THE v BE VIEW .... ... IS ISSUED SATURDAY MORNINGS, BY' J.,B. N. BELL, - - Proprietor. Ons. Year - - - - '- - $2 60 Six Months - - - - - - 1 60 Three Months - - "'""."' 100 " These u-e the terms of those paying in advance The Bktixw offers fine inducements to advertisers. Terms reasonable. H A.S THE ' I. . - FINEST- JOB OFFICE IN DOUGLAS COUNTY. ! CARDS, BILL HEADS, LEGAL BLANKS, i - And other Printing, hkiuding Large anl Esau Pesters am Eaui-BiHs, - KesUy sad expeditiously executed AT PORTLAND PRICES. VOL. IX. ROSEBURG, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 1885. NO. 45. .Rose tot" RevieWo J. JASKULEK, PRACTICAL Watclmiaier, Jeweler and Optician, ALL WORK WARKANTED. Dealer in Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Spectacles and !Eyeffl&e. and i nu use OF Cigais, Tobacco & Fancy Goods. Th only reliable ODtomer in town lor the proper adjust ment of Spectacles ; always on hand. Depot of the Genuine Brazilian ?ebbl 8peo- taclei and Eyeglasses. O stick First Door South of Fostoffice, ItOHKBUKti. OKEGOX. LAHGEHBERG'S Boot and Shoe Storo IIOSKBITKU, OREtiOX, On Jackson Street, Opposite the Post Offlce, Keeps on hand the largest and best assortment of Caatern and Han Francisco Boots and Shoes, Gaiters, Slippers, And everything In the Boot and Shoe "line, and SELLS CHEAP FOR CASH. Boots and Shoes Made to Order,' and Perfect Fit Guaranteed. I use the Best of Leather and Warran all my work. Repairing Neatly Dona, on Short Notice. I keep always on hand TOYS AND NOTIONS. Musical Instruments and Violin Strings a specialty., " LOUIS LAXGEBER. CREEK M ILLS CLARK & BAKER Props. flaring purchased the above named mills of ! E.Stephens & Co., are now prepared to fur- . nun any amount or tne best quality oi ever offered to the public In Douglas county. We will furnish at .the mill at the following prices: No. 1 rougk lumber..'....,...... ...$12 I'M No. 1 flooring. 6 inch .$24 M No. 1 flooring:. 4 inch . . . ..$26 -M No. 1 finslhinsc lumber. . . $20 M No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 2 sides $24 M No. 1 finishing lumber dressed on 4 sides $26 M CLARK & BAKER. fj. F. LANE. JOHN LANE, LANE & LANE, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Office on Main street, opposite Cosmopolitan Hotel. CHARLEY HADLEY'S 33 AR B J2 I S H O 3? - Next Door Liye Oak Saloon, Shaving and Hair Cutting in a Workmanlike Manner. ROSEBURG, OREGON. JOHN TEASER, Home Hade Furniture, WILBVR, OBEGOX. OPHOLSTERY, SPRIM MATTRESSES, ETC., Constantly on hand. FURNITURE. I have the Best STOCK OF FUKNITURE South f Portland. . And all of my own manufacture. Ko Two Prices to Customers. . - Residents of Douglas County are requested to gire me a can before purchasing elsewnere. ALL WORK WARRANTED." DEPOT HOTEL, Oakland, Oregon. EICHASD THOMAS, Proprietor. This Hotel has been established for a num ber of years, and has become very pop ular with the traveling public. FUST-CLASS BLEEPING ACCOMMODATIONS AND THE Table supplied with the Best the Market affords Hotel at the Depot of the Railroad. H. C. STArJTOFJ, DEALER IN Staple Dry G-oods, Keeps constantly on band a general assortment of Extra Fine Groceries, WOOD,' WILLOW LAND GLASSWARE, ALSO. CROCKERY AND CORDAGE, A fun stock of SCHOOL BOOKS, Such as required by tbslPublic County Schools. All kinds of Stationery, Toys and Fancy Articles, to sun BOTH YOUNG ad old. Buys and Sells Legal Tenders, furnishes uneoKs on jfortiand, and procures Drafts on San Francisco. SEEDS I SEEDS ! f ILL KINDS OF THE BEST QUALITY. ALL OHDEKS Promptly attended to and goods shipped witn care. Address, IIACIIEXY Jt BEXO, Portland, Oregon. GIVEN AND TAKEN. Smoothing' soft tbe nestling head Of a maiden fancy-led, Thus the grave-eyed woman said: "Richest gifts are those we make, Dearer than the love we take That wo give for love's own sake. . , . "Weill know the heart's unrest; Mine has been the common quest To be loved and therefore blest. "Favors undeserved were mine; At my feet as on a shrine Love has laid Its gifts divine. "Sweet the offerings seemed, and yet With their sweetness came regret, And a sense of unpaid debt. "Heart of mine unsatisfied, Was it vanity or pride That a deeper joy denied? "Hands that ope but to receive. Empty close; they only live Richly who can richly give. "Still," she sighed, with moistening eyes, "Love is sweet in any .guise; v But its best is sacrifice! - - "He who, giving, does not crave, Likest is to Him who gave Life itself the loved to save. ''Love that self-forgetful gives Sows surprise of ripened sheaves, Late or soon its own receives." John Oreenltaf WhUtier, N. Y. Independent. A SINGULAR STORY. Marria&e, Murder, Desertion and Miraculous Detection. A Girl in Male Attire Grosses the Ocean i to Find Her Father Success of Her Mission A Romance in . Real Life. ' Perhaps the most romantic and start ling storyjof facts that has ever come to light in Iowa was related to your cor respondent to-day, and which is cer rainly unknown to the citizens of Dubuque, i My informant is one of the oldest and most influential citizens of this city. In answer to the well-known reporter's query,' "What's new?" he said; "I have along and interesting story to tell you, and you will be the first newspaper man. to whom it has ever been told by me." Leaning back in his cushioned chair and placing his heels on an old-fashioned looking desk, he told the following story: Away back in the early days of Dubuque a family, consisting of man and wife and one daughter, came here from St. Louis. Their names will be withheld for the present, but may. be given later. The husband and father engaged in the busi ness of a miner, and for a time was quite successful. He was rather shabbily dressed; but showed signs of refinement and education in youth. He was a Frenchman. After a while he lost what little money he had in the mining busi ness,: and became almost destitute. Du buque Jin those days was a dreary wil derness, built mainly of frame shanties, and populated for the most part by In dians. I He, without any prospects of making a living for ; himself and family Js became a wreck, bordering upon y insanity, the sequel of which was his being iqund dangling from a rope in his own room, cold in death, having com mitted suicide. His poor widow and orphan girl were prostrated with grief; the former fainted at the ghastly sight and remained in a comatose condition for more than two days, at the end of which , time preparations were " com pleted fo the interment of the supposed dead body. It was even inclosed in a casket, when -the startling discovery was made that the person was only in a swoon, it is needless to say that the supposed lifeless form was immediately removed, and such restoratives as were procurable . were quickly administered by willing; hands. She rapidly recov ered, and was soon in her 'former state of health, but, as I have made known, in a very destitute condition, and how to eke out a living for herself and child added much to her distress. Eventuallv she obtained a situation as "maid of all work." In addition to this she taught her child how to read, write, etc. Years rolled by? and the child grew to be a s , . young iaay, earning ner own living. Dubuque was at this time- rapidlv arrow ing. Immigrants poured in from all directions, enlarging Dubuque to quite a village. Among the new arrivals was a boy who emigrated from Europe at the age of eighteen to seek a livelihood in the great West. He possessed a remarka ble ambition to rise in the world. He commenced on a starvation salary, and was afterward employed m a little gro cery store, where he soon became a partner in the business. About this time he. met and fell in love with the young lady I have just referred to. Though poorly clad she was ' exception ally pretty and quite intelligent., 1 his brief acquaintance was only an intro duction to a long and clandestine court ship which followed, a description of which is iunnccessary. Suffice it to say it did not deviate much from the "rules in use at the present time. It was of a fourteen months1 duration and ended, a3 the average play does, in a happy marriagej though this happiness, it must be said, was ' short-lived. L Five years swiftly passed the mother-in-law dur ing this time died and three bright little children were the fruits of that period of conjugal life. Two were boys and one a girl. ; W hen the youngest was onlv three months o.d the iajet beea'me'engaged in a quarrel with his partner in business, during which he, unintentionally, it is said, dealt him a blow on the forehead, wounding him m such a manner as to cause his death few weeks after. He was held for trial for murder the trial lasting fourteen dars and convicted of manslaughter, and was accordingly sentenced to life imprisonment at hard labor. This was a terrible blow to the young wife and mother, and for a time fears of her be coming insane were entertained, but she braved the billowv sea of grief and soon landed safe on tne shores of good health. The imprisoned life was soon chanced to a free one. for after a life nrirl Anath ctmcrcrlrt hfi succeeded in re leisinsr himself from the prison walls. His escape was not detected for several days, ; and his whereabouts was un known. A diligent search was kept up for some time, but no trace of him could be found. We will follow him, Tmmpdiatelv after his escaDe he nroeeeded to New York, where h(. tooK nassasre for Dublin, and vrriTed there five weeks later, this being ie time it took in those days to sail across ho Atianf c. His arrival was greeted warmly by his many friends and rela tions, as they were completely ignorant of his past career. Communication with his wife and family was necessarily cut off, as such action might possibly lead to his discovery and j capture. We next find him employed in an extensive linen factory on Sackville street, hold ing the responsible position of foreman ot tne entire establishment. His uiteg- nty, ambition of furthering his em- plovers business interests, and honesty in discharge of his duties in that po sition gained for him the confidence of hia employers, and he was soon made general manager of the concern at an enormous salary. The announcement of his marriage to the daughter of the senior member of the firm in question created quite a sensation, as they were, socially speaking, not. suited for each other,- she - being of very, high social standing in the metropolis of the great but little island, while on the other hand he was comparatively ignorant and ob scure in that respect. This was the primary, if not the principal cause of frequent quarrels thereafter. Time passed, ana two children were born to them. We will now take a trip back to his former, or Amei'ican, wife and children, from whom he was forced to part sev eral years previous. After h:s escape from prison the news spread rapidly over the wires that a man answering his description was killed at Lancaster, Pa. This news was received as offieial by the authorities, although the body had not been identified as the escaped convict. The poor woman also re ceived the news as positive proof of her husband's terrible fate. Herself and family accordingly remained in mourn for over a year for a man who was then alive and who was to be untrue to his devoted wife and children. The expi ration of several years of supposed widowed life brought back to light the great mystery and an awful tale. On a cold December evening a tat tered but intelligent looking boy, ap parently of sixteen summers, appeared at the door of her residence and po litely asked for some eatables, sajring he was on a long, fatiguing journey, ana witnout money, ine request was readily granted, and after politely thanking her for her kindness and tell ing where he was from he took his leave. No more was heard of him or seen of him there. The summer of 18 witnessed a grand steamboat excursion on the Miss issippi from St. Louis. Among the large number aboard was the boy who appeared in Dubuque as an outcast, but who had now grown to respectable manhood under the rays of a Southern sun. As late would have it, tbe gener ous old lady who had befriended him when he was destitute was also aboard, accompaniea oy ner aaugnter. lie im mediately recognized her, introduced himself, and an interesting conversa tion followed, in the course of which a pressing invitation was extended to him to pay them a visit in their Dubuque home. The invitation was accepted and a short time afterward fulfilled. It may. perhaps, seem strange, but it is never theless a fact, that the names of both parties remained a secret until the day of his visit. Imagine their position and the friendship that arose when the facts became known and the inquiry whioh followed may be termed the "key" to the deep mystery existing, the circum stances of which are already known to the reader. The scene following the young man's story, of his early life, his parents, etc, beggars description, as it was now settled beyond a particle of doubt that the supposed dead husband and father was no other than the man before alluded to, and what is still more remarkable, the mysterious acquaint ance proved to be his son. born to his illegal wife. He said that he left home because of his father's brutal treatment of his mother. A secret correspondence between the wronged woman in Dublin and her son in Dubuque ensued, when for the first time did her terrible po sition as an illegal Wife become known to her. A pen picture of his grief and consternation on receipt of the news of this startling disclosure is beyond the writers ability; it can be better lm agined than described. Suffice it to say. the meeting of herself and husband was Dy no means anecuonate. ine crisis comes at a later stage. " The correspondence was uninter ruptedly carried on until the actual situation of all concerned was revealed. and in some unaccountable manner the United States authorities were made cognizant of the fact that an American convict and murderer had been discov ered in Dublin. The Secretary of State made a prudent investigation of the case which resulted in establishing the true identity or tne man in question, but for some reason or other his arrest was not demanded, consequently we nave no more to add to this chapter. During this time his American wife and daughter were sorely afflicted, and in a perplexed state of mind, not knowing whether to recognize the young man as an impostor, or endeavor to obtain the real facts in the case. They chose the latter, and at once dispatched a letter to the address given by the informant, but no answer came. A second and a third was written with the same result. Many long and anxious days and sleep less mgnts were passed in vain. Now that all efforts to communicate with him by letter were of no avail, an other plan was concocted to carry out their purpose. 1 he mother was grow ing old ana - leebie and unable to un dergo the hardship and fatigue incident to a sea voyage, this being the only me dium through whicli the proof of the young man's story could be ascer tained. Not to be baffled, the daugh ter, who was only in her teens, made the sensational assertion that she would dispense with petticoats and don the pantaloons. This was accomplished. and she at once set out'on her long and perilous journey, leaving the feeble mother to take care of herself, the other two children having died in the mean time. As she presented more of a mas culine than feminine appearance her plan was very suceessiui, but she ven tured no familiarity with any of her "fellow men," although she dined and made her toilet in the same rooms as those occupied by tbe other male pas sengers.; After a long and tedious voy age she arrived in the. beautiful and home-like city of Dublin. Her next ex ploit was to endeavor to procure em ployment at the establishment where her father was supposed to be employed. To this end many shrewd and ingenious nquines were made relative to the hrm. i The desired information being ob tained, she at once appeared at the office, wearing male attire. Her appli cation for a clerkship was made to an intelligent-looking gentleman, appar ently thirtv-five years tld, who politely informed her that a good recommenda tion would be : necessary before she could be employed, and adding that if such could be obtained he would be most happy to employ her. She de parted discouraged t and down-hearted, knowing that the required document could not be had in a strange city. She wandered several days about the streets and suburbs, and at last was inspired with a hopeful thought, and called upon a clergyman, to whom she told the entire story of her experience, etc., since leav ing Dubuque. After due hesitation, he gave her a letter ofrrecommendations etnrning with this, she was at once employed and worked faithfully for several weeks before she gained sight of her father. The meeting was an af fecting one. She ran to him, threw her self at his feet, and cried out: "O, fa ther! father! I'm your daughter and came from America to look for you." The scene will never be forgotten by the few who chanced to be present. A great sensation followed; the entire press of Dublin devoting several col umns each dav to comment and criti cism on the male-female clerk. The ille gal wife was now beyond all doubt as to her position, and immediately applied for a divorce, which was granted after considerable difficulty. The three children who were the fruits of their maiTied life were claimed by her and granted by the court with the exception of the boy, who immigrated to America, who was given to the father. The glad tidings of the nndmg of the father were immediately dispatched to her mother in Dubuque, and for the first time in almost a quaiter of a century, commu nication was opened between the legal husband and wife, which resulted in her emigration to the city of Dublin, where a few years of happy life were spent, when she died, and was shortly after followed to the shores of the unknown beyond by our hero. At the time; of his death he was immensely rich, and willed a handsome foi-tune to our little heroine (his daughter), also half of his entire estate to his son who , was the means of bringing about the happy end. But to the son's loss, he has never been heard of since. Should he be in existence still this little communication we hope will be the agent to establish some clue to his whereabouts, and con vey to him the news of his good luck. Uf the wronged woman and her two daughters we have nothing to tell, for the reason that their lives from the time of our last sight of them here are entirely unknown to our informant, and as to the heroine, she is living that happiest life of woman, "an old maid," and at tributes this happiness to the panta loons. Dubuque Cor. Minneapolis Trib une. "' DEALING IN DEAD HORSES. Shoes, Fertilizers, Ladles Switches, But- i tons and Glue Made Oat of Defunct Equine. ;' v A crowd had gathered on a South Side street corner, where 'a horse with a broken leg had been shot. As the owner st6od ruefully surveying his loss a fat, dark complexioned man elbowed his way up and said, as he smiled grimly: "Say, mister, I'll cart that horse away if you will give it to me. Is it a bar gain?" The owner pondered a moment. looked around at the crowd, and re marked: ' "The animal is no use tome, and I guess you can have it, but I'm blessed if I know what you want with it. You can have it if you will tell me." "All right. You see a dead horse represents considerable money to me, and when I can get one, I am going to drop onto it every time. I'll haul the animal out to my place, where I .-.will skin it and tan the hide, or else sell it raw to one of the tanneries. It will then go to some boot and shoe firm, who will proceed to make it '. up into shoes. The leather, being soft and waterproof, makes up nicely and commands a fancy price. '. "Shoes made of cordovan, as the leather is called, are considered the proper thing by swells and sell well. The tail, when it is long and bushy, can be made into a nice horse-brush or switch for ladies. To make a nice switch. 1 take out the bone from the tail and tack the skin onto a handle, and there we have it, all ready for use as soon as it gets dry." ' "But, what do you do with the re mainder of the body the bones and flesh?" - "O, they come in handy. I raise lots of hunting dogsJ Of course, if I were to buy beef for them it would cost me a small fortune. When I get or buy dead horses I save some of the meat, feeding the dogs on that. ' They thrive on it, and it don't cost me much. "The hoofs I sell to some glue factory, where they are boiled down and made into glue. Do I make use of the bones? Of course I do. Sometimes I grind them up and sell them as fertilizers. Ground bone is the stuff to spread on your garden if you want to raise good crops. When I am busy and want to dispose of them I sell them to some button-factory. They make buttons, large and small, out of bones. I have seen some knife : handles made from bone, but it cracks easily and is not used much. Buttons are more generally made from horse bones than anything else in that line. "Now, if you want any meat for your cats let me know, and I will supply vou," but the former possessor of the horse did not seem to relish the idea of his cats being fed on horseflesh, and de clined the offer with thanks. Milwaukee Sentinel. k. New Orleans minister recently married a colored couple, and at the conclusion unnecessarily remarked: "On such occasions as this it is custom ary to kiss the bride, but in this case we will omit it" The indignant bride groom -very pertinently replied: On such an occasion as dis it am customary to gib de minister $10, but in dis case we will omit it" .V. O. Time. BIG PROFITS. VThat the Grocery Keepers In the New York Tenement House Iiegrlon Make Out of Their Patrons. . The corner groceryman in tenement house districts charges the highest prices for the necessaries of life, and reaps therefrom the greatest profit. Bread, butter, coal, tea, coffee, potatoes, and the like on all these he makes a profit of 100 or 150 per cent The continual mortgage on the poor man's salary at the close of the week by the claims of the grocer, the uncompromising refusal to take a cent less than the amount shown on the pass-book, the threat to sell him out if he won't pay, the neces- sity of feeding his wife and children -r all combine to make hundreds of honest and hard-working men subject to the leeches who cling to their purses and grow fat and sleek. The cost of living to a- poor man is considerably greater, in proportion, than that incurred by the richest ra'lway magnate in the country. He is taxed for everything.! When the Government reduces the taxes on tea or coffee the consumer derives no advan tage. The price of the adulterated ar ticle is the same as that of the unadul terated. The extremely poor man may theoret'cally be the child of the State, and his interests as carefully conserved as those of the East India Company, but in reality he is allowed to shift for him self and to defend himself from all the enemies that his paltry income of two dollars or three dollars a day raises up against him. Good potatoes can be bought at the market for $1.80 a barrel. They are not the highly cultivated vegetable tha Early Rose or such varieties bat they are big, wholesome potatoes that contain fully as much nutriment as the more expensive kinds. The price charged at the corner grocery for- a small measure of ordinary potatoes is ten cents. As not a few of the meas ures are arranged with false, bottoms, there is sometimes five of them to the peck. But allowing that the men are honest enough to give fair measure, the cost of a peck is forty cents, or $1.60 a bushel, and $6.40 a barrel. This method of selling potatoes enables the gro3ar to obtain a profit of 225 per c int. on a single barrel of potatoes. The profit when the question of credit arises is considerably larger. ' Then the custo mer is required to pay fifteen cents a small measure, sixty cents a peck, $2.40 a bushel and $9.60 a barrel, or a modest gain to the dealer of 500 per cent orner grocerymen say that tney would rather sell a barrel of potatoes than a ton of coal, notwithstanding : the fact that they make 150 per cent on the lat ter commodity. When false measure ments are reckoned, the enormous profit on a, single barrel of potatoes will be come nearly double. The grocer in these stores does not deliver articles that are purchased. The cost of help is reduced to the mimmum,-ana almost the only thing that eat into a coruer-grocery- man s prohts are theexpenses of sup porting his own family. Although it is a criminal ofl'ense to defraud persons by means of weights and measures of false quantities, the inspectors usually either wink at the violations of the law or are believed to be satisfied with a little present now and then. Coffee is capable of more adulteration than perhaps any other article of do mestic consumption, without the fraud becoming manifest With this fact in view the eroceryman uses the facilities for cheating to their full extent and reaps the consequent profits. Lower grades of coffee only . are sold in- the low groceries. Mocha and Java seldom find their way among the very poor, simply because they cost too .much. To adulterate ground coffee, powdered locust bark is used in combination with the well-known chicory, lo increase the quantity of the bean cofl'ee a small edible bean is roasted and mixed. It is so like the coffee-bean in size, shape and color that it is difficult to distmgu sh the one from the other. An enterprising Jerseyman managed to invent a ma chine to turn out coffee beans in black walnut and jstained pine woods, and these also are used to adulterate the better quality of coffee. Brazilian coffee is generally used by the cheap grocers. It comes m prettily piaitea bags . in quantities of seventy-six pounds. A bag costs $7.60, or ten cents a pound for large quantities. By judicious adultera tion of one-fifth of a pound of wooden bean to four-fifths of a pound of coffee bean, the price is lowered two cents, and makes the coffee, as sold, cost eight cents, a pound. For cash this quality of coffee is sold for twenty cents a half pouna or thirty-five cents a whole pound At this rate a bag of coffee that origi nally cost $7.60 would sell for $30.40, or at a profit of about 300 per cent. As the price of coffee is raised ten cents pound when sold on credit, a half pound would cost twenty-five cents and a bag would be sold for thirtv-eight dollars, leaving a profit of $20.40 on seventy-six pounds of Brazilian coffee. The .pro fuse use pf the bean in' adulteration is extremely injurious, and causes sleep lessness. The adulterations of coffee are much more flagrant than the use of glucose in sugar or oleomargarine in butter, and - yet the ' Government : has taken no measures to suppress it by law. In consequence, the person who is not able to go to an importer and pay twenty-five dollars for a bag of Mocha, is in considerable danger of drinking walnut infusion instead of honest conee. It is only the poorest persons who are anxious to secure credit The American workingman is nothing if not independ ent So long as he . pays cash on the nail he will do so with a promptness that might bo emulated by more fa vored persons. It is his wife, usually, who runs him into debt and makes him adopt the credit system willingly. It i3 distasteful to him at first Then he begins to see that once in he can not get out of the meshes that the corner groceryman has spread for him, and he makes a noble effort to break loose. He struggles, but in vain, and ever afterward is the slave of a remorseless master. When he wants to buy tea and enjoy a quiet cup now and then, instead of going to the importer and paying $5 orlo for a chestenough to last him a year-rhe goes to the corner grocery man. ; A chest of Formosa tea of the lower grade weighs fifty-six pounds, and costs the grocer ten cents a pound. He charges thirty cents a half-pound where oah is paid, and forty cents where credit is requisted. At this rate a chest which cost him just f?5.60 to open in his own store brings him in a profit of $28, as he can sell the hfty-six pounds for $33.60. If he sells the chest on ' credit, as is almost invariably the case, he obtains a return of $4480 on his investment of $5.60, a profit of $39.20. But the v 7 fcJl' v? V, VS. M llil V I J prout of 7UO per, cent lie goes to work and adulterates the already poor tea and serves up! a decoction that might make a wen-constitutea cat wince.' - Bv this method he' increases his profit one- quarter as much again, and after ex hausting - the resources of "his trade, makes a $5 chest of 4ea pay him about $oo, or a profit of about l.OOO per cent And with all this he hangs over his miserable customer's head the fear of having his home sold to - the highest bidder. -A. Y. Commercial Advertiser. FASHIONABLE CRUELTY. Slaughter of Bird for Ladies Hats -What Mr. Ilergh Thinks ot It. Walking up Broadway one fine after noon lately, a Tribune reporter noticed an unusually large display of plumage on ladies' hats. He saw the wings, plumes, heads, and bills of red b'r'ds, yellow birds, robins and humming-birds, and almost every variety ; of the feath ered songster . known, : doing duty in adorning the hcadwear and trimmings of the enthusiastic devotees of fashion. In many instances the birds that looked so pretty on these jaunty hats were complete, and the stuffed songster looked as gay as in life. In the windows of a millinery store, frequented mainly .by wealthy ladies of fashion, the repor ter saw many hats thus decorated. With a hesitating step he went in, and was met by a stout dame, who- wore an elaborate dress dotted with dead fire- flics. In life these fh-e-flies had under gone a squeezing process, which caused me pnospnorus in inem to exuae, ana has tbe effect of making a brilliant cos tume. The store-keeper informed the repor ter that the fire-flies are imported from warm countries,' mainly the Indies, where they are prepared for market She had them for sale. One of the large counters was almost entirely cov ered with stuffed birds and various parts of birds, ready to be placed on hats and trimmings, as the fancy or taste of the wearer might suggest. , "Are you not afraid of being arrested for crueltv?" asked the reporter. "No, indeed! We import them," re plied the woman, looking the reporter out of countenance. "They would not arrest a woman?" she asked, or rather stated, in the most assuring manner. The reporter called on President Bergh, who said: "I shave noticed lately that this cruel onslaught Js increasing. There is a greater display of these little tortured creatures than ever before. I notice it in the fashionable stores in up per Broadway, in cheap Sixth Avenue, and down in Eighth Avenue. This wan ton slaughter, flaying birds alive and tearing feathers from their quivering bodies is the most barbarous cruelty that can be practiced. It is an insult to the civilization which we boast The savages can do no more than that. If he does take a few feathers from a fowl it is the pride of a warrior that prompts him, not a merciless vanity, and he is there fore more excusable than our more cul tivated and refined people. The feath ers are plucked from these living birds, and their limbs are torn from them while in the agonies of death, under the impression that if the feathers are cured while the blood is warm they have a fresher and more lasting tint. "They may import a few," continued Mr. Bergh, "but the demand for birds has become so great -ot late that the Jersey farmers are now trapping pig eons and raising squabs for this market, to be sacrificed to cruel fashion's whims. The squabs are killed when only a few weeks old apd their plumage is fresh and bright A stuffed squab sometimes looks more 'cunning on a hat than a full-fledged pigeon. Stuffed squirrels are also largely used. .'What is more ridiculous and yet suggestive of insatiable yanity than to see a couple of squirrels on a woman's hat? These squirrels are brought over from Jersey and the Long Island bogs by boys who sell them at fifteen or twenty cents each. The young squirrels are gen erally selected for this bloody sacrifice because of their more desirable size. Cats were formerly used, but there was so much trouble in - cutting their skins down to the proper size that kittens have been substituted. "It seems that nothing not even the most defenseless and prettiest of God's creatures the birds of the " air, can escape the merciless hands of fashion's slaves. Fashion has such an unlimited power that our women are not . only deaf to mercy, but ruin their own health and sacrifice their lives in following its arbitrary decrees. A few years ago England, and even India, took steps to prevent the slaughter of birds. - But America has done practically rnothing. "If the wealthy ladies of fashion of this city should set the fashion by dis countenancing this cruel practice, a great deal could be accomplished. If the leaders of society would cease using ornaments that were obtained only through cruelty, there would soon be no demand for them. i The prevention of this slaughter rests with the leaders of fashion more than with this society, for the work 'is done so secretly that we cau not trace the doers to their butcher shops' or get even the slightest evidence. We only see the results of their cruelty. So popular has this cruelty of plucking live animals become that live geese are picked under the impression that the feathers make a better bed than if they N. Y. Tribune. ... Farmer .-Jones borrowed Smith's wheel-barrow. He loaned the wheel barrow to Brown on condition that Brown would lend him his plow. He loaned the plow to Robinson on condi tion that Robinson would lend him hia. horse. By this time Jone3 didn't well know.which belonged to whom, so he sold the horse and pocketed the money. This is a profitable business. It is called rehypothecation. TJus Judge. Tha annual product of maple sugar m the United btates reaches forty mil lion pounds. THE OLD, OLD STORY. That Anecdote That Mr. Saw-sage Tried to Relate and the Exasperating Obstacles He Met With. - I think that one ; reason there are so few good story tellers among us is that the listeners are, in many instances, so willfully and stubbornly nnappreciative that it tends towards discouraging the skillful narration of first-class anec dotes. ; There were four of us together com ing across "the divide" a few years ago, and this principle was then and there elucidated. Gibbon, Gregg and myself were congenial ', acquaintances, and we would have enjoyed the long ride if it had not been for a man named Sawsage, who had only recently es caped from some low-priced education al institution.,:. He had acquired & few cast-iron facts of the cyclopaedia" vari ety, and with the odor -of the vale dictory all through his clothes he wa3 making a tour of the coast and Colo rado. He was what you might call one of those really statistical, brainy young reservoirs of information, who urst forth from the alma mater with the intention of .going to Congress in two years, but finally compromise the matter forty years' later by running for Overseer of Highways and getting snowed . under about 137 majority. When Gibbon saw Mr. Sawsage get on the stage he said to me, in a low voice: "Nye, we are undone. Saw sage will, doubtless, endeavor to relate some anecdote to us on the way, and then I shall commit an atrocious crime." .... ' But he didn't do so the first ten miles. He "contented himself by shedding other information and explaining things that" he had just found in his physical geography and stunning us with the hard words that always float around in the aquarium which young men refer to as their brains. ' Finally, however, some one reminded him of a story. Gregg tried to turn the conversation, but it was of no use. Said he: "It seems that many years ago a traveler or tourist of some description, whose name is immaterial " "Funny name," said Gregg. "Don't you think so, Gibbon?" Yes. Foreign er, probably. I k n e w a man named Jimmy Terrial once, though." We discussed the name for four or five miles, and then allowed Sawsage. to pro ceed. :;;:;". "Well, as I was going to say, this tourist, traveler or sojourner was pro pounding inquiries relative to the cli mate, changes and isothernal " "Now, pardon me," said Gibbon, "but are you sure that word is not pro nounced isothermal?" , I ventured to remark that is-other-mal was the oorrect accent, while Gregg sided with Sawsage. From a quiet dis cussion this grew into a regular row which lasted at least ten miles. Then we allowed the narrative to proceed. - "Well, at least to make a long story 6hort, the traveler and a native of this country " ; "Remember his name?" asked Gregg. "We've got the other man's name, we ought to have this one." No, says Sawsage. "I didn't give the tourist's name, vou remember.' . "I beg pardon, said Gregg. "I don't want to seem querulous and all tbe time kicking up a row with a comparative stranger, but you certainly gave us the other gentleman's name." W e then had a: long and highly en joyable quarrel, during which Gibbon and I challenged Grogg and Sawsage to fight us in a dark room, each man to be blindfolded and armed with an adze. Best man to pay all funeral expenses and scrub out the room next day. To this Gregg agreed," but bawsage said he wasn 't a very expert pdzeman, and wanted to apologize. Uibbon and 1 hesitated, finally we agreed to think it over, but in the mean time we begged Sawsage to- go ahead with his story, as we would reach the home station in five minutes more. At last he made out to tell the story that Adam found under the currant bushes when he went into the Garden of Eden, about the place where the year was divided imo "nine montns winter and three months late into the fall." '- At the station Sawsage went on east by the train, and we took No. 3 for Salt Lake City. On the way Gregg, Gibbon and I each sent a telegram to Mr. Saw sage separately, which read as folio vs. to wi: E. Ptolemy Sawpaffe, care Conductor No. 4: I have heard that li. C. etcry of yours before. 9 Collect. - - And we had, too. Bill Nyet n ban Francisco In gleside. The First English Menagerie. The first English menagerie is a pretty old affair, dating from the days of that furious hunter, who thought more of a deer than a man,King Henry L With a pajs'onate fondness for the marvels of distant countries, he used to beg fervently from foreign sovereigns for lions, leopards lynxes, camels and other animals that were not produced in England, and he kept his favorite wonders in the park of Woodstock. , Paul, Earl of Orkney, although a sub ject to the King of Norway, was con stantly sending pre ents of that kind to f ratify the wh m of Henry, wita whom e was desirous of being on terms of friendship. ; One especial pet was "a - creature called a porcupine,'' which animal is found in Africa, says a chronicler of the time and "which the inhabitants call of the urchin kind, covered with bristly hairs; which it naturally ; darts against the dogs when pursuing it; moreover, these are, as I have seen, more than a span long, sharp "at each extremity, like the quills of a goose where the ' feather ceases, but' rather thicker, and speckled, as it were, with black and white." The first elephant arrived "in En gland at a much later period, being sent across the Channel in 1255, as a present from the King of France to Henry III. Crowds of people, as may be imagined, flocked to see the novel monster. Golden Days. .. At a recent book-sale in London, a copy of the Mazarin Bible brought $18, 500, which is said to be the largest price ever paid for a printed book.