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The Oregon Scout.
UNION, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1887.
THE OREGON SCOUT.
An Independent weekly Journal, Issued every
JONES & CHANCEY,
Publishers and Proprietors.
A. II. Josks,
j D. Ol ANCET,
KaTKS OK Bl'lISCMPTION":
One copy, nnn yar fl M)
" months 1 03
" " 'fnu-o months
lnvsrialilr rash In advance
If by iiit chance Mitnorlptions are not paid
till end of ji-ur, two dollum will be charged.
IUtes or advertising made Vuovrn ou appll
ration. Coriecpondence from all parts of the county
AdJress fil'i communications to A. K.Jonci,
Hdltor Oreson Scout, Union, Or.
GriAxn HONnr. Vamt.v I.oiiok. No. fifi. A. V.
and A. M. Miots on ho second aud fourth
Saturdays of each month.
W.T. WHIG HT, W.M.
A. l.EVV, Secretary.
Union Loook, No. 39. I. O. O, i Regular
meeting on Friday evenings of each week at
their hall In Union. All brethren In good
atandlnif nro invited to attend. Ily order of
the lodce. G. A. THOMPSON. N. G.
CHAS. 8. MILLEIt, Socy.
M. B. CnnnCH Divine service every Sunday
at 11 a. m and? p. m. Sunday school at 3 p.
a. Prayer meetlnjr every Thiirnday evening
at 6t. ItKV. G. M. 1HWIN, Pastor.
PaKfiBrntMAN Cntmcn iteular church
serv ices every Sabbath morning and evening-.
Prayer meeting osch week on Wednesday
evening-, tiabtiath school every Sabbath at
10 a. m. Rev. H. Vsiinon Kick, Pastor.
8t. John's KnscoPAr, Cnuitcii Service
rery Sunday at 11 o'clock a. in.
Hkv. W. It. Powklu Iteotor.
Jndfe O. P. GSoodall
Rberiff A.N. Hamilton
Cleric A. F. Nelll
Treasurer E. C. Hralnard
School Superintendent J. L. Hindman
Surveyor M. Austin
Coroner 8. Alberton
JonnChrismao J. A. Itnrable
Btate Senator I 11. Illnchart
REM E8ENTAT1 VKS.
V. D. MoCully 15. E. Taylor
Mayor D. II. Itees
8. A. Pursel W. P. BeMleman
J.S. Elliott J. 15. Thompson
J no. Kennedy A. Levy
Recorder M. P. Davis
Marshal E. K. fates
Treasurer J. D. Carroll
Btrcet Commissioner L. Eaton
J. It. CKITES,
ATTORNEY AX LAW.
Collecting and probato praotlco specialties
Offloe, two doois south of PostoOlcc, Union,
Attorney at Law and Notary Public.
Offlco, one door south of J. B. Eaton's store
I. N. CROMWELL, M. D.,
Physician and Surgoon
Office, ono door south of J. D. Eaton's storo,
A. E. SCOTT. M. D.,
PI1VS9SAi-V AIVO SUStttlUKV,
Has pcrmnnrntlr iociUml nt Nnrtl, pw,i.
wherehe will aiibwnr all calls. '
CONTRACTOR AND BUILDER
Main Street, Union, Orejon.
riatrf and Specifications lor Dwelling,
itarnn una unugw luniuucu i-
Bridge Building a Specialty-
AU kinds ol Cnbhtel Work neatl y execu
ted. Hepuiring done on abort notice.
None but the Lent workmen employ!,
nd ButMluction guaranteed.
Call ami Interview me.
FRUIT AND SHADE
AFPLE, I'KAK. PLUM, PRUNE, PEACH
APIUCOT. CKAUAPPL.E, CHERRY.
SHRUBBERY AND SHADE TREES
Of well known varieties, suitable (or this
climate. Gin also furnish foreign aorta at
one-third the price asked by eastern can
YMsers. I desire to Hell trees at prices
that people can afford to bur.
L. J. ROUSE,
D. B. REES,
OFFICE State Land nrnn im;i.un
Union, Union County, Oregon.
il. F. BURLEIGH,
Allornt-.r at Iuw, Ileal limtutc
il utl OoUcctliiy- Aficul.
Land Offlco Business a Specialty.
Offit at Alder, Union Co., Orjoi
W. CAPPS, W. Dm
Surgeon and Homeopathic Physician.
Oh eg on.
Will go to any part of Enntcrn Oregon
wlien solicited, to perform operations, of
ITIcdlcIiiti Flirnltircl Without V.xlrm
Oflicfl adjoining Jones Bros.' Store.
W. T. WmoiiT,
FIRST MOM BAI
UNION, t :
Does a General Buukiu: Business. Buy
and sella cxclmngc, and discounts com
Collections carefully attended to, and
n o u
"T can save From 150 to tlOO on tho
JL OU urchste of an Instrument by
W.T. WIIIGIIT, Agent, Unin,0ri.
The Best Washing Machine
in the World.
S. M. WAIT, Proprietor.
Walt Broi., Agents for Union County.
Tliis tnaciiino is without doubt the best
In existence, and gives entire cutisfartlon
wherever tried. Tnix niucliiiie is in stock
nt.1. H. EATON'S STORK, where .they enn
be bouslH at ony tune. Try the laundry
fe k k k k k
Tvro doors soutli of Jones Bros.' store.
J. M. Johnson,
Hair cutting, shaving and shampooing
done neatly and iu the best style.
CITY v MEAT : MARKET
Ifain Street, Union, Oregon.
Benson Bbo.'s pRorniBToa.
Keep constantly on bftnd
BKEF, PORK, VEAL, MUTTON SAU
SAGE, IIAM8, LARD, ETC
It sot west liaintllr cslled s Illtten. the ttklDiof
wnlch. In nuny Iniuncei. li onlr pretext for drfnk
(OK. but ti free from ileocolic ilmulnnn, ami It u em
criou. In IU triultt toon Inftnt tjni.lolt. It
n-A fll In curlnir HlOJt HlJAUAl'lUi!
tad toy dlicmo srlnlue ! dliordcred (tviAca.
HE HAS DEEM HANGED ONCE
A I'rnlol .mil'il tlif .- contl llunsl
tliu ol a ( Illon ol v Mexico.
A Sunt;) l-'o oorri'ij-i'iulpiit of ''(
A(- J'r',- Sim wiitc-: Frionils of Tin'
oiluro ll.ikcr. now onuthicd in tho poni
tfiitiiirv luTi) under the sentence o
tk'.itli for tlx iiiiinloi- of a mun i:i
Coif.i Cotmly, this Torritorv, tliink i.
partleulttrly linn I that hp should Ik
comprised to mount the gallowo. Tin
Territorial S'.iprcniL' Court has jusl
rondoml a decision in his etisn allirin
hi; tin- M-nti'iit'o of duath, and lixinp
th dato of his uvcullou on tin' ISth ol
lliw mouth. Tho prisoner's friend?
will .co if tluiy cannot gal the o.i.sii
foro the United State Supreme Court,
on tho ground that Hakor has onec
been hangod for the crime, and that
tho proposal to hang him again is in
violation of the (nst;tul"on of I he
United States, which declare that a
man shall not be twice put iu jeopardy
for the same otleti.su.
Raker's crime, was the killing o.
Frank Uhruh. a 1 tile mure than a yeai
ago. Uhruh was a surveyor, nm'
Haker had been asked by him to kcof
a watch upon n flairs at Uhruh's ranch
while the latter was absent. In thi;
way Rnkorand Mrs. Uhruh struck uj
an " intimacy, which lasted for aoim
time. Concerning the donounmon
there arc conflicting stories. Baker am
tho woninn say that Uhruh attacker
Haker, and that the shooting was ir.
self-defense. Neighboring ranches
assert, however, that the liaison wa'
notorious, and that Raker and tho wo
man had more than once threatened tt
mako way with Uhruh. Tho positlot
in which the body of the murderer
man was found, and tho fact that bul
let-marks In the wall of the room indi
cntcu that tho snooting was all on one
side, ami served to fix the guilt upot
liakor. iho prisoner is a young man o'
moro than ordinary intelligence, am
the woman, who is now in jail ai
Springer awaiting trial as an accessory
is prepossessing in appearance.
As soon as Haker was placed undei
arrost ho was conveyed to Springer
wiioro no was seized uy a moo am
lynched before ho could bo put in jail
Murders had boon of frequent occur
ronco in that, vicinity, ami it was onougi
for tho crowd to know that the oflicou
had a man charged with that crime. Il
is not probable- that ono man in ton whe
participated in the lynching of Rnkoi
knew anything about the circuin
stances of the crime with which ho vu
charged. Having hanged him in tin
regulation stylo, to tho limb of a tro
and iasioneo mo tooso enti ot tho rope
to tho trunk, the mob watched thr
dangling body for a few minutes am
then loft the spot, dividing up among
tno various saloons ot the town, wher
mo incident fronted onlv a passing sen
sation. While the ineidonl was go n
on tho sheriff was watching affairs near
by, and as soon as ho saw the crowd
disperse he ran quickly lo the hanging
lorm anil cut It down. With the assist
nncf of a deputy ho carried tho body to
mo dmck uoor ot tno mil, and on enter
ing that building and giving orders not
to bo disturbed ho proceeded, with the
assistance ot a physician, to revive his
prisoner. Raker had been hanging by
me neon lor ton minutes when he wa
cut down, aud at least lifteou minute
more elapsed before tho sheriff had him
in tho ja 1. All this timo tho prisoner
was unconscious ami apparently life
less, mil inu siierm went lo work on
lum with great nnergv. and after hall
an hour of rubbing and tho application
miornaiiy ami externally ot spirits lit.
was rewarded by seeing tho man who
hail been huiigod open his oyos and
look wonderingly about him. 'All thai
night the shenll novur left his oharir!
for a minute, and by morning of the
next day ho hail Haker sullloiontly re
vived lo breathe with regularity and tc
eat In ;i mechanical way some light
Thus far no ono iu Springer know ol
mo recovery oxeept the Miorill, his don
my- and the doctor, and it was decidud
that tho matter should be kept a pro
found soeret until Hakor could bo re
moved to Santa to for safe kecpln
ilns was accomplished dur ng tho fol
lowing week, and tho man who had
had such a strange cxporionco was nine
uii unuor uie care ot competent pi
uuuis uero. At nrst Haker could not
talk at all, but gradually his thoughts
bocamo moro collected, aud on soveral
occasions ho described lo visitors, thr
aun correspondent among thorn, hit
sensations as ho was hanging from the
iiinuirom which he had been loosoh
swung. For six months ho sulferod in
tensely from pains In tho head aud from
dizziness, somotimes bcooming almosl
uurnnj;eu, uoillg UIlCOnflClOUH Of his Hlir
rounuings. .During these periods he
nuum inn uvor again ins experience nt
a ropo's end and on recovering he
wouiit oo weak anil greatly dopiosscd
in spir is. wu uis iriai mo iHots as to
nia previous oxeoution worn ignored,
though half a dozen mon from Spring-
ci iu Jiuauiik .iiiu reauy to swear
that tho real Rnkor had been hanged
once for tho murdor of Uhruh, Th
ldontiiication oi tno prisoner was com
pletc, oi course, but no amount of tes
timony will over sittisfv tho Siiriim.n-
jtes that tho man now iu custody horo if
the ono thoy lynclieil. Among the
most active friends of the prisoner now
are tho mon who helped to hang him,
and if thev have any influence lie will
not again go to tho rope.
Although under tho decision of the
Terrltor.al Supremo Court liakor musi
linncr a week from next Friday, it is the
general belief that ho will be respitec
for thirty days at least, to give hh
friomf fino to raaVo sonio efforts in liii
A Itlll Now HI-rp the I'l'imsy I vnnlu
I.elslniiil Ml rioetrlenl Apta
ratiM iih n uhftltiito for tlto
M hcre is now iH-furi' the lower branch
Ol the legislature. ny .7'ir Philadelphia
PiYtif, a bill whoto purjiose is in effect
the alM.iitioit of phvs.ral siilfering in
Ihe t'M'fittion of eriminaN. It was in
troduced ou Thursday last bv Repre
sentative Stevenson, of Lawrence
counl, a gentleman well known for
what i.- denoiniiiated by praet cal poli
tieians as fancy legislation, anil is in
tended to so amend the penal rodo as
to allow persons condemned to death
an opt on between extinction by hantr
intr aud elei lrit tty.
'J'he idea is not a new one. As toiitr
ago as 18'J one 11. B. Sheridan, of
Now Vorl;, njipliod for a patent on
w hat he termed "an improved device
for executing criminals condemned to
death." Sheridan was a philanthro
pist. No said that he did not wish to
make money out of his machine, but
had invented it solely iu the interest of
humanity. In proof of his good intent
ho proposed in his application for tho
patent to assign the right to uso tho in
vention to the United States govern
ment. The proposition fell Hat for a couplu
of years. Then, in May, 1881, l)r.
Henry II. Smith, of No. 1,800 Spruce
street, this city, president of the Med
ical Society of the State of Pennsylva
nia, brought it up for the consideration
of that body in his annual address. Ho
said: "It may not be inapproprlato in
connection with the subjoet of state
medic no also to call attent.on to the
propriety of memorializing the legisla
ture to modify tho present modo ot cap
ital punishment and make it corre
spond with the scientific progress of
the age. Without discussing the ne
cessity of such punishment, we may
justly urge that as its main objoct is tho
removal from societv of those whose
lives are detrimental to its best intcr
.rsts, this should be accomplished iu the
lciiat painful manner, and it does seem
as if ileal li by electricity should at pres
ent receivo duo consideration. It has
frequently happened iu the incautious
handling of wires connected with elee
ric light, etc., that instantaneous loss of
life lias ensued, anil it is not surprising
that the inventive genius of our peo
ple should havo already suggested tho
application of electricity to executions.
I feel, therefore, that 1 advance the
cause of humanity when I direct at
tention to this subject with a view of
obtaining legislative sanclion."
President Smith then procooded to
;ivo Mr. Sheridan's description of his
Miparalus as follows: " It consists of
in ordinary armchair with legs con
taining sonic sulMtaneo that will insu
lato the body of tho chair from tho
iloor. The anus end -in two brass
inobs ou which tho hands of the crimi
nal will rest and the chair has a foot
esl. iu which is fitted a brass plate. The
aaclc of tho chair is as high as a man's
moulder. At the top is a email knob
with a hole for a pog. Tho positive
wire of a dynamo-electric maclrno
'uniiing up tho back of tho chair ends
u tho knoli. The negative wire runs
-o a resistance coil under the chair, and
,iioneo lo a brass plate in tho foot-rest
Another positive wire runs lo ono of
iho brass knobs on the arms of the
Miair, and the second negative wiro to
,ho other knob. These wires can bo
connectd with udynnmoniachine milos
awav oy conducting wiren. Tho chair
urn,) uu useu iu i wo uiuoroni wavs. us
the two sols of wires are not operated
..if ji. i- . . .
--it me joot-resi wiro is usod some
previous preparation is needed, and
......11 ..:n ti ... - j.. , .. ...
uu. iu hiikuu couar is iiituu iigniiy on
.ho neck of tho criminal. This has on
;ho insido at the back a small brass
Diitton which fits closely against the
jpinnl process. This is connected with
i small silk cable which hangs down
oosely and ends in a brass peg. This
jollar being put ou tho criminal in his
:eu, no is then brought out iu his bare
feet and seated iu the chair. Straps
inaivii ins arms 10 mo arms oi tho chair
ind his legs lo the chair-log. Tho brass
?og of the silk cable is Inserted iu tho
Sole ou tho brass knob at, Ihe back of
iho chair and is there held bv a screw.
I'l. .. 1 r . . . , . .
mo imro leoi or tno criminal rest on
Iio brass plato of tho foot-rest, and tho
jircuit would now bo complete were It
jui in. ii, uio positive wiro is orokon at
t short distance from tho chair, but
ionneetion can bo at once established
oy turning a switch or pressing abut-
When tins n) done the full chargo
)f elootricitv outers tho criminal's bodv
at thospinnl cord nnd passes out at his
feet, the resistance coil, which it meets
ander tho chair, Increasing its forco
iu jiiuveiiiiug ii irom injuring tno
Jynamo machino ou its return. Tho
sriminal is killed instnntancouslv and
without pain, as tho oleotrlcity acts
oiuch moro rapidly than tho nerves of
"Iho second method of using tho
hair Is to discharcro tho current Into
the palms of the hands through tho
large urasa kiious, in this case no
JoJlar is needed, and tho criminal's foot
aoeu not bo bare. In cilhor caso all
ho wires and apparatus. oxcontinr tho
imall collar, would bo out of sight, and
ho criminal would soo nothing but an
jrdinary chair. The sheriff can signal
.he executioner to turn tho switch, or
jo can press a button on tho lloor, and
n a second all would bo over."
Dr. Smith when seen vosterdav In re
tard to tho bill said: "I had nothing
o do with Its introduction, nnd the
natter had pretty much passed from
uy nttontion, as tho Slato Medical
KicJoU took no action upon mv suo
eitloo. NevertlnUvfi, I Iwlluvo ro-dar. i
as I did then, that the ineasuie is a
good one. It i certainly practicable
and seient, lie. Tho object of capital
pun mIiiiioiiI. is noi lo torture the crimi
nal, bul s.niply to abolish him."
An old member of the legislaiuie,
when his attention was called to the
measure, said: "It is ery fair on its
face, bul a certain practical objection
immediately arises to il. in my mind at
least. Simple ns is the present method
of execution, il is apt to be bungled in
the rural counties, where a death on
the gallows may not take place once in
a quarter ofa eenltiry. Now. cerlainlv
ou can not trust a country sheriff witli
the opporation of this apparatus. Of
course the mere act of execution is sim
ple. Il is in the care between execu
tions of the apparatus and ils prepara
tion for use that the d IVioully w.ll lie.
There is such an aversion to the hnng
nian's duty among the people that an
ordinary eloturieian would not touch
the thing with a ton-foot- pole, 'flic re
sult would bo the. appointment of n
slate executioner, a sort of an electric
Caleraft, who would only be called upon
to exorcise his funet un whonovor a
criminal was found who preferred
death bv lightning to death by
hemp. Now, that doesn't seem tome
to be very practical legislation."
EDUCATING YOUNG INDIANS.
The Work HoIiir Doiio In tho School
at V ii in ii.
Tho very marked improvement in tho
Indian trainings-school at old Fort Yu
ma, across tho river, since it came un
der tho management of the Sisters of
C-harity, is certainly gratifying to the
Indian department and lo the friends
of the Indians generally, says The. Vumu
The Yunitts, luckily a Miiall tribe,
are among the very poorest and most
ignorant of all the liid ans. and to make
any intellectual impression upon them
would seem aluioU a hopeless task.
Yet the last eight or nine months un
der the Sisters careful treatment tho
children, wholly in their keeping, havo
made considorablo progress in their
books and a marvelous change in their
personal appearance and habits of life.
They are now a well-thessed, neat,
clean, and cheerful sot of young Indi
ans, whereas before they came to tho
school thoy were roaming around in
squalid poverty and nakedness.
The very oonipctnut, energetic, and
cfllclent superintendent, Col. I. 1 Iti
loy, paid a v sit of inspection to this
interesting school bust Monday. He
gave tho children, through tho assis
tance of an interpreter, a long, practi
cal, and sensible talk, which spumed to
bo thoroughly understood by his young
auditors, and was certainly apprecia
ted by Hasqual, the venerable chief of
tho tribe, who, boinor present, aroso nt
tho conclusion of Col. It ley's remarks,
and in oloquont terms sought lo im
press, authoritatively, tho mlvico and
Instruction thoy hail just rocoived.
Tho primary oLjcct of all Indian
schools Doing to touch the young to
speak the English language, at the close
of the old chief's remarks Col. ltiey
gavo a few illustrations of teaching tho
structure of Kontcuccs by combination
of objects in a way tho children thor
oughly understood, which had the hap
py result of showing them they could
soon speak the Kuglish language with
a little olfort. Ho then offered a HrsL
and second prize lo be givon at tho
close of tho session to the two pupils,
boys or girls, who could at that time
speak the most Kuglish, provided their
deportment and habits met tho approv
al of their toachors. Tho offer, we aro
Informed, has created considorablo em
ulation, and several nro striving to bo
After the school lecture Col. Kiloy
had a long nnd Interesting conference
with Pasqual, tho old chief, and devel
oped many interesting facts concern
ing tho rolatlons of tho Yumas to tho
whites, tholr customs and habits of life,
Although thoro aro ovor seventy chil
dren in school, Col. Hlley asked Pas
qual why tho others about ono hun
dred remained away. Ho replied
that there were four causes that more
or less entered into tho answer lo that
question. In the first phico many of
tno paronts and grand-parents of tho
children woro poor anil feeble. Tho
government gave them no assistance
and tho children hud to contribute
their labor to their support, and that
many woro desirous to come, but on
that account could not. In tho second
place, many parents feared that this
school was but a preliminary step to
having the children finally removed to
soinn other school In the east. Thirdly,
that when tho nnostion was successful
ly solved that their children could bo
taught to road mid write Kuglish. add
figuros, eta, he then would bo willing
for thorn to cut their hair, and adopt
the customs and habits of civilized life.
but not until then. If he lived to sou
tho prosent experiment a suooess ho
would ohoorfully embraco It, and so
would his tribo. In tho fourth placo
ho would not ask tho croyornmont for
nsslstanco. but would crratefiillv accent
what It might givo In charity to his old
and helpless people. Whon that was
done nil the children should come, if he
had Influence to securo such a result.
Helng assurod by Col. Kllor that the
children would never bo sunt from horo
only at the r own election, and that ho
would ondoavor to removu all other ob
stacles, the mooting broko up with as
surance that both parties would work
for tho success of tho Yuma school.
A number of people la this countrjr who re
cently dreir prize In the 8tto lottery of
Baxdiiv wcmsrjtcd their tlchett aud found that
they were elewly exetatod counterell.
HERE AND THEHE.
"'I In- Nlcr I'lirtliipiuUf;1' is rt liaiitflr; fn a
'. (punter ti .'I li the tjopulir Hun; ' 1'iah
r ii- In 1,, pilot! now.
i in uu nvi-riiifr of thirty thoiUJinl ImwE i
ritr are miw ittlll.liMl.
A NiK'Uon, Oil., Urotblark carries a lv
tlmt l ftivered with silver-plate.
.WvonlhiK lo rtntMies there urn Urm
mini "lim'krt-lioiw" hi thli country.
NVw York hniikurs are said to c. lxMin;
8 ki,1h) trmle dollars for siioi ulallve pnrpota
Hanoi Clnkcly av.is arrested at HniiKtoti
Tex.. Wi'iliiewlhy for u murdor rnmmitJr.il b
A .school for thn prisoners lias been ostafc
iKIied In tlir fttc prifon nt Ouaunjoalc
A -4 1 - -nr old colored wntn&n In limn
county, (I'curifin, Is the inuther of fourtrri
The lule.-d ginlnlory achievement In WrJ
Instoa Is it conjunction of stoaiucil ttjtler
Alitor day ivus celebrated at Mnntgontfrr
Ala., VvcdiicMluy. for the llrtt time hi llw. hs
tory of tho city.
A N'ablivillo ynunp man since Dec 1 18H
has cleared over JM.OOJ In real estate specula
timid hi that city.
A licar was found with his tonpic frown
a monkey-wrench near Durfce's Mill, Mon
tuna, one day recently.
The new ladles' club at, Uoston Is called Ui
"MonoKniph," and Its chief Intellectual die
will he modern hiMory.
The eldest man In the Vale frcidimin da
Is IIO yearn and 2 months old and the jouug
est 15 years and 10 months.
A Kchemc Is paid to he ou foot to establish a
dully neweiiapcr nt Heno, Nev. It la to In
stnrted with 100,000 capital.
A cIjjarctto-BtnoUlns match took place Ii
llroohlyn, N. Y n fcr days ago: One. of tin
contestants smoked ilfty c'gnretU In ooi
hour; another, forty-five.
In Wolf Pit township, N.C., tho other day
n Momau, angry at her husband, throw a po
hVr at hhn ns he sat In a chair with their habj
in his arms, nnd It lilt tho little ono on tin
head, hilling It Instantly.
A hill before the Now York assembly placet
kci;-draliier3 (individuals who go aboa
I'liipthig what Is left hi the turrets and kegt
outside of naloous) In the tramp list, ani
punishes them accordingly.
The llrtt cigar made in Connecticut was pat
up hi 1812. At that time 75 cents per thoua
and was the prleu paid for their manufacture.
They wero rudely rolled by tnc women on thi
farms and was nxually exchanged for grocer
ies a the country store.
N. O. Shcltiutt, of Jackson countv, Georgia,
who has been twice hanged and rescued, an
who ought to know about It, siys that It Is a
groat mlslnlio to think that death by hauglua
Ih painful. "There Is no p.dn about It," hi
tayn, "and ii mini can die mighty easy."
.1. II. Ncely, ono of the most prominent cit
izen of Columbia S. C, Is on trial for com
mlttla: nn assault on the 5 year-old daughtei
of (I. II. Moj ley, Tho citizens are highly ex
idled over tho affair and threaten to lyucl
Neely should ho ho acquitted by tho jury.
incaslcr, Pi., lost two of Its oldest Inhabi
tants last wi'ck. One, Miss Charlotlo Brun
gard, hud nuulo dresses for several geiicratloni
of Lancaster women, and was SO years old.
The other, Miss Lovau, was over 103 years old,
mid was said to ho the oldest person In thi
Iu order to obtain a larger vertical angle of
Illumination from tho nrc electric lights used
lor llght-houm purposes Sir James Douitlasc
has Introduced a fluted carbon. This prevent!
the formation of a crater, and therefore givet
a steadier and moro uniformly distributed
The records of Hie treasury department show
lliat eleven jiersons on Its payroll havo died
since January of tills year, a greater number
than for n like period of any previous year.
It Is claimed that several of theso deaths re
sulted from the had 6aullary condition of thi
Wlllard's nemarkable picture of "Jim Umd
poc," that was once exhibited In the Acadcmj
of Design, Is now among the art treasures ol
Col, John Iluy, who wrote the jtoom that in
spired tho nrtlsL Col. Hay has given Mr.
Vlllard permission to dupllcuto tho plcturt
for Mr. William Walter 1'helps.
Tim Inhabitants or Flshklll-on tho Hudson,
N. Y., aro greatly alarmed over tho tcrrlhli
ravages of diphtheria, now epidemic there
IscoriM ot children have died during the pas!
few days, and them seems to be no signs o!
nny Immediate, disappearance of the disease.
Many families are selling their property and
A New York steam company furnishes eleam-
power through pipes to 435 engines from a
largo steuia station on (Jreeuwlch street
The conduciors or pipes uncd for conveying
tho steam are of very large dimensions. The
steam when delivered to tho engine Is wet,
and tliu pressure is about eighty or posUblj
ninety j ii nds.
Tho use ot "pet" names is said to be the
cause of iimch trouble In Louduu. Several
ladles of position have been married recently
iinUoi' t-olirlquets that do not bear tho (light
est ivemblauce to their baptismal names.
And, moro curiously, people attempt to Ignore
or vary tho designations of their ancestors
who bore Christian names that aro uot consid
ered fashionable uow.
Sixty-year old Herbert Anthony, of Iteadlnjf.
I 'a., has a pet terrapin that has a decided
love for music. At tho souud of any music It
waddles towurd the source, sticking Its head
and neck out of Its shut just as far as possible.
It has Its own particular comer of tho kitchen
and I n sifts upon staying thoro. It drinks a
little water every other day, and eatv a little
raw beef every third day,
flans aro belug considered to enlarge the
lroklyn tabernacle, which now seats 2.M8.
Ouo plan Is to put In a second gallery and to.
elevate tha organ and put seats under It. An
other U to buy adjoining property aud Increase
the slue of the hulklm? ou the east klde. Thh
would destroy Its symmetry and. It Is feared.
would ellect ils acoustic properties. Tbr
are uow t'.TOO members of the church.