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OTHERWISE AND PERSONAL.
Thomas W. Kkkxk is improving, ami
ntonds to reappear on I ho stajju tins
John E. Owkss lias had a .slight set
back, attributable to Iho depressing
Thk University of Oxford lias appli
an cos for nrintinir books in lot) lan
guages and dialect.
A hi i.i, is before tins Now YorL tisscni
bly prohibiting the uso of terra-alba,
onryles, tale, etc., in candies.
Senator 1'i.att, of Connecticut, is
thought by some people to somewhat
rcscmblo President Lincoln.
Tin: nrcsident's fame increases. An
ice-yacht named for liim carried ofl' first
prize in a Massachusetts race.
At a recent book sale in London two
volumes in magnificent binding, which
was their chief value, brought $1,815
and $1,800 respectively.
Onk linn in (Jerniany has made and
sold three million thermometers during
the last live years, and the temperature
is just as variable as ever.
Mn. Tiiaddiujs F.uiutANicy, the in
ventor of the Fairbanks scale, recently
celebrated his ninfietli birthday, and
htill lives at St. Johnsbnry, Vt
Tin: house in which the Mexican pat
riot, Jienito .Juarez, lived at Paso del
Norto at one tune during the wars
against the French has been purchased
by the government; for $1,000.
Pim,i.iirt Smam.iiv, the eldest son of
George W. Smalley, has just entered
Ilaliol college, which in these dajs is
counted the best and hardest reading
college of the University of Oxford.
PitiNCK Paul Estkiuiazv engaged in
:i fox-hunt organized by the Austrian
court a month ago, and during the chase
his horse ran away with him, since which
time no trace lias been found of him.
M. IIkkvi:, the "father of opera
boull'e," now lives at Folkestone, ami has
become a naturalized Hritish subject.
His second wife is an Englishwoman,
and his son is being educated altogether
l)it. Mhtzokii, of Amsterdam, who
was summoned to Home to attend the
pope, declined to take charge of tho
illustrious patient, as it is his rule not to
accept rheumatic persons who are more
than 70 years old.
Mr. Maas, tho English tenor, was
only !I8, nnd his deatli wast lie immedi
ate result of his love of angling. While
sull'ering from chronic rheumatic Jgout
he went a fishing at Christmas time and
paid the penalty witli his life.
It seems a curious coincidence to
some people that tho queen should se
lect March 'JO as the date for her public
appearance to hear (lounod'.s "Mors ct
Vita," but Mm day happens to bo Mm
third anniversary of the death of dear
Ex-Gov. John P. Sr. John will open
the prohibition campaign in Now Hamp
shire by a series of speeches, beginning
at Manchester Fob. 17, and continuing
in most of the larger cities of tho state.
He speaks under the auspices of the
Richard Wagoner's gondola Is now
for sale in Venice. It was given at his
deatli to his favorite gondolier, who,
finding that all relics of tho composer
are eagerly bought by enthusiastic
Wagnorians, hopes to realize a consid
erable sum by-soiling such an important
Mine. Kcuterskjold, wife of the
Swedish minister, is now the reigning
beauty at Washington. She is a woman
of line height and figure, with dark
brown ludr, and a nose just a trille
"tip-tilted," but. with beautiful, soft
eyes, a pretty mouth, and a fascinating
smile and maimer.
DntlNd (iAiiiliAi.iti's firt visit to
England that pittriot and (Jrovillo were
placed slth by side at a Statl'ord house
dinner. Afterward, "Well, what do
you think of (JarilmldIP" 1 lay ward asked.
"I think, " said (.Irovillo, "that he is a
fool. 1 never met anyone less like a
man of the world."
A ottANi) ball was given recently in
Paris for the benellt of Mie poor In (he
city. Tho receipts were over $10,000,
but the expense.-, exceeded that amount
MunewhaL The poor will derive nu
benefit from the performance, but (he
rich people who attended had n perfect.
Jy delightful time.
Ciiaui.i', i (ionn:i:v Lki.anu, of Phila
delphia, for tho p:ist elghteui years lias
been as much of a wandurcr as tho
gypsies about whom lie writes so well.
He has gone from (own to town, and
from country to country, staying in one
place a month or a year, as he liked,
and never, as Icj says, without trunks
in his bedroom.
Fatiikh LkPam.ikuh, founder of the
famous and beneficent order of the Lit
tle Sisters of tho Poor, is still living in
Park, whero the order was started In
18-10. Ms golden jubilee was celebrat
ed last month, The first sister. Marie
Augustine lu la Compassion, Is rosid
Ing In the mother house! Tlij)r"ro
now 240 houses and neurly.OOfytoni
within the order.
MR, CRIMSOH MODEL WIFE.
HY JfYM CIMNKLK.
Archibald Crimson, middle aged,
ivcll-to-do, fairly good looking, a man
)f the world, good constitution, nioni
xsf of two clubs, unmarried, rcason
ibly intelligent and not inexperienced,
talked down Fourteenth street ono
narticularly bright morning, swinging
Ms cane nnd smoking a specially fra
grant cigar. He had a vague notion of
aathing his senses on tho human tido of
'.hat street, of throwing a few side
jlanccs at the shop windows and then
lropping his cigar stump at tho Sixth
ivcnuc, of getting down tho elevated
irain and going down to tho Astor
House and attending to some business
.hat he had on hand.
Destiny met him midway in his walk.
!i mysterious fate with viewless anil ir
resistible forco turned him round when
ii front of Saekson & Pendgolt's Modes,
lnd drew him up to tho window. There
A'ore three figures in it. They were
ost tuners efligics. They wore full
Iress. They were arrayed in silk at
;ire, with trains. They had bare pink
lruis and 07al faces, with heavy lan
guishing eyelashes, and they held their
leads slightly thrown back, and wore
imperial curves in their backs, as if tho
ostumcr had meant to satanzo tho Jiv
ing thing with Mio superior dignity of
lead wood and iron.
Mr. Crimson looked at tho trio a
aiomcnt from the center of tho group
jf spectators. A smile of mild, self-
itisfied indiffcronco stole over hisfaco
ind lifted his brown mustache a little,
fo that the gray hairs in it became visi
ble. Tho three beautiful figures paid very
iittlo attention to him. Their wooden
jouls were wholly engrossed witli the
duo duty of keeping their heads thrown
A small boy remarked quite incident-
llly that the girl in the middlo was
'luiu-tuni," anil gavo a touch of sin
erity to his remark by smacking his
lips. At which his juvenile partner
made response by observing"Fcachcs."
It may liavo been these remarks that
directed Mr. Crimson's attention more
particularly to tho girl in the middle,
lint 1 am inclined to think that it was
the same fate that drew him tiiere.
Just then siio began to turn slowly
round, and ho got a good view of the
2iirvo in hor back. It was Giotto s
sweep, unmistakably. The figure seem
ed to flow out into a ilouncy billow of
woman and rcccdo on tho sides in sen
suous Hues. He could almost hear the
seductive swislt of tho load of drapery
IS it swung round and foil over itself in
voluptuously soft tumult of cream
waves. Then she swept ner neau
round, and hor deep blue eyes seemed
to look, at him out of her jet-black
lashes with that far-away pity and su
periority that nature and art sometimes
confer on the real thing when men at
tract their passing attention. She had
brown, wavy hair, tlto color of pulled
tally, and just whore a spot of the morn
ing sunshine fell on its convulsions it
reminded him of a glass of brown
merry held up before a sea-coal fire.
Mr. Crimson must have stood there
ten or lifteeu minutes. He had quite
crone off into a rovorie. Then a voico
somewhere, very low and soft, said
'Alico." Ho thought it was somebody
3ii tho walk calling to a friend.
Idiot! It was Fate. Just as ho
heard it the blue eyes sot in black caino
round upom him. Then ho pulled
liinsolf together with a jerk and went
down the street.
He laughed in conscious contempt as
lie thought it. over. "To think," lie
said, "of my stopping to look at a cos-
tumor's lay figure. Who would have
thought it?" And then ho resolutely
went to work to think of masculine
tilings with a masculine bravery. Ho
read the World in tho cars. Curious
iow these things come about, but nearly
every artiolo hail Alico in it. There
was an Alico had jumped off a ferry
boat. Alice had just made a great hit
in Oil City. "Alice" was the title of a
new book. When ho got to tho Astor
House ho met Springer and Clawsou
ind Jiggle. Clawsou insisted on taking
a drink, and drank brown sherry. Ho
hold tho glass up in a ray of sunshine
nd said: "What docs that remind you
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I sighed. .
Tho next morning Crimson went down
Fourteenth street and said to himself:
Oil, by Jove! I'll tako a look at that
wooden girl," Just as if ho hadn't
thought of it before.
There sho was. Hut lo and behold, a
now expression had coino into her face.
Ho detected a meaning in tho eyes that
ho had not perceived before, "lly tho
soul of Rembrandt," he remarked,
'but these follows do imitato nature and
no mistake." Ho stayed twenty min
utes. Alice," he said to himself after
wards, "Improves on acquaintance."
The noxt morning they had actually
established some kind of visual undor
Maiidlng. She looked at him in a man
ner (piite different from her method with
other men. He understood tho expres
sion to be ono of appeal. It said to him
when ho got It interpreted: "Take mo
away from this. 1 wasn't made for
public exhibition. You understand me,
tho vulgar crowd don't.' 1
Tli-j touch of pathos, tho little cling
In it as she oamo round on her pedestal
went to Crimson's soul. He got into a
coupe and drove up to Dr. PilUbury's.
Ijiat great mtn was flyer at the club
"Doctor," says Crimson, rushing in
at him, "I want to speak to you." Tho
doctor came over iii a corner with his
cue in his hand.
"What's the row? Miasm?"
"Doctor, look at mo. Yoti'vo known
mo seven or eight years. Am I a driv
"Well, my boy," replied the doctor,
lookpig at him with some surprise, I'll
have to make n diognosis. I never sus
pected it till now."
"No nonsense. I'm serious. Tell
me, am 1 a healthy man?"
"Yes, criminally healthy. You're a
standing rcproacli to our profession."
"Havo I got incipient insanityjn my
"Havo I ever betrayed a predisposi
tion to misanthropy?"
"Or monomania? "
"Or sentimenlalism? "
"I've got a fairly level head as heads
Crimson sat down and fanned him
self. The doctor put his cue over his
shoulder and waited.
"Well," said the patient, "that's what
I thought. Rut we're both dead wrong.
I'm a blazing, blooming ass. I'm u
howling maniac. I want "
"Medicine?" asked the doctor.
"No," said Crimson. "Manacles,
strait jacket, keepers, solitary confine
ment." "In love?" remarked (lie doctor.
"Swallowed up," rejoined Crimson.
"Normal thing," said tho
"You all do it! What is it?
ful, I know, but obtainable,
Crimson rested his head on his hand
n moment then he went on. "I saw a
figure. It haunted me. I lcfniy mind
dwell on it. It got possession of me.
It had brown hair, blue eyes, and black
lashes, doctor. I can't think of any
thing else. It breaks up my sleep. It
interferes with my business. I've be
come a mass of jelly."
"Yes, quite normal," said tho doctor;
"why don't you abduct her, buy hor,
or marry her. I want to linisli ray
"Pccausc," said Crimson, "slic'salay
"Most of 'om are," remarked the doc
tor, as lie moved away.
"Wait a moment; she's painted,"
"Of course she is," said the doctor.
"Hang it, man, she's lifeless."
"Then she's just in the fashion," said
"Hut, doctor, I can't marry a lay
"Why can't you? It's dono every
"She's on exhibition."
"1 dare say; most of 'om are. Lot
mo finish this game."
"Put 1 don't own hor."
"Certainly not; that's what's the mat
ter with you. Why don't youP Look
here, my boy, this is not a case of pur
gatives, it's a caso of pluck. There's
only ono cure for your case; it's posses
Crimson got to reading Pyron and
Swinburno. Ho grow melancholy and
took to making rhymes. Ho found out
that Alice would rliyino with malice and
chalice. It was a fearful strugglo at
Mines between his reason and ids im
agination. Ho know ho was a fool.
Put tho other half of him seemed to
gloat over it. Ho tore his hair and
swore and made resolutions, and then
ho went down to Saekson & Pendgett's
and hung around the window. Alico
threw her appealing bluo oyos upon
him. "Hero 1 am yet," sho scorned to
say. "Your oyes look tenderness at
me, but you leavo mo hero in a window,
Your heart is false. 1 wasn't made for
," And ho felt the jiang go through
. Then ho fell into a reckless and
dreamy habit. Ho sat in tho corner of
tho club and brooded. His fiiends be
gan to notice it and Clawson got hold
"Look here, old fel," said he, "can't
wo liolp you out any way?"
"No," said Crimson, "I'm beyond
human reach. I think tho best thing I
can do is to blow my brains out."
Clawson was practical. "Quito
rigid, old fel," lio said. "Put let's go
to work and develop somo first, so that
you will not waste your powder and
shot on a vacuum, don't you know?
Who's tho girl?"
"My boy," said Crimson, quite sol.
cnmly, "I've fallen in love with n lay
figure in a shop window."
"Hy Ceorge," said Clawson, "I'm
awfully glad. Do you know I was
afraid It was a ballot girl or some
thing." Now, don't talk that way," pleaded
Crimson. I don't like your flippant
stylo. This la a question of life and
death with me. I know it's awfully
Inhuman, but I can't help il. There's
no uso in telling me that it's madness,
I know it. I've got to havo hor, that's
all Micro is about it. Why,
I'd rat hor i
get oue glanco from her blue oyes sot
in black than havo my pick of all tho ' gratulato her upon her husband's olo
women on earth. Oh, Alice, Alice! I , vntion to tho head of tho navv dopart-
seo you now, tho cynosure of vulgar J ment, Sho could hardly believe Miat
eyiw. Your pensive, appealing glances the news was truo, and said to her vis
nro burned into my memory. My darl- ' itor, "Why, Ulchard isn't lit to be
Ing, my darling. I coino to you! i secretary of the navy -ho can't even
come, 1 cornel" wini."
And he rushed out and went down to
Fourteenth street. ,
This is how that absurd story about
Crimson having softening of the brain
got around. Clawson rushed up to tho
club and told it. Put there never was
i more infamous falsehood told.
It was quite true that Crimson got worse
and worse; but, as Dr. Piilsbury said, it
was on normal lines. Ho was doing
jxactly what every man docs with his
imagination. The rest was a mere mat
ter of selection.
Now comes the most remarkable part
if tho story. You will remember he
was married in October. It was in the
Well, lie married that lay figure. Dr.
I'illsbury.insisted on it to' save- his life.
He bought the figure, and Crimson went
to housekeeping up there in Forty-first
street, quite swell. There was a good
ileal of lighting on the part of his friends,
but Crimson always camo off victorious
in all the arguments. There was his
uncle, who camo at him with a club, so
to speak. "Look here, you fool, aro
you going to let your sensibilities run
away with you?"
"Yes," said Crimson, "that's what
"And marry a woman who is voice
less?" "Yes," said Crimson. "I've heard
rou say a hundred times Miat you wished
you had dono that."
"My boy," said Springer, a lay figure
onn't run your house."
"Can't she? Uuw is yours run? Py
tho servants? I'll havo a dozen."
"Don't you want to havo a family?"
"No," said Crimson. "It isn't fash
don't you havo one?
I met Dr. Piilsbury tho other day. He
was in his shirt sieves and had a cuo in
"How's Crimson?" I asked.
"Entirely recovered," said ho. "I
nras up at a reception Micro the other
night. He's got a nice, quiet establish
ment. No gossip, no scandal, no
measles, no bills. He's awfully fond of
"You don't mean that?"
"Yes, I do, and let mo tell you it's
turned out a splendid arrangement. Sho
presided at tho reception, and sho was
just as brilliant as tho average woman,
Sho camo in on wheels, stood round
nnd never said anything that was silly.
Do you know, if it wasn't for tho raco
nnd Mio honor of my profession I'd go
in for this sort of tiling for a lot of fel
lows." Dr. Piilsbury is at heart a confirmed
old woman-hater nnd a brute. Put
Crimson is all right. New York World.
Shave You at Home.
The average wealthy man docs not
like to make his way to a barbor-sho p
and wait Micro till his turn comes. Ho
has also a vaguo suspicion that tho bar
ber may use his cup and brush on otlicr
customers. These and otlicr troubles
and discomforts aro avoided by having
tho barbsr call at your houso or at your
Dllice. Ho will come at any hour you
lix, beforo or after breakfast, or at any
lime during tho day. If it is simply an
occasional call, ho will bring his cup,
razor, towels, and bay rum with him,
and cliargo you fifty cents for his ser
vices. If you aro a steady customer
you will have your own articles and ho
brings nothing with him. You havo
tho satisfaction then of knowing that
tho towel is your own and clean, and
that tho bay rum is not overdilutod.
For this regular visit the cliargo is 85
cents a time, or go much a week or
month as you may scttlo upon. Tho
expense is moro than niado up by tho
timo and troublo saved. You havo al
ways tho sanio barber, and becomo used
to hini, and ho to you. Ho creLs to
i know just how you liko to bo shavod,
' nnd tho location of your tender points.
j Many barbers do only this kind of bu
siness. They havo a regular list of fif
teen or more customers, and make
1 their rounds every day. Tlioy aro well
paid, and, besides, havo no rent to pay
' and no materials to furnish.
i "1M ba perfectly happy if I had tweii'
ty steady customers," said a harbor.
Every barber wants to do Miis kind of
busincss,but it is hard to got custoinors.
Sometimes ho gets them by advertising
In tho nowspapers, but moro generally
ono customer recommends his barber to
another. Many of tho better class of
; up-town shops send mon out on regular
tours every morning. There aro hun
dreds of men in Now York who never
think of entering a barber-shop,' and
' who could novor shave themselves.
Among tho brokers tho timo for shav
ing is generally from 3 to 4 o'clock.and
it is a common tiling to find a broker
at that timo in tho hands of a barber in
his rear otllco. Tho custom hero Is
comparatively now, but in Europe it is
old. ATc York Sun.
When Dick Thompson, of Indiana,
was made socretary of tho navy, somo
ono called unon Mrs. riiomnson fo con-
Union Milling . Co.'s
I I I.I. KOI.I.IJIt Fl.OIJIt
TAKES THE LEAD
Wiierew It his been tiled,
I'or Sale hy nil tlio Lending Dealer
W. T. WiurniT.
Does a General Banking lliisinpss. Buys
and Hells exchange, and discounts com-
"Collections carefully attended to, anil
Livery aid Feefl
Oim'ohitk Ciixti:x.mai. IfOTKI..
JOHN S. ELICIT,
Having furnished this old and noniilar
hostelry with amnio room, nlontv of feed.
good hostlers and new buggies, is better
prepared than ever to accommodate cus
tomers. Jly terms aro reasonable.
Adam Chossmax, Pitoi'iiiKTOii.
Has now on hand and for sale tho best of
SHEEP SKINS, ETC.
Paid for Hides and Pelts.
Corner Main and A Streets, Union.
K. .MILLER, - - - Proprietor.
KeojiH always on hand tho finest brands of
The very best Lnger and Hock Reer in
the market, at 2n cents a quart. Reer and
lunch 25 cents.
A fino billiard table for the accommoda
tion of customers. Drop m and bo socia
FEED AND LIVERY STABLE
Near tho Court House.
A. V. I5K.NHO.V, - - Pnopiturroii.
Kino turnouts and first-class rigs for tho
accommodation of the public generally.
Conveyances for commercial men a spe
cialty. fctJ-Tho accommodations for feed cannot
bo excelled in tho valley. Terms reasonable.
Best Havana Filled
Five Cent Cigar. 5
Jones Bros., agents, Union.
E. GOLLINSKY & CO.
KEY WEST Imported Havana Cigar.
Two doors south of .Tones Rros.' store.
i iiuiii, urvgou.
.1. M. Joii.NhO.v,
Hair cutting, shaving and Hlminnooine
done neatly and i tho lest style.
CITY v MAT : MAEXET
Main Street, Union, Oregon.
RoiiiNs it Ur.NNON, - - Piioi'iUCTOiis.
Keep constantly on hand
REEF, PORK, VEAL. MUTTON, SAU-
SAGE, HAMS, LARD, ETC.
CENTENNIAL : HOTEL
Dan. Y. Moohe,
A utnrkfMl lull ill rnnniw.iliii wUl.
I14 htfiiiHO. mill nmiM lint 41m luul K..in.ia
, , . ------- - " .no ummio
ot liquors and cigars kept.
LARGE SAMPLE 'ROOMS for the ac-
commodfttlon of commercial traveler.
HOWLAND & LLOYD
Main Street, Union, Ore.
Keep constantly on hand a large supply
of Parlor and Bed Room sets, Redding,
Desks, Office Furniture, etc.
UpliolNtcrlug Done In tlio Het Style
Lounges, Mattresses, and all kinds of'
Furniture made to order.
PHOTOGRATH GALLERY I
Corner Main and G Streets, Union.
All kinds of photographic work dono in a
superior manner, nnd according
to tho latest nnd most
Views of resiflencss Men on sppli
cation. All work warranted to give satisfau
.Mon. JONES BRO'S. Prons.
- i j
, cim eavo From $50 to $1C0 on tlio
A OH purchase of un instrument liy
IV. T. WUICIIT, Agent. Union, Ogn.
Buy the llayward
Everybody should havo thorn. Men,,
women or children can uso them. Thou
sands of dollars worth of property saved!
every day. They don't freeze, aro not in
jurious to flesh or fabric, and aro always
ready. You cannot afford to ho without
G. .1. Rccht, Gen. Agent, 121 Market St.,
San Francisco, Cal. Cook & I) wight, Asts.,
La Grande, Oregon.
JONES BRO S,
Comer of Main and I streets. Union.
VARIETY AND FANCY GOODS,
: i:nts' ri;it.MsiiiNc; goods.
Glassware, Musical Instruments, Picturs
JTnmcs ana 1'ictiires, Moulding,
Rfrd Cagoa, llaliy Car-'
Candies and Nuts,
Stationary, School Honks, Periodicals,
.MivelH, etc., of crcry 'description.
, t. "'
ALL KINDS OF FRESH l'UUITS
Always on hjvnd.
W'ft kern constantly on hnnd cvorvthliic
usually kept In a finst eluMTarioty store!
S-0nler8 from any part ot the country
will be promptly attended to.