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UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1885.
THE OREGON SCOUT
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more, Union, Ortgon.
II. 1 IIUKLKIGH,
Attorney t Itenl i:luto
uiul N!IettlIii;r Aeiil.
I.tutd Ollk'o Htultiuw a Spuolnlty.
)iitfo ttt AMr, 1'iiion Co Ofni.
IMTMI OHM WW 9,
WtU HttMta I r.tlM. IUkf, Ureal,
tmnm t'mm ,1 i , it I wi t
A METHOKIC M10WKK.
A l'osslbln i:ptntmtIon of tl. lied Lltit
Seen in the Sky After Sunset An
A rcuiarkablo ubsorvntion was mntiu
recently by l'rof. ltruoks an indtts
trious "astronoinur of western New
York. Whilo searching with his tele
scope, for comets lie saw what he de
scribes as a shower of telescopic me
teors "near the sun." This, of course,
means that they were near the appar
ent nlace of tfic sun in the sky, and
not literally near to that body, "for tho
sun had already set at tho time, and if
what Prof. Brooks saw was really a
meteor swarm, tho meteors must have
been in tho upper regions of our atmos
phere. Supposed llights of meteors
seen through telescopes have occa
sionally turned out to bo Hocks of
birds, but an observer as careful and
experienced as Prof. Brooks would
not bo likely to make such a mistake
as that. Assuming, then, that ho re
all' did sco an extraordinary storm of
meteors, and remembering that me
teors large enough to be visible with
out telescopes, and some of great size
and brilliancy, havo been unusually
numerous, the suggestion that the red
light seen in tlio sky after sunset may
be caused by reflection from clouds of
meteoric dust m tho upper portion of
tho atmosphere is not unnatural.
There are several reasons for thinking
that the strange light is the result of
some such cause as the presence of
meteoric dust rather than of dill'er
ences of density in the atmosphere
leading to extraordinary reflection. In
the lirst place, tho phenomenon has
not only been visible over an immense
extent of territory, but it has lasted
several days, and has been in the oast
before sunrise as well as in the west
after sunset, so that any abnormal re
fraction in tho atmosphere would havo
to be of almost incredible persistence in
order to account for the.observed ap
pearances. Besides, during tin's time
there have been considerable atmos
pheric changes, especially in respect
to temperature. These remarkablo
sunset displays have also been accom
panied by a notably hazy appearance
of tho sky. It is well known the earth
is daily and nightly visited with mil
lions of meteors, the vast niojority of
which are almost instantly consumed
by the intense heat developed as they
dash into our atmosphere. Tho prod
ucts of the combustion of these me
teors liltcr slowly through the air, and
havo been found in tho shape of me
tallic dust on tho snow-lields in the
Arctic regions, on mountain peaks in
Europe, anil in other localities, being
recognized by their peculiar chemical
composition. It is also well known
that the polar system abounds with
swarms of meteors revolving around
tho sun, and that tho earth crosses tho
path of a number of these occasional
ly encountering tho swarms themsel
ves. The vast majority of these nio
teors are very small, those that are
seen weighing on an average probably
only a few grains; and since tho tcle
seopo reveals millions which escape
tlie uaKou evo it is reasonable to con
clude that millions more are too
small to bo scon oven with the tele
scopes mere motoric dust. I here
.ire historic instances ot supposed falls
of motoric dust, tho most remarkablo,
perhaps, being that of lSTf), when Eu
rope, part of Asia and part of North
America woro covered for months
with a dry fog, or haze which excited
the greatest alarm, Prof. Brooks'
suggestion that tho earth has encoun
tered a cloud of motoric dust is not,
therefore, without foundation in pro
bability. If tho blazing sunsets of
lobl havo really resulted from such a
cause, lliev are likely to continue, in a
inodilied form for some time, gradual
ly disappearing as tho dust sinks lower
in tho atmosphere. But. although so
many reasons can bo advanced which
give probability to tho theory that
meteoric dust is concerned in the pro
duction of theso strange sunset effects,
yet it can not be considered as proved,
and some better explanation mav bo
offered. Whatever the true explana
tion may turn out to bo, howovor,
everybody seoms to agree in tho opin
ion that tho red glare in the west has
been one of tho most singular specta
cles behold in the sky for many
If, about two hundred years ago, a
witness had stated that he had seen a
witch at midnight riding through tho
air on a broomstick, ho' would havo
been believed, but if ho had stated
that ho had heard a loud explosion,
and found a largo hole in tho ground,
mil, upon thrusting Jus hand in, had
found a largo stone, which was warm,
his voracity would havo boon doubted.
Meteors must havo fallen in olden
times, but it Is onlv in lator days that
thoso cases have boon reported. Un
til 17U1 it was the belief that meteors
woro visitations from Cod. A Danish
astronomer was tho lirst to writo on
the subject. Pallas found a meteor,
which lie examined, and recognized
Its true character,' being a composit'ou
of mutal and nickel. In 1KWJ a largo
shower full in Normandy, which was
of meteoric origin. A Hindoo claimed
Unit a meteor followed him for two
hour before It foil to thu tmrth. Tho
most celulifHlud one fell in ll'J- in
AUnuo, mid It has hung for three cent
uritM In a cathedral. It weighed JMU
pound, and lull with a clap of tlitui
dtr. It pmiotratod thu earth x foot.
Tin IhmI-Uiiuhii nitflwor Uwm of lh7l,
ivli'oh foil in WolvHihmiipluH, Kiiif
Ulid. A friiir hMW h IimIm ill the
rrwuitti. hihI uh iuhuiIiihUum I4hh
b tfrwMiMl tu Im wurui, slid h iuitor
wntltiMiilr yNimrUtml HbMt HtdifttMl
!..,.,! ..'vim liuiujrttl iuuihI. Muni)?
. . oitfti, il lOMiHlWir politlliMl irtili,
.It llW H lUtf Jllilltll IIIIUHMII1 III
. IM o-Jti tWiri (fJHI MtftU HiU
atmosphere, where there is little re
sistance, and come down with a ve
locity twenty times greater than that
of a "bullet. Coining in contact with
tho atmosphere great heat is genera
ted and the meteor is broken in pieces.
The most common meteors are stone,
andean not be found because they re
semble stones on the earth's surface.
In Siberia and South America the
most are found. Where thev come
from has ciused much discussion. One
theory is that meteors originally came
from the earth, and were duo to stu
pendens volcanic eruptions of ages
gone, when the meteors wero thrown
beyond the attraction of the earth,
anil hent revolving around the sun.
Any stono thrown at tho rate of six
miles a second, would not return again
to tho earth, but would bo thrown out
sido of the attractive power. Every
one of thoso must hi time onter tho
orbit of tho earth, and must, of
course, return to it. Tho earth, us
she swings her ponderous bulk in her
orbit, encounters about Nov. 13 tho
meteor zone. This gigantic hoop or
eclipse consists of a swarm of parti
cles following Temple's comet in its
orbit. Tho visitor from tho star
depths, on arriving within tho solar
domain, ventured too near tho planet
Uranus. The planet captured tho
comet and forced it honcotorth to ro
vwlvo within tho boundaries of the so
lar system, the event probably occur
ring in tlie second century of tlioj
Christian era. lho perihelion ot tho
comet's orbit rests on the earth's or
bit, where she passes on Nov. 13, and1,
its aphelion extends beyond the orbitt
of Uranus. A process' of disintegra-J
tion is going on, and the debris of the(
comet anil the swarms ot meteors aro
gradually scattering through the;
whole zone, only one-tenth of whiehj
is now filled densely with tho meteor;
swarms, lho period of revolution is
about thirty-three years, and a grand,
display occurs onlv at those intervals.
when ' tho earth crosses tho densest!
portion of the zone. The last mem
orable display was in lS(i(i-7; tho next
is expected in 1899. Observers on tho
nights of tho 11th. 12th. 13th. and
11th of November w ill bo sure to seo
a few moteors, and there is always a
possibility that an unexpected number,
of falling stars may mukctho heavens.
resplendent with their her' trams. Un
Oct. 28, 1S-10, persons present at thoi
t,.i !....... ......... i :.. lr.,l.il
11U1 LHJJlJi L UUUljJ -ill WUUM, 111 Itillllll
county, Maine, saw a meteorite fallj
into tho water near tho camp. As itj
fell it burst into fragments; that was.
tho conclusion drawn by those who;
witnessed its descent. Soared wasj
made at tho time for fragments, but'
nono wero then found, the tide at all
times covering the spot where tho j
motoorito struck tlie water. Two years!
ago ono who witnessed tho fall again
made the search, and some fragments'
wero recovered. From time to time'
the search has been continued and,
other fragments have been brought to
light, one of which was considerately t
sent to Prof. V. C. Rollins m, of Bow-,
doin college. More recently quite aj
largo mass, weighing perhaps twenty.
pounds, was removed, and this mass
Prof. Robinson now has in his posses
sion. A dispactli from Sherman,
Tex., dated as lato as Juno G, 18S5,
gives an account of a very curious
meteor. It says: "A meteor of ro
markablo size was seen near midnight
last night, moving in a southwesterly
direction. Tho sky was brilliantly il
luminated by it lor several seconds.
A moment after tlie meteor had dis
appeared a loud explosion, similar to
the discharge oi Heavy artillery, was
heard, accompanied by a perceptible
shock, which rattled the glass in the
court-house windows. Tho phenomen
on was followed by a rumbling like
distant thunder. Tlie meteor appeared
to bo about tho size ot a Hour barrel.
It was also suun at McKinnoy, thirty
live miles distant, where a hissing
sound was hoard, greatly alarming
some colored people who wero return
ing from a prayer mooting, and caus
ing them to take lliglit, shouting that
tho day of judgment had come."
Rev. Sum Jones' Sayings.
Tf I had a creed I'd sell it to a
What's culture worth if its' nothing
but whitewash on a rascal?
I'd rather bo in Heaven learning my
A B ("s than in hell reading Creek.
I havo little tasto for theology and
boiany. but I lovo religion and lowers.
I can't bribo (Sod's grand jury nor
defy the court that tries me thu last
"I have doubts," says ono. You
just quit your meanness nnd you will
Bo honest and pay your dobts.
There are ton many men in the church
boarding with their wives.
I've seen mou not afraid to die, but
I novor saw a mnii that was not afraid
of the judgment of Cod.
Everybody ought to keep gootl com
pany. There is not an angel In Heaven
proof agaiiiH). bad company.
It's not so much when and whoro a
man joins thu church. It's all right
just bo long as lie sticks to It.
A man's hates and his likes doter
ii) i u character; a mail's allliiltlus do
terinino what ho Is and who lie is.
1 hail lather asHoelate with a dog
than with u profauo sweaior. I nay
thing that bound utrong but I've
If on will let mo I will out loose
the Itttl lljramout that blmU you to !u
Hiid ltd ou iwlm out Into thu bottom
Ium ii'itwu ol (tod'a loin.
Porliap If you do nut tulk of your
mUgUm it U biMMtiiiii you liuvu no re.
litfUiii tti talk Hhoiil. I'oIU wllh III
Ituftlih il'iii't gourvuml brngylng about
l lit r j.Ii;iioiuu.
THE IMliANI) OF CKYU1N.
A Mountainous Country with a Steadily In
The island of Ceylon is 270 miles in
length, loo' in breadth, nnd very moun
tainous near the center, there being
mountains ranging between 3,000 and
0,000 feet high, ten of which aro above
the latter limit. The highest is
Piduiutalage, 8,290 feel. Large tracts
of the island aro still covered with
dense jungle, in which many wild ele
phants are to be found; but tho wanton
slaughter of these useful animals led
tho government to prohibit their de
struetum except under special per
mission.. Of late tliero have been
great progress and improvements in
the means of internal communication
There aro good roadways, metaled and
graveled, and now lib miles of rati
wav and 107 miles of canal, which
have dono much to promote the inter
ests of tho country. The population lias
ueon steadily increasing, ami now it
numbers 2.850,000. Tliero aro En
ropeans, Eurasians, and Burghers,
Sinhalese, Iannis, Moors, and a few
Parsees, Afghans, Malays, and others.
Tlie Sinhalese inhabit the interior and
parts of the coast, and comprise near
ly 2,000,000 of the people, whilo the
Tamils occupy tho northern portion of
the island, ami number about 000,000.
The Europeans are comparatively few
in number, being under o,000; but of
Eurasians and Burghers there aro
nearly 18,000. There are ISO .Moor
men, who are to bo found in largo
numbers all over the ditVorent pro
vinces. Tho postai service through
out the island is in a very satisfactory
state. Scarco a town or village but
boasts of a postollieo, and ere long
they aro to have added to them tho
all-iinportrnt savings bank, winch docs
so much to iiillucuco Ihrilt and econ
oniv. The island has many institutions
fortlie sick and tho diseased in body
and m;ud, and in education tlie people
aro far in advance of their northern
neighbors. English is pretty general
ly spoken, and particularly among tlie
domestic class. 1 he products of tho
country aro very varied and consist of
rice, cinnamon, cocoanur, paints,
tobacco, sugar-cane, and cotton, and
latterly coll'eo, cinchona, inilia rubber.
and tea havo been added. Tho land is
admirably adapted for the growth of
rice. Tho cultivation of coooanuts
lias been gradually increasing, and,
though a large quantity is exported, a
large trade is dono in tho coir liber
from tho husk and in expressed oil
from the kernel of tho nut. The culti
vation extends near' all along the
west part of tlie island. Tho groat
planting industry, howevor, is now
coll'eo and tea. For many years, dur
ing tho occupation of the Dutch in
1710, the cultivation of coll'eo was con
fined to tho low-lying country, but it
was not until tho occupation by the
British, when communication between
the hill country and tho coast was
made, that it began to flourish, and
since' then it lias been giadually ex
tending all over me central and west
provinces. Tho opening of the rail
way between Ivandy and Colombo did
much to slimulato tho industry by
supplying cheap tree labor and great
er facilties for the market. Largo
quantities of jungle woro cleared and
planted, and overything seemed to in
itio n pormaiiout good investment,
but an enemy appeared in the lield
who began his devastation and lias
continued steadily to diminish the pro
ductive power ever since till ho has
reduced the exports to less than aliftli
of what they woro. Tho enemy is a
minute fungus on tlie leaf called Hani-
kin vaitalnx. It appeared in a ronioto
corner of ono of the yoting coil'ej) gar
dens. Tho leaves assumed a bright
orange spot, and then they withered
and decayed. The consequences of
such a failure, following on thu invest
ment cf a lumber of planters in tlie
high districts, led to the most serious
consequences and ruin. These losses
convinced many that the climate and
charactorot the soil wore admirably
adapted for the cultivation of tea, anil
tho result has been that thousands of
acres under coll'eo cultivation have
now been changed to tea, and the jun
gle is being cleared for the extension
of tho cultivation of that plant. Cor.
The "Untie" .Militia.
It is a common thing, whilo stand
ing on tho sidownlkin any city where
malitia or amateur soldiers are on
jiarndo, In nuy stale in the Union, to
hear slighting remarks made about
the "dudes," Smartles, thugs, prize
lighters, lawbreakers, and sometimes
respectable men who do not see any
sense in such parades with guns,
foatliors and furbelows, make sarcastio
remarks that would make thu ears of
the young soldiers burn if they hoard
them. It Is very natural to make
comments, and there is nothing that
is a greater subject for comment than
tho citizons who one day muasuro
calico, keep books or sell beer, and
the next day appear as an army with
banners. A year or two before tho
war It was the same way. Who does
not remember the comments that were
made as tho old Milwaukee Light
(Sinint, with its bear skin caps, march
ed about the streets? And yet, before
thu war was over, nearly every moiii.
her of that dress-parade organization
was commanding men, some command
ing divisions, others brigades, orthers
regiments, mid lots of thu privates
were commanding companion. Nearly
every regiment that left tho state had
an oll!or from the ranks of that old
bourn Mu oonipany that tuud to lie
Inuuliud at for moiikuv lug around in
the hot nun, for fun. During thu war
thu record of the member ol that old
(KJinpmiv wan watohml eagerly by
many who mud to luugh at thoin.
urubnbh, ny regiment In tl-ln country
has ever been commented on nnd
laughed at for its dudish propensities
as much as the New York Seventh,
and yet, when needed, those dude
stand up like a stone wall against a
foe, and know fear only by reading
about it. After the war there was no
ttse for malitia, for a long time. Old
soldiers did not care to enlist for fun,
after serving four years for business,
and those who had not been in battle
iiad a delicacy about going into tlie
pic-inc malitia business, tor fear t
being laughed at. But as years rolled
around and a new generation sprang
up. the military ardor they had in
herited began to ferment, a few old
soldiers got the fever and went in
with tho boys, and to day tliero is
military feeling everywhere, and our
"dudes" aro praised by some and
laughed at by others, thosiuno as their
fathers woro twenty-live years ago.
How often soino big fellow is hoard
to say, as he sees a company of young
tollows parading with guns, "I could
whip tho whole company." That
might bo trtiu, if muscle was all there
was to light, but the smallest cash boy
in the company, if well drilled, is
worth as much in battle as John Sulli
van, and a regiment of clerks would
bo preferred by any general, to a
regiment of prize lighters. Tho lit
tle follow that only weigli a hundred
pounds behind a breech-loading nlle,
secreted heluud a small stump
is a holy terror to the foe, while on
horseback, with a carbine and a couple
of revolvers which lie knows how to
use, he niowes a wido swath, and
novor thinks of tho chances of being
killed. Readers of tho papers will re
member hilly llson s Zouaves, com
posed of Now" York thugs, thioves, rob
bora and prize lighters. Jhey woro
sent to Ship Island witli Butler, in tlie
Hopes that they would die ot yellow
lover, as they woro no good on earth
1 hut regiment once struck against
working on fortifications. They said
they never did work, and thev novor
would. They enlisted to steal and to
light, and tliero was no power on
earth that could make them work.
The general in command ordered a
squad of the worst ones, regular tor
rorsout one day todosome work, and
a squad ot -ith Wisconsin young tol
lows wero ordered out to make them
work or kill them. The thugs refused
to work, and thev wore given two mill
utes in whioh to grab the picks and
shovels and throw dirt. After a min
ute of idleness the Wisconsin boys
were ordered to load their guns with
balls. 1 lieu tlioy wero ordered to
take aim at tlie hearts of tlie '.ouaves,
which tliev did. Then tho ollicer said
if thev didn't go to work in ton seo
onds they would bo dead men, and
Cod havo mercy-" Before the
words woro out of the ollicer's mouth
thu biggest prize lighter in tho squad
grabbed a pick, and every last ono of
them followed suit, and stich a throw
ing of dirt never was seen, and aftor
that a zouavo would work if a Wiscon
sin dude looked cross at him. Pooplo
will laugh when tlioy read of the in
spections of our amateur soldiers,
whero a belt buckle or a button out of
place is marked against the soldier,
and often the soldier think it a little
tough, but that is what makes soldiers,
hi all companies there aro a few men
who look upon discipline as useless, if
not foolish, A man in a company.
who, when the order is "eyes right."
will look to tho loft becatiso there is a
girl to the left that ho wants to see, is
not lit lor a soldier, though he may be
ono of lho best private citizens in tho
world, and the sooner ho gels out of
a company the better for tho company.
i.ei the militia be allowed to drill and
to parade, and to become prolicioul,
and let ovorv private soldier learn his
duties and perform thorn with pride,
and if occasion over arises for a largo
army to bo put into lho lield, each pri
vate will be qualified to take a posi
tion as ollicer of a new company, and
tbi hundred men of a company can
in .i few days command tho thousand
men of a regiment, and a million armed
men can be sunt to any given point so
quick tli :tt an enemy's head will swim.
Such a thing has been in the last quar
ter ot a century, and is liable to be
again, so let us be carol u I about sar
castic remarks in regard to our mili
tary, us wo may regret it some day
not far distant. I'm i Sun.
Tho Reason Why.
Ellpkins came down to lho" club hint
night witli a great problem weighing
on his mind.
"If 1 should stand on my head." saul
he, coming tip to tho boys with the air
of a man who has a poser, "i( I stand
on my head, the blood all ruies into.
my head, don l ltr '
No ono ventured to contradict him.
"Now," continued he, triumphantly,
"when 1 stand on my fed, why don't
the blood all rush into my feet?"
"Because," replied Mfss Cosli aim Ig
an's brother, "because, l'llpkius, your
foot aro not empty."
The boys all laughed, hut Fllpkins
said he couldn't see any )uku.J,ynn
A Disappointed Jinn.
Pat O'Rafl'orly and Mike Donovan
were employed on the roof of a twelve
story New York house In process of
erection. 0 Rall'urty bet Donovan a
dollar that the latter could not, with a
hod of brick on his shoulder, walk
along the slippery edge of the wall of
the building, about seventy feet from
the ground, without falling, Donovan
won the but, but thai he did not fall
and break Ids nuok was a marvel.
"So I won thu but," remarkud Don
ovan, nflur he had auuompllsliod thu
"Viw, Pvo lout," va tlio ruplyi
"but niieu or iwloo, whun ynr foot
(dipped. J was In grout liopun,"
A Bright Boy Without Loirs and Anns.
Tliure are many who havo to go
through a part of "life at least with tho
loss of an arm or a leg, and any one
can realize in a measure the privations
such a loss can occasion; but very few
are called upon to exist without either,
and very few realize the extent to
which human ingenuity can provide
means of compensation in such cases.
Sometimes it seems as if nature gives
what aid it can, and when tho phys'cal
completeness has been denied sought
to make up the deficiency with more
than average mental gifts.
Such observations' might naturally
occur to the individual who was ac
quainted with the son of G. B. Williams,
of Mention, Mass., who was born with
out arms and legs, and yet goes
around tho village and lills a worthy
place in tlio youthful society of thu
town, with promise of an active and
useful manhood in thu years to come.
The young man is 12 yours of age. His
features are rather old looking for his
years, and the expression is bright and
intelligent. His language and look
indicate a belief in his ability to take
sure of himself before a great whilo.
llo is nearly qualilied to enter the
tiigli school of the town, and his hnnd
tvritiug is above the average. In ac
complishing tlio latter work tho pen
s Itoid under the chin, and witli thu
lid of the shoulder the tracings aro
llo attends the public school and
joes round the village without tho aid
jt any other person, but tlie means
to tins end were not invented until
tvithin a year or so, and not until after
t long time of study upon the subject
mil trial of sovoral aids, whioh proved
by oxporiinont to bo of little use. Ho
could gut up and down stairs, put on
Ids cap, and roll or throw himself
from one point in the room to another
without help, but to go much outside
Df tlio house it was necessary to carry
liini. Now he carries himself. For
this purposu n pair of wheels similar
to thoso on a boy's velocipede woro
procured and the axle padded. Tho
boy rests his oliost on tho pad and by
means of his imperfect lower limb pro
pels himself around thu town. It re
quired some practice to learn to
balance himself at lirst, buthosooa
overcame tho dilliculty. Tho wheals
ivoro obtained in Detroit, oll'orts to
liud tho kind nearer home having been
"I can go anywhere I want to,"
laid tho lad. "Can go down hill fast
ir than a walk, but have to rest on up
jrades." Ho docs not complain of
my pain or trouble in tho stomach
from resting the weight of his body
ii it so much. In spile of his afllictiou
mil the way ho is handicapped in thu
raco for worldly rewards, ho Impresses
the stranger as ono who bids fair to
niako Ids mark by strong mental at
tainments. Boston Globe.
A Pioneer of Pioneer;.
Tho owner and navigator of a sloop
engaged In lisiiiugou lho bay is James
Peace, 87 years of age, and a Cali
fornia pioneer of tho pioneers, having
come to this coast in 1818. In 1817 he
sailed from England in the shipNereod,
bound for thu Columbia river, in tlie
service of tho Hudson Bay company.
She put into tlio bay of Monterey,
where he became implicated in a mu
tiny ami was placed In irons. In
April, 1818, tho vessel cast her anchor
in tlie bav of Sail Francisco, where he
stole away In ono of tho ship's boats,
and made his way to tlie Mission
Dolores, whoro tho Fathers furnished
him witli blankets and a pony and di
rected him to the camp of William
Smith, on the site of Woodshlo, San
Matoo county. In this vicinity lie con
tinued to live for sixty-seven years.
Ho was remarkably skillful in the use
of tools, and Instructed the natives of
tlie Santa Clara mission in their i.se.
In 1810, with about forty Americans,
ho was seized by the Aloxican authori
ties, placed In irons, ami sent to ban-
Bias as a prisoner. llo was taken to
Topic, whero tho charges of being im-
pllcaceil in a conspiracy against Mexi
co were found to bo baseless, and he
returned to his homo in tlio redwoods.
At the close of the Mex'can war he
settled on a largo tract of laud at Half-
moon bay. Here, In lol'J, lie hoisted
the lirst American ling in Spanishtowii.
Tills relic he still bus in possession. In
lHtffi l'eneo married the daughter of
Pedro Valencia, and has two sons liv
ing. In the course of time he lost his
property, ami in his old ago made use
of his sldll In constructing n sloop
thirty feet hi length, in which he
cruises the bay in quest of lisli and
clams, which aro marketed at lled
wood City. San Francisco Call.
Tho Old Jinn Wus On Time.
For lifty-odd years Squire Nabor3
has regularly attended commence
ment in Athens. Every Sunday morn-
ng about 10 o'clock Suuiro Nabors
would march in witli his blue claw-
hammer coat on to listen to thn com
mencement sermon. He would comy'
hiifdr mi fniiimimfmiiimr. iIilv htiiI ttntuu t
to the seniors speak. Squire Nuba1
is now in the sere and yellow leaf;
race has been run. Ho has heard1
most of the great men of Georgia
spread themselves upon the rostrum
of tho college chapel. We missed him
last Sunday and thought that tha
squire would not bo in on time, hut
yesterday, while coining down the
btreet, wu spied thu old familiar coat,
and know that the suuiro was In Its
folds. The most of the brass buttons
have been lout oil', but otherwise It
looks us it dhl years ago, h'qulro Nu
bort lirst uiuiio to coiumeHunweHt Im
J8IH, ami hua boon coming rugularly
over Mince, llu Is very tVubjo how.
hut may ht able to nthmd wivunil
more imiiimiiiiuomewU.dt-AfN (,;