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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, 'SEPTEMBER 19, 1885.
THE OREGON SCOUT,
An Independent wreklv journal, lssuod every
JONES & CHANOEY.
Publishers and Proprietors
A. K. Jones, 1
J D. ClIANCKY,
hates op suhschution:
Odo copy, ono year $1 60
" Six months 1 (X)
" " Three months 75
Invariably cash In advance.
Itatos of advertising' uiado known on appll-
Correspondence from all parts of the county
Address nil communications to A. K.Jones,
1 .1 1 . A-l . ,
i.unui urtjfuii ccoui, union, ur.
GlUND rtONDK Valt.ky I.onoK. No. ffl. A. V.
and A. M. Meets on the second and fourth
fcaturdays or each month.
O. P. Hkm W. M
0. E. Davib, Secretary.
Union Lodge. No. I. O. O. P. Keiruln
meeting on Friday evenings of each week at
their hall In Union. AU brethren In good
standing are invited to uttond. Ily order of
uo lodge. s. w. long, n. a.
Q. A. Tiioiirsos, Secy.
M. K. Chuhcii Illvino soivlco every Sunday
at 11 a, m and" p. m. Sunday scuooi at .i i
m. Prayer meeting every Tinirsuay evenin
atd:S0. Kkv. ANUKlthON, Pastor.
1'itKRiiYTKiiiAN Cnuncii Hcirulur churc
Rervloes c-verv Sabbath morning and evening,
Prayer meeting oacn week on Wednesday
evoning. Bnmmui scnooi every siuioaniui
iu a. m. Hov. it. vkunon iciee, castor,
St. John's Episcopal Ciiur.cn Service
every Sunday at 11 o clock a. in.
ltav. W. It. Powell, Hector,
Judgo A. C. Crnlg
Sheriff a. n. Hammer
Clork 11. K. Wilson
Treasurer A. P. Ilensou
School Superintendent J. Ii. Hlndmau
Surveyor E. Sln.onls
Coroner E. H. I.owls
Geo. Acklos Jno. Stnnloy
State Senator Ij. 11. HInehart
F.T. DIok E. K. Taylor
Mayor D. B. ltoes
S. A. Pursol W. D. Ilefdloman
J. 8. Elliott Willis Skilf
J. 11. Eaton U. A. Thompson
Recorder J.IJ. Thomson
Marshal I. A.Dennoy
Treasurer J. I). Carroll
Street Commissioner I- Eaton
Ilepnrtiiro of Train.
Regular east bound trains leavo at 9:00a,
iu. West bound trains leavo at 4:20 p. in.
J. R. CRITES,
ATXOKNIJY AT LAW.
Collecting find probate practlco specialties
Oflloo, two doors south of Postodlce, Union
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
Olllcc, one door south of J. II. Eaton's Btore,
I. N. CROMWELL, M. D
Physician and Surgeon
Ofllco, one door south ot J. II. Eaton's store,
A. E. SCOTT, M. D
mivriciaiv anh) ;.sun;i:o:v,
lias permanently located at North Powder,
woero no win answer un cans
T. H. CRAWFORD,
ATTORNEY AT E.AW,
D. Y. K. DEERING,
Iliynlcian nntl Surgeon,
Office, Main street, next door to Jones tiros.'
Residence, Main street, second bouse south
of court house.
Chronic dlseucoi a specialty.
O. F. HULL
JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
Notary Publlo and Conveyancer. Ortlce. II
itreot, two doors east of Joues Dros.' variety
store, Union, Oregon.
a. F. BURLEIGH,
Attorney at Iirir, Real Stotate
iwd ColIectlusT Agent.
Land Ofllco Business a Specialty.
Office at Alder, Union Co., Orogon.
JEMB HAlUltETT, W. SIIKI.TOK
FITCH, SHELTOM & HARDESTY,
ATTUUKUVS AT JLAW.
Will prnctlce in Union, Baker, Grant,
Uinuiuiu and Morrow Uouiuich, hiho hi uii
Supreme Court of Oregon, the Ditrict, 1
Circuit nnu bupreme Couru or iuo uiiitt-u
Mining and Corporation bunlntt u up
Otilce in Unlou, Orison.
Honest Henry Ilornmn.
from the Chicago Shoe and Leather Re
For some thm prior to IS7-1 Henry
Horman hud a boot ami shoe store in
Chicago, nml he was one of the mnny
who succumbed to the business di
pression of that period. Ilis fnilur
was for about $75,000, and his cred
itors, nemly all of whom lived in the
cast.readily agreed to a proposed com
promise ot fifty cents on the dollar
The- composition was ratified by the
courts. Iloassured hiscrvditors, how
ever, that ho would pay them all to
the last cent if it should ever be in his
power. Similar promises seem to be
customary m such cases, so that, al
though Mr. Ilorman had a reputation
for strict integrity, no creditor had
any idea oi over getting another dot
lar. After the compromise was com
plotod Mr. Ilorman moved into a small
storo. Ho was almost penniless, but
,. nf i. i
nis reputation was Bumcient 10 pro
euro him a new stock of goods on credit
Ho worked hard, and was largely
Helped uv ins sons nnu sons-m-lnw
His business progressed satisfactorily
and every year he laid by a sum with
which to pay of! the old bankruptcy
debts to ins creditors m the east
After nearly eleven years' waiting the
time at last arrived when he was in a
position to liquidate the old claims
and a few weeks ngo he started
east, for the purpose of hunting up th
old creditors and paying them off,
During these eleven years many changes
navo taKcnpiaco. oomocreaitors una
died, and their widows or heirs had to
be discovered. Some had dissolved
partnership with former partners, and
tho outgoing partners or their heirs
had to bo found and paid their proper
snare. .Naturally, Mr. Jloiinan was
enthusiastically received wherever ho
went, and ho had plenty of volunteers
to assist him in tho work of locating
his creditors. Tho last of tho money
about 38,000 in all, was paid less
than a week ago. Most of tho cred
itors oxnress tho utmost surnriso. and
accept tho money as a present, and a
tew say that it camo at a timo when
their circumstances made it badly
wanted. One creditor had died and left
a widow and family in a rather desti
tuto condition, and tho unexpected
check seomed to them as a heaven-sent
An Amusing Marriage Ceremony
Performed by a Negro.
From the Woodford (Ky.) Sun.
Thomas M. Field has written out
from memory a description of a color
ed wedding, under the old regime, which
io said, used to bo related with gusto
by Major Herman Bowmar: A tall,
dignified and clerical-dressed-looking
negro ('lorn Aicuzlcs), olliciatmg, said,
m pompous tones:
"Silenco in dis 'sembly. Hero is
couple who havo walked out to-night,
wishing to bo lined in and thro' love,
and wishing all dem dat havo anything
twix dem como forward and speak
now; it not, let dem hold dcr peace now
and forever more. I wants every ear
to near and overy heart to cnioy.
"jlr. Irvm Johnson, whomsoever
stands fastly by your left side, do you
take her ior your beloved wile, to wait
on her through sickness and through
health safo and bo sale, Iovmg and bo
loving, holy and bo holy; do you lovo
her mother, and do you love her lather.
do you lovo her sister, do you lovelier
brothers, and, above all, do you love
uod do best? Answer, I do.
"Miss Marv .Tnnnx. whomsoever
stands so fastjy by your right side, do
you tako for your loving husband, to
wait on him through health and
through confliction, through alllietion
and conviction, safo and be safe, holy
and be holy; do you lovo his mother,
do you lovo his father, do you lovohis
master, do you lovo his mistress; but,
above all, do you love God tho best?
Answer, 1 do.
I command you, Mr. Irvm, to hold
Miss Mary so fastly by do right hand,
and bv authority nronounco vouboth
to bo man and wile by tho command
ments of God. What God jinestogeth
er let no man 'sunder.
"Wo shall bono and trusting through
God and his'postles that you maylivo
right, and that vou may die right, now
and forever. Sow, Mr. Irvin, s'luto
your bride. Lict us smg a hymn
i'lunged in a gull of dark denpalr."
The heaviest locomotive of which
there is any record is a passenger tank
engine of tho Pennsylvania road; its
weight is stated to be 120,000 pounds,
but the driving wheel is only 00 inches
in diameter,. The fast express en
gines on the samo road havo driving
wheels 78 inches in diameter. The ex
perimental Fontaine cngino had two
driving wheels on each side, placed ono
above tho other in such a way thatJ
the top oi tho upper was 12 feet from
tho ground, although tho wheels them
selves were only 72 inches in diameter.
This engine attracted much attention
in 1881, but seems to have since sunk
out of notice.
Glass drinking cups, having round
bottoms, have recently been found in
Anglo-Saxon graves. Such cups could
not bo made to stand upright, and it
has been supposed they were designed
to caube the drinker to empty them at
onco. Tills feature Is said to haveiriv-
en rise to the word tumbler, which 1ms
been applied to our drinking vessels,
though t lies a do not possess the curl
ous aliapd of the ancient cups. Tern
v General Condensations.
Tho increase in the value oi property
in the business section of Boston dur
ing the past fifty years is shown in the
recent sale of tlie United States Court
House, at the corner of Tremont and
Temple place. The Masons puivhiiM'd
tho land in 1830 for $13,000, and in
1832 the Masonic Templo was com
pleted, making a total cost of land and
building of $.10,000. In 1 S"8 tho Uni
ted States Government bought it for
$105,000, and in 18S5 sold it for
Trainmen on the Chicago, Vmccnnes
and Cairo Railroad tell a wonderful
3tory concerning the falling of a gigan
tic meteor in a field near tho railroad
nfc New Burnside, Johnson county, 111.
Tho weight of tho meteor is estimated
at about a ton and a half, and it was
imbedded in the ground fiovcrnl feet.
The phenomenon excited tho denizens
of the village to a high degree, and
created a great sensation. Hundreds
of peoplo visited tho spot.
Recently workmen on tho Northern
Pacific Railroad, near South Prairie,
Washington Territory, camo upon a
fir log eight feet in diameter fifty-six
feet below tho surface of the ground.
It was in a soft state, but after being
exposed to tho air for a short timo be
cauio nearly as hard as a stone. Tho
groin of tho fir-wood remains plainly
to bo seen, but in color it might easily
bo taken for walnut. While tho wood
was yet soft some mndo pipes of it,
which after hardening becamo very
It is reported from London that
valuablo pictures by Sir Frederick
Leighton, Tadema, Millais, John and
Thomas Faeds and other celebrated
artists, now onexhibitionattheRoyal
Academy, have been cut, scratched and
othcrwiso mutilated. Tho outrages
aro supposed to havo been prompted
by malice, but no cluo to tho perpetra
tors has been found.
Mr. Edwards Pierrepont in a letter
lately published acknowledges that
the social lifo of tho upper classes of
England is "vcrycharming";theirplan
of leaving nil land to the eldest son has
built up vast estates, adorned and
dignified by castles and halls filled with
art and luxury and refined taste, but
with a sense of justice that does him
credit ho recognizes that "all this is
at tho sacrifice of many human rights."
Ho maintains that nothing like such a
system is possible in America; and
prophecies that "It will not always last
The idea that "fortunes are nn.de in
Florida without sweat of the brow,"
is justly charactized by tho New York
Journal of Commerce as "A Fiction of
the Speculators;" and tho writer be
lieves it could bo demonstrated that a
good applo orchard pays a larger in
terest than tho best orange grovo.
Tho latter produces fruit only at the
end of "years of hard work, much
money and much impatient waiting."
And after all may como a killing frost.
Professor Newton, of Yalo College,
computes that 450,000 meteors fall
on tho surfaco of tho earth each hour.
Professor Alex Herschel has shown
that tho average weight of a meteor
may bo taken as five grams, whence it
follows that the earth receives hourly
not. less than 2,250 kilograms, or l,
050 pounds of foreign material depos
ited upon it from tho celestial spaces.
How Frcneli Women Dress.
Tho chief point to noto about the
dress of a Parisian woman, no matter
what her station in lifo may bo, is its
appropriateness. She does not wear
a3 costly garments usually as the
American of the same social class, but
they ore always thoroughly suitable
to her position and to tho ocensionon
which they aro to bo worn. A French
elegante, for instance, will neither go
shopping in a velvet costumo nor to n
wedding or official reception in a cloth
jacket or cashmere gown. She never
goes out on foot in superb and showy
apparel, or appears at a ball inadark
silk made high in tho neck and with
long sleeves. Etiquette forbids her re
ceiving oven the most intimate of hot
gentlemen friends in hermorningdress,
tnougn tins ruio nos ueen relaxed oi
late m favor of tho very superb morn
ing toiletn of brocade and satin and
lace, which havo been concocted foi
morning wear by the leading Parisian
dressmakers. These, however, art
simply reception toilets for morning
instead of for afternoon wear. If sh
desires to go out on foot she dons tin
simplest of cvstumes in dark cloth or
cashmere. Her purse or her desires
may make it and tho samo may b
said of tho dress in which she receives
callers on herat"at-homo" day. Her
theater bonnet much more showy and
dressy than her visiting one. Foi
street wear she dons a bonnet of very
dark velvet or felt. In tho matter ol
gloves and chaussure she is always ir
reproachable. For evening dress the
satin slippers and silk stockings pro-
uinciy matcii uio lunei wiiuwmcniuej
aro to bo worn. There was an attempt
made at ono timo to introduce ttii
wearing of scarlet hose and black slip
pers with whito availing drosses, but it
jirovod a total failure. Neither wen
bluck slippers and stockings overworn
in Paris with white or tiale tinted ball
dresses. That fashion was not Freiieh;
t was possibly Knuliuh. and uufortuu
ately it wus American,
TUK SfAIDliN'S surrous.
BClTOtt NO. 1.
Sweet maiden with the fart so fair
And oyeH that like tho diamond shtur
Uriqht maiden with the queenly air,
Once more I ak, wilt thou ho mine?
Oh, Rive consrnt and bo my wife,
Some pity kindly show to me;
1 love theo bettor than my life,
And cheerfully would die for thee.
Oh, do not tease mo now I prav;
Talk lovo to me aiimo other day
suitou no. 2.
Tho reason why I've eatled to-day
1h this r well, upon my life,
I scarcely know just what to say
And or well, will you bo my wife
You'll never know lifoV cares or ills,
In silks and jewels you shall shine,
I'll foot your millinery bills,
And well, iu brier, will you bo mine?
This U so sudden! Hut oh, la!
1 think you'd better speak to pa.
BETTER LATE THAN SEVER.
I wouldn't marry tho best man that
ever lived!" And sho meant it, or,
what answers the same purpose, she
thought sho meant it. After all, how
few of us over really know what wo
"I engaged myself once, when a girl,
and the simpleton thought ho owned
me. I soon took that conceit out of
him, and sent him away about his
business." Tho voice was now a little
sharp. What wonder, with so galling
a memory? "No man shall over ty ran-
nizo over mo never! What the mis
chief do you suppose is tho matter with
this sewing niachino?"
"Annoyod at you logic, most like
ly," said my friend, a bright young
matron as sho threaded her needlo.
"My husband is not a tyrant, Miss
It was quite ovident, by tho expres
sion of tho dressmaker's face that bIio
had formed her own opinion about my
friend's husband, and was quite com
petent to form and express an opinion
on any subject. Miss Kent was a lit
tle woman, fair as agirl, and plumx) as a
robin. Sho wasn't ashamed to own
that sho was forty years old and an
old maid. Sho had earned her own
living most of her lifo and was proud
of it. Laziness was tho ono sin Miss
Kent could not forgive. Sho was a
good nurso, a faithful friend, and a
jolly companion; but stroko her tho
wrong way and you'd wish you hadn't
in much shorter timo than it takes
mo to write it. Her views on all sub
jects were strikingly original, and not
to be combatted.
"What aro you going to do when
you nro old?" persisted tho mistress of
"What other folks do, I suppose."
"But you can't work forover."
"Can't say that I want to."
"Now, Miss Kent, a husband with
means, a kind, intelligent man
"I don't want any man. I tell you,
Miss Carlisle I wouldn't marry tho'best
man that over lived, if ho was rich as
Crtesus, and would dio if I'd havo him.
Now, if you havo exhausted tho mar
riage question, I should liko to try on
Thero was something behind all this.
I know well. My friend's eyes danced
with fun; and as Miss Kent fitted tho
waist, she throw mo a letter from tho
bureau. "Read that," sho said, with
a knowinglook. "It may amusoyou."
This is what tho letter said:
Mr Deah Jk.vnii:. I whall bo delighted to
spend a month with younndyourhusband.
Thero must be, howover. ono stipulation
about my visit you must say no more
about marriage. I shall novcr bo foolish
Again. Twonty ycarH ugo to-day I wrocked
my wnoio nio.
"Uettcr embark In a now ship, hadn't
he?" put iu Jennie, sotto voce.
So unsuitable wus this marriage, so utterly
and entirely wretched havo been its conse
quences, that I am forced to believe tho
marriage institution a mistake. So, for
the last time, let mo astfuro you that I
wouldn't marry tho best woman that over
lived. If by ho doing I could suvo her life.
Your old cousin, MakkImnki.su."
"Rich, isn't ho?" Haid Jennie, and
then pointed to tho chubby little figuro
whose back happened to bo turned.
I shook my head and laughed.
"You'll sco," said tho incorrigible.
'Soo what!" inquired Miss Kent,
quite unaware of our pantomino,
"That tho parties which aro chem
ically attracted will unito. Of course
an alkali and an acid. Don't you
think this sleeve a little too long, Miss
"Not after the seam is off. But what
wero you saying, Mrs. Carlisle? Tho
other day ut Professor Boyntoo's, I
saw some wonderful experiments.' D
"Did thoysuccee9?" uuiuired Jennie.
"So will mine. I never botched a
Job in my life."
I don t think I quite understand
you," roplied Miss Kent, perplexed.
"No? I always grow scientific whon
talking about marriage, my dear."
"Bother!" was all tho little woman
said, but (ho tone was much better
imturod than I expected .
Tho noxi week cousin Mark urrlved,
and I liked him at once. An unhappy
marring would havo bteii tho last
thing thought of in connection with
that gentleman. He had accepted the
situation like a man, .leniuo told me.
and for fifteen years cnrr.ml a load of
misery that few could have endured.
Death camo to his relier at last, and
now the poor fellow actually believed
mmsell an alien Jroni domestic happi
.Singular as it may appear, Cousin
Mark was the embodiment of gootl
health and good nature; fifty. perhaps,
though he didn t look it, and as ro
tund and fresh in his way as tho littlt
dressmaker was in hers. As I looked
at him I defied anybody toseeoneand
not be reminded "of tho other. True,
ho had more of the polish which comes
from travel and adaptation to differ
ent classes and individuals, but he was
not a whit more intelligent by human
nature than the bright little woman
whom Jennie determined ho should
"I was surprised you should think it
necessary to caution mo about that.
Cousin Mnrk," cooed tho plotter, as
sho stood by his side, looking out of
the window. "Tho idea of my bemgso
ridiculous!" and in tho samo breath,
with a wink at mo. "Como let usgo to
my sitting room. Wo are at work
there, but it won't make any diller
euro to yon, will it?"
Of course Cousin Mark answered 'No,'
promptly, tin innocent nsa dovoabout,
the trap being laid for him.
"This is my cousin Mr. Lansing,
Miss Kent," and Mr. Lansing bowed
politely, and Miss Kent arose, dropped
nor scissors, mushed, and Bat, down
again. Cousin Mark picked up tho ro-
metory implements, and then Mrs.
Jennie proceeded with raro caution
and tact, to her labor of lovo. Cousin
Mark, at her request, read aloud an
article from tho Popular Science
Monthly, drawing Miss Kent into tho
discussion as deftly as was ever fly
drawn into tho web of tho spider.
"Who was that lady, .lennio?"
Cousin Mark inquired in tho evening
"You moan Miss Kent?" said Jennie
looking up from her paper. "Oh, sho
is a lady I havo known Tor a long timo.
She is making some dresses for me
"Sho seemed uncommonly well post
ed for a woman."
Under any othercirctinistances.Mrs
Carlisle would havo resented this, but
now sho only queried, "Do you think
sor" and that ended it.
Two or threo invitations to tho sew
ing room wero quiet sufficient to make
Cousin Mark perfectly at homo there
and after a week, ho becamo as famil
iar as this:
"If you aro not too busy, I should
hko to read you this article;" and this
is what Miss Kent would say:
"Oh, I am never too busy to bo read
to. Sit down by tho window in this
comfortablo chair and let's hear it."
After a couplo of weeks, when the
gentleman enmo in, hoarse with a sud
den cold, Miss Kent bustled about,
her voice full of sympathy, and brewed
him a doso which hodeclaredhoshould
novcr forget to his dying day; but ono
doso cured. After this, Miss Kent was
a really wonderful woman.
Ah, what an arch-plotter. Sho lot
them skirmish about, but notoncodid
sho givo them a chanco to bo nlono to
gether her plans wero not to bo de
stroyed by promaturo confidences
until tho very evening preceding Cousin
Mark's departure for California. Then
Miss Kent was very demurely asked to
remain and keep an oyo on Master Car
lisle whom tho fond mother did notliko
to leavo quite alono with his nurso.
"Wo aro compelled to bogonoacounlo
of hours but Cousin Mark will read to
you, won't you cousin?"
"Certainly, if Miss Kent would hko
it," roplied tho gentloman.
Tho infant Carlisle, thanks to good
management, was novor awako in tho
ovening, so tho victims of this matri
monial speculation would havo plenty
of timo. Tho back purlor was tho
room most in uso during tho ovening,
and out of this room was a largo closet
with a largo blind ventilator, and out
of this closot a door loading to tho
back stoop and garden. Imagine my
surprise wnen I was told that Mr. Car
lisle was going to tho lodge, and that
wo, after profuso warnings about tho
baby, and promises not to begone too
long, wero to proceed to this closet
overlooking tho back parlor, via tho
back gate and garden. In vain I pro
tested. "Why, you little gooso," laughed
Jennie, "thoro'll bo fun enough to last
a lifetime. John wantod to como aw
fully, but I knew he'd make an aw
ful noiso and spoil everything, so 1 1
wouldn't lot him."
The wily schemer took tho precau
tion to lock tho closet door from tho
outside, so thoro was no foar of detec
tion. On a high bench, still as two
mico, wo awaited results.
Cousin Mark (oh if arousing from a
protracted reverie): "Would you like
to havo mo read!"
Miss Kent: "Oh, I am not particu
lar." Cousin Mark: "Hero is an excellent
article on elcctivoalllnitfos. How would
you liko that?"
Jennie's elbow in my sido almost took
away my breath.
Miss Kent: "Who is it by?"
Jennle(clear in my car): "Tl
gain time; see if it ain't."
Cousin Mark: "It's by a prominent
Miss Kent: "I don't think I caro for
a translation to-night."
Cousin Mark: "Nor I: nor reading
ofnny kind. This is my last evening in
New York, Miss Kent."
Miss Kent: "J hope you havo enjoyed
Juiuilo (into my very lioad this timo) t
"8,Wu us tbyM atlireo-yeitf'Oltlcalt.''
Cousin Mnrk: "I didn't think I
should feel so bad about leaving.
Jennie: "Ho is the wreck, you re
member." A loi; pause.
Miss Kent: "I think i hear tho
Cousin Mark: "Oh, no. Yon are fond
of babies are vou not, Miss Kent?
No answer from Miss Kent.
Cousin Mark: "I havo boon a very
lonely man, Miss Kent, but I never
realized how lonely tho rest of my lifu
must be until 1 came to this house."
Jennie: "Oh, how lonely!"
Cousin Mark: "Now I must return to
my business and my boarding-house-boarding-house
for a man so fond of
domestic life as I am, Miss Kent."
.lust then wo very distinctly heard a.
little kind of a purr, which Bounded
very like a note of intense sympathy
from Miss Kent.
Cousin Mark: "I have friends in iSan
Francisco of course, but no firesido
Hko this, nobody to caro for mo if 1 am
ill, nobody to feel very badly if I die."
Jennie: "That'll fetch her."
Miss Kent (voieo a little quivering:)
"I wish 1 lived in San Francisco. You
could always call upon mo if you need
(Jennie in convulsions).
Cousin Mark (abruptly): "If you
will go to California with me, Miss.
Kent, I'll wait another week."
Miss Kent: "Why, Mr. Lansing,
what do you mean? What would
Cousin Mark: "Wo don't care, for
folks, Miss Kent. If you'll go, wo will
have a houso as pleasant ns money
can make it. You shall havo birds
and llowers and horsca, and all tho
scientific monthlies you want deuced
if you shan't and you shall never sew
another stitch for anybody but me.
Will you bo my wife?"
.lust then .lennio and I stepped up
another peg, and thero was that little
old maid, who wouldn't marry tho
best, man that over lived, hugged doso
to the man's breast, who "wouldn't
marry tho best woman that overlived,
not even to save her lifo. Wo camo
away then, but it's my opinion that
they remained in just that position
till wo rang tho bell half an hour later.
"How did you know?" I asked of
'My dear," sho answered, "my whole
reliance was upon human naturo; and
let mo tell you goosie, whatever else
may fail, that never does."
"Why, Miss Kent, what makcfl votir
faco so red?" inquired Jennio, upon en
tering; "and Cousin Mark, how
strangi'ly you look! your hair is all
"And I hope to havo it mussed
often," said Cousin Mark boldly
Mibb Kent and I aro to bo married
.lennio laughed till her faco was pur
)lo, and when I went up stairs, Miss
ICent wns pounding her back.
Turner Hill (111.) Labor Advocate:
Since I commenced running this office
very expedient has been resorted to
run mo out sf this place, by redioule,
defaming anrl every other way they
could devise, but Monday morning na
i camo to tho olhco Hound on thodoor
tho infamous initials. K. K. K.. with a.
skull and cross bones dopitched there
on with tho word "warning" under
neath and in another placo written "a,
word to tho wise," which is going ono
step too far, and I wish it distinctly
understood that tho mob that waits
on mo with any kuklux designs I will
seo that subjects for six funerals aro
prepared from out of tho mob. for thias
editor don't scare worth a damn.
Walter C. Whipplo, a son of Adiu-
tant-Goneral Whipple, of General Han-
cock's staff, aged 21 years, a student
at tho Univorsity Medical College in
Now York, fatally shot himself at his
boarding houso, in East Twenty-third
street. Ho was about firing a third
shot when Mrs. Brengcmann, who
keeps tho houso, rushed m and wrested
tho weapon from his hand. Ho fell to
tho floor, and his broken conversation
showed him to bo insano. When asked
why ho did it. ho said: "Ask ChriHt-
Christ loves mo: it's ull right. ABk
mo not in mournful numbers" Ha
A great curiosity in the way of
watches was recently exhibited in Go-
nova. This wonder is nothing less
man a watcn witn ono wheel, manu
factured in Paris in tho last century.
Tliis wheel which gives tho watch its
namo occupies the bottom of tho case
and tho centor ef tho plato; it has six
ty teeth, and Is 83 mm. in diamoter.
Its axis carries two pinions, ono of
which recoives the motive forco from a
barrel, and the othor carries the min
ute work. Tho function of this great
wheel is quadruple First, it acts on
a lift, then on a lover operating on an
other destined to lower tho axis of tho
watch, and lastly on a third lover, the
latter serving to return powor to th
great wheel at the moment when tha
action relents by tho risk of tho axis.
Thoy had been to a swell party tha
night before, whero champagne pre
vailed. Sho"I am sick of this frivol.
Ity sick to the utmost." Ho- "Why.
what is the matter?" Sho-,,Oh, It is
all vanity and thoughtlessness. Just
to think of tho poonlo wo ihbL hiHt
night hollow, hollow, hollow," Jfe .
"Hollow? Not much hollow. I should
Buy. Everybody 1 saw was full, and,
from the way my head ftwlu, I don't
think I ejof Uir!y,"--CoMmu.