The Oregon Scout. 1 alii j3 VOL. II. UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 1885. NO, 10. THE OREGON SCOUT. An Independent wrckly Journal, Issuud everr Saturdny by JONES & CHANCEY, VublUhcrs and Proprietors. Ji. K. .Tones, 1 Editor, f j B. CnANCET", ( l'oronan. BATCH OF SUIISCUUTION: Ono copy, uno year $1 60 " Six months 1 (M " " Threo months 76 Invariably cash inndvnnco. IUtesof advertising mndo known on appli cation. Oorrospondcnco from all parts of lo county w!ioited. Address all communications to A. K. Jones, "Editor-Oregon Scout, Unlnn. Or. Lodge Directory. QnAsn IIondb Vaii ev I.odok, No. CO. A. V. and A. M. Meets on tho second and fourth Saturdays of each mcmtli. O.lMlEM., W.M. C. E. Davis, Secretary. fTjNios Lonc.n, No. H3. 1. O. 0. 1 Itejrnlnr meetings on Friday cvcnlnjr of ench week at llielr nail In Union. All brethren In nood ctandlnir aro Invited to utloml. Ily order of tho lodjru. W. 1.O.N0, IS. u G. A. TllOMPSON.Sccy. Cliircli Illrcotorj-. at 11 a." rc anci" p. m. Sunday school at it p. m. l'niyer meeting every Thursday evening at0:30. hev. andkusojj, i-asior. PiiEPtivTEmAK Chl'iicii KcRtilnr church services every Sabbatli morning and evening, l'rnyer meeting ouch week on Wednesday evomng. Baunain fciiooi every cuuuiuimt iua.ni. uov. 11. vehson itiCE, l'asior. St. John's Episcopal Ciiuncu Scrvlco every Sunday at 11 o clock a. 111. Hev. XV. IS. Powkix, Hector, Coimty OfllccrH. Judgo A. C. Craig Slierltl a. 1j. snunuur Clerk II. P. Wilson Trensurer A. P. Ileuson School Superintendent J. h. Hlndman Surveyor E. Sin.onls Coroner 13. II. Lewi COMMISSIONEItS. Geo. Ackles Jno. Stnnlov Stato Senator L. 11. ltlnelmrt ILEPRESENTATIVES. F. T. Dlok E. E. Taylor City Oirtcer. Mayor D. n. Itoes GOUNC1LMEN. S. A. Pursol W. D. Tleidlcman J. H. Elliott Willis fckiir J. 11. Eaton G. A. Thompson Hccorder J. II. Thomson Marshal J. A.Dennoy Treasurer J. D. Carroll Street' Commissioner L. Eaton Departure of Train. Regular cast bound trains leavo at 0:30 a, m. West bound trains lenvo nt 4:S) p. m. PUOFKSSIONAIi. J. It. CBiTES, ATTORiVKY AT Collecting and nrobato nractlco snoclaltlcs Olllce, two doors south of I'ostoilicc, Union urogon. 11. EAKIN, Attorney at Law anil Notary Pule. Odlco, ono door south of J. D. Eaton's store. union, uregon. I. N. CROMWELL, M. D.t Physician and Surgeon Ofllco, one door south ot J. B. Eaton's store, union, uregon. A. E. SCOIT, M. D., 1IIYSICIAIV AIVI SBJKGKOrV, Tins permanently located at North Towder, wnerono win answer an cans. T. II. CRAWFORD, ATTORNEY AT JLAW, Union, ... - Oregon. D. Y. K. DEEUING, Pliyttlcitm mid Surgeon, Union, Oregon. Offlco, Main street, ncztdoor to Jones Bros.' variety storo. ltesldonco. Main streot, second houao south of court bouse. Chronlodlscasos a specialty. O. I ItliLL, JUSTICE OF THE PEACE, Notary Public and Convoyanccr. Olllce. 11 street, two doors east of Jones Uros.' variety store, Union, Oregon. H. F. BURLEIGH, Attorney nt Iuiv, Ileal fiHtatc and Ollec'tlns; Agent. Land Office Business a Specialty. Offlco at Alder, Union Co., Oregon. JESSE IIAItDESTV, J. W. SIIEI.TON THOMAS FITCH. PITCH, SHELTON & HARDEST!, ATTORNEYS AT I.A1V. Will practice in Union, Baker, Ornnt, Umatilla and Morrow Counties, also in the Supremo Court of Oregon, the DUtrict, Circuit and Supreme Court of thu United States. Mining and Corporation business a spe icalty. Olllce in Union, Orecon. WHIPPING A MAD KUIjti. Tanner I'ost'n Succmi right AVltU his Valuable Uoust. Corrrvpomlcnco ot the Xw York Times. Eklorville, Pa., August 22. Abrmn Post, of this township, owns it blooded bull, which has long been nn object of terror to nil deployed on the farm, owing to its fierco nnd aggressive dis position. This bull htul always been under the control of its owner, who Jeelared that, bo long as any ono stood tip boldly against the animal, ao fear of its attacking him need ho ?ntertnined. lie urged this upon his hired help, but ho never could employ my man who would not put himself in n safe place as soon as the bull as sumed a belligerent attitude, nnd Post's "wife frequently appealed to him to havo tho animal killed, believing that, sooner or later, it would rebel ngainst tho authority of her husband, and attack him. The beast was too rnluablo an animal to be sacrificed, nnd Post, ridiculing tho idea that tho biill could master him, refused to part with it. On Thursday evening Post had fin ished milking a cow in the barnyard, and was returning to tho house when ho noticed that the bull, which was in yard, shook its head savagely as ho passed by it, and had an unusually vicious look in its eyes. Post passed an, paying no attention to tno am tnal. ilo had gono only a short (lis tanco when he heard a quick step be hind him and a low bellowing which he know was made by the bull. Ilo turn id quickly nnd saw tho animal bearing iown upon nun. Jle grasped tho bull with one baud by tho horns hoping to prevent it from goring him, and tho next instant lie was tossed in tno air Ho fell on the bull's head and neck nnd was tossed tho second time, this time being thrown to tho opposite side of tho barnyard fence, lie was badly bruised and his clothing was torn by Mio rough handling ho'had received, but believing that if ho allowed tho bull to remain master of tho field its usefulness would bo gone and its killing a necessity, Post determined to assumo the offensive hnnselt anil uso every effort to conquer tho savago animal. Ilo is a largo and muscular man, and arming himself with a heavy club, he jumped over the fence nnd advanced boldly upon tho bull, which was pawing tno ground and oeiiowmg inriousiy. The moment it saw Post in tho yard it plunged at him with horns lowered. Post met the bull with a terrific blow with the heavy club across the fore head. Tho heavy wood was broken to pieces, but the blow had no effect on the animal except to increase its fury. Tho bull pressed upon tho farm er, who jumped asidoand caught it by one horn and ono ear, and endeavor ed to keen its head turned away. Ilo was thrown from side to side nnd his hold broken. Tho bull caught him in his horns and once moro tossed him in the air, this time throwing him over the fenco into nn adjoining held. Tho maddened animal charged against tho fenco nnd endeavored to knock down tho barrier between it and tho object of its race. Still tho farmer was undismayed, and, entering his barn, he armed him- selt with a heavy threo-tmedpitchtork: and returned oico more to tho barn yard. The bull rushed again to tho attack. Post stood Ins ground and thrust tho sharp tines of tho fork into the null's nose, supposing the ncuto pain caused by the stabbing would lorco tho animal to turn back and make it nioro cautious. In this ho Was mistaken. Tho animal rushed on, and was forcinc htm aaainst tho fence, where ho would havo been crushed to death in a moment. To prevent this Post threw himself forward, and, tho bull s head beins lowered totlioground, jumped astrido tho animal's neck. A low plunges by the bull throw himlrom that position, and ho fell on tho ground close by. Fortunately he rc tained his hold on the fork, and, rais ing quickly to his feet, ho thrust tho tines nfjain nnd again into tho ant mars side and neck. Tho blood spurt ed from every wound mndo by tho lorir, and tho bull bellowed with pain and redoubled its efforts to catch tho farmar on its horns, but his desperate situation had served him to greater activity, and the beast failed in all its efforts. Post continued his assaults with tho pitchfork as ho jumped from Bido to sido to avoid the charnes of tho bull until both sides of tho animal were dripping blood from neck to flanks. Tho bull continued tho contest for a few minutes, and then turned and ran to tho other sido of tho barnyard, bellowing with pain. I'ost did not move awny lor tsomo time, and then went to his house, lie was covered with blood, almost naked and dripping with perspiration. Ho washed himself, rested a moment nnd then, against tho earnest protest of his wife, went back to tho barnyard, lie found tho bull standing in ono cor ner of tho yard. Post walked briskly up to tho animal, and it cowed at his approach nnd stood trembling in fear. The beast was completely mastered, nnd walked sullenly into the barn at Post's command. On tho fanner's re turn to the house ho found that his own injuries wero creater that ho had supposed, and ho is now confined to his bed under a doctor's care. The number of inhabitants of some of the principal cities of Europo in 1780 was: London 1,000,000; Paris, 800,000; Marseilles. 200,000; Dublin, uu.uuu; Koine, 187,000. A mtOTUKlt IS 1 TANDY. tore n 11. Seloii IocrUe n Tight l'U ho wns in Onco While Klcctlniieorinc. Senator Warner Miller, with his wife and daughter, and Secretary J. V. Vroomnn of tho Republican State Committeo nnd his wife havobeen pass ing a fow days at tho Chautauqua as sembly, and theSenatorwasin James town on his way to Titusvillo and a trip through the oil regions, under tho pilotage of Dr. W. B Roberts of oil well torpedo fame. On tho trip down Chautauqua Lake thero was a party of twelve or fourteen on board tlui steam yacht, ono of whom was Loreii. 13. Sessions. '. Tho members of the party told stories, and Mr. Sessions' story was this: . ; "You never know how handy it is to havo a brother until you are in n fix and want some ono to stand for you. I remember when I was nomi nated for the senate I had novcr gono into Cattaraugus county, nnd ns the democrats thero that year, were as lively as a cheeso in July, I concluded I would run over. So I put on a clean choker, and mndo my way to the homo of an old deacon, who volun teered to show me the school districts in his vicinity. Hitching up his old mare into a three-spring, tho deacon drovo mo to his nearest republican neighbor, and calling mm out to the wagon, introduced us. " 'Well, you needn't give us a knock down to ench other,' said, our friend who was beaming on me. 'i met Mr, Sessions at Chautauqua this summer I am glad to see you, and how is the good work going on up there? How is my Sundny school class?' "I managed to make a reply that satisfied my questioner nnd our mutu al friend, and, after a little talk about politics, in which my Sunday school acquaintance promised mo ins Hup port, wo said good day and drovo on to Horse Corners, so called becauso of tho unusual degree of interest taken in that locality in all things pertaining to horses. "Now it chanced that whilo I was in Buffalo a few days before, I found timo hanging heavily, and did an unusual thing with me went to tho races. In the grand stand I saw a countrymnn who had pool checks m his hand 'Let mo see what horso you aro hot ting on,' I said, and then told him thnt he wns wrong, and had hotter hedge, as tho horso ho held for a favorite would got beat. Ho followed my ad vice, and by tho merest , good Hick (hero Mr. Sessions gavoasidelonglook that meant 'Maybo 1 didn t know what horse wns slated to win, nnd mnybo I did') the horso I named camo in first. Tho man had put up his last dollar and inado a purseful. Ho wanted to hug me in tho presence of the crowd, but I told him wo would defer that luxury. "Well, to return to my drive through Cattaraugus county with tho deacon, who had becomo a firmer friend than over since ho had heard of my zeal in tho Chautauqua Sunday school. At Horse Corners who should bo tho first person I saw but my quondam friend of tho race course. However much I would have liked to avoid him at that time, I had nothing elso to do but to sail in and trust, to good fortune to. savo my character from being wrecked. Tho deacon stopped and said, 'Mr. Blank, this is Mr. Sessionsof Chautau qua county, our candidato for tho Senate.' "I reckon you can't tell mo who ho is,' said my horsey friend. 'How nro you, Mr. Sessions? Didn't wo scoop those fellows out of a slick sum at the Buffalo races? Thero ain't anything too rich for you about here, if jou don't see what you want, nsk for it.' "The deacon's face blanched, and a letter of withdrawal danced before mo, but an inspiration came, and I replied as readily as I could: 'I'm glad you had good luck at Buffalo, but you aro mistaken in tho party. It was my brother Walter whom you mot there.' It wns a mighty narrow escape, I want you to understand, nnd I told Walt when I got homo that ho would ruin my character if ho didn't look out. I was elected, though if it hadn't been for my Chautauqua experience and for Walt, I guess a democrat with my pre tention i to being pious would havegot there." A striking proof of tho necessity of a uniform measure of time is furnished by tho diversity existing in thocoun tries bordering on tho Lako of Con stance, there being no less than five different systems, Tho Austrinnsconi- nito by Prague timo, tho Bavarians jy Munich, tho Wurtcmbergcra by Stuttgart, the Badenors by Carlsruhe, and tho Swiss by Berne timo. Tho latter as compared with Austrian timo is twenty-eight minutes late. Tho following is a now technical de scription of tho now "immediate deliv ery" postago stamp: A lino engrav ing on steel, oblong in form; dimen sions 1-3 10x1 7-10 inches; color.dark blue: design on tho left, nn arched nan- el bearing tho figure of a mail messen ger boy on a run, and surmounted by tho words "United States;" on the right, an oblong tablet, ornamented with a wreath of oak and laurel sur rounding the words, "Secures immedi ate delivery nt a specinl delivery of fice." Across tho ton of the tablet is the legend, "Special postal delivery," nnd at the bottom tho words. "Ten cents," separated by a small shield bearing the numeral "10," KATIE'S 1UVAL. "Maud, I wish you would not sny that again. I tell you, onco for a!!, Mr. Leo is, and cannot bo any thing nioro to mo than a friend; so if you respect my wishes in tho least you will not men tion his nnmo to mo ngnin." And Katio Lane flung back her bright brown curls ns sho spoko, a little dis dainfully, perhaps, and bent a liitlo lower over tho picco of crocheting sho held in her hnnds. I will not stop to tell you that she, my heroine, was handsome; suflico it to say that sho was tho hello of tho pretty yillago of M ; and, nsa mat ter of course, wassought after and ad mired by all tho young men of tho place, not only becauso sho was witty andaccomplishedjbut because old Guy Lano was tho wealthiest man in tho place, and would ono day letivo his all in the hands of Katio, as the only legal heir. Maud Anthony laughed low and tri umphantly ns sho returned: "Really, Katie, you need not speak bo angrily. Everybody thinks you aro going to marry him, nnd for my part, I tliink ho will mako somo ono a kind husband. ' "Well, if you sco so ninny good quali ties about him why don't you inarrv him? When I seo fit to got married I shall tako whom Ipleaso,dcspitowhat overybody says. Tho curls flow again, and tho spark ling eyes glanced saucily at tho finish ed coquotto opposite her. "Oh, ho! so my pretty young lndy is getting angry, eh? If that's thecaso I must lleo. Only remember I havo dono my duty. 1 thought you ought to Know how people aro talking." "You need not trouble yourself Miss Anthony, to look alter my ntlairs; you must havo enough of your own to look after. When I need your advico i will surely lot you know, bo 1 bid you good afternoon." Tho queenly littlo head roso proud ly erectat this, and with ascornful ox pression on her lips Katio walked quickly away into tho shadow of the shrubbery ot tho garden. As sho walked hastily on a footstep on tho other sido of tho hedgo checked her flight, and ma moment Wilkes Leo. tho subject of tho littlo conversation under tho elms, scrambled up into -1-1- - A1 1 . I Bignc, witnouc seeming to navo seen Katio, and hastened away. Tho strango littlo heart of Katiegavo a sudden start as sho recognized hor old friend and lover, nnd sho paused, murmuring: "I wonder if ho heard what wo said? I wouldn't havo had him for nil tho world. A plnguo on Maud Anthonyl She forced mo to say it. Isunpososho is glad, too; for now sho thinks I don't caro for hun. " For a moment Katio was Bilent ns sho worked nervously nt tho pretty diamond ring that encircled that chubby forefinger. It was a gift from Wilkes, a betrothal ring. "I don't care!" Katio at last broko out, poutingly. "Now, that I'vo said it, I'll show Mis Anthony I mean it. There!" sho said, as sho drow tho dia mond from her lingor and cast it away into tho bushes, "thero, lio thero nnd rust, for all I caro. Much good may it do you, Maud, too. You can catch him, I know, but what do I caro?" Moro than you think, my protty heroine; wo shall seo. A moment Knto stood thcrolooking in tho direction of tho hedgo; then clapping her hands to her faco sho burst into a quiet shower of tears. On tho other sido of tho hedgo Wilkes Leo strodo quickly away, saying sheep ishly: "Well, well; a protty scrapo you camo near getting into, my boy. Didn't mean to bo nn eavesdropper, certainly; accidents will happen, you know. So sho don't caro for you, eh? Wo'll seo. I'll warrant sho don't know hor own heart now. I think I'll run away a fow days, and let her got over her fit." And tho young man disappeared in tho underbrush that lined tho rond, leaped over tho fenco, and was soon lost to view in tho distance. Katio waited patiently for many days for tho visit of her onco ardent lover, and then, concluding that ho had not only overheard what she said that day in thegnrdon, but had taken her at her word, commenced not to look alone, but to mourn him as lost to her, indeed. And Maud Anthony, to whom all this was duo, rejoiced that Wilkes seemed to havo suddenly ceased to visit tho Lanes, and strove with ro nowed efforts to entnnglo tho hand some young fellow for Wilkos Leo wns considered tho best catch tho vil lage afforded. But with all tho pleas ing ways bIio could effect, Wilkes scorn ed impregnnblo to hor nttemps. In deed, no ono know that ho oven no ticed her, savo Katio, who looked on jealousy, thinking sho could no longer hold a placo by hor sido. Jn Katio s presenco alono did Wilkes seem to caro in tho least for tho flirt. After a whilo ho cast oven her off, and disappeared entirely. Ah, Katie! tho battle was moro than half fought when you cast tho lovo of a man, puronnd undivided, from you. Thin was only a little strugglo before the atual d efeat, Thero was a great ball ot tho An thony's; positively the affair of tho season, those said who ought to know. Of course all the fashionablo people would be there; no one would miss ttuch a chnnco to show themselvoa as this ball masque afforded. Tho Lano carriage was in nttcndancc.nnd Katio' was thero looking prottii'i than over; a triflo paler than usual, no doubt, though for tho world sho would not havohad tho sharpstghted gossipssur miso tho real cause. Tho ball was in full blast whe: the closo carriago of tho Lees was whirled up to tho door, and tho occupants on costume, announced, rso ono doubt cd. oven for a moment, that that tall, distinguished Iookfng fellow, with n la dy leaning heavily on his arm, was Wilkes Lee: but who was his compan ion who was sho? This was all t ho t homo of wondor; nono tho less with Katio than with tho coquette Maud Anthony. Somo said 'twas his wife; perhaps ho had married in a loreign land. Somo said no; Mrs. Leo had said only to-day that dues wan coming homo unmarried. And so.-whilo all wondered, no one know. Katio's wandering littlo heart sank still lower as sho saw what care and attention tho young man bo stowed upon his companion. 'Twas well her laco was concealed bcncnU' tho simple milk-maid's dress; other wiso somo might havo said sho still cared for him. And, think you, this verdict would havo been wrong? I vory much stir miso it would not. Tho mask seemed not to havo any eyes or ears for anything savo the lady beside him. And lower and low er sank Katio's poor littlo heart as the evening woro on, and still wiluos mndo no effort to distinguish her from among tho crowd. At last, when sho could constrain herscll no longer, sho quietly slipped away from tho throng and went out into tho moonlit garden nnd wept alono in a scat un dor tho trees. A long timo sho sat thus, when, with tho thought that sho would bomisscd, sho started up. A hand wns laid gently on hor arm. "Stay a moment, Katio. I want to speak with you a moment." 'Twas Wilkes Leo's voico, and Katie struggled to got fiom tho grasp that detained her. "Katio, I hoard what you said that day under tho elms; did you mean it?" His warm breath touched hor faco. "No, Wilkes, I did not, I wns pro voked," camo faltering, hesitatingly, from Katio's rosy litis. What if, after all, ho had been truo to her? She could not help thinking of it. "And you lovo mostill?" "I havo always loved you, Wilkes." "When you own up that you aro de feated. Katier' "But what of that lady who is with your bho is your ' "Mother, my darling; nndyouaroto bo my wilor Sullico to Bay a fow days after there was a wedding soinowhoro, and some ono, which means Katio, was married to Bomo ono, winch means Wilkes Lieo, tho ono who bo unwillingly became once a participator in Katio'B defeat. PliotoK-rnphiiifr n Cyclone. What would mako a finer panorama than a series of pictures of a Kansas town struck by a cyclone, showing it, first, in its ordinary stato; second; with tho big black cloud which nresag' cd tho storm in tho background; third, with tho inhabitants fleeing for sholtei to their cyclono pits; fourth, with the buildings hurling wildly through the air and tho fow inhabitants who did not reach cover in timo mixed ur among tho flying debris; and last, witt tho houses and stores mostly in rums. nnd tho people cautiously crawlingout of tho pits to viow tho wreck? If, in stead of five, COO viows should bo tak on a fow seconds apart, tho wholo could bo arranged, on tho samo principle as a well-known children's toy, in aswift ly rovolving series, so as to represent tho whole Bceno just as itoccureu. The only difficulty in making sots of viowi liko theso would bo to havo tho photog raphor ready with his camora and a sot of plates just at tho right moment, and to prevent him and his machine from blowing away with tho rest of the things. But surely modern science can easily solvo such a trivial difficulty ua tins. Tho possibilities ot instantane ous photography aro just beginning to bo developed. Now York Mail and Express. A Wonelerf ul Hog". From the Elbcrton (Oa.) Leader. It is truly wonderful to note the do grco of intelligence often elicited by tin hog. I hoard a man remark thoothei day that ho had noticed that hogs will go all the spring whilo thero is nothing in tho fields for them to eat and make no attempt to got in, but just as soon as tho corn began to ripen thoy began to look for places to break in. I heard another man not long since Bay ho had an old sow which would steal into the field nt night and como out before day, This may sound rather wonderful, but a moro rcmnrkablo caso than this has just lately fallen under my notice This is of somo hogs which will go into a watermelon patch, carefully select tho ripo melons nnd leavo tho green, offaco their tracks, and substitute others in tho exact shapo and appear nnco of human tracks, leave no rooted ilaces or munched pieces of rind, &t togs generally do; but oflin thobushw at some distance may be discovered a pile of rinds cut in regular plecwi just as if they had been done with a knife Benton's Brnff. 'rom the Youth's Companion. Fifty years ago strangers, on enter ing tho United States senato chamber, iskcd that Clay, Webster, Calhoun nnd Benton might be pointed out to them. They were the four leading statesmen sf tho day, and tho personal appcar inco of each ono justified tho gnzo of ais admiring pnrtisans. But neither of tho first three, not ev in Webster, was moro striking in fig aro, fnco, or head than Benton. Ho .vns conspicuous physically, dressed neatly, bore himself with dignity, savo ivhen irratated, and delivered instruc tive and edifying speeches upon such mbjects ns ho investigated. His senatorial brethren used to dis ,iko his dictatorial manner, and tho pcoplo thought him pompous and ego tistical Mr. Benton's bearing was not conciliatory. Ho was as dogmntio townrd his colleagues as if they wero pigmies nnd he a giant. In nddrcssing a populnr assembly, ho threw mod esty nsido nnd spoko boastingly of himself nnd his deeds. Though fond of tnlking about him self, prompted by a Btrango freak of modesty, ho rarely used tho pcrsonnl pronoun "I," employing the third per son instead, as "Benton said this," or "Benton did that." "Citizens," eaid ho onco, in a publio address, ho rarely said "fellow-citi-rens," "no man since tho days of Cic ero has been abused as has Benton. What Cicero was to Catilino, tho Uomnn conspirator, Benton hns been to John Caldwell Calhoun, tho South Carolina milliner. Cicero fulminating his philippics against Catilino in tha Uomnn forum; Benton denountin John Caldwell Calhoun on tho floor of tho American senato. Cicero against Catiline; Benton against Calhoun." "Colonel, I beliovo you have made an impression on these pcoplo," said a friend to him, after ho had ended his speech. , "Alwnys tho caso, Bir," replied tho egotistical but sincero mnn; "always tho case, Bir. No ono opposes Benton but a fow blnck-jack prairie- lawyersj fellows who aspiro to tho ambition of cheating somo honest farmer out of a heifer in a suit beforo a justico of the pcaco, sir; theso nro tho only oppo nents of Benton. Benton and tho peo ple, Benton and democracy aro ono and tho Bamo, Bir synonomous term, sir, synonomous terms, sir. Two of Benton's nctivo political op ponents wero Jones a statesenator and Birch, a judge of tho Biipremo court. Thoy followed him in his canvassing, and replied to his speeches. "Citizens," said tho amazed states man, "I havo been dogged all over this stato by such men as Claudo Jones and Jim Hirch. Pericles was onco so dogged. Ho called a servant,' mado him light a lamp, nnd show tho man who had dogged him tho way homo. "Bit it could not bo expected of mo, citizens, that I should ask any ser vant of mino, oilhor whito orblnck, or any frco negro, to perform nn offico of such humiliating degredntion as gal lant homo such men as Claudo Jones and Jim Birch, and that with a lamp, citizens, that passers-by might seo what kind of company my servant kept." A Very Tough Story. From tho San Francisco Post. A vory tough story which is vouched for, after a fashion, is going tho rounds and given for what it is worth. It is related that Mr. S M was sitting in his back yard talking to somo friends when his attention was called to alien with a brood of young chickens and a largo rat that had emerged from its holo and was quietly regarding tho young chickens with tho prospect of a meal in viow. As tho rat camo from his holo tho house cat awoke from her afternoon nap and caught sight of tha rat. Crouching low she awaited devel opements, and stood prepared to spring on his ratship. At tho appear ance of hisi ancient enemy, tho cat, a Scotch torrior, which had been sunning itself in tho wood-shed, pricked up its ears and quietly mado for tho placo whero tho cat stood. At this moment a boy camo upon tho Bceno. Ths chickens wero not cognizant of being watched by tho rat, nor did the rat neo tho cat, nor tho feline tho dog, who had not noticed thecoming of thoboy. A little chick wandered too tiigh and ho was seized by the rat, which was In turn pounced upon by tho cat. and the cat was caught in the mouth of the dog. Tho rat would notecase his hold on the chicken, and tho cat, in spite of tho slinking sho was getting from the dog, did not let go tho rat. It was fun or the b jy, and m high clco ho watch ed tha contest and tho strugglo of each of tho victims. It scorned to him that tho rat was about to escape after a time, and getting a stono, he hurled it nt the rodent. Tho aim wus notgood. and tho stono struck tho doc right be tween tho eyos. The. terrior released its grip on tno cnt and fell over dead. It had breathed its last before the cafe in turn lot go tho rat and turned over and died. The rat did not long sur vive the enemy, and besidothe already dead chicken he laid himself down and cave up the ghost. The owner of the uog was so angry at his death thatit is said to have come near making the story complete by killing the boy thnt killed the uog that shook the eat that caught the rat that bit the uklakea ia the yard on tr eet. y . '