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JONES & CHANCE Y, Pnbluhsrs.
1HERK IS SUM tO UO 0110 llOUBO in
Chicago which maintains seventy
commercial travelers in a single State,
and whose yearly expenses were made
$ 10.000 greater by tho passage of the
Intor-Stato Commerce law.
Of the 10,500 persons who havo
"visited 'Shakspcro'a birthplace during
tho year, 5,000 were Americans, thirty-
nine nationalities being represented in
all. Tho amount derived from visitors'
fees is about 800 a year.
A horbk stolen from an Ohio farmer
two years ago came come tho other
day by himself, having a saddle and
bridle on. Ho was traced back over
forty miles to tho inn whom ho broke
loose, but no one camo to claim him.
The French have now discovered
an annoxablo island in tho Pacific,
and havo straightway proceeded to
.annex it. Their acquisition is It nra'
tonga, which has an area of possibly
fifty squaro miles.
The publication of a now paper
entitled Iho Temporanco Magazine,
was begun April Hid, at Tokio, Japan.
Mrs. Sasaki, Secretary of tho Women's
Christian Temperance Union at Tokio,
is tho editor.
Paul Dehouanoks, of Philadelphia,
has collected 1,000,000 canceled
postagft stumps. Ho has put them
up in packages of 50,000 stamps each,
tho packages weighing ovor five
pounds apieco. It has taken him six
years to mako this useful collection.
Bkhry Miller, of Dado City, Fla.,
killed an alligator fourteon feet long,
weighing six hundred pounds. With
in him was found an aligulor six feet
long. Tho vertebrae is is largo as a
four-ycur-old steer. Tho nionstor was
vory savage, and fought most viciously
Mrs. Azuhaii F. Hyper, of Orring
ton, Maine, who is ono hundred and
four years old, was ono of sixteon
girls to scatter flowers in tho opon
gravo at a memorial service of George
Washington. Tho has a largo ami in
teresting corrotpondpneo with young
juul old persons all ovor tho United
The finest private collection of ul
YnanaeB in America is slid to be owned
by ono of tho Justices of the Supremo
Court of tho United Stales. The
rarest ulmnnna in tho country, prob
ably, is ono published by Win. Brad
ford in 1G8G. It is in tho collection
of tho Historical Society of Pennsyl
vania, and is valued at $550.
A tornado that left bugs an inch
tloep all ovor tho surfaco of tho earth
is tho latest wondor from tho solid
South. It camo near Ninety-Six in
South Carolina, and tho "varmints"
wero unknown epocies, black, pointed,
rough-coated, yot ovidontly not pre
pared to bo hurled through space at
cyclone ratcB, as they wero deal vory
soon after touching tho ground.
A Philadelphia drummer aston
ished tho peoplu of Omaha the other
day by woaring a livo chameleon as a
watch charm. Tho curious little liz
ard was attached to a chain by a thin
baud of gold wound about its neck
and nestled in tho creases of tho
drummer's waistcoat with every indi
cation of contentment.
The story runs that kissing was in
troduced into Engffnd by Rowonu,
tho daughter of Hongist, tho Saxon.
At a bunquot which was given by tho
British monarch in honor of his allies
tho Princess, aftor pressing the burn
ing bcakor to her lips, saluted and as
tonished and delighted Vortigem with
a little kiss, aftor the manner of her
There was a vory peculiar suicide
in Laney Park, Elmira, N. Y., tho
other morning. Arobin redbreast,
deserted by its mate, sought'to drown
its misery in death. Taking a long
string which ho had picked up to put
into its nest, ho swung it around a
bough, then wound it around his neok
uud expired, Tho body hung in tho
tree all day and many pedestrians
gazed at it curiously.
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ItusHH leather Is miulo in Connect
lout; Bordeaux wlno is manufactured
in California j Italian marble Is quar
ried in Kentucky; French luoo U
woven III Now York j Mnnuillt'N Ilium
U produced In Miihjmoliiio(U ; ring
)Uli nulnu'io in mtulo lit Now Hump
lini IMiUlmi Mil wuik luniit n fiwm a
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JIKVHIIH I'JHW iwm ill utuiifcu
an el'itone op the principal eviint"
New Attiiactino Puhmc Iotkukst.
Tho BerghofT brewery burned at
Fort Wayne, Ind. Loss $100,000.
The motor and car on the South
Side Electric railway at Pittsburg, Pa.,
ran away and wa completely wrecked
Seven persons wero seriously injured,
ono probably fatally.
A boy at Salt Lako threw a lighted
match into a coal oil can, causing an
explosion, which resulted in the death
of Cleo Gamer, aged 6, and Guy Jor-
don, aged U years, and tho serious in
jury of David Jordon.
Charles W. Wuldron, one of the
owners and managers of tho Wuldron
bank of Detroit, Mich., hns absconded,
taking with him money and securities
variously estimated at from $00,000 to
In a collision between a pansengor
and a construction train of the Bur
liny ton road, near Krum, Iowa, an en
gine and ten cars wore totally wrecked.
Roadmastcr Rose, Dennis unthti and
Patrick Heady, and a number of others
A slock train, running at a high
rate of speed ran into a herd of cattle
near Fort Buford, Minn., on tho Man
itoba road, wrecking seventeen curs
Nearly 100 cattlo wore killed and iivo
train-men injured, threo probably fa
tally. ,A collision occurred on tho Dayton
it Michigan road near Lima, Ohio, be
tween a freight, and a special from
Ottuwa with a military company on
tho way to Columbus. Ono or two
cars wero brokon up and two passen
gers, ono engineer and tho conductor
received slight injuries.
A barn on tho Spring Valley stock
farm, nino miles from Indianapolis,
Ind., was burned, and eighteen bead
of fino horses perished. The line
stallion Brignoli Wilkes was lost: also
ina, valued at$G,000; Mary O.,$5,000;
ViiBsur Girl, Madam Homowood and
Charles Northoy, a miner, a nativo
of Cornwall, England, wa precipi
tated down tho shaft of tho Pollock
mine at Butte, Mont., a distance of
100 feot, by falling off tho cage through
the carelessness of tho engineer, and
was instantly killed. Ho leaves a
wifo and two children.
Mr. James Bell, a business man of
Chicago, quiotly stepped up to Mr.
John Slovens, a "young man about
town," doxterously sliced his ear oil
with a pen knife, placed tho sovered
mombor in his vest pocket and walked
away. Mr. Stevens, it is intimated,
had too ardent an admiration for Mrs.
Bell to suit Mr. Bell.
A serious accident occurred on tho
Columbus, Springfield it Cincinnati
Railway, east of Springfield, Ohio. A
train, contesting of eight freight, two
passenger enrs and two sloepors, struck
a broken rail. Tho ongino and every
car wore derailed. Tho sleepers, both
carrying passengers, wore thrown
down tho cmbunkmont. Four pas
sengers wero injured.
Tho boiler of a locomotivo attached
to a Lehigh valloy freight train ex
ploded whilo going up ttio mountain
near Wilkesbarro, Pa. A brakomun
named Joseph Vanhom, was blown
from tho ongino into tho woods, 200
icet away. notn ot ms logs and ono
arm wero brokon, and his back was
injured. Ho died boforo reaching
Mrs. Mullins, of Pittsburgh, was a
witness against Mr. Scholler in a caso
which was to havo been tried Tuesday
afternoon, and Tuosday morning Mr.
Scholler, in order to insure Mrs. Mul
Hub' absouco from court, walked into
her hause, and, seizing her by the
hair, out her throat from ear to ear.
Mrs. Mullins being dead, and, Mr.
Schollor being in jail, tho case wuh
Tho sheriff of St. Louis county,
Mo., accompanied by a posso of dopu
ticB, wont to St. Charles to arrest threo
nion for stealing a ferry boat. A light
with revolvers resulted, in which ono
deputy was killed, anil two others
badly wounded. Tho sheriff himself
disappeared, and it is not known
whether he was captured by outlaws,
or is still running for his life.
Tho fulso work for tho supor-struc-turo
of tho Ohesapeako it Ohio rail
wuy bridgo over tho Ohio, between
Covington and Cincinnati was swept
away by a great raft of driftwood that
had accumulated at its base, and 350
feet of tho iron bridge dropped a did-
'tuncoof 100 feet into tho stream bo
low. Tho trestle wont down the
river ton or twelve miles, where some
of it was auohoiod. Tho iron work
uos in uio nvor near snore. Hie com
pany estimate their loss at $200,000.
W. II. Loluud, brother-in-law of F.
D. Adams, mino owner of Auburn,
Oal., who is in Chicago to dispose of
mining property, was drugged in a sa
loon by a bartender and accomplices,
When ho recovured ho was in tho
rear of tho saloon, in an alley, and
his watch and money wero gone. His
assailants were cutting tho ilesh off
his finger to got a diamond ring off.
Ho resisted, when they beat him and
got away. Leland has identified tho
Jacob Moxter, a piano dealer of
St. Umls, Mo., committed tuioide.
Ho entered his wuroroonis and began
tuning a (da no, When tho woik wiu
completed ho nut down at tho liutru
iiiont and played a "dead march " As
Iho hot note died away dm roM)it of a
pWlnl rung nut when nonuple ol wutk
iiihii nulling up found Jlmler lying
uii Hid (tour httoiilti tin) piano, with a
llitli kliMiiii ul IUmm itiituinu fri'iu a
utiiiKd in i.i uinpl
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Devoted Principally to Wasiungto:
Territory ano California.
Hampton D. Balcom died at Spo
kane Falls, W. T., from an overdoso of
George Lee was shot and killed by
Charles H. Jackson at Alberqucique
A firo broke out at San Dieeo, Cal
on H street, and deetroyed tho entire
James Milcholl, a painter, engaged
in painting a church nt Sacramenu
Cal., fell from the scaffolding and met
with instant death.
J. S. Wheeler, a blacksmith, com
mittcd suicido at Sacto, Cal., shootin
himself through the head with
The 17-year-old 60n of Richard
Smith, fell in a tub of boiling water
and was trribly scalded, at Spokane
Falls. W. T,
Walla Walla will vote a tax for tho
purpose of building a new brick
schoolhouee, to coat $25,000, the pres
cnt school building being overcrowded
The body of Elmer Alford, who was
drowned at Long Beach, Cal., came
ashore at the place where ho was bath
mg when drowned
Herman Bostlem died at Los An
geles, Cal., from opium taken for sup
posed suicidal intent. Deceased wa-
a new-comer, mid nothing is known of
his homo or family connections.
Joseph Brown, 9 years old, while
oiling a windlas used in moving
school house, at San Jose, Cal., had
his head drawn between a boom and it
stanchion, and was crushed to death
Charles Parker, about 25 years old
was fatally iniured at Chico, Cal. He
was working on a hay press, when in
some way tho crank slipped and fell
on him, crushing his skull.
Two brothers named ScnwwHker
tried to swim across tho river at Napa
Cal., witli their clothes on, and Georgo
sank when about half way across. It
is supposed they were
under the in
iluenco of liquor.
A young man named Ernest Stays!
was accidentally snot at I'asadona
Cal., by a riilo in his own hands whilo
taking it out of a wagon. Ho diei
almost instantly. He was but 20 years
of ago and single.
A Chinaman named Why Geng ran
amuck in tho northern part of Fresno
Cal., scaring women and children
Clhcers chased him 111 a house writh
mg on tho lloor m spasms. J.he man
died whilo being removed, nnd at tho
inquest it was found ho was a leper.
John McMahon and Capt. Rowe
woko up at Seattle, W. T., and found
they wero piisoncrs in their own
rooms, and had been robbed during
tho night. MoMahon's clothes wero
all stolen, and Capt. Itowo was robbed
of $200 in coin.
A. 11. Walters anil J. S. W. Banks
two campers at B.tkorsfieid, Cnl., won
preparing to retire wnen Walters, in
attempting to tuko his ritlo out of a
wagon, ditchargfd it, the bullet p.iss
ing through Ins shirt bosom and stnk
ing Banks on tho right temple, en
tering tho brain. Banks died
Tho dead body of a man ftas found
lving along the railroad track at
Bakorsliold, Cal. Deceased had been
fcon around the depot intoxicated
ll's hat was found on ton of tho box
car. Ho apparently had climbed on
pp of tho car to steal a ride, and fell
off. death being caused by contussion
of tho brain.
At Florin, near Sacramonto, Cal
an unknown man was run ovor and
killed by a freight train. Tho body
was out in two about the middlo, tht
parts boing hold together ouly by
strip of skin. Judging from blood
marks on tho tios th man was struck
whilo crossing 11 ties tie and wus
dragged some distance.
Win. Mcinin, aged 10, a bookkeeper
in a livory stablo at Nevada, Cal., left
town, saying ho would be back in two
hours. Ho did not return, however,
and it was discovered that tho pid-
lock on atuold-fashioncd euf at tho
t-tublo had been pried oil' and about
$5,000 stolen, llennessy, tho loser of
tho money, is young Mernin's uncle
and was vory kind lo him. His
nephew's ingralitudo has niado tin
old man almost brokon hearted.
A. Fillotor, whoso cabin is near
Evansville, Cal., has been a cripplo for
for some years and was obliged to
walk with tho aid of two canes. His
cabin was found burned down and on
search being mado for his body it was
found somo thirty or forty feot away,
whero it had been draggtd and par
tially eaten by mountain lions. He
had been so badly burund that bodied
from his injuries and the lions had
dragged oil' tho dead body to feed on.
Dudloy Ayros, A. Lonstoin, Georgo
Ling, W. G. Steele and Walter Adams
wero seated in the olovutor of a build
ing in San Francisco, when a ropo
gave way, precipitating the elevator
and tho occupants to tho bottom of
tho shaft. Loiutoln, who was the
worst injured, received a compound
fracture of tho left leg, besides being
internally butt. Adams had his left
ankle broken. Steele received bruUoe
on the head and body, and Ayros had
0110 of his ankles twisted.
Win. Grigloy was riddled with bul
lets at James S. Copland's ranch
near Vina, Oal., by James Copoliind,
Jr., and Mr. llopiwr, whom ho tried to
kill. Ho llrnt rtolo a wntoli and pMul
from OopeUnd's hoiuo, and tlrml two
lmU at young Cupelund and lloppur,
iuili)g liU aim. Mr. Copland and
mi, and llopiHir took lofuo lu tint
0l"Mr kiury ul lint Ouuk hull, fiuui
ttlm'li liny ttitiiitxl rite mi (lrigh),
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Devoted to the Interests or Farmers
Nothing pays as well on the farm as
a good garden.
inn peach trees in Arkansas are so
heavily laden with fruit this seaon
that much shaking off will have to be
done in order to preserve the trees.
An English authority has computed
that in the Ipst three or four years
more pigs have died 111 the United
States of cholera than have been
raised in the British Isles.
Vermont's manle sugar crop this
spring is in quantity and quality
above the average, owing to recently
introduced improvements in its man
ufacture. Tho yield is estimated at
fifteen million pounds.
Tho use of commercial fertilizers
makes it possible to apply somo ma
utire to every crop, and in land that.
is constantly growing something, this
moans manuring every year.
As the fanner sees the wealth of
blossoms in his fruit orchard, he
should be reminded that it requires
an enormous amount of plant food of
various kinds to make the fruit ma
ture. Soaking seed corn' in tar water is
claimed to be an excellent remedy for
protecting tho plants against the
ravages of both worms and croivs.
Somo believe it to bo quite ns effec
tive as bo.iking in copperas water.
By far tho best potato for lare
spring use is the Blue Imperial. It
does not sprout readily, but remain
comparatively solid until early planted
potatoes are ready for use.
Fire is the b;st preventive of disease
in orchards and vineyards. If all the
old wood bo piled up and burned it
will greatl- le-son disease and insect
attacks. It should bo done early in
Do not force young pear trees too
rapidly, as it has been demonstrated
that the blight does not as readily at
tack trees that grow slowly as it does
those that grow quickby. A grass
crop will soon ruin a poach orchard.
Pick off all the blossoms that may
appoar on your young strawberry
vines set out this spring. Do not al
low any of the young plants to fiuit.
It will injure their growth and lessen
their productiveness next season.
To prevent the sparrows from driv
ing tho wren8,way bore a round hole
in the box one inch in diameter. The
sparrow could not get into the box
through so small an entrance, wbilo
the wren would bo able to go in or
out at will.
The value of any kind of farm
stock is very largely determined by
its feeding tho first year of its life.
Breeding counts for much, though
every successful breeder knows how
greatly tho character of a young ani
mal is changed by innutritious or im
A party of New Jorsoy gontlemen
who rt turned, from a recent visit to
Florida, have decided to introduce the
cocoanut tree into Flonila, and have
secured a long stretch' ot torntory 111
tho southern portion of tho State.
On most farms tho manure is too
unequally distributed to give tho best
prolU. Somo parts are manured
hoavily annually. Tho garden is ono
such spot, ami rjs it requires more
labor than ury other equal area, it is
fairly entitled to a greater portion of
California farmers increased their
acreage in prunes un year, nut the
unfavorable weather during tho blos
soming period diminished the yield
considerably. It is, however, expected
now that tho quantity will bo doublo
that tecum! last year. Santa Clara
county is tho principal prime section.
In planting out patches of tho
hermaphrodite strawberry plants to
fertilize thoMs that aro only pistillate,
it 13 important to havo tho two bio'
soms at exactly tho samo time. If
there is not uniformity in blossoming,
tho earlier t r later berries as tho case
may bo, will bo unfertilized.
Havo your mpply of white helle
bore on hand, and when tho currant
worm makes its appearance "go for
him" ut once. Ho has an appetite
like a tchool-boy. and gets in Ins woik
in tliort order. Promptness in head
ing oil' his depredation? is tho price of
Make a map of your orchard, mark-
ug tho location of each tree and what
ariety it is, and you will havo no
need to depend upon labels, which
re liablo to bo destroyed or injured.
A glance at your diagram or map will
show at once tho character of any tree
in your orchard.
It is risky busincs taking small po
tatoes for planting, if thoy uro the
leavings from a bin. They may mako
go.id soed, if well ripened and from
trong, thrifty plants: but potatoos
that grow small, because their growth
was checked by blight or other do-
truotion of their leaves, are worthless
Tho sour ctirranU aro euro to bo
ilagued with tho currant woim. Look
out for them. A little hellebore
in-ted on tho leaves is an etliciont
protection. Tho worm never gets a
icoml tasto of this insect destroyer.
pply it oarly in tho morning, whilo
uw u on 1110 leaves 01 1110 uiuiius.
Tho tomato U commonly grown in
garden 011 toil made muuh too rioh.
'ho vino attains rriuuikuhlo vigor,
ul tho fruit ripen lowly. If only
uiudvruUih furitld roil were nurd for
growing tonuluo the er woulJ I
rtoii tuilUr, anil lw 1m nhju U
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ll' lll IIIHIlllig ffUlt iU IMtl kllitlt
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Rnr.iAm.r. Quotations Carefully Hi:
vised Svery Week.
WHEAT Valley, $1 30?1 31
Walla Walla, $1 201 22J.
BAKLEY Whole. $1 101 12J
ground, per ton, "S25 0027 50.
OATS Milling, 3233c. ; feed, 44
HAY Baled, $10$13
SEED Blue Grass, 14J16c. : Tim
othy, 9j10c; lied Clover, 1415c.
FLO UK Patent Roller, $4 00
Country Brand, $3 75.
EGGS Per doz, 18c.
BUTTER Fancy roll, per pound
25c. : pickled, 2025c. : inferior
CHEESE Eastern, 1620c: Ore
gon, 1416c; California, 14c.
VEGETABLES Beets, pr sack
$1 50 ; cabbage, per lb., 2Jc. ; carroU
per sk., $1 2o ; lettuce, per doz. 20c.
onions, $1 00 ; potatoes, per 100 lbs,
90c.$l; radishes, per doz., 1520c.
rhubarb, per lb., 6c.
HONEY In comb, per IK, 18c.
strained, 5 gal. tins, per lb. 8Jc.
POULTRY Chickens, per doz.
$4 00G 00; ducks, per doz., $5 00
7 UU; geese, $l U08 00; turkeys
per lb., I2jc.
PROVISIONS Oregon hams, 12Jc
per lb. ; Eastern, 1313ic,; Eastern
breakfast bacon, 12$o. per lb! ; Oregon
lUlzc. ; JSaEtcrn Jard, lUIlc. per
lb.; Oregon, lUJc.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, $ GO
85c; Sicily lemons. $6 006 50
California, $3 505 00 ; Naval oranges
ifo UU; Kiverside, if-i UO; Medilorra
uean, $4 25.
piuivp rituixs sun dried ap
pies, 7io. per lb. ; machine dried, 10
11c; pitless plums, 13c,; Italian
prunes, 1014c. ; peaches, 12j14c.
raisins, $2 402 50.
WOOL Valloy, 1718c;
HIDES Dry beef hides,
culls, 07c; kip and calf,
Marram, 10 12c; tallow, 3(330.
LUMBER Rough, per M, $10 00
edged, per M, $12 00; T. and G
sheathing, per M, $13 00 ; No. 2 floor
ing, per M, $18 00; No. 2 ceiling, per
M,$I8 IK); No. H rustic per M, $18 00
clear rough, per M, $20 00 ; clear P.
o, per hi, .fx.i ou; 0.1 lioormg, per
M, ifrzU oil; No. 1 ceiling, per M
$22 50; No. 1 rustic, per M, $22 50;
stopping, per M, $25 00; ovor 12
inches wide, extra, $1 00; lengths 40
to 50, extra, $2 00; lengths 50 to 00,
extru, H OU; 1 lath, per M, $2 25;
1 lath, per M, .$2 00.
BEANS Quote small whites,$4 50;
pinks, $3 ; bayos, $3 ; butter, $4 50 ;
Limas, $4 oU per coutal.
SALT Liverpool grades of fine
quoted $18, $10 and $20 for tho three
sizes; stock salt, $10.
COFFEE Quote Salvador, 17o;
Costa Rica, 1820c; Rio, lS20c,
Java, 27c; Arbuckle's's roasted, 22c
MEAT Beef, wholesale, 2A3o,
diet-sed, Gc.; sheep, 3c; drowsed, Gc. ;
hogs, dros-sed, b'Jc; veal, o7c.
rlUKLhb Kegs quoted steady at
SUGAR Prices for barrels; Golden
C.bc; extra C, bf ; dry granulated,
73c; crushed, hno crushed, cube and
powdered, 7ilc ; extra C, G&c; halves
and boxes, o. higher.
FRAGMENTS OF SOAP.
How IonmiiIriil llmiti-lio-pcrs Can Utilize
Them lo AilvuiitiiK'
Gather togothoi- all tho pieces of
whlto soap that you may huvo, casino
and any olhors that uro known to bo
good. Cut them into small pieces and
dissolve in boiling watoi- in tho pro
portion of a tea-cup of water to half a
cup of scraps. As soon as tho scraps
havo molted and whilo tho water is
still hot stir in ground out-meaU. to
mako a still-battor. Greaso somo old
cups and pour onough of this mixture
in for a small cako and sot it aside to
harden and dry. Yon havo now a vory
nico soap that is oxcolont for daily use
in tho nursery; or tho mlxturo may bo
mado just a little thinner and kept in
a tincup to bo brought out as soft,
white soap at tho children's baths.
For tho boys' and girls' tri-d-illy hand
scrubbing stir tho batter very stiff with
oatmeal bran or wheat middlings and
mould into flat cakes. Theso havo a
roughness that is necessary to remove
Ink stains, pitch and tho many defiling
substances with which ovory healthy
boy and girl seoms to como in contact
For fancy hand eoap, molt all to
gether tho pieces of any colored toilet
soaps, provided, of courso, that thoy
aro good, and do not contain injurious
materials; stir in a few drops of per
fumery and a vory little Indian meal.
Pour this into shallow dishes (fancy
shaped if you wish), and when partly
cold stamp on a pattern and mold tho
corners of the cakes round, or cut into
shapes with a cako-cuttor.
The scraps of yellow soap may bo
put Into tho soap-shaker a wlro ro-
coptaelo for holding soap that is to bo
shaken in tho dishwater; but for those
who havo no such implomout this is a
way of disposing of them: Dissolvo
tho pieces us before, using less hot
wator, and when tho mlxturo has
partly cooled stir in a quantity (as
much us It will tuko nicely) of semir
ing sand or bath brick torupod tlno;
pour Into a wooden box and tlr often
mull cold. This Is oxcolont for sour
ing tins Ntui claMiilNtfuiipulMtwl bJvo
and (km-, but will, of sour. rmovn
the iwim from woodwork. Vviiow
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THE RICHEST AMERICAN.
A 3Iolcm EiirIUIi Oriizo m Described by a
Wo had really got quite a fit of it;
and that must bo our excuse for telling
you about it. It first took us when tho
financial panics were on in America
lately; it was then that wo read so
many pars about the fearful losses avd
tho absolute ruin sutTcred by tho Bich
est Man in America; and wo read about
theso things until wo had grown quite
absorbed by tho subject.
Wo felt a craving a yearning a
gnawing to seo nnd touch and speak
with tho Richest Mnn in America, to
stare nt his silver statues and his car
pets interwoven with threads of gold;
and wo took passage for New York in
As wo landed on tho quay an excited
bystander took us by tho button hole
and drew us feverishly aside. "Seo
that homely-lookhig man way along
there, passm' under tho elevator,
stranger?" he whispered hurriedly, and
with ill-supprcssod emotion; "wall,
then, you seo tho richest man in Amer
ica! Came over twelvo years since from
:lown Kansas way, whur ho was raised;
hadn't a nickel; struck in a notion for
1 corner in baked beans, and raked in
$10,000,000 in nino weeks, ai.d eats
terrapin tarts fried in humming birds'
fat to every meal I"
We had found him, then! Breathless
with excitement wo followed him along
tho quay and streets, obt-ervlng him at
tentively. He had a wooden leg and
ono button otT tho back of his coat, a
large molo on the back edge of his right
ear, nnd a gray felt hrt with a grtt.i
lining. He enUu-ed h dining saloot,,
and wo eagerly took a seat oniio.--iT
him; he had ono wall eye and onoblo-:J-shot
ono, soven front teeth out and a
blank and yellow necktie.
Presently ho engaged our attention
bv excitedly kicking us under the ta
bic. "Seo that stout man coasting around
tho ico bucket?" ho asked, breathlessly,
"Whant? Well, you tako it from mo
that's Richest Man in Amurrikcr, bar
none. Started nino years ago as as
sistant odd job hand to n toothpick
sorter down Fivo Points eid struck
twenty thousand million dollars in
seven weeks, and eats gold dust sauco
with his trudled ostrich every break
fast!" Wo had found him, then! Wo burst
away from tho dining saloon, and rushed
ifter tho party indicated. Ho had lost
both ears from frost-bito, nnd had one
shoulder four inches highor than tho
other.andagreen cut-away coat patched
with sacking. Ho had not gono threo
blocks when ho turned suddenly in tho
utmost excitement and gripped us by
"Seo that fenco rail of a crittur with
the respirator, stannin' by tho lire
ilnrm?" ho asked. "You bet that's tho
the richest man in Amurrucky, so he is,
boss! When down Frisco way, with
out a ag on his back six years como
aext Independence, and banked i?30,000,
J00.000 in fivo weeks. Sleeps in a bed
stead cut out of a single diamond and
sends his boots to bo heeled wrapped in
million dollaO bills?"
Wo thought wo couldn't follow that
man; ho had a hai-o-lip, and pants muuo
out of old carpet; but wo abandoned
him, and inquired of a hotel clerk, who
was tho best authority in Now York, on
tho subject of tho richest man in Amer
ica. Tho clerk told us to go to tho edi
tor of tho Spread Eagle, in 979th
street, over tho Naphtha drinking sa
"Wo hoar." wo said, "that you, sirr
are an authority in the matter of tho
Richest Man in America?"
"I'll tell you about him right away,"
said tho editor. "I'll givo you tho out
lines of him; and then you can buy a
lilo of tho special editions of tho Spread
hoile, which havo three columns de
voted to him daily. Tho richest man
in American, sir, is Groulter Q. Van
boom, who set out from Grubsquash
City, Kan., with fivo cents sown into
the heel of his boots, and coffered forty
thousand million dollars in three
weeks. Ho was tho man that graoned
Mlisha J. Venncrhozzot over tho White
Daylight Cherub's Blush Silver Syndi
cate Boom, down Groggs Country, Cal.,
when Elishn was prospecting way down
there, and Elisha is now tho richest
man in America. It was ho who came,
the mean thing, upon Cluddaja V.
Illoobder, about tho cotton-oil scare
you've heard tell of Chalda-a V. Bloob-
!er, tho richest man in America? Why
it was about that man that Silas J.
Seeker, tho richest man of America,
used to say "
Ihon wo left, and slowly cooled
down toward tho richest man in Ameri
ca. Then wo took on tracking down
tho Tallest Thing in Hallway Swindles
and tho Quickest Grown Out West
City, and wo are on tho track of
nine of tnch of them. London Fun.
Wrecked by His Support.
"You don't seem as well pleased to
seo mo 113 you onco were, Irene," taid
tho slender young man, hoarsely.
"No. Hiram," returned Irene, with
dreamy, far-away look, and a sigh of
unuitoiiiblo sadness. "I wish I hud not
been you as tho loading character in
thoro nmuteur theatricals at Mrs. Do
Smith's last Thurduy evening." '
nut surely, jrono," urged Hiram,
'I did not do tint worst uotlmr. C'tm-
Ulor the support 1 had."
"i our supjiort, lllrtun." rejoined
ruiw, witk huuoloMj iiittUuiohnlv. '-hi
Whl I Mil! kM-Mkili; f Voui- your
-.,u u. ai. tlv i, K, i. Werboekere will
fort hi- n I
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