'i ;4. 117.
Clowa m, 10: 4 Ma. 115!: 4a, 118.
Losnox. June 11. Couaola, 1U03-1C money; 100 J,
Silver bullion. Ensliah atandard. 92r fin. per fin.
onuftr 5! . .
V. S. bouda 3'a of 'Si, 103 ; 4'a. 130 V
i tome frodiac Market.
IX'OCR Quotation, for round lota $4 25 for stand,
ard; (3 "i'u.ifor i;ood country brand.
OATS Quota $1 85&.1 40; feed, $1 251 30.
x UAY Bated tuuothy. Slia V ton
MILL I'KKD guotationa: Middlings tAX&'J&
abort 16; chop feed Sx25: bran $lull.
C't'KHU MKATS Ouotationa are aa follow :
pHmn, Oregon auar rured 1415c; .aatrn 15(16;
bacon, 1J"1 to : ahouldera 9r$10c.
LAUD Quotation are 12,'lJc in kegs; 12H413
in tins, and i:i Vvl43c in pails.
1U1KI APPLLS Suu dried. 78c; Pluinuier dried,
UHIED PLUMS With pita. Be; pitleaa, 11
1334c for aun dried: ltiuvl.tc lor machine plums.
HIDKS Quotation are 15c for nrat-class dry;
7(tSS; for Kreen; culla, , oft. Sheep pelta Pri-ea
vary accordiuu t the ijuantity of mool left on akin;
quote front 2.t(,$ 1.
BUTTER Kan.-y 25c: good to choice, 3023)tc;
fair. 'JOc. In bulk. 'JOmriAc: In brine. 27 irjOc.
ONIONS Quotation 2(0,20 fk lb.
EliGS Quotation lsc.
CHEESE Cal., lJ(14c.
APPLES - Per Ik.x, H3e a f 1.
TIMOTHY SEE1 Per ft. C&lc.
TURKEYS Per lb, live weight. 1416c; nominal.
CHICKENS doz, $3 5l).i5.
SALMON Columbia river. 9 bbl,$HS 50; bf bbl,
(4 2&74 50; belliea, bf fS;J.
HOPS t)rein. 1 ft, 12V413J4C
POTATOES 43fc50c t rtl.
CEMENT Konedale. bbL $2 75; Portland, ?
bbl. 1 5(1.
SHINGLES Per M. f 2 i2 SO.
BEEF 2.-W2 54C H , rohx.
l'OKK BiliV, tet.
MUTTON 2-. ttroKa.
Uold mjmI Sttoek airport a.
bas raasciMco Miaxcii.
Sas Fbanl-umto. June 11.
Receipts Wheat 11,500 i-tla, flour 8otJ V aka,
potatoea Km) aka. mux 22,000 dozen.
Sailfd-Str George W. Elder for Portland with
Wheat The demand ix good, but aellera are dia
poaed to hold for hiahrr price; $1 40 wa freely of
fered for number oue; 1 4JSil 43 aaked. Among
Bale were the following: 1000 ton good ahipping,
1 3. J i. Port Ci t a delivery: 800 ton fair Hhippin.
$1 32 b; lou toll choice Souora, f 1 37 , ; 3O0 ton a off
gradea.il 23V-1 30.
Oata Market ahoa no feature of atrikiutf intereni.
Potatoea Market overstocked with new; aalea
made in aacka, Mlcttil 12 in boxea, $1 littvl 25.
Ouiona Market weak; Halea t -dy from wharf,
Bugs Hand sewed, market ia ataIy, with prlcea
in aellera' favor ; iuotatioua not materially
Salmon Columbia river, aellera are holding off;
umrki t i quiet, but firm.
Butter and eKU - Market haa a weak nudertone.
The eaHtrru wire working hard; buinexa de
Br bk Aikshatr, 5!; tona. Cork. V K.. 77a fid.
The previously repx.rted Br bk Lnrlie. S35 ton,
gel 78 Od. Cork, Havre or Antwerp.
Charter are tlrni. r. There are ouly two veaaela In
port Muitalile for wheat disengaged; 77 6d waa r
fuaed thi morning for an iron veaael to Cork, U.K.;
73a offered for a wooden veaael, Liverpool.
C'HiCaoo, June 11.
Wheat fl 11 4 lulv.
- P-rk JIG S74.
Lard SID 77 H.
Kiba is 22M'S- 25.
Short Rib fs :ts.
bCEvuouM'a r.:tauna aeroaTs.
Lonbon, June II.
Floating car-e Turn dearer.
Cargoe on pasange Turn dearer.
Good cargo red winter off eoaat. 4S.
No. 2 red winter for shipment, it'..
No. 2 red winter for shipment preaent and follow
ing month, 4').
EngliHb conntry market Firm.
French country market Firm.
Weather in England Show aigna of improving.
Liverpool a-ot Firm.
Liverpool red winter Per ctl, ft 7d 9a 5d.
Liverpool No. 2 Per ctl, Hs 3d;47a d.
Hie Tailes Turned.
A Kansas City young man of respect
ability has been ruined by a designing
gill with whom he kopt company. She
has a fascinating way, and was pretty
in face and form, and her parents had
fitted up a parlor where the blinds could
lie pulled way down, and the light
le reduced to the size of a gnat's eye.
When lie called to see her he wanted
to go home early, but she finally coaxed
him to remain just an hour longer,
and before ho went away made him
promise to come back soon again. All
the particulars are not known, bat it is
certain that she finally accomplished
his ruin, and a few evenings since she
called at his apartments ' and left his
child, no doubt giving utterance to a
demonical laugh as she went out. The
friends of the young man will hare the
girl arrested, and her parents as accessory
for they allowed her to walk and ride
with him at all hours of the night, and
found no objection to the frequency of
his visits to the house, although they
must have known about the capability
of the parlor lamp in the matter of be
ing turned down very low, and the ie
culiarity of the blinds that they were al
ways down when he was about. In short
they made no attempt to save him and
will sutler for it.
Small Ghaut in Orchards. It not
nnfreqnently happens tha wheat or oats
are sown in the orchard. This, although
censurable, is nevertheless often done.
The stubble, after the grain is cnt,
should the weather lie dry and warm, is
capable of reilecting the heat to such
an extent as to endanger the lives of the
trees, especially if they lie young. To
guard against this, the stubble should be
plowed under just as soon as possible.
By doing so the risk of injury from the
reflection of heat is avoided, but the soil
is in better condition to retain moisture,
thereby causing the trees to make more
rapid growth. Old orchards may be sown
in oats for the purpose of being pastured
down by hogs without any injurious ef
fects, although we think that clover
would answer the purpose better, as well
as being a more prontable food for the
Pere Ilyaeintue has moved into his
new chaiel in the itue d 'Arras, Paris.
The event is described as follows: "At
the eastern end of the church, in the
rear of an elevated platform, the substi
tute for a chancel, stands an altar, on
which is placed a floriated crucifix, with
the usual candelabra supiorting lighted
tapers. Above the altar are crosses and
ornamental designs, a bold Latin gilt
cross surmounting the whole and nearly
rising to the roof. Pere Hyacinthe cele
brated mass vested in a chasuble of cloth
aud gold, with embroidered cross. The
service, including the responses and
chants, was in the French language."
Housekeepers will find that zincs may
be secured with great economy of time
and strength by either glycerine or creo
sote mixed with a little diluted sulphuric
Telephone Courtsb p.
The Cleveland Press says: One of
those telephonic blunders that frequent
ly occur by the lines becoming "crossed"
happened a few days ago. A young
man in the employ of T fc Co.,whose
place of business is not far from Water
street, wished to speak to a yovjJJS lady
who manipulates the keys at the tele
phone exchange. He rang up the "Cen
tral," when the following colloquy took
"Wll what is it?"
"Is there a young lady employed at
the exchange by the name of Annie?"
"I would like to spakvto her
"You are speaking to Annie now; what
is it? Who are yon."
"I am Charlie W at T &
Wll, what does Charlie W at
T & Co.'s want?"
"You are acquainted with Harvey
W are you not?"
"I am; but I am not acquainted with
"I know you're not. I'm a friend of
Harvey, and he was speaking to me about
"Oh, he was, was he? Didn't say any.
thing bad about me I'm sure!"
"Oh, no, quite the contrary. I met
you last e veiling."
"On the square near Oaylord's store."
"Yes; met a pretty good looking grl
Indeed I did. Harvey wouldn't tell
me your full name; only said, 'There
goes Annie, that daily may be heard
singing "What is it?" at the telephone
"What is your last name, Miss Annie?"
"It isn't lasting for I intend to
change it when I get a good chance."
"Well then, tell me what your full
name is, if it isn't too bold a question."
"It's too bold."
"Oh, is it?"
"Oh come now."
"I can't. I haven't my full name with
me. I left it at home this morning when
I came away."
"Where is yonr home if I may in
quire?" "Charles W."
"I haven't given you
"Oh, that's so; please
por mission ye
tell me where
you live just the same, won't you?"
I have no home at present, but I'm
waiting for one and a husband to be
thrown in. Did you get my last?"
A young man who is clerk in an office
of the firm of II. & Co., on Superior
street, and whose bell rang on account
of the erowsi'iij of nrirs it th com
mencement of the aforesaid dialogue,
put the little ebony instrument to his car
nnd took in the whole conversation,
which had the effect of provoking him to
smile, and thinking the teto-a-tete about
ended, thought it about time for him to
put in. He grutHy asked: "X & Co?"
'Well?" came back in feeble accents.
"Don't you think that this thing has
gone about far enough, sir?
"Who are you?"
"I am the superintendent of the tele
phone, and it i hear any more of this
nonsense, out goes the machine from
T A- C's. office."
Silence on the part of Charles.
"Do you understand?"
"Yes; but say, if you let it go this
time, I firmly promise that hereafter I'll
only talk business through the telephone.
Please don't say anything to the firm
about this, or I would get into trouble."
"All right, I'll let it go this time, but
avoid this telephonic courtiug in the
Annie understood the whole thing; and
now, when she calls no T. & Co. all she
can get from Charley is, "well," "eh,"
"yes," or "no," and his messages are
now as short as a farmer's blessing at
A clerk connected with one of the
courts in the cityf heard the story from
the employe of H & Co. He conclu
ded he would have a little fun with
Charley; ho called up the exchange and
enquired for T & Co., and got an an
swer, when the following conversation
"Is that Charles W ?"
"Yes, sir; go ahead."
"I am clerk of the court; we have a
warrant here for you."
"What ! ! !"
"A warrant here for you."
"Attempting to obtain goods by false
"Oh, no, there is some mistake what
are the particulars?"
"You are charged in the affidavit with
an attempt to gain possession of the full
name, by wire, of a young lady employed
in the telephone exchange."
Suap went the key, and the connec
nection was cut off mucker than the head
of a turkey at Thanksgiving.
The early umbrellas were small, with
a very long handle. They were not used
for walking, and consequently, instead
of the ferule, had a ring at the top by
which they were hung up. The stretch
ers were pi cane, and the ribs of cane or
whalebone. Instead of the present top
notch and runner, both ribs and stretch
ers were simply strung on a ring of wire,
and the inequality of the friction, and
the weakness of such an arrangement
caused the umbrella to be always getting
out of order. The ribs and stretchers
sere jointed together very roughly by a
pin passing through the rib, on
which the forked end of the atretcher
The first improvement in this respect
was by Caney, an Englishman, in 1829,
who invented a top-notch and runner
in which each rib or stretcher has a sep
arate hinge. The top-notch was
made of a notched wheel or disc, into
each slot of which an axis fixed on the
top of the stretchers worked. The
runner was made on a similar principle.
At the point of the rib where the
stretcher joined it, Caney fixed a middle
bit, consisting of a small fork, in which
the end of the stretcher was hinged
This construction was much stronger,
and the forked end of the stretchers
were thus prevented from wearing out
the cover as before. With modifications.
more or les s important, this constiction
is the same as that now in general use.
The oiled silk of the first umbrella
soon gave way to giughams, first of vari
ous colors, then generally brown. The
expense of lute string and silk prevented
their lieing generally used.
In 1851, Messrs. Sangster introduced
iu the Knglish market a new fabric
called alpaca, made from the wool of
the Peruvian and Chilian sheep. This
wore better than silk, being of coarser
thread, and looked better than old cot
ton or gingham, which is almost wholly
superseded. The cheapness of silk
somewhat lessened the demand for
In 1851," Fox's "paragon" frames were
introduced. The great weight of the
umbrella furniture had long been a
stumbling-block to manufacturers. A
Swiss watch-spring maker, named San
guinede, had discovered a secret of tem
pering steel, which gave it great strength
and he had made some very light um
brellas, but they were immensely dear.
On his death the secret died with him,
and Fox went to work to find a method
which should combifle strength and
lightness. After many trials in which
he made his ribs and stretchers T
shaped, tublar, and other forms, he was
led by the construction of Meuai Bridge,
to adopt the trough like shape in which
the "paragon" ribs are made. This was
decidedly the most important improve
ment that had lieeu made in umbrella
furniture since the employment of metal
for ribs had lieen introduced by Holland
in 1850, to superside the whalebone or
cane of the older umbrellas. The light
ness of the frame naturally permitted
lighter material to be used for the cover.
As far as regards the improvements in
other parts of the umbrella they consist
merely in siplifying either their shape,
or the manner of their construction. The
tips are now made in one piece with the
rib, instead of lieing made of bone,
japanned metal, or other material, and
then fastened on. The long runners
have given way to short ones, and the
ferules are also much shorter than for
merly. The older sticks were liko those
used now for wagon umbrellas, straight,
with a knob at the end. Brass tubes
were once used, and a little later on.
tnlies of japanned iron. To keep the
umbrella closed, the old-fashioned way
was a ring fastened to a string. A tape
and button superseded this, and in its
turn gave way to elastic.
The Kentucky Mountain .Moses.
A wonderful evangelist has Jjieen de
veloped in the mountain regions of
Southwestern Kentucky. Under his elo
quence the stiff-necked moonshiner melt
into a saint and the mountain marauder
becomes as harmless as a hermit. lie
prMch?s without uirncy cud wil'wat
price. He trusts far alt he wants to the
Power that sent supplies to his proph
ets by the mouths of the ravens. When
ho is to preach at any place couriers iy
before him proclaiming the glad tidings,
and beacon lire s light up the hill-tops at
night announcing his coming. Crowds
follow him from place to place as the
lieople beyond the Jordan followed the
herald of a new dispensation nineteen
hundred years ago, and the townsmen of
all the villages pour out by hundreds to
hear this evangelist. Farmers leave
their plows, merchants closo their stores,
mechanics their shops, physicians desert
their patients, and lawyers their briefs,
while Courts and schools take a recess,
that all mav attend these ministrations.
Such, at least, is the account we have
of the work and ways of the Kev. George
"O. Barnes, through a correspondent of
the Louisville Courier-Journal. Nor is
Mr. Barnes a mau of the woods, unlet
tered aud uneducated. The son of a
Presbyterian minister, ho received the
education which would qualify him for
the pulpit. He is a sou of Danville
College scientifically and of Princeton
theologically, versid in Greek, Hebrew
Sanscrit and other tongues. Duly or
dained as a Presbyterian minister, he
turned missionary, and spent six 3-ears
in India. Broken in health, ho returned
and took chargeof a Pi4K-byterian church
at Stanford, where he preached model
sermons, no doubt, for eight years.
Then he withdrew, because he had out
grown his creed and become so liberal as
to bring upon him the censure of the
Presbytery. So they parted company,
he going out as he told his congregation,
without a dollar in the world, but he
didn't suffer. -
The next heard of him is in Chicago,
preaching with such acceptance that an
old Stanford friend built a church there
at a cost of $000, proposing to give it to
Barnes, with a furnished residence, and
the congregation backed it up with the
offer of a salary of 84f00 a year. Few
preachers without a dollar in the world
would have declined, that offer, but
Barnes did. Ho had been called, he
said, to go to the mountains and preach
to those who aro too poor to pay for the
Gospel. He had had a new revelation,
so to speak, and saw tho Bible and his
duty in a true light.
.This was about the licginuing of 187C.
Purchasing a reed organ for his daugh
ter, thev set out for tho mountains, she
doing the singing, he the preaching and
praying. Barnes joins iu tho singing,
too, but his voice, so vibratory and mu
sical in speaking, does not add to the
harmony of the music. But that does
not matter; and the people go to hear
him preach, which he does indoors in
winter, bnt out of doors in summer, to
crowds of sometimes as many as 10,000
And they are no thirtr-minuto sermons
either, but plump two hours and a half
long, with a half hour for singing. Nor
is it one sermon a week w ith him, but
fourteen, or at the rate of sixty a month.
But with all this nse of his voice, and he
uses it in a way to wear it out, it never
gets out of order. It is like his daugh
ter's reed organ, which, with all its
journeys over the mountains, never gets
out of tune. God, he says, takes care of
both voice and organ, and keeps up re
pairs at no cost to preacher or singer.
Mr. Barnes is described as 54 years of
age, six feet two in height, slender and
well-proportioned, a thin face, aquiline
nose and dark hazel eyes which light np
with astonishing brilliancy. Cincinnati
A Georgia girl who works in a factory
saved enough money to buy her father a
arm, and to erect buildings on it.
KAUft kUD WHEAT.
Mue ragman stopped to rest Loiore a
vait aiuuH w lit J our vita cam
screamed the Irish maid, who was wash
m: l .... .: - l i .i i"
ing the windows. "Ye just scatter
small-iox and yellow fever over the
town wid yonr rags!"
He took up the barrow and trundled
on. Presently he come to a house
before which a row of carriages was
"It's a wedding, no doubt," he said to
little Maggy, his daughter, who ran
along behide him. "Ila-agsl Now
you'll see the flue ladies 'come out,
"Move on! move on!" shouted the
white-cloved netrro footman. "Clah de
Yokes moved on down tho broad sunny
street. He was a little, dirty, wretched
man; his cart and he were a leprous spot
on the brightness. The stately houses.
the waving trees, the balconied windows
filled with roses, made his tilth and
wretchedness more glaring than ever
before. But he did not leave the street,
for he bought the sight of them pleased
Family carriages were coming in from
the park filled with white-capped bonnes
and delicately ure.sea children. lliero
were many baby-wagons going home
ward ou the shady sidewalk, tho nurses
chattering and the babies' faces peeping
out from lace and silk. Maggy, who
was wretchedly dressed, looked back at
"I wish I was one of them children,"
she said, eagerly.
"Come out of this street!" growled
In the dingy alley into which they
plunged, a gang of wretched boys were
torturing a dog.
"You Joe!" shouted Yokes.
Joe, a thin, hungry-looking boy of
thirteen, came up to his fathor and
walked beside him homeward. His
clothes were patched, and his face dirty,
but under the dirt Joe was not an ill
looking fellow. He had a steady, honest
eye, and a laughing mouth.
"What are ye runnin' with them jail
birds for?" said his father.
"Got nothing else to do," said Joe
Vokes trundled his barrow on in si
lence, except for the dreary cry of
Joe had told the truth what else was
there for him to do ? There were dozens
of boys in their alley without work
boys who would have worked if work
was to be fottnd. There was not a trade
or any sort of labor in the great over
crowded city in which a boy could find a
Joe soon turned off and left his father
and Maggy to make their way home alone.
Vokes went oh without calling "Bags!"
When he married he was a small shop
keeper in a pretty country town. Then
he thought he would move into the city
and make his fortune, as other shrewd
fellows had done.
Instead of this, he had gone steadily
downwards. In this year, with twenty
thousand other men in Philadelphia, he
found himself utterly without work or
money, nnd was glad to go about and
pick rags up from the gutters.
He turned into a narrow, dark alley,
then passed through a yard in which
two starved cats were fighting over a
bone, and went into a wretched tenement.
The few rags were carried into a room
and thrown into one corner,
"I wish the rags did not have to come
in here, John," said tho wife, feebly.
But she said thattenty times every day..
She was a Scotchwoman I'.nd cleanly.
But all her scrubbing would not keep
the green mildew from the walls of tho
damp house, nor tho dirt from the chil
dren's faces and clothes, when they were
forced to live as they did.
She was holding a baby to her breast.
It cried shrilly now and then. Its face
was gray and pinched. Sho took it down
"There's nothitig for you, my lammie!"
she said. "The child's sick with hunger,
"I know it, Mary," said Vokes. He
was sitting ou his barrow, his head in
his hands. "What can I do? There's
nothjn' left to pawn." looking at the
straw-bed in one corner, the broken
chairs, the pot and pan, in which noth
ing had been cooked that day.
"I'm hungry as baby," soblxHl Mag
gie. Her mother put her arm alniut
"It seems hard, John," sho said, "that
we must starve when you and me and
Joe is all willin' and able to work."
"There's no work!" cried Vokes,
vehemently. "There's no standinroom
any more for a ioor man on God's
Now Joe, hungry and angry, hail just
reached the door as his father said these
words. A sudden resolution made him
turn and run out of the court.
"There's one place where there's al
ways rrom! And what's tho use for a
boy to try to be honest when he's starv
ing?" he muttered.
An hour later he was standing in
front of the house in which the wedding
had taken place that afternoon. The
wide hall door had accidentally been
left open. He darted in. In the hall
stood a rack, against which leaned some
umbrellas and a gold-headed cane. Joe
seized the latter.
"Hoh, you young villain!" He was
in the clutch of a giant of a footman,
who carried him at arm's length, as if
he had been an unpleasant bug, into
the library. A white-hairod gentleman
and a young girl sat by the lamp.
They were pretending to read, but their
wandering, dim eyes showed that they
were thinking of the dear girl who had
just left her home forever.
"Hyar's this yonng thief been a
stealin' your cane, sir!" exclaimed the
footman (depositing Joe on the floor.
Jndge Jeffreys was nervous and ex
cited, and was glad of any diversion for
"That boy! Stealing?" cried his
daughter. "Impossible! Why, he isn't
older than our Harry!"
"So you were stealing my cane?"
said the Judge. "Did you know
you'd be caught and sent to Moyamen!
"Yes, sir, I expected them to catcl
mo," said Joe, promptly.
"And whrt on earth possessed you to
do ft, then, poor child? cried Alias Jef
The pitying tone was more than Joe
ould bear. , ,
"Because here's no stsjiding-room for
the poor in this town but in jail!" ho
cried fiercely. "That's why. There's
lots goes in there this winter n-purpose
to get their victuals and a lied,"
Judge Jeffreys started and looked at
him. "There's a good deal of truth in
that," ho thought. "Come here, boy,
and tell ma something about yourself,
and see that you sjieak tho ' truth. You
need not call a policeman just yet,
Joe told his father's story. The old
gentleman rose and buttonod his coat.
"I will go and look into the truth of
this, Kmily," lio said., "I want koiuo
thing to employ ray thoughts this even
Ho returned lato in the evening. "It
was all true," he said. "1 gave them
food for to-night, and as for that matter
of the cane, let it pass. Better to re
move the lad from temptation than to
throw him for months into tho cyinpau
ship of thieves."
"I have a plan, Kmily," lie said, after
a pause. "ou know I thought of en ot
ing a memorial window in the church in
the memory of my brother. What if I
should take the money and with it send
this family to the West, there to begin
lifo anew? Surely their happiness
would give poor Edward more pleasure
than any stained glass window, if he can
look back and see how I am trying tJ do
honor to his memory."
This all happened four years ago,
Last summer, Judge Jeffreys and his
daughter made a journey to Kansas, and
visited a little settlement where, as they
said, they "had some good friends."
These friends were named Yokes.
They lived on a farm which they had
pro-'emptcd and tilled. There were
fields of waving corn, oats, wheat, pota
toes, a young apple orchard. The gar
den was fnll of red, luscious berries,
vegetables, and a few dear, old-fashioned
flowers, which Mrs. Vokes had loved
when she was a girl.
It was evening when the Judge drove
up to the snug cottage, which was cov
ered with grape-vines. A fat, pink
cheeked girl ran out to m'i them,'
while a sturdy young fellow just from
the field, ami carrying a bundle of
pitchforks on his shoulder, held open
tho gate for them to enter.
"Father, it is Joe! And there is
Maggy!" cried Kmily. "What a roup
fertable, pleasant homo! And there is
Mrs. Vokes out milking. 1 will go
straight to the barn-jar J."
Hho hurried ' cnt tatbe. e
where the tidv Scotchnm,., ,.".,
cheeks as rosy as little Maggy's, was be
ginning to milk a motherly old cow.
iit ir -sr w a o . at
it .uiss jeiiroys, sno said, alter I no
first surpriso and welcome were over,
"your father has rescued a wholo family
from ruin! There was no chance for us
in tho city. There was nothing before
the children but hunger and crime and
death. Here we have hard work and
health. We sleep soundly, wo eat heart
ily, ami, thank God! we heve enough to
eat, and some to give away.
"Look at my husband standing there
with your father. Do yon, sen how
straight he holds himself? Ho was only
a poor rag-picker in the city. Here ho is
a farmer, as good as the best. .Jlc lias a
chance to show what is in him. He is
roBpcctcd as a citizen. Ho helped build
the school. Tho children tiro all well
taught. There is no reason why they
should not be leading people iu their
"They soe no crime such as used to
crowd -us in when we livod in Pratt's
alley. There's everything hero to inako
them honest and God-fearinar. And in
deed, Miss Jeffreys, a woman wants tier
boy and girl to have the same chance as
The happy womon talked on breath
"This is better than a memorial win
dow in a flno church, papa," whispered
Kmily to her father.
"God only knows how much better,"
h said, reverently. Youth's Com
MmsaaaaM -! inisi .1 da i - y
Yakes. Very pretty vases can be made
from long-necked bottles as follows:
Saturate candle wicking or string with
kerosene, wrap it around tho bottle
twice, and tie it, placing it where you
want the neck of tha bottle brokan off.
Liuht the wick all round, and in a few
minutes a cracking noise will be heard,
which tells you the bottle is severed in
two, and will leave you an article shaped
liko a tumbler. It is preferable to have
them as long as possible, unless you .do
siro more than one. If so, two tall ones
and ono about two-thirds their size make
a pretty set. Cut out bands of gold
riaper and paste around near the top and
lottoni, also a circle for the center. Or,
if you desire, they can be painted any
color and ornamented with gilt stars and
embossed pictures, after the manner of
On the 24th of May, 1844, the first
practical telegraphic message was for
warded in this country from Washington
to the Mount Clare Hailroad depot in
Baltimore, a distance of 40 miles. The
New York Commercial says that to-day
"not less than 400,000 mites of lines and
15,000 offices are established in this
i ST 1 i i I aft sa 1 I tlia f U " t t lA 1 1 aa 1 1 1
universe are being connected with each
other by the electric current. A cable
under the Pacific from the lxmlers of
Asia to the western coast of the United
States only remains to be placed iu posi
tion to enable tho electrician to put a
girdle of intelligence round the earth in
less than forty minutes" soveral sec
oods less than Puck, under the inspira
tion of Shakespeare's extravagant
imagination, ever dreamt of. .
The truth cannot I burned, beheaded,
or crucified. A lie ou the throne is a lie
still, and truth in a' dungeon is truth
still; and the lie on the throme is in the
way to defeat, and the truth , in the dun
! geon Is on the way to victory. No aeci
! dents of petition can change the essential
: nature of things, or the eternal laws
I which determine their destinies,
I I Win. McKinlej.
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