The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918, June 26, 1886, Image 3

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J. Record of rroteeitlngs In Eotli Branches
of U9 V. 8. Congret.
Senate, Juno 10. After routlno business
of the morning Beck called up hts bill to
prohibit members o! congress from nccept
ing retainers or employment trom railrond
compnnies which huvo received innn grants
or pecuniary nid Irom congress, i nssed
vens 37. nnvs 11. Tlio nerieuuurai np
nrnnrinllon bill wns then taken up. Mil
lor. in the course ol some remarks on the
Mil. rnlprrp.l to tlio ravages ol the rico
birds, which, o said, caused a loss equal
to S7 tier acta of all tlio rice crop of the
United States. Tlio ravages ot the English
Hiinrrnwn. ho said, wero very lilllcU worso
thnn tlioso of the rico birds and nmountcd
to liuiiiv millions of dollars per year. Tlio
stinrrowB were rapidly on tlio increase. It
wns believed bv thoOr iiothological nssocin-
tion of the United States that steps should
be taken to exterminate these sparrows
Tlio association, .Miller salil. winch was
composed of amateur scientists all over
the United States, wasdoing most excellent
work in the investigation of food habits of
birds that were injurious to agriculture
After some minor amendments the bill was
twissrd substantially as reported from tho
committee. On motion of Allison tlio bill
was pnnsed appropriating ?lo0,000as an
additional sum to complete me i;es.ioinos
Iown. nublic building, ilawley entered
motion to reconsider tlio bill paused earlier
in the day prohibiting members or congress
from acting iib attorneys or employes ol
railroad companies that had received land
crnntsor pewniiiry aid from the Un.ted
States. Ilawley said that, with a number
of other senators, ho had voted for tho
uAssngo of the bill, but since voting for it
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III" iltlll IVl-li IIIU ijiii rtu.w- - w.iu.u...
The motion was agreed to.
IIoiisk. Juno 10. The louse this morn
ingwent into committee jot the whole on
the legislative annropria'.ion bill. The
pending question was oi the point ol
order made by Mr. Mornon, of Illinois,
against tho words "in fill compensation"
where they occi:r in the gepral appropria
tion clause of tho bill. Tlifcchair ruled the
noint as out of order. Yhen tho claime
appropriating for the pay f senators had
been read, W. B. Taylor, i Ohio, offered
an amendment provi 'ing tot nono of the
money should bo paid untittlip senate had
con II r mod tho nppointmentbf Mnthows for
register of deeds of IheDistiltof Colunibia.
Ho wished, ho said, to brin out tlio latent
power of tliolioiiwetosuperwenll branches
ol tho government, as ii projeseo 10 super
vise tlio conduct of tho citl servico com
mission. Having flnislied thlconsideration
of nine of tho 100 pages of t (bill, tho com
mittee roso and tho houso a ourucd.
Su.vatc, June 11. The sc ito took up
the Northern Pacific railrlid forfeiture
bill. Jfr. George addressed ho senn to on
the bill commenting generallr-n tho enor
mous quantity of land 170100,000 acres
given by congress to vnpus railroad
corporations from I860 tl 1S75. Mr.
OeorL'o said it was a large: tea of land
than that constituting till republic of
1" ninco or the empire ol urmuny. Tho
present value of railroad lull grants, at
the average price already rejized by the
companies was S77;5,700,8!)4 Mr. Kustis
said tho great question to-dajvns whother
tho government was superi to corpora
tions or corporations superb to tho gov
ernment. Corporations li exhibited
shameless and unpnrdonab oppression
and extortion as well as effn ery in their
dealings with tho pcoplo and ho govern
ment of the United States. 1 1 bill then
went over till to-morrow. r. Spooner
took tho lloor and, in offeringa resolution
of condolence on tho death of Tbn. Joseph
Kuiikin, latq representative I congress
from Wisconsin, delivered an njhiient and
touching tribute to the meiuorLf tho de
ceased. I
Ilousn, Juno 11. Mr. Cobbfl Indiana,
from tho committee on publj lands, re
ported back the Atlantic it Plic forfeit
ure bill witli tho senate nmoiiQents, and
moved a concurrence in the luudmcnts.
No action was taken nnd tho fction was
laid over till Monday. Tliojouso then
went into committee of tho pe on tho
legislative oxecutivo and judfil appro
priation Lilll. In the discuss! that on
sued Mr. C'ompton said tho asset liis col
leaguo had made on the late p(iaster at
Hnltimoro was as undeserved J any ono
mnn had over made on auotliedWho was
that postmaster? lie Mis tinker of tho
gentleman from Maryland (Fuhiy), or
any ouiur geiniuiiiiiu uu una uij; or any-
where, ns a man of character
cenco and a democrat. Tlio c
commission nao sougui. oy evertiorc ana
by every means it could emplo
o show
that ho had violated tho law
viif because ho had removed
that ser
ial ofllco
a lot of nolitical scalawaes and at of un
principled scoundrels the nssoc,s of his
colleague in last fall's campniglvlieti ho
(Finlny), had sought to defeat i demo
cratic ticket. Appluuse on i deni'
crutic side. Immediately the Hso win.
in an uproar, but above the noisFindlny
wns heard to inquire angrily wBier his
collengno meant to say that ho striated
with seulawags and Bcoundrels.jpeakor
Carlisle, who was in tho chnitr, np
proaclied tlio speaker's desk andjan ap
parently ready to seize the gavel exert
his authority in case the demotration
became more threatening. 5
Senatb, Juno 12. After thtftmtine
morning business, Whitthorna iwcssed
tho body in favor of Fryo's bill tofjmoto
the political progress aiiilcommenjjpros
perity of tho American nations. TArmy
appropriation bill was called up brgan,
and passed as reported Irom thimito
committee. Tho senate passed bill
authorizing tho removal of tho Siern
Ute Indians, in Colorado, to the t0ry
of Utah. The Northern Pacific fouro
bill wns then placed before the senalUnd
the senate adjourned. B
Houre. Juno 12. The house wof to
committee of the whole on the Ic-gi
appropriation bill. The civil service
being rend, the chair stated the p
question was the point of order rai
Morrison, of Illinois, ngainHt the pio
looking to a change, o! tho rules of tho
mission. Morrison, in support of his t
said under the law the duty ot ado
regulations dovolved on the comml
and president. The purposo of the
posed legislation wns to impose cor
conditions which tue law did not tin
nnd therefore wns a chnuge of law in
traventlon of the rules of the ho
The chairman delivered a careful (
slon in which he reviewed the
visions ol the civil service law nnd scopl
the rule undor whieh tho point of order
raised, nnd finally sustained the point a
ruled the provision out of the bill. 1
bill wns then read without incident uW
the clause relative to mo mo Having sori
was reached, when Taulbee, of Kentuc!
called un the motion made by him 1
night to strike out the appropriation
assistant general superintendent. Reject
Tho salaries of the assistant treasurers
Itoston. Chicago and Cincinnati were
creased to $5,000 on the respective n
tions ot Collius, of Massachusetts, Ada'ItiiVdertt will meet all who desire to pny
ot Illinois, and liuttorworth ot Obi thrJspocts. lie enrnestly requests that
v eui, ui .Missouri, movtrii m iu VpvVlo exception above spccilieed, tho re
salary of the assistant treasurer at bfcmnV-0j Monday and the afternobna ot
Louis from $1,000 to 4,500 and, no qtbeiV)r jay8 in the week may be allowed
rum voting, the committee roso and took t l,lrotie pubc not for Ma pleasure, but
recess until evening, when a number otpen-! tor 'Wformanceof official duty and the
slon bills were passed. trftt'lion ot the public business.
SurATR, June 14. After routine business
the Northern Pacific forfeiture bill was
taken up nnd Call resumed his remarks In
support of tlio proposithoi to forfeit nil
lands not enrned within tho time pre
scribed by congress. Mitchell offered an
amendment to exclude from forfeiture the
lnnds coterminous with the completed por
tion of the Cascade branch. If tho com
pany could not complete tho Cascade
branch, the fnriuers and producers of the
Pacific northwest would have to remain at
the merry of the Oregon Railway and Navi
gation company. In the course of the de
bat Plumb offered a resolution, which was
agreed to, calling on the postmaster gen
era! for information ns to tlio expense of
le inland water routes of the United
Smlcs nnd the amount of mail trans
ported thor...
IIorsB. June 11. Cobb, of Indiana
called up the report of tho committee on
public lauds, recommending concurrence in
tho (ennte amendments to the Atlantic
nnd Pacilic land forfeiture bill. Mcltiie, of
Arkansas, vigorously opposed the somite
amendments; contending tlmt notwith
standing the title of the bill, tho adoption
of the amendments would convert the bill
into n confirmatory act. Then-port of tho
committee wns then agreed to and the
ainemliueats concurred in. A bill was
passed prohibiting bookmnking of all kinds
and pool selling in tho District of Columbia.
SnxATE, June lfi. The sennto resumed
consideration of tlio Northern Pacific
forfeiture bill, Goorgo making a legal
argument. Tho amendment introduced
by Van Wyck wns then brought to a vote.
Tho amendment declares forfeiture of the
lands coterminous with thnt portion of
the Cascade branch not completed at the
late of the passngo of the pcndini.' bill.
The amendment was ngreed to yeas 2 I.
nays lb. hustico then lormally submitted
his amendment providing for fie confirm
ation of tlio title of actual setthrs Re
jected vcas 12, nays :?2. Van Wyck
offered an amendment repealing the chmso
of the granting act which made the right ol
way exempt from taxation in tho terri
tories. Ho sain that, under all circum
stances, ho thought tho road should bear
its share of the taxation. The amendment
wns agreed to yeas 20, nays 20. The bill
being brought to a vote, it was passed
yeas !-, nays l, liiair.
ITorsn, Juno 15. Fredericks, of Iowa
from the committee on invalid pensions,
rcpoi-tcd back) with amendments, the sen
ato bill for tlio relief of soldiets of tho Into
honorably discharged alter three
months service, nnd who aie disabled and
dependent on their own labor for support
Keierrcd to tho committee ol the whole.
The house then went into coinniiltco of tho
whole on the legislative appropriation bill
The pending amendment wns that offered
bv O Neill. of .Missouri, restoring tlio snla
rv of tho assistant treasurer at St. Louis
to $4,700. the amount appropriated by
the bill being .$4,000. Agreed to. I.nitd
moved to strikeout tlio clause npprnpiiat
lug $10,000 to pay inspectors and clerks
of tho general In mi ollico to investigate
fraudulent laud entries. Ho criti.-ized tho
order ot Coinmisioner Sparks suspend
inc final action on land entries
Tho commissioner impeached tho tes
tiiuonv of 40,000 honest clnim
ants on tlio say-so of hirelings, who went
about the country to blackmail tho titles
of honest people. The commissioner snid
thnt in his opinion 00 per cent of tho land
titles in Kansas, rsehriiBku and tho torn
torles were fraudulent.' Since when had tho
presumption of law been revolted by
change of administration? Since when had
it been in consonnnco with tho American
policy to put in n lot of hirelings to sit in a
palace car and drink whisky and say that
)0 per cent ol tlio men holding titles in iNo
brnska and Kansas weroliulding fraudulent
titles? There was no necessity for the huo
and cry for tho iuipenchinentof 90 per cent
of tho titles of tho west and ho hoped that
tho bouse would administer a merited ro-
bukc to the officers by striking out the
paragraph. Tho motion was rejected. Tho
committee then robe and tho house ad
senate, Juno 1(5. Tho sennto took up
tho house bill providing for tlio repeal of
the pre-emption, timber culluro and desert
land acts. Wilson, of Iowa, obtained leave,
pending the regular order, to address the
senate on the bill making the rate of post
ago on fourth-class matter two cents per
ounce. Wilson gave way, however, for tho
oiiHidcration of tho invalid pension nppro
printiou bill, which was reported by Logan
nnd at ouco pussed by tho senate as re
ported from the sennto committee on ap
propriations, iho military academy up
propriation bill was then taken up and
passed. 1 lie sennto then proceeded to tho
consideration of tho houso bill repealing
tho pre-emption, timber culture and desert
laud nets. Mlie senato committee on pull
lie lnnds have amended tlio house bill by
substituting tlio provisions of fho sennto
ill. Jiluir offered an amendment iirovul
in effect, ns to desert lands, that on
expenditure of S!100 for improvements,
government should part with tho title.
mid that none of tho hinds should ho held
in larger bodies than 010 acres in single
owueiship. Plumb did not think that
there had been such gross frauds ns had
been gonernlly supposed with regard to the
desert lands, or any other form of public
lands. After furthor debate tho Beuate
ndjourned without action on tho bill or
pending amendment.
Jlorsn, Juno 1C Morrison, from tho
committee, on ways nnd moans, reported
adversely tho resolutions by Grosvonor, of
Ohio, declaring in favor of tiio restoration
of tlio wool tariff of 1807, expressing the
senso of congress advorso to any change ot
the present wool tariff, and thoy were laid
upon tlio table. Tho Iioiho thou went into
couimitteo of tho whole on the legislativo
appropriation bill. Tlio salary of the com
missioner of patents wns fixed at 54,000
instead of S5.000, aa recommended by the
bill. Cannon, ot Illinois, offered an amend
ment, which, nfter a short debato, was
agreed to, increasing npproprintio s for the
bureau of labor io tho aggregate, 30,010,
so as to make the appropriations equal to
the estimates ot tliocomuiipsiouer of labor.
Cabell off bred an amendment, which was
agreed to, reducing from 52,500,000 to
$1,000,000 tbo appropriation for salaries
and expenses ot agents, surveyors, gangers
nnd storekeepers in tho bureau of internal
revenue. The committco then roso aud re
ported the bill to the houte.
The following is furnished to tlio Asso
ciated I'ress with a request for publica
tion; Executive Mansion, Washington: Not
withstanding tlio announcement heretofore
made by the president reserving Monday in
encli week for the transaction of hiicIi pub
lic business us absolutely requires freedom
trom interruption, ho finds that through
ignorance of tho rules adopted or from
other causes, the time he thus
seeks to reservo Is to a great extent
engrossod by tlioso whose calls are of
a personal or social nature, or by the
prtsentutioii of business which might easily
be postponed to another day. At 1:80
evry Monday nnd at the same hour on
lVal.ll,... .,,1 l,-.I,ln nl .1, wnnlr lio mums iu:i:i:axi tiieke.
General Keifcr ot Ohio want to bo re
turned to congress.
Tho Illinois republican state convention
will meet nt Springfield, September 1st
niiodelslnndhnsin its legislature ninety
four republican members out ot 103 in all
Tho Texas newspapers stipulato with all
legislative candidates for a chaugo in the
libel laws.
It is said that Judge Poland could be
governor of Vermont it ho wanted to, but
that ho gives no sign.
Ciiarllo Foster still insists thnt Ohio is
for Illaine, Senntor Shermnn to tho con
trnry notwithstanding.
Tho Memphis Avalanco considers Mr.
Cleveland ns tho "logical and inevitable
candidate" of the democrats in 1S88.
Tho Georgia gubernatorial campaign is
complicated by tho chance that ex-Con
gressman Folton may run as an indepen
dent candidate.
Secretary Rnyard has presented the His
toricnl society of Delaware witli a valuable
and interesting collection of photographs
of General Grant.
DemciTAts in Congressman Reed's district
.n Maine talk of supporting a Methodist
clergyman, who is to mnko tho raco on a
prohibition-hihor platform.
Tho Indiana prohibitionist include
their platform a plank declaring in favor ol
woman suffrage, and another for tho issue
ot money by government only.
Tho Chicago News is pained to noto that
no pronounced ndvoeato ol civil servico re
form lias been prominently nnmed byeither
party as lender in tho next presidential
Secretary Manning's facohas been warm
ly welcomed upon tho bridal-paths ot
Washington, llo has had a hard pull, but
it lakes a good deal to finish an Alba
In Texas it ia proposed to unite tho
K lights ot Labor, Fanners' Alliance, Pro
hibitionists and various other political
and non-political elements in a grand effort
to elect olllccrs.
Secrotnry Kndicott nnd nil the surviving
descendants of tho original Kndicott who
emtio over In tho Mayllowcr aro now lion
ored by tho renaming of KImwood, subur
ban to Boston, which houccforth will be
known ns Kndicott.
rnosrECTS of lyxcii la ir.
Oborlin (Kb.) dispatch: Tho largo livery
barn of Woster it Allen burned this morn
ing about (5::i0 o'clock. All tho buggies
wore saved aud all tho horses except two
Mr. WorBtcr's dwelling, adjoining, was bad
ly damaged. From tho first it was almost
positive that it was tho work of an incen
diary. Patrick Fleming, a lawyer from
Bawlins county nnd the accepted leader of
ono of tho gangs which has caused tho loss
of six lives in tho past few weeks, was nr
rested for tho crime, and circumstantial
evidence is strong against him. Kong cries
of "Lynch him. Hang him, "Hope, rope,
were heard all over town, nnd it is yet n
mooted question whether or not ho will
ever get out of Oborlin alive. Tho loss to
the building is about j:i, 500 and tlio insur
ance on tho barn ?1,000.
11ITTKS 111' A MAD liOO.
Clinton. Mo., June 111. Friday morning
mad rto; wan first noticed at the resldeneo of M. Avery, jumping Into the yard nnd
oiling a imp niooiied dog. I lieu going on up
High street. It hit one or two other nulmnls
Passing down on I'riiiiklln htreet, near the
resilience of Attorney General lioouc, where
Oliver lleeves was iia-lng, it snapped nt him
tearing his right hand across the middle of
the back, lteevcs iinniedlatelv hud the wound
dressed fu accordance with the character of
the bite. It is thought nt least twenty-five
oogs were nmen ijoiure the mad dog was Kill
cu. o other person is Known to liavo been
bitten; a small boy, however,"says the dog bit
him through Ills panW leg, but did not
scratch him. Mr. lleeves Is a man about 00
years of age and has just completed a pottery
tuup ueic.
Details hnvo been received at Kvansville,
Ind., of a terriblo murder committed in
Stovensport, Warrick county, near tho line
of Spencer county, Dr. Agiet, a prominent
physician of that place, being killed by
John L. Gentry. Tho nunrrel oriclnnted
in tho heat of a political discussion, during
which Gentry drew a bowie-knife nnd cut
Aglet's throat from car to ear, tho victim
living only about llvo minutes. Tho mur
derer managed to escape. Tho killing is
one of tho most dastardly over heard of in
tho annals of Warrick county, it is prob
able that if captured the murderer will be
Washington special: Acting Second Comp
trollor McMnhon has rendered a.decision
to tlio effect that every volunteer soldier
who wns mustered out and discharged with
his regiment or other organization, the
members of which were kept together and
under discipline, nnd did mt receive their
discharges until they wero paid off, should
bo regarded ns continuing in tho service
until tho day of payment, and aro accord
ingly entitled to credit for that period ol
nei vice in cuiupiiking inuir ngiit to uouniy,
Dublin special: A. Mackenzlo, United
States vice consul at Dublin, shot his wlU
witli a revolver, lodging a bullet in her
tomplo. Ho then placed the pistol to his
own bend and firod a bullet into bin brain.
Both wore taken to tho hospital, but Mr.
Mackenzie died on the way. Mrs. Macken
zie will probably not recover. The couple
had freqiiont quarrels, nnd it wns during
one of their periodical disputes tho tragedy
occurred. Tho shooting occurred in the
presence of their three little children.
The flro at Vancouver mads almost a
clean sweep. Out ot E00 houses not a halt
dozen remain. Ono hour did the wholo
work. Hundreds of people aro camped
out. There nro meagre facilities for the re
lief of tho sufferers. Tho loss is about
$500,000, and tho insurance $150,000.
Tho property loss tails on the pionoor
element ot tho now city, but all are deter
mined to start ugain.
John Kelly, a respected citizen of
Ostrnndcr, Wis., was shot fatally on tho
10th by Sum Wilson, a dosporuto charac
ter, whom Kelly aud other citizens visited
and ordered to leave town., Wilson was at
once arrested and jailed. There is great in-,
dlgnatinn at Ostrander, and plans are on
foot by lumbermen to break Jail and make
a summary end ot the murderer.
A Painful llubtt, Tlmt May He KusMy
A richly furiiislii'd suite of apart
ments on one of the thoroughfares of
the eity is devoted to si peeuluir pur
pose says The Xcio Vork Midi mid Kr
presn. A fjililed pinto of modest dimen
sions, on which a nnine. ami nothing
more, is inscribed, is among the Haunt
ing signs by the main entrance to tho
building. Ascondingone llight of stairs
the visitor's attention will be attracted
by the marked care with which the
doors leading to the front apartments
are curtained. He will understand at
once that it i not a private establish
ment, for the name which appears on
the plate below is again inscribed on
one of the doors. A reporter was ush
ered into a Mnsill private apartment,
where a tall and handsome gentleman
in a fashionable spring suit waited on
hint. In a large parlor connecting witli
this anteroom by a glass door a conver
sation was going on. It ran in this
"Try once again, please."
"Th-th-tho tli-th-thr-tluush th-th-things
th-th-tliweetly in tli-th-tlie tli-tli-tl.
jiuing of th-tli-t'he year."
A otmg lady was endeavoring to
state in plain i-.ngiisii mat tlio thrush
sings sweetly in the spring of the year.
The place proved to be a private
school for teaching per.-ons who lisp,
stammer, and stutter to articulate tiieir
words distinctly. The instructor con
sented to explain the secrets of his in
teresting business. Ho said that not
one in twenty of those who li.-p and
stammer have any organic or natural
defect, ami in proof of his assertion lie
cited tiie fact that few children com
mence to stammer before the ages of
6 or li years.
"Various causes can be assigned for
stuttering, lisping, and stammering,"
he proceeded. "Fright often causes
this le-nlt, and sickness which docs not
at all alloc t tlio vocal organs produces
the same o licet through nervous action.
Stammering, too, is contagious, and a
child speecli is perfectly distinct
will almost certainly become a stam
merer if permitted to plaj anil associ
ate with stammerers. The habit is ae
tju red by sympathy."
"Can persons whose habit of stam
mering and lisping is h matter of long
standing bo taught to speak distinct-
"lhe habit, can be overcome in a
very short space of lime witli training
ami patient praetioo where there in no
inflammation of tlio vocal organs.
Take such a veteran as Mr. William K.
Travers. He could easily bo made to
conver-e like other people, but it would
be a crime against society to change his
speecli. If he spoko plainly lie would
loe -onio of his fascination."
"Js it. not true that many ladies pride
themselves on their ability to lisp pret
tily?" "in some circles lisping is considered
a fashionable and desirable accomplish
ment. The trouble about lisping is
that when a lady lias once acquired tho
habit she can not adopt a new stylo as
she would a new dress. Most young
ladies who take lo-sons in lisping when
frollicking witli companions of thoir
own age aro .sorry for il later on, and
the habit is not then so easily dropped."
"How do you distinguish bewoen
stammerers, stutterers, and lispers?"
"Stammering is simply spasmodic
articulation, while the stutterer speaks
from an exhausted chest, and is unable
to commence speecli easily. Hoth de
fects arise from a misuse of tlio vocal
organs, sometimes brought about by
ignorance and sometimes the result of
habit. Lisping consists in giving tlio
round of tli to s anil . and some other
of tlio consonants, and is almost invari
bly an acquired habit. When not ac
companion in- a serious iiiuicuiiy in
articulation it is surely unnatural ami a
result of the forced use ot nature s or
"Aro not the facial contortions which
frequently manifest themselves when a
stutterer tries to speak proofs in tlioin-
selves that some physical defect exists.
iot by any means. Those contor
tions result from a niisuso of the rospir-
uory organs, leacn the suilerer bv
word anil example the proper use of
these organs and gradually these eon
tortious disappear altogether. I have
seen persons who would almost go into
spasms on attempting to speak after
careful training for two months con
verse with perfect composure as dis
tinctly as you or 1. The mechanical
part of speech is an unconscious oll'ort;
to correct defects in siieoilt it must bo
made conspicuous that is to say, the
attention must be concentrated upon
the vocal ellbrt and the action of the
artlculatory organs." The instructor
explained that tlio male stammerers ex
ceed tho female in number in the pro
portion of seven or eight to one, for tho
reason, ho said, that women possess
more mobility than men in tho organs
of Bpeech. A bad stammerer, who lias
no physical defect in the vocal organs,
can be taught to speak distinctly in
from ono to three months. While un
der instruction, or immediately after
ward, ho must not bo allowed to as
soc ato with others who stammer, or
with persons who spoak very rapidly.
Stammering and lisping are moro gen
eral among wealthy peoplo than among
tho poor, for some unaccountable rea
son. Several clurgymou who stammer
in ordinary conversation articulate dis
tinctly in tho pulpit, but only when thoy
read their sermons from manuscript.
A leading lawyer in Scranton, l'a., is
tho most accomplished stammerer in
that section of tho country.
Her Way of Economizing-.
"Katrina, you must practice more
economy," said her mistress, as she
noticed a red hot tiro in the kitchen
"Veil, I do it," saul tho girl.
"You have tiro enough in tlio stove
to kcop till morning," replied the lady.
'Uots all recht, 1 burn me iter coal
and 1 safe me dor matches. Dots goot
economizin. National Wetkhj.
A Failure In Stirring1.
There are lots of peoplo who mix
their religion with business, but forget
stir It up well. J lie business in-
rnriubly rises to the top as a result.
A 'Moiitniin Town Tlmt ttcs Dlatnncoa
All Competitors.
Untie City. Montana, is conceded now
to be the wickedest city in tlio world,
writes Kit Perkins in he Xcio York
World. It so far surpasses Dodge City.
Cheyenne and I.eadville in pure and
unalloyed wickedness that it is a shame
to mention them in connection with
Unite City. Unite acknowledges no
rival but "Miles City a cow-town over
the mountains on the Northern Pacilic.
Miles City tries hard to lie the wicked
est city, lint, being a simple cow-town,
it can not competo witli Unite Citv.
which has both mines and cattle
ranches. Helena. Montana, situated be
tween Hutte and Miles, is proud of its
wickedness, too. It has its myriad of
gambling saloons, where Ciiinatnun
and cow boys buck the tiger at the same
table. It lias its concert saloons, its
French dcnti-uwtidf quarter, its Afri
can (Utni-mondf street, and its Chinese
bad houses, with their burning candles
in front, but Helena has to acknow
ledge -sadly acknowledge the sup
remacy of wickedness to finite.
I have seen tlio wickedest eity move
west niunv times. 1 have seen Abilene.
Kan., with its cowboy dance-houses and
gambling palaces move up to Cheyenne.
Cheyenne was proud, in 1S7-1, to be
called the wicked citv, but good peoplo
came in there and the V. M. C. A.
broke them up. 1 remember how they
had woman suffrage there in IS"."), anil
ninety wicked women came out in a
body," took the polls, and elected tho
barkeepers and gamblers to the high
est ollieos. Hut alas! Cheyenne degen
erated into an ordinary CliVistian town.
Wickedness then went over to Dodge
City. Dodge City then had but one
long street, every house a saloon.
Ilullels whistled down it and dead men
were hauled out of it from morning till
night. She Hung the devil's red ling at
all Kansas. She delicti the V. M. C. A.
aud tlio prohibitionists, but finally tlio
dreadful V. -M. C. A. camo up' and
camped on her bloody street, her devil
destroying prohibitionist cleaned out
her saloons, and her gamblers and
demi-monde left for llutto City. Poor
Dodge City!
The mines about Hutte are very rich.
The Anaconda mines have no rival.
Money is cheap and Hies like chall" in
tlio wind. The bootblack will not look
at your boots for less than LV) cents, and
tlio newsboy sells the one-sheet Miner
for 10 cents". Mr. Zingerfosl, the editor
of The Miner, admitted to mo that ho
was a Christian and a member of the
Methodist church in Oborlin, O., but
"Oh," ho said, "don't mention .it in
Untie. If you do no ono will read my
paper. It was a case where an editor
had to pray secretly in his closet and
t liun go out and play roulette to gain
the respect of his subscribers. A sad,
sad case.
At night Unite assumes Its most sear
lot hue. The town is rod all tlio time,
but at night electric lights rolled
through stained glass a thousand cardi
nal and amethyst rays. The houses of
tho denii-nionde arc "now all open. In
and out surge tho pcoplo dialling the
low-m:ckcd, short-sleeved, .scantily
dressed denizens. Whole streets are
given up to theso parlors of tlio sirens,
who sit at the windows dressed in draw
ing-room dveollcie. When you come to
tho gambling saloons the fronts seem to
bo removed and the dozens of rouletto
tables seem to be even with the street.
There thoy sit, women, Chinamen,
cowboys, miners, and Christians in dis
guise. " The clergyman (loos not play,
but lie comes in to show his democracy
to tlio boys and receive a donation from
tho man who breaks the bank, and sud
denly becomes generous.
The Unite concert-saloons aro usu
ally underground. The saloon is square,
with a row of private boxes all around
tho top. Tho orchestra is occupied by
cowboys and minors, who guz.lo beer
at 2.r) cents per glass with llabby bar
maids. The boxes aro occupied by bank
presidents, iiitrchanls and wealthy cit
izens, who sil behind laco curtains ami
drink Missouri cider-ohuinpagno at 5
a bottle with sprightly girls in giiuzo
drosses or tights. The gambling-tables
and the broken-voiced singers mnko a
pandemonium of tho place. Tho weird
electric lights make tho room like
hades illuminated. At 11 o'clock tho
singing is now and thou disturbed by
pistol-shots from the cowboys, who
shoot down into the grouncl, unless
thoy have a special dislike to the singer;
then the ball whisps through tho cur
tain. Sometimes tlio cowbovs chall' tlio
merchants behind the curtains in the
boxes, and make them order whisky
for tho orchestra. Everybody calls
everybody else bv his lirst name, and
there is perfect democracy throughout
the saloon. There is no concealment
of wickedness, but each ono does all ho
can to make tho concert-saloon tho
wickedest placo in tho wickedest city
in tho world. Tho next morning every
thing is forgotten, and tho merchants
are in their si ores, the miners in thoir
mines, and the pistoling cowboy punch
ing his cattle ton miles away.
Tho Growing Evil.
The bore has boon defined as the man
who will talk about himself when you
want to talk about yourself. Thoro is
a great deal of truth in this, but there
aro some men who will bo suflloiently
honest to give and take, who will listen
to you in rcturp for your listening to
them, there are others who are such
conversational gluttons that after hav
ing gorged thcmsolves with thoir own
gab, will listen to no ono olso.
Is thoro any greater fraud than this P
You liavo been listening for three-quar
ters ot an hour to a Jong rigamarolo,
full of paronthesls and digressions, of
Migglns, you have not only listened
patiently but rcsponsivoly, burning nil
tho time to .tell him of some matter of
tho most startling interest to yoursolf.
lie comes to the end of his narrative
suddenly, and, rising from his seat, says,
"Well, l must is) oil. i have an im
portant appointment with a man at one
o'clock, Uy Jovo! I didn't think it
was so Into. Excuse me," and oil ho
scuttles. Ho, perhaps, has no appoint
ment at nil, but lie has disgorged him
self ami lie is in dread of having to pay
ins conversational uum oy listening to
you lor live minutes. Confound the
men who won t listen, iezcia atjimgs.
A wooden mantel, unless It bo
painted one is much disfigured by eitha
lambrequins or scarf.
Silver Cake. Half a pound of sugai
quarter-pound each of Hour, butter am
corn starch, whites of eight eggs, om
saltspoonfiil salt, ono teaspoonful ox
tract of bitter almonds.
Scotch Cake One pound sugar, half
pound butter, two eggs, tablespoonfu
cinnamon, one saltspoonfiil salt, oni
pound Hour. Roll very thin and baki
very brown in a quick oven.
Seed Cake -Half pound butter, thrci
quarters of a pound sugar, ono tabla
spoonful rosewater or two teaspocnfuL
essence of lemon, ono saltspoonfiil salt
one pound and a half of Hour, one tabh
spoonful caraway seed.
Uice Cake Three-quarters of a pount
sugar, half-pound butter, beaten to
cream; one pound rice Hour and eight
eggs, added alternately, one saltspoou
fill salt, half a nutmeg, grated, and oni
teaspoonful essence of lemon or. a hal
wineglassful wino.
New York Cookies One tcacupfii
butter, three of sugar, four eggs, oni
tablespoonful cinnamon, half teaspoon
ful doves, half a nutmeg, grated, om
tablespoonful caraway seed. Mom
enough to make a dough that can hi
rolled out -but not stiff saltspoonfu
Spanish Uun One pound sugar, om
toacupful buttor, four eggs, ono quart
Hour, ono toacupful currants, one tea
spoonful salt, one small teaspoonful
soda, beaten well into ono teacupfu
sour cream, milk or buttermilk, added
last. Uake at once in shallow pans it
a quick oven.
Sugar Gingerbread Ono pound but'
tor, one pound nnd a half sugar, live
eggs, one teacupful sour milk or cream,
three pounds Hour, one tenspoonfu!
soda, beaten witli tlio cream, half tea
cupful ginger, same of cinna
mon, one teaspoonful eacli of clove:
and allspice, saltspoonfiil salt.
Gingerbread Loaf Ono pound sugar,
three-quarters of a pound butter, out
pint molasses, six eggs, two poundi
and a half Hour, ono teacupful ginger,
one wineglassful roso water, ono ol
brandy, ono teaspoonful soda, boaton
into the molasses, ono saltspoonfiil
salt, one pound raisins, one pound cur
.Jumbles Half-pound butter, thrco
quarters of a pound sugar, two eggs,
ono saltspoonfiil salt, half a nutmeg
grated, one teaspoonful cinnamon, oiia
tablespoonful roso water, eight drops
essence of lemon, one teaspoonful bran
dy (if you like) and ono pound of Hour.
Adding two tablespoonfuls of cream
and the sumo of Hour is said to bo au
A Tooth Wash -Tho following is an
excellent wash for tlio teeth: Dissolve
two ounces of borax in three pounds
of boiling water, and before it is cold
add ono tablespoonful of spirits ol
camphor and bottle for use. A table
spoonful of this, mixed with an equal
oiiantity of water, and applied dailv
with a soft brusli, will preserve the
teeth, extirpate all tartarous adhesion,
arrest decay, and make tho tooth pearly
Portieres have' proved to bo a boon
to many a household. They can, with
graceful ell'cct, curtain off the obst.nate
end of a hall, and aro very useful in
Hals, or whcio quarters are circum
scribed. Uosidos, thoy furnish morn
than is easily realized, except by their
absence. There is a real elegance and
reliiiomont about oven the simplest of
them. It is so much more convenient
to draw a portiere than it is to close a
door, in case a little privacy is desired.
A marble mantel has a warmer ap
pearance from boing ilocorateil by a
lambrequin or scarf. If tho former, the
valance should not fall more than
twelve or sixteen inches, and a woodon
shelf should bo covered with tho same
material. Silk, velvet, velveteen, or
felt aro all effective. The narrow tassol
fringe forms a good liuish, and in em
broidery, applique work of velvet, or
voivetcon, or felt, n rich appearance
For this the conventional designs aro
the best.
Soro Throat Ono who has tried it
communicates tho following about
curing soro throats: Ono ounce of cam
phorated oil, and livo cents worth of
potash. When any soreness appears in
the throat put the potash in a half
tumbler full of water, and with it
gargle the throat thoroughly; then rub
tho neck thoroughly with the camphor
ated oil at night before going to bod,
aud also pin around tho throat a strip
of woolon ilannol. This is a simple,
cheap and sure remedy,
An English Jury.
I was present in court when the fol
lowing incident occurred:
Sccno: Dorby Assizes. Samuol Lowo
nnd Jamos Halligan charged with steal
ing a ham.
Clork of AssizeDo you lind tho pri
soners guilty or not guilty?
Foreman of tho Jury Wo find as
ono on 'om stolo it anil tho other re
ceived It knowing it to have been stol
en. Clork of Assizo Who do you say
stolo it?
Foreman Nay, I can't say whloh
stolo it. One on 'em brought it homo
under his arm, and tlio other took it
from him.
Mr. Justico Matthow That man is
Lowo, and that is Halligan. Now,
which stolo it?
Foreman I don't know. I warn't
there. HowcnnlsayP If thoy didn't
stoal it why should they Lave it?
Judgo Uontlomon, this is your fore
man. Is thoro no one of you can say
whether Lowo is guilty of stealing?
Foreman Yos, Lowo stolo it.
Chorus of Jurymen No,tim other
stole. )i$V"
Clerk of Assize And Is that thu ver
dict of you all?
Jury (forotnan Included) Ys. 4.
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