Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon scout. (Union, Union County, Or.) 188?-1918 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 23, 1888)
J0N3 ft CHANCEY, Publiihers.
GREAT IS TO CAY.
aton a world that's gooo to wcodl
The great tall cjjrn la still strong In his seed;
riant her breast with laughter, put sosg In your
Tho heart Is still young In tho mother soil;
There's sunshine- and bird song, and rod and white
And Ioto lives yet, worlrunder and orer.
Tho light's whlto as over, sow and bellevo;
Clearer dow did not glisten round Adam and Ere,
Uevcr bluer heavens nor greener sod
Slnco tho round world rolled from tho hand of
There's a sun to go down, to como up again,
Tbero are now moons to All when tho old moons
Is -wisdom dead slnco Plato 'a no raorof
"Who'll that babo bo, In yon cottago doorf
"Whllo your Shakespeare, your Milton, takes his
placo In tho tomb,
Tils brother is stirring In tho good mother womb:
There's glancing of daisies and running of brooks,
.Ay, llfo enough left to writo In the books.
Tho world's not all wisdom, nor poems, nor flow
But each day has tho Eagio good twenty-four
Tho Bareo light, tho earflo night 1 For your JaW3,
They kco tho ItachcU nt tho cOd of tho years:
Thci's wavlngof wheat, and tho tall, strongcorn,
And his heart blood Is water, that sltteth forlorn.
John Vanco Cheney In Tho Ceiiy.
nfcndcH PlimHii' Curious Cartc
Wendell Phillips was o natural aristo
crat. Ills father was tho lirst mayor of
3k3ton, and tho famous schools at Andovcr
avid Exeter recognizo his family as their
founder. Ho was reared In alllticnco, and
nt school was an uthloto as well us a
Btudont. Ho loved to box, and to run and
to row. Ho was tho bitterest opponent
of tho first tcmporanco association formed
In Harvard college In .his early llfo ho
loved all tho good things of tho world.
Ho was fond of tho physical as well as tho
intellectual. Ho loved tho beautiful, and
admired women abovo nlmost any young
man of his class. Yet his whole llfo
chnnged as ho grow older. Ho married a
girl on her sick bed, who never got woll,
and ho devoted his wholo llfo to iier caro.
Ho becamo an advocato of tcmpcrauco,
and when ho saw William Lloyd Garrison
dragged through tho strcots In tho auti
slavery agitation, ho dotornilned todovoto
his llfo to redressing tho wrongs of tho
black man. "Why don't tho mayor call
out tho militia," of which ho was ouo, ho
cried. From high class surroundings ho
ihen moved into tho lowly quarter that
ho might currv out his ideas of protection
to tho poor. What a curious career fol
lowed. Frank A. Uurr in Philadelphia
Tho Vnluo of Tollt Songs.
Tho vnluo of folk songs and labor songs
or -workers' songs is not easily over
estimated. Iu this country wo hava very
llttlo distinct lltoraturo of that class, ex
cept what wo gather from tho nogroes.
Undo llcmus and negro myths, as given
us by Charles 0. Jones, mado us familiar
"with tho sougs and tho stories that com
plement them to maUo it low strata of lifo
cheerful. Tho Nineteenth Century has
collected qulto a motloy group from other
sources, Burns' poems got flavor from
association with the Scotch working
classes. Tho different departments of
labor havo all developed songs peculiar to
tho class of work. Tho dairy maids of
Greoco and other old Aryan races wovo
tholr work Into music, and so gavo to it
an uir and atmosphoro of poetry. This
was spoclajly trim of hording and pastoral
labor of all sorts. Tho Kusslans havo a
corn grludora' song. Tho old chlmnoy
mvcopors' chant thut was heard in oaf
streets fifty years ugo has viuiislu:d, but
Btovcdorcs and sailors perform work with
chanting or intoning. Song llghteus
labors, its olllco is a grand ouo. Ulobo
Democrat. Aluminum mid Iron Alloy.
Ten per cent, of aluminum added to tho
weak metal coppor gives it tho strength
orBtcol. Ono stovo making concorn In
Michigan uses about ono tenth of 1 per
cent, of tho motal in all its iron castings,
with tho result of diminishing tho shrink
ago, making it fill tho mold better, im
proving tho skin, rendering thu grain
perfectly ovon mml preventing chilling,
oven turning whlto Iron Into grtiy. Tho
addition of silicon to cast iron has been
slown to turn whlto iron Into gray also,
Tho oxpi;iuomts with aluiglnum eIiow
thafwhllo with hucccssIvo remoltlng tho
aluminum becomes deposited muNtho al
loy loses its Htrcugtli, It does so less than
iron of tho samo kind without alumnia
nubjoctod to tho banio number of remelt
ings under tho samo conditions. Tho
iron and aluminum alloy can bo vory
Tcadlly turnod in tho lutlio, tho grain bo
ing lino and oven. Tho elasticity of tho
iron Is Increased. St. Iiouis Republic
l'luliirunco of tho Model.
A great (lllliuulty in u model's lifo is tho
fatiguo whon being drawn or pnlntcd. It
depends solely upon herself, or her
titreugth, how long n tlmo she Is capable
of remaining stationary in Mio desired
posture. Somo uro unable to poso longer
than two or three minutes at a time,
whon thoy must rest, whllo otheru can re
main much longer quiet. I urn fortunnto
in this respect, and can poso for an hour
with tho greatest ease, and this enables
tho urtlat to complete his picture In a
much uhortor tlmo than with broken sit
tings. Artists' Model In Globo-Domoornt.
A Hummer fur Curpenteni.
An Improved hammer for carpentcra
has a groove iu tho shlo of tho head, into
-which tho head of any kind of a nail may
bo slipped and tho nail fastened with ouo
blow. The hammer ran bo readily with
drawn without disturbing tho null, which
may then bo driven home iu the usual
way. Curjumtora will jippreclato tho valuo
of tho tool, especially In driving nulls
in a lace soven or eight foot abovo tho
floor uud consequently almost out of
jreach. Chicago News.
IVrcciitugu of Adulteration.
Tho Massachusotts board of health ex
amined lust your 4,870 samples of food,
including 11,080 of milk. The percentage
of adulterations, eh'., In mill; was
as against Stf-l) iu lbfc'J, when the law first
-went Into operation. Drug adulterations
mo reduced to 'J7.-7 ixir cent. Tho jron
tmil percentage wua U3.05.lkstoii Mud-
)u Cie f Typlinlil.
' Frendh plijTdcluuti uro reporting great
nuecuas villi tho prompt Intenmt iu of
HiltUeptlu 111 eusos of typhoid fever
After dUlnfeotloiuif the li)tullm, u
oordhiff to I bin method, Hip dUwme runs t
PACIFIC COAST NEWS.
A CABLE OAR ACCIDENT
A Brakcman Terribly Slnnajlcd.
FntnlMhootliic AfTrnj'. ANnllor
A MURDERER PLEADS GUILTY.
Firo In it Collier.
Conqideraolo excitcmont was caused
by u cry of firo from tho Enoch Tal
bot, which is discharging coal for tho
Nortliwcatcrn Transportation Com
pany at tho Pacific street wharf, San
Francisco. Tho Talbot is an oldtimcr
and tfhen it was learned that fire had
broken out on her everybody got
ashore as quickly as possible. She
was loaded with Cherry valley coal
from "Washington territory, which
liad become ignited by spontaneous
combuetion. Tho fircboat was not
Bent for, us it was feared Unit the Bait
water Bho used would damugo tho coal,
and a stream was introduced into tho
hold from shore, which, after somo
loss, extinguished the flumee.
Wreck itu Arctic Wutllm.
Capt. 0. T. Thomas, superintendent
of tho Aleutian Fishing cfc Mining
Companyon Kodiak island, Alaska,
who arrived at San Francisco by tho
hark Hope, gives an account of tho
sinking of tho schooner Ieabclla and
seventeon of her crew. There were
sovoral other wrecks in tho vicinity of
Kodiak island, but no cluo to the
identity of any could bo found in the
wreckage that every day, during bad
weather, drifted on tho islands. All
hat is known is they wcro principally
Cablo Car Accident.
As a train on tho California streot
cablo lino in Sail Francisco was com
ing down tho hill between Stockton
street and Dupont, tho grip broko and
thu car immediately shot rapidly
downward. Tho conductor and grip
man, and a fow passengers, applied
themselves to putting on tho brakes,
but a majority of thoso on board
jumped ofl' and several wero more or
loss bruised. Ono man lit squarely
on the top of his head on tho cobbles
and lay for u fow moments as if dead,
but afterwards rccovcrod.
. A murderer I'IciiiIm (atiilty.
It. L. Sykes, charged with tho mur
der of Goorgo Uonderson at lteddiug,
Cnl., has pleaded guilty. It will bo re
momborcd that Henderson was hilled
while riding on tho stago from Red
ding to Alturaa, nt a point about forty
seven miles cast of Redding, in Octo
ber '87. Tho arrest and conviction of
Sykes was duo to tho efforts of a do
octivo of Wells, Fargo & Co,, who lifts
pared no olforts to bring to justico
ho porpotrator of tho enmo.
A llrukoinnu Terribly IJ!iiif led.
E. A. Dowloin, a brakoman on tho
Northom Pacific, met with a terrible
accident at Buokley, W. T. While
crossing from ouo car to another lie
foil botwoen them whllo thoy wero in
motion. Tho cars passed over his
right leg bolow the knee, and tho loft
ankle, cutting both oil. Wlion tlio
train backed up to tho scono of thu
accident it was found that ho had
bound both stumps with his handker
chief and crawled to a ditch and im
mersed thorn in wator. Both logs
woro amputatod. Ho is m a critical
I'ntul Sliuntliifr Affrny.
As court adjourned nt Fresno, Oal.,
in tho caBO of Ida Hitchcock, who is
Buing W. A. Oaruthors for $25,000 for
dofamation of character, Henry Hard
wick and Robt. Seconeo, witnesses for
tho dofondant and plamtill rospojj
lively, became engaged in an altorca-
tion which resulted in Hanlwick la-
tally Bhooting Soconoo. A brother of
theilattor, who was present, drew a re
volvor and tirod eovoral shots at Hurd-
wiok, who foil also fatally wounded.
Ouo of tho Clu'Mtcr'M Victim.
A boatman found tho body of a wo
man floating in tho hay, on tho north
sido of Aloatraz island, near Sau
Francisco. Tho remains woro towed
to a wharf and takon to tho morgue.
Tho condition of tho body indicated
that it had been iu tho wator a long
timo, as tho lleeh is totally removed
from tho head and uppor anil loiyor
limbs, Tho coroner is of tlu opinion
that tho remain)) uro thoso of ouo of
tlio victims of tho steamship City of
Ohestor, which was sunk in Golden
Gate iu August last.
A (tailor Itadly llcutrtt.
Tho British bark Minmyhivu enmo
into port at San Francisco from Now
castle, and James Baines, ono of tho
Bcamon, smuggled a nolo ashoru to tho
Coast SuamonV Union, asking for as
sistance. Tho patrolmen of tho union
ut once investigated tho case. Ho
found that Baines was a union man,
and on tho 15th of lust month, while
ho wua unable to work, ho wua Bot up
on by Capt. Webster and tho first
niato, and was bo badly need up that
lio was confined to his bunk for three
weeks, and is still in u vory weak con
dition. Capt. Webster is not union
uhlu to American law, and tho only
hope tho sailor has of redress fa
through tho UritUh vico oomml,
lilllrd li)' " FuIIIiik Tree,
William Amu, a young man from
Michigan, was fun ml dead la thu woods
near Edmonds, W. T. Ho had been j
working in tho woods, and was caught
by a falling tree, his neck being
broken. Young Amea leaves a
mother and sister in Michigan, whe
havo been depending on hint for sup
port. Trnin Accident.
Tho lato train from Alameda for
San Francisco, ran into tho previous
train, which had disabled its engine
and was lying over being repaired.
Tho conductor of the disabled train,
Robert Gaunce, had his spino injured,
probably fatally. Tho cngije and
four cara wero badly smashed up.
A Woman Frightfully Ilurncd.
Ellen Kobler, a middle-aged woman,
of Los Angeles, Cal., becoming im
pationt at tho tafdy lighting of the
wood in her cooking stove, poured
coal oil on the smouldering wood from
a can. A flash and an explosion fol
lowed, covering tho woman with the
ignited oil. She was frightfully
burned about tho head and arms.
The injuries may prove fatal.
ITlHttrn.su Factory Ilurned.
P A firo started in tho niattrass fac
tory on tlio corner of Eighteenth
street and San Pablo avenue, Oak
land, Cal., and beforo the blaze could
bo extinguished it had burned the
building to tho ground and partially
destroyed tho adjacent structure. The
mattrafcB factory was also occupied as
a carpentering and machin9 shop.
Upstairs a family rep ided. Tho build
ing was owned by Mrs. William Greg
ory, and was valued at $12,000 ; insur
ance was $8,000. A portion of the
building owned by J. C. Wilson, 'and
occupied as a carriago factory, was al
so destroyed. Several hundred dol
lars will cover this damage.
Slight Collision In tho Harbor.
Thoro was a collision in tho bay noar
Sau Francisco. Tho schooner Orient
from Ceos Bay, while beating in
against an ebb tide, fouled tho Danish
bark Hydra from Hong Kong, which
was anchored off tho Lombard street
wharf. Tho damage dono was trifling,
and tho Orient anchored in tho stream
while tho crow set up her damaged
Firo at liOs Angelas.
Firo broko out in a two-story frame
building in Los Angeles, Cal. The
uppor story was occupied as a lodging
house and tho lower story used as a
freight store, pawn shop and dry
goods store. The upper story was
gutted. Losf-es are estimated between
$5,000 and $6,000.
Slilcldo of an Old Hwldlar.
H. W. Copekud has been found
doad with his throat cut in an old
building noar Santa Maria, Cal. The
decoded was an old soldier, a native
of Massachusetts, ami suffered from
wounds and othor troubles. Ho com
A Captain Ilrvpa Dead.
Donald Campbell, captain of tho
British bark Trongate, now in port at
S.tn Diego, Cal., dropped dead aboard
his ship. Sho has beon hero two
wooks and in chartered to carry a
cargo of lumber from Puget Sound to
A Bangor fmily has a very bright
and knowing parrot, which tho ladies
havo taught to go through tho aot of
kissing in response to tho request,
'Kiss me, Polly." Ono of tlio male
mombors of the family is in tho habit
of plaguing tho bird a littlo. Ono
day ho took Monsiour Parrot iu his
hands, and, aftor stroking his foathors
until ho imugincil that tho "talker"
was in tho happiest mood, ho said :
"Now kiss me, Polly." At this tho
polly mado a lurious grab and tore
away a larco part of tho man's nose.
Thoy novor speak now aB they pass
Hind in out In Dlairulae.
A peculiar feast has beon sorved at
a Philadelphia club. Pandora, a fam
ous Btcoplechasor, was shot a fow days
ago, on account of incura ilo lamoncas,
and somo of tho choice stakes cut
from his carcase wero sorved up at this
club as "Filot a la Pandora" to sev
eral guosts. Dr. Rush S. Huiilskopor,
hor owntr, and the cooks being sworn
to secrecy. Tho guests pronounced
tho meat very toothsomo, but woro
much surprised on learning that thoy
hud beon eating horso meat. Thoy
thought tho dish was named in honor
of this homo.
ltiimrd to IK-ntli.
Tho livery stablo of D. D. Withers,
on East Thirty-fourth street, in Now
York, was hurwoil. In it woro burned
to death ThomiiB Gary, a newsboy,
.and twonty-sovon horses. John
Roach, a nowfboy, was sleeping in the
stable with Cary and was so Bovercly
burned that ho is not oxpocted to re
cover. Tho loss is $10,000.
Early potatoes aro roady to bo dug
.it .mi- limn nftor their leaves diu
down, as it is to bo. prosumed that this
was tho Bign ot ineir mammy, nui
luto-planted potatoes after a moist fall,
aro often greon until frost cuts them
down. It is not safe to dig such po
tatous at once. A littlo timo must bo
givon to allow thorn to ripen, which
u-;n l,n Vnnivn liv thn skin not alimmicr
ii It. .'v ." . 4 a
whon bruised, as an unripo iotato
. t ft It . f..-..fa
skin will poet, tho ripening inter uiu
btoms and loaves tire killed procoods
vory Hlowly, possibly only eomo of tho
unfrozen sup iu tho stem is loft to bug
Hut nntato. Ho lomr as tho kin
Blips easily, thu potato must bo
Daiiuiou Willi great euro, u utuievu
i.. u-.iriii ivi.iitlmr ilin itolatotis will rot
ttl lll.t.l. f..... j
down llko no many apples, or oven
worco iu times,
A ITIyaterlona Crime.
A very mysterious shooting affair,
which will, in all likelihood, cause the
death of Mrs. Rottie Stockcs, residing
on Greenwich street, in Philadelphia,
occurred. Three shots were heard in
tho house, and an officer, upon in
vestigation, found that a Cuban
named Fred Raimos had shot Mrs.
Stockes three times, two of the bul
lets taking effect in her face and the
third ono in one of her lungs, Tho
officer arrested Raimos, but only suc
ceeded in doing so after the prisoner
had fired a shot and been clubbed in
to insensibility. Both Mrs. Stockes
(id Raimos 7are taken to a hospital,
where tho former is dying, and tho
latter is either feigning or is actually
unconscious. Not thu slightest clue
as the motive for tlio crime can be
learned, tho woman being unable, by
reason of tho wounds in her face, to
talk, and the prisoner is likewise ei
l&it. Mrs. Stockes has a seven-year-old
child, and lived with her husband
in tho house where sho received her
wounds. Her husband, who returned
to the house shortly after the affair,
can throw no light upon it.
Fatal Uollcr Explonlou.
An accident, resulting in tho killing
of five persons and injuring many
others, took place on tho farm of Jonas
Spayd, near Redding, III., where the
boiler of a steam threshing machiuo
in operation exploded, and killed Irvin
Duntelbsrger, William Rever, Joseph
II. Machmer and Isaac Marberger,
boys, and Joseph Spayd. Tho bodies
of all five were hurled from thirty to
fifty feet, and were terribly mutilated.
Tho body of Machmer was hurled
clear through tho weather boarding of
a barn. Tho building was a complete
wreck, and tho force of the explosion
was felt many miles away. Georg .
Honnershitx, Sr., was badly injurede
and cannot recover. Engineer
Hoover sustained severe bruises. John
Riegel was injured internally, and two
or three others aro seriously hurt.
Minnie Baer, aged 10 years, suffered a
concussion of the brain, and will die.
Killed by the Indiana.
A party of prospectors, headed by
McDonald, the half-breed, who has in
duced tho Flathead Indians to divulge
a long-kept secret as to the location of
somo remarkably rich mines in tho
Blackfoot country, Montana, whilo
clambering over tho steep mountain
sides wero horrified to find the skele
tons of two white men. One had n
bullet-holo through his forehead, and
both had evidently been killed by hos
tilo Indians. Beside tho skeletons lay
a small pilo of quarlz. Evidently thoy
woro the first prospectors and pioneers
of tho Blackfoot Hills, and for years
had lain on tho bare, bleak hillside.
Tho discoveries mado have caused a
stampede to that se'etion.
A Duel Iteiwcen Brothora.
A terrible and fatal Bhooting affray
occurred at Blackfoot, I. T. James
and John Hutchinson had been at
outs for somo mouths past, and Jiwiea
often threatened to shoot Iub brother
on sight. John evaded him in every
possible way, and was on tho point of
leaving the country to avoid him when
tho affair occurred. Tho brothers
woro in a saloon, and both reached for
their revolvers. l ive BhotB were fired,
and James was shot through tho head,
dying two hours after. John received
a bullet through his car. Ho surrend
ered at onco to tho sheriff.
II. C. B'ans, who resided a fow
miles sauil of Bonham, Tex., was
stabbed by his 17-year-old son, Neely
Bryans. Tho knife sevorcd an arlory,
causing tho old man's almost instant
death. Tho difficulty was occasioned
by tho father asking his son, who had
beon away two years, either to como
homo and go to work or get his clothes
and leavo lor good. Immediately af
ter tho murder the boy fled, and has
not yet been apprehended.
Tlio Monticello ladies' Beminary at
GodfrojIll., caught firo at 1 o'clock
in tho morning, and by daylight was
destroyed. Miss. Haskell, tho princi
pal, aroused all tho pupils, ordered
them to sccuro what effects thoy could
and escape All got out without in
jury, though many failed to properly
clothe themselves in husto to escape.
Of all tho property of tho school only
two pianos and threo organs woro
saved. Tho loss ugrogatos $150,000;
insuranco, $75,000. Tlio loss to pupils
and toachora in clothing, jewelry, etc.,
is not included in this estimate Tho
pupils aro boing cared for by tho citi
zens for awhilo, whon they will bo
sent to their homes.
A Horrible Wife Murder.
Thomas Kano fatally Btabbed his
wifo ut Pittsburg, Pa. Tho woman
was sittiug up with her doad child and
Kano, who had beon drinking, camo
into the room and accused hor of
luiiL'hintr. Sho denied tho accusation,
but without furthor argument ho drew
a knifo and thrust it into hor ahdo-
Timothy Williams, agedeoventy-aix,
who lived at Lebanon, Oonn.,met with
a horrible doath a fow days ago. In
nliiiiliim a iron tn RflCUra IV BWUrill of
his Iveea which had lodged on ono of
. i i .1
tho brunches ho lost ins otuanco nnu
fell, scattering tho bees us ho did bo.
Tho infuriated bees immediately at-
Uokod tho old man, who, whh a
hroknn log, orawled away and sought
riiftiso uuilar a wagon. Ho mmia a
doeporuto fight, U without Miogua.
He wan stung tu death,
Devoted to the Interests of Farmeii3
Recularitv in fceojnK,. watering and
milkintr aro important matters in tho
uairy. rraciico n.
"r. . ... " it
Tho latest returns elufiv that pleuro-1
pneumonia is more prevalent in Scot-
laud than in England ; thus thirty-
one of the outbreaks aro reported lrom
English counties; and thirty-nine
from Scotch counties; whilo of tho.
cattle attacked 140 were in England
and 170 in Scotland. Tho districts in
England where the diScase has re
cently been most prevalent havo been
Kent, Lancaster and tho Metropolis,
in which about two-thirds of the out
breaks havo been reported
The practice of putting fodder down
in silos has led to many experiments
in preserving fodder, and the last ef
fort is given in the Country Gentleman
as follows "I cut and ehooked when
corn was in the dough and let it stand
until dry enough to husk and thresh.
Then cut it up in half-inch lengths
and filled the silo heaping full of it,
and put on neither woight nor cover.
I have tried every way to handle the
corn crop and like tliis the best. My
thresher leaves chaff, blades and husks
about two-thirds tho bulk. In feed
ing this cut feed a few hogs are needed,
as scavingers, as cattle do 'not digest."
Where tho quantity of manuro is
limited and tho soil poor, larger crops
of corn can undoudtedly be grown by
applying tho manuro in the hill than
by spreading broadcast, provided it is
thoroughly decomposed. Green ma
nuro fresh from the stablo or collar,
should never be applied in tho hill,
but should bo spread broadcast upon
the furrows and harrowed iu. It is
much better for succeeding crops to
spread woll decomposed manure and
hasten tho growth the first of tho sea
son by applying a spoonful of first
class commercial fertilizer in tho hill,
covering it with earth beforo dropping
"Last week," says the Rural Now
Yorker, "wo ato a piece of beef that
had been packed in snow for more
than a month. Tho flavor was delic
ious. Tho beef was packed during a
comparatively warm spell. Tho only
snow to bo obtained was tho remains
of a drift under a shady bank. A
quantity of this snow was placed at
tho bottom of a barrel and woll
pounded down. A piece of the meat
was placed upon the snow and then
more enow firmly packed around it.
Tho barrel stood in tho barn and the
meat has kept in perfect condition. If
the snow had melted tho meat would
have been placed nt once in brine."
A Massachusetts journal lays : Tke
quality of Northern farm help is de
teriorating. In nothing is this seou
more clearly than in the managoment
of teams. JSrery hirod man wants to
work with the team, most of thom.be
osusa they think this part of the work
the easiest. The tejun has to sutler,
poorly cared for at all times, and
liable to severe beatings whon tho
drivr is provoked. A high-spiritod
horse is soon ruined by such treatment,
and this fact is causing a great in
crease iu tho number of mules now
kepi by Northern tarmors. Tho mule
has long been considered necessary at
the South, where tho farm labor has
beon much lejs intelligent thau it is
Appearance has much to do with
tho sale of manure. It is a popular
fallacy that muck, boing black, must
thoreforo bo very rich. It is often
used by ladies in making flower beds,
where it is handled with great satis
faction, being light, porous and not
adhesive whon dry. But unless it has
been out of tho swamp a year or two,
exposed to air and light, it is poor
stuff for roots to feed in, not nearly so
good as tho rich soil from a well-manured
garden. Tho porousnebs of
muck fits -it admirably for a mulch for
nowly planted roots or plants, but this
makes tho soil dry out much too
quickly when onco the muck is mixed
A mixture of resin and lard is re
commended for applying on tho trunks
of trees to repel tho borei. Linseed
oil mixed with eoot, and applied tho
first wcok in Juno, has kept tho borer
from attacking trees thus protected
for two or threo years after its appli
cation. Carbolic soap iu also a good
lopellant. If tho borer has already
effected a lodgment, he must bo dug
out or followed up into his holo with a
flexiblo wiro and killed. Applo and
peach trees should bo examined tho
latter part of tho summer, even if
somo offensivo EiibsUuco has been
used to drive away tho onomy. It
may havo failed to reach every part of
tho trunk liablo to attack.
R. R. Wynn killed a monster rattle
suako a fow days ago within 130 yards
of his residence, about seven miles
Bouth of Starke, Fla., having twelve
rattles and a button, and measuring
six feet and ono inch in length. This
snako bit and killed Mr. Wynn's dog
lato in tho evening previous to his
capture, and when found next morn
ing was lying "in coil" betweon two
logs. Tho 6iiuko wus vory largo in
circumference ami weighed about 150
The flnast raos uro selling in New
York ut ono cent oooh. Thoy uro
ohoupur thun vegetables, hut not quite
co nourishing. It is uid, however,
tluit TnrkUb woiuwi who wiuit to bu
plump out thorn with UiuUr,
Beliable Quotations Carefully Tin .
vised Every Week.
WHEAT Valley, $1 40$1 42 i
Walla Walla, $1 321 35.
HAT?T.F.Y Wholo. $0 85ffll (h:
ground, per ton, $20 0021 50.
OATS Milling, 3234c. ; feed, 28
HAY Baled, $10$13.
H"REn Bluo Grass. 12C5l5c. : Tim
othy, 7 8c; Red Clover, 11 12c.
FLOUR Patent Rollefc $5 00 ;
Country Brand, $4 50.
EGGS Per doz, 30c.
BUTTER Fancy roll, per pound,
25c; pickled, 22J25c; inferior
CHEESE Eastern, 13Jc; Ore
gon, 1314c ; California, 14c.
VEGETABLES Beets, par sack,
$1 00 ; cabbage, per lb., lc. ; carrots,
per sk., $ 75 ; lettuce, per doz. 10c. ;
onions, $ 85 ; potatoes, per 100 lbs.,
40c; radishes, per doz., 1520c. ;
rhubarb, per lb., 6c.
HONEY In comb, per lb., 18c;
strained, 5 gal. tins, per lb. 8Jc.
POULTRY Chickens, per doz.,
$4 004 50 ; ducks, per doz., $5 00
0 00; geese, $6 007 00; turkeys,
per lb., 10c.
PROVISIONS Oregon hams, 12c
per lb.; Eastern, 15lGc; Eastern
breakfast bacon. 12c. tier lb.: Oreeon
10llc. ; Eastern lard, 10lLc. per
lb.; Oregon, iuc.
GREEN FRUITS Apples, $ 50
75c: Sicily lemons. $ 00G 50
California, $G 00G 50 ; Naval oranges
$6 00; Riverside, $5 00; Mediterra-
nean, $4 25. f
DRIED FRUITS Sun dried up-
pies, 4c. per lb. ; machine dried, 10
11c; pitless plums, 7c,; Italian
prunes, 1012c. ; poaches, 10Jllc. ;
raisins, $2 402 50.
HIDES Dry .beef hides, 1213c;
culls, G7c; kip and calf, 1012c:
Murrain, 10 12c ; tallow, 44c.
WOOL Valley, 1518c; Eastern
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,$18 00; No. 2 rustic, per M, $18 00;
clear rough, per M, $20 00 ; clear P. 4
S, per M, $22 50; No. 1 flooring, per
M, $22 50; No. 1 ceiling, per M,
$22 50; No. 1 rustic, per M, $22 50;
stepping, per M, $25 00; over 11
inches wide, extra, $1 00 ; lengthB 40
to 50, extra, $2 00; lengths 50 to 6,
extra, $4 00; li lath, per M, $2 25; S
LJ lath, per II, $2 50.
COFFEE Ouoto Salvador. 17c:
Costa Rioa, 1820c. ; Rio, 18).;
Java, 27c. ; Arbucklo's's roasted, 22c.
MEAT Beef, whoTcwalo, 2i(gi3c;
dressed, 6c; sheep, 3c; drosod, 0c. ;
hoga, dreaaod, bj7c. ; veal, 57c.
BEANS Quote email whites, $4 ft$;
pinks, $3 ; bayos, $3 ; butter, $4 59;
Limas, $4 50 per cental.
PICKLES Kegs auoted steady at
SALT Liverpool grades of fine
quoted $18, $19 and $20 for the threo
sizes ; stock ealt,"$10.
SUGAR Prices for barrels ; Golden
C,6c. ; extra C, 6c. ; dry granulated,
7c; crushed, fine crushed, cube and
powdered, 7c. ; extra C, Gc. ; halves
and boxes, ic. higher.
Tho aew wiro gun at Shoeburyness,
England, throws a live hundred-pound
shell a distance of twelve miles, the
greatest distanco ever covered by a
Mayor Filler, of Philadelphia, is a
rope-maker, and ho sometimes exhibits
to his friends a curious rope cablo that
ho keeps in his office. It is made of
hangman's rope, each strand having
been takon from a ropo by which
some poor criminal's neck was broken.
A melon patch near Orlundo, Fla.,
is said to bo haunted by tho ghost of a
boy who died after eating somo of its
fruit which ho had stolen. Persons
who pass tho placo at night claim to
havo eten a white figuio uud to have
heard unearthly Bhrioks and groans.
Evidently a case .of cholera in phan
tom. Last year, out in Iowa, a mad dog
bit a steor, which in turn bit a pony,
which tried its tcoth upon a hull,
which, upon going mad, chewed up
fence rails as though they wero hay,
and wound up by biting and goring
his owner. So far tho man has es
caped rabies, but his neighbors havo
raised a purso to Beud him to Pasteur
for treatment, and ho is now on his
way, in charge of a local physician.
Tho sexton of tho Union M. E
Church, Wilmington, Del., lias fre
quently found in tho pews articles
left thoro. On Sunday lust, whilo ox
amining eomo of them, he dUcovored
a ahoath-knifo dieguUed as u fun. Tho
hludo wus fully seven inohos in length.
It is supposed to huvo bolouged to a
young man who, in company with two
or three other, huvo bean behaving
qulto huiUy at tlio ohuroli borvicea on
dlflerant oeotiaiou-, '