Corvallis gazette. (Corvallis, Benton County, Or.) 1900-1909, July 21, 1905, Image 2

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"Are you sure that Kardek is at the
Yes; that has been arranged.
What has been arranged ? And who is
this Kardek they are talking about?
The conversation continues.
'We must wait until- we get the sig
nal," says Faruskiar.
'Is that a green light?" asks Ghan
I'Tbe Special Correspondent
I have not seen Kinko for two days,
and the last time was only to exchange
a few words with him to relieve his anx
iety. To-night I will try and visit him. I
have taken care to lay in a few provis
ions at Sou-Tcheou.
We started at 3 o'clock. We have got
a more powerful engine on. Across this
undulating country the gradients are oc
casionally rather steep. Seven hundred
kilometers separate us from the impor
tant city of Lan Tcheou, where we ought
to arrive to-morrow morning, running
thirty miles an hour.
At dinner Mr. and Mrs. Ephrlnell, sit
ting side by side, hardly exchanged a
word. Their intimacy seems to have de
creased since they were married. Per
haps they are absorbed in the calcula
tion of their reciprocal interests.
We have had a bad night. The sky, of
purple, sulphury tint, becam stormy to
ward evening, the atmosphere became
stifling, the electrical tension excessive.
It meant a "highly successful" storm, to
quote Caterna. In truth, the train ran
through a zone, so to speak, of vivid
. lightning and rolling thunder, which the
echoes of the mountains prolonged in
definitely. I think there must have been
several lightning strokes, but the rails
acted as conductors, and preserved the
cars from injury. It was a fine specta
cle, a little alarming, these fires in the
sky that the heavy rain could not put
out these continuous discharges from
the clouds, in which were mingled the
strident whistlings of our locomotive as
we passed through the stations ol xaniu,
from Tchene. Houlan-Sien and Da-
By favor of this troubled night, I was
able to Communicate with Kinko, to take
him some provisions and to have a few
minutes conversation with him.
"Is it the day after to-morrow," he
asked, "that we arrive at Pekin?"
"Yes, the day after to-morrow, if the
train is not delayed.
"Oh, I am not afraid of delays! But
when my box is in the railway station
at Pekin, I have still to get to the Ave
nue Cha-Coua.
"What does it matter, will not the fair
Zinca Klork come and call for it?
"No. I advised her not to do so."
"And why?"
"Women are so impressionable. She
would want to see the van In which
had come, she would claim the box with
such excitement that suspicions would
. be aroused. In short, she would run
the risk of betraying me.
"You are right, Kinko."
"Besides, we shall reach the station
In the afternoon, very late in the after
noon, perhaps, and the unloading of the
packages will not take place until next
i morning.
"Well, Monsieur Bombarnae, if I am
not taking too great a liberty, may I ask
a favor of you?"
"What is it?" .
"That you will be present at the de
parture of the case, so as to avoid any
"I will be there, Kinko, I will be
there. Glass, fragile, I will see that they
don't handle it too roughly. And if you
like I will accompany the case to Ave
nue Cha-Coua."
"I hardly like to ask you to do that.'
"You are wrong, Kinko. You should
not stand on ceremony with a friend,
and I am yours, Kinko. Besides, it will
be a pleasure to me to make the ac
quaintance, of Mademoiselle Zinco Klork. j
I will be there when they deliver the
box, the precious box. I will help her
to get the nails out of it."
"The nails out of it, Monsieur Bom
barnac? My panel? Ah, I will jump
through my panel."
A terrible clap of thunder interrupt
ed our conversation. I thought the train
bad been thrown off the line by the com
motion of the air. I ' left the young
Roumanian and regained my place with
in the car. - ; .
In the morning 26th of May, 7 a. m.
we arrived at Lan Tcheou. ' Three
hours to stop, three hours-only.
"Cpme, Major Noltitz; come, Pan
Chao; come, Caterna; we have not a
minute to spare."
But as we are leaving the station we
are stopped by the appearance of a tall,
fat, gray, solemn personage. It is the
governor of the town in a double robe
of white and yellow silk, fan in hand,
buckled belt, and a mantilla a black
mantilla, which would have looked much
better on the shoulders of a manola. He
is accompa'nied by a certain number of
globular mandarins, and the Celestials
salute him by holding out their two fists,
which they move up and down as they
nod theft heads.
"Ah! What is this gentleman going
to do? Is it some Chinese formality?
A visit to the passengers and their bag
gage? And Kinko, what about him?"
Nothing alarming, after all. It is only
about the treasure of the Son of Heav
en. The governor and his suite have
stopped before the precious van, bolted
- and sealed, and are looking at it with
that respectful admiration which is ex
' perienced, even in China, before a box
. containing many millions. " )
I ask Popof what is meant by the gov
ernor's presence, has it anything to do
with us?
"Not at all," says Popof; "the order
has come from Pekin to telegraph the
arrival of the treasure. The governor
has done so, and he is awaiting a reply
S3 to whether be Is to sen it on to
Pekin, or keep it provisionally at Lan
If the imperial treasure was a matter
of indifference to us it did not seem to
be so to Faruskiar. But whether this
van started or did not, whether it was
attached to our train or left behind, what
- could it matter to him? Nevertheless.
he and Ghangir seemed to be much put
about regarding it, although they tried
' to hide their anxiety, while the Mongols,
talking together in a low tone, gave the
governor anything but-friendly glances.
Meanwhile, the governor had "Just
heard of the attack on the train, and of
the part that our hero had taken in de
fense of the treasure, with what cour
age he had fought, and how he had de-
- livered the country from the terrible Ki-
, Tsang. And then in laudatory terms,
v Which Pan Chao translated to us, he
thanked Faruskiar, complimented him,
and gave him to understand that the Son
of Heaven would reward him for his services.
The manager of the Grand Transasi-
atic listened with that tranquil air that
distinguished him, not without impa-
tienca, as I could clearly see. Perhaps
he felt himself superior to praises as
well as recompenses, no matter from how
great a height they might come. In that
I recognized all the Mongol pride.
It is ten minutes to 10 when we return
to the station, absolutely tired out; for
the walk has been a rough one, and al
most suffocating, for the heat is very
My first care is to look after the van
with the millions. It is there, as usual,
behind the train, under- the Chinese
The message expected by the gov
ernor has arrived the order to forward
on the van to Pekin, where the treasure
is to be handed over to the finance min
Where is Faruskiar? I do not see
him. Has he given us the slip? . No.
There he is on one of the platforms,
and the Mongols are back in the car.
Ephrinell has been off to do a -round
of calls with his samples, no doubt
and Mrs. Ephrinell has also been out on
business, for a deal in hair, probably.
Here they come, and, without seeming
to notice each other, they take their
The other passengers are only Celes
tials. Some are going to Pekin: some
have taken their tickets for intermediate
stations like Si-Ngan, Ho-Nan, Lou-
Ngan, Tai-Youan. There are a hundred
passengers in the train. All my numbers
are on board. There is not one missing,
Thirteen, always thirteen!
'Yes. It will show that the switch Is
I do not know if I am in my right
senses. .The switch over. What switch?!
A half minute elapses. Ought I not to
tell Popof?" Yes, I ought. I was turn
ing to go out of the van, when an ex
clamation kept me bnck.
The signal there is the signal!" says
And now the train is on the Nankin
branch!" replies Faruskiar.
The Nankin branch But then we are
lost. At five kilometers from here is
the Tjon viaduct, in course of construc
tion, and the train is being precipitated
toward an abyss.
Evidently Major Noltitz was not mis
taken regarding my lord Faruskiar. I
understand the scheme of the scoundrels.
The manager of the Grand Transasiatic
is a scoundrel of the deepest dye. He
has entered the service ;of the company
to await his opportunity for some ex
tensive haul. The opportunity has come
with the millions of the Son of Heaven!
Yes. The whole abominable scheme is
clear" enough to me. Faruskiar has de
fended the imperial treasure against Ki
Tsang to keep it from the chief of the
-bandits, who had stopped the train.
whose attack would have interfered with
his criminal projects. That is why he
had fought so bravely. That is why he
had risked' his life and behaved like a
But somehow we ought to prevent this
rascal from accomplishing his work. We
ought to save the train, which is running
full speed toward the unfinished viaduct;
we ought to save the passengers from a
frightful catastrophe. As to the treas
ure Faruskiar and his accomplices are
after I care no more than for yester
day's news. But the passengers and
myself that is another affair altogether.
(To b continued.
Orange Boxes for Nests.
In nearly every town orange boxes
may be bought at moderate prices.
Thev make the very best nest boxen.
especially if they are arranged In thu
following manner: As every one
knows, the orange box is partitioned
through the center, thus making plenty
of -oom" for two nests in" each box.
Take a number of boxes and stand
theni on end, and fasten them securely
tosrether with strips of wood. Then
from old boxes or other sources ob
tHin sufficient lumber to make an alley
war darkened bv a board over the
Place a little walk so that the bens
may readily go to the second tier of
nests. In the rear of each box or nest.
On leaving Lan Tcheou, the railway
crosses a well-cultivated country, wat
ered by numerous' streams, and hilly
enough to necessitate frequent curves.
There is a good deal of engineering
work; mostly bridges, viaducts on wooden
trestles of somewhat doubtful solidity,
and the traveler is not particularly com
fortable when he finds them bending un
der the weight of the train. It is true,
we are in the Celestial Empire, and a
few thousand victims of a railway ac
cident Is hardly anything among a popu
lation of four hundred millions. .
Besides," said Pan Chao, "the Son
of Heaven never travels by railway."
At 6 o clock in the evening we are at
King-Tcheou, after skirting for some
time the capricious meanderings of the
Great Wall. Of this immense artificial
frontier between Mongolia and China
there remain only the blocks' of granite
find red quartzite which served as its
base, its terrace of bricks with the para
pets of unequal heights, a few old can
nons eaten into with rust, and hidden
under a thick veil of lichens, and then
the square towers with their ruined bat
tlements, xne interminable wall rises,
falls, bends, bends back again, and is
lost sight on the undulations of the
All night was spent in running three
hundred kilometers. A fog lasted all
day, and this hindered the progress of
the train. These Chinese engine drivers
are really very skillful and attentive and
intelligent. Luckily, the fog rose early
in the evening. Now it is night and a
very dark night, too.
The idea occurs to me to walk to the
rear of the train, and I stop for an in
stant on the gangway in front of the
treasure van.
The passengers, with the exception of
the Chinese guard, are all sleeping their
last sleep their last be it understood, on
the Grand Transasiatic.
Returning to the front of the train, I
approach Popof's box, and find him
sound asleep. I then open the door of
the van, shut it behind me, and signal
my presence to Kinko. The panel is low
ered, the little lamp is lighted.
It is ten minutes to 1. In twelve min
utes we shall pass the junction with
the Nankin branch. This branch is only
completed for five or six kilometers . and
leads to the viaduct over the Tjon Val
ley. This viaduct is a great work, and
the engineers have- as yet only got in
the piers, which rise for a hundred feet
above the ground.
As I know we are to halt at Fu'en-
Choo, I shake hands with Kinko, and rise
to take my leave. At this moment I
seem to hear some one on the platform
m the rear of the van.
"Look out, Kinko!" I say, in a whis
per. . - - -
The lamp is Instantly extinguished.
and we remain quite still. I am not mis
taken. Some one is opening the door of
the van. -
"Your panel," I whisper.
The panel is' raised, the 'car is shut.
and I am alone in the dark. Evidently
it must be Popof who has come in.
What will he think to find me here? The
first time I came to visit the young Rou
manian I hid among the packages. Well,
I will hide a second time. If I get be
hind Ephrinell'8 boxes it is not likely
that Popof will see me, even by the
light of his lantern.
I do so. and I watch. It is not PoDof.
for he would have brought' his lantern.
I try to recognize the people who have
just entered. It is difficult. They have
glided between the packages, and after
opening the further door, they have gone
out and shut it behind them.
They are some of the passengers, evi
dently; but why here at this hour? I
must know. I have a presentiment that
something is in the wind. I approach
the front door of the van, and in spite
of the rumbling of the train I hear them
distinctly enough.
Thousands and ten thousand demons!
I am Uot mistaken! It is the voice of my
lord Faruskiar. He is talking with
Ghangir in Russian. It is indeed Faru
skiar. The four Mongols haye accom
panied him. But what are they doing
there? For what motive are they on the
platform, which is just behind the ten
der? And what are they saying?
Of these questions and answers ex
changed between my lord Faruskiar and
his companions, I do not lose a word.
"When shall. we be at the junction?"
"In a few minutes."
The Hunt for Pota of Gold at the Foot
of the Rainbow.
The moral of the old Persian prov
erb, "The cheapest thing in the king
dom is what men hold most dear," is
called to mind by the story which
comes from San Francisco of the daily
sacrifice of human lives in the mad
search for gold in the Death valley.
Past Funeral mountains, which stand
warder at the gate, men are struggling;
lured by the lust of lucre.
Men have strayed into Death valley
many a time before, says the Des
Moines Register, but it was when they
were crazed with thirst and knew that
no torment of the unknown could sur
pass the agony of the known. From
end to end Death valley is strewn with
bleaching, sun-dried and vulture
picked skeletons. It is the most bar
ren and forsaken place in North. Amer
Death lurks on every hand, but men
are giving up comfortable homes by
the hundreds, with chances a million to
one against them, and storming Fu
neral mountains in hope to struggle
into Death valley to despair because
gold has been found a little further
on. -The tortures awaiting tnem nave
been heralded widely, but cannot daunt
the adventurous spirit of the argo-nauts.
Al lthrough Death valley," as well
as along the fringe of both the Mojare
and the Colorado desert, the atmos
phere is so devoid of moisture that ev
erything is as dry as a bone. The
new arrival finds that all superfluous
fat and flesh appear to melt away from
him. He has to take up several holes
in his belt and he has to drink gal
lons of water every day where he or
dinarily drank several glasses.
In fact, the system craves so much
water that when it cannot be procured
the man's strength falls rapidly, and
to be without it,, even in the shade,
is sure death after a day or two. To
run out of water on the trail and to be
forced to travel over the desert in
the fierce glare of the sun means in
sanity in a' few minutes and death in
a few hours.
Not even the seasoned resident can
resist this heat for long. The only re
course of the old resident who loses
his water supply in any way Is to seek
shelter under a mesquite bush and to
wait until the sun down. Then
he most hit the trail and reach a well
before sunrise, or unless he has won
derful vitality his skeleton will be add
ed to the large collection that lines all
the roads through Death valley.
i The old Persian proverb has been
proved over and over again, but never
more conclusively than in this case,
The hunt for gold has always been the
hunt for death. The Western plains,
over which the argonauts of 1849
struggled toward California and gold,
the silent places along the Chllkoot
pass, the great steppes of Siberia, the
great wastes of South Africa, wher
ever gold has been found, men have
offered in bounteous measure that
which they hold most dear and yet
that which is cheapest in kingdom or
republic. .
Men by the thousands ; have left
riches at home- to tempt fate and that
will-o'rthe-wisp gold, and have added
their bones to the funeral pyres that
mark every such struggle. The Death
valley rush is only another In the long
list since men sought to find the pots
of gold at the foot of the rainbow.
near the top, make a hole just large
enough to get one's hand in, so that
the eggs may be removed in this way
and the nest material changed when
necessary.. With . this arrangement
each hen has a nice dark place to lay,
and is nqt disturbed by anything. The
illustration shows the idea clearly.
Indianapolis News.
panied by an attack of alfalfa rust or
spot disease. The best remedy for
such a condition is to mow the field.
The vigorous growth thus Induced may
overcome the diseased condition.
Smnner Care of Bees.
No matter how abundantly you have
provided for your bees in clover and
buckwheat fields, If at this time of the
year the weather is unfavorable and
the bees cannot go out honey gather
ing you must provide them with full
combs for fear of their starving.
The colonies need more supply than
will keep them alive, they should have
twenty or thirty pounds of honey at
hand all the time. If the nights are
cool the secretions of nectar will be
correspondingly small and the bees
will get but small loads.
When honey is scarce in the hives
the bees stint themselves and brood
rearing is checked just when it should
be at its best and healthiest condition.
If you have any doubt as to the hives
being sufficiently rationed you can
solve your doubt by lifting each hive
and its weight will determine ita con
dition. If you find many that are too
light weight, use your smoker, take
out one or two empty combs and re
place them with full ones, breaking
small holes in them so that, the bees
may get at the honey readily. Then
yon can leave the bees in peace until
they are able to hustle for themselves
unless it should be too, long a wait,
when you will have to repeat the proc
ess. If you have no honey feed sugar
syrup. Be careful to retain all the
heat in the hives.
William Woodville Rockhill, the suc
cessor to Minister Conger at Pekin,
has had long and extensive training
in diplomatic rela
tions with oriental
peoples. At the
age of 3t he was
appointed second
secretary of the
American legation
in Pekin and the
J following year.
1885, to the full
Food and Quality of Milk.
Recent evidence collected by F. W.
Woll of the Wisconsin station goes to
show that the food of the dairy cow
influences the quality of the milk pro
duced to this extent, that the cow will
yield a maximum flow of milk of the
highest fat content which she is ca
pable of producing on rations rela
tively rich in nitrogenous substances.
The productive capacity of the cow,
the prices of feeding stuffs and of the
milk products are the main factors
that will determine how highly nitro
genous ration's fed to advan
tage. Under ordinary conditions in the
Northern States, it will not, as a rule,
he thinks, be advantageous to feed ra
tions containing over two "pxrands of
digestible protein a day, and of a nu
tritive ration narrower than 1:6.7, to
cows of average dairy capacity.
A Lice Killer.
A self-working lice killer that is
very effective for hogs is shown in the
cut Drive a stout stake J into the
ground near where the hogs sleep.
, ' Grand Collection.
Sharpe -Come out to our china clos
et I want to show you a collection of
souvenirs. v
Whealton Why, every piece of
china is broken and numbered!
Sharpe Yes, they are souvenirs of
our different cooks.
Haste trips its own. heels and fet
ters and - stops Itself .Seneca.
What We Eat.
An important constituent of our food
Is nitrogen, an invisible gas; foods
containing protein are called nitrogen
ous. Carbohydrates build fat and
produce heat and energy; protein does
all that and builds the. red meat or
muscle In addition. We get oil in the
butter used on bread. From these
three great food groups we make our
feeding stuffs. We get carbohydrates
from potatoes, sugar beets, corn. Corn
alone lacks nitrogen and will not
make sufficient muscle. Wheat bar
ley and rye are all rich starches, good
to fatten, but not the best for muscle
making. We get protein in flax, in
the outside of the wheat grain, in clo
ver and alfalfa, in bran, middlings and
oil meal. These foods are rich in pro
tein. Wheat bran, linseed oil, cotton
seed meal and any legume.
Comparison of Yield.
In 1904 Russia produced 205,460,400
bushels of winter wheat and 459,208,
200 bushels of spring wheat making a
total wheat production for that year
of 664,668,600 bushels, an. increase of
some 43,000,000 bushels over the pre
ceding year. This still falls several
million bushels below the highest
United; States crop. Last year Russia
produced 1,005,289,714 bushels of rye,
1,120,729,235 bushels of oats, 845,174,-
000 bushels of barley and 25,986,857
bushels of corn. The United States
produced 27,241,575 bushels of rye,
894,595,552 bushels of oats, 139,748,958
bushels of barley and 2,467,480,934
bushels of corn.
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Wind with an old rope, nailing it well,
and saturate the rope twice a week
with a mixture' of equal parts of lard
and kerosene. The hogs will do the
rest if there are any lice on them.
D. V. S., in Farm and Hhome.
Get tin s Good Breed.
If you wish to start in poultry rais
ing or to begin with a new variety, and
wish to Invest as much as the cost Of
a good breeding pen maae Dy a relia
ble and skillful poultry raiser, that Is
the best way to begin. Otherwise pur
chase eggs, as many settings as you
wish to invest in, and each from a
different breed, but always from a re
liable one. From each of these set
tings you should raise both roosters
and pullets. Mark them all carefully
and plainly, so that you cannot mis
take them, and next spring you will be
in a position to mate up two or three
breeding pens of your own.
Doesn't Pay to Coddle Alfalfa. .!
If an alfalfa field is in bad condi
tion it is usually best to plow up and
re-seed. It scarcely ever pays, at least
where irrigation is practiced, to coddle
a poor stand of alfalfa. Many grow
ers recommend disking every spring,
ven when the stand is good, and some
hav even found it a paying practice
to disk after each cutting. Such disk
ing will often prevent the encroach
ment of weeds. In the Eastern States
alfalfa fields sometimes suffer a check
in their growth, tend to turn yellow
and otherwise show a sickly condition.
Oftentimes this1 condition u accom-
Nnrae Crops.
A great deal has been said against
nurse crops, but in some parts of the
Western States nurse crops are quite
necessary for the sowing of clover.
Where clover is sown with spring
wheat the stubble of the wheat when
cut helps to hold the snow over the
plants during winter and keeps them
from freezing out It is the experience
of farmers In a good many places that
nurse crops protect the clover during
summer, especially in regions where
the heat is intense.
Calves In Group.
It is highly desirable to have calves
come in groups where a large number
of cattle are being kept and the calves
are to be raised for beeves. It is only
in this way that uniformity in size,
weight and finish can. be obtained for
the carloads of cattle that are to be
sent to market If there are but few
cattle it is better to have only two
groups of calves, one in the spring and
one In the fall. It will be easier to
care for them if they are in groups of
about the same size than if they come
at all months in the year.
Adulteration of Farm Product.
During April the Massachusetts
State Board of Health tested 305 arti
cles for evidence of adulteration. Of
these, ninety-eight were found adul
terated or varying from the legal
standard. Thirty-three convictions
were secured during the month for
selling adulterated foods. The num
ber included three cases of milk adul
teration, four of maple syrup or sugar
and three of cider. The total fines im
posed amounted to $900.
secretaryship. In
1886-1887 he was
w. w. bockhill. charge d'affaire in ,
Korea and during the next two years
explored China, Mongolia and Thibet
visiting many remote regions of those
countries. Returning to the United
States, Mr. Rockhill became chief clerk
of the State Department in Washing
ton; then third, and, In 1896-1897, First
Assistant Secretary of State. In 1897
he was appointed United States minis
ter to Greece, Roumanla and Servla.
From this post he resigned in May,
1899. In July, 1900, he went to Pekin
as special envoy and remained in China
during the long-continued negotiations
between the Chinese government and
the powers, and was largely instru
mental In securing the signing of the
final protocol.
To have been an important part In
the developing of a national reputation
for a husband Is an enviable accom
plishment for any
woman.- To an un
usual degree Mrs.
William E. Cramer
was of assistance
in the building of
the Honorable rep
utation of the late
editor of the Mil-
w a u kee Evening
Wisconsin F
over forty years,
uunug pracucany mks. w. k. ua.-icit.
all of the time her husband was en
gaged in the formation of his career,
Mrs. Cramer was his eyes and ears
and his trusted and necessary assist
ant She accompanied him on tours
of Europe and of this country and ren
dered him invaluable assistance in the
securing and preparation of the manu
script that made' the blind and deaf
editor a national character. Her de
votion to her husband was beautiful,
and at the last tinged freely with the
pathetic. She remained at his bedside
and ministered to his needs until his
death. Among the remarkable experi
ences she had while traveling . with
Mr. Cramer was during the Franco
Prussian war, when the Cramers were
locked up in Paris for several-months
during the siege. - "'j
Rev. Lee Anna Starr, a Methodist
minister at Paris, 111., recently came
into public notice through her refusal
to marry a couple
until she was fur
nished' evidence
that neither of the
contracting parties
was a divorcee.
Miss Starr has
been in the gospel
ministry ten years,
and in that time
she says she has
officiated at many
KcV. i.. a. bi.vurf. weddings, in out
one instance has she deviated from
her rule not to marry a person who
has been absolved from a marriage
contract by legal action. In that in
stance the ceremony had practically
commenced before Jtiiss Starr learned
that the woman was divorced. She
immediately caused the proceejdings to
be postponed until she learned that
the divorce had been obtained on the
ground of desertion, and that the wife
had been unable to secure trace of the
husband who had wronged her. Con
sidering that this constituted scriptural
grounds Miss Starr -proceeded with
the ceremony. She believes divorce
to be a growing evil which can be
combated by clergymen refusing to
marry diverced persons.
Agricultural Building- at Portland.
' The agricultural building at the
Lewis and Clark Exposition, Portland,
Ore., is the largest anil one of the
handsomest structures on the ground.
It is 460x210 feet In dimensions, and
is situated on the east side of Colum
bia court the main plaza of the expo
sition. The structure cost $74,659.
- TheO.pew.rm.
The gapeworm stays in old yards all
winter and come, to the surface when
the days get warm. He is discouraged
by cleaning up and the liberal nse of
lime. A good way to fool him la to
locate the poultry yard in a new place
that la. high and dry. Farm , Journal.
W. D. Howells, after his long sojourn
In Italy, will spend the summer at Kit-
tery Point Me.
Theodore P. Delyannis, prime min
ister of Greece, who was assassinated
by a gambler, had a record of forty-
six years spent in the
public service, with
few temporary inter
ruptions. He was
born in Kalavryta in
1826, and studied in
Athens. In 1843 he
entered the govern
ment service and
was rapidly promot
ed to high positions, t. p. deltarwm
He was the representative of Greece
at the Berlin congress In 1878, and in
1885 became premier. Twice he suf
fered political eclipse on account of
his foreign policy, but after a short
retirement each lime was re-elected.
C. H. Dallas of Leavenworth, Kan-
has a Sharp's rifle sent to that State In
1855 by the abolition society of Boston.
marked as Bibles. -,.
Edward Doyle, the blind poet of New
York, has just issued his third book. He
Is 60 years old, and has been sightless
for thirty-seven yean...
Boston Corbett the man who Is cred
ited with having shot J. Wilkes Booth,
the assassin, of Lincoln, la residing Im
Texas. ,