The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918, April 23, 1887, Image 7

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    TELEGRAPHIC SUMMARY.
Ad Epitome of foe Principal Events No
Attracting Public Interest
Boston. A special to the Journal
from St. Johns, N. F., says the. steamer
Eagle was lust seen by the steamer
Aurora, near Funks island. A terrible
sea was running at tho time. The
next morning the Aurora could find
no trace of tho Eagle, and nothing
has been seen of the ill fated vessel
since. .A message from Grecupoud,
about 100 miles from here, says that
lighthouse keeper Cabot had boarded
the sealing steamers Van Guard and
lleet; both of those vessels arc re
ported passing. Spars, forecastle and
nameboard of the Eagle have been
found near the spot where she was
last seen. Lighthouse keqwr Cabot
is a reliable man, and from his knowl
edge of affairs there, and the fact that
the Eagle has not been seen since,
while other vessels of the lleet have
been seen every few days, it is univer
sally believed that the vessel with the
200 souls on board was driven on the
terrible reefs, so numerous inside of
Funks island that the sea broke her
up, and that she probably sank im
mediately with her fifty seamen on
deck and 210 60uls below. The sea
that swept the coast that night, was
the worst ever witnessed by old sailors
on board of other vessels. No ship
once getting in those terrible breakers
could possibly escape. dipt. Jack
man, the commander of the ill-fated
vessel, was considered to be the brav
est skipper Newfoundland ever pro
duced, arid he was called tho ''king of
the sealing ileet" until 1885, when, for
the first time in his experience, he
failed to secure any seals. Last year
bad luck again overtook him and he
lost tho steamer Besolute near the
same fatal island, but his crow es
caped. Late in the same year ho took
commander of the Eagle, and within
a few weeks she broke her shaft. She
was refitted and n month ago started
with tho rest of the lleet on what is
now felt was her last voyage. A ma
jority of tho crew are married and
residents of this city and vicinity, and
all in the prime of life. The city is in
mourning. This is the greatest calam
ity and most frightful loss in tho mod
ern history of this unfortunate colony.
At Junction City, on the lino of the
Northern Pacific Bailroad, in Mon
tana, great excitement was caused by
the accidental shooting of a young
Indian buck, a 6on of Big Ox, a well
known Crow Indian. Mrs. DeWitt of
that place had lately been given a 32
calibre rifle and was practicing shoot
ing when an Indian dog came running
along just at the edge of the embank
ment of the river. Mrs. DeWitt, be
ing somewhat back from the river, did
not see the Indian, who was below the
embankment, but seeing the dog
thought she would take a shot at it.
i6he fired, and just as she did ko the
Indian's head reached the lovel of the
bank, and instead of the dog getting
the bullet, she shot the Indian through
the head and he died in a short time.
The Indians were very much excited.
The citi7.ens, wishing to show that it
was whollv an accident and that they
were willing to do all the kindness
possible, dressed the body in. a new
suit of clothes, placed it in a coilin,
buried it as though it were 'i brother.
Bev. Father Brands of tho Crow Mis
sion officiated. Paul McCor inick nobly
opened his store, giving freely to the
Indians of sugar, cofl'ee, blankets, etc..
The total amount given away was es
timated at .$100.
At Scranton, Pa., an explosion of
gas occurred in tho Van Storch mine.
A heading was being driven from the
Van Stuivh mine to connect with the
Dickbon air shaft in order to secure
better ventilation. Frre boss Lewis,
Thomas Lewis and Edward Owens en
tered the mine and detected the gas ;
lire boss Lewis leaving the miners re
traced lus steps, going toward tne en
trance. On his way ho met the mine
foreman and was explaining trie situa
tion when the explosion occurred.
The forco of the explosion was ter
rific. Every door of the fifty were
torn from their fastenings, and seni
crashing against the walls of the mine.
Tho miners were carried oil' their feet
and hurled into ditches, and blown
against pillars. Fire bos,s Littlejohn
and a miner named James Morgan
were hurled into what is known as the
"dump," tho spot in which the water
from tho lovel accumulates. Three
doors were also thrown into tho
dump," Littlojohn's hat was carried
to the top of the shaft, at least 200
feet. Etlort was at once made to res
cue Lewis and Owens, tho miners who
went in tho Van Storch mine with fire
boss Lewis, but after-damps prevented.
Jackson Marion was hanged at
Beatrice, Neb., for the murder of John
Cameron, 15 years of age, in April,
1872. Marion and Cameron left Grass
hopper Falls, Kansas, with a team of
horses and wagon to work on the St.
Joseph it Denver railroad. Tho body
of Cameron was found one year after
ward, and tho crime, after a lapso of
ton years, was finally fixed on Marion,
He neither confessed nor denied his
guilt on the gallows.
At Now York City, James Hogan, a
driver of an ice wagon, nearly killed
ms who wun a natcliet and then threw
himself out of a three story window,
dying instantly. Tho couple had lost
their sixth child, and both were re
garded as partially insane in conse
quence. T? I rli f v-fi t-rt mnt, wam m. I n...t l 1
an explosion in Bull's colliory near
Sydney, N. S. V. Tho accideHt oc
curred in a tunnel a mile and a half
from its mouth. Seven bodies have
been recovered. The tunnel is blookad
by debris caused by tho explosion.
AGRICULTURAL NOTES.
Devoted to the Interests ot Farmers and
Stookmen.
The Unritcn Spot.
In making preparations for the ac
tive farm operations of tho spring too
little attention is in many cases paid
to the preparation of a kitchen gar
den. The fact is overlooked that in
the garden is comprised the summer's
living. Hundreds of families have
lived during the greater part of the
year on an almost unvarying diet of
salt pork and potatoes, bread and pas
try, and hundreds will continue such
a diet during the year to come. It is
reasoned that there is no profit in a
garden simply because nothing that is
produced therein will bring in money,
while corn can bo turned into pork,
beef , or ready cash ; wheat can be used
in furnishing bread and the surplus
sold for cash, aifd oats can be fed to
the horses or sold as desired. Beside,
it takes time to cultivate a garden,
and a farmer's time is fully occupied
in getting in, caring for and harvest
ing the field crops, making hay and
doing the necessary chores about the
barn and stockyard. Many farmers
thus occupy their time and probably
feel satisfied with pork and potatoes
for breakfast, potatoes and pork for
dinner and both for supper.
The fact that families have and do
still subsist on such fare is no excuse
for not having something better. It
is said, and with some degree of truth,
that the best butter and freshest eggs
produced on the farm are sent to tho
village store and exchanged for family
groceries, and when milk is used in
the family it is after tho cream has
been removed that there may be no
lack in the quantity of butter pro
duced. If any person should enjoy
good home living it is the farmer.
The products of the farm may bo had
at their best, and it is folly to live on
the husks and let others have the ker
nel. There are odd minutes, morning
or evening, that may be employed to
advantage in hoeing or weeding a
vegetable garden the minutes often
devoted to hanging over tho fence and
gossiping with a passing neighbor
over the latest local sensation or tho
prospects for rain, or some other
trifle.
The industrious farmer will, at the
earliest opportunity, prepare a garden
spot where may be planted a patch of
early potatoes, sweet corn, peas, beets,
onions, lettuce, beans, radishes, cu
cumbers, salsify, summer squash, with
a plat of cabbages, tomatoes, turnips,
and, perhaps, melons. Sweet corn,
peas and beans, for uso as string
beans, should be planted at several
times during the season in order that
one patch may b3 made available as
another becomes too far advanced
toward maturity for use when green.
To this short list may be added such
other vegetables as are advisable. No
family should be without an asparagus
bed, while a patch for strawberries and
other small fruits will add much to
tho family conrfort during the summer.
A garden spot should be tho best en
riched and best cared for part of the
farm, as it is the best paying in fur
nishing a fresh supply of tho most
healthful food during tho season when
hearty meats are not best adapted to
the human system. Once a good gar
den is kept up it will become easier
year by year because of the variety it
furnishes on the table. There is yet
time where no garden vegetables have
been raised to enrich and prepare a
plat of ground for this purpose, and
by all means havo it near the house
where the good wife may readily make
her selections of variety for tho
dinners in tho weeks to come. Ex
change. It is said there are over 2,000 var
ieties of the apple cultivated in Europe,
its growth extending from thirty-eight
to sixty degrees, though tho best fruit
is grown between tho thiity-eighth
parallel and tho forty-second.
Do not try to keep geese unless all
the conditions are favorable. Geese
may be kept at a very small cost or
they may entail cost according to cir
cunistances. A pond and pasture will
enable them to secure their food with
but little aid.
Cows need light, not only for their
own health and comfort, but because
good butter cannot be made from tho
! milk of cows kept in dark stables.
Air, light, cleanliness and warmth are
I four essentials of a cow stable where
cows are kept for profit.
i All fowls that feather slowly are
usually hardy. For instance, tho
Brahnias. It is owing to tho fact that
the drain on tho system occasioned by
quick feathering does not weaken
them. Slow feathering while growing
is indicative of hardiness.
One of tho means to bo employed
in the future to inako of tho sorghum
industry a success is to get pure good
seed, seed well saved, thoroughly
cleaned, true to name, and that will
mature at difi'orent periods to suit the
convenience of the grinder.
Tho plan of a farmer for securing
large crops is thus stated by him : "I
tell my men to harrow tho ground
twice as much as it ought to be, and
then I tell vhoni it is not harrowed
half enough." Thorough pulveriza-
j tiou of the soil is more important than
any other work bestowod upon a crop.
I Iron is an important part of tho
, blood, giving its red color, but this
does not necessitate taking solutions
of iron for health. All well-developed
vegetation contains some iron. It is
the coloring matter of green leaves.
In soils from which every trace of iron
has been removed seeds will germin
ate, but thoy will be whito. Pouring
a solution of copperas or sulphate of
iron on tho soil will change the leaves
to a dark'greon color,
OREGON NEWS.
Everything of General lntereit In a Con
densed Form
There is not a vacant houso in Pen
dleton. Koseburg is to have n $11 ,000 school
house.
Weston expects to have a steam
grist mill soon.
Ashland has GOO pupils enrolled in
her public schools.
Albany is taking steps to organize a
military company.
Hay sold as high as $20 a ton around
Albany the past season.
The assessment of Albany will
amount to about $S00,000.
The crops in all parts of Douglas
county are reported excellent.
Bichard Meyers was drowned at the
foot of Main street, Portland. "
The peach crop in Jackson county
promises to bo the largest known.
Baker City has a brick-making es
tablishment that turns out 110,000 por
day.
The La Grand National bank is to
have a now building in the near fu
ture. The mail route between Grant's
Pass and Crescent City will bo relet,
service to commence July 1.
The State fair authorities havo put
up $500 to bo competed for by the
military companies of tho State.
Lebanon proposes to build a tele
graph lino to Leng's station on the
Narrow Gauge at a cost of $500.
Vuli, on the Oregon Short Line,
near the Snake river, is the temporary
county seat of the new county of Mal
heur. N. A. Lundy, was found dead in his
room at a Portland hotel. A bullet in
the head and a revolver in his right
hand revealsd that he had committed
suicide.
Miss Alice Durbin of Huntington,
obtained a verdict for $2,000, against
the O. B. & F. company for injuries
received by being run over by a train
last summer.
George Smith, an old pioneer of
Marion county, and a resident of
Turner, committed suicide by swallow
ing a dOso of strychnine. A short
time since he sutlered a paralytic
stroke which allected his whole right
side.
Miss Kate Trullinger, aged 1-1 years,
of Mullino, was drowned in Mill
creek. She had been subject to con
gestion of the brain, and it is sup
posed walked into tho creek, while by
some it is thought the bank gave way,
precipitating her into tho swollen
stream.
John Cahill, a hod-carrier of Albina,
aged -10 years, was run over and killed.
He was going to a store with a coal'
oil can and was walking on tho O. B.
ifc N. track when he evidently heard a
train coming behind him as ho stopped
from the main track to a side track,
but he did not notice that a dying
switch had been made, and was struck
by two freight cars which threw him
across tho track and passed over him
cutting otT both feet and crushing his
head. His death was instantaneous.
Schuyler Ford, aged 21 years, dis
appeared from Harrisburg, Oregon,
aixiut a month ago, and nothing has
been heard of him since. He had
purchased a lot at Coburg, upon which
he had built a houso to run a saloon,
and for which business he had bar
gained of a linn at Harrisburg for a
stock of goods. When last seen he
had upon his person about $700 in
money and bank checks. His pistol
and overcoat romain at tho hotel un
called for. His friends entertain
fears that ho has been foully dealt
with.
Journal of Commerce: So great is
the demand for prunes in this coun
try that their cultivation promises to
bo one of the most prolitablo occupa
tions that Oregon farmers can engage
in. During the last four years the
imports of prunes from foreign coun
tries Aggregated 228,51:1,01)8 lbs., value
$10,G57,:i7(). The Oregon prunes are
said to equal any of tho imported ones
and they require no extra attention.
Prunes will not grow everywhere and
Oregon is one of the favored localities.
Mr. Hidden, of Vancouver, has an or
chard of 3.1 acres in extent which
yielded ten .tons of prunes last season,
from which ho notted sonio$2,-100. A
few boxes were distributed at Moline,
111., by the Immigration Board and
since then there has been a constant
onquiry for Oregon prunes from that
direction.
One of a band of Indians having
their ilia ho on tho Washington Terri
tory side of tho Columbia, nearly op
posite Umatilla, died a few days since.
During tho ceremonies of his funeral
a brother of tho deceased deliberately
shot and killed old Tom, an ex-medicine
man, and one of the best Indians
in the gang. Tom had practiced
medicino among his tribo for many
years, but abandoned his profession
some time since. It is an old rule
among Indians that if tho doctor lets
the patient die he must be killed him
self. An Indian woman named Annie,
while in an intoxicated condition,
visited the farm of Charles B. Iteed,
in West Kittitas, W. T. No ono was
at homo hut Mr. Keed's 17-year-old
eon George and some of the younger
children. Tho squaw was disorderly
and assaulted the young man, knock
ing him down with a club and assault
ing him with a stone. Young Becd
(licked up his shot-gun and on tho
squaw making further demonstrations
and threatening his life, he fired, tho
charge taking effect in tho woman's
face, killing her instantly. The
coronm'rf jury brought in a verdiot p'
justifiable homicide.
ALONG THE COAST. '
rievoud Principally to Washington Territory
and California.
A new shipvard is being established
at Port Madison, W. T.
The Thompson Opera Company
went to pieces in San Francisco.
A site for a sugar rolinory has
been selected at San Dieg, Cal.
Nearly $25,000,000 worth of candy
was marie in California the past year.
It is estimated that about 110,000
Montana sheep froze to death tho past
winter.
Mrs. Langtry, it is stated, will take
up her summer residence in San
Francisco, Cal.
Hiram White, an old resident of
Taylor, A. T., accidentally killed him
self while handling a rille.
There are about 800 bales of hops
left in Washington Territory of which
Yakima county has 150 bales.
Contract has been awarded for the
delivery of 25.000 piles for the jetty at
the mouth of the Coquille river.
The Provincial Legislature of Brit
ish Columbia has passed the bill au
thorizing the loan of $1,000,000.
Bobert Fulton, a blacksmith, at Port
lladlock. W. T., lost an eye by a piece
of steel entering it while at work.
Judge Freer, at Oroville, Cal., "sen
tenced the stage-robber, George Hen
derson, to fifty years at San (jucntin.
A dozen Bob White quails havo
been turned loose in Kittitas county,
W. T. They came from Whidby
island.
Near La Center, W. T recently, a
young man named Chailes Anderson
was struck by a falling tree, which ho
had chopped down, and received fatal
injuries.
The loss to cattlo in Northern Mon
tana is 25 per cent, and much greater
in the southeastern portion of tho
Territory.
Leo Roberts was found dead on the
trail between Tunnel city, W. T., with
two companions. He is supposed to
havo been murdered.
The nineyear-Old son of Henrv
Hamilton, who lives near
Cal., was instantly killed by
dental discharge of a gun.
John Lemper, of the
Army, who struck a citizen
Grayson,
the acci-
Salvation
of Sacra-
memo, Cal., on the head with a rock
recently, has been sent to Folsom for
two years.
Thomas E. Harvey has sued Nelson
Bennett for $5,000 damages. On Sep
tember 21, 1SSG, Harvey broke a leg
while working on the Cascade tunnel
for Bennett.
At Lathrop, Cal., T. H. Odell, famil
iarly known as "Doe" Odell, was shot
and instantly. killed by his brother-in-law,
Wm. Moss, daring a dispute over
a mortgage, at his ranch. 'jJf
' M. Yager, a teamster jumped oil' a
street car in front of a switch engine
of the Southern Pacific Bailroad com
pany at Los Angelos, Cal, aml was
almost instantly killed. ti'Z
Charles Goslow, convicted of the
murder of Henry A. Grant, at Los
Gatos, Cal., on the 10th of January
last, was sentenced by Judge Beldon,
to be hanged on the 20th of May.
Samuel B. Branson committed sui
cide at Monterey, Cal., by shooting
himself in tho right templo with a pis
tol, dying immediately. Ho was (50
years of ago and a Mexican war vet
eran. Tho trial of Alexander Goldonson
at San Francisco, Cal., for the murder
ot little Mamie Kelly last November
was concluded by a verdict of. mur
der in the first degree, and the penalty
fixed at death.
The brick liro wall alongside tho
Tacoma mill, W. T., has been com
pleted. It is 90 feet in longth, 35 feet
high and two feet in thickness. There
was need in tho construction of the
same 120,000 brick.
Yakima paper: An experienced
tobacco grower is coming out from
Wisconsin to take charge of the
Moxeo company's essay at tobacco
culture. They will plant seven acres
to tho weed as a starter.
A little five-year-old pon of W. T.
Siniins, of Itiverside, Cal.,, attempted
to board a loaded train and was run
over and killed. His mother is very
low from nervous prostration and is
liable not to survive long.
A man named Harry H. Osborn, of
Tulare, Cal., aged 23, bn keinan on a
freight train, jumped from the tram
at Goshen and fell against a truck,
throwing him under tho train. His
head was severed from his body.
In getting of! a train at Caliente,
Cal., Ed. Mills, a car repairer, fell be
tween the cars and tho train passed
over his legs severing thorn from his
body, No doctor being near an en
gino was sent with him to Sumner,
where ho died.
English capitalists are negotiating
for the purchaiio of tho Minnie Moore
mine at Bellovue, Idaho, in the Wood
Hiver country. Tho price hot on tho
property is $3,000,000, and it is thought
the sale will bo consummated. The
mine was originally sold for $20,000
and has since produced about $2,000,,
000.
J. G. Haggart, an owner of mining
property in Arizona, was paying a
visit to his family in Alameda, Cal,,
and took four of his children, three
boys and ono girl, out in a rowboat
fishing. Just as ho was about (o re
turn ho stood up in tho boat ta put
on his overcoat. Tho boat began to
rock and tho motion .increased until
tho frail vessel capsized, throwing all
tho occupants into tho water. Othor
boats in thoir vicinity quickly pulled
to thoir aid, hut only two boys were
drawn from tho water. Ono of thene
diod a short time after.
SOLDIERING IN AFRICA.
A Fronrlininn' Ilemttrknlilp Adventure
While ii Citptlxe Aiiioni; tilt Arnln, '
A lot of ('migrants stopped from the
car? at the Union depot recently.
Among tlinn was a Frenchman
named Victor MiiIIit, with hi wife
and two children. He hail a remark
able story Of advonMire his life, ami
as lie rested in a hotel1 preparatory to
going out house-hunting he related it
to a reporter as follows:
"When 1 was young I had a great
love for the army, and at the
age of seventeen 1 went to Stras
bourg to become a soldier. 1 was put
into an infantry regiment, from which
1 was transferred in six weeks to the
Third ivgmient of zouaves. While
among them 1 was sent to Algiers,
where I staid for about fifteen years,
lighling the Ajubsor living the miser
able life of a French soldier in Tan
gier." "Why miserable?"
"Well, the country is awfully hot,
and anybody who is not used to it suf
fers terribly."
"Did you do any active service?"
"Yes, and plenty of it. The Arab
on the northern coast of Africa are con
stantly revolting against the supremacy
of the French, whom that country costs
many a drop of blood in a year. Many
a friend did I lose while 1 was out
there. Once when we were on the
de-ert we had been alter a detach
ment of Arab horsemen we .est our
way. and we roamed for about a week
through the vast sea of sand which
stretches itself through tho northern
part of Africa the Sahara. Our sup
ply of water had given out, and we
were almost dying of thirst, while our
knapsacks witli provisions were almost
empty. To get some water and sonic
food we resorted at last to the measure
of killing one of the camels that we had
with u. The camel has a stomach which
is divided into four parts, one of which
contains the water just as the animal
drinks it. We opened that part, and to
our great joy there was enough water to
give us all at least a cupful each. On
the sixth day our number had dwindled
down to seven, when a cavalcade of
Arabian horsemen came upon us, and
we, being too weak to defend ourselves,
were made prisoners and taken to
Taghit, a town in Morocco.
"Here our Captain was killed in the
most horrible manner by the Arabs.
They tore his nails one by one from his
lingers, cut out his tongue, and
chopped oil' his ears before they finally
killed him. 1 myself was sold the next
day to a rich Moor, who made me his
valet. I had here comparatively an easy
life, but they forced me there to join the
religion of Mohammed. Unfortunately
my master died, and ho leaving no
heirs 1 was taken back by the Govern
ment as their property. They, not
being able to dispose of mo immediate
ly, sent mo to Morocco, where I was
put into a dungeon among criminals of
the most degraded character. How
ever, 1 appealed to the Sultan, through
the governor of the prison, ami 1 was
released, prine' jally because I had be
come a Mttssii .11:111. 1 ran through the
town, fumi one end to the other, when
at last I found occupation with a He
brew, who took 1110 in as a water-carrier
and general servant. As soon as I
had saved some money, I left Morocco
for Algiers. Tho dangers 1 encount
ered on my long and wearisome jour
ney were horrible not so much from
tin people or from beasts as from the
horrible climate. For five days I trav
eled through a dreary, barren desert.
I was without food for two days. On
several occasions I was misled by the
Fata Morgana. The Fata Morgana is
a relleetiou of some distant place in the
rays of the sun, and is very deceiving
to travelers, especially on tho desert.
1 had left Tleineen, tho town where
AlxW'l-Kader vanished the French in
18:l.r), the day previous. When I got
on the desert I had a small llask of
water, which I had been obliged to
buy, ns there was a drought in Tle
ineen, making water so scarce that it
-.oinelinies eiinio to twenty centimes
(foiir cents) a pint.
"When the water in my. llask gavo
out I seemed to feel awfully thirsty; 1
became terribly dejected, my head felt
dizzy and ached dreadfully. I was
wishing for the next town with all my
heart. The sun shone down upon the
country with scorching heat. The sanil
was so hot that it burned the soles of
my feet. With a fainting heart I lifted
up my head to see whether any trees or
houses appeared on the horizon. Look
ing up 1 was pleasantly surprised by
noticing in the distance a beautiful vil
lage. The little one-story white houses
were surrounded with largo trees,
whose beautiful green foliage, In con
trast to the white houses, made up
a nice picture. I hastened to reach
the spot as quickly as possible, but
imagine my disappointment when ,1
found that the glorious oasis was noth
ing hut a deception. The next day, al
most at tho.point of death, I came to a
small settlement, where 1 recuperated
myself front my starving condition.
After a week I arrived in Tangier,
where I was received with joyful hur
rahs bvl my (dd comrades. In the
meantime news had arrived in Algiers
'if the war between Franco and Gor
nianv. In a few days a ship took us
iway from Africa. Wo landed in Mnr
eilles,and were at once dispatched to
the front. I fought under Marshal
llaziuo at Gravelotte, and was taken
prisoner by the Prussians, who sent me
ut Krfurt, in Saxony. I was prisoner
ilforo for six months, when I was lib-
ierated on account .of peace, which had
lieeii established between the countries.
Since that time 1 have been a German
subject, 111 Alsace-Lorraine was an
nexed bv that countrv. I am ulad wo
ibeeauie Germans, because while I was
1 prisoner hi their country thoy treated
me like a nrineo, hotter than 1 was
Mevor hold as it soldier in Franco."
"iltsburgh uiinncn utl luce ..
A3 MUSEUM OF CURIOS.
Tho Content of the rnrlnlinptl-Unggng
itoolii nrn IIIr City Hotel.
Not long ago the baggage store-room
of the Palmer House was tilled with ev
idences of the forgctfiiluess and fi
nancial irresponsibility of a vast num
ber of guests. The rule generally among
hotels is to keep unclaimed baggage or
packages three years, subject to tho
call1 of the owner, at the expiration of
which time those remaining are sold at
auction. Tin annual sale took placo
recently, consisting of the parcels and
possessions left during the year 188.1.
To one viewing this vast collection of
luggage It otild seem almost incon
ceivable that so many things should
have been forgotten, as a major part
were, and also that so many unusual
things should be found there. Tho.
word baggage is not generally taken to
mean a cooking-Move, or a sewing
machine, yet in this collection was not
only a eookitig-tovo, but pots, pans,
eollee-pots, knives, forks and a potato
masher, while otl' in one corner were
two antiquated sewing-machines. Ono
had been left by mistake and the other
intentionally as collateral for value al
ready received by tho owner in tho
shape of food and lodging. Therowero
trunks and valises of all sizes, styles .
and descriptions, from the silvcr
nioiinted alligator-skin "grip" of tho
swell drummer to the tin-bound black
varnished paper valise of the country
man who spent all his money seeing
the town and "jumped his board bill,"
leaving this sole token of his love. Of
trunks there was an endless variety. A
very substantial one was opened, and
was found to contain the full uniform
of a German dragoon. Every thing
was complete top boots and spurs,
dress and fatigue coats and trousers
covered with gold lace, sabretache and
shako, while on the breast of the dress
coat was sowed a decoration, pendant
from a triangle formed of German col
ors, tho med itself of bronze gilded
and "bearing date of 1874 and a
German inscription. In tho same trunk
was 11 velvet-lined case in which wore a
pair of old dueling pistols. From thesizo
and style of these weapons they must
have been nearly ono hundred years
old.
All nf tho things in this trunk be
spoke a certain amount of refinement,
which contrasted strangely with tho
contents of the neighboring one. In
that were a lot of old clothes, copies of
Hash literature, two whisky bottles
one empty, the other half full a worn
out revolver and a dangerous-looking
knife. Three large massive trunks
were especially noticeable and woro
found to contain theatrical costumes of
remarkable beauty and value. A closo
investigation revealed the name of tho
owner, an actress of National reputa
tion, who has been notified and to
whom the trunks will bo delivered,
they having been probably forgotten
or delivered to the wrong address and
returned. Another trunk was full of
blank books, ledgers, etc., and thcro
was one full of sponges, ono of
chamois skin, one of hatchets, axes
and knives; one of cloaks, which had
been so nioth-eaten as to resemblo
mosquito netting; ono of shoes, but
not a pair among them; one of hats
and caps of all kinds, from a satin
opera-hat to a fifty-cent cloth cap;
while still another was full of fans,
some beautifully inlaid and sonio of
Japanese and Chinese manufacture, in
all over a thousand fans.
Probably tho ono that was the most
accurate representative of its owner's
character was the trunk full of bricks,
sand-bags and serap-iron. The man
who left it also left a largo bill. Ono
valise was full of champagne, and in
others were found Christinas cards,
music, gloves, pictures, jewelry, but
tons, laees, optical and surgical instru
ments, dolls, tobacco, a inarlin-spiko,
murine glasses, charts of tho Paeifio
Ocean and China Sea and various eoni
niereihl samples in almost every imag
inable kind of business. There was
a large packing-box full of advertising
for the ill-fated Now Orleans Exposi
tion, while another contained chorusos
and blank advertising cards.
In a corner stood about three hun
dred umbrellas and canes, Vepresont
ing every known typo of either article.
Near this lot hung a small reticule,
which was a jewel in its way, and con
tained two articles distinctively femi
nine a powder-rag and a garter. Tho
only approach to this in tho way of
scant buggago was a collar-box neatly
wrapped, in which there woro two vory
high collars, a pair of celluloid cuffs
and a soiled whito scarf. No claim
existed against theso articles, and is
generally supposed tho dudo was too
weak to carry them away. Thero wero
som quite valuable emeralds, a few
opals, pearls and sapphires. Sovoral
gold chains and cull-buttons wero al
so found.
After the salo had boon concluded
the only articles loft on thoscono of the
battle wero tho little hand-bag and tho
collar-box, and although tho generous
auctioneer had 011 sovoral occasions of
fered them as inducements to speedy
purchase and afterwards thrown thorn
in to be taken for cost of transporta
tion, they were as often incontinently
refused, and still remain as a nucleus
for the action of 1888. Chicago Tri
bune. m
Near Navarro, O., a few days ago,
John Fotheringhani, a wull-kuown
coal uiinor, died, aged CO years. In
1801 ho had tho misfortune to lose both
eyes by an explosion In a initio. Al
though entirely blind for a period of
twenty-three years, ho worked very
hard in the coal mines, and would got
out as much coal In a day as any of his
follow-mlners until recently, when ho
was obliged to quit on account of fee
bleness. , .,