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THE OREGON SCOUT.
JOHES A CHANCEY, - Publisher
TABOOS IN SAMOA.
JBupergtltloiin Device Adopted to l'reserw
Honesty mill Order.
In Samoa tho natives frequently re
sort to what is known ns tho "taboo"
"to frighten thiovos from their bread
fruit trees. Among a superstitious
pooplo so slmplo n dovico does much
to proscrvo honesty and ordor.
Tho "whito shark taboo" was and is
an object of terror to a thief. Cocoa-
nut loavos nro plaited in tho form of a
Bhark, fins and all. and this is bus
ponded from tho bread-fruit tree. It
is equivalent to nn expressed impreca
tion that tho thief might bo devoured
by tho whito bhark tho next time ho
wont to fish.
Tho "cross-stick taboo" was a pleco
of any sort of stick suspended hor-
izontally from tho tree It oxproswd
tho wish of the owner of tho treo that
any thief touching it might hnvu a
disoaso running' across his body, and
remain fixed thoro till ho dlod.
Tho "tic-dolourouxtgboo" was mado
by fixing a spear in tho ground closo
by tho trees which tho owner wisliod
to guard. It was oxprcssivo of a
wish that tho thiof might suffer from
tho agonies of that disease.
Tho "death taboo" is mado by pour
ing 8onio oil into a calabash and bury
ing it near tho treo. Tho spot is
marked by a Httlo hillock of whito
Tand. Tho sight of ono of thoso plnccs
is effectual In scaring away a thief.
Tho "rat taboo" is a small cocoanut
loaf basket filled with ashos from tho
cooklng-houso and two or three small
Htoncs and susponded from tho treo.
It signifies a wish that rats may eat
hoi 03 in tho lino mats of tho thief and
dostroy any cloth or othor proporty
which ho may valuo.
If a man wishes tho lightning to
Btrlko nny ono who otoals from his
land ho plaits somo cocoanut lotifiots
in tho form of a small squaro mat and
suspends It from a treo. with tho ad
dition of somo whito stroamors of
natlvo cloth. This Is tho "thundor
taboo." Tho thiof boliovos that If ho
IrospasBos ho or somo of his children
may bo struck by lightning, or that
"his own troos may bo blasted by light
ning or rather by tho tho thundor,
which ho supposes to bo tho agont of
destruction. Youth's Companion.
Tho Old fieliool-Iloy flume. Amilnliifr
limit I'opuliirlty la 1'iiu'mtil.
"Hockey," tho old game of school
boys, Is bolng put upon a scientific
"basis in England, and hockoy clubs
nro bogmning to crowd tho cricketers
out of popularity in many localities.
Thoro nro regular hockoy associations
and championship games in dlfToronl
parts of England, and now clubs nro
being formed ovory few days. The
rules nro Indoflnlto as yot, and vary in
tho dilTorcnt associations, but they nro
all modeled upon football. Elovon
players form each stdo and nro ar
ranged in six forwards, including two
centers, two right wings and two loft
wings, throo half backs, a throo-quar-tor
back, and a goal koopor. Tho
hockoy stick is a heavy club, with no
limit as to slo or weight, oxcopt that
it must pass through a two-Inch ring.
It Is curved and shavod lint upon ono
sldo at tho lower end. Tho ball is a
cricket ball painted white. Tho
ground is ono hundrod yards long by
fifty yards wide, with goal linos at tho
end mid touch lines at tho side, as in
football. To scoro a goal tho ball
must bo hit through tho goal post and
undor tho cross bar. Tho stick must
not bo raised above tho shouldur.
Tho ball must not bo hit back-handed
with tho rounded uldo, and it is
against tho rule to chargo in upon a
plnyor from his loft side. Tho penal
ty for a violation of thoso rules Is tho
allowing of a free hit to tho opposlto
Bide. Tho "olT-sido" rule Is tho same
us in English Asssoulntion football, n
man being olT-sldo when thoro nro
fowor than throo opposing players in
front of him. A goal can only bo
fccored from a hit within fifteen yards
of tho goal. Tho ball may bo stopped
by hand, but no plnyor may kick It
except tho goal keeper. Tho best
goal keepers do not use a stick, but
depend entirely upon their hands and
feet to stop tho ball and Bend it away
uguln. N. Y. Sun.
A Green Lot or Detectives.
Among the porsotiul effects of h fakir
nrrostod tho othor day on complaint of
u hotel for non-payment of board was
u wheel of fortune, and while detect
ivos were examining this with a great
deal of curiosity ono of them found a
hidden spring which was worked by
pressing a button.
"What is this forP" ho innocently
"To htop tho wheel nt any desired
point," was tho answer.
"Hut why should you doslro to stop
It nt any certain polutP"
"Why hhould 1? Supposo that a
John Henry has laid Ills dollar on tho
figure seven. Tho pointer stops at that
figure and ho wins."
Hut do you stop It thoroP"
"To lot him win?"
" No, of course you don't, but I do.
Next time thuie nro from four to eight
John Ilonrys with their dollars nt '7?
and tho pointer stops at 8. Sorry for
you, gontluingn, but if you havou't
trnvolod It's not my fault." Detroit
Among tho famous cases of exist
enco without food and drink is that of
n fast of sixty-six days by a sheep on a
farm near Tuscola, 111. Iho poor am
mal was imprisoned all that time bo
ncath a strawstack.
Largo families, with tho middle
classes, as a rule, stimulate exertion
and enterprise, and in tho districts in
which thoro nro tho largest birth rates,
thcro Is tho greatest amount of pros
perity and tho least pressure on tho
mentis of subsistence.
"What are tho chiof requisites for
success in the literary world, Mrs.
Nihson?" inquired Softly. "There nro
two that I may mention," replied tho
orncle. "One of them is plenty of
patience." "What is tho other?"
"Plenty of postago stamps." N. Y.
Somo slmplo country peasants
came to a celebrated sculptor in Vien
na, and ordered a statue of St. Francis.
"Do yon want him tU'iid or alive?"
asked tho sculptor. "Well, you can
mako him alive, and if ho don't suit
'twill bo an easy matter to knock him
in tho head. From tho German.
Heport says that tho judicious and
wholesale advertising of cigarettes had
brought tho consumption in this coun
try up to moro than 2.000,000.000,
which flguro was reached last year.
This would give an averago of thirty
cigarettes ovory year to each man,
woman nnd child in tho United States,
or about 170 to each adult male.
Tho Chincso do not drink cold
water, and an iced drink is an abom
ination. They generally use instead
weak tea in small quantities. The
conscquonco is that dyspepsia is- un
known. Water-pipes aro generally
standing on a side-table, and after
meals, almost ovory one, before leaving,
lights a small bowl of tobacco, glvos a
put! or two, and passes tho piio to tho
A Kingston (Out.) girl made up n
pnekago of clothing, preparatory to
eloping with her most adorable Adonis,
and left the said chattels out-of-doors,
whoro ho could find thorn and carry
them oil. In tho meantime the girl's
mothordiscovorcd tho parcel, "gotonto
tho racket," and roplaccd tho daugh
ter's clothing with somo of her own.
Then she laid in wait for tho young
man, and on his attempting to tako
away tho clothing she had himarrosted
It is a pity that somo pooplo aro
not so quick with their hands as they
aro with their tongues. A farmor once
had a very lazy holpor. Ono day he
returned from markot and caught his
man sound asloop undor tho tree.
"What!" exclaimed tho farmor, "asleop
when you should be at work? You are
an idle wretch, and not worthy that the
Bun should shlno upon you!" "I know
it: I know It;" said tho man, sitting up
nnd yawning, "and that's tho reason I
lny down hero in tho shade!" youth's
Tho different tonos of a piano are
made by having tho wires of different
sizes and lengths. I lie longer and
larger a wire is, tho lower its tone will
bo, but as a piano is too short to put in
wtres of tho common slzo which will
bo long onough to make tho lowest bass
notes, tho wires havo to bo mado larger
by winding lino wire around them.
This lino wire is sometimes of soft iron
and somotimes of copper. Tho sounding-board
of a piano is usually made
of American spruco, entirely froo from
knots. It is fastened to tho frame by
tho edges only, so as to leave tho whole
middle part of it froo to vibrato when
tho strings sound above It.
A Young I.ady'H Kxpcrlence. In n 1'ltt-
liiiruli Jewelry Store.
A young woman brought a ring to a
jeweler tho othor day and requested
him to reset tho stone, which she said
was loose. She spoke of it as a dia
mond solitaire. Tho jeweler took the
ring and said he would attend to it. As
tho customer wns leaving tho store tho
jeweler called hor hack and said: "This
stono Is glass, ma am I want you to
Tho young woman colored up and
exclaimed with a wrath in hor voice: '
"lt'snosuch thing it's luroal diamond.
"Excuse me, ma'nni," politely ro-
jolned tho jeweler, "it's nothing moro
than a pleco of common crystal or
glass. There is no doubt whatever
"Hut it was a present given to mo
last Christinas by a very dear friend
who wouldn't think of giving me u
(.ham diamond," tho young woman per
"I'm sorry, ma'am," replied tho jew
eler, "somebody's been deceived very
likely, but this stone is absolutely
worthless; a chip of glass."
Well, tho young woman argued still
further about tho ring and Insisted It
was very valuable, and at last took It
away with hor, saying she would tako
It somewhere else to ho repaired, Sho
was nearly in tears when she loft tho
After sho had gone tho jeweler said
to me: "I did not want to hurt that
girl's feelings, but when n ring of that
kind is given mo to bo repaired 1 al
ways maku it a practice of having it
clearly understood that tho stono Is
valueless. If 1 did not 1 should run
the risk of having that young woman
come back after sho had discovered
that tho stone wns not a diamond, and
accuse mo of changing it in tho re-
setting. Such a charge was once made
against mo undor circumstances of this
kind, and since then 1 have followed a
cautious policy for my own protection.
That girl was honest, 1 vo no doubt,
but 1 can ant afford to tako any
chances. " Pittsburgh Dispatch.
PERSONAL AND IMPERSONAL.
Tho wifo of Senator Kcagan, of
Texas, is his private secretary, and as
such draws a salary of six dollars a
.Jose Diazoro is tho namoof a Mex
ican living in Santa Harbara County,
California, who is ono hundred and
twenty-nine years old.
"A mother of preachers" this is
what a writer calls an elect lady In
Ohio who wns tho mother of five living
Methodist preachers, nil effective.
P. S. Gllmore, tho band master,
gives this terse autobiography: "I first
saw tho light In tho bogs of Conno
mara, but I was born In Hoston in tho
nineteenth year of my age."
After all, tho queens of art are
greater than tho monarch's by birth.
Patti refused to sing for Queen Vic
toria last year and Hernhardt would
not play for the Sultan of Turkey n few
Tho Emperor of China, a boy of
seventeen, has a serious hesitation in
his speech and speaks with consider
able difficulty, lie is quiet in disposi
tion, but very obstinate when once ho
has formed an opinion.
Mrs. Hobecca Robertson, of Now
York, a member of tho Church of the
Heavenly Host, has givon $200,000 for
tho establishment of a summer resort,
at somo place near the city, for tho
benefit of poor mothers and thoir chil
dren. Miss Mossol McGann, of Canada,
a teacher of articulation in tho Missis
sippi Institute for Deaf and Dumb,
who died at Jackson recently, was
known In ovory Institution for tho deaf
and dumb in tho United States and
Canada as a successful teacher.
Miss Ilolen Rlnnchnrd, of Phila
delphia, is tho possessor of a very
largo fortune, which sho dorivos from
hor invontlon of tho "over and over"
attachment for sowing machines. She
borrowed at exorbitant Interest tho
monoy necessary to pay for hor patont
olllco fees, and now enjoys an income
that is exceeded by that of but fow
women in that city of rich spinstors.
Mr. Windom is tiio oldest mombor
of tho now Cabinet, bolng nearly sixty
threo years of ago. Mr. Miller is tho
youngest, not having reached his forty-
oighth year. Mr. Hlaino nnd Mr.
Husk aro about tho samo ago fifty
nine. Mr. Proctor is lifty-oight and Mr.
Tracy sixty. Noxt to Mr. Miller tho
youngest man in tho Cabinet is Mr.
Wananiakor, who is not quite fifty
two. E. C. Carrigan, of Hoston, who
died tho othor day, was noted among
Dartmouth men not only for his prom
inence in all educational matters, but
for his activity as an alumnus of tho
college. Ho had an interesting col-
lego career. Ho worked his way
through, taking six years to complete
his course. Ho was manager of tho
boating club whon Dartmouth won
second place at Saratoga. Ho received
a scholarship of two hundred and fifty
dollars from tho college, and last year
paid tho monoy back. Ho was ono of
a committeo representing uio alumni
in tho management of tho college, and
It was through his efforts that tho
dogreo of LL. D. was given to General
H. F. Butler.
"A LITTLE NONSENSE."
Young man "Will you glvo as
sent to my marrhigo to your daughter,
sir?" Old man (firmly) "No, sir,
not a cent."
"Gontlomon of tho jury, havo you
agreed P What is your verdict?" "We
find tho prisoner not guilty, if ho will
Descriptions often toll nmiss
Tlio jostur shows it wordy sport,
For palest men nro somotlmos Hush,
Tim tallest liuui Is often short.
"This is what might bo called a
water-bury," said tho champion skater
when ho fell through tho ice In his ef
forts to mako time. ,Iowolors' Weekly.
Teacher "Now, Johnny Smart,
mako iV" Johnny -"Hut it's rain
ing, ma'am." To.ieher--"Woll, what
of thatP Johnny "i o can only
make iv' whon tho sun shines,
ma'am." Drake's Magazine.
Tommy Twiddles came into tho
house crying, nnd In a very mussed
up condition. "Now, Tommy," said
his mother, "haven't I told you time
and again not to play with that wicked
little McCarthy boy?" "1 hain't been
playln' with him," sobbed Tommy;
"he's been playln' with mo." Harper's
"I do not wrlto for monoy," said a
pootess, proudly, to the editor; "I
wrlto for love." "Oh, do you?" ho
replied, heartlessly. "Well, don't
write for it any more, nny how, not
to this olllco. Como down after it
yourself, and If we've got any to sparo
vou can take it along with you, lra-io-lu,
Birdie." Washington Critic
"What did Noah llvo on whon the
Hood subsided and his provisions in
tho Ark were exhausted?" nskod a
West F.nd Sunday school toaohor of
her class, last Sunday. "I know,"
squeaked a little girl, after all the
othors had givon It up. "Well, whatP"
Inquired tho toaohor. "Dry land,"
said tho kid, wisely, and tho answer
passed. Washington Post,
Police Judge (to oillcor) "What
is tho chargo agalnsfc tills prisoner?"
Oillcor "Smashing a window inn Jew
eler's storo." .Judge "What did ho
got?" Olllcoi "A watch, sir."
Judge "Then it is a watch onso."
Oillcor (surprised) "Yes, sir. Ho
was pretty well tilled, your honor,
whon 1 captitrod him." Judge
"Well, ns a filled ease is not worth so
much as solid goods, wo'H glvo hltn
houL.anft, lawolers' Weekly.
ABOUT BIRDS' EGGS.
Interesting Facts Concerning Their Com
position and Formation.
Eggs are composed of two principal
parts, termed, from their color, tho
yelk or vhollus, and tho whito or al
bumen. The latter does not exist in
tho ovarium or egg-bag; there, as wo
may see in almost ovory fowl that
comes to tho table, is also a numerous
collection of yolks of various sizes.
When these nro fully developed, they
drop, ono by one, through a passage
tormed tho oviduct into tho uterus, in
which tho egg is perfectly formed, hav
ing collected its albumen or white, and
its calcareous shell, and from which it
is ultimately expelled.
Tho very expeditious growth or pro
duction of tho whito of tho shell Is an
extraordinary exertion of nature a
very fow hours only being sufficient to
produco it. Tho texture of tho shell is
admirably calculated for preserving
the contained parts, and for retaining
tho heat that is conveyed to thotn by
incubation. Immediately undor tho
shell is tho common membrane which
lines tho whole cavity of the egg, ox
copt at its broad ond, whoro thoro is a
small spaco filled with air. Within
this membrane, tho white, which is said
to bo of two kinds. Is contained; and
near Its centre, in an exquisitely fine
membrane, is tho yolk, which is spheri
cal, whilo tho whito is of tho samo
form as tho shell. At each extremity
of tho yolk, corresponding with two
ends of tho egg, is the chalaza, a whito
firm body, consisting of threo bead-like
globules, and it is nt these points that
the soveral membranes are connected,
by which means, in whatever position
the egg may bo placed, Its various parts
aro retained in their proper placo.
Near tho miudlo of tho yolk is a
small, flat, circular body, named tho
clcatrlcula, in which tho rudiments of
tho future chick aro contained; and
from these, In consequence of incuba
tion, or from a certain degree of con
tinued heat of any kind, tho bird is ul
timately hatched. In this process tho
germinal membrane, as It is called, or
rudimontal parts of tho chick, is ob
served to become separated into threo
layors, from tho external layer of which
aro formed subsequently tho ossoous
and muscular systoms, and tho brain,
spinal cord and nerves; whilo from tho
middle and intornal layors aro formed
respectively tho heart and blood ves
sels, and tho intestinal canal and its
appendnges. Tho yelk and whito of
tho egg gradually becotno thinner, sup
plying tho growing chick with nourish
ment, which, increasing in magnitude,
at longth bursts its coll and comes
forth, still retaining in its intestines a
portion of tho yelk to servo for Its sup
port until its powers aro sufficiently
vigorous to enable it to digest extrane
It is a remarkablo fact, that thoso
birds, tho nests of which aro most un
covered, and tho eggs of which are
most exposed to tho sight of their ene
mies, lay thorn of a color as Httlo dif
ferent as possiblo from surrounding
objects, so as to decoivo tho eyes of de
structive animals; whilst, on tho con
trary, thoso birds, tho eggs of which
aro of a deep and vivid color, and con
eequently very liable' to strike tho oye,
oithor hido their nests in hollow trees,
or olsowhoro, or do not quit thoir eggs
oxcopt at night, or commonco their in
cubation immediately after laying. It
must, moreover, bo remarked, that in
thoso species, tho nests of which are
exposed, if tho females alono sit on the
eggs without boing roliovod by tho male,
these females havo generally a different
color from that of tho male, and more
In unison with neighboring objects.
Pure whito, tho most treachorous ol
colors, wo find to bo tho color of the
eggs of birds which build in holes, as
tho woodpeckers, the kingfishers, the
swifts, tho dock and water swallows,
and others; also of thoso birds, as tho
titmice and wrens, which construct
their nests with openings so small that
thoir enemies can not see into them.
Moreover, wo find eggs white in birds
which do not quit thoir nests, oxcopt
at night, as tho owls; or for a very
short time during tho day, as tho fal
cons. Finally, this color is found in
those which lay only ono or two eggs,
and which Immediately begin to sit, as
tho pigeons, etc.
Tho dear green or bluo color is
proper to tho eggs of many species
which build in holes, as the starlings,
tlo ily-catchers, etc.; it is also common
to tho eggs of birds the nests of which
aro constructed of green moss, or situ
ated In tho midst of grass, hut always
well hidden. Green eggs, too aro found
with many powerful birds able to de
fend them, us tho herons.
A faint green color, approaching to
a yellowish tint, is observed in tho
oggs of birds, as tho partridges and
pheasants, which lay in tho grass, with
out proputinga rogularnust. Tho samo
color is remarked In thoso which cover
thoir nests whon they leave them, as
tho swans nnd tho ducks. N. Y. Lodger.
"Your story, Mr. Winterkill," said
tho uingazino editor to tho rising young
author, "suits mo very well. 1 ob
serve lu it somo trivial faults, how
over. For instance, you describe tho
heroine's canary as drinking water by
'lapping it up eagerly with her tongue.'
Isn't that a peculiar way for a canary
to drink watorP" "Your criticism sur
prises mo," said Mr. Winterkill in a
pained voice, "Still, if you think your
renders would prefer it, lot tho canary
drink its water with a teaspoon."
A busy doctor in Soranton, Pa.,
sent in a certificate of death to the
health otllcor, and inadvertently pluced
his niimo in tho spaco for "amino of
death." This is what might bo called
SOME CURIOUS RELICS.
IMbuloun Price, l'ald For Genuine or Im
InCnlvin's day there wns enough
"wood of tho truo cross" to load a
jhip. and there is scarcely an object
connected with sacred history which
ts not multiplied in a very embarrass
The saints aro ns freely du "Heated,
ind oven triplicated. St. Sebastian's
body is in four places and his head in
two'others. St. Philip must havo had
three feet, if all tho roller associated
witli his namo are to bo accepted as
authentic, whilo two different monas
teries exhibited the 3kull of St. John
the Baptist one when ho was a young
man. the other after ho was advanced
in years and wisdom. In these days
wo are less reverential over memorials
( the great, though tho care with
which Burns' and Shnkespeare's houses
a.o preserved is a proof that tho hero
worshiping clement is not eliminated
from tho spirit of the nineteenth cen
tury: The chairs in which tho litera
ti sat fetched, we aro afraid, rather
disappointing prices at Mr. Godwin's
sale. Yot Antwerp preserves with
pious enro tho seat in which Hubens
sat when ho painted tho immortal
"Descent from tho Cross," and Kam
merherro Schemekel paid 58,000
llorins to becotno tho possessor
of tho ivory arm-chair which
Gustavus Vasa presented to tho
city of Lubcck. This was expen
sive enthusiasm compared with that
ovinced when the prayer book of
Charles I., which ho had used on tho
scaffold, changed hands for no more
than 100; though, on tho other hand,
it was small compared with theiGl.OOO
francs which were disbursed for tho
coat which Charles XII. wore at tho
battlo of Pultowa.
A tooth of Sir Isaac Newton sold for
790. to set in a ling; and when tho
bodies of Iloloiso and Abolard were
removed to tho Potits Augustins an
Englishman is said to have offered
100,000 francs for ono of lloloiso's
teeth. Tho hat which Napoleon wore
tit Eyhiu sold for 1,920 francs. Sterne's
wig brought 200 guineas at auction,
and tho pens with which tho treaty of
America wero signed sold for 500.
It may, however, bo noted that these
prices wero sold at a period when tho
'eurio' vago was moro virulent than
now. A fow years ago Thorsvaldsen's
hair-brushes went for a good deal less
than an "old song" fetches at a Lon
don book sale, though tho great
sculptor is almost a demigod among
his countrymen. Blucher's sword
scarcely brought tho price of old iron,
and it is painful to roinetnbor that the
white kid nether garments of George
IV. wero disposed of as a "job lot."
THE TAME-CAT GIRL.
A Sensible Talk About KiikINU mid Amer
ican Young Women.
Tho reproach aimed by Americans
at tho English girl, viz., that sho is of
tho "tamo cat" order, and that her
husband will trust hor with his bills
or the darning of his socks but not
with his ideas, is its great a miscon
ception, in many respects, as tho En
glish estimate of American women,
but from tho American point of view
it litis somo foundation in fact. Wo
need only look at tho life of tho or
dinary Englishman to discover tho
foundation upon which this exagger
ated inference is based. Ho always
rotnins a tenderness for his club,
whore ho can ventilate among his fol
low -men his ideas political, moral and
social, to which, it is quito truo, ho
does not, as a rule, treat his wife. If
ho has a male friend ho can pass hours
upon hours in his company without
boing bored, which, unfortunately,
does not always happen In tho case
of his wifo, and tho very fact that
women . aro tho first to declare
that no wifo wants her husband
always with her is a proof, morn
or less, of a certain incompatibility of
tonporumont and thought. Probably
it Is on thoso and kindred grounds that
the American forms hor opinion of tho
average English girl, and. until sho
gains more experience of English
habits, imagines herself strictly cor
rect. On tho other hand, for a fair
and impartial opinion of tho American
girl, ono must apply rathor to an En
glish man than to an English woman,
for ho is more on a level with hor in
thought and more in touch with her in
idea, it no fecivt that tho unpreju
diced, educated Englishman is a gon
oral favorite with American women.
It ho has a particle of discernment ho
very soon discovers that American
freedom is by no moans a synonym for
licenso, and when ho has fully assimi
lated that Idea he finds his relations
whh tho "nice" American girl most
charming and cordial and fascinating.
But in tho matter of propriety of be
havior ho discovers that sho is Inex
orable, nnd that, so far from bolng
permitted more licenso of speech or
action, ho in reality enjoys less. Na
An Elegant Sufficiency.
Mrs. Slimdlot Have somo moro of
the mackerel, Mr. Boardor?
Mr. Hoarder No, thank you; but
I'll tuko a bucket of water, If you
please. N. Y. Wookly.
A firm who recently sent out "re
minders" of unpaid bills to certain of
its customers received In response to
ono of them, to whom "plenty of tlmo"
had boon granted, this touching np
poal: "You havo been very good to
me. Plouse continue to bo good, and I
will pay you soon." So persuasive an
application for tin extension of timo
had its olTcot, and tho members of the
firm voted, in executive suasion, to be
"good" n Httlo whilo longer. St.
I Albans Madsungur.
SYMPTOMS OF GLANDERS.
Why All Homes Afflicted vAth the Disease
Should Ho Killed at Once.
Whero an animal that has been at
tacked by glanders is immediately re
moved from a stablo, tho thorough dis
infection of tho building by tho uso of
carbolic ncid and by whitewashing Is
considered to render it snfe for use, but
to make it more so it is well to romove
the manger; etc., from tho stall whoro
tho diseased animal stood and burn
them. The tenor of our correspond-
ent's inquiry indicates that tho disease
was spec ally virulent, and the stable
having been occupied by glandered
animals for several months. It would,
in our opinion, bo hazardous to use it
again for horses, at least for some time.
When it has beon thoroughly disin
fected nnd whitewashed, so there will
not bo danger of the workmen becom
ing infected by getting glanderous dis
charges on their hands tho building
may safely boused for cattle.
Another inquiry regarding this dis
ease prompts us to again describe its
-ymptoms. that our readers may be on
their guard. Wo havo often said that
all horses affected with this disease
should be killed at once. Glanders ia
considered an incurauie disease, aim we-
reiterate tnat no ireaimeni wmnumr
should bo attempted, but that tho ani
mal should bo killed, tho carcass bul
led or burned, and every possiblo
means taken to prevent the spread of
the disease by the destruction or thor
ough cleansing of stables, stalls,
harness, otc., in fact of any
tiling that can by any chanco
bo capable of retaining or con
veying tho contagious virus. It is :.
contagious disease, liable to bo com
municated to man, also to most of the
lower animals. In tho hor?o it occurs
in an acute, also In a chronic form. In
the aeuto form it runs its course nip
idly. Tho first symptoms of it that
would probably be noticed would be,
impaired appetite, red eyes, with a
watery discharge from them; quick
ened pulse and breathing; discharge
from tho nostrils, which would at first
bo watery, shortly becoming yellow
and sticky, and adhering to the nos
trils; the lining membrane of tho nos
trils will shortly become violent. y in
tlamcd and covered with deep ulcera
tions, and the nasal dischargo will in
the later stages ineroaso in quantity,
be thicker, bloody, and havo an ex
ceedingly offensive smell. Tho lym
phatic glands on the insido of tho jaw
bones will usually be, from tho first,
enlarged and hard. In the chronic
form, which is quito as much to be
dreaded as tho acute form, or perhaps
moro so, its tho symptoms aro not so
readily recognized it. may exist for a
long timo without being suspected.
Any continuous dischargo from either
ono or both nostrils, bo it over so slight,
is to bo looked on with suspicion, or
oven an occasional slight discharge of
blood from a nostril. Tho lymphatic
glands on tho insido of tho jawbone are
usually enlarged, or If tho discharge is
from only one nostril, tho glands on
tho corresponding side will bo affected.
An animal may work and be in appar
ent good health and condition for a
long timo with theso symptoms, and
yet be unmistakably glandered and
equally as liable to communicate the
disease to man or othor animals as if
he had it in a moro aeuto form. The
distinctive and marked symptoms of
glandors, either aeuto or chronic, tire
considered to be the peeuliac cancer
ous ulcers on tho lining membrane of
tho nose, with tho enlarged and hard
ened state of tho submaxillary lym
phatic glands, but either or both of
theso symptoms occasionally exist in
other diseases; or tbo Ulcers within
tho nostrils may exist, but too far up
to bo seen. In tho early stages of the
chronic form of tho disease thero may
bo Httlo or no unpleasant smell. Othor
diseases havo often been mistaken for
glandors, such as nasal gleet, or a dis
chargo caused from an ulcerated tooth.
Therefore, in any suspicious caso it Is
best to have the animal examined by a
competent veterinary practitioner.
National Live-Stock Journal.
Rules For Family Peace.
To take a cheerful view of every
When inclined to give an angry
answer, to count ten.
Whon any good hnppons to any ono,
to rojoico tit it.
To learn the different temper of each
To try for tho soft answer that
"turnoth away wrath."
In all tho Httlo pleasures which may
occur, to pat self last.
In conversation not to oxalt our
selves, but to bring others forward.
If, from sickness, pain, or infirmity,
wo feel irritable, to keop a good watch
To watch for tho little opportunities
of plon&ing, and to put Httlo annoy
ances out of the way.
To observe when othors aro suffer
ing, nnd drop a word of kindness and
sympathy suited to their wants.
Evorybody in tho house litis an evil
nature as well as ouiwlves, and there
foro wo must not oxpoot too much.
Whon wo havo boon pained by nn
unkind word or deed, to ask ourselves:
"Havo I not often dono tho samo thing
and beon forgiven?" Washington
"I'll toll you what will draw woll
noxt season," observed an actor, seri
ously. "What?" asked a manager,
looking for a valuablo suggestion. "A
mustard plaster," answered tho thes
plan, grasping ills eano in a convul
sive clutch and determining to sell his
llfo as dearly as possible. America.
Tho nator who is mado by a bill
board is oftun unmade by a board-bUL