9 The Oregon Scout. O NO. i& r? VOL. II. UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2.), 1883. o THE OREGON SCOUT. An Independent weekly Journal Snturdny by , U'tied every JONES & CHANCEY, Publishers and Proprietors. .A. K. Josiw, I Kdltor. I 1 H. ClIANCVV, 1 Foreman, RATKS OP SUBSCRIPTION: Onewqpy, ono year " Six months " " Three months Invariably cash In Advance f i r.o , i oo 73 Kiftes or advertising mado knowtitm appli cation. '(torrespotuKjnce from nil pnrts of the county p&ficltcd. . , Address alloommunlciftlons to A. K.Jones, "Hd Iter Oregon Scout, Union, Or. fcortxc THroctorj1. OllANl) KONDK VAIiLKY I.oiKin, No. M. A. F. and A. M. Jtecta on tho second and fourth Saturdays of cadlrmonth. o. r. hki.i,, v. m. C. K. DAVTts, Secretary. Psion IiOTmik, No. !W. I. O. O. K. Ilcfrnlar meeHncei Friday ovenlnnrs of each week at their hall hi Union. All 'brethren In f?ood standing nro Invited to attend. Ily order of the l-ipe. S. W. I.OMJ, N. Ci. II. A. IPPO.nrsoK, Secy. Ofaurrh Directory. X. K. Cnimcii Divine service every Sunday at 11a. fii :n ml" p. m. Sunday school (it J p. ra. J'rnrer inectintr every Thursday evenlnir at fl:S0. Hkv. Aniieuson, Pastor. PitBiwYTEitiAM Ciiuitcii HcBiilnr church services every Sabbath morning and evening. Prayer mcetlnir oaeh week on "Wednesday wonMiir. Sdbbftth school every Sabbathat 1U u. m. Hcv. II. Vkhkon Hick. Pastor. St. ."IoitK'8 EeiscocAi, Cmmcii Scrvico every IHnidny at IVa'cloek n. in. hhv. w. it. l'owm.i,. Hector. County OHIrcr. A. C. Cralsr A. I. Saundors II. F. Wilson .ludpe Sherltt Cleric Treasurer 'tcliool Suwerlntrodent. Surveyor.' 'Gorontr A. F. Ilenson ...J. h. Hlndman 15. SImonis K. H. Lewis COSMISKIO.IHHS. fleo. Achlefi. . ...Jno. Stanlor 'fltatc-Pcnfttor. . I,. II. HInchart HUrBKKBNTATIVES. F. T.IHcfc. . Taylo Clijr Ottrrn. 'Mayor. . .1). II. Hoes COUHU11.MKK. W. D S. A. Pursol... lle'dlcman .l.S.'KUiott J. ll.Katou Recorder Murahnl Treaiuror Street'Comnilsaioiier TTlllIs Skiff .O. A. Thompson ...J. II. Thomson I. A. Dennev J. I). Carroll I.. Haton Dcpurlor of Trains. Kccular east bound trains leavo at'J:30a in. West bound trains leavo at 4:aj p. m. -PROFESSIONAL. J. K. CIUTES, Collecting-and probate proctlco specialties Ofllce, two doori south of Postofflce, Union ureatm. H. EAKIN, 'Attorney at Law anil Notary PaWic. Olflee, ono door eouth of J. Unir)ii,'0rgin. II. Katon's -store, I. N. CROMWELL, M. I)., tPitysictairi and Surgeon OSlce, oiki door south ot J. tUnlon,- Oregon. n. KatonVstoro, A. E. SCOTT, M. D. Has iiormnnontly locnterl at North Powder, 'whurc-lie wlUanSKcr all calls. T. II. CRAWFORD, AT'J9ltf AT Union, Oregon. D. Y. K. DEERLNG, 0Aiylt-4in.iiii0 Surgeon, Union, Oregon. Office, Main street, noxtdoor to Jones Hros. variety etoro. Kesldonco, Main Btroot, second houso south of court house. Chronic diseases specialty. JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Notary Public and Conveyancer. Office, n street, two doors east of Jones Ilros.' variety store, Union, Oregon. II. F. BURLEIGH, Attorney ui Ijnv, Krai tfMtutu mill Collecting Ar;nl. Land Oflico Husiness a Specialty. Ofllce at Aldor, Union Co., Oregon. JKSSK ItAltllKSTV, J. W. SlllXTO.V, THOMAS FITCH. FITCH, SHELTOH & HARDEST!, ATTOltrVKYN AT LAW. ..Will practice in Union, linker, -Grant, I matillu and Morrow Counties, also in the Supreme Court of Oregon, tho District, Circuit and Supreme Courts of the United fc'tutert. Mining and Corporation business a sue iculty. Office iu Union, Oregon, Xnt lire's Carious Freaks. Ktw York Thru. A physical monstrosity almost equal ing the. l'rince of Trepotkine is tho carefully guarded son of a well-to do merchant occupying a costly mansion not far from the southern boundary of tho Central Park. Tho l'rince Trepot kine, who is justly regarded as one" of the most br lliant minds in the Rus sian Empire, is tho physical prodigy and monstrosity of an intelligent man with h's head at the termination of his right arm, ami a hand and arm growing out of his neck and fall ng down over his breast. Horn in l.SfH. the Prince has received a thorough education, and is known throughout the Russian Empire as a statesman and poet of high order. Tho monstrosity that is so carefully guarded in tho mansion on West fifty seventh street, is a perfectly formed man about 110 years old, whose head anil face is a block, as it were; that is, the sides and the top of tho head, as well as tho fa-e, arc perfectly Hat or slab-sided. The ears do not project, but aro interlineatal, and the same with tho features, the nose being a very slight protuberance, but natural in its functions. There is a good growth of hair on tho caput; the eye brows aro perfect, but excepting a light mustache no beard has ever grown on tho faoe beyond a coating of down. Thus deformed, no effort was ever made to educate the unfortunate man, for tho reason that he is so will ful that it has always been deemed best to let him have his own way. He possesses, however, much natural in telligence, and has a remarkably re tentive memory, and, to a certain ex tent he has educated himself. Never forgetting anything he hears, ho re members dates, names and occurrences and can carry on a conversation by re peating what he lias heard on the sub ject, evincing an intelligent apprecia t'on of what he is saying. Chiro graphy excites in him the liveliest in terest and wonder, and one of his idiosyncrasies is to treasure all pieces of writing that he comes across. Ho is also much delighted by pictures, and illustrated papers form his chief amusement. The ample means of the family enable them to provide him with an attendant and every comfort, and besides he lias an inheritance from a grandfather, formerly a very promi nent merchant iu Now England, which w.th tho compounded interest and ac crued income which has been allowed to accumulate in his truit in event of family misfortune, now amounts to a snug 1 ttle fortune. Ho is generally amiable and passive, nl' hough sell willed, and is apparently perfectly con tented with his lot. At. times, how ever, he becomes cross and vicious, when he can only be governed by his attendant, now an aged Irish-woman, who has had his care ever since his birth. He occupies a suit of rooms at tho toj) of the house and, being rather weak, but not otherwise unhealthy, seldom cares to leavo his apartments. He is allowed, whenever inclined to do so, to roam about tho houso accom panied by his nurse. Tho only vicious trait manifested by the unfortunate man is whoa iu a bad humor he always makes an effort, to start a fire, and the sight of ilames drives him almost to a frenzy of de l'ght, mixed with savage glee. Once he ran ahead of his nurso and man raged to secrete h msolfe in the cellar. Not immediately found, he was allow ed to remain unmolested, the nur e ibelioviriii ho would reveal himself when lie fo.md that ro oarch was 1 e ing made for him. Not appearing, however, tho nurse repaired to the cel lar and found him throwing wood hit j itho furnaco, cv tlently with the inten tion of starting a big" bla.e. As soon .as he saw the nurse ho slunk back into a corner, evidently determined to de fend himolf in his retreat to watch the lire ho had started. It is remem bered that shortly- before his birth tho mother was terriblv freiirhtened bv a lire in tho neighborhood which threat ened to extend to tho build ng of which she was an inmate. His id.osyncrasy in regard to tho fire is phvs'olbgicalK' accounted for or attributed to this fact. He will sit and watch the lire in tho grato or the ras burninir bv tho hour in contemplat ve interest and content ment. Iho trrato in his room is pro tected by a strong iron network undor lock and koy, and tho gas burners are similarly inclosed, so as to prevent him from roachintr the llamo. It is feared that ho mijrht bo inclined to tamper with the burner in ono of his vicious moods. An induloenen is to allow him to ignate a quantity of pa per, the burning of which affords h m niucn measure. Pcrcolvinar his father smoking a cigar, heoncosurrept t otts ly obta'ned ono, but tho taste of tho tobacco sickened him and he has nev er sinco attempted to become a smo kor. It pleases him. however, to watch his father sraoko. and ho will foajuontly request his father to 'smoke. A s ster was born subse quent to h's birth, but sho died in in fancy. Sho was a perfe tlv formod. beautiful, healthy 1 ttle child. Ihe apnoaranco of Iho head and face of this unfortunate man suggests that a circular and smooth compress had been placed on li s Matures as he was growinir. and tho result is that tho growth of all tho features and tho curves of tho face and head have been suppressed and made uniformly smooth all around. Ho was born with this slab-sided deformity, however, and growth has not doveloped any of tho features or the thapo of tho head. There is a number of deformities of tho head, ears and faco strongly ro eembling those of a pig. and lo this class the physicians a-cribe this singu lar freak of nature. Usually persons possessing deformities of this class aro viciously inclined, but this man has no bad habits. He 's cleanly and carelul of his personal appearance, and sel dom gives any trouble to his nurse, to whom he is apparently much attached. It is fortunate for h ni that tho acci dent of b;rth placed him in such good circumstances. In a more humble sphere of life he would probably have been placed in a liiu-euin. Most of tho deform t cs exhibited i:i such places, 1 nowovor among them the man-crab anu mo iour-arme.i uoy are simpiy cases of distorted growth, which the surgeon's knife could easily lemcdy. It may not be out of place to stale, in pass;ng, that an article on this subject some months ago in thes1 columns, doscribing a deformity in a dime mu seum of a youth whose lingers on both hands had all grown together, at tracted the attention of this unfor tunate boy, and. learning that such a case of arrested growth could be easily remedied, ho applied to a humane physician, and had an operation per formed which lesultcd in his re over ing, or rather obtaining, full u-e of lit s linger. The freak of nature described in this art clo, however, is beyond remedy by the surgeon's scalpel, or an operation would have been performed long ago. History or the Tulip. Tho tulip is a native of tho Levant and the warmer parts of Asia, and is very common in Syria and Palestine. In the year l.r50 the tulip was rapidly distributed through all parts of Europe, being brought from Persia byCourad Gesner, an eminent German phys'c'nn and naturalist. Tho scientific name of the tulip, "tnlipa gosnerinna, "com memorates the labors of ils introducer. Early in tho seventeenth century tho special cultivation of particular varie ties was prosecuted to a considerable extent in the Netherlands, and the price of the roots was higher in value than that of the most precious metals. In the years 10:14 to 1G117 the posses sion of choice tulips became so strong among the Dutch that dealing in them became ono of the most important money speculations, and the bulbs were sold and resold at enormous prices. For one root of the Viceroy variety $250 was paid, wh le for a Sem per Augustus a person agreed to give "l.l!00 llorins (equal to i.'lo0), with tho addition of a new carriage and a pair of horses. Another agreed to give twelve acres of land for a single root of this sort. As late as tho year 17W Mr. Groom, of Clapham, catalogued show tulips at enormous prices; a Duchess af Cambridge, Princess Mary of Cambridge, and Miss Eliza Seymour were sold at 100 guineas each, others at .00, til and 10 guineas per root. In the following year, 17M, the whole of Mr. Groom's collection, which consist ed of over i'00,00U roots, was sold at auction, as it stood iu tho rows, at very low prices, and from this time tho tulip as a show llowcr declined in the public favor at a rapid rate. The com mercial value for a llower at the pres ent day of a new variety of early tulip, if of unusually line quality, would be about $1, being only about one tenth of the value of a new hyacinth. The reason for this diffcrenco is that it would take fifty years to get up a stoclc large enough to send out; while with a hyacinth, which multiplies rapidly, the same result could be produced in ten years. A Dead Ilaliy Iu n Halo of IJasrs. Washington Letter. Great quantities of rass are shipped to tho United States from all parts of the world. They are used for making paper, and are sent from the seaboard to the various paper mills throughout the country. The annual importation now amounts lo auout naif a mil ion bales. Eaeli bale contains from 100 to 1.200 pounds of rags. Thoy are tightly preseu logemer ami come into this country securely bound for shippin l ou can nave no idea oi tno sources from which these rags aro obtained. A large amount of them come from Japan, and thousands of bales from Calcutta. Iho Calcutta rajrs aro tlio" worst. I hey nre made up in a largo pari irom mo wrappings oi ueau bod ies. The bodies of tho dead are thrown into the river, and when these rags float ashore, or can bo otherwise trot ten, thoy aro shipped hero for tho pa per trade. Sometimes impurities of different kinds creep into tho bales. In ono bale not long ago a dead baby was luunu, sum in uiuur nines oilier lout matter has been discovered. Tho Egyptian rags are largely tainted with camols' manure, and those gathered from the guttors and streets of Shang hai aro foul beyond description. A great amotit oi rags comes from Japan to us. I think then aro more than forty thousand bales now on tho way. Some of tho rags sent to this country como from districts in which lniectiotis diseases aro raging, and it is a fact worth noticing that all of tho vessels arriving hoio in which small pox has broken out have been vessels carrying rag. A Jewel. Clilnro Newa. "('rushor is married, I hear." "Yes, and ho's made a downright ! good match, too, I can tell you." j "Glad to hoar it: but in what way is ho to bo envied? Was she rich?" No sho didn't bring him a dollar," Very pretty, then, I suppose?" "Oh, no; rather plain." Highly intellectual?" "No, no. Not above the average; but I tell you she's a woman in a mil lion. In fact she's a jewel, and you can bet he'll bo happy." "What's her strong point?" "She knows how to cook." 0 IX ALASKA. Mow tho I.aiul I.oiHt to mi Old Scout mid Miner. San Knnrltc . llullo In. An ohl pioneer California!! writes to a friend and former mining partner In this city, from Granville, Hurrard In let, 11. C. It mav be said, by way of preface, that the writer has had a most extraordinary and varied experience. About the "year 1811, he resided in one of the then border states of the west, and was a student of medicine, and in ery poor health suffering from "consumption," the doctors said, and it w a agreed that nothing would save him but a trip across the Rocky Mountains. lie joined a party of trap pers and came through to Oregon in that year. f erwards he drifted down into Mexico, and was hunting Apaches for the ta!o of Chihuahua. Ho was on Mexican so l when the war com menced iu l81(i, and was brought close to death's door with a .'c ore at tack of fever. During his sickness he was taken care of by an old Mexican woman, who m inaged to keep him hidden from the civil and military au thorities till he became convalescent. 1tti liii .iIikIh. 41... I1!!..1 1 l.t his way to tho American lines, ennvev "ii-umuuiuo uiiiu.ms aim ju.mu ing soine mportant information to Goii. Taylor. He then entered the spy service and was kept busy till the clo'sc of tho war.often running terrible risks. In 1818 If came through to Califor nia with Col. Graham's command, and encountered the usual vicissitudes of a miner's life iu the pioneer days, in tho counties of Calaveras, Tuolumne and Mariposa. He went north in tho lirst Fraz.er river excitement then to Cariboo. Returning to California, he joined an expedition and went to South America, crossing two ranges of tho Andes, for tho purpose of prospect ng the headwaters of the Amazon. Tho enterprise panned out rich in hair breadth escapes fiom huge serpents, evil-d sposed wild beasts, venomous insects and mountain torrents, but add ed nothing to the wealth of the party. Ilo afterwards tried Arizona, failed, and then turned his attention to tho frozen north, joining tho Russian telu graph expedition as head e.xplorer.and subsequently engaged in several pros pecting excursions under difficult, and dangerous circumstances. For several years his whereabouts has not been known to his California -friends till tho reception of the letter above mentioned. After a brief ac count of a logging camp, whore he had been putting in his time for eighteen months, he gives a chapter of his pros pecting and mining experience iu Hrit ish Columbia and Alaska. He went to the Stickcen or Cassiar initios in 1871, when he met with an accident get ting his right aim dislocated, in conse quence of wh oh ho came to California for repairs -afterward returning to Cassiar. After two or throe seasons of unsuccessful mining, he took up a farm near the head of navigation on the Stickcen. The land proved pro ductive, and he had good crops of po tatoes, cabbages, turnips, oats aud barley. Hay was his principal crop. About the time he was fairly under way iu his agricultural venture, tho mines failed and the packers had to take tho trains out of tho country ut terly ruining the hay market, and as turnips and potatoes would not sell for money his three years' labor as a tiller of the soil wont for nothing, ex cept to add to the sum of what he knew about farming. He then went to the Alaska mines at Harrisburjr, between Sitka anil Chil- cot 'Chore wore some very fair placer mines in this neighborhood, along the a.ue ui a iiiuuiiiaui ou too mainland and also on Douglass Island, but their extent was very limited, and they were all taken up'beforo he reached tho place. Ho writes that the cliinato iu that region is "horrible -everlasting rain and snow." It is tho wort place in all Alaska. Tho mines are up G.istenaut Inlet. Tho great glao'ers near tho eoa.st condense the clouds as they come up the inlet, so thero is rain or snow nearly all the time. On Douglass Island thero aro somo good paying quart, mines, and a big mill is now being built there. In tho ISasin mines.ou the mainland, thero is a great deal of galena united with tho gold in quart., ami some very beautiful specimens have been found. The Indians aro employed in tho mines and thoy are good workors. They aro accustomed to tho rains and m'nd no more about being wot than beavers and muskrats. "In their house," says the writer, "thero is a very strong odor some thing llko that of wot dog rather un pleasant till one gets used to it." The Indians all along tho Alaska coast got plenty to eat; their bill of faro including herring, salmon, hali but, codfish, seals and whales. Fine black tailed deer aro vory plentiful along tho coast - some of them being marvels of fatness. In tho woods thore is a great abundance and vario ty of berrios. Tho bears got so fat thoy "can hardly got about. ' Moun- ta n sheep, marmots, minks, martin, ermine, weasels, otters, foxes, and all other ftir-bcaring animals nro plenti ful. Of the feathered tribo thero are geese, ducks, loons and divers aud other water birds, sovcral varieties of grouse, eagles, hawks, anil jay birds. In s u m m l n r up his experience In that territory, he concludes that Alas ka is a rough looking country, but is better than it looks. There is nn abundance of mineral wealth, but It la a hard country to prospect. Tho gin- o era, tno fallen trees, the moss, but, worse than all, tho cold rains, are enough to discourage tho stoutest prospector. Neverthelr s, thore are likely ttPbc n a ty important discover ics litude, now that th civil law ises tablished in the territow. Sometime in the near future we mav expect from the writer something of interest regard ing the interior of Alaska. Viewer Gardens. Chicago N'rw. The old-fashioned llower garden with its beds pf fragrant, stra;rlinr posies, is seen no moro except in .some quiet country pot. There can still be found the tall, .sweet-scented syringia witli its bloss Jin like oranire (lowers golden lemon lilies, delicate lavender and fawn tinted lletir-de-l s, the spicy cinnamon, and the faintly fitted blush rose. Tho damask rose, with its leaves like velvet and its yellow heart, in variably grows beside them. Ry and by, as tho season advances, hero and there, in such a ga den, blue, white anil pink larkspurs and manv-colored, tall hollyhocks spr'ng into bloom, and variegated "fotir-o'clocks" open their eves each day at the appointed hour. A crbenas run helter-skelter in this gar den. tno old-time hardy, purplo vane j ty never censing to bloom till fro ! uniiniQ itml iiiti nffiit flint Mittfiwv jttit .... n nowcrs. There are great yellow marl golds, and 1 ttle brown and gold ones There is a bed of "johnny-iump-ups in some shndv uort'on of this rardon bunches of "ile forever," of pungent "old man, and thornv sweisturiar bushes. Chore are sinirle petunias heavy with perfume, growing sturdily oven among tho gras for the petuu'a is a uohomlan, and nourishes wher ever it chances to find itself, rapidly degenerating from a state of double pointed, brilliant lined aristocracy to a singlo-Ieaved, plain, white llowor, without a home. It will lift its. head up among the rankest growing nettles to look the sun in tho face. The earth is carpeted in some places in this garden with dcop-grcou myrtle. "Raehclor-buttons" grow whereso ever they will. On the cdjro of tho garden tho caraway and dill send uj the r stalks. 1 here is a place some whore in the beds for tho scarlet How ering bean and tho morning glory Even the wild eueumber-vino is not scorned, and it twines itself along tho fence. The fashionable garden of the period is unite another a lair. It is orderlv to begin with, above all things, iio stragglers are allowed there. It is close clipped, arranged on a certain pattern, looks as if it wore rolled out on occasion and taken indoors when it rained to keep it from getting damp. It has a set form, made of perfectly gradeii hues, and is called the "orien tal carpet stylo of gardoning." This style is sa'd to have originated In Eng laud, but it has been uuivorsalh adopted tlirougout Franco and Get many, as well as in this country. Tho plants used most largely to produce the effects des' red aro geraniums and those comprised under tho head of "foliage plants" and small border growers of various kinds. Lobel'a is utilized for outside borders to a great extent because of its brilliant blue blossom and continual (lowering. "Jhero is far less attention given to the cultivation of (lowers In Amerie:i than there is in Europe," said a Ger man florist. "In Germany, Franco and England gardeners aro always ex perimenting to produco different ef fects iu gardening. Thoy givo great attention to producing now varieties of plants. Wealthy people thero aro wining to pay largo sums lor raro flowers. In this country pcoplo who have lino country places think more of a broad sweep of green lawn than of tho hlcst 0tr ,(ls ourtll Au EdiH'atetl Clilnijianzep. I was once the ownor of a highly educated ciilmpauzee. ilo know all the friends of the house; all our ac quaintances, and distinguished them roauuy irom Mrangors. J.vory ono treating h m kindly ho was lookod up on as a personal friend. Ho never felt moro comfortable than when ho was admitted to tho family circle and al lowed to move freely around, and opon nntl shut doors, wliilo his joy was boundless when ho was assigned a placo at the common table, and tho guests admired his natural wit and practical jokes. He expressed his sat isfaction and thanks to them by drum ming lunousiy on tho taolo. in his numerous moments of lolstiro his fa vorite occupation consisted in investi gating carefully every object In h's rtfach; ho lowered tno door of tho stovo for tho purpose of wntch'ng the firo, opened drawers, rummaged boxes nnd trunks and played with their con tents, provided the lattor did not look suspicious to him. How easily sus picion wasnarousod iu his mind "might no uiustraicu uy mo fact that, as long as ho lived, he shrank with terror from ovory common rubber-ball. Obcdlonco to my orders and attachment to my person, and to ovorybody caring for him, woro among his cardinal virtues, nnd he bored mo with his presisteut wishes to accompany mo. Ilo know perfectly h's tfano for retiring, and was happy when somo of us carried him to his bedroom llko a baby. As soon as tho light was put out ho would iump Into tho bod nnd cover him-elf, lecatiso ho was afraid of tho darkness. Ills favorite meal was supper w.th tea, which he was vory fond of, provided it was largely swcetoncd anu mixed with rum. lie sipped It from the cup, and atu tho dipped bread slices with a spoon, having been taught not to use tho fingers in eating; lio poured his Hftio from the bottle and drank it from tho glass. A man could hardly bo have himself more genntlemanliku at table than did that monkey. THE MYSTERY OF UXBRIDRE. A Cufto tlint lint n Pnxrlun tlo Inter cnt for K very body. Th'cnfin lleral.l. n rxbridgo, Mass., Is perplexed by a mystery of a very aggravating nature. Chero is no tragedy or scandal of any kind involved in the matter, and for that reason the gossips can find abso lutely noth'ng to baso an extended lonvcrsation upon. It concerns only one man directly, though another ono seems to have some connection with it. Not being a murder, a scandal, a mys terious disappearance, or anvthing of that sort, it might be thought that it would be easy of solution, but it isn't. How did Levi Wilson got rich? is the question which promises to agitate the people in that section for generations to come. Wilson began lifo as a stable boy. In 1S7H he was at work iu a factory at North Uxbr.dgo at $1.7.r a day, and up to that time he had never had a hun dred dollars at one time in his life. Chen ho disappeared and nothing was seen of him for two years. In 18f.r ho returned to Uxbridge wearing line clothes and carrying large sums of money in his pockets. Ho opened a bank account, bought lands, built houses, married, purchased a hotel and lifted it up at a great expense, went to Europe, travaled through America, drove fast horses, and, in short, became tho capitalist of tho place. His tuonov came to him in in stallments of i?.r)0.000, and after a little it was noticed by his bankers that these remittances "were invariably sent by Philip Moon, a wealthy manufac urerof Worcester. There was talk )f blackmail, but Moon indignantly do- nied the rumor and Wilson said noth ing. Ton years have passed, and the remittances continue iu about the same order. Occasionally they aro delayed, and then Wilson sues Moon, whereupon the lattor settles and both hold their peace. Even their lawyers do not know the nature of the claim, for nono of the suits have yet been permitted to go to trial, and the complaints that, are tiled aro not specific. No wonder tho rural gossips are at their wit's ends. Interest in the caso has been re vived by tho institution of a suit for !?l.f)0,000 by Wilson against Moon. Tho attorneys of each sav it will never come to trial, and Moon himself ad mits that ho will pay anything that may be title Wilson. "Moon is an elder ly man, who has an income of $2.00,000 a year, whilo W.lson is still young. Tho latter spends his money with a prodgal hand and is something of a sport. No one over nv tho men to gether, and nobody can imagine what the nature of their relations is. It 's a queer case and Moen anil Wilson are queer lish. That Whistle. Among tho Iceberg:!. Century. The launch whistled frequently as sho steamed along, and we know after ward that the sound was made by those vho lay iu tho tent, which was partly blown down. Rrainard and Long succeeded iu creeping out from under Its folds and crawled to tho top of a hill near by, from which was visi ble the coast toward Lake Sabine. At first nothing was soon by them; and Hrainard returned to the tent, tolling by tho silent despair of his face that "there was no hope." Tho sttrvivora discussed tho probablo cause of tho noise, and decided It was tho wind blowing ovor tho edge of a tin can. Meanwhile Long crept higher up tho hill, and watched attentively' iu the di rection from which the sound had ap parently come. A sniall, black object mot h's gaze. It might be a rock, but none had boon seen thoro boforc. X thin, wlrto cloud appeared above it; his oar caught tho wolcomo sound and the poor fellow know that relief had como. In tho ccstacy of his joy he raised tho s'gnal Hag, wh (k tho galo had blown down. Ft was a sad, pitia ble object -tho back of a white flannel undershirt, the leg of a pair of drawers and a piece of blue bunting tacked to an oar. The effort proved too muck for him, and ho sank exhausted on tUo rocks. It was enough foff.lisu relief party; thoy saw him, whistled again, and turned in for shore with all possi ble speed. Long rso again and fairly rolled down hlllia his cagctkau to loeet then. "Mr. Yager,0' said tho young man, I come to ask you for tho hand of your daughter," Uer 'handt' foil mo n tochter. Fnr vhy you say der 'liantlt' fon raein toch ter? You dinks Katrlna only vono handt got! You vns peon a fool. Kat- Well yes excuse mo. I I- -I of courso moan two hands." I I--I1" You peon a schtutter feller, oh? I no schtutter follor in mein family vant. 1 dinks it vas pottor ouf you gone homo und loarn dot sohtiittor pisness schtop." l'.xcuso me, plonso; but" Doro don'd vas no oxcuse for dot schtutter plssncss. Ouf dot Gott maka you dot vay, you dou'tgau'd hellnpit, dot vas so; abor it vas potter ouf yoo don'd got marriodt und don'd no sc'hll- lern haf. How you dinks dot look ouf i nai. now you diiiKS dot look out u houso full schtutter schillern got i' all tier time, 'I I IP' 1 purdy r got sohuttermo'nselllf dalkin' init you gour near i you. t.o vay mltyotirsollcf." And tho young man then wont away with himself ii great sadness. Throe card pionte men, thlmble-rig-gcrs and bunko-steorcrs are punished, by public whipping in Delaware. '1 cuty lashes is tho uverag dose.