Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, January 18, 1901, Image 4

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    When the big pipe organ's swellia' an'
the city choir sings,
An' "you almost hear the swishin' of the
lovin' angels' wings.
As' the' congregation's musin' on the
proneness for to sin.
Sort o' leanin' listless, waitin' for the
preacher to begin; ' '
In that holy hash it happens that I clean
forget the place.
An' again I'm meek an' lowly 'fore a
throne of savin' grace;
A throne that wasn't nestlin' 'neath a
spire or a dome.
But the sinners sought their Savior in
' that little church back home.
When we had protracted meetin's, why,
'twould done you good to hear
The congregation singin' with a blend o'
voices clear, -How
the "Hock of Ages" towered like a
shelt'rin' sort o' wall,.
An our souls soared up to glory since
the Bock was cleft for all.
Ev'ry face was wreathed with sweetness,
an' we always had a smile
. For the stranger, saint or sinner, in the
. pew across the aisle;.
For a diamond's often gathered from the
commonest of loam.
. An' we didn't mind the settin' in the little
- church back home. "
. There were weddin's where the neigh
bors gathered in from far an' wide,
An' the boys looked on in envy, while
their sisters kissed the bride;
There were fun'rals, too, where neigh
bors didn't feel ashamed to cry
When they laid to rest the sleeper in the
little yard close by.
Each pew seems sort o' sacred, an' the
. lowly pulpit there
'Pears like a holy gateway to a firma-
. ment that's fair;
Where the sweet, supernnl sunshine soft
ly scattered sorrow's gloom
An lets us enter heaven from the little
. church back home.
The city choir's voices rise in cadences
so sweet
As they sing about the river where the
sainted ones shall meet.
An' the-preacher's coice is pleadin' as he
asks us, soft and low,
To treat ' all men as brothers in this
weary vale of woe.
This city church is handsome, , an' the
congregation's large.
The preacher's doin' nobly with his heav
en seekin' charge.
The choir's swellin' anthems soar to
heaven through the dome, --.:
But my old heart is sighin' for the little
" church back home.
Roy Farrell Greene, in Leslie's Week-
- . ly.
ELL, as I was saying, this Is
the way it came about: I was
a young thing then, just turn
ed 18. Your grandfather had been my
playmate, hero and protector from the
time that I was old enough to go to
school. I had never thought of marry
ing any one but him, and. so when he
asked' me to be- his wife, why, of
, course, I said ."Yes." .
,' Well, it was in the spring of 1775 that
. we were to be married. Mother and I
spent the winter getting my things
made up, and I had as fine an outfit as
a girl could possibly have In those days.
The day set for the wedding was the
nineteenth of April yes, the very day
on which the battle of Lexington occur
red, as I have good reason to remem
; ber.
The nineteenth of Aprtl was a beauti
ful day, though a warm one for the sea
son. We were all up early that morn
ing, for there was a great deal to be
aone. it was about a o clock in the
forenoon when my mother, who had
been looking over some linen, suddenly
raised ber head, exclaiming as she did
so, "Why, Mary, was that the meeting
house, bell?"
"What can It mean?" I cried, and,
running to the window, I caught sight
of our neighbor's sons, Joe and John
Eaton, running down the road with
their guns. Across the way Harry
Wright was plowing the field. The
boys called out to him as they passed,
and without stopping to unhitch the
horse, he seized his gun and was off
across the fields.
"It Is an alarm, mother!" I cried.
"The boys are down by the brook,"
she said. "The sound will not reach
Without delay I hurried to the kitch
en, and, seizing the horn, I ran out of
the house and started for the brook,
which was some distance from the
house. I blew a blast on the horn as
I ran, and as the boys caught sight of
me I pointed toward the road, where
several men could be seen running with
their guns. The boys understood, and,
waving their hands to me, they were
off across the field to the road.
"What Is it? Where are they going?'
1 asked. And as I spoke the men came
hurrying out of the meeting-house,
where they had heard a few words
from Parson Smith, and, mounting
their horses, rode off as fast as they
could go I looked for your grandfa
ther, but he was not there. Catching
sight of my father, I ran to him. "Have
you seen Henry?" that's your grand
father I asked.
"Henry was at the tavern when the
messenger rode through here." replied
my father, "and, as he had his horse
with him, he rode away without wait
ing for the company to assemble."
My father had reached home before
me, and as I opened the door I heard
mother ask, "Do you think it Is any
. thing serious, father?"
"I am afrajd it may be, wife," he said.
"The messenger said that Gov. Gage
has sent some of the king's troops to
destroy the supplies which have been
stored at Concord. If the report is true, '
there will be resistance, and if It comes
to that It will be very serious business
for us."
The first news that came to us from
the fight at Lexington and the other do
ings of that day arrived about 6 o'clock
. In uie afternoon, when some minute
men from another town stopped at the
tavern on their way home. They told
the story of the day to the little crowd
of anxious women who eagerly ques-
; tioned them for news of some dear one.
My father would not let me go down
to the tavern, but went down himself
and brought us the news.
; "Something unusual has happened,
Mary!" exclaimed my-aother. "I never
aw your father look so excited."
4 Jl - P -
A French scientist has found out that even the scorned and despised disease
microbes can be used in making the softest and most beautiful light imaginable.
While the light is strong enough to enable fine print to be, -read clearly at a
distance of several yards, it has all the soft, mysterious charm of brilliant moon
light. . . ... " . '
The laity generally would imagine that the first difficulty in making this light
would be the collecting of the bacilli. ' But Prof. Raphael Du Bois of the Univer
sity of Lyons has found that microbe lamps are eminently practicable. The
phosphorescent bacteria are those containing water, sea salt, one ternary com
pound, one nitrogenous compound, one phosphate, and traces of mineral. For
purposes of decorative illumination the bacterial fluids are placed in bottle-shaped
receptacles, with flat bottoms, covered by colored shades, which, direct the light
downward. These, suspended from the ceiling of a room, supply a clear, delicate
glow, that transforms the most hopeless room and makes the dullest complex
ion brilliant.
I hastened down the path to meet
"Bad news, my child; bad news!" he
exclaimed. "There has been an encoun
ter with the king's troops," And then,
reading the question in my eyes, he con
tinued,. "But they brought no news of
our men." ' . . '
'The hour set for the wedding wag 8
o'clock, but it began to look as if there
would be no weauing,- for it was now
after 7 o'clock, and none of our men
had returned home. , .'
At last we heard steps outside, and
then my brother ; Arthur,- who was
among the first to reach home, stagger
ed into the room. I sprang up and ran
to him. He sank into the nearest chair,
and his gun fell to the floor with a thud.
Arthur was only a boy of 15, you must
remember, and the day had been a ter
rible one. ' ; ... ' . -.
When he. had recovered a little, my
father spoke. "What news do you
bring, my son?" he asked.
"Arthur," I said, "is it Henry?"
"Listen," he said, speaking rapidly.
."The king's troops were in full retreat
when we reached the road. We did hot
keep witS our companies, but each one
found shelter as he was able behind
trees, walls op fences. I met Henry as
I was crossing a field, and we took
shelter together and awaited the com
ing of the troops. . We had just got set
tled when Henry caught sight of a
flanking party, coming right down on
us. He ealled to the men near us to
run for their lives, and at the same time
we both jumped the wall and ran for a
house which stood in the field just op
posite. I reached the opposite wall In
safety and turned round' to look for
Henry, but he was not with me. At
that moment the troops came round a
sudden turn in the road and sent some
shots in our direction. At the risk of
being shot, I stood up and looked across
the road. He must have been hit by
the flanking party, for he lay just by
the wall."
Suddenly I heard the sound of a
horse's feet coming up the road at a
furious pace. I sat up and listened.
"Somebody is riding on an Important
errand," I said to myself. Nearer and-
nearer came the sound, and the rider,
whoever he was, drew rein at our door.
Then there were a murmur of voices
and an opening and shutting of doors,
and then my mother's voice calling to
me: "Mary, Mary; child, come down!
Henry Is here! He's come!"
Scarcely believing that I heard aright,
I got up and ran downstairs and into
the kitchen, and there before me, his
face pale as death, with a blood-stained
bandage bound about his forehead,
stood your grandfather.
"Mary," he cried, holding out his
hands to me, "I am In time!. The clock
has not struck yet! We have beaten
the enemy at every point, and won a
great victory! I am hit, but not seri
ously hurt!" .
- Then Parson Elder, who had come
over to hear the news from Arthur,
came forward and said: "Shall I per
form the ceremony now?"
So right then and there your grand
father, in his working clothes, all stain
ed with dust and blood, and I, in my
morning calico, were married.
Bather Grim Fun Indulged In by the
i ossessor of One.
"There Is a certain resident of a city
not 600 miles from the 'Hub,' " said L.
A. Goodwin, of Boston, at the Hotel
Manhattan, reports the New York Trib
une, "who in addition to a somewhat
highly developed sense of humor is also
the possessor of a glass eye. It is 'a
wonderfully natural creation and did
not its owner publish the fact of his
proprietorship far and wide few would
there be who would not suppose him
still to be the possessor of both the op
tics with which nature originally en
dowed him.
"Some time ago the eye-shy man was
at that particular kind of a dinner pop
ularly termed stag. His neighbor, it
must be confessed, in a reprehensible
spirit of pride, turned to him- with
'What do you think of that for a
scratch. Blank?' at the same time scalp
ing himself and revealing a pate as
bald as that of the man whom the late
lamented Travers once advised to sugar
his head and go to a certain ball in the
character of a pill. Blank glanced at
the shining surface thus revealed and
then his hand stole to his face. , 'And
what do you think of that for an eye?'
was the response he made, and from
JI - g-v Gk ..f
the center of the other man's plate of
soup the eye unblushingly challenged
his opinion. The owner of the scratch
did not give it. He simply howled aloud
for frapped air. . '
"At another time a poker game was
in progress and the entire party were
casting about for a buck. 'And how
will this do for a bock?' was the re
mark that accompanied the eye to the
center of the table.
"Its last individual, appearance was
brought about by golf. Its owner had
golf aspirations and hired a high-priced
professional to perfect him in the game.
'Keep your h'eye on the ball. Mr.
Blank,' was the burden of the cry that
wore out that person's patience. Fi
nally," unable to stand it longer, and at
about the twentieth . singsong reitera
tion of 'Keep your h'eye on the ball.
sir!' Blank deposited the glass sphere
and with the query, 'Is my eye, suffl
ciently on the ball now?' started In to
make a long drive as his coach started
hurriedly for home."
Fine Structure Will Be Constructed
by a Railway Company.
. The scheme of .bridging the Bospbo
rus has been revived and it is an
nounced that a "magnificent structure
will span the river ere the lapse of an
other year and will bear the name of
the Sultan of Turkey, Abdul Hamid.
It it-to be constructed by the Bosphorus
Railway Company, which designs a
junction between the railways of Eu
rope and the Trans-Atlantic railway or
Bagdad. Naturally the narrowest di
viding line of sea has been' chosen for
the point of connection, ' A military
bridge, erected by a Corinthian long
before the Christian era, once spanned
these 600 yards of water at the same
spot and over it marched King Darius
and his 800,000 Persian braves. Lord
Byron, impatient of bridges as Of many
tnings, swam the flood and as a result
was addressed in much minor verse as
Leander. The new bridge is to be
erected on lasting lines. Massive gran
ite pillars are to be built and these will
support the steel cables on which the
bridge depends.' They will provide ac
commodation for . artillery and orna
ments will not be wanting in the shape
of ' minarets and cupolas, decorated
with tiles and arabesques.
Why Short Girls Are Preferred.
It Is an undeniable fact that the ma
jority of men .prefer short women to
tall ones. Perhaps this is because they
like to be looked up to at all events
by the fair sex and it is only natural
for them to prefer the girl who. in her
little caressings and fascinating, lover
like ways, has, on account of her short
ness, to look up at him for the purpose
of peering into his love-lit eyes.
Tall women are usually dignified,
and appear to scorn kittenish ways,
and although they manage to draw ad
miration it Is rather of the awe-inspiring
No doubt, owing to the smallness of
stature, and pretty, playful ways, men
give to little women more petting than
the tall, dignified woman demands. The
lover's oft-repeated expression, "You
little darling," could hardly be applied
to the very tall girl without tickling
the risibilities of those who overheard
This is certainly very hard and looks
like a punishment for being tall, but
who can help her stature? It is a fact,
too, that men are rather shy about ap
proaching tall women because of the
restraint which theyi feel but cannot
They are under the impression why.
it is hard to tell that tall women are
built to be commanders, and they are
In their natural element when Wt
alone In their reserved dignity and
musings in tneir lonely wanderings. "
Co flfee Intoxication.'
A visitor recently returned from Bra
zil, says that the whole country Is per
petually Intoxicated by coffee. It Is
brought to the bedside the moment one
awakes and just before he drops
asleep, at meals and between meals,
on going out and coming in.. Men
women and children drink it with the
same liberality and it is fed to babies
In arms. The effect is annnront- in
trembling hands, twitching eyelids, yel
low, dry SKin ana a enronic excitability
worse than that produced by whisky.
You recommend manv a man ta vn in-
neighbor whom you would not trust
Jokes and Jokeleta that Are 8nppoeed
to Have Been Recently Born Sayings
and Doings that Are Old, Cnrions and
Laughable -The Week's Humor.
Mother (reading telegram) Henry
telegraphs that the game la over and
he came out of it with three broken
ribs, a broken nose and four teeth out
Father (eagerly) And who won?
Mother He doesn't say.
Father (impatiently) Confound it all
That boy never thinks of anybody but
himself. Now. I'll have to wait until I
get the morning paper. Puck.
"How did he acquire the reputation
or being such a brilliant man?" In
quired one voter.
"By means of his convincing man
ner," answered the other. "He got peo
ple to beiievintr that ho thnmnirhlv nn
derstood his own arguments, and they
regarded him' as a genius." Washing-
ion oiar.
Justifiably Postponed.
Mamma What's ' the matter, John
nie? -
Johnnle--Boo-hoo-oo! yesterday I fell
down and hurt myself.
Mamma Well, what are you crying
to-day for?
Johnnie-rYou weren't home yester
day. Columbus Dispatch.
A Fetching Compliment.
She was not from Chicago.
"Do not anger me," she said.
"How am I to know when you are
angry?" he asked.
"I always stamp my feet," she an
swered. He looked down at her dainty shoes.
"Impossible," he said; 'there Isn't
room for a stamp on either of them."
That fetched her. Cleveland Plain
Preparatory Course. -'' -
"Your son doesn't seem to be doing
anything but play base-ball and row
on the river, and all that sort of thing.
I thought you said you iwere going to
send him to school and prepare him for
college?" ,
"No; I said I was going to prepare
him for college, that's all." Philadel
phia Press.; v"
Sentiment in Circulation.
"Never propose to a girl by letter."
"Why not?"
"I did it once, and she stuck the let
ter in a book she was reading and lent
it to my other girl." Chicago Record.
Mr. Lurker Excuse me. Miss Knnn-
per, but I have long sought this oppor
tunity - , i,-
Miss Snapper Never mind the nre-
amble, Mr. Lurker. Run along in and
ask na. He's been exneotin this wnnlri
come for the past two years. Tid-Bits.
A Plausible Kxplanation.,
"I tied a knot in my handkerchief a
week ago, and I can't for the life of me
remember what it was to remind me
"Perhaps it was to remind you that
it's time to put it In the wash!" Un
sere Gesellschaft
Matrimonial Lottery.
Miss Asking Do you believe in
church lotteries? De Witte Well er
I rather like church weddings.
His DishearteninK Outlook.
Mrs. Goode You are the sixth man
who has asked me for something to eat
The Tramp (sadly) I s'pose so. If
de competition in dis life gits any wuss,
some of us'll have .to go to work.
Brooklyn Life.
Too Bad.
Mrs. Bingo That's just like a man.
Bingo What have I done now?
Mrs. Bingo:-I spent a' day making
that pillow, and now you've put your
head on It Harper's Bazar.
Very Dangerous.
"It's dani'us." said Uncle TChn
git into de way 6' complainin'. A man
Kin alius stop workln' to kick, but it
comes hahd to stop kickln' to work."
Washington Star.
He Wanted Tew Know.
Ticket-seller (in theater box office)
Seats in the parquet are S3 and In th
dress circle $2.
Uncle Pumpkinduster fof Swamn
Junction) Say, be that your "askln'
price' or what you expect tew get?
Childhood Recollections.
Admiring Son Were you the smart.
est boy In school, pa, when VOn VAPo a a
old as I am?
Reminiscent Father If I wnsn'r it
wasn't the teacher's fault He did his
best to make me smart Louisville
The Savages of Time.
Mrs. Waile I'm sure the constant
anxiety must have been terribly wear
ing. .
Mrs. Luers Wearing? Why, In the
last three years I've grown to look at
least six months older! Life.
The Beal Reason.
Mrs. Hauskeep Yes, my new girl fop
merly worked for Mrs. DeStyle. She
claims she left there of her own accord,
but I think she was discharged.
Mrs. Kaul What makes you think
Mrs. Hauskeep I Judge so from cer
tain things she's let fall since she's
been here.
Mrs. Kaul What were they?
Mrs. Hauskeep Dishes. Philadel
phia Press.
Discoverel at Last.
"You've got an ear-trumpet, I see.
That's what I've been telling you to do
for two years."
"Oh! Is that what you've been tell
ing me for the last two years." Puck.
Sli rht Do There.
"Maude thinks of applying for a posi
tion as soprano in a church choir."
"Well, there's a church for the deal
up on 7th street." Philadelphia Even
ing Bulletin.
The Office Boy 1 was t'inkin" ' of
Iookln' fer another Job. -S
'.The Messenger Boy You better look
out You might git one where, you'd
have to work. Puck.
His Definition.
Willie Pa, what is a publisher?
Author My son, a publisher is a
squatter on the unearned increment of
thought Life.
Why He Loved Her.
"Are you proud of your baking pow
der biscuit?" he asked..
"I should think not," she'' replied.
"I've tried dozens of times, but I never
could equal those made by the cook."
"Has any one ever told you that your
pie crust excels anything in that line
ever before made?'
"Never. - My pie crust is worse than
my biscuit." "" : '
"Are you an adept at preparing dain
ty little desserts?"
"Oh, I've done-something in that
way, of course," she answered, "but I
never would think of doing the cooking
for any pne for whom I rea'iv cared."
He gave a sigh of relief.
"Will you marry me?" he asked.
London Answers.
' Eiin't Count.
Clergyman My child, beware of pick
ing a toadstool instead of a mushroom.
They are easy to confuse.
Child That be all roight sur. Us
bain't a-goin' to eat 'em ourselves
they're a-goin' to market to be sold.
Tit-Bits,- - ..'
Extravagance. -
Rich Widow Yes, my poor dear hus
band died in Florida. We had three
Dr. Sawyer (sotto voce) What ex
travagance, when one doctor could
have killed him.
Jinks W'hafs the matter, old man?
Haven't seen you for two weeks aud
you look like you had been ill
fer a
Spinks Only a little attack of vaca- i
non, dui me aoctor says that a week
of my regular daily work will bring me
around all right Denver News,
Her 1 efinition.
'Yes," said Miss Cayenne, 'he is un
doubtedly a cynic."
"What is your idea of a cynic?"
"He is a person who keeps you con
tinually in doubt whether he is unusu
ally clever or unusually disagreeable.'
-Washington Star.
You don't send me any more violets
or American beauties or boxes of can
dy," she murmured.
'No," answered Mr. Blykins. "But
that is no sign I am not as attentive as
ever. If you would rather have violets
and roses and boxes of candy than the
cabbages and potatoes and sirloin
steaks that I send around say the word.
Your slightest wish shall be gratified
even if I have to eat at a dairy lunch
room." New Golf Stick.
"I see that you have added to your
collection of golf sticks, Miss Frocks,"
said young Postiethwaite.
"I do not understand you, Mr. Postie
thwaite," rejoined Miss Frocks. "My
collection of golf sticks has been com
plete, so far as I know."
Perhaps, but I saw Cholly Goslin on
the course with "you this morning."
Harper's Bazar.
Man and Modes.
What did Alice wear to the box
party, Harry?"
"She had on a spotted silk frock, a
kind of pink velvet windmill in her hair
and a white lace cascade hanging down
her back." Chicago Record.
Her Distinct Advance.
"British Museum Newton, the archae
ologist, was a capital story teller, and
Mr. Hare has preserved two or three of
his tales. One is a spiritualistic seance.
where an old cockney was informed
that the spirit manifested was his' de
ceased wife, whereupon the following
dialogue took place:
"Is that you, Arriet?"
"Yes, It is me."
"Are you 'appy, "Arriet?"
"Yes, very 'appy."
" 'Appier than you was with me, 'Ar
"Yes, much 'appier."
"Where are you, 'Arriet?" '
"In 'ell." A. J. Hare's "Story of Mj
Immense Coal Beds.
The beds of the immense coal fields
lately discovered in Zululand extend
downward to forty-five feet in places
and the coal Is of good quality.
Disappointment doesn't affect men and
women the same. When a man runs
across an old love letter he wrote to his
wife he laughs, but his wife cries.
Photographer Must Employ Tricks to
Get ( Old Pictures. '
"It Is no easy matter to make a good
.horse picture," said Alfred J. Meyer of
Pach Brothers, "although every ama
teur thinks himself equal to the task.
A horse must be taken from the proper
point or bis owner will not recognize
the picture. , If the camera is too near
the subject certain points will be ex
aggerated In the photograph. The best
results are obtained by placing the
horse on a slight incline, so that the
fore feet are a trifle higher than the
hind feet. This position throws the
head up. Then snapping the fingers
or making any slight noise will cause
the animal to prick up bis ears, and at
the moment when he is In this position
jf attention the photographer makes the
"When horses in harness are to be
photographed they must be posed on
level ground or on a slight incline. To
make them look alive a hat or a card is
sometimes scaled 'in front of them,
and at the moment when they look up
the snap shot is made. When pictures
of horses In action are made we usual
ly place the camera near the ground,
and by that means we get the best hoof
position, which cannot be secured when
thecamera is held or placed at the or
dinary height. To make pictures of
jumping horses the same method is em
ployed, and the height of the jump Is
sometimes exaggerated by placing the
camera below the track level. An ex
cavation is made in the ground for that
purpose, and pictures made from there
increase the apparent height of hurdles
and make a small Jump look something
remarkable." New York Tribune.
Max Pemberton has In "contemplation
a novel dealing with Cambridge uni
versity life. He is a graduate of Caius
The latest volume In which Jeanette
Gilder has discovered material for a
drama Is Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshieid's
new story, "The Archbishop and .the
It Is pleasing to note that the author
of "The Love Affairs of An Old Maid"
has dedicated her new novel, "The Ex
patriates," to her husband, Arthur Hoyt
Bogue. Mrs: Bogue, who is at present
r living in New York, Intends to continue
her literary work and her author's read
Miss Lyda Farrington Krause, better
known as Barbara Yechton, has pub
lished through Houghton, Mifflin & Co,
Fortune's Boats." The story has been
running serially In the Churchman.
Miss Krause never fails to give one a
pleasing picture of the freshness and
the purity of girlhood.
Amelia m. uarr has completed a
novel called "Souls of Passage," a story
based upon the doctrines of reincar
nation, which Dodd, Mead & Co. pub
lish. She is at present Planning a novel
centering around Cromwell, in which
she will endeavor to illustrate the do
mestic side of his character.
"The English-American," a novel of
love and adventure, the scenes of which
are laid in England and America, is a
book by Emma Homan Thayer, pre
sented by the Continental Publishing
Company. Mrs. Thayer. It will be re
called, is the author of "Wild Flowers
of the Rocky Mountains" and "Wild
Flowers of tho Pnoifln rnnst
A story of Jane Austen's dealings
with her Bath publisher relates how,
like Milton, she sold her first book for
$50 outright The publisher allowed
"Northanger Abbey" to lie on his desk
for fifteen years, when Miss Austen
bought back her manuscript at its orig
inal figure. She had become famous
during the time, but obviously this had
not affected the Bath publisher.
Policies of insurance made in another
state where the applicant resides and
where the policies are delivered to him
are held. In Mutual Life Insurance
Company vs. Dingley (C. C. App. 9th
C), 49 L. R. A. 132, to be subject to
the statues of New York, when they
are made, executed and payable in that
state, and the premiums are to be paid
there, and they contain a waiver of the
service of notices required by statute.
Constitutional amendment giving the
Supreme Court jurisdiction in all cases,
both of the law and the facts, Is held,
in Cassel vs. Tracy (La.), 49 L. R. A
272, to require the remanding of a case
which was pending on appeal when the
amendment was adopted, but In which
the record did not present the evidence
or an agreed statement of facts. This
was done in order that on a second trial
the testimony could be reduced to writ
ing and give opportunity for the Su
preme Court to discharge Its constitu
tional duty of Judging the facts as well
as the law of the case.
Liability of bank directors for de
posits received after they knew the
bank to be insolvent or in failing cir
cumstances is held, in Utley vs. -Hill
(Mo.), 49 L. R. A. 323, not to extend to
deposits received when they, actually
believed it to be solvent merely be
cause they neglected to Investigate or
keep posted as to its affairs. The case
also holds that false statements in a
report to the State Department would
not make the directors liable to a common-law
action for deceit In favor of
one who deposited In reliance on the re
port. If the statements were made In
good faith, believing them to be true.
An Easy-Going State.
Bishop Thompson of Mississippi said
the other day: "I suppose there is a
larger percentage of old men In Mis
sissippi than in any other State at
least It 'seems so to me, and I have
been In a good many. By old men I
mean from 80 to 90. They are not
decrepit old men, who hug the fireside,
but are quite lively old fellows." "How
do you account bishop, for this large
proportion of old men In Mississippi?"
asked someone. "Well," said the
bishop, "there is no chance to become
rich In Mississippi. Everybody knows
It and does not worry himself Into an i
early grave trying to."
Improvement in. Cereal Markets Active De
mand in Iron and Steal. . '
Bradstreefs says: Business is still
of a between-season character in most
lines, bnt a livening tip of. interest in
several trades bas been noted this
. eek. Relatively best reports come
from the iron and steel, lumber, leath
er and rug trades, but there . has been
some enlargement of wholesale distri
butive trade on spring account, in the
South atrd West. Spring trade in dry
goods is j'ist opening op, and it is
noted that a heavy shipping movement
on orders is now proceeding at the
West. Some gain in wool sales is
noted at Eastern markets, bnt weather
conditons have not ben favorable as a
whole, except in stimulating the retail
trade in sboBS and inbber goad. A
special feature is the generally good
tenor of reports as to collet tions fro-n
all Western and Southern points, from
which it is inferred that trade rela
tions to retailers must have been quite
good. Summed up briefly, the situa
tion is one of widespread confidence in
the general business outlook.
Corn is slightly higher, in sympathy
with wheat and small receipts of con
tract. Inquiry rather than' active demand
is a leading feature in iron and steel,
bnt quite an increase ' of activty is
noted in Bessemer pig iron and billets
at Pittsburg and in plates at Chicago.
Iron production is increasing, bnt has .
not yet overtaken ' consumption, and
stocks are reported ' smaller t ban a
month ago. " ' .
Wheat, including flour,' shipments -for
the week aggregate 6,961,095 bush
els. . . ' . ..
Business failures in the ' United
States for the week - number S22,
against 368 last week.
Canadian failures for the week nam- ,
ber 36, against 23 last week.
Seattle Market
' . Onions, new yellow, 22o.
. Lettuce, hot house, $1.60 per oase.
Potatoes,- new, $18;
' Beets, per sack, 85c fl. ; i
Turnips, per sack, $1.00.
Squash lo. ' ,
Carrots, per sack, 75c ''.""-
Parsnips, per sack, $1.00 1.85.,
Celery; 50c doz. : -
Cabbage, native and California,
22Jic per pounds. - .
Butter Creamery," 80c; dairy, 18(3
22c; ranch, 16c18o pound. :
Cheese 14c... .
Eggs Ranch, 80c; Eastern 25c, .
. Poultry 14c; dressed, native chick
ens, 15c; turkey, 16c. ' . -. .
Hay Puget Sound timothy, $15.00;
choice Eastern Washington timothy, .
. Corn Whole, $34.00; oraoked, $25;
feed meal, $24.
- Barley Rolled or ground, per" ton,
$20. ' :V . -
Flour Patent, per barrel, $3.80; "
blended straights, $3.25; California,
$3.25; buckwheat flour, $6.00; gr&, '
ham, per barrel, $3.25; whole wheat'
flour, $3.25; rye flour, $3. 804.00;-
Millstuffs Bran, per ton, $15,00;
shorts, per ton, $16.00. .. -
Feed Chopped feed, $15.00 per tout'
middlings, per ton, $23; oil cake meal,
per ton, $29.00.
Fresh Meats Choice dressed: 'beef
steers, price 7 Kc; cows, 7c; mutton
7; pork, 7c; trimmed, 9c; veal, 11
12c, :
Hams Large, llc; small, 11
breakfast bacon, 13c; dry salt sides. 1
8Xc. ' .
Portland Market
Wheat Walla Walla. 6556or
Valley, nominal; Bluestem, 68o per
Flour Best grades, $3.40; graham.
Oats Choice white, 42c: choice
gray, 41c per bushel.
Bailey Feed barley, $15.50 brew
ing, $16.50 per ton.
Millstuffs Bran, $15.50 ton; mid
dlings, $21; shorts, $18; chop, $16 per
Hay Timothy,$12 12.50; clover.$7
9.50; Oregon wild hay, $6 7 per ton.
Butter Fancy creamery. 50 (3 55c:
store-, 82c.
Eggs 27 o per dozen.
Cheese Oregon full cream, 13o:
Young America, 14c; new cheese 100
per pound.
Poultry Chickens, mixed, $2.50
3.50 per dozen; hens, $4.50; springs,
$2.003.50; geese, $6.009.00 doz;
ducks, $5.00 6. 00 per dozen; turkeys,
live, lc per pound.
Potatoes 50 60c per sack; sweets.
lc per ponna.
Vegetables Beets, $li turnips, 75c':
per sack; garlic, 7c per pound; cab
bage, lo per pound; parsnips. 85o:-
onions, $1.502; carrots, 75c.
Hops New crop, 12l4o ner
pound. .
Wool Valley, 18 14c per pound:
Eastern Oregon, 10 12c; mohair, 25
per pound.
Mutton Gross, best sheep, wethers
and ewes, 34c; dressed mutton, 6
7c per pound.
Hogs Gross, choice heavy. $5.75:
light and feeders, $5.00; dressed.
$5. 50 6.50 per 100 pounds.
Beef Gross, top steers, $3.5004.00:
cows, $3.003.50; dressed beef, 6
7o per pound.
Veal Large, 77se; small, 8J4"
9c per pound.
San Francisco Market
Wool Serine Nevada. Ilia 13c
pound; Eastern Oregon, 10 14c; Val
ley, 15 17c; Northern, 910o.
Hops urop, lauo, 13S176o.
Butter Fancy creamerv 23c:
do seconds, 20c; fancy dairy. 19
do seconds, 18c per pound.
Eggs Store, 25c; fancy ranch.
Millstuffs Middlines. $17.00 o
20.00; bran, $14.0014.50.
Hav Wheat S9a 13: whp.t. r.i
oat $9.0012.50; best barley $9.50
alfalfa, $7.00 10.00 per ton; straw,
Ho 47-20 per bale.
Potatoes Oreeon Burbanlcs. fin at QSn-
Salinas Burbanks. 85cra$l .15: rivai.
Burbanks, 40 45c; sweets. 85 85c.
Citrus Fruit Orancaa. . Vol
$2.758.25; Mexican limes, $4.00'
5.00; California lemons 75c$1.60;
do choice $1.762.00 per box.
Tropical Fruits Bananaa. SI.KDia
8.60 per bunch; pineapples, nom
inal; Persian dates, 6 6 Ho pel